Darnall • Manor Castle • Park and Arbourthorne • Richmond
About Local Area Committees
Local Area Committees (LACs) 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 of East Sheffield, this is your opportunity to say what you would like to see improved.
Latest news and meeting updates
Your LAC will be meeting to discuss how to go about turning its new community plan into actions that address local priorities.
There’s now a Community Plan for East Sheffield. This maps out the area’s priorities and how they will be tackled.
You can read a summary of the plan online.
You can read the full East Sheffield community plan online.
How you can get involved
We want to enable as many Sheffielders as possible to be involved, from all sectors of the community.
To receive LAC information by post or in alternative formats, or if you have any questions or concerns regarding accessibility of meetings or events, please contact the team using the details below.
Map of Sheffield showing the seven LAC areas and the council wards within the LACs
About East LAC
The East Local Area Committee (LAC) is made up of four wards: Darnall, Manor Castle, Park and Arbourthorne and Richmond. The area has a population of over 85,000 residents, approximately 15% of Sheffield’s total population.
The wards are very diverse, with an estimated 70% of the area’s residents identifying as White British, and 30% from a Minority Ethnic background.
Like other areas across the city, the East has pockets of deprivation and challenges with high unemployment and low-income households, but it a has diverse economic and cultural mix and vibrant local shops in some neighbourhoods.
The area is home to several parks and green spaces, including High Hazels Park, Richmond Park and Norfolk Heritage Park. There are also several major retail parks, including Meadowhall, Cineworld and Carbrook.
“I have represented Darnall Ward on the Council since 2003. Originally from Manchester where I trained as a nurse, I moved to this side of the Pennines, in 1981 and worked in Rotherham mental health services retiring in 2016.
Talking to people when they are in difficult situations has always been part of the work I have done, not least as a Councillor and listening and patience are part of both jobs, whether that is for an individual, family or community.
During lockdown I started listening to podcasts, history is my favourite subject, and I have been able to listen to many experts and some not so expert the latter being a good way of falling asleep.”
Councillors in the East area
Ward pot funding
Grants are available to local voluntary, community and self-help groups and projects that want to make a difference in their community. If your organisation can contribute to your local area, you may be eligible for funding.