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Brothers compelled to thank housing officer years after childhood help

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10 April 2017 A young man and his twin brother have been compelled to thank a housing officer with a specially made cake nine years after she first helped them. Akeem and Kazem Balogun were just 16 years old when their mum, who had suffered from mental health problems for years, left their family council home. The pair, who were ...

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Regeneration of Gleadless Valley

Gleadless Valley, 1963

30 March 2017 A £515,000 masterplan will be developed to help regenerate Gleadless Valley, after a successful council funding bid. Sheffield City Council bid for the extra money from the Government to develop plans to improve the estate, built in the 1950s and 1960s, and once hailed for its design and quality. The work will focus on improving the quality ...

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Ostrich Campaign helps spread money message

Ostrich Campaign helps council tenants manage their money

Thursday 16 February 2017 An eye-catching campaign to help council tenants get their finances in order has been launched by Sheffield City Council. Don’t Bury Your Head in the Sand is the message behind the campaign which aims to help tenants manage their money, with advice about budgeting, tackling debt, making rent a priority and saving. Councillor Jayne Dunn, Cabinet ...

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Plans to build new council homes

Councillors Jayne Dunn and Mazher Iqbal at the site of new council homes in Manor

Thursday 12 January 2017 More council homes are set to be built in Sheffield. The City Council’s plans to provide an extra 1,000 council homes are still ongoing but today, the authority is revealing that it intends to build more of these than originally thought. These will include independent living schemes for older people and the council also hopes to ...

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Tenant at risk of eviction due to son’s behaviour

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2 September 2016 A tenant narrowly missed being evicted from her council home after her son was found dealing drugs from the property. Sheffield City Council took Denise Binici, age 63 of Galsworthy Road in Southey, to Sheffield County Court on Wednesday 24 August to seek possession of the property after her son was convicted at Sheffield Magistrates Court. Kevin ...

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Stay safe: Don’t play on scaffolding

Council housing roofing work

28 July 2016 Roofs to thousands of council homes are being repaired and maintained as part of a multi-million pound housing investment programme. Now Sheffield City Council and its contractors are warning children to stay safe and not to climb on scaffolding up across the city. A total of 26,000 homes are having new roofs or having roofing work done ...

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70 per cent reduction in boiler thefts

17 June 2016 Boiler thefts from council houses in Sheffield have reduced by 70 per cent as a result of joint council and police action. In 2013 Sheffield City Council reported that 209 central heating boilers had been stolen from vacant council homes costing £287,000 to replace. Now figures show that thefts dropped to 68 last year. All council boilers ...

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Happiness blossoms for fruit tree winners

27 May 2016 It’s been a fruitful time for lucky residents who won free fruit trees in a give-away for council tenants. Thirty people signed up to receive a free cherry or plum dwarf-tree last month within two hours of the offer being announced. Now trees have been given to residents who are planting them in gardens or on their ...

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Landmark legal case to prosecute rogue landlord

25 May 2016 A Sheffield man who illegally sub-let his council home and then evicted his tenant using force has been prosecuted in a landmark case. Believed to be the first of its kind in the country, Sheffield City Council secured prosecutions for both illegal sub-letting and illegal eviction at the same time – thought never to have been done ...

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Free fruit trees given to council tenants

Angus Hunter, Community Forestry Officer with the fruit trees

20 April 2016 A council scheme to help people eat healthy food has seen fruit trees promised to council tenants in a free give-away. Thirty people signed up to receive a free cherry or plum tree within just two hours after they were made available. The trees are dwarf trees suitable for balconies or small gardens and will be given ...

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Tenant evicted after attempting to blow up his block of flats

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15 April 2016 A Sheffield man who attempted to blow up his block of flats by sawing through a gas pipe has been evicted from his council home. Stephen Burkinshaw, aged 58, used a hacksaw to cut through a pipe in his maisonette flat on Wharncliffe Avenue in Sheffield last June because he said he was annoyed at the noise his ...

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Building a better future in Sheffield

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Sheffield Housing company, site at Falstaff Road.

The next phase of a £250 million, housing led regeneration programme is underway in Sheffield. And students from a school, through which the initiative is building its community links, joined representatives from Sheffield Housing Company (SHC) to officially start work. Luke Pickering, 15, from Chapeltown and Kye Maggin, 12, from Parson Cross – both pupils at Chaucer School – were ...

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Action to stop criminal activity in home

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10 February 2016 A council tenant narrowly missed being evicted after a former partner stored stolen goods and drugs in her home. Lynn Lockwood, aged 55, of Blackstock Road in Gleadless Valley, was given a two-year suspended possession order at Sheffield County Court on Friday, 5 February. This means she must stick to her tenancy conditions – which ban any criminal ...

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Anti-social tenant must improve behavior or lose home

8 January 2016 A tenant in Sheffield narrowly avoided being evicted from her council home earlier this week for anti-social behaviour. Sheffield City Council took her to court where she received a suspended possession order for the lifetime of her tenancy, which means she must improve her behaviour or will lose her home. Westfield tenant Winifred Connors, 51, of Birchwood ...

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Housing apprentices to see in new year with a flying start

Sheffield City Council's latest housing apprentices with Cllr Jayne Dunn and officers

Christmas came early for 15 young people who have secured a housing apprenticeship at Sheffield City Council and got their careers off to a flying start. The budding housing officers will spend the next two years gaining valuable skills and experience, leading to an NVQ in Business and Administration, Surveying or Horticulture. Between them, their work will cover all aspects ...

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