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by Steve Ayris on 3 August, 2017

Plans to build 138 houses on the land between Derbyshire Lane, Hemsworth Road and Warminster Road have been approved by the council. Local councillor Steve Ayris said, We carried out a survey as soon as we heard about the plans. The response has been massive. Residents in the homes that surround the plot of land, […]

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by Steve Ayris on 1 August, 2017

In 2015, the first controversial citywide changes were introduced since local Labour politicians buckled to bus bosses and agreed a so-called local bus ‘partnership’.The new service 19, serving the Thorpe House Estate, replaced the old 17: Your local Liberal Democrat team surveyed local opinion on this and found an overwhelming desire to keep the […]

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Update: Warminster sports ground

by Steve Ayris on 15 April, 2017

University of Sheffield have announced new plans to extend the sports ground on Warminster Road. Last year, University of Sheffield submitted a planning application to extend the sports ground on Warminster Road. The plans were later withdrawn. It has now been announced that the University are planning a new submission. Local Liberal Democrat councillor, Steve Ayris […]

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REVEALED: Hemsworth Rd development

by Steve Ayris on 12 April, 2017

Your local Lib Dem team can reveal further details of plans being put forward for housing on the Hallam Uni site between Hemsworth Rd, Derbyshire Lane, Warminster Road and Mount View Road. If given the go ahead, the land would be sold by Sheffield Hallam University to Miller Homes. The plans would see: ● 131 […]

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by Steve Ayris on 30 March, 2016

Bus cuts hit S8

by Steve Ayris on 18 November, 2015

Anger and confusion as services axed and route changed Hundreds of local residents have been hit by Labour’s latest round of bus cuts, which came into force on November 1st. As well as fewer services, route changes and renumbering, residents also face confusion caused by road repair work taking place in Norton. Lib Dem campaigner, […]

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S8 residents face huge cuts to bus services

by Steve Ayris on 5 August, 2015

Vital bus services serving our area could be axed under new plans set out by Sheffield Bus Partnership – a body made up of the bus companies and members of the Labour controlled South Yorkshire Councils. Under the plans, Service 19 would be cut from a half-hourly service to an hourly service. The 20A, which currently runs every […]

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Tories derail Sheffield train improvements

by Steve Ayris on 4 July, 2015

Vital upgrade work ‘paused’ indefinitely by new Tory government Improvements to rail services from Sheffield have been shelved by the Conservatives just weeks after the election. In Coalition, the Lib Dems secured funding for major improvements across the North – including the electrification of the Midland Mainline and Transpennine Lines. Electrification of the Midland line, […]

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Steve fights to retain bus services

by Steve Ayris on 3 January, 2014

Residents who would have been left isolated by proposed bus changes in the south of Sheffield have demanded that proposals be permanently dropped. Following public outcry controversial changes to the 17, 20 and 20a services have been postponed, pending further consultation on the route. However, Steve Ayris, his Lib Dem colleagues and local residents have demanded that the changes – which are the first announced since […]

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by Steve Ayris on 19 November, 2013

Local residents in Woodseats have vented their fury at Sheffield City Council, as the council consistently dither over local road repairs. Roads in Woodseats, including Broxholme Road, Alsthorpe Road and Nettleham Road, have seen road closure dates consistently changed as part of the city’s historic Streets Ahead project. The changes have seen residents forced to […]

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