Application made to turn former library into shops

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An application has been made to turn the former Kirton Library building into shops.

Boston Borough Council has received the application from South Lincs Property Ltd which asks for a ‘change of use from library (Class D1) to shops (Class A1)’.
Kirton’s library, on Station Road, was one of those closed by Lincolnshire County Council when it decided to reduce funding due to ‘cuts’.
It has since transferred control of 15 major libraries to Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL), a not-for-profit organisation.
The library in Kirton has been taken on by volunteers following an appeal by the parish council.

It has relocated to the New Life Community Church, at The Junction, on Wash Road.

It opened in October and volunteers have previously said they are hoping to construct a ‘bigger and better’ building.
The library opens Tuesday, 10am–1pm and Thursday, 2–6pm.