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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.
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- 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
- 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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