Local Government Lawyer : 3rd April
Ministers unveil £410m transformation fund plus challenge panel
The independent panel will advise “on what needs to happen both locally and nationally to increase the pace and scale of transformation within public services”. It will also make recommendations where barriers to transformation are identified.
Exmouth Journal : 5th April
Devon | Shock at town library closure threat
Budleigh Salterton Library could be at risk of closure unless volunteers from the community come forward to take it over.
Newbury Today : 5th April
September decision on Kingsclere library closure
Villager Peter Woodman said that he had carefully read the county council’s online proposals for the library and concluded that they were “getting a lot of weasel wording. It’s quite clear it’s a done deal.”
Wilmslow.co.uk : 5th April
Cheshire East | Plan for libraries to become community hubs