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Libraries news round-up: 20 September 2018

iNews: 20 September Children’s services and youth clubs lined up for cuts in ‘worst yet’ council austerity Bosses at local authorities have said that the “worst is yet to come” in cuts to services with libraries, public health, and highways…

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: 29 June 2018

BBC News: 29 June Mum’s worries over Northamptonshire library closures Northern Echo: 29 June Friends of Red Hall open community library in Darlington Newbury Today: 29 June West Berkshire | New lease could see Wash Common Library open News Shopper:…

Libraries news round-up: 20 June 2018

The Guardian: 19 June Letters | Public libraries are life-affirming The Scotsman: 20 June Scottish library closures soar as council cuts bite News Shopper: 20 June Bexley | Sidcup library set to be relocated despite opposition Camelford & Delabole Post:…

Libraries news round-up: 14 June 2018

North Somerset Times: 14 June Town council to take on library? Nailsea Town Council is considering taking over its library to protect the service from cutbacks. The cuts also affect Clevedon library which could move to smaller premises and Long Ashton,…

Libraries news round-up: 6 June 2018

Brighton & Hove News: 6 June Hove Library layout changes on the cards as Conservatives claim victory with key concessions The Argus: 6 June Decision Day for Hove Library nursery plan The Argus: 6 June Brighton & Hove | Nursery…

Libraries news round-up: 16 May 2018

Stoke on Trent Live: 16 May Major £3.8m plan revealed to relocate library and children’s centre into town hall – here’s what it’s going to look like Bude & Stratton Post: 16 May Cornwall | Town council in the process of…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 May 2018

Coventry Telegraph: 1 May Popular neighbourhood library at risk of closure – again https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/earlsdon-library-coventry-closing-14593614 Coventry Telegraph: 1 May Council ‘exploring options’ to save at-risk library https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/council-exploring-options-save-risk-14600578 The Cornish Times: 1 May Library in Cornwall could be transferred for just £1 http://www.cornish-times.co.uk/article.cfm?id=115851 Watford…

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: 24 April 2018

Brixton Buzz: 24 April Saving the Carnegie Library public meeting, 7pm, Weds 25th Apr http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2018/04/saving-the-carnegie-library-public-meeting-7pm-weds-25th-apr/ Bristol Live: 24 April North Somerset | Long Ashton Library could close for good https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/local-news/long-ashton-library-could-close-1495023 Altrincham Today: 24 April Trafford | Hale community centre and library…

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: 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: 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: 24 February 2018

The Gazette: 24 February South Gloucestershire | New chapter for Hawkesbury Upton book lovers http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/16043403.New_chapter_for_Hawkesbury_Upton_book_lovers/ Derbyshire Times: 24 February Derbyshire County Council to appoint new bosses ahead of service changes and job cuts https://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/news/derbyshire-county-council-to-appoint-new-bosses-ahead-of-service-changes-and-job-cuts-1-9032946 Falmouth Packet: 24 February Cornwall Council…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 November 2017

Northamptonshire Telegraph: 24 November ‘Option four’ motion to spare Northamptonshire’s libraries from cuts rejected by county council http://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/option-four-motion-to-spare-northamptonshire-s-libraries-from-cuts-rejected-by-county-council-1-8260979 Bath Echo: 24 November Mobile library set to stay as part of revised proposals for community libraries https://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/politics/mobile-library-set-stay-part-revised-proposals-community-libraries-76065/ Craven Herald: 24 November…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 November 2017

Northamptonshire Telegraph: 18 November Have your say on the future of Higham Ferrers Library http://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/have-your-say-on-the-future-of-higham-ferrers-library-1-8250315 South Cotswold Gazette: 18 November South Gloucestershire | Councillors blast closure of library user committee in Thornbury http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/thornburynews/15663312.Decision_to_close_library_user_committees_criticised_by_Thornbury_councillors/ County Echo: 18 November South Pembrokeshire | Council…

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…