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Carve yourself a new skill in 2017


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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Consultation extended on Sheffield’s Draft Trees and Woodlands Strategy

Children playing in Flockton Wood

30 November 2016 Sheffield’s draft trees and woodlands strategy will help us plan how we manage more than two million trees across Sheffield for the next 14 years. Your views are really important and we want to hear from as many of our residents as possible, so we have extended the consultation period for a further two weeks. The public ...

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Salon paid the price for underage tanning

By law, sunbeds are to be used by over 18s only

16 November 2016 A Sheffield tanning salon owner paid the price yesterday, Tuesday 15 November, after magistrates ordered her to pay £1190, for allowing underage customers to use sunbeds in their shop. Denise Loftus, owner of Bodytan on High Street, Beighton in Sheffield, was given a 24 month conditional discharge and ordered to pay a total of £1170 costs and ...

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Sheffield launches campaign to get more disabled people into work

16 November 2016 Sheffield launches campaign to get more disabled people into work. Sheffield City Council is working with businesses across the city as part of a new campaign ‘Opportunity Sheffield, Disability Confident’ to generate new job opportunities for disabled people in the city. The campaign will help employers recruit talented local people with disabilities and provide a free one-stop ...

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World famous author wins at largest ever Sheffield Children’s Book Awards

Michael Rosen, overall winner of the Sheffield Children's Book Awards

15 November 2016 Top children’s author Michael Rosen was presented with the Overall Winner Award at Sheffield’s children’s book awards held today at the Crucible Theatre. Rosen, best known for his much loved story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ won the award for ‘Uncle Gobb and the Dread Shed’, a story about an ordinary 10 year old boy, his ...

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Fireworks of the right kind in Abbeydale last week

Lantern Parade in Abbeydale

11 November 2016 Local agencies have reported a 60 per cent reduction in anti-social behaviour in the week leading up to bonfire night in Abbeydale, with no significant incidents of disorder in the area over the bonfire weekend. Sheffield City Council and South Yorkshire Police have been working closely with the community and other partners after significant problems the previous ...

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Foster Carer from Sheffield Wins National Award

Anne Shaw at the FosterTalk Awards accepting the Long Service Award

Wednesday 2 October 2016 Anne Shaw from Sheffield has won the Long Service Award at the annual FosterTalk Foster Carer Awards in recognition of the 47 years she has spent looking after more than 60 children and young people. Edward Timpson, Minister of State for Vulnerable Children and Families, opened the ceremony by praising and congratulating all of the winning ...

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Farm on the move keeps residents hoppy

Residents at Springwater House enjoy an afternoon with animals from Heeley City Farm

21 October 2016 Animals flocked to the doorstep of Sheffield’s sheltered accommodation as part of a brand new idea to bring the experience of a farm to those who struggle to get out. Sheffield City Council and Heeley City Farm’s ‘Farming comes to you’ travelled to Springwater House in Hackenthorpe Wednesday afternoon (19 October), the first time this has happened. Residents ...

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Named officer for council house tenants

Stradbroke tenant Gill MacLaine

19 October 2016 Sheffield’s council housing service has changed so tenants now have named officers serving their estate. The Housing+ service was launched citywide in October to improve support for the 43,000 people who live in a council home. Neighbourhood Officers will cover a particular area or ‘patch’, helping to build up strong relationships with tenants. This will mean: More ...

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Kawasaki look to Sheffield for Tokyo 2020 Games Legacy

Delegates from Kawasaki City visit Sheffield

18 October 2016 Delegates from Kawasaki City with a vision to create lasting Olympic Legacy visited Sheffield today (Monday 17 October) as part of a UK trip to learn from our successes from the London 2012 Games. Kawasaki is a host city for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games and will be home to Team GB’s 2020 pre-Games training ...

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