A public meeting is being held at the Miners Welfare Hall in Cinderford this Friday (10th December), with a 7pm start. County Council leader Mark Hawthorne will be there to ‘explain’ cutbacks in the Forest area, including to the library service. The library service in the Forest is being really badly hit by GCC’s plans, with libraries at Cinderford, Newnham, Mitcheldean and Bream facing closure unless taken on by volunteers, Lydney Library cut to three and a half days a week, and the loss of the mobile libraries.
This is a great opportunity to publicy ask Councillor Hawthorne some of the questions that he and Councillor Noble have failed to provide adequate responses to so far, so if you are in the Forest area please try and attend. Questions can be submitted in advance to the Chair via Councillor Graham Morgan. If you manage to go along, please get in touch afterwards so we can share any news from the meeting with all FoGL supporters.