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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 ...

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First £10,000 fine issued as Council continues Covid enforcement

Since the start of the pandemic more than 8,000 visits have been made to make sure businesses are Covid-compliant. The first £10,000 fine was issued for repeated breaches last week.

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Communities empowered to shape decisions with launch of Local Area Committees

Sheffield City Council is to revolutionise how citizens can influence the decisions that matter to communities, committing to a modern way of engaging, empowering and enabling Sheffielders to shape their local areas.

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Further steps to improve active travel launched for the city

Sheffield gears up for more active travel improvements as the consultation for Nether Edge – City Centre opens. The latest proposals, which sit under the Connecting Sheffield project, reveal plans for safer cycling and better walking routes from the City Centre to Broomhall and towards Nether Edge.

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Council secures new funding to unlock £150 million of private sector investment

A report to be considered by the Council's Cabinet on 17th March seeks approval to enter into funding agreements that will help to deliver the first phase of development at West Bar.

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Sheffield smokers urged to quit for their mental health this No Smoking Day

Smokefree Sheffield is encouraging smokers across the city to set a quit date this No Smoking Day (10 March). This year’s campaign focuses on the importance of quitting for your ...

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New Shared Ownership Scheme plans to help first-time buyers

A new Shared Ownership scheme, designed to help people buy part shares in a home they want to purchase, will be proposed at our Cabinet meeting on 17th March.

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How we're celebrating International Women’s Day 2021

Find out how we're celebrating International Women's Day 2021.

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Funding for sport, arts & culture

Cllr Mary Lea welcomes the Government's announcement of £millions in funding to support sport, arts and cultural organisations, and highlights the importance of the sectors for Sheffield's economic recovery.

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Getting back to school and college safely from 8th March

Here at Sheffield City Council, we’re supporting schools as they prepare to welcome pupils back by putting systems in place to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 and keep children, staff and their families safe.

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Care, recovery and future progress at heart of Sheffield’s budget

Budget proposals were agreed for 2021/22 at Sheffield's Full Council meeting today.

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Plans unveiled for iconic new city centre park

Sheffield City Council is showcasing new proposals for Pound’s Park, a landmark new public space within the Heart of the City scheme, which continues the city centre’s move towards a greener, more sustainable and people-focused destination.

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New electric chargers now live

Sheffield Council has installed 18 new rapid electric vehicle chargers in 7 locations across the city.

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Covid-19 screen grant available to Sheffield taxi drivers

Sheffield City Council will contribute up to £80 towards the costs of taxi drivers installing a protective screen to comply with Covid-19 regulations in a new grant scheme.

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Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Response Fund second round

We are pleased to launch a second round of the Community COVID-19 Response Fund.This short-term funding is designed to support the Voluntary and Community Sector in their work around preventing the spread of COVID-19, testing and outbreak management, supporting people to isolate and supporting Covid-19 vaccination uptake.

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Sheffield joins other authorities to press Government to support taxis

Sheffield has joined other local authorities to ask Government for an urgent meeting to discuss concerns for the taxi and private hire trades.

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Kate Brindley appointed to boost South Yorkshire’s arts and cultural sector

As new Director, Kate will work with South Yorkshire’s cultural sectors to attract investment, grow participation and increase tourism opportunities for the region.

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Volunteer during the Rugby League World Cup 2021 in Sheffield

The Rugby League World Cup volunteer programme launches to the public today and with Sheffield hosting nine fixtures across the competition there's plenty of opportunities for local people to get involved. Register now.

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Household Waste Recycling Centres - your actions matter

We need all visitors to our Household Waste Recycling Centres to respect staff and the guidelines in place, to prevent further delays and potential closures at sites.

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Bradley, Alice and Marshal get skilled up for the future

Year on year we will be recruiting more apprentices to make sure that we have local skilled people working in either our housing service or for the local companies that carry out work for us. We’ve been talking with some of these apprentices, who are doing a 3 or 4 year NVQ qualification, so read on to hear all about what they’re learning and their hopes for the future.

