Tag Archive for budget cuts

Libraries News Round-up: 6 September 2017

The Bookseller: 6 September Authors protest ‘axing’ of Haringey children’s librarians http://www.thebookseller.com/news/gaiman-rosen-and-umansky-protest-haringey-library-cuts-631191 Express & Star: 6 September Staffordshire libraries will go unmanned in £1.3m cuts https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/staffordshire/2017/09/06/staffordshire-libraries-will-go-unmanned-in-13m-cuts/ Express & Star: 6 September Walsall | High hopes for library site’s future Pheasey…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 July

ITV News: 24 July Kensington Council library plan on hold after Grenfell includes video https://www.channel4.com/news/kensington-council-library-plan-on-hold-after-grenfellStoke Sentinel: 25 July Old Trentham Library set to be demolished to make way for homes Old library, closed in 2014,to be demolished to make way…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 July

Libraries Taskforce blog: 20 July A core dataset for libraries The full dataset has not been released. This post details that work on defining the dataset has been undertaken, although not yet complete https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2017/07/20/a-core-dataset-for-libraries/ BBC News: 20 July Somerset County…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 July

Local Gov: 11 July Cutting services: a false economy? ‘…the Public Libraries and Museum Act 1964 requires library authorities to provide ‘a comprehensive and efficient library service’ for all persons who desire to make use of it and specifies particular…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 June

Bristol Post: 22 June Council announce public meetings to discuss budget cuts 12-week consultation launched last week. Cut options include reducing the number of city libraries from 27 to 10. http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/council-announce-public-meetings-discuss-128086 BBC News: 22 June Bristol mayor tells protesters ‘come…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 June

The Guardian: 1 June UK desperately needs new volunteers to fill yawning gaps in public services https://www.theguardian.com/voluntary-sector-network/2017/jun/01/volunteers-week-volunteering-austerity-cuts ITV News: 1 June Funding cuts threaten South Tyneside libraries http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/2017-06-01/funding-cuts-threaten-south-tyneside-libraries/ Chronicle Live: 1 June Future of four libraries at risk of closure…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 May

NE Connected: 12 May Sunderland | New Chapter for Library Services http://neconnected.co.uk/new-chapter-library-services/   Yorkshire Post: 13 May Sheffield | Letter: Library policy that’s a real-life work of satire ‘The changes reflect a fall in the number of people visiting libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 May

Shields Gazette: 10 May Council chiefs look for community take over of libraries as part of planned service shake-up http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/council-chiefs-look-for-community-take-over-of-libraries-as-part-of-planned-service-shake-up-1-8535671 Chronicle Live: 10 May Four libraries in South Tyneside at risk of closure as budget cuts continue to bite http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/four-libraries-south-tyneside-risk-13015290…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 April

2BR News: 29 April More Lancashire libraries set to be handed over to communities https://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2278964/more-lancashire-libraries-set-to-be-handed-over-to-communities/ Rutland & Stamford Mercury: 29 April Calls to halt Oakham library revamp project after £309,000 overspend by Rutland County Council http://www.stamfordmercury.co.uk/news/calls-to-halt-oakham-library-revamp-project-after-309-000-overspend-by-rutland-county-council-1-7937979 John O’Groat Journal: 29…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 April

Save Lewisham Libraries blog: 14 April Shocking Book Lending Stats for Lewisham Libraries http://savelewishamlibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/shocking-book-lending-stats-for.html Lancashire Telegraph: 15 April Major boost for plan to save Whalley Library http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/News/15225266.Major_boost_for_plan_to_save_village_library/ Get Reading: 16 April Battle Library to be extended as part of £2m…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 January

THE BOOKSELLER : 24th January Irvine Welsh backs campaign against Scottish library cuts The ‘Libraries Matter’ campaign, which will launch next month, will fight to keep libraries open in the run up to Scotland’s local government elections on 4th May. http://www.thebookseller.com/news/welsh-backs-campaign-against-scottish-library-cuts-473986 Plymouth…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 January

Law Society Gazette : 16th Jan. Local Government: cuts to library provision https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/legal-updates/local-government-cuts-to-library-provision/5059352.article THE BOOKSELLER : 17th January Plymouth Council releases plan to close 10 libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/plymouth-council-may-cut-10-libraries-470661 ITV News : 17th January Plymouth could lose ten libraries according to new…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 January

Bath Chronicle : 9th January More than a 1,500 people sign petition to save Bath Central Library http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/more-than-a-thousand-sign-petition-to-save-bath-central-library/story-30041411-detail/story.html Business News Wales : 9th January Ground Breaking Flintshire Leisure & Library Services to be First in Wales http://businessnewswales.com/ground-breaking-flintshire-leisure-library-services-first-wales/ Canada | The…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 December 2016

Warrington Guardian : 28th December Deputy council leader sides with MP Helen Jones amid row over library closure proposals http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/14983974.Deputy_council_leader_sides_with_MP_Helen_Jones_amid_row_over_library_closure_proposals/ Borehamwood Times : 28th December Barnet Council announced NW7 Hub and Kisharon among partners in major library services changes http://www.borehamwoodtimes.co.uk/news/14990685.Partners_announced_for_major_libraries_overhaul/…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 December 2016

Libraries Taskforce : 21st December 2016 report card – and looking forward to 2017 [Paul Blantern, Chair] https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/12/21/2016-report-card-and-looking-forward-to-2017/ THE GUARDIAN : 22nd December Letter | Cuts to community assets take grim toll https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/dec/22/cuts-to-community-assets-take-grim-toll THE GUARDIAN : 22nd December Libraries are dying — but…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 December 2016

Dorset Echo : 17th December Building disposals in bid to meet budget cuts 14 were libraries http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/14973050.Building_disposals_in_bid_to_meet_budget_cuts/ Warrington Guardian : 16th December Helen Jones MP clashes with LiveWire boss over plans to close libraries http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/14972007.Helen_Jones_MP_clashes_with_LiveWire_boss_over_plans_to_close_libraries/ THE INDEPENDENT : 15th December…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 December 2016

PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1433 Library News (p.33) | Warrington BIG ISSUE : 9th December Big Issue columnist Damian Barr helps to save Newarthill library http://www.bigissue.com/the-mix/news/7194/big-issue-columnist-damian-barr-helps-to-save-newarthill-library THE BOOKSELLER : 9th December An open letter to Swindon Council http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/open-letter-swindon-council-446346 THE BOOKSELLER : 9th…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 December 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 8th December UK library budgets fall by £25m in a year https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/dec/08/uk-library-budgets-fall-by-25m-in-a-year BBC News : 8th December Libraries ‘bearing the brunt’ of council budget cuts http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38250480 THE BOOKSELLER : 7th December ‘Staggering’ £25m fall in libraries spending…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 December 2016

PARLIAMENT | Written question 55871:  Swindon’s Library Service  http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2016-12-01/55871/ PARLIAMENT | Written Question – 55452: Public Libraries http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2016-11-29/55452/ ITV News : 3rd December  ‘Read in’ staged to save Swindon’s libraries http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2016-12-03/read-in-staged-to-save-swindons-libraries/ This Is Wiltshire : 3rd December Swindon | We need to throw our weight…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 December 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 1st December Libraries receive £4m fund as part of strategy to secure their future https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/dec/01/libraries-receive-4m-fund-as-part-of-strategy-to-secure-their-future?CMP=twt_books_b-gdnbooks THE BOOKSELLER : 1st December Libraries’ Ambition report offers £4m fund but ‘ignores the real issues’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-ambition-report-offers-4m-fund-ignores-real-issues-441071 Libraries Taskforce blog : 1st…