Archive | October, 2011
Local Lib Dems welcome Clegg’s Sheffield jobs announcement

Local Lib Dems welcome Clegg’s Sheffield jobs announcement

Local Lib Dems have welcomed Nick Clegg’s announcement of £950 million investment through the second round of the Regional Growth Fund. There are several successful bids from Sheffield and the wider region, including £36m investment for Sheffield Forgemasters. The investment will help create and safeguard more than 200,000 jobs across England, including many in Sheffield. The […]

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Sheffield faces key vote on bin collections

Sheffield City Council is set to vote on whether to keep bin collections as weekly or move to fortnightly at its full Council meeting next week. Liberal Democrats have put a motion to Wednesday’s Council that if accepted would see weekly bin collections retained by making use of the Coalition Government’s £250m fund, which is […]

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Lib Dems aim to sign Council up to BBC battle

Lib Dems aim to sign Council up to BBC battle

Sheffield City Council is set to throw its weight behind the campaign against disproportionate cuts to local BBC programming thanks to the Liberal Democrat Group. The Lib Dems are moving a motion at next week’s Full Council meeting which, if supported by the other political groups, will see the Council lobby the BBC Director General […]

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Snow Wardens left out in the cold by Labour

Snow Wardens left out in the cold by Labour

Labour controlled Sheffield City Council have frozen a successful scheme in which residents across the City volunteered to help keep Sheffield moving during extreme winter weather. Last year over 100 people volunteered to become a ‘Snow Warden’, a scheme began by the previous Lib Dem Administration. During heavy snowfall Snow Wardens were issued with equipment […]

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Stocksbridge Leisure Centre robbed of vital investment by Labour

Labour councillors on Sheffield City Council are to slash the previously agreed £300,000 refurbishment budget for Stocksbridge Leisure Centre by £200,000. The original budget was agreed by the previous Liberal Democrat Administration. A report will be coming to the Labour-run Council’s Cabinet on Wednesday, which recommends re-allocating £200,000 previously intended for Stocksbridge Leisure Centre. The […]

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