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Sheffield Markets reopen

The Moor Market and Market Place at Crystal Peaks reopen and welcome back customers after closing for lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Ready, steady, Grow! Green Fingers Garden Competition is now open

Sheffield City Council is pleased to announce the return of the Council tenant Green Fingers Garden competition!

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Sheffield sets out its commitments to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities

Sheffield City Council and Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group have set out their commitments to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. 

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Cliffhanger Festival 2020 cancelled

Sheffield’s Cliffhanger Festival, and its headline event the BMC La Sportiva British Bouldering Championships will not take place in 2020.

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Sheffield prepares to reopen retail on 15 June

Sheffield City Council set out what to expect when visiting the city centre from 15 June.

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#BlackLivesMatter Images

#BlackLivesMatter Images The Town Hall lit purple in solidarity with Black Lives ...

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Sheffield host to 5 teams in Rugby League World Cup 2021

Sheffield to host five teams including Greece men’s and wheelchair champions France as RLWC2021 nation training bases are announced.

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Statement on wider opening of schools and childcare settings

Wider opening is an important step to ensuring that more children get back to school and, in turn, their parents can return to work. Director of Public Health, Greg Fell explains the decision.

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Resurfacing works to restart in Sheffield next week

The councils’ highways contractor Amey will restart their resurfacing programme next week, whilst ensuring the safety of staff and members of the public.

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Black Lives Matter: Learning from a toddler

One of the things on a foster carer’s mind soon after a new child arrives is: what will the future hold for this kid?

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Council reminds drivers to respect parking restrictions

Sheffield City Council is reminding drivers to respect parking restrictions as new phase of lockdown sees more cars returning to the roads.

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Skateparks, basketball courts and multi-use games areas to reopen

More facilities in Sheffield’s parks are to reopen, with skateparks, basketball courts and multi-use games areas now available across the city.

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COVID-19 updates from Director of Public Health Sheffield, Greg Fell

Find regular updates on Covid-19 from Director of Public Health Sheffield, Greg Fell.

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Businesses warned of Legionella risk when reopening

We're asking all businesses that have been closed during lockdown to take action to mitigate the risks of Legionella bacteria that may have built up in their water systems during lockdown.

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Sheffield seeks new Chief Executive

Sheffield City Council is looking for a new Chief Executive to lead the organisation.

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Carers Week thanks the city's unpaid carers

From the 8 to 14 June, it’s Carers Week and time to thank those unpaid carers who, young and old, care in the home for someone in their family.

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Black Lives Matter: Statement from Council Leader, Julie Dore

Council Leader Julie Dore issues a statement on the Black Lives Matter movement and its place in Sheffield.

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Hundreds of free educational books provided to Sheffield families

Sheffield-based publisher, Twinkl, has partnered with South Yorkshire Futures, to provide free educational books to families across the region.

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Free Council parking for key workers extended

Car parks in the city centre managed by Sheffield City Council are now free to use for key workers.

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Virtual cabinet meeting held for first time

We held our first virtual Cabinet Meeting to discuss and agree Sheffield's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Lord Mayor of Sheffield to serve another year in office

We have decided to postpone our Annual Council meeting until May 2021, to ensure continuity throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Statement on wider opening of schools

A statement from Councillor Abtisam Mohamed, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills and Director of Public Health, Greg Fell.

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City moves into next phase of Heart of the City II scheme

Since the outbreak of Covid-19 our daily lives have changed considerably. Whilst we observe social distancing to stay sa ...

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Sheffield set to Move More this June

The fifth annual Move More Month kicks off next week to encourage people across Sheffield to increase their physical activity throughout June.

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Quit for COVID campaign helps more Sheffielder's stop smoking

Smokefree Sheffield launches advert to encourage more people to ‘Quit for COVID’.

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Statement from the Leader of Sheffield City Council

A statement from the Leader of Sheffield City Council, Julie Dore.

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Statement on 5G mast planning applications

Our response to planning application requests for three new 5G masts in the city.

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Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2019-2024

Covid-19 has had a major impact on every community in Sheffield. The nine ambitions our Strategy sets out remain the foundations to support a healthy life.

