Tag: library consultation

Libraries news round-up: 30 October 2018

The Bookseller: 30 October Library petition hits 20k signatures after Rowling support Redditch Advertiser: 30 October Worcestershire | Future of Woodrow and Alvechurch libraries uncertain after consultation into the future use of libraries launched The Star: 30 October Sheffield |…

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: 26 October 2018

Powys County Times: 26 October Glyn Davies MP “horrified” by threat to Welshpool Library Brixton Buzz: 26 October Lambeth | Carnegie Trust given Lottery grant to help take control of Carnegie Library in Herne Hill Get West London: 26 October…

Libraries news round-up: 25 October 2018

Northamptonshire Telegraph: 25 October County Council’s chief executive gives libraries hope ‘Ms Grant said she is personally leading the libraries review and was hoping for a ‘positive outcome’.’ Redditch Standard: 25 October Worcestershire | Battle begins to save Redditch library…

Libraries news round-up: 22 October 2018

Evening Times: 22 October Glasgow | Cardonald Library re-opens after near £1 million makeover The Star: 22 October Group committed to providing ‘vibrant community hub’ after bar company pulls out of Sheffield library plans My Welshpool: 22 October Powys |…

Libraries news round-up: 10 October 2018

UNISON: ‘Save the arts and libraries’ march goes through London cultural landmarks to Parliament UNISON, with support from PCS and UNITE are calling on the public to join public sector workers in a march on Saturday, 3 November 2018, starting…

Libraries news round-up: 2 October 2018

Bradford Telegraph & Argus: 2 October A report going to scrutiny will show, ‘after moving over to being run by community groups rather than by the Council, many of Bradford’s libraries are now thriving.’  The Star: 2 October Sheffield |…

Libraries news round-up: 28 September 2018

Press & Journal: 28 September Over 100 jobs at risk as Moray Council look to implement severe budget cuts Cuts agreed include reduced opening hours for Buckie, Forres, Keith, Lossiemouth libraries The Courier: 28 September ‘No decisions’ to cut library…

Libraries news round-up: 27 September 2018

North Somerset Times: 27 September North Somerset library closure announced Midsomer Norton Journal: 27 September PSJ Councillors launch consultation on new Community Library Hereford Times: 27 September Powys | New hours start at town library

Libraries news round-up: 22 September 2018

Worcester News: 22 September Cuts and staffing overhaul planned as Worcestershire County Council needs to save £17 million by March Suffolk Free Press: 22 September Long Melford Library launches consultation on proposal to extend opening hours Daily Record: 22 September…

Libraries news round-up: 21 September 2018

BBC News: 21 September Newcastle | Fenham Library rehab plan ‘scares’ youngsters Chronicle Live: 21 September Newcastle | Fearful children question council over Fenham Library drug and alcohol rehab centre Dunfermline Press: 21 September Fife library staff face 90-day consultation…

Libraries news round-up: 24 August 2018

Northern Echo: 24 August Darlington library plans to be put before cabinet Daily Echo: 24 August New Mercury Library in Hamble nears completion Somerset County Gazette: 24 August Somerset’s public services will suffer from cuts says LibDems Pembroke Observer: 24…

Libraries news round-up: 10 August 2018

The Star: 10 August Bid to boost Sheffield library membership after figures show fall in book borrowing East Lothian Courier: 10 August Lack of consultation over Prestonpans Library change is criticised Blog Preston: 10 August Lancashire | Bamber Bridge library…

Libraries news round-up: 11 July 2018

Burnham-On-Sea News: 11 July Somerset | Decision on Highbridge Library’s future to be announced in October Lancaster and Morecambe Citizen: 11 July Lancashire | Crawshawbooth’s library opens a new solo chapter Community-run library in a community centre Lancashire Telegraph: 11…

Libraries news round-up: 10 July 2018

Hereford Times: 9 July Council leaders to explore outsourcing options for libraries, museums and archives East London & West Essex Guardian: 10 July Waltham Forest | Wood Street library to be demolished, new one planned for Marlowe Road Yellow Advertiser:…

Libraries news round-up: 17 June 2018

The Guardian: 17 June Opinion | The Guardian view on books for all: libraries give us power “Public libraries have been remorselessly attacked as public finances shrink. They have lost books, staff, opening hours and whole branches. More than 400…

Libraries news round-up: 10 June 2018

Burnham-on-Sea.com: 9 June Somerset | Last chance to have your say: Highbridge Library consultation to end Grantham Journal: 10 June Lincolnshire | Former Allington village surgery transformed into library East Anglian Daily Times: 10 June New figures reveal rapid rise…