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20mph speed limits launched

Seven new 20 mph areas are being introduced to improve safety around schools and residential areas in Sheffield. The first four areas are now in operation and are targeted around Lowedges Primary School, Woodthorpe Community Primary School, Parson Cross around Southey Green Primary School and Crookesmoor around Westways Primary School. Three more 20 mph areas are due to be introduced ...

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Join the debate in your area

Leaders at Sheffield City Council are to hold another round of ‘Question Time’ style sessions throughout 2014, to discuss issues that matter to residents in their area. ‘Cabinet in the Community’ will be taking place in neighbourhoods across the city over the next few months, hosted by the City’s new Local Area Partnerships.

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Help for people hit by bedroom tax

Council leaders have pledged to support any residents hit by the “bedroom tax” after it was discovered a large number of people may have been wrongly asked to pay it. The tax is part of a raft of welfare reforms introduced by the Government last year. The “Bedroom Tax” sees benefit reductions of up to 25 per cent for working ...

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Council urges households to let them in for essential work

People living in Sheffield City Council flats are being urged to allow access to their homes for important fire safety work. Households who have the work can also benefit from a free fire safety check to make sure they know how to keep themselves and their families as safe as possible. Council contractor Kier Services will carry out fire safety ...

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Anti-social council tenant given final warning

A Sheffield Council tenant who made excessive noise has received a suspended possession order in court this week. Mr Charles Thurnham (56) has been the secure tenant of a property in Stones Inge, High Green, since 3 December 2012. Mr Thurnham played excessively loud amplified music on frequent occasions, witnessed by Police Community Support Officers, wardens and housing officers. He ...

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Community to remember victims of the Holocaust

A poignant candlelit vigil will be held to remember the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides and how the tragedies survivors faced inspired them to come to the UK. A candlelit memorial ceremony will be held in the Winter Garden on Holocaust Memorial Day, Monday 27 January, from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. The service will include readings which reflect this ...

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A safe place for all in Sheffield

Adults with dementia, mental health issues and brain injuries will soon be able to access more than 70 ‘safe places’ in Sheffield following a detailed review of experiences of vulnerable people across the city. There are currently more than 70 shops, offices and community facilities registered as ‘safe places’ for people with learning disabilities who may feel lost, unwell or ...

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£10m increased funding bid for flood defence project

Following the devastating impact of widespread flooding across Britain, Sheffield has sought to strengthen its plans for defences in the Lower Don Valley by bidding for a £10 million increase in funding from the Environment Agency. The Lower Don Valley flood defence project aims to improve flood defences in the Lower Don Valley by implementing more than 40 interventions across ...

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Sheffield welcomes heroes home

Troops will be welcomed back to Sheffield next week after their tour of duty in Afghanistan. The Chestnut Troop, 1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery, already has the Freedom of the City and was keen to parade through the city next week (22 January) following its return from Helmand Province. It will be joined in the parade by the Kings Troop ...

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A fresher look at student accommodation

Sheffield City Council is looking at student provision in Sheffield and how the city caters for new and existing students. The Student Accommodation strategy sets out the Council’s expectations for new and existing student accommodation provision in the city over the next five years. Sheffield has a large student population and both universities are key to the City’s success. By ...

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Council proposes trio of new services to tackle drug problems

People dealing with drug and alcohol problems will be able to access a more personalised service to help them get their lives back on track if plans by Sheffield City Council get the go-ahead. The council’s Drug and Alcohol Coordination Team (DACT) plan to introduce three distinct services for those dealing with problems with opiates (including over the counter and ...

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New homes will complete the jigsaw

Work on the last piece in the jigsaw of the regeneration of Norfolk Park in Sheffield has begun, paving the way for the building of up to 69 new homes. Demolition on an empty row of 1960s shops on Park Grange Drive is under way and due to be completed by the end of this month. The site will then ...

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Arbourthorne electors urged to make their vote count

Arbourthorne electors are being encouraged to make their vote count in the local by-election next month. Sheffield City Council will hold the by-election on Thursday 6 February 2014 following the death of Councillor John Robson, who lost his battle with cancer in October. He has served as a councillor in the area for 10 years. Voting will take place at ...

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Britain’s best beer city a sign of the times

America’s most iconic newspaper has championed Sheffield as one of the top places to visit and enjoy a pint of home brewed real ale this year alongside some of the world’s most beautiful locations. Owners of the Fat Cat and Kelham Island Tavern can expect standing room only this year thanks to the New York Times which has included the ...

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Council Tax freeze announced

Hard up Sheffielders have been thrown a financial lifeline by Council leaders as they reveal today they are freezing Council Tax once again – despite having to contend with the deepest cuts to Council funding in decades. As evidence reveals people are feeling the pinch this year more than ever as the cost of living and energy bills continue to ...

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