Sheffield City Council has promised that there will always be a Central Library in the city centre. Earlier this week two public meetings were held about proposals for the Central Library and Graves Art Gallery. The meetings saw more than 200 people discuss how the council is considering leasing the Surrey Street building to create the city’s first five star hotel.
The other promises made, should the deal go ahead, were:
You can find out more, and book onto future events here: www.sheffield.gov.uk/libraries
This December see’s the re-launch of community food organisation Blend’s pop up restaurant nights. This month’s menu has a Middle Eastern and North African theme including a selection of mezze to start, followed by harissa marinated roast chicken and ending with a delicious black forest trifle. As well as getting to enjoy a tasty meal, the money raised from the pop up restaurant events will be used to support Blend’s employment and training programme.
The programme provides support, training and work experience to people looking for work including food hygiene courses and practical cookery skills. Once trained, participants will be supported to develop a community café providing low cost, healthy meals or to gain paid employment within catering and hospitality industry.
The re-launch will be taking place on Friday 16th December from 7.30 at the Broomhall Centre on Broom springs Lane, Broomhall.
Tickets for the event cost £25 (plus booking fee) and are available through Blends website (www.blendcookeatshare.co.uk ) or there Facebook page (www.facebook.com/blendcookeatshare) . For more information about Blend you can also email email@example.com or call 07468417353 to find other ways of getting involved or supporting the work they do.
Sheffield City Council continues to face significant financial challenges as the Government further reduces its grant to the local authority. Extremely difficult decisions have had to be made over the past six years about services that the people of Sheffield care so much about. Sadly due to the necessity for further cuts in the coming year, Activity Sheffield in its current form is no longer financially viable. More information is available on the attached letter. You can provide feedback by contacting Activity Sheffield through letter to; Jo Pearce, Activity Sheffield, Moorfoot Building, Sheffield S1 4PL, alternatively you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the deadline for them to receive your feedback is Friday 23 December 2016.
About the proposed changes letter: about-activity-sheffield-proposed-changes
SCC and partners are currently refreshing the Tobacco Control Strategy for 2017-2022. On the 31st of March 2017 all our current contracts are due to end. This provides an opportunity to review what we have in place, and consider how we can do better to support smokers in the city to stop, and children and young people not to start.
We are consulting with the public and a number of key stakeholders to understand views and opinions about the proposed new strategy.
The ‘Sheffield Tobacco Control Strategy consultation 2017- 2022’ is now open and will run until the 2nd of January 2017. As a key partner please could you take part in our consultation which can be accessed via SCC Citizen Space
Due to high demand a second public meeting has been planned to update people about proposals for Sheffield’s Central Library and Graves Art Gallery.
Last week it was announced that Sheffield City Council is considering leasing the Surrey Street building to create the city’s first five star hotel, as the cost of repairs and upkeep is rapidly becoming unaffordable.
Almost all places have been booked for the first meeting which takes place from 5.30pm to 7.30pm on 6 December in Sheffield Town Hall.
A second meeting has therefore been planned for Friday, 16 December from 4pm to 6pm at the Town Hall. The meeting is likely to be popular, so pre-booking is essential.
You can book your place at: www.sheffield.gov.uk/libraries