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Decision made to re-procure waste services

Sheffield Town Hall

19 January 2017   Council leaders have agreed to re-procure the authority’s waste services currently provided under a contract with Veolia. At a meeting held yesterday at Sheffield Town Hall , Sheffield City Council’s cabinet committee voted to re-procure waste services, with a view to securing a new and improved service arrangement. The priority now will be to ensure that ...

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From suicide to speaking out: mental health support in Sheffield

Sean Munnelly volunteers at St Mary's Springboard cafe

18 January 2017 “It’s only by chance that I didn’t kill myself. I’d written letters to my family and friends and went out into the woods with some rope. A little old man saw me and stopped me and that’s why I’m still here. Looking back I’m still shocked about how bad I was.” Sean Munnelly, aged 40 from Burngreave, ...

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You Can Leave Your Patch On….

Smokefree - newsroom size

18 January 2017 It’s now 20 years since The Full Monty’s unemployed steelworkers bumped and ground their way onto the big screen. And now workers from Sheffield City Council have given a cheeky nod to the smash hit film with the new, hip-shimmying, “You Can Leave Your Patch On” video, set to a cover of Tom Jones’ classic tune. Starring ...

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Grosvenor demolition brings back memories for council leader

Laurie pic

 17 January 2017 The leader of Sheffield City Council, Councillor Julie Dore was on the site of the former Grosvenor House Hotel, where she held her wedding reception 30 years ago, on Tuesday 17 January at 2pm as demolition works continue to make way for the new Sheffield Retail Quarter. The council leader also held her 40th birthday there, where she ...

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Magistrates dish out fines for waste offences


17 January 2017 FLY-tippers who illegally disposed of waste in Sheffield have been ordered to pay out almost £1,800 after being caught in the act and brought before magistrates today. Zoltan Goman, aged 25, of Alma Road, Rotherham, was seen by a hawk-eyed member of the public tipping waste from a van on land at Vicarage Road in Attercliffe. A ...

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Phillimore Community Primary School makes a splash at National Swimming Awards

17 January 2017 Children and staff at Phillimore Primary School have been officially presented with a national award from the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Denise Fox. The award is the Primary School of the Year prize, which was won at the 2016 ASA Aquatics Awards, held in Birmingham. The award is a result ...

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New one-way system for Skelton Lane in Woodhouse


Monday 16 January Plans to tackle congestion on a busy street in a Sheffield suburb have moved forward. Sheffield City Council has approved plans to change the priority on Skelton Lane in Woodhouse from its junction with Skelton Grove towards its junction with Tannery Street. This short length of road will now become a one-way street with new parking bays ...

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Turn a blue Monday into a fun day

Blue Monday - Twitter poem

16 January 2016 Today is known as ‘Blue Monday’ when bills are highest, motivation is apparently low and daylight hours are short. If you’re feeling down then these may help. There’s also our mental health guide for details about services in the city: Read – it’s relaxing and known to help with stress. You can borrow books for free for one ...

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New Year, New You at Moor Market

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

Friday 13 January 2017 It’s more often known as the place to buy fresh produce, flowers, crafts and gifts – rather than somewhere to get fit. But to mark the New Year, the Moor Market is hosting a range of special events on Saturdays, focused on getting customers feeling good. On Saturday 14 January, at 11am there will be a ...

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Major new tree planting project gets underway

Volunteers plant an urban woodland

13 January 2017 Around 8,000 trees are set to be planted at different sites across Sheffield over the next few weeks, to create new “urban woodlands” for the city. In partnership with the Trees for Cities organisation, 7,500 trees will be planted at three parks in the south-east of the city; at Kenninghall Bank, Fox Lane Recreation Ground and at ...

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Sheffield shortlisted for national Best Bar None award

Millennium Square by night

12 January 2017  City partners who work together to promote the responsible management of licensed premises have been recognised once again as Sheffield is shortlisted for a prestigious national award. Sheffield is one of only three finalists for the national Best Bar None awards, up against Durham and Bedfordshire. The announcement will be made at a Parliamentary reception at the ...

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Plans to build new council homes

Councillors Jayne Dunn and Mazher Iqbal at the site of new council homes in Manor

Thursday 12 January 2017 More council homes are set to be built in Sheffield. The City Council’s plans to provide an extra 1,000 council homes are still ongoing but today, the authority is revealing that it intends to build more of these than originally thought. These will include independent living schemes for older people and the council also hopes to ...

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Council launches opportunity for city-wide free Wi-Fi service

You can now use PayByPhone to park across Sheffield

Wednesday 11 January 2017 People visiting Sheffield could be logging on to a fast and free city centre Wi-Fi service by the end of the year. Sheffield City Council has announced it is looking for a provider to offer a public access Wi-Fi service across the city’s Business Improvement District (BID) – at no cost to visitors who use it. ...

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City’s waste contract set for review


10 January 2017 Council leaders are considering proposals to end the authority’s waste contract with provider Veolia. At present, Veolia is responsible for collecting and disposing of waste, running household waste recycling centres, managing and operating the Energy Recovery Facility at Bernard Road and the district heating network, bulky item collections and the collection and disposal of abandoned vehicles. The ...

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