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More than 90% of Sheffield children allocated their first preference secondary school

Parents and families across Sheffield today learned which secondary school their children have been allocated as they proceed into Year 7.

An artist impression of what the Neepsend development will look like after redevelopment.

£67m major funding boost for two new neighbourhoods in Sheffield

Two brand new residential neighbourhoods in Sheffield city centre providing 1,300 new homes, have been handed a major, multi-million-pound boost.

Sheffield Food Festival

Sheffield Food Festival returns for 2024

Sheffield’s biggest celebration of food and drink is set to return this May.

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Covid annual day of reflection in Balm Green Gardens

The first annual day of reflection to remember those lost to Covid is on Sunday 3rd March and will see a memorial event in Balm Green Gardens at the permanent Covid memorial willow tree sculpture.

Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill honoured with commemorative plaque at Sheffield stadium

Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill honoured with commemorative plaque at Sheffield stadium

Following her MOBO Award win earlier this month, Sheffield's Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill has been honoured with a permanent, commemorative paving stone outside the English Institute of Sport, where she once trained.

Rose Garden Cafe

Plans to restore Rose Garden Café progress

Plans have moved forward for the restoration and refurbishment of Rose Garden Café, including the appointment of an independent chair for the Rose Garden Café Partnership. 

A mother and child hold hands in front of green foliage

Community Parenting Strategy to ensure all children and young people in Council's care get best start in life

On Monday (26th February), the Council’s Education, Children and Families Policy Committee met at the Town Hall and approved the adoption of this strategy.

Clean Air Zone

Sheffield’s Clean Air Zone marks first year since launch

Since the launch, data has shown that the number of non-compliant vehicles has reduced by nearly two-thirds, showing that people are making the switch to cleaner vehicles.

CAZ

A year on living with the Clean Air Zone

Greg Fell, Director of Public Health: A year on living with the CAZ and we are seeing the kind of positive results we were hoping for. The number of polluting vehicles within the CAZ boundary has seen a huge drop compared to the year before, two thirds of a reduction.

Sheffield Arena

New world-leading operator for Sheffield Arena announced

ASM Global has been announced as the new operator for Utilita Arena Sheffield, as of January 2025.

The second development site for council homes in Newstead, Sheffield, is surrounded by a green fence

More than 1,000 council homes to be built by 2029

More than 1,000 council homes will be built or acquired in the next five years to increase the number of properties available in Sheffield.

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Funding approved to support completion of new regional music education hub

Harmony Works Trust Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) are to receive £118,250 in funding for the development and completion of a detailed business case for a regional music education hub at Castlegate.

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Report highlights ‘moment of opportunity’ for Sheffield culture sector

A review of Sheffield’s culture sector has highlighted areas of growth and opportunity for the city.  

Family Hubs Sheffield

Support for families in crucial early years of a child’s life

Local services aim to support families in the early years of their child’s life.

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Sheffield city centre reaccredited with a Purple Flag award for 12th consecutive year

Sheffield city centre has been reaccredited with a Purple Flag award for the way it manages the city centre's night-time economy.

Banner Cross Road street sign stands beside a street tree and residential properties

Consultation begins for highways maintenance programme involving street trees

The first phase of consultation is to begin next week for the proposed delivery of highways maintenance works needed on Dunkel Road, Banner Cross Road and Silver Hill Road. 

Brooklyn Works, Sheffield

Plans to champion Sheffield’s heritage set out

A plan to drive forward the Heritage Strategy for Sheffield is to be considered.  

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Setting a sustainable budget that delivers for Sheffield - Council to discuss proposals

Strategy and Resources Committee will meet on February 21st to discuss proposals for the budget and how, despite a financial backdrop that continues to prove difficult, the Council will deliver on its priorities. The final decision on approving the budget will be made at Full Council Budget Committee on 6th March.

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Sheffield Trading Standards Team seize 30,000 illegal disposable vapes

Sheffield Trading Standards, working with South Yorkshire Police, have uncovered 30,000 illegal vapes at a small Sheffield shop.

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Public consultation on a city centre PSPO now live

Sheffield City Council started a public consultation today about the possible introduction of a city centre Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO). A draft PSPO will form part of the consultation and would include restrictions around drinking alcohol on the streets, begging, loitering and drug use.

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Sheffield reflects on hosting the MOBO Awards

This week, Sheffield hosted the 26th MOBO Awards in the city for the first time.  Here is a whistle-stop tour of the week's events, including the MOBO Awards Sheffield - The Fringe, and the big night itself.   

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Clean Air Investment projects to reduce harmful pollution for Sheffield’s children

Several projects designed to reduce children’s exposure to harmful road pollution around their schools are to be expanded as part of plans to spend money generated from the Clean Air Zone (CAZ).

Race Equality Commission

New Race Equality Partnership for Sheffield launched

A new partnership has been launched, which aims to help make Sheffield an anti-racist city. The Race Equality Partnership for Sheffield (REPS), launched during Race Equality Week (5-11 February) will be an active, collaborative network of people and organisations with a shared aim to support race equality in Sheffield.

An artist impression of the interior of Event Central showing the main entrance including the box office desk with Event Central in big letters on the wall behind the desk

Event Central: Contractor selected for cultural community hub on Fargate

Plans to turn a building in Sheffield city centre into a mixed-use cultural community hub have moved forward with the appointment of the lead contractor.

Front exterior shot of Moor Market, Sheffield

Committee to discuss service charge review at Moor Market

  Proposed plans to increase service charges for traders at the Moor Market will be considered by councillors next week. Service charges paid by traders to the Council to cover building running costs such as electricity, gas, water, cleaning, security, maintenance, and support costs haven’t been increased for 10 years.

The Burgess building in Sheffield on a sunny day

New webpage showcases exciting transformation of Sheffield city centre

An incredible number of regeneration projects are currently taking place in the centre of Sheffield, all helping to create a city centre fit for the future.

The Market Tavern

Update on demolition works on the Market Tavern 

In December Sheffield City Council announced demolition work would need to take place on the Market Tavern building, on Exchange Street, after it was deemed unsafe.  

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Young people in Sheffield to benefit from new funding for youth services

Sheffield City Council has been awarded a Youth Investment Fund Refurbishment Grant to renovate youth provision for young people across the region. 

Cllr Hunt

"Putting the spotlight on Sheffield talent": Monthly video message from Cllr Tom Hunt

Councillor Tom Hunt discusses the upcoming MOBOs and the fringe events taking place across Sheffield to celebrate.

People singing

Support in the Pipeline for Sheffield-based cultural organisations

Sheffield cultural organisations are set to benefit from £250K in investment to support them in the early stages of set up – aiming to give them the best possible start.

Four people, all wearing high visibility jackets and hard hats stand on waste land within the Castlegate development behind them is a high rise residential block and there is also a blue sky with some clouds in the distance.

Transformation of the historic Castle site into greenspace begins

The first phase of the exciting transformation in Castlegate, one of the most historic areas of Sheffield, has begun. Workers from contractors Keltbray have moved onto the former home of Castle Market to set up a site compound and start clearing the area.

Cllr Angela Argenzio

Supporting adult social care provision by planning ahead

Today’s Adult and Health Social Care Committee report provided the first update on progress made with the Care Sector Workforce Development Strategy 2023 – 2026 which was endorsed by Committee in March 2023.