Doncaster city status consultation ends next week

Written by Megan Thomas

Doncaster Council is asking for support in its fourth attempt to get city status in 2022.

In honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, The City Status Civic Honours competition will provide the chance for towns to gain city status.

Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster, said: “We are a city in all but name, we act and feel like a city.”

The council’s campaign, Going for City Doncaster, was established to gather public support to boost Doncaster in the running against competitors such as Warrington, Crawley, and Milton Keynes.

Dan Fell, Chief Executive of Doncaster Chamber, said that city status would be “fantastic for the local economy, fantastic for inward investment, and great for jobs.”

Doncaster has a population of over 300,000 but has lost out in past bids to cities including Chelmsford, Preston, and Brighton and Hove.

The grant of city status would not give Doncaster extra powers or funding.

Doncaster Council has asked residents to share their thoughts on the bid using #GoingForItDN on social media.

The deadline to submit the bid is on 8 December.

Written by Megan Thomas

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