Local Area Committees (LACs) are a way for people to get involved in making a difference to their local communities. Through these committees the Council will be putting decision making at the heart of local areas – where you, a resident of Sheffield, make the decisions.
The primary purpose of the LACs is to promote the involvement of local people in the democratic process and to bring decision making closer to local people.
Why you should get involved
LACs give you the chance to influence decision making, share your opinion and contribute to positive changes in your community. LACs are your opportunity to say what you would like to see improved in your area.
You can take part in our survey and tell us what you think about your local area and share any ideas you have to make changes.
Other ways you can get involved
- sign up to our local / citywide updates via Gov Delivery or the Next-Door App
- 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 your local Ward Councillor / LAC Chair or Deputy Chair 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
If you want to make a difference to your community, then this is for you.
Areas of the committees
Sheffield is grouped into 28 areas called wards. There will be seven Local Area Committees, and each one will be made up of four wards. Each committee is composed of the Elected Members for those Wards.
The Committee does not and will not include council officers, representatives of partner organisations or members of the public, although they may be involved in a supporting or advisory capacity.
There are three councillors per ward, representing you, a resident of that area. Councillors will work with residents, businesses and community groups at these public meetings to discuss how money can be spent and how the area can be improved.
Finding out your ward
If you are unsure about which ward you're in please see the Electoral Ward page.