Tag: Austerity

Libraries news round-up: 29 October 2018

Morning Star: 29 October Shadow chancellor says the government’s claim to have ended austerity doesn’t add up “… over 500 libraries and children’s centres are set to be closed.” Local Guardian: 29 October Surrey launches five consultations amid plans to…

Libraries news round-up: 12 October 2018

Public Finance: 12 October Government passing on costs of services to public, says major study Government is increasingly shifting the costs of public services on to citizens as the effects of austerity continue, a CIPFA-backed analysis out today has revealed.…

Libraries news round-up: 31 May 2018

Sussex Express: 31 May East Sussex | LETTER: Look on this as a challenge Bristol Live: 31 May Labour councillor defends comments calling for Wesbury and Henleaze library closures East London & West Sussex Guardian: 31 May Redbridge | Libraries to receive…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 September 2017

Bath Chronicle: 22 September LETTER: Lost faith in council’s ability to serve http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/letter-lost-faith-councils-ability-516400 Eastbourne Herald: 22 September East Sussex | Letter: Short-sighted library plans http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/your-say/short-sighted-library-plans-1-8162283 Eastbourne Herald: 22 September East Sussex | Letter: Real world of reading books http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/your-say/real-world-of-reading-books-1-8162284 Hastings…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 9th February Is this the final chapter for Swindon’s libraries as locals denounce 60% cuts? http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/09/swindons-libraries-closures-60-per-cent-cuts THE GUARDIAN : 9th February Library campaigners descend on parliament to defend public funding http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/09/library-campaigners-descend-on-parliament-to-defend-public-funding THE BOOKSELLER : 9th February ‘National…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 6th February For many library visitors, I’m the only person they’ve talked to all day http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2016/feb/06/library-visitors-austerity-job-applications-loneliness SKY NEWS : 6th February Library Closures Top 400 In Five Years  Culture Minister, Ed Vaizey MP,  quoted http://news.sky.com/story/1637003/library-closures-top-400-in-five-years Conservative Home…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 December 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 16th December Refugees won’t destroy public services, but austerity will The following constitutes the article’s only reference to Libraries: ‘No community should be faced with the decision of having to close libraries or children’s centres in order…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 December 2015

ITV News : 14th December Leicestershire’s latest community library opens http://www.itv.com/news/central/update/2015-12-14/leicestershires-latest-community-library-opens-in-sileby/ Deprivation data: Sileby Library LE12 7RS scores 6745 out of 12,660 (where 1 is the least deprived) http://www.cuf.org.uk/parish/190185 Gazette & Herald : 14th December North Yorkshire | Leaders say maximum council tax rise “almost…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 October 2015

Political Economy Research Centre : 20th OctoberPERC Paper 11 – Public Libraries in the Age of Austerity:  by Ian Anstice http://www.perc.org.uk/project_posts/perc-paper-11-public-libraries-in-the-age-of-austerity/THE BOOKSELLER : 20th OctoberNielsen highlights mid-teens reading dip http://www.thebookseller.com/news/nielsen-says-18-25s-more-likely-read-young-teens-314777BBC News : 20th OctoberOxfordshire County Council proposes £50m cuts Four mobile libraries could shut.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-34579625Oxford…

Library News Round-up: 21 June 2015

Lincolnshire Echo : 21st JuneLincolnshire library staff thrown farewell event after site closure“We were saying goodbye, but also celebrating our library staff for their years of service, dedication and care which has made Deeping Library and its community so special.”…

Library News Round-up: 6 May 2015

DAILY MIRROR : 6th MayVital services could disappear if Tories win the general election warns top union Cuts to public libraries and library staff feature http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/vital-services-could-disappear-tories-5643030 THE GUARDIAN : 6th MayManchester council bans homeless people from using libraryhttp://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/the-northerner/2015/may/06/manchester-council-bans-homeless-people-from-using-library