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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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Newly elected councillor sits victorious in bus-stop campaign

A newly-elected councillor has got straight to work by delivering improved bus stops in his ward, just two weeks after being elected. Transport bosses have installed new seating at a bus shelter on Meadowhead, following a campaign by local Liberal Democrat councillor Richard Shaw. The works will see the shelter, outside the Waggon and Horses […]

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Use city-centre cash to deliver free city parking

Use city-centre cash to deliver free city parking

Opposition councillors are calling for action on city-centre parking as a fund has been announced to support Sheffield’s city-centre economy. The calls follow news that Sheffield has been allocated £28,000 by the Government to help create a city-centre Business Improvement District. The aim is to come up with new ways to support the daytime and […]

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No turning back as Council approves controversial bus fare hikes

Sheffield City Council have approved embarrassing fare changes as they faced calls to re-think their controversial bus partnership amid damaging criticism. The latest changes see the end of the ill-fated ‘Optio’ ticket offer, which was triumphantly unveiled as an achievement of the partnership just two years ago. The offer was supposed to allow passengers to […]

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Once again elderly residents targeted by cruel bus changes

Agreed changes to Sheffield bus routes have been criticised by local campaigners for once again isolating elderly and vulnerable residents. Changes to the previous No. 17 service have left the elderly residents at the Graves Trust Houses on Greenhill Avenue without a service. The new No. 19 service will terminate at Chancet Wood, leaving residents […]

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