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Roadmap out of lockdown

Last night the Government laid out a four-step roadmap for how the country will slowly ease out of lockdown restrictions over coming months.

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Historic Leah’s Yard set for revival as creative hub for independent businesses

Leah’s Yard, a former 19th Century mesters works and one of Sheffield’s most important heritage buildings, is set for an exciting new future that will both honour and celebrate its rich industrial heritage as part of the Heart of the City regeneration programme.

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Plans to create greener vehicle fleet brought forward

Sheffield City Council is bringing forward plans to replace the most polluting diesels in its fleet, improving air quality in the city by replacing them with electric and cleaner fossil fuel vehicles.

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UEFA Women's EURO 2022: 500 days to go

The countdown begins towards a record-breaking event coming to Sheffield that promises to be the major football tournament of summer 2022. 

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Voting in a pandemic – how can you do it?

The Government has confirmed that local elections will go ahead in May, and here at Sheffield City Council we are doing all we can to make voting as easy and safe as possible.

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New improved walking and cycling routes proposed for Tinsley

Plans to improve active travel in and around Tinsley are launched for consultation today.  The new scheme, funded by the Government’s Transforming Cities Fund, reveals proposals to improve connectivity for cycling and walking between Meadowhall and Tinsley and provide better access to Rotherham and Sheffield from these areas.

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Enjoy our playgrounds responsibly this half term

We want you to enjoy some exercise and fresh air this half term in our parks but please do so responsibly, sticking to the current Government rules and guidance.

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Citywide supermarket Covid-compliance checks

We've been visiting shops and supermarkets across the city to make sure they are Covid-compliant and provide advice and support.

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High visibility patrols and partnership efforts continue in Page Hall

We're working with South Yorkshire Police and Fir Vale Community Hub to improve community issues in Page Hall. Last week we carried out a partnership day of action to address problems in the area.

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Give us your views on your bin collection services

We want to know what you think about bin collection services in Sheffield, including general waste and recycling. Complete our surveys.

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New grant scheme to support open businesses now live

Sheffield City Council will make one off payments of between £1400 and £3150 to businesses that can stay open under the 5th January 2021 national lockdown, providing in-person services to customers.

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Consultation open on new shared-use cycle lane in Hillsborough

Online consultation events are taking place this week on proposals for a new shared-use cycle lane for bikes and pedestrians, running from Herries Road to Wardsend.

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Improvement plans for Stannington Park Playground

Recent bouts of bad weather have affected conditions at Stannington playground.  We will be making improvements to drainage and the play equipment to make it better for local people.

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Council calls for support for struggling nightlife businesses

Sheffield City Council has today called on the Government to support the night-time economy sector, so that the city’s much loved pubs, bars and clubs can recover from the financial impact of Covid-19.

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New policy to tow cars parked obstructively or with unpaid tickets

A new parking policy designed to crack down on drivers in Sheffield who evade paying parking fines will come into place early this year following approval by Sheffield City Council.

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Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence is never OK - #ITSNOTOK

Sexual abuse and sexual violence is never OK and this week is dedicated to raising awareness and reminding anyone who is worried or at risk that there is help available to them.

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Balanced budget and future focus despite pressures of Covid-19

We've set out our budget plans for 2021/22. Despite the challenges brought about by the pandemic we are investing in the care sector, youth services and community safety, giving Council Tax support to those who need it most, retaining citywide essential services to all residents, and delivering on priorities for a sustainable future.

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Give us your views on Household Waste Recycling Centres

Sheffield’s five Household Waste Recycling Centres, which have remained open thr ...

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Plans revealed for first Active Neighbourhood in Sheffield

Proposals to create an Active Neighbourhood in the Kelham and Neepsend area are launched today so that people can have their say on the plans.

