To receive any questions or petitions from members of the public
Bridget Ingle attended the Committee and asked the following question:
It is nearly 20 years since Sheffield City Council last entered Britain in Bloom. As a competition it inspires community groups to make positive changes to their local environment through horticultural, environmental and community action. It gives everyone involved a structure to work to, from the council to individuals.
While the proposed volunteer strategy is a step forward, it lacks direction. And that is because there is no overall council strategy. There is no way of evaluating progress for anyone involved.
I am asking the council to lead by example and consider re-entering the Britain in Bloom competition. It will inspire neighbourhoods, community groups and residents in Sheffield to do the same.
The Chair responded with the following answer:
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