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National campaign for jokes not smokes

Stoptober is here – back for its third year the campaign urges people to smile instead of smoke and ‘quit’ through October. Back for its third year the Stoptober campaign urges people to smile instead of smoke and ‘quit’ through October. Research has shown that if you quit for four weeks you are more likely to stop for good. Stick ...

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Streets Ahead team ready for the Winter Season

As the weather turns colder this week the Streets Ahead teams’ thoughts turn to the start of the Winter Maintenance season, which begins on the 1st October.   The teams are ready and on hand to handle whatever the weather has to throw at them. To help them do this they have: 19 gritters 19 snow ploughs 15 tractor ploughs ...

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Your new library service: how will you use it?

Stannington Library is run by volunteers

Sheffield’s library service is set to change next Monday, when volunteer groups will take over the running of 13 branches from Sheffield City Council. These branches will be staffed by volunteers who will be responsible for managing libraries, fundraising and setting the programme of activities such as story time sessions, homework groups and job clubs. Members of the public will ...

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Reckless drivers still speeding on Normanton Hill

Reckless drivers are still speeding at up to double to legal limit on the Sheffield road where a 14 year old schoolgirl was killed earlier this year. Since adopting Normanton Hill as one of their community concern sites in July, the South Yorkshire Safety Camera Partnership has carried out spot checks on nine separate occasions. This resulted in identifying a ...

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Streamlined support for city businesses

Sheffield is a place to start up business, and one in which existing firms can thrive. That’s the message from Sheffield City Council, which has announced that companies in the city can now benefit from a radically new and improved support service. The new “Business Sheffield” service brings a huge range of help under one banner, meaning that those wanting ...

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New festival is Out of This World

Street magician John Martin at the launch of Out of This World

A festival of all things magical and fantastical is set to come to Sheffield for the first time this year, bringing with it street magicians, zombies, illusionists, comic book heroes and much more. “Out of This World” will be held in the city centre on Saturday, 1 November and Sunday, 2 November, and is divided into three distinct zones, on ...

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Diseased beech tree to be replaced at Botanical Gardens


23 September 2014 A large, diseased beech tree in Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens is to be removed later this month before it collapses and causes any serious damage. The tree, which towers over the lower lodge in the gardens near the Thompson Road entrance, will be cut down as it is suffering from a disease called Meripilus. This is a fungal ...

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Sheffield scoops 15 awards in Yorkshire in Bloom

16 September 2014 Sheffield is celebrating after scooping 15 awards in the prestigious Yorkshire in Bloom competition. Local communities, businesses and education establishments picked up the coveted awards at York Racecourse today (16 September). Paul Martin was given the distinction of being named as one of only three Community Champions in the region this year. Paul is a valued member ...

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Welcome back students

A warm welcome is being extended to the thousands of university students who will start to return to Sheffield this weekend after the long summer break. Sheffield City Council welcomes all new and returning students. It would like to remind residents and motorists that roads in some areas of the city will be busier than usual this weekend, especially in ...

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Learning Disability Services are changing – have your say

Communities in Sheffield are invited to have their say on ambitious plans to reshape the care offered to people with learning disabilities in the city. Sheffield City Council has produced a draft strategy to improve these services, in order to empower people to live full lives as independently as possible, with better support for themselves and their families. But the ...

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New school places proposed for three Sheffield schools

More school places for children in the north of the city and those with complex speech, language and communication difficulties will be available next year if Sheffield City Council’s cabinet gives the schools approval to expand. Sheffield’s cabinet will be discussing plans to increase capacity at Oughtibridge Primary School and The Rowan Special School as well as proposals to allow ...

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Walkley Library: Community group and Forum Restaurant Cafes to work together

With just weeks to go before library groups take over running 15 of the city’s 28 branches, Sheffield City Council is pleased to confirm that two organisations have agreed to work together on a joint plan to manage Walkley Library. Walkley Community Library Futures Group and Forum Café bars both put in bids to run the library. Both bids met ...

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