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More than 8,600 trees planted by community forestry team

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Denise Fox, plants trees in Darnall with help from volunteers

19 June 2017 Volunteers donated their time over the last tree planting season to help Sheffield City Council’s community forestry team plant more than 8,600 trees in 40 locations. In the 2016-17 planting season, which ran from October 2016 to March 2017, a total of 8,658 trees were planted, including heavy standards, whips, and fruit trees. The community forestry team ...

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Fire safety measures in Sheffield Council tower blocks

16 June 2017 Additional safety checks are set to begin in council tower blocks in Sheffield following the Grenfell Tower tragedy in London. The checks will be carried out from Monday 19 June by South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue officers, who already assess the buildings on a regular basis. This is in addition to the daily checks carried out in ...

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Businesses and jobseekers to benefit from region-wide jobs board


15 July 2017 Excellence in research, advanced manufacturing and engineering are among the things driving big names such as McLaren Automotive and Boeing to invest in Sheffield City Region. And with the launch of a new dedicated jobs platform on Tuesday (20 June), these cutting-edge companies are set to find it easier to find and retain talented and locally-based employees. ...

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Route confirmed for City Ride in Sheffield


15 June 2017 British Cycling and HSBC UK have confirmed the route for the HSBC UK City Ride, to take place in Sheffield on Sunday 16 July. Starting at Endcliffe Park, participants will make their way into the heart of the city centre, passing the Town Hall and Winter Garden, before heading towards Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane ground. The 8km ...

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Call for more Shared Lives carers to help people ‘blossom’

Shared Lives carer Sue Cashmore with Carol and David

15 June 2017 “You help someone blossom as a Shared Lives carer, and they help you blossom too. They just become part of the family…” That’s the view of carer Sue Cashmore, 59 years old from Shiregreen, who has been caring for adults in her own home for around 20 years. She’s part of the Shared Lives scheme, a community-based ...

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It’s never too late to do three-day Army course

Tony Damms, front row, third right, celebrates completing Exercise Executive Stretch

The man who was once Sheffield’s youngest mayor now has another claim to fame – he’s now the oldest person to complete a tough personal development training course with the Army. Councillor Tony Damms, who was mayor of Sheffield in 1989 when he was in his early 40s, completed the three-day Exercise Executive Stretch course this month – as a ...

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Shisha lounge owner prosecuted again


A shisha lounge owner has been fined nearly £3,000 for allowing customers to smoke shisha pipes inside a premises that should be smoke-free, despite an earlier prosecution for the same offence. Hassan Butt, aged 21, the owner of Mint Paris Lounge at 42-46 London Road, was charged with failing to prevent smoking in a smoke-free place, contrary to section 8(4) ...

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Furniture apprentice honoured with top award

Brady Hall recieving apprenticeship award

14 June 2017 A 23 year apprentice joiner from Fox Hill has been awarded construction apprentice of the year by Sheffield City Council. Brady Hall received the honour for going above and beyond the call of duty. Sheffield City Council works with over 250 apprentices across the city to support them through their studies and find them placements at local ...

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Litter louts ordered to pay out almost £8,000


13 June 2017 Litter louts who dropped rubbish on the streets of Sheffield have been taken to court once again – and ordered to pay out a total of almost £8,000. Sheffield City Council’s Environmental Protection Service has successfully prosecuted a further 21 people for littering. Each of them were caught dropping litter on the street and offered the opportunity ...

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Funding unlocks new sustainable industry park

Part of the proposed new sustainable innovation park at Claywheels Lane

13 June 2017 Plans to develop a new green energies park containing a purpose-built steel press can forge ahead thanks to City Region funding. The former Ucar site at Claywheels Lane, semi-derelict for nearly 20 years, can now be transformed into a sustainable industries park, subject to planning permission, by owners AMG as well as accommodating a new state-of-the art ...

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Youngsters meet the Gruffalo at Winter Garden Bookstart event

Gruffalo, Oliver Coppard, Lord Mayor, Julie Dore and Jackie Drayton1

12 June 2017 Hundreds of young families enjoyed meeting the Gruffalo at a Bookstart event in the Winter Garden last week. Sheffield libraries staff organised the event to mark the start of National Bookstart Week, which encourages reading with children from a young age. Around 300 young children and their parents and carers attended the event and took part in ...

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More than 700 Yorkshire pupils to take part in 245-mile cycle relay

Pupils taking part in the School Yorkshire Tour

12 June 2017 Children and young people from 95 schools across Yorkshire will be taking part in a cycling relay covering ten local authority areas over the next two weeks. The Schools’ Yorkshire Tour relay has started today at Stocksbridge Nursery and Infants School as part of National Bike Week. Year one and year two children at the school learned to ride as a ...

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Summer set to be a sizzler at the Moor Market

The Moor Market, Sheffield. Image courtesy of Marc Barker.

12 June 2017 Cookery demonstrations and an Asian bazaar are among the activities taking place at the Moor Market this summer. The first Moor Market Bazaar will take place tomorrow (Tuesday 13 June), with a range of Asian stalls selling clothes, jewellery, alcohol-free perfumes, loose fabric, halal sweets and more. Previously a success in Rotherham, and now coming to Sheffield for ...

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Council pledges support for festival of film

Doc/Fest in Tudor Square

12 June 2017 It’s the UK’s biggest festival of documentaries, and is currently underway in Sheffield with guests including Louis Theroux, Sir Lenny Henry and Maxine Peake. And now, Sheffield City Council is pleased to announce that it has signed a new three-year funding agreement with Doc/Fest, an event which brings in more than £1.2m to Sheffield each year. Now ...

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