Category Archives: Petition

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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GCC Cabinet meeting – Friends of Gloucestershire Libraries’ statement to Cabinet

Below is the statement made on behalf of FoGL and the 15,000 petition signatories at the County Council Cabinet meeting today. We were invited to make this statement following the shambolic full Council meeting on the 19th January where our petition … Continue reading

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Follow up letter to Minister of Culture, Media and Sport

Dear Mr Vaizey, Thank you for the reply by Peter Rushbrook dated 21 December 2010 to our letter of 19 November 2010 about the disproportionate and damaging cuts to Gloucestershire Library Service which, we consider, breach the 1964 Public Libraries … Continue reading

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Petition update – 10,000 and counting! More than double our original target and enough to trigger a Council debate

More than 10,000 people around the county have thrown their weight behind a campaign to protect their library services. The Friends of Gloucestershire Libraries (FOGL) launched a petition in December 2010 to protest against proposals by Gloucestershire County Council to … Continue reading

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Petition update

The 31st December deadline for our county-wide petition calling for an urgent and independent review of the County Council’s plans for our library service is drawing close. If you have any completed petition sheets please try your best to get … Continue reading

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County-wide petition update

Progress so far  Campaigners across the county have been doing a fantastic job, braving snow and ice to help reach our target of 5,000 signatures by the 31st December. Last weekend campaigners visited several of the areas where libraries face … Continue reading

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