Tag: Bexley

Libraries News Round-up: 19 April 2018

Bristol Post: 18 April North Somerset | Three more libraries under threat of closure as council looks to make essential cuts https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/three-more-libraries-under-threat-1474080 The Bookseller: 19 April Local election candidates urged to champion libraries https://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-encourages-local-election-candidates-champion-libraries-771066 Hemel Gazette 19 April Hertfordshire’s libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 April 2018

The Press: 3 April Grand plans for York’s libraries http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/16132235.Grand_plans_for_York_s_libraries/ Grimsby Telegraph: 3 April Redundancies made as library hours are slashed across North East Lincolnshire https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/news/redundancies-made-library-hours-slashed-1409214 Bexley Times: 3 April Sidcup group opposes plans to relocate library http://www.bexleytimes.co.uk/news/sidcup-group-opposes-plans-to-relocate-library-1-5461054 This is…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 March 2018

Eastbourne Herald: 26 March East Sussex | Residents urged to raise money for closing library https://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/residents-urged-to-raise-money-for-closing-library-1-8432547 Bexley Times: 27 March Hopes high for planned cinema and library in Sidcup http://www.bexleytimes.co.uk/news/hopes-high-for-planned-cinema-and-library-in-sidcup-1-5451551 News Shopper: 27 March Bexley | Arthouse cinema planned for old Blockbuster shop in…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 March 2018

BBC News: 19 March Northamptonshire County Council: Government to probe library cuts http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-43462573 DCMS: 19 March Letter from Culture Secretary Matt Hancock, confirming a formal complaint under the Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/letter-from-culture-secretary-matt-hancock-confirming-a-formal-complaint-under-the-public-libraries-and-museums-act-1964 Burnham-on-Sea.com: 19 March Somerset |…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 November 2017

The Bookseller: 28 November 2017 Relentless cuts are turning library sector into ‘war zone’ https://www.thebookseller.com/news/public-library-sector-war-zone-678926 Northern Echo: 28 November Court will hear of the battle to save Darlington’s historic Crown Street Library today http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/local/darlington/15686574.Court_will_hear_of_the_battle_to_save_Darlington_s_historic_Crown_Street_Library_today/ Northern Echo: 28 November Judge orders…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 November 2017

Get Reading: 7 November Plans for pool, library and 55 flats in Wokingham set to be approved http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/property/wokingham-carnival-pool-plans-flats-13863488 Bath Echo: 7 November Panel to review decision to move One Stop Shop to the Podium in Bath http://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/politics/panel-review-decision-move-one-stop-shop-podium-bath-75818/ Bath Chronicle: 7…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 September 2017

Bath Chronicle: 25 September Bath & NE Somerset | Council library stock spending hits ten-year low http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/bnes-council-library-spending-526338 North Somerset Times: 25 September Library’s future safe despite parish council office snub http://www.northsomersettimes.co.uk/news/yatton-parish-council-snub-north-somerset-council-s-library-lease-1-5205907 Barry & District News: 25 September Donation is a…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 September 2017

Bath Chronicle: 15 September Bath & NE Somerset | Tories vote down calls to scrap library changes on eve of consultation deadline http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/tories-vote-down-calls-scrap-480093 Manchester Evening News: 15 September Iconic Royton library will be closed down after more than 100 years…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 August

Express & Star: 10 August Buying Saddlers Centre could have ‘saved Walsall libraries’ Libraries could have been saved if a £12.5 million shopping centre had been bought under the previous conservative administration, the authority’s Labour Leader has claimed. https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/walsall/2017/08/10/walsall-libraries-could-have-been-saved-if-saddlers-centre-was-bought-earlier-council-boss-claims-/ Prestwick…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 August

Burnley Express: 9 August Lancashire | Veterans group to open new chapter at library The Veterans Association UK plans to take over the running of Pike Hill Library http://www.burnleyexpress.net/news/veterans-group-to-open-new-chapter-at-library-1-8693157 Bedford Today: 9 August Bedfordshire libraries to open for longer Open+…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 October 2016

Bromsgrove Advertiser : 12 October Frankley Library avoids axe but faces cuts to opening hours under Birmingham City Council consultation http://www.bromsgroveadvertiser.co.uk/news/14797513.Frankley_Library_avoids_axe_but_faces_cuts_to_opening_hours/   East London & West Sussex Guardian : 12 October ‘This is a scandal’- communities hit back at plan to…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 July 2016

Lauren Smith : 1st July Libraries and the EU Referendum https://laurensmith.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/libraries-and-the-eu-referendum/ THE BOOKSELLER : 30th June Writers donate to re-open Kensal Rise Library http://www.thebookseller.com/news/writers-donate-re-open-kensal-rise-library-341441 Bexley Times : 1st July Bexley | Libraries set to expand under new ownership http://www.bexleytimes.co.uk/news/libraries_set_to_expand_under_new_ownership_1_4599773 Spalding Today :…

Library News Round-up: 28 March 2015

Bexley Times : 27th MarchBexley and Bromley councils partner to out source library services“Bexley and Bromley (it’s been a joint service for years) ‘soft market testing’ to outsource their remaining libraries” — Ian Anstice, @publiclibnews on Twitterhttp://www.bexleytimes.co.uk/news/bexley_and_bromley_councils_partner_to_out_source_library_services_1_4013014Irish Times:  28th MarchLetter | The public library…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 September 2014

Lincolnshire CC Full Council meets tomorrow Sept 26th – Libraries are on the Agenda Watch the live webcast from 10:30am http://bit.ly/YbHBU9  or track on Twitter, using hashtag #lincslive ITV News : 25th September Future of Liverpool’s libraries discussed http://www.itv.com/news/granada/update/2014-09-25/future-of-liverpools-libraries-discussed/ Hertfordshire Mercury : 25th September Technology to…

Library News Round-up: 17th January 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. THE BOOKSELLER : 17th January Westminster library staff tackle bosses on cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/westminster-library-staff-tackle-bosses-cuts.html The Library…