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Ground breaking ceremony marks beginning of new school build

Adam Goldstein, Executive Director of Operations at Astrea Academy Trust, Councillor Jackie Drayton, John Doyle, Director of Business Strategy at Sheffield City Council and Nick Shepherd, Director at Kier at Astrea Academy Sheffield site.

25th October 2017 A new school for the north of Sheffield has celebrated the start of construction work on the new buildings which will make up the Astrea Academy at Woodside. The campus will incorporate the existing Grade II listed former Pye Bank School, which is currently being refurbished completing the state of the art accommodation for children and young ...

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Nearly 1,000 new houses to be built in Sheffield

Representatives from Keepmoat and Sheffield Housing Company with Cllrs Julie Dore and Olivia Blake

24 October 2017 More than 850 new homes are set to be built across Sheffield – including areas of Manor, Norfolk Park and Parson Cross. Sheffield Housing Company, set up by Sheffield City Council in partnership with Keepmoat and Great Places in 2011 to kick-start housebuilding in the city  has delivered more than 400 new homes  and developed skills and apprenticeship ...

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Celebration event marks transformation of University of Sheffield campus

Members of the city centre regeneration team with the new Henderson's bottles

The University of Sheffield, Sheffield City Council and Sheffield City Region have today (Monday 23 October 2017) marked the redevelopment of some of the major public spaces around the University’s campus. The transformation of Leavygreave Road and Portobello into a stunning public space with safe routes for cyclists and pedestrians, as well as sitting out and open air working areas ...

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Time to get your school applications in

23 October 2017 Council leaders are urging families applying for their child’s secondary school to make sure they fill in their application forms before the closing date of 31st October. Parents will find out the outcomes of their secondary school application on March 1 2018. Parents are being encouraged to make sure they fill in all three preferences in order to ...

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Meet Perkbox – putting its people first

Perkbox operations director Wayne Adams

  Sheffield Operations Manager Wayne Adams smiles at the memory of when Perkbox co-founder Saurav Chopra paid the Sheffield office on Scotland Street a visit. Saurav, founder of a company recently awarded Scale-Up Business of the year at the National Business Awards, sat himself down next to the company stereo, which was belting out some, as Wayne puts it, “Soulful ...

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National Screen Industries Institute could bring Channel 4 to Sheffield

17 October 2017 Bringing Channel 4 to Sheffield could see the broadcaster develop a National Screen Industries Institute that puts it at the heart of new and emerging digital technologies. That was the impassioned view of the Rt Hon Richard Caborn, leading the city’s bid for the broadcaster to move some of its business out of London. Speaking at a ...

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Harry Potter and a spell of magic at Sheffield libraries

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17 October 2017 Fans of Harry Potter are set to be spellbound by a nine-week exhibition and programme of events at Sheffield libraries celebrating the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The ‘Harry Potter: A history of magic’ exhibition is being opened at Sheffield Central Library on Friday, 20 October by the Lord Mayor ...

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Caring families needed to adopt in Sheffield


16 October 2017 It’s national adoption week (16th October – 22nd October) and Sheffield City Council is asking for more families to help change the lives of children throughout the city by adopting a child.   Seven children in Sheffield under the age of eight need adoptive families, five of these children are under the age of three. One of our ...

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Community digging plans for better Woodseats playground

Councillor Mary Lea with members of the Friends of Woodseats Playground and their children

Release originally from Friends of Woodseats Playground Friends of Woodseats Playground: Graves Park has announced the very first Community Dig Day at Woodseats Park on Sunday 15 October. With support from Sheffield City Council and other partners, Friends of Woodseats Playground: Graves Park is drawing on volunteers from the local community to help create a community garden in the playground. On ...

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Historic times for new city heritage strategy

The council has recently announced a package of improvements to the old town hall on Waingate

A two-day event this weekend will mark a big step forward in the creation of the city’s first heritage strategy. Joined Up Heritage Sheffield (JUHS), a group of community organisations representing a wide range of heritage interests, will launch its vision for the future of Sheffield’s heritage at two events, on Friday 13 October and Saturday 14 October at Sheffield ...

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Olympic Legacy Park development enters final lap

The Olympic Legacy Park from above

Councillors have given the green light for a grandstand finish at the Olympic Legacy Park with a promise: “the best is yet to come”. Sheffield City Council, working closely with the Rt Hon Richard Caborn, has already spearheaded a new Academy, UTC, artificial 3G floodlit pitch and an impressive community park complete with run route, with Sheffield Eagles now confirmed ...

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City presses Government over rail franchise

Sheffield Railway Station

For communities in Sheffield, the Midland Mainline is best known as the rail link which connects the city with London St Pancras in little over two hours, providing a vital service for commuters and tourists alike. And now public and private sector partners across Sheffield and the wider city region have come together to press the Government on their priorities ...

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Meeting will discuss school idling fines

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A public meeting on Wednesday will discuss next steps after more than 1,000 people backed plans to tackle idling, including introducing fines for people who leave their car engines running outside schools. In one of the biggest responses to a Sheffield City Council consultation this year, 97 per cent of people said children and the most vulnerable must be protected ...

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Dutch officials arrive to see how Sheffield Moves More

Delegation of Dutch officials at the Town Hall

October 6 2017 A delegation of sixty Dutch officials has arrived in Sheffield to find out about the city’s successful approach to improving people’s health and wellbeing by creating a culture of physical activity. Representatives from the Association of Sports and Municipal will be spending the next few days touring the city’s world class sports facilities and speaking to local experts ...

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Frank Cottrell-Boyce and Poet Tony Walsh join judging panel for new writing competition that encourages fostered children and young adults to tell their story

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5th October 2017 An inspirational new creative writing competition – developed by the award-winning You Can Foster campaign – will encourage children and young people in foster care and fostering families from all over the North of England to tell their stories and so encourage a new generation of adults to sign up as foster carers. And the entries, across ...

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