Tag: Carillion

Libraries News Round-up: 17 February 2018

Stop the Privatisation of Public Libraries: 17 February Outsourcing Fundamentalism, Hasn’t Herts heard of Carillion? and SCL/Taskforce backed vol-led ‘libraries’ conference comes to Sheffield. http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/outsourcing-fundamentalism-hasnt–herts.html Burnham-On-Sea: 17 February Somerset | Campaign to save Highbridge Library from closure gathers pace http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2018/library-protest-meeting-17-02-18.php…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 February 2018

The Bookseller: 1 February Harrow and Ealing libraries back in-house after Carillion collapse https://www.thebookseller.com/news/harrow-and-ealing-bring-library-services-house-723481 Burnham-on-Sea.com: 1 February Somerset | Highbridge Library closure proposals: row erupts over usage figures http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2018/library-figures-disputed-01-02-18.php Bristol Post: 1 February Bristol has been ‘beguiled’ by libraries review,…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 January 2018

Get West London: 31 January Carillion collapse: Ealing library services to be brought back under council control after petition objecting to outsourcing gains thousands of signatures https://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/carillion-collapse-ealing-library-services-14217826 Lancashire Telegraph: 31 January PICTURES: Celebration as Whalley Library reopens http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/15909009.PICTURES__Celebration_as_library_reopens/ Weston Mercury:…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 January 2018

Harrow Times: 30 January Harrow libraries brought in-house following Carillion liquidation http://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/15906772.Libraries_brought_in_house_following_Carillion_collapse/ Scottish Daily Record: 30 January Final decision on potential library opening time cuts looms in West Dunbartonshire https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/final-decision-potential-library-opening-11938452 Bristol Post: 30 January Blackadder star Tony Robinson brands Bristol…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 January 2018

AlderleyEdge.com: 26 January Cheshire East | Hundreds back sisters’ campaign to save our library http://www.alderleyedge.com/news/article/17040/hundreds-back-sisters-campaign-to-save-our-library Brixton Buzz: 26 January Lambeth Council confirms job specs for GLL book-ish gym staff as Carnegie ‘Library’ prepares to re-open http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2018/01/lambeth-council-confirms-job-specs-for-gll-book-ish-gym-staff-as-carnegie-library-prepares-to-re-open/ Andover Advertiser: 26 January…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 January 2018

Bromley Times: 24 January Bromley Council may face strike action over outsourcing policy http://www.bromleytimes.co.uk/news/bromley-council-may-face-strike-action-over-outsourcing-policy-1-5367043 Private Eye: Issue No. 1462 Library News: Carillion | Croydon, Ealing, Harrow Available in newsagents Thornton Heath Chronicle: 24 January Croydon | Library collapse predicted http://www.thorntonheathchronicle.co.uk/lirbary-collapse-predicted/…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 January 2018

The Guardian: 22 January Somerset says only volunteers can keep libraries open https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jan/22/somerset-says-only-volunteers-can-keep-libraries-open Somerset Live: 22 January Up to 15 libraries in Somerset could close without community support, says county council http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/somerset-news/up-15-libraries-somerset-could-1090357 South West Londoner: 22 January Lambeth | Pressure…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 January 2018

ITV News: 21 January Fifteen Somerset libraries could be closed https://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2018-01-21/fifteen-somerset-libraries-could-be-closed/ibraries Stop the privatisation of Public Libraries: 21 January Carillion and LS&S; the dangers of privatisation http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.com/2018/01/carillion-and-ls-dangers-of-library.html Stoke Sentinel: 21 January Staffordshire | Big Lottery windfall will help village library…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 January 2018

The Guardian: 17 January London libraries assess impact of Carillion collapse https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jan/17/london-libraries-assess-impact-of-carillion-collapse Public Finance: 17 January Public sector looks for ways to plug gap left by Carillion http://www.publicfinance.co.uk/news/2018/01/public-sector-looks-ways-plug-gap-left-carillion The Bookseller: 17 January Library groups call for inquiry after Carillion collapse…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 January 2018

The Bookseller: 16 January Michael Ellis confirmed as new libraries minister https://www.thebookseller.com/news/michael-ellis-new-libraries-minister-710106 Warrington Guardian: 16 January Council chief executive to join national Libraries Taskforce http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/15845156.Council_chief_executive_to_join_national_Libraries_Taskforce/ The Bookseller: 16 January Croydon takes back running of libraries after Carillion collapse https://www.thebookseller.com/news/croydon-takes-libraries-back-carillion-collapses-710041 East…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 January 2018

