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Charity adds councillor to board

Charity adds councillor to board

A Sunderland councillor has joined the board of one of the city’s most prominent charities, as the organisation gears up to deliver additional support to children and their families. Councillor Kelly Chequer, deputy portfolio holder for health and wellbeing at...

Funding ensures CIC can flex its muscles

Funding ensures CIC can flex its muscles

A community interest company is fit for the future, after securing funding towards much-needed repair work. B Active N B Fit has been supported with funding from Hendon’s community chest, which will allow the enterprise to cover the costs of essential repairs to...

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...

Councillors hail highway success

Councillors hail highway success

Councillors in Copt Hill are celebrating success this week, after winning an 18-month battle with a local housing developer over the state of a local road. For months, residents on Henry Street in Hetton Downs have been complaining about the state of the road on the...

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...

You said, we listened

You said, we listened

AHEAD of the start of a new civic year on Wednesday May 15, Sunderland Labour Group is proposing a raft of changes for the new year. Sunderland Labour has heard loud and clear the messages from voters and have listened to them. The first change being put forward at...

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...

Labour slams Lib Dem for failing ward

Labour slams Lib Dem for failing ward

SUNDERLAND Labour Group has labelled the Lib Dems ‘weak and ineffective’ and accused the party of abandoning the people who voted them in, after a ward councillor stepped down with less than a year’s service.  Lynn Appleby was elected as a Liberal Democrat to...