Tag: Darlington

Libraries news round-up: 15 June 2018

Northern Echo: 15 June Save Darlington’s Crown Street Library: Campaigners’ case returns to the High Court Two-day hearing starts on Monday Northern Echo: 15 June Letters: Hopes judicial review will fall in favour of Darlington library staying put Swindon Advertiser:…

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: 23 April 2018

Edenbridge Chronicle: 23 April Bromley library strike called off after pay agreement reached http://www.edenbridge-chronicle.co.uk/article.cfm?id=120301 The Courier: 23 April New Angus mobile libraries lined up at cost of £270,000 https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/angus-mearns/639833/new-angus-mobile-libraries-lined-up-at-cost-of-270000/ Lincolnshire Reporter: 23 April North Lincolnshire | New Scunthorpe community hub…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 March 2018

i News: 1 March World Book Day: ‘Drastic’ decline in libraries book stock revealed https://inews.co.uk/news/world-book-day-drastic-decline-libraries-book-stock-revealed/ Northampton Chronicle: 1 March National library institute calls for inquiry into Northamptonshire library cuts https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/national-library-institute-calls-for-inquiry-into-northamptonshire-library-cuts-1-8398782 Camelford & Delabole Post: 1 March Cornwall | Camelford Town Council prepares for library…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 January 2018

The Bookseller: 4 January DCMS investigating threatened Darlington library https://www.thebookseller.com/news/dcms-investigating-threatened-darlington-library-702146 Pocklington Post: 4 January East Riding of Yorkshire | Village library to close for revamp https://www.pocklingtonpost.co.uk/news/village-library-to-close-for-revamp-1-8939078 Scotland Herald: 4 January Figures show growing ‘culture gap’ between rich and poor Scots…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 December 2017

Bath Echo: 28 December Bath & NE Somerset | Future of Saltford’s Post Office in doubt after closure just before Christmas https://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/community/future-saltfords-post-office-doubt-closure-just-christmas-76459/ Darlington & Stockton Times: 29 December ‘Evidence gathering’ visit to Darlington by government department investigating formal complaint over plans to…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 December 2017

Scottish Daily Record: 14 December Dunbartonshire | MSP slams council plans to cut library opening times http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/msp-slams-council-plans-cut-11688816 Northern Echo: 14 December Complaints about cost of Crown Street Library court case are ‘silly’, says Darlington councillor http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15771359.Complaints_about_cost_of_library_court_case_are__silly___says_councillor/ Ilkley Gazette: 14 December…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 December 2017

Oxford Mail: 12 December Take a sneak peek inside Oxford’s new library http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/15709970.Take_a_sneak_peek_inside_Oxford_s_new_library/ BBC News: 12 December East Sussex | Council’s £720k overspend on library as others to close http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-42320579 News Shopper: 12 December Greenwich | Plans for expanded Plumstead library…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 November 2017

The Bookseller: 28 November 2017 Relentless cuts are turning library sector into ‘war zone’ https://www.thebookseller.com/news/public-library-sector-war-zone-678926 Northern Echo: 28 November Court will hear of the battle to save Darlington’s historic Crown Street Library today http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/local/darlington/15686574.Court_will_hear_of_the_battle_to_save_Darlington_s_historic_Crown_Street_Library_today/ Northern Echo: 28 November Judge orders…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 November 2017

The Independent: 27 November Voices: We have the lowest teenage literacy rates in the OECD – and the Government wants us to shut down more school libraries http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/school-cuts-education-libraries-literacy-oecd-teenagers-failing-justine-greening-a8077766.html Darlington Times: 27 November North Yorkshire libraries look to the future http://www.darlingtonandstocktontimes.co.uk/news/15682610.County___s_libraries_look_to_the_future/…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 October 2017

The Guardian: 26 October No one needs libraries any more? What rubbish https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/26/no-one-use-libraries-any-more-rubbish-sanctuaries–enrich-communities Darlington & Stockton Times: 26 October Court date set in battle to save Darlington’s historic Crown Street library http://www.darlingtonandstocktontimes.co.uk/news/15622020.Court_date_set_in_battle_to_save_historic_library/ Northamptonshire Telegraph: 26 October Meeting in Desborough over library…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 June

Northern Echo: 18 June Debate on future uses for historic Darlington library building ‘Lawyer Michael Imperato – whose work has helped to save other UK libraries – has submitted a 20-page letter to the authority outlining concerns over the authority’s…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 June

Libraries Taskforce: 15 June Income generation for public libraries With comments, and response made on behalf of the Libraries Taskforce. At least one comment still awaiting moderation. https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2017/06/15/income-generation-for-public-libraries/ Northern Echo: 16 June Fresh legal challenge launched in battle to save Darlington’s…

Developments in Darlington

Things are hotting up in Darlington. The local press reports that a town centre library is up for a change to become a community centre or be sold for redevelopment. Local campaigners have made a series of videos about their both Crown…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 June

The Bookseller: 12 June Desmond Clarke dies http://www.thebookseller.com/news/desmond-clarke-dies-567831 Northern Echo: 12 June Community centre or redevelopment – Darlington Council to decide on the two options for the future use of Crown Street library http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15343283.Community_centre_or_redevelopment_____Darlington_Council_to_decide_on_the_two_options_for_the_future_use_of_Crown_Street_library/ The Times: 12 June Lottery win…