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How we're celebrating International Women’s Day 2021

Find out how we're celebrating International Women's Day 2021.

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Funding for sport, arts & culture

Cllr Mary Lea welcomes the Government's announcement of £millions in funding to support sport, arts and cultural organisations, and highlights the importance of the sectors for Sheffield's economic recovery.

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Getting back to school and college safely from 8th March

Here at Sheffield City Council, we’re supporting schools as they prepare to welcome pupils back by putting systems in place to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 and keep children, staff and their families safe.

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Care, recovery and future progress at heart of Sheffield’s budget

Budget proposals were agreed for 2021/22 at Sheffield's Full Council meeting today.

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COVID-19 updates from Director of Public Health Sheffield, Greg Fell

Regular video updates on Covid-19 from Director of Public Health Sheffield, Greg Fell.

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Plans unveiled for iconic new city centre park

Sheffield City Council is showcasing new proposals for Pound’s Park, a landmark new public space within the Heart of the City scheme, which continues the city centre’s move towards a greener, more sustainable and people-focused destination.

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New electric chargers now live

Sheffield Council has installed 18 new rapid electric vehicle chargers in 7 locations across the city.

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Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Response Fund second round

We are pleased to launch a second round of the Community COVID-19 Response Fund.This short-term funding is designed to support the Voluntary and Community Sector in their work around preventing the spread of COVID-19, testing and outbreak management, supporting people to isolate and supporting Covid-19 vaccination uptake.

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Covid-19 screen grant available to Sheffield taxi drivers

Sheffield City Council will contribute up to £80 towards the costs of taxi drivers installing a protective screen to comply with Covid-19 regulations in a new grant scheme.

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Sheffield joins other authorities to press Government to support taxis

Sheffield has joined other local authorities to ask Government for an urgent meeting to discuss concerns for the taxi and private hire trades.

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Kate Brindley appointed to boost South Yorkshire’s arts and cultural sector

As new Director, Kate will work with South Yorkshire’s cultural sectors to attract investment, grow participation and increase tourism opportunities for the region.

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Volunteer during the Rugby League World Cup 2021 in Sheffield

The Rugby League World Cup volunteer programme launches to the public today and with Sheffield hosting nine fixtures across the competition there's plenty of opportunities for local people to get involved. Register now.

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Household Waste Recycling Centres - your actions matter

We need all visitors to our Household Waste Recycling Centres to respect staff and the guidelines in place, to prevent further delays and potential closures at sites.

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Bradley, Alice and Marshal get skilled up for the future

Year on year we will be recruiting more apprentices to make sure that we have local skilled people working in either our housing service or for the local companies that carry out work for us. We’ve been talking with some of these apprentices, who are doing a 3 or 4 year NVQ qualification, so read on to hear all about what they’re learning and their hopes for the future.

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Roadmap out of lockdown

Last night the Government laid out a four-step roadmap for how the country will slowly ease out of lockdown restrictions over coming months.

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Historic Leah’s Yard set for revival as creative hub for independent businesses

Leah’s Yard, a former 19th Century mesters works and one of Sheffield’s most important heritage buildings, is set for an exciting new future that will both honour and celebrate its rich industrial heritage as part of the Heart of the City regeneration programme.

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Plans to create greener vehicle fleet brought forward

Sheffield City Council is bringing forward plans to replace the most polluting diesels in its fleet, improving air quality in the city by replacing them with electric and cleaner fossil fuel vehicles.

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UEFA Women's EURO 2022: 500 days to go

The countdown begins towards a record-breaking event coming to Sheffield that promises to be the major football tournament of summer 2022. 

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Voting in a pandemic – how can you do it?

The Government has confirmed that local elections will go ahead in May, and here at Sheffield City Council we are doing all we can to make voting as easy and safe as possible.

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New improved walking and cycling routes proposed for Tinsley

Plans to improve active travel in and around Tinsley are launched for consultation today.  The new scheme, funded by the Government’s Transforming Cities Fund, reveals proposals to improve connectivity for cycling and walking between Meadowhall and Tinsley and provide better access to Rotherham and Sheffield from these areas.

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Enjoy our playgrounds responsibly this half term

We want you to enjoy some exercise and fresh air this half term in our parks but please do so responsibly, sticking to the current Government rules and guidance.

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Citywide supermarket Covid-compliance checks

We've been visiting shops and supermarkets across the city to make sure they are Covid-compliant and provide advice and support.

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High visibility patrols and partnership efforts continue in Page Hall

We're working with South Yorkshire Police and Fir Vale Community Hub to improve community issues in Page Hall. Last week we carried out a partnership day of action to address problems in the area.

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Covid-19 testing units available to support local response

Testing is a vital part in our fight against the spread of Covid-19 and to help reduce the rate of people contracting th ...

