Archive | August, 2012

Councillor demands end to inaction over flooded road

A local councillor has demanded action from Sheffield City Council after a local road was flooded this week. Heavy rainfall on Saturday saw properties and businesses on Abbeydale Road South, in south-west Sheffield, flooded for the second time in five years. Colin Ross, the local Liberal Democrat councillor, is demanding the Council and Yorkshire Water […]

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Lib Dem campaigners protesting against fortnightly bin collections

Lib Dems call for public apology as waste change descends into farce

Opposition councillors on Sheffield City Council have called for a public apology for the shambolic changes in Sheffield bin collections. A motion demanding an apology from Labour’s Cabinet Member for Waste will be put to the next meeting of Sheffield’s Full Council. Many residents did not receive the correct communication in time and subsequently missed […]

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Call for Council to throw weight behind heart unit campaign

Opposition councillors on Sheffield City Council have today called on the Council to support the campaign to save the children’s heart surgery unit at Leeds General Infirmary. Liberal Democrat councillors are proposing a motion at the next meeting of Sheffield’s Full Council (Wed 5th Sept, 14:00), calling on the Council to back the campaign. The […]

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Victory for High Green bus campaigners as student link saved

Campaigners in High Green have today welcomed concessions by bus companies, following a campaign from local residents. Bus bosses have now confirmed that the direct link from High Green to Rotherham, which was provided by the No.66 bus, will be saved. Local residents have been campaigning for weeks against proposals to scrap the service, collecting […]

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Lib Dems force extra time for “re-think” on bus partnership

Lib Dems force extra time for “re-think” on bus partnership

Liberal Democrat councillors on Sheffield City Council have forced the Council to re-think plans for its proposed Sheffield Bus Partnership. The Partnership, which is a voluntary agreement between the Council and local bus companies, was agreed by the Council’s Cabinet yesterday (22nd Aug). However, Lib Dem councillors have “called-in” the decision for further scrutiny, giving […]

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