Tag: Worcestershire County Council

Libraries News Round-up: 26 May 2016

Parliament Public Libraries:  Lancashire: Written question – 37260 http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2016-05-18/37260/ Blackpool Gazette : 26th May Lancashire | MP takes his library battle to Commons http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/environment/mp-takes-his-library-battle-to-commons-1-7931065 Northern Echo : 26th May Darlington | New bid to stop library closure http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14517603.New_bid_to_stop_library_closure/ Business Quarter : 26th May Hull wins £3m funding…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 April 2016

Portsmouth News : 19th April Pensioner hits out at decision to end mobile library services across Hampshire http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/our-region/portsmouth/pensioner-hits-out-at-decision-to-end-mobile-library-services-across-hampshire-1-7335490 Evesham Journal : 20th April Worcestershire | Opening hours face the chop at Wyre Forest libraries in £1m cutbacks The council now has just…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 30th March Vaizey: Volunteers should not replace library staff http://www.thebookseller.com/news/vaizey-volunteers-should-not-replace-library-staff-325210 BBC News : 30th March Libraries minister Ed Vaizey: Volunteers not replacing staff http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35920081 Public Sector Executive : 30th March Libraries need community management to survive job…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 February 2016

House of Commons : 24th February NEW | Briefing Paper: Public libraries in England http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/SN05875 Worcester Observer : 25th February Worcester MP full of praise for work of libraries “Staff at each of the libraries I visited raised concerns with me over public…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 December 2015

Cambridge News : 3rd December Mobile Libraries are handed a reprieve http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Lollipop-ladies-facing-chop-8211-mobile-libraries/story-28286945-detail/story.html Brixton Blog : 3rd December VIDEO | Users of Lambeth libraries & people campaigning to keep the borough’s libraries open speak out http://www.brixtonblog.com/library-campaigners-speak-out/34463 Swindon Advertiser : 3rd December Threat to…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 December 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 1st December Croydon may close all but one of its libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/croydon-may-close-all-one-its-libraries-317495 THE BOOKSELLER : 1st December Barnet | Campaigners raise thousands to challenge library cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/campaigners-raise-thousands-challenge-library-cuts-317497 Droitwich Advertiser : 1st December We need to shed another £475,000 from…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 November 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 1st November Hertfordshire becomes the latest council to cut mobile libraries http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/hertfordshire-becomes-the-latest-council-to-cut-mobile-libraries-a6716541.html Leon’s Library Blog : 1st November Paved with good intentions http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/11/01/paved-with-good-intentions/ Varsity .co.uk : 1st November Cambs | MP criticises “cruel and colossal” £120m cuts to County Council…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 October 2015

Bournemouth Echo : 27th OctoberDorset | Libraries told: ‘Stop buying new books so we can save cash’ http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/13897851.display/ On The Wight : 27th October Changes to library service to be considered by leading councillors http://onthewight.com/2015/10/27/changes-to-library-service-to-be-considered-by-leading-councillors/ Brixton Buzz : 27th OctoberLambeth Council cobbles together library-lite FAQs in attempt…

Library News Round-up: 9 September 2015

BBC News : 9th SeptemberNew £1m Stafford library offers access to 3D printinghttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-34187495Don’t Privatise Libraries : 9th SeptemberBarnet Children’s March for Libraries 12/9/15  http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/barnet-childrens-march-for-libraries.htmlBlackpool Gazette : 9th September Letter | Council CutsIf you close libraries the elderly, along with mother groups, would suffer.http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/community/letters-emails/letters-september-9-2015-1-7451654 UNISON Scotland…

Library News Round-up: 20 February 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 20th FebruaryIn a country like Britain, obsessed with the now, libraries are a political battlegroundhttp://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/feb/20/bin-library-books-risk-purging-pastThis Is Local London : 20th FebruaryBarnet’s Labour councillors put forward motion to halt library cutshttp://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/11808757.Councillors_to_vote_on_stopping_library_cuts/Bromsgrove Standard : 20th FebruaryWorcestershire | ‘Taking on volunteers whilst…

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: 8 January 2015

PRIVATE EYE –  Issue No: 1383Library News (p.28) – OBE for Staffordshire’s Janine Coxnow in all good newsagentsMorning Star Online : 8th JanuaryWilliam Sieghart’s report on the sad state of England’s public libraries dismays TONY SIMPSON http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-b06b-A-tear-jerking-tractNottingham Post : 8th JanuaryLibraries are a…

Library News Round-up: 5 November 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 5th NovemberSieghart ‘frightened’ for future of ‘dysfunctionally run’ library servicehttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/sieghart-blasts-dysfunctional-running-library-serviceParliament | CMS Committee : 5th NovemberWork of Arts Council Englandhttp://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmselect/cmcumeds/279/27902.htmWigan Today : 4th NovemberCouncil reclaims public buildingsRunning of Wigan’s libraries, museums and archives have moved over to…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 July 2014

Malvern Gazette : 18th JulyRaft of library changes revealed by Worcestershire County CouncilAmong the other changes to Worcestershire’s libraries are a review of opening hours and staffing levels at sites across the county.  A dossier on the plans mention “further…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 June 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 9th June Labour’s Goodman warns on library volunteers http://www.thebookseller.com/news/labours-goodman-warns-library-volunteers.html SCL Annual Report 2013/14 http://www.goscl.com/wp-content/uploads/SCL-ANNUAL-REPORT-2013-14-final1.pdf Welsh public libraries review  Call for evidence http://wales.gov.uk/topics/cultureandsport/museumsarchiveslibraries/cymal/libraries/public-libraries-review/?skip=1&lang=en DAILY TELEGRAPH : 9th June Lynne Truss | Is there still hope for public libraries?  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/10875869/Is-there-still-hope-for-public-libraries.html Bromsgrove…

Libraries News Round-up: 19th September 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th September ‘No confidence’ Vaizey vote this Saturday http://www.thebookseller.com/news/no-confidence-vaizey-vote-saturday.html Alan Gibbons Diary : 19th September No confidence motion in Ed Vaizey Alan’s opinion piece http://alangibbons.net/2013/09/no-confidence-motion-in-ed-vaizey/ Ledbury Reporter : 19th September Live blog: Updates from today’s Herefordshire Council cabinet…