Painswick's volunteer-run library opens to the public

GLOUCESTERSHIRE’S first library staffed entirely by volunteers threw open its doors in Painswick last Wednesday (June 20).

The community-run venture, which is operating out of an upper floor room in the village hall, has been backed financially by the county council.

It was awarded £32,000 to help with start-up costs through the authority's Big Community Offer - an initiative designed to get local people involved with the running of services.

And it has also received a grant from the same fund of £38,500 to meet running costs over the next four years.

Painswick lost its village library three years ago after it was declared unfit for purpose.

Since then, the community had been served by a mobile library.

However, that service was lost in 2009 when the county council cut £1.8 million from its library budget.

Painswick’s new community run library will open from 10am-1pm every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, as well as 3pm-6pm every Wednesday and Friday.

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11:57am Thu 28 Jun 12

chrisrainbow says...

and who supplies the books,as gcc have withdrawn funding,that we have all paid for? and while we are on the subject of cuts,your rivals at the citizen,asked for my comments on benefit cuts and because they did not like what i said,removed my comment and suspended me from the sight,my comments were obtained from R4 YOU AND YOURS BBC and it all goes to show how we are all being manipulated,whether it be libraries,benefit cuts,or lack of elderly care.those that agree with the gcc or government are allowed a view in the free press,those like me are told to shut up,just like they did in nazi germany. by the way,i have been ordered not to discuss the comments removal to anyone or they will punish me,i say the citizen has no teeth.the paper is full of comments that support the government,now we know why.i an shaking in my boots wondering what they are gonna do.
and who supplies the books,as gcc have withdrawn funding,that we have all paid for? and while we are on the subject of cuts,your rivals at the citizen,asked for my comments on benefit cuts and because they did not like what i said,removed my comment and suspended me from the sight,my comments were obtained from R4 YOU AND YOURS BBC and it all goes to show how we are all being manipulated,whether it be libraries,benefit cuts,or lack of elderly care.those that agree with the gcc or government are allowed a view in the free press,those like me are told to shut up,just like they did in nazi germany. by the way,i have been ordered not to discuss the comments removal to anyone or they will punish me,i say the citizen has no teeth.the paper is full of comments that support the government,now we know why.i an shaking in my boots wondering what they are gonna do. chrisrainbow

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