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Advice for businesses as Sheffield enters Tier 3 restrictions

Businesses can access lots of advice and support as Sheffield moves to Tier 3 restrictions from next Wednesday 2 December.

Restart funding for businesses

Businesses are being urged to prepare their paperwork for a new 'Restart and Recovery Fund' that will be available to businesses on a first come, first served basis from the 2nd December. 

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Streamlined business closure grants application process open

A streamlined process has now been put in place for businesses to access the latest support grants for businesses who have been been affected by the second Coronavirus lockdown. Grants are available for both ratepaying and non-ratepaying businesses. 

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Plans for flagship Pinstone Street hotel given the green light

Plans for a new hotel on Pinstone Street, Radisson Blu, have received planning approval. The hotel will overlook the Peace Gardens in Sheffield City Centre. 

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New Covid-19 grant scheme for businesses

Sheffield City Council is launching a business grant scheme to support businesses who have been affected by the latest Covid-19 restrictions.

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New details on which businesses can stay open in lockdown

Government have issued further clarification on which businesses can remain open during the new lockdown period, with restrictions in place until 2nd December.

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Application for business support grants now live

Businesses in Sheffield can now apply for a lockdown business support grant.

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Statement on lockdown restrictions affecting businesses

New restrictions will come into force from Thursday 5th November as the UK enters a second lockdown period.  Cllr Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, outlines the support available to businesses at this time. 

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Thank you to businesses for complying with Tier 3 restrictions

We are thanking businesses across the city for their efforts in helping to tackle the spread of Covid-19 by continuing to follow Government regulations.

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Information officers supporting businesses to be Covid-secure

Information officers employed by Sheffield City Council are carrying out visits to businesses in Crystal Peaks, Hillsborough and London Road to offer advice and guidance on operating safely under Covid-19 regulations.

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Applications open for businesses forced to close

The application for the Local Restriction Business Support Grant is now live. If your business was trading as usual but ...

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City comes together to protect businesses amid Covid-19

Sheffield’s Business Response Group have launched a new Business Recovery Plan that brings together civic, city and business leaders to address the impact of Covid-19 on Sheffield’s businesses and jobs.  

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Update for businesses on Tier 3 restrictions

More information on restrictions for businesses as Sheffield moves to 'Very High' Covid-19 category. 

Division Street, Sheffield

Advice for businesses as city enters ‘Very High’ Covid-19 restrictions

Sheffield has entered 'Very High' Covid-19 restrictions, which will have implications for many local businesses. Find out more about what new restrictions will be in place. 

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Leah’s Yard to be given a new lease of life

Sheffield's Heart of the City II scheme moves forward as essential structural work begins on the historic Leah's Yard and further plans for Cambridge Street are approved. 

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A bold new look for the Gaumont Building

Plans have been submitted to redesign the Gaumont Building in Sheffield city centre as part of the Council's Heart of the City II scheme. The proposal would see the building's current red steel frame replaced by a contemporary design with living walls. 

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New skate park opens in Castlegate

Marioland Skate Plaza will open in Castlegate on Sautrday 19th September. 

Wooden and canvas castle at Lady’s Bridge.

The history of Sheffield’s long-lost castle

Sheffield is known around the world for its musical and industrial heritage. However, its long-lost castle – which was once among the most powerful political and cultural centres in medieval England – deserves a place in the history books as well, according to archaeologists.

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Have your say on the Local Plan in online consultation

Online consultation events will start next week giving local people the opportunity to provide their views and feedback on what they would like to be included in the Sheffield Local Plan.

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John Lewis signs new 20 year lease

John Lewis & Partners has agreed a new 20 year lease until 2040, with plans to refurbish the shop.

New modular homes at Parson Cross

New modular council homes lifted into position at Parson Cross

New modular homes come to Parson Cross in new scheme. The new housing could be the beginning of a series of modular homes available for affordable rent across the city.

Artistic impression of the Radisson Blu hotel courtyard in Sheffield

Plans submitted for prestigious Radisson Blu hotel in Sheffield

A planning application for the latest round of Heart of the City II proposals ha ...

