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The MOBO Awards are coming to Sheffield!

This year’s ceremony is set to kick off the 2024 awards season, coming to the Utilita Arena Sheffield on 7 February 2024 for its incredible 26th year. Tickets are available now via

Councillor Tom Hunt, stood infront of a Sheffield skyline, showing cranes and buildings. Tom is wearing a dark coat with a red poppy badge for Remembrance Sunday.

November's video message from Cllr Tom Hunt

Councillor Tom Hunt talks to you about the importance of public transport, and the ambitions the city has for its trams and buses.

L-R: Chris West, Head of Operations at Keltbray, Louise Pavitt, Major Project Director at Keltbray, Lucia Lorente-Arnau, Principal Development Officer and Cllr Ben Miskell, Chair of Transport, Regeneration and Climate Committee.

Contractor appointed to transform historic Castlegate into green space

Exciting plans to transform one of the most historic parts of Sheffield city centre has moved a step closer with the appointment of the lead contractor.

Fargate containers

Future community uses for containers to be decided

The future community use of eight containers is to be decided at the Strategy and Resources Committee on Monday, November 20th. Proposals from six community groups for the containers, which used to sit at the top of Fargate, are to be considered.

Cllr Vickie Priestley

Remembering Councillor Vickie Priestley

A tribute to Councillor Vickie Priestley from Lord Mayor Cllr Colin Ross.

Sheffield sky line

Ambition to boost Sheffield visitor economy

Sheffield City Council has adopted a new strategy to help make the city a leading destination for visitors across Europe, boosting the local economy and opportunities for Sheffield residents and businesses.

Image of a flood warning sign, in a red triangle on a road where cars are driving through water.

Flooding updates - October 2023

All updates relating to the Amber weather warning for Rain across Sheffield.  

Flood defences

First phase of Upper Don Flood Alleviation Scheme complete

The first phase of improvements to Sheffield’s flood defences are now complete in the Loxley Valley, Hillsborough. The Upper Don Flood Alleviation Scheme aims to protect 63 homes and 152 businesses from the damaging effects of flooding, like those seen in the area in 2007 and 2019.  

Sheffield Town Hall - front of building

Council leader responds to removal of Town Hall flag

Leader of Sheffield City Council, Cllr Tom Hunt said: ““Everyone has the right t ...

Sheffield Town Hall and buildings, view from the top of Fargate in Sheffield city centre

Joint statement from Sheffield Council Leaders on the developing situation in Israel and Palestine

Today Sheffield City Councillors issued a joint statement on the ongoing situation in Israel and Palestine

Sheffield skyline

£1.75m available to boost small and medium business productivity

Businesses can apply for one of two grants: productivity or digital innovation. Both are designed to help businesses save time, space, energy and materials, without cutting jobs. Business owners will also get access to expert support to review, increase their productivity and monitor their outputs going forward.

A home with piles of litter outside

Sheffield man added to the Rogue Landlord List after repeatedly renting out hazardous properties

A Sheffield landlord has found himself on the Rogue Landlord Database after repeatedly renting out hazardous properties in Sheffield.

Cllr Tom Hunt

October's video message from Cllr Tom Hunt

Councillor Tom Hunt, Leader of Sheffield City Council, talks about the Local Plan and the important role it will play in Sheffield's future.

red brick school building with white- framed windows, grass and black and white road bollards in the foreground

Reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) update

Following the announcement from the Government's Department of Education on 31st August regarding the impact of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) in schools across the country, the council has provided a further update. There is one school with RAAC in Sheffield, which the council was already aware of before the government’s announcement.

The Sheffield skyline

Full Council endorses amendments to Draft Local Plan – so, what happens next?

Amendments to the Draft Local Plan in response to public consultation were endorsed by Full Council on Wednesday 6 September. The Draft Local Plan will now be put forward for consideration by a Government planning inspector.  

Councillor Tom Hunt, wearing a blue suit and glasses, standing in the Town Hall smiling

September’s video message from Cllr Tom Hunt

As autumn approaches, Leader of Sheffield City Council, Councillor Tom Hunt, talks about the beginning of the new school year and shares information about support available for young residents and families.

Town hall with the fountains on view, a sunny day with clouds

Council sets out proactive approach to budget planning

Over the past 13 years, Sheffield, along with many other local authorities, has seen significant reductions in funding from central government. Alongside this, demand for services is rising. As a Council we are taking a proactive cross-Party approach to ensure we manage this challenge in the best way possible for the people of Sheffield.

