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The first inner-city trail of its kind in the UK is now open!

Steve Peat races on Parkwood Springs Dual Slalom track. Credit Richard Baybutt

Sheffield-born mountain bike champion Steve Peat tries out Sheffield’s first official ‘dual slalom’ track for the first time. Newly completed, this mountain bike track at Parkwood Springs is now open to the public. Dual slalom tracks allow two riders to race side by side down two almost identical trails at the same time. This new mountain bike track at Parkwood ...

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Dore residents help keep community clean

David and Elaine Nicholls collecting litter

29 April 2016 The Doreways community group in Dore has been out in force organising and taking part in the first community litter pick of 2016. Many volunteers turned out to collect litter from a number of streets in the area. The group, supported by the Streets Ahead team who supplied litter pickers, collected more than 20 bags of litter ...

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Rough sleeping: providing the facts

Sheffield City Council commissions Sheffield's street outreach service to help tackle rough sleeping

Updated July 2017 People often ask how they can help people sleeping rough in Sheffield. This post gives more information about the issues and the different ways to help: 1. What’s the difference between rough sleeping and homelessness? Rough Sleeping is the most visible sign of homelessness. Sleeping rough is where someone is totally roofless and has to sleep out on ...

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Council considers housing options for wider Page Hall area

Town Hall in Sheffield City Centre.

27 April 2016 The safety and quality of private rented homes, and how they are managed, are being looked at in an area around Page Hall in north-east Sheffield. The council is writing to each property in the area to tell landlords and residents they will be collecting information about homes, how many are rented, who the landlords are and ...

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May Day fun as Highland Fling returns to Graves Park

Highland Cattle resized for newsroom

Wednesday 27 April Annual festival, the Highland Fling, is returning to Sheffield’s Graves Park this Bank Holiday Monday. Now in its 13th year, the free family-friendly event will be taking place on Monday 2nd May. Featured attractions will include a fun dog show, birds of prey, ferret racing, sheep shearing, train rides, fairground rides and the ever-popular Highland cattle show. ...

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Sheffield children showcase musical talents to inspire others to give it a go

27 April 2016 Children’s Wind Band and Senior Orchestra were just two of the 21 eclectic music groups performing at three concerts on Sunday. Watch the two groups perform. The events showcased the progress of music groups run by Sheffield City Council’s Music Hub and saw 650 children perform their music to crowds in Sheffield. The concerts aim to inspire ...

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Statement: Hillsborough Inquest

John Mothersole, Chief Executive of Sheffield City Council said; “We welcome the conclusion of the inquests with the announcement of the jury’s formal findings. “I very much hope that these findings will bring some peace to the families of the 96 people who tragically died that day. The fifteenth of April 1989 is a dark day in the history of ...

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Volunteers needed for war memorial commemoration

21. Owlerton Mem Hall Memorial

25 April 2016 People in Sheffield are being urged to play a part in conserving and protecting their local war memorials as part of a project to commemorate the First World War. The programme aims to inspire local communities across the country to survey and conserve their local war memorials to ensure that by the end of the centenary of ...

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Fly-tipper ordered to pay £351

Waste found on Rivelin Valley Road

22 April 2016 A man has been ordered to pay out £351 in fines and costs by magistrates in Sheffield, after being taken to court by Sheffield City Council for fly-tipping waste. Darren Butterworth, 38, of Buchanan Road in Sheffield, appeared before Sheffield Magistrates Court on the afternoon of Thursday 21 April, charged with fly tipping waste. The case against ...

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Shisha bars face fines over smoking charges

Two people have been fined by magistrates for allowing customers to smoke shisha pipes inside premises that should be smoke-free, with fines totalling almost £3,500. Sami Hassan, aged 30, from Sheffield was charged with failing to prevent smoking in a smoke-free place, contrary to section 8(4) of the Health Act 2006. Mr Hassan, who was in control of the shisha ...

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Developer hails final Heart Of The City building

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The developer behind Sheffield’s £130m Heart of the City scheme has officially opened the final building and revealed plans for another block – number 4. David Topham, director of CTP, hailed the completion of 3 St Paul’s Place, a £20m grade ‘A’ office on the corner of Charles and Norfolk streets and part of Sheffield City Council’s ambitious Heart Of ...

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Peaty’s Steel City Downhill

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watch now http://www.pinkbike.com/video/442348 Ride Sheffield sent us this awesome Pink Bike video of last week’s Steel City Downhill. It doesn’t look like the snow put anyone off on the day – evidence of the hardened Mountain Bikers we attract here to The Outdoor City. Fantastic to see so many local businesses involved and to see retired British world champion Tracey ...

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Free fruit trees given to council tenants

Angus Hunter, Community Forestry Officer with the fruit trees

20 April 2016 A council scheme to help people eat healthy food has seen fruit trees promised to council tenants in a free give-away. Thirty people signed up to receive a free cherry or plum tree within just two hours after they were made available. The trees are dwarf trees suitable for balconies or small gardens and will be given ...

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Young designers put best foot forward for road safety

Winning pupils from last year's competition

(Issued on behalf of South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership) Budding young designers have until the end of next week to put their ‘best foot forward’ in a competition geared to highlighting the benefits of walking or cycling to school. Friday, April 22, is the closing date for entries in the ‘Design a Footprint Badge’ competition as part of the annual ...

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