Peter Garbutt

Democracy continues to plumb new depths in Sheffield

17th January 2019

The Star recently published profiles of the 10 members of the Labour Cabinet that run Sheffield council. According to their profiles, we have a Cabinet full of saintly public servants.

Bin collection dates

Look out for changed bin collection days over Christmas

22nd December 2018

Christmas is almost here. That’s going to mean lots of used wrapping paper, food and packaging, batteries – and plenty of bottles.

Sheffield Townhall

Total Disunity

11th December 2018

So, what happened at December’s meeting of the full Sheffield City Council?

Kaltum Rivers

Brown bins roll out has caused confusion and street mess

6th December 2018

Letter from Green Party ward Cllr Kaltum Rivers on the additional problems and mess created by the council failing to roll out the new recycling bins before students arrived back

Buses

Green comments on Clean Air Zone

28th November 2018

Sheffield City Council is proposing a city centre Clean Air Zone which would charge buses, taxis, lorries and vans for entry into the zone

Ruth Mersereau

Rail companies risk passenger safety and accessibility to maximise profits

14th November 2018

Readers may need to be reminded why RMT members are striking to keep guards on trains. They seek your support…

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.