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Thank you to those who care

Carers are vital to our communities. Without their support our care system would be severely compromised. With over 60,000 carers in our city, both unpaid and paid, and over 7,000 children who provide care to a family member who they live with, the caring agenda is important and must not be overlooked.

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New Sheffield advertising policy puts people and planet at its heart

The new advertising and sponsorship policy, which is one of the most ambitious in the country, was adopted this week by Sheffield City Council’s Finance Committee and includes restrictions on how advertising and sponsorship matters are managed.

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Sheffield Botanical Gardens first curator to be honoured in park

The first curator and designer of the historic Sheffield Botanical Gardens is to be commemorated with the installation of a blue plaque that celebrates his work and achievements.

Cllr Ben Miskell and Cllr Tom Hunt standing in front of a green Sheffield Connect fully electric bus

Free City Centre bus service welcomes Sheffield’s first electric buses

As the old saying goes, ‘you wait for one bus to arrive then two turn up at once’. Well Sheffield City Council can do better than that, with four electric buses set to begin service in the city centre free for passengers to use.

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"All I wanted was to be at home" – Short Term Intervention Team success

The story of a loved one who just wants to be back home where they belong, instead of in a hospital bed, is a familiar one to all of us. Everyone wants the comfort and safety of their own environment after a stay in hospital and a safe and timely transition home relies on the work and support of professionals, and family and friends.

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Formal launch of Northern Gambling Service in Sheffield

Today saw the launch of the North-East and Yorkshire Gambling Clinic in Sheffield. The service will provide specialist NHS treatment for people experiencing gambling-related harm across South Yorkshire.

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Tenant protected from eviction as council secures prosecution against landlord

A landlord has been ordered to pay £2,500 in fines, compensation and costs after Sheffield City Council successfully brought a prosecution against him.

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Sheffield species set to thrive thanks to new funding

Funding has been secured to enhance natural habitats in the South-East of Sheffield, around the Shire Brook Valley Nature Reserve, to help important wildlife species to thrive.

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Steps taken to tackle period poverty and improve menopause awareness in Sheffield

Ambitions to make Sheffield a period equity and menopause aware city move forward.

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Planning permission submitted for ambitious new public artwork on the Sheffield and Tinsley Canal

An impressive floating sculpture is being proposed for installation on the Sheffield and Tinsley Canal, near Tinsley Marina.

Cllr Ben Miskell stands in Sheffield city centre with two trams parked up behind him on his right hand side and a double decker bus on his left hand side

Sheffield’s Transport Vision to reshape travel towards 2035

Simple, affordable fares, reliable bus journeys, easy and safe routes to walk or wheel to schools, shops, and local facilities, and tackling congestion are just some of items that form Sheffield’s Transport Vision for the next two decades.

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Ambitious plans proposed to cut deaths on Sheffield’s roads by 2030

Reducing the risk of someone being killed or seriously injured on Sheffield’s roads is at the heart of the Council’s new Road Safety Action Plan.

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International Women's Day 2024 - Period Positive

For International Women’s Day 2024, we’re highlighting organisations in Sheffield that help and provide support to women, trans or non-binary people.

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Community Hub Libraries to keep five day week opening hours

After receiving positive feedback from users, hub libraries will now be open five full days a week.

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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.

Noreen, Community Team Manager at IDAS Sheffield, speaking to another person at a desk.

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.

An artist impression of Pinstone Street in Sheffeild showing a row of bollards in the foreground and the road being used by cyclists and pedestrians, the road is flanked on both sides by buildings with Sheffield Town Hall in the background

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.

Cllr Ben Miskell stands in the foreground with a wind turbine in the background, scattered throughout the picture are a number of trees and a path disappears off into the distance

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.

Cllr Ben Miskell standing next to a white electric vehicle charging point, he is holding the plug that goes into the cars in his right hand

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.