Tag: Walsall Council

Libraries News Round-up: 12 October 2016

Bristol Post : 11 October South Gloucestershire | Council unveils second attempt to cut libraries after backlash stopped first http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/south-gloucestershire-council-unveils-second-attempt-to-cut-libraries-after-backlash-stopped-first/story-29799304-detail/story.html  Warrington Guardian : 11 October Warrington | Councillor vows to fight closure of Penketh Library http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/14795247.Councillor_vows_to_fight_closure_of_Penketh_Library/  Somerset Live : 12 October…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 May 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 16th May Poet to petition Sadiq Khan over Library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/poet-petition-sadiq-khan-over-library-closures-329815 Leon’s Library Blog : 16th May Libraries Deliver …. Social Justice? An extract from the response by The Network to Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England…

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: 11 January 2016

Shropshire Live : 11th January Judicial Review on Church Stretton Library to be heard in April http://www.shropshirelive.com/2016/01/11/judicial-review-on-church-stretton-library-to-be-heard-in-april/ Walsall Advertiser : 11th January Hundreds protest against planned closures of Walsall libraries http://www.walsalladvertiser.co.uk/8203-Hundreds-protest-planned-closures-Walsall/story-28504616-detail/story.html Express & Star : 11th January Walsall | More than 100…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 December 2015

Sign CILIP’s #MyLibraryByRight  petition to protect your rights to a quality public library service: https://www.change.org/p/john-whittingdale-hm-government-act-now-to-protect-my-statutory-rights-to-a-quality-public-library-service THE GUARDIAN : 18th December To lose our libraries would be a national disaster – we must act to save them | Desmond Clarke http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/dec/18/lose-libraries-disaster-save-strangling-service-reform-technology Express & Star…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 December 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 2nd December The ‘atomised’ council is here to stay: stripped back to the most basic services Several ‘libraries’ references http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/dec/02/atomised-council-stripped-basics-services-future-local-government Swindon Borough Council : 1st December Swindon Borough Council publishes draft 2016-17 budget Swindon is considering a…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 November 2015

Leon’s Library Blog : 4th November Community Tubs http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/11/04/community-tubs/ BBC News : 4th November Library services to be devolved in Cornwall http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-34718530 Pirate FM Radio : 4th November Cornwall’s Library Shake-Up http://www.piratefm.co.uk/news/latest-news/1783037/cornwalls-library-shake-up/ BBC News : 4th November Wales | Lib Dem plans…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 October 2015

FINANCIAL TIMES : 30th October‘Public Library and Other Stories’, by Ali Smith http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/4aebf180-7997-11e5-a95a-27d368e1ddf7.html Stourbridge News : 30th October “We’re not going to close any library”, Dudley Council cabinet member pledges http://www.stourbridgenews.co.uk/news/13924802.___We_re_not_going_to_close_any_library_____Dudley_Council_cabinet_member_pledges/ Liverpool Echo : 30th OctoberTalking books service which helps Runcorn and Widnes residents could…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 October 2015

Local Government Lawyer Lincolnshire Council to consider costs pursuit after judgment issued in libraries disputehttp://localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=24835%3Acouncil-to-consider-costs-pursuit-after-judgment-issued-in-libraries-dispute&catid=56&Itemid=24British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII) High Court judgement – Lincolnshire Libraries  http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2015/2964.html Save Lincs Libraries CampaignSad Day for Lincolnshire http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2015/10/23/sad-day-for-lincolnshire/ PSFK : 23rd OctoberFrance | Craving a Read? Vending…

Library News Round-up: 21 February 2015

Lincolnshire Echo : 21st FebruaryLetter | ‘Good’ hearts not enough for librarieshttp://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/LETTER-Good-hearts-libraries/story-26052283-detail/story.htmlExpress & Star : 21st FebruaryLibraries & children’s centres saved under alternative Walsall Council budget planshttp://www.expressandstar.com/news/2015/02/21/libraries-and-childrens-centres-saved-under-alternative-walsall-council-budget-plans/ Bexley Times : 20th FebruaryBexley Council seeks community management for librarieshttp://www.bexleytimes.co.uk/news/bexley_council_seeks_community_management_for_libraries_1_3964503

Library News Round-up: 10 February 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 9th FebruaryCelebration and protest marks National Libraries Day http://www.thebookseller.com/news/celebration-and-protest-marks-national-libraries-day THE BOOKSELLER : 9th FebruaryCardiff’s ‘strong message’ on National Libraries Day http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cardiffs-strong-message-national-libraries-day Wales Online : 10th FebruaryCardiff libraries saved as people power wins the day – Plan to axe funding for 7 libraries is…

