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New LGBT books in libraries

The Pride flag of the LGBT community and a symbol of openness and tolerance

22 February 2016 One hundred new Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) books have been added to Sheffield’s library collection, bringing the total collection to more than 300 titles. The books include modern classic fiction and biographies from LGBT authors as well as stories of activism. They also include reference books looking at LGBT issues and how to deal with them, ...

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Council maintains voluntary sector grant fund

Sheffield Citizens Advice - one of the organisations receiving grant aid funding

12 February 2016 Plans to maintain the amount of grant aid funding for voluntary organisations have been announced by Sheffield City Council, despite the authority having to save a further £50million this year. This funding makes a difference to people’s lives in Sheffield. The £1.66million voluntary sector grant funds 20 organisations and more than 50 lunch clubs. They help vulnerable ...

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‘Snow your neighbour you care’ this winter

Neighbours can use the new card to offer help this winter

18 December 2015 Have you ever wanted to offer help to an elderly person but weren’t sure the best way to go about it? It can be hard to offer help at times. That’s why Sheffield City Council has produced a new ‘snow your neighbour you care’ card to help kind-hearted people offer help to older people this winter. Designed ...

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Council welcomes newly opened community centre

Lindsay TARA committee and former-councillor Chris Weldon at the newly opened community centre

17 July 2015 Local residents in Parson Cross have been celebrating a newly opened community centre which has re-opened thanks to council funding. The Emerson Community Centre closed in November 2013 and a local tenants and residents association campaigned for additional funding. The council backed the group’s plan and provided £47,000 for the refurbishment of the building. The Lindsay TARA ...

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New community centre for Wincobank

1 June 2015 Residents in Wincobank are celebrating as work is soon to start on a new community centre. The new centre will be based at the currently disused communal building at the old Newman Court sheltered housing scheme on Newman Road. Work is due to start in later this month and is expected to last for around five months, ...

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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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Streets Ahead Team Launches Community Partnership Fund

Community groups, charities and voluntary organisations across Sheffield are being invited to apply for a share of the Streets Ahead Community Partnership Fund. The Streets Ahead project, which is delivered by Amey, aims to bring up to standard the city’s roads, pavements and streetscene. Five successful groups from across the city will be offered up to £1,000 towards projects aimed ...

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Abbeydale residents love where they live

Tenants and residents from Abbeydale in Sheffield got together to create an attractive outdoor community space. More than 50 people attended the community event on Thursday 27 February to look at the plans for the unloved woodland next to Dalton Court community centre. Abbeydale TARA (Tenants and Residents Association), the Living with Nature programme and The Wildlife Trust for Sheffield ...

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Council reveals all libraries could be on track to remain open

Council leaders have revealed all the city’s libraries could be on track to remain open as they announce a proposed £262,000 deal to help local community groups implement their business plans for running independent libraries. Three months of high profile consultation on a report outlining the future proposals for Sheffield’s library service led to calls from volunteer groups willing to ...

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Community “eyes and ears” in fight against child exploitation

Taxi drivers and hoteliers are being urged to be the eyes and ears of the community in the fight against child sexual exploitation in Sheffield. Sheffield Safeguarding Children’s Board, which includes Sheffield City Council, South Yorkshire Police, Sheffield Futures and other partners, have been leading the way nationally on training taxi drivers and hoteliers to be on the look-out for ...

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