Archive | December, 2015

Sheffield Supertram Service Disruptions from Saturday 10 January 2016

21 Dec

Essential weekend engineering works to prepare Sheffield’s tramlines for Tram Train will take place in the New Year.  The Tram Train between Sheffield and Rotherham is planned to launch between Sheffield and Rotherham in 2017 and these works are required on certain parts of the network to allow tram train vehicles to run.

Passengers in South Yorkshire will be the first in the country to benefit from pioneering Tram Trains that will provide a direct service from Sheffield city centre to Rotherham Central and Parkgate, travelling on street tramlines and the national rail network.

Engineering work to adapt the Supertram track for Tram Train has taken place overnight since 30 October. The works in the New Year are required due to the Tram Trains requiring a different wheel profile from the current tram to allow operation on the heavy rail system.

Once completed, Tram Trains will be tested on the adapted tracks before being introduced on the Supertram network to provide extra services at busy times.

Supertram Service Disruptions from Saturday 10 January 2016

Revised timetables and services will operate on the Purple and Yellow Supertram routes between Cricket Inn Road and Meadowhall on the following dates:

Sunday 10 January  
Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 January  
Saturday 30 & Sunday 1 February  
Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 February  
Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 February  

Dedicated YX and Y1 bus services will replace trams between Fitzalan Square and Meadowhall.  Y2 services will operate on Saturday’s between 9am and 6pm, every 30 minutes between City Centre and Nunnery Park & Ride.  This service will stop at Commercial Street and Nunnery Park & Ride only.  Blue Route Supertram services between Malin Bridge and Halfway are unaffected.

Tram and Bus Replacement Services 

Sunday 10 January

Yellow trams will operate as normal to Tinsley.

Between Tinsley and Meadowhall Interchange a replacement bus service will operate, matching the frequency of trams (every 10 or 20 minutes) using the bus stops adjacent to Tinsley tram stop (37023578 to Meadowhall Interchange and 37023577 from Meadowhall Interchange)

Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 January 

Yellow trams will operate between Middlewood and Cricket Inn Road

Blue trams will operate as normal between Malin Bridge and Halfway.

Purple trams will operate between Herdings Park and Cathedral only

Service To and from Frequency
Y Middlewood <> Cricket Inn Road Every 10 or 20 Minutes
B Operates as normal  
P Herdings Park <> Cathedral  
YX Commercial <> Meadowhall – Limited stop Every 10 to 20 minutes with additional capacity on Saturday from 11am to 3pm
Y1 Commercial <> Meadowhall – All stops Every 15 to 20 minutes
Y2 Commercial <> Nunnery Square P&R Every 30 minutes, Saturday only.

Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 January, Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 February and Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 February 

Yellow trams will combine with the Purple route to Herdings Park, every 20 minutes.

The other Yellow trams will run as far as Sheffield Station.

This essentially means that when there is a 10 minute service, every other tram from Middlewood will go to Herdings Park with the others turning at Sheffield Station.

On the Sunday, all Yellow and Purple services will combine to provide a 20 minute service between Middlewood and Herdings Park.

Service To and from Frequency
Y/P Middlewood <>Cricket Inn Road Every 20 Minutes
P/Y Middlewood <> Herdings Park Every 20 Minutes
B Operates as normal  
YX Commercial <> Meadowhall – Limited stop Every 15 to 20 minutes
Y1 Commercial <>Meadowhall – All stops Every 30 minutes, Saturday only
Y2 Commercial<>Nunnery Square P&R Every 30 minutes, Saturday only.

Information is available

Replacement bus service timetables and information will be available from 4 January 2016 online at and  There will also be information available on our social media accounts including Facebook (TravelSouthYorkshire) and Twitter (@TSYalerts, @TravelSYorks and @SCSupertram).

Help will also be available via the Supertram Information Hotline on 0114 221 1333 (Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm) and Traveline 01709 51 51 51 and on posters at tram stops but the easiest, quickest and cheapest way for you to access information is by the serf-serve channels above.

For more information on the Tram Train Pilot please visit 

Fund Raising Manager Post, St Wilfrid’s Centre

21 Dec

Seasons Greetings from Central Area

17 Dec

Merry Christmas from Central area


Sport and physical activity for disabled people in Sheffield

17 Dec

Does your service work with children and adults with disabilities?

Do you hear the same issues time and time again of isolation, health, lack of opportunities, cost of activities?

