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Domestic abuse helpline wins national award

Alison Toulson from Action with the helpline award

20 December 2017 Sheffield’s domestic abuse helpline has won a national award for the impact it has in helping its callers. The helpline, which is open seven days a week and over the Christmas period (apart from the Bank Holidays), won third place in the category: “Best Helpline Sector Contributor” at the Helplines Partnership’s annual Helpline Awards. The domestic abuse ...

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Carver Street pedestrianised for Sheffield’s late night revellers

Carver Street

1 December 2017 From tonight one of Sheffield’s main streets for late night revellers, Carver Street, will be closed to vehicles at night over the festive period, to help party-goers stay safe. Carver Street is well-known for some of the most popular clubs and bars in the city and tens of thousands of people are expected to visit the area ...

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Week of events to help people stay safe in Sheffield

Screen shot of video

15 November 2015 “It’s important that our people in Sheffield feel safe. We know that our vulnerable people are more at risk from people who would misuse them and we all need to play our part to keep them safe.” That’s the view of the Chair of Sheffield Safeguarding Board, Jane Haywood, who is joining the city council and partners ...

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Council seeks views on improving the safety of privately rented homes

London Road falls into the proposed area for a new selective licensing scheme

14 November 2017 A 13 week consultation is soon to start on a new landlord licensing scheme to improve the safety and standard of privately rented homes and how they are managed. Sheffield City Council is proposing a selective licensing scheme for sections of London Road, Abbeydale Road and Chesterfield Road after inspections found three in four rented properties in ...

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Test results confirm cladding is safe

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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On a dodgy date or feeling unsafe on a night out? Just Ask For Angela

Ask For Angela posters are up in venues across Sheffield

19 May 2017 We’ve all been there. Meeting someone for a first date and not sure how it will work out… But what happens if things take a turn for the worse and you start feeling uncomfortable or even unsafe? Ask For Angela is a new safety campaign starting in pubs, clubs and bars in Sheffield, which supports safe dating ...

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21 places to go on a first date in Sheffield

TWITTER - 21 places to go on a first date in Sheffield

19 May 2017 Revolución de Cuba Pop World Tiger Works All Bar One SHU Hubs Octogan Bar One Coffee Revolution Foundry Interval Bar Frog and Parrot Old House Common Room Riverside Forum CHAMPS The Howard The York Corporation Bankers Draft The Leadmill These pubs, clubs and bars are all taking part in the Ask For Angela bar safety campaign, which ...

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Council worker recognised nationally for city centre safety work

Best Bar None at the awards - working together to keep the city centre safe

3 February 2017 A Sheffield City Council employee has received national recognition for her work to keep Sheffield city centre safe. Tracey Ford, from the authority’s Drug and Alcohol Coordination Team, manages the city’s Best Bar None scheme which works with city partners to promote the responsible management of licensed premises. The scheme itself has been nationally recognised many times, ...

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Best Bar None helps people stay charged

Tracey Ford, helps run Best Bar None from Sheffield City Council, and Tricia Watts, Sheffield Street Pastor Coordinator

6 December 2016 Street pastors, who help late-night city centre revellers, have been given new equipment by Sheffield City Council to help them help more people. The volunteers who are out every Friday and Saturday night now have battery-powered mobile phone charging devices to help people whose phones have run out of juice. The council bought them out of money ...

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More 20mph speed restrictions to be introduced in Greystones and Whirlow

Thursday 3 November 2016 Plans to introduce 20mph speed limits in all residential parts of the city by 2025 are moving forward. Residents have welcomed moves to add roads around Hangingwater Road and Broad Elms Lane to the forthcoming Greystones and Whirlow 20mph areas – which are set to be introduced in spring next year. In addition, an existing 20mph ...

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Stay safe: Don’t play on scaffolding

Council housing roofing work

28 July 2016 Roofs to thousands of council homes are being repaired and maintained as part of a multi-million pound housing investment programme. Now Sheffield City Council and its contractors are warning children to stay safe and not to climb on scaffolding up across the city. A total of 26,000 homes are having new roofs or having roofing work done ...

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