Monthly Archives: February 2012

Multi-million pound businesses Tesco and Sainsbury to benefit from brutal library cuts…at our expense

It has been brought to our attention that Gloucestershire County Council are running “library workshops”as part of the libraries consultation and are paying attendees £40 each in shopping vouchers to be spent at Tesco and Sainsbury as detailed in this invite Invite – workshops … Continue reading

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Collated : Gloucestershire’s evidence submitted to Parliamentary inquiry into library cuts

For ease of access we have collated here all of the submissions made by the people of Gloucestershire to the Parliamentary inquiry into library cuts For evidence submitted by Friends of Gloucestershire Libraries click here For evidence submitted by Lechlade and … Continue reading

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Mr Hunt – action is overdue

John Holland writes I have no confidence at all that this government, whose responsibility it is to superintend public library services, will ever take action against irresponsible local authorities who have already, or in the case of Gloucestershire intend to continue to ruin … Continue reading

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Ed Vaizey Ignores Hundreds : Formal Complaint submitted

We at Friends of Gloucestershire Libraries are dismayed that, almost two months after sending two letters (20/12/11) to Culture Minister Ed Vaizey, we have not received a reply. The first letter was sent following following Gloucestershire County Council’s defeat in … Continue reading

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Doctor! Doctor! Has GCC’s Chief Exec got amnesia?

The Chief Executive of Gloucestershire County Council, Mr Bungard, has appeared in a piece featured in the BBC News today where he talks about the cuts GCC are implementing. Rather bizarrely he states, It has been a really tough year but we … Continue reading

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Make sure your views are heard

John Holland writes The official “new” library strategy consultation process is now underway and runs until 11 March. Full details of the online questionnaire, the email consultation helpline and the times and venues for the “roadshows” are on the GCC website … Continue reading

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Evidence Published : CMS Select Committee Investigation into Library Cuts

The Commons  Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee has today published written evidence submitted to its inquiry into library cuts. It can be read here http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201012/cmselect/cmcumeds/writev/library/library.pdf As well as our own submission, submissions were sent by a group of former … Continue reading

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