August 2004 Issue 43

A version of this issue with all photos and images is available in the PDF.

Multicultural Festival Splendor

Without a show from the sun the people of Burngreave and surrounding area weren’t to be deterred from flocking into Abbeyfield Park on Sunday 11th July 2004. Again the vibrant so

Danger on Ellesmere Road

There have been a number of traffic accidents and thefts from both vehicles and people in and around Ellesmere Children’s Centre on Ellesmere Road.

Allotments targeted

Grimesthorpe allotments were targeted by thieves and vandals over two nights in July 2004, just weeks after the launch of the Greenfingers project. The shed of the New Deal funded project was broken into and equipment were taken.

Messenger Editorial

News about the Messenger website and general Messenger information.

‘Safe and quiet?’

Our article ‘Streets of Burngreave – safe and quiet’ last month provoked a number of comments from young people, worried we were portraying them in a bad light, and from residents, upset by young people’s behaviour and the difficulty they had in getting the police to respond.

Council plan transformation…

Proposals for the Burngreave and Fir Vale Masterplan have been unveiled by the Council. Nothing is finalised, but all the options include plans for extensive rebuilding of key local areas.

…but permission for sign refused

Local restraunteur Bsharath ‘Paul’ Hussain couldn’t believe it when plans for a new sign for his landmark restaurant, The Kashmir, were rejected. The Local Planning Authority said it would be “detrimental to the visual amenities of the locality”.

Shops & Businesses

This month Rob Smith visits Nellie’s Sandwich Shop and the Tawakal shop, catering for wedding dresses for all sizes, races, nations and religious backgrounds.

Language Matters

Burngreave Language Support Agency (BLSA) organised a successful conference on 1st July at the Spectrum Centre.

Stranger Danger

On 1st July 2004 Pitsmoor Adventure playground joined with the New Deal Police Team to make the children more aware about the danger of meeting strangers.

The Breakfast Club

8.15am, Monday 5th July 2004 and Rob Smith is invited to Byron Wood School’s breakfast club.

Going the extra mile

people run races in Burngreave.

Race for Life

Staff of Ellesmere Children’s Centre raised £570 for Breast Cancer Research by completing the 5km ‘Race for Life’ on Sunday 9th May 2004.

Cricket update

Burnwood U11s Cricket team results and fixtures.

Skating @ Firs Hill

On 17th June 2004 Firs Hill Sports and Arts facility was transformed into a skate park.

Burngreave Green Environment Programme

BGEP are sharing plans for the priority sites and would very much like to hear your views. The three priority sites this year are Osgathorpe Park, Catherine Street Park (sometimes known as Somerset Road Open Space) and Abbeyfield Park.

Woods campaigner tired of being ignored

Peter Mappin has lived next to Little Roe Wood for 20 years. The 56-year-old has been battling with Sheffield City Council to get them to clear up the site for years but has seen barely any results.

Lord Mayor Leek opens health garden

The Greenfingers Horticultural Therapy garden opened with a flourish on June 17th 2004. The Lord Mayor, Diane Leek, on her last day in office, was welcomed to cut the ribbon.

Young volunteers spruce up park

With the help of the Burngreave Park Rangers, members of the Prince’s Trust Volunteers and the Friends of Osgathorpe Park the redevelopment of the Park has begun.

A New Deal for Burngreave

August 2004 news from Burngreave New Deal for Communities.

Calling all carers

Support is available if you look after someone who has a long-term health problem or disability and you offer regular and substantial support.

Burngreave Area Panel

August 2004 news from the Burngreave Area Panel. Produced by Kieron Williams – Area Co-ordinator for the Burngreave Area Panel.

Dear Messenger...

Letters and views from Burngreave residents and readers of the Messenger.

Board Members Wanted

SYAC Ltd (South Yorkshire African Caribbean Business and Enterprise Training Centre) are looking for 10 new Board members.

Community Re>Paint Co-ordinator wanted

Application deadline: 6th August 2004. SCRAP Ltd is looking for a part-time Paint Co-ordinator to start in September.

Burngreave Green Environment Programme Events

BGEP events through August 2004.

Positive Negatives 8th Film Festival

Friday 6th August 2004 – Sunday 8th August 2004 at the Spectrum Centre, Burngreave. Showing a selection of films for all age groups.

Community Employment Awareness Day

Entertaining and instructive fun day for all the family on Wednesday 11th August 2004.

Anti-Social Behaviour Team and Police Team drop in session

The drop in session is for advice on Anti-Social Behaviour and to report Anti-Social Behaviour

Become a Home-Start volunteer

Home-Start are currently looking for volunteers to offer regular support, friendship and practical help to young families under stress in their own homes.

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