Monthly Archives: July 2011

Permission granted for High Court judicial review of Gloucestershire County Council’s library cuts

Several Friends of Gloucestershire Libraries members attended the High Court in Birmingham yesterday (7th July) for the judicial review hearing bought against GCC by Public Interest Lawyers on behalf of a Gloucestershire resident.   As reported in the Independent, The Telegraph, The Bookseller and across … Continue reading

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Admission from Cllr Noble : school library provision did NOT inform public library cuts

Following this misleading comment from libraries portfolio holder Cllr Noble which appeared several times in the local press: I hope families concerned about proposed changes to libraries around the county will feel reassured that there are still fantastic resources available … Continue reading

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Cllr Hawthorne CONTINUES to spin – whilst this time Newnham Library Group sets the record straight

This week saw Lechlade Library Working Group speaking out against Cllr Hawthorne’s  claims in the local press that community groups want to run their own libraries (details here). Newnham Library Group very quickly followed suit writing on their blog: “Mark … Continue reading

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