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Three year drive for lorry ban pays off for valley campaigners

Local campaigners were celebrating today as Sheffield City Council finally announced that it would approve a lorry ban in the Mayfield Valley. Following a lengthy campaign by local residents and Liberal Democrat councillors the council are proposing a 7.5 tonne weight restriction across the Mayfield Valley and surrounding areas. The area has been used as […]

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Calls grow for allotment review as Sheffield ‘most expensive city’

It’s official! – Sheffield has some of the most expensive allotments in the country. New research released by local Liberal Democrats has revealed that Sheffield has the most expensive allotments out of England’s eight core cities. Sheffield’s charge of £112 for rent and water on a standard 250 sq. ft. plot is more than double […]

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Council under attack again as trees up-rooted with just days notice

Sheffield City Council have come under the axe again after another botched consultation on tree felling. Residents across Stannington have complained about the lack of communication regarding plans to fell roadside trees throughout the village. The complaints follow similar outrage about the Labour-run Council’s consultations on tree works across the city. Residents claim that the […]

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Campaigners urge breath of fresh air with greener buses

Campaigners urge breath of fresh air with greener buses

Air quality campaigners have called on Sheffield City Council to bid into a £5 million Government fund to provide Sheffield with greener, cleaner buses. Liberal Democrat councillors have backed calls for the Council to bid for cash from the Government’s new Clean Vehicle Technology Fund. The calls follow a World Health Organisation report last month, […]

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Green Belt review could be shelved as plans face crunch vote

Green Belt review could be shelved as plans face crunch vote

Controversial plans for a Green Belt review in Sheffield could be shelved as proposals face a crucial vote this week. Opposition Liberal Democrats have forced the vote at this week’s Full Council meeting – as the plans face local outcry. The review could see large areas of protected green land concreted over for housing. The […]

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