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UK libraries in the news | 29 October 2018

Call for a halt to austerity which is eroding public services,

Surrey consults on libraries,

Hampshire’s Gosport Library reopens as a community hub of co-located services following refurbishment,

Worcestershire libraries consultation launches…

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UK libraries in the news | 15 Oct 2018

Campaigners hold a public meeting to fight the relocation and downsizing of Welshpool Library in Powys,

Further budget cuts in Herts threatens library service, paving way for a Public Service Mutual,

Hampshire invest £30K on book stock, and rearrange the library at Winchester Discovery Centre following feedback,

Friends group forms to work with town council to save Somerset’s North Petherton Library…

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UK libraries in the news | 4 Sept 2018

Norfolk Library sees return of security guards to tackle anti-social behaviour,

People react to the decision to save Darlington’s Crown Street Library and new plans for library are outlined,

Refurbishment for Hampshire library will see paid for activities for children and flexible spaces suitable for hire,

Warrington’s Chief Executive, Steven Broomhead, appointed as Chair of the Libraries Taskforce…

 

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UK libraries in the news | 3 Sept 2018

Darlington’s Crown Street Library saved from closure,

Parish councils fail to back funding Highbridge Library in Somerset,

Solihull’s mobile library service axed,

Grant for a volunteer-run library in Scottish Borders to help cover costs,

Citizens Advice Service to share help desk with library staff in a library in Hampshire,

Bracknell introduces Open+ staffless access to libraries…

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UK libraries in the news | 24 Aug 2018

Darlington library plans to go before cabinet in September,

Eastleigh Borough Council finance new library and community hub to be run by volunteers in Hampshire,

More cuts in Somerset feared, including libraries,

Town Council finances library and information centre earmarked for closure in Pembrokeshire,

NE Lincs library consultation runs until September 30…

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UK libraries in the news | 18 Jun 2018

Darlington Council accused of “cultural vandalism” at the High Court hearing for Crown Street Library,

As York consider a new contact for libraries the council commits to maintain the same level of funding for the next 15 years,

North Yorkshire to increase reliance on volunteers,

Call for Northants to put library closures on hold pending the outcome of judicial review

Unison report on gagged library workers in Hampshire & decisions based on revenue potential rather than value to the public…

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UK libraries in the news | 13 Jun 2018

UNISON warns that students could be disadvantaged by a plan to use pupils and volunteers to run school libraries,

Parents assisting a part-time school librarian angry being used as an example to promote students running libraries,  

UK library workers outrage over SCL deal with the Home Office,

Call for update on Barnet libraries refused despite concerns about staffless access, loss of study areas and impact on youth,

Locality call for Government’s financial support for Community Ownership Fund,

 Only 13% have signed up to Sth Gloucestershire’s staffless ‘open access’ scheme for libraries,

Oxfordshire promotes volunteer-run library model,

Hampshire’s refurbishment of Totton Library includes self-service kiosks and rentable spaces,

Plans for Kettering Council to buy two libraries in Northamptonshire to rent to community groups to run,

Plans to shorten opening hours in Derby Library could mean end to clubs run there…

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UK libraries in the news | 29 May 2018

Radical Librarians Collective condemn the deal between the Society of Chief Librarians and UK Visas and Immigration,

More co-location for library and discovery centre in Hampshire,

Langney Community Library Group plan to take on the running of a library in East Sussex,

Plans in Greenwich for a temporary library while Plumstead Library is renovated, 

Wellington Library Friends Group hold meeting on May 31 and remind residents to respond to Somerset’s library consultation…

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UK libraries in the news | 22 May 2018

A Hampshire library gets a refurbishment which includes self-service kiosks & meeting rooms,

Post office due to open in volunteer-run library in Bath & NE Somerset,

Plans progress for a Trafford development on former library site – apartments, community centre, retail units and health centre as well as library on the first floor,

East Sussex councillor leads plans for volunteers to take on the running of Langney Library,

Cumbria CC give assurances that Millom Library will not close…

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