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Board games at library guarantees a full house

Playing board games at Ecclesfield Library

21 February 2017 Playing board games as a family needn’t be a trivial pursuit – thanks to a successful and now well-established Saturday session at booming Ecclesfield Library. A popular board games session at the library has now been extended until June, and Councillor Jack Scott, cabinet member for community services and libraries, was among those taking part last weekend. ...

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Ostrich Campaign helps spread money message

Ostrich Campaign helps council tenants manage their money

Thursday 16 February 2017 An eye-catching campaign to help council tenants get their finances in order has been launched by Sheffield City Council. Don’t Bury Your Head in the Sand is the message behind the campaign which aims to help tenants manage their money, with advice about budgeting, tackling debt, making rent a priority and saving. Councillor Jayne Dunn, Cabinet ...

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Council supports campaign to ‘Clean Sheffield’

Great British Spring Clean

15 February 2017 A campaign to keep the city clean and tidy is being supported by Sheffield City Council for the third year running. Keep Britain Tidy’s Clean Sheffield campaign is helping make the city an even cleaner place to live in and visit. As part of the campaign, Keep Britain Tidy will work alongside the Council and with a ...

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Ebenezer crowd-pleaser catches judges’ attention

The new-look Ebenezer Chapel  in Shalesmoor

15 February 2017 A run-down former Methodist chapel, the site of a derelict working man’s club and a grade two listed industrial works have all been transformed with the help of Sheffield City Council’s planning enforcement team. Now judges have shortlisted the Council’s work on so-called Stuck Sites across the city for a coveted Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) award ...

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Special Olympics National Games mural set to be launched in Sheffield

Special Olympics mural - resized

14 February 2017 A special piece of artwork and outdoor mural to celebrate Special Olympics National Games in Sheffield in August 2017 is being unveiled today in Sheffield City Centre. This very exciting and ground breaking collaboration between professional Sheffield digital artist Greg Harris, local art students with intellectual (learning) disability and athletes from Special Olympics GB sees famous Sheffield ...

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Become a cycling champion and inspire other women to ride in Sheffield

Breeze resized

14 February 2017 British Cycling’s women-only cycling programme, HSBC UK Breeze, is on the hunt for female cyclists to inspire other women to get on their bikes in Sheffield. If you love cycling recreationally and are passionate about supporting others in your local community, there’s no better time to become a Breeze Champion. Breeze is the biggest programme ever to ...

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State of Sheffield 2017: A real picture of life in the city

Kelham Island - image courtesy of Phil Joel

14 February 2017 NEWS RELEASE from Sheffield City Partnership Board The State of Sheffield 2017 report is launched today, exploring the real picture of life in the city. The report looks at how Sheffield is changing over time, and how we compare to other major cities in the UK. The production of the report is a collaborative effort with organisations ...

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It’s official – Sheffield keeps Purple Flag status for another year

Pictured from left: Sarah Walker of the Association of Town and City Management, Marianne Stokes of sponsor Initiatec Technology Group, Richard Eyre, of Sheffield City Council, Sergeant Matthew Burdett of Sheffield BID and Andy Stokes of Initiatec

13 February 2017 Sheffield has once again been recognized on a national level for providing an “entertaining, safe and enjoyable night out.” Sheffield Business Improvement District (BID) Police Sergeant Matthew Burdett and Richard Eyre, of Sheffield City Council, have been presented with the formal accreditation, which means the flag will keep flying over Sheffield’s Peace Gardens for another year. Purple Flag is a ...

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Hurlfield View families can now book care

Care pic - photo credit More Good Foundation, Flickr

10 February 2017 Sheffield City Council is letting families and carers of people with dementia know about a range of new day care and pre-bookable respite care services that will replace those currently provided at Hurlfield View in Gleadless. The authority is sending letters to families and carers with details of the new services and how they can book a ...

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Apprenticeships: Be Inspired 2017

Be Inspired 2017

10 February 2017 Apprenticeships: Be Inspired 2017 2nd March 2017, 12:30pm-3:30pm, Ponds Forge International Sports Centre Have you considered an apprenticeship after you leave school? Skills Made Easy at Sheffield City Council is once again hosting its annual apprenticeship event. Students from Years 11 – 13 from schools across Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham, Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire have been invited ...

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Shop has licence revoked for selling illegal cigarettes and alcohol

Sheffield City Centre

10 February 2017 For the second time this week, Sheffield City Council has revoked the alcohol licence of a shop found to be selling illicit goods. Double Diamond, in Page Hall Road, was found to be selling illicit vodka and cigarettes, which hadn’t had duty paid and were lacking the correct labels. Members of the licensing sub-committee yesterday (Thursday 9 ...

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McLaren Automotive investment to supercharge the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District

McLaren moving to Sheffield City Region

9 February 2017 Business and civic leaders have welcomed supercar producer McLaren Automotive’s move to locate research and production facilities within the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District (AMID) on the Sheffield–Rotherham border as a further boost to the region’s status as a world-leading centre of manufacturing excellence. The investment, announced at The University of Sheffield’s Factory 2050 today (Thursday 9 February), will ...

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Defrauded resident speaks of ordeal after Sheffield man sentenced for rogue trading

Justice scales

9 February 2017 A tradesman has been sentenced to four months imprisonment, suspended for a year, following an investigation by Sheffield City Council’s trading standards team into his rogue trading. Colin Graham Shaw, of Hazlebarrow Crescent, Jordanthorpe, appeared before Sheffield Magistrates Court on Tuesday, 7 February for sentence. The 68-year-old had previously pleaded guilty to eight offences; three under the Fraud Act and ...

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Licence revoked from shop for selling illicit cigarettes

Stas cigarettes

8 February 2017 A shop which was discovered to be selling illicit cigarettes and cigarettes to children has had its alcohol licence revoked by Sheffield City Council. Sta’s, in Main Road, Darnall, is therefore no longer licenced to sell alcohol. This will be a major loss in income for the shop and potentially affect any premises letting and sale value. ...

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