Category Archives: Events

We NEED your help – Legal Aid to match

Efforts to match the Legal Aid funding awarded to our brave resident heading our fight for justice through the Courts, have begun. A hardy group of campaigners stood outside Doncasters’ fantastic Markets to inform and enable people to drop cash … Continue reading

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Volunteer Your Time to Save Our Libraries

If you’ve got any time to spare on the morning of Wednesday 12th October, please join us outside the Mansion House in Doncaster before the Cabinet meeting, where we’ll be protesting the Mayor’s proposals to force communities to run their … Continue reading

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Library Campaign Conference: 22 October, London

Save Doncaster Libraries representatives will be speaking at the national conference for library campaigns, organised by The Library Campaign and Voices for the Library, on Saturday 22nd October at the University of London Union. It is hoped that this national … Continue reading

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A Real Alternative to Library Closures and Volunteers

The Cabinet meeting on Wednesday 28th September is scheduled to cover the results of the consultation exercise and revised Library Review proposals. The library service has been talking to community groups and we expect to hear how these discussions have … Continue reading

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Ed Miliband to visit Doncaster Libraries

Reported in the Doncaster Star this morning: Next month Ed Miliband will make a personal appearance alongside campaigners who are not giving up the battle to save 14 Doncaster libraries from the budget cutbacks. The Doncaster North MP is visiting … Continue reading

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Sprotbrough Read-In, Saturday 5th February

This report comes from Katherine Marriott: The Read-In at Sprotbrough Library was a great success with children’s activities, poetry readings and an author visit. Many people had only just learned that ‘their’ library was to close and wanted to show … Continue reading

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Media Roundup

It was an amazing day for libraries in the media yesterday! Here’s some of the coverage of Doncaster over the past few days: BBC News at 10 (5 Feb 2011). ITV Calendar News (4mins 20 in) (5 Feb 2011). Why … Continue reading

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Save Libraries Day: Scawthorpe Read-In

Warren Draper organised a Read-In at Scawthorpe Library and reports: “Despite the wet weather kids from Castle Hills School, along with their somewhat more camera shy parents, joined a group of local activists which included Labour councillors, Bill Mordue and … Continue reading

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Save Libraries Day: Bawtry Read-In

Save Doncaster Libraries took part in today’s national Save Libraries day of action, with events at seven libraries in the borough. Opera singer Lesley Garrett signs the petition Opera singer Lesley Garrett, authors Helena Pielichaty and Kate Le Vann came … Continue reading

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Mayor Storms out of Bawtry Meeting

The Phoenix Theatre in Bawtry was full to the rafters last night. People wanted to express their concern to Mayor Peter Davies that the closure of Bawtry Library would have a devastating impact on the community and that the decision … Continue reading

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