Tag: Somerset

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: 18 October 2018

Weston Mercury: 18 October Somerset libraries at risk of closure This is Local London: 18 October Calls for Lewisham Council to reconsider cuts to library staff hours Huffington Post: 18 October Councils are at breaking point – If Cuts Continue,…

Libraries news round-up: 17 October 2018

BBC News: 17 October Somerset County Council: Protesters gather to challenge £14m cuts Burnham-on-Sea.com: 17 October Somerset | Outcry over council’s decision to shut Highbridge Library unless community group is formed to save it  Burnham & Highbridge Weekly News: 17…

Libraries news round-up: 15 October 2018

Powys County Times: 15 October Public meeting on future of Welshpool library to be held tonight  Watford Observer: 15 October Hertfordshire | Libraries could shut under plans to axe £500,000 Daily Echo: 15 October Hampshire | Splashing cash on new…

Libraries news round-up: 8 September 2018

BBC News: 8 September Children help shape “dynamic” national school library strategy STV News: 8 September Children help create new national library strategy Radio Borders: 8 September All Scottish pupils to have access to “dynamic” school libraries Cotswold Journal: 8…

Libraries news round-up: 3 September 2018

BBC News: 3 September Darlington Council considers U-turn over library closure Northern Echo: 3 September Darlington’s Crown Street Library saved from closure Northern Echo: 3 September Comment: A welcome turnabout on Crown Street Library Northern Echo: 3 September Crown Street…

Libraries news round-up: 24 August 2018

Northern Echo: 24 August Darlington library plans to be put before cabinet Daily Echo: 24 August New Mercury Library in Hamble nears completion Somerset County Gazette: 24 August Somerset’s public services will suffer from cuts says LibDems Pembroke Observer: 24…

Libraries news round-up: 18 July 2018

Stoke Sentinel: 18 July FOUR more Staffordshire libraries set to be transferred to community groups… is yours affected? Warrington Worldwide: 18 July Residents asked to donate £10 to keep library open This is the West Country: 18 July Deadline looming…

Libraries news round-up: 13 July 2018

Somerset Live: 12 July Opposition councillor calls for all elected members to get say over Somerset’s library services North Somerset Times: 13 July Clevedon School pupils look to raise £12k for library project Brent & Kilburn Times: 13 July We…

Libraries news round-up: 11 July 2018

Burnham-On-Sea News: 11 July Somerset | Decision on Highbridge Library’s future to be announced in October Lancaster and Morecambe Citizen: 11 July Lancashire | Crawshawbooth’s library opens a new solo chapter Community-run library in a community centre Lancashire Telegraph: 11…

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: 8 July 2018

Leon’s Library Blog: 8 July Striking the right balance Tenby Observer: 8 July Pembrokeshire | Neyland library to be declared surplus to requirements Weston Mercury: 7 July Somerset | Public urged to work together to save library Live Berkshire: 6…

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: 19 June 2018

The Guardian: 19 June Thousands of public buildings and spaces in England sold off a year  The Times: 19 June Libraries, pools and parks are sold off to developers The Mirror: 19 June Thousands of public buildings and community spaces…

Libraries news round-up: 10 June 2018

Burnham-on-Sea.com: 9 June Somerset | Last chance to have your say: Highbridge Library consultation to end Grantham Journal: 10 June Lincolnshire | Former Allington village surgery transformed into library East Anglian Daily Times: 10 June New figures reveal rapid rise…

Libraries news round-up: 8 June 2018

Brixton Buzz: 8 June Lambeth Council wants to spend an extra £1M+ on the Carnegie book-ish gym at Herne Hill Barnet Times: 8 June Barnet’s youth assembly wants better libraries Brent & Kilburn Times: 8 June Brent | Malorees School…

Libraries news round-up: 2 June 2018

BBC News: 2 June Philip Pullman slams library closures at Hay Festival “It seems an act of destructive folly, almost unparalleled, to allow the library service – which was so good in my lifetime – to fall into such decay…

Libraries news round-up: 30 May 2018

The Midsomer Norton, Radstock & District Journal: 30 May Midsomer Norton library and information service official opening Officially opened on Monday 4th June   Eastbourne Herald: 30 May Five of seven closed libraries could reopen as community projects   The…

Libraries news round-up: 29 May 2018

Radical Librarians Collective: 29 May Statement condemning SCL/ UKVI deal The News: 29 May Hampshire | Work due to start on Gosport Discovery Centre revamp Includes library Eastbourne Herald: 29 May East Sussex | Council makes decision on future of Langney library News…