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 East Ecclesfield • West Ecclesfield • Stannington • Stocksbridge & Upper Don

About Local Area Committees (LAC)

Local Area Committees give you the chance to raise your views, share your opinion on what the council does in your area and contribute to making changes in your neighbourhood. 

As a resident living in North Sheffield, this is your opportunity to say what you would like to see improved.

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About North LAC

The North Local Area Committee covers the wards of East Ecclesfield, West Ecclesfield and Stannington, Stocksbridge & Upper Don.

The North is a very large area, which includes many neighbourhoods (including Stannington, Loxley, Bradfield, Ecclesfield, Chapeltown, High Green, Parsons Cross, Burncross, Grenoside, Oughtibridge, Wharncliffe Side, Deepcar and Stocksbridge) as well as large areas of countryside including a number of smaller rural communities. 


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The North contains many historic communities, which played a major role in Sheffield’s industrial heritage. The area contains two Parish Councils (Bradfield and Ecclesfield) and a Town Council in Stocksbridge and has a large and diverse range of active community groups.  

Councillor Alan Hooper

Chair: Councillor Alan Hooper

“I am proud, honoured and grateful to have been given the opportunity to serve my wider Sheffield City Council communities of High Green, Burncross and Grenoside and Sheffield as a City Councillor for over 9 years. 

As a past chair of the North Area Panel and the North Area Community Assembly I am looking forward to the new challenges of devolved decision making. LACs give local councillors exciting and meaningful opportunities to engage with the neighbourhoods and will enable our communities in the North of Sheffield to have their say!

Outside of being a councillor, I am known locally as the “soup man” because of the Monday Café we run at Grenoside Reading Room. Besides that, grandparenting duties, crown green bowling, and supporting the Blades along with many other local activities ensure that I am kept busy outside office hours.”


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Vice Chair: Councillor Vickie Priestly

“I was elected in 2000 for Walkley for 2 years, then re-elected for Stannington. I have served on many boards during my time as a Councillor. I also served as Lord Mayor in 2013/2014.

I currently serve on Licensing and Appeals, and Disputes. I am a substitute member of the Planning Committee.

I value community and look forward to helping the people in my Ward. Outside of work, I teach Sugar Craft part time and help my family and community.“


Area Ward Councillors 

• Cllr Penny Baker • Cllr Victoria Bowden • Cllr Lewis Chinchen

• Cllr Julie Grocutt • Cllr Francyne Johnson • Cllr Mike Levery

• Cllr Moya O’Rourke • Cllr Ann Whitaker • Cllr Richard Williams

• Cllr Alan Woodcock



What is going on in your area? 

Please join us at our first meeting

Thursday 30 September, 7-9pm

The Venue, 650 Manchester Road, Stocksbridge, Sheffield S36 1DY

or call us on 0114 205 3598 

How you can get involved 

  • sign up to our local / citywide updates via GovDelivery or the NextDoor App 
  • complete a survey, share your views online or via the area social media pages
  • submit a question or raise an issue with your LAC (in person or online)
  • participate in ongoing activities about local priorities and budgets
  • contact Councillor Alan Hooper or Vickie Priestly to raise an issue
  • come along to a meeting to hear local discussions and updates
  • live stream the meeting or view a recording to watch a specific section