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Local outrage as Greystones 20mph zone shelved by Town Hall bosses

Local residents have been left outraged as Labour politicians on Sheffield City Council shelved plans for a 20 mph zone in Greystones. Greystones were promised the road safety measures in a report released last month; however, the Council have since rescinded their promise and shelved the plans. Instead a new zone will be progressed within […]

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Council inaction at 4 in 5 schools leaves pupils feeling unsafe at start of term

Council inaction at 4 in 5 schools leaves pupils feeling unsafe at start of term

As children head back to school, Sheffield parents have voiced their disappointment at the Council’s inaction on road safety near schools. Twelve months ago, Sheffield City Council bowed to public pressure and agreed to take tough action on road safety at all Sheffield schools within three years. However, one year into the three year process […]

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Andrew Sangar writes: Taking tough action to improve safety outside schools

Andrew Sangar writes: Taking tough action to improve safety outside schools

As September rolls round again, shop windows become clogged with “Back To School” posters, reminding parents that they’ll soon be shelling out for new stationary, sports equipment and lunchboxes as their children return from their long summer holidays. However, one thing we want to know when we send our children off in their shiny new […]

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Labour bow to Lib Dem pressure with u-turn on school safety

Labour bow to Lib Dem pressure with u-turn on school safety

Lib Dem councillors have welcomed a decision by Labour-controlled Sheffield City Council to increase the speed of implementing school safety measures. Lib Dem councillors on the south-west community assembly have already funded the legal costs for two schools in the south-west; however, Lib Dems demanded the Council go further. By cutting the office refurbishment budget […]

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Lib Dems stump up cash for tough school safety measures

Lib Dem councillors have agreed to fund measures to tackle reckless parking outside a school in Millhouses. Teachers and parents at Dobcroft School have called for tough measures to be taken against drivers whose reckless behaviour threatens children’s safety. Currently, “Keep Clear” lines outside the school carry no legal power and cannot be enforced. However, […]

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