Tag: Somerset

Libraries news round-up: 18 May 2018

The Guardian: 18 May Somerset | Tory council at risk of bankruptcy calls for funding system fix Somerset county to close two-thirds of Sure Start children’s centres and half of libraries Welwyn Hatfield Times: 18 May Hertfordshire County Council funding…

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: 8 May 2018

Derby Telegraph: 8 May Keys of Sinfin Library handed over to community group West Somerset Free Press: 8 May Somerset | ‘Take out library books’ protest day Burnham & Highbridge Weekly News: 8 May Somerset | ‘We should put the two together’…

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: 22 April 2018

Socialist Party: 22 April Bromley library workers win strike campaign ‘GLL attempted to run libraries with significant numbers of posts kept deliberately vacant. This led to the service being stretched to the point of collapse and was the final straw…

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…