Agenda item

Public Questions and Petitions

To receive any questions or petitions from members of the public



The Committee received the following questions, from members of the public who were present at the meeting to ask their questions: -




(a)  Vicky Seddon


I am a local resident and part of a campaign group called Sheffield for Democracy. We tried to raise issues around voting systems and how our local and national government worked, and peoples dissatisfactions around how their voices were not heard and taken into account. We would like to talk to different community groups about the work we do and how we can work with you. In particular, if there are specific issues that a community feels around democracy, we would like to talk to you about it and find some way of working with you on it. Please get in touch with us if you are interested. It has been lovely to come here and hear from different communities and we would like to have better contact with you.




The Chair agreed that the meeting had been positive, vibrant and informative.




(b)  Public questioner 2


We have spoken about how we need to change education and decolonise the education system to ensure people have a sense of belonging and identity within the city. To do that schools need a lot of funding, time and support with these changes. Does the Council currently have plans to support schools in making these decolonising changes, not just to the history but the entire school framework, and also find funding to support the fantastic learning opportunities that we have in Sheffield such as the Migration Matters Festival




Adeel Zahman, Central Local Area Committee Manager, advised that the Strategic Director of Children’s Service would be contacted for a full response that would then be published, and that a wider conversation with other education providers might be appropriate.