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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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Silver award for Sheffield’s armed forces support

Sheffield wins Employer Recognition Award

23 December 2015 Sheffield’s work to support our Armed Forces has been recognised with a national award. The City Council has been selected by the Reserves Forces and Cadets Association and Ministry of Defence to receive the Silver Employer Recognition Award. The award recognises the Council’s outstanding support for the Defence and Armed Forces Community. The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme ...

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Four schemes to improve traffic flows in New Year

22 December 2015 Four schemes to improve bus service reliability and to help keep traffic flowing in Sheffield are due to begin next month. Two of the schemes will be carried out on Spital Hill in Burngreave – one of the main arterial routes into the city centre. The first will target the junction with Savile Street, where bus stops ...

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More Time Over School Places Decision

Thursday 17 December 2015 THE enormous number of responses to a consultation over plans to increase school places has been welcomed by Sheffield city leaders, who will now take more time to ensure they reach the right decision. Sheffield City Council has received over 1,400 responses – one of the biggest ever given to a council consultation – after asking ...

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Streets Ahead team up with Regather charity to create new green space

15 December 2015 Streets Ahead employees used their work community day to help Sheffield’s Regather Charity to clean up a local green space and to plant new trees. The team took a day away from their usual duties to help out with work to improve the grassland area on Club Garden Road, including shrub removal and litter picking. They also ...

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National survey shows public satisfaction in Streets Ahead works

Newly resurfaced Wheatley Grove in Handsworth

14 December 2015 There has been a 30% increase in satisfaction levels with how the city’s roads are maintained according to the National Highways and Transport Network (NHT). The NHT surveyed over 3000 Sheffield households from across the city and found that since the start of the Streets Ahead project in August 2012, year on year the public’s satisfaction with ...

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Free snow shovels available

9th December 2015 There may be more need for umbrellas than snow boots this week but Sheffield City Council is encouraging everyone to be winter ready by giving out free snow shovels. 50 free snow shovels are available for members of the public to collect from the Town Hall. The aim of the scheme is to encourage even more residents ...

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Thanks to all those who took part in the consultation

Wednesday 9 December 2015 Council leaders want to thank all those who took part in the consultation over plans to increase the number of school places across Sheffield. Over 1,400 responses were submitted as part of Sheffield City Council’s consultation over plans to build two new secondary schools in the north east and south west of the city and to ...

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Grace Owen nursery school gets new home

Grace Owen Nursery children can’t wait to move into their new nursery premises.

  9 December 2015 One of Sheffield’s last remaining council run nursery schools is getting a brand new home as part of the redevelopment of Park Hill flats. Grace Owen Nursery School has been running on the listed Park Hill site since it was built more than half a century ago in 1961. Now the nursery is to relocate into the ...

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Sheffield’s ‘unsung heroes’ receive their awards

Lord Mayor Civic Awards 2015

9 December 2015 The first ‘unsung heroes’ of Sheffield’s new Civic Awards received their honours in the Town Hall last night. Twenty-two local people were recognised for their valuable contribution to the community covering a wide range of activities. These ranged from dedicated charity fund-raisers to enthusiastic volunteers working to support young people and community cohesion in the city. Sheffield ...

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England’s Chief Social Worker leads Sheffield launch

South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership launch

Wednesday 9 December 2015   England’s first chief social worker for adults last night led a launch of the South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership in Sheffield. Lyn Romeo is charged with championing social care services nationally for users and professionals. Last night she was the guest of honour at a launch of plans to retain the best of the best in ...

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Sheffield’s ‘unsung heroes’ to receive their awards

3 December 2015 The first ‘unsung heroes’ of Sheffield’s new Civic Awards are to receive their honours next week. Twenty-two local people are to be recognised for their valuable contribution to the community covering a wide range of activities. These range from dedicated charity fund-raisers to enthusiastic volunteers working to support young people and community cohesion in the city. The awards ...

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Streets Ahead thrill seekers raise funds for good cause

Streets Ahead Team member preparing to abseil for Bluebell Wood

2 December 2015 Seven members of the Streets Ahead team have bravely abseiled 90ft down Millers Dale Bridge in the Peak District in aid of Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. The team, who raised over £700, began their adventure at the disused Millers Station in the Peak District before they made their way along the old railway track to the bridge. ...

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Regather, Streets Ahead and the Friends of club garden put down new roots

2nd December 2015 The Streets Ahead team have been working with Sheffield’s Regather Charity to help residents of Lansdowne and Club Garden Road make a deep-rooted change to their local area. With the help of a grant from the Tree Council, Regather, the Streets Ahead team and local residents will be working together to plant eight fruit trees, including apple ...

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Exhibition to learn about Sheffield’s future development

Winter Garden

2 December 2015 There’s still plenty of time to have your say on the future development of Sheffield. An opportunity to discuss details of the Sheffield Plan with City Council officers is on offer next week as part of this first phase of the consultation process. The exhibition opens in the Winter Garden on Monday (7 December) at 9.30am and ...

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