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Fire Safety Information Reminder for Sheffield Council Tenants

15 Jun

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Dear tenant or resident,

Following the recent fire in at Grenfell tower block in London, we wanted to reassure you about how seriously we take fire safety and what you can do to keep you and your home safe.

Safety is our main consideration in the design, build and updating of tower blocks. Since the 1990s, significant investment has taken place to all blocks in Sheffield, and millions of pounds have been spent on measures that minimise fire risk.

Regular Fire Risk assessments take place and each tower block is visited daily to check it is safe. We tackle any issues with tenants, particularly around the removal of waste.

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.


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Walking for Purpose is back!

15 Jun

Walking for Purpose is back! 

After a successful pilot project in the Hillsborough and Longley areas of the city, Walking for Purpose is back, it will be bigger and better than before!  We are taking the project city wide and will be initially working in the Tinsley, Gleadless and City Centre, so look out for us.

Are you looking for work or know someone who is? Then we need you!

Walking for Purpose is a project that offers people who are looking for work the opportunity to join us on a gentle walk, get skills employers want, receive help into training and enjoy being active with a real purpose. We will meet you at a local venue where our friendly & approachable staff will walk with you to different workplaces or training providers where you will be able to:

  • Get hints and tips from local employers/training providers to make you more employable
  • Develop and enhance your skills and experiences – great for your CV or application writing!!

The new project will start in July in different areas of the city and we will be providing free travel passes for those attending, so please contact us on 0114 273 4266 or email us at to find out more.

We are currently working with a variety of local & city wide organisation including Reach South Sheffield, Tinsley Forum and Zest. If any organisation or business would like to be involved in the project please get in touch via the information above



Eid Festival 2nd July 2017 – Lots of fun things for everyone – all welcome

15 Jun

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The South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Grant Scheme is Open

15 Jun

The South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Grant Scheme is now open for applications.
The grant scheme administered by the office of the police and crime commissioner is for grants of up to £5,000 from organisations that can demonstrate they work in helping the commissioner meet any of the three key priorities in his Police and Crime Plan. (The Plan can be viewed on the website.)
The three priorities are: protecting vulnerable people, tackling crime and anti-social behaviour and enabling fair treatment.
Over recent years, the Commissioner has awarded grants to organisations providing such things as: diversionary activities for young people; help to older people to keep them safe and secure; support services to young people to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation and how to understand the difference between heathy and potentially risky relationships.

Dr Alan Billings said: “As Police and Crime Commissioner I get the opportunity to meet many people across the districts of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield who are using their time and ability to help others. This grant funding will enable this work to continue or new projects to start.
“I know that funding is becoming more difficult for organisations and many are struggling to continue. But I recognise that much of what they do reduces demands on the police service, which is why I am happy to fund them.
“I thank the organisations that are currently doing this good work and encourage others to apply for funding from the grant scheme.”

The grant scheme will be open to applicants throughout the year, but the money will need to have been used completely before the end of the financial year.
For more information on how to apply, check eligibility and download a short application form, please visit the website here


Wadsley Heritage Day 17th June 2017 – All welcome

15 Jun


“The Great Get Together” at St Marks, Broomhill 17th June 2017

15 Jun

“The Great Get Together” free entry – St Mark’s Church and Green – Saturday 17 June 1.30-4.30 cafe, craft stalls, bouncy castle and smoothie bike and much more…  Great Broomhill Bake-Off being judged at 2pm by Howard Middleton – Children’s illustrator Lydia Wells here at 3pm.  For more info and entries for the bake-off visit,


Walkley Festival “WHATS ON” at Walkley Library 16th to 30th June 2017

15 Jun

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