Archive | February, 2016

Work progressing at High Green Miners Welfare

26 Feb

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The refurbishment work at The Miners Welfare building in High Green is progressing well. The external redecoration is complete. The telephone line has been installed and WiFi should be activated week commencing the 29th Feb 2016. The blinds will be fitted in the next 2 weeks and work on the resurfacing of the Car Park will be starting on the 2nd March 2016. New signs will also be put up in the next 2 weeks.

Check here for further updates.

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Fit for Free week in Stocksbridge

26 Feb

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Activity Sheffield in partnership with Stocksbridge Community Leisure Centre are offering adults 50+ the opportunity to get ‘Fit for FREE’! We are offering people the chance to come and try a range of activities including Swimming, Pilates and Walking Football for free. Also, bring a friend or come as a group and you can all enjoy the activities without costing a penny! For more information call 0114 2883792 to find out about this fantastic offer.

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Disabled Access Day 12th March 2016

25 Feb

Disabled

North Cabinet in the Community 17th February 2016

23 Feb

North Cabinet In The Community

A wet and cold February evening didn’t stop residents coming to join in a public debate with the Cabinet in the North area on Wednesday 17th February 2016. The cabinet members responded to questions from the public relating to the HS2 High Speed Rail Network, the new sports facility at Thorncliffe, the pressure on housing and the need to build on green field sites and concerns about antisocial behaviour in the area. There was also a discussion around how the councillors can engage better with local residents. The North Cabinet In The Community meeting was one of a series of meetings across the City allowing local residents to debate various issues both local and citywide with the cabinet.

Road resurfacing due to start on Manchester Rd, Vaughton Rd, Carr Rd and Wortley Rd

19 Feb

ROAD RESURFACING – NIGHT WORK
As part of the Streets Ahead works road resurfacing  is due to take place on Manchester Road, Vaughton Hill, Carr Road (lower section, junction with Vaughton Hill) and Wortley Road.
Work will take place in sections during the period from 29 February for approximately 6 weeks between the hours of 7.30pm – 6.00am, (Monday – Friday) and we will need to close the roads to do the work. This work has been scheduled to take place at night to minimize disruption to the area.
There will be no on-street parking on the roads that we are resurfacing – vehicles left on-street may be towed away and you will need to pay a fee to have your vehicle released.
If you are away during the period in which the works are scheduled to take place please avoid parking your car on the road. Our work schedule is heavily dependent on the weather and can be affected by unforeseen circumstances so it may be necessary to change the start date at short notice. We will tow cars that are delaying our works.
Please note that diversion routes will be in place where needed. Pedestrian access and access for emergency vehicles will be available at all times.

A schedule of works is detailed below.

NIGHTS
Phase A
Manchester Road from A616 to Unsliven Road
Monday 29 February 2016
2 Days
7.30pm – 6.00am section of road closed, diversion in place
Phase B
Manchester Road from Unsliven Rd to Hole House Lane.
Wednesday 2 March 2016
4 Days
7.30pm – 6.00am section of road closed, diversion in place
Phase C
Manchester Road from Hole House Ln to Nanny Hill
(including Johnson Street)
Tuesday 8 March 2016
4 Days
7.30pm – 6.00am section of road closed, diversion in place
Phase D
Manchester Road from Nanny Hill to Haywood Ln
(including New St junction)
Monday 14 March 2016
5 Days
7.30pm – 6.00am section of road closed, diversion in place
Phase E
Manchester Road from Haywood Ln to Vaughton Hill including junction with Carr Road
Monday 21 March 2016
8 Days
7.30pm – 6.00am section of road closed, diversion in place
Phase F
Wortley Road from A616 to Vaughton Hill
Monday 4 April 2016
4 Days
7.30pm – 6.00am section of road closed, diversion in place

Town Hall Talks for 2 Million Trees

19 Feb

 

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Sheffield City Council is asking members of the public to help it plan future care for 2.2million trees.

The council has been working on a framework for a new Trees and Woodland Strategy, which will set out how it looks after all trees in the city; including those in parks, woodlands, green spaces and on the highway. This follows the recent publication of the 5 Years Street Tree Management Plan which shows how 36,000 street trees are managed by the Streets Ahead project.

A full-day interactive event will be held at the Town Hall on Friday 26 February, at which members of the public will be able to view the draft framework and speak to members of staff. The draft strategy goes out for wider consultation in the Spring.

