What the Mayor is saying

This page contains transcripts of the opinion pieces and speeches made by the Sheffield City Region Mayor Dan Jarvis.

South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw ICS Cancer Alliance event speech

Thank you Trish. And thank you to you all for welcoming me to today’s event.

I wish it was in person, but we hold out hope that it won’t be too long before we can, and do, meet face to face.

I wanted to support this event so that I could put on record my thanks to all of you here today who are striving to improve care, treatment and support for those affected by cancer.

I know this last 16 months will have taken its toll.

You will have made unbelievably difficult decisions, you will have had to change the way you work, adapt the services you provide, and I am sure at times kept calm and carried on when all about you was noise, mayhem and pressure.

But you did it.

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Ownership Hub Speech

What a pleasure to be here on such a great occasion.

I’m absolutely delighted to be launching South Yorkshire’s Ownership Hub, our fantastic new partnership with Coops UK and the Employee Ownership Association.

This is the very first project of its kind, one I hope will blaze a shining path for others to follow. I’m very grateful for their trust in us.

It’s an honour to be in the company of so many supporters of the cooperative and employee ownership movement, including members of our own Cooperative advisory panel, and at the headquarters of a company that so well embodies that movement’s great potential.

My thanks to everyone at Gripple for hosting us this morning.

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Centre for Cities Speech

Thank you Andrew, it’s a pleasure to be here.

This is a timely and powerful report.

It makes critical points about why we need regional development, and how to get there.

In the process, I think it exposes how unlikely that is under the current government.

At the most basic level, regional development needs three things.

The first is a plan. But not just any plan.

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Mayor's speech to Great Northern Conference in Sheffield

It’s a pleasure to welcome you to the 2020 Great Northern Conference.

The circumstances today are very different to the last time we met. And so is the venue.

I’d considered taking advantage of being on video to use one of those backgrounds that makes it look like I’m on an tropical island, but I think I have a far more beautiful and distinguished backdrop here, at our historic Cutlers’ Hall in Sheffield.

Just be glad I’m not wearing pyjamas from the waist down!

In all seriousness of course, COVID has caused enormous disruption.

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Walking and cycling strategy can prevent return to pre-virus traffic gridlock

As published in The Yorkshire Post on Tuesday 19 May

Social distancing saves lives: but it means we will need big changes if we are to keep South Yorkshire’s transport system working safely. I want to make sure those changes leave a lasting legacy of good from this awful crisis – by super-charging our efforts to get people out of their cars, on their feet and on their bikes.

As the Mayor of Sheffield City Region, I’m working to protect our public transport in this pandemic. I’ve secured more than £11m to keep our buses and trams running, but social distancing has inevitably reduced capacity on our buses, trams and trains to a fraction of what it was – and we need to keep seats free for key workers and essential journeys.

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AWRC Opening - Speech

Speech delivered at the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre 24/01/20

It is absolutely fantastic to see the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre officially open its doors here in the Don Valley.

As most of you will know, we stand on the site of the former Don Valley stadium. It seems fitting that, where athletes including Jessica Ennis-Hill once trained for Olympic glory, now academics and industry experts will together research and create sports and healthcare solutions, to improve the wellbeing of people around the world.

This is also a centre that illustrates the incredible relationship we have here in this region between our businesses, our communities, and academia.

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