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Landmark legal case to prosecute rogue landlord

25 May 2016 A Sheffield man who illegally sub-let his council home and then evicted his tenant using force has been prosecuted in a landmark case. Believed to be the first of its kind in the country, Sheffield City Council secured prosecutions for both illegal sub-letting and illegal eviction at the same time – thought never to have been done ...

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Rough sleeping: providing the facts

Sheffield City Council commissions Sheffield's street outreach service to help tackle rough sleeping

Updated July 2017 People often ask how they can help people sleeping rough in Sheffield. This post gives more information about the issues and the different ways to help: 1. What’s the difference between rough sleeping and homelessness? Rough Sleeping is the most visible sign of homelessness. Sleeping rough is where someone is totally roofless and has to sleep out on ...

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Free fruit trees given to council tenants

Angus Hunter, Community Forestry Officer with the fruit trees

20 April 2016 A council scheme to help people eat healthy food has seen fruit trees promised to council tenants in a free give-away. Thirty people signed up to receive a free cherry or plum tree within just two hours after they were made available. The trees are dwarf trees suitable for balconies or small gardens and will be given ...

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Tenant evicted after attempting to blow up his block of flats

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15 April 2016 A Sheffield man who attempted to blow up his block of flats by sawing through a gas pipe has been evicted from his council home. Stephen Burkinshaw, aged 58, used a hacksaw to cut through a pipe in his maisonette flat on Wharncliffe Avenue in Sheffield last June because he said he was annoyed at the noise his ...

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Makeover for independent shops on London Road

Cllr Jayne Dunn and Paul Roberts supervise the start of work on London Road shops

8 March 2016 Local shops in a Sheffield district centre are getting a makeover in a project aimed at putting the heart back into the area. This will be the third such project for the city. Work starts next week to refurbish over 100 shop frontages on London Road, giving them new signage and guttering, and sprucing them up. The ...

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Launch of Sheffield Green Commission Report

Cllr Jayne Dunn (left) and Liz Ballard launch the Sheffield Green Commission report

25 February 2016 LAUNCH OF SHEFFIELD GREEN COMMISSION REPORT This week the Sheffield Green Commission will publish its final report and recommendations entitled ‘Sheffield’s Green Commitment’. The final report of the Sheffield Green Commission focuses on four key priorities to transform Sheffield into a more successful, sustainable, and competitive city. The four priorities are: 1) Connected city 2) Transformative energy 3) ...

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Building a better future in Sheffield

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Sheffield Housing company, site at Falstaff Road.

The next phase of a £250 million, housing led regeneration programme is underway in Sheffield. And students from a school, through which the initiative is building its community links, joined representatives from Sheffield Housing Company (SHC) to officially start work. Luke Pickering, 15, from Chapeltown and Kye Maggin, 12, from Parson Cross – both pupils at Chaucer School – were ...

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Action to stop criminal activity in home

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10 February 2016 A council tenant narrowly missed being evicted after a former partner stored stolen goods and drugs in her home. Lynn Lockwood, aged 55, of Blackstock Road in Gleadless Valley, was given a two-year suspended possession order at Sheffield County Court on Friday, 5 February. This means she must stick to her tenancy conditions – which ban any criminal ...

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Anti-social tenant must improve behavior or lose home

8 January 2016 A tenant in Sheffield narrowly avoided being evicted from her council home earlier this week for anti-social behaviour. Sheffield City Council took her to court where she received a suspended possession order for the lifetime of her tenancy, which means she must improve her behaviour or will lose her home. Westfield tenant Winifred Connors, 51, of Birchwood ...

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Housing apprentices to see in new year with a flying start

Sheffield City Council's latest housing apprentices with Cllr Jayne Dunn and officers

Christmas came early for 15 young people who have secured a housing apprenticeship at Sheffield City Council and got their careers off to a flying start. The budding housing officers will spend the next two years gaining valuable skills and experience, leading to an NVQ in Business and Administration, Surveying or Horticulture. Between them, their work will cover all aspects ...

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Tenants encouraged to put their rent first this Christmas

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Sheffield City Council tenants are being urged to put their rent first this Christmas and take advantage of the two rent-free weeks to clear or reduce any arrears. All tenants with a clear rent account or who have signed up to a repayment agreement by 1 January will be entered into a free prize draw with a chance of winning ...

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Work starts on new build council houses

Councillor Jayne Dunn, cabinet member for housing, and Councillor Mazher Iqbal, local councillor and cabinet member for public health and equality on a digger at the site

8 December 2015 The builders are coming. This time to Darnall and Manor where work has started on Sheffield’s latest new build council houses. Fifty one family houses will be built as part of Sheffield City Council’s scheme to provide 1,000 extra council homes by 2019/20. The authority has also this year bought 23 newly built houses at Fox Hill ...

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Page Hall letting agent prosecution

27 November 2015 Another victory was secured in court yesterday as Sheffield City Council continues its clampdown on rogue landlords. The latest case was against letting agents and showed the council is tackling bad agents just as much as individual landlords. Global Letting Property Management Ltd, whose Directors are Merban Younis, Zulfiqar Ali Khan and Mohammed Ali Suleman, have their ...

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Another unscrupulous landlord successfully prosecuted

Rotten rear door, leaking waste pipe and broken glass pane above door at one of the managed properties

20 November 2015 Sheffield’s clampdown on unscrupulous private landlords has been demonstrated once again through another successful court prosecution. Landlord John Mark Cashin, age 46, of Over Lane in Baslow, was ordered to pay £7,300 in fines and costs at Sheffield Magistrates Court yesterday (Thursday, 19 November). He was prosecuted by Sheffield City Council for multiple offences relating to four ...

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Tenants evicted using new anti-social behaviour powers

17 November 2015 A tenant who grew drugs and a tenant who made his neighbours’ lives a misery have been evicted from their council homes under new powers designed to tackle anti-social behaviour. Hade Delan, age 40 of Plowright Mount in Gleadless Valley, was found with 29 mature cannabis plants and 12 heat lamps at his home, with his electricity ...

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