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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.

group of people in a meeting room discussing the Marnock Exhibition

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.

A variety of trees and grass in foreground with very blue sky with a few clouds

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.

Building with external scaffold in place, a grassed area in front

Rose Garden Café survey findings and next steps

Additional structural surveys have been completed at the Rose Garden Café Building in Graves Park. Findings support initial concerns and the full survey reports will now be used to help determine costs of future options for the site and inform the upcoming public consultation.

Cafe building with scaffold propping to the exterior, a garden is in front

Rose Garden Café set for festive reopening

Following further structural surveys and works to make the building safe, the Rose Garden Cafe at Graves Park is all set for a festive reopening, on a takeaway basis from Thursday 22 December.

Two people fix posts around a newly planted elm tree in a park another person looks on in the background

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.

Large trees at the side of a long path

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.