Tag: privatisation

Libraries News Round-up: 19 April 2018

Bristol Post: 18 April North Somerset | Three more libraries under threat of closure as council looks to make essential cuts https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/three-more-libraries-under-threat-1474080 The Bookseller: 19 April Local election candidates urged to champion libraries https://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-encourages-local-election-candidates-champion-libraries-771066 Hemel Gazette 19 April Hertfordshire’s libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 March 2018

PRIVATE EYE Issue No.1466 (p.35) Library News:  Northamptonshire In all good newsagents today Labour List: 21 March Outsourcing fails public services – Tory Barnet ‘easyCouncil’ chaos is proof ‘Libraries have been privatised, slashing space and leaving them unstaffed up to…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 January 2018

AlderleyEdge.com: 26 January Cheshire East | Hundreds back sisters’ campaign to save our library http://www.alderleyedge.com/news/article/17040/hundreds-back-sisters-campaign-to-save-our-library Brixton Buzz: 26 January Lambeth Council confirms job specs for GLL book-ish gym staff as Carnegie ‘Library’ prepares to re-open http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2018/01/lambeth-council-confirms-job-specs-for-gll-book-ish-gym-staff-as-carnegie-library-prepares-to-re-open/ Andover Advertiser: 26 January…

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: 21 January 2018

ITV News: 21 January Fifteen Somerset libraries could be closed https://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2018-01-21/fifteen-somerset-libraries-could-be-closed/ibraries Stop the privatisation of Public Libraries: 21 January Carillion and LS&S; the dangers of privatisation http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.com/2018/01/carillion-and-ls-dangers-of-library.html Stoke Sentinel: 21 January Staffordshire | Big Lottery windfall will help village library…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 January 2018

The Bookseller: 16 January Michael Ellis confirmed as new libraries minister https://www.thebookseller.com/news/michael-ellis-new-libraries-minister-710106 Warrington Guardian: 16 January Council chief executive to join national Libraries Taskforce http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/15845156.Council_chief_executive_to_join_national_Libraries_Taskforce/ The Bookseller: 16 January Croydon takes back running of libraries after Carillion collapse https://www.thebookseller.com/news/croydon-takes-libraries-back-carillion-collapses-710041 East…

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: 12 July

Ipswich Star: 11 July Suffolk | Ipswich’s Rosehill Library reopens after five-week closure for revamp South Wales Argus: 12 July Major works set for Maindee library in Newport Funding for the charity running library with volunteers received from Arts Council Wales…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 April

Liverpool Echo : 5 April St Helens libraries under threat as council review entire service http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/in-your-area/st-helens-libraries-under-threat-12851568 BBC News : 5 April North East Lincolnshire | Grimsby and Immingham libraries hire security staff http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-39501756 Blackpool Gazette : 5 April Lancashire |…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 March

Yorkshire Coast Radio : 20 March North Yorkshire Libraries Prepare for Change https://www.yorkshirecoastradio.com/news/local-news/2249672/north-yorkshire-libraries-prepare-for-change/ Bromley Times : 20 March Campaign to save Bromley’s libraries from privatisation ramps up with week-long strike by library staff http://www.bromleytimes.co.uk/news/campaign_to_save_bromley_s_libraries_from_privatisation_ramps_up_with_week_long_strike_by_library_staff_1_4939016 The Northern Echo : 20 March Darlington…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 March

Keighley News : 18 March North Yorkshire | Cross Hills Library to become community-run http://www.keighleynews.co.uk/news/15166108.Cross_Hills_Library_to_become_community_run/ News Shopper : 18 March Bromley library workers to walk out for a week in strike over privatisation http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/15166094.Bromley_library_workers_to_walk_out_for_a_week_in_strike_over_privatisation/

Libraries News Round-up: 13 March

East Anglian Daily Times : 13 March Framlingham Town Council set for new chapter – at library in Old Court House http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/framlingham_town_council_set_for_new_chapter_at_library_in_old_court_house_1_4928001 Get Reading : 13 March Wokingham library to close for a week but Woodley to reopen soon http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/wokingham-library-close-week-woodley-12730055 Newbury Today : 13 March West Berkshire…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 August 2016

Public Libraries News : 24th August Editorial | A Labour library mess-up and the police in libraries http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/08/a-labour-library-mess-up-and-the-police-in-libraries.html Coventry Telegraph : 25th August Letter | ‘Anyone who thinks this is a good idea has no concept of what a library…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 July 2016

UK Fundraising : 18th July Arts Council to include museums & libraries in new funding approach http://fundraising.co.uk/2016/07/18/arts-council-include-museums-libraries-new-funding-approach/   Bromley Times : 18th July All-out strike of council services planned for this week Bromley library workers started seven days of strike…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 February 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 2nd February ‘Libraries have betrayed publishers’, festival hears  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/publishers-should-partner-libraries-321273 Chronicle Live : 2nd February Charity behind Northumberland’s leisure centres and libraries asks for £1m bailout http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/charity-behind-northumberlands-leisure-centres-10821436 Bournemouth Echo : 2nd February “You should get volunteers” – councillor…

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…