Council to move services out of town’s County Hall

ALL services are set to be moved out of County Hall in Boston in a bid to save money – and a new home is being sought for the town’s library.

Lincolnshire County Council says it currently costs £192,000 a year to run the building, which is next to Boston Stump. That bill does not include repair costs.

As well as the town’s library, County Hall houses the registration office. It also offers adult social care, children’s services, Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership and business support.

The library is set to stay put for the time being, with all other services moving to Boston Borough Council’s offices in West Street.

Bosses are already looking at alternative locations for the library.

County council leader Martin Hill said: “It’s important that council properties give good value for money. County Hall wasn’t designed for modern working practices and now has more space than we need. So, we’re looking to move services to Boston Borough Council’s building.

“This will reduce running costs for both authorities and mean residents can access a wider range of services in one place.

“However, the library will remain in County Hall while options for a new home are considered.”

A spokesman said the relocation will not cause redundancies and that residents should enjoy the same level of services.

The future of the library is due to be decided by the end of the year.