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Builder who conned customers jailed for a year and banned from trade for life

Builder Anthony Robinson, 69, of Belvedere Close, North Anston, Sheffield, has been jailed for a year and banned from working in the trade indefinitely after pleading guilty to offences of unfair and misleading trading at Sheffield Crown Court on Friday, September 24.

Councillor Paul Wood on the stairs in the town hall

Message from Councillor Paul Wood, Executive Member for Housing, about the council’s housing repairs service

We carry out 2,200 repairs and respond to 360 emergency repairs in our council homes every week. We have 6,300 outstanding repairs and 377 officers to carry out these repairs.....

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Watch out for your handy guide to your Local Area Committees!

Information about Sheffield’s new Local Area Committees (LACs) is being sent to every household in the city this week.

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Rogue roofer pleads guilty to fraud following Trading Standards Investigation

Rogue roofer Alfred Stephen Milner, 65, of South Kirby, Pontefract, has been handed a 12-month Community Order, a curfew and banned from working in the trade until further notice after pleading guilty to fraud at Sheffield Crown Court.

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Leader's appeal after killing of Mohamed Issa Koroma

Anyone with information about the death of Mohamed Issa Koroma last Friday (17 September) in Sheffield city centre, is asked to get in touch with South Yorkshire Police.

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City’s first LACs meeting marks milestone in devolution

Last night saw the start of a new era in democratic decision-making in Sheffield – with the holding of the city’s first ever Local Area Committee meeting.

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Nyara School of Arts awarded funding for Windrush Archives project

Sheffield based African Diaspora Arts & Heritage organisation, Nyara School of Arts  to receive £10,000 to produce cultural heritage project capturing and documenting the stories and memories of the Windrush Generation in Sheffield.

Photographs from the seven LAC areas in Sheffield

LACs Survey: Tell us about your local area

The Local Area Committees have launched a citywide survey to discover more about what residents think and feel locally.

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Local Area Committees bring decision making closer to communities

The Council will be hearing from local communities over the coming months to shape how the LACs will work and there will be a range of opportunities for people to share their views, recognising that people want to get involved in different ways.  

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City partners pledge to deliver new street tree strategy

A commitment to deliver on a new street tree strategy for Sheffield has been made by the founding members of the Sheffield Street Tree Partnership.

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Sheffield launches new promotional video featuring Shauna Coxsey

The Outdoor City have launched a new promotional video showcasing what Sheffield has to offer for visitors, residents and businesses alike.

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Sheffield: Our history and heritage told through our streets, monuments, museums, libraries and archives

Following a review by Sheffield City Council, Sheffield Museums, the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University, a report is being presented to Sheffield’s Race Equality Commission on 29 July, which gives a snapshot of the city’s fabric, its archives and museum collections.

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For Sheffield and with Sheffield – the council’s One Year Plan

An ambitious plan for Sheffield, that sets out clear priorities and actions for the year ahead has been agreed - putting Sheffield first, with people and communities at its heart.

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Sheffield's council tenants are blooming great!

We are pleased to announce the return of the council tenants’ Green Fingers garden competition. Now in its 11th year, it is open to all Sheffield City Council tenants and gives them the chance to show off their gardening skills and win prizes.

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Planning approval for new homes in south east Sheffield

Planning approval has been given this week in Birley which will provide 77 new homes as part of the council’s plan to increase council housing stock by 3,100 homes by 2029.

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Residents in Sheffield community have a new neighbourhood plan

Residents in Broomhill, Broomfield, Endcliffe, Summerfield and Tapton had the opportunity to have their say on how their communities will be shaped in the future when they voted in a referendum on a Neighbourhood Plan for the area on 6th May.

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Essential roadworks starting in Hillsborough

Streets Ahead will start resurfacing works in Hillsborough at the end of June.

