Save the Minor Injuries Unit!
Greens are working with Sheffield Save our NHS to head off proposals to move the Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) from the Hallamshire Hospital to the Northern General. Green activist Kaltum Rivers says: “We’re calling on the Labour-led council to press much more strongly to stop this. My family have used the MIU along with 18,000 people annually. The MIU and the Broad Lane Walk-In Centre both need to stay in a central location with good transport links from across the city.” More campaign information is at www.sheffieldsaveournhs.co.uk.
Sharrow Vale parking
You say the big issue on Hunter Hill Rd and surrounding roads is parking. Terraced housing roads lack enough spaces, cars park on curbs and corners while shopping, schools & leisure visitors grab free spaces. A daytime residents parking scheme was previously declined by residents and the council lacks funds for new schemes. Cllr Magid says “I’m working with council officers to see what actions might be possible – please contact me with your views and information.”
Kaltum working in your area
Broomhall resident Kaltum Rivers will be the Green candidate here in May council elections. Kaltum, a self employed research and project manager, offers experience as a community worker supporting local people and projects. Kaltum has been a parent governor at Hunters Bar school and Broomhall Nursery. Kaltum worked with citywide statutory and voluntary sector organisations as a Children and Young people’s development officer. Kaltum, as a Broomhall Forum board member, co-ordinated training for mothers on safeguarding children and ran mediation projects for families going through internal conflicts. Register to vote at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
War memorial tree threat
A December Labour Cabinet decision means many healthy war memorial street trees on Oxford St, Crookesmoor (pictured) and Western Rd, Crookes will be felled. Cllr Magid comments: “The evidence does not support Labour claims that tree replacement is “a last resort”. Engineering solutions available to cover damaging or discriminatory situations are not being used. Greens actively support peaceful protest to save healthy trees where there is no credible evidence they are diseased, dangerous or dying.”
Cllr Magid’s actions update
- Helping organise www.1daywithoutus.org event celebrating migrants and migration on February 17th
- Supported a family facing eviction with linked benefits issues, including attending their court hearing
- Offering support to Sheffield Women’s Counselling & Therapy Service www.swcts.org.uk
- Kaltum joined the “Rail Fare Rises Day“ protest at Sheffield Station on January 2nd
- Working with Khartoum & Thompson Rd residents to address misuse of bins causing littering
- Arranged council officer help for Broomhall woman struggling with the Right to Buy process
- Helped resident get Amey to pay for a wall damaged by their van