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The Funeral of The Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Funeral will take place today, Saturday 17 April 2021 at 3pm in St George’s Chapel, Windsor. The Funeral Service will begin with a National Minute’s Silence at 3pm. The service will be preceded by a ceremonial procession inside the grounds of Windsor Castle.

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Statement on behalf of the Lord Mayor of Sheffield on the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Statement on behalf of the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Tony Downing on the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

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Statement on John Lewis

Sheffield City Council has issued a statement in response to today's announcement by John Lewis. 

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Local Area Committees get the go ahead

Full Council give the go ahead for seven new Local Area Committees (LAC), which seek to revolutionise how citizens can influence the decisions that matter to them and their communities. 

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Council commits £2m to new co-produced youth service strategy

As part of our commitment to Sheffield’s young people we have pledged to invest £2million into our youth services to ensure that all young people make a successful transition from their teenage years into confident, happy and successful young adults.

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Council leaders call on city partners to support Sheffield’s Race Equality Commission

Sheffield City Council has vowed to be a “visibly anti-racist organisation” and take on all forms of prejudice and discrimination in a rallying letter to the city’s Race Equality Commission.

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Communities empowered to shape decisions with launch of Local Area Committees

Sheffield City Council is to revolutionise how citizens can influence the decisions that matter to communities, committing to a modern way of engaging, empowering and enabling Sheffielders to shape their local areas.

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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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Care, recovery and future progress at heart of Sheffield’s budget

Budget proposals were agreed for 2021/22 at Sheffield's Full Council meeting today.

Your vote is your say. It's your democratic right. Use your vote

Voting in a pandemic – how can you do it?

The Government has confirmed that local elections will go ahead in May, and here at Sheffield City Council we are doing all we can to make voting as easy and safe as possible.

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Balanced budget and future focus despite pressures of Covid-19

We've set out our budget plans for 2021/22. Despite the challenges brought about by the pandemic we are investing in the care sector, youth services and community safety, giving Council Tax support to those who need it most, retaining citywide essential services to all residents, and delivering on priorities for a sustainable future.

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Town Hall flag raised at half-mast for Captain Sir Tom Moore

The Union Flag has been raised at half-mast today at Sheffield Town Hall in tribute to Captain Sir Tom Moore, following his death yesterday (2nd February.)

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Council responds to snow across city

The council is working with partners across the city following heavy snowfall.

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Protecting our communities and supporting recovery - Sheffield’s 2021/22 budget proposals

Take part in our online consultation about Sheffield's budget for 2021/22 by Tuesday 19 January. We have outlined our proposals and want to hear your views.

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Calls for Government to lift pub takeaway alcohol ban

Sheffield City Council is working with Sheffield and District Branch of the Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA) to urge the Government to revise their policy on restricting pubs and bars from providing takeaway alcohol products during the national lockdown. Currently, hospitality venues are only able sell alcohol via delivery.   

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Councillor Bob Johnson elected Leader of Sheffield City Council

Councillor Bob Johnson was today, officially elected the Leader of Sheffield City Council.

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Cllr Peter Rippon Remembrance Page and Condolences

A remembrance page has been set up for Councillor Peter Rippon, who sadly passed away on Sunday 20 December.

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Smooth, safe streets welcomed by Sheffield residents

The council's highways contactor, Streets Ahead, has completed the 2020 resurfacing programme.

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New family homes ready in time for Christmas

Four new council homes are ready for families to move in over the next few days

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Do you want to help shape the future of our schools, nurseries, colleges? Tell us your views

We are asking teachers, parents, governors and members of the public to help shape the priorities of Sheffield’s educati ...

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Winning designs by Sheffield school children chosen for city’s gritters

Two new designs, created by Sheffield school children, will be seen on gritting lorries across the city this winter.

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Free school meals this Christmas

Sheffield City Council will support thousands of children and young people with free school meals during the Christmas break.

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Sheffield’s Race Equality Commission to hold first public hearing

Sheffield’s Race Equality Commission will hold its first public hearing to examine evidence of racial inequalities within health and healthcare in Sheffield. 

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Cllr Julie Dore will stand down as Leader of Sheffield City Council in December

Cllr Dore was due to leave her role as Leader and local councillor in May this year, but continued when the elections were cancelled, to support the city through the Coronavirus pandemic. She will stand down next month and a new Leader will be appointed on 7 December.

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Time to get your school applications in

We are urging families applying for their child’s school place to make sure they fill in their application forms

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Streets Ahead prepares for winter in Sheffield

The council’s highways contractor, Amey, is getting ‘winter ready’ in preparation for cold and icy weather over coming months.

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Catering services move in-house to save jobs

A decision to insource our catering service once the current contract with external provider Argent expires has been made in a bid to save jobs.

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Free school meals during half term - an update

We have pledged to support thousands of children and young people with free scho ...

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Advice for businesses as city enters ‘Very High’ Covid-19 restrictions

Sheffield has entered 'Very High' Covid-19 restrictions, which will have implications for many local businesses. Find out more about what new restrictions will be in place. 

