Tag: community hub

Libraries news round-up: 31 October 2018

Southend Echo: 31 October Library axed – and replaced with council vans in Southend Darlington Times: 31 October North Yorkshire | Library becomes hub for Great Ayton  Hambleton Today: 31 October North Yorkshire | Award for Great Ayton community library…

Libraries news round-up: 29 October 2018

Morning Star: 29 October Shadow chancellor says the government’s claim to have ended austerity doesn’t add up “… over 500 libraries and children’s centres are set to be closed.” Local Guardian: 29 October Surrey launches five consultations amid plans to…

Libraries news round-up: 22 October 2018

Evening Times: 22 October Glasgow | Cardonald Library re-opens after near £1 million makeover The Star: 22 October Group committed to providing ‘vibrant community hub’ after bar company pulls out of Sheffield library plans My Welshpool: 22 October Powys |…

Libraries news round-up: 11 October 2018

Chronicle Live: 11 October Newcastle MP calls for work on the controversial addiction recovery centre at Fenham Library to be halted Shropshire Star: 11 October Powys | Library to move in with museum under council plans Powys County Times: 11…

Libraries news round-up: 24 August 2018

Northern Echo: 24 August Darlington library plans to be put before cabinet Daily Echo: 24 August New Mercury Library in Hamble nears completion Somerset County Gazette: 24 August Somerset’s public services will suffer from cuts says LibDems Pembroke Observer: 24…

Libraries news round-up: 31 July 2018

BBC: 31 July Pupils unable to read is ‘a scandal’, says minister Grimsby Telegraph: 31 July North Lincolnshire | Work to begin on new £2m leisure, library and wellbeing hub Waltham Forest Echo: 31 July Libraries decision called into question…

Libraries news round-up: 25 July 2018

Barnet Times: 25 July Barnet children protest over libraries Northamptonshire Telegraph: 25 July Legal hearing over fate of 21 Northamptonshire libraries Harrow Times: 25 July North Harrow Library to reopen in September thanks to community effort

Libraries news round-up: 23 May 2018

Warrington Guardian: 23 May Fresh hope for Bewsey and Dallam Hub – despite £1m shortfall to deliver it ‘The hub – proposed to include a fitness suite, library, pool and healthcare services – was originally given a planned opening date…

Libraries news round-up: 17 May 2018

York Press: 17 May More cafes planned for libraries Wales Online: 17 May Services have been ‘cut to the bone’ in Carmarthenshire, the council leader has claimed Reading Chronicle: 17 May Reading Borough Council revealed the project to transform Southcote…

Libraries news round-up: 6 May 2018

  Wellington Weekly News: 6 May Somerset | Mass book withdrawal at Wiveliscombe Library http://www.wellington-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=108207  . Coventry Telegraph: 6 May Warwickshire | Falling library visitor numbers not helped by “Soviet-looking buildings” says councillor https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/local-news/falling-library-visitor-numbers-not-14598913 .  Tenby Observer: 5 May Pembrokeshire…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 March 2018

PRIVATE EYE Issue No.1466 (p.35) Library News:  Northamptonshire In all good newsagents today Labour List: 21 March Outsourcing fails public services – Tory Barnet ‘easyCouncil’ chaos is proof ‘Libraries have been privatised, slashing space and leaving them unstaffed up to…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 March 2018

ITV News: 16 March Plymouth | Are pop-up libraries the solution? Plymouth City council insists shutting five libraries and replacing them with a so called ‘pop-up’ version is working and was the right thing to do. http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2018-03-16/are-pop-up-libraries-the-solution/ Grimsby Telegraph: 16 March North…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 March 2018

ITV News: 13 March Council to discuss future of libraries in Northamptonshire http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2018-03-13/council-to-discuss-future-of-libraries-in-northamptonshire/ Northampton Chronicle & Echo: 13 March Tight timescale for groups hoping to run libraries in Northamptonshire revealed https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/tight-timescale-for-groups-hoping-to-run-libraries-in-northamptonshire-revealed-1-8414217 Diss Express: 13 March Suffolk | New chapter for Eye…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 January 2018

Bury Times: 11 January Bury Council is giving away its books after closing 10 libraries http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/15821606.Bury_Council_is_giving_away_its_books_after_closing_10_libraries/ Bolton News: 11 January Appeal for volunteers and funds after takeover of community hub http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/15821617.Appeal_for_volunteers_and_funds_after_takeover_of_community_hub/ Press & Journal: 11 January Aberdeenshire | Campaigners looking for…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 November 2017

Bath Chronicle: 2 November Bath & NE Somerset | Council could be forced to revisit decision to move One Stop Shop to Bath Central Library http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/council-could-forced-revisit-decision-714902 Norwich Evening News: 2 November Victims could soon go to libraries, shops or even…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 September 2017

Shropshire Star: 29 September Site of former school near Shrewsbury could be sold off Site could be redeveloped for housing and a community hub including a library offered to the community to run. https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/property/2017/09/29/site-of-former-school-near-shrewsbury-could-be-sold-off/ Scunthorpe Telegraph: 29 September North Lincolnshire |…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 August 2017

Shields Gazette: 29 August South Tyneside | Centre closing to allow for £3million transformation project £3m revamp of a community centre to create a multi-purpose leisure facility incorporating a new library. http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/centre-closing-to-allow-for-3million-transformation-project-1-8725146 Huddersfield Examiner: 29 August Calderdale | Elland Library set for…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 August 2017

Shropshire Star: 22 August Powys County Council aims to halve cost of running libraries  ‘community partnerships’ planned  https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/politics/2017/08/22/powys-county-council-aims-to-halve-cost-of-running-libraries/ Grimsby Telegraph: 22 August NE Lincolnshire | ‘I don’t know what I’d do without it’ – Library users urge council to shelve…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 August 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th August Northern Ireland library cuts scrapped http://www.thebookseller.com/news/proposals-slash-library-opening-hours-northern-ireland-scrapped-371651 Libraries Taskforce : 8th August ‘Basic data set – first steps’ — Kathy Settle https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/08/08/library-basic-data-set/ Newbury Today : 8th August Key report on future of libraries will be made public http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/18890/key-report-on-future-of-libraries-wiil-be-made-public.html…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 August 2016

Newtownabbey Times : 6th August N.Ireland | Hands Off Our Libraries campaign ‘celebrating victory’ http://www.newtownabbeytoday.co.uk/news/newtownabbey-news/hands-off-our-libraries-campaign-celebrating-victory-1-7512136 Rossendale Free Press : 5th August Lancashire | Small cost of keeping libraries open should shock us all http://www.rossendalefreepress.co.uk/incoming/rossendale-scribbler-small-cost-keeping-11708356 Minster FM : 5th August York | Plans for new community hub…