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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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Porter Brook Pocket Park wins prestigious Living Waterways Award

Porter Brook Pocket Park

15 September 2016 Sheffield’s Porter Brook Pocket Park project was announced as the Winner in the ‘Contribution to the Built Environment’ category at the 2016 Living Waterways Awards ceremony, held at Birmingham Town Hall last night (14 September 2016). Launched by the Canal & River Trust in February, and sponsored by Kier, Arcadis, CPC Civils and Fountains, the Living Waterways ...

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Julie Dore: HS2 plans moving in right direction for Sheffield City Region

  Councillor Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said, “I am delighted that our campaign to bring Sheffield’s HS2 station into the city centre has been successful. We have made the case from the start that a city centre station makes more economic sense than Meadowhall with the additional 6,500 jobs and £5bn extra in growth that it will ...

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We’ve all heard of diversification: but design to coffee?

Ink & Water

It’s UK Coffee Week – to celebrate the British coffee culture and also raise money for the communities which grow our coffee, Ink & Water (design agency come coffee shop) are collecting for charity all week. An interview with Rachel Hayes, Coffee Shop Manager at Ink & Water, on city centre success and plans to expand onto the second floor. ...

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Sheffield Starflyer takes first flight

Cllr Leigh Bramall takes first flight on the Sheffield Starflyer

Friday 18 March 2016 The Sheffield Starflyer took it’s first flight at 11am this morning and Councillor Leigh Bramall was among the first to take to the skies on the city centre’s newest attraction. Cllr Bramall was accompanied by Radio Sheffield’s Rebecca Kerry for a quick interview, on air – in the air! The ride, which is the UK’s largest ...

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Sheffield’s Lifestyle Wins Over Partner of Tapestry Compliance

Sheffield born Bob Grayson, a partner of Tapestry Compliance, on why he decided to open a legal services office on home ground.  After 15 years of working for London-based law firm, Linklaters and in-house at Shell, commuting to and from Sheffield, I decided to set up a company here because I wanted to combine offering a world class service with a ...

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