Council looks to end free welfares deal

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DONCASTER Council is set to stop looking after miners’ welfare sports grounds for free after more than 30 years.

The decision was made by the council’s cabinet after the arrangement, thought to date back 30 years, was brought to light in a review as part of the cost-cutting round currently underway.

Mayor Peter Davies, said the meeting: “Fourteen cricket and football grounds across the borough currently receive free grounds maintenance, when others have to pay.


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