Archive | 2010
Fear of another Labour attack on Sheffield’s rural communities

Fear of another Labour attack on Sheffield’s rural communities

Local Labour councillors have raised fears that they will once again attempt to halt work to help vulnerable residents in Sheffield’s rural communities. When setting this year’s budget in March a Labour proposal to ‘Delete Rural Strategy investment’ was narrowly voted down in the Council chamber. Last week the ‘Fair Deal for Rural Communities’ strategy […]

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£5.5 million extra for Sheffield’s disadvantaged children

£5.5 million extra for Sheffield’s disadvantaged children

Local Liberal Democrat Councillors have welcomed a major investment of £5.5m in 2011/12 for Sheffield’s schools through the coalition government’s pupil premium. The pupil premium is targeted at investing money in helping disadvantaged children. Headteachers will have freedom to decide how to use the investment to help children from poorer families. The premium was a […]

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Paul Scriven writes: Groundbreaking approach to post offices will be piloted in Sheffield

Paul Scriven writes: Groundbreaking approach to post offices will be piloted in Sheffield

As many of you will recall, a 2008 national programme of post office closures brought devastation to Sheffield, calling time on fifteen of our treasured, local post offices. Liberal Democrats in Sheffield rightly recognised that post offices are more than local businesses; they are the heart of a community. From the first day of closure […]

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Local Lib Dems deliver on post offices

Local Lib Dems deliver on post offices

Both of these areas lost a post office in Labour’s round of national closures in 2008. The post office at Nether Green will be hosted within the Delicatessen, just across the road from where it used to be. The post office at Parkhead will be reinstated precisely in its former location, in the newsagents, at […]

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Lib Dems will deliver ‘best of both worlds’ on recycling

Lib Dems will deliver ‘best of both worlds’ on recycling

Liberal Democrats on Sheffield City Council have announced that they intend to improve the new recycling service so that local residents have a choice on which recycling receptacles they use for different materials. At the moment residents must use a new blue box for paper and card and the blue bin for plastic, glass and […]

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