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Baton relay to highlight city’s wealth of sporting talent

Sheffield’s sporting heroes will be encouraging everyone to ‘be part of the team’ in the run up to the Commonwealth Games when the Queen’s Baton Relay comes to the city as part of a nationwide tour. Sheffield is one of just 14 English towns and cities selected to host the Queen’s Baton Relay in June and will be the curtain-raiser ...

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Customers urged to take advantage of free advice sessions

Council housing tenants are being urged to take advantage of free drop-in advice sessions set up to help them cope with the impact of benefit changes. So far over 350 customers have been helped through the sessions, which take place weekly in Howden House and most First Points. Specialist housing officers from the Council Housing’s Income Management Unit are on ...

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Time is running out to have your say on HS2 consultation

Sheffield City Council is calling on people and businesses across Sheffield and the City Region to have their say on HS2. There is only a matter of days left for people to give their views in the national HS2 Phase 2 consultation. The consultation closes on Friday 31 January when HS2 Limited will then consider all of the feedback received. ...

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20mph speed limits launched

Seven new 20 mph areas are being introduced to improve safety around schools and residential areas in Sheffield. The first four areas are now in operation and are targeted around Lowedges Primary School, Woodthorpe Community Primary School, Parson Cross around Southey Green Primary School and Crookesmoor around Westways Primary School. Three more 20 mph areas are due to be introduced ...

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Join the debate in your area

Leaders at Sheffield City Council are to hold another round of ‘Question Time’ style sessions throughout 2014, to discuss issues that matter to residents in their area. ‘Cabinet in the Community’ will be taking place in neighbourhoods across the city over the next few months, hosted by the City’s new Local Area Partnerships.

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Help for people hit by bedroom tax

Council leaders have pledged to support any residents hit by the “bedroom tax” after it was discovered a large number of people may have been wrongly asked to pay it. The tax is part of a raft of welfare reforms introduced by the Government last year. The “Bedroom Tax” sees benefit reductions of up to 25 per cent for working ...

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Council urges households to let them in for essential work

People living in Sheffield City Council flats are being urged to allow access to their homes for important fire safety work. Households who have the work can also benefit from a free fire safety check to make sure they know how to keep themselves and their families as safe as possible. Council contractor Kier Services will carry out fire safety ...

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Anti-social council tenant given final warning

A Sheffield Council tenant who made excessive noise has received a suspended possession order in court this week. Mr Charles Thurnham (56) has been the secure tenant of a property in Stones Inge, High Green, since 3 December 2012. Mr Thurnham played excessively loud amplified music on frequent occasions, witnessed by Police Community Support Officers, wardens and housing officers. He ...

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Community to remember victims of the Holocaust

A poignant candlelit vigil will be held to remember the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides and how the tragedies survivors faced inspired them to come to the UK. A candlelit memorial ceremony will be held in the Winter Garden on Holocaust Memorial Day, Monday 27 January, from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. The service will include readings which reflect this ...

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A safe place for all in Sheffield

Adults with dementia, mental health issues and brain injuries will soon be able to access more than 70 ‘safe places’ in Sheffield following a detailed review of experiences of vulnerable people across the city. There are currently more than 70 shops, offices and community facilities registered as ‘safe places’ for people with learning disabilities who may feel lost, unwell or ...

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£10m increased funding bid for flood defence project

Following the devastating impact of widespread flooding across Britain, Sheffield has sought to strengthen its plans for defences in the Lower Don Valley by bidding for a £10 million increase in funding from the Environment Agency. The Lower Don Valley flood defence project aims to improve flood defences in the Lower Don Valley by implementing more than 40 interventions across ...

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Sheffield welcomes heroes home

Troops will be welcomed back to Sheffield next week after their tour of duty in Afghanistan. The Chestnut Troop, 1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery, already has the Freedom of the City and was keen to parade through the city next week (22 January) following its return from Helmand Province. It will be joined in the parade by the Kings Troop ...

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A fresher look at student accommodation

Sheffield City Council is looking at student provision in Sheffield and how the city caters for new and existing students. The Student Accommodation strategy sets out the Council’s expectations for new and existing student accommodation provision in the city over the next five years. Sheffield has a large student population and both universities are key to the City’s success. By ...

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Council proposes trio of new services to tackle drug problems

People dealing with drug and alcohol problems will be able to access a more personalised service to help them get their lives back on track if plans by Sheffield City Council get the go-ahead. The council’s Drug and Alcohol Coordination Team (DACT) plan to introduce three distinct services for those dealing with problems with opiates (including over the counter and ...

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New homes will complete the jigsaw

Work on the last piece in the jigsaw of the regeneration of Norfolk Park in Sheffield has begun, paving the way for the building of up to 69 new homes. Demolition on an empty row of 1960s shops on Park Grange Drive is under way and due to be completed by the end of this month. The site will then ...

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