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£20m flood defence to protect economy is completed

New flood defence walls at Jessops Riverside and along the Five Weirs Walk

22 January 2018 A £20 million project delivering flood defences to better protect hundreds of businesses in Sheffield’s Lower Don Valley will be unveiled on Thursday (25 January). Sir James Bevan, the Chief Executive of the Environment Agency and Councillor Julie Dore, leader of Sheffield City Council, will be among the speakers at an event, attended by local business owners, ...

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Purple flag still flying proudly in Sheffield

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Sheffield remains one of the safest places to enjoy a night out for people of all ages – after being awarded a purple flag for the seventh successive year. Purple Flag is a town and city centre award – similar to the Blue Flag award for beaches – which aims to raise the standard and broaden the appeal of town ...

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Council seeks residents views on how to set its budget

Town Hall

16 January 2018 The final council budget for the year 2018/19, including the levels of council tax to be paid by residents, will be agreed in March but there is still time for local people to have their say on how money should be spent and share their ideas on how savings can be made. The ‘Budget Conversation’ which started ...

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Every Child Matters 2017: A snapshot of life for children in the city

School children celebrating Every Child Matters Survey

15 January 2018 The findings of our Every Child Matters Survey launch today, providing a snapshot of life for young people in Sheffield. The report highlights findings from over 8000 school children from ages six-15 in 79 schools across the city. The survey found that over three quarters of children aged six-seven like going to school most of the time ...

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500 extra homes as part of continued investment in council housing

Council housing

11 January 2018 Funding for around 500 extra council homes has been identified by Sheffield City Council in its council housing business plan. This forms part of the authority’s drive to increase the amount of social housing across the city and is on top of an additional 1000 homes being provided by 2020. The council is currently working on plans ...

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New Year, new career in social care

Social Care recruitment fair, 17 January 2018 12-4pm, Millennium Galleries

11 January 2018 Sheffield City Council is holding a recruitment fair on Wednesday, 17 January to give advice and information about the vacancies across all social care services. We are currently recruiting for over 20 social care roles. The event will give potential recruits careers advice in social care and social work, with stands from the council’s apprenticeship, social work, ...

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Sheffield’s plastic bottles scheme stays at home

Sheffield's blue bin recycling collection service

10 January 2018 Sheffield City Council has confirmed that China’s ban on importing some types of plastics does not affect the city’s plastic bottle recycling process. Following the recent announcement from the Chinese Government that they that will no longer import some types of plastics for recycling, Sheffield City Council is reassuring residents that their plastic bottles are not being ...

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New trees take root on Sheffield highways

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10 January 2018 More than 1,200 young trees will take root along Sheffield’s streets this winter as the annual tree planting season continues. Sheffield is one of only a handful of local authorities in the UK who are benefitting from a fully-funded provision to replace street trees on a one for one basis. This is the sixth successive season of ...

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Park known as “lungs of Darnall” set to get charitable status

A lovely morning in High Hazels park

Tuesday 9 January One of the city’s best-loved parks described as the “lungs of Darnall” is set to be awarded charitable status. The decision will mean that High Hazels Park, in the east of the city, will be protected for generations to come as a quality green space. Registration as a charity will secure the provision of a park and ...

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Dockless bikes are go in Sheffield

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Tuesday 9 January The world’s first dockless bike hire scheme has expanded to Sheffield today (January 9th) with a fleet of 1,000 bikes – the largest and fastest such launch in the UK so far. All bikes in Sheffield will be free to hire for the first two weeks, and ofo collects no deposit when registering new users. Sheffield is ...

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Hundreds take part to city-wide campaign to tackle child sexual abuse and exploitation

Theatre performance of it's not okay

22 December 2017 Hundreds of parents, teachers, social workers, and nursery staff have attended workshops, and training sessions as part of the NSPCC and Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board campaign to tackle child sexual abuse and exploitation, ‘it’s not okay’. The yearlong campaign which began in May 2017 aims to educate children, parents and the wider public about abuse and exploitation, ...

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Local students awarded cash prizes for enterprising start ups

Noah Kitchen, James Wheeler and Harrison Dimelow from Stocksbridge High

22 December 2017 Literary Lanterns, from Stocksbridge School, has beaten off competition from hundreds of students to win a £150 Flying Start award as part of Sheffield City Council’s BiG Challenge 11. The interim Flying Start awards were presented to students last week for getting their businesses quickly of the ground. Over 200 teams, from 20 Sheffield schools and colleges, ...

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Archaeologists uncover lost history of Sheffield’s medieval castle

Sheffield Castle Gate  reconstruction

December 21 2017 Press Release issued by Sheffield University Archaeologists at the University of Sheffield have uncovered the forgotten history of one of northern England’s most significant medieval castles. The study, led by Professor John Moreland, Professor Dawn Hadley and Dr Gareth Dean from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Archaeology, in collaboration with Museums Sheffield and archaeological specialists in ...

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