Tag: Kent County Council

Libraries News Round-up: 21 May 2016

BBC News : 21st May Hundreds protest against Lewisham library cuts http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36350323 Sevenoaks Chronicle : 21st May Kent | Sevenoaks mobile library stop-offs  halved – is your area affected? More than half of the stops made by Kent CC’s Mobile Library Service…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 February 2016

Slough Express : 21st February Slough to be given £625,000 boost to develop arts in the town Funded by Arts Council England http://www.sloughexpress.co.uk/News/All-Areas/Slough/Slough-to-be-given-625000-boost-to-develop-arts-in-the-town-19022016.htm Kent Online :  21st February Mobile libraries in Deal, Walmer and Sandwich could be cut  Kent County…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 February 2016

Lancaster Guardian : 11th February House of Lords challenge to Lancashire’s library cuts http://www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/news/house-of-lords-challenge-to-lancashire-s-library-cuts-1-7726909 bDaily Business News : 11th February Stockton | UK’s first library–based building society branch looks to land in Yarm https://bdaily.co.uk/finance/11-02-2016/uks-first-library-based-building-society-branch-looks-to-land-in-yarm/ Coventry Telegraph : 11th February Coventry council pressing on with…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 January 2016

Telegraph & Argus : 18th January Bradford | Councillors protest over length and location of libraries closures consultation meeting “It’s barmy not to engage with people – the Council must consult properly” http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/14211085.Councillors_protest_over_length_and_location_of_libraries_closures_consultation_meeting/ Kent Online : 18th January Kent County Council proposes…

Library News Round-up: 16 September 2015

BBC News : 16th SeptemberNHS trust to take over 8 Staffordshire libraries The detail of how the eight libraries would be staffed has yet to be worked out, a trust spokesperson said. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-34262906 West Briton : 16th SeptemberCornwall | Public consultation launched over future of…

Library News Round-up: 27 August 2015

CILIP : 27th AugustCILIP calls on Councils to consider social & economic impact of library cuts when balancing the booksResponding to the Department for Communities & Local Government’s release of the provisional 2014/15 annual income and expenditure figures for Local…

Library News Round-up: 26 May 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 26th MayLondon’s 10 best library cardsMaligned, abused, crushed almost to death by public austerity, public libraries are being forced to take creative measures to kindle the interest of an attention-deficient public.http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/may/26/london-10-best-library-cardsTHE GUARDIAN : 26th MayTime for the…

Library News Round-up: 15 May 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 15th MayIndustry seconds Franklin’s fears for further cuts to librarieshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/industry-seconds-franklin-s-fears-further-cuts-librariesWales Online : 15th MayCampaigners set to take their fight to save Rhoose Library to courthttp://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/libraries-necessity-community-campaigners-set-9266070Hemel Today : 15th MayHertfordshire | Mobile library faces the axe but council says service…

Library News Round-up: 14 May 2015

Express & Star : 14th MaySandwell libraries will be run by more volunteers amid council cutshttp://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-news/2015/05/14/sandwell-libraries-will-be-run-by-more-volunteers-amid-council-cuts/Kent News : 14th MayKCC committed to using charitable trust for library service, but can’t ‘move ahead’ yethttp://www.kentnews.co.uk/news/kcc_committed_to_using_charitable_trust_for_library_service_but_can_t_move_ahead_yet_1_4072959Messenger Newspapers : 14th MayTrafford | Community comes together to develop…

Library News Round-up: 13 May 2015

Alan Wylie | Don’t Privatise Libraries Stepping back!http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/stepping-back.html THE BOOKSELLER : 13th MayVaizey remains as culture ministerhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/vaizey-remains-culture-ministerPRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1392available today in newsagentsLibrary News (p.28) | Cambridge Central Library Leon’s Library Blog : 13th MayWe’ve got five years..!http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/05/13/weve-got-five-years/Wales Online : 13th May‘Sell off’ papers…

Library News Round-up: 13 April 2015

Kent News : 13th AprilCampaigners deliver library petition to County Hallhttp://www.kentnews.co.uk/news/campaigners_deliver_library_petition_to_county_hall_1_4031933Hexham Courant : 13th April Mayor Fears for Hexham Library’s Futurehttp://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk/news/mayor-fears-for-hexham-library-s-future-1.1205184 Times Series : 12th AprilProtesters stage second protest march against Barnet Borough Council’s library cutshttp://www.times-series.co.uk/news/12885115.Protesters_stage_second_march_through_Barnet_over_library_cuts/ Leicester Mercury : 12th April19 communities on…

