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A large crowd gather in front of the large Tramlines festival stage in Sheffield

First Tramlines 2022 acts announced

Tramlines, Sheffield’s biggest city-based music festival has announced the lineup for the 2022 event at Hillsborough Park in Sheffield from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th July.

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Sheffield footballers inspire Black Lives Matter artwork

A Black Lives Matter artwork by Sheffield artist Chris Houlton was presented to the Sheffield Home of Football archives collection this week. ‘Shoulder to Shoulder’ shows Sheffield ...

People holding green flag in Meersbrook Park

Fifteen Sheffield parks flying flag among best in country

Sheffield has has once again achieved 15 Green Flag awards for parks and green spaces across the city - the award is the international quality mark recognising the very best in visitor experience. 

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.

School children at tree planting

Local primary school receives Queen’s Green Canopy Jubilee celebration tree

The Queen's Green Canopy tree was planted at Acres Hill Community Primary School yesterday, as part of Her Majesty's national Platinum Jubilee celebrations. 

UEFA Women's EUROs 2022 school bookings

Bring your school to UEFA Women's EURO 2022

Schools can now make group bookings during this exclusive ticketing sale period - with great offers, activities and the chance to win a visit as part of the Trophy Tour. Book for your school by 8 October 2021.

Exterior Central Library

Restrictions relaxed for Libraries, Archives and Information Services

There is no longer a limit on the number of customers who can enter our buildings at any one time and you can now stay in our libraries for as long as you want, within our current opening times. Public toilets are also now open and tables and chairs are back in place so that you can use your library as a study space. Soft seating is being reintroduced. We will be increasing the number of computers in our libraries where possible so that social distancing is still maintained.

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Covid, Claire and Collective Creativity – Writing Exhibition 11th August to 1st September

People across the city and staff at Sheffield City Council worked incredibly hard to keep our city moving and hopeful during Covid. We were all experiencing a range of emotions as many of us were forced to change our daily lives when we began to realise that the pandemic was something very different to what we had ever experienced before.

Ponds Forge leisure centre

Sheffield City Trust update on Ponds Forge leisure pool

Essential work at Ponds Forge leisure pool is progressing well but the pool will remain closed for a while longer while other works are brought forward to minimise disruption in the long term.

Calendar dates for Rugby League World Cup

Rugby League World Cup confirms new dates for 2022

After announcing the postponement of the Rugby League World Cup 2021 to next year, new dates for the tournament have now been confirmed, from 15 October to 19 November 2022.

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. 

Rugby League World Cup trophy on purple background

Rugby League World Cup to be staged in 2022

Organisers have announced that the tournament, which was due to take place in October and November this year, will now take place in 2022.

Restoration work at Forge Dam

Forge Dam restoration project awarded £247,000 in funding

The Government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund is giving over £247,000 to Sheffi ...

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Sheffield launches new promotional video featuring Shauna Coxsey

The Outdoor City have launched a new promotional video showcasing what Sheffield has to offer for visitors, residents and businesses alike.

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Greenground Map of Sheffield launched to kick off Love Parks Week

A new Greenground map of Sheffield is now available to download - showing how accessible the city greenspaces are, wherever you are, just in time for Love Parks Week.

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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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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.

Flowers beds and the pavilion at Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Grant award success for Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens

Sheffield Botanical Gardens has been awarded a funding package from the National Lottery Heritage fund for a two year education programme, planned to start this autumn.

Festival goers at Tramlines 2019

Tramlines Festival 2021 is going ahead

The sold-out event will go ahead as part of phase 3 of the Government's Event Research Programme on the weekend of 23-25 July, at Hillsborough Park.

Competitor climbing on a bouldering wall

Cliffhanger back for Summer in the Outdoor City

Cliffhanger is back on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th July, with all the action of the BMC British Bouldering championships across the weekend, and plenty more excitement for everyone to enjoy throughout the city centre.

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Keep your neighbours onside and play on responsibly!

It’s great that we can come together for the football and have something to celebrate but while you’re enjoying yourselves please make sure you stick to the guidelines and don’t trash the city!

Children from the Oasis Academy Don Valley at the launch of the Beat the Street Sheffield game

New commitment to create healthier, happier, more connected Sheffield

Sheffield’s Move More Month 2021 is being recognised this June with the launch of a new physical activity strategy and a free interactive city-wide game that more than 45,000 people are anticipated to play over a six-week period. 

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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Legacy of UEFA Women's EURO 2022 launches in Sheffield

Today we launched the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 legacy programme, that will create opportunities like never before, and released ticket pricing and roadmap to how you can secure your seat at the tournament.

