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Your Vote Counts – But You Must Be Registered

Sheffield Town Hall

Thursday 31 March 2016 Voters have just over two weeks to make sure they are registered for the local elections this year, where all 84 Sheffield City Council seats will be contested. Monday 18 April is the final date to register for this year’s elections on 5 May. Around four in every five people eligible to vote in Sheffield are ...

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The Outdoor City secures over £100,000 for major run route project

Image: Runner takes in the dizzy heights of Sheffield; The Outdoor City by Duncan Philpott

Sheffield is to benefit from one of the largest installations of running routes in England thanks to a new city-wide partnership which has secured over £100,000 of funding from England Athletics. The first phase of this trailblazing project will be completed next month (April), with eleven new run routes (ranging from 1km to 10km in length – a total of ...

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Air Quality – What you do makes a difference

AirAware-vehicleemissions

Tuesday 29 March 2016 People across Sheffield are being encouraged to make small changes to make a big difference to the air we breathe. Did you know that walking or cycling once a week instead of driving could cut air pollution by up to 20 percent, you can’t always see or smell harmful vehicle emissions, and pollution levels are higher ...

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New Home for Tinsley Library

Tinsley Forum on Bawtry Road

24 March 2016 A new base has been found for a local library in Sheffield with facilities for book lovers, computer users, children and community groups. The Tinsley Forum, on Bawtry Road, will house the future Tinsley Library service just along the road from the previous base. Sheffield City Council came out of this last month when its lease on ...

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Wincobank Community Centre Opens Its Doors

24 March 2016 Residents in Wincobank are eagerly anticipating the opening of their new community centre. Previously, the building was a communal building in the old Newman Court Sheltered Housing Scheme. It’s now a great new community centre offering spaces for activities, celebrations and meetings. The Wincobank Village Hall is now ready for use; Lord Blunkett will open the hall ...

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Western Bank Bridge to benefit from strengthening works

23 March 2016 Western Bank Bridge a major road into Sheffield city centre which cuts through the University of Sheffield campus and forms a pedestrian concourse link, is to undergo a six-month strengthening project through the Streets Ahead project. Work will begin on Tuesday 29th March and lane closures will be in place during the night for the first two ...

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Sheffield Money

Sheffield Money

23 March 2013 Easter message from Sheffield Money: Sheffield Money opened in August 2015 and Sheffield became the first city in the country to pioneer a new approach that provides a viable alternative to high-cost credit and door step loan companies, helping people escape the lure of unscrupulous lenders. Find out how Sheffield Money is helping Sheffield people: For more information ...

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Tree Injunction lifted

23 March 2016 Simon Green, Executive Director for Place from Sheffield City Council, said: “We are delighted that the court has agreed with the council’s case to have the tree injunction lifted. However, we have been clear throughout that we want to make sure that our work with communities on this issue is right, so we will not resume the ...

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Sheffield to host China’s visit to the Northern Powerhouse

Tuesday 22 March 2016 Sheffield will be hosting a major delegation from China tomorrow as the city builds on its relationship with one of the world’s strongest economies. As part of the Foreign Office and United Kingdom Trade and Investment (UKTi) sponsored UK-China Regional Leaders Summit in London, the delegation of 43 representatives from Chengdu; Jaingxi; Chongqing; Hubei; Hunan; Wuhan ...

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Think: Pick up after your dog

Reflective dog Fouling signs for the Clean Sheffield campaign

22 March 2016 The Clean Sheffield campaign is working alongside the national organisation Keep Britain Tidy, in an attempt to reduce dog fouling across Sheffield. To encourage all residents and visitors to pick up after their dogs, innovative dog fouling signs have been put up in the city’s parks, housing land and streets. The innovative signs, which have been trialled ...

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VIDEO – Children enjoy learning about Shakespeare in Sheffield

22 March 2016 Shakespeare is being brought to life for children in activities taking place in Sheffield libraries this week. Writing workshops, game sessions and a Tudor trail are all being held to mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Watch children talking about what they know about Shakespeare: See here for event details.

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Search is on for Women of Steel as statue unveiling announced

Sheffield's Women of Steel

22 March 2016 The much-anticipated Sheffield Women of Steel statue will be unveiled on Friday 17 June – and the search is on to ensure that as many as possible of the city’s wartime heroines will be there to see it. The day will be even more memorable for the women who worked in the steelworks during two world wars, ...

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