Archive | February, 2013
Lib Dems table plan to protect libraries at crucial budget vote

Lib Dems table plan to protect libraries at crucial budget vote

Local Liberal Democrats will put forward an alternative budget plan at tomorrow’s crucial full council meeting to protect front-line services. The plan, which has been agreed with council finance officers, protects local libraries and sports facilities, such as Stocksbridge Leisure Centre and Don Valley Stadium. Liberal Democrats are also proposing more support for those struggling with […]

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Oughtibridge residents back calls to save green land

Residents in Oughtibridge and Stocksbridge have swung behind a campaign to save green spaces in the north of Sheffield from proposed new housing. Under plans set to be agreed by the Labour Cabinet this week, two sites in Stocksbridge and Oughtibridge will be earmarked for housing. Land at Hawthorne Avenue Coppice Close in Stocksbridge will […]

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£260,000 “flushed away” on threatened community toilets

Labour councillors have been accused of “flushing away” taxpayers’ money by closing seven recently refurbished community toilets in Sheffield. New figures show that, in the past five years, over £260,000 has been invested in the seven public toilets, which are now earmarked for closure by Labour-run Sheffield City Council. Three toilets have had over £70,000 […]

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Labour Cabinet set to agree housing on green sites across city

Labour Cabinet set to agree housing on green sites across city

Local councillors have vowed to continue campaigns to protect local green land, as Labour-run Sheffield City Council confirmed plans to allocate new sites for housing. The plans, which are set to be agreed next week by the Labour Cabinet, propose earmarking a number of sites for housing developments. Local Liberal Democrats have fought against plans […]

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Public consultation shows opposition to return of Labour ‘favoured areas’

Public consultation shows opposition to return of Labour ‘favoured areas’

A public consultation has shown widespread opposition to Sheffield City Council’s plan to end community assemblies and return to a ‘favoured areas’ model. In January the Council announced plans to scrap popular community assemblies, which were introduced by the Liberal Democrats in 2009. However, a public consultation has shown that just 26% of respondents supported […]

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