Archive | March, 2012

Local outrage as Labour plan sends lorries down residential roads

Local residents have expressed outrage as documents revealed Labour councillors plan to send lorries, trucks and other heavy goods vehicles down their residential roads. The plan was released to councillors as part of Sheffield City Council’s city-wide review of Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV) routes, which was ordered by ruling Labour councillors. The move follows the […]

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Fight continues for dementia homes despite budget vote

Campaigners have vowed to fight on to save local dementia respite centres despite Sheffield City Council’s decision to refuse to rule out closure. At the special budget meeting of Sheffield City Council (9th Mar) Labour councillors rejected a Lib Dem plan to save three dementia centres placed under threat of closure. However, campaigners vowed today […]

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Councillors call for re-think on parking permit hike

Lib Dems councillors are calling for a re-think of Labour’s planned extortionate rises in residents’ parking permit fees. Labour-run Sheffield City Council are planning fee increases for parking permit zones of up to 300%. At the Special Budget Council Meeting on 9th March, Lib Dem councillors put forward a fully-costed plan to reverse the hike but […]

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Local campaigners celebrate “no-way” to Halfway Tesco decision

Local Liberal Democrats in Halfway are celebrating after a planning permission appeal was turned down for a Tesco Superstore at Halfway today. Lib Dems have campaigned locally against the new store, which was planned for Oxclose Park Road – already near to a large Morrisons Superstore. Local Lib Dem councillor, Gail Smith, helped collect a […]

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Labour hits Sheffielders with eye-watering garden tax

Labour hits Sheffielders with eye-watering garden tax

Labour-controlled Sheffield City Council have today announced plans to hit Sheffield residents with a stealth garden tax of up to £57.60. Following Labour councillors’ decision to end the free garden waste recycling service, the Labour-run Council has approved Veolia’s decision to introduce a charge for collecting green bins and sacks. In figures released to councillors […]

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