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A bold new look for the Gaumont Building

Plans have been submitted to redesign the Gaumont Building in Sheffield city centre as part of the Council's Heart of the City II scheme. The proposal would see the building's current red steel frame replaced by a contemporary design with living walls. 

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New skate park opens in Castlegate

Marioland Skate Plaza will open in Castlegate on Sautrday 19th September. 

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Changes to Castlegate Festival 2020

Changes have been made to Castlegate Festival 2020, with many events moving online in light of new social distancing rules. 

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Booking a COVID-19 Test at a Sheffield Testing Centre

The NHS test and trace national booking system is reaching capacity. This is due to laboratory testing reaching national capacity on the day. If you have COVID-19 symptoms and you need to book a test, please continue to do so. However, you may experience a delay in being able to book a test using the national system. If you can’t get a test on the day, please try again later or try the next day. Please listen to the guidance you are provided at the point of arranging a booking. Testing remains a vital part in our fight against the spread of Covid-19 in our city and to help reduce the rate of people contracting the virus.

The history of Sheffield’s long-lost castle

Sheffield is known around the world for its musical and industrial heritage. However, its long-lost castle – which was once among the most powerful political and cultural centres in medieval England – deserves a place in the history books as well, according to archaeologists.

Sheffield's Clean Air Zone Plans

Over the past year, Sheffield has been working to improve air quality, with many schemes including the proposed Clean Air Zone. Air pollution affects us all to some degree. Drivers are among those who can be most affected as they sit in traffic. These are the reasons why it’s important that in line with our legal obligations we deliver cleaner air in the shortest possible time.

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Watchlist ‘area of concern’ for Sheffield - Statement by Greg Fell

A statement has been made by our Director Public Health at Sheffield City Council, Greg Fell in relation to the news released from the Department of Health and Social Care that Sheffield is on the watchlist and as such has been designated as an ‘area of concern’. This news may have given rise to concern and we want to reassure the public of what this means for our city. 

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Mums-to-be urged to go alcohol free to prevent Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

As part of International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) awareness day, Sheffield City Council is highlighting the effects of drinking alcohol whilst pregnant.

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Youth services set to move in October

Find out which services will transfer when we end our contract with Sheffield Futures.

Hillsborough Park, site of the new bike park

New £250,000 bike park development for Hillsborough Park

A new £250,000 bike park development to be installed in Hillsborough Park

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Annual Voter Registration check to begin in Sheffield

Local residents are being encouraged to look out for letters and canvass forms b ...

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Covid-19 funding for voluntary, community and faith organisations

Potential funding for voluntary, community and faith organisations who have helped others during the Covid-19 response.

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The Great British September Clean in Sheffield

Get involved in the Great British September Clean and help keep our city clean and tidy.

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Have your say on the Local Plan in online consultation

Online consultation events will start next week giving local people the opportunity to provide their views and feedback on what they would like to be included in the Sheffield Local Plan.

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Getting back to school safely during Covid-19

Next week, children in Sheffield will be going back to school, many for the first time since March. Sheffield City Coun ...

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John Lewis signs new 20 year lease

John Lewis & Partners has agreed a new 20 year lease until 2040, with plans to refurbish the shop.

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Council announces new local testing centre in Darnall

A new Covid-19 local testing centre will be opening in Darnall next week, to make testing easier and more accessible in the city.

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New modular council homes lifted into position at Parson Cross

New modular homes come to Parson Cross in new scheme. The new housing could be the beginning of a series of modular homes available for affordable rent across the city.

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Public Q & A session on Coronavirus

Sheffield’s Covid-19 Prevention and Management Board held its first public briefing and Q&A session on Friday 28 August 2020.

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Hoax messages about Sheffield schools testing children for Coronavirus

Don't be taken in by hoax messages about schools testing children for Coronavirus.

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Plans submitted for prestigious Radisson Blu hotel in Sheffield

A planning application for the latest round of Heart of the City II proposals ha ...

