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8, 000 new trees to be planted this year in Sheffield

Lord Mayor, Councillor Anne Murphy and Community Forestry Manager, Tim Shortland with scouts from the 76th Sheffield St Peter’s Ellesmere Scout Troop  planting a large tree,  opposite St Peter’s  Church

13 November 2017 The first trees have been planted to mark the start of  the city’s tree planting season.  The Lord Mayor, Councillor Anne Murphy attended the ceremony held in Burngreave.   Over 8, 000 large and small trees will be planted from now until March 2018.  Scouts from the 76th Sheffield St Peter’s Ellesmere Scout Troop planted the first large ...

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Sheffield Archives open online shop of city’s treasures

A festive edition of  a Sheffield newspaper from 1902

13 November 2017 “I was going to put this in someone’s stocking but I think I’ll keep it for myself”. With historic maps of Sheffield, pictures from the two World Wars, Sheffield’s industrial past and much more, many people will be following in the words of Father Christmas when they see what’s on offer in the brand new Sheffield Libraries ...

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Parson Cross at 70 – regeneration in action

New housing in Parson Cross

70 years on from last wave of council housing in Parson Cross, the area is being transformed again In 1947, just after the Second World War had ended, hundreds of families moved into the newly-built housing in Parson Cross, north Sheffield. Even now, people from that city-wide relocation programme of the 1940s talk of the area’s wonderful sense of community, ...

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Hundreds of children vote in this year’s Sheffield Children’s Book Awards

Author and illustrator, Katie Smith and Sarah Jennings, with children from Intake Primary School

10 November 2017 A story about a book-monster who makes his way into favourite fairy tales, including Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks and the Three Bears, has captured the heart of Sheffield children in the city’s 29th annual Children’s Book Awards. Nibbles: The Book Monster, by Emma Yarlett, was today voted overall winner in an awards ceremony at The ...

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Women of Steel statue scoops national award

Cllr Julie Dore with Women of Steel (Kit Sollitt, Kathleen Roberts, Dorothy Slingsby & Ruby Gascoigne) and Martin Jennings at statue unveiling ceremony in June 2016

9 November 2017 Sheffield’s brilliant Women of Steel have gone national! Sheffield’s Women of Steel were proudly celebrated again last night (Wednesday 8 November) as critically acclaimed sculptor Martin Jennings picked up a national award for the public sculpture he created in their honour. Martin’s Women of Steel statue, which was installed in Barker’s Pool, Sheffield in June 2016, won ...

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Streets Ahead prepares Sheffield for Winter

Gritters & salt new

9 November 2017 The Streets Ahead gritters are ‘winter ready’ in preparation for the risk of snow and ice in coming months. With winter on the horizon, our fleet of gritters are now on standby, 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week, until next May and are ready to keep the city moving during periods of ice and snow. Sent out when ...

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£4.1m to boost jobs, homes and ‘Knowledge Gateway’ in Sheffield

The new Fitzalan Square will feature improved pedestrian walk ways

Released by Sheffield City Region  7 November A multi-million-pound funding boost for Sheffield’s ‘Knowledge Gateway’ from the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is set to transform several prominent streets and spaces in Sheffield City Centre helping to create the setting for 2,863 new jobs and almost 500 new homes, growing the regional economy by an estimated £158million. The LEP is ...

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Five people fined for fraudulent use of blue badge

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

7 November Five Sheffield motorists who illegally used a relative or friend’s blue badge to park for free in the city have been fined a total of £2,365. It brings the number of successful prosecutions for the wrongful use of a blue badge to 28 – with Sheffield Magistrates’ Court handing down fines totally almost £15,000 in the past six ...

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Disability travel service up for two national awards

Chloe at the tram stop with Travel Trainer Elizabeth.

7 November 2017 Two travel training schemes that teach people with learning disabilities to travel independently, run by Sheffield City Council, have been shortlisted for national awards. In the past eight years, the schemes have helped more than 700 people make journeys by public transport, from home to school or work, giving them the confidence to go out by themselves ...

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Satisfaction with condition of city’s road surfaces doubles

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6 November 2017 People in Sheffield are happier with the city’s roads and transport than they have been for a decade, a leading national survey suggests. Of 112 UK local authorities participating in the annual National Highways & Transport Survey (NHT) Public Satisfaction Survey, Sheffield has made the biggest overall improvement in satisfaction levels over 10 years and thanks to ...

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Have your say on the future of Gleadless Valley

Gleadless Valley was built in the 1950s and 60s, and was once hailed for its design and quality

6 November 2017 Local people are being asked to have their say on a future plan for Gleadless Valley that has the potential to transform the area. Sheffield City Council is consulting with local residents, schools and businesses from early November, after receiving £515,000 from the Government’s Estate Regeneration Programme to develop a local masterplan. Councillor Ben Curran, Cabinet Member ...

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Apprentices building great careers at Sheffield Retail Quarter

Apprentices and staff from BAM Construction with Councillors Julie Dore and Mazher Iqbal and Councillor Iqbal's daughter Shifayah

Friday 3 November A team of apprentices has been laying the foundations for a great career as well as playing a key role in the first phase of Sheffield’s new retail quarter. Developers BAM Construction and its subcontractors have appointed 11 apprentices, among a staff and sub-contracting team of more than 100, to work on the first phase of the ...

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Residents to light up the skies this bonfire season

People enjoying the entertainment at the 2016 Sharrow Carnival

Excitement is building in Darnall and Sharrow as local people gear up for this year’s lantern parades, which last year brought hundreds of residents out to light up the streets. All residents are invited to join the celebrations, which include a carnival, music, dancing and a lantern parade in Sharrow, and the same in Darnall with extra youth activities. The ...

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Have your say on West Street and Devonshire Green and help shape its future

West Street

1 November 2017 A six week consultation has been launched today to find out what people in Sheffield think about the West Street and Devonshire Green areas of the city centre. West Street and Devonshire Green are popular parts of the city centre and attract people looking to shop in one of the many boutique or independent retailers,  or enjoy ...

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