Tag Archives: consultation

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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DMBC continues to avoid answering basic questions

We have finally received a letter from DMBC in response to our questions sent on 25th May. Our original questions are in bold, DMBC responses are plain. You will see that very few of our questions are answered, and certainly … Continue reading

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Our Communities Need Answers

This morning we sent the letter below to Doncaster Council, asking key questions that have not yet been addressed. These are issues that communities have a right to be fully informed about, particularly given the amount of pressure they are … Continue reading

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Meaningful Consultation?

We have received information through an FOI request that Doncaster Council invested a mighty £474 in the consultation process it used to inform the decisions it has taken to stop funding (i.e. grant a death sentence to) 14 out of … Continue reading

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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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Foul Play in Doncaster Council

Our fears have been confirmed; the officer in charge of executing the library cuts has been involved in unpublicised meetings with parish council leaders and the Mayor of Bawtry, in which demands have been made by DMBC for parish councils … Continue reading

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Good News!

The following is a statement from Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council. More on today’s overview and scrutiny committee meeting tonight when we’ve had a chance to type up our lengthy notes! Edit: the notes are available here. “Following consultations that began … Continue reading

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Library Review ‘called in’ to Overview & Scrutiny

The review of the library service has been called in to Overview and Scrutiny, which has the function of holding the Cabinet to account for its decisions, and contributing to evidence-based policy making in the council. A meeting of Overview … Continue reading

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Think Harder, DMBC

An article from the Hounslow Chronicle details Hounslow Council’s u-turn on library closures: After nearly 7,000 residents offered their views on what services they valued the most in the public budget consultation, Hounslow Council has announced it intends to minimise … Continue reading

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News Just In: Two down, 12 to go

DMBC have made alterations to the library proposals and Cantley and Conisbrough libraries have been removed from the closure list. We have yet to ascertain why, but if it is because the council now accepts that the points-based system was … Continue reading

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