Tag: West Berkshire council

Libraries news round-up: 26 July 2018

North Devon Gazette: 26 July Barnstaple Library provider defends claims service is ‘at breaking point’ Read the claims made by an ex-staff member in an open letter reproduced here in full. Northamptonshire Telegraph: 26 July Legal battle to overturn Northamptonshire library closures…

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: 20 May 2016

Public Libraries News : 19th May Editorial | “Cameron can come to ours and assist those trying to get online” http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/05/cameron-can-come-to-ours-and-assist-those-trying-to-get-online.html Newbury News : 20th May West Berkshire | Council refuses to release library closure legal advice http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/18187/Council-refuses-to-release-library-closure.html Brighton & Hove Independent : 20th…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 May 2016

UTV : 18th May Anger over plans to cut NI library hours http://www.u.tv/News/2016/05/18/Anger-over-plans-to-cut-NI-library-hours-59182 Blackpool Gazette : 18th May Lancashire | Public inquiry threat over libraries axe http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/whats-on/arts/public-inquiry-threat-over-libraries-axe-1-7917583 Blackpool Gazette : 18th May Lancashire | Politically Correct by Howard Ballard County Hall politics closed our libraries http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/opinion/politically-correct-by-howard-ballard-1-7917871 Newbury…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 April 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 13th April Saving libraries from cuts is crucial, say UK readers in survey http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/13/saving-libraries-from-cuts-is-crucial-say-uk-readers-in-survey BBC News : 13th April Dorset school library service scrapped http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-36036354 PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1416 Library News | Hove’s Carnegie Library Available in newsagents…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 April 2016

Newbury Today : 6th April West Berkshire | Were council’s library closure proposals legal? http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/17786/Were-council-s-library-closure-proposals.html BBC News : 6th April Education | Too many school libraries ‘face cuts or closure’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-35940002 DAILY MIRROR : 6th April Teachers call for Ofsted to check school libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 24th March Libraries Taskforce ‘Ambition’ report lacks detail on numbers http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-taskforce-ambition-report-lacks-detail-on-numbers-325162 THE GUARDIAN : 24th March Libraries are too important to leave to councils: it’s time to ringfence their funds http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2016/mar/24/libraries-councils-ringfence-funding-budgets THE GUARDIAN : 24th March The…

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: 19 March 2016

The Northern Echo : 19th March Darlington | International bestseller Anne Fine signs petition to save Crown Street Library http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14370415._quot_If_you_do_not_fight_this_cut__you_will_lose_this_library__quot__International_bestseller_Anne_Fine_signs_petition_to_save_Crown_Street_Library Pirate FM Cornwall | VIDEO: Locals rally round to save St Ives library http://www.piratefm.co.uk/news/latest-news/1922846/video-locals-rally-round-to-save-st-ives-library/ Gazette Series : 19th March South…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 March 2016

The Bookseller : 17th March McDermid and Cleeves join Orkney library fight http://www.thebookseller.com/news/mcdermind-and-cleeves-join-fight-save-orkney-mobile-library-324729 Bitternpark Info : 18th March Southampton | ‘Bright and busy future’ forecast for Cobbett Road Library http://www.bitternepark.info/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3090:bright-and-busy-future-forecast-for-cobbett-road-library&catid=1:local-news&Itemid=59 BBC News : 18th March Southampton libraries: Community groups to…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 March 2016

The Northern Echo : 17th March Authors against library cuts: Best-seller Gervase Phinn demands protection for libraries – and their librarians http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14349054.Authors_against_library_cuts__Best_seller_Gervase_Phinn_demands_protection_for_libraries___and_their_librarians/?ref=fbshr The Westmorland Gazette : 16th March Letter | Why not open a cafe at Kendal library? Those who…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 March 2016

Barrhead News : 16th March Barrhead’s library is safe from closure amidst East Renfrewshire Council cuts East Renfrewshire libraries stay open but hours cut http://www.barrheadnews.com/news/14345123.Libraries_will_not_close_despite_funding_cuts/ The Northern Echo : 16th March Council chiefs admit Darlington’s library closure plan will cost…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 March 2016

Newbury Today : 12th March West Berkshire | Library closure consultation ‘a sham’ says campaigner http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/home/17577/Library-closure-consultation–a-sham.html Northern Echo: 12th March Strong show of support at Darlington library closure protest http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/local/darlington/14340022.Strong_show_of_support_at_Darlington_library_closure_protest/ Pendle Today : 12th March Lancashire | Wheatley Lane Library, in Fence, is to…

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: 9 March 2016

Newbury Today : 9th March West Berkshire | Kintbury author’s unswerving support for local libraries Robert Harris http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/17543/Kintbury-author-s-unswerving-support-for.html Newbury Today : 9th March West Berkshire | Thatcham’s Priory could help counter library cuts Thatcham Library is facing closure. http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/thatcham/17541/Thatcham-s-Priory-could-help-counter.html Get Bucks : 9th March Running libraries as charities is…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 7th March Will Self joins march against Lambeth library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/will-self-joins-march-against-lambeth-library-closures-323848 TES : 7th March Argyll & Bute | Scottish islanders’ Video protest after council  scraps school librarians https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/scottish-islanders-video-protest-after-council-scraps-school Leon’s Library Blog : 7th March ‘The Whole Story..?’ Asking…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 March 2016

Brixton Buzz : 6th March Celebs join library demo as judicial review looms An application for judicial review is to be made immediately by the library campaigners. http://www.brixtonblog.com/celebs-join-library-demo-judicial-review-looms/36114 Brixton Buzz : 6th March Will Self: “local libraries are more important…