Archive | September, 2012

Councillors trash recycling centre policy as problems persist

Councillors on Sheffield City Council are demanding a change in policy as problems persist at Blackstock Road recycling centre. Liberal Democrat councillors are tabling a motion at the next monthly meeting of the Council, calling on the Council to think again. In June, council figures revealed that Blackstock Road, which was hit worst by planned […]

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Back to the old days as Labour sham reveals council contempt for local concerns

Back to the old days as Labour sham reveals council contempt for local concerns

Opposition councillors on Sheffield City Council have criticised Labour councillors for prioritising political spats over local concerns. At the next monthly meeting of the Council Labour councillors have prioritised two debates which consider national political issues over the concerns put forward by local people. The opening two motions, which will dominate the Council meeting, contain […]

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Local victory as council reject Tesco for Parkhead

Local councillors have welcomed the decision to reject a planning application for a Tesco supermarket on Ecclesall Road South. The application for a Tesco supermarket on Ecclesall Road South near Parkhead was rejected today by Sheffield City Council’s City-Centre, South and East Planning Committee. The decision was welcomed by Liberal Democrat councillors in Ecclesall. Cllr […]

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Andrew Sangar writes: Taking tough action to improve safety outside schools

Andrew Sangar writes: Taking tough action to improve safety outside schools

As September rolls round again, shop windows become clogged with “Back To School” posters, reminding parents that they’ll soon be shelling out for new stationary, sports equipment and lunchboxes as their children return from their long summer holidays. However, one thing we want to know when we send our children off in their shiny new […]

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Councillors ensure bookworms get their say on library plans

Local people in Ecclesall have been making their voice heard in Sheffield City Council’s library consultation, with a helping hand from community activists. An event organised by Ecclesall Forum at Ecclesall Library on Saturday encouraged and supported residents to take part in the council’s consultation. The consultation was launched in August and attracted controversy after […]

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