WikiWirral 13yrs online 24/7 365 days a year.
Forum Stats
12193 Members
65 Forums
72626 Topics
978686 Posts
67 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
97 registered (3richard, 14 invisible), 1725 Guests and 183 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Trump 1532
Parking Charges 1199
Question Time 536
Something to get a drone off a roof! 493
Animal Cruelty in the Film Industry 429
Paper Recycling. ? 408
Problem With Wifi 398
When we live to be a 100 yrs old 364
Tasering Again 327
Police Convoy 307
New General Forums
Cigarettes in Packets of 20's
by granny
04:02 PM
Personalized fines for speeding .
by venice
12:00 PM
Test on old english words
by derekdwc
20th Jan 2017 8:02pm
Jets
by cools
20th Jan 2017 12:14pm
New Wirral History
753 Sea Horse, Unit 9, Wallasey Waterfront
by Norton
18th Jan 2017 9:07pm
What was County Hall, Abbey Street, Birkenhead?
by yoller
15th Jan 2017 1:28pm
752 The Old Manor Club, Withens Lane, Liscard
by Norton
13th Jan 2017 2:20pm
751 Plough Inn, Mount Pleasant Rd, New Brighton
by Norton
13th Jan 2017 1:38pm
351 Prince Alfred 30 Tunnel Road 30 30 to 32
by yoller
8th Jan 2017 7:18pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
Half a %
by diggingdeeper
Cigarettes in Packets of 20's
by Beethoven
New icon for sky?
by diggingdeeper
Parking Charges
by granny
12:09 AM
Trump
by granny
09:36 PM
Children's home on the Overchurch
by fish5133
07:46 PM
Police Convoy
by fish5133
06:52 PM
Looking to swap an xbox one for a ps4
by j_demo
06:41 PM
Trimm Rock Quarry, Cilcain
by snowhite
04:11 PM
January
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool
by buddy
17th Jan 2017 9:46am
Chinese New Year Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:08am
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#301965 - 19th Mar 2009 10:38am library closures
derekdwc Online   content


Forum Veteran

Registered: 13th Oct 2008
Posts: 4967
Loc: Birkenhead
Strategic Asset Review Timetable for Library Closures
18 Mar 2009

Arising from the Strategic Asset Review and confirmed by Council February 9th, Wirral Borough Council has now announced the timetable for the closure of 11 Wirral Libraries.

The closures will happen in three phases. The dates and locations are:

Phase 1: Saturday 4th April to be the last day of service

-Higher Bebington, New Ferry, Ridgeway and Wallasey Village

Phase 2: Saturday 2nd May to be the last day of service

-Irby, Prenton and Seacombe

Phase 3: Saturday 4th July to be the last day of service

-Beechwood, Eastham, Hoylake and Woodchurch

This will not affect current library members and membership cards will remain valid in all other libraries. They can continue to be used when accessing remote services through the Library website such as renewals, requests and use of Library Reference subscriptions.

Anyone wishing to access the Home Reader service should contact the staff at Wallasey Central Library 0151 639 2334 or Birkenhead Central Library on 0151 652 6106 to discuss how we can help.

Top
Wirral Council : Advertising
Click me for more Information......

WikiWirral Numbers : Between 150 and 200 New Members Every Month. With Over 3,500 unique visits and 35,000 Page Views each day. Average +500 Search Engines Daily and over 1,000,000 Million Page views a Month. Advertising from 20 . Click Me
#301967 - 19th Mar 2009 10:44am Re: library closures [Re: derekdwc]
derekdwc Online   content


Forum Veteran

Registered: 13th Oct 2008
Posts: 4967
Loc: Birkenhead
anyone feel up to taking photos of the inside and outside of their local library

Top
#302220 - 19th Mar 2009 8:15pm Re: library closures [Re: derekdwc]
pacef8 Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 27th Dec 2008
Posts: 460
Loc: south wirral
subject to ombudsmen review and the inquest.

