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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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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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Judicial Review – Judgement reserved.

BBC News Online, BBC Look North, BBC Radio Sheffield Bigger at Breakfast, Yorkshire Post and many more media outlets have covered the Judicial Review that took place at Leeds Combined Court yesterday, 24th July 2012. Campaign members were present to support … Continue reading

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2-tier service, with no winners.

Bear with us, this post will be a long one. Long-term, active campaigner Doug tabled the following question to the Mayor, which was answered at a full council meeting on Thursday 12th July, “I would appreciate a breakdown of all … Continue reading

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Rumours and the Truth

The letter reproduced below first appeared here, Doncaster Free Press Letters page on Thursday July 5th. A waste of our taxpayers’ cash? I READ with interest ‘Mayor faces judge over library cuts’ on page 2 of the Doncaster Free Press on … Continue reading

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Latest news from the SDL HQ

Well, things are getting interesting here at SDL towers.  Perhaps the most important news is that we are considering and consulting regarding legal action.  The Council, led by the Mayor and his Cabinet, have proven so inept and unable to … 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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Not the C-Word! Library Closures “Nonsense”

In February this year, the Museums Libraries and Archives Council told Doncaster Council that they shouldn’t use the word ‘closure’ when talking about the cuts in funding and, well…closing libraries. Instead, the council has tried very hard to avoid the … Continue reading

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Petition Outcome at Full Council Meeting

A report from campaign member Gill Johnson about yesterday’s full Council meeting: “Yesterday was full Council and the results of our petition were discussed briefly. John Sheppard made a very creditable 5 minute statement (the maximum time allowed) in support … 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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