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East Swindon | September 24, 2017

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Proposal to save eight libraries takes shape

July 4, 2017 |

A PLAN is emerging that could potentially see up to eight of Swindon’s at-risk community libraries saved.

Last year, Swindon Borough Council decided that the financial challenges facing local authorities were such that they could no longer continue to fund … Read More

Covingham and Liden Libraries protected again

October 25, 2013 |

On Thursday night, the Conservative Cabinet agreed to consult on saving £300,000 and confirmed there will be no reduction to Library opening hours, no plans for any Library closures or make any changes to Librarian staff.

Cllr Dale Heenan, … Read More

Labour Councillor denies all knowledge of cuts to local Libraries, yet voted for them in February 2013!

September 21, 2013 |

The Labour Councillor for Covingham & Dorcan has admitted blindly following his party line in cutting Library Services across the town, including Covingham and Liden Libraries, without any thought for residents.

The Labour party budget in February 2013, included £100,000 … Read More

Covingham and Liden Libraries amongst most popular Libraries in Swindon

July 30, 2013 |

A discussion last week with Council Officers about the future of Libraries revealed that Covingham Library was the second most popular community library in the town, while Liden Library was fourth out of nine Community Libraries.

Dale … Read More

Libraries

June 9, 2013 |

Use our website search to find all of our news about Local Libraries. https://www.eastswindon.com/?s=libraries

We are keen supporters of our local libraries and hold our ward surgeries at Covingham Library and Liden Library. We have secured Saturday opening hours, refurbishments and … Read More

Chairman of new committee wants the public to have their say

July 4, 2017 |

A NEW council body wants to hear what the residents of the town think about the key issues impacting their lives.

Every year, 46 councillors are assigned to various committees to hold cabinet members and council officers to account for … Read More

Relief as Library Trust receives huge funding boost

July 4, 2017 |

SWINDON’S libraries will remain open as more than £350,000 of council money has been ploughed into them.

Following the council’s adoption of the town’s library strategy in December 2016, £357,000 worth of grants has been approved that will keep every … Read More

Councillors secure hopeful future for Covingham Library

July 4, 2017 |

COVINGHAM library looks set be given a new lease of life in the face of widespread cuts to the service across Swindon thanks to the efforts of local councillors.

A new library trust for Covingham was registered with the Charity … Read More

Library service launches adult literacy drive with Cllr Dale Heenan and Author Andy Mcnab

January 8, 2015 |

Swindon Libraries and Information Service is joining up with bestselling authors and national charity The Reading Agency to encourage more adults in Swindon to read.

The 2015 Six Book Challenge launches this month (Jan) with the aim of encouraging less … Read More