Local Government Chronicle : 29th July
Grants to be cut by extra £95m to plug gap in safety net
Funding for councils is set to be cut by an  extra £95m next year after the government miscalculated aspects of this  year’s funding settlement.  The Department for Communities & Local Government has  informed councils it will have to hold back millions of pounds more of  revenue support grant in order to plug a hole in this year’s settlement.

Public Libraries News : 27th July
Editorial | Lincolnshire Council’s consultation gets into further hot water … and has national implications

The Lincolnite : 30th July
Save Lincolnshire Libraries campaign gathers over 1k signatures

Sleaford Standard : 30th July
Library cuts an ‘act of cultural vandalism’

Skegness Standard : 30th July
Lincolnshire libraries consultation event in Skegness branded ‘shallow and hollow’
“I know how difficult it is not only to recruit volunteers but to keep them,” he said.

Map – Libraries under threat in Lincolnshire
Courtesy of the Lincolnshire Echo

THE GUARDIAN : 30th July
Lambeth’s library app challenges residents to make tough choices

This Is Local London : 30th July
All Surrey libraries to lose music CDs by next year

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Libraries News Round-up: 31st December 2013

Bristol Post :  31st December 2 Letters | It's wrong to say libraries are just internet cafes http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Libraries-Wrong-say-internet-cafes/story-20382238-detail/story.html BBC News : 30th December Free school plan for Bristol Central Library challenged http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-25553178…

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