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Victory for local councillors as parkour equipment swings into action

Local councillors today unveiled new Parkour training equipment in Endcliffe Park following a long campaign to provide more facilities for young people. Liberal Democrat councillors for Ecclesall welcomed in the new equipment following a successful application for funding from the Armed Forces. The equipment provides a training facility for Parkour, a French discipline using movement […]

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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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Forge Dam Christmas fair visited by DPM

The Forge Dam Christmas Fair received a visit from Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat MP for Sheffield Hallam, at the weekend. The Fair took place at Forge Dam on Saturday and was organised by the Friends of Porter Valley. The event included wreath and decoration making, and festive treats such as mince pies and mulled wine […]

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Council shown red card for shocking football pitches

Campaigners have urged Sheffield City Council to bid into a £102 million Government fund to improve grassroots football facilities, after pitches across the city were branded ‘shocking’. The £102 million fund was announced by the Football Association, in partnership with the Government and the Premier League, last month and will accept bids from January. Local […]

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Campaigners gear up for Charity Commission battle over historic cottage sell-off

Campaigners gear up for Charity Commission battle over historic cottage sell-off

Local campaigners fighting to save a historic cottage have vowed to take their fight to the charity commission, as Sheffield City Council derailed plans to keep the building in public hands. Plans to sell-off this historic Cobnar Cottage, which sits within Graves Park, Sheffield’s largest park, were halted over the summer following the intervention of […]

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