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Group bookings and schools’ resources now available for UEFA Women’s Euros 2022

The group ticket booking window is now open so you and your squad can get planning, get booking and get excited! Resources for schools are also now available so pupils and staff in Sheffield can start the football mania early and get fired up for this summer's tournament.

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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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Brighter future for local cultural and creative industries

Cultural and creative industries in Sheffield are set to benefit from new funding from the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority - with £280,000 being awarded for projects across the city.

Changing how we make decisions – progress continues

Work continues on our change to a modern committee system following our referendum – and another public event is to be held to help keep you in the picture and ask what you think.

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Statement on our Chief Executive: committee begins work

A cross-party committee has been established following Kate Josephs’ statement about a gathering that happened in her former role at the Government’s Covid-19 Taskforce.

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Honouring Holocaust Memorial Day with online service

Holocaust Memorial Day - this year themed 'One Day' - takes place on Thursday 27 January. An online vigil will be available for all to join from 5.30pm.

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Council housing and our plans

Sheffield City Council’s plans for council housing over the next 5 years will focus on continuing to build more houses in the city, maintaining and improving tenants homes and improving energy efficiency. £310 million will be spent on major improvements to existing council homes on top of the £40 million that is spent on day to day council house repairs each year. A further £339m will be spent increasing the supply of new homes, £650 million in total.   This will be the largest Council Housing investment programme in Sheffield since the national Decent Homes Programme and will create thousands of apprenticeships and employment opportunities.

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Cllr Terry Fox's statement on Kate Josephs

Today Leader of Sheffield City Council Terry Fox is making a statement on our Chief Executive Kate Josephs.    

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Applications open for Omicron business grants

Businesses in the Hospitality, Accommodation and Leisure sectors can now apply.

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Sheffield Street Trees Inquiry: Recommendation for Independent Chair to be made at co-op exec meeting

Sheffield City Council is pleased to announce that Sir Mark Lowcock is being recommended for appointment as the Independent Chair of the Independent Inquiry into the Street Trees Dispute.

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A statement on our Chief Executive

Today our Chief Executive Kate Josephs made a statement involving her former role at the Government's Covid-19 Taskforce. Council leader, Cllr Terry Fox, has responded with a statement.

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Bird keeper measures in Sheffield to limit Avian Flu

With 66 cases of avian flu in England in domestic birds, bird keepers across the UK are being reminded to keep their birds indoors and to follow strict biosecurity measures to limit the spread of avian flu. Whether birdkeepers have pet birds, commercial flocks or just a few birds in a backyard flock the guidance must be followed to limit the number of cases in the UK and stop the disease.

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Sheffield’s Covid memorial tribute plans

Plans are in place to create a group of unique, long-lasting and creative memorials in Sheffield as a tribute to those who have died from Covid, those who have lost loved ones and those who have been affected by the pandemic. Our city, like those around the world, has been deeply affected by the impact of Covid-19, and in Sheffield we want to pay a meaningful tribute to those who have lost their lives and the heroes that have shone in these difficult times.

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History of women’s football to be revealed and celebrated by UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 Heritage Programme

Sheffield as one of the nine UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 host cities is taking part in a National Lottery funded project to uncover the hidden history of women’s football in a summer of celebration of the game, its players and communities.

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The Festival of the Outdoors returns in Sheffield

Festival of the Outdoors is back this March, with a whole host of outdoorsy events and activities, celebrating all that The Outdoor City has to offer.

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New scheme launched to help close the digital divide in Sheffield

A new scheme has been launched by Sheffield City Council which will provide grants to the voluntary, community and faith sectors to help digitally excluded adults get online.

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Consultation to shape sport and leisure in Sheffield

£100m will be invested in to sport and leisure in Sheffield, and we want to hear from local people to help shape the future of these facilities and services.

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New recruits set to deliver city's ambitious plans

Kate Josephs, CEO of Sheffield City Council, is pleased to announce the recruitment to the vacant Corporate Leadership Team posts

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Have your say on plans for the future of Sheffield City Centre

Take part in our consultation on a Vision for the city centre. 

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Local Area Committees to hold online events to hear residents' views

Local Area Committees (LACs) will hold online consultation events in January and February 2022.

