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Council welcomes HSBC announcement

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Leigh Bramall, deputy leader of Sheffield City Council and cabinet member for business, said: “Today’s announcement is a real endorsement of our vision for the city centre and effectively helps to create a new financial district in the heart of Sheffield city centre, alongside other developments. It’s also a vote of confidence in our Sheffield Retail Quarter plans. “We have been ...

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Regional consultation opens on South Yorkshire’s waste

Monday 6 June 2016 For the first time, all four South Yorkshire councils are joining forces to plan how to manage waste across the county and they want to hear from local people to help them shape these plans. Sheffield City Council is working together with Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham to produce a South Yorkshire Waste Strategy to deal with ...

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Community Centre given new lease of life

Tai Chi group who use High Green Miners’ Welfare Hall

03 June 2016 A local community centre has been given a new lease of life with a refurbishment and WiFi installed in the building. Funded by Sheffield City Council, work took place at High Green Miners’ Welfare Hall to encourage more groups to use the centre. New computer classes have already been set up and will be run by the ...

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Thank you to city’s volunteers

Alex Thomson helps young people with learning disabilities

1 June 2016 It’s Volunteers Week and a great time to find out about volunteering opportunities in the city, as well as thanking all volunteers like Alex who make Sheffield wonderful. Alex Thompson, age 24: Alex is Special Olympics GB athlete who helps young people with learning disabilities take part in sports. He won a gold medal for basketball at ...

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Thank you to city’s volunteers

Volunteer Marla Addison,  Lisa Burley Learning Support Assistant, teacher Julie Williams,  and volunteer Sue Facer at Lowfield Primary School

It’s Volunteers Week and a great time to find out about volunteering opportunities in the city, as well as thanking all volunteers like Marla and Sue who make Sheffield such a caring place to be. Marla Addison, age 59: Marla is a reading volunteer at Lowfield Primary School and Anns Grove school. She reads with pupils in year one who ...

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Streets Ahead team volunteer to help turn around rundown garden

The Streets Ahead team get stuck in and help to transform Steel Inn gardens

1 June 2016 Between 1 and 12 June 2016, Volunteers’ Week celebrates the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. This is also true of Amey, who carry out works under the Streets Ahead contract on behalf Sheffield City Council. They encourage their employees to give back to the communities they’re working in all year round. Every single ...

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Somme anniversary to be honoured at Weston Park and in France

Plaque to be unveiled to Sheffielders who died in First World War Commemorations in Sheffield and Sheffield Memorial Park in France Weston Park to become a Centenary Field Parade and dedication to Pals  The 4,898 Sheffield men who died during the First World War are to be honoured with a new dedicated plaque and march – on the 100th anniversary ...

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Surprise birthday bash for 100 year old tenant

Mrs Hetty Peace and the Lord Mayor at the 100th birthday party

31 July 2016 A resident at a sheltered housing scheme was thrown a surprise birthday party to mark her 100th birthday. Staff and residents at Painted Fabrics in the Older Persons Independent Living Team area organised the party for Miss Hetty Peace to make sure she celebrated her birthday in style. The newly appointed Lord Mayor, Councillor Denise Fox, attended ...

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