Category Archives: meeting

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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GCC library consultation feedback obtained through FOI

Following the announcement of plans for severe cuts to our public library service, GCC held ‘drop-in’ consultation sessions to gather public feedback. Originally these sessions were due to be held only in six of the main libraries whose opening hours and … Continue reading

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FoGL meet with DCMS officials over concerns around GCC’s library plans

Yesterday, representatives of library user group Friends of Gloucestershire Libraries travelled to Westminster to meet with officials from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). DCMS is the central government department with responsibility for superintending local authority’s provision of … 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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Tuffley : “Residents Feel They Are Being Set Up To Fail”.

Last week we wrote a blog post about Gloucestershire County Council’s surprising claim that Tuffley was comparable to affluent areas of Buckinghamshire and that the people of Tuffley were ready to take on the running of their library. There was … 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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Report of County Council meeting – Tory budget proposals approved

Yesterday (16th February), the County Council met to vote on budget proposals. The outcome was predictable, with the Tory majority voting the proposals through whilst other Councillors voted against. The library issue was debated extensively, with opposition Councillors proposing an … Continue reading

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