December 2004 Issue 47

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

Are you getting stuffed this Christmas?

Many people struggle with debt at Christmas, but the Credit Union can help.

Dispersing young people

Following reports concerning youth behaviour problems, Rob Smith returned to the Osgathorpe Park area of Burngreave with photographer Carl Rose.

Messenger Editorial

The Mori survey says more than 70% of people living in Burngreave say they have a good quality of life.

Yemeni leader cleared

Abdul Shaif cleared of all charges folowing his arrest at Meadowhall in February 2004.

Lottery sucess for adult learners

Pye Bank School can continue it's sewing and garment making classes after a sucessful bid to the Awards for All lottery fund.

Low Impact Housing for Woodside

Local housing action group wish to intest local people in low maintenance, low energy, and will visit Hockerton housing Project.

Shut Out

New shutters fitted on the shops on Spital Hill failed to open leaving some frustrated owners and customers

Masterplan delayed

In response to the many concerns raised by residents the Council have extended consultation about the Burngreave and Firvale Masterplan until April next year. The most vocal complaints came from traders on Spital Hill.

A gathering storm

The Burngreave Ashram on Spital Hill held a meeting in November where Rob Smith heard passionate discussions about the Masterplan that is creating a storm.

What’s the plan now for the Masterplan?

As it stands at the moment the Masterplan for Spital Hill will be in two phases.

Hall of Fame

On 27th October 2004, many gathered at SADACCA to celebrate the achievements of others from our diverse community.

Lessons learnt

The Burngreave Community Learning Campaign (BCLC) began in April 2003. It aims to employ local people to encourage other local people into education. The pilot phase is nearly complete, but it’s had it’s problems.

Ellesmere Children’s Centre

Sharon Curtis and her team at the Ellesmere Children’s Centre on Maxwell Street have achieved an excellent Ofsted report.

BWRC – Celebrate Achievements

Established in 1994, the Black Women’s Resource Centre Children’s Project has developed from a voluntary organisation to a substantial project employing staff and managing an important childcare resource.

Basketball success

Our under 12s basketball team, from the Fir Vale basketball development centre, competed their first tournament at the English Institute of Sport on 14th November. They performed fantastically – winning 3 of 5 games.

Burngreave Sports Project Christmas trips

Burngreave Sports Project have skiing and ice skating Christmas trips planned for December 2004.

Burngreave Sports Network news
  • Pitsmoor Girls are looking for new recruits.

  • Burngreave Ladies still need more players.

  • Katy Burnett is leaving the Burngreave Sports Project to take up a job with Activity Sheffield.

  • The Burngreave Sports Network are still looking for new committee members.

Sheffield and District Junior Sunday League

Results and fixtures December 2004 – January 2005

Farewell Mrs Saleem

Dina Martin, the Head Teacher of Firshill school, held an assembly on Friday, 19th November 2004 to celebrate the retirement of Support Teacher, Mrs Sabihah Saleem, after 18 years of service. All the classes presented her with hand-made cards and gifts.

Happy New Year’s Resolutions!

Shirley Grundy of Grimesthorpe started smoking when she was 19. Forty-six years later she has successfully given up.

Wicker kicker

Carl Rose set off to meet Trix March and Mick Mullaney, who run the Wicker Camp Thai Boxing Gymnasium. Thai Boxing expert Trix Marc has held World, Commonwealth, European, and British female titles.

Carnival of Light

On Saturday 20th November 2004, Spital Hill was illuminated as Ellesmere Green played host to Burngreave’s first Carnival of Lights, reflecting the seasonal celebrations of many cultures at this time of year.

Petre Street Bonfire

The whole community seemed to have turned out to a location that looked out over Sheffield, where we could see very impressive fireworks going off all over the city. Then our display started and it was better than any other we could see.

A New Deal for Burngreave

December 2004 news from Burngreave New Deal for Communities.

Burngreave Area Panel

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

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