Passing of former City Councillor and Mayor, Robert Kirby

Passing of former City Councillor and Mayor, Robert Kirby

It was with deep regret that we learned that former City Councillor and Mayor, Robert Kirby, passed away on April 6, 2018. A funeral service will take place on April 20, 2018 at 12:45pm in St Chad’s Church, Charter Drive, East Herrington, SR3 3PG, then onto...
Labour urges PM to address funding shortfall

Labour urges PM to address funding shortfall

Labour’s leader in Sunderland has written to the Prime Minister, demanding an urgent review of the ‘cliff-edge’ financial position faced by local authorities, created by Government cuts to funding. In a letter to Theresa May, last week, Councillor...
Recycling plans backed by Labour

Recycling plans backed by Labour

THE SUNDERLAND Labour Party has welcomed the announcement of a new scheme that could see residents in the city receive cash back for recycling their rubbish. Today plans were announced for a deposit return scheme for plastic drinks bottles and cans, the details of...
Vaux moves forward

Vaux moves forward

TENDERS have been issued for securing new contractors at Sunderland’s Vaux site. Sunderland City Council and its development partner Siglion had to halt construction work in January this year. This was following the collapse of Carillion Construction, the...
Government urged to address funding crisis

Government urged to address funding crisis

SUNDERLAND City  Council is pressing the Government to address the funding crisis in local government. The call to Government is part of the council meeting on Wednesday 21 March, that begins at 6pm in the council chamber at Sunderland Civic Centre. Since 2010,...
Labour attacks alternative budget

Labour attacks alternative budget

SUNDERLAND Labour Party has attacked an ‘unworkable and uncosted’ alternative budget proposed by city Conservatives. Earlier this month, opposition councillors claimed their budget could limit any council tax rise to 3 per cent and still be able to fund adult social...