Tag: Hampshire

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: 15 October 2018

Powys County Times: 15 October Public meeting on future of Welshpool library to be held tonight  Watford Observer: 15 October Hertfordshire | Libraries could shut under plans to axe £500,000 Daily Echo: 15 October Hampshire | Splashing cash on new…

Libraries news round-up: 4 September 2018

Lynne News: 4 September Norfolk | Security guards brought in to make King’s Lynn Library safer Northern Echo: 4 September Darlington Library: Your comments after council decides to keep facility open Northern Echo: 4 September Darlington Library U-turn: Your questions…

Libraries news round-up: 3 September 2018

BBC News: 3 September Darlington Council considers U-turn over library closure Northern Echo: 3 September Darlington’s Crown Street Library saved from closure Northern Echo: 3 September Comment: A welcome turnabout on Crown Street Library Northern Echo: 3 September Crown Street…

Libraries news round-up: 2 September 2018

Birmingham Live: 2 September The heartbreaking proof Birmingham’s libraries are less popular than ever Huddersfield Examiner: 2 September Library usage is shrinking – this is what Kirklees Council plans to do about it Basingstoke Gazette: 2 September Hampshire | New…

Libraries news round-up: 18 June 2018

Northern Echo: 18 June Darlington campaigners face council at Leeds Combined Court York Press: 18 June Council chiefs pledge to keep York library funding for 15 years Richmondshire Today: 18 June North Yorkshire County Council to increase reliance on volunteers…

Libraries news round-up: 13 June 2018

BBC News: 13 June Scotland | Union concern over a plan to use pupils to run school libraries Peeblesshire News: 13 June Parents anger at their library used as misrepresented example PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1472 Library News (p.35) Librarians…

Libraries news round-up: 29 May 2018

Radical Librarians Collective: 29 May Statement condemning SCL/ UKVI deal The News: 29 May Hampshire | Work due to start on Gosport Discovery Centre revamp Includes library Eastbourne Herald: 29 May East Sussex | Council makes decision on future of Langney library News…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 March 2018

The Bookseller: 20 March Government to intervene in Northamptonshire library closures https://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-intervene-northamptonshire-library-closures-752236 LGA: 20 March Northamptonshire | Council faces government probe into library cuts https://www.localgov.co.uk/Council-faces-government-probe-into-library-cuts/44966 Banbury Guardian: 20 March Culture secretary to probe Northamptonshire library closures https://www.banburyguardian.co.uk/news/culture-secretary-to-probe-northamptonshire-library-closures-1-8423008 Plymouth Herald: 20…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 March 2018

The Guardian: 1 March Northamptonshire announces ‘heavily reduced’ libraries plan – on World Book Day https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/mar/01/northamptonshire-libraries-open-one-day-a-week-world-book-day Northamptonshire Telegraph: 2 March Northants County Council U-turn over library opening hours https://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/northants-county-council-u-turn-over-library-opening-hours-1-8400683 The Bookseller: 2 March Calls for ‘urgent’ enquiry into plans to…

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: 8 January 2018

The Bookseller: 8 January Government announces ‘hubs’ to boost children’s literacy Alan Gibbons quoted https://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-pledges-703961 Burton Mail: 8 January Derbyshire | Schools’ library service could close down because so few have signed up https://www.burtonmail.co.uk/news/burton-news/schools-library-service-could-close-1004224 Express & Star: 8 January Staffordshire…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 September 2017

Eastbourne Herald: 13 September East Sussex | Lib Dems launch petition to stop library closures http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/politics/lib-dems-launch-petition-to-stop-library-closures-1-8147746 Ludlow Advertiser: 13 September Shropshire | Consultation on library services http://www.ludlowadvertiser.co.uk/news/15530115.Consultation_on_library_services/ Gazette Series: 13 September Sth Gloucestershire | Plans to move Thornbury’s Armstrong Hall…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 March

The Guardian : 2 March World Book Day: Without libraries we are less human and more profoundly alone https://www.theguardian.com/voluntary-sector-network/2017/mar/02/without-libraries-and-librarians-we-are-less-human-and-more-profoundly-alone Daily Echo : 2 March More than a dozen Hampshire libraries closed – on World Book day !http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/15126786.It_s_World_Book_Day___and_more_than_a_DOZEN_libraries_in_Hampshire_aren_t_opening_/ Cambridge News : 2…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 November 2015

Gazette Live : 3rd November Libraries to become thing of the past under plans to revamp facilities Middlesbrough Council has agreed plans to end all standalone libraries by 2016 :: Central Library will remain as it is http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/libraries-become-thing-past-under-10381036 Cambrian News…

Library News Round-up: 9 December 2014

FINANCIAL TIMES : 9th DecemberBirmingham council faces Whitehall oversightCited within Sir Bob Kerslake’s report :  the £188m (almost all of it borrowed) spent on new Library of Birmingham – and that it costs £10m p.a. to run compared with £6m…

Library News Round-up: 6 December 2014

Express & Star : 6th DecemberThousands sign petitions over Staffordshire libraries cutbackshttp://www.expressandstar.com/news/2014/12/06/thousands-sign-petitions-over-staffordshire-libraries-cutbacks/ Wells Journal : 6th DecemberSomerset | Wells library survives closure threat http://www.wellsjournal.co.uk/Wells-library-survives-closure-threat/story-25120058-detail/story.htmlWestern Telegraph : 5th DecemberPembroke Dock library hours reduction concerns“It’s the thin edge of the wedge, so much has been taken…

Library News Round-up: 28 October 2014

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 28th OctoberParks and leisure centres under threat as ageing population swallows council budgetsThousands of libraries, parks and leisure centres could come under threat as councils are forced to consider unprecedented cuts to prevent the elderly care system collapsing,…