Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has offered representatives of Friends of Gloucestershire Libraries a chance to meet officials from his department to present their views on library changes in the county.

Department of Culture, Media and Sport officials have previously summoned GCC representatives to a meeting in London to explain their plans to drastically cut the county’s library service.

FoGL member Demelza Jones said: “Library users from across Gloucestershire have been writing to Mr Vaizey for several months with our concerns about GCC's plans for our library service, which are based on inadequate consultation and ignore the needs of communities. We are pleased that DCMS policy officials have agreed to meet with us, and can only hope that they and the Minister listen to our concerns, unlike our elected representatives within the GCC administration.”