Monthly Archives: March 2011

Bring the Spirit of the TUC March to Doncaster

The TUC demo yesterday was huge, with nearly half a million people on it. It is difficult to assess how many of them were from Doncaster but I know hundreds went by train and I believe there were six coach … Continue reading

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Defend State Education in Doncaster (by Joe Henry)

The Mayor and his cabinet are out to destroy state education in Doncaster. There is a hit list of schools that have been earmarked to close or become academies. For the sake of our children, we cannot allow this to … Continue reading

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Public meeting with DMBC representatives at Cantley Sycamore Primary

Representatives from DMBC were closely questioned by supporters of the Save Sycamore School campaign, including parents and local residents.  Despite a great deal of evidence put forward by those present that the council has ‘kept quiet’ about Sycamore over several … Continue reading

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CoR Meeting with Bob Crow

The CoR meeting on Wednesday reflected the growing anger over the ConDem cuts with local and national speakers all stressing the importance to us all of the TUC Demonstration on March 26th. Bob Crow (RMT Gen Sec) reminded us how … Continue reading

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OPEN MEETINGS WITH COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES at Cantley Sycamore Primary School

Doncaster Council want to close Sycamore Primary School because they say there are surplus school places in Cantley. But we believe that short term financial considerations should not determine the future of education in Cantley or any other area. If … Continue reading

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Bob Crow Meeting

Louise Harrison Well, was it me or was last night’s CoR meeting bloody brill? The feeling in the room was quite electric… The platform speakers, local speakers and audience all helped to make it a special night. I really enjoyed … Continue reading

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Proposed Closure of Cantley Sycamore Primary School

Doncaster Council have published a 6 page, full colour, no expenses spared leaflet which outlines their reasons for wanting to close the school and explaining the “consultation” process. In it, they say the closure will “help to improve education by … Continue reading

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