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Ali Gilbert

The volunteers at Haddenham Community Library paid an emotional farewell to their manager Alison Gilbert last Wednesday evening. Ali is moving with her family to Devon where her husband Clive has a new job.

Volunteer Susan Toner, who is also the vice-chairman of the library trustees, presented Ali with a generous number of John Lewis vouchers to help her equip her new house and Steve Sharp, chairman of the trustees, presented garden centre vouchers.

Ali succeeded Emma Foster as manager and continued the development of the library as a much-valued facility for Haddenham and the surrounding villages. Records for the last year show that nearly a thousand members used the library, not just for the usual library facilities but also a range of other community activities for people of all ages.

The County Council has advertised the post and considerable interest has been shown in it. A short list of applicants will be interviewed in August and a new manager in post in September.

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