The Leadmill at night with its sign lit up in red

An update on The Leadmill

On 18 September, an application for a shadow premises licence for The Leadmill which has been submitted MVL Properties 2017 Ltd, the landlord, will be heard by the council’s Licensing Sub Committee.

Councillor Tom Hunt in Sheffield Winter Garden

Monthly video message from Cllr Tom Hunt, leader of Sheffield City Council

Councillor Tom Hunt, Leader of Sheffield City Council, gives an update on what's been happening in our city over the past few weeks.

Cllr Tom Hunt

Council Leader Cllr Tom Hunt responds to Race Equality Commission discussion

Yesterday, Strategy and Resources Committee met to discuss the action plan for the Race Equality Commission (REC). Members of the public came along and put their questions to the committee, detailing their experiences and calling for action.

Sheffield skyline

Committee endorses amendments to Draft Local Plan

Amendments to the Draft Local Plan in response to public consultation will be referred to Full Council for consideration after they were endorsed by the Strategy & Resources Committee today.

City Centre skyline

New ‘Routemaps’ outline Council’s plans to achieve net zero by 2030

The first tranche in a series of Routemaps outlining Sheffield City Council’s plans to lead by example and become net zero by 2030 were agreed last week at the Transport and Regeneration and Climate Policy Committee.

Sheffield train station

Sheffield and Leeds joint response to publication of HS2 to Leeds study terms of reference

Sheffield and Leeds leaders have issued a statement following the publication of terms of reference for the study into how to bring high-speed rail to Leeds via Sheffield and the East Midlands.

Black and orange writing saying Race Equality Commission

One year on from Race Equality Commission Report

Today is an important milestone as we reach the one-year anniversary of the publication of the Race Equality Commission report (REC).  The commission, chaired by Prof Kevin Hylton and including 24 commissioners from across Sheffield, collated detailed evidence of the racism and racial disparities affecting our communities.

A skyline view of Sheffield City Centre

Public Health leads warn no air pollution limit is a safe limit

Air pollution, for the most part, is an invisible danger that that causes many life-threatening conditions, such as lung cancer, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD). There is almost no disease process that is not accelerated by one form of pollution or the other.

Lord Bob Kerslake - Image credit to Sheffield Hallam University

Remembering Lord Kerslake

It was with deep sadness that we learnt of the death of Sheffield City Council’s former Chief Executive, Robert Kerslake, Baron Kerslake of Endcliffe.  Following a brief illness he passed away on Saturday 1 July 2023 aged 68.  

Cole Brothers building stands beside a crane and blue skies

Future of former Cole Brothers building to be decided next week

Next Wednesday Sheffield City Council’s Strategy and Resources Committee will meet to decide the future use of the former Cole Brothers building in Barker’s Pool.  

Public/Public Partnership banner and 7 people grouped together holding an award on stage - photo credit Local Government Chronicle

Sheffield scoop two awards at the Local Government Chronicle Awards

Sheffield City Council scooped two Local Government Chronicle Awards at London’s Grosvenor House last night (8 June 2023) in the categories Public Partnership and Public Health.

Councillor Tom Hunt and John Burkhill wearing his green wig, and pushing his pram, outside Sheffield Town Hall

John Burkhill reaches £1million target for Macmillan Cancer Support

John Burkhill reaches £1million target for Macmillan Cancer Support - a statement from Councillor Tom Hunt

Right Worshipful Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Colin Ross, in his official Lord Mayor's robe, in the Town Hall

Colin Ross becomes the new Right Worshipful Lord Mayor of Sheffield

Colin Ross has been voted in as the new Right Worshipful Lord Mayor of Sheffield and inaugurated at Sheffield City Council’s Annual General Meeting.

Richard Caborn stood next to Lord Mayor Sioned-Mair Richards in the Lord Mayor's parlour

Freedom of the City ceremony for Richard Caborn

Richard Caborn has been awarded the city’s highest honour, Freedom of the City, for dedicating his life to Sheffield and its people.

Election Results 2023 Park and Arbourthorne

Sheffield Election Results 2023: Park and Arbourthorne

Sheffield Election Results 2023 for Park and Arbourthorne