Archive | January, 2018

Job Alert – Occupational Health Nurse/Advisor

31 Jan

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Important changes to how you report antisocial behaviour

26 Jan

On Thursday 1 February, there will be important changes to the way Sheffield residents report antisocial behaviour issues.

From this date, you will need to report certain antisocial behaviour issues, such as noise nuisance, non-hate crime related graffiti and lost, stray or barking dogs, to Sheffield City Council, not to South Yorkshire Police. You can do this by calling 0114 2734567 or visiting

A full breakdown of antisocial behaviour issues and whose responsibility these are can be found below:

South Yorkshire Police Sheffield City Council
Begging Abandoned vehicles / parking issues
Dealing/taking drugs and drinking alcohol in the street Dead animals
Gangs and youths drinking in parks Dog fouling
Harassment or intimidation Fly posting
Fly-tipping (happening now) Dumped, fly-tipped waste (nobody present)
Hate Crime related graffiti (motivated by prejudice or intolerance towards an individual’s nationality, ethnicity, religion, gender, identity, sexual orientation or disability) Graffiti (Non Hate Crime related)
Misuse of fireworks Syringes or needles
Dangerous, out of control dogs Lost, stray or barking dogs
Threatening / violent neighbour disputes Noise disputes, nuisance or DIY related noise
Prostitution and indecent behaviour Syringes or needles
Vandalism Littering
Suspicious vehicles  
Hoax calls to emergency services  

As well as these changes, from 1 February, if you call 0114 2734567 out of standard office hours to report concerns for vulnerable adults and children, and matters relating to homeless people, you will be dealt with by a Sheffield City Council call handler, not a police call handler.

For more information on reporting antisocial behaviour issues, and the responsibility of Sheffield City Council and South Yorkshire Police from 1 February, please visit or


We want your views on the Draft Equality Hub Network Memorandum of Understanding/Terms of Reference

26 Jan

Sheffield City Council established the Equality Hub Network (EHN) in 2014 to support the engagement and influence of under-represented groups of people – people who have felt excluded and/or discriminated against and who share protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.

The EHN Board Chair has proposed some changes to the EHN Terms of Reference. These changes are included in the Draft EHN Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and are mainly in sections 5 and 6.

We would like your views on the Draft EHN MOU.  If you have been involved in the Equality Hub Network please fill in the survey by Sunday 25 February 2018, 11.59pm.

Note: You can download the current EHN Terms of Reference and the Draft EHN MOU from the above link.

We want to make sure we hear from a range of communities. There are some questions about how you self-identify, but we don’t ask for your name. The information will be kept confidential and secure.

The feedback gathered through this consultation will be reported to the EHN Board.

The EHN Board will consider the feedback when finalising the EHN MOU/Terms of Reference.

The final EHN MOU/Terms of Reference will be shared with the Network through the EHN Newsletter and website.

If you want to speak to us about the consultation, please contact us before submitting your completed survey.

Kind regards

Elections, Equalities and Involvement Team

Sheffield City Council



Twitter: @EqualityHubNwk


ShipShape – Health Trainer Vacancy

26 Jan



Health Trainer Vacancy – Woodhouse

26 Jan

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Landlord ‘illegally evicted tenant and forced her to sleep rough’

26 Jan

A Sheffield landlord evicted a woman who couldn’t speak fluent English from her flat without any notice, forcing her to sleep on the streets.

Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard it was the second time that Naveed Hussain, 36, of Pitsmoor Road, had been prosecuted for offences of a similar nature.

The court heard on Tuesday how Saba Habte moved into the flat on The Wicker in December 2015 on the recommendation of a fellow student in her English class.

But just over a year later, on 15 December 2016, the tenant was drinking a cup of tea in her room when Hussain appeared at the door and insisted she had to leave the property that day.

When she objected, Mr Hussain said ‘it is my house and I can do as I choose’ and took the key from the door and put it in his pocket.

Paul Barber, prosecuting for Sheffield City Council, told the court: “That night Ms Habte stayed outside in the cold in the bus station. She suffered the indignity of losing her home and sleeping on the streets, but also some of her belongings weren’t there when she went to get them. Salvation Army Officers who assisted her with retrieval of her belongings described Hussain as having an attitude of contempt towards her.”

Hussain was prosecuted under the Protection from Eviction Act 1977. The case has been adjourned for sentencing.

Councillor Jayne Dunn, cabinet member for housing and community safety at Sheffield City Council, said: “We take these cases very seriously. The majority of landlords across the city are decent and hard-working but a few seem to have little care for the responsibilities that come with letting a property.

“We believe that unlawful eviction, the threat of unlawful eviction, and harassment or intimidation are amongst the very worst kind of rogue landlord behaviour.

“For this reason we take a very tough stance against landlords who do this and have carried out six successful prosecutions in the past year.

“We believe Sheffield’s private tenants are amongst the most-protected in the country and taking prosecutions like this are part of our commitment to making sure that high standards of accommodation and responsible management prevail in the sector.”

Following the prosecution, Ms Habte said: “I’m very pleased especially hearing the outcome of the case and I am pleased with how the Council has acted and for (their) support”.

In a second case heard by Sheffield Magistrates Court this week, Saeed Bashir, 43, of Horndean Road, Sheffield, pleaded guilty to failing to licence a property contrary to the Housing Act 2004 section 95.

The court heard that on 21 July 2017, Mr Bashir was in control of a property on Page Hall Road which was required to be licensed, but wasn’t.

Mr Bashir pleaded guilty but in mitigation said that he had trusted an agent to licence the property but that agent then ran off to London with his money.

Mr Bashir didn’t apply for a licence until after he received a summons from the Court.

Costs were awarded to the council of £668 and Bashir was fined £275 reduced from £400 because of an early guilty plea.

He was ordered to pay a £30 victim surcharge, so was ordered to pay £973 in total.

Cllr Dunn added: “I hope these cases reassure private tenants that we do investigate their complaints. I encourage anyone who is concerned about the state of their rented property or feels pressured by their landlord to contact us so we can help to resolve the matter or bring action against them.”



Pavement Resurfacing – Upperthorpe area

26 Jan