Public sector strike - How Doncaster Council services will be affected

The Council House, Doncaster
The Council House, Doncaster

DONCASTER Council bosses have today said they expect the majority of services not to disrupted despite thousands of staff being on strike.

Council workers joined colleagues from other public sector unions for a day of industrial action in protest over planned changes to their pensions.

Rob Vincent, Doncaster Council’s chief executive, Rob Vincent, said: “With the exception of school closures and some adult social education centres, we anticipate that the majority of essential services will be maintained.

“However, staff are not obliged to inform us of their intention to strike beforehand. Should there be any reports of any major problems we will endeavour to communicate these as soon as possible.”

Around 100 schools are closed and four adult social centres in Adwick, Conisbrough, Hayfield and Thorne are also closed. Balby’s Cedar Social Education Centre was expected to open.

Cultural facilities expected to remain open with a reduced service

Cusworth Hall

Chequer Road Museum

Civic Theatre

Active Doncaster Arts Service

Other Council services

•All revenue and benefits services were expected to operate as normal, including counter cash payments and alternative self-service methods such as payment online and by telephone.

•The council’s Contact Centre and home alarm service were expected to operate as normal.

•All household waste and recycling services will be open as usual.

•Most libraries were expected to remain open. Check for any further updates.

•All main children’s services buildings are expected to remain open.

•Homecare services are expecting to operate a reduced service with minimal disruption for service users.

Doncaster Cultural and Leisure Trust sites should be open but may have a reduced service. These are:

The Dome

Dearne Valley Leisure Centre

Adwick leisure centre

Armthorpe Sports Centre

Askern and Campsall Sports Centre

Crookhill Golf Course

Edlington Sports Centre

Hatfield Water Park

Rossington Sports Centre

St James’ Centre

Thorne Sports Centre