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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...

Councillor wins fight to “Tayme” accident blackspot

Councillor wins fight to “Tayme” accident blackspot

A SUNDERLAND councillor who has spent yearsfighting to improve one of her ward’s most dangerous roads is celebrating after securing safety measures to eradicate the accident blackspot. Councillor Debra Waller, Sunderland City Council Deputy Cabinet Member for...

Sunderland councillor slams schools underfunding

Sunderland councillor slams schools underfunding

A SUNDERLAND councillor has slammed Prime Minister Boris Johnson, after it was revealed that a promised cash boost for schools will overwhelmingly benefit those in Tory MPs’ constituencies and help the party target marginal seats if there is a general election....

City councillor urges businesses to help put an end to period poverty

City councillor urges businesses to help put an end to period poverty

A Councillor who led the charge to ensure every Sunderland City Council-run building offers free sanitary products is calling on the city’s businesses to follow suit. Labour Councillor Kelly Chequer, who represents the Southwick Ward and is also deputy portfolio...

Labour welcomes planning inspector report…

Labour welcomes planning inspector report…

Sunderland Labour councillors have welcomed the planning inspector’s report on its strategy to create thousands of new jobs and homes. Members have also backed the removal of three greenbelt sites from the city’s draft Core Strategy and Development Plan. The inspector...

Labour anger at CCG Primary Care Centre fake news…

Labour anger at CCG Primary Care Centre fake news…

Labour councillors moved quickly to quell concerns that Primary Care Centres at Houghton and Washington are to close. The CCG announced that the urgent care service is to end on July 31 at Houghton, but Labour has called on the organisation to make clear that...

Colliery site focus of £12m investment and major jobs boost

Colliery site focus of £12m investment and major jobs boost

A derelict former colliery, vacant since the closure of the pits in the early 80s, is set for a multimillion-pound facelift, which could create up to 300 new jobs. Labour councillors are celebrating the sale of the former Houghton Colliery site, in Newbottle Street,...