Paul Turpin

Councillor Paul Turpin Blog October 2020

25th October 2020

It’s been six months since my last blog and a lot has happened, so I thought I’d better get on with updating you on what I’ve been up to! 

Survey shows people want spending on social care and hospital services

12th October 2020

Thank you for the Big Conversation survey on the impact of lockdown. As an NHS Responder volunteer, most of my…

Declan Walsh

Local independent businesses are the lifeblood of our communities

23rd July 2020

Local pubs, restaurants and other independent businesses are the lifeblood of our communities. They pay their taxes and your money stays in the local economy.

Is SCC Using Coronavirus To Avoid Scrutiny?

13th July 2020

Sheffield City Council has been failing to uphold the principle of open government since lockdown was introduced in March.

We should invest in a green recovery from the Coronavirus pandemic

11th June 2020

I agree with Lib Dem Cllr Chris Carter that urgent climate emergency action is needed. But not his suggestion of “relaxing safety requirements for nuclear power stations and building new ones as quickly as possible”.

Sheffield Green Party commends Sheffield Community Contact Tracers

10th June 2020

The UK was ranked second in the Global Health Security Index ranking global pandemic preparedness in October 2019.

New road layout for social distancing sign

Active Travel – what went wrong?

22nd May 2020

There’s been a surge in walking and cycling in the pandemic. Government has promised extra billions. It’s what Greens have campaigned for, for many years. So how is it looking in Sheffield?

Sheffield Green Party Councillors

Statement from Sheffield Green councillors on school re-opening

20th May 2020

Sheffield Green councillors are supporting teachers’ unions, the BMA and comments by Sheffield’s DPH, in saying that schools are not ready to take in more children on June 1st

Douglas Johnson

Death on Palms Row

7th May 2020

It is disappointing that the Star article on the areas with the highest Coronavirus death rate in the city referred to the “large Roma population, some of whom have been seen flouting the strict lockdown rules”

Paul Turpin

Care Homes Are The Poor Relation

3rd May 2020

The tragic report of the deaths of eighteen elderly residents from a single care home provider in Sheffield, is one of the worst aspects of the coronavirus epidemic.