Library News Round-up: 31 October 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 31st October
Culture secretary ‘not minded to intervene in Sheffield’
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/culture-secretary-not-minded-intervene-sheffield

LGA : 31st October
Minister unlikely to intervene on Sheffield’s library changes
Sheffield Council’s plan to allow volunteers to run its 15 branch libraries have been branded ‘thorough and well considered’ by the Government.
http://www.localgov.co.uk/Minister-unlikely-to-intervene-on-Sheffields-library-changes/37524

Sheffield City Council : 30th October
Library Review – Update
The Secretary of State has confirmed that he is not currently minded to order an inquiry into library provision in Sheffield. 
A copy of the DCMS letter is available to download.
https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/libraries/library-review.html

11KBW : 30th October
CONSULTATION, DECISION-MAKING & CONTRACTS 
11KBW is a leading set of barristers who specialise in Commercial, Education, Employment, EU, Human Rights, Information, Public and Sports Law.
http://www.11kbw.com/blogs/local-government-law/consultation-3/430 

BBC News : 30th October
Four Hertfordshire libraries to move to fire stations
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-29816101

Bristol Post : 30th October
We don’t need to cut library service, say Bristol Tories 
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/don-t-need-cut-library-service-ndash-Tories/story-23768281-detail/story.html

Sutton Coldfield Local : 31st October
Emotions run high at Sutton Four Oaks Ward meeting
If options one or two fail to materialise and the District is unable to secure Community Asset Transfers then the inevitable closure of the two libraries would result.
http://suttoncoldfieldlocal.co.uk/four-oaks-ward-meeting-1275684/

Penarth Times : 31st October
Councillors clash over library cuts
Councillors warned that staffing community libraries with volunteers without specialist knowledge, cutting opening hours and the book fund would damage the library service. 
http://www.penarthtimes.co.uk/news/11572352.Councillors_clash_over_library_cuts/

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