Tag Archive for budget cuts

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…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 October 2016

Bristol Post : 11 October South Gloucestershire | Council unveils second attempt to cut libraries after backlash stopped first http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/south-gloucestershire-council-unveils-second-attempt-to-cut-libraries-after-backlash-stopped-first/story-29799304-detail/story.html  Warrington Guardian : 11 October Warrington | Councillor vows to fight closure of Penketh Library http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/14795247.Councillor_vows_to_fight_closure_of_Penketh_Library/  Somerset Live : 12 October…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 September 2016

Wigan Today : 20th September Library shake-up is next savings plan Officers have been tasked with shaving £1.4m from the library budget (more than 50%) http://www.wigantoday.net/news/local/library-shake-up-is-next-savings-plan-1-8134448 Lancashire Evening Post : 20th September MP asks minister to intervene to stop Lancashire library…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 September 2016

Leicester Mercury : 15th September Leicester libraries and communities centres may be sold to cut costs http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/leicester-libraries-and-communities-centres-may-be-sold-to-cut-costs/story-29720112-detail/story.html Lytham St Annes Express : 15th September ‘The fight for our libraries goes on’ Mr Menzies is continuing to pursue the issue with…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 September 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 12th September Rebuck: ‘libraries and literacy crucial for health of the nation’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/rebuck-makes-lords-literacy-plea-health-our-nation-391831 Unite the Union : 13th September Bromley Council’s plan to run-down and break up local libraries falls apart http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/bromley-councils-plan-to-run-down-and-break-up-local-libraries-falls-apart/ Daily Post : 13th September…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 September 2016

Government Business : 12th September Feature | The time of the library is now Ian Anstice, professionally qualified librarian and editor of Public Libraries News, explains why keeping local libraries open is crucial to our local communities http://governmentbusiness.co.uk/features/time-library-now Public Finance : 12th…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 September 2016

House of Lords Hansard : 8th Sept 2016 Civil Society and Lobbying @12.47 pm.  Baroness Rebuck (Lab) - Libraries http://hansard.parliament.uk/Lords/2016-09-08/debates/16090838000309/CivilSocietyAndLobbying#contribution-16090838000150 Rotherham Advertiser : 9th September £474,000 to be cut from libraries budget http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/104402/-474-000-to-be-cut-from-libraries-budget.aspx That’s Lancashire : 9th September VIDEO > Lancashire County Council agrees to…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 September 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th September ‘War on social cohesion’: Finch slams community cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-president-reveals-pressures-community-volunteers-390726 Edinburgh Evening News : 8th September Chris Riddell: Libraries play vital role helping children find the perfect book to read for pleasure http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/opinion/chris-riddell-libraries-play-vital-role-in-helping-children-find-the-perfect-book-to-read-for-pleasure-1-4224564 Gazette Series :…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 September 2016

Public Libraries News : 4th September Editorial | Staffordshire, Sunderland, Bedford and … Ping Pong http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/09/staffordshire-sunderland-bedford-and-ping-pong.html Libraries Taskforce: 5th September Stronger, more resilient communities: how libraries deliver — Julia Chandler https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/09/05/stronger-more-resilient-communities-how-libraries-deliver/ Ledbury Reporter : 5th September Herefordshire | Library campaign group says fewer people…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 August 2016

BBC News : 11th August Ex-Top Gear presenter Chris Goffey slams mobile library cuts http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-37037934 Society of Authors : 11th August Should Knowledge Be Taxed? http://www.societyofauthors.org/soa-news/should-knowledge-be-taxed DCMS Taking Part Survey 2015/16 Library usage has fallen from one half of UK…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 August 2016

PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1424 (p.34) | Library News : Derby Available in newsagents today Mix 96 Radio : 3rd August Bucks Libraries Could Go It AloneTo Save Millions http://www.mix96.co.uk/news/local/2056620/bucks-libraries-could-go-it-aloneto-save-millions/ THE BOOKSELLER : 2nd August BBC Radio and libraries partner for…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 June 2016

Reading Educator : 9th June Why Cilip’s ‘kite mark’ will crash and burn https://readingeducator.wordpress.com/2016/06/09/why-cilips-kite-mark-will-crash-and-burn/ Cambridge News : 9th June Backlash as cash-strapped Cambridgeshire County Council bring in £1 charge on book reservations http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Backlash-cash-strapped-Cambridgeshire-County/story-29380072-detail/story.html The Argus : 9th June Greens and…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 June 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 7th June Libraries in care homes can improve residents’ mood and memory  http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/jun/07/care-home-residents-dementia-life-changing-power-of-library Socialist Worker : 7th June Strike planned for libraries in Barnet  https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/42874/Strike+planned+for+libraries+in+Barnet North London Newspapers : 7th June Barnet | Council calls on communities to run…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 June 2016

Carrick Times : 6th June NI | Protest called against cuts to Carrick Library opening hours http://www.carrickfergustimes.co.uk/news/carrickfergus-news/protest-called-against-cuts-to-carrick-library-opening-hours-1-7417322 Gazette Live : 5th June Stockton | Pensioner forced to stand outside Fairfield Library to petition against its closure http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/pensioner-forced-stand-outside-fairfield-11429372 Shropshire Star : 5th June Shropshire Council…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 May 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 31st May BBC launches Love To Read campaign at Hay http://www.thebookseller.com/news/bbc-launches-lovetoread-hay-330725 Northern Echo : 31st May Darlington councillors fail to back campaign to save library http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14525333.Darlington_councillors_fail_to_back_campaign_to_save_library/ York Press : 31st May York Libraries could be in line…