Readers' letter: 'I was appalled at the state of Doncaster town centre'

When I moved to Doncaster in 1967, it was a great town. Nice shops, wonderful market, fairly decent night life and excellent restaurants.

By Barbara Craythorn
Thursday, 8th July 2021, 9:53 am
Updated Thursday, 8th July 2021, 10:26 am
Miners statue on Printing Office Street, Doncaster
Miners statue on Printing Office Street, Doncaster

I went into town last Thursday and I was appalled at the state of everything. Whoever gave permission for the changes made should be charged with unnecessary destruction.

In my opinion, whoever gave permission to erect the so-called monument to the mining industry should hang their heads in shame. It is an insult to miners of South Yorkshire.

I thought I was in a James Bond film with the voodoo men. It is enough to give children nightmares and I do hope someone has removed the plastic flowers!

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I read that Doncaster has been given more money from the Government to make improvements.

Only Doncaster would close St James baths at a time when obesity is at its height and build a cinema where people just sit and probably eat popcorn and ice cream.

Enough of my ranting but I just had to say it.

People responsible for spoiling a lovely town should listen to what the residents want.

Joan Slater