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Extra funding to help rough sleepers

911 supported housing

21 February 2017 More help for people sleeping rough in South Yorkshire will be available from the summer thanks to a successful funding bid. Sheffield City Council, working with the other councils in South Yorkshire, will receive an extra £400,000 spread across the four authorities over two years, starting from April. The money will be used to recruit more people ...

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Board games at library guarantees a full house

Playing board games at Ecclesfield Library

21 February 2017 Playing board games as a family needn’t be a trivial pursuit – thanks to a successful and now well-established Saturday session at booming Ecclesfield Library. A popular board games session at the library has now been extended until June, and Councillor Jack Scott, cabinet member for community services and libraries, was among those taking part last weekend. ...

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Council supports campaign to ‘Clean Sheffield’

Great British Spring Clean

15 February 2017 A campaign to keep the city clean and tidy is being supported by Sheffield City Council for the third year running. Keep Britain Tidy’s Clean Sheffield campaign is helping make the city an even cleaner place to live in and visit. As part of the campaign, Keep Britain Tidy will work alongside the Council and with a ...

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Apprenticeships: Be Inspired 2017

Be Inspired 2017

10 February 2017 Apprenticeships: Be Inspired 2017 2nd March 2017, 12:30pm-3:30pm, Ponds Forge International Sports Centre Have you considered an apprenticeship after you leave school? Skills Made Easy at Sheffield City Council is once again hosting its annual apprenticeship event. Students from Years 11 – 13 from schools across Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham, Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire have been invited ...

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Families move into newly built council homes

Cllr Jayne Dunn and Keepmoats Regional Director Nathan Brough presents new residents Sarah and Dean Rayne with a hamper.

7 February 2017 Families have been moving into newly built council houses as part of Sheffield City Council’s work to provide an extra 1,000 council homes. The 51 family homes in Manor and Darnall have been built to the national Lifetime Homes standard and are able to be adapted in future if people need through-floor lifts, downstairs wet-rooms and other ...

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Special Olympics volunteer search hits halfway point for Sheffield 2017

L-R: Special Olympics GB Chief Executive Karen Wallin, athletes Beth (athletics) and Luke (basketball) and volunteer Adam Holder

7 February 2017 A young Sheffield dentist has become the 400th volunteer for this year’s Special Olympics National Games – marking the halfway point of volunteers needed for the event taking place in Sheffield this summer. Adam Holder, 25, from Stannington, joins postmen, students, butchers, countryside officers and many more professionals who are volunteering. Although he has never volunteered for ...

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Victims of sexual violence in Sheffield supported to speak out

Sexual Violence Week 6 - 12 February 2017

7 February 2017 Sheffield supports the clear message that will be promoted nationally during Sexual Violence and Awareness Week this year – #itsnotok People are reminded if it’s not your body; it’s not your decision. Make sure you get consent. Sex without consent is rape or sexual assault. The awareness week, which runs between 6 – 12 February every year, is ...

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Council worker recognised nationally for city centre safety work

Best Bar None at the awards - working together to keep the city centre safe

3 February 2017 A Sheffield City Council employee has received national recognition for her work to keep Sheffield city centre safe. Tracey Ford, from the authority’s Drug and Alcohol Coordination Team, manages the city’s Best Bar None scheme which works with city partners to promote the responsible management of licensed premises. The scheme itself has been nationally recognised many times, ...

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Council sets the record straight on street trees myths

Handsworth's veteran mulberry tree

01 February 2017 Streets Ahead is today setting the record straight on a number of myths around its street tree replacement work. Councillor Bryan Lodge, Cabinet Member for the Environment at Sheffield City Council, said: “There has been a lot of attention on the street trees replacement work in the Streets Ahead contract. We welcome the passion of the people ...

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Hairdresser-to-the-stars chooses Sheffield for brand new start-up

Andre de Villiers at his Sharrow Vale Road salon

Few people would have the nerve to open a brand new business just days before Christmas. Let alone a new hair salon, at a time when the industry’s primary customer base has booked their appointments weeks in advance elsewhere. But hairdresser-to-the stars Andre de Villiers, 40, isn’t one to shy away from a challenge – and his eponymous salon on ...

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Problem parkers putting lives at risk outside schools

Deputy Head, students and an Enforcement Officer outside Athelstan Primary School

31 January 2017 Parents who park illegally outside of schools are potentially putting lives at risk and disrupting children’s education. That’s the message from Sheffield City Council’s civil enforcement officers and South Yorkshire Police, who have carried out a six-week operation outside seven city schools in a bid to educate drivers who park on double yellow lines and keep clear ...

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New Tinsley library opens

Tinsley library volunteers

27 January 2017 A new library opens next Monday, 30 January, in Tinsley and will be staffed by volunteers and hosted by the Tinsley Forum. People will be able to check out books for adults and children, read newspapers and request books from Sheffield City Council’s library catalogue at the new branch based at the Tinsley Forum in Bawtry Road. ...

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Candlelit vigil to remember the Holocaust

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24 January 2016 The people of Sheffield will come together this week to reflect on the atrocities of the past and mark Holocaust Memorial Day. A candlelit vigil will be held in the Winter Gardens this Thursday, 26 January, at 5.30pm. The event will be held a day earlier than the national day of remembrance to include the Jewish community, ...

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From suicide to speaking out: mental health support in Sheffield

Sean Munnelly volunteers at St Mary's Springboard cafe

18 January 2017 “It’s only by chance that I didn’t kill myself. I’d written letters to my family and friends and went out into the woods with some rope. A little old man saw me and stopped me and that’s why I’m still here. Looking back I’m still shocked about how bad I was.” Sean Munnelly, aged 40 from Burngreave, ...

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