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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 playg ...

Outside of public toilets in parks

Toilets reopen in Sheffield’s busiest parks

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

Art flowers in front of real flowers

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 ...

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 v ...

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 ...

Two boys stand next to a fairy garden they have made

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 ...

Sheffield city centre skyline at night

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 ...

Sheffield city centre skyline at night

Make Yourself at Home, Sheffield

The aim of the campaign is to give confidence to residents as they begin to inte ...

Endcliffe Park

Please bin it or take your rubbish home...

Following further complaints and litter being consistently left behind in Sheffield's parks, Sheffield City Council has ...

Photograph of a skate park

Skateparks, basketball courts and multi-use games areas to reopen

More facilities in Sheffield’s parks are to reopen, with skateparks, basketball courts and multi-use games areas now available across the city.

child's painted hand

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 ...

Green parkland

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 ...

Outside of the Crucible

New Dates For Betfred World Snooker Championship

The Betfred World Snooker Championship has been rescheduled, subject to government policy, to run from 31 July to 16 August at the Crucible Theatre.Snooker’s biggest tournament was ...

UEFA coming to Sheffield

UEFA Women’s EURO to take centre stage in summer 2022

The UEFA Executive Committee today confirmed that the postponed UEFA Women’s EURO 2021 will be played in England from 6 July to 31 July 2022. It is planned to use the same venues t ...

Pond, trees and blue skies

Coronavirus - Sheffield parks and countryside updates

16.04.20 - Grass cutting to resume in some parks Grass cutting in some of our parks will re-start from 20 April onwards. This is to help us keep our parks and green spaces safe an ...

Mobile phone with an image of a bookshelf on it

£20k boost to eLibrary content for Sheffield Libraries

Sheffield City Council is pleased to announce that the eLibrary service has been given a £20,000 boost. This online reso ...

Sheffield central library

Libraries and archives closures

Notice of closure of Libraries and Archives   In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Sheffield City Council will clo ...

Cllr Mary Lea

Council announces extra £10k funding for every library

Sheffield City Council is pleased to announce that every library across the city is set to receive an additional one off ...

Volunteer at UEFA Women’s EURO 2021 in Sheffield

Pre-registration now open for amazing volunteering experiences as UEFA Women’s E ...

festival of the outdoors poster

Festival of the Outdoors returns to Sheffield

Sheffield is set to showcase the strength and breadth of its outdoor communities once again, when The Festival of the Ou ...

3 men at a Pride event

Essential events guide 2020

https://youtu.be/cAR1lVVJ63Q In 2019 we shared some amazing experiences in Sheffield, and 2020 looks set to be just as ...

Invictus Frame

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Amey contractors

Streets Ahead give budding gardeners a root to success

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

Art in the Gardens 2018

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 ...

Stocksbridge clock tower

Centenary Field for Stocksbridge Clock Tower and Gardens

Set in landscaped gardens, with public footpaths running through, the site is a ...

Alexandra Sitwell

Portraits of Distinction - Call To Artists

Artists from Sheffield and beyond are invited to take part in this year’s Portraits of Distinction competition, as part ...