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Consultation extended on Sheffield’s Draft Trees and Woodlands Strategy

Children playing in Flockton Wood

30 November 2016 Sheffield’s draft trees and woodlands strategy will help us plan how we manage more than two million trees across Sheffield for the next 14 years. Your views are really important and we want to hear from as many of our residents as possible, so we have extended the consultation period for a further two weeks. The public ...

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Public meeting about Central Library and Graves Art Gallery


29 November 2016 People are invited to a public meeting next Tuesday to find out more about proposals for Sheffield’s Central Library and Graves Art Gallery. Last week it was announced that Sheffield City Council is considering leasing the Surrey Street building to create the city’s first five star hotel, as the cost of repairs and upkeep is rapidly becoming ...

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Lord Mayor and Consort get their skates on with a frozen fundraiser


28 November 2016 IT’S more than three decades since Torvill and Dean became the highest scoring figure skaters of all time, with their 1984 Olympic performance to Ravel’s Bolero. And now the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Denise Fox, and her husband Councillor Terry Fox, are set to perform their very own – and very “Yorkshire” – version of the ...

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Pubs and clubs join road safety campaign


28 November 2016 A campaign has been launched which aims to keep revellers safe on the streets of South Yorkshire over the festive season. The “Be A Safe Pedestrian” publicity drive, funded by the South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership, was launched last month across social media. Posters are set to be put up in more than 40 bars, clubs and ...

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Council to continue supporting community-run libraries

Stannington library volunteers

28 November 2016 Community-run libraries will continue to be supported by Sheffield City Council under new funding plans. The authority is pledging a minimum of £655,000 guaranteed support across 11 branches from 2017 to 2020. The existing support package for these branches ends in March 2017. Councillor Jack Scott, Cabinet Member for Community Services and Libraries at Sheffield City Council, ...

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Rustlings Road Trees

25 November 2016 Councillor Bryan Lodge, Cabinet Member for Environment at Sheffield City Council, said: “We would like to offer an apology to the people of Sheffield who were affected by the way in which we took the trees down on Thursday of last week, and particularly those living on Rustlings Road, who will also receive an apology in the ...

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Another pub gains community protection


24 November 2016 Another pub in Sheffield has gained community protection to help prevent it from being closed down, sold off or redeveloped. The White Lion on London Road is the latest of nine local pubs to become an ‘asset of community value.’ This status, awarded by Sheffield City Council, means the pub cannot be knocked down or converted without ...

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Nightclub joins council and charities to help those who beg


24 November 2016 A popular Sheffield nightclub is holding a charity event to join the council and charities in helping people who beg for money. Popworld, on Carver Street in the city centre, will raise money this Friday, 25 November, for local homeless and street charities. It will be collecting donations and raising money through face painting and beard decorating, ...

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Volunteers give millions to city

Volunteers from Assist, one of the shortlisted organisations, which supports destitute asylum seekers

23 November 2016 A report into the voluntary sector in Sheffield has shown benefits to the city worth hundreds of millions of pounds. Research undertaken this year has shown how the city’s 3,300 voluntary and community groups benefit the city to the estimated value of £810 million each year. Most of this benefit comes through the time people invest, with ...

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Irresponsible pet owner fined for failing to microchip dog

23 November 2016 A DOG owner has been ordered to pay out more than £630 after failing to get her pet microchipped. When it came to the council’s attention that her dog was not chipped, Sarah Hewitt, 38, of Winn Grove in Sheffield, was asked to get the animal microchipped. She was served a legal notice by Sheffield City Council’s ...

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Bumper day in court as litter louts ordered to pay out more than £10,000

23 November 2016 A total of 26 people have been ordered to pay out more than £400 each after being successfully prosecuted for littering by Sheffield City Council’s Environmental Protection Service. Each person was offered the opportunity to pay a £75 fixed penalty but refused, so were taken to Sheffield Magistrates Court yesterday (Tuesday 22 November). All of the offenders ...

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Boxer Kell Brook opens revamped Wisewood Sports Centre

Kell Brook packs a punch with the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Coun Denise Fox

23 November 2016 A sports centre which underwent a near-£1m transformation has now been officially opened to the public by Sheffield’s champion boxer Kell Brook. Wisewood Sports Centre, in Laird Road, Wadsley, has been overhauled by operator Places for People Leisure (P4P), which also runs Sheffield’s newly-built leisure centres at Graves and Thorncliffe. The old gym floor has been expanded ...

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Sheffield City Council becomes first employer in Yorkshire to sign up to TUC’s Charter for helping terminally ill workers

John Mothersole and Councillor Ben Curran signed the Dying to Work charter

23 November 2016 – originally published by TUC Sheffield City Council yesterday (Tuesday, 22 November) became the first employer in Yorkshire to add its name to a charter aimed at helping employees who become terminally ill at work. The authority is the latest high-profile employer to sign up to the Dying to Work Voluntary Charter, following in the footsteps of ...

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New management announced for Sheffield Food Festival


23 November 2016 Hugely popular Sheffield Food Festival will return for a seventh year next May, under new management. The ever-successful annual event, which takes place across the city centre on the May bank holiday weekend, began as a collaboration between Sheffield Hallam University’s Business School and Sheffield City Council’s major events team. The organisation Events Collective, which has been an ...

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