New funding for a stronger post-COVID 19 Sheffield

As the roadmap out of lockdown rolls on Sheffield City Council has announced plans that will see the Steel City bounce back and become stronger for it!

There’s a £50 million investment to help the recovery and renewal from the pandemic which will help kickstart several projects over the next 12 months.

This will include:

  • Further investment in Sheffield’s high streets, including the Heart of the City project and developing new, vibrant green spaces in the city centre as part of the ‘Breathing Spaces’ project
  • Developing a range of housing schemes on brownfield land
  • Improve flood defence at the Sheaf Catchment
  • Improve bus & cycle routes
  • Work on the area surrounding the ski village site which is set to reopen

Councillor Bob Johnson said “As the UK’s fourth-largest city we need to lead the way in supporting our local economy by offering a high standard of employment opportunities, homes and leisure experiences that makes Sheffield a destination for so many people.

This plan will enable us to work with our partners in the region to deliver these key investments that will benefit the people of South Yorkshire for years to come.”

Full details here.

There’s £2 million  Economic Recovery Fund to kick start projects that will help high streets recover. 

The Council will work directly with businesses, community leaders and its partners to focus on creative and innovative ideas that will boost the local economy.

This could include:

  • Street closures for weekend markets or community events
  • Pavement cafes to provide extended outdoor seating
  • The creation of parklets and repurposing space for alfresco hospitality
  • Purchasing outdoor furniture and equipment
  • Commissioning artists to enliven the local street scene

Full details here.

Investing £400,000 in green space projects to benefit local communities, biodiversity and the natural environment.

Full details here.

Check out when your favourite independents are planning to reopen here.


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