February 2005 Issue 48

Rec relaunch leads the way

Verdon Recreation Centre was reopened last weekend by Sports Minister and Sheffield Central MP Richard Caborn. Plus:

  • £6 million plan for Spital Hill

  • BNDfC Board elections and new Theme Groups announced

Beacon Status for Centre

The Yemeni Economic and Training Centre, which delivers services in Burngreave, Fir Vale and Attercliffe has gained Beacon Status from the Home Office.

Inderjit Bhogal OBE

Local family man, Rev Inderjit Bhogal, was awarded an OBE in this year’s New Year’s Honours List for services to interfaith relations.

BACRA searches for status

Bungreave African Caribbean Resource Association (BACRA) held its first event in December.

Messenger Editorial

2005 will be an important year for the Messenger, in April we will celebrate our 50th Issue! Many thanks to the Area Panel for the award (page 16) recognising the five years of hard work that have gone into establishin

New Deal claim Year Four success

As Burngreave nears the end of the fourth year of the 10-year New Deal regeneration programme, spending and satisfaction are up (according to the household survey). We are now in the top third of New Deals nationally. As New Deal start consulting on their Year Five Plan, we bring you news of the plan and how the money has been spent in Year Four.

Where did the money go in 2004?

These figures show what New Deal put in the Year Four plan (April 2004–05) last year, what they expect they will actually spend and what’s in the plan for next year.

Who gets the money?

All the money awarded by New Deal is intended for the benefit of residents, and there are well over 100 individual projects now. Different pieces of work are done on behalf of New Deal by a wide range of groups.

Year Five Plans

Forward plans for New Deal year 5 spending.

Are we ‘community involved’?

In 2001 the first Partnership Board election turnout was 52% – the highest ever in the country. By 2003 it had dropped to 23%, concerns were also raised about how projects were being approved without community involvement.

Hidden costs on the Hill

Following local traders’ discontent about their newlyinstalled green shutters, I went back to see how some had been getting on.

Free computer advice and repairs

A completely free computer service – Computer Café – takes place in the basement of the Ashram New Roots shop on the corner of Spital Hill and Hallcar Street.

Healthy eating through Arabic cookery

Local women celebrated ten weeks of learning authentic Arabic cooking at the Furnival this December, with a middle-eastern feast prepared by the students.

Burngreave’s World Forest!

Over 60 enthusiastic participants from the local and wider community planted twenty-three large specimen trees in Abbeyfield Park park.

The man with three names

Last summer I was talking with Gaynor Naylor, one of the Burngreave Community A story about Albert Naylor, a local lad well known in the past for his pranks and mischievous escapades.

Well… what have we here?

As workmen from Bereavement Services were erecting the new sign for Burngreave Cemetery last week they unwittingly discovered the entrance to an old well, predating the cemetery

Under 8s remain unbeaten

Burngreave Saints Under 8s have won all their matches this season, and with the last match to play in mid-March, its looking good for them to be the top under 8s team in Sheffield.

Sports Project Winter warmers

There are activities in Burngreave to cater for everyone, here is our current activity list.

Sheffield and District Junior Sunday League

Results and fixtures

Three parties in one

This year’s Children’s Festive party took place on 18th December at the Spectrum Centre.

Burngreave’s best businesses

Business successes were recognised in January at the first ever Burngreave Business Awards.

Martin Luther King Jr Celebration

a variety of different faces came together to celebrate the life, work and achievements of Dr Martin Luther King Junior

Volunteering for the Messenger

Carl Rose is a freelance photographer and designer, who has both volunteered and worked for the Messenger over the last five years.

…So would you like to volunteer?

Volunteers are at the heart of what the Messenger is about, they decide what is in each issue and there are lots of practical tasks to be done. But it doesn’t have to mean a week in, week out commitment, you can decide what you take on.

Writing for Life

Saturday 12th February, 10am–12 noon, Abbeyfield Park House

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year marks the beginning of Spring, so is called the Spring Festival. Years are noted in 12-year cycles. People bear the qualities of the particular animal that represents the year they were born in. This is the ‘rooster’ year.

Shops and business features
  • Ellesmere News & Food

  • Noel’s Secrets

  • The Glade Newsagent

BCAF quarterly forum meeting

26 February 2005 • 11.00am The Welcome Centre, Nottingham Street

The Credit Union comes

Residents of Carwood estate are to be offered their own Credit Union collection point, where they can join up, pay in savings and take out loans.

A New Deal for Burngreave

February 2005 news from Burngreave New Deal for Communities.

Area Panel New Year’s Honours

On Thursday 27th January 2005, the Area Panel ‘honoured’ those people and organisations in our community that local people nominated because they ‘make a difference’ to living in Burngreave.

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