UK library news

Libraries in the news | 15 Oct 2017


North Kensington Library will not be relocated, 

Group bids to run a library in Bury, 

In Lancashire, one library may be co-located to a community centre and another may be run by the local scout group, 

And three libraries in Hull may be co-located with community centres…


Get West London: 15 October
Kensington & Chelsea | Council ditches £17m plans to relocate North Kensington Library
Plans to move North Kensington Library have been ditched following feedback from the community, which will allow £17m to be channelled straight into recovery efforts following the Grenfell Tower fire.


Bury Times: 15 October
Group’s bid to take over running of Dumers Lane Community Centre & Library’
‘Should the group be successful in their bid, then they have been told it will cost them £3,400 a year to maintain the centre. They hope to raise a large portion of that by renting out the two upstairs offices as well as through fundraising, and applying for a National Lottery grant.’



2BR: 15 October
Lancashire |  Community centre could be new home for library
‘Lancashire County council discussed the future of Earby and Bamber Bridge libraries decisions had been deferred to allow time for further consideration.

The local scout group will take over Bamber Bridge library.’


Hull Daily Mail: 15 October
Residents urged to make their voices heard as Holderness Road Library to move
Plans for three libraries to co-locate with community centres




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