Douglas Johnson

Council leadership must take action to address Hanover tower whitewash

1st October 2020

After the horror of the Grenfell fire in June 2017, senior Sheffield Council officials moved quickly to reassure tenants that all its tower blocks were safe.  They soon back-tracked after plastic cladding on Hanover Tower in Broomhall failed fire safety tests.

Cllr Kaltum Rivers & Cllr Angela Argenzio on the Hanover Estate

New report reveals council officers ordered combustible cladding for Hanover Tower block

22nd September 2020

Green Councillors have released a short report about the combustible cladding on Hanover Tower in Sheffield.

Cllrs Douglas Johnson, Ruth Mersereau and Martin Phipps

Sheffield’s housing must not become a race to the bottom

25th August 2020

Sheffield Green Party’s City ward councillors have objected to the recent Garden St application for more sub-sized accommodation in the City centre

Old Coroner’s Court

Old Coroner’s Court: Greens’ disappointment as official over-rules councillors

17th August 2020

Government Planning Inspector rules that demolition can go ahead.

For our health’s sake, we can’t go on filling our roads with killer gases

6th August 2020

It will come as no surprise to anyone who has walked through the fog of foul air at Sheffield train station’s taxi rank that research published in the Star shows it has a high level of air pollution. What we might not have expected is that only one place in England was found with a higher level!

Old Coroner’s Court

Greens comment on Old Coroner’s Court planning appeal

27th June 2020

The property developer who wanted to demolish the Old Coroner’s Court has appealed to the Planning Inspector against the refusal of planning permission by the council

Cllr Ruth Mersereau checking progress of work at Duchess Road Pocket Park

City Ward – March 2020

24th May 2020

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Small grants for community groups coming soon

23rd May 2020

The City Ward councillors hope to see applications for “ward pot” funding opening soon. The “ward pot” will offer small…

Douglas Johnson

Lock-down should not mean watering down democracy

30th April 2020

Green councillor Douglas Johnson commented after Labour and LibDem councillors voted for more decision-making to be made by officers, not elected councillors, under emergency arrangements.

Cllrs Paul Turpin and Douglas Johnson

Sheffield Greens call for the government to guarantee investment in South Yorkshire after Brexit

12th March 2020

Green Councillors have raised questions about replacing lost EU funding after Brexit