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New Sheffield Covid-19 grants scheme launched

A new Government scheme has launched to provide funding to businesses that have not previously been eligible for Coronavirus-related support.

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Covid-19: Financial headlines

Over the past few months we have been looking into the financial impact Covid-19 is having on the Council. Here are the headlines...

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Half term virtual adventures during lockdown

Sheffield Children’s Services work to support many children who are often some of the most vulnerable in society. Find out more about who we're working with to keep children entertained this half term.

Sheffield coronavirus response – Environment, Streetscene & Climate Change

Sheffield coronavirus response – Environment, Streetscene & Climate Change

The coronavirus pandemic and resulting national lockdown has changed our daily l ...

Local businesses receive E-Bikes for deliveries

Local businesses receive E-Bikes for deliveries

Sheffield businesses will be trialling a new way of delivering their goods this ...

Sheffield Coronavirus response - Business grants

Sheffield Coronavirus response - Business grants

Councillor Mazher Iqbal, Cabinet Member for Business and Investment at Sheffield ...

Major changes to Pinstone Street to encourage active travel in city centre

Major changes to Pinstone Street to encourage active travel in city centre

Pinstone Street will be closed to traffic in the next fortnight as Sheffield Cit ...

Sheffield Coronavirus response - Education and Skills

Sheffield Coronavirus response - Education and Skills

Councillor Abtisam Mohamed, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills at Sheffield ...

Sheffield Coronavirus response - Neighbourhoods and Community Safety

Sheffield Coronavirus response - Neighbourhoods and Community Safety

At the Council’s cabinet this week, held virtually for the first time due to loc ...

Sheffield Coronavirus response - Active Travel

Sheffield Coronavirus response - Active Travel

Yesterday, Cabinet saw its first virtual meeting; this was streamed live for mem ...

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Sheffield Coronavirus response – Culture, Parks and Leisure

The coronavirus pandemic and resulting national lockdown has had a huge impact on the leisure, entertainment and hospitality industry.All bars, restaurants, cafes, gyms, playground ...

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Sheffield Coronavirus response – Finance and Resources

The coronavirus pandemic and resulting national lockdown has hit many families hard, increasing the number of households ...

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Sheffield Coronavirus response - Health and Social Care

At the Council’s cabinet this week, held virtually for the first time due to lockdown, we reported on how the Council has responded to COVID-19 across the city.We have prioritised ...

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Car parks and bowls reopen in Sheffield parks

Following the Government’s most recent update, we have reviewed facilities across the city’s parks and are reopening car parks with immediate effect, and allowing the use of bowling greens.

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Foster care in lockdown. Three foster carers share their stories

Lockdown has glued us together,” says Helen about her current family of her 20 year old son, a teenager who’s lived with ...

Tennis courts reopen in Sheffield parks

Following the Government’s most recent update to lockdown restrictions, tennis c ...

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Thank You Sheffield

Councillor Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said:   “We are now nine weeks in to a very different reality ...

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Watch Council meetings online during lockdown

In accordance with Covid-19 social distancing rules, all Sheffield City Council meetings are currently being held virtually and shared online via webcast. This includes the Council ...

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Council care and support during COVID-19

Today at the Council’s cabinet, held virtually for the first time due to lockdown, we have reported on how the Council has responded to COVID-19 across the city.   We have priori ...

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Sheffield schools

Councillor Abtisam Mohamed, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills at Sheffield City Council, said:“Sheffield City Coun ...

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Our social workers tell us how they are protecting young people

Councillor Jackie Drayton, Cabinet member for Children’s Services  writes: “Key workers have been the heroes of this cri ...

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Changes to funeral services in Sheffield

Following the latest Government update, which saw a slight ease of some restrictions, Sheffield City Council has today i ...

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Eligible business owners urged to apply for Covid-19 support grants

Sheffield City Council is encouraging eligible businesses in Sheffield to apply for support grants, available to help them face the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic. Over the ...

