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Council set to back takeover of Stocksbridge Leisure Centre

Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet Members will consider a report next week recommending a long term lease is offered to 4SLC to take over Stocksbridge Leisure Centre. 4SLC is a community action group that has been operating the centre for several months. It now seeks approval to enter into a long term agreement to operate it for the next 25 years. ...

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9 June 2014 MAJOR BOOST FOR SHEFFIELD’S NEW RETAIL QUARTER A significant decision to take Sheffield’s New Retail Quarter forward to become a reality has been taken this week. The Council is committed to moving the New Retail Quarter scheme forward and has set out an ambitious programme that targets completion in 2019 with any remaining phases being completed in ...

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Residents prepared for world-class event

6 June 2014 RESIDENTS PREPARED FOR WORLD-CLASS EVENT Sheffield residents are being advised to expect some disruption to their usual routines when one of the world’s greatest events rolls into the city next month. Stage 2 of the prestigious Tour de France cycle race will finish outside Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena on Sunday 6 July. Road closures will be kept to ...

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Sheffield City Council calls for bold action on climate change

Sheffield City Council has today reacted to the formal publication of two new reports into the causes and effects of climate change. The 5th Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the most complete assessment ever undertaken of the planet’s climate, set up by the United Nations. The IPCC does not carry out its own research, ...

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Services and support promoted to carers during National Carers’ Week

A host of events are planned in Sheffield to celebrate Carers’ Week to raise awareness of the services and support on offer and thank carers for the important work they do. Carers have said nationally that they would like more advice, information and support that could help them and the person they care for. Carers’ week – 9 to 15 ...

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Join in the fun at the Sheffield Children’s Festival

Creative children of all ages who love to dance, sing, act and create art are being invited to take part in this year’s Sheffield Children’s Festival Activity Day at the Winter Garden. The festival, now in its 22nd year, takes place from Saturday 7 June to Sunday 6 July and aims to celebrate the talent, creativity and enthusiasm of Sheffield’s ...

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Have your say in our Winter Maintenance Consultation

All Sheffield residents and businesses are being encouraged to have their say on Sheffield City Council’s Winter Maintenance consultation. The consultation begins on Monday 2 June 2014 and will run for 8 weeks. It will seek the public’s views about the proposals to: Reduce the Priority 2 precautionary gritting routes Review the location and number of grit bins across the ...

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Streets Ahead Team Launches Community Partnership Fund

Community groups, charities and voluntary organisations across Sheffield are being invited to apply for a share of the Streets Ahead Community Partnership Fund. The Streets Ahead project, which is delivered by Amey, aims to bring up to standard the city’s roads, pavements and streetscene. Five successful groups from across the city will be offered up to £1,000 towards projects aimed ...

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Thursday’s the day

16 May 2014 THURSDAY’S THE DAY Sheffield electors are being reminded that Thursday is the day to go and vote by Sheffield City Council’s Elections team. Sheffield, like many other local authorities across England, is holding local elections on Thursday (22 May) and electors will also be having their say in the European elections for Yorkshire and Humberside.

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New campaign urges people to become Dementia Friends

A rally call has been issued to volunteers to help Sheffield become one of the first dementia friendly cities so those living with the disease can live well in the city. With predictions that one in three people over the age of 65 will develop dementia, charitable, health and government organisations are warning that the disease is one of the ...

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Bogus Caller Warning

Residents and businesses across Sheffield are being warned to be on their guard against bogus callers posing as Amey employees. The warning comes following reports from Waterthorpe and Meadowhead of a company claiming to be working for Amey, offering to resurface drives using “leftover” materials from the resurfacing works being done nearby Amey is the company delivering the Streets Ahead ...

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Serial fly tipper lands bill of £1,300

Officers of Sheffield Council’s Environmental Protection Service have prosecuted a serial fly tipper for two further offences in the city. Robert William Dillon, 69, of Bridle Stile Close, Sheffield, pleaded guilty at Sheffield Magistrates Court last week to two offences of depositing waste on land and burning it. The case followed complaints from local residents about illegal dumping on land ...

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Caring families needed to foster in Sheffield

Sheffield City Council is appealing for more families to help change the lives of children and young people throughout the city by becoming foster carers. There are currently 290 fostering households in Sheffield who look after more than 280 children but there are not enough prospective foster carers coming forward. Sheffield City Council is supporting Foster Care Fortnight, which runs ...

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Get the circus bug at Weston Park May Fayre

Human-sized bees, butterflies, beetles and ladybirds from the Insect Circus will premier their show at the Weston Park May Fayre to help the National Fairground Archive (NFA) celebrate its milestone 20th anniversary. Families can take a step back in time at Weston Park, Sheffield, on Sunday 18 May 2014 when the Insect Circus will pitch up its big top for ...

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Tour de France plans for lasting legacy

13 May 2014 TOUR DE FRANCE PLANS FOR LASTING LEGACY Sheffield is planning to take full advantage from the excitement building around hosting one of the world’s top sporting events. A host of ideas are set to take shape following the massive boom in cycling in recent years to improve the quality of life in Sheffield and people’s general health. ...

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