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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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Phillimore Community Primary School makes a splash at National Swimming Awards

17 January 2017 Children and staff at Phillimore Primary School have been officially presented with a national award from the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Denise Fox. The award is the Primary School of the Year prize, which was won at the 2016 ASA Aquatics Awards, held in Birmingham. The award is a result ...

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Call for Tinsley Library volunteers

Tinsley Forum on Bawtry Road

6 January 2017 Library lovers in and around Tinsley are being asked to help run a new library service starting at the end of January. Around a dozen people are needed to help people choose and check out books and newspapers from the Tinsley Forum on Bawtry Road. A book drop-off and collection point has been running there since last ...

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Street Ahead welcome two new electric vehicles

Two electric vehicles, new additions to the Streets Ahead fleet

6 January 2017 Two new electric vehicles have been added to the Streets Ahead fleet to support Sheffield City Council’s aim of reducing carbon emissions. The vans – which will be powered by electric charging points at the Streets Ahead Depot – will be used to transport technicians across the city when carrying out their site checks. They will be ...

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Carve yourself a new skill in 2017

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4 January 2017 Crafty courses are back by popular demand and now available to book for folk looking for a creative new year’s resolution. Branch out and try your hand at one of the many nature based crafts at the Ecclesall Woodland Discovery Centre. From Woodland Coppicing to writing with fire (pyrography), professional experts are offering a new range of ...

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Up to 1,000 new starter homes

4 January 2017 Up to 1,000 new starter homes are going to be built in Sheffield thanks to a successful funding bid to central Government. The homes will be sold at a discounted rate to first time buyers under 40 years old, with at least 20 per cent off the market value. The homes will be built on sites across ...

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Santa Claws bring festive cheer to sheltered housing scheme

Santa Claws bring festive cheer to sheltered housing scheme

20 December 2016 Rescue dogs brought their own brand of festive cheer to sheltered housing residents this week as Santa Paws came to town! The cute canines – wearing their own special Yuletide jumpers – delivered an early Christmas present to older people at Cherry Tree Common in Nether Edge as they were enjoying a coffee morning. The visit from ...

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Apprentices kick-start career in housing

Cllr Jayne Dunn with the Housing Apprentices

13 December 2016 Eleven young people have got their careers off to a great start with a housing apprenticeship at Sheffield City Council. They will spend the next two years gaining valuable skills and experience, leading to an NVQ qualification and the possibility of a permanent job. Their work will cover all aspects of housing, including repairs and maintenance, rent ...

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Council Apprentice Honoured for Top Class Award Nomination

Saeed is congratulated by the Lord Mayor

06 December 2016 19 year old apprentice, Saeed Amin, met the Lord Mayor to be congratulated on his recent apprenticeship nomination. Saeed was invited to the Town Hall where he was applauded by the Right Honourable Lord Mayor, Cllr Denise Fox for his recent nomination for the ‘Asian Apprentice of the Year’ award. The prestigious ‘Asian Apprentices Awards’ is an ...

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