Tag: Bradford Council

Libraries News Round-up: 10 March 2016

Craven Herald : 10th March Bradford | Campaign launched for volunteers to run Silsden library Inviting ex-library staff to volunteer, as they are ‘invaluable’ http://m.cravenherald.co.uk/news/14334165.Campaign_launched_for_volunteers_to_run_Silsden_library/ Swindon Advertiser : 10th March Letter | ‘Fight for Libraries’ http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/yoursay/14334541.Fight_for_libraries/ Croydon Advertiser : 10th March Funding for new…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 March 2016

Socialist Worker : 1st March Escalating library strikes can bring Lambeth Council bosses to book https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/42277/Escalating+library+strikes+can+bring+Lambeth+Council+bosses+to+book Get Bucks : 1st March Bucks libraries could be run as charities due to budget cuts http://www.getbucks.co.uk/news/local-news/bucks-libraries-could-run-charities-10972748 Mix 96 Radio : 1st March Changes…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 26th February Bradford council washes its hands of 14 libraries after ‘devastating’ budget cuts http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/26/bradford-council-washes-its-hands-of-14-libraries-after-devastating-budget-cuts Oxford Mail : 26th February Spelling out our libraries’ future after council cuts “Are Oxfordshire’s 43 libraries all safe?”  –  the county council…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 February 2016

DCMS : 16th February Letter | from Parliamentary Under Secretary of State to Lord Collins of Highbury http://data.parliament.uk/DepositedPapers/Files/DEP2016-0146/Letter_to_L._Collins_of_Highbury_16.02.16.pdf ITV News : 23rd February Libraries in Reading face Government cuts http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/update/2016-02-23/libraries-in-reading-face-government-cuts/ Telegraph & Argus : 23rd February Bradford | Amended Council budget proposals could bring better…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 February 2016

Slough Express : 21st February Slough to be given £625,000 boost to develop arts in the town Funded by Arts Council England http://www.sloughexpress.co.uk/News/All-Areas/Slough/Slough-to-be-given-625000-boost-to-develop-arts-in-the-town-19022016.htm Kent Online :  21st February Mobile libraries in Deal, Walmer and Sandwich could be cut  Kent County…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 9th February Cameron ‘buying off’ Tory MPs threatening to rebel over council cuts http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/feb/09/cameron-buying-off-tory-mps-theatening-to-rebel-over-council-cuts Public Libraries News : 9th February Speaking up for libraries; deep cuts to West Berkshire and Darlington. New library in Warwickshire http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/02/speaking-up-for-libraries-deep-cuts-to-west-berkshire-and-darlington-new-library-in-warwickshire.html Alan…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 February 2016

Telegraph & Argus : 7th February Bradford South MP joins fight against major cutbacks to district’s libraries http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/14259299.MP_joins_fight_against_major_cutbacks_to_district_s_libraries/ BBC News : 7th February Vale of Glamorgan libraries community takeover plan http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-35502151 Bitterne Park Info : 7th February Southampton | Optimistic mood for…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 4th February ‘A new low’: librarians warn councils against closing services After Swindon announces plans to hand over running of 14 of its 15 library services to volunteers or close them, professionals warn of dire consequences http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/04/librarians-warn-councils-against-closing-services-swindon-united-kingdom Swindon Advertiser…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 January 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 28th January How the battle to save Lincolnshire’s libraries became a full-time job http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jan/28/battle-save-lincolnshire-libraries-full-time-job THE GUARDIAN : 28th January ‘Speak up before there’s nothing left’: authors rally for National Libraries Day http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jan/28/authors-rally-national-libraries-day-philip-ardagh-ann-cleeves THE BOOKSELLER : 28th January…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 January 2016

SUNDAY TIMES : 24th January Young writers lead fight to save libraries extract. full story behind paywall http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/scotland/article1659949.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2016_01_23 Stratford Observer : 24th January Warwickshire | Alcester Library moving to new home http://stratfordobserver.co.uk/news/alcester-library-moving-new-home/ Telegraph & Argus : 22nd January Bradford Council libraries boss promises a…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 January 2016

