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Decision made to re-procure waste services

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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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Magistrates dish out fines for waste offences

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17 January 2017 FLY-tippers who illegally disposed of waste in Sheffield have been ordered to pay out almost £1,800 after being caught in the act and brought before magistrates today. Zoltan Goman, aged 25, of Alma Road, Rotherham, was seen by a hawk-eyed member of the public tipping waste from a van on land at Vicarage Road in Attercliffe. A ...

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City’s waste contract set for review

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10 January 2017 Council leaders are considering proposals to end the authority’s waste contract with provider Veolia. At present, Veolia is responsible for collecting and disposing of waste, running household waste recycling centres, managing and operating the Energy Recovery Facility at Bernard Road and the district heating network, bulky item collections and the collection and disposal of abandoned vehicles. The ...

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Pensioner backs “Not Born Yesterday” campaign after being scammed out of thousands of pounds

Albert, from Manor Top, and his carer Sarah

9 January 2017 A war veteran who was almost scammed out of his entire life savings has added his support to a Sheffield City Council-led campaign to crack down on rogue traders and scammers. Called “Not Born Yesterday”, the campaign highlights the collaboration between Sheffield’s Trading Standards and Adult Safeguarding services and brings together a network of partners including South Yorkshire ...

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Street Ahead welcome two new electric vehicles

Two electric vehicles, new additions to the Streets Ahead fleet

6 January 2017 Two new electric vehicles have been added to the Streets Ahead fleet to support Sheffield City Council’s aim of reducing carbon emissions. The vans – which will be powered by electric charging points at the Streets Ahead Depot – will be used to transport technicians across the city when carrying out their site checks. They will be ...

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More than 800 litter louts caught in 2016

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16 December 2016 A total of 25 people who dumped waste on our city’s streets were hit in the pocket earlier this week, after being successfully prosecuted for littering by Sheffield City Council’s Environmental Protection Service. This brings the total number of fixed penalty notices issued by the council’s Environmental Enforcement Officers in 2016 to 849 – an average of ...

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“Not Born Yesterday” campaign launched to help protect vulnerable people from scams and rogue traders

Albert, from Manor Top, and his carer Sarah

16 December 2016 Neighbours and relatives of elderly and vulnerable people are being urged to join a campaign to crack down on rogue traders and scammers. Called “Not Born Yesterday”, the Sheffield City Council-led campaign highlights the collaboration between Sheffield’s Trading Standards and Adult Safeguarding services and brings together a network of partners including South Yorkshire Police, Age UK Sheffield ...

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Irresponsible pet owner fined for failing to microchip dog

23 November 2016 A DOG owner has been ordered to pay out more than £630 after failing to get her pet microchipped. When it came to the council’s attention that her dog was not chipped, Sarah Hewitt, 38, of Winn Grove in Sheffield, was asked to get the animal microchipped. She was served a legal notice by Sheffield City Council’s ...

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Bumper day in court as litter louts ordered to pay out more than £10,000

23 November 2016 A total of 26 people have been ordered to pay out more than £400 each after being successfully prosecuted for littering by Sheffield City Council’s Environmental Protection Service. Each person was offered the opportunity to pay a £75 fixed penalty but refused, so were taken to Sheffield Magistrates Court yesterday (Tuesday 22 November). All of the offenders ...

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Crackdown continues as litter louts ordered to pay out £7,800

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Friday 2 September 2016 A clear message was once again sent to litter louts in Sheffield as a further 30 people were taken to court yesterday (Thursday 1 September) and fined for dropping litter on the streets. Sheffield City Council’s Environmental Protection Service brought the prosecutions after each person was offered the opportunity to pay a £75 Fixed Penalty Notice ...

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Illegal tipper fined £772

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19 July 2016 A Sheffield man has pleaded guilty and been fined £772 for depositing waste illegally. Sheffield City Council’s Environmental Protection Service took action after investigations led to Scott Johnson, 27, of Dunnic Road, Sheffield. In February 2016, fly-tipping around bins on Oxpring Bank and Binstead Grove in Shirecliffe was reported to the council. One of the events had ...

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Noisy neighbours prosecuted by council

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8 July 2016 Three residents that caused a noise nuisance to neighbours have been prosecuted by Sheffield City Council’s Environmental Protection Service and have had equipment including stereos seized. The cases were heard at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court last month where fines and charges were awarded totalling more than £1,500. Now the authority’s housing officers are taking further action as those ...

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Fly-tipper ordered to pay £351

Waste found on Rivelin Valley Road

22 April 2016 A man has been ordered to pay out £351 in fines and costs by magistrates in Sheffield, after being taken to court by Sheffield City Council for fly-tipping waste. Darren Butterworth, 38, of Buchanan Road in Sheffield, appeared before Sheffield Magistrates Court on the afternoon of Thursday 21 April, charged with fly tipping waste. The case against ...

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Council brings litter louts to justice of £9,500

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Friday 4 March 2016 Sheffield Council’s Environmental Protection Service has prosecuted a further 25 people for littering in the city. Each person was offered the opportunity to pay a £75 Fixed Penalty but declined to do so, and so were taken to court and prosecuted for the offence, with the total coming to £9581.33. Two people who distributed free literature in ...

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Burbage Valley tree planting – get involved!

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Friday 4 March 2016 Sheffield City Council is asking people to help them with a project to create new woodland in the Burbage Valley, as restoration work continues in this environmentally sensitive area of the Peak District National Park. Members of the public are invited to come along on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 March to help with the planting ...

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