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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

Sheffield Town Hall, showing the clock tower and front facade

Sheffield ‘phoney’ businessman ordered to pay £1.1m by courts

A Sheffield businessman has been ordered to pay over £1m following a Confiscation Order at Sheffield Crown Court.

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New Sheffield Connect city centre bus service

A new bus service connecting 12 stops in and around Sheffield City Centre has launched today, providing residents and visitors the opportunity to hop onto the bus from the train, tram or other bus services.

Archaeologists in orange hi-vis clothing stand in front of a borehole drill with Principle Development Officer Ruth Masoon and Cllr Julie Grocutt

Milestone for Castlegate regeneration as geoarchaeological work begins

The next major phase in Sheffield City Council’s plans to regenerate the historic area of Castlegate gets underway this week as essential geoarchaeological work begins.

Sheffield Town Hall flies a Ukrainian flag and lights up the clock face in yellow and blue in solidarity with Ukraine

Statement on Sheffield's ambition to host Eurovision 2023

Following the BBC’s announcement that Eurovision 2023 will be held in the UK, Sheffield will be entering a bid to become the host city.

Artistic impression of the shipping container park on Fargate

Fargate shipping container park continues to develop

Sheffield City Council and Yorkshire Water have agreed an approach that will see a shipping container attraction installed on Fargate.

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Digital Innovation Grant re-opens for applications

Businesses across South Yorkshire are invited to apply for grant funding designed to help companies in the region embrace new forms of digital technology and drive growth.

Sheffield: Your University Campaign

New campaign to help people outside Sheffield discover the city’s uniqueness

The campaign aims to show prospective students what our city has to offer.

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Grants of up to £12,499 available to support businesses to increase productivity

Contact Business Sheffield to find out more on how to apply today.

Team Sheffield at UKREiiF

Sheffield delegation showcases an exciting time for our city at UKREiiF

Acting CEO Eugene Walker and Director of City Futures, Kate Martin were among the representatives for Team Sheffield. 

City centre high street with shops

Call for projects to transform empty units on high street

Expressions of Interest must be submitted by 22nd May. 

Barker's Pool

Council inviting proposals to transform former John Lewis site

The Barker's Pool Building occupies a key site in the city centre.