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Covid Recovery Fund for voluntary and community sector

Sheffield City Council has launched a Covid Recovery Fund, which opened on 10th January to provide support for the city’s voluntary and community sector with needs that have arisen from Covid. We asked organisations to complete an expression of interest in October and November 2021 to tell us what their needs were as a result of the pandemic.

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Latest update on Covid-19 testing units available to support local response

Testing is a vital part in our fight against Covid-19 and your help is needed to reduce its spread. If you have any of the following Covid-19 symptoms, however mild, you must self-isolate and get a PCR test as soon as you can. These are a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, loss or change of sense of smell or taste. If you have tested positive from a lateral flow device (LFD), PCR tests are not needed.  Please self-isolate as normal.   

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“You are strong enough” Sheffield smokers supported to quit

You Are Strong Enough campaign launches 

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Chancellor announces £1billion in support for businesses most impacted by Omicron

On Tuesday 21 December, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that a support package of grants will be available for businesses who have been impacted by the Omicron variant.

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Access to Covid vaccinations in Sheffield

There are a number of clinics where you can get a vaccination against COVID-19 operating across Sheffield.

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Statement on the Government announcement on business support grants

In light of the Government announcement on the support available for businesses most impacted by Omicron, Cllr Terry Fox has released a statement.

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Take extra care during wintry weather

The council’s highways team is reminding people to take extra care this winter and only travel if essential when bad weather strikes.

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Rough sleepers support this winter

This winter, like every other, we are making sure that rough sleepers have somewhere to keep safe, have a meal and stay warm during the cold winter months. From November to the end of March 2022, the ‘Rough Sleeper Winter Plan’ is in place protecting them against the winter weather and the risks posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Sheffield's festive bin collections

Bins in Sheffield will be collected on the usual collection days for all residents over Christmas and New Year. Extra festive waste can be left out for collection with the relevant bin.

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Public consultation opens on challenging budget for 2022/23

The council is facing a challenging financial position this coming year following the enormous demands placed on services during the Covid pandemic and wants to hear the public's thoughts on the budget proposals.

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Off-road bike team clamp down on illegal riders

South Yorkshire Police (SYP) Off-Road Bike Team are working with Local Authoriti ...

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14,000 baby trees ready for planting season

Our community forestry team have been preparing thousands of new trees for planting and they want you to get involved.

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Sheffield’s Children and Families services praised by Ofsted after recent inspection

Sheffield City Council’s Children and Families ‘Front Door’ services have been praised by Ofsted for delivering ‘appropriate and timely services that meet the needs of families’ despite the increased demand on the service during the pandemic.

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New plans to clamp down on city centre pavement parking

New parking powers are planned to stop inconsiderate parking. 

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Council moves forward with plans to redevelop Parkwood Springs

£200,000 is being invested to prepare the site for redevelopment. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) UPDATE

New measures in response to Omicron variant

Last night the Government announced new measures in response to the rise in cases of the Omicron Covid variant. These measures, known as Plan B, mean that work from home guidance will be reintroduced in England, a Covid pass will be mandatory when entering nightclubs and other venues and face coverings will be mandatory for most indoor venues.

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Heart of the City on track and set to transform Sheffield city centre

Progress on the scheme is moving forwards as council comes to agreement with John Lewis & Partners. 

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Food voucher scheme continues for 29,000 children this Christmas holiday

This week, families with children that are eligible for benefit related free school meals will receive a free £50 voucher to help cover the costs of food and energy over the winter holidays.  

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A look back at Sheffield's huge welcome for Little Amal

A heart-warming film has been put together which documents the incredible events and spirit of the day when Little Amal, a 3.5metre high puppet of a Syrian refugee, arrived in Sheffield.

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Changes to Covid restrictions from 30th November

New Covid restrictions will be introduced from tomorrow in response to the emergence of the Omicron variant. 

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Track traffic cameras across Sheffield this winter

Check the road conditions before you travel with our traffic cameras. 

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Sheffield tops high street recovery charts

As a result of various events taking place across the city, Sheffield has seen a significant increase in footfall in recent months, with residents and people from further afield enjoying everything it has to offer.

