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Apprentices kick-start career in housing

Cllr Jayne Dunn with the Housing Apprentices

13 December 2016 Eleven young people have got their careers off to a great start with a housing apprenticeship at Sheffield City Council. They will spend the next two years gaining valuable skills and experience, leading to an NVQ qualification and the possibility of a permanent job. Their work will cover all aspects of housing, including repairs and maintenance, rent ...

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VIDEO: Lord Mayor and Consort take to the ice in charity fundraiser

Lord Mayor of Sheffield and Consort with their ice skating trainer and a helpful penguin

Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Denise Fox and Consort, Councillor Terry Fox take to the ice to show off their skills in advance of their first charity performance to Ravel’s Bolero, on Friday 9 December at Ice Sheffield. The pair first pulled on their ice skates in September, with no skating experience whatsoever, so are nervous about performing in front ...

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Council promise to always have city centre Central Library

Our promises regarding the Central Library service

8 December 2016 “We will always have a Central Library in the city centre” That was one of the promises made by Sheffield City Council at last night’s public meeting about proposals for the Central Library and Graves Art Gallery. The meeting, one of a number planned, saw more than 200 people discuss how the council is considering leasing the ...

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Council Apprentice Honoured for Top Class Award Nomination

Saeed is congratulated by the Lord Mayor

06 December 2016 19 year old apprentice, Saeed Amin, met the Lord Mayor to be congratulated on his recent apprenticeship nomination. Saeed was invited to the Town Hall where he was applauded by the Right Honourable Lord Mayor, Cllr Denise Fox for his recent nomination for the ‘Asian Apprentice of the Year’ award. The prestigious ‘Asian Apprentices Awards’ is an ...

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Best Bar None helps people stay charged

Tracey Ford, helps run Best Bar None from Sheffield City Council, and Tricia Watts, Sheffield Street Pastor Coordinator

6 December 2016 Street pastors, who help late-night city centre revellers, have been given new equipment by Sheffield City Council to help them help more people. The volunteers who are out every Friday and Saturday night now have battery-powered mobile phone charging devices to help people whose phones have run out of juice. The council bought them out of money ...

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England’s second FA football hub opens at Sheffield sports centre

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3 December 2016 Our city is known as the birthplace of football. And that sporting heritage was built upon again today (Saturday, 3 December) with the opening of England’s second Parklife grassroots football hub. New facilities at St George’s Park Thorncliffe, in High Green, are part of The FA’s scheme to address poor facilities in grassroots football and an example ...

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Study set to boost AMID connectivity

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A major study that aims to improve the road network up to the rapidly-growing Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District (AMID) is being driven forward. Sheffield City Council and Rotherham Council will lead a detailed £1.4m study after funding was announced by the Department for Transport exploring solutions to improve capacity at Junctions 33 and 34 of the M1 which serve the ...

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Central Library & Graves Art Gallery: Second public meeting planned

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1 December 2016 Due to high demand a second public meeting has been planned to update people 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 ...

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City’s parks service recognised for excellence at national awards ceremony

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1 December 2016 They’re the lifeblood of Sheffield: The Outdoor City, known for their varying landscapes from manicured beauty through to rugged greenness. And now Sheffield’s parks – and those who work to keep them so special – have been recognised with two more national accolades, at the annual Fields in Trust awards. At the fifth annual awards ceremony, which ...

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