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Latest twist in recycling debacle sees one community played off against another

Latest twist in recycling debacle sees one community played off against another

Labour councillors in Sheffield have been accused of playing one community off against another in the latest shake-up of recycling centre services. Liberal Democrats called for a review of recycling centre opening hours in June but the Labour-run authority refused to accept there was a problem, despite rising incidents of fly-tipping. Yet, Labour bosses have […]

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Support grows for ‘million jobs’ campaign at Heeley Festival

Support is pouring in from across Sheffield for a new campaign to create ‘a million jobs’. At Heeley Festival this weekend, local Liberal Democrat councillors and campaigners helped to collect signatures for the national campaign. Since the Liberal Democrats joined the Government in 2010, one million private sector jobs have been created, alongside a massive […]

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Recycling centres review put to crucial council vote

Proposals to hold a review of Sheffield’s five recycling centres will be put to a crucial Council vote this week as the Council faces on-going criticism. The vote follows revelations last week that fly-tipping in parks and public realm across Sheffield rose almsot trebled last year. The rise has been blamed on the Labour Party’s Waste Strategy, […]

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Blackstock Road latest victim of fly-tipping spree

Local people in the south of Sheffield have been left fuming as woods and hedges around Blackstock Road have become increasingly filled with fly-tipped waste. Residents believe the problems are due to Council’s move to fortnightly bin collections and their decision to close Blackstock Road recycling centre three days a week. Despite being the busiest […]

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Damning fly-tipping figures pour scorn on Labour waste strategy

Damning fly-tipping figures pour scorn on Labour waste strategy

Council statistics on fly-tipping have proved a damning indictment of Sheffield City Council’s waste strategy. According to the Council’s own figures, fly-tipping in parks and public spaces is set to almost treble next year. The revelation comes as an embarrassment to Labour councillors who masterminded the changes to Sheffield City Council’s waste service. The new strategy has […]

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