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Independent Tree Panel announced

Streets Ahead Tree Replacement Programme

Tuesday 19 January 2016 Details of the Independent Tree Panel, an impartial panel of experts established to give advice following concerns about some highway trees in the city, have been confirmed. The Independent Tree Panel will receive the responses to the consultation and the proposals for each tree on the affected streets, where 50% of the responses raise concerns about ...

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Join the debate in South Sheffield

Sheffield Town Hall

18 January 2016 Sheffield’s Council leaders will be taking their next Cabinet meeting to the south of the city later this month. The City Council is holding a series of ‘Question Time’ style sessions over the winter months to discuss issues that matter to people in their local areas. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 27 January and ...

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Business fined for illegally burning waste

A Sheffield business that illegally burned waste has been ordered to pay out £355 by magistrates in Sheffield, after being taken to court by Sheffield City Council. Vision Trade Frames Limited, of Bamburgh House, Cuthbert Bank Road, appeared before Sheffield Magistrates Court on the afternoon of Thursday 14th January, charged with one count of burning waste. The case against Vision ...

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Streets Ahead streetlighting team save elderly man

Streetlighting heroes who saved an elderly man from a fire

15 January 2016 A Streets Ahead streetlighting team has helped save an elderly man after his house set on fire. Adrian Brady, Ian Fletcher, Mick Hague and Paul Knowles work for Sheffield City Council’s contractor Amey, and were on Totley Brook Close when they spotted smoke coming from a nearby house. Ian, from Chapeltown, said: “I was working high on ...

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Sheffield General Cemetery secures National Lottery investment

Cllr Sioned-Mair Richards and David Cooper at the General Cemetery, by the memorial of Mark Firth, successful industrialist, benefactor of Firth Park and founder of The University of Sheffield

Sheffield City Council could be awarded up to £4million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Big Lottery Fund to complete major restoration work to the Sheffield General Cemetery, it was announced today. Initially the council’s Parks and Countryside service will receive development funding of £429,000 to progress their plans for the cemetery over the next two years, and then ...

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Mental Health Champions for Schools

A group of students smiling and talking to each other

Thursday 14 January 2016 Mental health champions are being tried out in Sheffield schools with the aim of transforming emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young people. Research has shown teenagers’ mental health can be put at risk in numerous ways, often leading to stress-related illnesses such as, depression, eating disorders and self-harm. In response to these ...

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Ponds Forge to make major investment in new HD scoreboard

Ponds Forge International Sports Centre

11 January 2016 A state-of-the-art, HD scoreboard is being fitted at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre as part of a £230,000 investment. Supplied by Swiss Timing, the Daktronics board will be installed in the Olympic-sized swimming pool at Ponds Forge ahead of the start of the regional and national competitions season in March. The 35m2 board, which is environmentally friendly to ...

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Anti-social tenant must improve behavior or lose home

8 January 2016 A tenant in Sheffield narrowly avoided being evicted from her council home earlier this week for anti-social behaviour. Sheffield City Council took her to court where she received a suspended possession order for the lifetime of her tenancy, which means she must improve her behaviour or will lose her home. Westfield tenant Winifred Connors, 51, of Birchwood ...

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Council continues crackdown on illicit alcohol sales

8 January 2016 Sheffield City Council have shown further commitment to the crack down on illicit alcohol sales, after revoking the licence from the owner of two shops, who was caught selling illegal alcohol despite a previous offence. This was the outcome of the Licensing Sub-Committee hearing held on Monday 4 January, which saw Rhythm and Booze on Abbeydale Road ...

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Litterbugs ordered to pay out more than £8,000

Justice scales

8 January 2016 A total of 23 people were brought before the courts by Sheffield City Council’s Environmental Protection Service yesterday (Thursday 7 January) after being caught littering in the city. Each person was offered the opportunity to pay a £75 Fixed Penalty Notice but declined to do so – and instead were brought before Sheffield Magistrates Court and prosecuted. ...

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Step further for social workers

8 January 2016 A scheme to recruit top talent into social work is set to be expanded across the country, including in Sheffield, after the Government pledged £100m of further funding. Sheffield City Council has been instrumental in helping set up the Step Up to Social Work scheme in the Yorkshire and Humber region – an intensive 14-month fast track ...

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Council’s cleaners to benefit from living wage

6 January 2016 Sheffield City Council has confirmed its commitment to the Living Wage in its cleaning services contract now out for re-tender. A key requirement of this contract is for the supplier to pay their staff the Foundation Living Wage from 1 April 2016. This is Sheffield’s living wage at £8.25, which is currently £1.05 more than the Government’s ...

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New homes on former council land

A Gleeson street scene showing the type of homes that will be built in Manor.

6 January 2016 More than 100 new homes are planned to be built on brownfield land owned by Sheffield City Council, with 156 jobs created during construction. The council’s Cabinet, on Wednesday, 13 January, is set to approve the disposal of land in Manor, in the east of Sheffield, to Gleeson Homes who plan to build 103 two, three and ...

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