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City retains Purple Flag status for night-time economy

Millennium Square by night

10 January 2017 After becoming the first Yorkshire city to gain Purple Flag status back in 2013, city leaders are celebrating today (Tuesday 10 January) after learning Sheffield has retained the prestigious status for its evening and night-time economy. Purple Flag is a town and city centre award – similar to the Blue Flag award for beaches – which aims ...

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Council begins extensive improvements to Manor Library

Manor Library

January 2017 A local library is to close for two weeks to allow a significant amount of refurbishment. Manor Library, on Ridgeway Road at Manor Top, will close from Monday 23 January to Sunday 5 February. The First Point, council customer service centre, and housing office based there will also be closed during this period. The nearest alternative facilities are ...

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Pensioner backs “Not Born Yesterday” campaign after being scammed out of thousands of pounds

Albert, from Manor Top, and his carer Sarah

9 January 2017 A war veteran who was almost scammed out of his entire life savings has added his support to a Sheffield City Council-led campaign to crack down on rogue traders and scammers. Called “Not Born Yesterday”, the campaign highlights the collaboration between Sheffield’s Trading Standards and Adult Safeguarding services and brings together a network of partners including South Yorkshire ...

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Sheffield City Council budget 2017-18: Have your say

6 January 2017 The budget planning process for 2017/18 is already underway and we want you, and as many other Sheffield people and organisations as possible, to have the opportunity to help shape how we meet this latest budget challenge. Your feedback, thoughts and suggestions will inform the decisions made about the budget we have to set, the way we ...

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Call for Tinsley Library volunteers

Tinsley Forum on Bawtry Road

6 January 2017 Library lovers in and around Tinsley are being asked to help run a new library service starting at the end of January. Around a dozen people are needed to help people choose and check out books and newspapers from the Tinsley Forum on Bawtry Road. A book drop-off and collection point has been running there since last ...

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Street Ahead welcome two new electric vehicles

Two electric vehicles, new additions to the Streets Ahead fleet

6 January 2017 Two new electric vehicles have been added to the Streets Ahead fleet to support Sheffield City Council’s aim of reducing carbon emissions. The vans – which will be powered by electric charging points at the Streets Ahead Depot – will be used to transport technicians across the city when carrying out their site checks. They will be ...

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Outdoor education growing in Sheffield: The Outdoor City

Sarah Lamb at Ecclesall Woods Discovery Centre

6 January 2017 Exploring woodlands, hunting for bugs and building shelters are increasingly becoming all part of a day’s learning in Sheffield: The Outdoor City. Sheffield is at the forefront of a movement which sees children from as young as three months old learning not within the confines of a classroom, but outdoors amid nature – and that movement is ...

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Shoppers returning to Moor Market

Moor Market, Sheffield

4 January 2017 Another successful year looks to be in store for Sheffield’s Moor Market, with latest figures showing a six per cent increase in shoppers in 2016, compared to 2015. Last year was a great year for the market, which is home to more than 90 independent traders, with almost three million shopping visits for the year as a ...

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Carve yourself a new skill in 2017

craft-course-image

4 January 2017 Crafty courses are back by popular demand and now available to book for folk looking for a creative new year’s resolution. Branch out and try your hand at one of the many nature based crafts at the Ecclesall Woodland Discovery Centre. From Woodland Coppicing to writing with fire (pyrography), professional experts are offering a new range of ...

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Up to 1,000 new starter homes

4 January 2017 Up to 1,000 new starter homes are going to be built in Sheffield thanks to a successful funding bid to central Government. The homes will be sold at a discounted rate to first time buyers under 40 years old, with at least 20 per cent off the market value. The homes will be built on sites across ...

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