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Customer Service Excellence retained by Housing Service

Thursday 30 April 2015 Sheffield City Council‘s Housing Service has won a national award for its ‘exceptional’ customer service skills for the second year running in a three year annual assessment. The assessment tested a range of evidence which we supplied to illustrate that we put customers at the heart of what we do. As with all previous assessments, we ...

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Fir Vale pupils tidy up their community

Fir Vale School pupils after completing their community litter pick

29 April 2015 Young people from Fir Vale School last week teamed up with Streets Ahead to hold a week-long litter awareness event. The Streets Ahead team collects over 500 tonnes of litter each month from the streets of Sheffield, but in a bid to teach young people about the effects of litter on the environment and the community, pupils ...

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Women of Sheffield gearing up for Tales of Suffrage bike ride

29 April 2015 As interest in women’s cycling reaches heights undreamt of only a few years ago and with the much anticipated Women’s Tour just around the corner, Breeze Network Sheffield are inviting women to take to their bikes and join the historical Tales of Suffrage and Votes for Women ride on Monday 4 May. The free, three-mile, women-only guided ...

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Sheffield Green Commission’s fourth public hearing

Wednesday 29 April 2015 Sheffield’s Green Commission will be holding its fourth hearing in public next month and limited places are now on offer to members of the public wishing to attend. The Commission was set up to allow leaders from across the public and private sector to make sure environmental issues are given a high priority over the next ...

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Calves and lambs born just in time for annual Highland Fling

Highland Cattle inspection resized for newsroom

28 April 2015 Highland cattle will be the stars of the show as the annual Highland Fling returns to Sheffield’s Graves Park this Bank Holiday Monday. Now in its 12th year, the free family-friendly festival on Monday, 4 May will feature attractions including a fun dog show, birds of prey, ferret racing, sheep shearing, train rides, fairground rides and the ...

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Council clampdown on littering results in fines of more than £11,000

Monday 27 April 2015 A total of 22 people who failed to pay a £75 fixed penalty notice for littering were brought before the courts. Sheffield City Council’s environmental protection service has issued more than 1,200 fixed penalty notices to those caught littering across the city during the last year. Most of these people chose to pay the £75. However, ...

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Parents to shape primary school places

Wednesday 22 April 2015 PARENTS and carers are being asked to shape the future of schools in the South West of Sheffield to help ease baby boom pressures. Earlier this year Sheffield City Council put on hold plans to expand Dobcroft Infant and Junior School by one class per year following consultation. Now they are urging people to come to ...

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Sheffield Ramblers and Streets Ahead ‘fixit’ for Wybourn

Thursday 9 April 2015 Pavements in the Wybourn area of the city have benefited from a tidy-up, thanks to a litter pick carried out by the Sheffield Ramblers Group and Streets Ahead. The Streets Ahead team collects around 500 tonnes of litter each month. This is part of Stainless Sheffield – a litter campaign launched last year with the aim ...

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Thousands get Primary School of Choice

Thousands Get Primary School of Choice

Thursday 16 April 2015 Thousands of primary pupils will be going to their school of choice this year – as admissions results reveal over a 97 per cent success rate. School admissions outcomes for entrance into reception from this September show a higher number of children have been offered places at preferred schools than last year. In total 97.01 per ...

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Tinsley Canal Bridge to undergo strengthening works

Wednesday 15 April 2015 On Monday 20th April the Streets Ahead team are set to begin a 20-week strengthening project on the bridge over the Tinsley canal near Meadowhall. The bridge forms a link between the Meadowhall area and the M1 motorway. During the works the bridge will remain open in both directions, with outbound lane closures and lane narrowing ...

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Planning permission granted for first of city’s new football hubs

Tuesday 14 April 2015 A multi-million pound grassroots football project is set to get underway in Sheffield, after planning permission was granted for the first of the new pitches this afternoon. In what is the first scheme of its kind in the country, Sheffield City Council and The FA are set to invest around £9.6m in a new wave of ...

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Sheffield Green Commission’s third public hearing

14 April 2015 Sheffield’s Green Commission will be holding its third hearing in public next week and limited places are now on offer to members of the public wishing to attend. The Commission was set up to allow leaders from across the public and private sector to make sure environmental issues are given a high priority over the next 15-20 ...

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Festival of the outdoors becomes Reward Health Cliffhanger

Bike stunts at the Cliffhanger festival

Monday 13 April 2015 Details have been announced for this year’s Cliffhanger festival in Sheffield – and it’s set to return bigger and better than ever. The event, which will this year be named the Reward Health Cliffhanger due to a new sponsorship partner, is organised by Sheffield City Council in conjunction with Heason Events. Reward Health Cliffhanger, now in ...

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The first Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield proves a winner

And they're off - the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Peter Rippon, waves a flag at the start line.

Monday 13 April 2015 The first Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield has been hailed a great success as thousands of runners turned out to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for good causes. The huge field – over 7,500 runners signed up – set off from Arundel Gate and were cheered on by enthusiastic crowds as the UK’s ‘City of Sport’ embraced the ...

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Sky Ride returns to Sheffield

Sky Riders

Friday 10 April 2015 Thousands of people are set to descend on Sheffield in celebration of all things cycling for Sky Ride Sheffield on Sunday 5 July. You can book your free space here. One of 15 major events taking places across the country this summer, Sky Ride Sheffield will be a brilliant day out, with something for everyone. Returning for its second ...

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