#DoncasterisGreat and is campaigning to protect our historic buildings…

Almost 500 people have signed up to a new campaign aimed at protecting historic buildings in Doncaster.

In the words of local business owner Julie Buckley:

“More and more buildings in Doncaster are being turned into Bargain Stores, Cash Converters, Bookies and Discount Clothes Stores (Or being knocked down or left to rot).  Along with this comes an influx of gaudy signs ruining some of the beautiful buildings in Doncaster.  Help us to help retain the integrity of these historical monuments by stopping the frontages of buildings being disfigured by these.  If we must have these shops then at least let the signage be more in keeping with the building.  We want our town to be a place that people want to visit as tourists not just by the local bargain hunters.  The photo below shows just one of the many buildings being ruined, this one is directly opposite the Mansion House on Doncasters main street the High Street.

I’ve started this petition as I am tired of seeing our history being demolished or degraded.  Please help us to put a stop to this and bring Doncaster back to the beautiful town it once was”.

Join the petition HERE

We’re interested to here you thoughts. Does Doncaster needed more cheap shops?

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Visual artist and co- creator of Doncopolitan Magazine. One half of Horne & Draper

5 comments on “#DoncasterisGreat and is campaigning to protect our historic buildings…

  1. mickbailey64
    June 9, 2015

    The link isn’t working but completely agree.

    • doncopolitanadmin
      July 7, 2015

      Thanks Mick, sadly the campaign has ended. But keep posted to find out out more.

    • doncopolitanadmin
      July 7, 2015

      Thanks Mick Saddly the campaign has ended. But keep posted to find out out more.

  2. christieadams23
    July 8, 2015

    I need cheap shops but why not balance them with art shops etc. many cities are loaning empty shops to artists at low rent. New buildings are needed but balanced with the older architecture.

    • doncopolitanadmin
      August 10, 2015

      Hi there, yes we agree that people need affordable shops but sometime our historic building could be put to better use.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment. We appreicate your feedback.

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