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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 the spread of Covid-19 and to help reduce the rate of people contracting the virus, your help is still needed as much as ever. Demand for testing has increased so if a booking isn't immediately available please try again. Results are taking a little longer than usual to process so please contact 119 if your results have not been received after 48 hours.    Some sites are pedestrian-only and don’t have drive-through testing. If you are  driving to these sites we recommend that you plan your parking in advance. You can get a test at one of the testing centres by booking an appointment in advance. 

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South Yorkshire leaders welcome Government plans to acquire Sheffield Forgemasters plant

South Yorkshire leaders welcome news that the Ministry of Defence plans to take over Sheffield Forgemasters steel plant.

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Sheffield: Our history and heritage told through our streets, monuments, museums, libraries and archives

Following a review by Sheffield City Council, Sheffield Museums, the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University, a report is being presented to Sheffield’s Race Equality Commission on 29 July, which gives a snapshot of the city’s fabric, its archives and museum collections.

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Announcement of 25% discount off bus and tram tickets - statement from Cllr Terry Fox

25% discount off bus and tram tickets until 27 September

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Sporting icons and cultural bosses to join Sheffield’s Race Equality Commission for final hearing

Sheffield’s Race Equality Commission will hold its final hearing on Tuesday 27 and Thursday 29 July, and will be joined by sports industry experts and cultural bosses to examine evidence of racism and racial inequalities in sport and culture in Sheffield. 

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For Sheffield and with Sheffield – the council’s One Year Plan

An ambitious plan for Sheffield, that sets out clear priorities and actions for the year ahead has been agreed - putting Sheffield first, with people and communities at its heart.

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Sheffield's council tenants are blooming great!

We are pleased to announce the return of the council tenants’ Green Fingers garden competition. Now in its 11th year, it is open to all Sheffield City Council tenants and gives them the chance to show off their gardening skills and win prizes.

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Get ready for Tramlines Weekend

As Tramlines and The Fringe at Tramlines take over Sheffield this weekend, make sure you're prepared and have your plans in place so you can enjoy your weekend to the full.

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Greenground Map of Sheffield launched to kick off Love Parks Week

A new Greenground map of Sheffield is now available to download - showing how accessible the city greenspaces are, wherever you are, just in time for Love Parks Week.

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‘Take it steady’ – Sheffield health chief’s call as restrictions are lifted

As most restrictions on social contact are lifted today, Sheffield City Council’s Director of Public Health is urging people to take it steady and continue to look out for each other.

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Next steps to improve neighbourhoods for walking and cycling launched

Proposals to pilot two Active Neighbourhoods in Sheffield have been launched today as residents are asked to help design plans for cleaner, safer, and quieter places to live. 

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Rugby League World Cup 2021 on schedule to deliver trailblazing tournament

At 100 days to go, organisers have confirmed that all is on track for the tournament to take place in England this October and November. Tickets are back on general sale from today.

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Streets Ahead prepare for Tramlines return

The council's highways contractor, Amey, are preparing for the return of Tramlines next weekend.

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New tree in Carter Knowle park kicks off two-year community planting project

With support from the Woodland Trust, Sheffield has expended its community forestry team and will deliver community tree planting activities across the city over the next two years.

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Independent Tree Inquiry – what’s next?

Our Cooperative Executive has set out the next steps in the independent Inquiry in to the management of Sheffield's street trees dispute.

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Sheffield Children’s University Festival of Fun

FREE activities throughout the summer for children, young people & families!

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Planning approval for new homes in south east Sheffield

Planning approval has been given this week in Birley which will provide 77 new homes as part of the council’s plan to increase council housing stock by 3,100 homes by 2029.

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Temporary Road Closure: Burgess Street

To allow for major construction work on the Radisson Bu hotel development, part ...

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Statement from Councillor Terry Fox on the racist abuse towards England players

Council Leader, Councillor Terry Fox's statement on the racist abuse directed to some of the England team following Euro 2020.

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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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Children to go wild for reading this Summer

The Sheffield Libraries Reading Challenge will be launching on Saturday 17th July!

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One year to go until UEFA Women’s EUROS kick off in Sheffield – it’s coming home!

Just one year to go until Sheffield hosts our first match in the UEFA Women's EUROS 2022!

Come on, England! It's coming home.

They’re coming home – a Sheffield welcome for city’s Euro heroes

Sheffield’s Euro 2020 stars will be invited to a civic reception as the city pays tribute to the massive achievement our local Lions have made in the competition.  

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Streets Ahead join forces with Sheffield communities to pick up ‘whole lotta litter’

With a team of over 100 operatives, emptying over 3000 litter bins and an average of 850 metric tonnes of litter and fly ...

