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South Yorkshire leaders welcome Government plans to acquire Sheffield Forgemasters plant

South Yorkshire leaders welcome news that the Ministry of Defence plans to take over Sheffield Forgemasters steel plant.

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Announcement of 25% discount off bus and tram tickets - statement from Cllr Terry Fox

25% discount off bus and tram tickets until 27 September

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For Sheffield and with Sheffield – the council’s One Year Plan

An ambitious plan for Sheffield, that sets out clear priorities and actions for the year ahead has been agreed - putting Sheffield first, with people and communities at its heart.

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Planning approval for new homes in south east Sheffield

Planning approval has been given this week in Birley which will provide 77 new homes as part of the council’s plan to increase council housing stock by 3,100 homes by 2029.

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Temporary Road Closure: Burgess Street

To allow for major construction work on the Radisson Bu hotel development, part ...

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Plans submitted for new pocket park in the heart of Sheffield

Following public consultation earlier this year, a planning application for Pound’s Park – the proposed new public space within the Council’s Heart of the City scheme – has been submitted today.

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Sheffield shortlisted for City of the Year

Sheffield has been shortlisted for City of the Year in the annual EG awards following a joint entry by Sheffield City Council and the Sheffield Property Association, highlighting why the city’s unexpected liveability is unrivalled amongst its Core City peers. 

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Council looks ahead on plans for John Lewis building

This week, John Lewis and Partners (JLP) formally announced the Sheffield city centre store will remain closed permanently. Today, the council can confirm that plans are moving forward on what’s next for the former JLP building.

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Sheffield launches funding bid to transform Castlegate

Sheffield has submitted a bid to the Government’s Levelling Up Fund for three projects that plan to transform under-used areas of the city centre, bring the city’s cultural and arts scene to the forefront and celebrate its historic heritage.

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Council leaders celebrate progress on visit to Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Sheffield City Council Leader Cllr Terry Fox and Deputy Leader Cllr Julie Grocutt made their first visit to the Olympic Legacy Park on Monday, to view the facilities and find out more about the cutting-edge research and innovation taking place.

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Culture Projects are the “Shot In Arm” Needed for Recovery

Today sees the launch of Sheffield Culture Collective's first ever strategy for how culture can unlock Sheffield’s untapped economic and social potential.

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Sheffield showcases housing and regen ambitions during 2-day Homes England visit

Chairman of Homes England, Peter Freeman made his first trip to Sheffield this week during a 2-day whistle-stop tour of the city.

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Sheffield set to celebrate Summer in The Outdoor City

Summer in The Outdoor City (SITOC) will showcase events taking place across the city, from the city centre to local districts, as lockdown eases and Sheffield continues its Covid-19 recovery.

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Sheffield’s flagship hotel development gets underway

McLaughlin & Harvey appointed as construction contractor for city centre development 

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Statement on Liberty Steel

The Council has issued a statement on the news that the Liberty Steel plant at Stocksbridge is to be sold.

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Outdoor Hospitality Grant announced

A new Outdoor Hospitality Grant will shortly be available to Sheffield businesses who have invested in their outdoor premises to welcome back customers outside.

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Introducing The Furnace – Heart of the City’s first bar & restaurant

New World Trading Company announces name of their second Sheffield City Centre venue.

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City centre reopens under stage 2 of Roadmap

Sheffield’s businesses reopened their doors this week in a welcome return to trading, with many people taking the opportunity to visit local shops, hairdressers, get back to the gym or outdoor sports and enjoy al fresco dining and drinks at their favourite restaurants and bars.

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Restart Business Grant Scheme now live

Sheffield City Council has started to make one-off payments from the latest government grant scheme, ‘Restart Grants’, to eligible rate paying and non-rate paying businesses in the city.

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Statement on John Lewis

Sheffield City Council has issued a statement in response to today's announcement by John Lewis. 

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Acclaimed local food operator announced for new city centre gastro destination

The company behind some of Sheffield’s favourite food venues, The Milestone Group, has been chosen to run Cambridge Street Collective, a culturally diverse food destination that forms part of the transformative Heart of the City development programme.

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£50 million boost agreed for Sheffield’s economic recovery

Sheffield is set to benefit from £50 million investment to help the city’s recovery and renewal from the COVID pandemic.

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Covid-19 grants extended for Sheffield businesses

Grants for Sheffield-based businesses closed under the national restrictions have been extended to 31st March to support them through lockdown.

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Henry Boot Construction appointed on landmark Heart of the City scheme

Sheffield based construction firm Henry Boot Construction Limited has been appointed on two developments within Heart of the City, the cultural and social destination known as Cambridge Street Collective and Elshaw House – a brand-new low carbon office building.

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Council secures new funding to unlock £150 million of private sector investment

A report to be considered by the Council's Cabinet on 17th March seeks approval to enter into funding agreements that will help to deliver the first phase of development at West Bar.

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Plans unveiled for iconic new city centre park

Sheffield City Council is showcasing new proposals for Pound’s Park, a landmark new public space within the Heart of the City scheme, which continues the city centre’s move towards a greener, more sustainable and people-focused destination.

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New grant scheme to support open businesses now live

Sheffield City Council will make one off payments of between £1400 and £3150 to businesses that can stay open under the 5th January 2021 national lockdown, providing in-person services to customers.

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Council calls for support for struggling nightlife businesses

Sheffield City Council has today called on the Government to support the night-time economy sector, so that the city’s much loved pubs, bars and clubs can recover from the financial impact of Covid-19.

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New grant scheme to support self-employed and small businesses now live

Sheffield City Council will make one off payments of £1000 to businesses who have not been eligible for other grant schemes and are impacted by the 5th January 2021 National Lockdown.

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Sheffield City Region MCA approves 20-year plan for stronger, greener and fairer economic growth

A new 20 year Strategic Economic Plan has been set out for South Yorkshire, as the region looks to unlock its potential and create prosperity and opportunity for all.

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Consultation on proposals to extend award-winning Grey to Green project

A consultation has launched on proposals to extend the award-winning Grey to Green scheme from Castlegate to Angel Street. 

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Council holds summit to tackle the city’s digital divide

Today we held a Digital Inclusion Summit that brought together over 100 individuals and businesses from across the public, voluntary, community, faith and private sectors to collectively address the digital divide in Sheffield.