Archive | December, 2014

Equality and Fairness Grants 2015-16 information session

23 Dec

Equality and Fairness Grants 2015-16 information session

Thursday 15 January 2015, 12pm to 2pm

Town Hall

This session will provide you with information about the grant process and criteria for the Equality and Fairness Grants 2015-16. To book email equalitiesandinvolvement@sheffield.gov.uk or ring 0114 273 5861.

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Equality & Fairness Grants 2015-2016

23 Dec

The Equality and Fairness Grants 2015 – 2016, will fund fund projects under 2 themes:

  • Equality Hub Network (maximum £15,000/project) – promoting and supporting the Equality Hub Network
  • Voter registration (maximum £5,000/project) –  increasing the number of registered voters from communities of identity, particularly BME people, young people, and people who are in private rented accommodation or in social housing

All funded activities must contribute to our Equality and Fairness Objective of strengthening the voice and influence of under-represented communities in Sheffield.

Grant applications and guidance will be available to download from the Council website in early January. Closing date for applications is Friday 6 February 2015, 12pm (midday).

Please keep reading for news from around the Equality Hub Network.

 

Sheffield Budget Conversation Event

23 Dec

Sheffield Budget Conversation Event

Wednesday 14 January, 5.15pm to 7pm

Town Hall

Over the past few months the Council has been developing proposals on how it plans to meet the challenge of balancing the Budget. This event will include:

  • Presentations from Cllr Ben Curran, Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources, and John Mothersole, Council’s Chief Executive, setting out where we have go to on balancing the Budget
  • A question and answer session
  • Workshops with Cabinet Members and Senior Officers, providing a more detailed picture of the thinking across a number of areas and an opportunity to discuss our approaches

The event is open to representatives of organisations and members of the public. Due to limited space, there is a maximum of 2 places per organisation. To book email PPCBusinessSupport@sheffield.gov.uk or ring 0114 273 5417.

Residents urged to be vigilant after reports of Crosspool burglaries

23 Dec

Crosspool News - crosspool.info

Volunteers from a local neighbourhood watch scheme are warning Crosspool residents to be extra vigilant after a spate of break-ins over the last few days.

There were reports of burglaries on Den Bank Close and others in the Stephen Hill area, all taking place between 1pm and 3pm.

Dransfield Road Neighbourhood Watch is suggesting residents check their homes and vehicles are secure and work with their neighbours to stay safe.

If you see anything suspicious, call 101. If you see a crime taking place, call 999.

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Streets Ahead highway maintenance in Fulwood

15 Dec

Streets Ahead is a huge city-wide highway maintenance project that is upgrading the condition of our city’s roads, pavements, street lighting, bridges and street scene.

We are pleased to inform you that we are due to start in the A13 Fulwood zone in January 2015.  The works will last approximately 35 weeks and will include some or all of the following, depending on what is required:

  • Tree maintenance and replacement
  • Upgrading the street lights
  • Gully repairs and clearance
  • Pavement resurfacing and kerb repairs
  • Road resurfacing

The following roads are included in this work:

Crimcar Lane                     Gladstone Road               Westbourne Road

Brookhouse Hill                Sandygate Road               Clarkehouse Road

Fulwood Road                   Coldwell Lane                   Glossop Road

Redmires Road                 Oakbrook Road                 Crookes

Carsick Hill Road             Rustlings Road                  Crookes Road

Snaithing Lane                  Witham Road                    Northfield Road

Ivy Park Road                    Newbould Lane                Clarkson Street

Shore Lane                         Peel Street                         Brocco Bank

Nile Street                          Shearwood Road             Nethergreen Road

Chandos Street                 Hangingwater Road

Residents and businesses on the above streets will receive a copy of the Works Starting Leaflet shortly.

To find out more about our work including what we will be doing on your street please come along to one of our Roadshow events.

We will be at the following locations:

15 December 2014

2-4pm – Hallamshire Golf Club, Redmires Road, S10 4LA

5-7pm – The Florentine, Tapton Park Road, S10 3FG

16 December 2014

2-4pm – St Thomas Church Hall, Crookes, S10 1UL

5-7pm – Broomhill Methodist Church, S10 3BD

More information is available at:

www.sheffield.gov.uk/fulwood

follow us on twitter@sccstreetsahead #SAA13

If you need to report a problem, or require information please contact us on:

Telephone 0114 273 4567

www.sheffield.gov.uk/contactus

Crosspool calendar proves to be big success

15 Dec

Crosspool News - crosspool.info

2015 Crosspool calendar The 2015 Crosspool calendar has been a big success and is now on its third print run

The final batch of 2015 Crosspool calendars will go on sale this week after the first two print runs sold out.

The initial 100 calendars sold out in a few days, so Crosspool Forum decided to print another 100. The second batch sold out just as quickly and with a waiting list of people wanting calendars the decision was taken to print a final 100.

The first 20 or so of these calenders should be on sale now for £4 in Crosspool Pets and Enhance. The final 80 are scheduled to arrive on Tuesday morning.

The calendar features Crosspool scenes from over the years. Many of the photos in the calendar are taken by local residents, plus there are some archive shots showing familiar locations looking very different in times gone by.

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