Category Archives: Closures

The rumours – are not as bad as the actual proposal!!!

Here, copied and pasted exactly, is the element of the Mayor’s Budget Proposal that pertains to the Libraries.  Read it and weep. 5. Libraries, Museums and Archives – £0.8m As a minimum, we must deliver:  A ‘comprehensive and efficient’ … Continue reading

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Here we are again?

Well, here at SDL Towers we did not think we would be posting here again.  The Council won the appeal and there seemed no more to be done.  Indeed there may not be.  However it seems the Council have not … Continue reading

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Did we say 2-tier? We meant 3-tier… Judicial Review Lost.

Campaigners met last night to try and understand the Judgement of Sir Gary Hickinbottom, the Judge residing over the Judicial Review heard at Leeds Combined Court 24th July with the decision given yesterday at approximately 4pm.  As many Press have … Continue reading

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Judicial Review – Judgement reserved.

BBC News Online, BBC Look North, BBC Radio Sheffield Bigger at Breakfast, Yorkshire Post and many more media outlets have covered the Judicial Review that took place at Leeds Combined Court yesterday, 24th July 2012. Campaign members were present to support … Continue reading

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2-tier service, with no winners.

Bear with us, this post will be a long one. Long-term, active campaigner Doug tabled the following question to the Mayor, which was answered at a full council meeting on Thursday 12th July, “I would appreciate a breakdown of all … Continue reading

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May 3rd – did you have your say?

Save Doncaster Libraries has been hearing worrying reports of people not receiving their polling cards, and even worse being turned away from polling stations when they arrive to exercise their right to vote, for the most tenuous of reasons.  Who … Continue reading

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Worrying Bias in Local Media

If one was to only read Doncaster’s local paper ‘The Free Press’, one would believe the population of Doncaster is all for the destruction of the Library Service.  Indeed it seems every week there are grinning volunteers gleefully extolling the … Continue reading

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Mayor shows his true colours

If there was any lingering doubt regarding the Mayor’s contempt for Doncaster’s Public Library Service and his determination to destroy it, these articles surely rid that once and for all.  Mayor defends decision to veto £380,000 libraries investment Mayor of Doncaster … Continue reading

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Mayor refuses to save Denaby and Carcroft Libraries.

The news on BBC Radio Sheffield this morning has revealed that Mayor Davies has refused the proposed amendment to his budget which would fund the re-opening of Denaby and Carcroft libraries, and would also fund a paid member of staff in … Continue reading

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Latest news from the SDL HQ

Well, things are getting interesting here at SDL towers.  Perhaps the most important news is that we are considering and consulting regarding legal action.  The Council, led by the Mayor and his Cabinet, have proven so inept and unable to … Continue reading

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