Douglas Johnson

A “dismal approach” to Licensing policy

9th November 2020

Green Party activists who help residents deal with alcohol licensing applications expressed disappointment at their concerns being dismissed.

Cllr Alison Teal

Green Party comments on Ombudsman’s findings on tree-felling

3rd November 2020

Green Party councillors and activists have welcomed the Local Government Ombudsman’s report about Sheffield City Council’s abuse of the public over felling street trees.

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! 

Angela Argenzio

Labour have stifled opposition scrutiny

18th October 2020

Sheffield Greens echo the editor’s view that “those in power in our city don’t always like being scrutinised but this is why the work of journalists is vital”

Labour are afraid of Scrutiny

9th October 2020

Green councillors are challenging Sheffield Council’s Labour administration to debate politics instead of shutting down motions to full Council meeting until April.

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.

Hanover Tower cladding – report of Sheffield Green Party

22nd September 2020

Sheffield Green Party’s report into Hanover Tower cladding

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.