Saturday, 4 October 2008

Sheffield Road

Hathersage Road is a road in Sheffield. It leads south-west from the suburb of Whirlow to the border between Hathersage and Sheffield, before becoming Sheffield Road at the point called Surprise View. The road starts at bridge on the Limb Brook, the former boundary between Yorkshire and Derbyshire. There the road changes name from Ecclesall Road South to Hathersage Road.

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Sheffield travel


Click Here for an AREA MAP This link will open up a new browser on your screen with a zoom-able map of the area, courtesy of Multimap, including many local links such as Hotels, Restaurants, Pubs, Properties for Sale, Home Pages, Local Info Pages, Tourist Destinations and Golf Clubs.


Visitors to Sheffield will find that the most economical way to get to Sheffield is by coach. National Express run a service arriving at the Pond Street coach terminal in the city centre. Fares do vary according to the time and day of travel and they change quite often. Anticipated return fare from London is £16.50. There are also special offers from time to time. They run a coach trip service to London running 42 trips per week. In London, find the Victoria Coach Station near to the Victoria Underground and main line stations. It is then a walk or shuttle trip of a few hundred yards to the coach station. To be sure of a ticket or availability, ring them on 0990 808080 firstly or on 0990 010104 for details of local agents where you may obtain tickets. National Express do run services to Sheffield from some major airports.


South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive - timetables and other information for local bus, rail and tram services. First Mainline - Sheffield's leading bus operator with its Overground Route Plan


Stagecoach Supertram - timetables, journey planner, ticket information etc.

Sheffield homes

Sheffield Homes was set up in 2004 to transform the city’s council housing. They provide excellent housing management services to around 42,000 households and are delivering the largest Decent Homes programme in the country - investing nearly £700 million in modernising local homes. Their services range from rents and repairs to keeping estates clean and tidy and tackling anti-social behaviour.

Sheffield Homes now manages Council housing in Sheffield and maintains the Council's Housing Register.

For more information on the properties available to rent from the Council and ways in which they can help you find a new home, use this link to visit the Sheffield Property Shop (new window) website.

Sheffield city council

Latest news releases from Sheffield City Council:

Latest Press ReleasesClick on a title to read the full story.
23 September 2008
CELEBRATING THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN SOUTH EAST SHEFFIELD : An event to recognise and celebrate the positive contribution young people make to their neighbourhoods in South East Sheffield will be held on Saturday 27 September.
23 September 2008
FULL PICTURE OF DAMAGING IMPACT OF POST OFFICE CLOSURES REVEALED : The damaging impact of Post Office closures on Sheffield has been set out in full for the first time this week (Monday 22 September).
23 September 2008
SHEFFIELD LAUNCHES FIRST URBAN WALKS MAP : A new project has been launched in Sheffield aimed at encouraging less mobile people and those new to walking to use tested routes in their local areas.
23 September 2008
RECORD FINES FOR LITTER LOUTS : Three more litter louts who dropped litter in the city centre have been found guilty in Sheffield Magistrates’ Court.
23 September 2008
MESSY GARDEN IS NOT ACCEPTABLE : Andrew Nicholson, aged 28 of Southey Hall Road has received a court warning about the terrible state of his garden.
22 September 2008
ACHIEVING A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR GLEADLESS VALLEY : Sheffield City Council will commit itself to securing a brighter future for Gleadless Valley by working together with local people, at a roadshow in Newfield Tenants Hall on Tuesday 14th October from 3.30pm to 7.30pm.
22 September 2008
MORE ACTION TO PROTECT NEIGHBOURS FROM TERRIBLE BEHAVIOUR : Two more tenants have lost their homes because they failed to modify their behaviour after repeated warnings.
19 September 2008
“SAVE SHEFFIELD POST OFFICES” NUMBER 10 TOLD : Sheffield said a defiant NO! to Post Office closures today (Friday 19th September) as they delivered an 18,526 name petition to Downing Street.
18 September 2008
FIRST SHEFFIELD AREA PANEL TO MAKE NEW BUDGET DECISIONS : Local councillors are making decisions about how money should be spent in their wards, thanks to a new system introduced by Sheffield City Council.
18 September 2008
NUISANCE NEIGHBOUR GIVEN STRONG WARNING : Sheffield City Council was granted an injunction against a nuisance neighbour in Sheffield County Court this week (15 September).
18 September 2008
SHEFFIELD SCOOPS 20 AWARDS IN YORKSHIRE IN BLOOM : Sheffield is celebrating after scooping a record 20 awards following the announcement of this year’s Yorkshire in Bloom results.
18 September 2008
NEW PERMIT SCHEME FOR HOUSEHOLD WASTE CENTRES : A new permit scheme to prevent traders from disposing of their waste illegally at Sheffield’s Household Waste Recycling Centres is being considered by the City Council’s Cabinet members next Wednesday (24 September).
17 September 2008
SWITCHED ON TO DELIVER ELECTRIC WORKS : A major boost for Sheffield’s economy could take a step forward next Wednesday (24th September) as Cabinet Members at Sheffield City Council consider providing new investment for Electric Works. The building provides the central hub of Sheffield’s Digital Campus.
17 September 2008
ATTAINMENT TOP OF THE AGENDA IN SHEFFIELD : Achieving a step change to increase levels of aspiration and pupil attainment performance for all young people in Sheffield is set to be discussed at a meeting of Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet next week (24 September 2008).
17 September 2008
SHEFFIELD SCHOOLS NEED GREAT LEADERS : Leadership is the key if we are to build successful schools and give our children a great future, according to a report to be presented at Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet next week (24 September).
17 September 2008
DEBATE ON GETTING A SCHOOL PLACE : Sheffield’s response to a national consultation on school admissions will be discussed publicly at a meeting of Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet next week (24 September 2008).
16 September 2008
EXCITING CHANGES AT MOUNT PLEASANT PARK! : Work will begin this autumn to open up Sharrow’s Mount Pleasant Park and make it more accessible.
16 September 2008
PARALYMPICS CLOSE MARKED BY KIDS’ BOCCIA MATCH : Children from three Sheffield schools will be marking the end of the Paralympic Games by taking part in an inter-school boccia tournament this week, (Wednesday 17 September, 1pm – 3pm).
16 September 2008
CELEBRITIES SPEAK OUT AGAINST KNIFE CRIME : A new hit single to speak out against knife crime will be performed live in Sheffield this week (Thursday 18 September).
15 September 2008
TOWN HALL WEDDING AND CIVIL PARTNERSHIP OPEN DAY : Prospective couples can find out what Sheffield Town Hall offers as a wedding and civil partnership venue at an open day this weekend.

