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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.

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Containers: Applications for community uses now open

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

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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Next steps for bus corridors on southwest of Sheffield to be discussed

The plans, which were first presented to Council members in November 2021, have been developed following public consultation and feedback from local residents and business owners. The latest scheme proposes a number of improvements to traffic signal operation, junction upgrades, and bus priority measures which will enable public transport to travel through these corridors with less disruption.

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Young residents recognised for their BiG Community Challenges

A celebration event was held in the Town Hall today to recognise and showcase the BiG Community Challenges taken on by students from schools across Sheffield.

A group of people stand in a line in the Winter Garden in Sheffield, they are holding copies of the new business guide.

How the council is supporting businesses and people who beg in the city centre

A new guide will help city centre businesses to address begging, engage with people who are begging and share information about how enforcement is tackling anti-social behaviour in Sheffield.

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More help with childcare for families

The Department for Education (DfE) has announced that Sheffield City Council will be one of 16 local authorities that will help to design a process to expand wraparound childcare for primary schools. Wraparound care includes breakfast clubs, after school clubs and other school services that can help care for children outside of normal school hours from 8am to 6pm.

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Kick-off approaches for a re-vamped football hub in Sheffield

The refurbishment of the Woodbourn Road football site in Darnall has started as part of a project led by the Premier League, The Football Association and Government’s Football Foundation in partnership with Sheffield City Council.

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Bringing business home: Arctic Monkeys gigs see £4.1 million boost to Sheffield’s economy

Arctic Monkeys’ two huge hometown gigs brought an estimated £4.1million economic benefit to the city, new figures from Sheffield City Council reveal.

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Public Health leads warn no air pollution limit is a safe limit

Air pollution, for the most part, is an invisible danger that that causes many life-threatening conditions, such as lung cancer, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD). There is almost no disease process that is not accelerated by one form of pollution or the other.

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King Edward VII Ofsted inspection

King Edward VII School, Sheffield, was reinspected on Tuesday 23 May and Wednesday 24 May 2023 and provided irrefutable evidence that it is a good, successful School, in line with the OFSTED Education Inspection Framework.

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Remembering Lord Kerslake

It was with deep sadness that we learnt of the death of Sheffield City Council’s former Chief Executive, Robert Kerslake, Baron Kerslake of Endcliffe.  Following a brief illness he passed away on Saturday 1 July 2023 aged 68.  


Cole Brothers: Urban Splash named as preferred bidders with plans to create exciting mixed-use space

Award winning regeneration company Urban Splash has today been selected as the preferred bidder for the former Cole Brothers building.

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Prince William aims to end homelessness and announces Sheffield as a partner for his Homewards initiative

Today (Tuesday 27 June 2023), Sheffield is welcoming Prince William as he launches his UK wide homelessness programme Homewards, with Sheffield right at its heart.

Sheffield Arena, shot from above on a sunny and cloudy day. Picture by Alex Roebuck.

Ambitious investment plans for Sheffield’s leisure and entertainment facilities move forward

Sheffield’s leisure and entertainment venues are set for £117 million of investment and huge improvements as part of ambitious plans for the city. Plans include rebuilds of some of the city’s most popular leisure centres and improvements to Sheffield Arena and City Hall.

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Future of former Cole Brothers building to be decided next week

Next Wednesday Sheffield City Council’s Strategy and Resources Committee will meet to decide the future use of the former Cole Brothers building in Barker’s Pool.  

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Sheffield to celebrate Armed Forces and Veterans

Sheffielders will come together to celebrate the city’s armed forces and veterans in a special event on 17 June, to mark Armed Forces Day.

A cyclist cycles on the main road beside Broomhill Shopping Precinct in Sheffield. In the distance, parking spaces can be seen as well as trees and pedestrians.

Broomhill active travel interventions to become permanent

A number of changes made to encourage active travel during the pandemic are to be made permanent in Broomhill.

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Sheffield City Council responds to Tuffnells going into administration

Following the announcement that Tuffnells Parcels Express, a Sheffield-based parcel delivery business, has gone into administration, Sheffield City Council is working with Jobcentre Plus and South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority to offer support to staff who are likely to be made redundant.

Six people stand in a line in front of a banner for Lifelong Learning in Sheffield Town Hall.

Lifelong learners celebrated at awards ceremony

Learners from across Sheffield have been recognised in an awards ceremony that celebrates lifelong learning and skills.