Have your say at meetings of community assemblies

Have your say

TWO community assembly meetings are taking place this week - one of which will include a chance to grill members of Sheffield Council’s cabinet.

The ‘Meet the Cabinet’ session will run from 5pm until 6.30pm on Thursday, at the Central Community Assembly meeting at Quaker Meeting House in the city centre.

As well as a themed debate on young people, skills and training, there will be a chance to put questions to the Cabinet.

There will be a break for refreshments before the assembly meeting from 7pm until 8am.

The main assembly meeting will be an opportunity for members of the public to ask questions and present petitions on local issues.

A report will also be presented on how the assembly’s £221,000 budget is being spent over 2012/13, for projects ranging from highways schemes to helping community groups.

The same evening, South West Community Assembly will meet from 7pm at Wesley Methodist Church, Crookes.

Items on the agenda include public questions and petitions, a proposed time limit for parking in Dore, and an update on small highways schemes including extra double yellow lines and changes to road markings in Crookes, Sandygate, Carsick, Ecclesall, Fulwood, and Dore and Totley.

A 231-signature petition calling for more parking restrictions outside Dobcroft School, Millhouses, is also to be discussed.

In response, council officers propose to replace ‘keep clear’ markings on Pingle Road with a single yellow line, banning parking between 8am and 9.30am, and between 2.30pm and 4pm.

Sheffield Council is set to axe the assemblies to save £2 million in 2013/14.