Libraries News Round-up: 2nd October 2013

Huffington Post : 2nd October
Ed Vaizey Says ‘Completely Useless’ Description Is ‘So True’
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/10/02/ed-vaizey-useless_n_4028411.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

Chamberlain Files : 2nd October
Cash cuts may force Birmingham community libraries to close, city council admits
http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/cash-cuts-may-force-birmingham-community-libraries-to-close-city-council-admits/

Manchester Evening News : 2nd October
Stockport | Library hours are slashed in new cuts to save £160k
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/library-hours-stockport-slashed-new-6127537

ITV.com : 2nd October
Debate on future of Sheffield libraries
Councillors in Sheffield are meeting today to discuss the future of sixteen libraries.
http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/update/2013-10-02/debate-on-future-of-sheffield-libraries/

LocalGov.co.uk : 2nd October
Norfolk to consider merging adult education and library services
http://www.localgov.co.uk/index.cfm?method=news.detail&id=111177

Denby Dale Community Project : 2nd October
Biddy Fisher – Trustee tells us the background to the issues with the library
provision and her involvement to secure its future

http://www.ddcp.org/about/questions-and-answers/

This Is Grimsby : 2nd October
District council outlines concerns over libraries closure plan 
“Due to the sheer size of the district, at over 700 square miles, and the fact that many of its communities are very isolated, the council feels that the static or mobile library is, for some, a lifeline to the outside world and a chance to access a service that otherwise would be inaccessible to them.”
http://www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk/District-council-outlines-concerns-libraries/story-19874098-detail/story.html#axzz2gY3BoIBH

The Socialist : 2nd October
Lincoln: 400 march against Library cuts
http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/782/17505/02-10-2013/lincoln-400-march-against-library-cuts

Bristol Post: 2nd October
Poll backing over library
Campaigners fighting to stop the leasing of two lower floors of Bristol Central Library for primary school use say a Bristol Post online poll confirms that the public backs their campaign.
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Poll-backing-library/story-19872742-detail/story.html

Stockport town hall

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