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Update on Ponds Forge continued closure

Why Ponds Forge International Sports Centre will not reopen yet.

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RLWC2021 tournament ticket prices revealed

Ticket prices have been revealed for the Rugby League World Cup 2021 and you can sign up to make sure you're notified when they go on sale later this year.

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Continued financial support for care homes sector

Sheffield City Council outlines the continued support being provided to care homes in the city.

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Work starts on Broomhill social distancing measures

The pavement at Broomhill shopping precinct is being widened to allow for social distancing and active travel.

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Shalesmoor cycle lane trial ends

The temporary cycle lane at Shalesmoor will be removed at the end of the month.

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New café barrier scheme to encourage outdoor seating

Bars and cafes in Sheffield benefit from free pavement seating scheme.

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Get your game on as football and fitness facilities reopen

Fitness and football facilities run by Leisure United have reopened in Sheffield. Find out about new measures and booking.

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Playgrounds reopen across Sheffield parks

*Updated 18 August 2020* More than 100 playgrounds are now open, and being cleaned and inspected on a regular basis. With the exception of Hillsborough Park, all remaining playg ...

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Toilets reopen in Sheffield’s busiest parks

*Updated 18 August 2020* Toilets are now open at: Graves Park, Rose Garden C ...

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Pinstone Street social distancing measures upgraded

Work has begun to upgrade temporary changes to Pinstone Street, which is currently closed to traffic to help people maintain social distancing as they return to the city centre’s s ...

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Countdown begins to 17th annual Art in the Gardens

Sheffield Botanical Gardens, 5 - 6 September 20202 sessions per day, 10:30am – 1 ...

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Winter Garden to reopen Monday 17 August

Following its temporary closure due to the Covid outbreak earlier this year, we ...

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City’s leisure venues set for reopening  

Public leisure facilities in Sheffield will start to welcome customers back through their doors as Sheffield City Counci ...

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Sheffield City Council appoints new Chief Executive

Sheffield City Council is excited to announce the appointment of its new Chief Executive (subject to formal endorsement at the Full Council meeting on 12 August).The post became va ...

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Advice for GCSE and A-Level students

Are you expecting your results? Make sure you check with your school how to coll ...

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New initiatives for private landlords

The benefits of the council’s Private Rented Solutions Scheme (PRS) which helps ...

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Get your game on as Leisure United football pitches reopen

State of the art football pitches at SGP Graves and SGP Thorncliffe will reopen ...

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Face Coverings Guidance for Sheffielders from 8 August

Watch the latest message on face coverings from Director of Public Health at Sheffield City Council, Greg Fell above. F ...

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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 in our city and to help reduce the rate of people contracting the virus, we need your help.In order to encourage ...

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Independent Race Equality Commission Calls for Evidence

The city’s newly established Race Equality Commission is calling for submissions ...

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Social distancing measures introduced in Broomhill

Amey, on behalf of Sheffield City Council, will begin work this week on temporar ...

Crowd of runners in Sheffield 10k

Events and leisure affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)

In line with Government guidance, events and leisure venues across the country a ...

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Seventy year old Sheffield canal bridge reopens

Shirland Lane Canal Bridge in Attercliffe has re-opened after being closed for 8 ...

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Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week 2020

Sheffield City Council is celebrating World Breastfeeding Week, taking place fro ...

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Help us keep Sheffield safe - Public Health update from Greg Fell

Greg Fell, Sheffield Director of Public Health is sending a letter to every household in Sheffield detailing the current guidelines.  Look out for this letter about what we can all ...

Drive-in cinema comes to Sheffield, Don Valley

Drive-in cinema comes to Sheffield, Don Valley

BREAK Films and Scanner-Rhodes Productions are proud to announce the film line-u ...

Contractors thanked with rainbow stickers on vehicles

Contractors thanked with rainbow stickers on vehicles

Two of the Sheffield City Council’s contractors, Amey and Veolia, are being than ...

Advice on disposing of face coverings

Advice on disposing of face coverings

With residents now required to wear face coverings in shops, supermarkets and wh ...

