Archive | May, 2012

Councillors demand apology for children’s centre shambles

Lib Dem councillors have demanded an apology as Labour-run Sheffield City Council refused to come clean about its plan to close children’s centres. Cllr Colin Ross, Deputy Leader of the Lib Dem Group and spokesperson for Children, Young People & Families, issued the demand after details of centres earmarked for closure were revealed in the […]

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Clegg hails £2 billion highways project as ‘once in a lifetime boost’

Today Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat Sheffield Hallam MP, met with Mel Ewell the CEO of Amey, the company selected as the preferred bidder to carry out Sheffield’s ground breaking highways maintenance project.  The £2 billion project, due to start this summer, will create up to 170 extra local jobs. The Project has been made possible […]

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Questions unanswered as Council wave through care homes closure

Labour councillors on Sheffield City Council today waved through the closure of two intermediate care homes, despite questions remaining unanswered over the proposal. Sheffield City Council Labour Cabinet voted to close Hazlehurst and Sevenfields intermediate care homes, despite strong local opposition to the closure. In particular, questions remain unanswered about a planned 120-bed NHS Sheffield […]

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Lib Dems secure historic Tram-Train investment for Sheffield

Local Liberal Democrat councillors have welcomed the announcement of a ground breaking green transport project in Sheffield, which will see the Government invest millions of pounds in South Yorkshire. Government funding for the Tram-Train project, which would link Rotherham Parkgate to Sheffield City Centre, was announced today by Lib Dem Transport Minister, Norman Baker MP. […]

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Local outrage as dementia homes closure moves forward

Local outrage as dementia homes closure moves forward

Local residents have been left outraged as Sheffield City Council move forward with plans to close three local dementia care centres. The Labour-run council is set to agree its dementia strategy next Wednesday (23rd May, 2pm), which does not rule out the closure of centres despite a strong local campaign to save them. The strategy […]

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