Authors speak out on Staffordshire libraries

THE GUARDIAN : 30th June
Warnings over public services as local councils face funding shortfalls
Councils facing a funding gap of £5.8bn to March 2016, which could put services like libraries and leisure centres under threat (comments, inc one from Lincolnshire)

Yahoo News : 30th June
Councils ‘face £5.8bn funding gap’
The organisation (LGA) said that, in spite of cuts, local authorities will continue to try to protect spending on adult social care next year as much as possible, which could be at the expense of popular services like buses, libraries and leisure centres.

Pew Research Center : 30th June
7 surprises about libraries in our surveys

The Publican’s Morning Advertiser : 30th June
Government advisor says rural pubs and libraries should merge

Lincolnshire Echo : 30th June
Save Lincolnshire Libraries say there is still time for county council to change its mind

The Star : 29th June
Sheffield library plan deadline extended
The council said that it expected a business plan would be submitted for ‘every library vulnerable to closure’.

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News : 30th June
Council chiefs to weigh up library service options across Halton as Government cuts continue to bite

Southern Reporter : 30th June
Scottish Borders Consultation fails to find trust opposition


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