October 2006 Issue 65

Smashing school results

This year, schools attended by Burngreave pupils are celebrating their best ever results.

Parkwood legal challenge

The Council gives green light for Parkwood tip development – but legal action could lead to closure.

Jamaican Journey

David Burton is a second-year student at the Sheffield University studying Orthoptics.

Events Black History Month

Detailed below are the BNDfC Community Engagement Team’s contributions to this year’s Black History Month. For more information please contact one of the team on 279 6920 or 292 0393.

Madge Saunders – A Remarkable Woman

In November 1965 a woman called Madge Saunders arrived in Burngreave to begin working alongside the minister at St James Church in Burngreave.

Arriving with hope

Burngreave has always provided a safe haven for people migrating or fleeing from other countries. One of Burngreave’s most recently arrived communities is the Slovaks from Eastern Europe, travelling here for work now that Slovakia is part of the European Union. As with other communities before, their story is one of hopes fulfilled and difficulties still to overcome.

Longley Park Sixth Form College

Clare Burnell, local resident and College Governor gives us an update on progress at Longley Park, our own £12 million, purpose-built Sixth Form College.

Demolition looms

With memories of Woodside’s demolition still lingering many minds, more Burngreave residents now face the same trauma. The Masterplan, agreed by Council Cabinet in May 2OO5, is now being implemented.

Putting on the heat

On 6th September a major incident in and around the Gower Arms caused reason for further concerns about local police activity and tactics.

Mythical mural

The Pegasus mural still stands defiantly on the side of the last house on Brotherton Street after nearly 3O years.

Wedding blessing

Local residents, Sia Angela Maturie and Ansumana Rahman Muctaru Sillah, celebarated their wedding on Saturday, 2nd September, in the presence of over 15O guests.

Thanks to Milton

Firshill TARA would like to thank Milton Graham, who was Chairman of the Committee, for all his hard work for the Firshill Estate.

Diving bronze

Claire Blencowe, previously of Fir Vale School and now of Longley Park Sixth Form College has just had a successful competition in the Junior World Diving Championships in Malaysia.

Budding talent

There’s a budding talent in Burngreave in the form of amateur boxer Liam James Akers.

John Norton and Son (Sheffield) Ltd

Halfway up Rutland Road stands Norton Kitchen showrooms; according to proprietor Marion Sayles, “the last of the old Sheffield firms"

Andreas hairdressing

On one beautiful Wednesday, I found myself in a magnificent and incredible hair dressing shop, packed with a multitude of customers from all ages, genders and races awaiting their hair cuts.

Kenyan Family Forum

The Kenyan Family Forum began in April and provides support for Kenyan immigrants who have moved here from Africa.

Green City

Bright and vibrant

Dear Messenger

I am writing to tell you something about life as an asylum seeker, living between life and death.

Rubbish and gullies and the Area Panel

Climate change is now with us. Every week there’s another confirmation about how we all have to change the way we live. Below is an extract from a recent report to the Council’s Cabinet:

A New Deal for Burngreave

Articles provided by Burngreave New Deal for Communities.

Response to: Humiliated under arrest

A reader responds to comments made by Inspector Ekwubiri in our September 2006 issue, regarding the arrest of Jason.

Powerleague 5 a-side

£1000 5 a-side BSN cup on 29th October.

Immigration up-date

The SADACCA Management Committee invite everyone to an up-date on Immigration Law on Thursday 5th October 2006.


Upcoming events as advertised in the October 2006 printed edition of the Messenger.

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