I would just like to thank The Star for publishing my letter on the omission of many of the Women of Steel names from the roll of honour printed in The Star’s Women of Steel special edition.
I now understand this was due to Sheffield council’s confidentiality protocols and the oversight of a tick box on the medal application form by the event organisers in seeking permission to all recipients of the medal that would have allowed the full list of names to be published in The Star.
However, when I contacted Julie Dore about this omission and asked that the small cost in sending out a form to all those who received a medal, including those family members who got one on behalf of the Women of Steel no longer with us, the only answer I had back was to say it may be considered in the future as names were still being received.
I regard that as council speak that it will now be kicked into the long grass ,
I feel that this omission should be rectified and hope that Sheffielders will help in my efforts to urge the council to seek the required permissions.
If you feel you would like to help those missed from the list please email Julie Dore at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Star editor has expressed her willingness to publish the full list ASAP and this is also noted.