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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

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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

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Entry form: 54.6 Green Fingers entry form

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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 https://sheffield.citizenspace.com/place-planning-1/parks-and-countryside-facilities-2018 by Sunday 18 March 2018 or contact Sarah Newman on 0114 2500500 or parksandcountryside@sheffield.gov.uk.

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 https://www.facebook.com/ActionForStannington/ or via our web site http://www.actionforstannington.org/ 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: http://www.keepbritaintidy.org/get-involved/support-our-campaigns/great-british-spring-clean

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Colley Park Improvements Consultation

24 Aug

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

24 May

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Sunday 25th June 2017, 2pm – 5pm

Brass band

Raffle

Tombola

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…  https://www.facebook.com/groups/wardsendcemeteryproject/

Protecting Sheffield from Flooding Scheme move’s forward

20 Apr

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Picture Coronation Park, Oughtibridge 2007

 

Schemes to protect city from flooding take a step forward

It’s one of the largest flood defence programmes in any UK city.

Last year we consulted the public on options being considered for the Upper Don and Sheaf catchments, as part of the Protecting Sheffield from Flooding programme.

And now, following public feedback and further technical analysis, some of the options can be ruled out, while others are being progressed for further consideration.

Councillor Bryan Lodge, cabinet member for the environment, said:  “We all remember the 2007 floods that caused such devastation to the city and, tragically, the loss of two lives.

“Ten years on, we as a council are driving forward these plans to ensure we are doing all we can to ensure that property flooding on this scale never happens again in our city.

“In progressing this vital work, we are listening to the views of communities and organisations, who are helping to shape our approach and the direction of the programme as it develops.

“This is potentially one of the largest investment programmes in the country when it comes to flood protection, and we need to get it right. We are therefore moving forward with working up more detailed proposals that are appropriate for Sheffield’s unique landscape and that will also protect the city from flooding for generations to come.”

Last year, Sheffield City Council’s flood protection team ran a consultation on a large number of potential measures aimed at protecting residents and businesses in the Upper Don, Porter and Sheaf valleys from flooding.  This consulation was advertised on the North Sheffield blog for the North area:  North Sheffield flood defence consultation

Sheffield’s approach to managing floodwater will begin with slowing the flow of water upstream, before it enters the city. This involves natural flood management, exploring the use of existing reservoirs, and creating flood storage areas in existing open spaces within floodplains. These flood storage areas would temporarily store flood water and release it slowly after a severe storm. For the majority of the time they would be dry, and used for recreation or as wildlife habitats.

The next stage of the council’s approach involves containing floodwater that does enter the city, by removing pinch points and building flood defences along rivers. Rather than just walls, these defences can involve environmental enhancements, such as pocket park that was recently built on the River Don at Nursery Street.

Further flood resilience measures are also being considered. These include securing improved river maintenance in the long term and improved flood emergency responses, to reduce disruption and allow people to get back to normal more quickly after a flood.

Following feedback given during the public consultation, as well further technical analysis and design, the programme team are now no longer considering options for flood storage areas at Wharncliffe Side downstream, Oughtibridge, Beeley Wood, Loxley Malin Bridge, Loxley Rowell Bridge, Rivelin Wolf Wheel, Totley Brook and Whiteley Woods.

In the Sheaf catchment areas, options that remain under consideration include rural land management and natural flood management; flood storage areas at Abbey Brook, Endcliffe Park, Mayfield and Millhouses Park and flood defences along the river around Abbeydale Road, Little London Road, Broadfield Road and Queens Road. Removal of pinch points is also under consideration, such as the one caused by the bridge at Saxon Road.

In the Upper Don meanwhile, options include looking at the use of existing reservoirs, rural land management and natural flood management, flood storage in areas including the Roscoe site in the Rivelin valley, the Wisewood site in the Loxley valley and upstream at Wharncliffe Side; defences along the river at Stocksbridge, Oughtibridge, Winn Gardens, Hillsborough, Loxley and Kelham Island, and catchment-wide measures to improve overall resilience to flooding. Consideration is also being given to channel re-grading and weir removal, downstream of Penistone Road Bridge on the River Loxley.

Consideration of the above options will be informed by the comments, questions and concerns raised by members of the public during the consultation.

In the coming months, a preferred option will be selected for each of the Sheaf and Upper Don catchment areas. These options will include a range of flood protection measures and will be the ones best suited to protecting the city from extreme flood events, while also taking into account the consultation responses, Government cost-benefit rules and any potential environmental impact.

The outline business case will be submitted to central Government later in the year. If approved for government funding, a process of detailed design will get underway during 2018.

This will involve further public consultation with affected parties, key organisations, the planning authority and communities to ensure that the final designs are the best they can be.

The overall programme involves six separate flood alleviation schemes, to protect homes and businesses in different parts of the city. In addition to the Upper Don flood alleviation scheme and the Sheaf and Porter Brook flood alleviation scheme, the following schemes also form part of this programme:

  • A Lower Don Valley programme, which is already nearing completion;
  • a culvert renewal programme;
  • an environmental scheme to manage flooding and surface water from planned developments on the Manor and Arbourthorne estates; and
  • a flood alleviation scheme on the upper Blackburn Brook, to benefit homes and businesses in Chapeltown and Ecclesfield.

The economic benefits of the programme, should the council achieve its objectives, include the potential for 15,000 new jobs, 27,000 new homes, 40 new businesses and £150million economic growth for Sheffield per year.

Coun Lodge added: “Over the next 50 years, around 6,000 households and 2,000 businesses in our city will be at risk of flooding due to climate change, so we have no choice but to do all we can now to prevent this.

“This flooding could come at an economic cost of £1bn to Sheffield, as well as proving catastrophic for residents and businesses.

“That’s why I’m so pleased we are pressing ahead with these schemes. We will do, and are doing, our very best to protect Sheffield from flooding, now and into the future.”

You can read the public consultation interim report here:  http://www.floodprotectionsheffield.com/pages/consultation