Category Archives: Support

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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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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MP Rosie Winterton lends her support to Save Doncaster Libraries

Rosie Winterton, Labour Chief Whip and MP for Doncaster Central, has lent her support to the Save Doncaster Libraries campaign: “I am fully supportive of the campaign to save our libraries. Libraries are an essential part of the Doncaster community … Continue reading

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What role for public libraries in the Big Society?

This week number 10 Downing Street is making a series of high profile announcements in defence of the Big Society. The Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals is seriously concerned that without professional support and management, community managed public … Continue reading

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Message from Ed Miliband

Leader of the Labour Party and MP for Doncaster North, Ed Miliband, sent Save Doncaster Libraries the following message: “I am horrified to hear that 14 libraries are set to close in Doncaster, five of which are in my constituency … 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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The Life That Doncaster Library Built

Many thanks to Andy Hedgecock for this wonderful piece about the potential  and value of public libraries. Not every young person is able to travel to the Central Library to make use of its resources, which is why branch libraries … Continue reading

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