Tag: Northants

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: 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: 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: 21 June 2018

  Bridgwater Mercury: 21 June Somerset | Group formed to ensure future of North Petherton Library     Northamptonshire Telegraph: 21 June Small victory for Northants library campaigners     Daily Record: 21 June Privacy fear in West Dunbartonshire as vital…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 November 2017

Northamptonshire Telegraph: 24 November ‘Option four’ motion to spare Northamptonshire’s libraries from cuts rejected by county council http://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/option-four-motion-to-spare-northamptonshire-s-libraries-from-cuts-rejected-by-county-council-1-8260979 Bath Echo: 24 November Mobile library set to stay as part of revised proposals for community libraries https://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/politics/mobile-library-set-stay-part-revised-proposals-community-libraries-76065/ Craven Herald: 24 November…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 October 2017

Bournemouth Echo: 31 October Letter to the Editor: Bournemouth council is paving the way for privatisation of public libraries http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15629553.Letter_to_the_Editor__Bournemouth_council_is_paving_the_way_for_privatisation_of_public_libraries/ Northamptonshire Telegraph: 31 October Desborough residents join forces over future of town’s library http://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/desborough-residents-join-forces-over-future-of-town-s-library-1-8221406 Exmouth Journal: 31 October Devon | Plans…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 October 2017

The Guardian: 19 October The UK no longer has a national public library system by Laura Swaffield, Chair of The Library Campaign Volunteer-run libraries don’t meet national standards. We don’t even know how many books are issued. https://www.theguardian.com/voluntary-sector-network/2017/oct/19/uk-national-public-library-system-community Bournemouth Echo:…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 October 2017

The Argus: 18 October East Sussex | Hundreds sign petition to save their library http://www.theargus.co.uk/NEWS/15602101.___Do_not_close_Ringmer_Library______plea_to_council/ Kilburn Times: 18 October Brent | Library in Kensal Rise gets £75,000 council boost http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/library-in-kensal-rise-gets-75-000-council-boost-1-5241181 Blackburn Gazette: 18 October Lancashire | Library campaign off to…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 October 2017

Bournemouth Echo: 17 October Libraries must cut books and charge for services to survive, says councillor http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/NEWS/15600373.Libraries_should_cut_number_of_books_by_80__and_charge_for_services_to_survive__says_councillor/ Daventry Express: 17 October ‘Dark day’ for library services in Northamptonshire as county council announces proposals that could see 28 closed http://www.daventryexpress.co.uk/news/dark-day-for-library-services-in-northamptonshire-as-county-council-announces-proposals-that-could-see-28-closed-1-8199784 Banbury…