Dance event is good for city

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Many Sheffielders must be disappointed at the council’s decision to axe the Chance to Dance event that has run successfully for several years in the city centre.

Many Sheffielders must be disappointed at the council’s decision to axe the Chance to Dance event that has run successfully for several years in the city centre.

Lack of funding is the reason given, but as the dancers give their performances for free, surely the costs of programmes and sound systems could have been met by a small fee for the former and sponsorship for the latter.

In hard times mass entertainment like this event is needed more than ever. What is the point of spending vast amounts on places like Tudor Square, Barkers Pool and the Peace Gardens and then not use them for the public benefit?

Aren’t we all encouraged to become more active to combat rising levels of obesity?

I hope that next year will see this lovely day reinstated.

Jan Oxley, Beauchief

Warmer homes

people in my ward should come forward to benefit from a fantastic scheme that will save them hundreds. The Affordable Warmth scheme, which the Lib Dems started while they ran the council, has seen more than 13,000 homes receive free insulation in Sheffield so far. Now the scheme is coming to Mosborough. On Wednesday, June 15, there will be a road show at Elim Pentecostal Church from 10.30am until 12.30pm. People will be able to get advice and sign up to the free scheme. Alternatively, call 0800 915 9096.

Coun Gail Smith, Lib Dem, Mosborough