The Friends of Gloucestershire Libraries have launched a county-wide petition opposing the 43% cuts to our library service and calling for an independent and transparent review of the council’s plans, paying particular attention to the impact on our community. Please download, sign and circulate.
We are delighted that by our initial deadline of 31st December 2010 we had collected over 10,600 signatures. This more than doubled our target of 5,000 and has been enough to secure a full County Council debate and vote on the petition’s demands for an independent review of the plans for the library service. This took place on 19th January, by which time we had collected almost 13,000 signatures!
We can continue collecting signatures, either on the paper form available to download below, or by promoting the e-petition. The more we have the harder it gets for Councillors to ignore us.
Completed copies can be sent to the return address:
Friends of Gloucestershire Libraries, c/o GOPA, Trinity
Centre, 14 Norbury Avenue, Matson, Gloucester, GL4 6AH.
If you have an problems downloading the petition please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to get some copies to you.
We also have an online version of our petition. You can access and fill in the petition at this address: http://glostext.gloucestershire.gov.uk/mgEPetitionDisplay.aspx?ID=8
- This petition is ONLY open to those living, working or studying in Gloucestershire.
- Please DO NOT sign the online petition if you have already signed the paper version. If you do fill in both, your second signature cannot be counted.
Please send the online petition URL to as many interested people as possible.
Publicity materials to help with petitioning
Campaign-flyer-community-run (explains the plans for Hester’s Way, Matson, Cinderford, Brockworth, Bream, Newnham, Micheldean, Tuffley, Michinhampton, Berkeley and Lechlade)
Campaign-flyer-library-link (explains the plans for Bourton, Moreton, Nailsworth, Stonehouse, Churchdown, Prestbury and Wotton)
Campaign-flyer-library-express (explains the plans for Bishop’s Cleeve, Up Hatherley, Chipping Camden, Fairford, Tetbury, Winchcombe, Lydney, Charlton Kings, Quedgeley and Longlevens)
Campaign_Poster (super new poster covering plans for the whole county)