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Final countdown to weekend of adventure

British Bouldering Championships at Cliffhanger 2016

6 July 2017 With live music, refreshments and fun for all the family, this year’s Cliffhanger festival is set to get underway tomorrow evening (Friday 7 July), from 5pm in Devonshire Green. Cliffhanger, sponsored by the Sheffield BID (Business Improvement District) and billed as Sheffield’s inner city festival dedicated to celebrating the outdoors, will be held across locations including the ...

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Damaged footbridge reopened thanks to Streets Ahead

Sheaf Street footbridge

6 July 2017 The footbridge over Sheaf Street which was damaged by a lorry striking it in May 2017 has been repaired and is now fully open thanks to the Streets Ahead Structural Engineers. A lorry mounted crane struck the footbridge with considerable force resulting in the bridge deck being badly damaged and leaving it an unsafe condition. The bridge ...

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Small grants to boost local projects

Fireworks lit up the sky at the Manor Fields bonfire night celebrations

6 July 2017 The Manor sky shined bright last bonfire night, thanks to council funding for the annual Manor Fields event. The bonfire and firework display is one of more than 260 local projects which received a small grant from Sheffield City Council last year. And event organisers say it has brought local people together, helped with community cohesion and ...

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Olympic champions lead line-up for HSBC UK National Circuit Championships in Sheffield


5 July 2017 Olympic champions Elinor Barker, Katie Archibald and Ed Clancy have been confirmed to race at the forthcoming HSBC UK National Circuit Championships, taking place in Sheffield city centre on Wednesday 19 July. Four former male champions, including three-time winner Russell Downing, will be trying to reclaim the title, while reigning champion Eileen Roe will defend her women’s ...

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Council confirms plans to protect rare butterfly species

5 July 2017 Sheffield City Council has reconfirmed its longstanding intention to do everything possible to preserve a rare species of butterfly living in an elm tree in Nether Edge. The council has confirmed that, although the tree has to be replaced because it is decaying as well as damaging the highway, a plan will be drawn up to preserve ...

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Adopting a baby: Chris’s story


5 July 2017 Sheffield City Council is asking more families to help change the lives of children throughout the city by adopting a child. Four children in Sheffield, aged 0-2 years, need adoptive families. If you are interested in finding out more or considering adopting please come along to an information evening on Wednesday 19th July 6pm to 8pm at Quaker ...

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Shisha lounge owner fined over indoor smoking

Inside Breeze Shisha Lounge in John Street

5 July 2017 A shisha lounge owner was ordered to pay out more than £1,500 by the courts yesterday (Tuesday 4 July), after allowing smoking inside the premises. Saqib Altaf Hussain, owner of Breeze Shisha Lounge in John Street, Sheffield, pleaded guilty to an offence committed on 12 November 2016, for allowing smoking to take place indoors. He had been ...

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Tour De Yorkshire boosts economy by £64million

Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com. Omar Fraile and Serge Pauwels celebrate as they cross the line as Pauwels takes the overall Tour de Yorkshire 2017 victory.

5 July 2017 The 2017 Tour de Yorkshire boosted the economy by almost £64million, independent research shows. The race weekend from 28 to 30 April saw a record 2.2 million spectators line the route and spend 8% more than last year. Accommodation spend was up 6.5% year on year and non-accommodation items such as food and drink, souvenirs and transport ...

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Consultation on introducing idling fines to improve air quality

4 July 2017 People who leave their car engines running whilst waiting at the school gates could face “idling” fines – as Sheffield City Council launches a new consultation to tackle poor air quality across the city. This consultation asks for views on whether the Council should enforce new by-laws as recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care ...

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More help for the homeless in Sheffield

Sheffield City Council commissions Sheffield's street outreach service to help tackle rough sleeping

4 July 2017 Rough sleepers with the most complex problems are set to be helped with a new housing approach, funded by Sheffield City Council. The Housing First service will see accommodation provided for rough sleepers who need it the most, with wrap-around support to help people tackle issues around addiction and mental health. This is a different approach, successfully ...

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Our plans for street tree replacement on Rivelin Valley Road

Tree works are commencing on Rivelin Valley Road as part of the Streets Ahead street tree replacement programme. Of the 528 trees on Rivelin Valley Road only 23 are set to be replaced as part of the programme- around 4% of the total number of trees on the road. Our household surveys told us that of the 54 households surveyed, ...

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New bus pass means young people can travel for less

First buses will be free for Sheffield's armed forces day and the national celebrations next week

Originally posted by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive 4 July 2017 Business leaders and young people have welcomed a new 16-18 travel pass scheme that allows more young people than ever to benefit from discounted public transport fares across South Yorkshire, prior to its launch this weekend. As part of the enhanced scheme, from last Saturday 1 July all 16-18 ...

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Sheffield praised by Stonewall for tackling homophobia

Sheffield Town Hall

Sheffield City Council has received national recognition for the seventh year in a row for its work to tackle homophobic bullying throughout the city. Gay equality charity Stonewall has positioned the council at number nine in the Education Equality Index 2017, published last week. The Index lists the Top 10 local authorities in Britain. Stonewall recognised the work the council ...

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Walking for Purpose scheme to take next steps


3 July 2017 “It’s given me some confidence that there are things that I can do, that I can do it, and that there are opportunities out there.” That’s the view of a participant in the “Walking for Purpose” project, which after a successful pilot scheme in Hillsborough is now set to be rolled out across Sheffield. Sheffield City Council ...

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