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Issue 68, February 2007

BCAF Quarterly Forum Meeting

This meeting will be discussing plans for new housing in Burngreave.

2007-02-15 14:54:05
Customer Service Assistant

16 hours a week. Age Concern are looking for someone who enjoys meeting members of the public and takes pride in providing excellent customer service to meet their needs.

  • £14,698 per annum Full Time Equivalent (£6,487 pro rata) + pension

  • Closing date for applications: 12 noon 28th February 2007

2007-02-15 14:08:58
Burngreave Business Forum

The Burngreave Enterprise Event and Business Awards returns next month in what promises to be the year’s biggest business event in Burngreave. The event takes place at the Verdon Street Centre on March 14th 2007 and will include exhibitions from Business Support agencies, advice and guidance for businesses.

2007-02-05 17:24:34
The Burngreave Advice Alliance

Do you work? Are you getting all your rights? An alliance of local advice centres wants to make sure you know your rights.

2007-02-05 17:12:01
Staff team for the New Messenger project

The Messenger's staff team for the new project.

2007-02-05 11:40:08
Messenger website

Recent highlights of exclusive website stories and features.

2007-02-05 11:18:19
Burgreave Voices celebration

Burngreave voices invite you to their website launch and a celebration of their achievements on Saturday 17th March 2007.

2007-02-04 20:18:52
Tree planting days

Would you like to take part in tree planting in Burngreave? Then come along to the tree planting days on February 18th and March 24th 2007.

2007-02-04 20:14:49
‘Ethnicity & Substance use’

A community conference to explore issues around ethnicity and substance misuse, harm reduction and family support on Wednesday 21st March 2007.

2007-02-04 20:11:01
New housing meeting

Burngreave New Housing Project Group, (27th Feb) discussing plans for new housing in the Burngreave Ward.

2007-02-04 19:24:31
Mystery Shopper opportunities in Burngreave

BNDfC want to train residents to be mystery shoppers to ensure local people are receiving a high quality service from those services and organisations currently being funded by New Deal. After the first 8 training sessions you will receive £20 per session for the next 8 sessions.

2007-02-04 19:08:18
Project Co-ordinator wanted

Job vacancy: SHEBEEN is seeking to appoint a project co-ordinator.

  • Salary: £24,292.

  • Full time but part time considered.

  • Closing date: 19th Feb 2007

2007-02-04 18:51:47
Nahid Aziz

Nahid has a BA Hons in Social Work with Diploma, but it’s easier said than done when you have a small child and a baby on the way.

2007-02-04 17:00:03
Suzanne Hutt

Suzanne graduated this year with a BSc (Hons) Degree in Occupational Therapy from the Sheffield Hallam University.

2007-02-04 13:43:40
Grace Love

After many years working in the health service as a nurse, Grace felt it was time to give herself a new challenge, the result: an honours degree (B Med Sci) from Sheffield University in Clinical Practice.

2007-02-04 13:40:54
Arafat Al-Shawesh

Born and raised in Yemen and now living in Burngreave, Arafat recently completed his MBA in Business & Administration at the University of Derby.

2007-02-04 13:35:21
Big names at the King Mojo Club

Did you know that Burngreave has seen its share of stardom perform at the King Mojo Club back in the 60’s? For just three years, from 1964 to 1967 the club on Pitsmoor Road became a thriving scene of modern music and a place where an amazing array of famous names performed.

2007-02-03 11:26:30
Free fridge removal service

Veolia (ex-Onyx) provides a free fridge/freezer disposal service…

2007-02-02 19:39:29
“…that little bit extra”

Many of the 200 people who packed the Town Hall reception rooms for the fourth Annual Burngreave New Years honours event felt it was the best ever, with a wealth of talent and commitment represented by the nominees for 2007.

2007-02-02 19:35:08
Diary dates

Dates for BNDfC Forum events and Board meetings.

2007-02-02 19:28:03
Grants Bonanza

Do you need money to help your new business or community project? We have up to £25,000 available…

2007-02-02 19:25:23
Small Grants Administrator

Job vacancy: BNDfC need a Small Grants Administrator to provide day to day support to our Burngreave Small Grants Project.

  • 37 hours per week.

