Archive | February, 2010

‘Full steam ahead’ for barriers after shock Government backing

Liberal Democrats on Sheffield City Council have revealed that East Midland Trains (EMT) plan to re-apply for consent to install ticket barriers at Sheffield Station with the backing of the Labour Government. In a letter to Lib Dem Council Leader Paul Scriven, the Director of East Midland Trains, Tim Shoveller, outlined that the Department for Transport […]

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Lib Dem leadership to reject recommended payrise

Lib Dem leadership to reject recommended payrise

The Liberal Democrat Leader of Sheffield City Council and his Lib Dem Cabinet members have revealed they intend to reject an independent panel’s proposal for senior councillors to receive significant pay rises. The independent panel’s report, which is due to be considered at the 17th February 2010 meeting of Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet, recommends a […]

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Lowest ever Council Tax increase on the cards with local Lib Dems

Liberal Democrats on Sheffield City Council have announced that they are on course to set the lowest council tax increase that Sheffield has ever seen. The planned 1.5% increase is well below inflation and would be the lowest increase on record for the second year running under the Lib Dems. In the past Sheffield had […]

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Sheffield Council housing

Sheffield Labour back rent bombshell

Liberal Democrats on Sheffield City Council have hit out at Sheffield’s Labour Councillors, who voted against asking the Labour Government to reduce the proposed rent increase for council tenants in 2010/11.  The increase is set to cost local tenants an average of more than £100 a year extra. Recent meetings between Sheffield councillors with the […]

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Lib Dems top of the class on education

Next week’s meeting of Sheffield City Council is set to welcome the news that education standards in Sheffield are being turned around by the Liberal Democrat administration. Reducing the gap between Sheffield and the national average on pupil exam results was a key pledge of the Lib Dems when they came to power in May […]

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