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Elm Tree Initiative marking 50th Anniversary of Woodland Trust protects tree and butterfly species in Sheffield

Four disease resistant elm trees were planted in High Hazels Park to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Woodland Trust, protect the future of the elm tree and safeguard the precious habitat of the White Letter hairstreak butterfly.

The Rose Garden Cafe

Charity Trustee Sub-Committee consulted on long-term options for Rose Garden Café

The Charity Trustee Sub-Committee heard the proposed long-term options for the Rose Garden Café building in Graves Park yesterday.

The Fargate containers in Sheffield City Centre

Fargate containers: Shops, bars and restaurant hub to open from October 17

The Fargate Containers are set to open on October 17, with exciting street food offers and local independent retail units.

A view of Sheffield from the top of the former Ski Slope at Parkwood Springs

‘Ambitious plans for our city’: Two further Levelling Up fund bids submitted

Over the summer, a further two Levelling Up bids were submitted by Sheffield City Council to the government which could result in development of community facilities in Heeley and much needed investment to facilitate development at Parkwood Springs. 

Cllr Mazher Iqbal stands outside Carfield Primary School

Committee progresses plans to make streets healthier, safer and more sustainable

At last week’s Transport, Regeneration and Climate Change Committee, members agreed a bumper crop of transport decisions...

Trees planted on Edmund Road

Council launches Street Tree Archive

Sheffield City Council has today published documents as part of the Street Tree Archive which will allow the public to access records and correspondence relating to the council’s management of street trees between 2013 and 2018.

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Sheffield Tree Fayre is coming to the Botanical Gardens!

Sheffield Tree Fayre, a family-friendly event celebrating the wonder of trees and woodlands, will take over Sheffield Botanical Gardens on Saturday 10 September.

Rose Garden Cafe

Discussions for future refreshment options in Graves Park underway

Following the closure of the Rose Garden Café last month, Sheffield City Council is working with the Café operator to assess the options for a temporary refreshment provision in Graves Park.

Sheffield skyline

Statement on Sheffield's bid to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2023

"We would be proud to bring the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 to the region in solidarity with Ukraine."

Graves Park featuring the Rose Garden Cafe

Options to be explored for future of Rose Garden Café in Graves Park

Discussions are underway to explore options for the future of the Rose Garden Café in Graves Park after it had to close due to safety reasons with immediate effect last week.

Liam Pond stands with Councillor Richard Williams, proudly holding the Green Flag award in Sheffield Winter Garden

Sheffield parks receive international mark of quality

Green Flag Awards are an international mark of quality for well managed parks and green spaces all over the world. In Sheffield, 16 of our parks have received this honour, which means they meet the criteria for being safe, welcoming, well maintained and well managed.

Hilly tarmac surrounded by grass and trees

New ‘All Wheels’ Hillsborough Pump Track Completed

The brand-new Hillsborough Pump Track has now been fully completed at Hillsborough Park.

A woman stands next to a group of alpacas, with a white one on a red lead

Alpaca Trekking: New to Graves Park Animal Farm

A brand-new Alpaca Trekking experience along a scenic woodland trail will soon be available to visitors of Graves Park Animal Farm in Sheffield.

Litter on the ground, slogan ‘tek it ome’, SCC logo and artist Luke Horton logo.

Tek it ome this summer

We've teamed up with artist, Luke Horton to encourage people visiting our gorgeous parks and green spaces to take their litter home.

Sheffield Eagles wheelchair rugby league team

Rugby League World Cup 2021: ‘CreatedBy’ small grants programme re-opens for applications

Local grassroots groups, clubs and community organisations can now apply for 'CreatedBy' grant funding from Rugby League World Cup 2021 to provide kit, equipment and facility improvements.

Attercliffe Library

South Yorkshire Local Heritage List approval process gets green light

The process for approving heritage assets for the South Yorkshire Local Heritage List has been approved by Sheffield City Council. 

Ellie Wilson from SUFC Women teaches girls at Ballifield Primary School a few tricks

UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 Legacy in Action

The UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 is coming to Sheffield this summer and we're already seeing it's legacy in action across the city. Want to get involved?

people running in a park with blue skies over Sheffield

Public consultation shapes new Sport and Leisure Strategy for Sheffield

Following £100million investment committed last November, themes of Sheffield's new 30 year sport and leisure strategy have been agreed following public consultation. Work will now start on developing a five year implementation plan.

2 rows of colourful books with title 'Countries and People'

No more library book fines in Sheffield

Councillor Alison Teal, Executive Member for Sustainable Neighbourhoods, Wellbeing, Parks and Leisure, said: “From now on we will not be charging anyone for returning their books late. We’ve never charged children, and the good news is, this now applies to all adults too.  If you have any overdue library books from before the pandemic, and you’re worried about paying the fines, just return them to your library. You won’t need to pay a fine."

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.

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.

women's football team standing by goal posts

History of women’s football to be revealed and celebrated by UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 Heritage Programme

Sheffield as one of the nine UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 host cities is taking part in a National Lottery funded project to uncover the hidden history of women’s football in a summer of celebration of the game, its players and communities.

Older man doing weight training

Consultation to shape sport and leisure in Sheffield

£100m will be invested in to sport and leisure in Sheffield, and we want to hear from local people to help shape the future of these facilities and services.

Off road bike team

Off-road bike team clamp down on illegal riders

South Yorkshire Police (SYP) Off-Road Bike Team are working with Local Authoriti ...

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.

Two cyclists on track through park with city in the foreground

Council moves forward with plans to redevelop Parkwood Springs

£200,000 is being invested to prepare the site for redevelopment. 

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.

Director of Libraries hold Black Lives Matter framed artwork

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.