Tag: Westminster

Libraries News Round-up: 11 January

Blackpool Gazette : 11th January Hurry up call in battle to save libraries  http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/hurry-up-call-in-battle-to-save-libraries-1-8327831 Lancashire | Ged Mirfin on ‘Linked In’ Press Release: Ministerial Visit sets precedent https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/press-release-ministerial-visit-sets-precedent-ged-mirfin 2BR Radio : 11th January  Lancashire | It might not be the end for…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 November 2016

THE  GUARDIAN : 25th November John Bird slams absence of library funding in autumn statement https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/nov/25/john-bird-slams-absence-of-library-funding-in-autumn-statement West End Extra : 25th November Westminster | Leak reveals which library services face the axe with 22 jobs likely to go http://www.westendextra.com/leak-library-axe THE BOOKSELLER :…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 October

THE BOOKSELLER : 25th October CILIP urges Westminster to rethink library cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/westminster-council-urged-re-think-library-cuts-416951 Sutton Coldfield Local : 25th October Birmingham | Deputy Leader Ian Ward to attend library closure public meeting http://suttoncoldfieldlocal.co.uk/library-closure-public-meeting-220432/ HU12 Online : 25th October Yorkshire | Future of library service and…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 October

DCMS : 21st October Culture, Media and Sport Committee one-off evidence session on departmental priorities in this Parliament http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/culture-media-and-sport-committee/inquiries/parliament-2015/work-of-dcms-inquiry-16-17 THE BOOKSELLER : 21st October Walsall plans to slash libraries from 16 to one http://www.thebookseller.com/news/walsall-plans-slash-library-offering-16-one-416716 West End Extra : 21st October Westminster | Opposition to…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 July 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 28th July Derby plans to hand 11 libraries over to volunteers http://www.thebookseller.com/news/derby-plans-hand-11-libraries-over-volunteers-369256 Accrington Observer : 28th July MP enlisted David Cameron in talks to save our libraries http://www.accringtonobserver.co.uk/news/mp-enlisted-david-cameron-talks-11673663 Huffington Post : 28th July Last of the Rare…

Library News Round-up: 21 November 2014

Public Libraries News : 20th NovemberEditorial | Westminster Hall debate on public librarieshttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/11/westminster-hall-debate-on-public-libraries.htmlITV  News : 21st NovemberVideo feature | Morpurgo backs 10 year old’s library campaign http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/update/2014-11-21/report-morpurgo-backs-10-year-olds-library-campaign/ Barnet & Whetstone Press : 21st NovemberMiliband – “I think Barnet’s approach has been wrong.  I think its approach to…

Library News Round-up: 20 November 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 20th NovemberVaizey accused of ‘offloading responsibility’ on librarieshttp://thebookseller.com/news/vaizey-accused-offloading-responsibility-librariesThey Work For You : 19th NovemberWestminster Hall Debate | Public Libraries (England)http://www.theyworkforyou.com/whall/?id=2014-11-19a.111.1&m=40650West Briton : 20th NovemberLeon Remphry, 10, hosting Falmouth debate over library opening hours being cutAuthor Michael Morpurgo will attend http://www.westbriton.co.uk/Leon-Remphry-10-hosting-Falmouth-debate-library/story-24560913-detail/story.htmlDaily…

Libraries News Round-up: 11th April 2014

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 11th April 346 staff cut from London libraries since 2011/12 http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/346-staff-cut-from-london-libraries.html  Lincolnshire Echo : 11th April Sir Edward Leigh MP tells Lincolnshire CC to think again over closures http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Lincolnshire-libraries-Sir-Edward-Leigh-tells/story-20948722-detail/story.html Lincolnshire Echo : 11th April County council…

Libraries News Round-up: 23rd January 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 23rd January £12m library plan for Westminster gets go-ahead https://www.thebookseller.com/news/%C2%A312m-library-plan-westminster-gets-go-ahead.html Birmingham Mail : 23rd January Four Birmingham libraries facing closure because of budget cuts  http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/four-birmingham-libraries-facing-closure-6556612 The Star : 23rd January Town Hall ‘hid library review’ http://www.thestar.co.uk/what-s-on/out-about/town-hall-hid-library-review-1-6390593 Herald…

Libraries News Round-up: 7th January 2014

LocalGov : 7th January Councils urged to bid for funding to develop new delivery models http://www.localgov.co.uk/Councils-urged-to-bid-for-funding-to-develop-new-delivery-models/35311 Leicester Mercury : 7th January 700 jobs to go as Leicestershire County Council makes £110 million savings The council will continue to run its…

Library News Round-up: 17th January 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. THE BOOKSELLER : 17th January Westminster library staff tackle bosses on cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/westminster-library-staff-tackle-bosses-cuts.html The Library…

Library News Round-up: 16th January 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. Voices for the Library : 16th January An open letter from the staff of Westminster…

Westminster Speaks out!

The Staff in Westminster have written and publicised this open letter to their local councillors and are happy for it be be shared more widely.  We are only too happy to oblige.  They write,  To the Councillors of Westminster, Westminster Libraries…