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Sheffield recognised as a Tree City of the World

Sheffield has received Tree Cities of the World recognition, bringing a wealth of benefits to local communities, now and into the future.

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Roadworks continue on Sheffield Parkway

A series of partial lane closures on the Sheffield and Mosborough Parkways will continue throughout May as part of the Streets Ahead highway maintenance contract.

Gritting lorries parked with cloudy sky

Winter maintenance periods ends for Streets Ahead

After another busy winter period, the council’s highways contractor will soon close the doors on the salt domes for another year.

Partners at the Limb Brook Valley natural flood management site

Natural flood management work begins in Limb Brook Valley

Work has started on implementing a series of natural flood management measures in the Limb Brook Valley to help protect Sheffield and the region against future flooding.

Councillor Terry Fox shovelling flytipped waste at Colliery Road in Sheffield

Tackling fly tipping in our communities

New mobile cameras are being used across the city to help detect and deter fly tipping. Further targeted measures are being discussed by Local Area Committees following significant committed investment.

Gleadless Valley

£100m Gleadless Valley Masterplan given the go-ahead following consultation

The Gleadless Valley Masterplan, which will see improvements made to housing, green spaces and facilities as well as increased employment opportunities, has been given the go-ahead following consultation with residents.

A tree lined street in Sheffield

Sheffield Street Trees Inquiry: A statement on the Terms of Reference

The Chair of the Independent Inquiry into the Street Trees Dispute, Sir Mark Lowcock, has now published the Terms of Reference for the Inquiry.

James Mead standing by River Don in Sheffield

Sheffield flood resilience during recent storms

With water levels at the third highest on record during the recent storms, James Mead, Flood Manager gives an update on Sheffield's flood resilience.

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.

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Sheffield becomes first city in Europe to take part in new pilot for urban tree management certification

Sheffield has been awarded a certificate of compliance for managing its street trees sustainably by the world’s largest Forest Certification Scheme.

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Council acts to reduce glyphosate use across city

The council is reducing its use of glyphosate across all service areas, including trialling glyphosate free areas in some parts of the city.

Taxi driver smiling behind the wheel of a black electric taxi

Electric Taxi trial launches

Sheffield City Council has opened a new scheme giving local taxi drivers the chance to trial an electric taxi. Eight “Black cab” style London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVCs) will be available for two weeks. All of the electric taxis are wheelchair accessible and aim to give drivers a hands-on experience of an electric taxi, while being cleaner, greener and saving on the cost of diesel.

A panoramic picture of the Sheffield Town Hall and Peace Gardens at dusk

Council sets out plans for tackling challenging budget

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

A box full of packets of cigarettes seized during a raid in Sheffield

Trading Standards bust illegal tobacco gang

Following a period of surveillance, our Trading Standards team seized more than £300,000 worth of illicit tobacco products during a raid in Sheffield.

River flowing through trees - Connected by Water branding over the top in a blue square

Ambitious flood action plan launched to tackle climate emergency in South Yorkshire

We have today launched, with partners across South Yorkshire, a new regional flood action plan to better protect lives, homes and businesses from the effects of flooding and to tackle the impact of climate change.

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Sheffield Street Trees Inquiry: Recommendation for Independent Chair to be made at co-op exec meeting

Sheffield City Council is pleased to announce that Sir Mark Lowcock is being recommended for appointment as the Independent Chair of the Independent Inquiry into the Street Trees Dispute.

Ducks and gulls in water in a Sheffield Park

Bird keeper measures in Sheffield to limit Avian Flu

With 66 cases of avian flu in England in domestic birds, bird keepers across the UK are being reminded to keep their birds indoors and to follow strict biosecurity measures to limit the spread of avian flu. Whether birdkeepers have pet birds, commercial flocks or just a few birds in a backyard flock the guidance must be followed to limit the number of cases in the UK and stop the disease.

People taking part in activities at previous Festival of the Outdoors Activities

The Festival of the Outdoors returns in Sheffield

Festival of the Outdoors is back this March, with a whole host of outdoorsy events and activities, celebrating all that The Outdoor City has to offer.

