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International Women’s Day: Supporting Women Against State Pension Inequality

WASPI campaign

8 March 2018 In Febraury Sheffield City Council passed a motion at Full Council to support Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI). Today on International Women’s, Deputy Leader, Councillor Olivia Blake, along with The Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Anne Murphy and other local councillors, met with women from the WASPI group who are affected by the state pension changes and ...

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Council publishes budget proposals

Town Hall

7 February 2018 Sheffield City Council has today published proposals that will meet the challenge of a £44 million funding gap next year due to rising demand for essential council services and further government austerity cuts. Proposals brought forward to meet the budget gap include £3 million of savings through renegotiations on the Veolia waste contract, an increase to the ...

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#Vote100: Lasting recognition at Sheffield’s former women’s Suffrage Shop

Suffrage shop plaque - chapel walk

6 February 2018 As Britain marks 100 years since some women were given the right to vote, Sheffield City Council has announced that a former suffrage shop on Chapel Walk in Sheffield, will have a commemorative plaque installed at the site. Following a successful crowd-funding appeal, Deputy Leader of Sheffield City Council, Councillor Olivia Blake gathered at the site today, ...

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Free Wi-Fi on its way to Sheffield city centre

Councillor Mazher Iqbal, left, with Diane Jarvis, David Oliver and Mike Hague from Idaq

Free wi-fi is on its way to the Outdoor City. Sheffield City Council and Sheffield based Idaq Networks Ltd have announced a 10-year deal that will see IDAQ provide free of charge high-speed Wi-Fi internet access in the outdoor areas and public buildings of Sheffield city centre. The service, which will be known as Sheffield Free Wi-Fi, will help the ...

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Council meetings set to become more accessible

30 August 2017 A pilot scheme is set to be launched in Sheffield which aims to make Council meetings more accessible. Sheffield City Council is starting with changes to its monthly full Council meeting, held on the first Wednesday of the month, which is where major issues affecting the city are debated and the budget is set. From September, the ...

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On the Road with Google: Double decker bus converted into digital training hub

Launch of the Google Digital Garage bus in Barkers Pool

4 August 2017 A unique bus tour was launched in Sheffield yesterday (Thursday 3 August) in partnership with Google, as part of its Digital Garage initiative. The Google Digital Garage bus will offer free workshops and face-to-face coaching, with visitors having the option to either book in advance or simply drop by for on-the-spot help. Training ranges from beginner to ...

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Statement on devolution from Sheffield City Council


1 August 2017 We are still committed to pursuing the only deal that is currently on the table – that was signed in October 2015 committing to £900million for the region. Only last month, the Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry confirmed this is the only deal on offer, when he said: “I want to be very clear about one thing. ...

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