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Joint operation as part of week of action to tackle rogue trading

Sheffield Town Hall

12 May 2017 Officers from Sheffield Trading Standards and South Yorkshire Police were out in force this week, in a targeted operation against rogue traders believed to be responsible for a string of incidents across the city. The operation was organised after elderly and vulnerable residents in Sheffield were targeted and conned into paying out thousands of pounds for unnecessary ...

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Council busts further myths on its street tree replacement programme

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10th April 2017 The Streets Ahead programme is all about improving the city’s road infrastructure and also represents the largest investment ever seen in Sheffield’s roads, pavements, street lights and street trees. The investment will allow us to ensure we have street trees to be proud of across the city for the next generation and beyond. During the first five years ...

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Government invests millions in expanding city’s district heating network

Sheffield Town Hall and the Peace Gardens

7 April 2017 More than £5m from central Government is set to be invested into the city’s district heating network, bringing the potential for it to be expanded to areas such as the Sheffield Retail Quarter and the Northern General Hospital, it was announced today (Friday 7 April). This could lead to reduced carbon dioxide emissions and improved air quality ...

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Older people enjoy internet safety session as part of Not Born Yesterday campaign

Kathleen Mysberg and a friend enjoy the online safety session

30 March 2017 A 100-year-old “silver surfer” was among those who enjoyed an internet safety session, in a bid to give pensioners more confidence in using computers and increase their safety online. The event, run by undergraduate Computer Information and Security student Rob Lister and organised in conjunction with Sheffield Hallam University and Age UK Sheffield, was part of Sheffield ...

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Historic gas lamps set to shine again thanks to Streets Ahead

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27th March 2017 Sheffield will see all of its remaining 25 original gas street lamps brought back to their former glory and in light again as part of the Streets Ahead programme. The JE Webb Sewer Gas Destructor Lamps are cast iron street lights, erected between 1914 and 1935, and can be seen at various locations across the city. Over ...

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Schemes to protect city from flooding take a step forward

Leppings Lane in the 2007 floods

24 March 2017 It’s one of the largest flood defence programmes in any UK city. Last year we consulted the public on options being considered for the Upper Don and Sheaf catchments, as part of the Protecting Sheffield from Flooding programme. And now, following public feedback and further technical analysis, some of the options can be ruled out, while others ...

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First of city’s new flood defence schemes to complete this year

New flood defences on the River Don at Forgemasters

23 March 2017 It’s almost a decade since the tragic floods of 2007 brought devastation to Sheffield’s communities. And now, a flood defence scheme on the River Don, which started in design in 2014, is progressing well with construction and is due to be completed later this year. The Lower Don Valley (LDV) scheme is one of six flood protection ...

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Public thanked for responses in flood protection consultation

Godwin Ekebuisi, Jim Fletcher and Cllr Bryan Lodge by the River Don

14 March 2017 Council leaders have today thanked those who took part in a public consultation on flood protection options for the city. People were asked for their views on how to best protect the Upper Don, Sheaf and Porter valleys, in efforts to prevent a repeat of the devastating Sheffield floods of 2007. Bryan Lodge, cabinet member for the ...

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Construction company hit with large fine for waste offence

Waste found dumped at Skye Edge

1 March 2017 A construction firm has been ordered to pay out almost £4,000 after being successfully prosecuted by Sheffield City Council’s Environmental Protection Service for irresponsibly disposing of waste. Yesterday’s court case came about after two loads of building waste were found by an officer from the Environmental Protection Service on land at Skye Edge field, off Manor Laithe Road. The ...

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Council supports protest by taxi drivers

Sheffield city centre

27 February 2017 Bryan Lodge, Cabinet Member for the Environment at Sheffield City Council, said: “We are aware of the demonstration being arranged by the taxi trade on Tuesday 28 February in Sheffield, which is part of a wider demonstration taking place in many towns and cities around the country. “Sheffield City Council are extremely supportive of the licensed trade ...

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Defrauded resident speaks of ordeal after Sheffield man sentenced for rogue trading

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9 February 2017 A tradesman has been sentenced to four months imprisonment, suspended for a year, following an investigation by Sheffield City Council’s trading standards team into his rogue trading. Colin Graham Shaw, of Hazlebarrow Crescent, Jordanthorpe, appeared before Sheffield Magistrates Court on Tuesday, 7 February for sentence. The 68-year-old had previously pleaded guilty to eight offences; three under the Fraud Act and ...

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Licence revoked from shop for selling illicit cigarettes

Stas cigarettes

8 February 2017 A shop which was discovered to be selling illicit cigarettes and cigarettes to children has had its alcohol licence revoked by Sheffield City Council. Sta’s, in Main Road, Darnall, is therefore no longer licenced to sell alcohol. This will be a major loss in income for the shop and potentially affect any premises letting and sale value. ...

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Council sets the record straight on street trees myths

Handsworth's veteran mulberry tree

01 February 2017 Streets Ahead is today setting the record straight on a number of myths around its street tree replacement work. Councillor Bryan Lodge, Cabinet Member for the Environment at Sheffield City Council, said: “There has been a lot of attention on the street trees replacement work in the Streets Ahead contract. We welcome the passion of the people ...

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Dog dirt-covered garden costs pet owner almost £2,000

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1 February 2017 A dog owner who allowed so much dog faeces to gather in his garden that it caused a statutory nuisance was fined almost £2,000 by magistrates yesterday (Tuesday 31 January). Sheffield City Council’s Environmental Protection Service successfully prosecuted William Cocking, of Limpsfield Road, Wincobank. He has now been ordered to pay out a total of £1,844 following ...

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More litter louts brought before the courts

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1 February 2017 Five people appeared in court yesterday after being caught dropping litter on the streets of Sheffield. Each of the people prosecuted by Sheffield City Council’s Environmental Protection Service was offered the opportunity to pay a fixed penalty but declined to do so – and so were prosecuted for the offence. During the last 12 months, environmental enforcement ...

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