Archive | December, 2016

Third public meeting to discuss Central Library and Graves Art Gallery

20 Dec

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A third public meeting has been planned to update people about the proposals for Sheffield’s Central Library and Graves Art Gallery.

This is a repeat of the public meeting first held on Tuesday, 6 December at the Town Hall. It follows Sheffield City Council’s announcement that, as part of the city’s partnership with Chinese construction company Sichuan Guodong Group, the company is looking at the feasibility of using the current Central Library building to develop the city’s first five star hotel, which would see the Central Library moved to another site in the city centre. There is a commitment to maintaining the art gallery with full public access, if the option of using the library building to develop a hotel becomes viable.

The meeting will take place on Thursday, 5 January, from 7pm to 9pm at the Town Hall. Spaces can be booked online.

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Sheffield City Council promise to always have city centre Central Library

9 Dec

Sheffield City Council has promised that there will always be a Central Library in the city centre. Earlier this week two public meetings were held about proposals for the Central Library and Graves Art Gallery. The meetings saw more than 200 people discuss how the council is considering leasing the Surrey Street building to create the city’s first five star hotel.

 

The other promises made, should the deal go ahead, were:

  • Not to explore a Private Finance Initiative (PFI) arrangement to finance any new Central Library building.
  • To protect the existing building through a ‘triple lock’ of planning law, listing requirements and controls.
  • A new Graves Art Gallery in the existing building, guaranteeing public access for future generations.

 

You can find out more, and book onto future events here:  www.sheffield.gov.uk/libraries

Activity Sheffield – Proposed changes to the current service

6 Dec

Sheffield City Council continues to face significant financial challenges as the Government further reduces its grant to the local authority. Extremely difficult decisions have had to be made over the past six years about services that the people of Sheffield care so much about. Sadly due to the necessity for further cuts in the coming year, Activity Sheffield in its current form is no longer financially viable. More information is available on the attached letter. You can provide feedback by contacting Activity Sheffield through letter to; Jo Pearce, Activity Sheffield, Moorfoot Building, Sheffield S1 4PL, alternatively you can email jo.pearce@sheffield.gov.uk.  Please note that the deadline for them to receive your feedback is Friday 23 December 2016.

Letter on proposed changes: about-activity-sheffield-proposed-changes

Sheffield Tobacco Control Strategy Consultation

6 Dec

SCC and partners are currently refreshing the Tobacco Control Strategy for 2017-2022. On the 31st of March 2017 all our current contracts are due to end. This provides an opportunity to review what we have in place, and consider how we can do better to support smokers in the city to stop, and children and young people not to start.

 

We are consulting with the public and a number of key stakeholders to understand views and opinions about the proposed new strategy.

 

The ‘Sheffield Tobacco Control Strategy consultation 2017- 2022’ is now open and will run until the 2nd of January 2017. As a key partner please could you take part in our consultation which can be accessed via SCC Citizen Space

https://sheffield.citizenspace.com/place-business-strategy/sheffield-tobacco-control-strategy-2017-2022/consult_view

 

Central Library & Graves Art Gallery: Second public meeting planned 16th Dec 2016

2 Dec

Due to high demand a second public meeting has been planned to update people about proposals for Sheffield’s Central Library and Graves Art Gallery.

Last week it was announced that Sheffield City Council is considering leasing the Surrey Street building to create the city’s first five star hotel, as the cost of repairs and upkeep is rapidly becoming unaffordable.

Almost all places have been booked for the first meeting which takes place from 5.30pm to 7.30pm on 6 December in Sheffield Town Hall.

A second meeting has therefore been planned for Friday, 16 December from 4pm to 6pm at the Town Hall. The meeting is likely to be popular, so pre-booking is essential.

You can book your place at: www.sheffield.gov.uk/libraries

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FREE Superjam Afternoon Tea Party& Fayre @Paces on 18th Dec 2016

1 Dec

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Invitation to Communities Budget Challenge Event 2017/18

1 Dec

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Public meeting about Sheffield Central Library and Graves Art Gallery 6th December 2016

1 Dec

People are invited to a public meeting next Tuesday to find out more about proposals for Sheffield’s Central Library and Graves Art Gallery. Last week it was announced that Sheffield City Council is considering leasing the Surrey Street building to create the city’s first five star hotel, as the cost of repairs and upkeep is rapidly becoming unaffordable. The building is also inaccessible to many people and is not likely to be able to offer a world-class central library service. The meeting will run from 5.30pm to 7.30pm on 6 December in Sheffield’s Town Hall. The meeting is likely to be popular, so pre-booking is essential. Click here for more information –http://www.sheffieldnewsroom.co.uk/centrallibrarymeeting/