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Our plans for council housing

Our priorities for providing safe, warm, affordable council homes and investing in them and our council estates has been approved by our full council meeting. Our ambitious plans mean that we will continue to invest in council properties and improve the lives of all council tenants and residents across the city.

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Town Hall flag raised at half-mast for Captain Sir Tom Moore

The Union Flag has been raised at half-mast today at Sheffield Town Hall in tribute to Captain Sir Tom Moore, following his death yesterday (2nd February.)

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Two prosecuted over illegally imported puppies

We prosecuted two people for the illegal import and unnecessary mutilation of puppies. If you're planning on getting a dog do your research properly first.

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National Ping Pong initiative welcomes Sheffield to the table

We've teamed up with Table Tennis England to bring ping pong and promote healthy activity to more people in Sheffield

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Council opens consultation on new proposals for library enhancements

We have launched a public consultation about improvements to libraries, after we announced last year that each community hub library would benefit from a £10,000 cash boost.  

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New grant scheme to support self-employed and small businesses now live

Sheffield City Council will make one off payments of £1000 to businesses who have not been eligible for other grant schemes and are impacted by the 5th January 2021 National Lockdown.

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Vaccinations provided to all care homes in Sheffield

Today marks a huge milestone for Sheffield and its older care home residents as all have now been offered the covid-19 vaccinated.  

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Sheffield City Region MCA approves 20-year plan for stronger, greener and fairer economic growth

A new 20 year Strategic Economic Plan has been set out for South Yorkshire, as the region looks to unlock its potential and create prosperity and opportunity for all.

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

Help is available for all EU citizens in the city who must apply for 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 4.88 million applications have already been made to the EU Settlement Scheme.

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The first step on Sheffield’s journey to zero carbon

After declaring a climate emergency in 2019, Sheffield will take a major step towards this goal by releasing a new report which details where carbon emissions can be reduced in the city.

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Rapid Covid testing centre for essential staff without symptoms

A rapid Covid testing centre for essential staff who work with vulnerable people will open next month. The centre, based at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield (EISS), will initially be for Council staff, private providers and third sector staff who do not have symptoms.

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Coronavirus vaccination update

Greg Fell, Director of Public Health for Sheffield has said today: “We are working to support the NHS led vaccination programme by contributing our knowledge and logistical assistance as a council. We’re here to help the NHS make this programme a success. Whilst we continue to provide this support, we must stress that the national lead for the rollout of the Covid vaccination programme is the NHS.

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Join free live digital event inspired by local stories

Next month Sheffield Libraries, Archives and Information will host a free digital evening dinner time event with a menu of poetry, language and film in partnership with the British Library, the UK’s national library, and produced by Poet in the City, one of the UK’s leading poetry organisations.

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Thousands of laptops provided to children across Sheffield

Sheffield City Council will provide thousands of additional laptops to support children who are currently having to home school, without the devices to do so.

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New Community Services Manager for Page Hall

The new community services manager will lead on the development and delivery of a partnership action plan to deal with the issues affecting local people in Page Hall.

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30 households resettled after launch of rent guarantee initiative

Our housing initiative has provided 30 households with new homes in affordable, private rented properties thanks to a rent guarantee scheme that was introduced in May last year.

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Consultation on proposals to extend award-winning Grey to Green project

A consultation has launched on proposals to extend the award-winning Grey to Green scheme from Castlegate to Angel Street. 

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Go ahead for new Westfield playground

Working with Westfield Big Local Partnership we will be creating a brand-new multi-use playground for families in the Westfield area.

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Latest business closure grants offer significant support

New 'lockdown' grants are available to businesses affected by the latest Covid-19 restrictions. 

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Council holds summit to tackle the city’s digital divide

Today we held a Digital Inclusion Summit that brought together over 100 individuals and businesses from across the public, voluntary, community, faith and private sectors to collectively address the digital divide in Sheffield.