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Give us your views on your bin collection services

We want to know what you think about bin collection services in Sheffield, including general waste and recycling. Complete our surveys.

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New grant scheme to support open businesses now live

Sheffield City Council will make one off payments of between £1400 and £3150 to businesses that can stay open under the 5th January 2021 national lockdown, providing in-person services to customers.

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Consultation open on new shared-use cycle lane in Hillsborough

Online consultation events are taking place this week on proposals for a new shared-use cycle lane for bikes and pedestrians, running from Herries Road to Wardsend.

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Improvement plans for Stannington Park Playground

Recent bouts of bad weather have affected conditions at Stannington playground.  We will be making improvements to drainage and the play equipment to make it better for local people.

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Council calls for support for struggling nightlife businesses

Sheffield City Council has today called on the Government to support the night-time economy sector, so that the city’s much loved pubs, bars and clubs can recover from the financial impact of Covid-19.

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New policy to tow cars parked obstructively or with unpaid tickets

A new parking policy designed to crack down on drivers in Sheffield who evade paying parking fines will come into place early this year following approval by Sheffield City Council.

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Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence is never OK - #ITSNOTOK

Sexual abuse and sexual violence is never OK and this week is dedicated to raising awareness and reminding anyone who is worried or at risk that there is help available to them.

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Balanced budget and future focus despite pressures of Covid-19

We've set out our budget plans for 2021/22. Despite the challenges brought about by the pandemic we are investing in the care sector, youth services and community safety, giving Council Tax support to those who need it most, retaining citywide essential services to all residents, and delivering on priorities for a sustainable future.

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Give us your views on Household Waste Recycling Centres

Sheffield’s five Household Waste Recycling Centres, which have remained open thr ...

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Plans revealed for first Active Neighbourhood in Sheffield

Proposals to create an Active Neighbourhood in the Kelham and Neepsend area are launched today so that people can have their say on the plans.

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Our plans for council housing

Our priorities for providing safe, warm, affordable council homes and investing in them and our council estates has been approved by our full council meeting. Our ambitious plans mean that we will continue to invest in council properties and improve the lives of all council tenants and residents across the city.

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Town Hall flag raised at half-mast for Captain Sir Tom Moore

The Union Flag has been raised at half-mast today at Sheffield Town Hall in tribute to Captain Sir Tom Moore, following his death yesterday (2nd February.)

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Two prosecuted over illegally imported puppies

We prosecuted two people for the illegal import and unnecessary mutilation of puppies. If you're planning on getting a dog do your research properly first.

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National Ping Pong initiative welcomes Sheffield to the table

We've teamed up with Table Tennis England to bring ping pong and promote healthy activity to more people in Sheffield

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Council opens consultation on new proposals for library enhancements

We have launched a public consultation about improvements to libraries, after we announced last year that each community hub library would benefit from a £10,000 cash boost.  

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New grant scheme to support self-employed and small businesses now live

Sheffield City Council will make one off payments of £1000 to businesses who have not been eligible for other grant schemes and are impacted by the 5th January 2021 National Lockdown.

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Vaccinations provided to all care homes in Sheffield

Today marks a huge milestone for Sheffield and its older care home residents as all have now been offered the covid-19 vaccinated.  

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Sheffield City Region MCA approves 20-year plan for stronger, greener and fairer economic growth

A new 20 year Strategic Economic Plan has been set out for South Yorkshire, as the region looks to unlock its potential and create prosperity and opportunity for all.

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Register with European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) to retain your rights

Help is available for all EU citizens in the city who must apply for apply for ‘settled status’ before the end of June 2021 to retain their right to live in the UK. Many people who have lived here for a long time think that they don’t need to apply for this status, but they must apply so that they can continue to live in the UK after June. Over 4.88 million applications have already been made to the EU Settlement Scheme.

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The first step on Sheffield’s journey to zero carbon

After declaring a climate emergency in 2019, Sheffield will take a major step towards this goal by releasing a new report which details where carbon emissions can be reduced in the city.

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Rapid Covid testing centre for essential staff without symptoms

A rapid Covid testing centre for essential staff who work with vulnerable people will open next month. The centre, based at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield (EISS), will initially be for Council staff, private providers and third sector staff who do not have symptoms.

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Coronavirus vaccination update

Greg Fell, Director of Public Health for Sheffield has said today: “We are working to support the NHS led vaccination programme by contributing our knowledge and logistical assistance as a council. We’re here to help the NHS make this programme a success. Whilst we continue to provide this support, we must stress that the national lead for the rollout of the Covid vaccination programme is the NHS.

