Libraries News Round-up: 18 July 2014

Malvern Gazette : 18th July
Raft of library changes revealed by Worcestershire County Council
Among the other changes to Worcestershire’s libraries are a review of opening hours and staffing levels at sites across the county.  A dossier on the plans mention “further reviews” of libraries in areas including St John’s, Malvern, Pershore, Droitwich, Evesham, Stourport and Tenbury on top of trying to reduce running costs at The Hive.
http://www.malverngazette.co.uk/news/11351306.Raft_of_library_changes_revealed_by_Worcestershire_County_Council/

Local Government Lawyer : 18th July
County council loses High Court battle over library provision changes
http://localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=19303%3Acounty-council-loses-high-court-battle-over-library-provision-changes&catid=56&Itemid=24

BBC News : 18th July
‘Urgent’ talks to save Lincolnshire County Council libraries
The leader of Lincolnshire County Council has said urgent talks will be held with a not-for-profit firm in a bid to save its library services.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-28361796

LocalGov : 18th July
Council told to renew thinking on libraries
http://www.localgov.co.uk/Council-told-to-renew-thinking-on-libraries/36781 

East Midlands News : 18th July
Martin Hill Apologises and Says Talks Will be Held with Greenwich Leisure Ltd Whose Initial Bid to Run Every Library Was Ignored
http://www.eastmidlandsnews.org.uk/news/lincolnshire-libraries-martin-hill-apologises-and-says-talks-will-be-held-with-greenwich-leisure-ltd-whose-initial-bid-to-run-every-library-was-ignored

Public Libraries News : 17th July
Lincolnshire Council loses judicial review on two grounds: all the chief points, links and analysis
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/07/lincolnshire-councils-loses-judicial-review-on-two-grounds-all-the-chief-points-links-and-analysis.html

Tom Roper’s Weblog : 17th July
CILIP governance: a reply to Martyn Wade
http://www.roper.org.uk/tr/2014/07/cilip-governance-a-reply-to-martyn-wade.html

Lutterworth Mail : 18th July
Leicestershire | Villagers fighting to keep library open
The Fleckney petition signed by 1,268 people and handed in this month has been backed by Fleckney C of E Primary School head teacher of Tim Leah and chairman of governors Linda Marshall.
http://www.lutterworthmail.co.uk/news/mail-news/villagers-fighting-to-keep-library-open-1-6182473

Get West London : 18th July
Brent | Campaigning battle over library space comes to an end as planning application is approved
http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/local-news/campaigning-battle-over-library-space-7452205 

News North Wales : 18th July
Powys libraries face uncertain future as cuts bite
http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/135779/libraries-face-uncertain-future-as-cuts-bite.aspx

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