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Free WiFi in libraries

People can now use free WiFi on laptops, smartphones and tablets in Sheffield libraries

28 June 2016 Sheffield libraries have gone wireless with WiFi. Available in all council-run branches, and most community-run ones, people are now able to log on for free from smartphones, tablets, laptops and more than 170 library computers. This means easier studying, job searches, research, instant downloads from the E-library and more opportunities for people to go online. Last year ...

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Community Centre given new lease of life

Tai Chi group who use High Green Miners’ Welfare Hall

03 June 2016 A local community centre has been given a new lease of life with a refurbishment and WiFi installed in the building. Funded by Sheffield City Council, work took place at High Green Miners’ Welfare Hall to encourage more groups to use the centre. New computer classes have already been set up and will be run by the ...

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Thank you to city’s volunteers

Alex Thomson helps young people with learning disabilities

1 June 2016 It’s Volunteers Week and a great time to find out about volunteering opportunities in the city, as well as thanking all volunteers like Alex who make Sheffield wonderful. Alex Thompson, age 24: Alex is Special Olympics GB athlete who helps young people with learning disabilities take part in sports. He won a gold medal for basketball at ...

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VIDEO trailer: The Outdoor City Adventure Book Festival

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  Sheffield’s adventurers, literary lovers and family thrill seekers are in for a treat at The Outdoor City Adventure Book Festival. Two packed days will see outdoor lovers immersed in literature, film, photography and children’s activities at Sheffield’s Central Library on Friday 3 June and Saturday 4 June. Free and ticketed events take place across the two days with highlights ...

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Youngsters asked to capture The Outdoor City in picture

TOC post card

13 May 2016 Do you have a child that loves the outdoors and being creative?  Would they like to design a postcard that is displayed across Sheffield and promotes the city? Sheffield, known as The Outdoor City, has a new website to promote its outstanding natural environment, which is full of ideas about where to go and what to do. ...

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Meet a Gritter and get ready for Winter

Winter roadshows will be taking place at a number of locations across the city so that Streets Ahead can let residents and businesses know more about the city’s winter service. The Streets Ahead team will be bringing their roadshow bus, as well as a gritter to two locations in Sheffield. The events will inform the public of how Streets Ahead ...

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Sheffield school children ‘Adopt a Gritter’

Streets Ahead Name the Gritter Competiton

Thirteen of Sheffield’s fleet of gritters now have their very own personality, thanks to creative school children across the city who have named the vehicles. The Streets Ahead team who grit the roads when winter descends, challenged pupils from 13 different schools across the city to come up with a suitable wintry name for each of the gritting vehicles. Gretta ...

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Bags of fun for Sheffield school children

School children have been helping to 'Keep Sheffield Stainless'

Enthusiastic school children have been helping to ‘Keep Sheffield Stainless’ by taking part in a number of litter picking exercises, culminating in a big eco-summit. Over 100 children from 10 schools joined forces at Rother Valley Country Park to help tidy up the area after holding their own litter picking events around their schools. The children also chatted about what ...

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Improvement in condition of Sheffield’s roads

Streets Ahead resufacing on Woodcliffe Road

Sheffield’s roads are in much better condition than this time last year, a survey carried out by the National Highways and Transport (NHT) Network has revealed. The NHT’s Public Satisfaction Survey, which has independently questioned over 420,000 members of the public across the country about the highways and transport services in their area, found there has been remarkable 10 per ...

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Are you air aware?

Cllr Jack Scott and Cllr Isobel Bowler get on their bikes

A new campaign has been launched in Sheffield this week to raise awareness about air pollution. The “Air Aware in Sheffield” campaign aims to inform members of the public about the different types of air pollution and the health risks associated with them, as well as giving people information on what they can do to help reduce air pollution in ...

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Have your say on Sheffield’s green future


Sheffield’s first Green Commission has been set up and is inviting everyone to come forward and have their say on the city’s future. City leaders from across the public and private sector have joined forces to make sure environmental issues are given a high priority over the next 15-20 years. Councillor Jack Scott, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Recycling ...

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Streets Ahead project welcomes 12 new apprentices

Streets Ahead project welcomes 12 new apprentices

Twelve Sheffield young people have taken the next step towards their long term career by becoming the latest apprentices helping to make the Streets Ahead project a success. The group, aged between 16 and 24, fought off stiff competition to secure training contracts with Sheffield City Council’s Streets Ahead Contractor Amey. Working in a variety of areas, including business administration, ...

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New shared bins on trial

Shared bin trial to be rolled out

Sharrow Vale Road has been chosen to take part in a trial to test whether it is better for residents to have larger shared containers instead of having their own black bin, blue bin and blue box. For a period of three months from 13 October, residents living at 20 houses, at numbers 131 to 171, will be exchanging their ...

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