Tag 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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Reason to stay cheerful… Appeal Granted!!!

The temptation to jump around with giddy excitement here at Save Doncaster Libraries is being tempered with the reality that this is a battle won… Below is the Press Release from our Lawyers, Public Interest Lawyers, released yesterday.  This details … Continue reading

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Update and Open Letter to Ed Vaizey

Save Doncaster Libraries is proud to add its signature to the Open Letter to Ed Vaizey, MP, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries. We (and thousands around the country) believe he is neglecting his responsibility to superintend the UK’s … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Select Committee to investigate library closures

Yesterday DMBC Cabinet confirmed that despite being aware of the inequalities to vulnerable and marginalised groups its strategy involves, and admitting (at the Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee meeting last week) that it will result in a reduced standard of … Continue reading

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The Eleventh Hour

An article in the Doncaster Free Press today reports the situation with Denaby and Carcroft libraries, which were scheduled for permanent closure on 1st November: Eleventh-hour bid to prevent library cuts Carcroft and Denaby remain open due to fairness concerns … Continue reading

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Overview & Scrutiny (Round Two), Mystery Volunteers and the Silent Death of our Library Service

We have a lot of news this week: The library review consultation outcome and plan has been called into Overview and Scrutiny by the Labour group for a second time. The committee will meet on 1oth November (documents will be … Continue reading

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Davies, You’re A Disgrace

Unsurprisingly, the proposals to close two libraries on 1st November and make 12 more community-run have been passed by the Cabinet. Save Doncaster Libraries continue to be disappointed in the council, who have failed the people of Doncaster in their … Continue reading

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They were never ever going to listen

The council has released its amended proposals for the library service. They do not make for happy reading. This response is an edited version of a post by SDL member Lynne which was originally posted on her own blog. On the … Continue reading

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Pickles and Porky Pies

Below is a video of Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, talking at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. 40 seconds into the video Pickles makes the false claim that Labour voted for library closures in Doncaster. Here’s a … Continue reading

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