Sheffield Labour Councillors
Labour councillors have developed a new initiative to make the city Cleaner, Greener, and Safer.
We are committed to making every part of the city a good place to live and wants to work with residents, local businesses and organisations to make local areas cleaner, greener, and safer. This includes things like:
- Keeping the local area clean by reducing fly tipping, litter, and graffiti
- Managing household waste and recycling
- Cleaning the streets
- Taking care of the city’s trees
- Keeping parks and green spaces, including allotments, clean and welcoming
- Making it easy for people to walk and cycle as a way of getting around and to local shops and services
- Keeping local areas safe by tackling neighbour nuisance and anti-social behaviour
- Improving the safety of local roads
Why we are consulting?
The new scheme will help to make the council more responsive to local needs – and will involve canvassing the views of residents on how clean, green and safe their local area is. This will cover subjects such as fly tipping, waste and street cleanliness, green spaces, active travel, neighbourhood nuisance and safer roads.
By working more closely with residents and local organisations in this way, we are driving the council to be more responsive to local needs – and tackle the local issue that really matter.
The scheme will first be piloted in four areas:
Residents in these four pilot areas will have now received survey details in the post – providing an opportunity to tell the Council what they like.
If you live in Beighton Village, Chapeltown, Walkley and Westfield this is a chance for you to tell the Council what you like about what you like and dislike about where you live, and to suggest what could be done to make your local area cleaner, greener, and safer.
Lost your letter from the council?
No problem – you can fill out the survey online here – https://sheffield.citizenspace.com/place-planning/cleaner-greener-safer-survey/consultation/subpage.2021-01-26.3272462141/
Deadline for survey submissions is Friday 26th March.
Why do this?
Since the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition formed in 2010 public services have been cut to the bone. Sheffield Council’s budget has faced cuts and financial pressures totalling £475 million – even before the Covid Pandemic – this is a huge £50% of the council’s budget.
Local services have felt the strain due to these cuts, but Labour councillors are fighting back and are committed to making the council more responsive to local needs and tackling the biggest issues for residents – to make Sheffield cleaner, greener and safer.