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Harry Harpham

Harry Harpahm MP and former deputy leader of Sheffield City Council

Friday 5 February 2016 We understand there are many people in Sheffield mourning the sad loss of Harry Harpham MP and former deputy leader of Sheffield City Council. A Book of Condolence has been opened at Sheffield Town Hall for people to pay tribute to him. Councillor Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said: “It’s difficult to express in words ...

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Let’s get online

Thursday 19 March 2015 Sheffield residents are being urged to take advantage of free computer courses to help them get online. The courses are open to everyone, from complete beginners who want to learn how to send an email or search the internet, to those looking to boost their skills. The council is committed to helping and supporting more residents ...

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Council housing repairs and maintenance set to be brought in-house

Wednesday 11 March 2015 Sheffield City Council is set to bring council housing repairs and maintenance services, which are currently delivered by Kier, back in-house. Proposals will be discussed at the council’s Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, 18 March when members are expected to approve proposals for the change when Kier ‘s contract ends in March 2017. Councillor Harry Harpham, Cabinet ...

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Keeping tenants warm and snug this winter

Friday 6 February 2015 A huge effort is underway to ensure council tenants are warm and cosy in their homes as the cold wintry weather bites. Sheffield Council’s Housing Service and its partners are working together to improve the energy efficiency of homes and ensure repairs are completed as quickly as possible. Since April last year, the Council has replaced ...

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Tree-mendous effort to improve local area

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Thursday 22 January 2015 A hardy group of people braved the wintry wind and rain to add a bit more greenery to an area of Beighton. Youngsters from Reignhead Primary School, members of Beighton Tenants and Residents Association, council housing staff and Councillor Harry Harpham helped plant two ornamental trees on land at Cairns Road. They replace a tree that ...

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Council unveils ambitious plans for council housing

Tuesday 6 January 2015 Sheffield City Council has set out ambitious plans and priorities for council housing over the next five years. Proposals include the building or buying of 1,000 new/replacement Council homes by 2019/20 to increase the choice and availability of high quality affordable homes for people in the city, support the local economy and bring funding into Sheffield. ...

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Christmas joy for vulnerable Sheffield families 23/12/14

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Tuesday 23 December 2014 Christmas arrived early this week for some of the most vulnerable families in Sheffield. TARAs from across the city have helped raise an incredible £2,200 to make sure every child in Sheffield City Council’s temporary accommodation receives a gift from Father Christmas. Kier Services also donated £500 and the combined money has also funded much needed ...

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Thumbs up for new personalised housing service

Thursday 18 December 2014 A new way of delivering the council’s housing service has proved a hit with customers during its test phase. Housing+ offers a more personalised service that can extend beyond just housing issues. Each tenant has a named Housing+ Officer who can offer extra support and advice, tailored to meet the needs of individual people and households. ...

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Safety first for Sheffield tenants

Wednesday 17 December 2014 A fire sprinkler trial in the Gleadless Valley area of Sheffield is being hailed as a success. The scheme in Callow Mount is a flagship contract and partnership between Sheffield City Council’s housing services, the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association (BAFSA) and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. The sprinkler system is part of a broader ...

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Stradbroke Community pull together to pick up litter!

Wednesday 3 December 2014 Stradbroke will be shining like a star this Christmas thanks to school pupils and local residents who have been busy litter picking! Members of Stradbroke Tenants and Community Association and the ‘Link’ community centre had noticed that the litter in the area was on the increase and a meeting was held with members from the TACA, ...

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Fly-tipping hot spots clean up their act

Wednesday 3 December 2014 Fly-tipping has reduced by a third on council estates in the East of Sheffield following an educational campaign about waste disposal. The Council’s Housing and Neighbourhood Service launched the scheme to try and clean up fly-tipping hot spots. Using the Keep Britain Tidy, Love Where You Live Campaign, the Estate Services Team targeted estates including Margate, ...

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Noisy council tenant loses eviction battle

An anti-social tenant whose noisy behaviour made his neighbours’ lives a misery has lost his home. Garry Hurt, 52, of 45 Challoner Way, Westfield, Sheffield, had repeatedly ignored warnings to keep the noise down in his flat, which is part of a communal block. In 2009 he was issued with a Court Order for not paying rent. Although he paid ...

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Find out more about building your perfect home

An online register for people interested in creating their own ideal homes has been launched by Sheffield City Council this week. This comes after, in September, it was announced that the council is the only authority in the region to have been awarded “vanguard” status for the Right to Build Government pilot scheme – which aims to make it easier ...

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Darnall shop front scheme hailed great success

A new scheme that was piloted in one of Sheffield’s most challenging shopping centres has been warmly welcomed by local traders and is set to be rolled out to other district shopping centres. The pilot scheme was intended to contribute towards the overall attraction and confidence of the Darnall area through the Successful Centres programme. It was intended to target ...

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Landlords fined in Court

The council has taken firm action against two landlords and a letting agency for illegally evicting a tenant and failing to gain a statutory licence which specifies good management practices. Mr Ghulam Ljaz, of Chippinghouse Road in Sheffield, and UK Legal Estates Ltd, of Wolseley Road in Sheffield, were convicted on 7 August of failing to licence a large shared ...

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