Tag: Surrey

Libraries news round-up: 21 September 2018

BBC News: 21 September Newcastle | Fenham Library rehab plan ‘scares’ youngsters Chronicle Live: 21 September Newcastle | Fearful children question council over Fenham Library drug and alcohol rehab centre Dunfermline Press: 21 September Fife library staff face 90-day consultation…

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: 5 March 2018

The Bookseller: 5 March Northamptonshire Council is ‘failing in its legal duties’ with library closures https://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-complains-dcms-about-careless-cuts-northamptonshire-libraries-743291 Blackpool Gazette: 5 March Lancashire | Longer library hours but jobs put at risk https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/longer-library-hours-but-jobs-put-at-risk-1-9047691 Scunthorpe Telegraph: 5 March North Lincolnshire | Scunthorpe Central…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 February 2018

BBC News: 21 February Cuts to Welsh libraries see paid staff fall by 20% http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-43130957 BBC News: 21 February Libraries without staff are ‘just a room full of books’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-wales-43132731/libraries-without-staff-are-just-a-room-full-of-books Express & Star: 21 February Walsall library revamp to cost…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 October 2017

Libraries Taskforce: 25 October One year on from Ambition: let us know what you think https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2017/10/25/one-year-on-from-ambition-let-us-know-what-you-think/ Northamptonshire Telegraph: 25 October SOS call from Mawsley youngster over proposed library closures http://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/sos-call-from-mawsley-youngster-over-proposed-library-closures-1-8211911 Slough Observer: 25 October Slough’s library and cultural centre, The…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 September 2017

Warrington Guardian: 12 September MP Helen Jones labels LiveWire ‘incompetent organisation’ after seeing ‘damning’ report http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/15528631.MP_Helen_Jones_labels_LiveWire__incompetent_organisation__after_seeing__damning__report/ Eastbourne Herald: 12 September http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/politics/councillors-oppose-proposed-library-closures-1-8146232 East Sussex | Councillors oppose proposed library closures Hastings Observer: 12 September East Sussex | Proposals to close Ore’s…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 August 2017

Cornwall Live: 23 August Camborne Library to close on Friday for repair and refurbishment First Cornwall library transferred to town council control closes for refurbishment with promises of becoming a ‘community hub’. http://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/camborne-library-close-friday-repair-359706 North Somerset Times: 23 August Refurbished library…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 July

Libraries Taskforce blog: 20 July A core dataset for libraries The full dataset has not been released. This post details that work on defining the dataset has been undertaken, although not yet complete https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2017/07/20/a-core-dataset-for-libraries/ BBC News: 20 July Somerset County…

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: 17 May

PRIVATE EYE: Issue No. 1444 Library News (p.33) | Surrey ‘BACK in 2011, Surrey councillors discussed turning ten county libraries into community partnered libraries (CPL).  This was civic-speak for getting rid of professional librarians and relying on volunteers.  At the time,…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 March

Blackpool Gazette : 6 March Lancashire | Hopes high as library rescue plans discussed at County Hall Bids received from groups to run two libraries http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/hopes-high-as-library-rescue-plans-discussed-at-county-hall-1-8423377 Jesmond Local : 6 March Tyne & Wear | Jesmond Library to receive £50,000 grant for major revamp…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 January

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 8th January There’s a fightback taking place in Ireland against staffless libraries but why not in the UK?  http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/theres-fightback-taking-place-in.html Leon’s Library Blog : 8th January Libraries Deliver  Edited version of an article by John Vincent, reproduced…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 August 2016

Public Libraries News : 21st August Editorial | Fewer are Taking Part so let’s have a National Demonstration http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/08/fewer-are-taking-part-so-lets-have-a-national-demonstration.html The Visitor : 22nd August Lancashire | 2,450 sign Morecambe Library petition http://www.thevisitor.co.uk/news/local/2-450-sign-morecambe-library-petition-1-8082752 Isle of Wight Radio : 22nd August Mobile Libraries Hit By Isle…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 August 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th August Corbyn backs national libraries demonstration http://www.thebookseller.com/news/corbyn-backs-national-libraries-protest-380976 AtuaLitté : 19th August Désertées, les bibliothèques britanniques finiront-elles par être obsolètes ? https://www.actualitte.com/article/monde-edition/desertees-les-bibliotheques-britanniques-finiront-elles-par-etre-obsoletes/66510 Coventry Telegraph : 19th August Plan to slash £3.8million from Coventry’s libraries and children’s services…

Library News Round-up: 30 June 2015

Surrey Mirror : 30th JuneReigate and Merstham library opening times set to change The changes are part of a wider review of the library service, which plans to reduce the staffing budget by £227,000 for 2015/16.http://www.surreymirror.co.uk/Reigate-Merstham-library-opening-times-set-change/story-26758848-detail/story.html Your Thurrock : 30th JuneAs Thurrock’s…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 July 2014

Leon’s Library Blog : 1st July Reply from the LibDem spokesperson for Culture, Media and Sport http://leonslibraryblog.com/2014/07/01/reply-from-the-liberal-democrats/ THEY WORK FOR YOU 30/06 Parliamentary Q’s & Written Answers (Libraries)  1.  Helen Goodman MP http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2014-06-30a.201600.h  2. Adam Afriyie MP http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2014-06-30a.201676.h  Devon UNISON…

Libraries News Round-up: 6th February 2014

Liverpool Echo : 6th February Mayor’s warning as libraries facing axe in fresh cuts  … half of its libraries look set to close in the latest round of cutbacks. http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/liverpool-mayors-warning-libraries-facing-6677442 Surrey County Council : 6th February Surrey and East Sussex join forces…

Libraries News Round-up: 15th October 2013

BBC News : 14th October Rhondda Cynon Taf’s cuts plan to save £56m after budget Fourteen of its 26 libraries have also been earmarked for closure, which would save £800,000 a year. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-24524861 THE GUARDIAN : 15th October Neil Gaiman: Why…

Libraries News Round-up: 17th September 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 17th September Half of Sheffield’s libraries under threat Threats to libraries in Moray, Sunderland, Neath and Flintshire also feature http://www.thebookseller.com/news/half-sheffields-libraries-under-threat.html ITV News : 17th September Sheffield libraries could face closure inc. Video http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/update/2013-09-17/sheffield-libraries-could-face-closure/ BBC News : 17th…