July 2004 Issue 42

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Parkwood Tip Explodes

Following a series of dramatic explosions at Parkwood landfill during the night of 30th April, the Environment Agency is investigating the incident, and might prosecute the owners Viridor.

Attempted Murder

An 18-year old man was shot three times with a shotgun on Earl Marshall Drive at about 11.45pm on 27th April.

Article Damages Goodwill

On 15th May, The Star reported that children at Grimesthorpe Goodwill Centre held a ceremony dedicating their success to a teacher blown up in the troubled land of Iraq, a claim the Goodwill Centre organisers deny.

Streets Of Burngreave - safe and quiet?

Having heard many complaints concerning youth gangs and nuisance behaviour, I went in search of these youths.

Ghost Town

The Wensley estate in Fir Vale is like a “ghost town”, according to a local resident, due to a 9pm to 6am curfew on young people aged 16 and under.

Behaviour Team Kept Busy

What has Burngreave Antisocial Behaviour team been doing to tackle these issues? I went along to speak to team leader Wendy Barlow.

What Future For Young People?

Following our coverage of difficulties at Sheffield Futures last month, the New Deal RIF Approval Group refused to approve their detached youth work project because of concerns about the management arrangements.

Osgathorpe Park – Cleaner, Greener and Safer

Many local residents see Osgathorpe Park, off Earl Marshal and Barnsley Road, as a muchloved green space that has sadly been neglected in recent years, suffering from litter, vandalism and nuisance behaviours aggravated by poor lighting.

One Project – Four Festivals!

The exciting new Festivals Project, managed by Green City Action, will deliver four seasonal main events each year throughout Burngreave.

Time For Some Green Action

The Burngreave Green Environment Programme began two years ago with a £1.3 million budget, £1 million of which came from New Deal.

Health Group Focus On Asthma

Asthma is a common condition affecting more than 5 million people in the UK. In 2000, a survey reported Burngreave had the highest levels of asthma-like symptoms in Sheffield.

Work–Life Balance

The government have launched a campaign to encourage employers to retain staff and give their workers/volunteers a healthy balance between work and the rest of their lives.

Burngreave Sports Project

Sports projects that will be taking place in burngreave.

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