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More than 60 people prosecuted for falsely using blue badges

Blue badges give the holder a chance to park in earmarked bays

More than 60 people have now been successfully prosecuted for using someone else’s blue badge to park for free in Sheffield – with fines totally around £30,000. In the latest three prosecutions, a further 15 people have been fined £5,575 – an average of more than £450 per fine. The blue badge is confiscated upon successful prosecution with no guarantee ...

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Transport strategy is a blueprint for Sheffield in 2035

Friday 27 July A blueprint for Sheffield’s transport network and how it can meet the challenges of a changing, diverse and creative city has been launched. Sheffield’s Transport Strategy sets out a vision for the next 20 years to deal with the impacts of the arrival of HS2, the creation of thousands of new jobs in the city centre and ...

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Are you licensed to rent?

Councillor Jim Steinke

27 July 2018 All landlords in certain parts of London Road, Abbeydale Road and Chesterfield Road are being urged to apply now for a licence so that they can continue to rent out their properties to tenants. The new Selective Licensing scheme which comes into effect from 1st November 2018  means that landlords must have a licence for every private rented ...

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Enjoy Pride and ask ‘Have You Seen Angela’ if something feels wrong

The Pride flag of the LGBT community and a symbol of openness and tolerance

As Pride runs for its tenth year, festival goers can get out of a tricky situation by asking a steward ‘have you seen Angela’? At the biggest LGBT+ event in Sheffield, attendees are reassured that if they find themselves in an uncomfortable situation, they just need to ask a steward ‘have you seen Angela’ and they will be taken to ...

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Streets Ahead prepare for heavy rainfall

26 July 2018 With heavy rainfall and thundery showers expected over coming days, the team at Streets Ahead are preparing for the potential of localised flooding. A Streets Ahead spokesperson said: “Sheffield’s Streets Ahead teams are busy preparing for expected thunderstorms and heavy downpours forecast for our area this evening and into tomorrow. Areas of the city known to experience ...

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Park Hill student accommodation gets planning greenlight

Alumno Park Hill artist impression

25th July 2018 The transformation of Park Hill has taken another significant step forward. Following planning submission in early May, Sheffield City Council has granted planning permission for Phase 3 proposals for 70 units to accommodate 356 student residents, alongside new commercial space for shops, cafes or a gym. The accommodation has been designed around groups of four and eight bedrooms with shared ...

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Breaking down barriers with building skills

Jake Saunders (centre holding trowel) with L-R; John Clephan, Sheffield Housing Company Project Director; Scott Burnside, Head teacher at Chaucer School; Alyson Tolley, Assistant Head teacher at Chaucer School and Billy Kershaw, Director of K&K Brickwork Contractors.

25th July 2018 A school pupil from Sheffield, who was on the verge of being expelled, is now working towards building an exciting new career in construction. Jake Saunders, 16, from Parson Cross, developed basic building skills in Chaucer School’s innovative construction centre, which is funded by Sheffield Housing Company (SHC). This paved the way for visits and work experience ...

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Funding application to build more social housing turned down

Town Hall

24 July 2018 Sheffield City Council has been told that it won’t be eligible to borrow more money to provide much needed social housing in Sheffield. Local authorities have had freedom and flexibility to develop new homes within their Housing Revenue Account since 2012. At the same time, limits were placed on the amount of ‘headroom’ (extra financial borrowing) that ...

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Your bin questions answered

Coming soon - your new brown bin

Why is the recycling service changing? The service is changing to improve the recycling service in Sheffield. This is in response to a number of different factors, including: • feedback that the blue box is difficult (and heavy) to handle for both the public, but also the collection crews. • problems with caps being lost/blowing away and as a result ...

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Permanent memorial to Sarah Nulty announced

Sarah Nulty on a visit to Hillsborough Park in preparation for Tramlines Ten

24 July 2018 Following the tragic passing of Festival Director, Sarah Nulty who died just weeks before the tenth edition of Tramlines, plans have now been confirmed for a permanent memorial to Sarah on Devonshire Green, the original main stage of the festival. A commemorative plaque will be embedded into the wall at the top of Devonshire Green, facing down ...

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Sheffield ready to fulfil its broadcasting dreams despite C4 news

Sheffield Railway Station

City leaders say that Sheffield is ready to step up its film and broadcasting offer after receiving positive feedback to its bids to become a new home for Channel 4. Channel 4 execs have today announced that Sheffield won’t be shortlisted for a creative hub after making the original 13-city shortlist. But the team that brought together the If Channel ...

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Sheffield City Council unveils apprentice of the year 2018 winners

Apprentice Claire Cosset and Councillor Jayne Dunn

23 July 2018 Sheffield City Council’s five apprentice of the year 2018 winners were announced at a prize-giving ceremony staged at Sheffield Town Hall, on Tuesday 17th July. The Apprenticeship Awards 2018, organised by Opportunity Sheffield – the Council’s employment and skills service – celebrated the workplace and in-learning achievements of council-trained apprentices, while recognising the valuable role played by ...

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Sheffield retailers found guilty of supplying unfit food

William COLLINS was sentenced to a 12-month custodial sentence in May 2018 for scamming and harassing a retired couple for fictitious roof repair work.

20 July 2018   Two Sheffield retailers have been found guilty of supplying unfit food in their shops which was past it’s use by date.   In the first case, Gara Amin, who owns Azade Mini Market at Firth Park Road, Sheffield,  pleaded guilty at Sheffield Magistrates to placing 40 items of food on sale with expired use by dates. ...

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Crackdown on illegal indoor smoking continues

Lady Justice statute holding scales

Oasis shisha café owner was ordered to pay a fine of more than £1,300 by the courts after allowing smoking inside the premises. He has been charged with failure to prevent smoking in smoke-free premises, contrary to Health Act of 2006. Omar Mohammed Hassan Abdullah owner of Oasis Café on Carlisle Street, was proven guilty and ordered to pay a £440 ...

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New camera car is winning battle to keep schools safe

The ANPR car, with from left, Councillor David Barker, David Furness and Councillor Jack Scott

20 July 2018 We have ignition! Sheffield City Council is using a vehicle fitted with an on-board camera to help enforce against drivers who endanger children and flout the law close to the school gates. The ANPR-vehicle is now being used across Sheffield to help Civil Enforcement Officers educate parents about parking responsibly outside the school gates. Using automatic number ...

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