Library News Round-up: 31 March 2015

Brixton Blog : 31st MarchLambeth | Anger at cultural cutbackhttp://www.brixtonblog.com/anger-at-cultural-cutback/29280 Kent.gov : 31st MarchLast chance to have a say on Kent CC’s libraries consultationhttp://kccmediahub.net/last-chance-to-have-a-say-on-libraries-consultation745 South Wales Argus : 31st MarchNewport | Public consultation open on hours-cut proposal for saved Malpas libraryhttp://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/gwentnews/12661665.Public_consultation_open_on_hours_cut_proposal_for_saved_Malpas_library/ Barnet & Whetstone Press: 30th MarchAuthor’s…

Library News Round-up: 24 March 2015

Kent Online : 24th March Residents in Sandwich told a charitable trust would enable libraries to be “bespoke”http://www.kentonline.co.uk/sandwich/news/bespoke-library-services-33909/ Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 24th MarchLincolnshire County Council apologises to Pauline Palmer: “we have learned our lessons”http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2015/03/24/lincolnshire-county-council-apologises-to-pauline-palmer-we-have-learned-our-lessons/ Harrow Times : 24th March‘Full steam ahead’ as…

Library News Round-up: 17 March 2015

The Conversation : 17th MarchWe need to remember that libraries are about books, not business http://theconversation.com/we-need-to-remember-that-libraries-are-about-books-not-business-35884BBC News : 16th MarchPlans to close seven Bristol libraries on hold http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-31909805Don’t Privatise Libraries : 17th MarchAdvocacy under austerity, Vaizey, Northamptonshire & donations and cynical electioneering http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/advocacy-under-austerity-vaizey.html | @Don’t Privatise…

Library News Round-up: 26 February 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 26th FebruaryLambeth in line for library closureshttp://thebookseller.com/news/lambeth-line-library-closuresLondon Evening Standard : 26th FebruaryRosamund Urwin😐 Our libraries and parks should never be under threathttp://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/rosamund-urwin-our-libraries-and-parks-should-never-be-under-threat-10071831.html Friends of Lambeth Libraries : 26th FebruaryStatement | Lambeth Libraries in perilhttps://seancreighton1947.wordpress.com/2015/02/26/lambeth-libraries-in-peril/Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 26th FebruaryNEW PAGE dedicated…

Library News Round-up: 12 February 2015

Braintree & Witham Times : 12th FebruaryCampaign to save our libraries is gathering pace“My phone hasn’t stopped ringing!”http://www.braintreeandwithamtimes.co.uk/news/south_essex_news/11786856.Campaign_to_save_our_libraries_is_gathering_pace/  Kent & Sussex Courier : 12th FebruaryBid to “save” public libraries in Kenthttp://www.courier.co.uk/Bid-save-public-libraries-Kent/story-26017762-detail/story.html Lincolnshire Echo : 12th FebruaryLetter – Lincs CC Leader| Moves to cut library…

Library News Round-up: 9 February 2015

BBC News : 9th FebruaryLincolnshire library handover ‘exceptional’, says shadow minister http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-31208967Harlow Star : 9th FebruaryEssex County Council offering library internship to young jobseekershttp://www.harlowstar.co.uk/Young-benefits-claimants-offered-hope-library/story-25996721-detail/story.html Guardian Series : 9th FebruaryEssex | Ideas sought on the future of Loughton Libraryhttp://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/11781111.Ideas_sought_on_future_of_library/Jackie Morris : 8th FebruaryFighting TalkJackie Morris is…

Library News Round-up: 7 February 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 7th FebruaryNumber of library visitors falls by 40 million in four years as austerity measures force closures According to research by the House of Commons Library commissioned by the Labour Partyhttp://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/number-of-library-visitors-falls-by-40-million-in-four-years-as-austerity-measures-force-closures-10029860.htmlNationalLibrariesDay.org : 7th FebruaryCathy Cassidy | Libraries belong to usThere is…

Library News Round-up: 1 February 2015

SUNDAY TIMES : 1st February Business Section – big article (p.12) by Luke Johnson, Sieghart Panellist Cabbie, drive to the future or we’ll be in a rotten state BBC News : 1st February Prison ‘book ban’ rule relaxed http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31083737 BBC…