Meeting to discuss future of Broomhill library

Broomhill Forum is to hold a public meeting at 10.30am on Saturday 9 November at the Beacon Methodist Church, Fulwood Road, Broomhill, to discuss the future of Broomhill library and give people the chance to have their say.

The council have announced that 12 libraries across Sheffield are facing closure as part of planned budget cuts. Residents of Broomhill and Crosspool have also started an online petition to keep Broomhill library open.

View/sign the petition to keep Broomhill library open

Tell the council what you think

Meeting to discuss the future of Broomhill library
Meeting to discuss the future of Broomhill library

Mobile library service to be cut in Crosspool

Crosspool mobile library: the service is to be cut
Crosspool mobile library: the service is to be cut

In a bid to save £1.4 million from the budget, Sheffield City Council is to drastically cut back its mobile library service.

Currently the mobile library makes weekly visits in Crosspool to Benty Lane and Watt Lane (twice), plus monthly visits to Moorbank Road Flats and Tapton Hill Road.

Under the new proposals, the Crosspool service will be reduced to a single weekly visit to Watt Lane and a monthly visit to Moorbank Road Flats.

You can have your say on the cuts as part of a consultation exercise.

Sheffield Telegraph: Library van hit by cuts

Proposed reduced timetable

Green waste sacks available again

If you’ve had a busy Easter weekend in the garden, you’ll be pleased to know that green garden refuses sacks are available once again and the collection service appears to be back in full swing.

It seems that you can once again pick up green plastic sacks for garden refuse from all the places across the city we were using such as libraries, housing offices and First Point locations.

Having filled between three and 12 bags it is your responsibility to contact Veolia on 0114 273 4567 to arrange collection which will be within the following 20 working days. Soil, rocks, large logs will not be collected. If you do not ring Veolia they will not pick up your sacks even if they are left out on the path or verge.

Meanwhile, the reusable hessian sack scheme for green waste that was announced last November has been scrapped following the budget cuts to local authority spending. Plastic sacks were seen as a more affordable alternative.

Green waste collection in Sheffield

Green waste sacks
Plastic green waste sacks: more affordable than the proposed hessian bag scheme