The Bookseller: 15 January Library closures are a ‘disgrace’, says Daunt https://www.thebookseller.com/news/daunt-library-closures-are-disgrace-707681 Croydon Guardian: 15 January Council guarantees jobs of library staff after Carillion collapse http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/news/15828282.Council_guarantees_jobs_of_library_staff_after_construction_giant_collapse/ Croydon Advertiser: 15 January Croydon libraries to be run by the council again to…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 November 2017

Eastbourne Herald: 3 November East Sussex | STEPHEN LLOYD MP: Keep the pressure up over libraries cuts http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/opinion/stephen-lloyd-mp-keep-the-pressure-up-over-libraries-cuts-1-8225982 Eastbourne Herald: 3 November East Sussex | To lose library would be a blow http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/your-say/to-lose-library-would-be-a-blow-1-8227766 Bexhill_on_Sea Observer: 3 November MP backs community’s…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 September 2017

TV News: 14 September Death knell for five of Plymouth’s libraries http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2017-09-14/death-knell-for-plymouths-libraries/ Lancashire Post: 14 September Bill to reopen axed Lancashire libraries nears £1m http://www.lep.co.uk/news/bill-to-reopen-axed-lancashire-libraries-nears-1m-1-8754752 2BR: 14 September Trying to save more of Lancashire’s libraries https://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2379638/trying-to-save-lancashires-libraries/ Grimsby Telegraph: 14 September NE Lincolnshire…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 October 2016

Bromsgrove Advertiser : 12 October Frankley Library avoids axe but faces cuts to opening hours under Birmingham City Council consultation http://www.bromsgroveadvertiser.co.uk/news/14797513.Frankley_Library_avoids_axe_but_faces_cuts_to_opening_hours/   East London & West Sussex Guardian : 12 October ‘This is a scandal’- communities hit back at plan to…

Library News Round-up: 31 July 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 31st JulyWhy Birmingham library needs Google and language classes to keep doors open by Penny Holbrook, cabinet member for skills, learning and culturehttp://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2015/jul/31/birmingham-library-google-language-classes Local Guardian : 31st JulyMore redundancies announced at Croydon’s librarieshttp://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/13523468.More_redundancies_announced_at_Croydon_s_libraries/ The Lincolnite : 31st JulyIs privatisation the…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 May 2014

Save Croydon Libraries : 30th May Carillion’s Curse…part 1   http://soslibrary.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/carillions-cursepart-1.html The Echo : 30th May ‘Rainbow coalition’ could scrap Tory schemes Controversial plans to build a seawall in Shoebury, close care homes and remove librarians could be scrapped under a new rainbow…

Libraries News Round-up: 24th March 2014

DCMS : 24th March Library comparison reports published We have commissioned a comprehensive set of benchmarking reports, for a second year running, which are published today.  Some LAs not listed https://www.gov.uk/government/news/library-comparison-reports-published  THE BOOKSELLER : 24th March Four Newcastle libraries to reopen…

Libraries News Round-up: 28th February 2014

Public Libraries News : 27th February Editorial | Campaigners should not have to pay to protect libraries http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/02/campaigners-should-not-have-to-pay-to-protect-libraries.html THE GUARDIAN : 28th February Privatisation helps west London libraries turn over new leaf http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2014/feb/28/privatisation-west-london-libraries?commentpage=1 Public Policy Exchange The Future of Local Libraries and…

Libraries News Round-up: 9th February 2014

DCMS | Sieghart Review – Open consultation Public libraries: what do you think? Call for evidence –  submit before 5pm on Friday 21 March 2014 https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/public-libraries-what-do-you-think The above refers to this > DCMS | Press Release : 8th February William Sieghart to chair panel…

Libraries News Round-up: 30th January 2014

Inside Croydon : 30th January Carillion cuts jobs just weeks after taking over libraries http://insidecroydon.com/2014/01/30/carillion-cuts-jobs-just-weeks-after-taking-over-libraries/  Lincolnshire Echo : 30th January Lincolnshire Libraries – last chance to save them tomorrow http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Lincolnshire-Libraries-chance-save-tomorrow/story-20527198-detail/story.html Herald Scotland : 30th January Letter | Library is a vital facility…