About This Blog

The public should know all we can about the business of the decision makers that affect our lives, our wallets and our democracy. This is a record of my efforts to try and improve the levels of transparency and accountability within Sheffield City Council and others. To shine a light on how decisions are made and where the money goes. If I can also help others to find their own voice and influence along the way, then that is a bonus.


I need your support. All the pages on this website are important but this is one of the pages where you can really make a difference.

For the last 5 years I have done what I do with no funding and very little financial support beyond my own time and money. Time is the most precious commodity to enable me to continue my work but time is not as free as we might hope.

If I am not able to attend the meetings and undertake the scrutiny, which is the main part of the role I've developed for myself, local politics and decision making will continue. What will be missing is the challenge and influence I can put into that process that, I believe, makes it more transparent and accountable to the public.

Small regular 'subscription' donations each month are the key. Money is tight and I don't want anyone putting themselves in financial hardship to support my work but lots of people, giving a regular small amount that they can afford, will give me the stability to continue my work. Every 'subscriber' will be really appreciated and recognised on this site for their support, irrespective of the amount.

I hope you can help and thank you.

Regular 'Subscription' Donations

For regular 'subscription' donations you will need a PayPal account. If you don't want to use PayPal please email me to arrange an alternative method.