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Issue 69, April 2007

Where will our children live?

The Future of Housing in Burngreave: A meeting organised by BCAF, Monday 23rd April. Time changed from 7pm to 6.30pm.

2007-04-18 12:51:53
Burngreave Celebrates Learning Festival

Details about the festival on 19th May 2007. Join in the fun and learn!

2007-04-10 15:00:06
Cinemas map

Map showing the location of the old local cinemas, from the Wicker to Sheffield Lane Top.

2007-04-03 15:27:19
New under 7s football team

Earl Marshall FC are looking for under 7s players for the 2007/08 season. Managers and Coaches are also required.

2007-04-02 20:23:28
A celebration of people and place

A book about Burngreave, the people, the places and the history, featuring stories collected by the Burngreave Voices project. Come and claim your FREE copy of the book at Burngreave Library!

2007-04-02 20:21:30
Bicentenary of the abolition of slavery

200 years since the abolition of slavery… or is it…? A number of events are taking place to remember the contribution of thousands of enslaved Africans to winning their freedom.

2007-04-02 20:14:17
Finance/Admin Worker wanted

Job: Are you over 19? A resident of Burngreave? If so then join us at Kashmir Educational Trust/Reach High 2

  • 16 hours per week

  • 2 days a week (negotiable)

  • Salary: £4.45 per hour (19–21 year olds) £5.35 per hour (22+ year olds)

  • Deadline: Monday 16th April 2007

2007-04-02 20:07:32
Burngreave Opportunities

One stop for jobs and training.

  • Looking for work?

  • Looking to improve your skills? Find out how Burngreave Opportunities can help.

2007-04-02 20:01:48
Where will our children live?

The Future of Housing in Burngreave: A meeting organised by BCAF, Monday 23rd April.

2007-04-02 19:55:22
Taxi CCTV cameras

A campaign is underway to get CCTV cameras installed for Burngreave Taxi drivers.

2007-04-02 19:50:46
Finance Manager/Administrator

The Burngreave Messenger is looking for an experienced financial worker with excellent administrative skills to help us to seek funding to ensure the Messenger’s future.

  • Salary: £20,895 – £22,293 p.a. pro rata (NJC sp 26-28) depending on experience.

  • Hours: 18.5 hours (0.5 FTE) worked Mon-Fri, plus occasional evening work.

  • Closing date for applications is Monday 23rd April 2007

2007-04-02 19:43:45
Messenger Editorial

The Messenger says goodbye to Management Committee member Mark Lankshear…

2007-04-02 19:40:13
Cinema by Tram

Starting down memory lane at the tram stop in the Wicker, the old tram, destination the terminus at Sheffield Lane Top, but first the Wicker Picture House, one of eight in the area.

2007-03-29 23:13:57
Rural Exposure Project Sheffield

Local photographer, Anwar Suliman, is starting a new project to introduce young people from inner city areas to the countryside through the medium of photography.

2007-03-29 22:56:09
Easter Fun Day at SYAC Nursery

Come and join the fun, whilst we raise funds for our community nursery. All Welcome. Free entry

2007-03-29 22:41:01
Landlords and tenants

Don’t forget the Tenancy Deposit Scheme!

From the 6th April 2007, when a landlord or letting agent takes a deposit from a tenant, the deposit must be protected in a Government-authorised tenancy deposit scheme.

2007-03-29 22:28:02
Councillors' Surgery Dates

Your local councillors, Jackie Drayton, Ibrar Hussain and Steve Jones, share surgeries on a rota basis. Details here.

2007-03-29 22:05:04

It looks like 26th March 2007 is the date the school can re-open – and the Nursery children will be back there soon after Easter…

2007-03-29 21:56:08

Dave’s under pressure to get the cleaners in – but there’s no point unless there’s power. And Denise is being asked “when can the children come back in”…

2007-03-29 21:53:32
Fire at Byron Wood

Dave and Denise are part of the Council’s “CYPD Capacity Planning and Development – Assets” team. They are on call and as they were making plans for a night out one Saturday in March, their phones go off…

2007-03-29 21:47:13
Burngreave Area Panel

Latest news from the Area Co-ordinator for the Burngreave Area Panel, including:

  • Fire at Byron Wood

  • Councillors' Surgery dates

  • Next Area Panel meeting details

2007-03-29 21:43:52
Burngreave Green Space Safari

The safari will include visits to four green spaces where the Green City Stewards have been working this year. Residents will have the opportunity to hear first-hand from Green City Action staff why the improvement of green spaces is an essential part of the overall regeneration of the area.

