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Farm on the move keeps residents hoppy

Residents at Springwater House enjoy an afternoon with animals from Heeley City Farm

21 October 2016 Animals flocked to the doorstep of Sheffield’s sheltered accommodation as part of a brand new idea to bring the experience of a farm to those who struggle to get out. Sheffield City Council and Heeley City Farm’s ‘Farming comes to you’ travelled to Springwater House in Hackenthorpe Wednesday afternoon (19 October), the first time this has happened. Residents ...

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Named officer for council house tenants

Stradbroke tenant Gill MacLaine

19 October 2016 Sheffield’s council housing service has changed so tenants now have named officers serving their estate. The Housing+ service was launched citywide in October to improve support for the 43,000 people who live in a council home. Neighbourhood Officers will cover a particular area or ‘patch’, helping to build up strong relationships with tenants. This will mean: More ...

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Tenant at risk of eviction due to son’s behaviour

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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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Page Hall landlord loses again

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1 September 2016 A Sheffield landlord that continually refused to co-operate with selective licensing in Page Hall has been found guilty by the courts once again and fined more than £4,000. Mr Sajid Bashir, of Page Hall Road, made a further appearance at Sheffield Magistrates Court on Thursday 25 August. This comes after being fined in August 2015 for failing ...

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Private landlord billed £10,000

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10 June 2016 Sheffield City Council has succeeded in prosecuting another private landlord for failing to provide safe accommodation to people in Sheffield. The authority took action on Mohammed Fathy Mohamed Khalifa (of Briar Lea Close in Sinfin, Derby) who was convicted at Sheffield’s Magistrates’ Court on 2 June for failing to act on notices issued after his property fell ...

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Rough sleeping: providing the facts

Sheffield City Council commissions Sheffield's street outreach service to help tackle rough sleeping

Updated July 2017 People often ask how they can help people sleeping rough in Sheffield. This post gives more information about the issues and the different ways to help: 1. What’s the difference between rough sleeping and homelessness? Rough Sleeping is the most visible sign of homelessness. Sleeping rough is where someone is totally roofless and has to sleep out on ...

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Council considers housing options for wider Page Hall area

Town Hall in Sheffield City Centre.

27 April 2016 The safety and quality of private rented homes, and how they are managed, are being looked at in an area around Page Hall in north-east Sheffield. The council is writing to each property in the area to tell landlords and residents they will be collecting information about homes, how many are rented, who the landlords are and ...

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New homes on former council land

A Gleeson street scene showing the type of homes that will be built in Manor.

6 January 2016 More than 100 new homes are planned to be built on brownfield land owned by Sheffield City Council, with 156 jobs created during construction. The council’s Cabinet, on Wednesday, 13 January, is set to approve the disposal of land in Manor, in the east of Sheffield, to Gleeson Homes who plan to build 103 two, three and ...

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Page Hall letting agent prosecution

27 November 2015 Another victory was secured in court yesterday as Sheffield City Council continues its clampdown on rogue landlords. The latest case was against letting agents and showed the council is tackling bad agents just as much as individual landlords. Global Letting Property Management Ltd, whose Directors are Merban Younis, Zulfiqar Ali Khan and Mohammed Ali Suleman, have their ...

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Students are making it in Sheffield

Even with expert help from bricklayer Craig Bray, Omar Adem, Amina Aideed, Hamza Hussain (L/R) find that immense concentration is required.

  Tuesday November 24 Students engaged in the Made in Sheffield initiative visited one of the city’s development sites to learn about career opportunities in construction.   The pupils, from Fir Vale School, went to Cutler’s View at Norfolk Park to see how new homes are being built for local people by Sheffield Housing Company (SHC).   As well as ...

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Another unscrupulous landlord successfully prosecuted

Rotten rear door, leaking waste pipe and broken glass pane above door at one of the managed properties

20 November 2015 Sheffield’s clampdown on unscrupulous private landlords has been demonstrated once again through another successful court prosecution. Landlord John Mark Cashin, age 46, of Over Lane in Baslow, was ordered to pay £7,300 in fines and costs at Sheffield Magistrates Court yesterday (Thursday, 19 November). He was prosecuted by Sheffield City Council for multiple offences relating to four ...

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Private landlord fined for squalid housing

12 November 2015 A Sheffield landlord has been handed a stiff sentence after he failed to provide basic housing standards for his tenant. A District Judge sitting at Sheffield Magistrates Court yesterday (Wednesday November 11, 2015) handed out a total of £3,000 in fines and costs to experienced Sheffield landlord Mohammed Altaf Hussain, born 5.06.1941 of Devonshire Road in Dore ...

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Sheffield becomes first northern city to act on new renting legislation

20 July 2015 Sheffield City Council is believed to be the first authority outside London to use new legislation designed to boost the rights of millions of people living in rented accommodation. In the last six weeks it has fined 11 letting agents a total of £37,000 for failing to comply with legislation introduced last October. Under the new laws, ...

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Fir Vale pupils tidy up their community

Fir Vale School pupils after completing their community litter pick

29 April 2015 Young people from Fir Vale School last week teamed up with Streets Ahead to hold a week-long litter awareness event. The Streets Ahead team collects over 500 tonnes of litter each month from the streets of Sheffield, but in a bid to teach young people about the effects of litter on the environment and the community, pupils ...

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Council unveils ambitious plans for council housing

Tuesday 6 January 2015 Sheffield City Council has set out ambitious plans and priorities for council housing over the next five years. Proposals include the building or buying of 1,000 new/replacement Council homes by 2019/20 to increase the choice and availability of high quality affordable homes for people in the city, support the local economy and bring funding into Sheffield. ...

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