Archive | June, 2011

Lib Dems battle to keep banks open

A bank’s plan to close three local branches in Sheffield has come up against opposition from local residents and their Liberal Democrat councillors. NatWest plan to close their branches at Bradway, Highfield and Earl Street in the City Centre on 13th July. However, a Lib Dem motion calling for the branches to stay open will be discussed at a meeting of Full Council next week.

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Don’t leave Sheffield taxpayers in a ‘pickle’ over mayor vote

Don’t leave Sheffield taxpayers in a ‘pickle’ over mayor vote

Liberal Democrat councillors on Sheffield City Council are calling on Eric Pickles MP, the Secretary of State responsible for Local Government, to pay the full cost of the upcoming directly elected Mayor referendum in Sheffield. The top Government Minister is passing through legislation that will mean Sheffield has to hold a referendum in May, despite […]

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Lib Dems top of the class on education

Lib Dems top of the class on education

Today figures have revealed significant improvements in local pupils GCSE grades under the previous Liberal Democrat Administration on Sheffield City Council. When the Lib Dems took control of Sheffield City Council in 2008, local schools sat at the bottom of national league tables, lagging behind the national average. However, new policies have seen record year-on-year […]

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Lib Dems praise Sheffield’s key role in NHS rethink

Lib Dems praise Sheffield’s key role in NHS rethink

Local Liberal Democrats have hailed Sheffield’s role in bringing about changes to the Health Bill. Liberal Democrats led the calls for changes after raising serious concerns at the party’s Spring Conference in March held in Sheffield. The debate, which took place in Sheffield City Hall, led Liberal Democrat members to put forward a list of […]

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Figures reveal Lib Dems left Council with £13,400,000 budget surplus

Figures reveal Lib Dems left Council with £13,400,000 budget surplus

A report released by Sheffield City Council today revealed that the previous Liberal Democrat Administration left the new Labour Administration a £13,400,000 budget surplus, as a result of prudent financial management. The Revenue Budget Outturn Report 2010/11 is set to be approved at the 2pm Wednesday 15th June Cabinet meeting. In the previous Month 11 […]

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