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Labour and UKIP combine to back ‘dangerous’ changes to gritting routes

Labour and UKIP combine to back ‘dangerous’ changes to gritting routes

Councillors have voted through controversial changes to Sheffield’s gritting routes despite public outcry that the proposals will endanger local residents. In a late vote at today’s Full Council meeting, Labour combined with UKIP councillors to vote down a Liberal Democrat motion calling on the Council to drop the plans. The vote means that 100 miles of road […]

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Council feel winter freeze in July as gritting showdown due

Council feel winter freeze in July as gritting showdown due

Sheffield City Council will debate controversial plans to scrap gritting routes for the first time this week, following the intervention of Liberal Democrat councillors. The debate at this Wednesday’s Full Council meeting was secured by Liberal Democrat councillors following outcry at the proposals. The plans will then be put to a vote of local councillors, potentially […]

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Councillors call for three-week guarantee on dangerous works

Councillors call for three-week guarantee on dangerous works

Local councillors have backed a new initiative on road works, which would help protect local residents from dangerous holes in roads and pavements. Local Liberal Democrats are suggesting a three-week guarantee where work is either completed in three weeks or a hole re-filled. The initiative follows outcry across the city as long delays in road […]

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New councillor demands action on roadworks rage

A newly-elected councillor has demanded action from Sheffield City Council to support local residents whose lives have been blighted by months of roadwork delays. Cllr Steve Ayris, newly elected Liberal Democrat Councillor for Graves Park is supporting residents in Woodseats, whose consistent complaints about roadwork delays and inconvenience have been ignored by the Council. The […]

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Road safety strategy slammed for “favoured areas” bias

Road safety strategy slammed for “favoured areas” bias

A road safety strategy drafted by Sheffield City Council has been slammed for its ‘favoured areas’ bias. The draft 20 mph strategy for the next two years proposes developing five zones in the north-east of the city – well known as Labour politicians’ ‘favoured areas’ – compared to just one new zone in the south-west. […]

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