Tag Archives: law

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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Save Doncaster Libraries is finally able to reveal the results of some weeks of negotiation, discussion and research, to reveal that we will be fully supporting LEGAL ACTION against Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council regarding the actions they have undertaken against … Continue reading

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Public libraries are protected by law

Originally posted on the Voices for the Library blog. This letter is reproduced with permission from Mr. Francis Bennion, a retired barrister and active writer and academic, who drafted the Bill which later became the Public Libraries and Museums Act … Continue reading

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Cllr Kevin Rodgers Warns Mayor About Judicial Review

Councillor Kevin Rodgers was interviewed by BBC Radio Sheffield on Thursday 21st July. You can listen to the interview here. The Mayor of Doncaster Peter Davies is being urged to put a decision on whether to shut 14 libraries on … Continue reading

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Legal action against library cuts around the UK

A brief update about the legal challenges around the country, from the Public Libraries News site: “It’s been a day to remember for those who want to save libraries. Campaigners in Brent have today received legal permission to have a … Continue reading

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Be Careful, DMBC, You Could Be Next…

This news came from our fellow campaigners at Friends of Gloucestershire Libraries on Friday: The High Court today issued an Injunction against Gloucestershire County Council stopping its planned library closures in their tracks. Public Interest lawyers obtained the Injunction as … Continue reading

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Government considering abolishing the requirement for “comprehensive and efficient library service”

News from national library advocacy group Voices for the Library: The government have launched a review of statutory duties placed on local government. According to the Communities and Local Government website: ….the Government is carrying out a wide ranging review … Continue reading

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‘Comprehensive and Efficient’ Checklist

A few weeks ago we made a Freedom of Information request to see briefing notes and the presentation given to Doncaster Council by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council. The MLA obliged. Below is a ‘comprehensive and efficient’ checklist that … 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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SCL Responds to Debate about Library Closure

The Society of Chief Librarians write:  The decision to close a library or reduce library services is never an easy one to make. Local authorities have many factors to weigh in deciding how much they can afford to spend on the … Continue reading

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