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No turning back as Council approves controversial bus fare hikes

Sheffield City Council have approved embarrassing fare changes as they faced calls to re-think their controversial bus partnership amid damaging criticism. The latest changes see the end of the ill-fated ‘Optio’ ticket offer, which was triumphantly unveiled as an achievement of the partnership just two years ago. The offer was supposed to allow passengers to […]

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Resident anger as Council tear up freshly laid pavement

Local residents in Broomhill have hit out against Council highway works, as freshly laid pavements were torn up to install new lights. Just a few months after sections of new pavement were laid in Broomhill, the work is being ripped up to install the new street lighting fittings. The decision has affected roads including Sale […]

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Clegg joins Crosspool campaigners in fight for Broomhill library

Nick Clegg joined campaigners in his constituency last week fighting to save Broomhill library from closure. Library campaigners were collecting signatures in Crosspool centre to save the local library, when they were joined by the Liberal Democrat MP for Sheffield Hallam. Sheffield City Council unveiled plans to close up to sixteen libraries last month, including […]

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Local motorists drive crunch vote to end parking permit rip-off

Sheffield motorists are urging city councillors to back local residents, as proposals to end the city’s parking permit rip-off face a crunch vote this week. Councillors will vote on a Liberal Democrat proposal to review parking permit fees, following a recent legal ruling. In a landmark High Court ruling, Barnet Council were judged to have […]

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Sheffield Council to pocket £1,200,000 profit from “parking permit rip-off”

Sheffield Council to pocket £1,200,000 profit from “parking permit rip-off”

Sheffield City Council has come under fire as plans emerged to pocket a £1.2 million profit from residents’ parking permit zones. Figures released under Freedom of Information requests show that in the first four months of the year, Sheffield City Council pocketed £803,826 from the zones compared to a cost of £418,408. Taken across the […]

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