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press release: GLL

GLL retains contract to provide Dudley’s library service

22 Mar 2024
GLL will continue to manage Dudley borough's 13 libraries plus Dudley Archives and Local History Service / GLL
Dudley borough’s libraries and archives service will continue to be provided by GLL (Greenwich Leisure Limited) until November 2030.

Following a competitive tender process, the charitable social enterprise has been awarded the contract for the day-to-day management of the 13 libraries and Dudley Archives and Local History Service.

GLL, which has been running Dudley’s libraries and archives since 2017, is committed to continuing to maintain and build on the service for borough residents.

It is currently planning an official launch in the coming months of Brierley Hill Library, following it’s £670,000 refurbishment, and later this year will be launching the GLL Literary Foundation, which will support talented authors who are based near local libraries.

Councillor Ian Bevan, cabinet member responsible for libraries, said:

“Libraries are a fantastic resource for local people and a real community hub.

“From providing learning and research resources and computer facilities to activities such as creative writing groups, Rhyme Time clubs and special author events, there’s something for all ages to enjoy.

“We look forward to working with GLL as they continue to provide such a key service to our residents.”

Stephanie Rhoden, GLL partnership manager for Dudley libraries and archives said:

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to continue operating Dudley’s libraries and archives in partnership with the council for a further six years.

“We are really proud of what we have achieved to date, from operating throughout the pandemic in order to provide vital services to customers, to hosting Lenny Henry’s first children’s book launch and renovating Brierley Hill Library - creating a much-improved multifunctional space.

"We look forward to building on these successes in the future.”
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Address: Middlegate House, The Royal Arsenal, London, SE18 6SX, UK
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press release: GLL

GLL retains contract to provide Dudley’s library service

22 Mar 2024
GLL will continue to manage Dudley borough's 13 libraries plus Dudley Archives and Local History Service / GLL
Dudley borough’s libraries and archives service will continue to be provided by GLL (Greenwich Leisure Limited) until November 2030.

Following a competitive tender process, the charitable social enterprise has been awarded the contract for the day-to-day management of the 13 libraries and Dudley Archives and Local History Service.

GLL, which has been running Dudley’s libraries and archives since 2017, is committed to continuing to maintain and build on the service for borough residents.

It is currently planning an official launch in the coming months of Brierley Hill Library, following it’s £670,000 refurbishment, and later this year will be launching the GLL Literary Foundation, which will support talented authors who are based near local libraries.

Councillor Ian Bevan, cabinet member responsible for libraries, said:

“Libraries are a fantastic resource for local people and a real community hub.

“From providing learning and research resources and computer facilities to activities such as creative writing groups, Rhyme Time clubs and special author events, there’s something for all ages to enjoy.

“We look forward to working with GLL as they continue to provide such a key service to our residents.”

Stephanie Rhoden, GLL partnership manager for Dudley libraries and archives said:

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to continue operating Dudley’s libraries and archives in partnership with the council for a further six years.

“We are really proud of what we have achieved to date, from operating throughout the pandemic in order to provide vital services to customers, to hosting Lenny Henry’s first children’s book launch and renovating Brierley Hill Library - creating a much-improved multifunctional space.

"We look forward to building on these successes in the future.”
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Address: Middlegate House, The Royal Arsenal, London, SE18 6SX, UK
Peter Bundey, chief executive officer
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Phil Donnay, deputy ceo
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Companies we work with include Annodata, Physical Company, Technogym, Change Please and Divine Chocolate.

Local Authorities and Agencies we work with include Greenwich Council, Belfast City Council, Cardiff City Council, Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, LLDC, ukactive, SportsAid, SportsAid Wales, Mary Peters Trust, Swim England and Sport England.
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Continue the strong bounce back from Covid, growing membership and sales.

Reducing barriers to participation by maintaining our concessions and Kids for a Quid scheme.

Partnering with UK Active, Community Leisure UK, the LGA, RLSS, Swim England and SEUK lobbying central and local government for financial support to meet the ‘existential threat’ to public leisure operators from utility price rises.
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"Many bright and talented athletes throughout the United Kingdom are unable to chase their dreams of sporting glory due to lack of funding. We are passionate about helping GSF give equal opportunities to all young people and achieving their dreams of competing on the international stage.

"Our partnership enables both our brands to share the success of the UK’s most aspiring athletes who we are proud to have heard speak in such an inspirational way at our internal Sales Conferences and who have supported our marketing and brand development goals through representation and storytelling both in person and via social media”.
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“These venues are part of the Lee Valley visitor experience and will continue to be so with some of the best facilities and most inspiring settings to be found anywhere. As part of the partnership Lee Valley Regional Park Authority will continue to invest to ensure that they go from strength to strength, delivering real impact for communities.”
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