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Join free live digital event inspired by local stories

Next month Sheffield Libraries, Archives and Information will host a free digital evening dinner time event with a menu of poetry, language and film in partnership with the British Library, the UK’s national library, and produced by Poet in the City, one of the UK’s leading poetry organisations.

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Thousands of laptops provided to children across Sheffield

Sheffield City Council will provide thousands of additional laptops to support children who are currently having to home school, without the devices to do so.

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New Community Services Manager for Page Hall

The new community services manager will lead on the development and delivery of a partnership action plan to deal with the issues affecting local people in Page Hall.

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30 households resettled after launch of rent guarantee initiative

Our housing initiative has provided 30 households with new homes in affordable, private rented properties thanks to a rent guarantee scheme that was introduced in May last year.

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Consultation on proposals to extend award-winning Grey to Green project

A consultation has launched on proposals to extend the award-winning Grey to Green scheme from Castlegate to Angel Street. 

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Go ahead for new Westfield playground

Working with Westfield Big Local Partnership we will be creating a brand-new multi-use playground for families in the Westfield area.

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Latest business closure grants offer significant support

New 'lockdown' grants are available to businesses affected by the latest Covid-19 restrictions. 

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Council holds summit to tackle the city’s digital divide

Today we held a Digital Inclusion Summit that brought together over 100 individuals and businesses from across the public, voluntary, community, faith and private sectors to collectively address the digital divide in Sheffield.

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Latest on flood impact in Sheffield

The latest on flooding in Sheffield

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Popular Forge Dam set for £300,000 restoration project

More than £300,000 will be spent on a heritage and wildlife improvement project at Forge Dam, after our Cabinet approved funding, adding to years of fundraising by volunteers from the Friends of Porter Valley.

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Honouring Holocaust Memorial Day with an online service

Due to the current pandemic, this year's Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony will not take place at the Winter Gardens and will instead be honoured with a free online vigil.

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Major improvement works to begin on city centre bus route

Work to extend a bus lane on one of Sheffield’s busiest bus routes will take place early this year, in a project set to improve journey time on London Road, a key route into the city centre.

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Council responds to snow across city

The council is working with partners across the city following heavy snowfall.

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Grant increases and extension for business supply chain scheme

The recent grant scheme to support eligible businesses in the supply chain to hospitality, accommodation, leisure, and entertainment sectors has been extended and grant amounts have been increased.

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Snow - disruption to bin collections

Today's collections have been suspended. Leave your bin out if it wasn't emptied. 

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Sheffield Covid testing sites – snow update

Snow is causing significant disruption for testing sites and for people getting to these sites for their tests. At all sites, the number of people getting tested is down considerably. When a site closes due to the weather conditions, people with existing bookings will receive a text directing them to alternative testing sites that are still open.

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Statement on our advice and support for safe care homes visits

We’ve written to all care homes to support them in continuing to provide safe visiting opportunities during this third national lockdown. We know how important visits are for supporting the health and wellbeing of people living in care homes and their relationships with friends and family so we’ve provided them with an overview of how this should work in Sheffield.  

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High street set for transformation following successful funding bid

Sheffield City Council has been successful in its bid for £15.8m of funding as part of the Government’s Future High Streets Fund, which will be used to rejuvenate Sheffield’s high street as part of the continuing transformation of the city centre.

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Help on hand if your drinking has you worried

If you over-indulged on the alcohol front over Christmas and in the last few months, and are a bit worried about it, the message from the Sheffield Treatment and Recovery Team, provided by Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust, is that there is plenty of help and advice available to you.

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ICON programme launches to help parents cope with infant crying

Sheffield health and care partners have launched a programme to help parents cope with crying babies and reduce the risk of infant injury and death.

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Coronavirus Helpline takes 20,000th call

Sheffield’s Coronavirus Community Support Helpline has reached a major milestone after taking is 20,000th call since opening in March last year.

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Protecting our communities and supporting recovery - Sheffield’s 2021/22 budget proposals

Take part in our online consultation about Sheffield's budget for 2021/22 by Tuesday 19 January. We have outlined our proposals and want to hear your views.

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Calls for Government to lift pub takeaway alcohol ban

Sheffield City Council is working with Sheffield and District Branch of the Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA) to urge the Government to revise their policy on restricting pubs and bars from providing takeaway alcohol products during the national lockdown. Currently, hospitality venues are only able sell alcohol via delivery.   

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Bin collections and recycling centres during lockdown

Bin collections will continue as normal during the six week lockdown period, and our 5 household waste recycling centres will remain open.

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Councillor Bob Johnson elected Leader of Sheffield City Council

Councillor Bob Johnson was today, officially elected the Leader of Sheffield City Council.

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Smokers encouraged to give quitting another go

Lots of support is available to help smokers in Sheffield give up for good. Don't give up on quitting, give it another go. 

