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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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Let’s get digital!

The Winter Garden

Confused by computers? Irritated by the internet? Sheffield residents are invited to ‘Let’s get digital’, a free city centre event to show how much fun getting online can be. The event, on Monday 13 October from 10am-2pm at the Winter Garden, is open to everyone, from complete beginners to those looking to boost their skills. As well as gaining advice ...

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Your new library service: how will you use it?

Stannington Library is run by volunteers

Sheffield’s library service is set to change next Monday, when volunteer groups will take over the running of 13 branches from Sheffield City Council. These branches will be staffed by volunteers who will be responsible for managing libraries, fundraising and setting the programme of activities such as story time sessions, homework groups and job clubs. Members of the public will ...

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Walkley Library: Community group and Forum Restaurant Cafes to work together

With just weeks to go before library groups take over running 15 of the city’s 28 branches, Sheffield City Council is pleased to confirm that two organisations have agreed to work together on a joint plan to manage Walkley Library. Walkley Community Library Futures Group and Forum Café bars both put in bids to run the library. Both bids met ...

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All libraries on track to stay open

  All libraries in Sheffield are set to stay open as the Council announces it has approved plans from groups to run branches from the end of September. Groups were invited to submit business plans for 15 libraries after the Government cut 50% of funding to the Council, which has forced £240 million of savings requiring £1.67 million from the ...

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