Third Sector : 22nd May
Councils should ‘treat voluntary sector fairly when setting budgets’
A joint letter sent out to all council leaders in England before last week’s local elections from the local infrastructure body Navca, the chief executives body Acevo and Compact Voice, which represents the voluntary sector on the Compact, urges local authorities to avoid “salami-slicing” budgets.  …. It champions the ability of charities to maintain community assets, such as public libraries, and deliver services from them where councils have been unable to continue doing so directly.

BBC Radio 4 : 22nd May
You and Yours – Baby Library cards
featuring Norfolk Library Service, Brian Ashley (ACE) and Laura Swaffield (The Library Campaign)

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 23rd May
Croydon, ‘Jack and Jills’ and stamping books or selling stamps with books?

Daily Echo : 23rd May
Hampshire’s library service ‘still has options’
But Tory recreation and heritage chief Keith Chapman could not rule out future branch closures on top of the cuts already announced.

Grantham Journal : 23rd May
Pupils speak out in support of Save Lincolnshire Libraries campaign


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