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Test results confirm cladding is safe

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3 August 2017 Independent tests have shown that cladding in 20 council tower blocks in Sheffield is made from solid aluminium, and is safe. Sheffield City Council commissioned the tests to further reassure residents following the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy in London. The authority has 24 tower blocks in Sheffield. Three in Stannington are clad in brick. The remaining one, ...

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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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Extra information about cladding in council tower blocks

19.06.2017 The below statement was provided to Radio Sheffield to give extra information about cladding in council tower blocks and the Callow Mount estate: Cabinet member for housing Councillor Jayne Dunn said: “What happened at Grenfell Tower was an absolute tragedy and our hearts go out to those affected. The details of what caused this terrible tragedy are still unknown. ...

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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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Film students profile work of Sheffield Housing Company

Council housing roofing work

Film students Matt Morgan and Joe Gist took to the streets to find out how the work of Sheffield Housing Company (SHC) has been affecting people across the city.  The Sheffield Hallam students interviewed home buyers and tenants, apprentices and workers on the project and members of the community in areas where SHC is building new homes. The results of ...

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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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Finest landlords recognised in city’s first awards ceremony

Peter Turkington, Sheffield's Letting Agent and Private Landlord of the Year

17 March 2017 Private landlords were celebrated last night in Sheffield’s first Private Landlord Award ceremony. They were held to recognise the achievements of the many good private landlords in the city that provide high quality, safe rented homes in Sheffield. Sheffield City Council organised the sponsored event and works with landlords to continuously raise standards. The authority targets the ...

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Landlord prosecuted for harassing tenant

Justice scales

15 March 2017 Another private landlord in Sheffield has been prosecuted for harassing a tenant and failing to manage his property adequately. Mr Nilendu Das, of Carterknowle Avenue and aged 49 years old, was convicted at Sheffield’s Magistrates Court on Tuesday, 14 March. He was ordered to pay £2,412 in court costs, fines and compensation to the tenant, and was ...

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Sheffield praised for role in resettling Syrian refugees

Refugee camp in Calais - taken by Calais – People to People Solidarity – Action from Sheffield group

24 February 2017 The Government has thanked Sheffield Council for its role in supporting the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the UK. Sheffield has settled 96 Syrian refugees under the government’s Vulnerable Persons Resettlement (VPR) scheme since last year with Yorkshire and Humberside resettling a total of 594 since 2015. Immigration Minister Robert Goodwill MP said: “The support of Sheffield and ...

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Ebenezer crowd-pleaser catches judges’ attention

The new-look Ebenezer Chapel  in Shalesmoor

15 February 2017 A run-down former Methodist chapel, the site of a derelict working man’s club and a grade two listed industrial works have all been transformed with the help of Sheffield City Council’s planning enforcement team. Now judges have shortlisted the Council’s work on so-called Stuck Sites across the city for a coveted Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) award ...

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Support for rough sleepers and Tent City

Tent city - pic 2 - newsroom

Updated 31 January 2017 Sheffield City Council was granted a court order to gain possession of Tent City at Park Hill (on 25.01.2017) and asked people to leave with their possessions. The camp was cleared on 30 January. The authority did this as: Tent city was not safe Everyone staying at Tent City either had somewhere to stay, had left ...

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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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Busiest month for rogue landlord convictions

Justice scales

22 December 2016 Housing enforcement officers had their busiest period in November when Sheffield City Council secured more convictions against rogue private landlords compared to any previous month. During November, the authority took seven landlords to court for offences relating to disrepair, safety measures, failing to meet legal requirements, harassment or illegal eviction. All seven pleaded guilty or were found ...

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