Tag: Local Government Association

Libraries News Round-up: 1 February 2016

James Powney’s Blog : 1st February Brent Library Privatisation Ditched http://jamespowney.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/brent-library-privatisation-ditched.html LGA : 1st February Transitional support needed for councils following funding shake-up http://www.local.gov.uk/media-releases/-/journal_content/56/10180/7671840?_56_INSTANCE_0000_templateId=NEWS BBC News : 1st February Oxfordshire | Bicester town centre’s new library to open in April http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-35458233 Stamford…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 December 2015

UK Authority.com : 24th December Age UK says pensioners could suffer from digital shift (and LGA response) http://www.ukauthority.com/news/5875/age-uk-says-pensioners-could-suffer-from-digital-shift Wales Online : 24th December RCT library visitors down 26% since 13 libraries were axed in May 2014 ‘Many people have stopped going…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 October 2015

Public Libraries News : 4th OctoberEditorial | Cuts in Barnet and Lambeth … and the joys of storytelling http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/10/cuts-in-barnet-and-lambeth-and-the-joys-of-storytelling.htmlBarnet Today : 5th OctoberBarnet libraries could be saved but more protests are planned http://www.barnet-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=7656&headline=Libraries%20could%20be%20saved%20but%20more%20protests%20are%20planned LGA : 5th October Councils promised more money to help refugees http://www.localgov.co.uk/Councils-promised-more-money-to-help-refugees/39548 London SE1 :…

Library News Round-up: 1 September 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 1st SeptemberMichael Rosen | Dear Ms Morgan: there’s no point giving children tickets for closed librarieshttp://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/sep/01/morgan-child-library-ticketTHE GUARDIAN: 1st SeptemberLocal authorities ‘cannot cope with further cuts’http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/sep/01/local-government-association-cannot-cope-further-cuts Evening Standard : 1st SeptemberJeremy Corbyn hails arts as ‘vital to health’ and pledges…

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…

Libraries News Round-up: 9th April 2014

Michael Rosen : 9th April Open letter to Sajid Javid, the new Culture Minister  Perhaps you know about the terrible crisis we have in libraries, depriving people of access to knowledge and culture. http://michaelrosenblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/open-letter-to-sajid-javid-new-culture.html?spref=tw&m=1 ITV News : 9th April Lincolnshire…

Libraries News Round-up: 12th January 2014

SUNDAY TELEGRAPH : 12th January Volunteers needed to run museums and libraries http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10565926/Volunteers-needed-to-run-museums-and-libraries.html SUNDAY TELEGRAPH : 12th January Volunteers must take a role in running parks and museums By Sir Merrick Cockell, Chairman of the Local Government Association http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10565979/Volunteers-must-take-a-role-in-running-parks-and-museums.html James Powney’s Blog : 12th…