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: 22 August 2017

Shropshire Star: 22 August Powys County Council aims to halve cost of running libraries  'community partnerships' planned  https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/politics/2017/08/22/powys-county-council-aims-to-halve-cost-of-running-libraries/ Grimsby Telegraph: 22 August NE Lincolnshire | 'I don't know what I'd…

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