New kids club at Common Ground
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Heritage Fair
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Make sure that you visit the NENG History Group at this weekend's Sheffield Heritage Fair....

Latest History Group Minutes
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Click HERE for minutes of the Nether Edge History Group's November meeting

Winter updates
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Sheffield City Council winter update advice:

For more information about gritting routes, grit bin locations and winter advice, visit www.sheffield.gov.uk/winter , call 0114 273 4567 or follow @sccstreetsahead on Twitter for real-time updates during bad weather and to report empty grit bins.

Bin collections over Christmas
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The usual bin collection service will be changing in Sheffield between December 21 and January 4. Alternative dates have been released by Veolia, who handle waste on behalf of Sheffield City Council, for when rubbish will be collected over the festive period.

If your bin was due to be collected on December 25, it will now be collected on December 21.

If your bin was due to be collected on December 26, it will now be collected on December 27.

If your bin was due to be collected on December 27, it will now be collected on December 28.

If your bin was due to be collected on January 1, it will now be collected on January 2.

If your bin was due to be collected on January 2, it will now be collected on January 3.

If your bin was due to be collected on January 3, it will now be collected on January 4.

All collections will return to your normal days after and including Monday January 6. 

Bins should be put out for collection on the pavement by 7am on collection day and taken back on to properties no later than 9am the following day.

Over the festive period it is likely that you will produce lots of extra waste, including wrapping paper, Christmas cards, boxes, catalogues, glass and plastic bottles, biscuit/chocolate tins and lots more.

You can place small amounts of extra paper and card, tied in a bundle no bigger than your bin, next to your blue bin for collection.

Between December 27 and January 23, Veolia will collect extra tins, cans and plastic bottles.

You can put them inside a tied carrier bag next to your brown bin. Any glass bottles or jars must be placed inside your brown bin, otherwise your extra recycling will not be collected.

 

 

Winter Concert
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Monday 30th December

City of Sheffield Youth Orchestra - winter concert

All Saints Church, Ringinglow Road 7.30pm – 11.00pm

The City of Sheffield Youth Orchestra kicks off its 40th Anniversary Year with an Alumni Celebration concert in which past members from the last 40 years have been invited to re-join the current orchestra to perform Gustav Holst's epic suite 'The Planets'. The concert will open with a performance of Vaughan Williams wonderful Tuba Concerto featuring our very own Christopher Barron as soloist. Tickets £6 - £17 can be booked on Eventbrite

Update on Baldwins site
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Update courtesy Banner Cross Neighbourhood Group

Baldwin’s development

Residents living around the former Baldwin’s Omega site have recently been informed by PTA Developments Ltd. that construction work will soon begin on the site. At the moment, the site is being cleared following the demolition of the old buildings. This has already occasioned a request by the residents to the council Building Control team to enforce the condition imposed on the developer regarding noise in out-of-hours working (there should be no noise audible beyond the site boundary outside the hours of: 7.30am – 6pm Mon to Fri, and 8am – 1pm Saturday. Any contraventions to these, or other conditions, should be reported to Building Control : buildingcontrol@sheffield.gov.uk ;  tel 0114 273 4168.). On several occasions there has been a contravention of this before 7.00am.

The first phase of the development involves drilling and the driving of piles for the foundations of the new buildings. The residents have been advised that this may occasion some disturbance and damage to the neighbouring houses so a programme of inspection is being offered before work begins and after completion paid for by the developer.

There will undoubtedly be issues with construction traffic which will have to pass through the narrow opening into Chelsea Court. Parking will be a problem and residents in the wider area around Chelsea Road will certainly be affected.

You may remember that there was an issue with the requirement placed on the developer to pay a levy to the council which the developer tried to circumvent by dividing up the site into smaller plots. (Developments of 14 or more dwellings are liable for this levy. PTA contested this obligation but an independent assessor found that a sum of £1.25million should be exacted.) A deal has since been concluded between PTA and the council whereby PTA will build affordable homes in Athol Road in Heeley. This is currently in the hands of the council’s legal department.

Another issue concerned the efforts by the residents to have a Right Of Way established across the site. There has been good progress on this. There will obviously be no access to the site, for Health and Safety reasons, whilst works are in progress. However, the Council’s Public Right of Way (PROW) Team have been pursuing, with the developer, a legal contract for a footpath/cycle path through the site, based on the well-documented and official application made by the residents.

The PROW team say that the developer has now submitted a plan for where the foot/cycle path will run – and they have reassured the residents that it will not be “out of the way” (ie around the perimeter of the site where people might feel vulnerable at night), but will follow the main access road.  This is not guaranteed to happen until the developer signs a contract prepared, hopefully by the end of 2019.

  

The development will take around 24 months.

Hallam Ward Hustings
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Hallam Constituency Hustings, Thursday 5thDecember 7.30pm 

at Wesley Hall in Crookes . Open public meeting.

Sheffield for Democracy - a local group campaigning for improvements to our democratic system both locally and nationally - have organised a Hustings for candidates in our Hallam constituency to face voters and answer questions. 7 Candidates have been invited

 

Elizabeth Aspden - Independent
Olivia Blake - Labour

Laura Gordon - Liberal Democrat  
Terence McHale - The Brexit Party  
Natalie Thomas - Green Party 
Michael Virgo - UKIP  
Ian Walker - Conservative

Sharrow Vale Lights Switch on
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Sharrow Vale Road is going all sparkly with festive lights being erected along the road from Hunters Bar to The Ora gallery.

 

There will also be lights in Steel Road, Hickmott Road and in the trees of the Stewart Road car park. The lights will be switched at the beginning of December and stay on into the New Year. Your local shopping and dining experience is about to get so much more festive!

Flood alerts
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Sheffield City Council news alert is as follows:

Sheffield City Council has been busy responding to reports of flooding as a result of the heavy rain, which is expected to continue until tomorrow morning.

With several reports of flooded roads and surface water across the city, the teams at Streets Ahead have been dealing with issues on the roads as quickly possible.

Earlier today, the Met Office issued an Amber Severe weather warning for Yorkshire & Humber, with disruption to travel predicted.

As the rain continues to fall, Streets Ahead is keeping people updated with road closures and live incidents on their Twitter page @sccstreetsahead

Streets Ahead Twitter

Currently there are seven roads closed in Sheffield – Ecclesall Road South, Parkway Drive, Mickley Lane, Whitley Lane, Mill Road, Upwell Street, Fife Street and Colley Road.

Millhouses Park is also closed to visitors due to rising water levels in the River Sheaf.

People can report flooding to us by calling Streets Ahead on 0114 273 4567.

As well as reports of surface water, flood warnings have been issued for the River Don and Blackburn Brook. For the latest flooding updates visit: https://www.gov.uk/check-flood-risk

For the latest weather updates for Sheffield visit: https://bit.ly/2Q1YO0y

For the latest travel updates follow Travel South Yorkshire on Twitter at @TSYalerts

Keep informed with any issues on the roads on Twitter at @sccstreetsahead

We will update our news page as we get more information.

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