Monthly Archives: March 2011

Friends of Gloucestershire Libraries to meet with DCMS policy officials

A few days ago we blogged about our fruitless attempts to secure a meeting with Culture Minister Ed Vaizey, and an exchange of emails between FoGL campaigner Alice Ross, and the Minister’s private secretary. Through this correspondence we learnt that GCC have been … Continue reading

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FoGL march for the alternative

A number of FoGL supporters travelled to London on Saturday (26th March) for the TUC-organised ‘March for the Alternative’, to express their opposition to savage cuts to our libraries and other vital public services. Judging by the placards and banners … Continue reading

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Tuffley : “Residents Feel They Are Being Set Up To Fail”.

Last week we wrote a blog post about Gloucestershire County Council’s surprising claim that Tuffley was comparable to affluent areas of Buckinghamshire and that the people of Tuffley were ready to take on the running of their library. There was … Continue reading

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Dear Mr Vaizey – please help

Having been completely ignored and dismissed by Gloucestershire County Council we have written to Culture Minister Ed Vaizey many times asking him to help us, to meet with us, to listen to our very real concerns about the destruction of … Continue reading

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Mystery surrounds the future of Moreton library

We were forwarded the email below from a very frustrated user of Moreton in Marsh Library who has spent the months since the councils plans were announced trying to find out what they meant for her library. The library in … Continue reading

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Conservative Councillors claim library “victory”

It has been bought to our attention, by furious Gloucestershire residents, that some astonishing claims are being made on fliers pushed through the doors of Gloucestershire homes. Fliers like this one. A Conservative party flier featuring Jim Porter, Conservative District … Continue reading

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County Council stands by its grossly misleading statements

I recently complained to Gloucestershire County Council about its grossly misleading statements comparing deprived Tuffley to affluent areas of Buckinghamshire in this Newspaper article. This is the response I got. As you know, if I am to process an allegation … Continue reading

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