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Groundbreaking ceremony marks the start of construction of new HSBC office

Council chief executive John Mothersole and COO of HSBC James Emmett break the ground on phase one of the Sheffield Retail Quarter

9 May 2017 Construction has begun on HSBC’s new office in the Sheffield Retail Quarter, with the important milestone marked by a ground breaking ceremony attended by James Emmett, Chief Operating Officer (COO) at HSBC Bank plc. Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, and John Mothersole, chief executive  of SCC were also in attendance at the ceremony which was also attended by ...

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Bigger and better Cliffhanger set for city centre return

British Bouldering Championships 2016 in Devonshire Green

9 May 2017 Details have been announced for this year’s Cliffhanger festival in Sheffield – and it’s set to return bigger and better than ever. The event, sponsored by the Sheffield BID (Business Improvement District) and billed as Sheffield’s inner city festival dedicated to celebrating the outdoors, is set to be held at locations including the Peace Gardens, Tudor Square, ...

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Road closures for Blades Bus Tour and Civic Reception

blades sufc

Tuesday 2 May 2017 As fans gather to celebrate Sheffield United’s promotion to the Championship, city centre road closures are now in place at: Surrey Street/Norfolk Street junction Norfolk Row/Norfolk Street Fargate Leopold Street (West Street junction) Pinstone Street Burgess Street (Barkers Pool House) Holly Street/Balm Green We expect these road closures will remain until 9:30pm but will open them ...

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Ask For Angela: Bar safety campaign starts in Sheffield

Rebecca Vardy at the Frog and Parrot on Division Street will be helping customers who Ask For Angela

2 May 2017 A campaign is starting in Sheffield to support safe dating and tackle sexual harassment in pubs, bars and clubs. ‘Ask For Angela’ encourages people to discreetly ask for help from bar staff if they are feeling unsafe or uncomfortable. This might be whilst on a date or if they are getting unwanted attention. Asking For Angela at ...

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Tramlines adds even more names to its 2017 lineup

Primal Scream to headline Sheffield Tramlines 2017

Release published by Tramlines on 17 March 2017 Primal Scream, Kano, The Big Moon and The Reflex are among the latest additions, joining the likes of The Libertines, Metronomy, Toots & The Maytals, The Coral, The Pharcyde and All Saints. The festival will return to Sheffield from 21 – 23 July Tramlines – Sheffield’s inner-city music festival – has added ...

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City centre HS2 station proposal welcomed

HS2 station in Sheffield city centre

 9 March 2017 Sheffield City Council has given support to HS2 Ltd proposals to provide a city centre HS2 connection that will enhance the economy and employment but have stressed that the government must ensure its high-speed route extends north as well as south. The council has joined business leaders in welcoming the proposal to bring HS2 trains into Sheffield ...

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It’s official – Sheffield keeps Purple Flag status for another year

Pictured from left: Sarah Walker of the Association of Town and City Management, Marianne Stokes of sponsor Initiatec Technology Group, Richard Eyre, of Sheffield City Council, Sergeant Matthew Burdett of Sheffield BID and Andy Stokes of Initiatec

13 February 2017 Sheffield has once again been recognized on a national level for providing an “entertaining, safe and enjoyable night out.” Sheffield Business Improvement District (BID) Police Sergeant Matthew Burdett and Richard Eyre, of Sheffield City Council, have been presented with the formal accreditation, which means the flag will keep flying over Sheffield’s Peace Gardens for another year. Purple Flag is a ...

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Council worker recognised nationally for city centre safety work

Best Bar None at the awards - working together to keep the city centre safe

3 February 2017 A Sheffield City Council employee has received national recognition for her work to keep Sheffield city centre safe. Tracey Ford, from the authority’s Drug and Alcohol Coordination Team, manages the city’s Best Bar None scheme which works with city partners to promote the responsible management of licensed premises. The scheme itself has been nationally recognised many times, ...

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The hidden rivers of Sheffield under our feet

Matilda Street Park

The council’s head of city regeneration, Simon Ogden, who is also chair of the Sheffield Waterways Strategy Group, has written a piece about the hidden rivers of Sheffield, inspired by a strange opening that appeared in a Sheffield car park last week. “If Sheffield residents were curious about the existence of hidden rivers coursing beneath their feet they could head ...

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Council launches opportunity for city-wide free Wi-Fi service

Free city centre wi-fi could be here by the end of the year

Wednesday 11 January 2017 People visiting Sheffield could be logging on to a fast and free city centre Wi-Fi service by the end of the year. Sheffield City Council has announced it is looking for a provider to offer a public access Wi-Fi service across the city’s Business Improvement District (BID) – at no cost to visitors who use it. ...

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City retains Purple Flag status for night-time economy

Millennium Square by night

10 January 2017 After becoming the first Yorkshire city to gain Purple Flag status back in 2013, city leaders are celebrating today (Tuesday 10 January) after learning Sheffield has retained the prestigious status for its evening and night-time economy. Purple Flag is a town and city centre award – similar to the Blue Flag award for beaches – which aims ...

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Shoppers returning to Moor Market

Moor Market, Sheffield

4 January 2017 Another successful year looks to be in store for Sheffield’s Moor Market, with latest figures showing a six per cent increase in shoppers in 2016, compared to 2015. Last year was a great year for the market, which is home to more than 90 independent traders, with almost three million shopping visits for the year as a ...

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Best Bar None helps people stay charged

Tracey Ford, helps run Best Bar None from Sheffield City Council, and Tricia Watts, Sheffield Street Pastor Coordinator

6 December 2016 Street pastors, who help late-night city centre revellers, have been given new equipment by Sheffield City Council to help them help more people. The volunteers who are out every Friday and Saturday night now have battery-powered mobile phone charging devices to help people whose phones have run out of juice. The council bought them out of money ...

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Road improvements at Charter Square

Map of Charter Square

Thursday 10 November 2016 Following public consultation, Sheffield City Council is making major changes at Charter Square to improve crossing, access and personal safety for pedestrians and cyclists. The work, which should finish next summer, will remove the 1960s roundabout, underpass and subway to create a beautiful new public square. The changes form part of the preparation for the opening ...

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Vintage Treasures in the Moor Market

Photo Credit: Sheffield Antiques Quarter

22 September 2016 The Moor Market plays host to all things classic and quirky with a new monthly vintage pop-up market this Saturday 24 September. The pop-up style event is a collaboration between The Moor Market and Sheffield Antiques Quarter and will feature around 40 Stalls of retro, vintage, arts, crafts, salvage, artisan wares and antiques. ‘Top Notch’ traders from ...

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