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Funding secured for community, culture and local economy projects

Sheffield City Council has secured grants from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund which will go towards community, culture and local economy projects.

Sheffield Masterplan

Heart of the City progress update from Cllr Mazher Iqbal

Over the past 12 months the Heart of the City has hit several significant milestones and progress has been made across the site, with lots more development to come.

Electric van in Sheffield

Council adds fully insured vehicles to Electric Van trial

Almost two years on from the successful launch of the first electric van trial in Sheffield, the Council is going a step further to support local businesses, charities, and organisations by introducing fully insured vehicles as part of the popular electric van trial.

Electric vehicle charger in Sheffield

48 new EV chargers coming to Sheffield this April

To support more people to make the switch to cleaner, electric vehicles (EVs), and to help reduce air pollution in Sheffield, the Council, working with the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA), is installing 48 brand-new electric vehicle chargers to Sheffield.

Sheffeld's Pounds Park

Sheffield’s new city centre park set to open this Easter

Sheffield city centre’s brand-new public space, Pound’s Park, is set to open early to the public on 3 April, so that the new park can be enjoyed over the Easter weekend and school holidays.

The Cole Brothers building in Barkers Pool

Six high quality proposals received for Cole Brothers building

Sheffield City Council has received a strong response from developers resulting in six high quality proposals for the future of the Cole Brothers building in Barkers Pool.

A street scene capturing Fargate in Sheffield

More funding on offer to transform empty units on Fargate

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to businesses in Sheffield to transform under-used spaces on Fargate.

A CGI of the planning proposal for the Castle site in Sheffield

Levelling Up: Planning application submitted for transformation of Castle site

An exciting planning application has been submitted by the Council for the transformation of the Castle site public space, including an events space, new public art and opening up the River Sheaf.  

A colourful seating area with new planters and bunting

£2m high street investment fund relaunched

The £2m Economic Recovery Fund is back and now accepting more applications from local businesses and community leaders to help improve local high streets and encourage residents to spend their time there.

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.

Number of people stood on the town hall steps, showing a banner that says 'purple flag, for a better night out'

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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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 ...

Fargate containers

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.

Sheffield Town Hall

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.

Skyline view of Sheffield buildings with dusky sunset

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.

Black container complex next to Sheffield Town Hall

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.

Containers on Fargate

Containers on Fargate removal update

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

Sheffield locals gather at an event in Manor Park

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.

View over Sheffield - blue sky with clouds over neighbourhoods in Sheffield foliage is in the front of the shot

Local Plan: Proposed new vision for Sheffield will benefit all communities

The proposed Sheffield Local Plan, an ambitious vision for the city, was approved at Full Council this week, paving the way for investment and development across the city’s communities. Further public consultation will now take place to agree the final Plan.

A screenshot of a map of Sheffield City Centre showing the Clean Air Zone boundary

Clean Air Zone: Financial support now live to upgrade your vehicle

From today, people can apply to upgrade their vehicle and receive financial support ahead of the introduction of the Clean Air Zone (CAZ). Information on when charging starts and which vehicles will be charged is online.

A black and white image of Canada House in Castle site, Sheffield

Levelling Up: Planning application approved for Harmony Works

The Harmony Works project has passed another significant milestone with the approval of its planning and listed buildings application, taking it one step closer towards its goal to create a new   home for music education in Sheffield.

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Business Sheffield supporting businesses to manage cost of living

The rising cost of living is putting pressure on businesses across the city, and the council is urging businesses to make use of free expert support to help them weather the challenge.

The Montgomery Theatre (left) and Orchard Square (right)

Future High Streets Fund: Businesses to benefit from investment to improve accessibility and create new event space

Two local businesses in the city centre could benefit from investment to help them develop, as part of the Future High Streets Fund.

Event Central mock up from Fargate

A place to showcase Sheffield talent: Planning application approved for Event Central on Fargate

The planning application for Event Central, a mixed-use cultural community hub on Fargate, has been approved.

Richard Eyre, South Yorkshire Police, Deputy Lord Mayor, Louise Harrison Walker, Dr. Alan Billings and Steve Lonnia stood holding the charter document

City comes together to improve the safety of Women and Girls

Key city organisations, partners and businesses have come together to pledge their support to make Sheffield a safer city for women and girls with the launch of Sheffield’s first Women and Girls Night-Time Safety Charter.

Town Hall and the Fargate containers

Delay to Fargate containers

Richard Eyre, Director of Streetscene and Regulations, has issued a statement after learning that the Fargate containers will not be opening on Monday, October 17, as expected.

Fieldwork begins at Castlegate

Next stage of fieldwork complete at Castlegate

Geoarchaeological fieldwork required for plans to regenerate the historic area of Castlegate is now complete.

The Fargate containers in Sheffield City Centre

Fargate containers: Shops, bars and restaurant hub to open from October 17

The Fargate Containers are set to open on October 17, with exciting street food offers and local independent retail units.

Doncaster Sheffield Airport building

Doncaster Sheffield Airport: Statement from Sheffield City Council

Our region deserves decent transport links, a fair chance to attract inward investment and international connectivity.

Former John Lewis building

Councillors agree not to appeal to Historic England over Grade II listing

Councillors have agreed not to call for a review of the Grade II listing of the former John Lewis building.

Event Central mock up

Council progresses plans for Event Central on Fargate

Plans to create a vibrant cultural community hub on Fargate are progressing, with the Council seeking an operator to run the space.

A bird's eye view of the former John Lewis building in Barker's Pool

John Lewis building now Grade II listed

Yesterday Historic England listed the former John Lewis building, in Barker’s Pool, at Grade II on the National Heritage List for England.