The nights may have started drawing in, but that doesn’t mean that there is nothing active and fun to do, You don’t need to look any further for activities and events than Activity Sheffield.

Inclusive Sport Sheffield is a Sport England funded project, delivered by Activity Sheffield. Our aim is to focus on the ability in disability, breaking down barriers around inclusive sport, currently depriving people with disabilities of access and opportunity. We offer a needs-led programme of Health and wellbeing opportunities in order to allow more disabled people access physical activity opportunities in Sheffield.

We deliver structured and led sporting activities for people with disabilities.

If you would like to join us or take part in our activities visit or call on 0114 2734266.

Business Sheffield, Free Business Information Sessions January – March 2016

17 Dec

business sheff

Free Business Information Sessions January, February and March 2016

Please find below a list of upcoming expert delivered business information sessions from Business Sheffield. All events are free of charge. For further information or to reserve yourself a place simply call the Gateway on 0800 043 55 22 or 0114 224 5000.

8th January, 5th February, 4th March How to Safely Produce Food

13th January Creating a Brand

15th January, 18th February, 21st March Social Media

19th January How to Run a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

20th January Winning New Customers via the Telephone

21st January Maximising your website

27th January How to Sell Face to Face

2nd February Retail Insights Course 1, Marketing, Media and Customers

16th February AdWords Traffic That Converts To Business

24th February Employing People for the First Time

2nd March De-Mystifying SEO

3rd March Retail Insights Course 2

8th March Basic Book Keeping

15th March How to get low cost, positive and effective PR and media exposure for your business

22nd March Landing Pages – The Cheaper & More Effective Alternative To A New Website

For full details of all courses click here

Do you have memories of Sheffield in 1966 ?

14 Dec

Were you in Sheffield in 1966? It was the year that England won the world cup and the height of the swinging sixties. Scary to think that next year it was 50 years ago!

Did you go out clubbing in the 1960’s and did you go to Stringfellows nightclub or the King Mojo?

Were you a single woman who remembers the new freedom offered by the contraceptive pill? Did you know that Sheffield was the first place outside London where there was a clinic that didn’t judge whether a woman was married or not before they offered  her contraceptive advice?

Sheffield 50+ has been contacted by the BBC looking for people who remember those times and are happy to be interviewed for a film about it. They are particularly looking for people who enjoyed going to nightclubs in 1966 and for people who were single women in 1966 who went to that clinic or who took the pill.

If you are one of those people, please get in touch. Even if you don’t want to be filmed, you might have memories that will help with making the film. Contact the Sheffield 50+ office on or call 0114 253 6736 or contact the researcher directly ( details below).

Job Vacancy at SYFR – Assistant Storekeeper

10 Dec

syfr job

For more information about the role contact Jonathan Teasdale on 01142 532396

A full job description, person specification and application form for the role can be obtained via the careers section on our website at or if you require a hard copy you can contact our Recruitment Team at or on 0114 253 2811. 

Closing date for applications is 1600 hours on 18th December 2015 

Interviews will be held week commencing 4th January 2016.

Gender Respect -Conference

9 Dec

Look After Your Mental Health at Christmas

9 Dec

Have your say on the Sheffield Plan

7 Dec


We are writing to let you know about consultation on the first stage of making the Sheffield Plan.  This will be the new formal plan for the whole of the city (except for the area in the Peak District National Park), and will set out how and where development will take place up to 2034.

We are inviting you to comment on various options for growth that we have identified.  These are contained in our document ‘Citywide Options for Growth to 2034’.  Your input at this stage will be very valuable in identifying the key challenges facing the city and the best strategies for Sheffield’s development over the next 15-20 years.  We will collect all comments received on this document and will use these to inform the next stage of making and the Plan for the city, including policies and site allocations.

The main period of consultation at this first stage runs from 11 November to 23 December 2015 (though we will accept comments up to 4 January 2016 if it is not possible to meet the deadline). You can find out more at, and you can view the Citywide Options for Growth document at

We very strongly encourage all comments to be made online through our dedicated website.   Using our website ensures that your comments are accurately linked to our document, and also allows us to much more easily assess your comments.

There are a number of questions, which we ask you to respond to, and which relate to the document.  You can answer as many questions as you like about any or all sections of the document.  You can write as much or little as you like – though your comments should relate to the document and our questions.

If you cannot respond through our dedicated website, please contact us at to arrange submitting them by another means.

We look forward to your input to the Sheffield Plan.