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Bid for 4,000 new homes takes leap forwards

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21 March 2018 Sheffield City Council’s multi-million pound bid to enable over 4,000 new homes to be built on 34 brownfield sites in Sheffield has taken a significant leap forwards. The Sheffield bid has been shortlisted along with 44 others for funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. The bid is part of the council’s ‘brownfield first’ ...

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Work to start in Deepcar on former Brickwork site

A CGI of the Bloor Homes development at Deepcar

30 November 2017 Bloor Homes media release Infrastructure work on a new 413-home development in Deepcar, Sheffield is due to begin by the end of the year, thanks to a joint investment by Bloor Homes and Yorkshire Water, in a partnership facilitated by Sheffield Council’s regeneration team. As part of a comprehensive regeneration of Deepcar, the new Bloor Homes development, ...

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Have your say on the future of Gleadless Valley

Gleadless Valley was built in the 1950s and 60s, and was once hailed for its design and quality

6 November 2017 Local people are being asked to have their say on a future plan for Gleadless Valley that has the potential to transform the area. Sheffield City Council is consulting with local residents, schools and businesses from early November, after receiving £515,000 from the Government’s Estate Regeneration Programme to develop a local masterplan. Councillor Ben Curran, Cabinet Member ...

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Stuck sites programme sticks out for judges

The planning team at Sheffield City Council. From left, John Stonard, Jonathan Baker, Khalid Mahmood and Rob Murfin.

A council initiative that is helping to regenerate eyesore and derelict buildings after years of neglect has been named as one of the best schemes in the country. Sheffield City Council received a silver medal for its work in making tough brownfield sites easier to develop into homes at the National Royal Town Planning Institute Awards for Excellence in Planning ...

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Grant to improve support of Armed Forces community in South Yorkshire

Armed Forces and Veterans Day resized

21 April 2017 More than £180k in funding has been provided from the Ministry of Defence’s Covenant Fund to support the Armed Forces community in South Yorkshire. The announcement comes after Sheffield City Council successfully led a bid in partnership with Rotherham, Doncaster, and Barnsley councils and two universities, Sheffield Hallam and York St John. Now, a grant of £180,695 ...

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Much-loved pavilion destined for new lease of life

Image of what the Inman Pavilion could look like after refurbishment, design by the University of Sheffield working with the Garden Village Community Association

7 March 2017 Steps to help save a much-loved community building, and protect it for years to come, have been taken by Sheffield City Council and the local community. The Inman Pavilion, overlooking Oxley Park in Stocksbridge, has hosted local groups and clubs since the 1950’s but is in need of significant upgrade and improvement. Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet, acting ...

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Council faces seventh year of budget cuts

 7 February 2017 The ongoing underfunding of adult social care services across the country has led to Sheffield City Council proposing a three per cent precept on next year’s council tax bills. Sheffield City Council is also proposing a council tax increase of 1.99 per cent with an extra three per cent precept to fund adult social care, meaning most Sheffield ...

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Plans to maintain council tax support scheme

Thursday 26 January 2017 A scheme to help people struggling to pay their council tax will be maintained by Sheffield City Council despite the authority facing huge budget pressures. The council is today announcing that it plans to carry on offering a discount of up to 77 per cent for working age people on low incomes and up to 100 ...

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Join city’s budget conversation

Sheffield City Centre

17 January 2017 A series of public events are being held by Sheffield City Council to discuss the budget for the next financial year, starting in April 2017. Unlike previous years, where public meetings covered the whole council budget, meetings are being split to cover specific areas of council business. The meetings will be held next week: 24 January, 5pm-6.30pm, at ...

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Council secures higher pay on Capita’s Sheffield contract


16 December 2016 A higher minimum wage for employees of Capita working on behalf of Sheffield City Council has been agreed. Following discussion with the council, Capita will now pay its workers on the Sheffield City Council contract a minimum of the Foundation Living Wage which is higher than the national minimum wage of £7.20 an hour. Capita join Cordant ...

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Sheffield City Council becomes first employer in Yorkshire to sign up to TUC’s Charter for helping terminally ill workers

John Mothersole and Councillor Ben Curran signed the Dying to Work charter

23 November 2016 – originally published by TUC Sheffield City Council yesterday (Tuesday, 22 November) became the first employer in Yorkshire to add its name to a charter aimed at helping employees who become terminally ill at work. The authority is the latest high-profile employer to sign up to the Dying to Work Voluntary Charter, following in the footsteps of ...

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New approach to boost employment opportunities for agency staff

Sheffield from the air, credit: Footprint Photography

16 June 2016 Sheffield City Council is set to boost the fortunes of agency workers with an innovative, new approach to agency provision. The council will require a future agency partner to provide people with better access to training, career planning and development, as well as forging better links with deprived communities to help them into employment and develop career ...

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Council continues drive to boost wages for low paid

Sheffield City Centre

19 May 2016 Low paid workers cleaning council buildings will soon be paid the Living Wage Foundation rate due to a new contract introduced by Sheffield City Council. The council specified that workers must be paid, at a minimum, the April 2016 Living Wage Foundation rate as part of a new contract it has commissioned. Around 160 people are expected ...

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Wincobank Community Centre Opens Its Doors

24 March 2016 Residents in Wincobank are eagerly anticipating the opening of their new community centre. Previously, the building was a communal building in the old Newman Court Sheltered Housing Scheme. It’s now a great new community centre offering spaces for activities, celebrations and meetings. The Wincobank Village Hall is now ready for use; Lord Blunkett will open the hall ...

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Council wins innovation award

14 March 2016 Sheffield City Council has received an award for innovation for its work to support public services and local community organisations to work better together to improve health and wellbeing. The authority competed against 131 finalists in 14 categories at this year’s Public Procurement awards, which took place in Manchester on Tuesday, 8 March. It received the Innovation ...

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