Archive | 2013

Lib Dems back early Christmas present with ‘festive freeze’

Local Liberal Democrats are calling on Sheffield City Council to deliver local taxpayers an early Christmas present by backing a Council Tax freeze. The Coalition Government confirmed yesterday that Sheffield City Council will receive funding equivalent to a 1% rise if Council Tax is frozen for a fourth successive year. Government-funded freezes over the last […]

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Council waves through plans for houses on Fulwood green land

Council waves through plans for houses on Fulwood green land

Sheffield City Council’s planning board backed plans yesterday to concrete over green land in Fulwood for houses. Proposals to build on green land on Canterbury Crescent in Fulwood were approved despite local outcry. The previously protected land was allocated for housing in a controversial vote by the Council in April, in the face of Liberal […]

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Forge Dam Christmas fair visited by DPM

The Forge Dam Christmas Fair received a visit from Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat MP for Sheffield Hallam, at the weekend. The Fair took place at Forge Dam on Saturday and was organised by the Friends of Porter Valley. The event included wreath and decoration making, and festive treats such as mince pies and mulled wine […]

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Council bosses refuse to come clean on parking hike income

Council bosses refuse to come clean on parking hike income

Labour politicians on Sheffield City Council have been attacked again by local businesses and motorists for refusing to reveal the extra money made from recent parking hikes. The hikes in city-centre parking charges were introduced in April and were branded “disgraceful” and “killing” by local businesses. The Council also faced criticism when it transpired that […]

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Labour Council spark outrage in fresh attack on Sheffield Green Belt

Labour-controlled Sheffield City Council have sparked outrage by instigating a review of South Yorkshire and north Derbyshire’s Green Belt. The review will seek to concrete over areas currently protected as Green Belt and allocate the land for houses. Critics have argued that the review will destroy local countryside and damage Sheffield’s reputation as Britain’s greenest […]

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