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Norfolk Heritage Park officially reopens following major refurbishment

Local councillors, Friends of Norfolk Heritage Park and children from Norfolk Community Primary School at the official opening of the playground

17 July 2018 Playground facilities at one of Sheffield’s most popular outdoor spaces were officially reopened today following major redevelopment works. Works at Norfolk Heritage Park playground started last December following a decision by Sheffield City Council to invest £1.5 million, to upgrade outdoor facilities in the parts of Sheffield where health needs are the greatest. The playground has seen ...

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Streets Ahead prepare for Sheffield’s biggest festival

Road sweepers

17 July 2018 Highways teams in Sheffield are pulling out all the stops in final preparations for the city’s biggest festival, Tramlines, this weekend. More than 100,000 music fans are expected to attend the three-day event – and staff working on the Streets Ahead programme will be on hand to ensure operations run smoothly before, during and after the festival. ...

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Sheffield’s parks and woodlands awarded national acclaim

Councillor Mary Lea and Ian Turner, Parks & Public Realm Manager at SCC at the Sheffield Winter Garden

17 July 2018 Thirteen of Sheffield City Council’s parks and woodlands have again received national recognition at the Green Flag Awards, retaining the highest number of flags in Yorkshire and the Humber. Green spaces across Sheffield and in the city centre are among a record-breaking 1,883 UK parks and green spaces that will today receive a prestigious Green Flag Award ...

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The Summer Reading Challenge is back!

summer reading

13 July 2018 The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children to read six library books during the long summer holiday. Children up to the age of 11 can take part and there’s a special ‘mini challenge’ for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.  Launching on Saturday 14 July, this year’s Summer Reading Challenge is Mischief Makers; celebrating the 80th anniversary of the much-loved ...

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Sheffield City Council launches plan for citywide response to drugs

13 July 2018 Sheffield City Council has released plans for a citywide response to drugs from now until 2022. The Sheffield Drug Strategy 2018-2022 highlights how partnership working across the city will respond to drug use by people of all ages – reducing demand, restricting supply thorough enforcement activity and promoting recovery; celebrating the fact that people can and do ...

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Football clubs team up for pioneering scheme

Team Up!

Sheffield City Council launches a new campaign working with Sheffield Wednesday Football Club, Sheffield and Hallam Football Association and the Yorkshire Sport Foundation to encourage people with hidden disabilities to attend football matches. The Team Up! initiative will provide support to people with mental health problems and other hidden disabilities so that everyone, regardless of their needs gets a warm welcome ...

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Tamper, Peddler and Depot bakery to kollide at Castle House

Launch of the Kollider Project in the former Co-op Building at Castle House in Sheffield City Centre
John Mothersole (Sheffield City Council), Cllr Mazher Iqbal, Nick Morgan (Kollider) and Guy Illingworth (U+I)

Issued by Kollider, 13 July 2018 Kollider Projects has joined forces with the people behind Tamper, Peddler and Depot bakery to create Kollider Social, a 16,000 sqft curated space to both work and relax on the upper ground floor of the new Kollider Project at Castle House. This iconic open space in the old Co-Op Department Store, Castle House, will be home to several ...

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Electric bin lorries set to arrive in Sheffield

Waste collection lorry

12 July 2018 Sheffield is to trial innovative electric bin lorries powered by the very waste they have collected. The project will allow two 26 tonne bin lorries to be converted from diesel to electric in a £2.6m scheme to accelerate the transition to zero emission heavy goods vehicles after funding for 14 projects was announced by Government this week. ...

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Sheffield General Cemetery awarded National Lottery millions for restoration

The Catacombs at Sheffield General Cemetery

12 July 2018 Sheffield’s General Cemetery has been awarded more than £3 million pounds of National Lottery funding, following a successful bid by Sheffield City Council for plans to complete major restoration and improvement work at the site. The funding, raised by National Lottery players and awarded jointly by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund, aims to conserve ...

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Sheffield’s primary schools continue to improve

Town Hall

Sheffield’s primary schools have seen yet another year of improvement in its primary school Key Stage Two (Year 6) SATs results. 62 per cent of students met the expected standard for reading, writing and maths combined, compared to 60 per cent last year. The SATs results have been released to schools, this week, by the Department for Education. Commenting on ...

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“We’ve got designs on our new school building”

Councillor Jayne Dunn with deputy head teacher Ben Paxman and school child Alfie

11 July 2018 Hoardings designed by the pupils from Totley primary school have been unveiled today, 11 July 2018. Pupils have taken part in a design the sign competition to create the health and safety messages for the hoardings around the build, which will expand the school. The £2.1 million expansion project, being completed by ENGIE, will provide an additional 60 ...

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Changes to Sheffield recycling services

Councillor Lewis Dagnall with thousands of brown bins at supplier MGB in Rotherham

10 July 2018 Changes to recycling services in Sheffield are being introduced across the city throughout August to October. Sheffield City Council and Veolia will roll out changes to recycling services with a new brown bin to replace the current blue boxes. Black bin collections will not be affected by the changes to recycling bins and will continue to be ...

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Football coming home to Sheffield with fanzone


Football’s coming home to Sheffield with our semi-final fanzone.  On Wednesday 11 July, Sheffield city centre will be home to the Made In Sheffield fan zone. Inspired by Sheffield’s three lions – Harry Maguire, Kyle Walker and Jamie Vardy – a giant 46 square metre screen will take pride of place in the city’s Devonshire Green. An expected 6,000 fans ...

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Route map confirmed for Let’s Ride Sheffield cycling festival

sheffield route map

5 July 2018 PARTNER RELEASE from British Cycling British Cycling and HSBC UK have confirmed the route which thousands of locals will take as they pedal their way through the city for the HSBC UK Let’s Ride Sheffield event, taking place on July 15. The free-to-attend event will get underway at Endcliffe Park, with the 6.5km course taking participants into ...

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All action city centre takeover as Cliffhanger festival returns to Sheffield

British Bouldering Championships at Cliffhanger 2016

5 July 2018 A weekend packed full of action and adventure is upon us as Cliffhanger festival returns to Sheffield tomorrow (Friday 6 July). The event, sponsored by the Sheffield BID (Business Improvement District) and billed as Sheffield’s inner city festival celebrating all things outdoors, will stretch across city centre locations including the Peace Gardens, Tudor Square, Millennium Square and ...

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