Tag Archive for budget cuts

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…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 November 2016

THE BOOKSELLER :  29th November Delay to Libraries Taskforce report ‘a disgrace’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/frustration-continues-over-libraries-taskforce-report-delay-439226 THE BOOKSELLER : 25th November Shadow culture minister Brennan slams government over library stats  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/shadow-culture-minister-slams-government-over-library-stats-438371 Warrington Guardian : 29th November MP Helen Jones slams LiveWire as ‘shambolic’ over…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 November 2016

THE  GUARDIAN : 25th November John Bird slams absence of library funding in autumn statement https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/nov/25/john-bird-slams-absence-of-library-funding-in-autumn-statement West End Extra : 25th November Westminster | Leak reveals which library services face the axe with 22 jobs likely to go http://www.westendextra.com/leak-library-axe THE BOOKSELLER :…

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: 22 November 2016

Ipswich Star : 22 November Suffolk Libraries face £230,000 budget cut as bosses call for more public support to save all 44 branches http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/suffolk_libraries_face_230_000_budget_cut_as_bosses_call_for_more_public_support_to_save_all_44_branches_1_4786548 Bury Free Press : 22 November Fresh fears over future of libraries as Suffolk County Council…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 October 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 17th October ‘If we lose our celebrated bookshops and our libraries we will never improve our nation’s literacy’ by Baroness Gail Rebuck http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/if-we-lose-our-celebrated-bookshops-and-our-libraries-we-will-never-improve-our-nations Clitheroe Advertiser : 17th Octobr Lancashire | Civic party visit in last-ditch bid to save library…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 October 2016

2BR Radio : 16 October Potential reprieve for Lancashire Libraries as the government gets involved http://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2124261/potential-reprieve-for-closing-libraries-in-lancashire-as-the-government-gets-involved/ Yorkshire Post : 16 October War of words as pressure grows over future funding of libraries House of Lords debate/Councils in Yorkshire have cut…