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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Chelsea Park Fireworks
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Chelsea Park Bonfire 2019

Saturday 2 November, 5pm

Annual food, fireworks and  bonfire event for the Nether Edge community

Join 72nd Sheffield Scout Group for this annual fundraising event. Entry free but donations on the gate very much appreciated !

Food available from 5pm (burgers £3, hot dogs £2, baked potatoes £2.50, soup or hot drinks £1)

Bonfire lit at 6pm

Fireworks start at 7pm

 

Please try to respect our neighbours and enjoy the park by travelling to the event on foot if you can and taking any rubbish away with you........

 

 

Spotlight on rogue traders
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Focus on Rogue Traders

South Yorkshire Police post dated: 14 October 2019 15:16:51

"This week we’re shining a light on Rogue Traders, helping you to spot them and stop them.

A Rogue Trader is a tradesperson that exploits their customers in a range of ways to scam them out of their money, for example:

  • Providing low quality or dangerous work
  • Not producing work to the standard and/or price that had been agreed
  • Inflating the cost of a piece of work
  • Recommending and/or performing unnecessary work
  • Damaging property so they can then "fix" the problem
  • Undertaking work that they are not qualified to do, for example, working with gas appliances when not Gas Safe Registered
  • Committing fraud or burglary
  • Bullying or threatening a customer into agreeing to work
  • Exhibiting threatening and aggressive behaviour to try to extort money from a customer

Detective Constable Jarrod Kenyon explains: “We’re working with a number of partners across the region - including Trading standards - targeting Rogue Traders and sending the message that these illegal operations will not be tolerated. Rogue traders often target vulnerable and elderly people, this week is a good time to make sure you know how to tell the difference between genuine tradesman and those who are out to exploit you, and have a conversation with friends and family to make sure they do the same.

 

“If you have concerns about fraud, or for more information, please visit Action Fraud at www.actionfraud.police.uk or call 0300 1233040.”

 

Halloween family event
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Feast in the Forest
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Feast in the Forest 

Great food, music, trails through the woods, woodland crafts, family activities, stalls, archery, beekeepers and much more.....

10 am - 4pm Sunday 20 October

Woodland Discovery Centre, Abbey Lane

South Yorkshire Buses- your views
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Buses across South Yorkshire are an essential lifeline for many – but, over the last decade, the number of people using them has fallen by 18 per cent.

Earlier this year, Mayor of the Sheffield City Region, Dan Jarvis announced a review into the bus network across South Yorkshire to see what improvements could be made.

Mayor Jarvis selected Clive Betts MP to undertake the review, who in turn appointed a panel of commissioners to support him in his review.

The commissioners are asking all residents, community groups and business their views about how the bus service could be improved.

The Bus Review survey is available here.

The Invitation to submit written evidence is here

 

The closing date for the survey is Friday 18 October 2019.

Bus Review Commissioners

Pop-in Police Station
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Pop-in to the  Community Policing Pop-up....... 

 

The community policing team will be at Tesco Abbeydale Drive (junction of Abbeydale Road and Sheldon Road) on Thursday 3rd October 2019 from 19:00 to 21:00 hrs to offer security advice and speak to you about any other concerns you have in our area.

Relaxed Poetry
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Thursday 3 October, 11am - 12.30 pm

Ecclesall Library

Celebrate National Poetry Day by sharing your favourite poem or sit back, relax and enjoy this informal and friendly meeting about the power of poetry and love of poetry.


Places are free.

 0114 2037222 or book online at Eventbrite

Nether Edge Folk Club
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Every Wednesday is a Singers/Players Night
at Nether Edge Folk Club

So please come along. Complete novices and experienced performers are all very welcome. There are no rules other than to enjoy making live music for each other. And of course if you just want to enjoy the music we will be pleased to see you.

On guest nights we include floor spots for singers/players but obviously we can’t include as many as on other club nights.

Wednesday 2 October, Nether Edge Bowling Club

Join the Nether Edge Folk Club to see Quicksilver

A great voice and a terrific guitarist both with huge experience, put it together with a sense of humour and you have Quicksilver.

Advance tickets £7 through the Folk Club or £9 on the door
More information and tickets

Fungus Day
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Fungus Day.... 

Sat, Oct 05, 10:30 - 15:30

Sorby Fungus Group and Woodland Discovery Centre are running an all day drop in family event with displays, activities, goodies and fungus trail.

FREE !

Woodland Discovery Centre, Ecclesall Woods, Abbey Lane

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