Snow on the road with a parked car under a lamp post

Take extra care during wintry weather

The council’s highways team is reminding people to take extra care this winter and only travel if essential when bad weather strikes.

Community forestry team digging beds for trees

14,000 baby trees ready for planting season

Our community forestry team have been preparing thousands of new trees for planting and they want you to get involved.

Autumnal trees in a road in Sheffield

Sheffield Street Trees Inquiry: Advert for Independent Chair goes live

Sheffield City Council has begun the search for an Independent Chair to lead the Sheffield Street Trees Inquiry.

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New Sheffield street tree guidelines published

A new guidelines booklet for managing the city’s street trees has been finalised and published, in line with the Sheffield Street Tree Partnership Strategy.

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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.

Two men wearing bright orange hi vis jackets which have 'Community Payback' written on them help repair a fence post

Community Payback team give allotments a makeover

For more than a year, the Community Payback team, part of the Probation Service, has given Roe Woods allotment owners a helping hand, helping to clear out overgrown plots to allow the new tenants to get started.

Sheffield Winter Garden three-tiered glass domed entrance

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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Bridging the gap - Streets Ahead complete refurbishments on city’s bridges

Refurbishments have been carried out on more Sheffield bridges as part of the Streets Ahead programme.

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Clean Air Zone: Decision on the way as Council sets out pollution plan

Decision to be made on Sheffield's Clean Air Zone. 

Autumnal trees surround Sheffield Town Hall

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.

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Fifteen new apprentices join Streets Ahead

Fifteen people from Sheffield are gaining hands on experience working for the city’s highways maintenance contract, developing invaluable skills to prepare them for their future careers.

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Streets Ahead get ready for winter in Sheffield

The council’s highways contractor is preparing for winter in Sheffield; getting ready for whatever the weather has in store this year.

Woman in high vis jacket stands in front of tree on street

Street tree wardens get to the root of local tree issues

A group of dedicated Street Tree Wardens are working in communities across the city to help care for street trees.

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New bid for next phase of Active Travel Schemes submitted to Government

South Yorkshire’s Mayoral Combined Authority, supported by Sheffield City Council, has submitted a Countywide bid for over £11.5m from the Department for Transport’s Active Travel Fund. 

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Progress continues on the street tree archiving project

Work on a Street Tree Archiving project, to enable those who are interested in documents and files relating to the council's street tree programme, is underway.

View of Loxley Valley in Sheffield

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. 

A group of people gather on a tree lined street

City partners pledge to deliver new street tree strategy

A commitment to deliver on a new street tree strategy for Sheffield has been made by the founding members of the Sheffield Street Tree Partnership.

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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.  

Limb brook - water with trees either side of the valley

Natural flood management in the Limb Brook Valley to help protect Sheffield and the region

A partnership project between the Environment Agency (EA), Sheffield City Council (SCC) and Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust (SRWT) is underway to develop and deliver a range of natural flood management methods in the Limb Brook catchment area.

View of Sheffield from South Street Park

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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New tree in Carter Knowle park kicks off two-year community planting project

With support from the Woodland Trust, Sheffield has expended its community forestry team and will deliver community tree planting activities across the city over the next two years.

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Streets Ahead prepare for Tramlines return

The council's highways contractor, Amey, are preparing for the return of Tramlines next weekend.

Street trees in Sheffield

Independent Tree Inquiry – what’s next?

Our Cooperative Executive has set out the next steps in the independent Inquiry in to the management of Sheffield's street trees dispute.

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Streets Ahead join forces with Sheffield communities to pick up ‘whole lotta litter’

With a team of over 100 operatives, emptying over 3000 litter bins and an average of 850 metric tonnes of litter and fly ...

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Essential roadworks starting in Hillsborough

Streets Ahead will start resurfacing works in Hillsborough at the end of June.

