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Council services during winter weather

Peace Gardens

28 February 2018 Update on roads, bins, schools and council housing repairs As snowfall and low temperatures are expected to continue throughout the day,  council services are working around the clock with partners to help keep Sheffield moving and working. Streets Ahead – the highway contract run by Amey on behalf of Sheffield City Council is working to reduce the risk ...

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Sheffield City Council launch transgender toolkit for schools

            28 February 2018   In the last five years the gender identity service in Yorkshire and Humber has seen an increase in the number of  referrals from 26 in 2012/2013 up to 194 in 2016/2017 and schools across the country are seeing an increasing number of pupils who are gender-questioning and trans. Working in partnership with  trans young people ...

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Special Olympics provides huge economic impact to Sheffield


28 February 2018 An independent report and research conducted by Sheffield Hallam University shows that Sheffield received an economic boost of over £3million during August last year due to Special Olympics GB’s National Games taking place in the city. The Games – held every four years – was the biggest disability multi-sports event in the country in 2017, with 2,600 ...

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Data reveals ofo’s Sheffield success

OFO bikes are set to be a big hit across Sheffield

Originally released by Ofo Tuesday 27 February Over 28,000 trips in Sheffield since January’s launch Over 6,000 unique users have used the service 300 more bikes to be added off the back of success Dockless bike hire company ofo celebrates a successful launch in Sheffield – its biggest outside London so far in the UK – after data revealed a ...

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New digital hub in city’s ‘Old Town’ moves forward

Launch of the Kollider Project in the former Co-op Building at Castle House in Sheffield City Centre
Nick Morgan (Kollider), John Mothersole (Sheffield City Council) and Guy Illingworth (U+I)

26 February 2018 Work is set to begin to transform a landmark Sheffield building into a thriving innovation hub for the city region’s fast-growing creative and digital sector. A £3m funding deal between Sheffield City Council and leading regeneration company U+I has been completed, paving the way for the creation of a digital incubator to be opened at Castle House, ...

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Statement from Sheffield City Council – Tree Replacement Works

Town Hall

23 February 2018 Statement from Sheffield City Council “We welcome todays statement by South Yorkshire Police’s Assistant Chief Constable, Dave Hartley, with regards to police support around our legitimate tree replacement works on the highway. “Whilst we respect the right to campaign and protest peacefully, some members of the campaign group are now adopting increasingly violent tactics as well as ...

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Sheffield Park Scheme Nets National Tennis Award

23 February 2018 Press release from Tennis For Free National tennis charity Tennis For Free (TFF) has announced its 2017 awards and one Sheffield tennis group has netted an honour, recognising it as one of the best in the country. Hillsborough Park has won the title of ‘Tennis For Free Best New UK Site Of The Year 2017’. Announcing the ...

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Safety work on elm tree to go ahead


21 February 2018 An elm tree in Nether Edge, which is showing signs of decay, will undergo essential safety work this week. An independent survey conducted on the elm tree on Chelsea Road in 2016 showed evidence of decay and therefore the need for safety work. Whilst this essential work was aborted last week due to protestor action, discussions have ...

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Hydrogen vehicles join Streets Ahead’s growing eco-fleet

Hydrogen vehicle

19 February 2018 Streets Ahead is turning to some of the first hydrogen-powered vehicles in the country to help improve its environmental performance on Sheffield roads. Amey, which is steering the city’s 25-year Streets Ahead highways maintenance contract which will see the upgrade of the city roads, pavements, street lighting and bridges on behalf of the council, has two electric ...

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Stars are aligned for city centre dual slalom MTB race

Last year's female winner Carrie Poole (right)

16 February 2018 After the success of the inaugural Howard Street Dual last year, the dual slalom race will once again challenge the stars of the UK mountain bike scene when it comes to the city centre on Saturday 10 March. And spectators are in for an extra treat this year as, among the impressive talent set to participate, are ...

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Tramlines Festival Makes First Lineup Announcement For 10th Edition


Originally released by Tramlines Tramlines Festival Makes First Lineup Announcement For 10th Edition The highly anticipated 10th edition of Tramlines Festival boasts its biggest, broadest and best line-up of musical talent yet for the new location on Hillsborough Park from Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd July 2018. Household names from the worlds of indie, rock and roll, garage, rap, pop ...

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Campaign for a Smokefree Sheffield launched


9 February 2018 Campaign for a Smokefree Sheffield launched                 A new campaign has been launched to reduce tobacco use in Sheffield. Set up to help smokers, non-smokers, quitters and the whole community work towards a future without tobacco, Smokefree Sheffield brings the city’s tobacco control board and local services together under one umbrella. It has launched a new website – www.smokefreesheffield.org ...

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Survey reveals what people think of West street area of the city centre

West Street

9 February 2018 People across Sheffield have revealed what they think of the West Street and Devonshire Green area of the city centre in a survey published today. Over half of them, 56 per cent, said they would recommend a visit to the West Street and Devonshire Green area of the city centre. The same number agreed or strongly agreed ...

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Sheffield City Council introduce new Baby Safe champions

Baby Safe Champions (left to right) Julia Thompson, Shahida Siddique, Councillor Jackie Drayton, Henrietta Mlalazi, Sarah Salway, Greg Fell, Dr Margaret Ainger, Paula Schofield

8 February 2018 Twelve champions from across the city have come together today to launch a programme to reduce baby deaths across the city. In Sheffield, every year, four out of every 1,000 babies die before they reach the age of one. This new initiative, the first of its kind in England, brings together members of the local community including ...

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