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Progress continues as hearings dates set for Sheffield’s Local Plan

The future of Sheffield’s Local Plan and how it will shape the city over the next 15-20 years has progressed following the announcement of the dates for three public hearing sessions.

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International Women's Day 2024 - IDAS (Independent Domestic Abuse Services)

Noreen, Community Team Manager at IDAS Sheffield, spoke to us about the emotional and practical support they give to anyone impacted by domestic abuse.

Janet, Head of Operations at Sheffield Women’s Aid, sitting at an office desk and smiling.

International Women's Day 2024 - Sheffield Women's Aid

We spoke to Janet, Head of Operations at Sheffield Women’s Aid (SWA), about the support they provide to women and children who experience domestic abuse.

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International Women's Day 2024 - The Employers Forum

One of Opportunity Sheffield's delivery partners, The Employers Forum, is currently working on a project designed to meet the employability needs of Pakistani Women living in Sheffield.

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International Women's Day 2024 - Irise

We spoke to Calum Smith, Interim CEO/ Head of Operations at Irise, a period equality organisation about how they support young people.

Crossed Wires Podcast Festival

New podcast festival to be held in Sheffield

Launching in May 2024, Crossed Wires Festival will bring the nation's top names in podcasting to Sheffield, for one very special weekend.

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Overnight resurfacing works to start on Chesterfield Road

Overnight diversions will be in place for three weeks as resurfacing works are carried out on Chesterfield Road in Woodseats. The works, which will start on Sunday, 10 March and will be carried out in three phases, will take place overnight between 9pm and 5am and will require the road to be closed during these hours to keep pedestrians, motorists and staff safe.

Sheffield Litter Pickers at a previous event on the side of a road pictured with a number of bags of litter

Residents encouraged to take part in the Great British Spring Clean

The Great British Spring Clean kicks into action this weekend and Sheffield residents are being urged to get involved by organising their own community litter picks. The two-week campaign, which starts on Saturday, 16 March, is spearheaded by Keep Britain Tidy and being supported by Sheffield City Council, in conjunction with Amey, contractors for the council’s Streets Ahead programme.

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Leaf clearing programme ends for another year

Clearing the city’s roads and pavements of fallen leaves has come to an end as Sheffield City Council will soon turn their attention to their grass cutting programme.

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Key improvements set to transform travel in Sheffield city centre

Sheffield is transforming with fantastic regeneration projects reshaping the city centre, turning it into a vibrate and exciting place to live, work and play. The result will make the city a must-visit location for anyone looking to shop, eat, drink, and enjoy their day.

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Solar and wind power could be ramped up under decarbonisation plans

The installation of solar panels on thousands of buildings across Sheffield and creating new larger scale wind and solar opportunities are being considered as part of a decarbonisation route map.

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Council unveils plans to expand Electric Vehicle Charging network

Charging your electric vehicle in and around Sheffield may be about to get easier with a proposal for 11 new on-street and public car park charging points. Under the proposal, six new on-street locations and three car parks are to have the points installed, increasing the network by 22 bays.

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Proposal to work with community sector to develop a Community Buildings Policy 

The Council will discuss the proposed approach to the Community Buildings Policy on Wednesday March 12th. The report outlines how the Council, if approved, would introduce an interim policy for a year to enable progress on a number of Community Asset Transfers that have already been requested.

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Covid annual day of reflection memorial event

The first annual day of reflection to remember those lost to Covid took place at the Covid Memorial willow tree sculpture in Balm Green Gardens on Sunday 3rd March. 

Tramlines Festival

Tramlines granted approval to remain at Hillsborough Park

Tramlines Festival has been given Council approval to continue taking place at H ...

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New traffic enforcement powers for safer and more reliable roads

Enforcement powers designed to help increase the number of drivers complying with the rules of the road, improve road safety and tackle congestion issues in the city were granted to the city in January 2023. A new report at the Council’s Waste and Street Scene Committee on 13th March will ask the committee to approve how they will be applied.

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Glass houses at Norton Nurseries to be restored for food growing

The glass houses at Norton Nurseries in Sheffield’s Graves Park are to be restored and a new operator will be commissioned to grow food in the space.

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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.

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£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. 

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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.

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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.