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Emergency meeting to address public transport issues in city

Continued disruption to public transport services in Sheffield led to an emergency meeting with operators to get firm assurance that everything is being done to resume service levels urgently.

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Consultation on Sheffield’s Clean Air Zone Support now open

The final consultation on the Clean Air Zone has opened today. 

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Sheffield businesses to get social media savvy

Businesses set for a boost as training helps them get digital. 

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Rugby League World Cup full schedule revealed and tickets back on sale!

All 32 teams across the 21 competing nations in the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments have fully committed to RLWC20222. Sheffield will host an England men's game and 8 wheelchair matches including the semi-finals double-header - tickets are available now!

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Everybody’s talking about Christmas in Sheffield

Sheffield is set to sparkle and everybody will be talking about it, as Jamie Campbell takes to the stage to light up the city this Sunday 21 November.

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Ambitious investment plans for Sheffield’s leisure and entertainment facilities 

As part of long-term plans for the future of leisure and entertainment in Sheffield, £100m has been approved for investment in to facilities across the city. Work will also begin to appoint a leisure operator beyond 2024.

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Sheffield betrayed by Government in the great train robbery

Leader of Sheffield City Council reacts with outrage to Government's Integrated Rail Plan, condemning the decision to axe the eastern leg and level up rail connectivity in the North as a betrayal. 

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Bus journeys on key commuter routes made quicker under new plans

Plans to improve reliability and journey time for public transport on Abbeydale ...

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200,000 ticket applications received for UEFA Women's EURO - ballot closes today

Today is the last chance to enter the ballot process for UEFA Women's EURO tickets, and 200,000+ have already been applied for!

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Sheffield Street Trees Inquiry: Advert for Independent Chair goes live

Sheffield City Council has begun the search for an Independent Chair to lead the Sheffield Street Trees Inquiry.

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Sheffield high streets to receive £865,000 investment

Businesses in Hillsborough, Firth Park, Walkley and Broomhill will be supported by Sheffield City Council's Economic Recovery Fund, an innovative and unique grant set up to support businesses following the Covid-19 pandemic.

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New Sheffield street tree guidelines published

A new guidelines booklet for managing the city’s street trees has been finalised and published, in line with the Sheffield Street Tree Partnership Strategy.

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First World War plaque unveiled at Town Hall

As the world remembered fallen veterans on Armistice Day on Thursday, a plaque was unveiled in the Council Chamber at Sheffield Town Hall to commemorate a Sheffield Battalion which served in the First World War.

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Funding available for South Yorkshire businesses to switch to low carbon

The £2.3m funding will provide support to over 250 SMEs.

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First Tramlines 2022 acts announced

Tramlines, Sheffield’s biggest city-based music festival has announced the lineup for the 2022 event at Hillsborough Park in Sheffield from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th July.

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Coming together for Remembrance Sunday in Sheffield

Sheffield will come together this Sunday (14 November) to mark the National Day of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in Barker's Pool. People are invited to join the service, observe in silence and lay poppies and wreaths at the end of the service.

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Plans for Sheffield’s historic Leah’s Yard given green light

Leah's Yard plans approved

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Sheffield footballers inspire Black Lives Matter artwork

A Black Lives Matter artwork by Sheffield artist Chris Houlton was presented to the Sheffield Home of Football archives collection this week. ‘Shoulder to Shoulder’ shows Sheffield ...

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Long-term plans for domestic abuse safe accommodation unveiled

People who have lived with and experienced domestic abuse in Sheffield have helped shape the city’s latest long-term plan for providing safe accommodation. It will mean that the council will assess and make arrangements for accommodation-based support, provide that support and monitor and evaluate how effective it is over the next three years.

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Community Payback team give allotments a makeover

For more than a year, the Community Payback team, part of the Probation Service, has given Roe Woods allotment owners a helping hand, helping to clear out overgrown plots to allow the new tenants to get started.

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Committee to consider council’s climate emergency plans

As world leaders meet at COP26 to discuss the urgency of reducing climate change globally, Sheffield City Council’s Transitional Committee is considering the council’s 10 Point Plan for tackling the climate emergency.

