Monthly Archives: February 2011

Article in The Guardian about High Court challenge

Campaigners launch legal challenge to library closures Claims that cuts proposed by Somerset and Gloucestershire councils violate statutory obligations due to be tested in the high court ……… Click here to read the full article

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Library Closures Row in High Court

A High Court challenge is being launched over public library closures in Gloucestershire and Somerset. The challenge will focus on the legality of proposals drawn up by county councils to cut the numbers of libraries in their areas, says legal … Continue reading

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Nick Hurst’s Letter to Mark Hawthorne

Click here to read Nick Hurst’s letter to Mark Hawthorne re: Minchinhampton Library

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GCC Meeting 16/02/11

Our Library is too good to lose – books not cuts’ Welcome to the Friends of Minchinhampton Library blog As anticipated, the Conservative majority (40:23) voted through the budget cuts.  This defines the general policy for the Library Service in Gloucestershire … Continue reading

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Cllr Stan Waddington to present our petition to full council on 16th February 2011

On 16th February 2011 Cllr Stan Waddington will present our 1723 signature petition to full council at Shire Hall.  This will include the letter which FoML gave to Cllrs Mark Hawthorne & Antonia Noble last Thursday 11th February: “The Case … Continue reading

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GCC library plans formally challenged by Libdem Councillors

Yesterday afternoon Liberal Democrat county councillors have issued a constitutional challenge to GCC cabinet’s decision on Library Services.  The ‘call-in’ of the Conservative administration decision for library cuts requires answers about how and why the decisions have been made.  The … Continue reading

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Petition handed in to Shire Hall

In just 7 days the friends of Minchinhampton library collected over 1,400 signatures (there are still more being gathered), including the children from the school who also collected 125. We did this in time for the petition hand in date … Continue reading

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