The proposed development of the Gilders site won’t ensure the survival of Banner Cross as a thriving local centre

5th November 2018

Banner Cross has recently lost a number of independent shops, including a much missed greengrocers and bakers, in part because of competition from a new ‘mini’ supermarket.

White poppies are a pledge that war must not happen again

2nd November 2018

Readers may not know that white poppies were introduced by the Co-operative Women’s Guild in 1933 to remember casualties of all wars.

Ruth Mersereau

Labour need to join Greens in support of communities threatened by fracking

28th October 2018

A new report from the Institute for Public Policy Research identifies 46,000 green jobs that could be created across the region

Bernard Little

Governments must work together to drive a rapid transition to alternatives to plastic

25th October 2018

One year ago David Attenborough’s Blue Planet 2 started a mass movement to end the single-use plastics that contaminate our oceans and even our drinking water.

Peter Garbutt

How much can change in just 48 hours?

25th October 2018

Sally and Brian Williams were ordered to remove their amazing roadside flower beds, two days later, after a massive viral campaign seeking common sense, the council climbs down

Bernard Little

Sheffield needs recycling not incineration

22nd October 2018

Labour’s Cllr Peter Price continues to broadcast irresponsible incineration industry claims that burning waste helps to reduce our impact on the environment and is “sustainable”

Douglas Johnson

Labour councillors are moving money away from deprived areas

11th October 2018

Cllr Douglas Johnson writes in response to I am writing to respone to the letter from Councillor Jim Steinke “Fairest Way to spend cash”

Bernard Little with Blue and Black Bins

The distressing truth about the “improved recycling service”

12th September 2018

It was ‘pat yourselves on the back’ time for the Labour-run council at the September 5th council meeting with their motion to coincide with the brown bin roll out.

Bins

Collection changes won’t help us recycle more

11th September 2018

Residents will know that new recycling bins are currently being rolled out in Sheffield this autumn. We are getting more bins but fewer collections, and no overall change to what can and can’t be recycled

Refugees

Sheffield has a long history of helping people fleeing persecution

22nd August 2018

Sheffield was the UK’s very first City of Sanctuary and we have many wonderful and dedicated organisations helping people forced to leave their home countries.