Tag Archives: volunteers

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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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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Mayor shows his true colours

If there was any lingering doubt regarding the Mayor’s contempt for Doncaster’s Public Library Service and his determination to destroy it, these articles surely rid that once and for all.  Mayor defends decision to veto £380,000 libraries investment Mayor of Doncaster … 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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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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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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OY, Mayor Davies: there’s more to working in a library than stamping out books

Mayor Davies’ profound contempt for the entire library profession is appalling – his comment on local radio yesterday that it can’t be that hard to stamp out a few books demonstrates his total ignorance. He admits he doesn’t know what librarians … 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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