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Sheffield residents invited to have their say on new trees and woodlands strategy

Councillor Mary Lea, Dave Aspinall and Jerry Gunton with the Iron Man in Bowden Houstead Woods, Sheffield

Friday 30 September 2016 The Iron-Man stands in Sheffield’s Bowden Houstead Woods, a lasting reminder of the important role the city’s trees and woodlands played in Sheffield’s industrial revolution. And today, as consultation launches on Sheffield’s draft trees and woodlands strategy, they are just as important. Members of the public are invited to have their say and help shape the ...

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Time to get your school applications in

29 September 2016 Council leaders are urging families applying for their child’s school to make sure they fill in their application forms. With a tight squeeze on places due to a rising population it is more important than ever that parents and carers complete and submit their forms on time. Parents are being encouraged to make sure they fill in all ...

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Moor Market attracts more than ever

The Moor Market, Sheffield. Image courtesy of Marc Barker.

Tuesday 27 September 2016 People in Sheffield are realising exactly why there are more reasons to visit the Moor Market, as last week saw an increase of 13,000 visitors compared to previous weeks. The market, which has 90 independent traders offering a diverse mix of stalls from international cuisine to occasion wear, fresh fruit and veg to hair and beauty, florists ...

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Hi ho hi ho, it’s off to the market we go…

Cast of Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs

23 September 2016 The cast of this years Sheffield Theaters panto Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs popped into the Moor Market this week. Cast member Wendi Peters, Corries Cilla Battersby, who plays the Wicked Queen sampled the wares at Stuart’s Fruit and Veg. Alongside were fellow cast members including Sheffield pantomime legend Damian Williams plays Nurse Nelly and Phil Gallagher playing Muddles. Phil is best ...

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Sheffield man fined £3000 for selling illegally imported puppies

Puppies imported illegally

23 September 2016 A man from Sheffield has been prosecuted and fined £3470 for selling puppies illegally imported from abroad. Mr Istvan Kiss, 46, of Burngreave Road, pleaded guilty yesterday (Thursday 22 September) at the Magistrates’ Court to bringing dogs into the country without the correct health certificate, and without notifying the appropriate Government department that they were being imported. ...

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Youngsters help make this year’s reading challenge best yet

Hamda Einashie, 15, helped at Darnall Library over the summer

23 September 2016 Young volunteers were thanked yesterday by Sheffield’s Lord Mayor for helping to make this year’s summer reading challenge the best one yet. Figures are still being collected but it is estimated that around 5,000 children took part in the challenge, which is more than any other year. Fourteen teenagers, aged 14 to 16, volunteered in council-run libraries ...

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Grey to Green scheme is a “blooming” success

Public artwork placed on Snig Hill as part of the Grey to Green scheme

23 September 2016 The awards cabinet is growing for Sheffield’s new Grey to Green regeneration programme – after it scooped two coveted Yorkshire In Bloom awards. The Grey to Green scheme, which has turned a redundant former inner ring road into a series of innovative meadows, public spaces and art whilst also providing flood prevention, won the 2016 Yorkshire Rose ...

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Vintage Treasures in the Moor Market

Photo Credit: Sheffield Antiques Quarter

22 September 2016 The Moor Market plays host to all things classic and quirky with a new monthly vintage pop-up market this Saturday 24 September. The pop-up style event is a collaboration between The Moor Market and Sheffield Antiques Quarter and will feature around 40 Stalls of retro, vintage, arts, crafts, salvage, artisan wares and antiques. ‘Top Notch’ traders from ...

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Early Riser scheme boosts grades for secondary school starters

Students take part in a sports day as part of early risers scheme

A scheme for students starting secondary school in south east Sheffield has boosted grades and reduced children’s anxieties about starting a new school. Research into the ‘Early Riser’ scheme – which involves year six pupils starting secondary school early, at the end of the summer term – found 66% of children are making expected or better progress, compared to 40% ...

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Sheffield businesses inspected for gas safety

Gas flame

 21 September 2016 In support of Gas Safety Week (19-25 September 2016), Sheffield City Council are spot checking businesses in areas across the city to make sure they are gas safe. Inspectors from the Health and Safety Enforcement Team are visiting businesses in Sheffield, with a focus on food outlets, to make checks on the maintenance of gas installations and ...

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Tenant evicted after criminal behaviour

Town Hall in Sheffield City Centre.

21 September 2016 A tenant has been evicted from his council home after being convicted of possessing drugs in the premises with intent to supply. David Foster, age 51, is currently serving time in jail but was evicted from his home last week on Verdon Street in Burngreave. Action was taken by Sheffield City Council who gained possession of the ...

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What’s the damage at UK’s first air quality garden in Sheffield?

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The UK’s first air quality garden, containing plant species that are sensitive to ozone pollution, was planted in a dedicated area at the Sheffield Botanical Gardens in June with help from 21 Sheffield children. Today they have revisited the site to find out: what’s the damage? The project – a pilot in Sheffield – is in collaboration with the universities ...

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Peace Gardens sculptor back at work in city

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A sculptor responsible for much of the artwork in Sheffield’s iconic Peace Gardens has carved another piece of history on a nearby building. Richard Perry, who created the sculptures in the city’s Peace Gardens and who specialises in public art, was commissioned by CTP Ltd and U+I, the developers of the pioneering St Paul’s Place. Richard has now completed his ...

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Porter Brook Pocket Park wins prestigious Living Waterways Award

Porter Brook Pocket Park

15 September 2016 Sheffield’s Porter Brook Pocket Park project was announced as the Winner in the ‘Contribution to the Built Environment’ category at the 2016 Living Waterways Awards ceremony, held at Birmingham Town Hall last night (14 September 2016). Launched by the Canal & River Trust in February, and sponsored by Kier, Arcadis, CPC Civils and Fountains, the Living Waterways ...

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New grant terms for voluntary sector

Grant aid helps voluntary organisations provide services to vulnerable people in Sheffield

Sheffield City Council is set to change the terms of its grant aid for voluntary organisations to make the most of available funding and provide more stability. Next year the Council plans to maintain its funding and allocate £1.62million for grant aid. The Council also plans to establish a new, larger city-centre mobility scheme. The plan is to allocate the ...

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