• [+] Burngreave Messenger 2016 Archive

    206 archive of the online version of the monthly news magazine delivered to all households in the Sheffield Burngreave ward. Burngreave Messenger Ltd. is a non-profit making, membership owned community organisation.

    • [+] Archives

      Back issues of the Burngreave Messenger community newspaper, along with additional news items exlusive to the website.

      • [+] 2007

        Archive of Burngreave Messenger back issues and content exclusive to the website in 2007.

        • [+] December 2007 Issue 73

          All news from December 2007, including:

          • Issue 73 of our printed edition.

          • Articles exclusive to the website.

          • PDF download of the issue.

        • [+] November 2007

          News, stories, information and jobs from November 2007, exclusive to the website. The December 2007 printed issue comes out on 1st December 2007.

        • [+] October 2007 Issue 72

          All news from October 2007, including:

          • Issue 72 of our printed edition.

          • Articles exclusive to the website.

          • PDF download of the issue.

        • [+] September 2007

          News, stories, information and jobs from September 2007, exclusive to the website. The October printed issue comes out on 29th September 2007.

        • [] August 2007 Issue 71

          News releases from August 2007, including content from issue 71, the printed edition of the Burngreave Messenger, along with the PDF download of the issue.

          • [+] Wicker under water

            On 25th June 2007 the River Don engulfed Nursery Street pouring down into the Wicker and all surrounding streets.

            • Businesses left reeling – Businesses around the Wicker are still cleaning up.

            • Wicker Pharmacy stays open – Staff managed to keep the business going.

            • SYAC Nursery – Within 15 minutes staff were wading through knee-high water.

            • Station Foyer – Residents were ecacuated to a hostel.

            • SADACCA: The Day Care Centre lost everything.

          • [+] Festival postponed

            The Abbeyfield Park Multicultural Festival has now been postponed to Sunday 2nd September.

            • Abbeyfield Festival details (press release)

            • Festival performances (set list)

          • [] Gower Arms closed

            On 31st May the Council’s licensing board revoked the Gower Arms’ license and an appeal has been adjourned until September. Although the pub could be allowed to open during the appeal, the police have asked for it to remain closed because they believe there is risk of a ‘serious disorder incident’.

          • [] Students raise refugee awareness

            A host of special events took place in Refugee Week (16th – 22nd June 2007) at Fir Vale School as students aimed to raise awareness across the city of refugee issues, as well as promoting understanding about the reasons why people seek sanctuary.

          • [+] Messenger editorial

            The rain continued to fall in July forcing the postponement of the much anticipated Abbeyfield Festival. But it wasn’t the only wash-out…

          • [] Evacuation on Bolsover Road

            Rain fell continuously on 15th June, overwhelming the drains and flooding cellars. As the electricity was switched off, over 100 residents were evacuated from water contaminated with sewage. For those who couldn’t get to family or friends, there was Fir Vale School and later Longley Day Centre for an overnight stay. The Pakistan Advice Centre (PAC) was amongst support services on hand to help.

          • [+] Debate over mosque plans

            The Council has received hundreds of comments for and against the planning proposal to demolish and rebuild a new Mosque on Barnsley Road. The Messenger visited the Mosque to find out more.

          • [+] Council consults on school expansions

            To cope with an increased number of children in the area, the Council is proposing the expansion of four schools in Burngreave and Fir Vale – St Catherine’s, Pye Bank, Owler Brookand Whiteways. Meetings took place throughout June to give parents the opportunity to have their say on the plans.

          • [] New Head for Pye Bank

            Governors at Pye Bank Church of England Primary School have announced in the last couple of weeks the appointment of a new Headteacher. Paul Hopkinson will take up the position in September.

          • [] Billy Sharp comes home

            Twenty-four months after moving to Scunthorpe, Billy Sharp has sealed his return to Sheffield United. I caught up with the free scoring forward to hear about his future plans and growing up in Burngreave.

          • [] Pitsmoor Credit Union merger

            For more than 10 years, Pitsmoor Credit Union’s volunteer directors have worked hard to build a local credit union for local people. It has been successful and new people have joined, but a recent funding bid to the Lottery has failed, and without this funding the Pitsmoor office will close.

          • [+] A year in office

            Burngreave resident Jackie Drayton has just finish serving her term as Lord Mayor and is enjoying quality time with family. Jackie kindly showed the Messenger into her beautiful and magnificent garden, before telling us about her year as Sheffield’s Ambassador.

          • [] Home - A quilting journey

            A 12-week quilting course, on the subject of ‘home’, created a large quilted wall hanging (article available as PDF download only).

