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  • Ofsted success for Sheffield schools
    23 February 2017 St Catherine’s Catholic Voluntary Academy has been awarded outstanding in all areas following a recent inspection from the education watchdog Ofsted. The school was applauded for ‘transforming the lives of children’s lives and helping them flourish’. St Catherine’s headteacher Fiona Rigby was praised in the report for providing “truly exceptional leadership”. It […]
  • Visitor numbers soar at new leisure centres
    22 February 2017 New figures have revealed massive increases in participation rates at Sheffield’s new state-of-the-art leisure centres. Graves Health and Sports Centre and Thorncliffe Leisure Centre both opened last year, operated by Places for People Leisure (P4P) in partnership with Sheffield City Council. P4P has also carried out a near-£1m transformation of Wisewood Sports […]
  • The Outdoor City for All
    22 February 2017 With less than six months to go until the Special Olympic Games are held in Sheffield, people are starting to look at the city and things to do while they are here. Sheffield, as The Outdoor City, has an abundance of parks, woods and countryside accessible for people with disabilities, with well […]
  • New online system simplifies parking appeals process
    21 February 2017 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 […]
  • Site Gallery embarks on ambitious expansion project
    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. Work is […]
  • 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 […]

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  • Community call to blitz the litter and tidy up the town
    Communities are being encouraged to get together, grab their litter-pickers and help to tidy the town as part of a country-wide clean up weekend between Friday 3 and Sunday 5...
  • Help to get online with free digital sessions
    Barnsley Council is backing the national ‘Be Online’ campaign by offering a number of free sessions to help people to get online, improve their confidence and develop their skills. The campaign...
  • Bug hotels land in Barnsley
    Scouts, explorers, leaders brownies, cubs and parents gathered together with Penistone Clean and Tidy Team, Silkstone Parish Council and Silkstone CARE in Conroyd wood last Saturday 18 February, to carry...
  • R-evolution @ Gateway 36 welcomes Swedish manufacturer Talurit UK
    Swedish owned company Talurit UK Ltd has become the first tenant at the R-evolution @ Gateway 36 development, after completing a long-term lease of circa 30,000 ft2 manufacturing facility. Talurit UK...
  • 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,...