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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

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Nether Edge and Sharrow Ward

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

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Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Shiregreen and Brightside Ward

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Shiregreen and Brightside Ward

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Sheffield Election results 2021 for Southey Ward

Sheffield Election results 2021 for Southey Ward

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Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Stannington Ward

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Stannington Ward

Sheffield Election results 2021 for Stocksbridge and Upper Don Ward

Sheffield Election results 2021 for Stocksbridge and Upper Don Ward

Sheffield Election results 2021 for Stocksbridge and Upper Don Ward

Sheffield Election Results for Walkley Ward

Sheffield Election Results for Walkley Ward

Sheffield Election Results for Walkley Ward

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for West Ecclesfield Ward

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for West Ecclesfield Ward

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for West Ecclesfield Ward

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Woodhouse Ward

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Woodhouse Ward

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Woodhouse Ward

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Ecclesfield  Parish of High Green, Burncross and Chapeltown Ward

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Ecclesfield Parish of High Green, Burncross and Chapeltown Ward

Sheffield Election Results 2021 for Ecclesfield Parish of High Green, Burncross and Chapeltown Ward

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Register with European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) by June to retain your rights

Time is ticking for EU citizens who need to apply for ‘settled status’ before the end of June 2021 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. Over 5.30 million applications have already been made to the EU Settlement Scheme.

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Dementia help and support highlighted in May

May is Dementia friendly month in Sheffield in and we’re highlighting the community help and support that’s available in the city for people with dementia and their families.  There are an estimated 7,000 people aged over 65 living with dementia in Sheffield, as well as smaller numbers of people with early onset dementia.

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Introducing The Furnace – Heart of the City’s first bar & restaurant

New World Trading Company announces name of their second Sheffield City Centre venue.

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Your postal vote

Kate Josephs, Returning Officer for Sheffield said: “Our understanding is that postal votes have landed on doorsteps today. If anyone hasn’t received theirs, please get in touch with us at elections@sheffield.gov.uk   “Please complete your postal vote as soon as possible. You have until Wednesday to return your vote by post. You can also hand deliver your postal vote to the Town Hall or at your local polling station by 10pm on Thursday 6 May.”

6 May elections, use your vote

Important updates about Elections 6 May 2021

Elections are next Thursday Everyone registered to vote will have at least 3 vot ...

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Sheffield schools invited to take part in RLWC2021 competition

We want schools in Sheffield to us shout about why our city is the perfect place to visit, stay and host games during the Rugby League World Cup 2021. Get involved...

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The Funeral of The Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Funeral will take place today, Saturday 17 April 2021 at 3pm in St George’s Chapel, Windsor. The Funeral Service will begin with a National Minute’s Silence at 3pm. The service will be preceded by a ceremonial procession inside the grounds of Windsor Castle.

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Universal Covid testing for all

Everyone in England is now eligible for free, rapid Lateral Flow Device (LFD) tests to continue the fight against Covid. They should be taken twice weekly and are for people who do not have symptoms. 

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City centre reopens under stage 2 of Roadmap

Sheffield’s businesses reopened their doors this week in a welcome return to trading, with many people taking the opportunity to visit local shops, hairdressers, get back to the gym or outdoor sports and enjoy al fresco dining and drinks at their favourite restaurants and bars.

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Resurfacing programme restarts in Sheffield

More roads and pavements across the city undergo resurfacing as part of the Streets Ahead programme.

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Extra measures to support increase in Endcliffe Park visitors

In partnership with South Yorkshire Police, additional measures and patrols will take place in Endcliffe Park to make sure visitors can enjoy spending time there in a clean and safe environment.

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Restart Business Grant Scheme now live

Sheffield City Council has started to make one-off payments from the latest government grant scheme, ‘Restart Grants’, to eligible rate paying and non-rate paying businesses in the city.

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Next step in the Covid roadmap from 12th April

The Government’s roadmap out of lockdown moves on a further stage on Monday 12 April as part of the country’s slow easing out of Covid restrictions.

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Statement on behalf of the Lord Mayor of Sheffield on the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Statement on behalf of the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Tony Downing on the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

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Changes to city centre routes next week

To allow work on our Heart of the City scheme to progress as construction begins on Cambridge St Collective and Elshaw House, some changes to routes in the city centre will take place from Monday 12th April.

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Springtime events cancelled for 2021

Our free community events, The Highland Fling and Weston May Fayre, will not go ahead this year in line with the Governments roadmap out of lockdown plans.

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Summer hours for Sheffield’s Household Waste Recycling Centres

The opening hours of Sheffield’s Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC), have been extended, with all sites now open seven days a week for the rest of spring and the summer. All ...

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Rugby League World Cup 2021 tickets now on sale

People can now secure a seat for any of the 61 fixtures that take place later this year, across the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments in England. Sheffield will host 8 wheelchair fixtures and an England men's game. With just 200 days to go, get your tickets now!

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Extended opening hours at HWRCs over Easter Bank Holiday

Our 5 household waste recycling centres will be open for longer over the Easter Bank Holiday and we're giving access to a temporary additional site to help with the increased demand.

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The Beat the Street physical activity game is coming to Sheffield!

This summer Beat the Street, a six week free, interactive challenge that encourages people of all ages to incorporate physical activity into their daily lives, is coming to the streets of Sheffield. Find out more.

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83 Freelance Arts & Culture Workers benefit from Sheffield-based small grants

83 Freelance arts and culture workers based in Sheffield are benefiting from cash support to develop their creative and business practice, thanks to funding from Sheffield City Council and Sheffield Culture Consortium members including the University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University, Museums Sheffield, Sheffield Theatres and Site Gallery.  ​

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Lockdown roadmap from Monday 29 March

From Monday outdoor gatherings (including in private gardens) of either 6 people (the Rule of 6) or 2 households will be allowed, making it easier for friends and families to meet outside.

