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The Outdoor City for All

The Outdoor City for All

22 February 2017 With less than six months to go until the Special Olympic Games are held in Sheffield, people are starting to look at the city and things to do while they are here. Sheffield, as The Outdoor City, has an abundance of parks, woods and countryside accessible for people with disabilities, with well surfaced paths and accessible facilities. ...

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Happy Chinese New Year 2017!

Year of the Rooster

27 January 2017 The Lunar new year, popularly known as Chinese new year and as the Spring Festival, starts on 28 January 2017. This is a major festival celebrated by around 1/5 of people around the world! Sheffield has great links with China which help to boost our economy and diversity. Interesting Chinese and Sheffield facts: The 2011 census showed ...

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Support for rough sleepers and Tent City

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Updated 31 January 2017 Sheffield City Council was granted a court order to gain possession of Tent City at Park Hill (on 25.01.2017) and asked people to leave with their possessions. The camp was cleared on 30 January. The authority did this as: Tent city was not safe Everyone staying at Tent City either had somewhere to stay, had left ...

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Candlelit vigil to remember the Holocaust

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24 January 2016 The people of Sheffield will come together this week to reflect on the atrocities of the past and mark Holocaust Memorial Day. A candlelit vigil will be held in the Winter Gardens this Thursday, 26 January, at 5.30pm. The event will be held a day earlier than the national day of remembrance to include the Jewish community, ...

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Council begins extensive improvements to Manor Library

Manor Library

January 2017 A local library is to close for two weeks to allow a significant amount of refurbishment. Manor Library, on Ridgeway Road at Manor Top, will close from Monday 23 January to Sunday 5 February. The First Point, council customer service centre, and housing office based there will also be closed during this period. The nearest alternative facilities are ...

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Extended hours for domestic abuse helpline

Women get together in the communal lounge in one of Sheffield's refuges which opened in 2014

23 December 2016 A helpline for people affected by domestic abuse, which took more than 2,000 calls last year, is extending its hours from January. From Tuesday, 3 January, the helpline will run from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday. It is also open on week days over the Christmas period from 8am to 6pm, except on Bank Holidays. Call ...

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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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