Library News Round-up: 5 February 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 5th FebruaryJoanne Harris | If I were Prime Minister: I would stop library closures and do away with government targets http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/if-i-were-prime-minister-i-would-stop-library-closures-and-i-would-do-away-with-targets-10025506.htmlSociety of Chief Librarians : 5th FebruaryPress Release | Public libraries launch “TeachFirst” style internship programmehttp://www.goscl.com/public-libraries-launch-teachfirst-style-internship-programme/ About My Area : 5th…

Library News Round-up: 28 January 2015

ITV News : 28th January‘Escalating’ care costs will mean cuts to libraries, museums and road management services, warn councilshttp://www.itv.com/news/2015-01-28/escalating-care-costs-will-mean-cuts-to-libraries-museums-and-road-management-services-warn-councils/Gazette & Herald : 28th JanuaryNorth Yorkshire | Appeal for volunteers in bid to save Ryedale’s librariesdetailshttp://www.gazetteherald.co.uk/news/11754550.Appeal_for_volunteers_in_bid_to_save_Ryedale_s_libraries/ Thurrock Gazette : 27th JanuaryLeading Article | Taxpayers have every…

Library News Round-up: 16 January 2015

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 15th JanuaryBrent, Peterborough, Stoke-on-Trent & a fish riding a bicycle!http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/brent-peterborough-stoke-on-trent-fish.html Redditch Standard : 16th JanuaryWorcestershire | Council taking on volunteers is ‘immoral’http://www.redditchstandard.co.uk/2015/01/16/news-Council-taking-on-volunteers-is-immoral-124784.html Droitwich Standard : 16th JanuaryWorcestershire | Library axe will cut off villagers, says councillorControversial changes to Worcestershire’s mobile library come…

Library News Round-up: 28 December 2014

Public Libraries News : 28th December10 key UK public library trends: Review of the year 2014http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/12/10-key-uk-public-library-trends-review-of-the-year-2014.htmlExpress & Star : 28th DecemberWalsall library could be saved if mobile libraries were ditched – claimhttp://www.expressandstar.com/news/2014/12/28/walsall-library-could-be-saved-if-mobile-libraries-were-ditched-claim/Wales Online : 28th DecemberIf we want to keep our…

Library News Round-up: 3 November 2014

PUBLIC INTEREST LAWYERS : 3rd NovemberCoalition Minister is ‘Minded to’ Duck Out of Library Inquiryhttp://publicinterestlawyers.co.uk/news_details.php?id=450 Public Libraries News : 2nd NovemberEd Vaizey “not minded” to intervene in Sheffieldhttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/11/ed-vaizey-not-minded-to-intervene-in-sheffield.htmlDAILY TELEGRAPH : 3rd NovemberLetter: Shirley Burnham | Tackle low literacy levels by keeping libraries…

Library News Round-up: 29 October 2014

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 29th OctoberSupport for campaign tackling ‘time bomb’ of low literacyhttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/11194637/Support-for-campaign-tackling-time-bomb-of-low-literacy.htmlLocal Government Lawyer : 29th OctoberHaringey Council Tax Benefit consultation unlawful, Supreme Court rules http://localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=20599:haringey-council-tax-benefit-consultation-unlawful-supreme-court-rules-&catid=59&Itemid=27 Telegraph & Argus : 29th OctoberCampaigners welcome promise of full consultation on plans to close libraries…

Library News Round-up: 20 October 2014

Open Democracy : 20th OctoberOutsourcing: The government may intervene in the row over the ‘volunteer takeover’ of half the libraries in Sheffield https://www.opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom/laird-ryan/localismwatch-resources-20-october-2014Public Libraries News : 19th OctoberOld-fashioned libraries are what we need? Thoughts on the Battle of Ideas public libraries debatehttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/library-closing/conferences/old-fashioned-libraries-are-what-we-need-thoughts-on-the-battle-of-ideas-public-libraries-debate-19th-october-2014Liverpool…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 June 2014

BBC One Midlands : 29th June On iPlayer : BBC Sunday Politics Show  Libraries > @ 47.12 mins in – & continues with Alan Gibbons’s interview @ 50.15 mins in http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b046v7xb/sunday-politics-west-midlands-29062014 … CLIK : 29th June Campaigning for Libraries in Kent new  …. They are…