Top
#302225 - 19th Mar 2009 8:28pm Re: library closures [Re: pacef8]
Snodvan Offline

Forum Addict

Registered: 19th Mar 2008
Posts: 1254
Loc: Wallasey Village
A photo? Only if there is a local councillor nailed to the front door

Snod
_________________________
5 Precepts of Buddhism seem appropriate. Refrain from taking life. Refrain from taking that which is not given. Refrain from misconduct. Refrain from lying. Refrain from intoxicants which lead to loss of mindfulness

Top
#302274 - 19th Mar 2009 9:34pm Re: library closures [Re: Snodvan]
Bandageman Offline
Member

Registered: 8th Feb 2009
Posts: 56
Loc: Wirral
If part of our council tax is to pay for local comunities ie Library etc. As they are closed down should'nt we get a reduction in council tax, as we are paying for a service which we are not getting?

Top
#471442 - 10th Feb 2011 12:04pm Re: library closures [Re: derekdwc]
derekdwc Online   content


Forum Veteran

Registered: 13th Oct 2008
Posts: 4967
Loc: Birkenhead
Are we likely to once again face closures following Manchesters' lead


news


Edited by derekdwc (10th Feb 2011 12:05pm)

Top
#708897 - 12th Jul 2012 4:51pm Re: library closures [Re: derekdwc]
derekdwc Online   content


Forum Veteran

Registered: 13th Oct 2008
Posts: 4967
Loc: Birkenhead
Can and will they be considering having a go again in today's economic climate.
Methinks I'd better get the old brownie camera out to get some pics of the libraries now, just in case.

Top
#709907 - 16th Jul 2012 3:36pm Re: library closures [Re: derekdwc]
Touchstone Offline

Guardian

Registered: 25th Sep 2010
Posts: 899
Loc: Wallasey
I spoke to senior library managers at a public consultation evening earlier this year. They said there are no plans to close, out-source or privatise any Wirral libraries. However, given the way this government is cutting money to Local Authorities, who can say what will happen on the future. Even the library managers said they can't see more than a year into the future.

Still, if we can find money for nuclear weapons, illegal wars and the Olympics, surely we can afford properly funded libraries. They are a cornerstone of a civilised, educated and literate society. Not everyone wants to or can afford to go on Amazon whenever they want a book.

Top
#710885 - 20th Jul 2012 1:51pm Re: library closures [Re: Touchstone]
bigpete Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 7th May 2009
Posts: 336
Loc: Thingwall
Do not trust them - don't forget we still have the rump of Foulke's ("I don't use them - so what's the point of them")regime - and they are now in overall control - plenty of the Labour councillors were made (and deservedly so) to look very foolish and self-serving in 2009 - they will not have forgotten that and revenge - I am certain is on the cards....

Be prepared to man the barriers and repel the pirates again !

Top
#711227 - 21st Jul 2012 6:42pm Re: library closures [Re: bigpete]
Capt_America Online   content
Forum Addict

Registered: 26th Jul 2008
Posts: 1499
Loc: Wallasey
Originally Posted By: bigpete
Do not trust them - don't forget we still have the rump of Foulke's ("I don't use them - so what's the point of them")regime - and they are now in overall control - plenty of the Labour councillors were made (and deservedly so) to look very foolish and self-serving in 2009 - they will not have forgotten that and revenge - I am certain is on the cards....

Be prepared to man the barriers and repel the pirates again !


Yes don't forget it was the labour clowns (no betterr or worse than the Tory or Lib Dem clowns) who decided to close libraries swimming pools and everything else on their damned list. They have got overall power until 2014 as there are no local elections next year. They have to save 28 million next year and 42 million the following year. (by the way if you add up the amount each council in the country has to "save" in the next 2 years it comes to the 12 billion spent on the Olympics)

Expect to see service privatised, outsourced, and cut left right and centre. They are doing the groundwork now.
_________________________
See you in cyberspace!

Top
#711241 - 21st Jul 2012 8:15pm Re: library closures [Re: Capt_America]
davew3 Offline
Forum Guide

Registered: 16th Jun 2009
Posts: 1024
Loc: Wirral
Think you missed out not adding the lotto money, they halved the jackpot as soon as the Olympics were announced.

