Archive | 2011

Lib Dem Minister delivers £11.4m ‘present’ for Sheffield children

Yesterday Lib Dem Children’s Minister Sarah Teather MP was in Sheffield to deliver an early Christmas present for Sheffield’s most disadvantaged children. She confirmed that next year Sheffield schools are estimated to receive an extra £11,414,000 to support disadvantaged pupils via the Pupil Premium. This is a huge increase on the £6,500,000 extra Sheffield received in […]

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End dithering over key road repair in Broomhill

End dithering over key road repair in Broomhill

A local councillor is calling for Sheffield City Council to step up its game to re-open a vital main road in the Broomhill area. Paul Scriven, Lib Dem councillor for Broomhill, issued a call to the Labour-run Council to work around the clock to ensure Glossop Road is repaired as soon as possible. Repairs to Glossop […]

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Lib Dem Sheffield jobs plan accepted, but delayed by Labour

Lib Dem Sheffield jobs plan accepted, but delayed by Labour

Lib Dems on Sheffield City Council have had their local plan to fund new job placements accepted. However, instead of implementing it immediately the Labour controlled Council have delayed the start until next financial year. £405,000 from unpaid wages was saved by the Council when 45% of the workforce went out on strike last month. […]

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Use £405,000 strike cash for apprentices

Use £405,000 strike cash for apprentices

Lib Dems on Sheffield City Council have revealed that local taxpayers saved £405,000 from unpaid wages when 45% of the Council’s workforce went out on strike last month. Lib Dems are calling for the windfall to be used to create extra job placements for local young people. Under the Lib Dem plan the £405,000 would […]

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Lib Dems call for re-think after recycling improvements blocked

Lib Dems call for re-think after recycling improvements blocked

Controlling Labour councillors on Sheffield City Council have blocked a proposal that would have allowed all Sheffield residents to choose between using their blue box or blue bin for recycling paper and card. Labour voted down the Lib Dem proposal at last week’s Full Council meeting, despite previous pre-election promises to make the change. A […]

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