Archive | February, 2012
Labour Council to hand out iPads to councillors despite cutbacks

Labour Council to hand out iPads to councillors despite cutbacks

ipLabour controlled Sheffield City Council plan to provide councillors with expensive iPads, at the same time as suggesting budget cuts including putting dementia care centres under threat of closure and doubling parking permit charges for carers. Labour councillors have agreed to a pilot in which iPads will be provided to councillors for free. The latest […]

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Full steam ahead for Sheffield Victoria high speed station campaign

Full steam ahead for Sheffield Victoria high speed station campaign

Sheffield’s Liberal Democrats have stepped up the campaign for a new high speed rail station at the old Sheffield Victoria Station site. They have written to the Secretary of State for Transport and local transport officials to ask for their support. The campaign is backed by local businesses in the City Centre location. However, so […]

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£16,425,092 to get Sheffield’s young people earning or learning

Liberal Democrat councillors in Sheffield have welcomed the announcement of £16,425,092 new Government funding to be targeted at unemployed young people in the local region. Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat Sheffield Hallam MP, announced the new fund to get unemployed young people today (Feb 21). Yorkshire & the Humber will see £16,425,092 […]

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£1,200,000 Budget windfall could save Sheffield’s Green Waste service

Liberal Democrats on Sheffield City Council are calling for the Labour run local authority to use a £1.2m unexpected windfall to save a key local recycling service, which has been earmarked for the axe by Labour. The windfall comes from a last-minute reduction to the South Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority (SYITA) levy. Lib Dems have […]

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Sheffield Labour Council back to ‘favoured areas’ with a bang

Labour controlled Sheffield City Council has confirmed it will drastically change the way funding is allocated to local communities, reverting back to a ‘favoured areas’ policy which unfairly skews funding into a handful of Sheffield areas at the expense of others. Under plans revealed to opposition Liberal Democrats by council officers, in 2012/13 the North […]

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