Archive | January, 2013
£372,000 to help year 7 pupils in Sheffield catch-up

£372,000 to help year 7 pupils in Sheffield catch-up

£372,000 will help Year 7 pupils in Sheffield who didn’t reach the expected level in literacy and maths when they finished primary school catch up with their classmates who did. Schools will today receive £500 per pupil who didn’t reach the expected level to help them through catch-up classes and individual tuition. Evidence shows only […]

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More Government money for station cycling hub in Sheffield

Sheffield will get £350,000 to improve cycling infrastructure at Sheffield station, the Liberal Democrat Transport Minister, Norman Baker has announced. Sheffield will be awarded the funds towards improving a new cycle hub to create a flagship centre with hire bikes, lockers and changing facilities. The money is part of an additional £62m the Coalition Government […]

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Nick Clegg supports Millhouses Mill fundraisers

Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat MP for Sheffield Hallam, and Deputy Prime Minister, is supporting fundraising efforts to restore historic buildings in one of Sheffield’s best-loved parks. Today, Nick Clegg visited the old mill buildings at Millhouses Park to support the Friends of Millhouses Park, who are working to bring the well-known buildings back into use. […]

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Lib Dem proposal wins unanimous backing to force Chidren’s Centres reprieve

Lib Dem proposal wins unanimous backing to force Chidren’s Centres reprieve

Liberal Democrats were backed by Labour councillors as they forced the Labour leaders of Sheffield City Council to re-think their plans to shake-up local children’s centres. The move came today at a special meeting of the Council’s Children, Young People and Family Support Scrutiny Committee, which was called by Lib Dem councillors to discuss the […]

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Labour back ‘Council Tax bombshell’ for vulnerable Sheffielders

Labour back ‘Council Tax bombshell’ for vulnerable Sheffielders

Labour councillors on Sheffield City Council have been slammed for voting to cut Council Tax Benefit for thousands of vulnerable Sheffielders by 23%. Opposition Liberal Democrats had argued that the Council should accept £1.1 million of Government funding to help support struggling families and reduce the cut to 8.5%. Reducing the cut from 23% to […]

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