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Have your say on council information and advice


14 October 2016 A consultation has been launched to find out what people think about the information and advice given by Sheffield City Council’s adult services, covering social care, libraries, housing and communities. More than two million people use the council website every year and the authority’s customer services team respond to more than a million enquiries. Now the council ...

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More than 1,000 new bestsellers for community-run libraries

Councillor Jack Scott, Cabinet Member for Community Services and Libraries

13 October 2016 More than a thousand new books have been given to community-run libraries by Sheffield City Council. This works out at just over 100 titles each in ten branches across the city that are run by volunteers. There are 28 libraries across Sheffield. Sixteen in total are run by volunteers with some support from the council. The new ...

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Seven years of cuts has seen Sheffield City Council save more than £350m

  2017/18 will be the seventh year of budget cuts at Sheffield City Council, with the cumulative  spending cuts total now running to £352 million. This is equivalent to the cost of maintaining all parks and countryside managed by Sheffield City Council an estimated 60 times over. The savings have included a combination of cuts to funding, and the additional ...

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Children’s University celebrates golden success

Sheffield's Children's University 50th Gold Award Ceremony

7 October 2016 Last night (October 6th) two hundred pupils graduated from Sheffield’s Children’s University 50th Gold award ceremony. Since it began in 2007, the initiative which encourages children aged 4-19 to take part in learning activities outside of school, has seen more than 35,000 children taking part in nearly 2 million hours of activities. Research shows that young people ...

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Darnall gears up for this year’s lantern parade

Last year's lantern parade, credit: Carly Roberts

7 October 2016 A five foot tall Beluga whale and 500 hundred lantern-carrying children and parents were seen walking through the streets of Darnall last November. Now, with just one month to go until bonfire night, people in and around Darnall are invited to get involved in this year’s lantern parade. The parade runs on Friday, 4 November starting at ...

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Park Hill development ‘set to be complete in five years’

Park Hill

Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire 
Client: Urban Splash
Architect: Hawkins Brown | Studio Egret West
Developer: Urban Splash

6 October 2016 Award-winning urban regeneration company Urban Splash has secured a revised agreement for the final phases of Park Hill with Sheffield City Council which means they will be able to complete the project in five years. Simon Gawthorpe, MD of Urban Splash: “This is great news for us and for Sheffield – it means we can complete the project ...

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