Hansard | House of Lords – Volunteers in public libraries
Debate led by Lord Stevenson of Balmacara

Local Government Lawyer : 31st October
Councils told to raise game on business rates collection as arrears top £1.2bn
All Campaigners> Why not FOI your councils about their business rate arrears? Up to 50% of £1.2bn is BIG money 

Local Government Lawyer :  30th October
NCVO report attacks “crude” implementation of payment by results contracts
The NCVO report, written by Bates Wells & Braithwaite lawyer David Hunter, analysed a sample of contracts entered into by charities to run public services. It was also based on interviews with those responsible for delivering the services.

Plymouth Herald : 1st November
Plan for YOU to run Plymouth’s libraries
see comments by Phil Bradley and others

Telegraph & Argus : 1st November
Future of district’s libraries to be debated by Bradford Council
details given

Local Guardian : 1st November
Croydon Council criticised after libraries operator is bought out within weeks

The Star : 31st November
Opinion | Save city’s libraries

This Is South Wales : 1st November
100 people attend meeting about Resolven library closure 

Larne Times : 1st November
NI | Reprieve for Carnlough library
“This library has the potential to be of great service, not only to library and community users, but also as a first class tourism base for Carnlough.”


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Libraries News Round-up: 16 August 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 16th August Library use in England fell dramatically over last decade, figures show https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/aug/16/library-use-in-england-fell-dramatically-over-last-decade-figures-show Coventry Telegraph : 16th August Could Coventry's libraries go online to save cash?…

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