Tag: Blackpool

Libraries News Round-up: 12 March 2018

Pontefract & Castleford Express: 12 March Wakefield | Opening hours could be cut at Featherstone and Airedale libraries in move to save £300k https://www.pontefractandcastlefordexpress.co.uk/news/opening-hours-could-be-cut-at-featherstone-and-airedale-libraries-in-move-to-save-300k-1-9059264 Alderley Edge.com: 12 March Cheshire East | Have your say on proposed new library opening times http://www.alderleyedge.com/news/article/17246/have-your-say-on-proposed-new-library-opening-times Blackpool…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 March 2018

BBC News: 6 March East Sussex council closes seven librarieshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-43303795 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-43303795 Eastbourne Herald: 6 March County Council slammed for ‘bad decision’ after voting to close Eastbourne libraries https://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/county-council-slammed-for-bad-decision-after-voting-to-close-eastbourne-libraries-1-8404332 Blackpool Gazette: 6 March Fears over charges to use Blackpool libraries https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/fears-over-charges-to-use-blackpool-libraries-1-9049340 Wharfedale Observer: 6…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 July

Bath Echo: 19 July Bath MP Wera Hobhouse calls for end to ‘shambles’ created over library future http://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/politics/bath-mp-wera-hobhouse-calls-end-shambles-created-library-future-74194/ St Austell Voice: 19 July Cornwall | Library is next asset to transfer to town council http://www.staustellvoice.co.uk/news/73/article/6540/ Construction News: 19 July Hounslow…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 July

Lancashire Telegraph: 14 July Labour questions cost of saving East Lancashire libraries http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/15406165.Labour_questions_cost_of_saving_East_Lancashire_libraries/ Lancashire Post: 14 July Closed down libraries will reopen Proposals agreed by cabinet will see the phased reopening of 14 libraries, nine of which will be run…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 May

ViewNews: 11 May Devon: Library says fond farewell to Sarah Librarian resigns as exhausted. Campaigners concerned about the future of Axminster library as Libraries Unlimited are pushing for self-service machines and volunteers. https://www.viewnews.co.uk/library-says-fond-farewell-sarah/ Derby Telegraph: 11 May Closure of Spondon…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 May

Public Libraries News: 30 April A little less conversation: Nick Poole from CILIP writes about the problems with public libraries and action needed http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/users/a-little-less-conversation-nick-poole-from-cilip-writes-about-the-problems-with-public-libraries-and-action-needed The Library Campaign: 1 May Information Wars – Carnegie UK report http://www.librarycampaign.com/information-wars-carnegie-uk-report/ Blackpool Gazette: 1 May…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 March

The Bookseller : 29 March Lords urged to make ‘positive intervention’ in decline of libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/lords-library-debate-518136 Plymouth Herald : 30 March Could Lego save a Plymouth library from closure? http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/could-lego-save-a-plymouth-library-from-closure/story-30239153-detail/story.html Blackpool Gazette : 30 March Lancashire | Library campaigners backed…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 March

Burnley Express : 15 March Lancashire | New chapter for library http://www.burnleyexpress.net/news/new-chapter-for-library-1-8440365 Blackpool Gazette : 15 March Lancashire | Hurry up plea as vandals attack library http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/crime/hurry-up-plea-as-vandals-attack-library-1-8438507 Sunderland Echo : 15 March New central library too small http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/your-say/new-central-library-too-small-1-8439387 Cornish & Devon Post :…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 January

Swindon Advertiser : 14th January Library campaigners call for minister to step in http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/15023120.Library_campaigners_call_for_minister_to_step_in/ Blackpool Gazette : 14th January Lancashire | Minister meets leader about libraries’ future http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/minister-meets-leader-about-libraries-future-1-8333852 The Star : 13th January Library visits in decline across Sheffield, but one branch…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 January

Blackpool Gazette : 11th January Hurry up call in battle to save libraries  http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/hurry-up-call-in-battle-to-save-libraries-1-8327831 Lancashire | Ged Mirfin on ‘Linked In’ Press Release: Ministerial Visit sets precedent https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/press-release-ministerial-visit-sets-precedent-ged-mirfin 2BR Radio : 11th January  Lancashire | It might not be the end for…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 November 2016

Blackpool Gazette : 23rd NovemberLetter | Council has to give us our libraries http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/your-say/letters-november-23-2016-1-8254311Leigh Journal : 23rd NovemberWigan | £1.4m cuts need to be made to borough’s library services http://www.leighjournal.co.uk/news/14914393.__1_4m_cuts_need_to_be_made_to_borough_s_library_services/ The Star : 23rd November  Chinese firm’s plan to turn Sheffield Central Library into five…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 November 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 2nd November Vaizey criticises arts community for ‘relentlessly left-wing groupthink’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/vaziey-hits-out-arts-community-relentlessly-left-wing-groupthink-425921 Newbury Today : 2nd November West Berkshire | Legality of library closures is ‘irrelevant’ http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/home/19709/legality-of-library-closures-is-irrelevant.html Sheffield Telegraph : 2nd November Council on the same page as…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 September 2016

Swindon Advertiser : 29th September We want your views and we listen to your ideas, says Leader, David Renard http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/yoursay/14771911.We_want_your_views_and_we_listen_to_your_ideas__says_council_chief/ The Courier : 29th September Future of libraries defended at launch of new national strategy https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/fife/292161/future-of-libraries-defended-at-launch-of-new-national-strategy/ Blackpool Gazette : 29th…