Category Archives: In The Media

Save Doncaster Libraries on BBC Radio Sheffield

Lauren Smith from the Save Doncaster Libraries campaign spoke on BBC Radio Sheffield this morning about the new consultation, the costs associated with it, and the lack of effective leadership and management in the library service. You can listen to … Continue reading

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Next Time Vote Libraries

An article from The Star reports that the three Conservative councillors who voted for library closures and cuts despite being ordered not to by their party whip, have not been disciplined. THREE Doncaster Tories have escaped punishment after they went … Continue reading

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Disciplinary Action for Tory Councillors

This article is on the front page of today’s Star: “THREE Tory Doncaster Council cabinet members could face disciplinary action for refusing to support the party line on library closures. Deputy mayor Coun Patricia Schofield, cabinet member for neighbourhoods Coun … Continue reading

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Reaction to You & Yours

A guest post from children’s librarian Chris Fitt, giving a summary of (and reactions to!) last week’s You & Yours broadcast, and information about the current situation in education: The overwhelming impression gained from the ‘You & Yours’ programme today … Continue reading

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Ed Miliband and David Cameron on Libraries

There was a short exchange on public libraries in Prime Minister’s Questions today. John Kirriemuir has kindly transcribed it and you can read the text here (who needs Hansard, eh? ;) ). A little disappointing on all counts.

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BBC Radio 4 You & Yours, 12pm 8th February

We’ve heard on the grapevine that the Mayor of Doncaster will be speaking on BBC Radio 4′s You & Yours programme at midday today. Listeners are invited to call in: “Are councils right to save money by closing public libraries … 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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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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Save Doncaster Libraries on Calendar News

Lynne and John, SDL campaigners, spoke to Calendar News this morning about the proposed cuts to Doncaster Libraries. They highlighted the fact that the proposals are ill-thought out and will have a huge impact on communities, schools, local businesses and … Continue reading

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Brian’s Message is Loud and Clear

Actor, author and adventurer Brian Blessed has voiced his support for the Save Doncaster Libraries campaign. He said: “Neglect the arts at your peril. We were brought up with books and libraries. They must never close them. They are an … Continue reading

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