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Tenant at risk of eviction due to son’s behaviour

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

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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Stay safe: Don’t play on scaffolding

Council housing roofing work

28 July 2016 Roofs to thousands of council homes are being repaired and maintained as part of a multi-million pound housing investment programme. Now Sheffield City Council and its contractors are warning children to stay safe and not to climb on scaffolding up across the city. A total of 26,000 homes are having new roofs or having roofing work done ...

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Noisy neighbours prosecuted by council

8 July 2016 Three residents that caused a noise nuisance to neighbours have been prosecuted by Sheffield City Council’s Environmental Protection Service and have had equipment including stereos seized. The cases were heard at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court last month where fines and charges were awarded totalling more than £1,500. Now the authority’s housing officers are taking further action as those ...

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70 per cent reduction in boiler thefts

17 June 2016 Boiler thefts from council houses in Sheffield have reduced by 70 per cent as a result of joint council and police action. In 2013 Sheffield City Council reported that 209 central heating boilers had been stolen from vacant council homes costing £287,000 to replace. Now figures show that thefts dropped to 68 last year. All council boilers ...

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Private landlord billed £10,000

10 June 2016 Sheffield City Council has succeeded in prosecuting another private landlord for failing to provide safe accommodation to people in Sheffield. The authority took action on Mohammed Fathy Mohamed Khalifa (of Briar Lea Close in Sinfin, Derby) who was convicted at Sheffield’s Magistrates’ Court on 2 June for failing to act on notices issued after his property fell ...

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Happiness blossoms for fruit tree winners

27 May 2016 It’s been a fruitful time for lucky residents who won free fruit trees in a give-away for council tenants. Thirty people signed up to receive a free cherry or plum dwarf-tree last month within two hours of the offer being announced. Now trees have been given to residents who are planting them in gardens or on their ...

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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

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

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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