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Statement on John Lewis

Sheffield City Council has issued a statement in response to today's announcement by John Lewis. 

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Health Boss Greg Fell urges families with school aged children to follow Covid-19 advice

Greg Fell, Director of Public Health, has urged all Sheffield families and households with children in school to stick to the current Covid regulations and play their part in stopping the spread of Coronavirus.

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Local Area Committees get the go ahead

Full Council give the go ahead for seven new Local Area Committees (LAC), which seek to revolutionise how citizens can influence the decisions that matter to them and their communities. 

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Acclaimed local food operator announced for new city centre gastro destination

The company behind some of Sheffield’s favourite food venues, The Milestone Group, has been chosen to run Cambridge Street Collective, a culturally diverse food destination that forms part of the transformative Heart of the City development programme.

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Free Covid-19 secure packs available for Sheffield taxi drivers

400 additional Covid-secure packs are available for Sheffield taxi drivers to help ensure their journeys are as safe as possible. 

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Council commits £2m to new co-produced youth service strategy

As part of our commitment to Sheffield’s young people we have pledged to invest £2million into our youth services to ensure that all young people make a successful transition from their teenage years into confident, happy and successful young adults.

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Transformational plans for sustainable travel in Attercliffe and Darnall

Consultation has launched today on proposals for Darnall and Attercliffe, to provide better walking and cycling routes and priority bus lanes to help improve journey time.

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Investing in Sheffield’s green open spaces

As we commit to further investment in our wonderful green open spaces, we also look back at all the hard work and improvements in to our parks, woodlands and countryside during the last year.

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£2m fund launches with an invitation to collaborate

We have launched a £2m Economic Recovery Fund to kick start projects that will help high streets recover from the impact of the restrictions on trading imposed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Have your say on how we let social housing

A consultation scheme is underway to find out what people think about potential changes to how social housing is let in the city. There are ever increasing demands on social housing in Sheffield, like many other parts of the country.The proposed changes aim to ensure that our housing stock goes to the people who need it most.

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Pedestrian crossing to be introduced on busy Sheffield road

Plans announced to improve pedestrian safety on Station Road, Halfway, near Halfway Nursery and Infants School.

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Sheffield landlord prosecuted again for appalling conditions

A Sheffield landlord with a track record of housing offences, has been fined for putting tenants at serious harm from fire and exposing them to substandard and dangerous conditions in their homes. Nilendu Das, of Carter Knowle Avenue was convicted at Sheffield’s Magistrate Court yesterday and ordered to pay over £7,000 in court costs and fines for various housing offences as well as health and safety offences at his restaurant, the Varanasi Inn on Sandygate Road, Sheffield.

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Marking the one-year anniversary of Covid-19

On 23rd March it will be a year since the announcement of the UK’s first Covid-19 lockdown and no-one imagined the dramatic impact this would have on our lives and the tragedy that the virus would bring. Next week we are marking its one-year anniversary by remembering those who we have lost, thanking people across the city for everything that they have done to protect others from the virus and showing our gratitude to those working in the NHS, the care sector and other frontline key worker roles who have shown true steel spirit.

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Council supports thousands of children with free school meals and holiday activities this Easter

We have announced that we will support thousands of children and young people with free food vouchers and healthy holiday activities during the Easter holidays.

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Tackling crime and anti-social behaviour through improved joint-working

We have committed increased funding of over £1.1 million for community safety work across the city, so that people feel safe living, working, and playing in our neighbourhoods. The funding, designed to provide more reassurance in local areas by better joint-working, will involve working with communities, the council and partners including South Yorkshire Police, the voluntary, community and faith sector, health, schools and councillors.

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Coach House redevelopment set to start

Age UK Sheffield has announced that they have received formal permission from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to start the redevelopment of dementia and community facilities at the Old Coach House in Hillsborough Park, after signing the lease with Sheffield City Council.

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Council invests £4.2m in care workers pay-boost

Cabinet will meet this week to agree a £4.2million investment in pay for frontline adult social care workers.

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£50 million boost agreed for Sheffield’s economic recovery

Sheffield is set to benefit from £50 million investment to help the city’s recovery and renewal from the COVID pandemic.

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Covid-19 grants extended for Sheffield businesses

Grants for Sheffield-based businesses closed under the national restrictions have been extended to 31st March to support them through lockdown.

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Reaching out to dads in support of Lullaby Trust’s Safer Sleep Week

Today marks the start of National Safer Sleep Week (15-21 March), a campaign launched by The Lullaby Trust that aims to reach as many families as possible with life-saving safer sleep advice.

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Council leaders call on city partners to support Sheffield’s Race Equality Commission

Sheffield City Council has vowed to be a “visibly anti-racist organisation” and take on all forms of prejudice and discrimination in a rallying letter to the city’s Race Equality Commission.

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Sheffield to hold its first Climate Summit: Building back better through addressing climate change

Our first climate summit invites the people of Sheffield to help us focus on building back better from the pandemic and how we can work towards our Zero Carbon target.

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Henry Boot Construction appointed on landmark Heart of the City scheme

Sheffield based construction firm Henry Boot Construction Limited has been appointed on two developments within Heart of the City, the cultural and social destination known as Cambridge Street Collective and Elshaw House – a brand-new low carbon office building.

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Sheffield Cemeteries Remember the Great Sheffield Flood

The 11th of March sees the anniversary of the Great Sheffield Flood of 1864 an e ...