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Tudor Square and the Sheffield Winter Garden

Panel of design experts will help shape future of city

A panel of experts in the building, design and development sector will help shape the future of Sheffield and support the vast amount of development work taking place across the ci ...

Shalesmoor Gateway roundabout with three lanes and a red cycle lane beside the pavement

New plans for Shalesmoor to unlock travel potential

Plans to make significant changes to the road layout at Shalesmoor are underway, as proposals are shaped to transform travel in the area.

Cllr Terry Fox and Cllr Julie Grocutt stand outside the Liberty Steel building in Stocksbridge

Council leaders call for Government action over Liberty Steel

Sheffield City Council leader Cllr Terry Fox and deputy Leader Cllr Julie Grocutt have today called for Government action over the growing concerns about the future of Liberty Steel.

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Council sets out plans for tackling challenging budget

Following a public consultation, Sheffield City Council has set out the city's 2022/23 budget.

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Levelling up: Sheffield one of the first cities to be benefit from ambitious renewal programme

Sheffield has been named as one of the first cities to benefit from government’s Levelling Up programme set out in a new White Paper published today.

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Covid-19 business grant launched to support travel firms in Sheffield

A new grant is available to businesses in the travel sector to support them through recovery from the pandemic. Applications are open now. Check eligibility.

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Brighter future for local cultural and creative industries

Cultural and creative industries in Sheffield are set to benefit from new funding from the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority - with £280,000 being awarded for projects across the city.

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Applications open for Omicron business grants

Businesses in the Hospitality, Accommodation and Leisure sectors can now apply.

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Have your say on plans for the future of Sheffield City Centre

Take part in our consultation on a Vision for the city centre. 

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Chancellor announces £1billion in support for businesses most impacted by Omicron

On Tuesday 21 December, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that a support package of grants will be available for businesses who have been impacted by the Omicron variant.

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Council moves forward with plans to redevelop Parkwood Springs

£200,000 is being invested to prepare the site for redevelopment. 

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Heart of the City on track and set to transform Sheffield city centre

Progress on the scheme is moving forwards as council comes to agreement with John Lewis & Partners. 

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Sheffield tops high street recovery charts

As a result of various events taking place across the city, Sheffield has seen a significant increase in footfall in recent months, with residents and people from further afield enjoying everything it has to offer.

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Sheffield businesses to get social media savvy

Businesses set for a boost as training helps them get digital. 

Business owners pose in the shopping area of Walkley, Sheffield

Sheffield high streets to receive £865,000 investment

Businesses in Hillsborough, Firth Park, Walkley and Broomhill will be supported by Sheffield City Council's Economic Recovery Fund, an innovative and unique grant set up to support businesses following the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Funding available for South Yorkshire businesses to switch to low carbon

The £2.3m funding will provide support to over 250 SMEs.

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Plans for Sheffield’s historic Leah’s Yard given green light

Leah's Yard plans approved

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Committee to consider council’s climate emergency plans

As world leaders meet at COP26 to discuss the urgency of reducing climate change globally, Sheffield City Council’s Transitional Committee is considering the council’s 10 Point Plan for tackling the climate emergency.

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Sheffield welcomes £37m to fund two major regeneration projects

City to receive £37m of Levelling Up funding for Castlegate and Attercliffe.

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City centre set to build on strengths as council shares ambitions for future development

Council sets out vision for development of city centre. 

Sheffield Town Hall is lit up as the sun sets in the city

Council wants to hear about Voluntary and Community Sector needs post Covid

The council is exploring ideas around a VCS Covid Recovery Fund to help tackle the financial pressures the sector is facing as it acknowledges the massive role the VCS has played in supporting the city during these unprecedented times.

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New allergen labelling law comes into force

Sheffield City Council welcomes the new allergen labelling law which will provide extra protection for people in Sheffield with a food allergy, intolerance or coeliac disease. The changes mean that from 1 October, these people will be able to make safer choices about the food they buy.

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Sheffield tops charts for outdoor spaces in Thriving Places Index

Sheffield has lived up to its reputation as an Outdoor City filled with culture, the Thriving Places Index (TPI) has found. The TPI identifies the local conditions for wellbeing, and measures whether those conditions are being delivered fairly and substantially across England.

Councillor Paul Turpin, Executive Member for Inclusive Economy, Jobs and Skills, presents the Retailer of the Year award to Miss Samantha's Vintage owner Sam Parsonage

Sheffield celebrates business successes

Last Wednesday saw the return of The Star Small Business Awards, with businesses and organisations coming together to celebrate some of the best enterprises in Sheffield.

Alan Ball, Simon Walton and Dan Wilkinson, business information officers at Business Sheffield.

Business Sheffield celebrates enterprise as sponsor of The Star’s Small Business Awards

Business Sheffield, part of Sheffield City Council, is celebrating enterprise as the headline sponsor of The Star’s Small Business Awards.

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Innovation District partners awarded £763,000 government funding to accelerate ambitious plans

Sheffield City Council, working collaboratively with regional partners, has successfully secured £763,000 from the government for development of innovation-led opportunities connected to the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District (AMID). 

Cllr Julie Grocutt and South Yorkshire Mayor Dan Jarvis cutting ribbon at Grey to Green opening ceremony

Castlegate gets Grey to Green transformation

As part of Castlegate Festival, Grey to Green phase 2 was officially opened last weekend - the scheme has transformed the area in to a beautiful green, active travel route and a haven for wildlife. 

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Leader looks to future with One-Year Plan

Councillor Terry Fox, Leader of Sheffield City Council, talks about the council’s work over the last few months and the Co-Operative Executive’s new One-Year Plan in a video to residents.

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Council wins planning appeal to stop housing development on Loxley Valley

The Planning Inspector has upheld our decision to decline a planning application for housing development on important Green Belt land in the Loxley Valley. 

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‘Transformational’ development plans submitted for historic Leah’s Yard

A planning application to transform historic Leah’s Yard on Cambridge Street into a creative hub for independent businesses has been submitted today.

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Paving project completed at prominent city centre site

Work has been completed by the council’s highways contractor, Amey, on Orchard Street in the city centre, a busy pedestrian thoroughfare connecting Church Street to Leopold Street.  

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Sheffield’s Summer in The Outdoor City programme set to reignite city centre

The city centre is set to come alive this summer with an exciting programme of events within Sheffield’s ‘Summer in The Outdoor City’.