Tag: Greenwich Leisure Limited

Libraries news round-up: 11 May 2018

Leicester Mercury: 11 May South Wigston Library to close as Leicestershire County Council ‘community-run’ deal  The Lincolnite: 11 May Lincoln libraries closed until takeover Lincolnshire Live: 11 May Three Lincoln libraries to close for a week after operator goes under North…

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: 20 July

Libraries Taskforce blog: 20 July A core dataset for libraries The full dataset has not been released. This post details that work on defining the dataset has been undertaken, although not yet complete https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2017/07/20/a-core-dataset-for-libraries/ BBC News: 20 July Somerset County…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 July

Ipswich Star: 11 July Suffolk | Ipswich’s Rosehill Library reopens after five-week closure for revamp South Wales Argus: 12 July Major works set for Maindee library in Newport Funding for the charity running library with volunteers received from Arts Council Wales…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 January 2016

Leon’s Library Blog: 22nd January The DCMS or LGA says jump, the SCL asks ‘how high?’ http://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/01/22/how-high/ The Library Campaign: 22nd January Submission from Royal National Institute of Blind People to Swindon Council http://www.librarycampaign.com/submission-from-royal-national-institute-of-blind-people-to-swindon-council/ Torquay Herald Express: 22nd January Totnes…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 January 2016

Chronicle Live : 20th January The Government hopes that a public weary of local council cuts will let them off the hook David Stockdale is Newcastle Council’s cabinet member for communities and facilities http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/news-opinion/government-hopes-public-weary-local-10765824 Telegraph & Argus : 21st January…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 December 2015

Horncastle News : 28th December Lincolnshire | No guarantees but Horncastle Library set to avoid cuts GLL “could be asked to make plans for around £500,000 in additional savings” http://www.horncastlenews.co.uk/news/local/no-guarantees-but-library-set-to-avoid–cuts-1-7134644 Brixton Blog : 28th December Lambeth | Burning calories, burning books http://www.brixtonblog.com/34971-2/34971 Press &…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 December 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 1st December Croydon may close all but one of its libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/croydon-may-close-all-one-its-libraries-317495 THE BOOKSELLER : 1st December Barnet | Campaigners raise thousands to challenge library cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/campaigners-raise-thousands-challenge-library-cuts-317497 Droitwich Advertiser : 1st December We need to shed another £475,000 from…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 November 2015

Libraries Taskforce : 26th November Blog – Kathy Settle | Our first six months https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2015/11/26/our-first-six-months/ Libraries Taskforce: six month progress report April – September 2015 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/leadership-for-libraries-taskforce-six-month-progress-report-april-september-2015 Brixton Blog : 26th November Gym-trification: Lambeth’s dodgy scheme to turn libraries into gyms parodied in Private…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 November 2015

London Evening Standard : 18th November Lambeth library workers walk out in protest over gym plans http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/lambeth-library-workers-walk-out-in-protest-over-gym-plans-a3117441.html London SE1 : 18th November Lambeth | Waterloo Library staff stage walkout over closure plans http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/8541 Huddersfield Examiner : 18th November Kirklees libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 November 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 16th November Campaigners must be ‘realistic’ about future of libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/campaigners-must-be-realistic-about-future-of-libraries-316551 Nuneaton News : 16th November Leicestershire | Campaigners call for Barwell library closure rethink http://www.nuneaton-news.co.uk/Campaigners-library-closure-rethink/story-28183778-detail/story.html  Grantham Journal : 17th November Lincolnshire | London organisation could run county’s libraries including Grantham…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 November 2015

PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1405 13-26 November Library News (p.35) | Cobbett Road Library, Southampton In newsagents today London Evening Standard : 11th November London library workers ballot to strike over plans to turn libraries into ‘healthy living centres’ http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/london-library-workers-ballot-to-strike-over-plans-to-turn-libraries-into-healthy-living-centres-a3111676.html Barry &…

Library News Round-up: 5 May 2015

Spalding Voice : 5th MayLincolnshire | Government may face legal action over library cutshttp://www.spaldingvoice.co.uk/news/government-may-face-legal-action-over-library-cuts/ Stoke Sentinel : 5th MayStaffordshire | Community groups urged to submit bids to take over librarieshttp://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Community-groups-urged-submit-bids-libraries/story-26440535-detail/story.html Northern Echo :  4th MayNorth Yorkshire | Thousands protest over library cutsin Bedale and “other towns”http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/12929912.Thousands_protest_over_library_cuts/

Library News Round-up: 3 February 2015

Northampton News : 3rd FebruaryThe call has gone out for library guardians from across Northamptonshire to step forwardBy becoming a guardian, library users can contribute towards enhancing library services by making a one-off donation or a regular monthly payment to…

Library News Round-up: 1 November 2014

The Spectator : 31st OctoberThe Arts Council’s culture of secrecy puts government departments to shame http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/mira-barhillel/2014/10/the-arts-councils-culture-of-secrecy-puts-government-departments-to-shame/ Swindon Advertiser : 1st November Swindon | Takeover of leisure centres begins today Greenwich Leisure Limited will be taking over all the leisure sites  ….  One…

Library News Round-up: 30 October 2014

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 30th OctoberGovernment turns 1,000 public buildings into WiFi hotspotshttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/broadband/11197617/Government-turns-1000-public-buildings-into-WiFi-hotspots.html Vaizey: Public-building wi-fi cash will keep cities ‘internationally competitive’ – 30th Octoberhttps://www.cable.co.uk/news/vaizey-public-building-wi-fi-cash-will-keep-cities-internationally-competitive-700000196/The Star : 30th OctoberMinister ‘not minded’ to order inquiry into Sheffield library takeoverhttp://www.thestar.co.uk/news/minister-not-minded-to-order-inquiry-into-sheffield-library-takeover-1-6925187Liverpool Echo : 30th OctoberAuthors plan…