Saying Hello to New Sheffielders

October 14, 2009

55,000 Students back in Sheffield

I was able to go to the Fresher Fair at the University and welcome some new Sheffielders.  I was able to discuss some of the issues that affected them and try to also balance the message with some of the issues that cause problems like ensuring bins are taken in regularly.

What did the Council ever do for me?

Children and me with the Council's new Guide to Services

Children and me with the Council's new Guide to Services

I was happy to launch the new guide to Council services which shows how your Council Tax is spent and makes it easy for you to contact the Council.  You will be aware that the Council is really keen to make sure that we are on your side and that you can contact us if you need to. 

Improving relationships through sport

I was very pleased to host the President of the Chinese Olympic Committee who was visiting Sheffield.  We showed them the Ponds Forge site and also talk about possible training facilities for some of the Chinese Olympic Committee for the 2012 Games.  I was able also to speak to the Chinese Consult General about economic links between China and Sheffield.

Meeting the President of the Chinese Olympic Committee and other guests in the Town Hall

Meeting the President of the Chinese Olympic Committee and other guests in the Town Hall

It is really important to have these kind of international links to ensure that we can help protect jobs, the economy and promote Sheffield on an International stage.