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Full Council endorses amendments to Draft Local Plan – so, what happens next?

Amendments to the Draft Local Plan in response to public consultation were endorsed by Full Council on Wednesday 6 September. The Draft Local Plan will now be put forward for consideration by a Government planning inspector.  

Councillor Tom Hunt, wearing a blue suit and glasses, standing in the Town Hall smiling

September’s video message from Cllr Tom Hunt

As autumn approaches, Leader of Sheffield City Council, Councillor Tom Hunt, talks about the beginning of the new school year and shares information about support available for young residents and families.

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Cllr Dawn Dale: Work to replace RAAC at Abbey Lane Primary School already underway

Following the announcement from the Government's Department of Education yesterday regarding the impact of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) in schools across the country, Cllr Dawn Dale, Chair of the Education, Children and Families Committee, has released an update on the situation in Sheffield.  

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Council sets out proactive approach to budget planning

Over the past 13 years, Sheffield, along with many other local authorities, has seen significant reductions in funding from central government. Alongside this, demand for services is rising. As a Council we are taking a proactive cross-Party approach to ensure we manage this challenge in the best way possible for the people of Sheffield.

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New café for Whirlow Brook Park

A new park café has opened this week, in a refurbished old public toilet and bus shelter in the beautiful grounds of Whirlow Brook Park, a popular beauty spot for walkers, local people and families.

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Students celebrate on GCSE results day

We are very proud of our students and congratulate them on their GCSE results. Councillor Dawn Dale, Chair of the Children, Young People and Families Policy Committee, said:“ I’d like to congratulate all of you on the hard work that I know you’ve put in, especially through the difficult times of Covid, getting back into school and into a routine. I’d like to thank their parents and carers, teachers, school governors and support staff for playing such a vital role in helping them achieve their results."  

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Botanical Gardens set to be awash with creativity at Art in the Gardens 2023

Art in the Gardens, one of the largest outdoor art markets in the north of England, returns on 2-3 September at Sheffield’s beautiful Botanical Gardens.

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Sheffield’s adult learning and high needs programmes ‘outstanding’ in Ofsted report

Sheffield City Council’s Lifelong Learning Service has been awarded an ‘outstanding’ rating from Ofsted for the city’s adult learning programmes, provision for learners with high needs and behaviours and attitudes of staff.

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An update on The Leadmill

On 18 September, an application for a shadow premises licence for The Leadmill which has been submitted MVL Properties 2017 Ltd, the landlord, will be heard by the council’s Licensing Sub Committee.

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Today is A level results day

Students across the city have been receiving their A-Level results today and She ...

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Devonshire Green screening for Lionesses in World Cup final

Sheffield will come together to cheer on the Lionesses in the FIFA World Cup Final as the city hosts a free screening for families to watch the match.

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‘Cobweb Bridge’ on Five Weirs Walk closed due to vandalism and diversions in place

The unique ‘Cobweb Bridge’ on Five Weirs Walk has been closed as a result of vandalism this weekend. Due to concerns for the safety of the bridge, it has been closed until further notice.

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£3.4million to help South Yorkshire businesses reduce their carbon footprint

Businesses in South Yorkshire will benefit from a £3.4million investment to help them reduce their carbon emissions, improve resilience, and protect jobs.

Councillor Tom Hunt in Sheffield Winter Garden

Monthly video message from Cllr Tom Hunt, leader of Sheffield City Council

Councillor Tom Hunt, Leader of Sheffield City Council, gives an update on what's been happening in our city over the past few weeks.

John Burkhill smiling, in a Macmillan t-shirt and green wig, with his thumb up at the camera. His famous 'pram' is seen to the right of him.

Sheffield to celebrate John Burkhill’s £1million fundraising achievement

On Thursday 17 August, a celebration event for John “The man with the pram” Burkhill will take place at Sheffield Winter Garden, hosted by Lord Mayor Cllr Colin Ross.

