Archive | July, 2012

Victory for Millhouses campaign as bus bosses buckle

Local bus campaigners were celebrating today as bus bosses caved in to their demands on a local bus route. Local residents in Millhouses have been campaigning against proposed changes to the 83 bus service. Concerns had been raised about the proposed tight left turn to Button Hill, which would have caused numerous safety concerns, particularly […]

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Labour introduce two-tier system as council tenants hit with rent bomb

Labour introduce two-tier system as council tenants hit with rent bomb

Opposition councillors have criticised Labour-run Sheffield City Council as it announced plans to introduce a two-tier rent system in local council housing. Under plans put out to consultation this week, new tenants or moving tenants entering a new property will be charged on average £194 a year more than their neighbours. The new rent increase […]

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Bus bosses offer concession in Lib Dem battle to save Ringinglow service

Bus bosses offer concession in Lib Dem battle to save Ringinglow service

Today Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat Sheffield Hallam MP, has welcomed concessions in response to a campaign against the withdrawal of the last remaining bus service from Ringinglow village. Nick and local Liberal Democrats collected a petition of nearly 100 signatures against a proposal to withdraw the number 84 service. The proposal was made by the […]

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Lib Dems slam Labour as council tax bombshell hits vulnerable

Lib Dems slam Labour as council tax bombshell hits vulnerable

Local Lib Dem councillors have slammed the decision of Labour-run Sheffield City Council to hit vulnerable residents with a council tax bombshell. The Council have announced that they plan to cut council tax benefit for all working age residents by 20%, meaning a family in a Band A property could pay an extra £3.76 a […]

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Sheffield’s Summer Schools welcomed by Nick Clegg

Sheffield’s Summer Schools welcomed by Nick Clegg

Nineteen Sheffield schools will be opening their doors this summer to help some of the most disadvantaged pupils in our area with the big step up from primary to secondary school. Many pupils find the move to a bigger school and a more challenging curriculum daunting. This can lead to falling results and they often never […]

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