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Support in the Pipeline for Sheffield-based cultural organisations

Sheffield cultural organisations are set to benefit from £250K in investment to support them in the early stages of set up – aiming to give them the best possible start.

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Transformation of the historic Castle site into greenspace begins

The first phase of the exciting transformation in Castlegate, one of the most historic areas of Sheffield, has begun. Workers from contractors Keltbray have moved onto the former home of Castle Market to set up a site compound and start clearing the area.

Cllr Angela Argenzio

Supporting adult social care provision by planning ahead

Today’s Adult and Health Social Care Committee report provided the first update on progress made with the Care Sector Workforce Development Strategy 2023 – 2026 which was endorsed by Committee in March 2023.

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Sheffield’s Festival of the Outdoors to return in 2024

Kicking off Sheffield's outdoor season, The Festival of the Outdoors will be back in March 2024 for a full month of events and activities.

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Hundreds of residents made safer at home in licencing scheme

Between 2018 and 2023, Sheffield City Council and partner organisations delivered a Selective Licencing designation which required private landlords to ensure their rental properties were safe and well managed and complied with the licence standards.

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Secondary school in Burngreave becomes first in Sheffield to introduce School Street

Astrea Academy Sheffield, in Burngreave, part of Astrea Academy Trust, had campaigned to improve road safety outside the school after a number of near misses at busy times.

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Council adopts new definition of Islamophobia

A new definition of Islamophobia has been adopted by Sheffield City Council.

It's time to MOBOLISE

MOBO Awards Sheffield – The Fringe: Line up announced for Music Industry expert panel event

Sheffield presents a special music industry educational panel discussion and Q&A with key leaders from across the British music industry on Tuesday 6 February, as part of MOBO Awards Sheffield: The Fringe.

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Committee to discuss potential to consult on city centre Public Spaces Protection Order

Sheffield City Council’s Communities, Parks and Leisure Committee will decide on 29th January whether to give the go ahead to consult on the introduction of a city centre Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO).

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Stannington By-Election Result 2024

The by-election results from Stannington ward

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Sheffield gears up for MOBO Awards with three days of events

Sheffield will host a series of events to celebrate the MOBO Awards coming to the city for the first time. 

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Council calls on Government to ban sale of single-use disposable vapes

At December’s full council meeting, councillors asked the Leader of Sheffield City Council to write to the Secretary of State asking for single-use disposable vapes to be banned in response to the increase in youth vaping and the impact these devices are having on the environment and the wellbeing of our children.

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Plan to futureproof Sheffield’s bereavement services to be developed

Sheffield’s burial provision is set to be futureproofed in new plans. Sheffield City Council is developing a new strategy that aims to ensure there is a high-quality bereavement service available to the people of Sheffield for years to come.

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Drop-in session announced for Connecting Sheffield Magna-Tinsley scheme

Residents in the Tinsley and the surrounding area of Sheffield and Rotherham are being offered the chance to view the exciting plans aimed at improving conditions for active travel.

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Useful information for the Christmas period

Between Christmas and New Year the Council only runs essential services.

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Funding secured to continue South Yorkshire Local Heritage List

The process of listing some of Sheffield, and South Yorkshire’s, heritage assets is set to continue after funding was secured to continue the project.

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Council sets out progress made on race equality journey in Sheffield

Sheffield City Council has set out the progress that is being made to accelerate action on race equality in the city.

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Sheffield City Council on course to set a balanced budget despite challenges

Today (Thursday 21 December 2023), at Sheffield City Council’s Extraordinary Strategy and Resources Policy Committee, Councillors were given a positive, but realistic, update on the financial outlook for the council and the budget for 2024/25.

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Demolition to begin on unsafe former Sheffield pub

A former Sheffield city centre pub will have to be demolished after it was deemed unsafe following investigation work.

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DocFest funding approved for next three years

Sheffield City Council have approved funding of £100,000 a year to support the delivery of the International Documentary Festival Sheffield (DocFest), for the next three years.

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Planning permission submitted for Hillsborough Park Multi-Activity Hub

Plans have been submitted to build a new Multi-Activity Hub in Sheffield’s Hillsborough Park, which will include all new tennis courts, a multi-use games area, mini golf, a new café and more.

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Additional cost of living support for Sheffield residents in need over winter

Sheffield City Council have confirmed they will be providing extra funding to support communities with the cost of living through the winter months.

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December's video message from Cllr Tom Hunt

Cllr Tom Hunt, Leader of Sheffield City Council, speaks about the Cost of Living crisis, the impact it has on residents in Sheffield and the support available from the Council to put some extra cash in the pockets of those who need a little bit of help.

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Roadmap to establish future of Central Library and Graves Gallery building to be decided

Sheffield City Council is taking steps to identify the future use of the building. 

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Plans to redevelop former Cole Brothers building move forward

Exciting plans to transform the former Cole Brothers building in Baker’s Pool into a mixed-use entertainment, leisure and retail venue is moving forward. A report is due to be heard by Members at Sheffield City Council to seek approval to enter into an agreement with Urban Splash over the lease of the building.

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Sheffield sport and leisure services set to be transformed in 10-year plan

Sheffield City Council have launched their Sport and Leisure Strategy, which aims to place Sheffield at the forefront of sport, physical activity, leisure, and wellbeing in the UK. The strategy sets out the Council’s ambition to have facilities, activities and services, which are modern, welcoming, inclusive and meet the needs of everybody in Sheffield – encouraging more people to be more active, more often.

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Council raises concerns for Sheffield's street trees due to planned fibre broadband work across the city

On behalf of Sheffield City Council, Council Leader Tom Hunt has responded to concerns the Council has regarding potential damage to Sheffield's street trees, during the installation of telegraph poles and overhead wires where improvements to fibre broadband are being made. 

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Sheffield City Council successful in funding application for extension of Gleadless Valley Masterplan

In the latest developments for the Gleadless Valley Masterplan, Sheffield City Council have been successful in applying for external funding to demolish two unoccupied buildings in an extension to the current planned development.

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“Together we get things done”: Ambitious Council Plan focuses on prosperous future for Sheffield

Sheffield City Council has set out its priorities for the next four years in its new draft Council Plan which outlines how the Council will deliver for citizens. The draft Council Plan will be discussed at the Strategy and Resources Committee on Wednesday, 13th December.

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New data shows a drop in polluting vehicles driving in Sheffield

Following the launch of Sheffield’s Clean Air Zone (CAZ) earlier this year, data shows there has been a significant increase in compliant vehicles driving in the CAZ and wider areas of the city.

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Adult Health and Social Care services latest position

Adult Health and Social Care services are under pressure and Sheffield City Council is continuing to closely monitor the impact of the challenges it faces and the performance of its adult social care services.

Cllr Tom Hunt at Blacka Moor

Sheffield City Council leader calls for Moorland burning ban

Cllr Tom Hunt has written to the Secretary of State for the Environment Steve Barclay MP, asking for legislation to be introduced that would outlaw the practise of burning on the moors around the city.