Monthly Archives: July 2012

Update : Friends of Gloucestershire Libraries Media Statement

Friends of Gloucestershire Libraries FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 31/07/12 In November 2010 Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) announced plans to close eleven public libraries, to reduce opening times to three hours per week at seven, and to axe the entire mobile library … Continue reading

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FoGL welcomes Shadow Minister’s call for urgent action and leadership

Over the last two years, Friends of Gloucestershire Libraries have repeatedly called on the Department of Culture Media and Sport and Culture Minister Ed Vaizey to superintend Gloucestershire County Council in it’s review of our public library services. We have … Continue reading

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PLR Registrar confirms GCC community libraries not covered by public authority lending scheme

I have just had a very interesting conversation with the PLR Registrar Jim Parker. He confirmed that Gloucestershire County Council has NOT approached him for clarification over the PLR issues they face but he is happy to discuss this matter … Continue reading

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Irresponsible GCC issues unsubstantiated & misleading “assurances” to community libraries

Yesterday we were passed a letter by the Society of Authors in response to our concerns about public lending rights and community run libraries . It was a letter they had received from Culture Minister Ed Vaizey about PLR. It said, “Under the existing PLR … Continue reading

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Is Gloucestershire County Council giving unlawful advice to Community Libraries?

Gloucestershire County Council is potentially giving unlawful advice to local groups which intend to run so-called community libraries in the county. Having been challenged by the Friends of Gloucestershire Libraries as to whether Public Lending Right, the scheme by which … Continue reading

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