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Rows of houses at Southey Green with grey sky looking over the valley

Free broadband pilot project for Southey Green

Hundreds of residents who live on the Dryden estate at Southey Green are due to receive free broadband at the end of November as part of a pilot scheme to address ‘digital poverty’.

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Sheffielders reminded to put safety first around roadworks

Drivers are being encouraged to take more care around roadworks as Streets Ahead continues its programme of resurfacing across the city.

Drone view of Buchanan Green new OPIL scheme in the sunshine

New purpose-built council homes for older people

The latest addition to our Council Housing Stock Increase Programme is the completion of Buchanan Green Older Persons Independent Living Scheme (OPIL) in Parson Cross for the over 60s.

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Pressures on council housing budgets means difficult choices

Sheffield City Council’s next Housing Policy Committee will discuss the impact of the cost of living crisis on tenants in the city.

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Sheffielders asked for their views on highway works

Residents across Sheffield are being asked to give their feedback on highway improvement and maintenance works across the city.

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‘Housing First’ project sees success for long-term homeless

Over thirty homeless people have been successfully housed since the council launched a scheme to reduce long-term rough sleeping in Sheffield.

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. 

Ukraine flag above Sheffield City Council Town Hall

Statement on Eurovision Song Contest

Cllr Ben Miskell, Economic Development and Skills Policy Committee Deputy Chair ...

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...

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Landlord prosecuted with costs for failing tenant

Sheffield City Council has successfully prosecuted Uttoxeter-based landlord Gunes Ata, aged 47, for failing to provide information about the insurance of the building he owns at Printworks, Hodgson Street, Sheffield. In court, the council’s prosecution case stated that landlords must act with professionalism and good management practice to comply with their obligations and said that Mr Ata’s business practice fell short of the standard required in law.

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.

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.

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.

Two bats nesting in roof tiles. Copyright Tom Marshall.

Sheffield reroofing project leading the way in bat protection

In one of the biggest projects of its kind, Sheffield City Council is working with the Avonside Group to renew the roofs on more than 7,000 council homes, improving insulation, installing new roof tiles, and ensuring the roofs are fit for the future.

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Covid-19: Information from 1 April

All legal Covid restrictions in England have now ended and Government guidelines have changed around testing. Read the latest update on what you need to do from 1 April.

Councillor Terry Fox shovelling flytipped waste at Colliery Road in Sheffield

Tackling fly tipping in our communities

New mobile cameras are being used across the city to help detect and deter fly tipping. Further targeted measures are being discussed by Local Area Committees following significant committed investment.

Child in striped dress sitting in a playground chalk drawing on the concrete 'I heart hap'

Video: Voluntary Community Sector Covid Recovery Fund making a difference

Sheffield City Council has recently awarded £1.35 million of grants through its Voluntary Community Sector Covid Recovery Fund. The fund used central government Covid funding to support voluntary sector organisations who had either reduced income or increased costs relating to Covid. The pandemic has once again demonstrated the critical role the sector plays in supporting people throughout the city and the funding will support organisations ongoing work amongst Sheffield’s communities.

Gleadless Valley

£100m Gleadless Valley Masterplan given the go-ahead following consultation

The Gleadless Valley Masterplan, which will see improvements made to housing, green spaces and facilities as well as increased employment opportunities, has been given the go-ahead following consultation with residents.

Lisa Birkett, owner of Happy Hare independent fabric shop and member of Station Road Business Forum, Chapeltown

Ten Sheffield high streets set to receive £500k investment

Sheffield City Council has announced further areas which will be supported by its Economic Recovery Fund, an innovative grant set up in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic to support local high streets and hard-hit sectors.

A tree lined street in Sheffield

Sheffield Street Trees Inquiry: A statement on the Terms of Reference

The Chair of the Independent Inquiry into the Street Trees Dispute, Sir Mark Lowcock, has now published the Terms of Reference for the Inquiry.

Shalesmoor Gateway roundabout with three lanes and a red cycle lane beside the pavement

New plans for Shalesmoor to unlock travel potential

Plans to make significant changes to the road layout at Shalesmoor are underway, as proposals are shaped to transform travel in the area.

Green weeds growing from stone wall

Council acts to reduce glyphosate use across city

The council is reducing its use of glyphosate across all service areas, including trialling glyphosate free areas in some parts of the city.

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New community plans to give locals more influence

In March 2022, Sheffield’s Local Area Committees (LACs) will present their new community plans to the residents in their local areas.

Cllr Terry Fox at Corker Bottoms with green space and housing around him with a blue sky and white fluffy clouds. Cllr Fox is wearing a grey overcoat, red scarf and a wool cap

Go ahead for new housing in Crookes and Manor

Two new house building homes for rent projects are set to start as part of our plan to deliver 3,100 additional high quality and affordable council homes by 2029. Sheffield City Council’s plans for council housing over the next 5 years will focus on continuing to build more houses in the city, maintaining and improving tenants homes and improving energy efficiency.

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.

A box full of packets of cigarettes seized during a raid in Sheffield

Trading Standards bust illegal tobacco gang

Following a period of surveillance, our Trading Standards team seized more than £300,000 worth of illicit tobacco products during a raid in Sheffield.

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Council housing and our plans

Sheffield City Council’s plans for council housing over the next 5 years will focus on continuing to build more houses in the city, maintaining and improving tenants homes and improving energy efficiency.

Tree lined street with a blue sky

Sheffield Street Trees Inquiry: Recommendation for Independent Chair to be made at co-op exec meeting

Sheffield City Council is pleased to announce that Sir Mark Lowcock is being recommended for appointment as the Independent Chair of the Independent Inquiry into the Street Trees Dispute.

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Local Area Committees to hold online events to hear residents' views

Local Area Committees (LACs) will hold online consultation events in January and February 2022.

Side of Sheffield City Hall with rough sleepers and outreach officers

Rough sleepers support this winter

This winter, like every other, we are making sure that rough sleepers have somewhere to keep safe, have a meal and stay warm during the cold winter months. From November to the end of March 2022, the ‘Rough Sleeper Winter Plan’ is in place protecting them against the winter weather and the risks posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sheffield Town Hall  with the Peace Gardens fountains below and a blue sky

Public consultation opens on challenging budget for 2022/23

The council is facing a challenging financial position this coming year following the enormous demands placed on services during the Covid pandemic and wants to hear the public's thoughts on the budget proposals.

Business owners pose in the shopping area of Walkley, Sheffield

Sheffield high streets to receive £865,000 investment

Businesses in Hillsborough, Firth Park, Walkley and Broomhill will be supported by Sheffield City Council's Economic Recovery Fund, an innovative and unique grant set up to support businesses following the Covid-19 pandemic.