Tag: Somerset

Libraries news round-up: 14 May 2018

Northampton Telegraph: 14 May Row over ‘sale’ of Irchester library Wales Online: 14 May Fears that jobs could be lost at Cardiff libraries following money saving overhaul Wakefield Express: 14 May Changes in library opening times in cash saving move Somerset County Gazette:…

Libraries news round-up: 6 May 2018

  Wellington Weekly News: 6 May Somerset | Mass book withdrawal at Wiveliscombe Library http://www.wellington-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=108207  . Coventry Telegraph: 6 May Warwickshire | Falling library visitor numbers not helped by “Soviet-looking buildings” says councillor https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/local-news/falling-library-visitor-numbers-not-14598913 .  Tenby Observer: 5 May Pembrokeshire…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 May 2018

Coventry Observer: 2 May Earlsdon Library under threat as board pulls out of formal takeover over council funding concerns https://coventryobserver.co.uk/news/earlsdon-library-under-threat-as-board-pulls-out-of-formal-takeover-over-council-funding-concerns/ .  Somerset Live: 2 May Somerset libraries could be forced to share staff as council consults on their futures https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/somerset-news/somerset-libraries-could-forced-share-1522817 …

Libraries News Round-up: 30 April 2018

Northamptonshire Telegraph: 30 April Volunteer groups hopeful of taking over all 21 under-threat Northants libraries https://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/volunteer-groups-hopeful-of-taking-over-all-21-under-threat-northants-libraries-1-8481329 Derby Telegraph: 30 April City centre library move will see dramatic drop in books on shelves https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/derby-news/city-centre-library-move-see-1511526 Law Society Gazette: 30 April Northamptonshire | Fighting council’s…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 April 2018

BBC News: 26 April Upper Norwood library in late-night cabaret licence bid http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-43906542 Burnham-on-Sea.com: 26 April Somerset | Highbridge library users urged to have their say on closure plans http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2018/library-consultation-reminder-26-04-18.php Northern Echo: 26 April Darlington’s council asked to relist Crown…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 April 2018

News & Star: 14 April Cumbria | Town centre library to close and move into nearby archive centre http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/Town-centre-library-to-close-and-move-into-nearby-archive-centre-709f13b8-c0dc-408b-b196-197f83c364cd-ds Weston & Somerset Mercury: 14 April Somerset | Councillors vote to try to prevent Highbridge Library from closing http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/highbridge-library-may-not-close-1-5475335

Libraries News Round-up: 10 April 2018

Brixton Buzz: 10 April Rachel Heywood thrown out of the Labour party and given a five year ban for standing as an Independent Heywood critical of Lambeth Labour’s actions, including those relating to libraries http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2018/04/rachel-heywood-thrown-out-of-the-labour-party-and-given-a-five-year-ban-for-standing-as-an-independent/ Echo: 10 April Essex |…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 April 2018

TES: 2 April Infant pupils ‘swiping left’ when they pick up books Motion proposed at NUT conference https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/infant-pupils-swiping-left-when-they-pick-books i News: 2 April Children are picking up books and ‘trying to swipe left’ teachers told, as concern for future of local…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 March 2018

Chard & Ilminster News: 29 March Somerset | Dozens vow to fight for future of Ilminster Library http://www.chardandilminsternews.co.uk/news/ilminster_news/16123053.dozens-vow-to-fight-for-future-of-ilminster-library/ News Shopper: 29 March Bromley | West Wickham leisure centre and library up for redevelopment http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/16122628.west-wickham-leisure-centre-and-library-up-for-redevelopment/ Croydon Advertiser: 29 March Bromley |…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 March 2018

The Guardian: 21 March Government may intervene in Northampton library closures https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/mar/21/government-eyes-intervention-into-northampton-library-closures Barnet Unison: 22 March Fire safety issues in Barnet Libraries http://www.barnetunison.me.uk/wp/2018/03/22/fire-safety-issues-in-barnet-libraries/ Times & Star: 22 March Cumbria | Town council to pay for library newspapers http://www.timesandstar.co.uk/news/Town-council-to-pay-for-library-newspapers-b9984c8c-3bb5-4b87-86f5-1b87e7d65d12-ds Wellington Weekly News:…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 March 2018

The Bookseller: 20 March Government to intervene in Northamptonshire library closures https://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-intervene-northamptonshire-library-closures-752236 LGA: 20 March Northamptonshire | Council faces government probe into library cuts https://www.localgov.co.uk/Council-faces-government-probe-into-library-cuts/44966 Banbury Guardian: 20 March Culture secretary to probe Northamptonshire library closures https://www.banburyguardian.co.uk/news/culture-secretary-to-probe-northamptonshire-library-closures-1-8423008 Plymouth Herald: 20…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 March 2018

BBC News: 19 March Northamptonshire County Council: Government to probe library cuts http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-43462573 DCMS: 19 March Letter from Culture Secretary Matt Hancock, confirming a formal complaint under the Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/letter-from-culture-secretary-matt-hancock-confirming-a-formal-complaint-under-the-public-libraries-and-museums-act-1964 Burnham-on-Sea.com: 19 March Somerset |…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 March 2018

North Devon Gazette:17 March Devon| Library opens new creative FabLab facility http://www.northdevongazette.co.uk/news/new-fablab-opens-at-barnstaple-library-1-5438016 Derby Telegraph: 17 March When Derby will be without a city centre library Derby Central Library to close and co-locate. Ten of the city’s libraries will be handed…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 March 2018

ITV News: 16 March Plymouth | Are pop-up libraries the solution? Plymouth City council insists shutting five libraries and replacing them with a so called ‘pop-up’ version is working and was the right thing to do. http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2018-03-16/are-pop-up-libraries-the-solution/ Grimsby Telegraph: 16 March North…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 March 2018

Burnham-on-Sea.com: 9 March Somerset | Highbridge’s Churchfield School pupils plea: ‘Save our town’s library’ http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2018/library-protest-school-09-03-18.php Burnham & Highbridge Weekly News: 9 March Somerset | ‘Save our library’ – Churchfield Church School joins campaign in a bid to block library closure http://www.burnhamandhighbridgeweeklynews.co.uk/news/16075873._Save_our_library____Highbridge_school_joins_campaign_in_a_bid_to_block_library_closure/ Wellington…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 March 2018

ITV News: 8 March Somerset | Schoolchildren join the campaign to save local libraries http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2018-03-08/schoolchildren-join-the-campaign-to-save-local-libraries/ Chard & Ilminster News: 8 March Somerset | Anger over MP’s silence on libraries at risk http://www.chardandilminsternews.co.uk/news/south_somerset_news/16073456.anger-over-mps-silence-on-libraries-at-risk/ BBC News: 8 March Scottish Borders | Libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 March 2018

Northampton Chronicle: 7 March ‘Their collective silence has been deafening’ say library campaigners but Northamptonshire MPs hit back after criticism https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/their-collective-silence-has-been-deafening-say-library-campaigners-but-northamptonshire-mps-hit-back-after-criticism-1-8404496 The Argus: 7 March Seven libraries in East Sussex are to shut down http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/16069747.Seven_libraries_are_to_shut_down/ Eastbourne Herald: 7 March East…