Archive | February, 2011

Lib Dem proposal to ensure for heroes

Liberal Democrat Councillors on Sheffield City Council are proposing to help our local military heroes by creating a ‘Sheffield Community Covenant’.  Many local servicemen and women come back from the frontline not adapted to civilian life and can be unfairly penalised because of their unique circumstances. A Community Covenant would ensure that local services such […]

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Government listen to local plea to save debt services

The Coalition Government has listened to a plea from local people and Liberal Democrat councillors to continue to fund extra free debt advice for Sheffield. The Financial Inclusion Fund, which pays for 500 debt advisors to provide advice across England and Wales, only had Government funding until March 2011. It was previously feared that the […]

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Paul Scriven writes: We cannot let Labour off the hook on Council cuts

Paul Scriven writes: We cannot let Labour off the hook on Council cuts

Just like all local authorities up and down the land, Sheffield is facing the biggest reduction in our budget for many years as a direct result of the reckless spending carried out by the previous Labour Government. Not quite the ‘post Soviet meltdown’ predicted by Sheffield’s Labour MPs, but a reduction none the less. Setting […]

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Sheffield apprentices showcased to Minister

A senior Government minister visited Sheffield this week to praise Liberal Democrat led Sheffield City Council for doing their bit to boost the number of apprenticeships during National Apprenticeship Week. Minister of State in the Department for Work and Pensions, Steve Webb MP, joined Lib Dem Council Cabinet member Cllr Shaffaq Mohammed in a visit […]

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Lib Dem budget says no to ‘Labour style’ mass closures

Lib Dem budget says no to ‘Labour style’ mass closures

Liberal Democrats on Sheffield City Council have announced a raft of positive news from the upcoming budget. The news defies local Labour predictions of Sheffield going into a ‘post-Soviet meltdown’ and is in stark contrast to the mass closures announced by Labour councils such as Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds. Liberal Democrat councillors have confirmed that […]

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