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Nigel Slack

Active Citizen

The public should know all we can about the business of the decision makers that affect our lives, our wallet and our democracy. I'm what is known as an 'active citizen'. I'm non-party political and I'm about questioning politics, at a local level here in Sheffield and beyond.

A new Chief Executive for Sheffield

'Active citizen' Nigel Slack takes a look at the credentials of Sheffield’s newly-appointed Chief Executive – and the challenges she will face in the role.

Localcheck Co-operatives Pay Dividends

Richer Sounds in Broomhall has sold quality hi-fi equipment at cheap prices for years, with enthusiastic and knowledgeable service. Now aged…

It's Our City: A People's Petition

How does Sheffield City Council make decisions?That question usually gets you a range of answers: lots of different people talking in office…

Devolution: Where Did It Go?

What has happened to the devolution deal for Sheffield City Region? The four main Metro Councils made a decision, at their meeting on 17 Jul…

Devolution: Rough Seas Ahead?

From the moment devolution for the Sheffield City Region was announced, the agreement has been sailing on troubled waters. We're now heading…

Devolution Deal: Signed & Sealed?

Friday 18 March's full council meeting voted to ratify the so-called 'devolution' deal that first came out of its closet in October last yea…

Retail Quarter: Shopping Heaven or Hell?

We all know the heart of the city has been a sad sight for years now. Plans for regeneration came crashing down with the financial crisis of…

Devolution: Lost Cause?

Before the election, hopes for the devolution debate were high. Most of the parties agreed the ability of local councils to deliver essentia…

Devolution: MPs, Mayors and the PCC

The Scottish referendum has left England with a problem. We want some of what they have. Local devolution for England has become the politic…