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Monster incinerator decision adjourned

Monster incinerator decision adjourned

The review of a decision to refuse planning consent for what has been described by Sunderland Labour Group as a ‘monster incinerator’ on land in Washington has been deferred, after applicant Rolton Kilbridge and Sunderland City Council agreed – mutually - to explore...

Burn Inn lights upgrade

Burn Inn lights upgrade

For years, the Burn Inn traffic lights have caused misery for motorists, and, more importantly, posed a real danger for people crossing the busy A182 and Gillas Lane.

Councillor delivers on traffic promise

Councillor delivers on traffic promise

A Labour councillor is driving though changes that will keep the city’s roads safer, after winning a third battle against problem drivers in as many months.

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...

Labour makes move to cut Special Allowances

Labour makes move to cut Special Allowances

Sunderland's Labour Group is set to slash Councillor allowances, in a move that will save more than £140k, all of which will be fed back into front line services. Sunderland City Council leader, Councillor Graeme Miller, who heads up the city’s ruling Labour Group,...

Resident views sought on parking plans…

Resident views sought on parking plans…

THE people of High Barnes have the opportunity to bring calm back to streets currently clogged with problem parkers. Cllr Rebecca Atkinson, Sunderland City Council portfolio holder for housing and regeneration, has for years petitioned for more controlled parking in...

New bus route after councillor takes action

New bus route after councillor takes action

St Peter's residents will soon enjoy better connections, after a serving and former city councillor got on board with a campaign to secure an improved bus service for the area. Labour Councillor Julia Jackson, who represents the St Peter’s ward, and former colleague...