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Snow-covered pitches stop play

Friday 30 January 2015 Snow has stopped play for all football fixtures planned for this weekend at all Sheffield City Council parks playing fields. The weather means council officers are unable to mark out pitches for scheduled league matches due on Saturday 31 January and Sunday 1 February. It is hoped that fixtures planned for the following weekend will go ...

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Join the local debates in south east Sheffield

Thursday 29 January 2015 There will be a third opportunity to pose questions direct to members of Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet next week. Residents are being involved in this series of ‘Question Time’ style sessions across the city to discuss issues that really matter to their local area. This third meeting will be held at Woodhouse Library on Tannery Street ...

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Schoolchildren join city’s major woodland creation project

Wednesday 28 January 2015 Hundreds of trees are set to be planted by schoolchildren and members of the local community in the latest phase of a woodland creation project in Sheffield. The trees, part of a wider project to plant 50,000 trees in 17 new woodlands across the city, will be planted at Greenhill Park on the afternoon of Friday ...

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Streets Ahead help clean up community

Streets Ahead help clean up community

Tuesday 27 January 2015 A busy area of Stradbroke in Sheffield has undergone a clean-up, thanks to a litter pick organised by the Streets Ahead team and the local community. An army of volunteers, which included pupils from Outwood Academy and staff from The Link and Sheffield Homes, rolled up their sleeves and collected six bags of rubbish from Stradbroke ...

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Stocksbridge gets ready for a Streets Ahead transformation

Tuesday 27 January 2015 Stocksbridge is soon to see a transformation as Streets Ahead announce that upgrade works will begin in March. The long awaited works will include road and pavement resurfacing, installation of new energy efficient LED street lights, upgrading the drains and the replacement of some highway trees. Work will begin in the west of Stocksbridge and will ...

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Tree-mendous effort to improve local area

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Thursday 22 January 2015 A hardy group of people braved the wintry wind and rain to add a bit more greenery to an area of Beighton. Youngsters from Reignhead Primary School, members of Beighton Tenants and Residents Association, council housing staff and Councillor Harry Harpham helped plant two ornamental trees on land at Cairns Road. They replace a tree that ...

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New centre to boost business in South Yorkshire

Thursday 22 January 2015 Entrepreneurs and small businesses are set to benefit from a unique new service to enable people to protect, research and commercialise their ideas. The new Business & IP Centre in Sheffield’s Central Library is one of just seven centres across the UK. It is modelled on the successful British Library Business & IP Centre in London ...

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Keep the memory alive for Holocaust Memorial Day

Wednesday 21 January 2015 People in Sheffield will be joining the rest of the world to remember the millions of lives lost during the Holocaust and more recent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. Holocaust Memorial Day takes place every year on the 27 January as a national mark of respect for the victims of Nazi Persecution. The day ...

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World Snooker Championship to stay in UK

Sunday 18 January 2015 One of the most iconic events in sport, The World Snooker Championship, is to remain in Sheffield until 2017. The tournament, the richest and most prestigious in snooker, was first staged at the Crucible in 1977 so 2017 will mark its 40th anniversary in Sheffield. The event is worth over £5 million to the city based ...

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Big Switch a springboard to successful savings

Friday 16 January 2015 Sheffield City Council is helping to throw a financial lifeline to families and individuals struggling with rising living costs as it launches the popular Big Sheffield Spring Switch deal. The council is asking residents throughout the region to sign up, switch and save with the free-to-join ‘Big Sheffield Spring Switch,’ which aims to help homeowners and ...

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Open up the data that could help Sheffield breathe easy

Friday 16 January 2015 A live band which plays to the beat of Sheffield’s traffic levels will show how we can harness the power of data to improve the city. Residents, entrepreneurs and environmental groups will be able to gain a fascinating new insight into Sheffield’s air quality as previously unseen information is released for the first time by Sheffield ...

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Sheffield and Rotherham reveal plan to create the UK’s First Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District

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Friday 16 January 2015 Sheffield and Rotherham have today unveiled an ambitious plan to create the first Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District in the UK. It will be Europe’s largest research-led Advanced Manufacturing cluster, centred around the Sheffield-Rotherham corridor, which is already home to the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) and the wider Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) at ...

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Join the local debates in Sheffield

Friday 16 January 2015 There will be a second opportunity to pose questions direct to members of Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet later this month. Residents are being involved in this series of ‘Question Time’ style sessions to discuss issues that really matter to their local area. This second meeting will be held at St Bart’s Church, Primrose Hill in Walkley ...

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Council meets budget challenge

Wednesday 14 January 2015   After launching a Budget Conversation with residents in the autumn, more specific proposals have been drawn up by Sheffield City Council to address necessary budget savings of around £63m in the coming financial year. Members of the public have watched the council’s budget conversation video online (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5GD2Roeg8Y), emailed the authority and sent in suggestions via ...

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Have your say in the east of Sheffield

Wednesday 14 January 2015 People in the east of Sheffield will be given the opportunity to pose questions direct to members of Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet next week. The meeting on Thursday (22 January) is the first in a series of ‘Question Time’ style sessions to discuss issues that really matter to residents in their area. This first meeting will ...

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