          • [] Your voice

            The Burngreave Youth Council want to know what issues are affecting you, how we can help resolve them and how we can work together to bring the issue to the attention of those people who CAN make a difference.

          • [] Longley Sixth Form Creative Show 2007

            ‘Imagination is superior to knowledge’ – a statement by Einstein used on one exhibit at the Creative Show, which also aptly described the flourishing of ideas in this wonderful exhibition of students’ work at Longley Park Sixth Form College.

            • This is a longer version of the article printed in the Messenger, exclusive to the website.

          • [+] Summer Activities 2007

            Summer events for young people in Burngreave which feature in the ‘What's Going On?’ booklet put together by Streetworx and Active Sheffield.

          • [] Bombay Mix

            On Thursday the 21st of June, ‘Bombay Mix’ – a bright , colourful event – took place at the Crucible theatre. Many people took part in a performance of dance, music, art and drama created by children from different Sheffield schools.

          • [] Burngreave has Bin Inspired!

            Local artists and volunteers braved the rain on 2nd July to deliver bin art stickers to selected streets in Burngreave.

            • A longer version of the article printed in the issue.

          • [] Scouts brighten up Ellesmere

            Ellesmere residents were delighted to see colourful beds of flowers in the shape of a yellow ‘fleur de lys’ and a blue and white number 100 appear on Carwood Road. 76th Sheffield Scouts planted the flower beds to celebrate 100 years of Scouting.

          • [] Record Breaking Firs Hill

            Sixty children from Firs Hill School took part in a Guinness Book World Record Breaking Walking Bus.

          • [] Burngreave Voices

            Free copies of the Burngreave Voices book are now available from Burngreave Library for all Burngreave residents.

          • [+] New Life in Carwood TARA

            Carwood TARA (Tenants and Residents Association) under went a revitalisation in Autumn 2006, when local residents Gwen Askham-Clark, Dave Fisher, Valerie Henry, and Wynn March decided to get together to tackle some of the problems on the estate. Since then more members have joined and things are starting to happen.

          • [] Increase in rats

            With the recent mild winters, rats are able breed for longer, and reports are up by 2000 per year compared to three years ago.

          • [] Ground rent sales

            Concerns about the sale of land under Cookswood Road homes sparked a public meeting in June, organised by residents and the Messenger. It was attended by over 40 people from Cookswood Road, Shirecliffe Lane and Rutland Road.

          • [] Burngreave Domestic Abuse Project / Part-time Support Worker

            Burngreave Domestic Abuse Project need a female who speaks Urdu/Punjabi, to work with Asian women and children affected by domestic abuse, offering advice, support and advocacy service.

            • £23,187 pro rata for 17.5 hrs

            • Closing date: Wednesday 22nd August 2007

          • [] Vacancy for Assistant Caretaker

            Job: An Assistant Caretaker is required to manage the cleaning at St. Catherine’s Catholic Primary School.

            • 27.5 hours per week

            • £6.04 per hour, pay rise pending

            • Closing date: 14th September 2007

          • [+] Green City Action
            • Green City Enterprises Starts Work

            • Stewards Wanted

            • Ella Road Mural

            • Training Opportunities

          • [+] A New Deal for Burngreave

            News from Burngreave New Deal for Communities including:

            • Community Representatives Elections – Latest News

            • Personal statements from the nominees

            • Details of the public meeting where you can meet the new Board Members

          • [+] Burngreave Area Panel

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

            • The priorities for this year

            • How to contribute to the flood relief funds

            • Councillors' Surgery Dates

            • Next Area Panel meeting details

          • [] Javed Akhtar 1962–2007

            It is with sadness and regret that after a long illness Javed Akhtar passed away at the Northern General Hospital on Sunday 3rd June 2007 aged 45.

          • [] The end of slavery?

            As a child of Africa raised in a European country, I can’t avoid reflecting about my ancestors’ reality and wonder how the most barbaric and bloody episode of black history came to an end.

          • [] “Hold on there is hope”

            Gospel music, inspirational singing, health spot, special prayers and inspirational speaker at Burngreave Seventh Day Adventist Church, Andover Street, S3 9EF.

          • [] 2 Full-Time Early Years Practitioners required

            Job: Extension to deadline BWRC requires two enthusiastic and dynamic people to take up these full time posts in our busy nursery.

