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New scheme to help Sheffield residents save money

A new Council-backed scheme has been launched to help Sheffield residents facing increased heating costs, to keep warm and save money on energy bills. Sheffield Heat and Save is a government-backed energy efficiency scheme being delivered by Keepmoat and SIG Energy Management, in partnership with Sheffield City Council. Together, they are offering replacement boilers, cavity wall and loft insulation at ...

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Couple to make history when they say ‘I Do’ at midnight wedding

Wedding bells will be ringing at midnight this week for a Sheffield couple due to say ‘I do’ in one of the country’s first same sex marriages at Sheffield Town Hall. Kyle Emerson and Richie Wood, of Hillsborough in Sheffield, will be one of the first British couples to make history by tying the knot as the clock strikes midnight ...

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Countdown to Tour de France

Town-Hall

A special clock counting down the time until the much heralded Tour de France comes to Sheffield is set to be installed in the Winter Garden. Sheffield City Council is gearing up to welcome thousands of visitors to the city as the South Yorkshire capital becomes the focus nationally and internationally as part of the Tour de France Grand Depart. ...

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Poppy seeds of remembrance planted by Sheffield Schools

School pupils are sowing poppy seeds in their schools across Sheffield to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. Youngsters at Dore Primary School were today the first in Sheffield to sow the free seeds, which are being distributed by Sheffield City Council, following a donation of seeds from Unwins Seeds. The pupils were joined by Cllr Jackie Drayton ...

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Sheffield celebrates 10 years of protecting refugees

Sheffield is celebrating 10 years of offering protection to some of the world’s most vulnerable refugees. Sheffield was the first city in the UK to offer safe haven to refugees resettled under the UN’s Gateway Protection Programme with the first group arriving from Liberia on 19 March 2004. The city has since offered places to people fleeing states well known ...

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Streets Ahead – Time to Talk Trees

The Streets Ahead team are inviting all Sheffield residents, businesses and community groups to come along and learn more about the tree process they follow when maintaining, removing and replacing the city’s highway trees. Two identical meetings will be held on: Monday 31 March: 6pm – 7.15pm at the Town Hall Thursday 3 April: 1.45pm – 3pm at the Town ...

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Makeover for Darnall independent shops

Local shops in a Sheffield district centre are getting a makeover in a pilot project aimed at putting the heart back into the area. Work starts at the end of this month to refurbish 47 shop frontages in Darnall, giving them new signage and guttering, and sprucing them up. All the shops are independent stores. Darnall has been chosen for ...

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Council confirms new £102 million contract for Kier

A Sheffield-based company has emerged against tough national competition to win a major contract worth around £102 million. Kier Services has been appointed to provide the repairs and maintenance service to Sheffield City Council tenants and around 2,200 leaseholders for the next 3 years, with an option to extend this term by a further 2 years. The contract is currently ...

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Breakthrough for Sheffield’s new retail quarter

Sheffield City Council has today announced that its new retail quarter will be led by a public/private fund. New plans will give Sheffield more control, will speed up the delivery of the scheme, and could also provide the Council with an income stream in the future. The Council confirmed it already has strong interest from investors, and today announces the ...

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New Vision for Housing Services

Tenants across Sheffield are set to get a service of their choice as Council leaders today unveil a new vision for managing council housing across the city which will also save rent-payers half a million pounds over the next five years. Two years ago the vast majority of Sheffield City Council tenants voted in favour of housing management transferring from ...

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Sheffield student wins anti-litter design competition

A Sheffield student has been announced as the winner of a competition to redesign the signs welcoming people to the city. Kane Green, who is studying at Sheffield City College, impressed judges of the ‘Love Where You Live’ Campaign Signage Competition organised by the Streets Ahead project. His design including the slogan, ‘Stainless Sheffield – Keep it Clean’, will now ...

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Abbeydale residents love where they live

Tenants and residents from Abbeydale in Sheffield got together to create an attractive outdoor community space. More than 50 people attended the community event on Thursday 27 February to look at the plans for the unloved woodland next to Dalton Court community centre. Abbeydale TARA (Tenants and Residents Association), the Living with Nature programme and The Wildlife Trust for Sheffield ...

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Moor Market pulls in millionth customer

Shoppers have voted with their feet since the Moor Market opened in Sheffield with one million customers coming through the doors in just 3 months. Traders at the new Moor Market have declared the first 3 months a success after hitting the millionth customer milestone earlier than expected following their move from Castlegate on 25 November 2013. An estimated 25,000 ...

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