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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.

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.

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.

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.

5 books in a pile

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.  

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.

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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.

Botanical Gardens

Radio 4 Gardeners Question Time at Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Just outside the city centre Sheffield Botanical Gardens were opened in 1836 and ...

Man with garden tool

Make a difference with a Community Fund grant

Our Housing and Neighbourhood Service is calling on community groups that work w ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Party in the Park poster

‘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 ...

Green flag parks 2019

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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