Library News Round-up: 17 January 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 18th January
Councils rely on local ‘street champions’ to pick up litter, prune hedges and grit minor roads as funds run out 
Communities will be forced to start fending for themselves in ways not seen for generations when cuts to frontline services leave councils relying on local people to cook for elderly neighbours, start volunteer library services and …
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/councils-rely-on-local-street-champions-to-pick-up-litter-prune-hedges-and-grit-minor-roads-as-funds-run-out-9985738.html

New LINK to article in Redditch Standard
Council taking on volunteers is ‘immoral’
http://www.redditchstandard.co.uk/2015/01/18/news-Council-taking-on-volunteers-is-immoral-124784.html

Lincolnshire Echo : 18th January
Former Cosmopolitan magazine editor voices support for Lincolnshire libraries
http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Cosmopolitan-magazine-editor-voices-support/story-25884352-detail/story.html 

Batley News : 18th January
Kirklees | Future of Heckmondwike Library still uncertain
Depending which option funding option the council approves 60 or 100 library jobs throughout Kirklees will be lost.
http://www.batleynews.co.uk/news/local/future-of-heckmondwike-library-still-uncertain-1-7055387

Daily Echo : 18th January
Southampton | ‘We’ve no idea where we’ll go if library shuts’
http://m.dailyecho.co.uk/news/11732482.___We___ve_no_idea_where_we___ll_go_if_library_shuts___/

Loughborough Echo : 18th January
Leicestershire | Visits by mobile libraries facing cuts
http://www.loughboroughecho.net/news/local-news/visits-mobile-libraries-facing-cuts-8445075 

Market Rasen Mail : 17th January
Letter | Urge Lincolnshire residents not to let county council kill democratic debate on libraries
Like Ed Vaizey’s attempt with the Review, Councillor Hill expects this to get under the radar. However, it is far too important a part of our democracy to let go. 
http://www.marketrasenmail.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/letter-urge-lincolnshire-residents-not-to-let-county-council-kill-democratic-debate-on-libraries-1-6519013

Nottingham Post : 17th January
Bingham Library turns the page with £720,000 revamp
http://www.nottinghampost.com/Bingham-Library-turns-page-720-000-revamp/story-25881544-detail/story.html 

Wembley Matters : 17th January
Brent library privatisation hits the front page and two men named James disagree about what it means 
http://wembleymatters.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/brent-library-privatisation-hits-front.html

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