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Tuffley Library Support Group – we need your support

Tuffley Library Support Group is a group of local people who care about the future of Tuffley Library. We are supported by the Friends of Gloucestershire Libraries. Right now we are looking to increase our numbers at a crucial time … Continue reading

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Call me Irresponsible – a meeting with Culture Minister Ed Vaizey

John Holland writes The Oxford Online Dictionary defines “irresponsible” as “a person …not showing a proper sense of responsibility”.  I had a meeting with one last week. His name is Ed Vaizey, and he is the Minister for Culture, Communications … Continue reading

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National Libraries Day in Gloucestershire

Today we celebrated National Libraries Day with a programme of events arranged by members of the public in libraries across the county. Lots of fun was had with storytimes, book readings, author Q and As, games, face painting, songs and … Continue reading

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GCC respond to criticisms of consultation survey

After receiving many messages from people angry at what they saw as leading or loaded questions, assumptions, potential to manipulate data to support current proposals and needless complexity in GCC’s new library strategy consultation, we wrote to GCC outlining these … Continue reading

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GCC’s new consultation survey – ‘baffling’, ‘manipulative’ and ‘full of assumptions and loaded questions’

As part of consultation on their re-drawn library strategy GCC have worked with a private consultation company to design a survey, which is available online and in libraries. The survey can be downloaded here: GCC_0018 QUESTIONNAIRE_PRINT We sent a link to the … Continue reading

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GCC’s new library consultation – roadshow dates and survey now available

Following the announcement of the new draft library strategy, GCC will be conducting a new six-week consultation process starting today (30th January). As part of this process, a series of consultation roadshows (where people can ask questions about the plans … Continue reading

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National Libraries Day in Gloucestershire – Programme of events

In celebration of National Libraries Day on Saturday 4th February, library users have arranged a programme of events around the county to celebrate our libraries and their value to our local communities: Bishops Cleeve: ‘Flying Author’ visit from Russell James … Continue reading

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