Tag: Lancashire County Council

Libraries News Round-up: 23 September 2017

Lancashire Telegraph: 23 September Library hours plans sparks row over East Lancashire opening ‘reductions’ http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/ribble_valley/15550744.Library_hours_plans_sparks_row_over_East_Lancashire_opening___39_reductions__39_/ Rhyl Journal: 23 September Denbighshire Council toasts performance success following the release of new data It is the first time the number of visits to…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 July

Local Gov: 11 July Cutting services: a false economy? ‘…the Public Libraries and Museum Act 1964 requires library authorities to provide ‘a comprehensive and efficient library service’ for all persons who desire to make use of it and specifies particular…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 July

The Guardian: 10 July Lancashire plans to reopen libraries, but Shropshire considers more cuts Stratford Herald: 10 July First glimpse of Stratford’s new look library https://www.stratford-herald.com/73053-first-glimpse-stratfords-new-look-library.html

Libraries News Round-up: 31 December 2016

Leon’s Library Blog : 31st December Review of Public Libraries 2016  https://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/12/31/review-of-public-libraries-2016/ THE BOOKSELLER : 30th December  Beevor knighted in New Year’s Honours Congratulations to library campaigner Desmond Clarke on receiving an MBE for services to the British Public Library Service and to Literature…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 December 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 12th December Library closures ‘will double unless immediate action is taken’ https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/dec/12/library-closures-will-double-unless-immediate-action-is-taken?CMP=twt_gu BBC News : 12th December Lancashire County Council agrees to hand over three libraries http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-38289200 Libraries Taskforce : 12th December Yarm Library co-locates with Newcastle…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 September 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th September ‘War on social cohesion’: Finch slams community cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-president-reveals-pressures-community-volunteers-390726 Edinburgh Evening News : 8th September Chris Riddell: Libraries play vital role helping children find the perfect book to read for pleasure http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/opinion/chris-riddell-libraries-play-vital-role-in-helping-children-find-the-perfect-book-to-read-for-pleasure-1-4224564 Gazette Series :…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 September 2016

Public Libraries News : 6th September Editorial | There’s consultations and then there’s … “give the public the respect they deserve ..” http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/09/theres-consultations-and-then-theres.html Northern Echo : 6th September Plans to close Darlington library may be ‘set aside’ following legal challenge http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14726282.Decision_to_close_Crown_Street_Library__set_aside__by_Darlington_Borough_Council_following_legal_challenge/ Swindon…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 September 2016

Swindon Advertiser : 2nd September Swindon | Campaign to save Park Library is launched ahead of public meeting showdown http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14720858.Campaign_to_save_Park_Library_is_launched_ahead_of_public_meeting_showdown/ Lancashire Telegraph : 2nd September ‘We’ll carry on fight for our libraries’ – new petition launched http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/14720102.___We___ll_carry_on_fight_for_our_libraries______new_petition_launched/ Bedford Times & Citizen :…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 September 2016

Public Sector Executive : 1st September Keeping libraries relevant and enhancing community wellbeing Cllr Ian Stewart, cabinet member at Cumbria County Council http://www.publicsectorexecutive.com/Public-Sector-News/keeping-libraries-relevant-and-enhancing-community-wellbeing?dorewrite=false Blackpool Gazette : 1st September last-ditch bid to save libraries Angry MP Mark Menzies is pressing for Central…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 August 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 31st August Lancashire council to close more than 20 libraries https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/aug/31/lancashire-county-council-library-closures Wigan Today : 31st August Two libraries & a children’s centre could be closed down http://www.wigantoday.net/news/local/two-libraries-and-a-children-s-centre-could-be-closed-down-1-8098357 Public Libraries News : 30th August Editorial | Lancashire, Labour and Libraries …

