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Silver award for Sheffield’s armed forces support

Sheffield Town Hall

1 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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Christmas comes early for Sheffield shoppers

Sheffield City Centre

30 November 2015 Shoppers across Sheffield are getting an early Christmas present from Sheffield Council with free parking in the city centre and most district shopping centres from 2pm every Saturday in the build up to Christmas. Starting next Saturday (5 December), shoppers will be able to park for free after 2pm in all Sheffield City Council on and off ...

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School eco team take first place in litter poetry competition

Children from Waterthorpe Nursery and Infants school with the winning poem

27 November 2015 A group of talented six year olds from Waterthorpe Nursery and Infant School have won first prize in a Streets Ahead poetry competition for their rhyme about litter. Schools across the city were set the challenge of coming up with a poem based around the theme of litter in Sheffield. The competition, which was launched in the ...

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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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Freezing temperatures forecast this weekend

Gritters ready for the wintry weather

20 November 2015 Temperatures are expected to plummet this weekend across Sheffield as the city receives the first wave of freezing winter temperatures. The Streets Ahead team is ready and on standby with their fleet of 19 gritters to respond to whatever the weather might bring. Although, at the moment, snow is forecast it is anticipated that this will be ...

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Call for public views on the council budget priorities

budget cuts (2)

Wednesday 18 November 2015 Safeguarding vulnerable people, the future employment of young people, and protecting the least well off are some of the key priorities Sheffield City Council leaders will aim to protect as much as they can from budget cuts. They want to make sure key areas are given greatest protection under the next round of budget cuts, expected ...

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Cabinet in the Community visits south east Sheffield

16 November 2015 Sheffield’s Council leaders will be taking their next Cabinet meeting to the south east of the city later this month. The City Council is holding a series of ‘Question Time’ style sessions over the coming months to discuss issues that matter to people in their local areas. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 25 November ...

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City litter bugs given fines totalling £11,000

13 November 2015 A total of 24 people who failed to pay a £75 fixed penalty notice for littering have been brought before the courts. Sheffield City Council’s Environmental Protection Service has prosecuted 24 people for dropping litter at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court. Each was ordered to pay a financial penalty of £488.79. A Council spokesman said: “The City Council encourages ...

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Extension after great response to consultation

Town Hall in Sheffield City Centre.

Wednesday 11 November 2015 PARENTS and carers are being given further opportunities to have their say over plans to build two new secondary schools in Sheffield. Sheffield City Council is currently consulting over a raft of school places across the city designed to meet the growing population needs. This includes building two new secondary schools in the city – one ...

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Council to save millions through Streets Ahead refinancing

9 November 2015 The Council is proposing to make savings to the Streets Ahead contract by re-negotiating the funding arrangement. The Council is seeking to take advantage of lower interest rates being offered in the financial markets as part of the Council’s drive to reduce costs that don’t impact directly on public finances. These proposals are being discussed by Cabinet ...

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Independent tree panel established

4 November 2015 An independent panel is to be set up in Sheffield to look at the issue of highway trees across the city. Sheffield City Council has taken steps to set up the panel following concerns around the future of a number of trees in the city. The panel, which will be chaired by Andy Buck, will consist of ...

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Council’s response to Ofsted letter

Jayne Ludlam, Executive Director of Children, Young People and Families, said: “Of course it is worrying to be sent a letter like this and we recognise that, but the details need to be taken in context of an improving trend. “Primary standards in Sheffield continue to improve across all key stages and recently the rate of improvement in reading, writing ...

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Streets Ahead prepared for winter, are you?

2 November 2015 Winter roadshows will be taking place at a number of locations across the city so that the Streets Ahead team can advise residents and businesses on how to prepare for wintry weather. The team will be bringing their roadshow bus, as well as a gritter, to two locations in Sheffield. The events will offer the public information ...

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First business opens in Sheffield’s Re:New scheme

Rachel Salway

30 October 2015 The first of Sheffield’s new ‘pop-up’ shops is to open in the city centre next week. The exciting Re:New scheme is based on an Australian model to help budding entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground. It was launched in the summer and attracted a great deal of interest from potential new businesses. Rachel Salway will be ...

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Join the debate in your area

30 October 2015 Leaders at Sheffield City Council have announced the latest round of ‘Question Time’ style sessions over the coming months to discuss issues that matter to people in their local areas. This is now the fifth year of the ‘Cabinet in the Community’ programme – giving more people the opportunity to come and ask questions and get involved ...

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