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New equipment for Woodseats playground

by Steve Ayris on 1 August, 2017

Your Graves Park Lib Dem team have been campaigning hard for investment in the playground equipment and the footpaths off Cobnar Road and near the Rose Garden Café. The children’s playground off Cobnar Road was a suggestion from JG Graves, when he gave the land in 1935. It has been there since the beginning of […]

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Renters’ Rights

by Steve Ayris on 7 April, 2017

As a result of the national “Renters’ Rights” campaign, the Government have been forced to scrap letting fees. Lib Dem councillor, Steve Ayris, carried out a Renters’ Survey in Woodseats and had a great response. The responses fed straight into the national campaign which changed Government policy. You can back the Lib Dem campaign here: http://www.shefflibdems.org.uk/reform_renting

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Assisted bin collection

by Steve Ayris on 24 November, 2016

A number of residents have been in touch about help with putting bins out. The council do offer assisted bin collections for those with a disability or ill health. You can phone the council on 0114 273 4567 for more information.

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Anyone for tennis?

by Steve Ayris on 21 November, 2016

Following calls by your local councillors for investment, plans are afoot to renovate the majority of tennis courts off Charles Ashmore Road in Graves Park. Building on a successful long term partnership, the Lawn Tennis Association has given the funding, with work set to start in November. The refurbishment will include resurfacing the courts and installing new nets and is expected to be finished by Christmas. […]

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Sheffield Lib Dems oppose grammar schools

by Steve Ayris on 9 October, 2016

Return to Secondary Moderns for the majority of pupils. Source: Sheffield Lib Dems oppose grammar schools

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Money squandered because of poorly negotiated contracts. Source: Sheffield City Council waste £80,000 on car park cleaning contract

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Read more: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/exclusive-questions-over-400k-south-yorkshire-fire-payments-1-7906300 Source: Yorkshire Post

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Sheffield Liberal Democrat councillor Steve Ayris was left angered today after the South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority meeting when South Yorkshire Labour Councillors closed ranks around disgraced chair Cllr. Jim Andrews. Cllr. Steve Ayris says There is no question that Jim Andrews has acted unconstitutionally and way beyond his designated powers, not once, but twice, […]

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Review of Fire Officers’ Overtime Payments Webcast

by Steve Ayris on 17 December, 2015

Webcast of the Special Meeting of the Fire and Rescue Authority’s Audit Committee held on Monday 14th December 2015 on the Review of Overtime Payments to Principal Officers, now available to view by clicking this link: http://www.southyorks.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/203256

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Local Graves Park Lib Dem Cllr. Steve Ayris plans to bring a motion to the next full meeting of the Sth. Yorks Fire & Rescue Authority calling for Jim Andrews – chair of the SYFRA – to stand down, following questionable overtime payments made to senior staff during the 2009 and 2013 fire service strikes. At […]

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