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Parkrun returns to Sheffield's parks

Parkrun returns to Sheffield's parks

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Sheffield schools invited to take part in RLWC2021 competition

We want schools in Sheffield to us shout about why our city is the perfect place to visit, stay and host games during the Rugby League World Cup 2021. Get involved...

Endcliffe Park

Extra measures to support increase in Endcliffe Park visitors

In partnership with South Yorkshire Police, additional measures and patrols will take place in Endcliffe Park to make sure visitors can enjoy spending time there in a clean and safe environment.

Young boy with Beat the Street scanner

The Beat the Street physical activity game is coming to Sheffield!

This summer Beat the Street, a six week free, interactive challenge that encourages people of all ages to incorporate physical activity into their daily lives, is coming to the streets of Sheffield. Find out more.

Collage of green spaces in Sheffield

Investing in Sheffield’s green open spaces

As we commit to further investment in our wonderful green open spaces, we also look back at all the hard work and improvements in to our parks, woodlands and countryside during the last year.

Grave of John Gunson at Sheffield General Cemetery

Sheffield Cemeteries Remember the Great Sheffield Flood

The 11th of March sees the anniversary of the Great Sheffield Flood of 1864 an e ...

Sheffield City Hall in Barkers Pool

Funding for sport, arts & culture

Cllr Mary Lea welcomes the Government's announcement of £millions in funding to support sport, arts and cultural organisations, and highlights the importance of the sectors for Sheffield's economic recovery.

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Kate Brindley appointed to boost South Yorkshire’s arts and cultural sector

As new Director, Kate will work with South Yorkshire’s cultural sectors to attract investment, grow participation and increase tourism opportunities for the region.

Snake slide at Hillsborough Park in Sheffield

Enjoy our playgrounds responsibly this half term

We want you to enjoy some exercise and fresh air this half term in our parks but please do so responsibly, sticking to the current Government rules and guidance.

Stannington playground in the snow

Improvement plans for Stannington Park Playground

Recent bouts of bad weather have affected conditions at Stannington playground.  We will be making improvements to drainage and the play equipment to make it better for local people.

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National Ping Pong initiative welcomes Sheffield to the table

We've teamed up with Table Tennis England to bring ping pong and promote healthy activity to more people in Sheffield

Chapletown Library

Council opens consultation on new proposals for library enhancements

We have launched a public consultation about improvements to libraries, after we announced last year that each community hub library would benefit from a £10,000 cash boost.  

Design drawing of new playground at Westfield site

Go ahead for new Westfield playground

Working with Westfield Big Local Partnership we will be creating a brand-new multi-use playground for families in the Westfield area.

Ducks on mill pond at Forge Dam

Popular Forge Dam set for £300,000 restoration project

More than £300,000 will be spent on a heritage and wildlife improvement project at Forge Dam, after our Cabinet approved funding, adding to years of fundraising by volunteers from the Friends of Porter Valley.

Christmas illuminations in Sheffield Peace Gardens

Tis the season to twinkle and celebrate Christmas in Sheffield

As 2020 - the year that none of us could have predicted - draws to a close, we’re all in need of some festive cheer, and although we can’t celebrate Christmas in the usual style th ...

Councillor Bob Johnson, Councillor Mary Lea and Christine Welburn stand next to snake head slide at Hillsborough playground

Hillsborough playground reopens with ssssspectacular attraction

Hillsborough playground reopens on Monday 14 December, with the brand new spectacular snake's head slide, part of phase one of improvements at the park.

Now Then Then Now artwork on the side of building in Sheffield

An amazing year of Sheffield's visual arts

Despite a difficult year for the cultural industry, there's still been plenty to celebrate in Sheffield's visual arts sector, Museums Sheffield look back at the fantastic works of 2019/2020.

A bike at the top of Shirebrook Valley Nature Reserve in Sheffield

Discover Sheffield’s hidden gem parks, woodlands and green spaces

Visitor numbers are very high in Sheffield's most popular parks which makes it difficult to adhere to social distancing. Try somewhere new with our fantastic hidden gems, to help us reduce covid-19 infection rate and keep people safe.

Kelly-Anne and Monika at Manor Fields Park

Join This Girl Can 25 miles in December challenge

Get active this winter by walking, jogging or running a mile a day as we countdown from the 1st to the 25th of December in This Girl Can 25 miles December challenge.

Stocksbridge Community Leisure Centre from the outside

Stocksbridge’s Oxley Park and Community Leisure Centre secures boost of £500,000

A fantastic new playground will be installed at Oxley Park, as well as other improvements to the park area and the community leisure centre, after being awarded £500,000 from the Town's Fund.

Sign for Redmires Plantation on the edge of the forest

Forestry and archaeological improvements for Redmires

Forestry maintenance work will take place at Redmires Plantation this winter, enhancing the natural environment and helping to further expose elements of the historic Prisoner of War camp at the site.

