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Lib Dems lead calls for cheaper recycling

Local Liberal Democrats are leading calls in Sheffield for cheaper recycling by unveiling a plan to slash the cost of green bins by a third. Currently home-owners in Sheffield requesting a green bin are slapped with a £60 ‘garden tax’ to recycle their garden waste. However, with the Council due to announce prices for this […]

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Lib Dems table budget plan to save sixteen libraries

Lib Dems table budget plan to save sixteen libraries

Sheffield Liberal Democrats will today present alternative budget plans, which will see sixteen threatened libraries across the city saved. At today’s annual budget meeting spending plans will face a crucial vote of councillors, including controversial plans to reduce funding for libraries. Under Liberal Democrat proposals planned cuts to libraries, parks and city-centre events will be […]

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£280,000 bill to replace 14,000 bins lost on “bonfire of the bins”

£280,000 bill to replace 14,000 bins lost on “bonfire of the bins”

Opposition councillors have highlighted the 14,000 green bins destroyed needlessly by Sheffield City Council. This week the Labour-run Council announced that the “charged-for” green bin service, previously offered to just part of the city, will be rolled out across Sheffield. However, the policy was announced more than nine months after it was first suggested by […]

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Council urged to bin policy and go back to the drawing board

Council urged to bin policy and go back to the drawing board

Opposition councillors are urging Sheffield City Council to “go back to the drawing board” and rethink its policy on bins. The call follows a poll in The Sheffield Star that showed that 54% of local people believed the city’s new waste collection service wasn’t working. Liberal Democrat councillors believe a string of failures by the […]

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Announcement shows Government fund could have saved weekly bins

Announcement shows Government fund could have saved weekly bins

Labour-controlled Sheffield City Council have been left red-faced as the announcement of Government funds showed that money was available to save Sheffield’s weekly bin collections. Opposition Liberal Democrat councillors and Nick Clegg, the Liberal Democrat MP for Sheffield Hallam, urged the Council to bid into the £250 million fund when it was launched in February […]

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