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Update on Ponderosa Park

3 Oct

Our Parks and Countryside teams will be on site at Ponderosa Park this week, working to reinstate the area after it was affected by the severe weather conditions at the weekend.

Councillor Mary Lea, Cabinet Member for Culture, Parks and Leisure at Sheffield City Council said:

“Due to severe weather conditions last weekend, we unfortunately had to take the decision to cancel the second the day of Bass in the Park as it became unsafe for visitors.

“We are now working with the event organisers to reinstate Ponderosa Park following the heavy rain that took place there. “We would like to thank residents for their patience whilst we work hard to get the park back to looking its best.”

Feeling unsafe on a night out? Ask for Angela

23 Jul

Venues across the city centre have backed the Ask for Angela campaign, which supports safe dating and tackles sexual harassment in pubs, bars and clubs.
Staff are trained to help any customer who ‘Asks for Angela’ if they feel that they’re in an unsafe situation. 

Find out more at:



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International promotional opportunity for local businesses

18 Sep


International promotional opportunity for local businesses

Sheffield Councillor Ben Curran has been selected as a Marshall Memorial Fellow by the German Marshall Fund of the United States. This fellowship will take him to Washington, Chicago, Atlanta, Phoenix and New York over 4 weeks in October.

It’s a great opportunity for him to learn how US cities approach global engagement and tackle their biggest challenges. He is hoping to use this not just as a learning opportunity but also as a chance to promote the Sheffield City Region.

On the fellowship, he will be meeting with political, business and civic leaders in different regions of the US. The fellowship guidance suggests a giving a gift that reflects the Sheffield City Region to some of them. They suggest 30-40 gifts in total.

Ben has requested the advice/assistance of the FSB in identifying local businesses which might produce something suitable to give either as a stand-alone gift or part of a mini-hamper. Ben is looking for donations of suitable products for which, in return, he will tweet / Facebook photos of him passing the gifts on and try to get some local media coverage about it in the US. Business Editor of The Star David Walsh has also agreed to run a story on The Star business page of any companies that donate items. Ben has said he’ll be happy to do other things that might come to mind or the donor company thinks of.

To contact Ben with your ideas, email:

FSB Connect event in Sheffield

11 Aug

You are cordially invited to the next meeting of FSB Connect – the regular monthly business network – which will take place on Wednesday 6th September.

“FSB Connect” members meet at Farm Road Social Club, Sheffield, S2 2TP at 6.00 – 8.15pm on the first Wednesday of each month. Attendance is open to all businesses large and small; start-up and pre-start businesses are especially welcomed.

The main focus of every event will be personal networking – (the event will be about YOU, not US!) Everyone attending will join their fellow business owners and entrepreneurs over a buffet supper in a friendly, informal environment. Aside from this, the event will feature a presentation from Julie Tattershall of SFSY. She will be introducing the South Yorkshire broadband Connection and Innovation Voucher Scheme. Darryl Carpenter, a Director at Sheffield insurance broker IFM, will also be our guest and he will be warning of the perils of under-insurance. There will also be the regular feature of our resident business mentor Rob Taylor of 0114 Marketing who will offer his monthly “Top Tips” presentation.

There is a £10.00 charge to assist us with the catering costs, but this could potentially be the best £10 you’ve ever invested! We do hope to see you there!

Attendance is by pre-booking only.

Local Businesses invited to meet with MP Paul Blomfield to discuss views on Brexit

10 Aug

You are cordially invited to join with local members of the FSB to meet with Paul Blomfield MP who, as well as being MP for Sheffield Central, is a Shadow Minister in Labour’s Brexit team, led by the Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Keir Starmer MP. Their role is to hold the Government to account as they negotiate Britain’s departure from the EU.

The local business community is invited to meet with him at a Business Networking Forum at 8.00am – 9.30am on Friday 15 September at the Burton Street Foundation, 57 Burton Street, Sheffield, S6 2HH.

Paul looks forward to the opportunity to talk to local businesses about their views on Brexit and their priorities for the EU negotiations, as well as other current national issues and agendas. You are therefore cordially invited to the Business Networking Forum. Refreshments and breakfast sandwiches will be provided.

To book, visit:’.

Community Business Fund now open to apply

20 Jun

The £10 million Community Business Fund opened on 7th June and will close on the 5th July at 12 midday.

Through the fund, we will award grants between £50,000 – £300,000 to community businesses in England.


For full details and to find out if you are eligible to apply visit: