Category Archives: Update

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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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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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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Mood Low…

Well…  65% of the 30.57% of Doncaster people who voted in the May 3rd elections have chosen to continue with the Mayoral System.  Whether this be a re-election of the current incumbent or another person it still means power in … Continue reading

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