Tag: Swindon Borough Council

Libraries News Round-up: 11 July

Local Gov: 11 July Cutting services: a false economy? ‘…the Public Libraries and Museum Act 1964 requires library authorities to provide ‘a comprehensive and efficient library service’ for all persons who desire to make use of it and specifies particular…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 December 2016

Swindon Advertiser : 13th December Libraries proposal given the green light by committee – but only by one vote http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14963213.Libraries_proposal_given_the_green_light_by_committee___but_only_by_one_vote/ Swindon Advertiser : 14th December Ministers suggest libraries could stay http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14966644.Ministers_suggest_libraries_could_stay/ Newbury Weekly News : 14th December Revealed: The cost…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 December 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 12th December Library closures ‘will double unless immediate action is taken’ https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/dec/12/library-closures-will-double-unless-immediate-action-is-taken?CMP=twt_gu BBC News : 12th December Lancashire County Council agrees to hand over three libraries http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-38289200 Libraries Taskforce : 12th December Yarm Library co-locates with Newcastle…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 December 2016

Liverpool Echo : 4th December Libraries to accept food in place of cash for late book returns http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/libraries-accept-food-place-cash-12271117 This Is Wiltshire : 4th December Swindon | Highworth ‘day of action’ in response to library cuts by Swindon Borough Council http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/14945262.Campaigners_stage___39_day_of_action__39__in_response_to_library_cuts/ Northern Echo :…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 September 2016

Public Libraries News : 6th September Editorial | There’s consultations and then there’s … “give the public the respect they deserve ..” http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/09/theres-consultations-and-then-theres.html Northern Echo : 6th September Plans to close Darlington library may be ‘set aside’ following legal challenge http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14726282.Decision_to_close_Crown_Street_Library__set_aside__by_Darlington_Borough_Council_following_legal_challenge/ Swindon…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 May 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 13th May Books are back. Only the technodazzled thought they would go away http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/may/13/books-ebook-publishers-paper?CMP=share_btn_tw Swindon Advertiser : 12th May Councillor urged to back up her pre-election library promises http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14489911.Councillor_urged_to_back_up_her_pre_election_library_promises/

Libraries News Round-up: 26 April 2016

Juice Radio : 26th April Plans to merge Hove library with its museum have been put on hold https://www.juicebrighton.com/news/brighton-news/1964365/breaking-hove-library-decision-deferred/ Sheffield Telegraph : 26th April Volunteers put in £1m of time running Sheffield libraries http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/volunteers-put-in-1m-of-time-running-sheffield-libraries-1-7874247 The Star : 26th April Letter | They…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 April 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 15th April Libraries Taskforce needs to act, campaigners say http://www.thebookseller.com/news/taskforce-needs-act-campaigners-say-327152 Save Lincolnshire Libraries Campaign : 15th April Secretary of State declines to launch an Inquiry into Lincolnshire’s library service https://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2016/04/15/secretary-of-state-declines-to-launch-an-inquiry-into-lincolnshires-library-service/ Pendle Today : 15th April Lancashire | Library closures…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 April 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 8th April Why we’ll continue our fight to save Lambeth’s Carnegie Library http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2016/apr/08/why-we-continue-our-fight-to-save-lambeth-carnegie-library THE GUARDIAN : 8th April If it weren’t for tax havens, Lambeth might be able to afford its libraries http://www.theguardian.com/housing-network/2016/apr/08/tax-havens-lambeth-libraries-cuts-panama-papers Socialist Worker : 8th…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 April 2016

Public Libraries News : 7th April Editorial | The other 11% are misinformed:  89% say public libraries are crucial http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/04/the-other-11-are-misinformed-89-say-public-libraries-are-crucial.html Doughty Street Chambers : 6th April High Court quashes decision to close Shropshire Library http://www.doughtystreet.co.uk/news/article/high-court-quashes-decision-to-close-shropshire-library THE BOOKSELLER : 7th April Teachers’ union…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 April 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 5th April Carnegie Library protestors handed court order  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/carneige-protestors-slammed-court-order-325683 Socialist Worker : 5th April Carnegie Library sit-in to stop cuts rocks Labour councillors in Lambeth https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/42493/Carnegie+Library+sit-in+to+stop+cuts+rocks+Labour+councillors+in+Lambeth Yorkshire Post : 5th April Letter | Volunteers are no substitute for library…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 March 2016

