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Further meetings are being held so people can find out more about Sheffield Council’s plans to replace Community Assemblies.

The bodies are being axed to save £2 million a year.

Sheffield Council is instead planning to encourage councillors to work more in their individual wards and are offering a much-reduced fund for small grants totalling around £280,000 each year.

Consultation meetings about the proposals are today at 6pm, at Ecclesfield School, Chapeltown Road; tomorrow from 6pm at Shirecliffe Community Centre, Shirecliffe Road; Tuesday, May 7, at All Saints’ Church, Ecclesall, from 7.30pm; Wednesday, May 8, from 6pm at The Venue, Manchester Road, Stocksbridge; and Thursday, May 9, at Beighton Miners’ Welfare, High Street, from 7pm.

Further sessions are on Friday, May 10, at the Centre in the Park, Norfolk Heritage Park, between 1pm and 2pm; the Quaker Meeting House, St James Street, on Tuesday, May 14, between 7pm and 9pm, and also between 7pm and 9pm at Newfield Green Tenants’ Hall, Gleadless Valley, on Thursday, May 16. Visit for more details.