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Resignation announcement: Director of Public Health

Wednesday 7 January 2015 The Director of Public Health in Sheffield has today announced that he is resigning from his role, and will be stepping down in April. Dr Jeremy Wight has been in charge of protecting and promoting people’s health in Sheffield since 2006, when he was jointly appointed Director of Public Health by Sheffield City Council and the ...

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Community covenant salutes Sheffield servicemen and women

Wednesday 7 January 2015 Sheffield is celebrating key achievements from its community covenant which helps support the city’s Armed Forces community. More organisations than ever signed up to the covenant last year and committed to helping servicemen, women, veterans and their families access vital services. The Royal British Legion, working with Sheffield City Council, increased its Armed Forces and Veterans ...

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New allergy laws for food businesses

Wednesday 17 December 2014 New rules for food businesses mean that customers will be told whether food contains ingredients known to trigger allergies. The rules came in on 13 December. Takeaways, restaurants, sandwich shops, bakeries and other businesses selling or serving food which is not packed now need to provide extra information. Customers will be told whether foods contain 14 ...

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Safety first for Sheffield tenants

Wednesday 17 December 2014 A fire sprinkler trial in the Gleadless Valley area of Sheffield is being hailed as a success. The scheme in Callow Mount is a flagship contract and partnership between Sheffield City Council’s housing services, the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association (BAFSA) and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. The sprinkler system is part of a broader ...

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Stradbroke Community pull together to pick up litter!

Wednesday 3 December 2014 Stradbroke will be shining like a star this Christmas thanks to school pupils and local residents who have been busy litter picking! Members of Stradbroke Tenants and Community Association and the ‘Link’ community centre had noticed that the litter in the area was on the increase and a meeting was held with members from the TACA, ...

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Fly-tipping hot spots clean up their act

Wednesday 3 December 2014 Fly-tipping has reduced by a third on council estates in the East of Sheffield following an educational campaign about waste disposal. The Council’s Housing and Neighbourhood Service launched the scheme to try and clean up fly-tipping hot spots. Using the Keep Britain Tidy, Love Where You Live Campaign, the Estate Services Team targeted estates including Margate, ...

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New support for food bank workers

Wednesday 3 December 2014 Sheffield City Council announces the set-up of a new project aimed at providing advice for the growing number of people using food banks in the city. The new advice service for food bank users will ensure more people can access advice and guidance providing support to help tackle the root causes of poverty. It will be ...

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Noisy council tenant loses eviction battle

An anti-social tenant whose noisy behaviour made his neighbours’ lives a misery has lost his home. Garry Hurt, 52, of 45 Challoner Way, Westfield, Sheffield, had repeatedly ignored warnings to keep the noise down in his flat, which is part of a communal block. In 2009 he was issued with a Court Order for not paying rent. Although he paid ...

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Bags of fun for Sheffield school children

School children have been helping to 'Keep Sheffield Stainless'

Enthusiastic school children have been helping to ‘Keep Sheffield Stainless’ by taking part in a number of litter picking exercises, culminating in a big eco-summit. Over 100 children from 10 schools joined forces at Rother Valley Country Park to help tidy up the area after holding their own litter picking events around their schools. The children also chatted about what ...

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Improvement in condition of Sheffield’s roads

Streets Ahead resufacing on Woodcliffe Road

Sheffield’s roads are in much better condition than this time last year, a survey carried out by the National Highways and Transport (NHT) Network has revealed. The NHT’s Public Satisfaction Survey, which has independently questioned over 420,000 members of the public across the country about the highways and transport services in their area, found there has been remarkable 10 per ...

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Streets Ahead project welcomes 12 new apprentices

Streets Ahead project welcomes 12 new apprentices

Twelve Sheffield young people have taken the next step towards their long term career by becoming the latest apprentices helping to make the Streets Ahead project a success. The group, aged between 16 and 24, fought off stiff competition to secure training contracts with Sheffield City Council’s Streets Ahead Contractor Amey. Working in a variety of areas, including business administration, ...

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Walkley Lane – Bridge Improvements Update

Essential repair works to strengthen and restore the Walkley Lane Bridge, which crosses the River Loxley at Hillsborough, are to be extended by one month. The works, which included repairing corrosion between the main support beams and the panels that support the road surface, started on the cast iron bridge back in July. While these initial repairs were being carried ...

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