Further consultations on decisions relating to street trees are now open, giving residents the chance to have their say on street trees across the city.
Two further online consultations are available on the council’s consultation hub, CitizenSpace, until 8 June 2021.
The Sheffield Tree Partnership has developed a draft, Sheffield Street Tree Partnership Working Strategy. This sets out our commitment to explain to local residents the reasons behind decisions to remove trees, and provide the opportunity to challenge these decisions through an open and transparent process.
Stage three of the government road map went ahead as planned at midnight, with up to six people or two different households now allowed to meet indoors. Hugs and other physical contact between ‘close friends and family’ are now permitted for the first time since Covid-19 restrictions began.
Pubs and restaurants can now welcome customers back indoors, although anyone visiting a pub must remain seated to order, eat and drink. The one-metre (3ft) rule remains in place in public settings such as pubs, shops and restaurants. You should wear a face mask when walking around these places.
Groups of up to 30 people outside are allowed, but bigger groups are illegal.
Election Day is Thursday 6th May. Polling Hours 7:00 to 22:00
On Thursday this week everyone registered to vote will have at least three votes.
Local Elections Vote to elect your local councillor, who will represent your views for the ward area where you live.
Governance Referendum Vote about how you want Sheffield City Council to be run and how decisions are made about local services in the future.
Police and Crime Commissioner Vote to elect the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner.
To help keep everyone safe – remember hands, face, and space. Take your own pen or pencil to vote. To help with social distancing in polling stations you may have to queue outside. Remember to keep a safe space apart and dress for the weather.
Details about where you should vote will be on your poll card. You don’t need to take your poll card, but this may make your visit quicker. Polling staff won’t touch your card and you’ll need to take it back home with you.
Pen or pencil
If you have Covid-19 symptoms, have had a positive test, or are self-isolating, you must stay at home and must not go to a polling station. You can still vote by applying for an emergency proxy.
Labour Leader Keir Starmer visited Sheffield to check-out the exciting developments in the city centre and to see the vaccination program being run out of St Columba’s Church in Crosspool.
Local activist and Labour Candidate for Crookes and Crosspool Ruth Milsom, welcomed Keir to St Columba’s and commented afterwards:
“It was great to have Keir visit our area and see for himself the great work of volunteers at St Columba’s in helping deliver vaccinations.
“We discussed the fantastic work that my colleague, Councillor Anne Murphy, did when the pandemic started in establishing Community Hubs at St Columba’s and at a church in Crookes. The hubs and other organisations like the Mutual Aid groups that I helped organise a year ago have been absolutely vital in providing on-the-ground practical help and signposting for local residents.
“Keir was clearly impressed by the incredibly cheerful and efficient NHS and volunteer vaccination team we have in Crosspool – this is our local community at its best.”
Over the course of the pandemic Sheffield Councillors have worked with the Voluntary, Community and Faith Groups, to ensure people get the right help for food deliveries, medicine, or mental and emotional wellbeing.
More than 20,000 calls made to dedicated council helpline service resulting in:
✓ Over 2,000 shopping deliveries ✓ Over 1,000 medicine deliveries ✓ Over 5,000 ‘Safe and Well’ visits
Keir Starmer spoke in Sheffield about this work and stated:
“Here with the council being in Labour hands you have seen a council that has stood by people during the pandemic – communities, delivering food, businesses that needed support, so you have seen the difference it made at the time when people most needed it”
As part of the Sheffield Tree Partnership a draft Working Strategy has been developed for the city’s street trees. This sets out a commitment to explain the reasons behind proposals to remove and replace street trees, and provides an opportunity for people to have their say on these proposals, through an open and transparent process.
Current open consultations for street trees in Sheffield can be found here.
It’s the aim of the Sheffield City Council to retain street trees, where possible, by using a flexible combination of highway engineering solutions, enhanced monitoring and maintenance and making decisions on the removal and replacement of trees on a case-by-case basis.
This, along with appropriate tree species selection, should enable street trees to be safely retained for longer while still delivering the planned improvements to the city’s highway network as part of the Streets Ahead contract.
Have you ever considered volunteering as an Independent Appeal Panel Member for school admissions?
If so the Education Appeals Team are currently recruiting volunteers for sitting on school appeal hearings over the summer and would appreciate anyone who may be interested contacting Democratic Services, Sheffield Town Hall for more information – Telephone: 0114 273 4008, Email: email@example.com
Tell the council what you think about their travel plans
The more people involved, the better the needs of the whole community will be reflected.
Connecting Sheffield: City Centre focuses on your journey into and around the city centre. Travel is changing and the council need to prepare for the future by offering the right infrastructure for walking, cycling and public transport. The council have launched their consultation on the plans and would like to know what you think.
The proposed changes to the city centre will;
make it easier and safer to get around on foot and by cycling
prioritise public transport routes into and across the city centre
create high quality ‘green streets’ and more pedestrianised areas to improve the environment.
Detailed information and how you can get involved are found above on the Connecting Sheffield website.