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Delays to waste and recycling collections expected in November

Due to industrial strike action by Veolia waste and recycling collection staff, people whose bins are emptied on Mondays may experience some disruption throughout November.

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Celebrating National Youth Work Week 2021

This week is National Youth Work Week and we’ve asked young people across Sheffield to share in their own words the positive effect youth work is having on them and their communities.

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An update on planned strike action from Veolia waste and recycling workers

Today it was announced that the planned strike action from Veolia waste and recycling workers would be suspended. Read Councillor Terry Fox's statement.

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Sheffield welcomes £37m to fund two major regeneration projects

City to receive £37m of Levelling Up funding for Castlegate and Attercliffe.

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UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 fixtures confirmed and ticket ballot now open

Following the exciting draw on BBC1 last night, fixtures are now confirmed and the ticket ballot is open. Sheffield will host Group C matches between Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland.

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Sheffield welcomes Little Amal

Little Amal will arrive in Sheffield today on her away to Manchester. 

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Race remains a significant problem for Sheffield, says Commission

Sheffield’s Race Equality Commission has released its initial findings on the state of racial equality in the city – with some unsettling observations.

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Our statement on the news coverage raising concerns about Sheffield Covid test results

We are aware of the news coverage raising concerns about Sheffield Covid test results which were handled by the Immensa lab in Wolverhampton and has since been linked to a considerable number of inaccurate test results in the South of England. Dr Eleanor Rutter, Consultant in Public Health for Sheffield City Council has said: “This is a national issue that has been well publicised but has only affected a very small proportion of Sheffield’s tests. “The number of people identified as potentially having been given a false negative result in Sheffield is incredibly small. There is nothing to suggest this has had a significant impact on infection rates in the city. “Tests from the city are sent to many different labs across the country, and this particular lab only received a small percentage of them.”

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Residents in a Sheffield community have a new neighbourhood plan

At its meeting on 6th October, Sheffield Council voted to adopt the Dore Neighbourhood Plan and make it part of the city’s Development Plan.

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Winter hours for Sheffield’s Household Waste Recycling Centres

On Monday 1st November, Sheffield’s Household Waste Recycling Centres will change to their winter opening hours.

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Terry Fox welcomes budget Supertram cash

Sheffield City Council’s leader has welcomed the news that Wednesday’s budget will include £570m for transport projects in South Yorkshire – including around £200m for Sheffield.

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Bridging the gap - Streets Ahead complete refurbishments on city’s bridges

Refurbishments have been carried out on more Sheffield bridges as part of the Streets Ahead programme.

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Award winning pianist OKIEM opens Sheffield’s first African-Caribbean Market with special performance

Sheffield’s first African-Caribbean Market is all set to launch next week with a packed line up of speakers, artists, local dignitaries and musical acts including a performance from award winning pianist and composer OKIEM.

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Free October half term food vouchers for families

Families on a low income in Sheffield will receive a free £15 food voucher to help over the October Half Term Holiday.

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Everything you need to know about Sheffield’s Out of This World event

Sheffielders of all ages, get ready for a day of the weird, wonderful, and wacky as Out of This World returns for its seventh year on Sunday, October 24, from 10:30am to 5:30pm.

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New play facilities for families in Westfield

Local people in Westfield are set to enjoy long-awaited playground facilities in Westfield from this Saturday, when the playground has its official opening. Residents formed a local community group, ‘Let’s Get Westfield a Park’, and after much hard work the new facilities are now a reality.

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Clean Air Zone: Decision on the way as Council sets out pollution plan

Decision to be made on Sheffield's Clean Air Zone. 

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City centre set to build on strengths as council shares ambitions for future development

Council sets out vision for development of city centre. 

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Council wants to hear about Voluntary and Community Sector needs post Covid

The council is exploring ideas around a VCS Covid Recovery Fund to help tackle the financial pressures the sector is facing as it acknowledges the massive role the VCS has played in supporting the city during these unprecedented times.

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Poverty Summit plans for Covid’s financial impact

Last week’s Poverty Summit saw the council, businesses, city organisations including voluntary, community and faith organisations and stakeholders meet to discuss and plan for what the financial impact of Covid will be on the city and its residents.

