THE INDEPENDENT : 27th February
Essential reading for those destroying our libraries

Public Finance : 27th February
Mayor of Liverpool | Our finances are flashing red: local government must be funded properly

LGA : 27th February
Bromley staff balloted for strike action over ‘privatisation’ plans
‘Unite is drawing a line in the sand over the drive by this Tory council hell-bent on privatising and outsourcing much valued public services, such as libraries.’

Peterborough Telegraph : 27th February
Letter | (Staffed) Library is vital to literacy levels 

Messenger Newspapers : 27th February
Hale businesses say village library plans are ‘detrimental’ to enterprise 

Birmingham Mail : 27th February
Five Walsall libraries saved in budget deal 
The Libraries, including Pheasey, Walsall Wood and Streetly, and green waste services were only given a one year stay of execution as £655,000 funding was found from reserve to cover costs.

Border Telegraph : 27th February
Councillors sceptical that sports trust can run region’s libraries etc 

The Courier : 27th February
Fears ‘funding crisis’ will see library service cuts in Fife
Staff called to a “crunch meeting”


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