2007-03-29 21:34:01
You Can Represent the Burngreave Community

Do you want to be a Community Representative on the Burngreave New Deal for Communities Partnership Board? Do you want to help leave a meaningful legacy for the people of Burngreave long after the BNDfC programme has ended? This year, six local residents will be elected to represent the community to join the five existing members of the BNDfC Board.

2007-03-29 21:26:07
BNDfC Community Representative elections come around

Everyone over the age of 15 who lives in the BNDfC area is entitled to vote in the forthcoming elections for six Community Representatives on the New Deal Board.

2007-03-29 21:19:52
A New Deal for Burngreave

News from Burngreave New Deal for Communities, including:

  • BNDfC Community Representative elections come around

  • You Can Represent the Burngreave Community

  • Burngreave Green Space Safari

2007-03-29 21:09:01
Memories of the Adelphi Cinema and Pavilion

I grew up in the Attercliffe area and lived between the two cinemas. The Adelphi was a grand cinema with a glass dome and stained glass windows.

2007-03-29 20:55:35
A Good Life!

Collis Icylyn Beckford is a sprightly 73 year old mother of six from Burngreave. Destinations Arts managed to catch up with her and recorded her life story as part of our Oral History and Arts Project, Digital Journeys. These are extracts from Collis's rich and fascinating life!

2007-03-29 20:45:35
Environment day

Bird and bat boxes, bird feeders and bird tables will be amongst other discounted goodies that will be on sale at the Environment Day on May 20th 2007 in Abbeyfield Park.

2007-03-28 22:01:31
Trees Galore

This spring GCA has planted almost 1000 trees in partnership with Tim Shortland, the Council’s Community Forester.

2007-03-28 21:57:28
Free advice

Spring is here at last and for those BNDfC residents who are thinking about starting work in their garden…

2007-03-28 21:54:58
Need help to sort out your garden?

The Green City Stewards have been busy helping elderly residents get their gardens into shape.

2007-03-28 21:50:54
Green City Action News
  • Need help to sort out your garden?

  • Free advice

  • Trees galore

  • Environment day

2007-03-28 21:48:20
Family Life Ministries

The Family Life Ministries is an important part of our church. It recognizes there are periods in peoples lives where they need extra help and support. We run outreach programmes for families whose relatives are in prison, or going through bereavement.

2007-03-28 21:31:40
A Big Tree for Burngreave Cemetery

On Tuesday 13th February 2007, Tim Shortland, Community Forester and the men from Tinsley Tree Project, entered Burngreave Cemetery with big spades and an even bigger Tree. They were here to dig a hole and manoeuvre the root ball of the tree into place ready for the arrival of the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Jackie Drayton, on Sunday.

2007-03-28 21:22:54
Youth Council amaze residents

Those who attended the New Deal Children and Young People’s Resident Forum were in for an astounding performance

2007-03-28 21:19:26
Girl Guides

Girls involved in hiking and camping? It didn’t seem possible in the early 1900s, when skirts were ankle length and young ladies never ran. It was all about scouting for boys in 1907 until a small group of girls turned the situation around by insisting on a group of their own and the Girl Guides were born.

2007-03-28 21:14:15
Burngreave Voices

A crowded Verdon Recreation Centre saw the culmination of two and a half year’s work by Nikky Wilson on the Burngreave Voices project, with the launch of its website on Saturday 17th March.

2007-03-28 21:08:02
Ethnic Minority Older People's Consultation Day

Are you over the age of 55?

Would you like to tell people about the quality of the services you are getting?

Would you like to tell us about the services you would like to receive?

2007-03-28 21:05:06
Rob Smith word smith

Rob Smith, a former writer for the Burngreave Messenger has been continuing in his creativitiy since leaving his position in December last year.

2007-03-28 21:00:24
Caborn’s Corner – a bit of Sheffield's history under threat?

Whilst studying recent plans for the new Tesco supermarket at the top of Spital Hill, somebody pointed out to me that the ‘attractive urban landscape with potential public plaza’ marked at the front of the drawing appeared to obliterate a bit of Sheffield’s political history: Caborn’s Corner. It’s a small triangle of land located at the junction of Spital Hill and Carlisle Street, just below the East House and opposite The Kashmir restaurant.

