Tag: Lancashire

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: 2 May 2018

Coventry Observer: 2 May Earlsdon Library under threat as board pulls out of formal takeover over council funding concerns https://coventryobserver.co.uk/news/earlsdon-library-under-threat-as-board-pulls-out-of-formal-takeover-over-council-funding-concerns/ .  Somerset Live: 2 May Somerset libraries could be forced to share staff as council consults on their futures https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/somerset-news/somerset-libraries-could-forced-share-1522817 …

Libraries News Round-up: 22 March 2018

The Guardian: 21 March Government may intervene in Northampton library closures https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/mar/21/government-eyes-intervention-into-northampton-library-closures Barnet Unison: 22 March Fire safety issues in Barnet Libraries http://www.barnetunison.me.uk/wp/2018/03/22/fire-safety-issues-in-barnet-libraries/ Times & Star: 22 March Cumbria | Town council to pay for library newspapers http://www.timesandstar.co.uk/news/Town-council-to-pay-for-library-newspapers-b9984c8c-3bb5-4b87-86f5-1b87e7d65d12-ds Wellington Weekly News:…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 March 2018

Burnham-on-Sea.com: 9 March Somerset | Highbridge’s Churchfield School pupils plea: ‘Save our town’s library’ http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2018/library-protest-school-09-03-18.php Burnham & Highbridge Weekly News: 9 March Somerset | ‘Save our library’ – Churchfield Church School joins campaign in a bid to block library closure http://www.burnhamandhighbridgeweeklynews.co.uk/news/16075873._Save_our_library____Highbridge_school_joins_campaign_in_a_bid_to_block_library_closure/ Wellington…

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: 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: 26 February 2018

LGA: 26 February Extra council tax income in 2018/19 will not protect under-pressure local services https://www.local.gov.uk/about/news/extra-council-tax-income-201819-will-not-protect-under-pressure-local-services Oxfordshire Guardian: 26 February Spreading the word to encourage library use http://www.oxfordshireguardian.co.uk/spreading-the-word-to-encourage-library-use/ Bath Chronicle: 26 February Bath & NE Somerset | Staff sickness forces…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 February 2018

Burnham-On-Sea: 14 February Somerset | ‘Highbridge Library must be saved from closure’ – former MP Tessa Munt http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2018/highbridge-library-plans-tessa-munt-13-02-18.php Lancashire Telegraph: 14 February Bid to transform former Trawden library takes step closer http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/pendle/15992582.Bid_to_transform_former_Trawden_library_takes_step_closer/ The News: 14 February Figures show less books…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 February 2018

White Horse News: 13 February Wiltshire | Bratton Mobile Library continues http://www.whitehorsenews.co.uk/blog/2018/02/13/bratton-mobile-library-continues/ Warrington Guardian: 13 February Great Sankey Hub opens its doors for business http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/15990423.Great_Sankey_Hub_opens_its_doors_for_business/ Reading Chronicle: 13 February Library opening hours across Reading could be cut under new council proposals http://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/news/15990792.Library_opening_hours_could_be_cut_under_new_proposals/Inc.…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 January 2018

Get West London: 31 January Carillion collapse: Ealing library services to be brought back under council control after petition objecting to outsourcing gains thousands of signatures https://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/carillion-collapse-ealing-library-services-14217826 Lancashire Telegraph: 31 January PICTURES: Celebration as Whalley Library reopens http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/15909009.PICTURES__Celebration_as_library_reopens/ Weston Mercury:…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 January 2018

Harrow Times: 30 January Harrow libraries brought in-house following Carillion liquidation http://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/15906772.Libraries_brought_in_house_following_Carillion_collapse/ Scottish Daily Record: 30 January Final decision on potential library opening time cuts looms in West Dunbartonshire https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/final-decision-potential-library-opening-11938452 Bristol Post: 30 January Blackadder star Tony Robinson brands Bristol…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 January 2018

Blackpool Gazette: 29 January Lancashire | Date is set for reopening of Thornton Library https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/whats-on/date-is-set-for-reopening-of-thornton-library-1-8986431 Clitheroe Advertiser: 29 January Lancashire | Joy as Whalley Library reopens https://www.clitheroeadvertiser.co.uk/news/joy-as-whalley-library-reopens-1-8987145 Dunbarton Reporter: 29 January Library hours to be cut back in Dumbarton and…

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: 22 January 2018

The Guardian: 22 January Somerset says only volunteers can keep libraries open https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jan/22/somerset-says-only-volunteers-can-keep-libraries-open Somerset Live: 22 January Up to 15 libraries in Somerset could close without community support, says county council http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/somerset-news/up-15-libraries-somerset-could-1090357 South West Londoner: 22 January Lambeth | Pressure…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 January 2018

The Bookseller: 19 January On borrowed time? Could the decline in library services and book loans put the future of reading in jeopardy?. https://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/borrowed-time-711926 Lancashire Telegraph: 19 January Barrowford Library to reopen http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/15866454.Barrowford_Library_to_reopen/ 2BR Lancashire: 19 January “Why is there…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 January 2018

The Bookseller: 15 January Library closures are a ‘disgrace’, says Daunt https://www.thebookseller.com/news/daunt-library-closures-are-disgrace-707681 Croydon Guardian: 15 January Council guarantees jobs of library staff after Carillion collapse http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/news/15828282.Council_guarantees_jobs_of_library_staff_after_construction_giant_collapse/ Croydon Advertiser: 15 January Croydon libraries to be run by the council again to…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 January 2018

The Echo: 13 January New volunteer-run community libraries to be introduced across Essex http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/15825120.New_volunteer_run_community_libraries_to_be_introduced_across_Essex/ Herts Advertiser: 13 January Public consultation launches on future of Hertfordshire’s libraries http://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/public-consultation-launches-on-future-of-hertfordshire-s-libraries-1-5352693 Lancashire Telegraph: 13 January Councillor gives praise to County Hall for reopening of…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 January 2018

The Bookseller: 10 January Libraries minister changes again as Glen moves in reshuffle https://www.thebookseller.com/news/gyimah-made-universities-minister-johnson-moves-transport-705701 Stoke Sentinel: 10 January Staffordshire | READ ALL ABOUT IT! Uncertain future for three more libraries http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/local-news/read-it-uncertain-future-three-1034767 Shropshire Star: 10 January Decision day for under-threat Shropshire…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 January 2018

Liverpool Echo: 6 January Work to start ‘immediately’ on restoring derelict historic library http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/work-start-immediately-restoring-derelict-14120943 Lancashire Telegraph: 6 January Oswaldtwistle library reopening this month after successful campaign http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/hyndburn/15811726.Oswaldtwistle_library_reopening_this_month/ Brinkwire: 6 January Have your say as council cuts mean more Kirklees libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 December 2017

Northamptonshire Telegraph: 13 December ‘Unreasonable’ time constraints imposed on groups battling to save Northamptonshire libraries https://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/unreasonable-time-constraints-imposed-on-groups-battling-to-save-northamptonshire-libraries-1-8287310 Bolton News: 13 December New Little Lever library and health centre plans move step closer http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/bolton/15768686.New_Little_Lever_library_and_health_centre_plans_move_step_closer/ Champion News: 13 December Lancashire | Up Holland…