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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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Three year drive for lorry ban pays off for valley campaigners

Local campaigners were celebrating today as Sheffield City Council finally announced that it would approve a lorry ban in the Mayfield Valley. Following a lengthy campaign by local residents and Liberal Democrat councillors the council are proposing a 7.5 tonne weight restriction across the Mayfield Valley and surrounding areas. The area has been used as […]

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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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Local campaigner demands action as safety barriers cause havoc in Crookes

Local Liberal Democrat campaigner Shaffaq Mohammed has called for better protection for local residents as collapsed safety barriers caused havoc across Crookes. Safety barriers lay strewn across roads in the Crookes area during heavy winds over the weekend, leaving roads inaccessible and large manholes uncovered. Local campaigner Shaffaq Mohammed has demanded immediate action from the […]

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