Sheffield City Council is still yet to set a date to debate the proposed Devolution deal, whilst Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster and Chesterfield have all now rubber stamped the proposals. The proposals must be signed off by the end of March or the whole of the Sheffield City Region could lose the first year of funding worth £30 million.
Cllr. Colin Ross, Leader of the Liberal Democrats on Sheffield City Council said
“Julie Dore owes it to the people of the whole of the Sheffield City Region to come clean and open up the debate by setting a date for Sheffield council to discuss our region’s future.
“Without Sheffield, the city at the heart of the Sheffield City Region, signed up, the whole thing falls apart. We’re beginning to run out of time and keeping discussions behind closed doors is not helping. Sheffield needs to set a date and stop leading the other South Yorkshire council’s down the garden path.”