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Work starts on Broomhill social distancing measures

The pavement at Broomhill shopping precinct is being widened to allow for social distancing and active travel.

Pavement barriers outside Hygge cafe in Sheffield

New café barrier scheme to encourage outdoor seating

Bars and cafes in Sheffield benefit from free pavement seating scheme.

Pinstone Street

Pinstone Street social distancing measures upgraded

Work has begun to upgrade temporary changes to Pinstone Street, which is currently closed to traffic to help people maintain social distancing as they return to the city centre’s s ...

Winter Garden arches at night

Winter Garden to reopen Monday 17 August

Following its temporary closure due to the Covid outbreak earlier this year, we ...

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City’s leisure venues set for reopening  

Public leisure facilities in Sheffield will start to welcome customers back through their doors as Sheffield City Counci ...

Business grants for city’s night time economy

Business grants for city’s night time economy

As part of the second round of the Coronavirus Business Grants Scheme, Sheffield ...

Rent relief for Council business tenants extended

Rent relief for Council business tenants extended

To support businesses and community groups who are facing difficulties due to th ...

Coronavirus Business Grants Scheme extended

Coronavirus Business Grants Scheme extended

Sheffield City Council has opened applications for its Coronavirus Business Gran ...

Additional £16million to protect Sheffield from flooding

Additional £16million to protect Sheffield from flooding

Sheffield is set to receive an additional £16 million for the city's flood defen ...

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Heart of the City II continues to raise the bar for Sheffield

Sheffield City Council has pledged to provide exemplary ethical and sustainabili ...

William Mitchell frieze

William Mitchell frieze to be safely removed and relocated

Work is set to get underway next week to meticulously remove the William Mitchel ...

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£1m Café Project Gets National Lottery Funding

Hillsborough Park is set for a new community café and activity centre after The National Lottery Heritage Fund announced ...

Sheffield city centre view of Town Hall

Consultation launched on plans for new Pinstone Street hotel

Detailed proposals have today been unveiled for the next phase of the Heart of t ...

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Survey results show impact of Covid 19 on Sheffield Businesses

The impact Covid-19 has had on Sheffield’s businesses has been laid bare in a new survey.   Impact on cash flow, big f ...

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City moves into next phase of Heart of the City II scheme

Since the outbreak of Covid-19 our daily lives have changed considerably. Whilst we observe social distancing to stay sa ...

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Eligible business owners urged to apply for Covid-19 support grants

Sheffield City Council is encouraging eligible businesses in Sheffield to apply for support grants, available to help them face the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic. Over the ...

Businesses asked to share experiences of Covid-19

Sheffield Covid-19 Business Response Group is calling for businesses in the city ...

Have your say on Sheffield’s Licensing Policy

Sheffield City Council is updating its policy for regulating and licensing any b ...

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Council distributes business support grants totalling £55m

Business support grants have now been paid to 4,600 businesses in Sheffield, with the grants totalling over £55 million. ...

Prohibition notice served to Sheffield pub flouting restrictions

A Sheffield pub, which was found to still be opening despite current coronavirus ...

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Council approves over a thousand Covid-19 business support grants

Sheffield City Council has received nearly 4,000 applications for business support grants to aid small local businesses ...

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COVID-19 Markets closure

UPDATED 28.03.20 Moor Market closed until further notice The Moor Market is closing its doors to members of the public ...

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COVID-19 update on business rates

Sheffield City Council recognises that businesses are facing unprecedented times ...

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Plans for cultural heart in city centre regeneration scheme

Exciting plans to retain a significant amount of heritage and create a new ‘cult ...

Radisson Blu hotel lined up for prestigious city centre location

Radisson Blu has been selected by Sheffield City Council as the preferred hotel ...

Millions to be invested in citywide services

Sheffield City Council has set a balanced budget for 2020/21 and is investing mi ...

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Council asks for your views on city centre living

The consultation will look at Sheffielder’s perceptions of the area and what changes could be made to make it a neighbou ...

Sheffield Town Hall

Council grant for major investors Clipper Logistics

The grant forms part of a package of financial support including funding approve ...

