Library News Round-up: 28 October 2014

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 28th October
Parks and leisure centres under threat as ageing population swallows council budgets
Thousands of libraries, parks and leisure centres could come under threat as councils are forced to consider unprecedented cuts to prevent the elderly care system collapsing, town hall chiefs are warning.   
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/11189980/Parks-and-leisure-centres-under-threat-as-ageing-population-swallows-council-budgets.html

Get Hampshire : 28th October
Hampshire faces further cuts as county council tries to claw back millions 
package of measures includes loss of 27 FTE library jobs, reducing mobile library service, ending the family library link service and closing 3 libraries
http://www.gethampshire.co.uk/news/local-news/hampshire-faces-further-cuts-county-8007673

ITV News : 28th October
Bristol people asked to help decide on cuts to libraries
Major cutbacks are due 
http://www.itv.com/news/west/update/2014-10-28/bristol-people-to-help-shape-the-future-of-city-libraries/ 

BBC News : 28th October
Bristol library consultation to begin
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-29800350

Bristol Post : 28th October
Final chapter? Some Bristol libraries could close in bid to save £1 million 
The report admits “all staff may be affected including frontline staff”.  Many of them are part-time. 
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Final-chapter-Bristol-libraries-close-bid-save/story-23650204-detail/story.html

Chronicle Live : 27th October
Axe could fall again on Gateshead’s library service 
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/axe-could-fall-again-gatesheads-8006825

York Press : 28th October
Fears raised over plans to move library from school (to another site)
http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/education/news/11562933.Fears_raised_over_plans_to_move_library_from_school/

Ipswich Star : 28th October
High-tech business centre to be created at Ipswich County Library to help fledgling entrepreneurs
http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/high_tech_business_centre_to_be_created_at_ipswich_county_library_to_help_fledgling_entrepreneurs_1_3822579

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