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Visiting Sheffield’s parks and green spaces during lockdown

Keep visiting Sheffield's parks and outdoor spaces during the national lockdown, but some facilities will not be available.

Design of a trophy for the Rugby League World Cup on a purple background

Rugby League World Cup 2021 ballot opens on one year to go

With a year to go until the Rugby League World Cup 2021 comes to Sheffield, the public ticket ballot opened today until 16 November, enter now to be in with a chance of getting your hands on tickets.

Cafe at the Olympia roller skating rink, Bramall Lane, c.1912

Pictures paint a thousand words and make history

Pictures paint a thousand words and with the announcement that Sheffield City Archives is open again for 'order and view' and that Picture Sheffield has just uploaded it's 100,000 image, there's a lot of Sheffield's history to access and enjoy.

Big wheel on Fargate in Sheffield dressed with Christmas lights

Autumn and winter events update

Sadly events over the autumn and winter season will not go ahead this year. Let's see how creative our communities can be in celebrating the seasons.

Cllr Mary Lea and Jill Thompson holding the green flag in the Sheffield Botanical Gardens with colourful plants in the background

Sheffield’s parks and green spaces recognised with 13 Green Flag Awards

13 parks and green spaces in Sheffield have been awarded the international quality mark, Green Flag, from Keep Britain Tidy. Sites are being lit up in green to celebrate this year's awards.

Football game at Olympic Legacy Park Sheffield

Community pitch re-opens at Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Local sports and community groups are celebrating the re-opening of the 3G pitch at Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park after a six-month Covid closure.

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Library Services October update

We’ve been providing an Order and Collect service in a number of libraries since early August so that as many people as possible could borrow books and resources across the city. The correct Covid-19 measures are in place so that all libraries are as safe as possible. Every library building is slightly different and naturally the most important part of reopening has been about safety.  

Cllr Mary Lea, This Girl Can officers, Jenny Eells Radio Sheffield interview

£100,000 Sport England funding gets girls moving in Sheffield

More women and girls in Sheffield will take up sport and exercise after we were awarded £100,000 of Sport England’s This Girl Can funding.

The catacombs at Sheffield General Cemetery

Mystery of the catacombs revealed

This week investigative work is taking place at the catacombs at Sheffield General Cemetery, as part of the ongoing National Lottery funded £3million project.

Hillsborough Park, site of the new bike park

New £250,000 bike park development for Hillsborough Park

A new £250,000 bike park development to be installed in Hillsborough Park

Playground in a Sheffield park

Playgrounds reopen across Sheffield parks

*Updated 18 August 2020* More than 100 playgrounds are now open, and being cleaned and inspected on a regular basis. With the exception of Hillsborough Park, all remaining playgro ...

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Toilets reopen in Sheffield’s busiest parks

*Updated 18 August 2020* Toilets are now open at: Graves Park, Rose Garden Café ...

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Countdown begins to 17th annual Art in the Gardens

Sheffield Botanical Gardens, 5 - 6 September 20202 sessions per day, 10:30am – 1 ...

Crowd of runners in Sheffield 10k

Events and leisure affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)

In line with Government guidance, events and leisure venues across the country a ...

Drive-in cinema comes to Sheffield, Don Valley

Drive-in cinema comes to Sheffield, Don Valley

BREAK Films and Scanner-Rhodes Productions are proud to announce the film line-u ...

Statement: Libraries plan for reopening

Statement: Libraries plan for reopening

At the beginning of July we announced that library staff are working as quickly ...

Business grants for city’s night time economy

Business grants for city’s night time economy

As part of the second round of the Coronavirus Business Grants Scheme, Sheffield ...

Sheffield share in £1m Sport England legacy award for UEFA WEURO2022

Sheffield share in £1m Sport England legacy award for UEFA WEURO2022

Sport England has awarded £1m of National Lottery funding to England’s hosting o ...

Sheffield's RLWC2021 fixtures revealed

Sheffield's RLWC2021 fixtures revealed

Sheffield to host nine fixtures   Wheelchair semi-final double-header staged ...

Popular animal farm set for reopening 

Popular animal farm set for reopening 

One of Sheffield’s most popular free family attractions, Graves Park Animal Farm ...

Reopening of sport, exercise and leisure in Sheffield

Reopening of sport, exercise and leisure in Sheffield

As leisure and fitness venues across the country prepare for reopening from 25 J ...

City’s playgrounds will not reopen until safety measures in place

City’s playgrounds will not reopen until safety measures in place

UPDATE: 17 July 2020 Playgrounds update   Sheffield City Council is working very ...