Cllr Mark Jones

City’s highway network gets UK’s latest smart tech overhaul

Waste bins that say they’re full, grit bins which tell you they’re empty, drains which ask to be cleaned and trees which ...

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A step forward for plans to restore Leah’s Yard

A planning application to start the restoration of Leah’s Yard – a Grade II* Listed building on Cambridge Street – has b ...

BBN Sheffield overall winners

Sheffield wins ‘Best Overall Scheme’ in National Best Bar None Awards

Sheffield’s Best Bar None (BBN) scheme has scooped the top prize in the national Best Bar None Awards. Sheffield BBN was ...

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Sheffielders ‘lay the groundwork’ during National Apprenticeship Week

The council’s highways contractor, Streets Ahead, has a substantial track record when it comes to offering young people ...

Steam Yard coffee shop

Steam Yard is UK's most grammed independent coffee shop

One of Sheffield’s favourite local independent businesses, The Steam Yard, is the UK's most Instagrammed independent cof ...

Sheffield Hallam University building

GO fit announced as newest collaborator for Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre

Ahead of its official opening this week, Sheffield Hallam University’s Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) has wel ...

Big City Conversation

Big City Conversation - survey extended

We've been talking to people and gathering views as part of The Big City Conversation since October.In The Big City Conv ...

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Sheffield City Region devolution deal agreed

The Sheffield City Region devolution deal has today been agreed by the Mayor and all four Leaders and will now proceed t ...

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Be a part of UEFA Women's Euro 2021

UEFA Women's EURO 2021 is coming to England, with games being played in Sheffiel ...

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Major Global Law Firm Becomes Second Anchor Tenant of Heart of The City II

Top 10 global law firm, CMS, is set to become the second anchor tenant in the He ...

Josephine Dellow

Local Illustrator supports campaign to combat loneliness with free craft workshop

Independent Illustrator Josephine Dellow is taking over the Winter Gardens Pop U ...

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Council set to appoint interim Chief Executive

Mark Bennett, Director of HR and Customer Services at Sheffield City Council, sa ...

Weekday shop

Weekday set to open Sheffield store this Friday

Swedish fashion brand, Weekday, is set to open its new city centre store on 29 N ...

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Knowledge Gateway resurfacing to start this weekend

Resurfacing of three main city centre roads, that form part of the Knowledge Gat ...

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Facts about business rates in Sheffield

We’ve been asked some questions about business rates this week so we’re sharing some facts below: The Council has n ...

Fargate

£25m Funding Bid to bring 2020 vision for Sheffield’s historic High Street

A bid made by Sheffield City Council and supported by the University of Sheffield has been successful in the first round ...

Welcome to Sheffield Futures

Charity Gives City's Youth Work a Revamp and Cash Boost

Sheffield Futures launches new approach to youth work ‘Youth Sheffield’YOUTH charity Sheffield Futures has revamped the ...

Riverside

Sheffield flood defences hold during city’s wettest November day on record

Following yesterday’s severe weather conditions which saw 64mm of rainfall, Sheffield is now recovering, with all affect ...

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Season to be jolly hits Sheffield this November

Sheffield will be transformed in to a winter wonderland this month with festive activities, shopping, food & drink a ...

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Sheffield’s Big City Conversation is on track

Sheffield’s Leader and Deputy Leader took to Stagecoach Supertram today to talk with local people and get the Big City C ...

Sheffield Hallam University

University awarded Government funding to help microbusinesses use tech to grow

Sheffield Hallam University's Business School has been awarded funding to support 50 microbusinesses to engage with tech ...

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Sheffield recognised for outstanding role in Invictus UK Trials

Sheffield City Council has been recognised and thanked by the Invictus Board for the exceptional contribution the city a ...

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City centre resurfacing work gets under way

Resurfacing work will soon start on three key roads in the city centre as part of the Streets Ahead programme.Sections o ...

Big City Conversation

Public invited to discuss ‘Decision Making in Sheffield’

As part of Sheffield’s Big City Conversation and the upcoming referendum on the city’s governance, residents in Sheffiel ...

