September 2004 Issue 44

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

Naseh – A life worth living

Naseh Ghafor’s lips were unstitched on 20 August, 43 days after he sewed them together and refused food in protest at the failure of his application for asylum. Near to death, he is now accepting small quantities of liquid and it is hoped he will recover from his ordeal.

Mrs Jean Hayden

It is with very deep regret that we have to announce the death of Jean Hayden who was the Chair of Firshill Tenants’ and Residents’ Association for many years. Jean died in May 2004 following a hard-fought battle against cancer.

Messenger Editorial

The story of Naseh Ghafor has distressed many in Burngreave. As fears for his life grew, friends staged a spontaneous road block and his plight took centre stage in our community.

Carwood makes progress

After months of speculation and disruption to the lives of Carwood residents progress has finally been made. To their relief Carwood Mini Market reopened on 1st August and will provide the estate with easy access to everyday essentials.

“Two pints and an IT course, please…”

Over the past seven months Burngreave Community Learning Campaign (BCLC) have been running computer courses aimed at adults.

Miners strike remembered

It’s 20 years since the year-long Miners’ Strike began. It started as a battle to save pits and miners’ jobs; it soon became all-out war between the Conservative Thatcher government and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM). The strike changed lives and politics in Britain.

Translating road safety

After residents raised concerns in the August issue about road safety on Ellesmere Road, I spoke to driving instructor Abdul Majeed Najib on the topic.

Ignored no more

Following our article ‘Woods Campaigner Tired of Being Ignored’ in the August issue, about Peter Mappin’s struggles with the Council over the state of Little Roe Woods, the Council have finally cleared the dumped material and erected a barrier to keep fly-tippers out.

Under 14s Girls football!

The Burngreave Sports Project in association with Pitsmoor Adventure Playground is working to create Burngreave’s very first girls’ football team, Pitsmoor Girls.

Basketball sessions

Your new community coach Ben Hamilton is about to set up a new session for any budding young basketball players in Burngreave.

Congratulations to Burnwood cricket team

Big congratulations to Burnwood cricket team who reached the semi-finals of the Barnsley and District Under 11s Cricket League Cup.

Burngreave Saints JFC 2004–05 season

Fixtures for the Burngreave Saints JFC 2004–05 season.

Bowlers wanted

Abbeyfield Bowlers find temporary alternative accommodation, and both the men’s and women's team are looking for more players.

Pride in new plaza

Based at 64 to 68a Spital Hill, the Spital Hill Plaza & Function Room project has already attracted interest from a large section of our community’s small enterprises. A florist, fish market, clothing sales, barber and beauty salon, blending with a charity shop while above that sits a large function room. These things are already earmarked for Burngreave’s first shopping plaza.

‘Not just for the Irish!’

CARA offers a free and confidential information, advice and support service primarily for the Irish community but also for anyone who can benefit from their services

Kashmir Education Trust

Following the launch of their Reach High project in July they are now starting to plan educational visits around England and even an overland expedition to Kashmir.

Yemeni Women’s Group

Burngreave Yemeni Women’s Group have changed their name to El-Nisah which means Arabic Women and aims to identify the needs and obstacles Arabic women face.

Verdon Street Agewell Group

Verdon Street Senior Citizens and Agewell Group went to a birthday party at Crabtree Grange..

Burngreave Cup

The football season is back with us and not least in Burngreave. Nine teams battled it out over two weekends at the prestigious Sheffield United Hallam FM Acadamy.

Children’s Festival of Sport

The Lord Mayor opened the Children’s Festival of Sport on Saturday, 21st August. Tthe day brought together members of the community young and old, and everyone was catered for.

Osgathorpe Jam – One Love 2004

The One Love Jam made a welcome second annual appearance on the afternoon of Sunday 25th July in Osgathorpe Park.

Adventure pitches camp

Pitsmoor kids had great fun on their summer camp despite downpours and thunder storms.

SureStart picnic

SureStart’s teddy bear’s picnic had the under five’s smiling in Abbeyfield Park on 19th August 2004.

A New Deal for Burngreave

September 2004 news from Burngreave New Deal for Communities.

Burngreave Area Panel

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

Young visions of Burngreave

Young people have always been a top priority for the community. This page highlights two recent opportunities for young people to express themselves. We think the results are insightful and inspiring.

Dear Messenger...

Readers write to us with their views about local environment issues.

Calling all Burngreave artists!

Get the skills you need to progress your career as an artist for free!

Community health and nutrition course

A course for people who want to spread the word about healthy eating, starting Friday 15th October 2004.

Introduction to Community Development and Health

Starting Tuesday 7th September 2004, the course is fun, active and builds on your existing knowledge and experience. You will be encouraged to use your existing skills and to develop new skills.

Helping you find a home

Are you looking to rent a property in Sheffield? The Sheffield Property Shop advertises Sheffield City Council and Housing Association properties to rent across the city.

BLSA Translation and Interpretation Course 2004 - 2005

Starting September 2004,Burngreave Language Support Agency will be running a training course for all residents who want to become translators and interpreters.

Find out more about the work of BGEP

An invitation to find out more about the work of the Burngreave Green Environment Programme on Thursday 23rd September 2004. Come and meet the people involved in the project and tour some of the parks and green spaces.

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