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LIBRARY NEWS

The Friends of Minchinhampton Library (FoML) was set up in as part of the nationwide  “Friends of the Libraries” movement that arose in response to the threatened closure of 400 of our statutory public libraries in England.  In Gloucestershire, since … Continue reading

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Meeting with GCC Friday 3rd August 2012

Representatives of Friends of Minchinhampton Library, together with Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP, met with GCC, on Friday 3rd August 2012 and presented a strong case requesting that we keep a core County Library Service in Minchinhampton. Sadly, Cllr Mark Hawthorne and … Continue reading

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MINCHINHAMPTON LIBRARY REPRIEVE INITIATIVE

Our MP Mr Geoffery Clifton-Brown visited the Library on Friday 22nd June 2012 and was “happy to see so many people using the facilities”. He spoke to library users about their concerns regarding the future of the Library and will … Continue reading

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The Sad Fate of Minchinhampton Library

In spite of all of our best efforts over the past year and the many representations made to Gloucestershire County Council, local representatives and MPs, on Friday GCC announced that they would be going ahead with their stringent cuts to the … Continue reading

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Minchinhampton Library Roadshow on Monday 13th February 2.30pm – 5pm in the Library and on-line Library Questionnaire

GCC On-line Questionnaire – an Important Part of the Consultation Process The six-week consultation process began on Monday 30th January 2012 and will finish on Sunday 11th March.  There are a total of 47 questions in the questionnaire and it … Continue reading

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National Libraries Day – 4th February – Celebrated in Minchinhampton

COME AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR KEEPING A PUBLIC LIBRARY IN MINCHINHAMPTON SATURDAY 4TH FEBRUARY – LOVE YOUR LIBRARY – CELEBRATE NATIONAL LIBRARIES DAY AT MINCHINHAMPTON LIBRARY WITH AUTHORS: Jenny Joseph, Alice Jolly, Cindy Jefferies, Seb Goffe & John Dougherty and ‘Familiar … Continue reading

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Brief Update on Status of Minchinhampton Library

Following the judge’s decision regarding the illegality of GCC trying to close our libraries, at the end of last year a small group of FoML members met with Stephen Draper (Chair of the Parish Council Steering Committee on the Future … Continue reading

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