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Red carpet event to mark the closing event of Sheffield’s “It’s Not OK” child sexual abuse and exploitation campaign

Theatre performance of it's not okay

21 May 2018 Issued on behalf of NSPCC and Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board Red carpet event to mark the closing event of Sheffield’s “It’s Not OK” child sexual abuse and exploitation campaign The NSPCC and Sheffield’s Safeguarding Children Board are hosting a red carpet event to mark the end of the city’s year-long “It’s Not Ok” campaign tackling child sexual abuse and ...

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Steel signing event marks next stage of new school build

Here's looking at you kids: Future pupils at Astrea at the site with councillor Jackie Drayton and others

Pupils of the new Astrea Academy Sheffield, due to start there in September, joined parents, staff, head teachers, members of the Astrea Trust, Kier Construction, officers from the council and Councillor Jackie Drayton to sign a steel frame at the new school. The event marked the completion of the steel work before the cladding and brickwork is added and the signed ...

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Woman helps to Clean Sheffield ‘one village at a time’

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18 May 2018 A woman from Sheffield is tackling litter head-on by helping to rid communities of rubbish, one village at a time. Geraldine Houlton from Fulwood, who until recently was a full-time carer for her elderly mum, has vowed to support Sheffield City Council’s Clean Sheffield campaign and is now on the lookout for fellow litter heroes to join ...

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Sheffield Hallam teams up with city council and youth charity to make some noise about discrimination

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia 2018

16 May 2018 Release by Sheffield Hallam University: Sheffield Hallam teams up with city council and youth charity to make some noise about discrimination Students and staff from Sheffield Hallam University are joining forces with city youth charity SAYiT and Sheffield City Council to raise awareness of biphobia, transphobia and homophobia. They are holding an event to mark the International ...

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New cabinet member listens to views on street tree replacement

Cllr Lewis Dagnall

17 May 2018 The new cabinet member responsible for the environment and street scene portfolio at Sheffield City Council is making the most of his first day in post by meeting with those involved in, and with views on, the Streets Ahead programme. Councillor Lewis Dagnall, whose position on the cabinet was officially confirmed yesterday, will spend today meeting with ...

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Cabinet changes at Sheffield City Council

Town Hall

16 May 2018 Following the Sheffield City Council Annual General Meeting there are changes to the Cabinet. A new portfolio for Education and Skills has been created. The previous Transport and Infrastructure portfolio is merged with the Planning and Development portfolio to bring together planning, transport and housing development. The Cabinet members and portfolios are now: Councillor Julie Dore – Chair ...

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Have your say on This Is Sheffield plan

The new This Is Sheffield city centre plan

17 May 2018 Sheffielders are being urged to have their say on how the city centre is changing at the launch of a new consultation today. The Sheffield City Centre Plan This Is Sheffield – which is intended to cover development in the city until 2028 – has been launched with Councillor Mazher Iqbal, cabinet member for business and investment, ...

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Moor Market to host next Ways of Making art exhibition

Artist Andrew Hunt working on a piece entitled ‘Ivy’, a 94-year old shopper.

The Moor Market has been announced as the location for Yorkshire Artspace’s next exhibition in their Ways of Making series: Portraits from the Market by portrait painter Andrew Hunt. This is a collaborative project with portrait photographer Chris Saunders – another recent one being a commission by the TV series Peaky Blinders to photograph and paint the characters for the on-set ...

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Gates open up new possibilities for Parson Cross

From left, project officer Kate Clark, artist Chris Campbell, local resident Sam Squires, Councillor Mary Lea and Sheffield Housing Company director John Clephan

Tuesday 15 May A stunning new entrance to Parson Cross Park has put the seal on a remarkable 10 years of improvements in the area 70 years since the first post-war housing was completed in the area. Parson Cross, which has recently featured in the hit West End/Sheffield production Everybody’s Talking About Jamie and is one of the city’s proudest ...

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Birley Spa lunch club on the lookout for new volunteers

  14 May 2018 Birley Spa lunch club is on the hunt for new volunteers so that it can continue providing twice weekly sessions to 39 local older people at Hackenthorpe Community Centre. Birley Spa lunch club receives grant funding from the council and provides a hot, two course meal to its members twice a week. Those who attend enjoy ...

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Change futures for Sheffield children and make a real difference

Rachel & Dean - Sheffield Foster Carers

Sheffield City Council is asking more families to help change the futures of children and young people throughout the city by becoming foster carers. The call for more carers comes during Foster Care Fortnight, a national campaign which runs until Sunday 27 May. In Sheffield, this year, we need to recruit between 40 and 50 additional people from all backgrounds to become ...

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‘The Eagle is landing’ – a new tech incubator to start up before year end

Barclays Eagle Lab

A strategic vision to accelerate the city’s digital sector is materialising months ahead of schedule. Sheffield City Council had targeted 2019 as the date when the city’s first tech incubator can be opened to help young start-up firms. However Barclays and Kollider have announced a new partnership agreement that will see the bank launch its first Eagle Lab for the ...

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Sheffield primary schools and peace education charity team up to teach conflict resolution

Sheffield Schools for Peace Graduation 2018

School children from three, Sheffield primary schools were presented with caps and gowns after graduating from a groundbreaking peace education course, devised by a charity working to prevent radicalisation and extremism. The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation runs Small Steps for Peace, an interactive course aimed at Key Stage 2 (9 and 10-year old) pupils. The course helps young learners understand the impact ...

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“If Channel Four were a city it would be Sheffield” … students back distinctive and diverse bid for national headquarters

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Media and creative students from three of the city’s leading academic institutions have thrown their weight behind the city’s bid to bring Channel 4 to Sheffield. Mia Fidment and Mia Rehman who are at the UTC in Sheffield’s Cultural Industries Quarter and plan to specialise in creative and digital media, joined journalism students from Sheffield College, Moses Reid and Harrison ...

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