Top
#711278 - 22nd Jul 2012 12:42am Re: library closures [Re: derekdwc]
granny Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 29th Jun 2011
Posts: 13702
Loc: Wirral
Hmmmmmmmm think

Have a look at this, Serco were in line last time I believe:

http://www.serco.com/markets/leisure/index.asp

and then have a look at this! third one down. Woodgate,Hook.
Does this mean that Serco have been renting office space in a building that Merseyside Pension Fund owned ,maintained and fully refurbished?

http://www.hollishockley.co.uk/index.asp?PageKind=NewsList

Senior library or leisure centre managers, wouldn't have a clue until it's too late.


Edited by granny (22nd Jul 2012 12:48am)
_________________________
...and those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.FN

Top
#711281 - 22nd Jul 2012 1:33am Re: library closures [Re: derekdwc]
granny Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 29th Jun 2011
Posts: 13702
Loc: Wirral

A little something about Serco, should they ever be in the running again.

http://www.tpuc.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5280
_________________________
...and those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.FN

Top
#711289 - 22nd Jul 2012 8:29am Re: library closures [Re: derekdwc]
ludwigvan Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 6th Jan 2010
Posts: 1129
Loc: Middle Earth
Well done Granny,very informative.It's strange that we haven't heard of this all pervasive organisation before.It would be interesting to know which MP's have a connection with Serco as share holders,directorships etc.

Top
#711335 - 22nd Jul 2012 12:39pm Re: library closures [Re: derekdwc]
derekdwc Online   content


Forum Veteran

Registered: 13th Oct 2008
Posts: 4967
Loc: Birkenhead
What always gets me is how these private companies can make a profit (which it's what they are in it for) as against public run facilities.Someone at the top (possibly the wrong person for the job) in the public ones is making the wrong decisions somewhere be it by over or under staffing or the way the system works.
Why can't the public ones(who use our taxes) do exactly the same as the private ones that are making profit.


Edited by derekdwc (22nd Jul 2012 12:41pm)

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  Mod 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Half a %
by venice
10:34 PM
Cigarettes in Packets of 20's
by granny
04:02 PM
New icon for sky?
by venice
11:21 AM
Police Convoy
by diggingdeeper
23rd Jan 2017 6:51pm
Problem With Wifi
by Uffda
22nd Jan 2017 4:06pm
For Sale & Free
Half a %
by venice
10:34 PM
Looking to swap an xbox one for a ps4
by Matt98
23rd Jan 2017 10:36pm
Ariston hifi amplfier vgc 35
by montyz
23rd Jan 2017 12:39pm
Technika 42" smart tv
by vw_kyle
23rd Jan 2017 9:38am
LCD/Plasma wall bracket - 10
by DavidB
22nd Jan 2017 2:16pm
Featured Member
Registered: 1st Oct 2009
Posts: 2186
Newest Members
Helena, ajsmith66, aw2010, Largeloaf32, techgran
12193 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Paper Recycling. ?
by fish5133
19th Jan 2017 11:16am
Paypal help
by venice
17th Jan 2017 8:59pm
Brown Bin Collections Restarting Today 17th Jan
by fish5133
17th Jan 2017 9:04am
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:19am
Chinese New Year Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:08am
News : New Topics
Police Convoy
by diggingdeeper
23rd Jan 2017 6:51pm
Repose en Paix Gordon Kaye
by diggingdeeper
23rd Jan 2017 6:08pm
Brides Flown In
by granny
21st Jan 2017 11:16pm
Tasering Again
by diggingdeeper
20th Jan 2017 6:14pm
Trump
by cools
20th Jan 2017 4:16pm
New Enthusiast Forums
New icon for sky?
by venice
11:21 AM
Problem With Wifi
by Uffda
22nd Jan 2017 4:06pm
Trimm Rock Quarry, Cilcain
by diggingdeeper
22nd Jan 2017 5:03am
Animal Cruelty in the Film Industry
by granny
20th Jan 2017 12:00pm
Question Time
by derekdwc
19th Jan 2017 11:27pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
New icon for sky? 192
Cigarettes in Packets of 20's 171
Half a % 33
Personalized fines for speeding . 21
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Wed 8:06am
Sunset Wed 4:42pm
Local Time Wed 1:28am
WikiWirral Can . . . .