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Gnosall Parish Council

Community Library Group


Proposed Library location and layout

The name of the Community Library Group is Gnosall Library Education and Nurture (abbreviated to GLEAN) you can contacted us via Gnosall Parish Council, Parish Office, Grosvenor Centre, High Street, Gnosall.
The object of GLEAN is to provide a lively library and information service that is valued and well-used by the people of Gnosall.
The aim in the near future is to set up GLEAN as a community library project within a new Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) for the Parish of Gnosall.

Latest News

Our Gnosall Community Library Project has been chosen as one of the three Waitrose Community Matters to be given baskets for the month of January, starting 2nd January. Please tell your family, friends and neighbours if they shop at Waitrose in Newport to put their green tokens in the basket for the library.


Gnosall Lions have promised funding provided we get planning permission.



Our latest Newsletter is here Volunteer Newsletter.pdf

We need more volunteers!! Anyone who has a few hours to spare in the week to be a librarian once it is up and running or provide extra duties such as helping with the young readers group we hope to provide, please contact us

Project status

The Gnosall Library Group (GLEAN; Gnosall Library - Education and Nurture) is progressing well with its bid to set up a new Community Library. GLEAN has established a constituted committee and currently liaising with the Parish Council and other local projects to create a new community charity to support the venture. A business Plan is nearly completed and will be submitted before the end of July. As with all 23 other libraries downgraded to volunteer-managed (as part of recent Staffordshire County Council cuts), GLEAN has to bid the County Council for the contract to run the new facility. Unlike other libraries, Gnosall is also in the complicated position of having to find new premises following the development of the new school. The favoured location is to share the new Youth Club building with an additional portakabin added for extra space for both groups. GLEAN is currently in negotiations with the County Council over the costs for this arrangement.


Committee Members

(With Effect From 29/03/2017)
  • Robert Alker (Chairman)
  • Cllr Mary Booth (Vice Chairman)
  • Trevor Wincup (Secretary)
  • Annette Davies
  • Claire Elkerton
  • Phil Challinor (non-participating)

Contact us

To Volunteer or for more information