DCMS : 23rd March Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England  2016-2021 Consultation https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/libraries-deliver-ambition-for-public-libraries-in-england-2016-2021 Get Reading : 23rd March Friends of Theale Library to protest its closure http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/friends-theale-library-protest-closure-11076144 Swindon Advertiser : 23rd March Campaigners urge council to listen to…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 21st March DCMS intervenes on West Berkshire libraries  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/dcms-saves-libraries-closure-324789 CMS Committee Inquiry | ‘Countries of Culture’  http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/culture-media-and-sport-committee/inquiries/parliament-2015/countries-of-culture-15-16/ Get Reading : 21st March Theale Library faces closure despite £1m extra for West Berkshire http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/theale-library-faces-closure-despite-11065976 Swindon Advertiser : 21st…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 March 2016

DAILY MIRROR : 13th March Tory social housing sell-off could force councils to flog libraries and parks to fill £2 billion black hole http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/tory-social-housing-sell-could-7548924?ICID=FB_mirror_main Swindon Advertiser : 13th March Library campaigners show support at Old Town fundraiser http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14340791.Library_campaigners_show_support_at_Old_Town_fundraiser/ Northern Echo : 13th…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 March 2016

Craven Herald : 10th March Bradford | Campaign launched for volunteers to run Silsden library Inviting ex-library staff to volunteer, as they are ‘invaluable’ http://m.cravenherald.co.uk/news/14334165.Campaign_launched_for_volunteers_to_run_Silsden_library/ Swindon Advertiser : 10th March Letter | ‘Fight for Libraries’ http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/yoursay/14334541.Fight_for_libraries/ Croydon Advertiser : 10th March Funding for new…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 March 2016

Public Libraries News : 8th March Editorial | Desmond Clarke, revisions, and some delicious rivalry http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/03/desmond-clarke-revisions-and-some-delicious-rivalry.html Libraries Taskforce : 7th March Meeting the teams in community run libraries https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/03/07/meeting-the-teams-in-community-run-libraries/ Lancashire CC : 8th March Wheatley Lane Library to close end of March…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER Franklin: low literacy levels ‘a national disgrace’ library cuts condemned http://www.thebookseller.com/news/franklin-low-literacy-levels-national-disgrace-323349 THE BOOKSELLER : 3rd March ‘End of the beginning for e-books’ says Tamblyn http://www.thebookseller.com/news/michael-tamblyn-323801 Herald Scotland : 3rd March Pupils from Scottish islands of Mull and Iona…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 March 2016

Socialist Worker : 1st March Escalating library strikes can bring Lambeth Council bosses to book https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/42277/Escalating+library+strikes+can+bring+Lambeth+Council+bosses+to+book Get Bucks : 1st March Bucks libraries could be run as charities due to budget cuts http://www.getbucks.co.uk/news/local-news/bucks-libraries-could-run-charities-10972748 Mix 96 Radio : 1st March Changes…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 February 2016

The Star : 28th FebruaryVolunteers to take over one of last Sheffield Council run library services http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/volunteers-to-take-over-one-of-last-sheffield-council-run-library-services-1-7753753 Shropshire Star : 28th February More libraries set to stay open under Telford council cuts trasnfer to parish councils & community groups http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2016/02/28/more-libraries-set-to-stay-open-under-telford-council-cuts/ Swindon Advertiser…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 26th February Bradford council washes its hands of 14 libraries after ‘devastating’ budget cuts http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/26/bradford-council-washes-its-hands-of-14-libraries-after-devastating-budget-cuts Oxford Mail : 26th February Spelling out our libraries’ future after council cuts “Are Oxfordshire’s 43 libraries all safe?”  –  the county council…