July 2006 Issue 63

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

Community in shock after shooting

The recent death of a young man from the Pakistani community has shocked and in many ways shook up the people of Burngreave.

Ellesmere Club closes

The Ellesmere Out of School Project is to be closed at the end of this school year, it has been announced.

Allotment devastation

From 21st to 28th June 2006 Grimesthorpe allotments were subjected to an avalanche of vandalism.

Messenger Editorial
  • The Messenger editorial comment on the reaction to the recent tragic shooting.

  • Information about the Messenger.


In the June 2006 issue, we printed an article for the late Peter Barker, but made several errors. We hope the following amendments will go some way to putting the matter right.

  • Plus: We also printed the wrong photo with our feature about Monte Carlo Pizza on Spital Hill…

High expectations

Open only two years, Longley Park Sixth Form College’s first intake of students are soon to graduate. ‘The Creative Show 2006’ displays the accomplishments of its young local artists.

Burngreave Children’s Centre a success

The Burngreave Children’s Centre on Spital Street has been open since September 2005 and provides support for under-5s and their parents.

Johnny Ball reveals all

St Catherine’s Primary School recently had a celebrity visit from TV star Johnny Ball as part of the Creative Partnerships Project which helps teachers make lesson time more interesting and entertaining.

Refugee Week Event

Burngreave celebrated Refugee Week with an exhilarating event on Ellesmere Green on Saturday 24th June.

Different pasts, shared futures

On Friday 23rd June the students of Fir Vale School assembled in the sunshine to celebrate the final day of Refugee Week.

Target Cactus Club

The Cactus Club nightclub, on Earsham Street, opened in February 2005, with hopes of being a community venue and successful club. However, since opening, the management have complained about the high number of visits they receive from the police, and the large numbers in which they arrive.

Young Savers

Pitsmoor Credit Union (PCU) has seen around sixty young people at Firs Hill School join its Young Savers scheme, since its launch in April.

Summer Family Fun Day

186th Sheffield Rainbows, Brownies and Guides Fundraising event.

Playground sold

The Sutherland Road playground was auctioned for £110,000 in May.

Better Buses

Councillors approved the ‘Better Buses’ scheme at a planning board meeting on 13th June 2006.

Stanley Tools

Stanley Tools, a highly-visible local landmark on Rutland Road, is the subject of a recent planning application to convert the site to residential use.

The Pub Guide: The Crown Inn

Situated on the corner of Forncett Street and Harleston Street (off Carlisle Street), The Crown recently reopened under new management.

Healthy haven

A new enterprise on Spital Hill offers health, hair and beauty and community to women of the area. Dispensing with the conventional ‘shop floor’, Saf Saf is a homely haven providing everything women need to look good and get healthy.

Healthy eating with Laila

A new cookbook, Healthy Eating the Middle-Eastern Way with Laila Wragg, aims to cater for the growing interest in healthy multicultural food.

  • Plus: Laila shares her recipe for stuffed fish.

Abbeyfield Park Multicultural Festival 2006

Local acts will join national names performing across four stages at the Abbeyfield Multicultural Festival on Sunday 9th July 2006.

Islamic treasures inspire

A new ceramic sculpture is being installed at this year’s Abbeyfield Park Festival as part of the Islamic Art inspired project called Pillars of Light Alive.

Bowling tournament final

In June 2006 the immaculate crown green was invaded by a host of amateurs, in the first intra- Burngreave Bowling tournament where the great and good pitted their newly-found skills against each other.

Raising the Rec

The little-known Burngreave Recreation Ground and its surrounding woodland have recently begun to reveal themselves to nearby residents as work begins to clear up and renovate the area.

Green City Action help with hanging baskets

Green City Action helped put hanging baskets together for Burngreave Bank residents.

Memories of Carnival

With the Abbeyfield Multicultural Festival upon us, memories of another festival have been evoked. Leroy Wenham, carnival fan and Area Manager from Sheffield Futures came to talk to me about the African Caribbean fortnight that took place in Sheffield every September for over a decade.

Footballer coaches locals

Former Yemeni national team goalkeeper, Tareq Rubban added sporting glamour at the final match of the current Arab league tournament.

Men’s Health Day

“Our male population has the highest early death rate and most of us are walking around uneducated, about food, diet, exercise nutrition and healthy lifestyles,” said Patrick Edwards at the Men’s Health Day at Verdon Street Rec on Saturday 16th June 2006.

Burngreave Drug Project

The Burngreave Drug Project works to offer the highest quality of service to the community of Burngreave in a holistic and culturallysensitive way.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

People gathered in Abbeyfield Park in the summer sunshine to watch a performance of the much-loved play of summer magic and madness.

The Wardrobe of Delights

A good crowd turned up at Abbeyfield Park for the Wardrobe of Delights and the tent was full as the cabaret got underway.

A New Deal for Burngreave

July 2006 news from Burngreave New Deal for Communities including:

  • Report Back from the Partnership Board meeting

  • Re-organisation and New Blood

  • New meeting dates

  • Public Meeting

  • Regeneration Manager position

  • Small Grants Co-ordinator wanted

Burngreave Area Panel

Working for the Council

The Council has a long-standing commitment to encourage people from working-class neighbourhoods to apply for jobs – and especially from those who are less visible in the workforce. So how does this look for people in Burngreave?

Celebrating our heritage

“I wanted to join the Multiple-Heritage Service because I wanted people to understand my background and help other children not be ashamed of who they are.” That was the view of young committee member Danny Brand, who is part of, arguably Sheffield’s youngest Management Committee – the Sheffield Multiple-Heritage Service (SMHS).

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