Gloucestershire cuts greeted with fury

Gloucestershire cuts greeted with fury

 

Campaign group the Friends of Gloucestershire Libraries has reacted with fury to Gloucestershire council’s decision today (17 February) to pass a budget with cuts of £34m.

The cuts involve a “complete redesign” of the library service which will see the axing of all mobile services, and 10 libraries set to be funded by the community or else close.

In a statement, the group said the council had “condemned our public library service to heavy handed, disproportionate and permanently damaging cuts, the impact of which will resonate on our communities for decades to come, long after t...

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