Shhhhhhhhhh keep down the noise
I was very pleased to be on Radio Sheffield with Toby Foster last Monday morning to launch the new Night time Noise Nuisance Service. I know that many neighbours are good neighbours but occasionally noise causes a problem for people not to be able to sleep and have a peaceful night. I am very pleased that we have been able to establish a Night time Noise Nuisance Service that local people can use if people are causing too much of a problem. If you’re experiencing excessive or unreasonable disturbance caused by noise that comes from loud people, parties, music, pubs, clubs, alarms, noisy animals, industrial or commercial noise then ring 101 to report it.
Keep it Local
I have discussed with a number of people who are on the Buy on the Local Policy about how we can as a Council continue to support local business. I am pleased to say that 64% of the Council’s spend goes on businesses from the S post code. This helps to protect local jobs as well as help local businesses. If you have not already seen it then visit www.buy4sheffield.co.uk and have a look at how we can help your business get on to the Council’s and other public sector organisations in Sheffield tender process as well as help to maintain local jobs.
I was happy to be at a Google event earlier this week at the Electric Works to promote to local businesses how they can use Google to help promote their business and promote Sheffield on the worldwide web. I had some really interesting discussions and I hope that local businesses also found it useful.
Celebrating the Whole of Sheffield
I was really pleased to be able to go to Leo and Riva’s Club and look at the world premier of the photographic exhibition – My World My Dreams. This group of young teenagers with learning difficulties who use photograph as a way to say what their dreams were.
Keep it BiG
I was happy to go and launch the BiG challenge to local schools in terms of trying to get young people to see business as an option for them. Teams from across the city were given £25.00 and from there they have to make a profit. Really delighted with the enthusiasm of our young people and who knows the next Sir Alan Sugar or Michelle Badger might just be round the corner here in Sheffield!
I attended a debate of young people called Raise Your Voice organised by the UK Youth Parliament. I chaired a debate in the Council Chamber which was higher than the normal standard! This was of young people who were discussing the issue of jobs within Sheffield for young people. Really interesting discussion regarding the need for apprenticeships and they see vocational skills just as important as academic. Absolutely enlightening that young people really are on with this issue, and it made me think of some policy issues.
2018 – No Red Cards Issued
I was really happy, as part of ‘Back the Bid Day’ in Sheffield, to referee a match between Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday. It was great that so many people across the city backed the bid and shouted up for Sheffield. If you haven’t backed the bid yet then please vote online at www.sheffield2018.co.uk or text 62018 and stand up for Sheffield.