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It’s official – Sheffield keeps Purple Flag status for another year

Pictured from left: Sarah Walker of the Association of Town and City Management, Marianne Stokes of sponsor Initiatec Technology Group, Richard Eyre, of Sheffield City Council, Sergeant Matthew Burdett of Sheffield BID and Andy Stokes of Initiatec

13 February 2017 Sheffield has once again been recognized on a national level for providing an “entertaining, safe and enjoyable night out.” Sheffield Business Improvement District (BID) Police Sergeant Matthew Burdett and Richard Eyre, of Sheffield City Council, have been presented with the formal accreditation, which means the flag will keep flying over Sheffield’s Peace Gardens for another year. Purple Flag is a ...

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New stop smoking strategy to be agreed by Cabinet

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7 February 2017 It’s Sheffield’s biggest killer, claiming the lives of around 16 people a week. And now a new stop smoking strategy is set to be agreed by Sheffield City Council’s cabinet committee, in a bid to create a smoke-free city where people live longer and healthier lives, where children think smoking is unusual, and where young people don’t ...

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Thousands of viewers shaking their stuff to smoke-free video

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Thursday 26 January 2017 It’s the video that has had Sheffield talking – and dancing – for the last week. And just eight days after it was released across social media, Sheffield City Council’s innovative “You Can Leave Your Patch On” music video has had more than 65,000 views. That means one in seven people in the whole city has ...

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Protected playing fields recognised with Fields in Trust ceremony

Ribbon cutting at Ochre Dike Playing Fields, Fields in Trust designation ceremony

Thursday 19 January 2017 Ochre Dike Playing Fields, one of more than 800 green open spaces in Sheffield, was officially recognised as a Fields in Trust protected site at a ceremony yesterday (Wednesday 18 January). Located near Crystal Peaks shopping complex, Sheffield College and housing, the playing fields are an important green space to those who live, work and study in ...

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You Can Leave Your Patch On….

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18 January 2017 It’s now 20 years since The Full Monty’s unemployed steelworkers bumped and ground their way onto the big screen. And now workers from Sheffield City Council have given a cheeky nod to the smash hit film with the new, hip-shimmying, “You Can Leave Your Patch On” video, set to a cover of Tom Jones’ classic tune. Starring ...

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New Year, New You at Moor Market

The Moor Market, Sheffield. Image courtesy of Marc Barker.

Friday 13 January 2017 It’s more often known as the place to buy fresh produce, flowers, crafts and gifts – rather than somewhere to get fit. But to mark the New Year, the Moor Market is hosting a range of special events on Saturdays, focused on getting customers feeling good. On Saturday 14 January, at 11am there will be a ...

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Sheffield shortlisted for national Best Bar None award

Millennium Square by night

12 January 2017  City partners who work together to promote the responsible management of licensed premises have been recognised once again as Sheffield is shortlisted for a prestigious national award. Sheffield is one of only three finalists for the national Best Bar None awards, up against Durham and Bedfordshire. The announcement will be made at a Parliamentary reception at the ...

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City retains Purple Flag status for night-time economy

Millennium Square by night

10 January 2017 After becoming the first Yorkshire city to gain Purple Flag status back in 2013, city leaders are celebrating today (Tuesday 10 January) after learning Sheffield has retained the prestigious status for its evening and night-time economy. Purple Flag is a town and city centre award – similar to the Blue Flag award for beaches – which aims ...

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Shoppers returning to Moor Market

Moor Market, Sheffield

4 January 2017 Another successful year looks to be in store for Sheffield’s Moor Market, with latest figures showing a six per cent increase in shoppers in 2016, compared to 2015. Last year was a great year for the market, which is home to more than 90 independent traders, with almost three million shopping visits for the year as a ...

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Third public meeting to discuss Central Library and Graves Art Gallery

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13 December 2016 A third public meeting has been planned to update people about the proposals for Sheffield’s Central Library and Graves Art Gallery. This is a repeat of the public meeting first held on Tuesday, 6 December at the Town Hall. It follows Sheffield City Council’s announcement that, as part of the city’s partnership with Chinese construction company Sichuan ...

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England’s second FA football hub opens at Sheffield sports centre

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3 December 2016 Our city is known as the birthplace of football. And that sporting heritage was built upon again today (Saturday, 3 December) with the opening of England’s second Parklife grassroots football hub. New facilities at St George’s Park Thorncliffe, in High Green, are part of The FA’s scheme to address poor facilities in grassroots football and an example ...

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City’s parks service recognised for excellence at national awards ceremony

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1 December 2016 They’re the lifeblood of Sheffield: The Outdoor City, known for their varying landscapes from manicured beauty through to rugged greenness. And now Sheffield’s parks – and those who work to keep them so special – have been recognised with two more national accolades, at the annual Fields in Trust awards. At the fifth annual awards ceremony, which ...

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Consultation extended on Sheffield’s Draft Trees and Woodlands Strategy

Children playing in Flockton Wood

30 November 2016 Sheffield’s draft trees and woodlands strategy will help us plan how we manage more than two million trees across Sheffield for the next 14 years. Your views are really important and we want to hear from as many of our residents as possible, so we have extended the consultation period for a further two weeks. The public ...

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Boxer Kell Brook opens revamped Wisewood Sports Centre

Kell Brook packs a punch with the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Coun Denise Fox

23 November 2016 A sports centre which underwent a near-£1m transformation has now been officially opened to the public by Sheffield’s champion boxer Kell Brook. Wisewood Sports Centre, in Laird Road, Wadsley, has been overhauled by operator Places for People Leisure (P4P), which also runs Sheffield’s newly-built leisure centres at Graves and Thorncliffe. The old gym floor has been expanded ...

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New management announced for Sheffield Food Festival

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23 November 2016 Hugely popular Sheffield Food Festival will return for a seventh year next May, under new management. The ever-successful annual event, which takes place across the city centre on the May bank holiday weekend, began as a collaboration between Sheffield Hallam University’s Business School and Sheffield City Council’s major events team. The organisation Events Collective, which has been an ...

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