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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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Sheffield competes for slice of Euro Millions

Bright ideas about how to improve air quality, help people to be more active and career advice for young people could unlock the door to millions of pounds of European funding for Sheffield. Members of the Sheffield Collaboration Network, which includes Sheffield City Council and Sheffield First, are hoping to put the city’s entrepreneurial flair on the map as well ...

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Next steps in plans for more school places

Continued population growth has meant further primary school places are needed across the city so that all children can go to school in their local area. Sheffield City Council have been consulting on proposals to increase places in six areas of the city – Wybourn, Greystones, Crosspool, Firth Park, Acres Hill and Tinsley – since September. Now cabinet is expected ...

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Junior Wardens deliver winter goodies to local residents

Junior Wardens from Mundella Primary School have been delivering winter hampers to elderly and vulnerable people living in their community. The Junior Wardens project has been running for three years in partnership with Sheffield City Council, South Yorkshire Police, the Fire Service, Mundella Primary School and local Tenants and Residents Associations (TARAs). The project aims to educate the young wardens ...

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Community Covenant salutes Sheffield servicemen and women

Sheffield is celebrating a number of key achievements thanks to the City’s Community Covenant. It has been just over two years since the first Sheffield Community Covenant was signed. The Covenant is a statement of mutual support between the civilian and local armed forces communities. The covenant has been instrumental in providing support for the Armed Services Community, allowing them ...

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Scheme set to give Spital Hill a boost

Sheffield City Council is looking to launch a new scheme to improve one of Sheffield’s District Shopping Centres. The programme is part of the wider regeneration of the Spital Hill area and will contribute to the overall attraction and confidence in the area by improving the streetscene, helping boost the image and reputation of the centre and encouraging private investment ...

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Extension for library business plans

Volunteers interested in running local libraries are being given a further helping hand after Council leaders decided to extend the time for them to submit proposals. The consultation for the library review is set to finish this week, on Friday 10 January as planned. Sheffield City Council leaders have offered to extend the deadline for initial business plans to be ...

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600 New Council homes for Sheffield

Around 600 new council homes are planned for Sheffield over the next six years to help meet the demand for affordable housing. Sheffield City Council intends to make full use of its Housing Revenue Account to deliver the maximum number of new council houses under the current borrowing rules. This is the maximum number that could be delivered with the ...

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Selective licensing scheme for Page Hall

Sheffield City Council is taking action to improve the quality of life for people in the Page Hall area of the city. The Council is looking to introduce a Selective Licensing scheme for around 350 homes in the area in a bid to improve living conditions, property management standards, improve the housing market and help reduce anti-social behaviour. A Selective ...

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New Market Bids for Moor Awards

Shoppers have voted with their feet since the new Moor Market opened its doors in November, and now traders are hoping they will also cast their votes for the popular market in two national competitions. Voting for the BBC Food and Farming Awards is now open with Sheffield’s The Moor Market hoping to receive votes in the Best Food Market ...

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Bannerdale and Abbeydale Grange site plans

Sheffield City Council leaders have revealed they are at a critical point in a two year consultation process which has helped shape plans for the future of the site of the former Abbeydale Grange School and the Bannerdale Centre. Plans are expected to be revealed imminently for the Millhouses sites which have been drawn up following widespread consultation with local ...

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