Libraries round up

Brixton blog : 2 April

Lambeth | Library protesters rally against council’s ‘April fools’

http://www.brixtonblog.com/library-protesters-rally-against-councils-april-fools/43644

 

 

Bath Chronicle : 2 April

WATCH: Protesters join Bath Deserves Better march to demand B&NES Council to hold public meeting

http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/watch-protesters-join-bath-deserves-better-march-to-demand-b-nes-council-to-hold-public-meeting/story-30243963-detail/story.html

 

 

Sutton Coldfield : 2 April

Royal Sutton Coldfield could split from Birmingham City Council as town council ‘explore’ options

Four Oaks Cllr Simon Ward (Con) … said the city council had expressed ‘contempt’ for the Royal Town; had ‘decimated’ library services; …

http://www.suttoncoldfieldobserver.co.uk/royal-sutton-coldfield-could-split-from-birmingham-city-council-as-town-council-explore-options/story-30239625-detail/story.html

 

 

Birmingham Mail : 2 April

Two councils squabbling over threatened Sutton Coldfield Library’s future

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/two-councils-squabble-over-threatened-12834137

 

The Bookseller : 31 March

Disappointment over ‘basic’ Taskforce dataset

http://www.thebookseller.com/news/disappointment-over-basic-taskforce-dataset-518276

 

 

Harwich and Manningtree Standard : 31 March

Essex | Silver End Library celebrates moving into new home in village hall

http://www.harwichandmanningtreestandard.co.uk/news/north_essex_news/15192978.Library_celebrates_moving_into_new_home/

 

 

Sutton Coldfield Observer : 31 March

Temporary lifeline handed to Sutton Coldfield Library by Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council

http://www.suttoncoldfieldobserver.co.uk/temporary-lifeline-handed-to-sutton-coldfield-library-by-royal-sutton-coldfield-town-council/story-30239631-detail/story.html

 

Bath Chronicle : 31 March

LETTER: Foot the bill but don’t ask any questions – I’ve had enough of Bath & NE Somerset Council

http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/foot-the-bill-but-don-t-ask-any-questions/story-30236693-detail/story.html

 

 

Bath Chronicle : 31 March

Hundreds of campaigners expected to march in Bath on April Fool’s Day in call to meet council chiefs

http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/hundreds-of-campaigners-expected-to-march-in-bath-on-april-fool-s-day-in-call-to-meet-council-chiefs/story-30241968-detail/story.html

 

Bedfordshire News : 31 March

Have your say over Bedford Borough Mobile Library consultation

http://www.bedfordshire-news.co.uk/mobile-library/story-30240731-detail/story.html

 

 

The Southern Reporter : 31 March

Live Borders axes 12 staff to cut wage bill

http://www.thesouthernreporter.co.uk/news/live-borders-axes-12-staff-to-cut-wage-bill-1-4408854

 

 

Shoreham Herald : 31 March

Horsham | Call for rethink on new car park charges

Includes several library car parks

http://www.shorehamherald.co.uk/news/politics/call-for-rethink-on-new-car-park-charges-1-7893965

Windsor Observer : 27 March

New mobile library plan

http://www.windsorobserver.co.uk/news/15182618.Who_needs_a_new_visiting_library__Let_the_Royal_Borough_know/

 

 

 

Bournemouth Echo : 27 March

Library and seafront services merged: bid to save £1million approved in Bournemouth and Poole

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15183282.Library_and_seafront_services_merged__bid_to_save___1million_approved_in_Bournemouth_and_Poole/

 

 

The National : 27 March

Gruffalo writer Julia Donaldson backs campaign to save libraries as council elections loom

http://www.thenational.scot/news/15185314.Gruffalo_writer_Julia_Donaldson_backs_campaign_to_save_libraries_as_council_elections_loom/

 

 

All Media Scotland : 27 March

Media Release: Gruffalo author calls to protect school libraries from ‘short-sighted’ cuts

http://www.allmediascotland.com/media-releases/122195/media-release-gruffalo-author-calls-to-protect-school-libraries-from-short-sighted-cuts/

 

 

 

The Courier : 27 March

Scotland | Gruffalo writer Julia Donaldson backs campaign to save libraries

https://thecourier.co.uk/news/scotland/394976/gruffalo-writer-julia-donaldson-backs-campaign-to-save-libraries/

 

 

Sunderland Echo : 27 March

Letter : Speechless over library’s insufficient storage

http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/your-say/speechless-over-library-s-insufficient-storage-1-8460392

 

 

 

 

BBC News : 27 March

Police’s ‘rare objection’ to Bridgend hub’s alcohol plan

‘Plans to sell alcohol at a community hub in Bridgend county would have a “negative impact” on the village, police have said.

A community group wants a licence to sell alcohol at the Bettws Life Centre – which has a library, hall and cafe – from noon until midnight every day.

But South Wales Police has concerns about underage drinking and bottles being used as “weapons”.’

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-39366949

 

 

 

Keighley News : 27 March

Bradford | Volunteers come forward to make a success of Silsden Library re-launch

http://www.keighleynews.co.uk/news/15184170.Volunteers_come_forward_to_make_a_success_of_Silsden_Library_re_launch/

ITV News : 24 March

Darlington Crown Street Library to close

http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/2017-03-24/darlington-crown-street-library-to-close/

 

 

Wigan Today : 24 March

‘Transforming services’ is key to saving them

Merging roles of life centre and library staff, job losses and greater reliance on volunteers – including to deliver the home library service is on the cards as part of this ‘transformation’

http://www.wigantoday.net/news/transforming-services-is-key-to-saving-them-1-8457975

 

 

Plymouth Herald : 24 March

People power could save Peverell library, says poet laureate

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/people-power-could-save-peverell-library-says-poet-laureate/story-30226784-detail/story.html

 

 

Bath Chronicle : 24 March

LETTER: Time to enhance Bath’s library for all users

http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/time-to-enhance-city-library-for-all-users/story-30221615-detail/story.html

 

 

Bath Chronicle : 24 March

LETTER: Shocked to hear ‘The council has never said the library was moving’

http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/we-deserve-to-hear-the-truth-of-the-matter/story-30221706-detail/story.html

 

 

The Northern Echo : 24 March

Library volunteers resort to FOI in council business rates row

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15181029.Library_volunteers_resort_to_FOI_in_council_business_rates_row/

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