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Fifteen Sheffield parks flying flag among best in country

Sheffield has has once again achieved 15 Green Flag awards for parks and green spaces across the city - the award is the international quality mark recognising the very best in visitor experience. 

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The North Together - northern leaders join forces for levelling up

Sheffield, together with the North is leading the way in growing an inclusive, productive, and sustainable economy for our people and businesses, working towards a sustainable future for the whole nation.

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New allergen labelling law comes into force

Sheffield City Council welcomes the new allergen labelling law which will provide extra protection for people in Sheffield with a food allergy, intolerance or coeliac disease. The changes mean that from 1 October, these people will be able to make safer choices about the food they buy.

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Sheffield’s Lord Mayor unveils new shop raising money for her chosen charities

Lord Mayor Gail Smith hosted an opening event for her new charity shop at Crystal Peaks shopping centre on Tuesday afternoon.

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International project 'The Walk' brings Little Amal to Sheffield

Come and see Little Amal, a 3.5m puppet of a 10-year-old refugee girl, on Friday 29 October as she nears the end of her international journey from the Syria-Turkey border to Manchester. Take part in the free community activities on her journey through Sheffield.

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Community Covid bus helps boost city’s vaccination rates

Sheffield’s Community Covid Bus is a one-stop place for all things Covid-related, travelling all over Sheffield to parks, schools, community events and vaccination clinics. Open to everyone, the bus has been taking Covid 19 information and guidance, LFD tests and more direct to the heart of communities across the city since it launched in June.

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Sheffield tops charts for outdoor spaces in Thriving Places Index

Sheffield has lived up to its reputation as an Outdoor City filled with culture, the Thriving Places Index (TPI) has found. The TPI identifies the local conditions for wellbeing, and measures whether those conditions are being delivered fairly and substantially across England.

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There's no place for hate here - we absolutely stand against it

Councillor Alison Teal, Executive Member for Sustainable Neighbourhoods, Wellbeing, Parks and Leisure said: “At Sheffield City Council we absolutely stand against hate. No-one is born with hate in them, it’s something that’s learned. There is no place for it in Sheffield....

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Fifteen new apprentices join Streets Ahead

Fifteen people from Sheffield are gaining hands on experience working for the city’s highways maintenance contract, developing invaluable skills to prepare them for their future careers.

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Builder who conned customers jailed for a year and banned from trade for life

Builder Anthony Robinson, 69, of Belvedere Close, North Anston, Sheffield, has been jailed for a year and banned from working in the trade indefinitely after pleading guilty to offences of unfair and misleading trading at Sheffield Crown Court on Friday, September 24.

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Sheffield will remember them - Poppy Appeal and Remembrance Sunday

This November Sheffield will, as always, remember the service and sacrifice of those in our Armed Forces and those who gave their lives for our country. We're working in partnership with the Royal British Legion and will announce more details very soon.

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Local primary school receives Queen’s Green Canopy Jubilee celebration tree

The Queen's Green Canopy tree was planted at Acres Hill Community Primary School yesterday, as part of Her Majesty's national Platinum Jubilee celebrations. 

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Watch out for your handy guide to your Local Area Committees!

Information about Sheffield’s new Local Area Committees (LACs) is being sent to every household in the city this week.

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Black History Month 2021 – A time to educate, celebrate and raise awareness

Every October, Black History Month takes place across the UK and provides a time to educate, celebrate and raise awareness of the history, achievements and contributions of Black people in the UK and across the world, historically and today.

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Message from Councillor Paul Wood, Executive Member for Housing, about the council’s housing repairs service

We carry out 2,200 repairs and respond to 360 emergency repairs in our council homes every week. We have 6,300 outstanding repairs and 377 officers to carry out these repairs.....

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Streets Ahead get ready for winter in Sheffield

The council’s highways contractor is preparing for winter in Sheffield; getting ready for whatever the weather has in store this year.

Councillor Paul Turpin, Executive Member for Inclusive Economy, Jobs and Skills, presents the Retailer of the Year award to Miss Samantha's Vintage owner Sam Parsonage

Sheffield celebrates business successes

Last Wednesday saw the return of The Star Small Business Awards, with businesses and organisations coming together to celebrate some of the best enterprises in Sheffield.