Archive | June, 2017

Fire safety in all our tower blocks – Update

29 Jun

Hanover tower block

You may have seen in the local news that we have started to remove the cladding from Hanover Tower block in Broomhall.

Maintenance teams began to remove the cladding on the block at low level earlier this week. It will take several weeks to remove the cladding. We are removing it because a part of it failed the Government’s new fire safety test.

We have written to all tenants and residents in the tower block. Our neighbourhood officers are onsite this week holding drop in sessions for residents. Our teams will also be available to speak with people in their flats if they are worried or have questions.

Further meetings will be held today (Thursday 29 June) at Hanover tower at 5.15pm to 6.15pm and 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue have agreed with us that it is safe for residents to stay in their homes while the works take place.

We are making sure that security is on site 24 hours a day while the building work is ongoing.
Fire safety in all our tower blocks

We are still having meetings with tenants and leaseholders in each of our tower blocks and we are inviting tenants and leaseholders with a hand delivered letter. Please come along if you have any concerns or questions.

We still don’t know the reasons why the fire spread so quickly in London. We would like to reassure you that once we receive the details, if we need to change any arrangements to keep tenants safe, then we will.

We are also taking samples on all of our aluminium clad tower blocks and sending them off for independent tests. We will let you know the results of the tests when they are complete.

Fire safety advice

We also wanted to remind you about the fire safety advice available, including some steps you can take to minimise fire risk and prevent injury or accident.

You can download a copy of our Fire Safety information booklet and you will also find this information in your tenancy sign up pack.

If you have any further questions or concerns please get in touch with your neighbourhood officer or call us on: 0114 2734567

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Sheffield Chamber Choir

26 Jun

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PCSO – Drop In Sessions

26 Jun

PSCO Drop in

Further Fire Safety Information for Sheffield Council Tenants

23 Jun

Source: Further Fire Safety Information for Sheffield Council Tenants

SCC are consulting on “Investing in Young People”

22 Jun

I am pleased to inform you that the consultation on the re-commissioning of services for young people, known as Investing in Young People, is now open on the Council CitizenSpace website from today until the 26th July 2017

You can view this consultation at https://sheffield.citizenspace.com/performance-research/young-peoples-services/consult_view

The details of the proposals on which we are consulting can be downloaded from this site, as can a hard copy of the questions should you prefer to respond in this way.

We welcome responses from young people especially those aged 13-19 or up to 25 if they have any special needs or disabilities as this is  the core user group for the services

 

Sheffield 50+ Newsletter June 2017

21 Jun

Sheffield 50+ Advisory Group  Meeting  Wednesday 21st June, 1pm, at South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue, Eyre Street.

Sheffield 50+ Members’ Meeting
Wednesday 12th July, 1pm, South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue (date, time and venue to be confirmed)

Speaker – South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue community safety team on fire safety in the home and Safe and Well Checks

Eligible for carer’s credit? Don’t put your state pension at risk by not claiming it.

Up to 230,000 unpaid carers are putting their state pension in jeopardy by not claiming carer’s credit – a benefit that plugs gaps in your national insurance record when you’re not able to work because you’re caring for someone.

Carer’s credit is not a typical benefit, as you don’t receive any money for it. However, it’s important to claim it – otherwise your state pension could be negatively impacted.

Carer’s credit is a national insurance ‘credit’ designed to fill gaps in your national insurance record (e.g. from having to give up your job to care for someone). It’s this record that determines if you’ve worked enough to earn the state pension. You could get it if you care for someone for at least 20 hours a week.

http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/protect/2017/06/eligible-for-carers-credit-dont-put-your-state-pension-at-risk-by-not-claiming-it?utm_source=MSE_Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=13-Jun-17-16788556&utm_campaign=nt-oneliners-two&utm_content=15

Save money on shopping
Money Saving Expert tells us that Supermarkets try all sorts of tactics to make us spend more, and a trick of the eye means you could be missing out on the best value items every time you go shopping.

It’s all about where products are positioned on the shelves, with stores tending to place more expensive items at average eye-level, hoping we’ll grab and go. They found lots of items at the three major supermarkets they went to, where the same branded product was better value on the bottom shelf – this usually means initially paying more for a bigger pack, but getting more for your money per 100g/ml.

This won’t be true for every store or shelf, and there will be examples of when the bottom shelf isn’t the cheapest – but as they visited larger and medium-sized supermarkets and found this was widespread, so hopefully we can raise awareness that you need to have eyes wide open and check all shelves, delving to the depths to make sure you’re getting the best value at the supermarket.
See Money Saving Expert Website for full details of their findings.

http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/deals/deals-hunter/2017/06/06/save-at-the-supermarket-by-looking-low/?utm_source=MSE_Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=13-Jun-17-16788556&utm_campaign=nt-oneliners-two&utm_content=7

MRC Festival of Medical Research:
Free Activities and Demostrations, Saturday 24 June, 11am-3pm, Winter Garden, 90 Surrey Street, City Centre.

Come along to this free event and find out how the latest medical research at the University of Sheffield is improving people’s lives. There will be a range of hands-on activities, exhibits and demonstrations from leading researchers.
https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/ris/publicengagement/mrcfestival

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Managing your money online course FREE at Zest

21 Jun

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