Monthly Archives: December 2011

Final Ruling Papers Received : “Bad Government” and “Substantive Breach of Equality Legislation”

Since the libraries ruling hearing, which took place at the High Court in London on 16th of November, we have been waiting, rather impatiently, for the final ruling papers. We were most concerned that the intentions of His Honour Judge … Continue reading

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Public meeting on future of Gloucestershire library service: Report from attendee

The following report of Wednesday’s public meeting has been posted on ThisisGloucestershire by an attendee. Minutes of the meeting will be circulated via the FoGL mailing list (email foc.cheltlib@gmail.com to join) once they have been typed up. Many thanks to GAVCA for the … Continue reading

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‘Mr Vaizey, you knew, you did nothing, now what?’ : Friends of Gloucestershire Libraries

Following our vindication at the High Court, we at Friends of Gloucestershire Libraries are very angry that, even when there were concerns shared between officers within the MLA and DCMS and even after we had set out time and again … Continue reading

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Joint open letter to Ed Vaizey – please consider signing and circulating

Following the recent High Court ruling, and announcement of the select committee enquiry, it has been suggested that library user groups, local politicians (all parties) who have been campaigning for their libraries and authors & educators send a joint, open letter … Continue reading

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County Council Snub Libraries Meeting

Library users across the county are bitterly disappointed that Gloucestershire County Council administration has declined an invitation to a public meeting about the future of our libraries. The meeting was planned in view of the recent High Court ruling on … Continue reading

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Review of Library Services – Let’s help them get it right

As part of ongoing efforts to ensure GCC do a better job this time round of formulating plans for our library service, former Assistant Head of the Gloucestershire library service and FoGL member John Holland has prepared a guidance document for a … Continue reading

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Briefing note from Public Interest Lawyers – Gloucestershire libraries ruling

We have been sent the following briefing note from Public Interest Lawyers, explaining the practical implications of the recent High Court ruling, and what it may mean for our libraries going forward. The briefing note has been forwarded to all … Continue reading

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