April 2006 Issue 60

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Mixed communities

Burngreave is to pilot a government scheme to create a ‘mixed community’, mixing rich and poor households, thereby increasing economic opportunity and improving the area as a place to raise children.

Ultimatum for BCAT

Burngreave Community Action Trust (BCAT) is set to down-size after funders New Deal have expressed concerns about the organisation.

Fir Vale fundraiser

Pupils from Fir Vale School presented members of the Kashmir Earthquake Relief Appeal with a cheque for £1,637.65 to help rebuild a girls’ residential college in Bagh, Azad Kashmir.

Messenger Editorial
  • The Messenger editorial team comments on the ‘mixed communities’ scheme.

  • Information about the Messenger.

A bumpy ride

Humps and roadnarrowing may finally be introduced on Grimesthorpe Road and Carwood Road, six years after residents began lobbying Sheffield City Council for trafficcalming measures.

New housing on Catherine Road

Arches Housing are now on site on Catherine Road providing up to 35 new homes for sale and rent.

The Glorious 12th

The Crown Green Bowling season starts on 12th April 2006 and Abbeyfield Park will again host both men’s and women’s teams.

Moves to improve bus services

The Better Buses proposals for Burngreave have been met with confusion and opposition by local residents.

Kurds under pressure

On Wednesday 8th March at 5.15pm Spital Hill was blocked to rush hour traffic. Police cordoned off an area between the Kashmir Curry Centre and Burngreave Library.

Drug support

If someone close to you is taking drugs, drinking alcohol or maybe chewing khat in a negative way it can be difficult to cope with.

Back to the community

The ‘thriving’ Verdon Recreation Centre is looking for a local community group to take over its management.

BME Forum

Over 250 people attended Sheffield Chamber's black and minority ethnic (BME) business forum's Moving Forward event in February.

Radio roadshows

Following news that Burngreave Community Radio had gained its fiveyear broadcasting licence, people registered to get involved at the first roadshow-style meeting about the radio held in March.

Celebrating Women's Day

The theme for International Women’s Day 2OO6 was ‘Inspiring Potential’.

Amber Taxis wait for green light

The idea of Sheffield’s first all-female private membership taxi services is being brought to reality by Margaret Bamberry of Earl Marshal Close.

Janice's just recognition

Janice Young, owner of Youngs Criminal Defence Services on Spital Hill has recently been up for two awards in recognition of her legal and community services.

Women's Construction

On Thursday 9th February, the Minister for Women, Meg Munn MP, and the government’s Equality team organised a ‘Have Your Say’ event at Sheffield Hallam University for women to put issues they see as important forward to government.

Passion for boxing

Muhssen Nasser, a 19-year-old welterweight (class) boxer has been professional since he turned 18 last year. Having grown up on Lopham Street in Burngreave, Muhssen has always held a strong interest in the sport and boxed as an amateur from the age of 12.

Ellesmere at 10

It seems strange to think of our area 10 years ago, before Ellesmere Children’s Centre (ECC), and other prominent childcare facilities like the Black Women’s Resource Centre.

Children’s achievements applauded

Applause rang from the University’ Octagon Centre as it hosted this year’s BNDfC Burngreave Children’s Education Achievement Awards on Wednesday 1st March 2006.

Illusions of Grandeur

Illusions of Grandeur’ Spectacular Displays of Ultra-Violet Artwork & Stunning Visuals An ‘Open Up (Sheffield) 2006’ event Hosted by ‘The Friends of Burngreave Chapel’

Playing at Wembley

Situated at the bottom of Sutherland Road amongst factories and wasteland, ‘Wembley playground’ is only a shadow of what it once was.

Writing Together!

Parents at Pye Bank School have created a book as part of the Adult & Community Learning Unit ‘Writing Together’ course. Inspired by Dr Martin Luther King’s words ‘I have a dream’ it includes students’ writing about their lives and experiences.

Green City Action news
  • Grow your own curry

  • Burngreave Green Brigade

  • Seed Bank

A New Deal for Burngreave

April 2006 news from Burngreave New Deal for Communities, including:

  • Warm welcome for regeneration duo

  • University helps establish Burngreave status

  • Partnership Board Meeting – Wednesday, 22 February 2006

  • Burngreave Opportunities running from the old JobNet premises

  • Join the Burngreave Grant Panel

Burngreave Area Panel

Pear trees and window boxes

April 2006 news from the Area Co-ordinator: A nature reserves, hanging baskets, spring flowers and Islamic lanppost art brings more brightness, colour and wildness in and around Burngreave and Fir Vale.

The Pub Guide: The Hallcar Tavern

The Hallcar Tavern is situated in the centre of the Carwood Estate on Carwood Grove, handy for bus routes 2O, 39 and B1.

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