Tag: Croydon

Libraries news round-up: 5 September 2018

Newbury Today: 5 September West Berkshire | Councillor says that libraries can be maintained despite £1.4m cost Brixton Buzz: 5 September Lambeth’s Libraries – What Future? Public meeting in Brixton, Sat 8th Sept, 2pm The Courier: 5 September Angus |…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 April 2018

BBC News: 26 April Upper Norwood library in late-night cabaret licence bid http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-43906542 Burnham-on-Sea.com: 26 April Somerset | Highbridge library users urged to have their say on closure plans http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2018/library-consultation-reminder-26-04-18.php Northern Echo: 26 April Darlington’s council asked to relist Crown…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 April 2018

Herts Advertiser: 25 April Wheathampstead Library handed over to community http://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/wheathampstead-community-library-handed-back-to-community-from-council-1-5490848 Croydon Advertiser: 25 April Lambeth | Upper Norwood Library applies to stay open until 1am – so that it can host live music, adult cabaret and even discos License to serve…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 April 2018

Gazette & Herald: 16 April North Yorkshire | Community libraries mark first anniversary ‘community’ = volunteer-run http://www.gazetteherald.co.uk/news/16140420.Community_libraries_mark_first_anniversary/ Stop the privatisation of Public Libraries: 16 April Proposals to Outsource Libraries in Herefordshire http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/proposals-to-outsource-libraries-in.html Croydon Advertiser: 16 April Croydon/Lambeth | Library where…

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: 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: 22 November 2017

Scottish Daily Record: 22 November Plan to cut West Dunbartonshire library opening hours by a third to save cash http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/plan-cut-west-dunbartonshire-library-11564426 Croydon Guardian; 22 November South Norwood could be getting a new library http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/news/15676338.South_Norwood_could_be_getting_a_new___500_000_library/ Croydon Advertiser: 22 November Council announces plans…

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: 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…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 June 2016

PRIVATE EYE  Issue No. 1420 : Library News (p.35) Crown Street Library, Darlington In newsagents now Croydon Citizen : 8th June What do Croydon’s children think about libraries? http://thecroydoncitizen.com/politics-society/croydons-children-think-libraries/ Sheffield Star : 8th June Letter | The fight for libraries http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/your-say/we-should-not-have-to-choose-our-cuts-1-7952573 Sheffield…

Library News Round-up: 21 October 2014

BBC News : 20th OctoberWalsall Council warns of job cuts and library closureshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-29694325Infoism I J Clark | Extremism, nudge theory and access to informationWhether such professional opposition would be successful is a different matter. It would not, however, go without being vehemently challenged.…

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: 29 May 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 29th May Can the public sector go ‘digital by default’? Making available statistics on library usage and costs had helped one local authority show why it made sense to close libraries in certain areas in order to protect other…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 May 2014

Third Sector : 22nd May Councils should ‘treat voluntary sector fairly when setting budgets’ A joint letter sent out to all council leaders in England before last week’s local elections from the local infrastructure body Navca, the chief executives body…