October 2004 Issue 45

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

Radio Burngreave

Radio Burngreave has shut up shop after a month of broadcasting to the community. The station opened its doors on 14th August and played host to a wide variety of programmes provided by Burngreave residents.

Cactus Club bids for legality

The Cactus Club, situated on Earsham Street near Heath and Sons Funeral Directors has been closed most of the year. Anwar Suliman and Trenton Wiggins, associates of club owner Castell Fanty, have been working together with the Police to re-establish the premises as a legitimate business.

Carwood shop attack

They rushed in without warning. The masked one, wielding a metal bar, struck out with intent to cause harm to the shop’s keeper, Robert Dixon. The sustained attack on the premises continued, with intent on causing destruction and serious bodily harm to Robert.

Messenger Editorial

Residents looked forward to a turning point in Carwood’s future. This month, someone seemed prepared to waste other people’s lives to carry out a deed that inconveniences many

BTCV Green Gym in Burngreave

The BTCV Green Gym offers the chance for people to get out into the fresh air and get active by taking part in gardening and nature conservation.

Fun with OWLS

Over the past six weeks the Burngreave Community Forestry Project (BCFP) and the Burngreave Rangers have been working with school children in Roe Woods on an Outdoor Woodland Learning Scheme (OWLS).

Bowling Green remains closed

In the last year Burngreave’s older generation have lost a valued amenity – Abbeyfield Bowling Green. Rob Smith went out to see to how our green spaces compared to others across the city.

A lack of respect

The Messenger was shocked to discover the recent damage to monuments in Burngreave Cemetery wasn’t due to vandals, but Sheffield City Council’s Bereavement Services.

Decision time

The Neighbourhood Commissions have recommended to the Council’s Cabinet ‘Arms Length Management Organisation’ (ALMO) as the best way of getting extra investment for Council housing stock. But tenants will get their chance to have their say on the decision, and will receive their ballot papers this month.

Calling all young women!

Workshops on nutrition, career and education, child development and behaviour, stress management and women’s health.

SCRAP Ltd’s recycling database

Everything you ever wanted to know about recycling and reuse in Sheffield on one website and more.

Community asset or expensive toy?

August 2004 saw the launch of the BNDfC Super Truck vehicle on Ellesmere Green and although fully hyped around the community the turn out was abysmal.

Mental Health – it’s not Black and White

This month the Messenger heard from Owen Smith, a mental health worker and Trustee of Sheffield African Caribbean Mental Health Association (SACMHA). “Mental health services are crying out for black workers,” he told us.

Owen Smith – Mental Health Worker

Owen Smith is passionate about mental health. Ever since his childhood in and around Pitsmoor, he’s overcome many obstacles to become one of the few, highly valued, black members of community mental health teams.

A month of culture

October 2004 sees two big celebrations of culture come together, the national Black History Month and Off the Shelf, Sheffield’s annual festival of writing and reading. Burngreave has its own plans to mark and celebrate these two events, check out what’s on in the area…

Creative Burngreave

After a hugely successful year for the Creative Burngreave Steering Group and Team, they are pleased to announce that they have met all targets for artist training, mentoring, and artists funding during 2003–2004.

Sunny day transforms Wensley

On 8th September 2004 all roads led to the Wensley estate. There was music and live stage entertainment on the new BNDfC truck, with No Excuse heading the bill. Craft stalls, information and games blended with jugglers and clowns on stilts.

Celebrating Shirecliffe

Saturday 4th September 2004 was a great day for Shirecliffe as residents, visitors and volunteers celebrated at the Shirecliffe Festival in Parkwood School.

A New Deal for Burngreave

October 2004 news from Burngreave New Deal for Communities.

Burngreave Area Panel

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

Convincing victories for Saints

Burngreave’s under 8s football team have made an astounding start to the season with two easy victories.

Burngreave Sports Project

News, updates and events from the Burngreave Sports Project.

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