            • Salary £13,000

            • 37hrs per week

            • Closing date: Wednesday 8th August 2007

          • [] Write Horizons

            Do you sometimes have lots of thoughts going round in your head that you can’t sort out? Do you wish you could say how you really feel? Come along to the Pitsmoor Surgery Therapeutic Writing sessions.

          • [] Travel and Try It 2007

            The Travel and Try it group provides the opportunity to taste a range of the good things Sheffield has to offer.

          • [] Taster Programme

            R.U. 14-19? R.U. bored? R.U. looking 4 training? Taster workshops give U the chance to try out a career!

          • [] Wicker Arch at risk

            The Wicker arch has been placed on the English Heritage's buildings at risk register. The Sheffield Star and BBC websites have more details.

          • [+] Men's health and well-being event

            A conference around men's health and well-being run by Sheffield African Caribbean Mental Health Association (SACMHA) and the Pakistan Muslim Centre (PMC)

          • [] ESOL and citizenship

            Come and learn English – Separate classes for men and women. Childcare available. Enrolment is on the 11th September 2007.

          • [] Sheffield students help build bridges

            Black and Minority Ethnic pupils from schools in Sheffield worked to build bridges together at a special event held at the University of Sheffield on Wednesday 13 June, and got a taste of University life along the way.

          • [] Activity Sheffield Job Advert

            Activity Sheffield are looking for:

            • 2x Apprentice Sports and Physical Activity Area Workers (Burngreave Area)

            • 1x Apprentice Play Worker (Pitsmoor Adventure Playground)

            • 1x Apprentice Administration Worker (Verdon Recreation Centre)

            Closing date: Friday 17th August 2007

          • [] Vestry Hall jobs

            BNDfC are looking for 4 new staff to work in the Vestry Hall:

            • 2 Administrators (Part time)

            • Support Technician (Full time)

            • Caretaker (Part time)

            Closing date: Tuesday 21 August 2007

          • [] Abbeyfield Park Cricket Facility

            Public Consultation Evening, Thursday 30th August 2007. Please come and see the outline plans and tell us what you think.

          • [] Inmates

            Artist Chris Pickup presents an installation of sculpture depicting his journey into the early history of the Northern General Hospita. At the Clock Tower Gallery, Northern General Hospital, 27th August to 5th October 2007.

          • [] FA Football Referee Course 2007

            Training course geared towards people interested in working in the sport of football. Starts Saturday 25th August 2007.

          • [] One City, Many Cultures

            Sheffield and District African Caribbean Community Association (SADACCA) is hosting a free event on 27th August 2007, offering people in Sheffield the opportunity to experience and celebrate the diversity of cultures in Sheffield.

          • [] Relive your childhood memories

            …at the Pitsmoor Adventure Playground ‘End of Summer Party’, 1st September 2007. Teach today's generation the games you used to play!

          • [] Reverend Jesse Jackson to visit Sheffield

            The Reverend Jesse Jackson, the renowned civil rights leader who worked alongside Martin Luther King and was the first black US presidential candidate, is to visit Sheffield on Sunday.

          • [] UnLtd funding and prizes

            The Burngreave UnLtd team will be holding a funding afternoon to give five young people between the ages of 11 and 25 a chance to win a £1000 cash award.

          • [] Job Opportunities in the NHS

            Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust currently have work placements available in health care, domestic services, portering/transport, laundry catering and some administrative roles.

            • Closing date: Friday 7th September.

          • [] Printed issue content

            Listing of just the articles found in the printed (and PDF) edition of the Burngreave Messenger.

          • [] Website exclusives

            List of articles exclusive to the website in August 2007, not to be found in the print or PDF edition.

          • [] Fir Vale Festival 2007

            This year's event is to be held on Sunday 9th of September on the Fir vale School Grounds on Owler Lane in Fir Vale, Sheffield. The show starts at 1pm and ends at 5.30pm. Admission is free to all.

        • [+] July 2007

          All news releases from July 2007. The next printed issue comes out on 21st July 2007, the deadline is the 4th July.

        • [+] June 2007 Issue 70

          News releases from June 2007, including content from issue 70, the printed edition of the Burngreave Messenger, along with the PDF download of the issue.

        • [+] May 2007

          All news releases from May 2007. There is no printed issue this month.

        • [+] April 2007 Issue 69

          News releases from February 2007, including issue 69, the printed edition of the Burngreave Messenger. The PDF download of the issue is also available here.

        • [+] March 2007

          All news releases from March 2007. There is no printed issue this month.

        • [+] February 2007 issue 68

          All news releases from February 2007, including issue 68, the printed edition of the Burngreave Messenger. The PDF download of the issue is also available here.