Archive | November, 2012

Clegg backs ‘can do’ community over ‘can’t do’ Council on Millhouses Christmas parking

Today Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat MP for Sheffield Hallam, visited traders in Millhouses to back their request for the local Council to help boost trade. The Millhouses Traders Association hoped that Christmas shoppers could use the car park in the old Abbeydale Grange School site but their request was refused by the Labour run council on the […]

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Council urged to bin policy and go back to the drawing board

Council urged to bin policy and go back to the drawing board

Opposition councillors are urging Sheffield City Council to “go back to the drawing board” and rethink its policy on bins. The call follows a poll in The Sheffield Star that showed that 54% of local people believed the city’s new waste collection service wasn’t working. Liberal Democrat councillors believe a string of failures by the […]

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Campaigners force Council to debate dementia home plan

Campaigners force Council to debate dementia home plan

Opposition councillors on Sheffield City Council have forced a council debate on plans to close a local dementia care centre. Liberal Democrat campaigners are forcing a vote at the next meeting of Sheffield’s Full Council (5th Dec, 14:00) after Labour councillors announced plans last month to close Bole Hill View dementia care centre in March […]

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Push for independent investigation into accusations tenants were misled

Push for independent investigation into accusations tenants were misled

Opposition councillors are pushing for an independent investigation into accusations that 42,000 council tenants were misled by Sheffield City Council. The accusations relate to a ballot held in April of this year that saw tenants vote to return the management of council housing to Sheffield City Council from the current ALMO, Sheffield Homes. At the […]

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Lib Dems secure extra money for poorest two-year-olds in Sheffield

Lib Dems secure extra money for poorest two-year-olds in Sheffield

Liberal Democrats have today announced that Sheffield will get £5,400,000 from the Coalition Government to deliver 15 hours a week of free early-years education for the poorest two-year olds by 2014. The Coalition Government is already ensuring that the poorest 20% of two-year olds, roughly 1,400 children in Sheffield, are able to receive early education […]

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