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    206 archive of the online version of the monthly news magazine delivered to all households in the Sheffield Burngreave ward. Burngreave Messenger Ltd. is a non-profit making, membership owned community organisation.

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      Back issues of the Burngreave Messenger community newspaper, along with additional news items exlusive to the website.

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        Archive of Burngreave Messenger back issues and other content in 2005.

        • [+] August 2005 Issue 53

          Issue 53, the August 2005 edition of the Burngreave Messenger.

          • [] Great day...over too soon

            Bitter disappointment followed the early closure of this year’s Abbeyfield Multicultural Festival following what police described as a ‘suspicious incident’. Green City Action (GCA) later confirmed it was a bomb scare, with more than one warning being received.

          • [] BCR back on air

            Burngreave Community Radio (BCR) failed to make it on air in June, after OFCOM turned down their application for a license.

          • [] Beyond the plan

            The approval of the Masterplan in May was not the end of the journey, just the beginning. As promised, the Council are now setting up project groups which will be involved in putting the plans into action.

          • [] BCAT loses Grant Fund

            Last year the Small Grants project funded over a hundred local activities with grants of £500, £5,000 and £25,000. But the grant panel has only met once since March, endangering some groups’ ability to provide summer activities.

          • [] The Editorial

            The Messenger shared everyone’s sadness at the premature end to the festival. Green City Action told us they hope to hold another event in the park in the near future.

          • [] 3,000 oppose landfill developments

            A petition signed by nearly 3,000 local people opposing the proposed developments at Parkwood landfill site was presented to a meeting of Sheffield City Council on 6th July. The petitioners object to planning applications for a leachate treatment plant, an electricity generator which would burn gases produced by the decay of waste, and to the proposal to expand the dumping of active waste.

          • [] Against the G8

            I am proud – like many other Burngreave residents – to have protested against the G8 meetings. The G8 countries are eight of the world’s richest and most powerful: USA, Germany, Japan, UK, France, Italy, Canada and Russia. They met in Scotland on 6th July to discuss world trade, climate change and their ‘war on terror’.

          • [] Poverty – It’s not fair!

            On Monday, 4th July, St Catherine’s Primary School started a week of Making Poverty History. We are trying to put pressure on the G8 leaders to make decisions that will change lives.

          • [] NDC Elections

            As we go to press the result of the New Deal elections is about to be announced, but its not been a smooth road to the ballot box.

          • [] Let's get it sorted!

            After a lot of negotiations and frustrations Burngreave now has its own recycling point for glass – three recycling bring banks in Gower Street car park. There is also a paper bin for those who don’t have blue bins. If these facilities are well used and undamaged the site will hopefully be expanded to collect other recyclables.

          • [] ASTRA EGM

            Wednesday 27th July, St Peter’s Church, Lyons Street, 5.45pm for 6.00pm start.

          • [] Correction

            Last issue we reported the sale of St Catherine’s Church Hall on page 7. We have been informed by the Church’s Council that the sale price was incorrect.

          • [] Straight to the point

            Drugs are a major issue in Burngreave, dealing and drug use are still the one thing people would most like to see improved. The recent launch of the Burngreave Drug Project’s (BDP) Complementary Therapies service adds to the outreach work they’re already doing and builds on surveys and community work done by Sheffield Black Drugs Service (SBDS), all supported by New Deal and the North Sheffield Primary Care Trust.

          • [] The Fir Vale Workhouse

            The early history of the Northern General Hospital is not always obvious to many people visiting the large modern complex today. However, if bricks could talk, some of the older hospital buildings, like the old clock tower, could tell a story or two about their origins as the Fir Vale Workhouse, a place that inspired fear and dread in the hearts of many.

          • [] Our survey says

            Survey results comparing New Deal areas against the national average have shown New Deal seems to be having a positive effect. More people in New Deal areas think their area is improving than people in the UK as a whole. Most people have heard of New Deal and think it’s helping.

          • [] The Burngreave Well Dressing

            Come and see the well dressing displays made by local volunteers and children from Firshill Primary School. Also a guided walk in the cemetery, displays in the chapel and tea and scones for everyone!

          • [] What's going on?

            Summer events

            • [] Christchurch

              launching a Youth Dropin called ‘The Hangout’ – it will be open every evening (6–9pm), Mon–Fri 1st–19th August in the Welcome Centre, Christ Church Pitsmoor, Nottingham Street.

            • [] Community Engagement Team Activites

              Six weeks of activities with a range of services delivered for local people including: DJ workshops, dance workshops, drumming workshop, graffiti workshops and sports sessions

            • [] Designer Youth Shelter

              Ever thought of owning your own home? Can’t afford the down payment on a mortgage? Never mind! You can have your very own place to hang out, out of the rain and wind, in your favourite haunt – Abbeyfield Park. Fabulous views across well-manicured lawns, centrally located in a listed park!

          • [] Burngreave on Canvas

            Residents have been expressing their views of Burngreave in paint at the Ashram, Spital Hill, resulting in two wonderfully colourful, cheerful and lively murals.

          • [] Even more adventures

            Pitsmoor Adventure Playground has been redeveloped with Pitsmoor Adventure Playground has been redeveloped over the past few months with new structures over the past few months.

          • [] Non Stop

            NonStop is a community arts organisation specialising in nurturing the creative talents of individuals and groups through training and support.

          • [] Firshill Fair

            Firshill Junior and Infant school yearly summer fête.

          • [] Faithful Guides

            unit on Holtwood Road had a very special Six of the guides, the young guide leader and the new leader all made their promises to be faithful Guides.

          • [] Rambling

            We are a small group of local people who like to go walking in the countryside.

          • [] Burngreave Area Panel

            Who Gets What?

            The Council never has quite as much money to spend as it needs to have. So it often has to decide how to target, prioritise, select where to spend (and consequentially where not to spend). Burngreave and Fir Vale areas are one of the few areas of the city where there has been, and still is, an active investment programme for private housing.

          • [] No Xcuse

            No Xcuse kicked up a storm during their mid-afternoon Abbeyfield set, delivering 40 minutes of quality live hip hop,

          • [] The return of the bowlers

            After two years of dereliction, the Messenger is delighted to report, that, during the festival, the newlyrefurbished bowling green was officially opened by Abbeyfield Bowler Winnie Bentley and Lord Mayor Roger Davison.