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Commuters urged to use pedal power for National Cycle to Work Day

With the summer holidays now ending and the kids going back to school, kick start your day by cycling to work on Thursday 3rd September as part of national Cycle to Work day. To coincide with the event, which encourages more people to take to two wheels and cycle to work, the Safer Roads Partnership is issuing important safety advice ...

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Back to school road safety advice

27 August 2015 September is back to school month, which means that roads will be busy with children travelling to and from school. South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership is asking parents to make sure children are safe and asking drivers to look out for children on the roads. The road safety message is particularly important for children making new journeys ...

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Castlegate hoardings commission – call for artists

Section of Exchange Street hoardings

27 August 2015 Yorkshire Artspace is delighted to be working with Sheffield City Council to manage this large-scale artwork commission project for the hoardings around the former Castle Markets site in the Castlegate area of Sheffield. – Overall commission budget of £15k – Applications from local artists welcome – Seeking artists with similar previous experience This commission is in a ...

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Wildflowers brighten up overgrown roundabout

Examplae of wildflower planting

26 August 2015 An area of Sheffield is set to bloom into a colourful wildflower site thanks to a new partnership arrangement in the city. Streets Ahead, who maintain the grass verges across the city is working with Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust and the University of Sheffield as part of a Living Highways project to turn an area of ...

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Congratulations to students getting their GCSE results

Councillor Jackie Drayton, Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Families, said: “Congratulations to all the students getting their GCSE results today and for all the hard work they put into their studies. Many thanks as well to everyone who has supported them on the way – their teachers, school staff, governors, families and friends. I know ...

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Streets Ahead celebrate three years of making Sheffield better

Road resurfacing taking place on Fulwood Road

19th August 2015 Sheffield has seen upgrades to miles of its roads and pavements over the last three years, thanks to the Streets Ahead project. In the first three years of the project, Streets Ahead has resurfaced over 350 miles of road and over 600 miles of pavement – more than enough to stretch from Sheffield to Madrid – and ...

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Sheffield shopping scheme one step closer

Sheffield Retail Quarter street view

14 August 2015 Sheffield Retail Quarter is one step closer to reality after Sheffield City Council announced it has submitted an outline planning application for the scheme. Over 3,000 people visited a public exhibition and nearly 600 written comments were sent in during the public consultation on the proposed development. Councillor Leigh Bramall, the Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for ...

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A Level Graduate Law Apprentices Wanted

Thursday 13 August 2015 Today A Level students across the city will be finding out what grades they have got and for many it will be the key to what they will do next. But some may not have yet decided on which career path to choose, or may have just missed their chosen place at university. Sheffield City Council now ...

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Council tenants set to save more than £1.4 million in heating bills

Resident Lily McCall learning how to use her new meter with Jayne Foulkes, a Tenant Liaison Officer from ENER-G Switch2

Council tenants are set to save more than £1.4million from their annual heating bills through a new initiative being delivered to thousands of council homes across the city. Sheffield City Council is installing heat meters to 6,000 homes which up to now have been served by a communal ‘district heating’ scheme. Figures from the first 227 homes on the new ...

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Thousands flock to Sheffield’s beach to soak up the sun

Sheffield by the Seaside

Wedsnesday 12 August Sheffield by the Seaside kicked off with roaring success as people gather in the City Centre to enjoy the beach. As the sun shines over the biggest seaside extravaganza yet, day-trippers from Sheffield and further afield are digging out their buckets and spades to join in the fun. Sun seekers are being urged to come and enjoy ...

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