Chronicle Live : 20th January The Government hopes that a public weary of local council cuts will let them off the hook David Stockdale is Newcastle Council’s cabinet member for communities and facilities http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/news-opinion/government-hopes-public-weary-local-10765824 Telegraph & Argus : 21st January…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 January 2016

Telegraph & Argus : 18th January Bradford | Councillors protest over length and location of libraries closures consultation meeting “It’s barmy not to engage with people – the Council must consult properly” http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/14211085.Councillors_protest_over_length_and_location_of_libraries_closures_consultation_meeting/ Kent Online : 18th January Kent County Council proposes…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 January 2016

Shropshire Live : 11th January Judicial Review on Church Stretton Library to be heard in April http://www.shropshirelive.com/2016/01/11/judicial-review-on-church-stretton-library-to-be-heard-in-april/ Walsall Advertiser : 11th January Hundreds protest against planned closures of Walsall libraries http://www.walsalladvertiser.co.uk/8203-Hundreds-protest-planned-closures-Walsall/story-28504616-detail/story.html Express & Star : 11th January Walsall | More than 100…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 January 2016

THE BOOKSELLER :  6th January Councils see libraries as ‘easy targets’ for cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-are-easy-targets-council-budget-cut-decisions-319856 Express & Star : 6th January Walsall Council cuts: Thousands oppose library closure plan http://www.expressandstar.com/news/politics/2016/01/06/walsall-council-cuts-thousands-oppose-library-closure-plan/ LibrariesShacked.org a D3 example visualising news stories for UK public libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 January 2016

The Library Campaign : 1st January Sort out CIPFA, says Tim Coates, and TLC agrees http://www.librarycampaign.com/sort-out-cipfa-says-tim-coates-and-tlc-agrees/ Hinckley Times : 1st January Barwell library may not be facing final chapter Barwell had been progressing with a community take-over but the group…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 December 2015

SW Londoner : 30th December Joanna Lumley joins fight against Lambeth library closures http://www.swlondoner.co.uk/absolutely-fabulous-actress-joanna-lumley-joins-fight-against-lambeth-library-closures/ Lancashire Telegraph : 30th December ‘RIDICULOUS’: Lancashire County Council to spend £6.6m on money saving experts http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/14172297._RIDICULOUS_____Lancashire_County_Council_to_spend___6_6m_on_money_saving_experts/ Bucks Herald : 30th December Please help us: Bucks…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 October 2015

FINANCIAL TIMES : 30th October‘Public Library and Other Stories’, by Ali Smith http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/4aebf180-7997-11e5-a95a-27d368e1ddf7.html Stourbridge News : 30th October “We’re not going to close any library”, Dudley Council cabinet member pledges http://www.stourbridgenews.co.uk/news/13924802.___We_re_not_going_to_close_any_library_____Dudley_Council_cabinet_member_pledges/ Liverpool Echo : 30th OctoberTalking books service which helps Runcorn and Widnes residents could…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 October 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 7th OctoberCouncils can lead the way on rethinking public services The managed withdrawal of services such as libraries …. will probably see a majority of councils through to the end of the decade.http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/oct/07/councils-rethink-public-services-devolution-george-osborne This Is Local London : 7th…

Library News Round-up: 16 May 2015

Birmingham Mail : 16th MayPolice called as Library of Birmingham protesters stage sit in http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/police-called-library-birmingham-protesters-9267820Keighley News : 16th MaySocial and health care workers could become mobile librarians, claims Keighley-district councillor http://www.keighleynews.co.uk/news/12954993.Social_workers_and_health_care_workers_to_become_mobile_librarians_/

Library News Round-up: 30 April 2015

Alan Gibbons Diary : 29th AprilOpen letter to Ed Vaizey- the riddle of the missing librarieshttp://alangibbons.net/2015/04/open-letter-to-ed-vaizey-the-riddle-of-the-missing-libraries/THE BOOKSELLER : 30th AprilPublishers give $250m free e-books for Obama schemehttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/publishers-give-250m-free-e-books-obama-schemeThe Conversation : 30th AprilBritain’s libraries can’t face any more cuts after this election Sally O’Reilly…