News of new consultation – Imagination Libraries future


News of new RMBC consultation, Imagination Libraries future. Not forgetting the as yet to be completed Taxi Licensing Consultation. Press reaction: Consultation launched on agreed Dolly Parton book scheme cut in Rotherham A consultation has been launched on … Continue reading

Dolly Parton Imagination Library – A disaster in the making?

A Rotherham Politics reader who wishes to remain anonymous sent Rothpol this very interesting link:

This document repays careful reading but the most alarming is the cost £1,200,000!

Centralised purchasing arrangements, such as being proposed here, invariably go wrong leaving the Authority taking such responsibility with egg on their faces, oh and losing a lot of our money!

Healey praises Imagination Library

The Wentworth & Dearne MP John Healey made the case yesterday for expansion of Rotherham’s very own, Dolly Parton Imagination Library:

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John Healey (Wentworth and Dearne, Labour)

I am grateful for the chance to introduce this debate. I want to praise and promote the inspirational Imagination Library in Rotherham, thanks to which, each month, more than 13,600 young children receive a book sent directly to their home and addressed to them. I want to press the Minister to work with us to assess and fully evaluate the Imagination Library. In the meantime, I also want to press him to extend the scheme to three special groups of children who start life facing some of the biggest hurdles and who could benefit most from this scheme. Read on………