Monthly Archives: November 2010

Local Author John Dougherty Offers His Support

We are delighted to have received  the following message of support for our campaign from local author John Dougherty A properly-funded library service is the backbone of education and the heart of a civilised society. If our banks are ‘too … Continue reading

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We are making the headlines again

We appeared on the front page of The Gloucestershire Echo today and in The Guardian . Both reported our concerns and the concerns of 6 former senior library staff that the huge cuts to our library service may be illegal. … Continue reading

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Plenty of Important Questions….we await the answers

Dear Councillor Noble, I am deeply concerned at Gloucestershire County Council’s proposals for severe cuts to our library service. I submitted a written question to the County Council meeting on the 18th November regarding these proposals, and thank you for … Continue reading

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The Big Society may be a bit ‘big’ for some

Here is a really interesting article about a report that’s just been published on views about the Big Society idea. In a nutshell, respondents think it’s a great idea to get more involved in how public service are run, BUT they … Continue reading

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Cllrs Hawthorne and Nobel’s devastating attacks on our library service are slammed in the national press

In her article without libraries, we will lose a mark of our civilisation journalist Catherine Bennett of The Observer reports on how the Government is turning a blind eye to the closure of 250 (and counting!) libraries nationwide. She particularly … Continue reading

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Library cuts hasten UK’s cultural decline

A nice letter of support for libraries in today’s Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/nov/25/library-cuts-hasten-cultural-decline

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Threats and ultimatums will make “scheme a success”

In an article in yesterdays Echo author Anna Bowles urges the council to rethink their devastating plans for our libraries. Cllr Noble is quoted in the article and her logic is rather difficult to understand. It seems she is STILL … Continue reading

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