Tramlines main stage

Tramlines: Hillsborough Park to reopen in sections as repairs begin

Following assessments by both Tramlines and Sheffield City Council groundwork teams, work has begun to restore Hillsborough Park back to its usual high quality.

Cllr Tom Hunt

Council Leader Cllr Tom Hunt responds to Race Equality Commission discussion

Yesterday, Strategy and Resources Committee met to discuss the action plan for the Race Equality Commission (REC). Members of the public came along and put their questions to the committee, detailing their experiences and calling for action.

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Landlord prosecuted for a second time for failing tenants

Sheffield City Council has successfully prosecuted rogue landlord Gunes Ata, 48, for a second time, after failing to provide appropriate documentation to a tenant.

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Committee endorses amendments to Draft Local Plan

Amendments to the Draft Local Plan in response to public consultation will be referred to Full Council for consideration after they were endorsed by the Strategy & Resources Committee today.

Containers in Sheffield City Centre

Containers: Applications for community uses now open

Applications are now open to secure a container for community uses across Sheffield.

The Mi Amigo memorial adorned with tributes

Funds being raised by RAFA to renovate Endcliffe Park Mi Amigo memorial

Funds are being raised by the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) to renovate The Mi Amigo memorial in Endcliffe Park in time for its 80th anniversary service in 2024.

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Sheffield celebrates South Yorkshire gaining Local Visitor Economy Partnership status

Sheffield City Council has welcomed the creation of the South Yorkshire Local Visitor Economy Partnership (LVEP)

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Changes to PCNs due to technical error

Sheffield City Council is aware of a technical error which has, unfortunately, resulted in around 4,700 Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) being issued to motorists with the incorrect time printed on the document.

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New ‘Routemaps’ outline Council’s plans to achieve net zero by 2030

The first tranche in a series of Routemaps outlining Sheffield City Council’s plans to lead by example and become net zero by 2030 were agreed last week at the Transport and Regeneration and Climate Policy Committee.

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Kelham Island and Neepsend road layout and parking schemes to be made permanent

Changes to road layouts and some parking arrangements in Kelham Island and Neepsend will be introduced after a decision from the Transport, Regeneration and Climate Committee.

The main stage at Tramlines

Tramlines 2023 comes to a close

Tramlines has wrapped up for 2023, with some of music’s best-known names hitting the stage in Hillsborough Park.

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Dame Andrea Leadsom visits trailblazing Sheffield Family Hubs supporting families in the community

Dame Andrea Leadsom, the Government’s Early Years Advisor, visited Family Hubs in Sheffield on Thursday, to see how we have developed the Family Hub & Start for life programme as a trailblazer across the city.

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Funding to explore bringing back the Eurasian Beaver

Sheffield City Council has been awarded £96,725 to look at the possibility of reintroducing beavers into Sheffield and surrounding areas because of the extensive, positive influence that they have on the environment and ecosystems.

A crowd of people dancing and singing to a performance, taken from the stage.

Get ready for Tramlines: road closures and other essential information

 As Tramlines returns to Hillsborough Park and the Fringe at Tramlines takes over the city centre, Sheffield is gearing up for the biggest weekend on the city’s calendar.  

Sheffield train station

Sheffield and Leeds joint response to publication of HS2 to Leeds study terms of reference

Sheffield and Leeds leaders have issued a statement following the publication of terms of reference for the study into how to bring high-speed rail to Leeds via Sheffield and the East Midlands.

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One year on from Race Equality Commission Report

Today is an important milestone as we reach the one-year anniversary of the publication of the Race Equality Commission report (REC).  The commission, chaired by Prof Kevin Hylton and including 24 commissioners from across Sheffield, collated detailed evidence of the racism and racial disparities affecting our communities.

Chapel Walk taken from Norfolk Row.

Chapel Walk transformation continues with £1.24 million investment

Chapel Walk’s transformation is set to continue as Sheffield City Council awards £1.24 million to local businesses to create a vibrant city centre destination.