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Local councillors want to hear from you…

28 February 2017 Sheffield City Council has been encouraging the people of Sheffield to have their say on local issues that will inform Councillors’ ward priorities. Sheffield has 28 electoral areas called wards, each represented by three city councillors. Each year, every ward in Sheffield produces a list of three or four priorities, and this year the authority wants as many people to ...

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Sheffield shines at LGBT event

Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Denise Fox cuts the 50th Anniversary cake at Sheffield's LGBT History Month celebrations

Tuesday 28 February 2017 Hundreds of people attended events last weekend to celebrate diversity in Sheffield and mark the end of this year’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History Month. Talks, films, music and other celebrations ran at the Millennium Gallery on Saturday and Sunday, hosted by the Friends of Edward Carpenter and local charity SAYiT. Councillor Jack Scott, ...

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New Sheffield school plans unveiled

How the proposed nursery play area could look

28 February 2017 Detailed plans for a new school in the north-east of the city have now been unveiled. Woodside School is due to open in September 2018 and is being built to help meet the rising demand for school places in Sheffield. Sheffield City Council is inviting comments for the plans from residents and will be arranging a series ...

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Council supports protest by taxi drivers

Sheffield city centre

27 February 2017 Bryan Lodge, Cabinet Member for the Environment at Sheffield City Council, said: “We are aware of the demonstration being arranged by the taxi trade on Tuesday 28 February in Sheffield, which is part of a wider demonstration taking place in many towns and cities around the country. “Sheffield City Council are extremely supportive of the licensed trade ...

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Dual slalom race to hit Sheffield city centre


27 February 2017 Star names in the mountain biking world are set to take part in the first-ever Howard Street Dual, being held as part of The Outdoor City Weekender. The dual slalom in Howard Street will be one of the many events of the Weekender, a high-octane weekend of climbing, biking, running, walking and more, taking place from Friday ...

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Sheffield praised for role in resettling Syrian refugees

Refugee camp in Calais - taken by Calais – People to People Solidarity – Action from Sheffield group

24 February 2017 The Government has thanked Sheffield Council for its role in supporting the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the UK. Sheffield has settled 96 Syrian refugees under the government’s Vulnerable Persons Resettlement (VPR) scheme since last year with Yorkshire and Humberside resettling a total of 594 since 2015. Immigration Minister Robert Goodwill MP said: “The support of Sheffield and ...

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Boeing set for Sheffield touchdown

Boeing Sheffield CGI - design subject to change pending planning permission

24 February 2017 Sheffield City Region is set to partner the world’s largest aerospace company, Boeing, in a multi-million pound investment, bringing new jobs and providing the region’s businesses with new supply chain opportunities, subject to contract agreement. The announcement today (Friday 24 February) that the firm, subject to planning permission, plans to build its first factory in Europe alongside ...

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LGBT History Month ends on a high

23 February 2017 It’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) History Month and a weekend of activities closing the celebration will kick off on at noon on Saturday 25 February. The LGBT History Month is recognised yearly and 2017 is especially important as it marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales. Although ...

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Ofsted success for Sheffield schools

Children at Wincobank Infant and Nursery School

23 February 2017 St Catherine’s Catholic Voluntary Academy has been awarded outstanding in all areas following a recent inspection from the education watchdog Ofsted. The school was applauded for ‘transforming the lives of children’s lives and helping them flourish’. St Catherine’s headteacher Fiona Rigby was praised in the report for providing “truly exceptional leadership”. It said that “due to her ...

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Visitor numbers soar at new leisure centres

The new swimming pool at Thorncliffe Leisure Centre

22 February 2017 New figures have revealed massive increases in participation rates at Sheffield’s new state-of-the-art leisure centres. Graves Health and Sports Centre and Thorncliffe Leisure Centre both opened last year, operated by Places for People Leisure (P4P) in partnership with Sheffield City Council. P4P has also carried out a near-£1m transformation of Wisewood Sports Centre, in Laird Road, Wadsley, ...

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The Outdoor City for All

The Outdoor City for All

22 February 2017 With less than six months to go until the Special Olympic Games are held in Sheffield, people are starting to look at the city and things to do while they are here. Sheffield, as The Outdoor City, has an abundance of parks, woods and countryside accessible for people with disabilities, with well surfaced paths and accessible facilities. ...

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New online system simplifies parking appeals process

Log on to Pay By Phone to register for the new app

21 February 2017 Motorists who wish to appeal parking tickets will be helped by a new online system which aims to make the process easier by assessing the chances of a successful outcome. Sheffield City Council is introducing a new online interactive guidance tool which goes live on Wednesday (22 February). It means motorists appealing against a Penalty Charge Notice ...

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Site Gallery embarks on ambitious expansion project

Artist impression as Site Galley set for major expansion

17 February 2017 Press release from Site Gallery: Sheffield’s leading contemporary art gallery announces that it will begin its expansion in April 2017. With a formidable track record of presenting and supporting important UK and international artists, Site Gallery will treble the scale of its public offer through an expansion programme worth over £2.7m. Work is planned to commence in spring ...

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Extra funding to help rough sleepers

911 supported housing

21 February 2017 More help for people sleeping rough in South Yorkshire will be available from the summer thanks to a successful funding bid. Sheffield City Council, working with the other councils in South Yorkshire, will receive an extra £400,000 spread across the four authorities over two years, starting from April. The money will be used to recruit more people ...

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