Category Archives: Parish Councils

Cllr. Hawthorne spins away.. while Lechlade Library Working Group set the record straight

Since an injunction was issued by the High Courts halting the implementation of  Gloucestershire County Council’s library cuts until the case for judicial review has been heard on July 7th, Gloucestershire County Council have, in their usual rather bullish manner,  … Continue reading

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Library users being frozen out of negotiations on the future of their own libraries

Gloucestershire County Council have refused to engage with Friends of Gloucestershire Libraries for months. We have received “I do not intend to respond in detail” replies from Council Leader Mark Hawthorne.  “In light of the forthcoming legal challenge I cannot … 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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“Mobile Libraries an Unnecessary Luxury” – Turkdean Parish Council

We are disappointed to have received the following message from Turkdean Parish Council. Turkdean Parish will not be supporting your Petition opposing cuts in the Library Service.We have benefited from the Mobile Service but following discussions regarding the necessary reductions … Continue reading

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