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Improvement programme well underway at city’s largest park

Councillor Mary Lea with members of the Friends of Woodseats Playground and their children

14 July 2017 Home to a large lake, sports pitches, a rose garden, play areas, an animal farm and even its own herd of Highland cattle, Graves Park has been a joy for Sheffielders for almost a century. And now, improvements are well underway at Graves, Sheffield’s largest park, following the sale of a derelict cottage on the edge of ...

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Adventure book festival returns for second year

Local business Cotic Bikes is exhibiting in the Central Library foyer

6 July 2017 Sheffield’s adventurers, literary lovers and family thrill seekers are in for a treat as The Outdoor City Adventure Book Festival returns for its second year. Between Monday 10 July and Saturday 15 July at the Central Library, there will be a host of author talks, creative workshops, exhibitions and family activities. Most events are free and cover ...

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Final countdown to weekend of adventure

British Bouldering Championships at Cliffhanger 2016

6 July 2017 With live music, refreshments and fun for all the family, this year’s Cliffhanger festival is set to get underway tomorrow evening (Friday 7 July), from 5pm in Devonshire Green. Cliffhanger, sponsored by the Sheffield BID (Business Improvement District) and billed as Sheffield’s inner city festival dedicated to celebrating the outdoors, will be held across locations including the ...

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Walking for Purpose scheme to take next steps

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3 July 2017 “It’s given me some confidence that there are things that I can do, that I can do it, and that there are opportunities out there.” That’s the view of a participant in the “Walking for Purpose” project, which after a successful pilot scheme in Hillsborough is now set to be rolled out across Sheffield. Sheffield City Council ...

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Sheffield city centre gets mobile

(L-R) Diane Jarvis from Sheffield BID, Lord Mayor of Sheffield Cllr Anne Murphy and Debbie Ashton from Clark and Partners

3 July 2017 It’s now easier than ever to get around Sheffield city centre, as a new mobility scheme was officially opened in the Moor Market today (Monday 3 July). “Mobile Sheffield” is funded by Sheffield Business Improvement District (BID) and Sheffield City Council. The new scheme has moved into the Moor Market offering a hire service for equipment including ...

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British Bouldering Championships to be centre stage in weekend of adventure

British Bouldering Championships at Cliffhanger 2016

28 June 2017 It attracts the best of the best – and this year the BMC British Bouldering Championships will return to centre stage at this year’s Cliffhanger festival in Sheffield city centre. Cliffhanger, sponsored by the Sheffield BID (Business Improvement District) and billed as Sheffield’s inner city festival dedicated to celebrating the outdoors, is set to be held at ...

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Book an amazing holiday in your own home

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27 June 2017 Travelling the world is a stressful business. What with vaccinations, packing and airport queues to worry about, you could be forgiven for thinking it’s all too much trouble. Instead, why not take a reading journey with Sheffield Libraries and discover the world without leaving the comfort of your own home. The Reading Passport Challenge invites you to ...

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City-wide investment in tennis adds to ace summer of sport

Councillor Mary Lea and Jeff Hunter, managing director of Parks Tennis, at the revamped courts in Hillsborough Park

27 June 2017 Tennis courts across Sheffield have been revamped for all to play on, thanks to investment from the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) and Parks Tennis. In what is the biggest investment in tennis in parks for any city in the country, courts at nine sites have been created, or else brought back into use after becoming, in many ...

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More than 8,600 trees planted by community forestry team

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Denise Fox, plants trees in Darnall with help from volunteers

19 June 2017 Volunteers donated their time over the last tree planting season to help Sheffield City Council’s community forestry team plant more than 8,600 trees in 40 locations. In the 2016-17 planting season, which ran from October 2016 to March 2017, a total of 8,658 trees were planted, including heavy standards, whips, and fruit trees. The community forestry team ...

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Route confirmed for City Ride in Sheffield

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15 June 2017 British Cycling and HSBC UK have confirmed the route for the HSBC UK City Ride, to take place in Sheffield on Sunday 16 July. Starting at Endcliffe Park, participants will make their way into the heart of the city centre, passing the Town Hall and Winter Garden, before heading towards Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane ground. The 8km ...

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Public to vote on new library opening times

Artist impression of the new Woodseats Library

9 June 2017 People in and around Woodseats are being asked to vote on the opening hours of the new Woodseats Library which opens this September. The branch will be based in the new Woodseats Medical Centre on Chesterfield Road, with modern facilities, new books, a separate children’s library area and new public toilets. It will open for 31 hours ...

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City Centre Ambassadors – the humble heroes patrolling Sheffield city centre

City Centre Ambassador, Phil Pix and team supervisor Steve Neal

9 June 2017 Saving lives, reuniting lost children, helping the homeless, tackling litter louts, directing shoppers, controlling crowds and simply being a friendly face – it’s all in a days’ work for Sheffield’s city centre ambassadors. Patrolling the city centre in their bright red coats, the 13-strong team of Ambassadors provide far more than a presence on the streets. Last ...

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World Snooker Championship has boosted Sheffield’s economy by £100m over 40 years

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14 April 2017   Research commissioned by BBC Radio Sheffield has revealed the World Snooker Championship has boosted Sheffield’s economy by £100m since 1977. The annual championship has been held at the Crucible Theatre for 40 years and generates around 40,000 spectator admissions each year.  Spectators from outside Sheffield spend £1.8m in the city on accommodation, food and drink, shopping, ...

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Thousands limber up for Yorkshire Half Marathon: Sheffield

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5 April 2017 It’s one of the best-loved events in the region – and thousands are limbering up for a run at it on Sunday 9 April. It will be the third running of the Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield since it was officially launched in 2015. Since then the half marathon has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity ...

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