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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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Tenants encouraged to put their rent first this Christmas

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Sheffield City Council tenants are being urged to put their rent first this Christmas and take advantage of the two rent-free weeks to clear or reduce any arrears. All tenants with a clear rent account or who have signed up to a repayment agreement by 1 January will be entered into a free prize draw with a chance of winning ...

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Work starts on new build council houses

Councillor Jayne Dunn, cabinet member for housing, and Councillor Mazher Iqbal, local councillor and cabinet member for public health and equality on a digger at the site

8 December 2015 The builders are coming. This time to Darnall and Manor where work has started on Sheffield’s latest new build council houses. Fifty one family houses will be built as part of Sheffield City Council’s scheme to provide 1,000 extra council homes by 2019/20. The authority has also this year bought 23 newly built houses at Fox Hill ...

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Tenants evicted using new anti-social behaviour powers

17 November 2015 A tenant who grew drugs and a tenant who made his neighbours’ lives a misery have been evicted from their council homes under new powers designed to tackle anti-social behaviour. Hade Delan, age 40 of Plowright Mount in Gleadless Valley, was found with 29 mature cannabis plants and 12 heat lamps at his home, with his electricity ...

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Tenants asked to have their say on council housing consultation

27 October 2015 Tenants and leaseholders are being asked to have their say about proposals to council housing services in a consultation that starts today. As a result of Government changes in national rent policy, there will be less income coming into the council’s housing services. By 2019/20 the council’s Housing Revenue Account will have £27 million less each year ...

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Council tenants set to save more than £1.4 million in heating bills

Resident Lily McCall learning how to use her new meter with Jayne Foulkes, a Tenant Liaison Officer from ENER-G Switch2

Council tenants are set to save more than £1.4million from their annual heating bills through a new initiative being delivered to thousands of council homes across the city. Sheffield City Council is installing heat meters to 6,000 homes which up to now have been served by a communal ‘district heating’ scheme. Figures from the first 227 homes on the new ...

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Council tenant evicted for anti-social behaviour

27 July 2015 A council tenant who abused his neighbours, damaged property and played loud music has been evicted from his home. At Sheffield County Court on Wednesday 1 July, an order was granted for the eviction of the man from his home in Foxhill. He has now moved out of the property. Councillor Jayne Dunn, Cabinet Member for Housing, ...

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Council housing repairs and maintenance set to be brought in-house

Wednesday 11 March 2015 Sheffield City Council is set to bring council housing repairs and maintenance services, which are currently delivered by Kier, back in-house. Proposals will be discussed at the council’s Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, 18 March when members are expected to approve proposals for the change when Kier ‘s contract ends in March 2017. Councillor Harry Harpham, Cabinet ...

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