STATEMENT: Council funding for care providers from August to November 2020

STATEMENT: Council funding for care providers from August to November 2020

Sheffield City Council will continue to offer further support to all care provid ...

Sheffield Local Plan consultation to start in September

Sheffield Local Plan consultation to start in September

Sheffield City Council will launch a consultation after the summer holidays to g ...

'A Celebration of Tramlines'

'A Celebration of Tramlines'

The Leadmill, Jon McClure and many more join forces to help raise money for Shef ...

Keeping your baby safe in the summer heat

Keeping your baby safe in the summer heat

This year we have already seen the sunniest spring since records began, and 2020 ...

STATEMENT: Council support to care homes around Infection Prevention Control funding

STATEMENT: Council support to care homes around Infection Prevention Control funding

Sheffield City Council is offering further support to care homes on how they use ...

Statement: Libraries plan for reopening

Statement: Libraries plan for reopening

At the beginning of July we announced that library staff are working as quickly ...

Statement on boost for active travel funding

Statement on boost for active travel funding

Councillor Bob Johnson, Cabinet Member for Transport and Sustainability at Sheff ...

Sheffield Half Marathon and 10k postponed to 2021

Sheffield Half Marathon and 10k postponed to 2021

Due to Covid-19 and the impact it has had across the region, to prevent a furthe ...

Sheffield Fayre

Sheffield Fayre will not take place this summer

Sheffield’s annual August bank holiday family fun day, Sheffield Fayre, has been cancelled.    The free event, which i ...

Council announces three new Covid-19 local testing units

Council announces three new Covid-19 local testing units

Sheffield City Council is putting in place an additional three new local testing ...

Business grants for city’s night time economy

Business grants for city’s night time economy

As part of the second round of the Coronavirus Business Grants Scheme, Sheffield ...

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New independent Race Equality Commission to be set-up in Sheffield

The Commission, to be chaired by Emeritus Professor Kevin Hylton, from Leeds Bec ...

Rainbow crossing installed in city centre for Sheffield Pride

Rainbow crossing installed in city centre for Sheffield Pride

As Sheffield Pride returns for 2020, as with many events in the city it will be ...

Sheffield share in £1m Sport England legacy award for UEFA WEURO2022

Sheffield share in £1m Sport England legacy award for UEFA WEURO2022

Sport England has awarded £1m of National Lottery funding to England’s hosting o ...

Rent relief for Council business tenants extended

Rent relief for Council business tenants extended

To support businesses and community groups who are facing difficulties due to th ...

Sheffield's RLWC2021 fixtures revealed

Sheffield's RLWC2021 fixtures revealed

Sheffield to host nine fixtures   Wheelchair semi-final double-header ...

Popular animal farm set for reopening 

Popular animal farm set for reopening 

One of Sheffield’s most popular free family attractions, Graves Park Animal Farm ...

Ash trees at risk from infectious disease

Ash trees at risk from infectious disease

A large proportion of England’s Ash trees, including Sheffield’s 250,000, are at ...

Reopening of sport, exercise and leisure in Sheffield

Reopening of sport, exercise and leisure in Sheffield

As leisure and fitness venues across the country prepare for reopening from 25 J ...

2000 young people to virtually graduate from Sheffield’s Children’s University

2000 young people to virtually graduate from Sheffield’s Children’s University

This summer over 2000 children and young people from 64 schools across the city ...

Coronavirus Business Grants Scheme extended

Coronavirus Business Grants Scheme extended

Sheffield City Council has opened applications for its Coronavirus Business Gran ...

City’s playgrounds will not reopen until safety measures in place

City’s playgrounds will not reopen until safety measures in place

UPDATE: 17 July 2020 Playgrounds update   Sheffield City Council is working v ...

Additional £16million to protect Sheffield from flooding

Additional £16million to protect Sheffield from flooding

Sheffield is set to receive an additional £16 million for the city's flood defen ...