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Sheffield set to join South Yorkshire adoption agency

Sheffield City Council is set to come together with Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster councils to create a single regional adoption agency for South Yorkshire

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Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Response Fund is now open

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Community COVID-19 Response Fund.

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Interim Chief Executive to stand down at next full council meeting

Charlie Adan, our Interim Chief Executive will stand down next week at the Full Council meeting on Wednesday 7 October.

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Newly appointed commissioners join Sheffield’s Race Equality Commission

The Sheffield Race Equality Commission has appointed twenty-four commissioners to join its board and lead the city’s inquiry into the nature, extent and causes of racism, racial disparities and how to tackle them.

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Annual Voter Registration check to begin in Sheffield

Local residents are being encouraged to look out for letters and canvass forms b ...

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Independent Race Equality Commission Calls for Evidence

The city’s newly established Race Equality Commission is calling for submissions ...

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New independent Race Equality Commission to be set-up in Sheffield

The Commission, to be chaired by Emeritus Professor Kevin Hylton, from Leeds Bec ...

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Sheffield seeks new Chief Executive

Sheffield City Council is looking for a new Chief Executive to lead the organisation.

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Black Lives Matter: Statement from Council Leader, Julie Dore

Council Leader Julie Dore issues a statement on the Black Lives Matter movement and its place in Sheffield.

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Virtual cabinet meeting held for first time

We held our first virtual Cabinet Meeting to discuss and agree Sheffield's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Lord Mayor of Sheffield to serve another year in office

We have decided to postpone our Annual Council meeting until May 2021, to ensure continuity throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Statement from the Leader of Sheffield City Council

A statement from the Leader of Sheffield City Council, Julie Dore.

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Sheffield Coronavirus response – Finance and Resources

The coronavirus pandemic and resulting national lockdown has hit many families hard, increasing the number of households ...

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Sheffield Coronavirus response - Health and Social Care

At the Council’s cabinet this week, held virtually for the first time due to lockdown, we reported on how the Council has responded to COVID-19 across the city.We have prioritised ...

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Thank You Sheffield

Councillor Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said:   “We are now nine weeks in to a very different reality, ...

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Watch Council meetings online during lockdown

In accordance with Covid-19 social distancing rules, all Sheffield City Council meetings are currently being held virtually and shared online via webcast. This includes the Council ...

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Council care and support during COVID-19

Today at the Council’s cabinet, held virtually for the first time due to lockdown, we have reported on how the Council has responded to COVID-19 across the city.   We have prioriti ...

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Rainbows appear outside hospitals to thank key workers

A number of rainbows have appeared on roads outside the city’s hospitals overnight as a thank you to key workers for helping to keep us all safe and well during Covid 19.Working th ...

Have your say on Sheffield’s Licensing Policy

Sheffield City Council is updating its policy for regulating and licensing any b ...

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A day in the life of a Director of Public Health

So, what does a day in the life of a Director of Public Health actually look like?We know you're busy, but what exactly ...

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Ramadan Mubarak from Leader Julie Dore

Leader of Sheffield City Council, Councillor Julie Dore said:“This week marks a special occasion for many in Sheffield, ...

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A message from Julie Dore and Greg Fell

Councillor Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said:“With the Easter bank holiday weekend coming up, I want to send my best wishes to everyone in Sheffield and remind the ...

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Cllr Pat Midgley Remembrance Page and Condolences

It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Councillor Pat Midgley on S ...

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A statement from Lord Mayor, Cllr Tony Downing on the passing of Councillor Pat Midgley

Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Tony Downing, said:“It was with great sadness that I heard that our much loved frien ...

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Closure of face-to-face Council offices

During this difficult and challenging period Sheffield City Council needs to ensure that we are prioritising our service ...

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Statement from the Leader of Sheffield City Council on COVID-19

Sheffield City Council has confirmed a comprehensive response to the current cor ...

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Council hosts recruitment event for staff affected by Pennine Foods factory closure

Sheffield City Council and its partners have been working closely with Pennine F ...

Sheffield awarded gold for LGBT+ services

Sheffield awarded gold for LGBT+ services

In Stonewall’s first ever Children and Young People’s Champion Awards, Sheffield ...

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General Election Results - Sheffield Brightside & Hillsborough Constituency


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General Election Results - Sheffield South East Constituency

Name Description Votes Bayliss, Marc Leslie The Conservative Party Candidate 1 ...

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Council set to appoint interim Chief Executive

Mark Bennett, Director of HR and Customer Services at Sheffield City Council, sa ...

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Repeat bodge-job fraudster jailed

A rogue trader has been sentenced to six months imprisonment at Sheffield Magist ...

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More chances to join the Big City Conversation

If you're heading into a very festive looking city centre next week, why not com ...

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Freedom of the City for Man with the Pram

He's known across the city as the 'Man with the Pram' and now John Burkhill is t ...

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Facts about business rates in Sheffield

We’ve been asked some questions about business rates this week so we’re sharing some facts below: The Council has no p ...

