Libraries News Round up: 30 September 2014

BBC News : 30th September
Plans to close 28 Devon libraries are shelved
Campaigners have given a cautious welcome to the new plans.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-29423237

Torquay Herald Express : 30th September
Devon County Council shelves library closure proposals
http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/Devon-County-Council-shelves-library-closure/story-23019862-detail/story.html

North Devon Journal : 30th September
Libraries could be saved from closure by their users, says council
“What’s abundantly clear is that library users value the library staff above all else and the expertise and professionalism they bring must be retained in the future service.”
http://www.northdevonjournal.co.uk/Libraries-saved-closure-users-says-council/story-23020410-detail/story.html

ITV News : 30th September
Dates set for Liverpool library consultation meetings
http://www.itv.com/news/granada/update/2014-09-30/dates-set-for-liverpool-library-consultation-meetings/

Liverpool Echo : 30th September
Dates set for public meetings on future of Liverpool libraries
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/dates-set-public-meetings-future-7854206

Skegness Standard : 30th September
Have your say on library service
Library users in Lincolnshire are being given more time to share their ideas on the future of the service. 
http://www.skegnessstandard.co.uk/news/local/have-your-say-on-library-service-1-6329829

Lincolnshire County Council 
Further consultation on library services
online survey & consultation doc 
http://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/residents/discover-libraries/libraries-consultation/further-consultation-on-library-services/123529.article  

LGA : 30th September
Council green lights first phase of £100m regeneration 
South Tyneside Council last night gave the go-ahead for construction to begin on a new central library and digital media centre alongside a new 40-space car park. The building is expected to be open to the public by 2016.
http://www.localgov.co.uk/Council-green-lights-first-phase-of-100m-regeneration/37319 

The Enquirer : 30th September
Havering | New £4.5million library opens in Rainham
The multi-million pound work was jointly funded by Havering Council and the Mayor of London, who contributed over £2m.
http://www.theenquirer.co.uk/new-4-5million-library-opens-in-rainham/

Derby Telegraph : 30th September
Cuts to Derbyshire’s mobile library service, children’s centres and buses confirmed
http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/8203-Cuts-Derbyshire-s-mobile-library-service/story-23019510-detail/story.html

Brighton & Hove News : 30th September
Brighton & Hove council faces £100m funding shortfall

Were Brighton and Hove City Council to close all its libraries and museums, it would save £21 million 
http://www.brightonandhovenews.org/2014/09/30/brighton-and-hove-council-faces-100m-funding-shortfall

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