June 2005 Issue 52

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

Summer of fun

Planning ahead for the summer? Make sure you get Burngreave’s events in your diary.

Abbeyfield Park Multicultural Festival

Abbeyfield Park Multicultural Festival. Sunday 10th July 2005 1 pm – 6 pm

Burngreave Community Radio

96.1FM: 25 June – 22 July

Burngreave Mile Run 2005

Sunday 19th June 2005: The Burngreave Sports Network presents the Burngreave Mile Run 2005, another day of sports fun and activities.

Call for witnesses

Police are appealing for help in tracing the last movements of a 28-year-old woman found dead off Rock Street on Monday 16th May.

Forum House uncertainty

The three Directors of Forum House Limited, 35 Spital Hill, have recently put it voluntarily into administration after receiving a winding-up petition from creditors.

No MUGAs in the park

Despite the hard work of residents, renovation of the old tennis courts in Abbeyfield Park is unlikely to happen in the near future.

Refugee Week: 20-26 June 2005

Refugee and Asylum Seekers Week aims to increase awareness of what people fleeing to this country have to face and the great contribution refugees make when here. This month we look at the facts behind refugees and some of the issues they face.

The Editorial


The dictatorships and the epidemic

Selestine Lubowa's story of her life bothe here and in Uganda.

No Way Back

What happens to asylum seekers when their appeals are turned down by the Home Office?

Its Official - Cactus Club Opens

The new Cactus Club opening on earsham Street to the sound of African drums

Burngreave Celebrates Learners

Verdon Street adult Learners Festival led by 2 marching bands.

Council Approve masterplan

Sheffield city Council Cabinet meeting approved the Burngreave and Firvale masterplan and money can now be accessed to begin the work.

Church Hall Sold

St Catherine's church hall has been sold to the owner of the house next door.

Burngreave Academy

Burngreave Ashram is holding a series of seminars at the Studio, hall Carr St.

Sports News - Rebound

Basketball at Firvale Sports Centre

Five - a - side success

Burngreave Sports net get to quarter finals in the X-Box 5 a side adult tournament

Want to play for a football team?

Contact numbers for various local teams.

Council to decide the future of Parkwood

Viridor, who run Parkwood Landfill, are seeking permission to tip active waste into Cell 4 (area D), previously a buffer zone for inert waste only.

People Power in Shirecliffe

Shirecliffe residents have forced the Council to move a works compound away from a local wildlife sanctuary.

Fun times in Abbeyfield

Pre-school Pitsmoor children were treated to a Ranger-led event in Abbeyfield Park.

Abbeyfield Environment Day

Saturday May 14th was Abbeyfield Park Environment Day

Shot in the Park

Students perform plays in the Park.

Inner Relief Road

A new dual-carriageway will cross Spital Hill above The Wicker Arches, joining Saville Street to Corporation Street and Penistone Road.

Close to the Heart

Around 100 people gathered at the Workstation on Monday 16th May to celebrate the opening of the ‘Close to the Heart’ exhibition

On the Buses

tutors from the local ‘Introduction to Community Development and Health Course’ have undertaken a short informal study of the Burngreave Linkbus.

Supporting Somalis

The needs of the local Somali community are still not being met, was the conclusion of the Somali Development & Support Organisation (SDSO) Conference.

At Work Success

At Work Recruitment are on hand to assist all local people seeking employment, training and full-time work.

Devon Gardens – A Gem of A Park

This tiny pocket park, located at the top of Abbeyfield Road, is one of several heritage sites in the area.

A New Deal for Burngreave

News from Burngreave New Deal

Burngreave Area Panel

Andy Shallice gives his views on local traffic issues. Plus: ‘Bring out your rubbish’ days in June 05

Dear Messenger

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Osgathorpe Jam One Love Festival 2005

In its fifth year the festival is an excellent annual family occasion, where there will be a diverse range of activities.

  • 1–8pm Sunday 31 July 2005, Osgathorpe Park (Earl Marshall Recreation Ground)

Free trip to Alton Towers

Pitsmoor Adventure Playground have arranged a fee trip to Alton Towers for Monday 8th August 2005.

Have a go!

English or maths national qualifications. Come in, practice and get free guidance at one of the seven sessions and then sit an exam. “The idea,” said Jon Cowley of New Deal, “Is to give as many people as possible the chance to gain national English and Maths qualifications."

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