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Vote for Sheffield’s Green Flag Parks in UK Top Ten


With more than 800 green spaces, including 95 parks and playgrounds across the city, Sheffield City Council is urging residents to vote for their favourite Sheffield park in the Green Flag People’s Choice Award, with nominations open until 30 September. Sheffield is one of the greenest cities in Europe and its parks are well loved and well used by residents ...

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Help for people with alcohol problems in Sheffield

Sheffield has a new alcohol strategy, photo credit: Thomas Hawk

14 September 2016 Plans to reduce alcohol-related harm are being introduced by Sheffield City Council. The latest data shows that 130 people die from alcohol misuse in the city every year, and 100 of them are men. A new Alcohol Strategy has been developed to cover the next four years, and is being discussed by the council’s Cabinet on Wednesday ...

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Local artist delighted with Portrait of Distinction award

Artist David Ball (right), Master Cutler Craig McKay and Mistress Cutler Karen McKay with the winning portrait

Tuesday 13 September 2016 Local artist David Ball has won this year’s ‘Portrait of Distinction’ competition at the 13th annual Art in the Gardens which took place earlier this month. David painted this year’s portrait participants, Master Cutler Craig McKay and Mistress Cutler Karen McKay, who also judged the competition choosing from more than 20 portraits. The portraits were displayed ...

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J G Graves Graduate Commission 2016

View towards the Town Hall main entrance.

13 September 2016 The JG Graves Charitable Trust and The Lord Mayor of Sheffield are delighted to announce that Kurt Calow has been commissioned to create a new work for the City’s Civic Collection. Sheffield’s Civic Collection contains a range of objects for civic occasions, items that date from 1897 to present day. In 2007, Galvanize Sheffield, the Festival of ...

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Director of Public Health’s Report: Prevention is better than cure

Sheffield's Director of Public Health, Greg Fell

13 September 2016 “Prevention is better than cure.” That’s the main message from this year’s annual Public Health Report for Sheffield which documents the health of the city. The report states there are around 900 preventable deaths in Sheffield each year, caused mainly by high blood pressure, obesity, high cholesterol, smoking, alcohol and lack of physical activity. Life expectancy continues ...

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Still time to have say on waste and recycling options

Sheffield residents haven’t wasted any time in having their say on potential changes to their waste and recycling services. More than 1,500 people have responded to Sheffield City Council’s waste and recycling consultation – and households are reminded that Thursday 15 September is the cut-off date to register their views. Despite saving more than £6 million from the annual waste ...

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Sheffield chosen to lead the way in National Flood Resilience Review

Flood defence works in progress at Nursery Street.

Friday 9 September 2016 In a report, released yesterday by the Government, into national flood resilience, Sheffield has been selected as the first core city in England to be protected from flooding to the same standard as London by 2021. The report highlights that Sheffield offers great potential for improving flood protection from its many rivers whilst enabling regeneration of ...

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Mosborough Ward by-election result

Town Hall in Sheffield City Centre.

Below is the result of the Mosborough Ward by-election: Name of candidate Description Votes GROCUTT Julie Labour Party 1279 PARKIN Joanne Elizabeth UK Independence Party (UKIP) 466 SMITH Gail Liberal Democrats 1711 TAYLOR Andrew David Conservatives 229 WHITE Julie Anne Green Party 67   Turnout: 27.23%

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Doulas delivering more for expectant mums

Mum with doula, Helen

Jody, a 27 year old from south Sheffield is one of more than 400 women supported by Sheffield City Council’s doula programme which trains volunteers to support and empower women in the latter stages of pregnancy, during labour and birth and for the first six weeks of family life. The programme is now looking for volunteers to begin their training ...

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Sheffield set to continue refugee help

Rose, a Liberian refugee, was one of the first people to be resettled in Sheffield through the Gateway Programme. She is now a qualified nurse working at the Northern General Hospital.

7 September 2016 Sheffield is set to carry on helping refugees fleeing war-torn countries with the continuation of a Government-funded refugee resettlement programme. The city, the UK’s first City of Sanctuary, has helped to resettle refugees since 2004 through the Government’s ‘Gateway Protection Programme’. The City Council was the first local authority to do this and has helped approximately 90 ...

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Best foot forward for new Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K

Cllr Mary Lea and Run For All with official sponsor ASDA and partner charities of the new Sheffield 10k race

Tuesday 6 September 2016 The countdown is on for thousands of big-hearted runners who are getting ready to take on the much-anticipated new Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K. The event, which takes place on Sunday 30 October, is set to generate a major boost for local charities – who were at Sheffield Winter Gardens today to celebrate the new event. Entries ...

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HSBC makes multi-million pound investment in new Sheffield Retail Quarter office


Long-awaited retail quarter to open for business with 60,000 square foot of retail units available in first phase HSBC has signed a 15-year lease on new office building and will become first anchor tenant by Spring 2019 Full planning application for first phase submitted This is the new-look for the first phase of Sheffield’s long-awaited retail quarter – an artist’s ...

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Sheffield honours its Olympic & Paralympic stars with civic reception celebration

Athletics facilities at The EIS in Sheffield

Courage, determination, passion and inspiration. We’ve seen it all at this year’s Rio Games and in recognition Sheffield City Council is throwing a special civic reception in honour of the city’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Throughout the decades Sheffield has been home to many sporting stars, whether they live or train here. This year we have already seen several of ...

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Tenant at risk of eviction due to son’s behaviour

Justice scales

2 September 2016 A tenant narrowly missed being evicted from her council home after her son was found dealing drugs from the property. Sheffield City Council took Denise Binici, age 63 of Galsworthy Road in Southey, to Sheffield County Court on Wednesday 24 August to seek possession of the property after her son was convicted at Sheffield Magistrates Court. Kevin ...

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