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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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Sheffield named and shamed in national report on fly-tipping

Sheffield named and shamed in national report on fly-tipping

Sheffield has been named and shamed as one of the worst areas in the country for fly-tipping. Official figures, published last week, show that 21,778 incidents of dumped rubbish were recorded in the city in 2012/13, making Sheffield the third worst area for fly-tipping in the country. The only local authorities with worse records are […]

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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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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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