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Enjoy Sheffield’s parks but stay alert and stay safe

Following the Government’s latest guidance, allowing us to spend more time in outdoor spaces, Sheffield City Council is urging people to stick to social distancing measures while e ...

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Respect staff at Household Waste Recycling Centres

We are incredibly proud that we’ve been able to keep our five Household Waste Recycling Centres open across Sheffield during the Covid-19 pandemic. The hard work and commitment fr ...

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Walking is complicated... our latest blog from foster carer, David Bocking

Walking is complicated. Sometimes there are sticks, and stones, and tree roots, and spiders. And once you’re off the carpet and in the real world, the ground you’re trying to cover ...

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Help our hardworking waste collection crews

We are proud to be running a full waste and recycling service in Sheffield.  However as we stay home and stay safe we are generating more waste than usual.   You can help to ma ...

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Pop-up active travel measures get the green light

Following the massive rise in cycling and walking during the Covid-19 lockdown, Sheffield City Council has laid out its ...

World-class musicians at home with Music in the Round

A free online festival of music from some of the world’s finest musicians is bei ...

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True Steel Spirit of Sheffield revealed as city unites to support the vulnerable

Although we’ve been working at distance, our city has come together like never before. We have received astounding suppo ...

Household Recycling Centres open to Sheffield residents only

The sites can only stay open with your co-operation and if you use the sites saf ...

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New website supports families facing relationship difficulties

Disagreements and arguments are completely normal but if they are becoming a problem then help is at hand.  Relationship Matters is a new partnership between Sheffield City Council ...

‘Sheffield Learning Together’ booklet provides home learning activities to families across the city

5500 copies of a new home learning booklet for children, young people and famili ...

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WATCH: VE Day, Cry For Peace

As we celebrate and remember the sacrifices of all those who fought bravely and kept our nation going during World War T ...

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Rainbows appear outside hospitals to thank key workers

A number of rainbows have appeared on roads outside the city’s hospitals overnight as a thank you to key workers for helping to keep us all safe and well during Covid 19.Working th ...

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WATCH: VE Day, Tribute to the Millions

The Right Worshipful Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Cllr Tony Downing marks this speci ...

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The Fringe at Tramlines 2020 cancelled

Sheffield City Council has confirmed that ‘The Fringe at Tramlines’, the official fringe event to the main Tramlines Festival, has been cancelled.The event was due to take place al ...

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Tramlines 2020 will no longer be taking place

Official statement from TramlinesFirstly, we want to share a heartfelt thank you from the whole team for your patience and messages of support while we work through this difficult ...

VE Day celebrations set to show Sheffield’s steel spirit

Victory in Europe (VE Day), held to celebrate the end of the war in Europe in 19 ...

Businesses asked to share experiences of Covid-19

Sheffield Covid-19 Business Response Group is calling for businesses in the city ...

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Looking after your locks in lockdown

Many things are different during lockdown including our haircuts. To try and still look like their usual self some peopl ...

Have your say on Sheffield’s Licensing Policy

Sheffield City Council is updating its policy for regulating and licensing any b ...

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Smokers quit as doctors warn of worse complications from covid-19

Nationally at least 300,000 people have quit smoking successfully, a further 550,000 have tried to quit and 2.4 million have cut down on the amount of cigarettes they smoke due to ...

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Watch: Director of Public Health answers Coronavirus FAQs

Sheffield City Council's Director of Public Health Greg Fell and Health Protection Manager Ruth Granger, cover some freq ...

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Sheffield City Council announces additional funding for Care Homes during COVID19

Whilst the pandemic continues to place extra pressure on all services across the city, it has brought additional demand to Sheffield’s care sector.In recognition of this, Sheffield ...

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Council distributes business support grants totalling £55m

Business support grants have now been paid to 4,600 businesses in Sheffield, with the grants totalling over £55 million. ...

Thank you, key workers and unsung heroes!

In Sheffield, we’re very fortunate to have such a huge amount of people that are ...

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New Sheffield Wetland Corridor sees wildlife thrive

What do Great Crested Newts, Willow Tits and Harvest Mice have in common?  They are part of a ground-breaking project developed by Froglife and the Sheffield City Council Ecology T ...

