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£2.3 million to help Sheffield cultural and community venues reduce their carbon footprint

Cultural and community buildings in Sheffield will benefit from a £2.3 million investment to help reduce their energy costs and carbon emissions, improving resilience and protecting jobs. Running until March 2025, the project will support public venues, which are home to cultural organisations, including museums, galleries and showrooms, as well as buildings used by the local community.

Councillor Ben Miskell stands in front of Sheffield Town Hall holding a poster advertising the Christmas Public Transport Ticket Offer, behind him is the Sheffield sign made up of Christmas lights.

Sheffield shoppers to get early Christmas present with thousands of free CityWide Day travel tickets

Shoppers in Sheffield can finish off their Christmas shopping with one of 10,000 free TravelMaster CityWide Day Travel tickets, all they have to do is download the BetterPoints app and collect 50 points.

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Sheffield wins a Silver Sustainable Food Places award

Less than two years after achieving Bronze, Sheffield has won a prestigious Sustainable Food Places Silver award. The award recognises what the city is doing to promote healthy, sustainable, and local food, and is a testament to the work of Sheffield’s food partnership, ShefFood, alongside everyone in the city who is taking a joined-up approach to transform Sheffield’s food system for the better.

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10 years of The Moor Market

On Saturday 25th November 2023, Sheffield’s The Moor Market will celebrate its tenth birthday. With more than 90 independent businesses, and over 10,000 visitors per week, the Market has become a vital resource for the city and residents over the past decade.

It’s White Ribbon Day on Saturday and it’s everyone’s opportunity to sign a pledge against violence towards women and girls.  Sheffield City Council is showing its commitment to working towards achieving gender equality and ending violence against women and girls (VAWG).

Sign up to the White Ribbon promise to end violence against women and girls

It’s White Ribbon Day on Saturday and it’s everyone’s opportunity to sign a pledge against violence towards women and girls. Sheffield City Council is showing its commitment to working towards achieving gender equality and ending violence against women and girls (VAWG).

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The MOBO Awards are coming to Sheffield!

This year’s ceremony is set to kick off the 2024 awards season, coming to the Utilita Arena Sheffield on 7 February 2024 for its incredible 26th year. Tickets are available now via

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Levelling Up: More than £19million for ambitious Parkwood Springs plans

Sheffield City Council’s exciting plans for Parkwood Springs have been awarded m ...

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Statement on Hillsborough Park fencing being removed

Statement on Hillsborough Park fencing being removed.  

Councillor Martin Smith, stood inside the AMRC at the University of Sheffield, behind him are people enjoying the groundbreaking event which shows  a robot resembling a vehicle

£80m investment aims to decarbonise air transport

Sheffield City Councillors attended the groundbreaking of The Composites at Speed and Scale (COMPASS) research facility, at the University of Sheffield, yesterday (15 November 2023). 

Councillor Tom Hunt, stood infront of a Sheffield skyline, showing cranes and buildings. Tom is wearing a dark coat with a red poppy badge for Remembrance Sunday.

November's video message from Cllr Tom Hunt

Councillor Tom Hunt talks to you about the importance of public transport, and the ambitions the city has for its trams and buses.

L-R: Chris West, Head of Operations at Keltbray, Louise Pavitt, Major Project Director at Keltbray, Lucia Lorente-Arnau, Principal Development Officer and Cllr Ben Miskell, Chair of Transport, Regeneration and Climate Committee.

Contractor appointed to transform historic Castlegate into green space

Exciting plans to transform one of the most historic parts of Sheffield city centre has moved a step closer with the appointment of the lead contractor.

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Future community uses for containers to be decided

The future community use of eight containers is to be decided at the Strategy and Resources Committee on Monday, November 20th. Proposals from six community groups for the containers, which used to sit at the top of Fargate, are to be considered.

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Remembering Councillor Vickie Priestley

A tribute to Councillor Vickie Priestley from Lord Mayor Cllr Colin Ross.

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Ambition to boost Sheffield visitor economy

Sheffield City Council has adopted a new strategy to help make the city a leading destination for visitors across Europe, boosting the local economy and opportunities for Sheffield residents and businesses.

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More tennis courts open to all after refurbishment

Hollinsend Park Tennis Court has officially reopened after renovations funded by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) Tennis Foundation, Government funding and Sheffield City Council.