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The Fringe at Tramlines to run across Tramlines weekend 2021

The popular Fringe at Tramlines is back later this month for Tramlines weekend, across the city centre and in venues throughout Sheffield.

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Residents in Sheffield community have a new neighbourhood plan

Residents in Broomhill, Broomfield, Endcliffe, Summerfield and Tapton had the opportunity to have their say on how their communities will be shaped in the future when they voted in a referendum on a Neighbourhood Plan for the area on 6th May.

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Plans submitted for new pocket park in the heart of Sheffield

Following public consultation earlier this year, a planning application for Pound’s Park – the proposed new public space within the Council’s Heart of the City scheme – has been submitted today.

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Statement on plans for development around Sheffield Station

Latest on plans around Sheffield station area as Leader Cllr Terry Fox rules out change to ring road.

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A statement from Councillor Jayne Dunn: Putting our children and young people first

The coronavirus pandemic has upended the lives of everyone in our city, and no more so than the lives of our children and young people. But we as a council, have stepped up to do the best by our children and make sure that in our covid-19 response we have put them first.

Greg Fell, Director of Public Health for Sheffield's statement on lifting of Covid restrictions

“We’ve lived with this pandemic now for over 18 months, following guidelines and showing huge resilience and determination to overcome Covid. Today we learnt that these restrictions will come to an end on 19 July...

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Council calls on Government to address funding disparities for Early Years provision in Sheffield

Executive Member for Education, Children and Families, Councillor Jayne Dunn is calling on the Government to address funding disparities to Early Years provision in Sheffield. Coun ...

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Sheffield shortlisted for City of the Year

Sheffield has been shortlisted for City of the Year in the annual EG awards following a joint entry by Sheffield City Council and the Sheffield Property Association, highlighting why the city’s unexpected liveability is unrivalled amongst its Core City peers. 

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Sheffield celebrates the country’s first ever national Thank You Day

Sheffield will be joining the country’s first ever national Thank You Day on Sunday 4 July.

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Council looks ahead on plans for John Lewis building

This week, John Lewis and Partners (JLP) formally announced the Sheffield city centre store will remain closed permanently. Today, the council can confirm that plans are moving forward on what’s next for the former JLP building.

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Waste and recycling collection calendars

Look out for your new bin collection calendar arriving through letterboxes acros ...

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Grant award success for Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens

Sheffield Botanical Gardens has been awarded a funding package from the National Lottery Heritage fund for a two year education programme, planned to start this autumn.

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Sheffield is Sweet Enough low sugar book

The Sheffield Family Guide to Smart Sugar Swaps is available now, with a buy one gift one campaign to help more families get their hands on the book.

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Sheffield launches funding bid to transform Castlegate

Sheffield has submitted a bid to the Government’s Levelling Up Fund for three projects that plan to transform under-used areas of the city centre, bring the city’s cultural and arts scene to the forefront and celebrate its historic heritage.

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Tramlines Festival 2021 is going ahead

The sold-out event will go ahead as part of phase 3 of the Government's Event Research Programme on the weekend of 23-25 July, at Hillsborough Park.

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Cliffhanger back for Summer in the Outdoor City

Cliffhanger is back on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th July, with all the action of the BMC British Bouldering championships across the weekend, and plenty more excitement for everyone to enjoy throughout the city centre.

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EU settlement scheme deadline just 5 days away

EU citizens who need to apply for ‘settled status’ have just 5 days now 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.

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Council wins £3m grant to make hundreds of homes warmer

Almost 800 homes in the city will benefit from a £3 million pound grant to make them warmer and more energy efficient. The Green Homes Grant will help households reduce their heating costs and the council meet its priorities around fuel poverty and reducing its carbon footprint.

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Community Covid Bus launches in Sheffield

Sheffield’s new Community Covid Bus launches this week as a one-stop place for all things Covid-related, including lateral flow tests for those without symptoms with results in 30 minutes.

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Council leaders celebrate progress on visit to Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Sheffield City Council Leader Cllr Terry Fox and Deputy Leader Cllr Julie Grocutt made their first visit to the Olympic Legacy Park on Monday, to view the facilities and find out more about the cutting-edge research and innovation taking place.

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Essential roadworks starting in Hillsborough

Streets Ahead will start resurfacing works in Hillsborough at the end of June.

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Sheffield’s Make Yourself at Home drives safe and sustainable recovery

After more than a year managing the varying stages of Covid19 lockdown restrictions, many of Sheffield’s businesses and cultural organisations have come together since last June, under the city’s Make Yourself at Home campaign and are now focusing on a strong, safe and sustainable recovery.