Great Crested Newt pond at Holbrook Marsh

Addressing the impact of a Nature Emergency in Sheffield

We acknowledge the nature emergency that is affecting plant and wildlife species in Sheffield and have set out our aims, ambitions and what we're already doing to try and address this crisis.

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Streets Ahead mark end of winter maintenance period

Sheffield gritters stand down as warmer weather returns 

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Resurfacing programme restarts in Sheffield

More roads and pavements across the city undergo resurfacing as part of the Streets Ahead programme.

Plants and greenery part of Grey to Green scheme in Sheffield city centre

Sheffield to hold its first Climate Summit: Building back better through addressing climate change

Our first climate summit invites the people of Sheffield to help us focus on building back better from the pandemic and how we can work towards our Zero Carbon target.

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Two prosecuted over illegally imported puppies

We prosecuted two people for the illegal import and unnecessary mutilation of puppies. If you're planning on getting a dog do your research properly first.

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The first step on Sheffield’s journey to zero carbon

After declaring a climate emergency in 2019, Sheffield will take a major step towards this goal by releasing a new report which details where carbon emissions can be reduced in the city.

Page Hall in Sheffield

New Community Services Manager for Page Hall

The new community services manager will lead on the development and delivery of a partnership action plan to deal with the issues affecting local people in Page Hall.

Grey to Green scheme

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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Latest on flood impact in Sheffield

The latest on flooding in Sheffield

Rivelin Valley Road, Sheffield

Council responds to snow across city

The council is working with partners across the city following heavy snowfall.

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What is the council doing about noisy neighbours?

Last month three people were prosecuted for noise offences in Sheffield. We encourage people to report these issues so that we can investigate and take action.

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Smooth, safe streets welcomed by Sheffield residents

The council's highways contactor, Streets Ahead, has completed the 2020 resurfacing programme.

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Spider eyes light up Cobweb Bridge

A bridge in Sheffield, home to three larger than life eight - legged insects, will be beaming brighter this winter thanks to Streets Ahead.

Town Hall

Sheffield’s £25M bid for Stocksbridge town regeneration

A £25m investment plan has been put forward for the regeneration of Stocksbridge.

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Winning designs by Sheffield school children chosen for city’s gritters

Two new designs, created by Sheffield school children, will be seen on gritting lorries across the city this winter.

Roadworkers laying tarmac in the dark

Plea to respect staff who are working to improve the city

The council is urging residents across the city to increase their awareness, patience and respect for the workforce of two of its service partners, Amey and Veolia.

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Avian Influenza Prevention Zone declared across England

Bird keepers must make sure they are aware of their responsibilities under new regulations relating avian influenza. Members of the public are asked to report sightings of dead wild birds.

Yellow tractor parked in front of gritting vehicles.

Streets Ahead prepares for winter in Sheffield

The council’s highways contractor, Amey, is getting ‘winter ready’ in preparation for cold and icy weather over coming months.

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Takeaways fined for flouting coronavirus restrictions

Fines have been issued to several takeaways in Sheffield for failing to adhere to Government restrictions.

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Council apologises for street tree complaint handling

Apology issued over handling of street tree complaint

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Household Waste Recycling Centres new opening hours

Throughout October the Household Waste Recycling Centres' autumn/winter opening hours have been extended to allow more people to visit and dispose of their waste safely. 

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Kelham community group support Great British September Clean

A group of dedicated volunteers have big clean up at Kelham Island

Join the great British September clean with Keep Britain Tidy logo

The Great British September Clean in Sheffield

Get involved in the Great British September Clean and help keep our city clean and tidy.

Statement on boost for active travel funding

Statement on boost for active travel funding

Councillor Bob Johnson, Cabinet Member for Transport and Sustainability at Sheff ...

Ash trees at risk from infectious disease

Ash trees at risk from infectious disease

A large proportion of England’s Ash trees, including Sheffield’s 250,000, are at ...

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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Working strategy sets out new direction for the care of the city’s street trees

A new shared vision for the care and management of Sheffield’s street trees is n ...

Update on active travel measures

Update on active travel measures

Councillor Bob Johnson, Cabinet Member for Transport and Sustainability gives an ...

