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Sheffield librarian receives national honour

Anne Frost Canva

15 December 2017 One of Sheffield City Council’s librarians has won a national award in BookTrust’s 25th Anniversary Awards. Early years librarian, Anne Frost, was given the Bookstart Coordinator Award for her work to encourage families to read with very young children, especially in deprived areas. Anne has worked for the council’s library service for the past 30 years and ...

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The baby Jesus finds room at the… Moor Market

Advent Calendar in Moor Market

This year a historic city centre church will be hosting two of its carol services in the Moor Market. Father Grant Naylor, of St Matthew’s Church on Carver Street, is holding two mini carol services on Saturday 16 and 23 December, at 12noon and everyone is welcome. Father Naylor and his congregation have built up close links with the Market ...

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New plan to prevent people from becoming homeless

Homeless strategy

14 December 2017 A five year strategy to minimise homelessness in Sheffield was agreed by Sheffield City Council’s cabinet on Wednesday, 13 December. Between 2010 and 2016, Sheffield has seen a 60% reduction in the number of people that are homeless and have the greatest need of rehousing by the council, compared to a national increase of more than 30%. ...

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Council to replace 41 memorial trees and plant 300 more

Town Hall

13 December 2017   Sheffield City Council has today decided that, for the first time, it will guarantee in perpetuity the replanting of any war memorial tree that has to be replaced and will plant 300 new memorial trees in the city’s parks.   This comes following a council decision to replace 41 existing memorial street trees, which are causing significant ...

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Education, trade and development partnerships continue to grow with China

The site of the planned Sheffield Business Incubator in Chengdu

13 December 2017 New Sheffield school in Chengdu will provide great education opportunities in both cities Business partnerships grow with Sheffield Business incubator set to open in high-tech zone next year (image attached) A new school in one of China’s biggest cities will have a real Sheffield flavour and will offer Sheffield’s young people direct access to Chinese language and ...

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Millhouses Park serves up an ace with a win at tennis awards

Alison Steel, Partnership Manager at Parks Tennis CIC, Paul Billington, Director of Culture and Environment at Sheffield City Council, Jess Redfearn                                           Community Tennis Manager at Parks Tennis CIC

13 December 2017 Millhouses Park has been voted the best Community Venue in Yorkshire at the annual Yorkshire Tennis Awards. Judges praised the council and its partners for boosting the popularity of grassroots tennis and investing in its future at the ceremony, in Leeds. Adrian Waite, Lawn Tennis Association Councillor for Yorkshire, one of the judges, said: “The panel was ...

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Uber suspension lifted

Town Hall

13 December 2017 The suspension of Uber’s operating licence, which was announced by Sheffield City Council on Friday 29 November, has been lifted today. This decision follows productive discussions between Uber and Sheffield City Council. Uber provided satisfactory replies to the questions asked by Sheffield City Council about the management of Uber. The new application, made by Uber in October, ...

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Half a million reasons to visit the Outdoor City

Steve Peat races on Parkwood Springs Dual Slalom track. Credit Richard Baybutt

12 December 2017 Sheffield City Council has welcomed the announcement of its successful bid for funding to create adrenaline fuelled city breaks designed to attract international adventure sports enthusiasts looking for new adventures.  Adrenaline Fuelled City Breaks is one of a number of successful projects to receive funding from the Government’s £40million Discover England Fund. The fund is administered by ...

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Join next year’s budget conversation

11 December 2017 Sheffielders are being asked to give their views on council services and where money should be allocated as part of Sheffield City Council’s budget conversation. The council faces increasing demand for services, including adults’ and children’s social care, on top of cuts from central Government following seven years of austerity. Its plans include adding a three per ...

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Cashless parking now available across all Sheffield

You can now use PayByPhone to park across Sheffield

Monday 11 December The days of wasting time and scrambling around for change to pay for parking across Sheffield are now at an end with a new cashless payment system set to be extended across the city on Monday (11 December). Following the successful launch of PayByPhone in Sheffield city centre in May this year, cashless parking will now be ...

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Sheffield tower blocks and fire safety facts

8 December 2017 Sheffield Tower Blocks Sheffield City Council has 24 tower blocks. Twenty of our 24 blocks have metal cladding and three are brickwork-clad. The remaining one (Hanover) is waiting for cladding to be re-installed. Sprinklers in Sheffield Tower Blocks We have undertaken significant fire safety work to all flats and maisonettes. Since 2010 this has focused on fire ...

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Closure order to tackle anti-social behaviour in Sheffield flat

Justice scales

8 December 2017 Sheffield City Council is forcibly closing a council flat in Arbourthorne after receiving multiple reports of anti-social behaviour. Working with South Yorkshire Police, the council will shut down the flat on Warburton Close after being given a closure order at Sheffield Magistrate’s Court on Friday (8 December). This followed several months of unacceptable behaviour by the tenant, ...

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Uber taxi – licensing statement

7 December 2017 A Sheffield City Council spokesperson said: “Uber’s licence was suspended last Friday (29 November) after the current licence holder failed to respond to requests, made by our licensing team, about the management of Uber. “It is legally allowed to operate up to 18 December, and if it chooses to appeal this suspension it can continue to operate ...

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Bold new vision for the Central Library

Artist’s impression of the interior of the Central Library

7 December 2017 Sheffield City Council is announcing a bold and unique vision for the Central Library service in the heart of the city centre. Over the last twelve months our team have visited inspirational libraries across the country, assessed them with a critical eye and brought the best ideas back to Sheffield. We have used these ideas to shape ...

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Clive Betts MP joins Lord Mayor of Sheffield to open £7m Sheffield football hub

Clive Betts MP with Councillor Mary Lea (far left) Sarah Bowler (right) Mary Taylor (daughter of Councillor Isobel Bowler) & Kenneth Bowler (father of Councillor Isobel Bowler)

6 December 2017 Press Release issued by the Football Foundation Clive Betts, MP for Sheffield South East, joined The Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Cllr. Anne Murphy, to officially open the St George’s Park Westfield sports hub at the Isobel Bowler Sports Ground recently (Saturday 2 December). It is named after the much-loved local Councillor, Isobel Bowler, who passed away in ...

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