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Culture Projects are the “Shot In Arm” Needed for Recovery

Today sees the launch of Sheffield Culture Collective's first ever strategy for how culture can unlock Sheffield’s untapped economic and social potential.

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Sheffield’s electric van trial opens

30 electric vans are now available to trial by businesses in Sheffield as part of a new project which has launched today. The trial is open to local businesses, charities and organisations who operate vans. There is no hire cost for the vans. 

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Keep your neighbours onside and play on responsibly!

It’s great that we can come together for the football and have something to celebrate but while you’re enjoying yourselves please make sure you stick to the guidelines and don’t trash the city!

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Sheffield showcases housing and regen ambitions during 2-day Homes England visit

Chairman of Homes England, Peter Freeman made his first trip to Sheffield this week during a 2-day whistle-stop tour of the city.

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Tribute to Councillor Pat Midgley unveiled at Park Hill

An informal tribute event for Pat Midgely was held at Park Hill today, with the renaming of Norwich Street at Park Hill, to Pat Midgley Lane.  

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Final step out of lockdown delayed

The Government’s final stage of the roadmap out of lockdown planned for 21 June has been delayed until 19 July. All legal limits on social contact were due to be lifted in a week’s time, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned that with the number of cases growing by 64 per cent per week and in some areas it is doubling, it’s better to be cautious and not move out of Step 4 until more people have had the Covid vaccine. He also talked about how the average number of people being admitted to hospital has increased by 50% per week on week and by 61 per cent in the North West with his main concern being that it’s possible that ‘the virus will outrun the vaccines and that thousands more deaths would ensue that could otherwise have been avoided.'

Remembering the 72 lives lost four years after Grenfell

Sheffield Town Hall will be lit up in green tonight at dusk to remember all of the people who tragically lost their lives in the fire at Grenfell Tower block in Kensington in 2017. Today is the 4th anniversary of this tragic event and memorial events and services are being held across the country to remember all 72 people who died and to show love and solidarity for their loved ones.

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Chief Executive, Kate Josephs recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

Chief Executive of Sheffield City Council, Kate Josephs has been awarded CB for Public Service in the Queen's Birthday H ...

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Sheffield set to celebrate Summer in The Outdoor City

Summer in The Outdoor City (SITOC) will showcase events taking place across the city, from the city centre to local districts, as lockdown eases and Sheffield continues its Covid-19 recovery.

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New commitment to create healthier, happier, more connected Sheffield

Sheffield’s Move More Month 2021 is being recognised this June with the launch of a new physical activity strategy and a free interactive city-wide game that more than 45,000 people are anticipated to play over a six-week period. 

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Carers Week: making caring visible and valued

From the 7 to 13 June, it’s Carers Week and the time to openly thank those unpaid carers who, young and old, care in the home for someone in their family. This year’s theme is ‘make caring visible and valued’ and will raise awareness and celebrate the massive and often forgotten contribution that unpaid carers make to our communities.

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Sheffield’s flagship hotel development gets underway

McLaughlin & Harvey appointed as construction contractor for city centre development 

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One year on from the death of George Floyd

A statement from Sheffield City Council, one year on from the death of George Floyd.

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Statement on Liberty Steel

The Council has issued a statement on the news that the Liberty Steel plant at Stocksbridge is to be sold.

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Sheffield’s Race Equality Commission prepares for education hearing to begin

The second of six hearings held by Sheffield’s Race Equality Commission will take place this week on Tuesday 25 May and Thursday 27 May, 10am-4.30pm to examine evidence of racial inequalities within education and education settings in Sheffield.

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Free School Meals for thousands of children this May Spring Bank Holiday

We have announced that we will continue our commitment to support thousands of children and young people with free food vouchers during the May Spring Bank Holiday. Find out more...

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Addressing the impact of a Nature Emergency in Sheffield

We acknowledge the nature emergency that is affecting plant and wildlife species in Sheffield and have set out our aims, ambitions and what we're already doing to try and address this crisis.

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Legacy of UEFA Women's EURO 2022 launches in Sheffield

Today we launched the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 legacy programme, that will create opportunities like never before, and released ticket pricing and roadmap to how you can secure your seat at the tournament.

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Co-operative administration unveiled as Sheffield looks to the future

Sheffield’s new administration has been formally announced today, with a co-operative administration of Labour and Green Party members.

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Gail Smith becomes the new Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Sheffield

Councillor Gail Smith has today been voted in as the new Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Sheffield. She was inaugurated at Sheffield City Council’s Annual General Meeting held at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, instead of the Town Hall, to allow for social distancing for all attending. The Lord Mayor’s consort will be her husband, Stephen Smith. Councillor Smith is the city’s 124th Lord Mayor and welcomed her new role. She said: “Today I sit here before you, humbled and enormously proud to be the Lord Mayor of Sheffield and first citizen of our great city. Thank you for this honour.

