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Changes and Improvements to your bin collections

12 Jul

Improvements to your bin collections

Coming soon – your new brown bin

We are making changes to improve your recycling service and in the next few weeks you will receive a new brown bin.  These changes will make it easier for you to recycle, and save money for the city.

How will your new recycling service work?

  • Week 1 black bin
  • Week 2 brown bin (glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles and cans)
  • Week 3 black bin
  • Week 4 blue bin (paper and card)

Brown bin

When will your new service start?

If you live in the north of Sheffield you will receive your new brown bins in August or September.

If you live in the south of Sheffield you will receive your new brown bin in September or October

When we deliver your brown bin, we will put a leaflet with your new collection calendar through your letterbox.

What do I need to do now?

Please keep using your blue bin and blue box as normal.

We will put a sticker on your blue bin when it is time for you to start using your blue bin for paper and card and your brown bin for glass, cans and plastic bottles.

Look out for a leaflet explaining the changes which will be delivered through your letterbox next week.

You can find more information on the Sheffield City Council and Veolia websites

To subscribe to bin collection updates click here and add in your email address.


Green Fingers Garden Competition for SCC Tenants, prizes of up to £100 – Now open for entry’s (entry date closes 29th June 2018)

21 May

green fingers comp

Entry form: 54.6 Green Fingers entry form


Mini Beast Safari in Chapeltown Park 28th April 2018 – Free Event, all welcome

11 Apr

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Sheffield City Council Parks and Countryside Service: Building Better Parks Survey 2018

12 Mar

Parks and Countryside are looking at ways in which to improve your visitor experience and to encourage people to visit Sheffield’s green spaces more often to realise the health and wellbeing benefits associated with being outdoors. We very much value your feedback and will use this to help us evaluate, develop and improve our services. Please give us your thoughts about the facilities you want to see in Sheffield’s parks and open spaces. For more info and to take the survey, visit by Sunday 18 March 2018 or contact Sarah Newman on 0114 2500500 or

Floral Displays for Stannington in time for Spring

12 Mar

Stannington TARA applied to Stannington Ward Pot for help with bringing the rose gardens back to life in Stannington.

The poor state of the rose gardens leads to a feeling of apathy. By improving the look and feel of the park people are more likely to respect this environment. This work helps generate a feel good attitude to park users.

By utilising Action for Stannington and their volunteers for this project it in vibes a sense of ownership and caring.

Following a suspension of the work due to the snowy and icy weather, the timber planter by Stannington Library has been installed.

This is part of an initiative titled: “Welcome to Stannington” in which a number of floral displays are positioned in public spaces around the village and in the park to give our area a welcoming feel.

The funding comes from Sheffield City Council – Ward Pot and from Tesco’s Bags of Help.

In the next few weeks the volunteers will adorn the planters with flowers and shrubs. We are also on the lookout for kind residents who live near the planters to help with the on-going TLC of the nursery stock. Please contact us on Facebook or via our web site if you are willing to help.

The Stannington Ward Councillors encourage joint working and sustainable projects and awarded this project £500 from the Stannington Ward Pot 2017/18.

South Yorkshire Police Motorcycle Team – Tackling Off-Roaders

20 Dec

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The Great British Spring Clean 2018 is coming….!!

28 Nov


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Heroes assemble. On the weekend of the 2-4 March 2018, we want you to get outdoors, get active and help clear up the rubbish that lies around us.

Join our growing army of #LitterHeroes who have had enough of other people’s litter and are willing to do something about it.

Register today for the Great British Spring Clean 2018 and together we can make a difference.

Register now:

Sheffield Green Spaces Forum General Meeting 20th Sept 2017 – All welcome

14 Sep

green spaces forum

The next forum is Wednesday, 20th September at 7pm in the University of Sheffield Arts Tower, Floor 13 Rm 13:17. The full address is below along with parking information; only those with permits can park in the Arts Tower car park now.

Agenda Items

Volunteer recruitment and retention – Roo Mahmid from Voluntary Action Sheffield (VAS) will be the main speaker with Sue Pearson from VAS also speaking later in the meeting about her project.

If you have any questions for Roo please could you send them to prior to the meeting 

If anyone has any good news from their group or events to promote and share, please let us know and we will allocate a time slot for you in the meeting (usually about 3 minutes)

There will also be an update on the Parks Insurance Scheme.


University of Sheffield
Arts Tower
Rm 13:17 Floor 13

Bolsover Street
S3 7NA

Refreshments provided

PLEASE NOTE – parking is no longer available in the Arts Tower car park and fines will be issued for those parking without permits.

Blue badge holders can park in the Geography and Planning building car park which is on Winter Street, S3 7ND. Make sure that the blue badge is on display. 

For non-blue badge holders, there are two options.

1 – Parking is available in the Durham Street car park which is behind the Students’ Union building, S10 2JA. It is a Q-car park so is expensive and would be a good 5 minute walk to the Arts Tower.

2 – A cheaper option is on-road parking. Park on Bolsover Street, S3 7NA. This is the road that the Arts Tower is on. At 6.30pm, the bus lane is no longer ‘active’ and so you can park there without any problem. Or you can have a check around the residential area for parking (e.g.on Mushroom Lane (S3 7NZ) when you arrive.

We hope to see you there





Colley Park Improvements Consultation

24 Aug

Colley Park

Interested in history or ancestry ? this Sheffield cemetery event may be just for you – Wardsend Cemetery 160th Anniversay Event 25th June 2017

24 May


Sunday 25th June 2017, 2pm – 5pm

Brass band



Arts and crafts

Stalls – including Wardsend Cemetery information stall

Sheffield Wildlife Trust

And much much more…………

More details will be posted here as the event nears…