Sheffield City Council must receive applications to register for voting in the local and national elections within the next few days.
The deadline to get included on the Electoral Register is Tuesday 20th April. Applications must have reached Sheffield Council by then.
Find out more about how to do it here.
On Friday night in Broomhill, Sheffield Liberal Democrats formally adopted their two high-profile Sheffield candidates that they hope will be representing local people as MPs in Westminster after the 6th May General election.
Clegg and Scriven followed by Deputy SCC Leader David Baker
Paul Scriven has been adopted for Sheffield Central, a seat that has become a Labour-Lib Dem marginal due to boundary changes. It will be a close contest with the Liberal Democrats hoping to gain the seat from Labour.
Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg MP was also adopted for Sheffield Hallam, a seat that the Liberal Democrats have held since 1997 and Nick has been an MP for since 2005.
Both seats contain wards that for part of North West Sheffield News Online’s own readership constituency. Continue reading
Ron Clayton asked David Blunkett MP for his thoughts on the boundary changes that mean he’s standing for election in a newly re-drawn constituency. Here is the reply …
“The people of Sheffield Brightside have done me the honour of electing me as their MP since 1987, for which I will always be grateful. Now I am hoping that the voters of the new, expanded Brightside & Hillsborough constituency will send me back to Westminster so that I can continue to make their voice heard.
“The boundaries have changed and the Hillsborough ward now falls within what will hopefully be my remit! Continue reading
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Tagged boundary changes, Brightside, David Blunkett MP, Democracy, GE2010, General Election, Hillsborough, Labour Party, North West Sheffield, politics
So far, the Liberal Democrats and Conservative parties have both generously responded to our two simple questions on what they believe are the similarities and differences between the parties and their policies. Now the Green Party tells us their points of view.
Dr. Jillian Creasy kindly arranged for this reply from the Greens:
What do you think are the main policy differences between your party and those of the other candidates?
The Green party is campaigning for a fairer society. To do that we need to get the economy right, reduce the gap between high and low paid, and do something real about climate change. These things go hand in hand. For example, our proposals to Sheffield Council were for investing over £10million of Council funds to create hundreds of jobs insulating and installing renewable energy in houses and council buildings across the city. Saving energy will save money, create jobs, and help tackle climate change. The other parties do talk about these things like they are a hobby on the side, for us it is the main challenge. Continue reading
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Tagged Democracy, Environment, GE2010, General Election, Green Party, Jillian Creasy, local elections, North West Sheffield, politics, Sheffield
The Steel Valley Project is leading a Heritage Trail Guided Walk on Sunday 25th April and all are welcome to join in.
Wander over the historic pack horse bridge, see wildflowers at Carr House Meadows and discover the ancient hamlet of Brightholmlee. We will be walking one of the Stone to Steel Heritage Trails, starting in Glen Howe Park, and visiting Carr House Meadows Local Nature Reserve and More Hall Reservoir. This walk is only about three and a half miles but has steep hills and rough paths! We will be leaving at Glen Howe Park car park at about 10:15 am. If you are coming by bus then catch the 9:30 57 from Sheffield Interchange or the 10:00 57 from Stocksbridge Co-op. Let me know if you are coming by bus and we will make sure we stay to meet you!
The walk starts 10:15am at Glen Howe Park, Wharncliffe Side. For more Stone to Steel events visit http://www.stonetosteel.org.uk/news.php .
Rivelin Valley Conservation Group’s Annual General Meeting takes place this Tuesday in Stephen Hill Church and new members are always welcome.
This year’s event will incorporate a photographic competition. Entrants can submit up to three pictures, preferably taken in the Valley and best displayed on a stand. Take them along on the night. There will also be a look back over 20 years of RVCG and forward to the future.
RVCG makes a valuable difference to the Valley and is a group well worth supporting.
Find out more by emailing Keith Kendall at firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 230 7144.
Know anyone who’s done something wonderful for the city, its communities or residents?
The Lord Mayor’s Civic Awards is a scheme developed by Sheffield City Council and the Lord Mayor’s Office to honour Sheffielders who have been nominated by local people as being worthy of an award.
Sheffield has a range of awards including granting Freedom of the City and the Legends ‘superstar’ stars outside the Town Hall.
This scheme is one way of recognising Sheffielders, many of whom may be ‘unsung heroes’, for their hard work, dedication to others or success. Continue reading