Sheffield Centre for HIV & Sexual Health. Celebrating 20 Years 1987-2007

"Promoting positive, holistic sexual health and well-being and reducing health inequalities"

The Centre for HIV and Sexual Health is a Sheffield based service that operates nationally as well as in the local community.

The holistic model of working acknowledges the political, social and cultural factors and health inequalities which affect and determine peoples sexual health, as well as issues relating to individual experience, emotions, sexuality, sensuality and spirituality. Within the wider aim of working towards sexual health for all, our specific objectives include reducing unintended teenage pregnancies, prevention of HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infections, the promotion of positive and mutually satisfying relationships and the provision of excellent Sex and Relationships Education.

Sheffield roads - Inner Relief Road

Here is some more information about the new relief road in Sheffield by the Wicker. And yes, I still get lost although I have lived here all my life!

The new 1.5km dual carriageway between the Wicker and Penistone Road was officially opened by Minister for Transport, Rosie Winterton MP on Thursday 22nd November 2007.

Motorists approaching from Sheaf Street towards Penistone Road and Don Valley should go through Park Square to the Cutlers Gate/Parkway junction and turn left onto the new road.
Parkway traffic heading to Penistone Road and the Don Valley should turn right at the Cutlers Gate junction.

Exchange Place is now only for access to the Wicker area. Similarly traffic from Shalesmoor and Mowbray Street should follow the new road round to the Cutlers Gate/Parkway junction.

Again Nursery Street is now only for access to the Wicker area. There are two lanes available all the way round the new road for these movements.

Construction of a new 1.5km dual carriageway between the Wicker and Penistone Road officially started in November 2004. The Government has committed £56m in funding for this new carriageway, which will close a major gap in Sheffield’s partial Inner Ring Road.

Stage 1 of the Inner Ring Road, running between Sheffield Parkway and the Wicker, was fully opened to traffic in April 2000 and is now called "Cutlers Gate". Construction of Stage 2 will bring benefits to all highway users and will also be vital in providing better access to the major regeneration projects in and around the City Centre.

