It is great to see reports showing that major projects such as Sevenstone and the new Sheffield Market on the Moor are moving forward.
When the Lib Dems came to power in 2008, the country was in the middle of one of its deepest recessions and both schemes looked unviable. Other large projects across the country - similar to the New Retail Quarter and market – were simply abandoned.
However, we knew how important these projects were to Sheffield. That’s why we were determined they would go ahead. After long negotiations and several trips to see Hammersons and Scottish Widows by the then leader Coun Paul Scriven and senior officers, we came up with plans to make them viable.
The projects have had cross-party support and I hope the new administration will continue to fight for the scheme as Lib Dem councillors have, so Sheffield gets the improved city centre it deserves.
Coun Shaffaq Mohammed, Lib Dem Leader, Sheffield Council
Now the dust has settled, not at the OK Corral but at the Town Hall, could Couns Julie Dore and Shaffaq Mohammed please clarify whether the issue of demolishing Castle Market and exposing the remains of Sheffield Castle will revert to the bi-partisan status it once enjoyed?
Ronald Of Ivanhoe, S6
thank you to Lord Mayor Sylvia Dunkley for attending my sister Ethel Colk’s 100th birthday party at Whitewillow, Jordanthorpe, and for going round the room to speak with everybody. Also thanks to staff, helpers, residents and all who helped make her party a great success.
L Forrester, Barrie Cres, S5
During a distressing time last week, Doncaster police, CCTV monitor team, traffic and town wardens helped us to locate a family member. Without their understanding, it would have been even more distressing.
Susan and Sara Chapman