Council says sorry for website error

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SHEFFIELD Council has apologised after a publicly-funded website was used to promote the Green Party Conference this weekend.

A page advertising details of the event, tomorrow till Monday, appeared on the Sheffield Is My Planet site which is funded with £80,000 of council cash.

Former Lib Dem council leader Coun Paul Scriven said: “The council pays for this website. Promoting a political party is illegal.”

Mark Daly at Sheffield Council, said: “We can only apologise. The event notice has been removed and we have reiterated to staff that political events must not be promoted on any council affiliated site.”

Meanwhile the Green Party has unveiled full details of its conference debates, at Sheffield Hallam University’s city centre campus, off Howard Street.

Tomorrow between 6pm and 7.30pm there will be a debate about tax, on Saturday between 1pm and 2.30pm a debate on air pollution, followed at 6pm with a talk on inequality. On Sunday from 6pm the topic will be nuclear power, followed by Care for the Elderly from 11am on Monday. Entry to debates is free, or a day pass to all events is priced £5 or £3.