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Sheffield City Council reacts angrily to Government’s air quality announcement

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26 July 2017 Sheffield City Council has today reacted angrily to the Government’s Clean Air Strategy, calling it “woefully inadequate.” The authority has said it is questionable whether the strategy announced today meets the Government’s legal duties, and contains a lack of real action in tackling this huge problem. The Government revealed this morning that sales of all diesel and ...

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Litter louts ordered to pay out almost £8,000

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13 June 2017 Litter louts who dropped rubbish on the streets of Sheffield have been taken to court once again – and ordered to pay out a total of almost £8,000. Sheffield City Council’s Environmental Protection Service has successfully prosecuted a further 21 people for littering. Each of them were caught dropping litter on the street and offered the opportunity ...

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Funding unlocks new sustainable industry park

Part of the proposed new sustainable innovation park at Claywheels Lane

13 June 2017 Plans to develop a new green energies park containing a purpose-built steel press can forge ahead thanks to City Region funding. The former Ucar site at Claywheels Lane, semi-derelict for nearly 20 years, can now be transformed into a sustainable industries park, subject to planning permission, by owners AMG as well as accommodating a new state-of-the art ...

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More litter louts fined by the courts

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19 May 2017 A further six people were ordered to pay out more than £2,000 in court last week, after being caught dropping litter in the streets. Each person was offered the opportunity to pay a fixed penalty at the time of the offence but they declined to do so, and so were prosecuted. During the last 12 months, Enforcement ...

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Streets Ahead supports wildlife around Kelham island

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11th April 2017 Working with the River Stewardship Company and Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust in February, Streets Ahead has installed 16 bird and bat boxes at Kelham Island to encourage animals to inhabit the area. The boxes were made and donated by talented Streets Ahead staff members. Dave Buttle, a Kelham Island resident, said: “It is great that bat and ...

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Government invests millions in expanding city’s district heating network

Sheffield Town Hall and the Peace Gardens

7 April 2017 More than £5m from central Government is set to be invested into the city’s district heating network, bringing the potential for it to be expanded to areas such as the Sheffield Retail Quarter and the Northern General Hospital, it was announced today (Friday 7 April). This could lead to reduced carbon dioxide emissions and improved air quality ...

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Schemes to protect city from flooding take a step forward

Leppings Lane in the 2007 floods

24 March 2017 It’s one of the largest flood defence programmes in any UK city. Last year we consulted the public on options being considered for the Upper Don and Sheaf catchments, as part of the Protecting Sheffield from Flooding programme. And now, following public feedback and further technical analysis, some of the options can be ruled out, while others ...

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First of city’s new flood defence schemes to complete this year

New flood defences on the River Don at Forgemasters

23 March 2017 It’s almost a decade since the tragic floods of 2007 brought devastation to Sheffield’s communities. And now, a flood defence scheme on the River Don, which started in design in 2014, is progressing well with construction and is due to be completed later this year. The Lower Don Valley (LDV) scheme is one of six flood protection ...

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Farmer fined for animal cruelty

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15 March 2017 A farmer was fined by the courts yesterday (Tuesday 14 March) after being successfully prosecuted by Sheffield City Council’s Environmental Protection Service for transporting a cow that was not fit for transport. A report had been received from the veterinary officer working at Woolley Brothers slaughterhouse in Rother Valley Way, Sheffield, about a cow that had arrived ...

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Interns gain valuable work experience with Streets Ahead

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Thursday 2  March 2017 Streets Ahead has joined forces with Sheffield College to launch an exciting Supported Internship Programme at its Olive Grove depot in Sheffield. Six young people from Sheffield, who all have learning or physical disabilities, and are aged between 16 and 24, joined the Streets Ahead team in January to gain skills in a variety of areas ...

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Shop has licence revoked for selling illegal cigarettes and alcohol

Sheffield City Centre

10 February 2017 For the second time this week, Sheffield City Council has revoked the alcohol licence of a shop found to be selling illicit goods. Double Diamond, in Page Hall Road, was found to be selling illicit vodka and cigarettes, which hadn’t had duty paid and were lacking the correct labels. Members of the licensing sub-committee yesterday (Thursday 9 ...

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Licence revoked from shop for selling illicit cigarettes

Stas cigarettes

8 February 2017 A shop which was discovered to be selling illicit cigarettes and cigarettes to children has had its alcohol licence revoked by Sheffield City Council. Sta’s, in Main Road, Darnall, is therefore no longer licenced to sell alcohol. This will be a major loss in income for the shop and potentially affect any premises letting and sale value. ...

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Dog dirt-covered garden costs pet owner almost £2,000

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1 February 2017 A dog owner who allowed so much dog faeces to gather in his garden that it caused a statutory nuisance was fined almost £2,000 by magistrates yesterday (Tuesday 31 January). Sheffield City Council’s Environmental Protection Service successfully prosecuted William Cocking, of Limpsfield Road, Wincobank. He has now been ordered to pay out a total of £1,844 following ...

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More litter louts brought before the courts

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1 February 2017 Five people appeared in court yesterday after being caught dropping litter on the streets of Sheffield. Each of the people prosecuted by Sheffield City Council’s Environmental Protection Service was offered the opportunity to pay a fixed penalty but declined to do so – and so were prosecuted for the offence. During the last 12 months, environmental enforcement ...

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Decision made to re-procure waste services

Sheffield Town Hall

19 January 2017   Council leaders have agreed to re-procure the authority’s waste services currently provided under a contract with Veolia. At a meeting held yesterday at Sheffield Town Hall , Sheffield City Council’s cabinet committee voted to re-procure waste services, with a view to securing a new and improved service arrangement. The priority now will be to ensure that ...

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