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New memorial unveiled in Frecheville to remember WW1 soldiers

Heathfield bench1

15 August 2018 A brand new memorial bench was unveiled today at Heathfield Road in Frecheville to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in WW1. The service was well attended by local veterans and members of the Royal British Legion as well as local ward councillors, residents and Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Parks and Leisure, Councillor ...

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Old Coroner’s Court is saved after demolition application is withdrawn


14 August 2018 Councillors have renewed their commitment to ensuring that a historic former coroner’s court building can be sympathetically improved after a developer was urged to withdraw its application for demolition. The Old Coroner’s Court on Nursery Street was built in 1913 by the first city architect FEP Edwards and was a state-of-the-art facility. Today’s announcement is further positive ...

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Archaeological work begins at the site of Sheffield Castle

The launch of the Sheffield Castle dig project

From Wessex Archaeology Archaeological work has started at the site of Sheffield Castle in the centre of the city. The work is being carried out by leading archaeological and heritage practice, Wessex Archaeology, and has been commissioned by Sheffield City Council as part of its Castlegate Kickstart regeneration programme in order to determine the level of preservation of the remains ...

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Sheffield cautiously welcomes Government funding for rough sleepers

Sheffield Town Hall

13 August 2018 Responding to the Government’s announcement of £100m to tackle rough sleeping in England, Councillor Jim Steinke, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Community Safety at Sheffield City Council said: “We welcome this extra funding for mental health support and treatment for substance misuse, including the use of spice. “Despite this we are concerned that there is an absence ...

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Love your library and ‘Discover More’ this summer  

Eva and Elijah

10 August 2018 ‘Discover More with your library card’ is this summer’s message from Sheffield Libraries.  With over 166,000 people in Sheffield already library members, Sheffield Libraries is encouraging even more people to join them by signing up to become a library member, and if they are already a member, re-discovering their love for their local library and sharing it ...

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Council’s robust plans to manage challenging financial environment

Town Hall in Sheffield City Centre.

10 August 2018  Sheffield City Council continues to press the Government for fairer, sustainable funding in the face of challenging austerity cuts. The authority’s Medium Term Financial Strategy sets out how it will tackle increasing demands.  Following eight years of government funding cuts, Sheffield City Council has set out the further financial challenges and rising pressures it faces, and how ...

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It’s playtime as investment in city’s parks pays off

playground equipment at Springwell

10 August 2018  Thousands of park visitors across Sheffield are enjoying the benefits of Public Health funding, with ten of the city’s parks and playgrounds being significantly improved so far this year. In March 2017 Sheffield City Council announced plans to invest £1.5m in to its parks over a three year period, to upgrade outdoor facilities in the parts of ...

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Heeley traffic scheme approaches completion

Chesterfield Rd newsroom

9 August 2018 A £3m improvement scheme on one of Sheffield’s busiest arterial roads is entering its final phase. Work to extend a peak-time bus lane on Chesterfield Road is nearly finished and Sheffield City Council’s highways contractor, Amey, is getting ready to start re-surfacing the road. As part of the Streets Ahead programme that oversees long-term investment in the ...

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Sheffield launches board game to support foster carers

Award winning Children in Care Council

9 August 2018 Young people from Sheffield’s award-winning Children In Care Council have created a board game to build on the great support our foster carers, residential staff and social workers  provide to make sure they consider all aspects of what makes a good home. The game and its associated training programme has received national acclaim, shared at conferences to ...

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Samaritans lend an ear at well being roadshow in Sheffield

Samaritans roadshow comes to Sheffield

Issued on behalf of the Samaritans 8 August 2018 Samaritans volunteers and Sheffield City Council staff will be meeting local residents on Thursday 16 August. The charity will be running a roadshow, sharing wellbeing tips and highlighting the support available to anyone in the community who may not be coping. The roadshow will run from 10am to 5pm, with Samaritans ...

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Have you “herd” the one about a new cow-funded fence?

Cows in Sheffield yesterday

Have you “herd” the one about a new cow-funded fence? Sheffield’s runners and walkers got together in a unique ‘cowfunder’ appeal this summer. The aim was to raise nearly £3,000 in under 48 hours for a new fence on a popular run route near Ringinglow, also frequented by a herd of Limousin cattle. “There’d been a few incidents over the ...

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Sheffield does Moor for breastfeeding mums

Breastfeeding room opens at the Moor Market

A new breastfeeding room at the Moor Market, in the city centre, was officially opened today (Friday 3 August) as part of Sheffield’s celebrations to mark World Breastfeeding Week (1-7 August). Mums, and mums-to-be, attended the event where they came together with infant support workers to offer support to breastfeeding mums, encourage expectant parents and raise awareness about the benefits ...

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Sheffield by the ‘Smokefree’ Seaside

Greg Fell, Director of Public Health at entrance to seaside event

3 August 2018  Sheffield’s commitment to becoming smokefree made waves today, as the city centre’s annual summer seaside became the first public family event to go smoke and vape free. Following proposals from Sheffield City Council to Sheffield by the Seaside, the event has officially adopted a voluntary Smokefree policy. Posters and signage have been installed around the Peace Gardens, ...

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Keeping children safe with crossings at new city schools

Architect, Race Cottam Associate’s, impression of the new Astrea school.

2 August 2018 Council leaders have cleared the way for a range of traffic improvements at the new schools Mercia and Astrea, both due to be open in September. A traffic regulation order has been signed for improvements outside Mercia School on Carter Knowle Road. A new zebra crossing at the main pedestrian entrance and road widening at the Springfield ...

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Is your child starting school in September? Make sure they’re vaccinated

Child holding poster saying I've had my pre-school vaccinations

2 August 2018 Several children in schools across South Yorkshire caught measles last September. With an increased risk of catching this highly infectious illness, in environments such as school, Sheffield City Council are asking parents, to make sure their children have had two doses of the measles mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine before they start school in September. 781 cases ...

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