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Parkrun returns to Sheffield's parks

Parkrun returns to Sheffield's parks

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#WhyWeCare – Foster Sheffield’s future in support of Foster Care Fortnight

We're celebrating the extraordinary work and dedication of local foster carers, while calling for more people to provide loving homes for Sheffield’s cared for children and young people in support of Foster Care Fortnight.

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Protecting our residents from private landlord eviction

As part of our work to regulate the private rented housing market in Sheffield, to make sure tenants are safe and landlords are meeting their legal responsibilities, we take illegal eviction cases to court. This week we have prosecuted Sheffield private landlord, Antanas Klibavicius of Basford Place, Sheffield, for illegally evicting his tenant and not taking any steps towards ending a tenancy properly and legally.   

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Outdoor Hospitality Grant announced

A new Outdoor Hospitality Grant will shortly be available to Sheffield businesses who have invested in their outdoor premises to welcome back customers outside.

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Another step out of lockdown on Monday 17th May

The Government’s roadmap out of lockdown moves onto a further stage on Monday 17 May as part of the country’s slow easing out of Covid restrictions. On Monday, we will see the opening of indoor hospitality including restaurants, pubs, bars and cafes. People will be able to meet indoors with up to 6 people or 2 households (each household can include a support bubble) and outdoor gatherings of up to 30 people are now allowed.

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Success for Sheffield's local 'track and trace'

Contact tracing is a fundamental part of controlling the Covid-19 pandemic and in Sheffield we are one of the first councils in the UK to bring all Covid-19 contact tracing of positive cases in-house. We have recruited a team of tracers who work with residents who may have been exposed to the virus and we’ve seen a rapid rise in our track and trace success rate which now stands at 95% of all positive cases contact traced. The results of those who receive a positive diagnosis come straight to the council and we attempt to contact as many as possible of them within 7 hours.

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Local Governance

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Local Governance

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Local Governance

Elections Results 2021

Elections 2021 – the results

The results of the 2021 Local Elections for Sheffield are in, following a count like no other amid the global pandemic.

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Consultation on specialist support for victims of domestic abuse

Our consultation on how we need to provide specialist support to victims of domestic abuse in the future is now live here We are seeking views from people in Sheffield about their experiences of domestic abuse services and accommodation to help inform changes that will be introduced by the new Domestic Abuse Act.

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Streets Ahead mark end of winter maintenance period

Sheffield gritters stand down as warmer weather returns 

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Community Fund grants for community projects

Organisations that work with council tenants can now apply for a pot of money to get their community projects off the ground. Community Fund grants aim to help voluntary, community and self-help groups who want to make a difference in their neighbourhood. Previously successful bids include a community tool bank, greenhouse project, street art, gardening clubs, art classes, chairobic sessions and wildlife schemes.

Elections Results 2021 - Local Governance

Sheffield vote for a committee system

The people of Sheffield have voted for a new committee model in the city council’s Governance Referendum. It changes the way the council runs, from the current Leader and Cabinet model, to a committee system made up of elected councillors.  Of the 140,186 votes cast 89,670 voted for the change to the committee model.

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Beighton Ward

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Beighton Ward

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Beighton Ward. 

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner

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Sheffield Election Results 2021 - Beauchief and Greenhill

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Beauchief and Greenhill Ward. 

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Birley Ward

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Birley Ward

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Birley Ward

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Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Broomhill and Sharrow Vale Ward

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Broomhill and Sharrow Vale Ward

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Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Burngreave Ward

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Burngreave Ward

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Sheffield Election Results 2021 for City Ward

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for City Ward

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Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Crookes and Crosspool Ward

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Crookes and Crosspool Ward

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Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Darnall Ward

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Darnall Ward

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Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Dore and Totley Ward

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Dore and Totley Ward

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Sheffield Election Results 2021 for East Ecclesfield Ward

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for East Ecclesfield Ward

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Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Ecclesall Ward

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Ecclesall Ward

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Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Firth Park Ward

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Firth Park Ward

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Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Fulwood Ward

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Fulwood Ward

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Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Gleadless Valley Ward

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Gleadless Valley Ward

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Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Graves Park Ward

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Graves Park Ward

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Hillsborough Ward

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Hillsborough Ward

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Hillsborough Ward

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Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Manor Castle Ward

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Manor Castle Ward

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Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Mosborough Ward

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Mosborough Ward

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Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Nether Edge and Sharrow Ward

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Nether Edge and Sharrow Ward

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Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Richmond Ward

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Richmond Ward

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Park and Arbourthorne Ward

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Park and Arbourthorne Ward

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Park and Arbourthorne Ward