UNISON considers Judicial Review for Derby Libraries,
The chosen partner organisation for Lambeth’s Carnegie Library opposes gym plans and holds other serious concerns,
and other library news…
Derby Telegraph: 3 August
Union hints it could take Derby libraries closure decision to the High Court
UNISON has indicated that they are taking advice.
‘The Labour-led city council has acknowledged the possibility of a judicial challenge to the library review at a previous cabinet meeting and the authority’s chief legal adviser Janie Berry said she could not “offer a guarantee” that the changes to the libraries would stand the test of a review in the High Court.
She said: “It would be an expensive and costly process and, if it failed, the court could make the council suspend its actions or start the library review again.” ‘
Southwark News: 3 August
Re-opening of Carnegie Library moves a step closer as community partner chosen
The chosen partner, Carnegie Community Trust, oppose plans for a gym in the basement hold other serious concerns too
East Anglian Daily Times: 3 August
Suffolk Libraries agrees new five-year contract with Suffolk County Council
Bedfordshire News: 3 August
Four Central Bedfordshire libraries to have opening hours slashed
Three tier system in operation.
Southport Visitor: 3 August
Lancashire | Plans to reopen Parbold library are being considered
http://www.southportvisiter.co .uk/news/southport-west-lancs/ plans-reopen-parbold-library- being-13424500
This is Lancashire: 3 August
New Bury Council policy hopes to make it easier for groups to take over council assets
‘The decision comes as the council pledges to work with community groups to keep open some of Bury’s libraries, which are due to close after a review.
The council has agreed to help groups as long as it is at no cost to the local authority.’
Great Barr Observer: 3 August
Birmingham | Councillors’ delight as Kingstanding Library receives extensive new makeover
Includes co-locating services.
News & Star: 3 August
Future of West Cumbria’s branch libraries up for debate
Consultation on future of libraries in Hensingham, Kells and Mirehouse ends on 8 September.