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Have your say in north east Sheffield

Friday 27 February 2015 The last in the series of meetings to discuss local issues with members of Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet will take place in the north east of the city next month. Residents have been involved in ‘Question Time’ style sessions across the city to discuss issues that really matter to their local area. This seventh meeting will ...

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Youngsters urged to find out the truth about ‘scratchers’ in Sheffield

Thursday 26 February 2015 Sheffield Young Advisors and School students have joined forces with Sheffield City Council and the Safeguarding Children Board to raise awareness about the devastating impact illegal tattooists and piercers can have on the lives of young people. The council’s health protection service and children’s services have been working with the young advisors and students from schools ...

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Demolition begins on Markets site

Castle Market demolition3 - February 2015

Wednesday 25 February 2015 The demolition of the Sheffield’s former Castle Markets site is now underway. Preparation work on the building has been completed over the last two months, but now the heavy machinery has moved in and the main structural demolition has begun. Specialist work on removing asbestos from the buildings is also being carried out in stages before ...

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Streets Ahead Gritter named after charity

Archie the Gritter

Friday 20 February 2015 A Streets Ahead gritter has been given the name Archie in recognition of a local charity. Streets Ahead employees decided to name one of its gritters after Cathedral Archer Project, a Sheffield charity helping the city’s homeless. The team supported the Cathedral Archer project throughout 2014 in a number of ways, including donating sleeping bags and ...

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CycleBoost riders collect their awards

Cycleboost winners and Cllr Tim Rippon (2)

Friday 20 February 2015 Sheffield cyclists have claimed their rewards for riding the equivalent of more than twice around the world. Over 800 enthusiastic cyclists signed up for the city’s CycleBoost scheme last year and completed over 108,000 kilometres – or two and a half times around the world! Sheffield City Council’s Cycle Champion, Councillor Tim Rippon presented the awards ...

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So-called “legal highs” seized during joint operation


Friday 20 February 2015 Trading standards officers from Sheffield City Council teamed up with South Yorkshire Police to seize New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) from shops across the city during a joint operation carried out earlier this week. The operation on Monday, 16 February, codenamed “Icarus” by the local authority and “Magician” by the police force, was carried out due to ...

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Join the local debates in north Sheffield

Friday 20 February 2015 There will be another opportunity to pose questions to members of Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet when they visit the north of the city next month. 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 sixth meeting will be held ...

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#PitchAndPledge – join the conversation


Thursday 19 February 2015 Business Sheffield, the business-facing team of advisors for Sheffield City Council, held their first “Pitch and Pledge” event at Kelham Island Museum yesterday evening, 18 February 2015. The event, which attracted more than 70 business men and women from across the city, was organised by Business Sheffield after identifying a need for new networking opportunities to ...

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Health and Wellbeing Board signs up to Homeless Health Charter

Thursday 19 February 2015 Sheffield’s Health and Wellbeing Board members have signed up to a scheme outlining their commitment to tackling the health conditions faced by homeless people in the city. It has pledged its commitment by signing St Mungo’s Broadway Homeless Health Charter. This encourages health boards to measure and understand homeless people’s health needs, and use this information ...

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Armed forces join city’s Parkour movement for “free running” event

Army officer in action at Endcliffe Park

Thursday 19 February 2015 “Free runners” are joining together with serving officers in the Armed Forces on Saturday 21 February for a Parkour event in Sheffield’s Endcliffe Park. The event, which will run at the park’s dedicated Parkour facility between 12noon and 2pm, is being organised in partnership with Sheffield Parkour Movement and is tied in with Sheffield City Council’s ...

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Focus on bus hotspots

Tuesday 17 February 2015 The next phase of work to improve the reliability of bus services in Sheffield is now underway. Construction work has begun on the Bridgehouses traffic management scheme to improve bus journey times and general traffic management on the Ring Road at this location. These works will provide a new bus lane to access Nursery Street heading ...

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Benefits from Le Tour exceed all expectations

Tour de France Stage 2 finish in Sheffield

Tuesday 17 February 2015 A detailed economic study following last year’s Tour de France has shown that the benefits to Sheffield topped even the most optimistic projections. When Sheffield was chosen to host the Stage 2 finish of the Grand Depart two years ago, the estimated income for Sheffield hosting the event was expected to be between £5-10 million. An ...

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Have your say in South West Sheffield

Monday 16 February 2015 There will be another opportunity to pose questions to members of Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet when they visit the south west of the city 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 fifth meeting will be ...

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Tree to mark 30 years of town twinning

Monday 16 February 2015 A Nicaraguan Liquidambar tree is set to be planted in Sheffield’s South Street Park on Monday, 23 February to mark three decades of the city’s twinning with Estelí, in northern Nicaragua. Tim Shortland, community forestry manager at Sheffield City Council, said: “”The Community Forestry team are pleased to be involved in the planting. It is wonderful ...

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Temporary closure of local studies department at Central Library

Friday 13 February 2015 The Local Studies department at Sheffield’s Central Library will be closed temporarily to repair a persistent water leak. The closure is expected to last for up to four weeks to allow further investigations before a repair. A temporary service will be available at Sheffield Archives on Shoreham Street during the closure. The archives will also be ...

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