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Apprentices celebrate success with Streets Ahead

Sheffield youngsters are gaining hands on experience working for the city’s highways maintenance contract, developing in ...

Rugby League trophy

Volunteer Launch - Rugby League World Cup 2021

The Rugby League World Cup is coming to the UK - including Sheffield, with games taking place at Sheffield United's Bram ...

Ponderosa Park

Work to restore Ponderosa Park

After heavy rainfall during Bassfest at Ponderosa Park, some areas of the ground are in poor condition. Sheffield City C ...

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Down the drain like never before

Many of us walk over them each and every day without a second thought about what could be lurking beneath our feet.And w ...

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Latest images of Heart Of The City II show Pinstone Street’s transformation

Meet the new kids on the block!New visuals and official names are being unveiled today for the next two blocks in the Co ...

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Sheffield talks in lead up to The Big City Conversation

As part of Local Democracy Week Sheffield City Council is asking residents for their views about the issues that affect ...

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Business support project RISE launches today in big revamp

From today small and medium sized businesses in Sheffield City Region will be able once again to sign up to the region’s ...

New Council home

3,100 new council homes to be built to meet housing needs

Plans for the largest council house building programme for decades are taking shape in Sheffield. If approved, over 3,1 ...

Sheffield makes people brand

Sheffield shortlisted - prestigious place brand marketing awards

The awards benchmark and celebrate place brand design, marketing communications and place brand strategy for towns, citi ...

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First phase of Superfast South Yorkshire completes

From Openreach communications Speed boost for 95,000 homes and businesses as first phase of Superfast South Yorkshire c ...

Alphabetti spaghetti - Alex Chinneck

Artist Alex Chinneck ties post boxes in knots for latest public art

British artist Alex Chinneck returns with three identical new public artworks across the UK titled: ‘Alphabetti Spaghett ...

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Council pledges "Big Conversation" as petition passes threshold

Sheffield City Council has today confirmed that the petition submitted last month, calling for a referendum to change th ...

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Agreement will improve digital connectivity in city

Sheffield City Council has signed an agreement to work with Openreach which will enable it to deploy a faster, more reli ...

Building block opening

Sheffield launches new construction skills learning hub

Continuing on from the success of ‘The Building Block’ programme, a new construction learning hub will open its doors at ...

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Small businesses invited to Better Business For All

Running your own business or thinking of setting one up? Confused about business regulations? Small businesses are invit ...

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Streets in the sky as Castlegate reveals its ancient history

Things are looking up for Castlegate in Sheffield ahead of the return of a popular festival which celebrates the area’s ...

Sheffield College

New technology academy to open at The Sheffield College

The Millgate Cyber Security Academy is launching at the College’s City campus, on Granville Road, this month.Students wi ...

Roadworks

Sheffield drivers reminded to put safety first around roadworks

As the darker nights close in and temperatures begin to fall, Sheffield drivers are being encouraged to take more care w ...

Castlegate Festival

Street signs show city's ancient heart as Castlegate Festival returns

The spotlight will return to Castlegate – where Sheffield first began - for a month of celebrations as the area embarks ...

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Consultation on plans to vary street lighting levels opens

Sheffield residents are being asked to give their views on a proposal to vary the street lighting levels across Sheffiel ...

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Views sought on changes to A630 Parkway

The aim is to reduce congestion and journey times between the Catcliffe Interchange, the Advanced Manufacturing Park and ...

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Sheffield makes McLaren feel at home

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Record number of visitors at National Video Game Museum

Since opening for the Summer holidays on 24th July, the NVM has welcomed nearly 2,500 visitors to play and learn about v ...

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Residents to have their say on street light dimming

Residents of Sheffield will soon have the chance to share their views on a proposal to vary the street lighting levels a ...

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Opinion: A very good week for Sheffield

I write this column at the end of what has been a very good week for Sheffield.  Tramlines played to record crowds, and ...

Weakland new homes Engie

Multi-million pound development to create energy efficient homes

Sheffield City Council has appointed leading energy, services and regeneration specialist ENGIE to develop a new homes p ...