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Lord Mayor reflects and gives thanks after Remembrance Sunday

More than 5,000 people gathered in Barkers Pool on Remembrance Sunday, in memory of all those who gave their lives and h ...

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John Mothersole, from one Chief Exec to the next

At Christmas I will be stepping down from being the Chief Executive of the City Council.  As is entirely proper I will n ...

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General election 2019 - statement of persons nominated

Candidate information for the following constituencies is available here : Statement of Persons Nominated Penistone an ...

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Council set to bid for £85 million sustainable transport pot

Sheffield City Council, as part of Sheffield City Region (SCR), is set to ask for ‘Transforming Cities Fund’ money from ...

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Public invited to discuss ‘Decision Making in Sheffield’

As part of Sheffield’s Big City Conversation and the upcoming referendum on the city’s governance, residents in Sheffiel ...

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Lord Mayor will buy first poppy and launch annual appeal in Sheffield

The Right Worshipful Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Tony Downing, will buy the first poppy from the steps of the To ...

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John Mothersole, Chief Executive of Sheffield City Council, announces retirement

Chief Executive, John Mothersole, has today announced that he is due to retire at the end of 2019.John joined Sheffield ...

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Council set to balance budget despite a decade of cuts

Sheffield City Council has acknowledged that it will overspend in the current financial year 2019/20, but the level of o ...

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Urgent! Whirlpool is recalling some tumble dryer models sold under the Hotpoint, Indesit, Creda, Swan and Proline brands ...

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Shisha businesses fined for allowing smoking indoors

Whether from cigarettes, roll ups, Shisha or any other smoked product, first or second hand smoke inhalation can cause s ...

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Council pledges "Big Conversation" as petition passes threshold

Sheffield City Council has today confirmed that the petition submitted last month, calling for a referendum to change th ...

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Ofsted says: "Children's services in Sheffield are good."

Sheffield City Council has been awarded an overall ‘good’ rating by Ofsted following a three-week inspection of its chil ...

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Celebrating 100 years of Council Housing with our oldest tenants and residents

This summer we’re celebrating a landmark event that saw large scale council esta ...


New Executive Director of People Services

Sheffield City Council has announced the appointment of its new Executive Direct ...

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EU Elections 2019 - Sheffield results

Party Number of votes Change UK – The Independent Group  2,492 Conservative ...

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Meeting invitation to Extinction Rebellion

Councillor Lewis Dagnall, Cabinet Member for Climate Change at Sheffield City Co ...

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Celebrate Sheffield on Lord Mayor's #LoveSheffDay

The city's Peace Gardens will play host to #LoveSheffDay – a celebration of loca ...

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New Council cabinet announced

There are four new faces in this year’s Cabinet. The Education and Skills portfo ...

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Local Election Result – Manor Castle Ward

Name Description Votes Carrington, Jack Patrick Your local Yorkshire Party can ...

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Local Election Result – City Ward

Name Description Votes Anber, Janet The Conservative Party Candidate  101 Ma ...

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Local Election Result – Birley Ward

Name Description Votes Booker, Dennis UK Independence Party (UKIP)  796 Ellw ...

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Local Election Result – Beighton Ward

Name Description Votes Grundill, Brian UK Independence Party (UKIP)  631 McC ...

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Local Election Result – Richmond Ward

Name Description Votes Blyth, Richard H The Conservative Party Candidate  431 ...

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Local Election Result – Firth Park Ward

Name Description Votes Bray, Samuel The Conservative Party Candidate  453 Kh ...

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Local Election Result – Woodhouse Ward

Name Description Votes Barstow, Rachael Anne UK Independence Party (UKIP)  933 ...

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Local Election Result – Southey Ward

Name Description Votes  Chaplin, Mike Labour Party  1341  Hards, Andrew Phil ...

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Local Parish Election Results

Bradfield – Stannington Ward Name Description Votes Baker, Penny Liberal De ...


Mayor funding for South Yorkshire Children's University

The Children's University is a national charity which works with schools to enco ...

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A handy guide to registering to vote

Local Election Result – Graves Park Ward

Local Election Result – Graves Park Ward

 NameDescriptionVotesAuckland, SueLiberal Democrats 2432Clemson, Angela Jay ...

Local Election Result – Crookes and Crosspool Ward

Name Description Votes Adams, Karen Mary UK Independence Party (UKIP)  303 B ...

Local Election Result – West Ecclesfield Ward

Name Description Votes Aston, Kathy Green Party  384 Banes, Lisa Anne Jean L ...

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Local Election Result – Stannington Ward

Name Description Votes Allcroft, Adam The Conservative Party Candidate  435 ...

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Local Election Result – Broomhill & Sharrow Vale Ward

Name Description Votes Argenzio, Angela Green Party  3053 Blatt, Charles The ...

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Local Election Result – Park and Arbourthorne Ward

Name Description Votes Barnard, Jen Green Party  445 Dawson, Dennise Ann UK ...

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Local Election Result – Fulwood Ward

Name Description Votes Al Mohamadi, Fouad Kamel Labour Party  827 Barge Mich ...