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Sheffield’s Festival of the Outdoors to return in 2024

Kicking off Sheffield's outdoor season, The Festival of the Outdoors will be back in March 2024 for a full month of events and activities.

Sheffield Cemetery

Plan to futureproof Sheffield’s bereavement services to be developed

Sheffield’s burial provision is set to be futureproofed in new plans. Sheffield City Council is developing a new strategy that aims to ensure there is a high-quality bereavement service available to the people of Sheffield for years to come.

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Planning permission submitted for Hillsborough Park Multi-Activity Hub

Plans have been submitted to build a new Multi-Activity Hub in Sheffield’s Hillsborough Park, which will include all new tennis courts, a multi-use games area, mini golf, a new café and more.

Central Library, Sheffield

Roadmap to establish future of Central Library and Graves Gallery building to be decided

Sheffield City Council is taking steps to identify the future use of the building. 

Newly refurbished pitches at Woodbourn Road

Sheffield sport and leisure services set to be transformed in 10-year plan

Sheffield City Council have launched their Sport and Leisure Strategy, which aims to place Sheffield at the forefront of sport, physical activity, leisure, and wellbeing in the UK. The strategy sets out the Council’s ambition to have facilities, activities and services, which are modern, welcoming, inclusive and meet the needs of everybody in Sheffield – encouraging more people to be more active, more often.

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Council raises concerns for Sheffield's street trees due to planned fibre broadband work across the city

On behalf of Sheffield City Council, Council Leader Tom Hunt has responded to concerns the Council has regarding potential damage to Sheffield's street trees, during the installation of telegraph poles and overhead wires where improvements to fibre broadband are being made. 

Tree being planted in Weston Park

Tree to celebrate the King’s Coronation planted in Weston Park

In celebration of His Majesty King Charles III’s Coronation earlier this year, a commemorative tree has been planted in Sheffield’s Weston Park. As one if the final initiatives of the Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) – a unique, UK-wide tree planting scheme, originally created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 – commemorative trees were gifted to each county in celebration of His Majesty’s Coronation, in May of this year.

Rose Garden Cafe

Steps taken to establish Rose Garden Café partnership

Steps taken to establish Rose Garden Café partnership Applications are now open for members of the public to join the Rose Garden Café Partnership, with openings for partner members and a chair.

Parkwood Springs

Levelling Up: More than £19million for ambitious Parkwood Springs plans

Sheffield City Council’s exciting plans for Parkwood Springs have been awarded m ...

Hillsborough Park landscape with pond and trees

Statement on Hillsborough Park fencing being removed

Statement on Hillsborough Park fencing being removed.  

L-R: Chris West, Head of Operations at Keltbray, Louise Pavitt, Major Project Director at Keltbray, Lucia Lorente-Arnau, Principal Development Officer and Cllr Ben Miskell, Chair of Transport, Regeneration and Climate Committee.

Contractor appointed to transform historic Castlegate into green space

Exciting plans to transform one of the most historic parts of Sheffield city centre has moved a step closer with the appointment of the lead contractor.

Fargate containers

Future community uses for containers to be decided

The future community use of eight containers is to be decided at the Strategy and Resources Committee on Monday, November 20th. Proposals from six community groups for the containers, which used to sit at the top of Fargate, are to be considered.

Schoolchildren in front row on tennis court in yellow hi-vis with SCC officers, Councillor Richard Williams, Friends of Hollinsend Park and LTA officers

More tennis courts open to all after refurbishment

Hollinsend Park Tennis Court has officially reopened after renovations funded by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) Tennis Foundation, Government funding and Sheffield City Council.

Rose Garden Café building front elevation with green door, black and white exterior and brick, white railings along outdoor path

Long-term future of Rose Garden Café to be decided

A decision on the long-term future of the Rose Garden Café in Graves Park is to be made at an Extraordinary Charity Trustee Sub-Committee on Wednesday 18 October.

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Levelling Up: Adelphi Cinema in Attercliffe out to market

Sheffield City Council acquired the former cinema earlier this year as part of the Attercliffe Levelling Up project and aims to develop the much-loved building into a vibrant and cultural hub, supporting the local community and wider.

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Tramlines: the impact of events on Sheffield’s economy and parks

Events bring millions to Sheffield’s economy, generate community pride and support the wellbeing of residents, according to a new report from Sheffield City Council that looks at the impact of events on the city, including Tramlines.   

Stone building amongst trees with The Shelter written on the side

New café for Whirlow Brook Park

A new park café has opened this week, in a refurbished old public toilet and bus shelter in the beautiful grounds of Whirlow Brook Park, a popular beauty spot for walkers, local people and families.

