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Stocksbridge residents in battle to save 270 year old oak tree

A local councillor has backed local residents in their fight with Sheffield City Council to guarantee to replace a historic tree in Stocksbridge. Residents on Melbourne Road in Stocksbridge were informed earlier this month that the 270-year-old oak tree on their road would be torn down. Residents want to see the tree, which is the […]

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Peak district roads victim of ‘corporate fly-tipping’

Sheffield City Council have faced criticism from rural residents as roads in the peak district were left strewn with abandoned cones. Dozens of cones have been reported across roads in the North of Sheffield, following road resurfacing as part of a Government-funded project. Sheffield’s Streets Ahead project will see every single road in Sheffield resurfaced, […]

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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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Astonishing £1.2 million taxpayer bill for Labour “white elephants”

Astonishing £1.2 million taxpayer bill for Labour “white elephants”

Local taxpayers have been left astounded as the total taxpayer bill for three Labour “white elephants” was revealed as more than £1.2 million. Sorby House, Vestry Hall and Forum House, the three buildings refurbished under Labour’s failed Burngreave New Deal project, came under the Council’s ownership in April 2011. Newly released figures have shown that […]

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Councillors demand action for super-fast rural broadband

Councillors demand action for super-fast rural broadband

Local councillors have demanded further action by the Council to bring super-fast broadband to rural communities in Sheffield. Liberal Democrat councillors have “called-in” a Council report on rural broadband, for debate tomorrow. The councillors claim not enough practical action has been taken to support communities in need. According to the latest data over 70,000 residents […]

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