Sheffield Town Hall with bright blue sky

Statement on Shalesmoor Cycle Scheme

Councillor Bob Johnson, Cabinet Member for Transport and Sustainability at Sheff ...

Bob Johnson and Mark Jones in front of electric van

Electric van plans for Sheffield businesses to try before they buy

30 Electric Vans will soon be available for businesses in Sheffield to trial in ...

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New Shalesmoor cycle path to be installed this weekend

A fully segregated cycle link will be introduced between Shalesmoor roundabout a ...

Sheffield Town Hall against a blue sky

Statement on 5G mast planning applications

Our response to planning application requests for three new 5G masts in the city.

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Pop-up active travel measures get the green light

Following the massive rise in cycling and walking during the Covid-19 lockdown, Sheffield City Council has laid out its ...

Botanical Gardens

Radio 4 Gardeners Question Time at Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Just outside the city centre Sheffield Botanical Gardens were opened in 1836 and ...

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Make a difference with a Community Fund grant

Our Housing and Neighbourhood Service is calling on community groups that work w ...

Beighton MRF flooding

Sheffield floods - impact on recycling

Due to the recent heavy rainfall the Veolia materials recycling facility used to separate and sort the paper and card co ...

River Don

Council supports communities affected by wet weather

Following substantial rainfall over recent weeks, Sheffield is continuing to work closely with those in the worst affect ...

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Sheffield is prepared for further rain

With further rain forecast today and overnight, the council is reminding Sheffield residents to be vigilant and take ext ...

Town Hall

Over 80,000 visits to Council news site for flooding information 

Thursday and Friday saw the highest number of hits ever in a 24-hour period to Sheffield City Council’s news website, Sh ...

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Sheffield Flooding Update

John Mothersole, Chief Executive of Sheffield City Council, said:“A major incident has been declared today in response t ...

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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Council responds to flooding across Sheffield

THIS PAGE IS BEING UPDATED AS WE GET MORE INFORMATION People can report flooding to us by calling Streets Ahead on 0114 ...

Phil the bin

Mascot makes moves to unite litter heroes

The Streets Ahead mascot, Phil the Bin, made the most of the half-term break by reminiscing about his busy start to this ...

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Streets Ahead prepares Sheffield for winter

The council’s highways contractor is getting ‘winter ready’ in preparation for icy conditions over coming months.With 19 ...

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Sheffield School Environment and Recycling Taskforce launched

A new taskforce to look at how the education sector in Sheffield can improve its environmental impact has today been ann ...

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Have your say on the 2020 green bin collection service

Have your say on the 2020 green bin collection serviceIn Sheffield, we offer residents a chargeable green bin collection ...

Hathersage Road

Sheffield recognised for having ‘clean roads’ by government

The cleanliness of the city’s roads has been acknowledged by central government, following an independent assessment of ...

Amey Star awards

Apprentices celebrate success with Streets Ahead

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

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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 ...

Break up Stoptober

Sheffield is breaking up with smoking this Stoptober

Joining thousands of people across the country taking part in Stoptober, partners are helping smokers to take their firs ...

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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Shisha businesses fined for allowing smoking indoors

Whether from cigarettes, roll ups, Shisha or any other smoked product, first or second hand smoke inhalation can cause s ...

litter pickers

It’s ‘in the bag’ for Sheffield’s litter champions

It’s a familiar yet unwelcome sight across many cities - piles of litter; be it fly- tipping or one off items, dumped at ...

Green fingers winners

Sheffield’s award-winning ‘green-fingered’ gardeners

We have the winners for the Housing and Neighbourhood Service's Green Fingers Gardening Competition 2019!   This year’ ...

Colley park improvement team

Colley Park set for playground transformation

Colley Park in Parson Cross is about to get a makeover as part of the council’s ongoing work to improve parks and playgr ...

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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 ...

Amey contractors

Streets Ahead give budding gardeners a root to success

Employees at Streets Ahead in Sheffield have been making valuable contributions ...