Libraries News Round-up: 1st November 2013

Hansard | House of Lords – Volunteers in public libraries
Debate led by Lord Stevenson of Balmacara
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201314/ldhansrd/text/131029-gc0001.htm#13102978000371

Local Government Lawyer : 31st October
Councils told to raise game on business rates collection as arrears top £1.2bn
All Campaigners> Why not FOI your councils about their business rate arrears? Up to 50% of £1.2bn is BIG money 
http://www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=16048%3Acouncils-told-to-raise-game-on-business-rates-collection-as-arrears-top-p12bn&catid=59&Itemid=27

Local Government Lawyer :  30th October
NCVO report attacks “crude” implementation of payment by results contracts
The NCVO report, written by Bates Wells & Braithwaite lawyer David Hunter, analysed a sample of contracts entered into by charities to run public services. It was also based on interviews with those responsible for delivering the services.
http://www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=16034%3Ancvo-report-attacks-crude-implementation-of-payment-by-results-contracts&catid=53&Itemid=21

Plymouth Herald : 1st November
Plan for YOU to run Plymouth’s libraries
see comments by Phil Bradley and others
http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Plan-run-Plymouth-s-libraries/story-20018970-detail/story.html

Telegraph & Argus : 1st November
Future of district’s libraries to be debated by Bradford Council
details given
http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/10777769.Future_of_district_s_libraries_to_be_debated_by_Bradford_Council/

Local Guardian : 1st November
Croydon Council criticised after libraries operator is bought out within weeks
http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/10777802.Council_criticised_after_libraries_operator_is_bought_out_within_weeks/

The Star : 31st November
Opinion | Save city’s libraries
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/opinion-save-city-s-libraries-1-6199625

This Is South Wales : 1st November
100 people attend meeting about Resolven library closure 
http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/100-people-attend-meeting-Resolven-library/story-20019838-detail/story.html

Larne Times : 1st November
NI | Reprieve for Carnlough library
“This library has the potential to be of great service, not only to library and community users, but also as a first class tourism base for Carnlough.”
http://www.larnetimes.co.uk/news/local-news/reprieve-for-carnlough-library-1-5634458

Carnlough

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