Speeders put on school crossing go-slow

Speeders put on school crossing go-slow

A Sunderland councillor has boosted school crossing safety measures by putting the brakes on speeding drivers. Labour’s Sandhill ward councillor, Debra Waller, has claimed a victory for the community in an 18-month campaign to slow traffic passing Broadway Junior...
Campaign to tackle accident blackspot

Campaign to tackle accident blackspot

SUNDERLAND councillors have set their sights on tackling a problem junction, after a spate of serious accidents. Labour councillors in Southwick have come together to launch a campaign, and are petitioning council officers to urgently upgrade the Thompson Road-Carley...
Council to tackle parking problem street

Council to tackle parking problem street

HOUGHTON councillors are celebrating, after a hard-fought battle to deal with parking problems on a busy city street. Sunderland Labour Group councillors Neil McKnight, Juliana Heron and Alex Scullion have successfully campaigned to make much-needed changes to...
Petition success for road safety campaigners

Petition success for road safety campaigners

MEASURES to improve the safety of a Sunderland road, that residents fear is becoming an accident blackspot, will be considered after a petition led by a city councillor was signed by nearly 200 people. Redcar Road, outside English Martyrs RC Primary School, has become...
Housing motion set to go before council

Housing motion set to go before council

A COUNCIL motion, that makes the case for better housing for all, will be presented to Sunderland City Council by Labour next week. Two city councillors, Councillor Rebecca Atkinson, who is portfolio holder for housing and regeneration and represents Barnes ward, and...
Manifesto sets out Labour vision for Sunderland

Manifesto sets out Labour vision for Sunderland

A VISION for an inclusive community where no one is left behind has been unveiled by Sunderland Labour Group, the majority party in the city. Labour councillors and activists came together on Saturday (March 23) to unveil their manifesto, which sets out their party’s...