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Whitewash – Councillor Noble is let off Misconduct Charge – Again!

FRIENDS OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE LIBRARIES MEDIA RELEASE Monday 16 APRIL 2012 by John Holland Gloucestershire County Council announced on Friday 12 April 2012 that County Councillor Antonia Noble had not breached the council’s Code of Conduct. (Decision notice attached). Friends of … Continue reading

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Cynical and highly misleading – Friends of Gloucestershire Libraries comment on Gloucestershire County Council’s ‘new’ library strategy

MEDIA RELEASE FROM FRIENDS OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE LIBRARIES               2 APRIL 2012 by John Holland Friends of Gloucestershire Libraries (FoGL), the campaign group which took Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) to the High Court, finds the … Continue reading

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MEDIA RELEASE by Johanna Anderson & John Holland on behalf of FoGL Gloucestershire County Council yesterday released its report on the libraries consultation. Council Leader Cllr Hawthorne claims it was a “thorough” exercise. Friends of Gloucestershire Libraries maintain that it was … Continue reading

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Cabinet Meeting 5 April 2012

The cabinet meeting of Thursday 5 April 2012 will make decisions about the ‘new’ strategy for library services.  The meeting will start at 10am and the proposed venue is the Council Chamber – Shire Hall, Gloucester. Jo Grills has confirmed that … Continue reading

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Library Budget cuts are double the amount admitted by GCC – letter to the press

John Holland  has today (5 March 2012) written to the press Dear Editor, According to its own figures, Gloucestershire County Council is currently planning cuts to its Library Service of £1.8 million representing 25.7% of its budget, although £1 million … 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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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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