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Transforming your city

Under Labour, Sunderland is a city that is transforming. Here are just some of the highlights over the last three years: • Keel Square opened in 2015 • St Mary’s Way has been redesigned to improve traffic flow • Siglion has been formed with the remit of regenerating...

Fly-tipping vehicle seizures

A LABOUR-led crack down on fly-tipping is sending a clear message to litter-louts in Sunderland. Sunderland's decision-making Cabinet today agreed measures to seize vehicles involved in waste transport or deposit offences. It is the latest addition to the council's...

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 Sunderland...

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 Harry Trueman...

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...

Billion pound boost for Sunderland

NEW FIGURES show that almost £1bn has already been invested in Sunderland since 2015 as part of a masterplan to boost jobs, infrastructure and cultural assets in the city. A further £626m of spending is due to flow into the city by 2024. An update on Sunderland’s...

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 company...

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

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...

Sunderland’s new football hubs move one step closer

A MULTI-MILLION pound revolution in football provision in Sunderland is one step-closer, as they city’s Labour cabinet has approved a report to progress towards three new football hubs, subject to planning consent and external funding approval. A partnership between...