Remembering the 72 lives lost four years after Grenfell

Sheffield Town Hall will be lit up in green tonight at dusk to remember all of the people who tragically lost their lives in the fire at Grenfell Tower block in Kensington in 2017. Today is the 4th anniversary of this tragic event and memorial events and services are being held across the country to remember all 72 people who died and to show love and solidarity for their loved ones.

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Community Fund grants for community projects

Organisations that work with council tenants can now apply for a pot of money to get their community projects off the ground. Community Fund grants aim to help voluntary, community and self-help groups who want to make a difference in their neighbourhood. Previously successful bids include a community tool bank, greenhouse project, street art, gardening clubs, art classes, chairobic sessions and wildlife schemes.

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Register with European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) by June to retain your rights

Time is ticking for EU citizens who need to apply for ‘settled status’ before the end of June 2021 to retain their right to live in the UK. Many people who have lived here for a long time think that they don’t need to apply for this status, but they must apply so that they can continue to live in the UK after June. Over 5.30 million applications have already been made to the EU Settlement Scheme.

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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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Sheffield landlord prosecuted again for appalling conditions

A Sheffield landlord with a track record of housing offences, has been fined for putting tenants at serious harm from fire and exposing them to substandard and dangerous conditions in their homes. Nilendu Das, of Carter Knowle Avenue was convicted at Sheffield’s Magistrate Court yesterday and ordered to pay over £7,000 in court costs and fines for various housing offences as well as health and safety offences at his restaurant, the Varanasi Inn on Sandygate Road, Sheffield.

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Pedestrian crossing to be introduced on busy Sheffield road

Plans announced to improve pedestrian safety on Station Road, Halfway, near Halfway Nursery and Infants School.

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Have your say on how we let social housing

A consultation scheme is underway to find out what people think about potential changes to how social housing is let in the city. There are ever increasing demands on social housing in Sheffield, like many other parts of the country.The proposed changes aim to ensure that our housing stock goes to the people who need it most.

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Tackling crime and anti-social behaviour through improved joint-working

We have committed increased funding of over £1.1 million for community safety work across the city, so that people feel safe living, working, and playing in our neighbourhoods. The funding, designed to provide more reassurance in local areas by better joint-working, will involve working with communities, the council and partners including South Yorkshire Police, the voluntary, community and faith sector, health, schools and councillors.

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New Shared Ownership Scheme plans to help first-time buyers

A new Shared Ownership scheme, designed to help people buy part shares in a home they want to purchase, will be proposed at our Cabinet meeting on 17th March.

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Bradley, Alice and Marshal get skilled up for the future

Year on year we will be recruiting more apprentices to make sure that we have local skilled people working in either our housing service or for the local companies that carry out work for us. We’ve been talking with some of these apprentices, who are doing a 3 or 4 year NVQ qualification, so read on to hear all about what they’re learning and their hopes for the future.

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High visibility patrols and partnership efforts continue in Page Hall

We're working with South Yorkshire Police and Fir Vale Community Hub to improve community issues in Page Hall. Last week we carried out a partnership day of action to address problems in the area.

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Our plans for council housing

Our priorities for providing safe, warm, affordable council homes and investing in them and our council estates has been approved by our full council meeting. Our ambitious plans mean that we will continue to invest in council properties and improve the lives of all council tenants and residents across the city.

Chapletown Library

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.  

Protect your family rights in the UK. Apply to the EU settlement scheme before 30 June 2021 - faces of people

Register with European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) to retain your rights

Help is available for all EU citizens in the city who must apply for apply for ‘settled status’ before the end of June 2021 to retain their right to live in the UK. Many people who have lived here for a long time think that they don’t need to apply for this status, but they must apply so that they can continue to live in the UK after June. Over 4.88 million applications have already been made to the EU Settlement Scheme.

Page Hall in Sheffield

New Community Services Manager for Page Hall

The new community services manager will lead on the development and delivery of a partnership action plan to deal with the issues affecting local people in Page Hall.