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Watch out for your handy guide to your Local Area Committees!

Information about Sheffield’s new Local Area Committees (LACs) is being sent to every household in the city this week.

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Black History Month 2021 – A time to educate, celebrate and raise awareness

Every October, Black History Month takes place across the UK and provides a time to educate, celebrate and raise awareness of the history, achievements and contributions of Black people in the UK and across the world, historically and today.

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Message from Councillor Paul Wood, Executive Member for Housing, about the council’s housing repairs service

We carry out 2,200 repairs and respond to 360 emergency repairs in our council homes every week. We have 6,300 outstanding repairs and 377 officers to carry out these repairs.....

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Streets Ahead get ready for winter in Sheffield

The council’s highways contractor is preparing for winter in Sheffield; getting ready for whatever the weather has in store this year.

Councillor Paul Turpin, Executive Member for Inclusive Economy, Jobs and Skills, presents the Retailer of the Year award to Miss Samantha's Vintage owner Sam Parsonage

Sheffield celebrates business successes

Last Wednesday saw the return of The Star Small Business Awards, with businesses and organisations coming together to celebrate some of the best enterprises in Sheffield.

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Changes to Sheffield's HWRC opening times

Opening times at our 5 Household Waste Recycling Centres will change from 1 October, but we're keeping them all open for 7 days a week throughout October.

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Sheffield joins national campaign to encourage more electrical recycling

Clear out the clutter and do your bit for the planet - get recycling your old small electrical items. Anything with a plug, battery or cable can be recycled.

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Volunteer at UEFA Women’s EURO 2022!

This is your chance to be a part of the biggest tournament the UEFA Women's Euro has ever seen, and make some unforgettable memories in the process. Apply now.

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Business Sheffield celebrates enterprise as sponsor of The Star’s Small Business Awards

Business Sheffield, part of Sheffield City Council, is celebrating enterprise as the headline sponsor of The Star’s Small Business Awards.

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Rogue roofer pleads guilty to fraud following Trading Standards Investigation

Rogue roofer Alfred Stephen Milner, 65, of South Kirby, Pontefract, has been handed a 12-month Community Order, a curfew and banned from working in the trade until further notice after pleading guilty to fraud at Sheffield Crown Court.

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Innovation District partners awarded £763,000 government funding to accelerate ambitious plans

Sheffield City Council, working collaboratively with regional partners, has successfully secured £763,000 from the government for development of innovation-led opportunities connected to the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District (AMID). 

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Sheffield shines during Summer in the Outdoor City

More than 1.65million people flocked to the city centre throughout August – with more than 50,000 on the busiest day, 28 August alone - keen for a change of scene at some of the fantastic events that have been taking place throughout the Summer.

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Leader's appeal after killing of Mohamed Issa Koroma

Anyone with information about the death of Mohamed Issa Koroma last Friday (17 September) in Sheffield city centre, is asked to get in touch with South Yorkshire Police.

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Castlegate gets Grey to Green transformation

As part of Castlegate Festival, Grey to Green phase 2 was officially opened last weekend - the scheme has transformed the area in to a beautiful green, active travel route and a haven for wildlife. 

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City’s first LACs meeting marks milestone in devolution

Last night saw the start of a new era in democratic decision-making in Sheffield – with the holding of the city’s first ever Local Area Committee meeting.

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Firth Park Ward by-election results September 2021

By-election results for Firth Park Ward September 2021

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Street tree wardens get to the root of local tree issues

A group of dedicated Street Tree Wardens are working in communities across the city to help care for street trees.

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Council sets out major budget challenge as pandemic pressure continues

Following the impact of Covid-19 on essential services, we are preparing now for a very challenging budget position in 2022/23.  

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A statement from Deputy Leader Councillor Julie Grocutt on booster vaccinations

A statement has been made by Deputy Leader of Sheffield City Council, Councillor Julie Grocutt in relation to Covid-19 booster jabs.

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People in Sheffield urged to make their homes smokefree after increase in secondhand smoke exposure during lockdown

New campaign launched to help smokers make their homes smokefree and prevent exposure of secondhand smoke to others in the household.

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Bring your school to UEFA Women's EURO 2022

Schools can now make group bookings during this exclusive ticketing sale period - with great offers, activities and the chance to win a visit as part of the Trophy Tour. Book for your school by 8 October 2021.

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Nyara School of Arts awarded funding for Windrush Archives project

Sheffield based African Diaspora Arts & Heritage organisation, Nyara School of Arts  to receive £10,000 to produce cultural heritage project capturing and documenting the stories and memories of the Windrush Generation in Sheffield.

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Full details released for Sheffield’s Jamie celebrations

Star-studded premiere, parties and costume exhbition

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Sheffield honours emergency services workers this 999 Day

We will fly the official 999 Day flag above the Town Hall and hold a two minute silence to celebrate this year’s Emergency Services Day and our heroic emergency service workers.

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LACs Survey: Tell us about your local area

The Local Area Committees have launched a citywide survey to discover more about what residents think and feel locally.

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Restrictions relaxed for Libraries, Archives and Information Services

There is no longer a limit on the number of customers who can enter our buildings at any one time and you can now stay in our libraries for as long as you want, within our current opening times. Public toilets are also now open and tables and chairs are back in place so that you can use your library as a study space. Soft seating is being reintroduced. We will be increasing the number of computers in our libraries where possible so that social distancing is still maintained.

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Covid, Claire and Collective Creativity – Writing Exhibition 11th August to 1st September

People across the city and staff at Sheffield City Council worked incredibly hard to keep our city moving and hopeful during Covid. We were all experiencing a range of emotions as many of us were forced to change our daily lives when we began to realise that the pandemic was something very different to what we had ever experienced before.