Councillor Sioned-mair Richards, cabinet member for neighbourhoods at Sheffield City Council, said: “We know that the issue of trees is very important to communities across our city, which is why we’re organising the event in order to share our plans from the earliest possible stage.

“We are responsible for over two million of Sheffield’s trees – that’s four for every person – in around 2,000 open spaces across the city. We now want to liaise with members of the public to talk about future plans for trees and woodlands across Sheffield as a whole.

“Highway trees are part of this strategy and will be informed by the recently released Streets Ahead 5 year Tree Management Strategy. However street trees form a small proportion of the trees we manage, with the majority in parks, woodlands, cemeteries, housing estates and schools. I would encourage as many people as possible to come along, have their say and help to plan the future of trees in Sheffield: The Outdoor City.”

Sheffield is one of the most wooded cities in Britain and data from The Woodland Trust shows that more people in Sheffield live closer to woodland than in any other UK city. These woodlands have been important to people throughout the ages – indeed, the steel industry was founded on the charcoal produced in the city’s woodlands.

Since the 1900s these woodlands have been seen as an escape from the bustle of city life and as important places for recreation, wildlife and heritage.

To maintain trees in terms of health and public safety, the council has a Tree Risk Management policy. This involves checking around 360,000 trees on a cyclical basis – particularly those in falling distance of people and property – to ensure they are safe.

All Sheffield City Council woodlands are FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified, which means that they meet an international standard of sustainable woodland management. Two woodlands – Ecclesall and Wheata – have also gained Green Flag status.

Coun Richards added: “This event is important because we need to plan ahead, taking into account views of members of the public, to see how our woodlands and trees across the city might look in the future.

“We are already known as the UK’s premier outdoor city, and the role of trees in our beautiful landscape is undoubtedly vital.

“The strategy will aim to address a wide range of tree-related topics including tree and woodland management, the current tree stock and distribution; age profile; a breakdown of species; the character of Sheffield’s woodlands; archaeology; the outdoor economy; tourism; employment; health and wellbeing; community engagement; education; countryside recreation; interpretation and much, much more.

“This is a real opportunity to help shape our plans from the outset, in conjunction with the council officers who will be driving our new strategy forward.”

The event on Friday 26 February will be a drop-in session at which people can call into the Town Hall reception rooms any time between 10am and 7pm to have their say, find out further details, and speak to staff.

 

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Only 5 days to go before North Cabinet in the Community. Come along and have your say.

12 Feb

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Pavement resurfacing in Stocksbridge

11 Feb

Pavement resurfacing work is due to start on the roads listed at the bottom of the page, the start date and period of work are shown. The roads will need to be closed in order to carry out the work safely. As the work is a 2 or 3 stage process, the roads will only be closed on certain days over the work period.
Normal working hours will be between 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday only. However, on roads with schools (Shay House Lane and McIntyre Road) working hours will be 9.30am to 2.30pm Monday to Friday and work may need to be carried out at the weekend to maintain the programme. Temporary road signs will be displayed five days before work starts, stating the dates of work and parking restrictions on your road.
Parking and access arrangements
There will be no on-street parking or vehicle access to properties on the roads we are working on, during working hours. Most roads will be open and on-street parking will be as normal at other times. Please let our on-site supervisor know if you need vehicle access to your property for urgent reasons. Pedestrian access and access for emergency vehicles will be available at all times.
Vehicles left on-street during restrictions may be towed away and you will need to pay a fee to have your vehicle released.
Please note that the schedule is heavily dependent on the weather and can be affected by unforeseen circumstances. Temporary road signs will be updated to reflect any changes.
For the latest updates please visit http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/stocksbridge or follow on Twitter @sccstreetsahead #SAB02

  • Kenworthy Road – 17th Feb for 3 weeks
  • Shay House Lane – 17th Feb for 3 weeks
  • McIntyre Road – 24th Feb for 2 weeks
  • Linden Crescent – 25th Feb for 2 weeks
  • Olive Road – 29th Feb for 2 weeks
  • Sheldon Road – 29th Feb for 2 weeks
  • Marsden Road – 29th Feb for 2 weeks

 

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South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Newsletter

5 Feb
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Sheffield to host the National Junior Disability Snooker Championship

4 Feb

Snooker