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New housing support means more contact in people’s homes

Neighbourhood officers have been talking to tenants about how Housing Plus works

21 August 2017 More than 5,000 home visits have been carried out in the first nine months of a new housing service which aims to better support council housing tenants. Housing Plus was introduced by Sheffield City Council’s Housing and Neighbourhoods Service in October 2016. It aims to deliver services more locally, help link tenants to other support services and ...

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Work gets under way to remove cladding from Hanover tower block

Sheffield Town Hall and the Peace Gardens

27 June 2017 Work to begin to remove cladding from Hanover tower block in Broomhall has started. Maintenance teams and contractors have been appointed and have begun to remove the cladding on the block at low level today. It will take around several weeks to remove the cladding, of which a single element failed the Government’s new fire safety test. ...

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Sprinklers to be fitted in all Sheffield Council tower blocks

Town Hall in Sheffield City Centre.

20 June 2017 Sheffield City Council is tomorrow (21 June 2017) starting a series of meetings with tower block residents, and will be announcing that it will be fitting sprinklers in all 24 blocks. The authority has already spent millions on fire safety in its council homes and improvement works have been carried out over the last five years. The ...

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Next steps for Gleadless Valley Regeneration Plans

Gleadless Valley was built in the 1950s and 60s, and was once hailed for its design and quality

 12 May 2017 It’s one of Sheffield’s most iconic housing estates. And now, work on revamping the Gleadless Valley for current and future residents has begun, with a public consultation set to take place in the autumn. Janet Sharpe, Director of Housing and Neighbourhoods Service at Sheffield City Council, said: “We’ve won extra money from Government to develop a masterplan ...

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Brothers compelled to thank housing officer years after childhood help

Debbie Ramsden thank you cake - Newsroom

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

Justice scales

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

Justice scales

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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