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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.

Green weeds growing from stone wall

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.

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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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

Large trees either side of a road with parked cars

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.  

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.

People standing around a tree

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.

Two men in high visibility jackets standing in front of van

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 ...

Building and tram tracks on Holme Lane

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.

Snow on roads with trees

Streets Ahead mark end of winter maintenance period

Sheffield gritters stand down as warmer weather returns 

Barriers infront of resurfaced pavement

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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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.