Libraries News Round-up: 9th April 2014

Michael Rosen : 9th April
Open letter to Sajid Javid, the new Culture Minister 
Perhaps you know about the terrible crisis we have in libraries, depriving people of access to knowledge and culture.
http://michaelrosenblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/open-letter-to-sajid-javid-new-culture.html?spref=tw&m=1

ITV News : 9th April
Lincolnshire library campaigners call on David Cameron to help save services
http://www.itv.com/news/central/update/2014-04-09/lincolnshire-library-campaigners-call-on-david-cameron-to-help-save-services/

The Spectator : 9th April
Let’s not stop at Maria Miller. Let’s get rid of the Department of Culture completely
http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/culturehousedaily/2014/04/lets-not-stop-at-maria-miller-lets-get-rid-of-the-dcms-completely/

LGA : 9th April
New independent commission for county areas
The independent commission on growth and public service reform in non-metropolitan areas will look at economic, social and demographic issues.  Members of the Local Government Association’s people and places board met this week to agree the commission’s remit.
http://www.localgov.co.uk/New-independent-commission-for-county-areas/36046

BBC News : 9th April
Welsh libraries and museums get £2.2m cash injection
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-26943911

Leicester Mercury : 9th April
Libraries consultation opens – 36 branches in Leicestershire could transfer or close 
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Libraries-consultation-opens-ndash-36-branches/story-20931840-detail/story.html

Crewe Chronicle : 9th April
Cheshire East Council says it has “no plans to close libraries” 
http://www.crewechronicle.co.uk/news/crewe-south-cheshire-news/cheshire-east-local-authority-says-6943754

Sidmouth Herald : 9th April
Devon Town’s library faces closure
http://www.sidmouthherald.co.uk/news/news/town_s_library_faces_closure_1_3528294

Exeter Express & Echo : 9th April
Fears over closure of St Thomas library 
http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/Fears-closure-St-Thomas-library/story-20929015-detail/story.html

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