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Review at Hillsborough Stadium concludes

A review at Hillsborough Stadium over concerns about crowd movements has concluded, stating that all aspects of safety at the stadium complied fully with the club’s Safety Certificate, Minor recommendations were made relating to the overall matchday experience.

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Sheffield families to benefit from £5m funding in rollout of Family Hubs

Sheffield is one of 14 trailblazer authorities set to receive a £5m share of Government funding as part of the roll out of new Family Hubs.

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15 new Shared Ownership homes for Owlthorpe

The council’s new Shared Ownership scheme, which helps people buy part shares in a home they want to purchase, will see 15 new two, three and four-bedroomed homes become available between now and July 2023.

A CGI mock up of what Fargate will look like after works carried out

Committee agrees next steps for Fargate regeneration

The decision was made to support a phased approach to reinvigorating the public space, focussing on Fargate and plans for the Event Central community hub initially and expanding out to High Street, Castle Square, Hartshead Square, George Street and Mulberry Street at a later stage.

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Sheffield retain 'Purple Flag' status for 11th year

Sheffield has once again won a national award for the City Centre Evening & Night-Time Economy that recognises it as a safe and enjoyable place to go for a night out. An award it has held and renewed on an annual basis since 2012.

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New café for popular Sheffield beauty spot Whirlow Brook Park

Work has started on site for a brand-new café, with attached public WC, at Sheffield’s Whirlow Brook Park, a popular beauty spot for walkers, local people and families.

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New book about Sheffield FC Founder, Sir Nathaniel Creswick, released

This week saw the launch of a new book about the ‘Life and Times’ of Sir Nathaniel Creswick, one of Sheffield FC founders, the oldest football club in the world still playing here in Sheffield since 1857.

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How we’re tackling pressure on council housing budgets

The Housing Revenue Account (HRA) for 2023/24 will be discussed at this week’s Housing Policy Committee which outlines how we propose to balance the HRA budget, what we’ve already achieved and what our priorities will be for the year ahead. Amongst other plans and proposed changes, the committee will be asked to consider an increase in council housing rents in Sheffield as local authorities across the country continue to battle a challenging financial picture whilst continuing to invest for the future in the city’s housing stock.

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Celebrating 25 years of life-changing community courses

This week’s event at Sheffield Town Hall shone a spotlight on how Community Development and Health training courses have been changing lives in the community for the last 25 years.  

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Northern leaders unite to unlock potential and improve lives across the region

City Leaders from across the north joined forces yesterday at Convention of the ...

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Containers to be used by community groups and to improve park facilities

At Strategy and Resources Committee today, councillors opted to place the Fargate containers in storage while alternative community uses across the city are explored.

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Vigil honouring Holocaust Memorial Day in Sheffield Winter Garden

Sheffield City Council’s Holocaust Memorial Day Vigil is taking place in Sheffield Winter Garden on 26 January 2023 from 5.15pm to 7.00pm. Each year a theme is chosen for the day, and for 2023 it is ‘Ordinary People’. It highlights the ordinary people who let genocide happen, the ordinary people who actively perpetrated genocide, and the ordinary people who were persecuted.

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Statement from Cllr Mazher Iqbal following Levelling Up announcement

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities announced overnight a further 100 projects across the country are set to receive a share of the £2.1billion Levelling Up Fund. Unfortunately, no Levelling Up Fund was allocated to Sheffield on this occasion.

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Convention of the North - unlocking the region's potential

Northern leaders have outlined a clear set of ideas to unlock and deliver the region’s potential ahead of Convention of the North 2023. Sheffield is proud to stand together with the North with one strong voice championing our future.

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Resurfacing work on Ecclesall Road to start next week

Sections of Ecclesall Road in Sheffield will be resurfaced this month, with work due to start week commencing 25th January, for three nights.

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Future of Fargate containers to be decided

The future of the containers on Fargate is to be decided at the Council’s Strategy and Resources Committee next week.

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Rose Garden Café survey findings and next steps

Additional structural surveys have been completed at the Rose Garden Café Building in Graves Park. Findings support initial concerns and the full survey reports will now be used to help determine costs of future options for the site and inform the upcoming public consultation.

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Flooding update - Moonshine Lane

The latest update from the council following a burst water pipe on Moonshine Lane, Southey.

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Sheffield school takes home national active travel award

Phillimore Community Primary School in Darnall has been recognised as the ‘National Modeshift STARS Primary School of the Year’.

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Containers on Fargate removal update

The containers on Fargate will begin to be dismantled from Monday, January 30th.

Archaeologist and Digging for Britain presenter Dr Cat Jarman with Dr Daniel Young from Wessex Archaeology examining the Sheffield Castle core samples at the Wessex Archaeology labs.

Castlegate archaeology work to feature on BBC's Digging for Britain

The archaeologists who used science to reveal more of Sheffield Castle’s underground secrets are to feature on BBC Two's Digging for Britain this Sunday. 

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Sheffield ranks amongst the top cities in Carbon Disclosure Project

Sheffield has received an A- status in its first submission to the Carbon Disclosure Project, ranking amongst the top cities in Europe.

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Success for Council’s high street investment fund

An independent evaluation of the Council’s Economic Recovery Fund has shown high streets more than ‘doubled the money invested’, for every £1 spent.

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Temporary exclusion zone outside Graves Building (Central Library)

A recent external survey of the Graves Building (Central Library) showed that there are substandard areas of stone or brickwork on all sides of the building. A temporary exclusion zone is being installed around the outside of the building today. Entrances and exits will have protective scaffold canopies installed for the safety of members of the public and our staff.

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Remembering Councillor Anne Murphy

A tribute to Councillor Anne Murphy from the Leader of the Council, Councillor Terry Fox.

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Homelessness support over Christmas and New Year

Homeless support is available for people through the festive period.

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Six more Sheffield Schools to benefit from £1bn redevelopment scheme

Six more schools in Sheffield are celebrating the news that they have been selected to be part of the Department for Education’s £1bn school rebuilding programme.

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Sheffielders invited to have their say on next year’s budget proposals

Consultation on our budget proposals for 2023/24 is now open and we want to hear from as many local people as possible by 13 January 2023.

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Rose Garden Café set for festive reopening

Following further structural surveys and works to make the building safe, the Rose Garden Cafe at Graves Park is all set for a festive reopening, on a takeaway basis from Thursday 22 December.

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Council puts plan in place to improve resurfacing

Sheffield City Council has put a stringent plan in place to improve the schedule of resurfacing being delivered by its highway’s contractor, Amey.

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More speed limits for safer neighbourhoods approved

The Transport, Regeneration and Climate Change Policy Committee have agreed another round of 20mph advisory speed limits across the city.

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Festive bin collections and HWRC opening times in Sheffield

Changes to bin collection days and household waste recycling centres over the festive period.