Libraries News Round-up: 23 July 2014

BBC News : 23rd July
Libraries ‘crucial’ for local life, people tell Welsh Assembly inquiry
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-28423522

ITV News : 23rd July
Libraries ‘much more than books’ for Welsh communities
http://www.itv.com/news/wales/update/2014-07-23/libraries-much-more-than-books-for-welsh-communities/ 

National Assembly for Wales : July 2014
Report – Public Libraries in Wales
http://www.assemblywales.org/bus-home/bus-business-fourth-assembly-laid-docs/cr-ld9868-e.pdf?langoption=3&ttl=CR-LD9868%20-%20Report%20by%20the%20Communities%2C%20Equality%20and%20Local%20Government%20Committee%20on%20public%20libraries%20in%20Wales

Wales Online : 23rd July
Fancy running your library? AMs warn community-run libraries are likely to be a reality as cuts bitehttp://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/fancy-running-your-library-assembly-7482701 


Eversheds International : 23rd July 
Decision to cut libraries quashed by High Court
A slightly more detailed legal analysis of the Lincs judgment than those seen to date
http://www.eversheds.com/global/en/what/articles/index.page?ArticleID=en%2FLocal_government%2FLocal_Government_Briefing_Note_14_of_2014


Mirfield Reporter : 23rd July
All but two Kirklees libraries at risk of closure
http://www.mirfieldreporter.co.uk/news/local/all-but-two-kirklees-libraries-at-risk-of-closure-1-6745990


Leon’s Library Blog : 22nd July
Better than indifference!
http://leonslibraryblog.com/2014/07/22/better-than-indifference/


Leicester Mercury : 23rd July
Letter | Council appears to have lost the plot
Most of the above are occurring when we are being told through their consultations that libraries must close due to lack of funding?  Have they no respect for the many of us who are finding it difficult to make ends meet?
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Council-appears-lost-plot/story-21745043-detail/story.html


Hull Daily Mail : 23rd July
Holderness Road library faces closure under Hull City Council cuts

http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/Holderness-Road-library-faces-closure-Hull-City/story-21745757-detail/story.htmlStourbridge News : 22nd July
Worcestershire Hagley Parish Council steps in to save library
An agreement has been reached whereby the county council will continue to provide a library service through the support of volunteers while the parish council takes over the responsibility for the building and the premises management costs involved.
http://www.stourbridgenews.co.uk/news/local/11357375.Hagley_Parish_Council_steps_in_to_save_library/

Cotswold Journal : 23rd July
Bigger, brighter library heading for Bourton
http://www.cotswoldjournal.co.uk/news/11361187.Bigger__brighter_library_heading_for_Bourton/

Ledbury Reporter : 22nd July

Hay-on-Wye police station to move
Hay-on-Wye’s police force could soon be operating out of library, after the announcement from Dyfed Powys Police that it is looking to relocate the station.
http://m.ledburyreporter.co.uk/news/11357927.Hay_on_Wye_police_station_to_move/

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