Category Archives: Good News Stories

The Library Campaign Conference

On Saturday 22nd October, library campaigners from across the country met at the University of London to share ideas and experiences, and discuss ways forward in the fight to save our libraries. The conference, co-organised by Voices for the Library and The Library … Continue reading

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The Women’s Institute to campaign for libraries

We are thrilled to have received the news that the National Federation of Women’s Institutes voted in favour of campaigning in support of public libraries at their AGM today. Ruth Bond, Chair of the National Federation of Women’s Institutes, said: … Continue reading

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FoGL speak for libraries resolution at Gloucestershire WI

On Thursday 7th April, I was invited to attend the Gloucestershire Federation of the WI’s debate day, to speak in favour of the resolution: “This meeting urges Her Majesty’s government to maintain support for local libraries, as an essential education … Continue reading

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Friends of Gloucestershire Libraries to meet with DCMS policy officials

A few days ago we blogged about our fruitless attempts to secure a meeting with Culture Minister Ed Vaizey, and an exchange of emails between FoGL campaigner Alice Ross, and the Minister’s private secretary. Through this correspondence we learnt that GCC have been … Continue reading

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FoGL march for the alternative

A number of FoGL supporters travelled to London on Saturday (26th March) for the TUC-organised ‘March for the Alternative’, to express their opposition to savage cuts to our libraries and other vital public services. Judging by the placards and banners … Continue reading

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BBC national news interview FoGL

On Monday, the BBC National News Home Affairs Editor, Mark Easton, and his team visited Gloucestershire to talk to FoGL members about the cuts to the library service, as well as cuts to other public services and our reasons for … Continue reading

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Matson residents hold protest and vigil against library cuts

Yesterday evening (3rd March) residents of Matson gathered to hold a protest and vigil for their library, which faces closure under GGC’s plans, and will only remain open in any form if it is run and funded by the community. … Continue reading

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