Archive | November, 2011
Labour Council dumps promise on bins decision

Labour Council dumps promise on bins decision

Labour councillors on Sheffield City Council have postponed a key decision on the City’s waste collection services, which includes a controversial recommendation to reduce the weekly black bin collection to a fortnightly collection. The move breaks a Labour promise to consider the issue in November this year. Labour councillors had promised that the findings of […]

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Up to 5,800 young Sheffielders to benefit from new £1 Billion fund

Up to 5,800 young Sheffielders to benefit from new £1 Billion fund

Liberal Democrat councillors in Sheffield are welcoming new action taken by the Coalition Government to tackle youth unemployment in Sheffield, which could see up to 5,800 18 to 24 year olds in Sheffield provided with work placements. Deputy Prime Minister, and Sheffield Hallam MP, Nick Clegg has today announced a £1 billion pound ‘Youth Contract’ […]

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Nick Clegg writes: We won’t let a generation fall behind

Nick Clegg writes: We won’t let a generation fall behind

Having risen steadily since 2004, the number of unemployed young people hit the one million mark this month. One million. One in five 16-24 year olds not in education, training or work, not because they are lazy or feckless, but because of factors well beyond their control. It’s not good enough. Youth unemployment is an […]

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Call for action to gain share of renewable energy investment

Call for action to gain share of renewable energy investment

Liberal Democrat councillors are urging Sheffielders to get behind two local projects in their bid to win environmental funds, which would see the City benefit from up to £126,000 of investment to help reduce carbon emissions. Lib Dems have urged people to logon to http://www.energyshare.com/voting/ and register to vote. They have also asked Sheffield City Council’s […]

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Labour sink bid to save weekly bin collections

Labour sink bid to save weekly bin collections

Yesterday Sheffield City Council Labour councillors defeated a Liberal Democrat proposal to maintain weekly bin collections, opening the door for the Labour run Council to introduce a fortnightly service. Labour councillors also voted against concerns over a proposal to charge for green waste collections and rolling out a flexible scheme, that allows residents to choose which container they use for […]

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