Archive | June, 2017

Fire safety in our tower blocks – Update

29 Jun

Hanover tower block

You may have seen in the local news that we have started to remove the cladding from Hanover Tower block in Broomhall.

Maintenance teams began to remove the cladding on the block at low level earlier this week. It will take several weeks to remove the cladding. We are removing it because a part of it failed the Government’s new fire safety test.

We have written to all tenants and residents in the tower block. Our neighbourhood officers are onsite this week holding drop in sessions for residents. Our teams will also be available to speak with people in their flats if they are worried or have questions.

Further meetings will be held today (Thursday 29 June) at Hanover tower at 5.15pm to 6.15pm and 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue have agreed with us that it is safe for residents to stay in their homes while the works take place.

We are making sure that security is on site 24 hours a day while the building work is ongoing.
Fire safety in all our tower blocks

We are still having meetings with tenants and leaseholders in each of our tower blocks and we are inviting tenants and leaseholders with a hand delivered letter. Please come along if you have any concerns or questions.

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.

We are also taking samples on all of our aluminium clad tower blocks and sending them off for independent tests. We will let you know the results of the tests when they are complete.

Fire safety advice

We also wanted to remind you about the fire safety advice available, including some steps you can take to minimise fire risk and prevent injury or accident.

You can download a copy of our Fire Safety information booklet and you will also find this information in your tenancy sign up pack.

If you have any further questions or concerns please get in touch with your neighbourhood officer or call us on: 0114 2734567


Further Fire Safety Information for Sheffield Council Tenants

23 Jun

Source: Further Fire Safety Information for Sheffield Council Tenants

Investing in Young People Consultation

22 Jun

I am pleased to inform you that the consultation on the re-commissioning of services for young people, known as Investing in Young People, is now open on the Council CitizenSpace website from today until the 26th July 2017

You can view this consultation at

The details of the proposals on which we are consulting can be downloaded from this site, as can a hard copy of the questions should you prefer to respond in this way.

We welcome responses from young people especially those aged 13-19 or up to 25 if they have any special needs or disabilities as this is  the core user group for the services

Sheffield Carers Consultation Event 14th July 2017

21 Jun


For more information Tel: 0114 278 8942


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

20 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

Job Vacancy – Welcome Centre Manager (closing date 10th July 2017)

20 Jun

City of Sanctuary Sheffield is looking for an energetic and creative person to manage our new ‘Welcome Centre’.

To apply, please send your CV and a statement telling us how you fulfil the criteria outlined in the attached Job Description and Person Spec by email attachment only to:

Applications must reach us by 12 noon on Monday 10th July 2017. 

We will let you know whether you have been short-listed by the end of Wednesday 12th July 2017. The interviews will be held on Monday 17th July 2017.

Job description: Centre Manager JD Final

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:

Fun Palaces Workshop at The Crucible 6th July 2017

19 Jun

A Fun Palaces Workshop will be on held on Thursday 6th July 2017, from 1.30pm to 4.30pm, at The Crucible and we would love for you to come along! A delicious light lunch will be provided, with refreshments available throughout the afternoon. 

This will be an interactive session led by Fun Palaces, a chance to find out about our work, and explore how you can get involved in and contribute to the UK wide campaign for art, science, craft and tech – culture created by, with and for all.  The Fun Palaces movement is based on the belief ‘Everyone an Artist, Everyone a Scientist’ and here at Sheffield Theatres we are excited to be playing such an important role in the campaign, by hosting the Fun Palaces Ambassador role and by throwing open the doors of The Crucible once again this October for our third Fun Palace weekend of free events. 

The workshop is for absolutely anyone with an interest in Fun Palaces – workers, volunteers, community leaders, activists, artists, scientists, makers, collaborators and supporters – everyone is welcome and the more the merrier!  This will be an opportunity to throw around ideas, stimulate and generate new ones, meet people, share successes, build links, explore partnerships, find solutions (or try!) and get creative in thinking about how to build stronger communities, with our cultural assets at the core.  We are striving to build and strengthen local networks for art and culture across our communities, and we would love for you to be involved. 

Please contact Beverley Nunn (Fun Places Ambassador) at by Thursday 29th June to secure a place and to ensure a seat and sandwich has your name on it.



Business Sheffield Summer Networking Event 29th June 2017

16 Jun

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Equality Hub Network Health Event – Thursday, 29 June 2017 – book a place now

16 Jun

Book your place at For more info email Hardeep Pabla, Health Working Group Lead – or telephone 0114 3503310.