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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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Strictly seniors get into the swing at Winter Garden waltz

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3 April 2017 Friday nights are not just for late night revellers in Sheffield City Centre, as older people showed when they waltzed and tangoed through the Winter Garden last Friday (31 March). With live music from organist Aubrey Robinson, more than 100 older people put on their dancing shoes and grabbed their partners in the latest tea dance held ...

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Trees breathe new life into urban green space

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

29 March 2017 Students from Al-Huda Academy, along with staff from the English Institute of Sport and our own Lord Mayor of Sheffield, helped Community Forestry staff plant new trees in Darnall yesterday (Tuesday 28 March). The trees were “heavy standard” trees and a mix of oak, lime, silver birch, Turkish hazel and amalanchier. This planting of 19 new trees is ...

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Education centre opens at Botanical Gardens

Dr Joe Kavanagh from Sheffield Botanical Gardens Trust (left) and the Duke of Devonshire (right) at the opening of the Dorothy Fox Education Centre

15 March 2017 A new education centre was officially opened at Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens today (Wednesday 15 March) by the Duke of Devonshire, Peregrine Cavendish. The Duke, who is a patron of the Sheffield Botanical Gardens Trust, welcomed guests to the new Dorothy Fox Education Centre. Named after the extremely generous donor who made the project possible, the centre aims ...

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Celebration event to mark 40 years of World Snooker

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14 March 2017 This year marks the 40th anniversary of snooker’s World Championship first being staged at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. And to mark that occasion, World Snooker and Sheffield City Council are staging a special celebration event inside the famous Crucible arena on the eve of this year’s tournament, on Friday 14 April. Tickets are now on sale ...

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Give yourself a pay rise on No Smoking Day

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Tuesday 7 March 2017 Tomorrow (Wednesday 8 March) is No Smoking Day – and it is also national budget day, when central Government is expected to raise taxes on tobacco. Sheffield City Council and ASH (Action on Smoking on Health) are therefore encouraging smokers to use the day as their chance to quit. Someone who smokes 10 cigarettes a day, ...

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New football facility dedicated in honour of former councillor

Isobel's husband Richard Taylor receives engraved spade at ground-breaking ceremony

Friday 3 March 2017 It’s the third “Parklife” football facility to be created in Sheffield, as part of a national partnership with The FA. And today a groundbreaking ceremony took place at the new football hub and community fitness facility on the site of the former Westfield school in Westfield Crescent, Mosborough, which will be officially named the Isobel Bowler ...

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Parks to benefit from £1.5m investment

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2 March 2017   Sheffield is bucking the trend and investing a huge £1.5m in its parks over the next three years, against a national background of austerity and budget cuts. The money, £500k a year for the next three financial years, will go towards improving parks and play facilities in the communities that need it the most. The majority ...

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Visitor numbers soar at new leisure centres

The new swimming pool at Thorncliffe Leisure Centre

22 February 2017 New figures have revealed massive increases in participation rates at Sheffield’s new state-of-the-art leisure centres. Graves Health and Sports Centre and Thorncliffe Leisure Centre both opened last year, operated by Places for People Leisure (P4P) in partnership with Sheffield City Council. P4P has also carried out a near-£1m transformation of Wisewood Sports Centre, in Laird Road, Wadsley, ...

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