Labour voted against giving £800,000 to the Your Community Your Choice programme and instead wants it to go to Sheffield Homes. In Gleadless Valley this scheme has been used to fund community events like teenage pregnancy campaigns and a vital support group for those with mental illness.
It’s a disgrace that they voted to take away these much valued activities. This feels like a conspiracy between Labour councillors, union bosses and Sheffield Homes. The unions have made it clear that it’s already been earmarked for pay rises.
What is worse, Labour were supported by the Greens. I would have expected better from them. How do they have the heart to take money from grassroots projects and hand it to men in suits sitting behind desks.
Coun Denise Reaney,