UK library news

Libraries in the news | 4 July 2017

Closures, cuts and libraries turned over to volunteers….
‘…not even closing every children’s centre, library, leisure centre and turning off every street light could fill, council leaders have warned.’

Plymouth Herald: 3 July
Dates revealed for closure of six Plymouth libraries
Devon Live: 4 July
Plymouth | Closing date revealed for six libraries with four more to be ‘cut off’
http://www.devonlive.com/closing-date-revealed-for-six-libraries-with-four-more-to-be-cut-off/story-30422347-detail/story.html

ITV News: 4 July
Councils facing £5.8 billion funding gap in next two years
Local authorities are facing a £5.8 billion black hole in their budgets that not even closing every children’s centre, library, leisure centre and turning off every street light could fill, council leaders have warned.’

Northumberland Gazette: 4 July
Call for action as 75p per £1 for councils to be cut by 2020
‘Securing the financial sustainability of councils and vital local services must be the top priority for the new government, the leader of local government in England will say today.’ 


‘Councils face an overall £5.8billion funding gap by 2020 and even if councils stopped filling in potholes, maintaining parks and open spaces, closed all children’s centres, libraries, museums, leisure centres, turned off every streetlight and shut all discretionary bus routes, they still would not have saved enough money to plug this gap by the end of the decade.’
http://www.northumberlandgazette.co.uk/news/call-for-action-as-75p-per-1-for-councils-to-be-cut-by-2020-1-8628743

 

 

Derby Telegraph: 4 July
Shake-up of libraries in Derby will save £648,000 but Central Library will close after 138 years
Proposals include ten libraries to be passed to volunteers and only five retained by the council, with massive staff losses.
http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/shake-up-of-libraries-in-derby-will-save-648-000-but-central-library-will-close-after-138-years/story-30421618-detail/story.html

 

Brixton Blog: 4 July
Lambeth | Carnegie excavation to start with GLL deal still to be finalised
http://www.brixtonblog.com/carnegie-excavation-to-start-with-gll-deal-still-to-be-finalised/45617

 

Shropshire Star: 4 July
New plan unveiled for future of Shropshire libraries
Plans for eight to receive no council funding, and five more need to find alternative funding within five years. A three tier system is being put forward.
https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/politics/2017/07/04/new-plan-for-future-of-shropshires-libraries/

 

The Gazette: 4 July
South Gloucestershire | Libraries in Thornbury, Yate and Winterbourne set to close temporarily to allow improvements for seven-day-a-week opening
Introduction of Open Access allowing library users to access unstaffed libraries
http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/15389203.Libraries_in_Thornbury__Yate_and_Winterbourne_set_to_close_temporarily_to_allow_improvements_for_seven_day_a_week_opening/

Sunderland Echo: 4 July
Library relocation could see £1.9m investment in town
Plans to relocate library within leisure centre to free up old site for development
http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/library-relocation-could-see-1-9m-investment-in-town-1-8631054

 

The Star: 4 July
Cabinet says yes to Doncaster museum and library plan
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/cabinet-says-yes-to-doncaster-museum-and-library-plan-1-8631154

 

 

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