With 2019 just around the corner, we asked four people what their hopes are for Sheffield this year.
Claire Moore, founder of Believe & Achieve Ladies Healthy Lifestyle Studio.
Confession time, I’m not originally from Sheffield. I moved here in 1998 for a job and 20 years later I’m still here, so it’s fair to say I love it.
I love how in a world where everyone has gone PC crazy no one bats an eyelid when you call them ‘love’ or ‘duck’
I love how we can create an award-winning bar in a toilet, how you are 100 per cent guaranteed a chat with a friendly stranger any time you head out.
I love random elephants popping up here there and everywhere, buildings covered with Pete Mckee artwork that always make you smile
I love how people run six miles for a Christmas pudding, kids, (and let’s be honest some adults), play in the Peace Garden fountains.
I love how our Mayor is so ‘non-mayory’, how a group of music lovers can create Sheffield’s biggest party that is our own little Glastonbury.
It’s the biggest village in the world and I love all of this and more and this is what I hope for Sheffield in 2019; to keep being that little bit different, to keep being so friendly and so resilient and to keep being proud of everything we are.
Patrick Meleady, manager of Pitsmoor Adventure Playground