In Your Area: Graves Park

Lib Dem campaigners in Graves ParkGraves Park ward is in the south of Sheffield and contains Graves Park, Norton, Norton Lees, and Woodseats, as well as parts of Beauchief.

In Graves Park local Liberal Democrats have been fighting to:

  • Successfully block cuts to local bus services.
  • Stop Labour politicians attempting to sell off parts of Graves Park.
  • Protect Woodseats Library from closure.
  • Increase opening hours at Blackstock Road recycling centre.
  • Block plans to concrete over green land in Norton for housing.

You can learn more about what local Lib Dems are doing Graves Park by clicking here.

Local Councillors

Graves Park has three Lib Dem councillors. Learn more about them below:

Name: Cllr Bob McCann

Years as councillor: 11                     Term Ends: May 2014

Bio: Bob McCann was first elected as a local councillor more than a decade ago. Previously a motor mechanic, transport manager, garage owner and pub manager, Bob was elected a local councillor in 2000.  Bob was the Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities for two years and helped to create ground-breaking Community Justice Panels, which made youth offenders repay their community rather than go through the court system. In his spare time, Bob enjoys watching and competing in motor sport, walking, eating and drinking.

Tel: 0776 381 2977               E-mail: bob.mccann@sheffield.gov.uk

Surgeries: One of the three local Cllrs will attend be at Woodseats Library, Chesterfield Road from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Bob is also happy to visit or meet constituents by appointment. Please telephone on the above numbers.

 

Name: Cllr Ian Auckland

Years as councillor: 13                     Term Ends: May 2015

Bio: Ian Auckland is born-and-bred Yorkshireman, having been born in Bradford, studied in Leeds and then worked in Sheffield. A former bank branch manager, Ian was first elected to the Council in 1999. Prior to being elected, Ian was Chair of the “Hands off Graves Park” campaign, fighting Labour’s plans to put housing on part of Graves Park. Ian also helped secure Council backing for charitable protection to be extended the whole of the park. He remains a supporter of Friends of Graves Park, other Friends Of groups locally, and Woodseats Festival. His other area of expertise is Transport, having been the Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport from 1999-2002 and again from 2008-2011. His interests include walking, photography, and heritage.

Tel: 0114 274 0474               E-mail: ian.auckland@sheffield.gov.uk 

Surgeries: One of the three local Cllrs will attend be at Woodseats Library, Chesterfield Road from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Ian is also happy to visit or meet constituents by appointment. Please telephone on the above numbers.

Denise ReaneyName: Denise Reaney

Years as councillor: 5                     Term Ends: May 2016

Bio: Denise Reaney grew up in Sheffield. She has 25 years’ experience working in Health and Social Care in the NHS hospital service. Denise took a leading role in Friends of Bishops House to help to prevent the closure of the house and is continuing in this quest as a volunteer.  Also as an NHS Governor, she actively supported the lobby group which successfully prevented the closure of two of Sheffield’s specialist dementia homes. Recently Denise has been fighting to protect Graves Park and the surrounding areas from inappropriate development.

Tel: 0114 2477 707               E-mail: denise.reaney@sheffield.gov.uk 

Surgeries: One of the three local Cllrs will attend be at Woodseats Library, Chesterfield Road from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Denise is also happy to visit or meet constituents by appointment. Please telephone on the above numbers.