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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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Sheffield Council set out bold plans for cleaner air


6 December 2017 Sheffield City Council is launching a new strategy to combat dangerous air. The Council says it has no intention whatsoever to charge private car-users but will consider charging the largest and most polluting vehicles, such as buses, coaches, and lorries, as part of a study looking at options to bring down emissions in the city. Sheffield is one ...

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New social work regulator to launch in Sheffield

Sheffield City Centre

Tuesday 5 December From Social Work England A new regulator, responsible for driving forward improvements in social work practice, will be set up in Sheffield, the government has announced today. Social Work England, established through the Children and Social Work Act 2017, will be responsible for regulating all social workers in England. The new regulator will prioritise public protection and ...

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Thirteen more people fined for fraudulent use of blue badge

Justice scales

4 December 2017 Thirteen more people have been prosecuted for using a relative or friend’s blue badge to park for free in disabled bays across the city. They include Nazakat Khan, 37, of College Court, Sheffield, who was prosecuted for misusing a blue badge on two separate occasions. Sheffield City Council is warning it will be clamping down on people ...

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Be prepared for winter


4 December 2017 With winter approaching, we want to make sure that everyone has the information they need to fully prepare for the cold weather ahead. If adverse weather warnings are issued people can find updates to help them plan for getting around the city, school closures, bin collections and looking after vulnerable neighbours and relatives. ROADS For all information relating to ...

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Time to get your school applications in

4 December 2017 Council leaders are urging families to apply for their child’s primary school before the closing date of 15 January and use all three preferences. Parents will find out the outcome of their primary school application on 16 April 2018. Parents are encouraged to make sure they fill in all three preferences in order to keep their options open. Parents ...

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Carver Street pedestrianised for Sheffield’s late night revellers

Carver Street

1 December 2017 From tonight one of Sheffield’s main streets for late night revellers, Carver Street, will be closed to vehicles at night over the festive period, to help party-goers stay safe. Carver Street is well-known for some of the most popular clubs and bars in the city and tens of thousands of people are expected to visit the area ...

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