Doncaster City Bid

Doncaster acts, thinks and looks like a city and this year we were granted city status as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations.

We've got Doncaster City Status

Have your say....

Naming a place a city involves a detailed official process that Doncaster has to go through to confirm the name and status.  Her Majesty’s Crown Office will shortly be issuing the granting documents and official scroll that will officially mark us becoming a city from November 1 2022.  We will be proud to show what the scroll looks like so do watch this space as we will show it here.

In the meantime, we need to decide what we would like our place to be called and we need your help to determine what that will be.

There are two choices the place can be known by either:

  • City of Doncaster


  • Doncaster City *

(*in alphabetical order)

Residents, businesses, community organisations and Team Doncaster partners are being asked which they prefer via the Doncaster Talks website. You can also go to your local library and Doncaster Tourist Information Centre to take part. The name will apply for the whole of Doncaster and not just the city centre.

Tell us which you prefer here:

The closing date to get involved is Monday 29th August 2022 and a decision will be made in September.


Useful Information 

Doncaster City Bid FAQ's 

Doncaster City Status Application 2022
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Engagement Summary - Doncaster CIty Bid 2021
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Doncaster landmarks and its people

Team Doncaster logo and text Just a few of the reasons to back the bid! #GoingForItDN