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Notice of Motion given by Councillor Julie Dore

That this Council:-

(a)       notes that the Council launched an appeal in February 2013 to raise the £150,000 needed to install the Women of Steel statue, designed by artist Martin Jennings, at Barkers Pool, outside the City Hall;

(b)       believes that this statue will be a fitting tribute to the women of Sheffield who worked in the steelworks and factories through both world wars and were vital contributors to the war effort;

(c)        further believes that this statue and the story it represents will be an inspiration to the present and future women of Sheffield;

(d)       congratulates the performers, organisers and benefactors who between them raised over £60,000 towards the cost of the statue at the recent fundraising concert; and

(e)       urges the people of Sheffield to continue to contribute in many ways to achieve the target which is needed to pay for the statue so that it can be in place during the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One.

 

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Women of Steel Statue

 

 

 

RESOLVED: On the Motion of Councillor Julie Dore, seconded by Councillor Pat Midgley, that this Council:-

 

 

 

(a)       notes that the Council launched an appeal in February 2013 to raise the £150,000 needed to install the Women of Steel statue, designed by artist Martin Jennings, at Barkers Pool, outside the City Hall;

(b)       believes that this statue will be a fitting tribute to the women of Sheffield who worked in the steelworks and factories through both world wars and were vital contributors to the war effort;

(c)        further believes that this statue and the story it represents will be an inspiration to the present and future women of Sheffield;

(d)       congratulates the performers, organisers and benefactors who between them raised over £60,000 towards the cost of the statue at the recent fundraising concert; and

(e)       urges the people of Sheffield to continue to contribute in many ways to achieve the target which is needed to pay for the statue so that it can be in place during the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One.