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Latest on flood impact in Sheffield

The latest on flooding in Sheffield

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Popular Forge Dam set for £300,000 restoration project

More than £300,000 will be spent on a heritage and wildlife improvement project at Forge Dam, after our Cabinet approved funding, adding to years of fundraising by volunteers from the Friends of Porter Valley.

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Honouring Holocaust Memorial Day with an online service

Due to the current pandemic, this year's Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony will not take place at the Winter Gardens and will instead be honoured with a free online vigil.

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Major improvement works to begin on city centre bus route

Work to extend a bus lane on one of Sheffield’s busiest bus routes will take place early this year, in a project set to improve journey time on London Road, a key route into the city centre.

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Council responds to snow across city

The council is working with partners across the city following heavy snowfall.

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Grant increases and extension for business supply chain scheme

The recent grant scheme to support eligible businesses in the supply chain to hospitality, accommodation, leisure, and entertainment sectors has been extended and grant amounts have been increased.

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Snow - disruption to bin collections

Today's collections have been suspended. Leave your bin out if it wasn't emptied. 

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Sheffield Covid testing sites – snow update

Snow is causing significant disruption for testing sites and for people getting to these sites for their tests. At all sites, the number of people getting tested is down considerably. When a site closes due to the weather conditions, people with existing bookings will receive a text directing them to alternative testing sites that are still open.

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Statement on our advice and support for safe care homes visits

We’ve written to all care homes to support them in continuing to provide safe visiting opportunities during this third national lockdown. We know how important visits are for supporting the health and wellbeing of people living in care homes and their relationships with friends and family so we’ve provided them with an overview of how this should work in Sheffield.  

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High street set for transformation following successful funding bid

Sheffield City Council has been successful in its bid for £15.8m of funding as part of the Government’s Future High Streets Fund, which will be used to rejuvenate Sheffield’s high street as part of the continuing transformation of the city centre.

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Help on hand if your drinking has you worried

If you over-indulged on the alcohol front over Christmas and in the last few months, and are a bit worried about it, the message from the Sheffield Treatment and Recovery Team, provided by Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust, is that there is plenty of help and advice available to you.

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ICON programme launches to help parents cope with infant crying

Sheffield health and care partners have launched a programme to help parents cope with crying babies and reduce the risk of infant injury and death.

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Coronavirus Helpline takes 20,000th call

Sheffield’s Coronavirus Community Support Helpline has reached a major milestone after taking is 20,000th call since opening in March last year.

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Protecting our communities and supporting recovery - Sheffield’s 2021/22 budget proposals

Take part in our online consultation about Sheffield's budget for 2021/22 by Tuesday 19 January. We have outlined our proposals and want to hear your views.

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Calls for Government to lift pub takeaway alcohol ban

Sheffield City Council is working with Sheffield and District Branch of the Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA) to urge the Government to revise their policy on restricting pubs and bars from providing takeaway alcohol products during the national lockdown. Currently, hospitality venues are only able sell alcohol via delivery.   

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Bin collections and recycling centres during lockdown

Bin collections will continue as normal during the six week lockdown period, and our 5 household waste recycling centres will remain open.

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Councillor Bob Johnson elected Leader of Sheffield City Council

Councillor Bob Johnson was today, officially elected the Leader of Sheffield City Council.

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Smokers encouraged to give quitting another go

Lots of support is available to help smokers in Sheffield give up for good. Don't give up on quitting, give it another go. 

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Business trading in lockdown

New restrictions are now in place affecting how businesses can operate, following the announcement of the national lockdown. 

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National lockdown announced to combat rising Covid cases

Yesterday the government announced a new national lockdown to combat the rising number of Covid cases across the UK.

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Covid testing centre to move location on 11 January

There are six Covid testing centres across Sheffield and on 11th January one of them will move location. The Hillsborough mobile testing centre will move to the site of the former Hazlebarrow Primary School.