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South West

Dore & Totley • Fulwood • Ecclesall • Crookes & Crosspool

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 South West Sheffield, this is your opportunity to say what you would like to see improved.

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About South West LAC

The South West is made up of 4 wards: Dore & Totley, Fulwood, Ecclesall and Crookes & Crosspool.

The area has a population of 77,876 residents. The area has a diverse economic and cultural mix with domestic dwellings, shopping parades, light and heavy industry.


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The area has a diverse economic and cultural mix with dwellings and several busy shopping areas and other businesses that provide services such as hospitality.  


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There are lots of green spaces and parks across the South West, alongside rural areas that border and extend into the Peak District National Park. 

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Whilst life expectancy is high in the South West, there are many issues with social isolation and loneliness among the older population – many of which have been exacerbated by the pandemic. 

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Whilst home ownership is high within the area affordability of housing in the area is low with the average house price being circa £365k.

Councillor Andrew Sangar

Chair: Councillor Andrew Sangar

“I’ve been a Sheffield City Councillor for thirty years having first been elected in Beauchief ward in 1991. I moved to Fulwood ward in the election of 2004 and have represented that ward ever since.

I’ve held three cabinet posts; Children’s services, Environment, and Performance Review: as well as a host of shadow cabinet posts including my current one of Sustainable Neighbourhoods, Wellbeing, Parks and Leisure. Over the years I’ve campaigned for extra pedestrian crossings; getting five new ones installed, lost on a further ten, with two more that I’m still fighting for on behalf of local residents and I have campaigned for and delivered the public right both to present petitions to full council and to ask questions.

I’ve been banging the drum for devolution of council services since 1996 when I was on Policy Committee asking that area panels be set up for the whole city. I was chair of South West Community Assembly from 2011 to 2013, and remained as Chair of South West Local Area Partnership from 2013 to 2021. I remain committed to empowering individuals, groups, and communities to find local ways of improving lives working with the council and other public services as partners, and I hope that Local Area Committees will be part of the answer.  

Back in 1991 the issues that were closest to me were every child’s right to high quality education, the need to protect the environment for future generations, and for individuals to live free from poverty, ignorance, and conformity. Over my thirty years as a councillor my values haven’t changed but the urgency of the climate and biodiversity challenges has increased. I’ve seen many council services change, often for the better, and I will work with you to do the best we can for Sheffield residents.

Outside of the council I’ve been involved with training other councillors and potential councillors as well as campaigning to elect colleagues in my party in by-elections around the country. I was also appointed MBE in the dissolution honours of August 2015 for political service.

I came to Sheffield University as an undergraduate and I’ve stayed the whole of my adult life here. The outdoor opportunities of Sheffield and the nearby Peak District, as well as the city offer of theatres and cinemas, together with the warmth and friendliness of Sheffield people have kept me here.”



Councillor Joe Otten

Vice Chair: Councillor Joe Otten

“I have been a councillor for Dore & Totley since 2011 and held shadow portfolios covering Environment, Transport, Communities and Leisure. I have also has served on Planning, Licensing, Audit and Scrutiny and the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel. 

I am a software developer by trade, and in my spare time I write, direct and act on the stage.”


Area Ward Councillors 

• Cllr Sue Alston • Cllr Roger Davison

• Cllr Tim Huggan • Cllr Mohammed Mahroof

• Cllr Barbara Masters • Cllr Ruth Milsom

• Cllr Shaffaq Mohammed • Cllr Colin Ross

• Cllr Martin Smith • Cllr Cliff Woodcraft


What is going on in your area? 

Please join us at our first meeting

Thursday 16 September, 7-9pm

Greystones Primary School, Tullibardine Road, Sheffield S11 7GL 

or call us on 0114 474 3651 

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 Andrew Sangar or Councillor Joe Otten 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