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New bid for next phase of Active Travel Schemes submitted to Government

South Yorkshire’s Mayoral Combined Authority, supported by Sheffield City Council, has submitted a Countywide bid for over £11.5m from the Department for Transport’s Active Travel Fund. 

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Local Area Committees bring decision making closer to communities

The Council will be hearing from local communities over the coming months to shape how the LACs will work and there will be a range of opportunities for people to share their views, recognising that people want to get involved in different ways.  

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Sheffield’s response to the crisis in Afghanistan

Sheffielders have shown incredible compassion and generosity in recent weeks, stepping up and wanting to find out more about how they can help people fleeing Afghanistan.

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Sheffield City Trust update on Ponds Forge leisure pool

Essential work at Ponds Forge leisure pool is progressing well but the pool will remain closed for a while longer while other works are brought forward to minimise disruption in the long term.

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Rugby League World Cup confirms new dates for 2022

After announcing the postponement of the Rugby League World Cup 2021 to next year, new dates for the tournament have now been confirmed, from 15 October to 19 November 2022.

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Back to school safely this September

Ahead of the new autumn term starting, we have been supporting schools to get ready to welcome pupils, students, and staff back into the classroom safely.

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City set to celebrate Jamie’s Sheffield roots

Sheffield is set to welcome Jamie home with a very special premiere of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, the film adaptation of the hit musical, on 17th September – the same day it launches on Amazon Prime Video around the world.

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The tragic death of Mohammed Munib Majeedi: A statement

Following the devastating death of Mohammed Munib Majeedi, we share a statement from Leader of Sheffield City Council, Cllr Terry Fox.

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Leader looks to future with One-Year Plan

Councillor Terry Fox, Leader of Sheffield City Council, talks about the council’s work over the last few months and the Co-Operative Executive’s new One-Year Plan in a video to residents.

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Changes to Covid-19 self-isolation rules from 16 August

As of today, Monday 16 August, people who are double jabbed or aged under 18 will no longer be legally required to self-isolate if they are identified as a close contact of a positive Covid-19 case.

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Progress continues on the street tree archiving project

Work on a Street Tree Archiving project, to enable those who are interested in documents and files relating to the council's street tree programme, is underway.

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‘Better Health Sheff’ campaign launch

A new campaign to help make it easy for people to make small and simple changes to improve their health launches this week in Sheffield.  The Better Health Sheff campaign has been developed to make it as easy as possible for people to improve their health. It brings together eating well, moving more, Smokefree Sheffield and feeling better.

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Sheffield to host 'job jamboree'

Jobcentre Plus and Sheffield City Council are bringing hundreds of jobs to the people of Sheffield in the Winter Gardens and Millennium Square on August 18th.

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Council wins planning appeal to stop housing development on Loxley Valley

The Planning Inspector has upheld our decision to decline a planning application for housing development on important Green Belt land in the Loxley Valley. 

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City partners pledge to deliver new street tree strategy

A commitment to deliver on a new street tree strategy for Sheffield has been made by the founding members of the Sheffield Street Tree Partnership.

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Council issues new report into children and young people’s experiences of Covid-19

We have published a new report of findings from our survey with Sheffield’s children and young people on their experiences of Coronavirus and life in lockdown.

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‘Transformational’ development plans submitted for historic Leah’s Yard

A planning application to transform historic Leah’s Yard on Cambridge Street into a creative hub for independent businesses has been submitted today.

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Paving project completed at prominent city centre site

Work has been completed by the council’s highways contractor, Amey, on Orchard Street in the city centre, a busy pedestrian thoroughfare connecting Church Street to Leopold Street.  

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Sheffield’s Summer in The Outdoor City programme set to reignite city centre

The city centre is set to come alive this summer with an exciting programme of events within Sheffield’s ‘Summer in The Outdoor City’.

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Rugby League World Cup to be staged in 2022

Organisers have announced that the tournament, which was due to take place in October and November this year, will now take place in 2022.

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Forge Dam restoration project awarded £247,000 in funding

The Government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund is giving over £247,000 to Sheffi ...

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Summer holiday round up: Family friendly activities in Sheffield

The summer holidays are finally here and with many of us planning a staycation this year, we’ve rounded up some of the best family friendly activities for all ages to get involved in.

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Statement from Greg Fell, Director of Public Health: It's not over yet, keep yourself safe

Greg Fell, Director of Public Health for Sheffield said: “It’s not over yet, Covid is still here so please keep yourself safe. It is still infecting people across the city and it doesn’t care who it infects. We’re living more normally than we have been at any point in the last 18 months and in an ordinary day, each of us meets around 5 times more people than we did during lockdown. As a result we have seen a significant rise in cases over the last few weeks.

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Expressions of Interest for Windrush Grant Funding

Sheffield City Council has been awarded £5000 by the Windrush Day Grant Fund and has matched this funding, making £10,000 available. A call for expressions of interest has been made to run an arts-led project with the aim to enhance Sheffield City Archive’s collection of black history content, with a focus on the collection of Windrush Generation memories

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Sheffield launches new promotional video featuring Shauna Coxsey

The Outdoor City have launched a new promotional video showcasing what Sheffield has to offer for visitors, residents and businesses alike.

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Natural flood management in the Limb Brook Valley to help protect Sheffield and the region

A partnership project between the Environment Agency (EA), Sheffield City Council (SCC) and Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust (SRWT) is underway to develop and deliver a range of natural flood management methods in the Limb Brook catchment area.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sheffield Children’s University Festival of Fun

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

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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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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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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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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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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. Cou ...

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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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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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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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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.

The deadline to apply to the EUSS scheme is 30th June

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.

Sam Parsonage, owner of Miss Samantha’s Vintage in Walkey, is proud to support the Make Yourself at Home campaign

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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Essential roadworks starting in Hillsborough

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

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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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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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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!