Sheffield Town Hall in the sun

Statement on Sheffield City Trust

Below is Sheffield City Council's response to The Star report which was unfortun ...

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Sheffield’s Children’s University launch Summer Festival of Fun

Sheffield’s Children’s University are offering over 70 free activities for child ...

Sheffield's Central Library

Libraries working hard to welcome you back soon

Libraries and their staff have missed you and we are working hard to reopen as s ...

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Stay safe as pubs and hospitality venues open

Director of Public Health at Sheffield City Council, Greg Fell said:"The further ...

William Mitchell frieze

William Mitchell frieze to be safely removed and relocated

Work is set to get underway next week to meticulously remove the William Mitchel ...

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Half term virtual adventures during lockdown

Sheffield Children’s Services work to support many children who are often some of the most vulnerable in society. Find out more about who we're working with to keep children entertained this half term.

Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Sheffield Coronavirus response – Culture, Parks and Leisure

The coronavirus pandemic and resulting national lockdown has had a huge impact on the leisure, entertainment and hospitality industry.All bars, restaurants, cafes, gyms, playground ...

Tennis courts reopen in Sheffield parks

Following the Government’s most recent update to lockdown restrictions, tennis c ...

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Enjoy Sheffield’s parks but stay alert and stay safe

Following the Government’s latest guidance, allowing us to spend more time in outdoor spaces, Sheffield City Council is urging people to stick to social distancing measures while e ...

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 ...

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Sheffield recognised for outstanding role in Invictus UK Trials

Sheffield City Council has been recognised and thanked by the Invictus Board for the exceptional contribution the city a ...

Rugby League trophy

Volunteer Launch - Rugby League World Cup 2021

The Rugby League World Cup is coming to the UK - including Sheffield, with games taking place at Sheffield United's Bram ...

pygmy goats

Council statement re attack on goats at Graves Park Animal Farm

Police call for witnesses after devastating attack at Graves Park Animal Farm  Since receiving the shocking news regardi ...

Lowfield footie wall

New footie wall scores highly with local youngsters

Young people in Sheffield tested their flicks, tricks and shooting skills at the official opening of the new Jupiter Pla ...

Ponderosa Park

Work to restore Ponderosa Park

After heavy rainfall during Bassfest at Ponderosa Park, some areas of the ground are in poor condition. Sheffield City C ...

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 Ahead give budding gardeners a root to success

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

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Scarborough set fair for Art In The Gardens

The annual event, now in its 16th year, takes place on 7 and 8 September set in the beautiful canvas of the Botanical Ga ...

Town Hall fountain view

Sheffield Wednesday FC and Sheffield City Council work together to address crowd safety

New road traffic measures designed to help fans leave Hillsborough Stadium following Sheffield Wednesday games have been ...

Sheffield Fayre

Sheffield Fayre’s horticultural show returns for bank holiday fun

Now in its 18th year, Sheffield's bank holiday family fun day, The Sheffield Fayre, is back in Norfolk Heritage Park thi ...

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‘Bublé, Williams, Jersey Boys and Madness’ to perform at ‘Parties in the Park’

‘Bublé, Williams, Jersey Boys and Madness’ to perform at ‘Parties in the Park’Three family-fun ‘parties in the park’ are ...

Firth Park litter pickers

New litter bins for cleaner, greener parks

Sheffield’s parks are about to get cleaner and greener as new litter bins are installed at 20 different locations across ...

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Final venues selected for England UEFA Women’s Euro 2021

The FA has today confirmed the final venues selected for the next edition of the UEFA European Women’s Championship, whi ...

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Flags fly high in Sheffield’s award winning parks

Sheffield’s wonderful parks and green spaces have once again been recognised by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, ...

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Opinion: A very good week for Sheffield

I write this column at the end of what has been a very good week for Sheffield.  Tramlines played to record crowds, and ...

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Images of Fringe at Tramlines 2019

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Look out for our LGBT+ adopters at Sheffield Pride

Proudly volunteering at the stand will be Lee. Lee started his adoption journey just under three years ago, adopting two ...

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New Swedish fashion confirmed for Heart Of The City II

NEW SWEDISH FASHION BRANDS SET FOR HEART OF THE CITY II Sheffield’s Heart of The City II scheme is hotting up with the a ...

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Streets Ahead prepare for busy weekend at Tramlines

Thousands of music lovers are expected to descend on the city between Friday and ...

childrens university students

Free summer fun planned at Children's University festival

There are over 40 activities planned for the summer festival, including a treasu ...

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Fringe at Tramlines programme announced

The Fringe at Tramlines (in association with Sheffield BID) takes place from Fri ...

ski village

Critical milestone for £40m Parkwood Springs leisure destination

Plans to create an internationally-recognised sport and leisure destination at P ...