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Regeneration of Gleadless Valley

Gleadless Valley, 1963

30 March 2017 A £515,000 masterplan will be developed to help regenerate Gleadless Valley, after a successful council funding bid. Sheffield City Council bid for the extra money from the Government to develop plans to improve the estate, built in the 1950s and 1960s, and once hailed for its design and quality. The work will focus on improving the quality ...

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Finest landlords recognised in city’s first awards ceremony

Peter Turkington, Sheffield's Letting Agent and Private Landlord of the Year

17 March 2017 Private landlords were celebrated last night in Sheffield’s first Private Landlord Award ceremony. They were held to recognise the achievements of the many good private landlords in the city that provide high quality, safe rented homes in Sheffield. Sheffield City Council organised the sponsored event and works with landlords to continuously raise standards. The authority targets the ...

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Landlord prosecuted for harassing tenant

Justice scales

15 March 2017 Another private landlord in Sheffield has been prosecuted for harassing a tenant and failing to manage his property adequately. Mr Nilendu Das, of Carterknowle Avenue and aged 49 years old, was convicted at Sheffield’s Magistrates Court on Tuesday, 14 March. He was ordered to pay £2,412 in court costs, fines and compensation to the tenant, and was ...

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Abbeydale award for reducing anti-social behaviour

The Abbeydale Stakeholders collecting their award for partnership working

10 March 2017 Local community groups and services working together in Abbeydale have won an award for reducing anti-social behaviour. South Yorkshire Police gave the Abbeydale Stakeholders group the award for partnership working in this year’s annual district ceremony after anti-social behaviour, which had been on the rise and was blighting the neighbourhood, reduced last year. From 2013 to 2016 ...

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Sheffield praised for role in resettling Syrian refugees

Refugee camp in Calais - taken by Calais – People to People Solidarity – Action from Sheffield group

24 February 2017 The Government has thanked Sheffield Council for its role in supporting the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the UK. Sheffield has settled 96 Syrian refugees under the government’s Vulnerable Persons Resettlement (VPR) scheme since last year with Yorkshire and Humberside resettling a total of 594 since 2015. Immigration Minister Robert Goodwill MP said: “The support of Sheffield and ...

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Extra funding to help rough sleepers

911 supported housing

21 February 2017 More help for people sleeping rough in South Yorkshire will be available from the summer thanks to a successful funding bid. Sheffield City Council, working with the other councils in South Yorkshire, will receive an extra £400,000 spread across the four authorities over two years, starting from April. The money will be used to recruit more people ...

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Ostrich Campaign helps spread money message

Ostrich Campaign helps council tenants manage their money

Thursday 16 February 2017 An eye-catching campaign to help council tenants get their finances in order has been launched by Sheffield City Council. Don’t Bury Your Head in the Sand is the message behind the campaign which aims to help tenants manage their money, with advice about budgeting, tackling debt, making rent a priority and saving. Councillor Jayne Dunn, Cabinet ...

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Families move into newly built council homes

Cllr Jayne Dunn and Keepmoats Regional Director Nathan Brough presents new residents Sarah and Dean Rayne with a hamper.

7 February 2017 Families have been moving into newly built council houses as part of Sheffield City Council’s work to provide an extra 1,000 council homes. The 51 family homes in Manor and Darnall have been built to the national Lifetime Homes standard and are able to be adapted in future if people need through-floor lifts, downstairs wet-rooms and other ...

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Sheffield Big Issue North readers to sample life as a vendor

Reverend and the Makers frontman Jon McClure during 2016 Vendor Week

3 February 2016 Big Issue North readers and supporters are spending an hour in the shoes of the people who sell the magazine next week, as part of #VendorWeek. Kind-hearted members of the public have responded in their droves to a request from Big Issue North, looking for people to find out first-hand the challenges faced by the magazines vendors. ...

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Support for rough sleepers and Tent City

Tent city - pic 2 - newsroom

Updated 31 January 2017 Sheffield City Council was granted a court order to gain possession of Tent City at Park Hill (on 25.01.2017) and asked people to leave with their possessions. The camp was cleared on 30 January. The authority did this as: Tent city was not safe Everyone staying at Tent City either had somewhere to stay, had left ...

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Plans to build new council homes

Councillors Jayne Dunn and Mazher Iqbal at the site of new council homes in Manor

Thursday 12 January 2017 More council homes are set to be built in Sheffield. The City Council’s plans to provide an extra 1,000 council homes are still ongoing but today, the authority is revealing that it intends to build more of these than originally thought. These will include independent living schemes for older people and the council also hopes to ...

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Busiest month for rogue landlord convictions

Justice scales

22 December 2016 Housing enforcement officers had their busiest period in November when Sheffield City Council secured more convictions against rogue private landlords compared to any previous month. During November, the authority took seven landlords to court for offences relating to disrepair, safety measures, failing to meet legal requirements, harassment or illegal eviction. All seven pleaded guilty or were found ...

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Santa Claws bring festive cheer to sheltered housing scheme

Santa Claws bring festive cheer to sheltered housing scheme

20 December 2016 Rescue dogs brought their own brand of festive cheer to sheltered housing residents this week as Santa Paws came to town! The cute canines – wearing their own special Yuletide jumpers – delivered an early Christmas present to older people at Cherry Tree Common in Nether Edge as they were enjoying a coffee morning. The visit from ...

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Sheffield schoolchildren tackle litter in their local area

Year 6 pupil Ruby Graham Burke, 11, from Shortbrook Primary School with the winning poster design

Friday 16 December 2016 It’s never too early to learn to love where you live. And pupils from Shortbrook Primary School in Westfield have been giving something back to their neighbourhood this week, by collecting more than 20 bags of litter from local streets. Sheffield City Council’s estates and environmental services teams joined the school children on the litter pick, ...

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Help people sleeping rough in Sheffield

The Turning Point rough sleeper service, housing officers and police go out to see rough sleepers and offer support. Photo with Councillor Jayne Dunn

15 December 2016 Most of us are gearing up for the Christmas holidays but not everyone is looking forward to a happy festive season. Sheffield City Council is urging kind-hearted people in Sheffield to help people sleeping rough by contacting the city’s rough sleeper service and donating time, money and goods to the charities that support them. Councillor Jayne Dunn, ...

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