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Local councillors back bid to save Stannington library

Local councillors back bid to save Stannington library

Local councillors have stepped in with £2,000 to help support a bid to save Stannington Library from closure. Stannington Library was earmarked for closure by Labour-run Sheffield City Council in February. The library will close in the summer unless a community group can take over the service. However, some campaigners fear that the minimal support […]

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Labour refusal to back library reprieve sets agenda for election

Labour refusal to back library reprieve sets agenda for election

A crucial vote on library closures late yesterday evening has set the agenda for local elections, opposition councillors in Sheffield have claimed. A vote at yesterday’s Sheffield Full Council meeting, gave the Council the opportunity to remove the threat of closure from sixteen community libraries across the city. Yet at the last meeting before local […]

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Campaigners make final Council plea for threatened local libraries

Campaigners make final Council plea for threatened local libraries

Library campaigners will make a final plea to re-think planned library closures at the final Sheffield Full Council meeting before local elections. Under plans agreed by Labour-run Sheffield City Council as many as sixteen libraries could close unless local groups can agree business plans to manage the buildings. The plans have sparked outrage across Sheffield […]

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£1.1m of Sheffield school improvements to deliver Nick Clegg’s free school meals

More than £1.1 million is being spent on improving Sheffield’s primary and infant schools as part of plans to provide free school meals for all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 from September 2014. Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat MP for Sheffield Hallam, has welcomed the investment. It is part of a £150 million […]

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David Baker writes: Back to the drawing board on Council library plans

David Baker writes: Back to the drawing board on Council library plans

When we launched our Save Sheffield Libraries campaign more than a year ago, I never expected more than 32,000 signatures would be collected across the city. I was even more surprised though when the Labour administration of the Council failed to reverse their plans in the face of such a strong community campaign. We all […]

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