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Free First bus offer for Sheffield’s Armed Forces Day

First buses will be free for Sheffield's armed forces day and the national celebrations next week

Sheffield City Council has joined forces with First Buses to offer free bus travel for veterans and serving personnel on an important date in the city’s commemoration calendar. People who show their military ID or veterans’ badge on Armed Forces Day this Saturday will get free travel on all First buses. They can join the Deputy Lord Mayor of Sheffield, ...

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Anti-idling policy accelerates on World Clean Air Day

air-ware-school sign

A radical and innovative new policy to get parents to turn off their engines when they are waiting to pick them up from school has been launched today – World Clean Air Day. Signs are being installed across schools in Sheffield which warn that parents could face fines for leaving their cars running – and choke the environment for others, ...

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Buses for Sheffield unveils new vehicles for the city

Launch of new buses for Sheffield

Buses for Sheffield has formally unveiled its new branding on two of its new vehicles for the city at a public event. Forty-four new ultra-low emission, fully-accessible buses have arrived in Sheffield, which feature the recently-launched Buses for Sheffield branding. The mix of double and single deck buses makes up around 15 per cent of the Sheffield bus fleet, representing an investment ...

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Sheffield free city wi-fi goes live On World Wi-Fi Day

Councillor Mazher Iqbal, left, with Diane Jarvis, David Oliver and Mike Hague from Idaq

Sheffield’s first-ever free high-speed wi-fi will be going live across the city centre on World Wi-Fi Day. The service, known as Sheffield Free Wi-Fi, will help Sheffield City Council meet its ambition to be one of the best connected cities in the country and help make the city centre more vibrant. Sheffield-based Idaq Networks is providing the wi-fi service by ...

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Smokefree Sheffield launch marks a change in the city

Quit smoking illustration

Smokefree Sheffield, an initiative that aims to reduce the prevalence of smoking across the city, will officially launch on Wednesday 20th June 2018 with a public event on The Moor in the centre of Sheffield. Smoking remains the biggest killer in the UK, with tobacco killing 16 people per week in Sheffield alone. On average around 1 in 5 adults ...

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Sheffield launches Action Plan for Adult Carers

18 June 2018 The newly launched Sheffield’s Adult Carers action plan will make sure that people in a caring role continue to get the support they need so that they can care for others. The action plan was conceptualised by carers themselves at an event they held and will support their 60,000 unpaid adult peers across Sheffield. Sheffield City Council ...

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‘Sparkle and Shine’!

18 June 2018 The call is out for more Shared Lives stars. Sheffield City Council is seeking to increase the number of local stars who take the opportunity to change lives through the Shared Lives carer programme. Lindsay Wills and her husband Mark are long-term Shared Lives carers for two adults in Sheffield, as well as foster carers for three ...

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The Fringe at Tramlines reveals main stage line-up

World Stage

15 June 2018 As the 10th anniversary of Tramlines draws closer, details have been released of the city centre’s free outdoor events which form ‘The Fringe at Tramlines’, presented by Sheffield City Council and Sheffield Business Improvement District (BID). The Fringe at Tramlines takes place on 21 and 22 July with performances from local acts, global music, young artists, film ...

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Sheffield receives funding for Rough Sleeping Initiative

 13 June 2018 Sheffield City Council is set to receive £363,000 this year to combat rough sleeping across the city. The news is welcomed in Sheffield as it will allow for more work to be done for rough sleepers who have been living on the streets on and off for a longer period of time. The funding means the council ...

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New funding to help refugees settle in their new communities

  13 June 2018 Sheffield is set to receive government funding to help new refugees into work and integrate into their new communities. The funding for Sheffield means that there is now money to pay for two local authority project workers for a year to help new refugees from becoming homeless. Local authorities across the country have developed plans to ...

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High-rise safety in Sheffield

14 June 2018 Tenants living in any of Sheffield City Council’s high rise buildings are being assured that their safety is its number 1 priority. The council is working with key partners and building owners to make sure their accommodation is safe and has committed to take action against any building owner that could put residents at risk. A key ...

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Iron compass points the way to park’s history

Judith Gilchrist and sculptor Jason Thomson at the installation of the iron compass

14 June 2018 A project unlocking the history of Sheaf Valley Park was celebrated yesterday with the installation of an iron compass at the Cholera Monument, pointing out the key developments of the area’s interesting past. The iron compass was made possible thanks to Warren Gilchrist, a former Sheffield Hallam maths professor who bequeathed some money for public art in his ...

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Vital flood alleviation project receives £3.5m funding

Towsure in Malin Bridge is one of the businesses that will be better protected from flooding

12 Jun 2018 From Sheffield City Region A project to protect homes and businesses from flooding in Sheffield has been granted almost £3.5m in grant money. The Sheffield City Region (SCR) Combined Authority yesterday approved a grant from the Local Growth Fund (LGF) for phase one of Sheffield City Council’s Upper Don flood alleviation scheme. The project will provide a ...

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Foster caring in Sheffield – David Bocking

Foster dad with baby- picture by Daisy

11 June 2018 A version of this piece was first published in the Sheffield Star. If you’re a baby, you should be aware that being seen out on your own with a proud looking man in his fifties will raise eyebrows. Grandparents with babies generally come in pairs, although female-only elder companionship is also common when parents are busy working. ...

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