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Rogue traders have to stump up £2,400

Sheffield Town Hall

17 February 2016 Two rogue traders in Sheffield had to find over £2,400 for their dodgy workmanship as the City Council warned residents to be extra careful when approached by ‘cold callers’ on their doorsteps. Sheffield’s Trading Standards team is warning local people to be on their guard against rogue traders calling door to door offering roofing or other building ...

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Over one hundred Traffic Signal Junctions benefit from new technology

New innovative pedestrian crossing

17th February 2016 Over 100 traffic signal junctions and pedestrian crossings across the city have benefitted from upgrades and innovative new technology, thanks to the Streets Ahead project. The new traffic signals with pedestrian crossing facilities can now monitor how long it is taking for a pedestrian to cross the road and make sure that the green man displays for ...

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Join the debate in north east Sheffield

Sheffield Town Hall

15 February 2016 Sheffield’s Council leaders will be holding their next Cabinet meeting in the north east of the city next week. The City Council has held a series of ‘Question Time’ style sessions over the winter months to discuss issues that matter to people in their local areas. There are two meetings left in the series and the one ...

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Cabinet roadshows visit east and north Sheffield

8 February 2016 Sheffield’s Council leaders will be taking their next Cabinet meeting to the east and north of the city later this month. The City Council is holding a series of ‘Question Time’ style sessions over the winter months to discuss issues that matter to people in their local areas. The next two meetings will be held on Tuesday ...

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Transforming our public spaces

Artist's impression of Leavygreave Road

1 February 2016 Work will begin this week on an £8m transformation of the public spaces around the University of Sheffield’s campus, to make it more welcoming for people in the city and create a safer and greener space for students, staff and the general public. The University is working in partnership with Sheffield City Council on an £8 million ...

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Budget Challenge Met Despite Further Cuts

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Wednesday 27 January 2016 Sheffield City Council has warned that Government cuts will continue to hit the city hard, as they look to set this year’s budget. This is the sixth year in a row that the council has been hit with swingeing cuts from Government, the worst series of cuts this council has seen in its history. This comes ...

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Statement on sale of Cobnar Cottage

26 January 2016 A spokesperson for Sheffield City Council said: “We are pleased that we are now able to invest £150,000 in improving facilities in Graves Park. The cottage has never formed part of the public amenity of the park – it sits outside the boundary wall and has stood empty for many years. “The Council, with the acknowledgement of ...

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Join the debate in South Sheffield

Sheffield Town Hall

18 January 2016 Sheffield’s Council leaders will be taking their next Cabinet meeting to the south of the city later this month. The City Council is holding a series of ‘Question Time’ style sessions over the winter months to discuss issues that matter to people in their local areas. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 27 January and ...

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Streets Ahead streetlighting team save elderly man

Streetlighting heroes who saved an elderly man from a fire

15 January 2016 A Streets Ahead streetlighting team has helped save an elderly man after his house set on fire. Adrian Brady, Ian Fletcher, Mick Hague and Paul Knowles work for Sheffield City Council’s contractor Amey, and were on Totley Brook Close when they spotted smoke coming from a nearby house. Ian, from Chapeltown, said: “I was working high on ...

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Mental Health Champions for Schools

A group of students smiling and talking to each other

Thursday 14 January 2016 Mental health champions are being tried out in Sheffield schools with the aim of transforming emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young people. Research has shown teenagers’ mental health can be put at risk in numerous ways, often leading to stress-related illnesses such as, depression, eating disorders and self-harm. In response to these ...

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Ponds Forge to make major investment in new HD scoreboard

Ponds Forge International Sports Centre

11 January 2016 A state-of-the-art, HD scoreboard is being fitted at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre as part of a £230,000 investment. Supplied by Swiss Timing, the Daktronics board will be installed in the Olympic-sized swimming pool at Ponds Forge ahead of the start of the regional and national competitions season in March. The 35m2 board, which is environmentally friendly to ...

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Council’s cleaners to benefit from living wage

6 January 2016 Sheffield City Council has confirmed its commitment to the Living Wage in its cleaning services contract now out for re-tender. A key requirement of this contract is for the supplier to pay their staff the Foundation Living Wage from 1 April 2016. This is Sheffield’s living wage at £8.25, which is currently £1.05 more than the Government’s ...

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Review of Council catering contract

24 December 2015 Local catering businesses are being given the opportunity to find out more about Sheffield City Council’s catering services as part of a review of the present contract. The Council has arranged a drop-in session in the new year to discuss the contract in detail with potential catering suppliers. The suppliers will be able to drop into the ...

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Underused automated toilets to close in order to save public money

Following a public consultation, five sets of automated public toilets are set to close across Sheffield in order to save around £100,000 a year in maintenance costs. As the toilets are used so infrequently, keeping them open would cost Sheffield City Council just under £10 per use. At the least popular facility, in Birley Moor Road, the cost of each ...

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