Libraries News Round-up: 13 November 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 13th November
CILIP warns Cameron on cuts ahead of Autumn Statement
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-warns-cameron-on-cuts-ahead-autumn-statement-316522

In The Bay : 13th November
Massive cuts to services by Lancashire County Council 
Total library cuts rising to £4.1m
http://www.inthebay.co.uk/Massive-cuts-to-services-by-Lancashire-County-Council-74aad985-89e6-4633-9a73-526703c122f3-ds

Beverley Guardian : 13th November
Letter | Libraries may close in the East Riding Council area
http://www.beverleyguardian.co.uk/news/letter-libraries-may-close-in-the-east-riding-council-area-1-7565559

Basingstoke Gazette : 13th November
Hampshire |Four local libraries under threat of closure as part of council plans to save £1.7m
as well as : “mobile services could be scrapped altogether”
http://www.basingstokegazette.co.uk/news/14030025.Four_local_libraries_under_threat_of_closure_as_part_of_council_plans_to_save___1_7m/

Coventry Telegraph : 13th November
£5m council cuts plan to close public toilets but save libraries
axe mobile library; £100,000 reduction in book fund; cut opening hours; lose 35 jobs
http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/revealed-5m-council-cuts-plan-10437073

South London Press : 13th November
Lewisham | Leading poet calls on town hall to rethink Library plans
http://www.slp.co.uk/article.cfm?id=114476&headline=Leading%20poet%20calls%20on%20town%20hall%20to%20rethink%20Library%20plans&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2015

Brighton & Hove Independent : 13th November
Privatisation could lead us to a dystopian future
In Barnet, the council recently had to pay thousands of pounds for “emergency” IT services after its privatised provider went into administration. In Sefton, an outsourcing deal with Capita in 2008 failed to deliver the £70m savings promised, leaving the council to return the work in-house.  In our own city, a private finance initiative deal on Jubilee Library has incurred massive costs up to 2028, effectively subsidising the private sector and stymying our ability to support our libraries today.
http://brightonandhoveindependent.co.uk/privatisation-could-lead-us-to-a-dystopian-future/

Fife Today : 13th November
Kinghorn children consulted on library closures
http://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/local-headlines/kinghorn-children-consulted-on-library-closures-1-3947635

BBC News : 12th November
Somerset County Council applies immediate budget freeze
Libraries a “non-statutory service”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-34803943

Kilburn Library

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