Libraries News Round-up: 15 October 2015

BBC News : 15th October
Norfolk County Council budget cuts could see libraries close 
Almost 60% of libraries in Norfolk could close as county council bosses look to save £111m over the next three years.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-34540033

Shropshire Star : 15th October
Court vow over Shropshire libraries battle 
Controversial plans for Shropshire’s libraries to close unless taken over by community groups could be challenged in the courts.
http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2015/10/15/court-vow-over-shropshire-libraries-battle/

Spalding Today : 15th October
Lincolnshire | Community library for Holbeach to open soon 
http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/latest-news/community-library-for-holbeach-to-open-soon-1-7012966 

Brixton Buzz : 15th October
Residents left angered after being unable to access Lambeth Council Cabinet
meeting with libraries dominating the agenda

http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2015/10/residents-left-angered-after-being-unable-to-access-lambeth-council-cabinet-meeting-with-libraries-dominating-the-agenda/ 

Fife Today : 15th October
2000 views on one decision over libraries 
http://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/local-headlines/2000-views-on-one-decision-over-libraries-1-3917236 

Wales Online : 15th October
The lives of the elderly in Wales have been hit hard by public service cuts, finds major new report 
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/health/lives-elderly-wales-been-hit-10268611

Wrexham.com : 15th October
20% Council Funding Cut For Wrexham Theatre
Options to increase footfall through the building and develop its ‘community central focus’ included moving the Rhos Library into the facility …. Speaking at the Executive Board this week, Cllr Jones said that due to the Stiwt being a listed building and its internal limited structures would result in a ‘compromised’ library service.
http://www.wrexham.com/news/20-council-funding-cut-for-wrexham-theatre-101618.html 

Hither Green Community Assoc: 8th October
Lewisham Community Libraries – The Blackheath Story
and read the comments
http://ourhithergreen.com/2015/10/community-libraries-the-blackheath-story/

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