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New ‘green link’ opens in Sheffield

29 August 2014 A new ‘green link’ will be officially opened next Saturday (6 September) to provide a cycle and footpath from the Norfolk Park area into the city centre. This is the second phase of the Sheaf Valley Park – a major project to create a new park and green route from a series of unconnected public spaces on ...

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Changes Proposed to Winter Maintenance Service

Plans to make changes to the Winter Maintenance Service that is provided by the Streets Ahead team are set to be given the go ahead by the Council’s Highways Cabinet Committee on Friday 29 August. Since the beginning of July the Council have been consulting with the public about its proposals to: Reduce thePriority 2 precautionary gritting routes Review the ...

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Power to the people! – Join the Big Sheffield Summer Switch

19 August 2014 It may not be at the front of most people’s minds at the moment, but this is the ideal time to think about saving on this winter’s heating and electricity bills. When it comes to negotiating a good deal it pays to have a strong hand – and joining forces is a great way to get one. ...

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History in the making at Sheffield Fayre

18 August 2014 Sheffield Fayre is back for 2014, but with a twist. Traditionally held on August Bank Holiday weekend at Norfolk Heritage Park, the Fayre will have an exciting new look and feel this year. The Fayre will have a new partnership taking it forward by focussing on the fantastic traditions of the fairground.

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Registering to vote has changed

18 August 2014 The General Election may seem a long way off, but voters are now being encouraged to check if they are registered for next year’s elections. A new system called ‘Individual Electoral Registration’ has been introduced and everyone will be responsible for registering themselves. Under the old system the ‘head of each household’ could register everyone who lived ...

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‘Historic moment’ as Glasgow joins Core Cities Group

14 August 2014 The Core Cities Group has expanded its membership beyond England for the first time in its history. Leader of Sheffield City Council, Cllr Julie Dore said: “All eight of the English Core Cities are pleased to welcome Glasgow into the group. The need to drive urban economies and to compete on an international scale is common to ...

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Cycling bug continues in Sheffield with Sky Ride success

Cycling fever hit Sheffield this weekend when Sky Ride came to the city with 2,000 people taking to the traffic-free roads for the family-friendly ride. Individuals, cycling groups, families and friends took part in the event – one of 14 free large cycle rides across the country organised by British Cycling, Sheffield City Council and Sky and formally launched by ...

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Have your say on 20 mph area for Darnall

11 August 2014 Local people are being invited to have their say on a scheme to reduce traffic speeds in a residential area of Sheffield. A 20 mph speed limit is proposed in the Darnall area along Staniforth Road between Station Road and Ouse Road and on the nearby side roads.

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Landlords fined in Court

The council has taken firm action against two landlords and a letting agency for illegally evicting a tenant and failing to gain a statutory licence which specifies good management practices. Mr Ghulam Ljaz, of Chippinghouse Road in Sheffield, and UK Legal Estates Ltd, of Wolseley Road in Sheffield, were convicted on 7 August of failing to licence a large shared ...

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The sky is the limit for Sheffield’s cyclists

Cycling fever is set to hit Sheffield this weekend when Sky Ride Sheffield comes to the city with thousands of people already signed up to take part in the fun, free and family-friendly event. Individuals, cycling groups, families and friends are being encouraged to sign up and take part in the event – one of 14 free large cycle rides ...

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Region’s cities unveil joint plan for improved connections

4 August 2014 A new transport plan developed by a coalition of key northern cities will be presented to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP and HS2 chairman Sir David Higgins tomorrow (5 August). The report, ‘One North: A Proposition for an interconnected North’ has been formulated in response to the challenge set out by Sir David in ...

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