Visitors enjoying the different artwork displayed at Art in the Gardens, among a scenic background of trees

Botanical Gardens set to be awash with creativity at Art in the Gardens 2023

Art in the Gardens, one of the largest outdoor art markets in the north of England, returns on 2-3 September at Sheffield’s beautiful Botanical Gardens.

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Committee endorses amendments to Draft Local Plan

Amendments to the Draft Local Plan in response to public consultation will be referred to Full Council for consideration after they were endorsed by the Strategy & Resources Committee today.

Containers in Sheffield City Centre

Containers: Applications for community uses now open

Applications are now open to secure a container for community uses across Sheffield.

The Mi Amigo memorial adorned with tributes

Funds being raised by RAFA to renovate Endcliffe Park Mi Amigo memorial

Funds are being raised by the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) to renovate The Mi Amigo memorial in Endcliffe Park in time for its 80th anniversary service in 2024.

Three sections of seating undercover with glass spectator boxes at the rear

Kick-off approaches for a re-vamped football hub in Sheffield

The refurbishment of the Woodbourn Road football site in Darnall has started as part of a project led by the Premier League, The Football Association and Government’s Football Foundation in partnership with Sheffield City Council.

The Arctic Monkeys stage taken from the crowd.

Bringing business home: Arctic Monkeys gigs see £4.1 million boost to Sheffield’s economy

Arctic Monkeys’ two huge hometown gigs brought an estimated £4.1million economic benefit to the city, new figures from Sheffield City Council reveal.

200 year old curved stone walls and catacombs with two pillars at the side of a flight of stone steps

Major Milestone at Sheffield General Cemetery Heritage Park

Sheffield General Cemetery, one of Sheffield’s most fascinating locations, is celebrating the end of a four-year £3 million conservation and repair programme this month. Extensive structural repairs to the Cemetery’s famous catacombs has been done, key monuments stabilised and the massive retaining walls supported, which are now nearing 200 years old, ensuring the Cemetery can continue to be treasured and admired by future generations.

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Exhibition highlights Marnock’s impact on Sheffield’s landscape

Sheffield Botanical Gardens is partnering with the Gardens Trust to celebrate Scottish landscape gardener, horticulturalist, and writer Robert Marnock who lived from 1800 to 1889. Throughout June there will be a programme of events Celebrating Marnock at Sheffield Botanical Gardens, Weston Park, and Sheffield General Cemetery, which are all Marnock sites. 

People play on large outdoor musical instruments in Sheffield city centre.

New pocket park to bring music to city centre

A new pocket park in Sheffield city centre pays homage to the city’s musical greats and will inspire the next generation to get on their dancing shoes.

A view of Pound's Park on a sunny day with buildings in the background.

Heart of the City: Park to be dedicated to Sheffield’s first Chief Fire Officer, John Charles Pound

Pound’s Park will be dedicated to Sheffield’s first Chief Fire Officer, John Charles Pound, in a ceremony on Saturday, May 27th.

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Botanical Gardens to host Sheffield Tree Fayre

Celebrating the wonder of trees and woodlands will take place again this year, with the Sheffield Tree Fayre, in Sheffield Botanical Gardens. This one-day tree-fest, running from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 20th May 2023, will feature a variety of tree-related activities including children’s outdoor forest school activities and indoor crafts, adult wood craft stalls, guided tree walks and a number of wood and tree-themed stalls.  

Plan for Sheffield's Cruyff Court

Refurbishment taking shape at Parson Cross Park

Exciting developments taking shape at Parson Cross Park with plans for Sheffield's first Cruyff Court.

Sheffeld's Pounds Park

Sheffield’s new city centre park set to open this Easter

Sheffield city centre’s brand-new public space, Pound’s Park, is set to open early to the public on 3 April, so that the new park can be enjoyed over the Easter weekend and school holidays.

Botanical Garden cafe building with green grass and a cloudy sky

New café for popular Sheffield beauty spot, the Botanical Gardens

Work will be starting in the next few days to refurbish the old Curators House Team Rooms within the Botanical Gardens. Following a recent tender process Sheffield City Council are really excited to announce that Joni will be opening their new site this Summer after a short period of refurbishment which starts in March.

Road into Whirlow Brook Park with trees

New café for popular Sheffield beauty spot Whirlow Brook Park

Work has started on site for a brand-new café, with attached public WC, at Sheffield’s Whirlow Brook Park, a popular beauty spot for walkers, local people and families.