Monthly Archives: June 2011

Cllr. Hawthorne spins away.. while Lechlade Library Working Group set the record straight

Since an injunction was issued by the High Courts halting the implementation of  Gloucestershire County Council’s library cuts until the case for judicial review has been heard on July 7th, Gloucestershire County Council have, in their usual rather bullish manner,  … Continue reading

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The High Court issues an injunction against Gloucestershire County Council over library closures

Today, Friends of Gloucestershire Libraries were pleased to receive the following news: —————————————————————————————————————— Public Interest Lawyers Press Release – 17 June 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HIGH COURT ISSUES INJUNCTION AGAINST GLOUCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL PREVENTING LIBRARY CLOSURES ________________________________________________________________ The High Court … Continue reading

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GCC library consultation feedback obtained through FOI

Following the announcement of plans for severe cuts to our public library service, GCC held ‘drop-in’ consultation sessions to gather public feedback. Originally these sessions were due to be held only in six of the main libraries whose opening hours and … Continue reading

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Homelink mobile library closes a month ahead of schedule

The following piece has appeared today on This is Gloucestershire: The first of Gloucestershire’s libraries scheduled for closure as a result of the cuts may have already been shut down. The Homelink mobile service which serves those living in Elderly Peoples … Continue reading

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Concerns over privacy and data protection in the new library structure

For months our questions about the practicalities of the councils library plans have gone unanswered. Some very serious ones such as data protection. When the plans were first announced we were told that the community libraries would not have access … Continue reading

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FOGL Fundraising Campaign and Legal Challenge

The Friends of Gloucestershire Libraries (FOGL) have been fighting cuts to Gloucestershire’s libraries throughout the year. A legal challenge has now been launched against the council’s plans, as they may be in breach of the Public Libraries Act, the Equalities … Continue reading

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The Women’s Institute to campaign for libraries

We are thrilled to have received the news that the National Federation of Women’s Institutes voted in favour of campaigning in support of public libraries at their AGM today. Ruth Bond, Chair of the National Federation of Women’s Institutes, said: … Continue reading

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