Archive | August, 2011
Lib Dems outline plan for Sheffield’s 6,500 empty homes

Lib Dems outline plan for Sheffield’s 6,500 empty homes

Local Liberal Democrat councillors have called for new Government funding to be used to bring some of the 6,500 empty homes in Sheffield back in to use. Liberal Democrats have submitted a motion to the September meeting of Sheffield’s Full Council, calling on the administration to take action. New figures have revealed that Sheffield City Council […]

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Ultimatum on ‘second-class’ Sheffield bus services

Local Lib Dems are issuing an ultimatum on bus services in Sheffield – shape up or see investment withdrawn. Liberal Democrat councillors in Sheffield are putting forward a motion on Quality Bus Contracts to the September meeting of Full Council. The motion seeks reassurances on the proposed “Quality Contract” for bus services in Sheffield and […]

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Labour’s £2,500,000 broken Park Hill promise

Labour controlled Sheffield City Council intends to spend £2,500,000 of local taxpayers’ money on the controversial Park Hill development. The move will break a key promise Labour politicians made when the project began in 2005. In 2005 Labour promised that “the cost to the city would not extend beyond paying wages of council staff working […]

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Sheffield sees £12,000,000 cash bonus thanks to new homes

Local Lib Dems have welcomed the news that Sheffield will see an extra £12,000,000 cash injection thanks to a new policy championed by the Coalition Government. The ‘New Homes Bonus’ rewards local authorities for the number of new homes built in their area, through the payment of an amount equal to Council Tax for each […]

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‘Sheffield spirit’ in face of riots elsewhere praised

Last weekend the Deputy Prime Minister toured his home city of Sheffield. Nick Clegg MP meet local agencies who have been working to engage with young people in the light of civil unrest in other major UK cities.Nick meet with youth workers from Sheffield Futures, the local Police in the East End of the City, […]

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