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Streets Ahead Team Launches Community Partnership Fund

Community groups, charities and voluntary organisations across Sheffield are being invited to apply for a share of the Streets Ahead Community Partnership Fund. The Streets Ahead project, which is delivered by Amey, aims to bring up to standard the city’s roads, pavements and streetscene. Five successful groups from across the city will be offered up to £1,000 towards projects aimed ...

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Thursday’s the day

16 May 2014 THURSDAY’S THE DAY Sheffield electors are being reminded that Thursday is the day to go and vote by Sheffield City Council’s Elections team. Sheffield, like many other local authorities across England, is holding local elections on Thursday (22 May) and electors will also be having their say in the European elections for Yorkshire and Humberside.

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New campaign urges people to become Dementia Friends

A rally call has been issued to volunteers to help Sheffield become one of the first dementia friendly cities so those living with the disease can live well in the city. With predictions that one in three people over the age of 65 will develop dementia, charitable, health and government organisations are warning that the disease is one of the ...

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Bogus Caller Warning

Residents and businesses across Sheffield are being warned to be on their guard against bogus callers posing as Amey employees. The warning comes following reports from Waterthorpe and Meadowhead of a company claiming to be working for Amey, offering to resurface drives using “leftover” materials from the resurfacing works being done nearby Amey is the company delivering the Streets Ahead ...

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Serial fly tipper lands bill of £1,300

Officers of Sheffield Council’s Environmental Protection Service have prosecuted a serial fly tipper for two further offences in the city. Robert William Dillon, 69, of Bridle Stile Close, Sheffield, pleaded guilty at Sheffield Magistrates Court last week to two offences of depositing waste on land and burning it. The case followed complaints from local residents about illegal dumping on land ...

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Caring families needed to foster in Sheffield

Sheffield City Council is appealing for more families to help change the lives of children and young people throughout the city by becoming foster carers. There are currently 290 fostering households in Sheffield who look after more than 280 children but there are not enough prospective foster carers coming forward. Sheffield City Council is supporting Foster Care Fortnight, which runs ...

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Get the circus bug at Weston Park May Fayre

Human-sized bees, butterflies, beetles and ladybirds from the Insect Circus will premier their show at the Weston Park May Fayre to help the National Fairground Archive (NFA) celebrate its milestone 20th anniversary. Families can take a step back in time at Weston Park, Sheffield, on Sunday 18 May 2014 when the Insect Circus will pitch up its big top for ...

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Tour de France plans for lasting legacy

13 May 2014 TOUR DE FRANCE PLANS FOR LASTING LEGACY Sheffield is planning to take full advantage from the excitement building around hosting one of the world’s top sporting events. A host of ideas are set to take shape following the massive boom in cycling in recent years to improve the quality of life in Sheffield and people’s general health. ...

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Dumped mattress costs fly-tipper £769

A Sheffield fly-tipper has been told to stump up over £700 after illegally dumping a mattress in local woodlands. Brett Beardwell, 35, of Nicholson Road, Sheffield 8, pleaded not guilty to an offence of depositing waste. Officers from the City Council’s Environmental Protection Service had received a report that he was seen throwing a mattress from a vehicle driven by ...

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