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Business trading in lockdown

New restrictions are now in place affecting how businesses can operate, following the announcement of the national lockdown. 

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National lockdown announced to combat rising Covid cases

Yesterday the government announced a new national lockdown to combat the rising number of Covid cases across the UK.

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Covid testing centre to move location on 11 January

There are six Covid testing centres across Sheffield and on 11th January one of them will move location. The Hillsborough mobile testing centre will move to the site of the former Hazlebarrow Primary School.    

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Sheffield City Council recommends all primary and special schools to remain open

Sheffield City Council has written to all primary and special schools to advise them to reopen tomorrow (Monday 4 January 2021).

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Shop your last minute buys safely at the Moor Market

All measures are in place so that you can pick up your last few Christmas gifts and goodies at the Moor Market, in a safe, covid-secure and festive environment.

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What is the council doing about noisy neighbours?

Last month three people were prosecuted for noise offences in Sheffield. We encourage people to report these issues so that we can investigate and take action.

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New variant of Covid

Statement from Public Health Sheffield on the new variant of Covid-19

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Cllr Peter Rippon Remembrance Page and Condolences

A remembrance page has been set up for Councillor Peter Rippon, who sadly passed away on Sunday 20 December.

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Smooth, safe streets welcomed by Sheffield residents

The council's highways contactor, Streets Ahead, has completed the 2020 resurfacing programme.

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Christmas Covid testing

Information on Covid testing centres over the Christmas period

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New family homes ready in time for Christmas

Four new council homes are ready for families to move in over the next few days

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Helping taxi drivers be more Covid secure over the festive period

Sheffield taxi drivers are being encouraged to access free face coverings, hand sanitiser and gloves from Sheffield City Council to help them continue to operate safely over the festive period.

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Sheffield to remain at Covid 'Very high alert' level

Today’s government announcement has confirmed that Sheffield will remain in tier 3, the ‘very high alert’ category. Greg Fell, Director of Public Health for Sheffield, said ‘Our figures were going down, but sadly, this is no longer the case, therefore I believe it’s the right decision for us to remain in tier 3.

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Spider eyes light up Cobweb Bridge

A bridge in Sheffield, home to three larger than life eight - legged insects, will be beaming brighter this winter thanks to Streets Ahead.

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Bin collections in Sheffield over Christmas and New Year

Changes to some bin collection dates and how to recycle your excess festive waste.

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Tis the season to twinkle and celebrate Christmas in Sheffield

As 2020 - the year that none of us could have predicted - draws to a close, we’re all in need of some festive cheer, and although we can’t celebrate Christmas in the usual style th ...

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Do you want to help shape the future of our schools, nurseries, colleges? Tell us your views

We are asking teachers, parents, governors and members of the public to help shape the priorities of Sheffield’s educati ...

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Business grants increased and deadlines extended

To reflect the Tier 3 restrictions in Sheffield, there will be an increase in the grant amounts awarded to businesses in the hospitality, accommodation and leisure sectors who are successful in applying for the national lockdown and supply chain grants.

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Hillsborough playground reopens with ssssspectacular attraction

Hillsborough playground reopens on Monday 14 December, with the brand new spectacular snake's head slide, part of phase one of improvements at the park.

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An amazing year of Sheffield's visual arts

Despite a difficult year for the cultural industry, there's still been plenty to celebrate in Sheffield's visual arts sector, Museums Sheffield look back at the fantastic works of 2019/2020.

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Sheffield’s £25M bid for Stocksbridge town regeneration

A £25m investment plan has been put forward for the regeneration of Stocksbridge.

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Calls for new powers to tackle pavement parking

We have written to the Government asking for more powers to deal with irresponsible pavement parking.

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Topping out for Heart of the City Pinstone Street developments

The latest phase of Sheffield’s Heart of the City scheme celebrated a key construction milestone this week — with the steel topping out on the new mixed-use developments on Pinstone Street.

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Discover Sheffield’s hidden gem parks, woodlands and green spaces

Visitor numbers are very high in Sheffield's most popular parks which makes it difficult to adhere to social distancing. Try somewhere new with our fantastic hidden gems, to help us reduce covid-19 infection rate and keep people safe.

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Winning designs by Sheffield school children chosen for city’s gritters

Two new designs, created by Sheffield school children, will be seen on gritting lorries across the city this winter.

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Plea to respect staff who are working to improve the city

The council is urging residents across the city to increase their awareness, patience and respect for the workforce of two of its service partners, Amey and Veolia.

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Free school meals this Christmas

Sheffield City Council will support thousands of children and young people with free school meals during the Christmas break.

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Christmas campaign to support the high street

Sheffield City Council has this week launched Its Make Yourself at Home for Christmas campaign giving people lots of ideas on how to support Sheffield businesses this festive season.