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Safety first for Sheffield tenants

Wednesday 17 December 2014 A fire sprinkler trial in the Gleadless Valley area of Sheffield is being hailed as a success. The scheme in Callow Mount is a flagship contract and partnership between Sheffield City Council’s housing services, the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association (BAFSA) and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. The sprinkler system is part of a broader ...

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Noisy council tenant loses eviction battle

An anti-social tenant whose noisy behaviour made his neighbours’ lives a misery has lost his home. Garry Hurt, 52, of 45 Challoner Way, Westfield, Sheffield, had repeatedly ignored warnings to keep the noise down in his flat, which is part of a communal block. In 2009 he was issued with a Court Order for not paying rent. Although he paid ...

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Find out more about building your perfect home

An online register for people interested in creating their own ideal homes has been launched by Sheffield City Council this week. This comes after, in September, it was announced that the council is the only authority in the region to have been awarded “vanguard” status for the Right to Build Government pilot scheme – which aims to make it easier ...

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Customer service excellence retained by housing service

Following a recent successful inspection by an external assessor, the Council Housing Service has maintained its Customer Service Excellence accreditation. This was the first in a new three year cycle of annual health checks which this year also looked at how reintegration has impacted on customer service. As with all previous assessments, the Housing Service (previously known as Sheffield Homes) ...

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Customers urged to take advantage of free advice sessions

Council housing tenants are being urged to take advantage of free drop-in advice sessions set up to help them cope with the impact of benefit changes. So far over 350 customers have been helped through the sessions, which take place weekly in Howden House and most First Points. Specialist housing officers from the Council Housing’s Income Management Unit are on ...

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Help for people hit by bedroom tax

Council leaders have pledged to support any residents hit by the “bedroom tax” after it was discovered a large number of people may have been wrongly asked to pay it. The tax is part of a raft of welfare reforms introduced by the Government last year. The “Bedroom Tax” sees benefit reductions of up to 25 per cent for working ...

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600 New Council homes for Sheffield

Around 600 new council homes are planned for Sheffield over the next six years to help meet the demand for affordable housing. Sheffield City Council intends to make full use of its Housing Revenue Account to deliver the maximum number of new council houses under the current borrowing rules. This is the maximum number that could be delivered with the ...

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