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Problem parkers putting lives at risk outside schools

Deputy Head, students and an Enforcement Officer outside Athelstan Primary School

31 January 2017 Parents who park illegally outside of schools are potentially putting lives at risk and disrupting children’s education. That’s the message from Sheffield City Council’s civil enforcement officers and South Yorkshire Police, who have carried out a six-week operation outside seven city schools in a bid to educate drivers who park on double yellow lines and keep clear ...

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Extra funding to encourage thousands of new homes

Sheffield city skyline, photo by Martin Bouchier

11 November 2016 Sheffield City Council has won an extra £675,000 Government funding to encourage more house building and regeneration. The council is topping up funding to create a £1.3 million scheme which will make brownfield land, previously used for industry or commerce, more attractive to developers. It aims to attract more private investment and public funds to encourage more ...

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Road improvements at Charter Square

Map of Charter Square

Thursday 10 November 2016 Following public consultation, Sheffield City Council is making major changes at Charter Square to improve crossing, access and personal safety for pedestrians and cyclists. The work, which should finish next summer, will remove the 1960s roundabout, underpass and subway to create a beautiful new public square. The changes form part of the preparation for the opening ...

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More 20mph speed restrictions to be introduced in Greystones and Whirlow

Thursday 3 November 2016 Plans to introduce 20mph speed limits in all residential parts of the city by 2025 are moving forward. Residents have welcomed moves to add roads around Hangingwater Road and Broad Elms Lane to the forthcoming Greystones and Whirlow 20mph areas – which are set to be introduced in spring next year. In addition, an existing 20mph ...

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Council launches new drive to stop “blue badge bandits”

Friday 17 June 2016 Sheffield City Council is reminding people that improper use of a blue badge can lead to a criminal conviction and a fine of up to £1,000 plus any costs awarded by the court. Blue badge fraud is estimated to cost the country £46 million each year at 2013 levels. A significant amount of this cost is ...

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UK’s first air quality garden established at Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Children in Sheffield help to create the UK's first air quality garden

Monday 13 June 2016 The UK’s first air quality garden, containing plant species that are sensitive to ozone pollution, was planted in a dedicated area at the Sheffield Botanical Gardens today, with help from 21 Sheffield children. The project – a pilot in Sheffield – is in collaboration with the universities of Sheffield, York and Leeds and is funded by ...

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Sheffield Money evolves to meet city’s debt needs

Jonathon Booth used Sheffield Money to get a loan

14 April 2016 Sheffield Money has helped more than 1,500 people in its first seven months. Now the company has developed new products in response to the insight it’s gained into Sheffielders’ debt since opening. Rob Shearing, Sheffield Money’s Chief Executive, said: “We’re seeing huge levels of debt in our city. Four out of five people applying for a loan ...

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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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