Tag: Suffolk

Libraries news round-up: 16 August 2018

Arts Professional: 16 August Government to boost charities’ role in public services ‘The document highlights the growing number of libraries run by communities or employees. It says that the government “will encourage further peer learning and support between mutual and…

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: 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: 13 March 2018

ITV News: 13 March Council to discuss future of libraries in Northamptonshire http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2018-03-13/council-to-discuss-future-of-libraries-in-northamptonshire/ Northampton Chronicle & Echo: 13 March Tight timescale for groups hoping to run libraries in Northamptonshire revealed https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/tight-timescale-for-groups-hoping-to-run-libraries-in-northamptonshire-revealed-1-8414217 Diss Express: 13 March Suffolk | New chapter for Eye…

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…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 February 2018

Burnham-On-Sea: 22 February Somerset | ‘Save Highbridge Library’ protest held outside County Council meeting http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2018/library-protest-meeting-22-02-18.php Gravesend Report: 22 February Kent | Meopham library officially opens http://www.gravesendreporter.co.uk/news/meopham-library-officially-opens-1-5404191 i News: 22 February Secondary school pupils up to three years behind in reading ability…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 February 2018

Burnham & Highbridge Weekly: 19 February Somerset | Petition launched to save Highbridge Library from council cuts http://www.burnhamandhighbridgeweeklynews.co.uk/news/16031810.Petition_launched_to_save_Highbridge_Library_from_council_cuts/ Bath Echo: 19 February Bath & NE Somerset | New chapter for Saltford Library thanks to ‘forward-thinking’ community group https://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/community/new-chapter-saltford-library-thanks-forward-thinking-community-group-77103/ Charity Today:…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 February 2018

Bury Times: 15 February Opening date for new Tottington Centre and Community Library revealed http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/15996001.Opening_date_for_new_Tottington_Centre_and_Community_Library_revealed/ Cambridge Independent: 15 February Library Extra is a ‘double charge’ for residents http://www.cambridgeindependent.co.uk/news/cambridge/library-extra-is-a-double-charge-for-residents-1-5395068 News Guardian: 15 February North Tyneside | Library campaign receives support https://www.newsguardian.co.uk/news/library-campaign-receives-support-1-9017463…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 February 2018

White Horse News: 13 February Wiltshire | Bratton Mobile Library continues http://www.whitehorsenews.co.uk/blog/2018/02/13/bratton-mobile-library-continues/ Warrington Guardian: 13 February Great Sankey Hub opens its doors for business http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/15990423.Great_Sankey_Hub_opens_its_doors_for_business/ Reading Chronicle: 13 February Library opening hours across Reading could be cut under new council proposals http://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/news/15990792.Library_opening_hours_could_be_cut_under_new_proposals/Inc.…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 November 2017

The Bookseller: 28 November 2017 Relentless cuts are turning library sector into ‘war zone’ https://www.thebookseller.com/news/public-library-sector-war-zone-678926 Northern Echo: 28 November Court will hear of the battle to save Darlington’s historic Crown Street Library today http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/local/darlington/15686574.Court_will_hear_of_the_battle_to_save_Darlington_s_historic_Crown_Street_Library_today/ Northern Echo: 28 November Judge orders…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 November 2017

Get Reading: 7 November Plans for pool, library and 55 flats in Wokingham set to be approved http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/property/wokingham-carnival-pool-plans-flats-13863488 Bath Echo: 7 November Panel to review decision to move One Stop Shop to the Podium in Bath http://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/politics/panel-review-decision-move-one-stop-shop-podium-bath-75818/ Bath Chronicle: 7…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 November 2017

The Bookseller: 6 November Campaigners: Libraries Taskforce is ‘major presence’ but ‘hamstrung’ https://www.thebookseller.com/news/campaigners-taskforce-major-presence-hamstrung-666271 Ipswich Star: 6 November Suffolk | Literacy scheme Let’s Talk Reading helps soaring reading test results in Ipswich http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/literacy-scheme-let-s-talk-reading-helps-soaring-reading-test-results-in-ipswich-1-5266357 The Scotsman: 6 November Argyle & Bute |…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 November 2017

Bath Chronicle: 2 November Bath & NE Somerset | Council could be forced to revisit decision to move One Stop Shop to Bath Central Library http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/council-could-forced-revisit-decision-714902 Norwich Evening News: 2 November Victims could soon go to libraries, shops or even…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 August

Express & Star: 10 August Buying Saddlers Centre could have ‘saved Walsall libraries’ Libraries could have been saved if a £12.5 million shopping centre had been bought under the previous conservative administration, the authority’s Labour Leader has claimed. https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/walsall/2017/08/10/walsall-libraries-could-have-been-saved-if-saddlers-centre-was-bought-earlier-council-boss-claims-/ Prestwick…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 July

ITV News: 24 July Kensington Council library plan on hold after Grenfell includes video https://www.channel4.com/news/kensington-council-library-plan-on-hold-after-grenfellStoke Sentinel: 25 July Old Trentham Library set to be demolished to make way for homes Old library, closed in 2014,to be demolished to make way…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 July

Leon’s Library Blog : 22nd July A Tale Full of Fact and Fiction https://leonslibraryblog.com/2017/07/22/a-tale-full-of-fact-and-fiction/ East Anglian Daily Times: 22 July Suffolk communities are like ‘sleeping tigers’ – they will protect our libraries says outgoing boss http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/suffolk-communities-are-like-sleeping-tigers-they-will-protect-our-libraries-says-outgoing-boss-1-5116441 North Somerset Times: 22…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 June

Libraries Taskforce: 15 June Income generation for public libraries With comments, and response made on behalf of the Libraries Taskforce. At least one comment still awaiting moderation. https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2017/06/15/income-generation-for-public-libraries/ Northern Echo: 16 June Fresh legal challenge launched in battle to save Darlington’s…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 June

The Christian Scientist Monitor: 2 June The end of books? Tell that to 250,000 readers at the Hay Festival. The festival, which ends on Sunday, attracts a quarter million bibliophiles every year, even as the libraries around Hay-on-Wye face constricting…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 May

Blackpool Gazette: 26 MayLytham Library hope leads to new friends grouphttp://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/lytham-library-hope-leads-to-new-friends-group-1-8564102Borehamwood Times: 26 MayBarnet | FoI data shows increased PR spending by Barnet Council which could have been spent on librarieshttp://www.borehamwoodtimes.co.uk/news/15311229.FoI_data_shows_increased_PR_spending/ Ham & High: 26 May Highgate Library ‘being sacrificed’ in…