Tag: Northamptonshire

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: 4 October 2018

Northamptonshire Telegraph: 4 October New plan being developed for Northamptonshire libraries Gazette Series: 4 October South Gloucestershire | Councillor’s clash over library’s open access scheme Leicester Mercury: 4 October Library due to close to save £14k saved after Leicester council’s…

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: 10 September 2018

Northamptonshire Telegraph: 10 September Changes at Northamptonshire libraries despite review pause Northern Echo: 10 September Letters special: Darlington library move U-turn TES: 10 September ‘Use inspectors to improve school libraries’ Holyrood: 10 September National strategy for school libraries

Libraries news round-up: 15 August 2018

The Times: 15 August Girl halts bankrupt Northamptonshire council’s plan to close libraries Local Gov: 15 August Northamptonshire library closures ruled ‘unlawful’ Rights Info: 15 August Northamptonshire | Schoolgirl Wins Legal Challenge Against Council Closing Libraries Local Government Lawyer: 15…

Libraries news round-up: 14 August 2018

The Guardian: 14 August Family claims win in high court challenge to Northants library cuts New Statesman: 14 August Has a little girl from Northamptonshire just ended local government cuts? BBC News: 14 August Northamptonshire County Council: Libraries decision ruled…

Libraries news round-up: 2 August 2018

Sheffield Telegraph: 2 August Telegraph Voices: Are public libraries still relevant in our modern digital society? BBC News: 2 August Northamptonshire County Council: ‘Radical’ service cuts planned Northamptonshire Telegraph: 2 August Northamptonshire libraries closure plans on ice – for now

Libraries news round-up: 1 August 2018

BBC News: 1 August Northamptonshire County Council: Protesters ‘mourn’ cuts to services Sky News: 1 August Fears cash-strapped Northamptonshire County Council may no longer afford services The Guardian: 1 August Northamptonshire’s cash crisis driven by ideological folly, councillors told Northampton…

Libraries news round-up: 26 July 2018

North Devon Gazette: 26 July Barnstaple Library provider defends claims service is ‘at breaking point’ Read the claims made by an ex-staff member in an open letter reproduced here in full. Northamptonshire Telegraph: 26 July Legal battle to overturn Northamptonshire library closures…

Libraries news round-up: 25 July 2018

Barnet Times: 25 July Barnet children protest over libraries Northamptonshire Telegraph: 25 July Legal hearing over fate of 21 Northamptonshire libraries Harrow Times: 25 July North Harrow Library to reopen in September thanks to community effort

Libraries news round-up: 16 July 2018

BBC News: 16 July Darlington Library campaigners lose court closure battle Northern Echo: !6 July Campaigners lose court battle to save Darlington’s Crown Street Library Northamptonshire Telegraph: 16 July Meeting over threatened Northants libraries

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: 27 June 2018

Eastbourne Herald: 27 June East Sussex | Volunteers Network committed to getting Pevensey Bay Library open     Northampton Chronicle & Echo: 27 June Library campaigners plead with Northamptonshire County Council to let group pay £1 peppercorn library rent  …