Reopening Guide for Businesses

12 Apr

Our reopening guide contains links to government guidance, handy checklists and other information that business may find useful as they reopen. The guide covers businesses that are permitted to open from the 12 April 2021 and will be updated regularly.

Business Sheffield Reopening Guide

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FREE FaceBook Event on 11th April 2021 – Music Makes Memories

7 Apr

Summer hours for Sheffield’s Household Waste Recycling Centres

6 Apr

Our five Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC), have been extended, with all sites now open from 9.30am to 5.30pm every day until Thursday 30 September.

Sites accept a wide range of items household waste for recycling, including textiles, glass bottles and jars, wood, scrap metal, batteries, garden waste, electrical appliances and even engine and cooking oil. 

More information about what these sites can accept is available at Veolia Sheffield

Covid-19 testing units available to support local response

6 Apr

Testing is a vital part in our fight against the spread of Covid-19 and to help reduce the rate of people contracting the virus, your help is still needed as much as ever.

You can get a test at one of six testing centres by booking an appointment in advance.

Find out more and book a test

6th May Elections – Use Your Vote

6 Apr

• Local elections
• Governance referendum
• South Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner

Everyone registered to vote by 19 April will have at least three votes on 6 May:


You can vote in person, by proxy or by post. However you choose to vote we’re working hard to make voting as Covid-19 safe as possible.


Look out for your poll notice for more information – it’ll be arriving soon in the post. If you are usually a polling station voter, you’ll also get a postal vote application form to complete and return if you’d prefer to vote by post. Remember, you can vote in person, by post, or by proxy.

Find out more

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Music Makes Memories – Free online Facebook event 4th April 2021

30 Mar
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Celebrate Easter with Twelve Trees – Free online Facebook event 5th April 2021

30 Mar

Sheffield’s £2m Economic Recovery Fund to Help Businesses is now open for applicants

29 Mar

The city’s economy is under huge strain, particularly those sectors hardest hit by Covid-19 trading restrictions. While there may be pent-up demand, many customers will be anxious about returning to retail and hospitality as the economy reopens.

As part of the Council’s response to Covid-19, £2 million has been set aside to create an Economic Recovery Fund. This will support the city centre, district centres and local centres to reopen and get back on their feet. This is a core aim of the Council’s Business Recovery Plan.

How we will use the fund

We want to work collaboratively with businesses and partners across the city on new, creative projects. The projects should meet at least one of the following objectives:

  • to support local economic recovery
  • to help businesses open safely and remain viable
  • to protect jobs and businesses, particularly in hardest hit sectors
  • to promote consumer confidence and encourage people to spend in local, independent businesses

For further information and how to apply click Here

Help Shape the Future of Sheffield’s Youth Services – Survey ends 30th April 2021

26 Mar

As part of our commitment to Sheffield’s young people we have pledged to invest £2million into our youth services to ensure that all young people make a successful transition from their teenage years into confident, happy and successful young adults.

We’re now looking to hear from young people and parents about the current services available and how we could improve things in the future. There are two separate surveys are available.

If you would like to take part in the survey or would like more information then please click Here

Proposals to change how we let social housing in Sheffield

23 Mar

Have your say and complete our short survey

Proposals to change how we let social housing in Sheffield

We are looking at making some changes to the way we let Sheffield’s social housing, to better meet the needs of our customers and the demand in our city.
We want to gather as much feedback as possible on the proposals so please spare 15 minutes if you can to complete our survey.
The proposed changes include:
• A separate register for adapted properties, specifically let to people with a mobility or medical need
• Affordability assessments on everyone offered social housing
• Only allowing those with a local connection to Sheffield to join the Housing Register
• Giving greater priority to people who need to move urgently
• Increasing the time tenants are unable to re-join the Housing Register for after taking a tenancy
These proposals could bring about some important changes to the way we let our social housing. Make sure you have your say and let us know what you think.
The deadline for completing the survey is 30thApril 2021 (link to the survey https://bit.ly/lettingsconsultation