Category Archives: letters

“Should the mobile library be cut, it will be the end of a lifetime’s education”

A great letter by mobile library user Judy Monger appeared in the local press, and is reproduced (with Judy’s permission) below: Dear Editor,   The lady over the road from me has been a regular user of the Mobile Library … Continue reading

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Concerns over privacy and data protection in the new library structure

For months our questions about the practicalities of the councils library plans have gone unanswered. Some very serious ones such as data protection. When the plans were first announced we were told that the community libraries would not have access … Continue reading

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Complaint: Misleading claims from GCC about consideration of deprivation in library strategy

A few months ago, former Assistant Head of the Gloucestershire Library service and FoGL campaigner John Holland submitted a formal complaint against recently replaced Cabinet Member with responsibility for libraries Antonia Noble, and Council Leader Mark Hawthorne’s repeated misleading claims … Continue reading

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Children protest against mobile library closure

Last week children in the north Cotswold village of Blockley staged a protest against GCC’s closure of the mobile library service, which will visit the area for the last time on July 14th. Under its plans to cut the library budget by over a … Continue reading

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Inaccuracies and misleading claims in new GCC cabinet report on library cuts

This week, we obtained a new Gloucestershire County Council Cabinet report on the future of Gloucestershire’s libraries. Please see below a letter written by former Assistant Head of Gloucestershire libraries, John Holland, to the Department of Culture Media and Sport … Continue reading

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Dear Mr Vaizey – please help

Having been completely ignored and dismissed by Gloucestershire County Council we have written to Culture Minister Ed Vaizey many times asking him to help us, to meet with us, to listen to our very real concerns about the destruction of … Continue reading

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Mystery surrounds the future of Moreton library

We were forwarded the email below from a very frustrated user of Moreton in Marsh Library who has spent the months since the councils plans were announced trying to find out what they meant for her library. The library in … Continue reading

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