2007-03-28 20:53:13
Disability Rights

Sheffield Law Centre has a long reputation for helping people, especially in Burngreave. Hidden away behind the Wicker, the small team of caseworkers has helped prevent evictions, stopped deportations and won rights for workers.

2007-03-28 20:49:23
New TESCO planned

Update on news of Tesco's planning application for a huge new store at the bottom of Spital Hill.

  • Includes: Letter sent to the Messenger by Tesco in response to our February 2007 story.

2007-03-28 20:43:49
Pye Bank Netball

Netball briefing by Pye Bank students

2007-03-28 20:40:32
Family Learning Awards

Parents from across Sheffield received awards from the Lord Mayor at the first Sheffield Family Learning Awards held at the Town Hall in February 2007.

2007-03-28 20:36:51
Pye Bank School Seeks New Governors

last year, Pye Bank School has decided to reorganise its Governing Body and is seeking new community Governors

2007-03-28 20:33:45
Council reports on illegal evictions

In February 2007 we reported on claims that a group of destitute asylum-seekers had been forcibly evicted from Catherine Road flats. The council agreed to investigate and a lengthy report has now been produced, concluding that they “probably were evicted illegally" and, “certainly had good reason to feel intimidated”.

  • Plus: Downloads of the Council report. here

2007-03-28 20:27:01
DJ Legaliz

I met local DJ Liz Searle aka DJ Legaliz for a chat about being a DJ in the Sheffield scene.

2007-03-28 20:22:34
Woodside New Housing: continuing saga

Affordable housing was not on the agenda for Councillors in March, despite concern from residents, Burngreave Community Action Forum and Burngreave New Deal for Communities

2007-03-28 20:19:09
International Women's Day

Verdon Street Centre was a hub of activity on March 8th 2007. Women came out in their numbers to celebrate International Women’s Day.

2007-03-28 20:13:47
Community reaction to the Scott Road shooting

Following the death of local resident and taxi driver Younis Khan, the Messenger went out to speak to residents, to record people’s reactions and feelings.

  • Add your own comments or condolences for Mr Younis Khan.

2007-03-28 20:01:31
Bumper crowd for Burngreave Business Awards

Winners of the third annual Burngreave Business Awards enjoyed a night of celebrations with a bumper crowd.

2007-03-28 19:56:27
Pitsmoor Tattooist

With over a decade of experience, convention tours, travelling abroad and a solid reputation as a one of a kind freehand tattooist, Andy decided on locating one of his many shops in Pitsmoor near home.

2007-03-28 19:56:20
Women only swimming baths with "male guards"

I am a 14 year old girl that really enjoys swimming, but I can’t go to my local swimming baths because on ‘women’s only’ days they sometimes have male life-guards operating. For a young Muslim girl we should not be swimming half naked in front of men.

2007-03-28 19:49:32
125 Health Project

Hello my name is Iyah Haimeed, I am 13 years old and I go to Fir Vale School. I finish school at 3.30 then I go straight to Burngreave After-School Project.

2007-03-28 19:45:19
Spray Can Art

My name is Nadia Rahman and I’m from the Burngreave After School Study Support Project. On Saturdays me and my friends go to a spray can art project. It is a recognised award and lasts for ten weeks. The course is fun and different every week. It makes me feel very responsible and creative.

2007-03-28 19:29:49
Ellesmere Proposals

The Council are planning to make Spital Hill “more attractive to shoppers, to improve the economic vitality of the area and encourage the creation of new business and expansion of existing ones.”

2007-03-28 17:14:01

Nearly 200 people attended a meeting at SADACCA on 13th March, united against the government proposal to cut funding to English language courses (ESOL). The cuts will kill off at least 25% of courses run in Burngreave, with a devastating effect on Adult Learning Providers catering for refugees and asylum seekers.

2007-03-28 17:06:38
Byron Wood fire

On Saturday 1oth March a fire, caused by faulty wiring, destroyed the library and computer room at Byron Wood School

2007-03-28 16:59:35
A senseless killing

In the early hours of Wednesday 14th March, a fatal shooting took place on Scott Road which left a family devastated and the local community shocked.

2007-03-28 16:53:44

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