From sleeping rough to sleeping safe

From sleeping rough to sleeping safe

During the COVID-19 pandemic 79 people who usually sleep rough in Sheffield have ...

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Working strategy sets out new direction for the care of the city’s street trees

A new shared vision for the care and management of Sheffield’s street trees is n ...

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Statement on Sheffield City Trust

Below is Sheffield City Council's response to The Star report which was unfortun ...

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Smokefree Sheffield calls for smokers to quit today

Sheffield City Council’s Smokefree Sheffield initiative is supporting a new camp ...

Sheffield is a city of young makers and creators with Bags of Creativity

Sheffield is a city of young makers and creators with Bags of Creativity

A new partnership, led by IVE, the Arts Council Bridge Organisation for Yorkshir ...

Update on active travel measures

Update on active travel measures

Councillor Bob Johnson, Cabinet Member for Transport and Sustainability gives an ...

Gravestones in a Sheffield cemetery

Number of funeral attendees increased in Sheffield

Following further relaxing of Government restrictions, Sheffield City Council ye ...

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Sheffield receives enhanced government support in fight against Covid-19

Whilst we welcome this additional support to prevent the spread of the virus in ...

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New mobile testing unit in Sheffield set to help stop the spread of Covid-19

Sheffield City Council is encouraging people to get tested in our effort to comb ...

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Statement on Shalesmoor Cycle Scheme

Councillor Bob Johnson, Cabinet Member for Transport and Sustainability at Sheff ...

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Sheffield’s Children’s University launch Summer Festival of Fun

Sheffield’s Children’s University are offering over 70 free activities for child ...

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Heart of the City II continues to raise the bar for Sheffield

Sheffield City Council has pledged to provide exemplary ethical and sustainabili ...

Greg Fell, Director Public Health, Sheffield City Council

WATCH: Director of Public Health latest on Coronavirus

Sheffield City Council’s Director of Public Health Greg Fell gives an update on ...

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Electric van plans for Sheffield businesses to try before they buy

30 Electric Vans will soon be available for businesses in Sheffield to trial in ...

Banner reading Black Lives Matter on Sheffield Town Hall

A message from Leader Julie Dore - Shukri Abdi

Councillor Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council said:“Shukri Abdi was a ...

Sheffield's Central Library

Libraries working hard to welcome you back soon

Libraries and their staff have missed you and we are working hard to reopen as s ...

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Care homes and care providers statement 3 July

This week Sheffield City Council has written to all adult care providers in the ...

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New Shalesmoor cycle path to be installed this weekend

A fully segregated cycle link will be introduced between Shalesmoor roundabout a ...

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Council celebrates the 72nd birthday of the NHS and Social Care in Sheffield

In celebrating 72 years since the birth of the NHS and the Social Care system, S ...

Greg Fell, Director Public Health Sheffield City Council

Statement from Director of Public Health Greg Fell

A statement has been made by Director Public Health at Sheffield City Council, G ...

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Stay safe as pubs and hospitality venues open

Director of Public Health at Sheffield City Council, Greg Fell said:"The further ...

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Sheffield City Council announces Sheffield Local Outbreak Control Plan

Sheffield City Council announces the COVID-19 Sheffield Local Outbreak Control P ...

William Mitchell frieze

William Mitchell frieze to be safely removed and relocated

Work is set to get underway next week to meticulously remove the William Mitchel ...

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Make Yourself at Home, Sheffield

The aim of the campaign is to give confidence to residents as they begin to inte ...

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£1m Café Project Gets National Lottery Funding

Hillsborough Park is set for a new community café and activity centre after The National Lottery Heritage Fund announced ...

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Armed Forces Day 2020

Today is Armed Forces Day, an opportunity for all of us to express our gratitude, admiration, and our support to the men ...

Endcliffe Park

Please bin it or take your rubbish home...

Following further complaints and litter being consistently left behind in Sheffield's parks, Sheffield City Council has ...

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Consultation launched on plans for new Pinstone Street hotel

Detailed proposals have today been unveiled for the next phase of the Heart of t ...