Prohibition notice served to Sheffield pub flouting restrictions

A Sheffield pub, which was found to still be opening despite current coronavirus ...

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Baby Safe advice for new & expectant parents during COVID19

At this difficult time, new and expectant parents may have concerns about caring for themselves and their babies. As part of our Baby Safe initiative, we will be sharing the latest ...

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Budding Sheffield gardeners get green-fingered for National Gardening Week

People across the city have been showing off their horticultural talents by spending more time tending to their gardens ...

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Celebrating Ramadan during Covid-19

Director of Public Health at Sheffield City Council, Greg Fell, gives his advice on how to celebrate Ramadan safely this year.Part onePart two ...

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New website & app for children's activities in lockdown

Today we are delighted to announce the shared launch of two new brilliant resources to support Sheffield children and yo ...

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A day in the life of a Director of Public Health

So, what does a day in the life of a Director of Public Health actually look like?We know you're busy, but what exactly ...

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New Dates For Betfred World Snooker Championship

The Betfred World Snooker Championship has been rescheduled, subject to government policy, to run from 31 July to 16 August at the Crucible Theatre.Snooker’s biggest tournament was ...

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UEFA Women’s EURO to take centre stage in summer 2022

The UEFA Executive Committee today confirmed that the postponed UEFA Women’s EURO 2021 will be played in England from 6 July to 31 July 2022. It is planned to use the same venues t ...

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Support to bereaved families in Sheffield losing loved ones during COVID-19

Support to bereaved families losing loved ones during COVID-19Losing a loved one is always difficult, but the social distancing measures currently in place can make it especially h ...

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Celebrating Ramadan during the Covid-19 pandemic

Greg Fell, Director of Public Health at Sheffield City Council shares his suggestions for staying safe and well during Ramadan. ...

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Ramadan Mubarak from Leader Julie Dore

Leader of Sheffield City Council, Councillor Julie Dore said:“This week marks a special occasion for many in Sheffield, ...

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Watch: updates from Public Health in Sheffield

In our latest video Ruth Granger, Health Protection Manager at Sheffield City Council explains 'don't believe everything you read on social media' and advises people to make sure y ...

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Help for the homeless and most vulnerable during COVID-19

It is only natural to worry about the homeless and very vulnerable people at this time. But it is important to know that help is available in the city to support those most in need ...

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The NHS is still open for urgent care

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and GPs across the city say we are ‘still open for business for urgent care’ as the number of patients seeking care for heart attacks and strokes halve ...

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More children given primary school of choice

The vast majority of Sheffield school children will be going to the primary school of their choice at the start of the new term in September 2020.More than 92% of children in Sheff ...

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Coronavirus - Sheffield parks and countryside updates

16.04.20 - Grass cutting to resume in some parks Grass cutting in some of our parks will re-start from 20 April onwards. This is to help us keep our parks and green spaces safe an ...

Changes to Sheffield waste collection due to COVID-19

15.04.20 - visits to Household Waste Recycling Centres Household Waste Recyclin ...

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Extra support towards council tax payments in Sheffield

Sheffield City Council is supporting those who claim Council Tax Support with an additional £6million pounds towards pay ...

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Be a good neighbour - how you can help if you overhear domestic abuse

How to help your neighbour if you overhear violent domestic abuseDuring the COVID-19 Pandemic we are all observing the Government guidelines on staying home and staying safe. Unfor ...

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A message from Julie Dore and Greg Fell

Councillor Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said:“With the Easter bank holiday weekend coming up, I want to send my best wishes to everyone in Sheffield and remind the ...

Sheffield Council housing advice and support during COVID-19

Sheffield Council housing advice and support during COVID-19 Rented Council Prop ...

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Sheffield Community Support Services 

Sheffield Community Support ServicesThe Community Support Services for Sheffield has been live since 27th March. The dir ...

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Top ten things to do at home in Sheffield this Easter

With the Easter break coming up and the country continuing to follow national gu ...

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Council approves over a thousand Covid-19 business support grants

Sheffield City Council has received nearly 4,000 applications for business support grants to aid small local businesses ...