Officers and councillors stand on the bottom of the main staircase in Sheffield Town Hall with arms in the air celebrating the Ofsted result with four gold balloons held at the fron saying 'GOOD'

Sheffield’s Children in Care services ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating

Sheffield’s Children’s Services have been graded “Good” by Ofsted with Sheffield’s first ever ‘outstanding’ grading for the ‘experience and progress of children in care’.

Silverdale School’s new state-of-the-art building has officially opened this week providing 396 more mainstream and special educational needs places.

Silverdale Secondary School’s state-of-the-art new building opens

Silverdale School’s new state-of-the-art building has officially opened this week providing 396 more mainstream and special educational needs places.

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Sheffield Christmas Markets to return with a special festive weekend to look forward to

Sheffield’s Christmas markets are back and full to the brim with festive treats ...

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Sheffield's General Cemetery celebrates completion of four-year restoration project

Sheffield General Cemetery, one of Sheffield's most fascination locations, celebrated the end of a four-year £3.8 million conservation and repair programme this summer and on 25th October there will be a gathering of those involved to acknowledge their invaluable support for this high-profile conservation project, and to celebrate Sheffield's heritage.

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Flooding updates - October 2023

All updates relating to the Amber weather warning for Rain across Sheffield.  

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Statements on moorland burning

The council has had a no burning policy on its land since 2016 and is highlighting the damaging effects of moorland burning on natural habitats, bio-diversity and people's health. 

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First phase of Upper Don Flood Alleviation Scheme complete

The first phase of improvements to Sheffield’s flood defences are now complete in the Loxley Valley, Hillsborough. The Upper Don Flood Alleviation Scheme aims to protect 63 homes and 152 businesses from the damaging effects of flooding, like those seen in the area in 2007 and 2019.  

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Council leader responds to removal of Town Hall flag

Leader of Sheffield City Council, Cllr Tom Hunt said: ““Everyone has the right t ...

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Long-term future of Rose Garden Café to be decided

A decision on the long-term future of the Rose Garden Café in Graves Park is to be made at an Extraordinary Charity Trustee Sub-Committee on Wednesday 18 October.

Sheffield Town Hall and buildings, view from the top of Fargate in Sheffield city centre

Joint statement from Sheffield Council Leaders on the developing situation in Israel and Palestine

Today Sheffield City Councillors issued a joint statement on the ongoing situation in Israel and Palestine

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Committee to consider approving grant to install new on-street electric vehicle charging points

The Finance Committee will consider whether to approve grant funding to install 11 on-street electric vehicle charging points. The proposed locations for the new charging points are in areas where residents don’t have private off-street parking.

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£1.75m available to boost small and medium business productivity

Businesses can apply for one of two grants: productivity or digital innovation. Both are designed to help businesses save time, space, energy and materials, without cutting jobs. Business owners will also get access to expert support to review, increase their productivity and monitor their outputs going forward.

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Sheffield man added to the Rogue Landlord List after repeatedly renting out hazardous properties

A Sheffield landlord has found himself on the Rogue Landlord Database after repeatedly renting out hazardous properties in Sheffield.

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October's video message from Cllr Tom Hunt

Councillor Tom Hunt, Leader of Sheffield City Council, talks about the Local Plan and the important role it will play in Sheffield's future.

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BetterPoints Sheffield launches to inspire healthier journeys and support local businesses

A free app which allows you to turn your steps, cycle rides, bus trips and more into shopping vouchers or donations to local charities has just launched in Sheffield.

A modular house is lifted into place on a crane. There is a worker in an orange high vis vest helping with the task, which is taking place on a bright, sunny, blue sky day.

Sheffield’s first ‘net zero in operation’ Council homes lifted into position

Over three days in August 2023, Sheffield’s first ‘net zero in operation’ Council homes were safely lifted into position at the Duffield Place site in Woodseats.

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‘There’s no magic formula’: New fostering film shows ‘Any of Us’ can be a foster carer

Sheffield City Council is inviting more people in Sheffield to consider becoming a foster carer. There are 647 children looked after in the city and 407 of them live with foster carers, either Sheffield City Council approved foster carers or independent foster carers. Some live with friends and family carers. But even though the council has 263 foster carers, it still isn’t enough for every child to have a family to call their own.