North Local Area Committee

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

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 North 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.

You can call North LAC on 0114 205 3598 or email us at

You can get the details of future meetings emailed straight to you, along with other local information, by signing up below.

Community Plan

There’s now a Community Plan for North 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 North Sheffield community plan online.

You can request a paper copy or a large-print copy by calling 0114 205 3598 or emailing

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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.


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Map of Sheffield showing the seven LAC areas and the council wards within the LACs

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North LAC

About North LAC

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

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


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.

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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.”

Vice Chair Councillor Ann Whitaker

Vice Chair: Councillor Ann Whitaker

"Elected in 2021 and a resident of the West Ecclesfield Ward, the community is very important to me. It’s a privilege to represent my constituents and support residents in any way I can.

I serve on various committees, the main one being Education, Children and Families ,and I believe that the decisions we make will have a positive impact on the lives of children and their families.

I welcome the establishment of Local Area Committees where local people can have a say on issues that affect the local community and influence decision making.

Outside of being a Councillor, my family are a very important part of my life, and I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren. I also take part in quite a few voluntary roles, I run a community playgroup in High Green, welcoming children from birth to 4 years. I also run a lunch club for the over sixties, working in partnership with the Community Payback team of the Probation service. I’m also a regular volunteer with the Community Fridge."

Councillors in the North area

East Ecclesfield • Cllr Alan Woodcock • Cllr Craig Gamble Pugh • Cllr Robert Reiss

Stannington • Cllr Penny BakerCllr Vickie PriestleyCllr Richard Williams

Stocksbridge and Upper Don • Cllr Janet Ridler • Cllr Julie GrocuttCllr Lewis Chinchen

West Ecclesfield • Cllr Ann WhitakerCllr Mike Levery • Cllr Alan Hooper

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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.

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