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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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Private landlord fined for squalid housing

12 November 2015 A Sheffield landlord has been handed a stiff sentence after he failed to provide basic housing standards for his tenant. A District Judge sitting at Sheffield Magistrates Court yesterday (Wednesday November 11, 2015) handed out a total of £3,000 in fines and costs to experienced Sheffield landlord Mohammed Altaf Hussain, born 5.06.1941 of Devonshire Road in Dore ...

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Tenants asked to have their say on council housing consultation

27 October 2015 Tenants and leaseholders are being asked to have their say about proposals to council housing services in a consultation that starts today. As a result of Government changes in national rent policy, there will be less income coming into the council’s housing services. By 2019/20 the council’s Housing Revenue Account will have £27 million less each year ...

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New play area for Jericho Street flats

Lauren Mc Neela and Orianna Certo, both aged 6, enjoying the new outdoor space

Friday 16 October 2015 A new outdoor story-telling area and upgraded play facilities are in place outside a block of council flats in Sheffield after a local Tenants and Residents Association (TARA) secured funding for improvements. The space around the Jericho Street flats in Netherthorpe now has an upgraded landscaped area and a refurbished play area with a new wendy-house, ...

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New scheme set to boost shopping centre

9 September 2015 A new scheme is set to be rolled out to improve one of Sheffield’s key gateway shopping centres. The London Road Shop Front Improvement Scheme is intended to help improve the appearance of the frontages of existing independent businesses. The scheme forms an important part of a wider regeneration plan for London Road and it will contribute ...

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Council tenants set to save more than £1.4 million in heating bills

Resident Lily McCall learning how to use her new meter with Jayne Foulkes, a Tenant Liaison Officer from ENER-G Switch2

Council tenants are set to save more than £1.4million from their annual heating bills through a new initiative being delivered to thousands of council homes across the city. Sheffield City Council is installing heat meters to 6,000 homes which up to now have been served by a communal ‘district heating’ scheme. Figures from the first 227 homes on the new ...

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Council tenant evicted for anti-social behaviour

27 July 2015 A council tenant who abused his neighbours, damaged property and played loud music has been evicted from his home. At Sheffield County Court on Wednesday 1 July, an order was granted for the eviction of the man from his home in Foxhill. He has now moved out of the property. Councillor Jayne Dunn, Cabinet Member for Housing, ...

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Sheffield becomes first northern city to act on new renting legislation

20 July 2015 Sheffield City Council is believed to be the first authority outside London to use new legislation designed to boost the rights of millions of people living in rented accommodation. In the last six weeks it has fined 11 letting agents a total of £37,000 for failing to comply with legislation introduced last October. Under the new laws, ...

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Council welcomes newly opened community centre

Lindsay TARA committee and former-councillor Chris Weldon at the newly opened community centre

17 July 2015 Local residents in Parson Cross have been celebrating a newly opened community centre which has re-opened thanks to council funding. The Emerson Community Centre closed in November 2013 and a local tenants and residents association campaigned for additional funding. The council backed the group’s plan and provided £47,000 for the refurbishment of the building. The Lindsay TARA ...

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Low carbon energy on agenda for Commission’s final public hearing

22 June 2015 Sheffield’s Green Commission will be holding its sixth and final hearing in public next week. The focus of this hearing will be on the Low Carbon Economy. The Commission was set up to allow leaders from across the public and private sector to make sure environmental issues are given a high priority over the next 15-20 years. ...

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Sheffield Green Commission’s fifth public hearing

8 June 2015 Sheffield’s Green Commission will be holding its fifth hearing in public next week and places are now on offer to members of the public wishing to attend. The Commission was set up to allow leaders from across the public and private sector to make sure environmental issues are given a high priority over the next 15-20 years. ...

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Cabinet Member Responsibilities

13 May 2015 Leader of the Council- Councillor Julie Dore Finance and Resources- Councillor Ben Curran Business Skills and Development- Councillor Leigh Bramall Housing- Councillor Jayne Dunn Neighbourhoods- Councillor Isobel Bowler Environment and Transport- Councillor Terry Fox Health, Care and Independent Living- Councillor Mary Lea Public Health and Equality- Councillor Mazher Iqbal Children, Young People and Families- Councillor Jackie Drayton

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Sheffield tree preserved by school children as a work of art

School children from Anns Grove Primary School with Cllr Jayne Dunn, Darren Butt and artist Lorraine Botterill

Wednesday 25 March 2015 A Sheffield tree has been given a new lease of life – thanks to a sculptor and a group of school children at a Sheffield junior school. The London Plane tree had been removed by the Streets Ahead team from nearby Carterknowle Road after it was found to be causing damage to pavements. However, thanks to ...

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So-called “legal highs” seized during joint operation

Legal-highs

Friday 20 February 2015 Trading standards officers from Sheffield City Council teamed up with South Yorkshire Police to seize New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) from shops across the city during a joint operation carried out earlier this week. The operation on Monday, 16 February, codenamed “Icarus” by the local authority and “Magician” by the police force, was carried out due to ...

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