Libraries News Round-up: 23 August 2014

Express & Star : 23rd August
Future uncertain for five Sandwell libraries in bid to cut £700k
The five libraries being reviewed are Hill Top in West Bromwich, Oakham in Tividale and Langley, and Brandhall and Rounds Green, all in Oldbury, which bosses say are the ‘quietest’ in the borough.
http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2014/08/23/five-sandwell-libraries-face-closure/

Loughborough Echo : 23rd August
Leicestershire Meeting to find staff to run library
Sileby Library, in Cossington Road, currently has 1,475 registered members and is visited 19,575 times per year
http://www.loughboroughecho.net/news/local-news/sileby-library-volunteers-meeting-planned-7642638

Burton Mail : 23rd August
Leicestershire | Consultation on libraries to end
http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/Consultation-libraries-end/story-22809851-detail/story.html

The Argus : 22nd August
New chapter as library opens
The new Mile Oak library has been built as part of the development of Portslade Aldridge Community Academy (Paca). The new library, which opened on Monday, is a joint initiative by Brighton and Hove City Council library service and Paca. 
http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/11427332.New_chapter_as_library_opens/

Exeter Express & Echo : 23rd August
Young East Devon campaigners interview top authors for You Tube video in bid to save library
http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/Young-East-Devon-campaigners-interview-authors/story-22810417-detail/story.html 

Chichester Observer : 22nd August
Hampshire | Closing time for Emsworth library?
There is currently a public consultation on moving the library from St Peter’s Square into the community centre in Church Path. Following outcry over the news, Hampshire county councillor Keith Chapman defended the proposal, saying no decision had yet been made.
http://www.chichester.co.uk/news/local/closing-time-for-emsworth-library-1-6251123

The Lawyer : 22nd August
Recent consultation case highlights the court’s willingness to intervene in public sector decision making
Evershed’s briefing, re. Lincs Libraries JR, reiterated
http://www.thelawyer.com/briefings/recent-consultation-case-highlights-the-courts-willingness-to-intervene-in-public-sector-decision-making/3024842.article

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