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  • New online system simplifies parking appeals process
    Motorists who wish to appeal parking tickets will be helped by a new online system which aims to make the process easier by assessing the chances of a successful outcome. Sheffield City Council is introducing a new online interactive guidance tool which goes live on Wednesday (22 February). It means motorists appealing against a Penalty […]
  • Site Gallery embarks on ambitious expansion project
    Friday 17 February 2017 Press release from Site Gallery: Sheffield’s leading contemporary art gallery announces that it will begin its expansion in April 2017. With a formidable track record of presenting and supporting important UK and international artists, Site Gallery will treble the scale of its public offer through an expansion programme worth over £2.7m. […]
  • Extra funding to help rough sleepers
    21 February 2017 More help for people sleeping rough in South Yorkshire will be available from the summer thanks to a successful funding bid. Sheffield City Council, working with the other councils in South Yorkshire, will receive an extra £400,000 spread across the four authorities over two years, starting from April. The money will be […]
  • Board games at library guarantees a full house
    21 February 2017 Playing board games as a family needn’t be a trivial pursuit – thanks to a successful and now well-established Saturday session at booming Ecclesfield Library. A popular board games session at the library has now been extended until June, and Councillor Jack Scott, cabinet member for community services and libraries, was among […]
  • Ostrich Campaign helps spread money message
    Thursday 16 February 2017 An eye-catching campaign to help council tenants get their finances in order has been launched by Sheffield City Council. Don’t Bury Your Head in the Sand is the message behind the campaign which aims to help tenants manage their money, with advice about budgeting, tackling debt, making rent a priority and […]
  • Council supports campaign to ‘Clean Sheffield’
    15 February 2017 A campaign to keep the city clean and tidy is being supported by Sheffield City Council for the third year running. Keep Britain Tidy’s Clean Sheffield campaign is helping make the city an even cleaner place to live in and visit. As part of the campaign, Keep Britain Tidy will work alongside […]
  • Ebenezer crowd-pleaser catches judges’ attention
    15 February 2017 A run-down former Methodist chapel, the site of a derelict working man’s club and a grade two listed industrial works have all been transformed with the help of Sheffield City Council’s planning enforcement team. Now judges have shortlisted the Council’s work on so-called Stuck Sites across the city for a coveted Royal […]
  • Special Olympics National Games mural set to be launched in Sheffield
    14 February 2017 A special piece of artwork and outdoor mural to celebrate Special Olympics National Games in Sheffield in August 2017 is being unveiled today in Sheffield City Centre. This very exciting and ground breaking collaboration between professional Sheffield digital artist Greg Harris, local art students with intellectual (learning) disability and athletes from Special […]
  • Become a cycling champion and inspire other women to ride in Sheffield
    14 February 2017 British Cycling’s women-only cycling programme, HSBC UK Breeze, is on the hunt for female cyclists to inspire other women to get on their bikes in Sheffield. If you love cycling recreationally and are passionate about supporting others in your local community, there’s no better time to become a Breeze Champion. Breeze is […]
  • State of Sheffield 2017: A real picture of life in the city
    14 February 2017 NEWS RELEASE from Sheffield City Partnership Board The State of Sheffield 2017 report is launched today, exploring the real picture of life in the city. The report looks at how Sheffield is changing over time, and how we compare to other major cities in the UK. The production of the report is […]

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  • Roadwork improvements to A628 Cundy Cross
    Highway improvements to Cundy Cross Roundabout and Littleworth Lane junction with Pontefract Road are due to start on Monday 27 February. The works will involve: Replacement of Cundy Cross roundabout with a...
  • Report Mate Crime to help crack down on fake friends
    Barnsley Safeguarding Adults Board wants to raise awareness of how to report Mate Crime, after a man with learning disabilities was brutally attacked by two ‘friends’ in Leicester, leaving him...
  • A fairy tale ending for three little pigs
    Barnsley Council’s regulatory services team recently dealt with an unusual case after receiving calls from South Yorkshire Police and concerned members of the public. Callers reported that three pigs had...
  • Funding boost set to help rough sleepers
    Barnsley Council is set to receive a share of £400,000 to help rough sleepers thanks to a successful funding bid. The council secured the funding as part of a South Yorkshire-based...
  • Young entrepreneurs take over Barnsley markets
    Barnsley’s young entrepreneurs took over Barnsley markets on Wednesday 15 February to sell their exciting products to local shoppers. Based in the upstairs indoor market, the young entrepreneurs sold a variety...
  • Elsecar Park Joins the smoke free play area scheme
    The introduction of smoke free play areas began its expansion from Locke Park on Tuesday, 14 February as Elsecar Park became the next play area to introduce the scheme. Elsecar Park,...
  • Warm Homes Day comes to Barnsley
    Barnsley Council will be holding a Warm Homes Day on Friday 17 February to highlight ways in which local residents can reduce their energy bills. The day will mark the end...
  • Organisations invited to help make safeguarding Barnsley’s business
    Safeguarding is Barnsley’s Business will be the key message of this year’s Safeguarding Awareness week, which will run from Monday, 3 to Friday, 7 July. Following on from the highly successful...
  • Yorkshire Councils bring heating to struggling Households
    Ten Yorkshire councils, three Housing Associations and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority have been helping local families and residents who have been struggling to keep warm. A successful application for £1.7m...
  • Mi Card travel passes
    The Mi Card scheme which currently offers discounted travel to young people aged 5-18 years of age, for journeys starting and ending in Barnsley (or between Barnsley and other parts...