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The Old House named as Sheffield’s Best Bar None

Best Bar None - Overall winner old house

Popular city centre bar, The Old House, has been named as Sheffield’s Best Bar None for safety, beating off competition from city centre pubs, bars and nightclubs. The Devonshire Street bar received the award at last week’s annual Best Bar None event which was held at Sheffield City Hall, and was attended by the great and the good from the ...

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Community gets Ship Shape with free boxing sessions

Boxer boxing at ship Shape

Residents in Sheffield have been given a boost by free community sports sessions. SIV is providing free sports sessions – including boxing – at ShipShape Health & Wellbeing Centre, in Sharrow, as part of an initiative to increase sport and physical exercise in the local community. The project has been designed to support people with mental health or drug and ...

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Sheffield scales national equality table

20 January 2015 Sheffield City Council proves to be a place of equality as Stonewall announce it has jumped nearly 50 places in the nationally acclaimed Workforce Equality Index. This year had the highest number of submissions yet with over 400 organisations taking part and Sheffield City Council made into the top 10% of applicants and the 6th highest achieving ...

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Council continues crackdown on illicit alcohol sales

8 January 2016 Sheffield City Council have shown further commitment to the crack down on illicit alcohol sales, after revoking the licence from the owner of two shops, who was caught selling illegal alcohol despite a previous offence. This was the outcome of the Licensing Sub-Committee hearing held on Monday 4 January, which saw Rhythm and Booze on Abbeydale Road ...

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Council to consider setting up local energy company

Local energy company release - newsroom

Tuesday 20 October 2015 High energy bills, unfair fuel prices and people living in cold homes having to choose whether to eat or heat their homes is increasingly common. Now Sheffield City Council has announced that it is exploring options to set up a local energy company to tackle these issues and provide a better deal for residents. This could ...

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Local celebrity says thank you to Sheffield’s lunch club volunteers

Local celebrity Howard Middleton with lunch club volunteers

15 September 2015 A local celebrity from The Great British Bake Off joined city officials to say thank you to the hundreds of lunch club volunteers at a celebratory event last Saturday 12 September. Howard Middleton, who was on the TV show in 2013, joined Sheffield City Council and Voluntary Action Sheffield to thank all those who run more than ...

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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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Council and partners pledge to help families in poverty

Council and partners pledge to help families in poverty

Tuesday 24 March 2015 Senior leaders from across the public sector, NHS, private sector and universities have joined forces to renew their pledge to help some of the city’s poorest families. Sheffield’s new Tackling Poverty Strategy has been developed by a partnership led by the council and chaired by the Sheffield Executive Board’s lead on poverty and inclusion. It sets ...

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Council: New support to help people heat homes

Tuesday 17 March 2015 Residents struggling to heat their homes will be supported through new funding announced by Sheffield City Council. The funding will be used to tackle fuel poverty, with advice and support provided to vulnerable residents to help them lower their energy bills. Families with young children, the elderly, adults living alone and others on very low incomes ...

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City strategy to tackle poverty

Wednesday 11 March 2015 Sheffield City Council and partners are reaffirming their commitment to help tackle poverty in the city, with around one in every five people in Sheffield living in poverty, and almost a third of children under ten. Sheffield’s new Tackling Poverty Strategy has been developed by a partnership led by the council and chaired by Sheffield Executive ...

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Consultation on new library and health facilities at Woodseats

Artists impression of Woodseats Library and Medical Centre

Monday 9 February 2015 Local residents and library users are invited to have their say on plans for a new community hub – with a library, medical centre and pharmacy – in Woodseats. The proposed new development is for the site of the current library on Chesterfield Road, which is in a poor condition and not economical to repair. Plans ...

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Keep the memory alive for Holocaust Memorial Day

Wednesday 21 January 2015 People in Sheffield will be joining the rest of the world to remember the millions of lives lost during the Holocaust and more recent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. Holocaust Memorial Day takes place every year on the 27 January as a national mark of respect for the victims of Nazi Persecution. The day ...

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‘Picture Sheffield’ every day of the year

Monday 8 December 2014 One of the first picture libraries launched in the country is celebrating its 15th anniversary by compiling a slice of Sheffield’s rich history for its first ever calendar. Picture Sheffield’s 2015 calendar features a dozen images of Sheffield from the collections at Sheffield Archives and Local Studies Library – a quick peek of the 60,000 pictures ...

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New support for food bank workers

Wednesday 3 December 2014 Sheffield City Council announces the set-up of a new project aimed at providing advice for the growing number of people using food banks in the city. The new advice service for food bank users will ensure more people can access advice and guidance providing support to help tackle the root causes of poverty. It will be ...

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Changes to library service were “thorough and well considered”

Volunteers are free to run 15 of Sheffield’s branch libraries – after the Secretary of State said an inquiry into last month’s changes to the service is “not necessary.” Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy at the Government’s department for Culture, Media and Sport, was asked to carry out an inquiry into the changes in library provision ...

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