Archive | June, 2012

Clegg calls in at picnic to protect Abbeydale Playing Fields and Spring Wood

Today Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat MP for Sheffield Hallam , dropped by a picnic organised by local residents interested in protecting the use of Abbeydale Playing Fields and Spring Wood. Following the closure of Abbeydale Grange School, Sheffield City Council are consulting on options for the future of the site. Nick chatted to organisers of […]

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Lib Dems force vote on ‘needless’ destruction of 30,000 green bins

Local Liberal Democrats are to force a vote on the Labour Council plan to destroy 30,000 green bins, which originally cost local taxpayers £600,000. Lib Dem councillors have submitted a motion to the July meeting of Sheffield’s Full Council, which calls for a ‘charged for’ green bin service to be offered across the city at […]

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Nick Clegg writes: Rio+20 – We made progress

The dust has now settled on last week’s Rio+20 summit and I’m keen to look back at my initial goals and to let you know what we achieved in terms of meeting them. Of course the final text was not all we would have wanted had we been able to write it ourselves; however I […]

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New figures show most popular recycle centre hit hardest by Labour plan

New figures show most popular recycle centre hit hardest by Labour plan

New figures obtained by opposition councillors on Sheffield City Council have added further woe to the Council’s plan to cut hours at recycling centres. The figures reveal that the Blackstock Road site receives the highest tonnage of recyclables of any of Sheffield’s five household waste recycling centres. However, under the plan put forward by Labour […]

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Call to recycle green bins as city faces ‘bonfire of the bins’

Call to recycle green bins as city faces ‘bonfire of the bins’

Opposition councillors on Sheffield City Council have called on the Labour-run Council to reverse its policy of shredding unused green bins. Last week, Labour councillors announced that green bins now unwanted, as a result of ending the free collection service, would be chipped and sold. Under the Council proposal, 30,000 bins could face shredding. Liberal […]

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