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Statement on recent snowfall

Tuesday 30 December 2014 at 14:00 Councillor Jayne Dunn, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Recycling and Streetscene said: “I would like to thank everyone for their patience following the recent snowfall followed by several days of freezing temperatures. I know that there has been some disruption, but over recent days we have had a good level of buses running. ...

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Disruption to waste and recycling collections

Monday 29 December 2014 The weekend snowfall and ongoing cold, icy conditions have resulted in a period of delays to waste and recycling collections. Blue bins and boxes due for collection today (Monday 29 December) will not be completed. Alternative arrangements and further information will be confirmed and available on the website as soon as possible. We will be attempting ...

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CycleBoost riders cover 30 Le Tours

Julia Patrick - December 2014

Monday 29 December 2014 Enthusiastic riders participating in Sheffield’s popular CycleBoost scheme have clocked up a mileage equivalent to more than 30 Tour de France circuits. Over 800 cyclists have signed up for the scheme this year and completed over 108,000 kilometres – or three return trips to the Australian capital city of Sydney! CycleBoost is a free three-part cycling ...

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Winter gritting up-date

Monday 29 December 2014 at 10:00 A spokesperson for Streets Ahead said: “Once again the weather overnight was several degrees below freezing and our fleet of 18 gritters and snow ploughs worked through the night to keep Sheffield’s main routes clear of snow and ice. “Today we will continue to monitor the road conditions and grit main routes as necessary ...

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Winter gritting up-date

Saturday 27 December 2014 at 20:00 A spokesperson for Streets Ahead said: “Streets Ahead operatives are working hard to keep Sheffield moving and as further snow showers are forecast for this evening, all routes have been gritted from 7pm. We will be gritting again from 6am tomorrow morning. “We ask drivers to drive to the weather conditions and to follow ...

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Winter gritting information

Saturday 27 December 2014 at 13:40 “The Streets Ahead team completed a full grit run before the snow last night and we have manned 19 gritters around the clock since then, laying over 700 tonnes of grit to keep Sheffield moving. All priority one routes were passable by 5 am this morning and we will continue to work on the ...

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Christmas joy for vulnerable Sheffield families 23/12/14

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Tuesday 23 December 2014 Christmas arrived early this week for some of the most vulnerable families in Sheffield. TARAs from across the city have helped raise an incredible £2,200 to make sure every child in Sheffield City Council’s temporary accommodation receives a gift from Father Christmas. Kier Services also donated £500 and the combined money has also funded much needed ...

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Thumbs up for new personalised housing service

Thursday 18 December 2014 A new way of delivering the council’s housing service has proved a hit with customers during its test phase. Housing+ offers a more personalised service that can extend beyond just housing issues. Each tenant has a named Housing+ Officer who can offer extra support and advice, tailored to meet the needs of individual people and households. ...

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Statement re Tour de Yorkshire

Tuesday 23 December 2014 Councillor Isobel Bowler, Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and Leisure said: “I can confirm that Sheffield did not submit a bid to be included in next year’s Tour de Yorkshire. After this year’s hugely successful Grand Depart Stage 2 finish in Sheffield, we believed it only fair to allow other towns in the ...

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Sheffield is the UK’s Best City for Countryside Lovers

Walker at Wyming Brook. By Duncan Philpott.

Monday 22 December 2014 It’s official – Sheffield is the best city in the UK for those who love the outdoors. With a huge 71 per cent of the overall vote, Sheffield beat cities including London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and Bristol in a BBC Countryfile poll to find the Best UK City for Countryside Lovers. More than 7,000 people voted ...

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Firm on track to create almost 60 new jobs as it grows in European market

Marketing manager Mark Tennant and (R) Matthias Schatz, business development manager (Europe) from LION Trackhire

Monday 22 December 2014 A company which provided infrastructure for the UK’s biggest events, including the 2012 Olympics and Wimbledon, has become a market leader of aluminium roadways and is now creating more than 60 jobs thanks to a grant from the Regional Growth Fund (RGF). LION Trackhire, based in Worksop, creates temporary access solutions for construction projects and outdoor ...

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Get your turkey ready for National Defrost Your Turkey Day

Friday 19 December 2014  To help people stay safe during this festive season, Sheffield City Council will be supporting the Food Standards Agency (FSA) on National Defrost Your Turkey Day; Monday 22 December. This day will prompt Christmas cooks to start thinking of the defrosting process in plenty of time and avoid getting caught out – as a typical large turkey ...

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Sheffield City Council’s changes to gritting routes

Friday 19 December 2014 Following concerns raised by residents, Sheffield City Council has carried out an in depth review of precautionary gritting routes and recognised a need to make changes. The changes mean that all the roads that were taken out to achieve savings will be reinstated. These include Mortimer Road and Woodhead Road as well as a number of ...

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First look at 2015’s packed event calendar

Thursday 18 December 2014 While most people aren’t thinking much further ahead than their plans for ringing in the New Year, Sheffield City Council’s Major Events Team are already lining up a packed events calendar for 2015. From sport and leisure to culture and the arts, the events and festivals planned for the coming year are set to capture the ...

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Sheffield’s tree planting season well underway

Wednesday 17 December 2014 More trees will be planted across the city over the coming months as part of the Streets Ahead project. Between November and April the Streets Ahead team are planting over 700 new trees, adding to the 2 million trees already in Sheffield. The new trees will replace highway trees – those on the roadside and grass ...

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