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Busiest month for rogue landlord convictions

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22 December 2016 Housing enforcement officers had their busiest period in November when Sheffield City Council secured more convictions against rogue private landlords compared to any previous month. During November, the authority took seven landlords to court for offences relating to disrepair, safety measures, failing to meet legal requirements, harassment or illegal eviction. All seven pleaded guilty or were found ...

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Help people sleeping rough in Sheffield

The Turning Point rough sleeper service, housing officers and police go out to see rough sleepers and offer support. Photo with Councillor Jayne Dunn

15 December 2016 Most of us are gearing up for the Christmas holidays but not everyone is looking forward to a happy festive season. Sheffield City Council is urging kind-hearted people in Sheffield to help people sleeping rough by contacting the city’s rough sleeper service and donating time, money and goods to the charities that support them. Councillor Jayne Dunn, ...

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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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Best Bar None helps people stay charged

Tracey Ford, helps run Best Bar None from Sheffield City Council, and Tricia Watts, Sheffield Street Pastor Coordinator

6 December 2016 Street pastors, who help late-night city centre revellers, have been given new equipment by Sheffield City Council to help them help more people. The volunteers who are out every Friday and Saturday night now have battery-powered mobile phone charging devices to help people whose phones have run out of juice. The council bought them out of money ...

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Central Library & Graves Art Gallery: Second public meeting planned

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1 December 2016 Due to high demand a second public meeting has been planned to update people about proposals for Sheffield’s Central Library and Graves Art Gallery. Last week it was announced that Sheffield City Council is considering leasing the Surrey Street building to create the city’s first five star hotel, as the cost of repairs and upkeep is rapidly ...

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Public meeting about Central Library and Graves Art Gallery

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29 November 2016 People are invited to a public meeting next Tuesday to find out more about proposals for Sheffield’s Central Library and Graves Art Gallery. Last week it was announced that Sheffield City Council is considering leasing the Surrey Street building to create the city’s first five star hotel, as the cost of repairs and upkeep is rapidly becoming ...

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Council to continue supporting community-run libraries

Stannington library volunteers

28 November 2016 Community-run libraries will continue to be supported by Sheffield City Council under new funding plans. The authority is pledging a minimum of £655,000 guaranteed support across 11 branches from 2017 to 2020. The existing support package for these branches ends in March 2017. Councillor Jack Scott, Cabinet Member for Community Services and Libraries at Sheffield City Council, ...

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Another pub gains community protection

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24 November 2016 Another pub in Sheffield has gained community protection to help prevent it from being closed down, sold off or redeveloped. The White Lion on London Road is the latest of nine local pubs to become an ‘asset of community value.’ This status, awarded by Sheffield City Council, means the pub cannot be knocked down or converted without ...

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Volunteers give millions to city

Volunteers from Assist, one of the shortlisted organisations, which supports destitute asylum seekers

23 November 2016 A report into the voluntary sector in Sheffield has shown benefits to the city worth hundreds of millions of pounds. Research undertaken this year has shown how the city’s 3,300 voluntary and community groups benefit the city to the estimated value of £810 million each year. Most of this benefit comes through the time people invest, with ...

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Home library service set to help more older people

Kathleen May and Library Information Officer Christine Hill

15 November 2016 Do you know someone who’s not able to get out much and likes to read or watch films? Sheffield City Council delivers library books, films and other items to people free of charge who are not able to get to their local library. It is looking to boost the number of people using the home library service ...

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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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Prosecution result in council’s biggest landlord case

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10 November 2016 A landlord has been ordered to pay £29,220 in fines and costs after being prosecuted for 56 offences in what is Sheffield City Council’s biggest case against a rogue landlord. John Mark Cashin, age 47 of Over Lane in Baslow, was found guilty at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 8 November. Cashin had already been prosecuted by the council ...

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Local charity shortlisted for national prize

Disability Sheffield has been providing services for more than 30 years

4 November 2016 A Sheffield charity that supports disabled people has been shortlisted for a national prize and is the only one in Yorkshire to make the list. Disability Sheffield is one of just 30 charities on The Guardian Charity Awards’ shortlist and was selected from almost 800 applicants. The charity, based on Rockingham Lane in the city centre, has ...

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Have your say on council information and advice

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14 October 2016 A consultation has been launched to find out what people think about the information and advice given by Sheffield City Council’s adult services, covering social care, libraries, housing and communities. More than two million people use the council website every year and the authority’s customer services team respond to more than a million enquiries. Now the council ...

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More than 1,000 new bestsellers for community-run libraries

Councillor Jack Scott, Cabinet Member for Community Services and Libraries

13 October 2016 More than a thousand new books have been given to community-run libraries by Sheffield City Council. This works out at just over 100 titles each in ten branches across the city that are run by volunteers. There are 28 libraries across Sheffield. Sixteen in total are run by volunteers with some support from the council. The new ...

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