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About Lynne - Queen of Meaningless Waffle!

Average is the key. Am generally a happy bunny, fab daughters, fab family, great friends, jogging along in life...

And in case you missed it… Doncaster are ‘giving’ another 8 libraries to volunteers

Volunteering Opportunities at Doncasters’ Libraries. As though this is a good thing.  As though access to information, reading, democratic process, technologies, assisted/guided by paid, trained professionals, is not needed by Doncaster’s Demographic. Those being ‘given’ to volunteers this time are:- … Continue reading

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Keep an eye on Sheffield….

As they are proposing pretty much what Doncasters’ successive Mayors have done here.  BUT Ed Vaizey appears to actually care about this one!  Could it be there is a General Election closer than there was whilst our services were being … Continue reading

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National Consultation on the dire Public Libraries circumstance

It has just come to the notice of SDL Towers that, local consultation here now being over (hope you had your say) there is a National Consultation into the appalling current circumstance.  Below is lifted from the South Yorkshire Funding Advice … Continue reading

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Consultation Period nearly at an end

PLEASE do not think that your voice is unimportant.  Every person who remains silent is taken as a person consenting to the Council’s plans.  The Consultation into Library closures and reforms is nearly at an end.  You can take part … Continue reading

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Time to have your say… Latest consultation now available.

Consultation has begun in the latest round of swingeing cuts affecting Doncaster’s public libraries.  This time those proposed to become run by volunteers (a.k.a. Community Libraries, or ‘Run it or Lose it’ Libraries) are:- Askern, Armthorpe, Bentley, Cantley, Conisbrough, Hatfield, Tickhill … Continue reading

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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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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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