Tag: Walsall Libraries

Libraries News Round-up: 1 July

Evening Express: 1 July Tendering go-ahead approved for multi-million pound Aberdeen hub https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/local/tendering-go-ahead-approved-multi-million-pound-aberdeen-hub-project/ Express & Star: 1 July Outrage as nine Walsall libraries close their doors for good – VIDEO https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/walsall/2017/07/01/outrage-as-nine-walsall-libraries-close-their-doors-for-good/ Weston & Somerset Mercury: 1 July North Somerset Council |…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 June

The Bookseller: 30 June ‘Bitter disappointment’ as Bury set to close 10 libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/bury-close-10-libraries-579436 Express & Star: 30 June Nine Walsall libraries close for good amid cut backs Walsall town centre library is to undergo a multi-million-pound major revamp as…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 March

East Anglian Daily Times : 13 March Framlingham Town Council set for new chapter – at library in Old Court House http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/framlingham_town_council_set_for_new_chapter_at_library_in_old_court_house_1_4928001 Get Reading : 13 March Wokingham library to close for a week but Woodley to reopen soon http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/wokingham-library-close-week-woodley-12730055 Newbury Today : 13 March West Berkshire…

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: 5 December 2015

Walsall Advertiser : 5th December Closures of Walsall libraries go to public consultation http://www.walsalladvertiser.co.uk/Walsall-library-closure-proposals-public/story-28298046-detail/story.html Derby Telegraph : 5th December Planned budget cuts will create ‘Scrooge city’ says councillor Chellaston Library could be closed www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/Planned-budget-cuts-create-Scrooge-city-says/story-28300523-detail/story.html TELEGRAPH Travel : 5th December Last-ditch…

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: 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: 27 February 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 27th FebruaryEssential reading for those destroying our librarieshttp://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/lets-face-it-our-free-museums-subsidise-tourists-10069808.htmlPublic Finance : 27th FebruaryMayor of Liverpool | Our finances are flashing red: local government must be funded properlyhttp://opinion.publicfinance.co.uk/2015/02/our-finances-are-flashing-red-local-government-must-be-funded-properly/LGA : 27th FebruaryBromley staff balloted for strike action over ‘privatisation’ plans‘Unite is drawing…

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: 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: 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: 15 January 2015

Lincolnshire | Urgent News – The Friends of Deeping Libraryhttp://us3.forward-to-friend.com/forward/preview?u=a40ebd566abc6427e8927e380&id=7f012c75c0THE INDEPENDENT : 15th JanuaryIt’s more than just sentiment that makes the loss of Britain’s libraries so deeply troublinghttp://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/its-more-than-just-sentiment-that-makes-the-loss-of-britain-libraries-so-deeply-troubling-9979843.htmlTHE BOOKSELLER : 15th January‘Eighteen months to implement Sieghart’, says library task force chair Paul…

Library News Round-up: 5 December 2014

BBC News : 5th DecemberPrison book ban ruled unlawful by High Courthttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30344867FINANCIAL TIMES : 5th DecemberJudge overturns ban on books being sent to UK jailshttp://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/674ab5d6-7c87-11e4-aa9c-00144feabdc0.htmlTHE BOOKSELLER : 4th DecemberCILIP protests against IWM library ‘closure’http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-protests-against-iwm-library-closureLeon’s Library Blog : 5th DecemberDysfunctional and…

Library News Round-up: 22 November 2014

The Informed : 22nd NovemberSpeak up about the hidden consequences of library cutshttp://theinformed.org.uk/2014/11/speak-up-about-the-hidden-consequences-of-library-cuts/Loughborough Echo : 22nd NovemberLibrary staffing axe plans given go-aheadLeicestershire County Council’s cabinet has accepted plans to see 36 village libraries run entirely by volunteers.http://www.loughboroughecho.net/news/local-news/library-staffing-axe-plans-given-8140361 Walsall Advertiser : 22nd NovemberPublic urged to…

Library News Round-up: 18 November 2014

Stoke Sentinel : 18th NovemberStaffordshire County Council library staff asked how to save their jobsThere are 320 library staff employed by the authority, and dozens could potentially lose their jobs if they are replaced by unpaid volunteers.http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Staffordshire-County-Council-library-staff-asked/story-24549439-detail/story.html Express & Star :…