Written Evidence to CMS Committee on ‘Work of The Arts Council England’ 
now published at this Inquiry Page link

Lincolnshire library campaigners get judicial review go-ahead

The Lincolnite : 19th March
Judicial review into Lincolnshire libraries cuts approved

Spalding Guardian : 19th March
Library cuts face new probe by High Court

Museums Association : 18th March
ACE to fund research gaps
For example, there is no up-to-date information on the economic impact of museums and libraries and how they contribute to the wider economy, or longitudinal studies of the health benefits of participation in arts and culture.
ACE will launch a research grants programme in the autumn, and is calling for cultural organisations and others to develop research proposals that will improve the evidence base. More details on the programme will be available in due course.

The Cornishman : 18th March
Disappointment for St Just campaigners as library cuts confirmed
The cuts, which start from June 1, will see the library reduced to just one full day a week and two half days.

EPD 24 : 18th March
£20m ‘tax’ from new development in Norwich to be pooled to build roads, schools and libraries
Which infrastructure schemes do you think should be given priority?

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Libraries News Round-up: 17 January

Law Society Gazette : 16th Jan. Local Government: cuts to library provision https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/legal-updates/local-government-cuts-to-library-provision/5059352.article THE BOOKSELLER : 17th January Plymouth Council releases plan to close 10 libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/plymouth-council-may-cut-10-libraries-470661 ITV News :…

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