Libraries News Round-up: 30 August 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 30th August Lancashire to go ahead with ‘disgraceful’ library cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/lancashire-go-ahead-disgraceful-library-cuts-383186  Lancashire Headline News : 30th August Library Campaigner Dom Conlon reacts to library closures https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAAKOsiTC6M&feature=youtu.beLancashire Evening Post : 30th August As the dust settles, we look…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 August 2016

  DAILY TELEGRAPH : 29th August ‘Three Rs’ on the decline as a quarter of adults have a reading age so low they struggle to read a bus timetable http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/28/three-rs-on-the-decline-as-a-quarter-of-adults-have-a-reading-ag/ Joseph Rowntree Foundation report http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/01/78-billion-the-cost-to-the-taxpayer-of-poverty-in-the-uk/ Lancashire Telegraph : 29th August Anger as Lancashire County…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 June 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 10th June Concerns raised over charity model for York libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/york-libraries-333456 Bedfordshire News : 14th June Bedford Borough libraries under threat as council releases proposed strategy http://www.bedfordshire-news.co.uk/Bedford-Borough-libraries-threat-council-releases/story-29398147-detail/story.html Newbury Today : 14th June West Berkshire | Legality of council’s library…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 May 2016

Parliament Public Libraries:  Lancashire: Written question – 37260 http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2016-05-18/37260/ Blackpool Gazette : 26th May Lancashire | MP takes his library battle to Commons http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/environment/mp-takes-his-library-battle-to-commons-1-7931065 Northern Echo : 26th May Darlington | New bid to stop library closure http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14517603.New_bid_to_stop_library_closure/ Business Quarter : 26th May Hull wins £3m funding…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 May 2016

New > LIBRARIES TASKFORCE : 25th May https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/05/25/a-shared-vision-for-public-libraries/ THE GUARDIAN : 25th May Simon Cowell gets star advice on plan to write children’s book https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/may/25/simon-cowell-advice-write-childrens-book-michael-rosen-philip-ardagh West Leeds Dispatch : 25th May A postcard from Alan Bennett to Armley Library http://westleedsdispatch.com/read-postcard-alan-bennett-armley-library/ Brixton…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 May 2016

THE INDEPENDENT : 24th May London library closures cost local council three times more than keeping them open http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/lambeth-council-london-library-closures-cost-three-times-more-than-it-did-to-keep-them-open-a7043921.html THE BOOKSELLER : 24th May Stephen Fry backs libraries in poster campaign http://www.thebookseller.com/news/stephen-fry-becomes-cilips-poster-boy-save-libraries-330283 Booktrade Info : 24th May Stephen Fry Supports…

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: 20 May 2016

Public Libraries News : 19th May Editorial | “Cameron can come to ours and assist those trying to get online” http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/05/cameron-can-come-to-ours-and-assist-those-trying-to-get-online.html Newbury News : 20th May West Berkshire | Council refuses to release library closure legal advice http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/18187/Council-refuses-to-release-library-closure.html Brighton & Hove Independent : 20th…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 May 2016

Brixton Buzz : 18th May Lambeth Full Council meeting ends in farce as residents are prevented from having say over library closures http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2016/05/lambeth-full-council-meeting-ends-in-farce-as-residents-are-prevented-from-having-say-over-library-closures/ Lichfield Mercury : 19th May Lichfield Library and Friary debate at Staffordshire County Council today http://www.lichfieldmercury.co.uk/Lichfield-Library-Friary-debate-Staffordshire/story-29293515-detail/story.html Rossendale…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 May 2016

UTV : 18th May Anger over plans to cut NI library hours http://www.u.tv/News/2016/05/18/Anger-over-plans-to-cut-NI-library-hours-59182 Blackpool Gazette : 18th May Lancashire | Public inquiry threat over libraries axe http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/whats-on/arts/public-inquiry-threat-over-libraries-axe-1-7917583 Blackpool Gazette : 18th May Lancashire | Politically Correct by Howard Ballard County Hall politics closed our libraries http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/opinion/politically-correct-by-howard-ballard-1-7917871 Newbury…