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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

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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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Apprentices kick-start career in housing

Cllr Jayne Dunn with the Housing Apprentices

13 December 2016 Eleven young people have got their careers off to a great start with a housing apprenticeship at Sheffield City Council. They will spend the next two years gaining valuable skills and experience, leading to an NVQ qualification and the possibility of a permanent job. Their work will cover all aspects of housing, including repairs and maintenance, rent ...

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Nightclub joins council and charities to help those who beg

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24 November 2016 A popular Sheffield nightclub is holding a charity event to join the council and charities in helping people who beg for money. Popworld, on Carver Street in the city centre, will raise money this Friday, 25 November, for local homeless and street charities. It will be collecting donations and raising money through face painting and beard decorating, ...

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Fireworks of the right kind in Abbeydale last week

Lantern Parade in Abbeydale

11 November 2016 Local agencies have reported a 60 per cent reduction in anti-social behaviour in the week leading up to bonfire night in Abbeydale, with no significant incidents of disorder in the area over the bonfire weekend. Sheffield City Council and South Yorkshire Police have been working closely with the community and other partners after significant problems the previous ...

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Prosecution result in council’s biggest landlord case

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10 November 2016 A landlord has been ordered to pay £29,220 in fines and costs after being prosecuted for 56 offences in what is Sheffield City Council’s biggest case against a rogue landlord. John Mark Cashin, age 47 of Over Lane in Baslow, was found guilty at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 8 November. Cashin had already been prosecuted by the council ...

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Farm on the move keeps residents hoppy

Residents at Springwater House enjoy an afternoon with animals from Heeley City Farm

21 October 2016 Animals flocked to the doorstep of Sheffield’s sheltered accommodation as part of a brand new idea to bring the experience of a farm to those who struggle to get out. Sheffield City Council and Heeley City Farm’s ‘Farming comes to you’ travelled to Springwater House in Hackenthorpe Wednesday afternoon (19 October), the first time this has happened. Residents ...

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Named officer for council house tenants

Stradbroke tenant Gill MacLaine

19 October 2016 Sheffield’s council housing service has changed so tenants now have named officers serving their estate. The Housing+ service was launched citywide in October to improve support for the 43,000 people who live in a council home. Neighbourhood Officers will cover a particular area or ‘patch’, helping to build up strong relationships with tenants. This will mean: More ...

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Tenant evicted after criminal behaviour

Town Hall in Sheffield City Centre.

21 September 2016 A tenant has been evicted from his council home after being convicted of possessing drugs in the premises with intent to supply. David Foster, age 51, is currently serving time in jail but was evicted from his home last week on Verdon Street in Burngreave. Action was taken by Sheffield City Council who gained possession of the ...

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Sheffield set to continue refugee help

Rose, a Liberian refugee, was one of the first people to be resettled in Sheffield through the Gateway Programme. She is now a qualified nurse working at the Northern General Hospital.

7 September 2016 Sheffield is set to carry on helping refugees fleeing war-torn countries with the continuation of a Government-funded refugee resettlement programme. The city, the UK’s first City of Sanctuary, has helped to resettle refugees since 2004 through the Government’s ‘Gateway Protection Programme’. The City Council was the first local authority to do this and has helped approximately 90 ...

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Tenant at risk of eviction due to son’s behaviour

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2 September 2016 A tenant narrowly missed being evicted from her council home after her son was found dealing drugs from the property. Sheffield City Council took Denise Binici, age 63 of Galsworthy Road in Southey, to Sheffield County Court on Wednesday 24 August to seek possession of the property after her son was convicted at Sheffield Magistrates Court. Kevin ...

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Page Hall landlord loses again

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1 September 2016 A Sheffield landlord that continually refused to co-operate with selective licensing in Page Hall has been found guilty by the courts once again and fined more than £4,000. Mr Sajid Bashir, of Page Hall Road, made a further appearance at Sheffield Magistrates Court on Thursday 25 August. This comes after being fined in August 2015 for failing ...

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