The main aims of the IRR are to:

Remove unnecessary through traffic from the City Centre by providing a dedicated route around it.
Improve access to the City Centre and adjacent areas for all those who need it, however they choose to travel.
Re-integrate Victoria Quays, the Law Courts, Exchange Riverside and the Wicker areas with the City Centre
Aid regeneration of the City Centre and areas immediately adjacent to the IRR
Improve the City Centre environment

Sheffield Hallam

Sheffield Hallam is based in the heart of Sheffield. Major road and rail networks link Sheffield Hallam directly with the rest of the country and the city itself is served by excellent bus and supertram services. The City Campus is directly adjacent to Sheffield's central Passenger Transport Interchange at Pond Street, and is a two minute walk from Sheffield's Midland railway station. There is a taxi rank outside the railway station and the journey time to Collegiate Crescent Campus is around 10 minutes.

Sheffield's motorway link is the M1, junctions 33 and 34. You are recommended to leave at junction 33 and proceed into the city centre by way of the Parkway (A630). Sheffield's National coach service for long distance travel is comprehensive and efficient. Its central pick up and terminal point is at the Transport Interchange.

Regular inter-city services operate between Sheffield and other main line towns and cities.
London is two-and-a-half hours away by train, Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham one hour and Edinburgh four hours. Sheffield's Midland Station is just a two minute walk away from our City Campus and the nearby Transport Interchange links you directly to our other campus at Collegiate Crescent.

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Sheffield Forum

Every large town or city seems to have a decent size forum these days. As more people become reliant on the internet for local news, reviews, shopping and other useful information, the forums seem to grow in stature and usability.

The local forum for Sheffield is, where there is not only a business directory for everything Sheffield, but also a very succesful forum with over 60,000 members and almost 200,000 topics.

At the last glance there were 12 moderators and 7 assistant moderators, just showing how big a project these forums really are.

Sheffield Girls

Having attended Silverdale school at Bents Green, I used to catch the number 50 bus from Dore to Parkhead shops. There were always plenty of Sheffield High School girls on the bus, and I made a few friends along the years.

I recently noticed that there were quite a few fairly famous ex pupils, so popped on the internet to have a check (like you do!).

A few of note include Deborah Ann Barham, A. S. Byatt (novelist), Margaret Drabble the novelist (and sister of A.S. Byatt). Angela Knight, the now ex MP for Erewash, who was also responsible for the £2 coin went to Sheffield Girls High.

Naomi Siddall who plays for the England national netball team was also a pupil at Sheffield Girls.

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Sheffield House

For a long time, especially when I was growing up in Chapeltown, I didn't realise how lucky we were with the availability of housing and the relatively low prices compared with more modern cities like Manchester and Birmingham.

However, looking around recently at prices as I need a bigger house now my baby is here, we are definately more in line with Leeds and Manchester. The postcodes S10 and S11 seem to be inaccessible to younger families on an average income, and as my partner doesn't work I would find it hard to make a move to these locations.

We are currently experiencing a downturn in the market but Sheffield has always been a buoyant city when it comes to national trends. It seems that because we are still experiencing good growth the trends don't hit us quite as hard as more developed towns.

Monday, 14 July 2008

Sheffield United

The pressure is on, and doesn't Mr Blackwell know it... You only have to look at the fans' treatment of Bryan Robson just a few games into last season, to remember how expectant the Blades faithful really are.

With arguably the best squad in the Championship, including the teams relegated from the Premiership, it will need to be a succesful August if the manager wants to have the fans on his side.

With James Beattie almost 100% staying at the lane, they have the experience and quality to push for not only play-offs but for the actual Championship title. However, a similar start to last season and it'll be an uncomfortable Autumn for Blackwell and company.

Sheffield Wednesday

So with the takeover rumours still very much in the spotlight, it would seem that Sheffield Wednesday are in the middle of real case of 'sliding doors'.

The season, and the near future, very much rests on the outcome of the Geoff Sheard interest, and many fans are worried that should talks fall down, then the season is very much over before it began.

It would now appear that even loyal supporters are waiting for the outcome, as season ticket sales are down with the propect of another under-achieving year ahead.

Watch this space, as within the next few weeks the Wednesdayite ballot process will have helped swing things one way or the other. Just a few weeks and the fans will know if it's (more) doom and gloom, or the turning point after a decade in the shadows...

Sheffield University

With courses consistently rated among the best in the UK, an award-winning Union of Students and world-class teaching staff and facilities, the University of Sheffield is a great place to study.

In recent reports the University was seen as one of the safest places to study, especially considering the size of the city and in comparison with other large universities.

Monday, 23 June 2008


What an amazing city

Sheffield is really just a big village. Built on a number of hills overlooking each other, Sheffield consists of many small towns in reality, making us kind of unique for the size of city we live in. Not all the night life and shopping is in the centre, which is a big difference to other cities of a similar size.

Heart of England. Sheffield is the gateway between the North and South of England, which is one reason why we are so popular a choice for students from across the country.