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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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Council boss invites calls from Sheffield Twitterati

Chief Executive John Mothersole

12 July 2018 For the second time in less than a year Chief Executive of Sheffield City Council John Mothersole is staging a Twitter takeover to speak directly to Sheffielders to answer their questions and address their concerns. He will be manning the council’s Customer Service Twitter channel @SCC_Help on Friday 27 July 2018 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Last October he ...

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Tramlines Ten – Everything Festival Goers Need To Know

Tramlines Festival

19 July 2018 News and information released by Tramlines With Tramline’s Ten just days away, the festival has released all the vital information guests need to enjoy the most important weekend in Sheffield’s musical calendar. The festival will feature from Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd July performances from Stereophonics, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Craig David’s TS5, Clean Bandit, Blossoms, ...

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Join in the fun at the Sheffield Children’s Festival

Families enjoying the festival of fun

19 July 2018 Don’t know what to do over the summer holiday? Parents relax – as the Children’s University Festival of Fun 2018 launches this weekend. Roald Dahl’s Matilda is making mischief this year as one of the 40 thrilling activities taking place across the city. Children will also have the opportunity to explore the science of sweets, learn the ...

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Open-air cinema and street theatre take over city centre for The Fringe at Tramlines


18 July 2018 Musical masterpieces and theatrical performances will take over Sheffield’s Peace Gardens and Barkers Pool this weekend (21 & 22 July) as The Fringe at Tramlines brings outdoor cinema and street theatre to the city centre. One of the highlights of the city centre’s free outdoor events, the family-friendly screenings line-up across the weekend has been released, which ...

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City’s £6 million plan set to support people with complex needs

Town Hall

18 July 2018 Sheffield’s £6 million plan is set to be agreed at a cabinet meeting today to support people with drug and alcohol problems, and other complex needs. Over the next five years Sheffield City Council will work in partnership with NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and South Yorkshire Police to support hundreds of adults ...

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Norfolk Heritage Park officially reopens following major refurbishment

Local councillors, Friends of Norfolk Heritage Park and children from Seven Hills Primary School at the official opening of the playground

17 July 2018 Playground facilities at one of Sheffield’s most popular outdoor spaces were officially reopened today following major redevelopment works. Works at Norfolk Heritage Park playground started last December following a decision by Sheffield City Council to invest £1.5 million, to upgrade outdoor facilities in the parts of Sheffield where health needs are the greatest. The playground has seen ...

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Streets Ahead prepare for Sheffield’s biggest festival

Road sweepers

17 July 2018 Highways teams in Sheffield are pulling out all the stops in final preparations for the city’s biggest festival, Tramlines, this weekend. More than 100,000 music fans are expected to attend the three-day event – and staff working on the Streets Ahead programme will be on hand to ensure operations run smoothly before, during and after the festival. ...

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Sheffield’s parks and woodlands awarded national acclaim

Councillor Mary Lea and Ian Turner, Parks & Public Realm Manager at SCC at the Sheffield Winter Garden

17 July 2018 Thirteen of Sheffield City Council’s parks and woodlands have again received national recognition at the Green Flag Awards, retaining the highest number of flags in Yorkshire and the Humber. Green spaces across Sheffield and in the city centre are among a record-breaking 1,883 UK parks and green spaces that will today receive a prestigious Green Flag Award ...

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The Summer Reading Challenge is back!

summer reading

13 July 2018 The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children to read six library books during the long summer holiday. Children up to the age of 11 can take part and there’s a special ‘mini challenge’ for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.  Launching on Saturday 14 July, this year’s Summer Reading Challenge is Mischief Makers; celebrating the 80th anniversary of the much-loved ...

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Sheffield City Council launches plan for citywide response to drugs

13 July 2018 Sheffield City Council has released plans for a citywide response to drugs from now until 2022. The Sheffield Drug Strategy 2018-2022 highlights how partnership working across the city will respond to drug use by people of all ages – reducing demand, restricting supply thorough enforcement activity and promoting recovery; celebrating the fact that people can and do ...

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Football clubs team up for pioneering scheme

Team Up!

Sheffield City Council launches a new campaign working with Sheffield Wednesday Football Club, Sheffield and Hallam Football Association and the Yorkshire Sport Foundation to encourage people with hidden disabilities to attend football matches. The Team Up! initiative will provide support to people with mental health problems and other hidden disabilities so that everyone, regardless of their needs gets a warm welcome ...

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Tamper, Peddler and Depot bakery to kollide at Castle House

Launch of the Kollider Project in the former Co-op Building at Castle House in Sheffield City Centre
John Mothersole (Sheffield City Council), Cllr Mazher Iqbal, Nick Morgan (Kollider) and Guy Illingworth (U+I)

Issued by Kollider, 13 July 2018 Kollider Projects has joined forces with the people behind Tamper, Peddler and Depot bakery to create Kollider Social, a 16,000 sqft curated space to both work and relax on the upper ground floor of the new Kollider Project at Castle House. This iconic open space in the old Co-Op Department Store, Castle House, will be home to several ...

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Electric bin lorries set to arrive in Sheffield

Waste collection lorry

12 July 2018 Sheffield is to trial innovative electric bin lorries powered by the very waste they have collected. The project will allow two 26 tonne bin lorries to be converted from diesel to electric in a £2.6m scheme to accelerate the transition to zero emission heavy goods vehicles after funding for 14 projects was announced by Government this week. ...

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Sheffield General Cemetery awarded National Lottery millions for restoration

The Catacombs at Sheffield General Cemetery

12 July 2018 Sheffield’s General Cemetery has been awarded more than £3 million pounds of National Lottery funding, following a successful bid by Sheffield City Council for plans to complete major restoration and improvement work at the site. The funding, raised by National Lottery players and awarded jointly by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund, aims to conserve ...

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