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Local councillors want to hear from you…

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28 February 2017 Sheffield City Council has been encouraging the people of Sheffield to have their say on local issues that will inform Councillors’ ward priorities. Sheffield has 28 electoral areas called wards, each represented by three city councillors. Each year, every ward in Sheffield produces a list of three or four priorities, and this year the authority wants as many people to ...

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Sheffield shines at LGBT event

Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Denise Fox cuts the 50th Anniversary cake at Sheffield's LGBT History Month celebrations

Tuesday 28 February 2017 Hundreds of people attended events last weekend to celebrate diversity in Sheffield and mark the end of this year’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History Month. Talks, films, music and other celebrations ran at the Millennium Gallery on Saturday and Sunday, hosted by the Friends of Edward Carpenter and local charity SAYiT. Councillor Jack Scott, ...

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Board games at library guarantees a full house

Playing board games at Ecclesfield Library

21 February 2017 Playing board games as a family needn’t be a trivial pursuit – thanks to a successful and now well-established Saturday session at booming Ecclesfield Library. A popular board games session at the library has now been extended until June, and Councillor Jack Scott, cabinet member for community services and libraries, was among those taking part last weekend. ...

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New Tinsley library opens

Tinsley library volunteers

27 January 2017 A new library opens next Monday, 30 January, in Tinsley and will be staffed by volunteers and hosted by the Tinsley Forum. People will be able to check out books for adults and children, read newspapers and request books from Sheffield City Council’s library catalogue at the new branch based at the Tinsley Forum in Bawtry Road. ...

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Candlelit vigil to remember the Holocaust

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24 January 2016 The people of Sheffield will come together this week to reflect on the atrocities of the past and mark Holocaust Memorial Day. A candlelit vigil will be held in the Winter Gardens this Thursday, 26 January, at 5.30pm. The event will be held a day earlier than the national day of remembrance to include the Jewish community, ...

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Citizens Advice Sheffield helped 21,500 people with 65,000 issues in 2016

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23 January 2017 Citizens Advice Sheffield helped one in every 20 adults in Sheffield during 2016. A total of 21,500 people asked for their help with 65,000 issues during the year. “How We Help People, a report published today, describes how we have helped thousands of people in the city with the problems they face” said Andy Buck, Chief Executive ...

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Council begins extensive improvements to Manor Library

Manor Library

January 2017 A local library is to close for two weeks to allow a significant amount of refurbishment. Manor Library, on Ridgeway Road at Manor Top, will close from Monday 23 January to Sunday 5 February. The First Point, council customer service centre, and housing office based there will also be closed during this period. The nearest alternative facilities are ...

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Call for Tinsley Library volunteers

Tinsley Forum on Bawtry Road

6 January 2017 Library lovers in and around Tinsley are being asked to help run a new library service starting at the end of January. Around a dozen people are needed to help people choose and check out books and newspapers from the Tinsley Forum on Bawtry Road. A book drop-off and collection point has been running there since last ...

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Third public meeting to discuss Central Library and Graves Art Gallery

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13 December 2016 A third public meeting has been planned to update people about the proposals for Sheffield’s Central Library and Graves Art Gallery. This is a repeat of the public meeting first held on Tuesday, 6 December at the Town Hall. It follows Sheffield City Council’s announcement that, as part of the city’s partnership with Chinese construction company Sichuan ...

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Council promise to always have city centre Central Library

Our promises regarding the Central Library service

8 December 2016 “We will always have a Central Library in the city centre” That was one of the promises made by Sheffield City Council at last night’s public meeting about proposals for the Central Library and Graves Art Gallery. The meeting, one of a number planned, saw more than 200 people discuss how the council is considering leasing the ...

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Central Library & Graves Art Gallery: Second public meeting planned

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1 December 2016 Due to high demand a second public meeting has been planned to update people about proposals for Sheffield’s Central Library and Graves Art Gallery. Last week it was announced that Sheffield City Council is considering leasing the Surrey Street building to create the city’s first five star hotel, as the cost of repairs and upkeep is rapidly ...

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Public meeting about Central Library and Graves Art Gallery

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29 November 2016 People are invited to a public meeting next Tuesday to find out more about proposals for Sheffield’s Central Library and Graves Art Gallery. Last week it was announced that Sheffield City Council is considering leasing the Surrey Street building to create the city’s first five star hotel, as the cost of repairs and upkeep is rapidly becoming ...

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Council to continue supporting community-run libraries

Stannington library volunteers

28 November 2016 Community-run libraries will continue to be supported by Sheffield City Council under new funding plans. The authority is pledging a minimum of £655,000 guaranteed support across 11 branches from 2017 to 2020. The existing support package for these branches ends in March 2017. Councillor Jack Scott, Cabinet Member for Community Services and Libraries at Sheffield City Council, ...

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Another pub gains community protection

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24 November 2016 Another pub in Sheffield has gained community protection to help prevent it from being closed down, sold off or redeveloped. The White Lion on London Road is the latest of nine local pubs to become an ‘asset of community value.’ This status, awarded by Sheffield City Council, means the pub cannot be knocked down or converted without ...

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Volunteers give millions to city

Volunteers from Assist, one of the shortlisted organisations, which supports destitute asylum seekers

23 November 2016 A report into the voluntary sector in Sheffield has shown benefits to the city worth hundreds of millions of pounds. Research undertaken this year has shown how the city’s 3,300 voluntary and community groups benefit the city to the estimated value of £810 million each year. Most of this benefit comes through the time people invest, with ...

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