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Report highlights ‘moment of opportunity’ for Sheffield culture sector

A review of Sheffield’s culture sector has highlighted areas of growth and opportunity for the city.  

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Support for families in crucial early years of a child’s life

Local services aim to support families in the early years of their child’s life.

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Consultation begins for highways maintenance programme involving street trees

The first phase of consultation is to begin next week for the proposed delivery of highways maintenance works needed on Dunkel Road, Banner Cross Road and Silver Hill Road. 

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Sheffield city centre reaccredited with a Purple Flag award for 12th consecutive year

Sheffield city centre has been reaccredited with a Purple Flag award for the way it manages the city centre's night-time economy.

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Plans to champion Sheffield’s heritage set out

A plan to drive forward the Heritage Strategy for Sheffield is to be considered.  

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Setting a sustainable budget that delivers for Sheffield - Council to discuss proposals

Strategy and Resources Committee will meet on February 21st to discuss proposals for the budget and how, despite a financial backdrop that continues to prove difficult, the Council will deliver on its priorities. The final decision on approving the budget will be made at Full Council Budget Committee on 6th March.

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Sheffield Trading Standards Team seize 30,000 illegal disposable vapes

Sheffield Trading Standards, working with South Yorkshire Police, have uncovered 30,000 illegal vapes at a small Sheffield shop.

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Public consultation on a city centre PSPO now live

Sheffield City Council started a public consultation today about the possible introduction of a city centre Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO). A draft PSPO will form part of the consultation and would include restrictions around drinking alcohol on the streets, begging, loitering and drug use.

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Sheffield reflects on hosting the MOBO Awards

This week, Sheffield hosted the 26th MOBO Awards in the city for the first time.  Here is a whistle-stop tour of the week's events, including the MOBO Awards Sheffield - The Fringe, and the big night itself.   

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New Race Equality Partnership for Sheffield launched

A new partnership has been launched, which aims to help make Sheffield an anti-racist city. The Race Equality Partnership for Sheffield (REPS), launched during Race Equality Week (5-11 February) will be an active, collaborative network of people and organisations with a shared aim to support race equality in Sheffield.

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Clean Air Investment projects to reduce harmful pollution for Sheffield’s children

Several projects designed to reduce children’s exposure to harmful road pollution around their schools are to be expanded as part of plans to spend money generated from the Clean Air Zone (CAZ).

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Event Central: Contractor selected for cultural community hub on Fargate

Plans to turn a building in Sheffield city centre into a mixed-use cultural community hub have moved forward with the appointment of the lead contractor.

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Committee to discuss service charge review at Moor Market

  Proposed plans to increase service charges for traders at the Moor Market will be considered by councillors next week. Service charges paid by traders to the Council to cover building running costs such as electricity, gas, water, cleaning, security, maintenance, and support costs haven’t been increased for 10 years.

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Update on demolition works on the Market Tavern 

In December Sheffield City Council announced demolition work would need to take place on the Market Tavern building, on Exchange Street, after it was deemed unsafe.  

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New webpage showcases exciting transformation of Sheffield city centre

An incredible number of regeneration projects are currently taking place in the centre of Sheffield, all helping to create a city centre fit for the future.

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Young people in Sheffield to benefit from new funding for youth services

Sheffield City Council has been awarded a Youth Investment Fund Refurbishment Grant to renovate youth provision for young people across the region. 

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"Putting the spotlight on Sheffield talent": Monthly video message from Cllr Tom Hunt

Councillor Tom Hunt discusses the upcoming MOBOs and the fringe events taking place across Sheffield to celebrate.

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Support in the Pipeline for Sheffield-based cultural organisations

Sheffield cultural organisations are set to benefit from £250K in investment to support them in the early stages of set up – aiming to give them the best possible start.

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Transformation of the historic Castle site into greenspace begins

The first phase of the exciting transformation in Castlegate, one of the most historic areas of Sheffield, has begun. Workers from contractors Keltbray have moved onto the former home of Castle Market to set up a site compound and start clearing the area.

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Supporting adult social care provision by planning ahead

Today’s Adult and Health Social Care Committee report provided the first update on progress made with the Care Sector Workforce Development Strategy 2023 – 2026 which was endorsed by Committee in March 2023.

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Sheffield’s Festival of the Outdoors to return in 2024

Kicking off Sheffield's outdoor season, The Festival of the Outdoors will be back in March 2024 for a full month of events and activities.

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Hundreds of residents made safer at home in licencing scheme

Between 2018 and 2023, Sheffield City Council and partner organisations delivered a Selective Licencing designation which required private landlords to ensure their rental properties were safe and well managed and complied with the licence standards.

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Secondary school in Burngreave becomes first in Sheffield to introduce School Street

Astrea Academy Sheffield, in Burngreave, part of Astrea Academy Trust, had campaigned to improve road safety outside the school after a number of near misses at busy times.

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Council adopts new definition of Islamophobia

A new definition of Islamophobia has been adopted by Sheffield City Council.

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MOBO Awards Sheffield – The Fringe: Line up announced for Music Industry expert panel event

Sheffield presents a special music industry educational panel discussion and Q&A with key leaders from across the British music industry on Tuesday 6 February, as part of MOBO Awards Sheffield: The Fringe.

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Committee to discuss potential to consult on city centre Public Spaces Protection Order

Sheffield City Council’s Communities, Parks and Leisure Committee will decide on 29th January whether to give the go ahead to consult on the introduction of a city centre Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO).

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Stannington By-Election Result 2024

The by-election results from Stannington ward

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Sheffield gears up for MOBO Awards with three days of events

Sheffield will host a series of events to celebrate the MOBO Awards coming to the city for the first time. 

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Council calls on Government to ban sale of single-use disposable vapes

At December’s full council meeting, councillors asked the Leader of Sheffield City Council to write to the Secretary of State asking for single-use disposable vapes to be banned in response to the increase in youth vaping and the impact these devices are having on the environment and the wellbeing of our children.

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Plan to futureproof Sheffield’s bereavement services to be developed

Sheffield’s burial provision is set to be futureproofed in new plans. Sheffield City Council is developing a new strategy that aims to ensure there is a high-quality bereavement service available to the people of Sheffield for years to come.

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Drop-in session announced for Connecting Sheffield Magna-Tinsley scheme

Residents in the Tinsley and the surrounding area of Sheffield and Rotherham are being offered the chance to view the exciting plans aimed at improving conditions for active travel.

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Useful information for the Christmas period

Between Christmas and New Year the Council only runs essential services.