  • Salary range £13,714 – £15,707.

  • Closing date: 12.00 Noon, Friday 23rd February 2007.

2007-02-02 19:21:47
Information Shop: Drop-in sessions

Details for upcoming drop-in sessions at the BNDfC Information Shop.

2007-02-02 19:15:31
BNDfC enters Year 7 of programme

John Clark reports on the changes in the area over the past six years.

2007-02-02 19:05:48
Messenger Abolishes Christmas!

The December issue of the Burngreave Messenger, covering as it does the period of the Christmas and New Year festivals, is startling in its lack of any editorial mention whatever of either of these events…

2007-02-02 18:47:59
Islam came to liberate and not to oppress!

Umm A'tika responds to issues raised by readers regarding the veil.

2007-02-02 18:38:33
Elderly residents gardening service

Starting in March 2007 GCA we will be allocating some of their Green City Stewards time to helping elderly people look after their gardens.

2007-02-02 18:08:55
Become a Green City Steward

Job vacancy:

  • £14,000 per annum + 5% pension contribution, 37 hours per week.

  • Deadline: 12 noon, Wednesday 28th February

2007-02-02 18:05:14
Ella road

Ella Road playground is the last remaining of three local playgrounds constructed in the ‘70’s. After years of complaints, from children and adults alike, Green City Action (GCA) have taken on the task of making it usable again.

2007-02-02 17:57:55
Matloub’s travels

Matloub Husayn-Ali-Khan is planning a trip along the route of the Silk Road, retracing the steps of 14th century Islamic journalist, Ibn Battuta.

2007-02-02 17:52:52
The Rise of the Crescent

Burngreave author and Muslim sociologist, Mohamed Younis, has just published a book, which “investigates the history and the future of this powerful religious culture.”

2007-02-02 17:39:39
Yasmin Razaq

Yasmin writes about her graduation and her brother Sajid.

2007-02-02 16:41:18
End of an era for Ellesmere Youth Project

Ellesmere Youth Project, which has been providing quality youth work in the Carwood and Ellesmere area for 10 years, have announced that, due to lack of funding, they are having to make their senior youth worker redundant. Lorraine Blake started

2007-02-02 16:19:02
Verdon Street ice rink

A Portable Ice Rink with Snow Machine and DJ was organised in December to reward children and young people from across Burngreave and Fir Vale for positive activities and for good behaviour throughout the year.

2007-02-02 16:15:36
Somali learners celebrate

The Association of Sheffield Community Language Schools (ASCLS), recently welcomed Maria Yusuf Bostock, the author of a new Somali language learning book, to meet young language learners from Burngreave’s Somali Language School.

2007-02-02 16:11:59
End of Year Party

Children at Pye Bank School enjoyed a wonderful end of year party, thanks to the hard work of parents and staff. The behaviour of all the children was brilliant and they were all treated to a goodie bag at the end.

2007-02-02 16:09:15
Burngreave Graduates 2006

Following on from our graduations article in the December 2006 issue, we bring you details of those local people who graduated at the end of last year.

2007-02-02 16:06:38
Picture Perfect

The photography of Burngreave resident Kamida Khan will feature in an exhibition showcasing some of the best creative and cultural businesses and talent from Sheffield’s black and minority ethnic community.

2007-02-02 15:56:38
Steam Train Over the Wicker

For the first time in many years a real steam train will pass over the Wicker Arches on Saturday, 3rd March 2007.

2007-02-02 15:54:11
Developing a healthy community

Patrick Edwards has received an UnLtd grant to start a business as a fitness instructor. Health issues have become one of the government’s number one priorities, and the people of Bungreave are not left out in this race to keep our community healthy, as Patrick intends to run his fitness services right here in Burngreave.

2007-02-02 15:45:51
A dream come true

Once again a diverse group of people came together to celebrate the life and work of Dr Martin Luther King and discuss issues around racism. The Welcome Centre on Nottingham Street was transformed for the event with informative and artistic displays about the 1960’s civil rights struggle in the USA.

2007-02-01 11:39:32
Sports for Somaliland

The chairman of Democracy Network for Somaliland (DNS), Mr. Mohamed A. Issa, recently met Richard Caborn MP, Minister for Sport, and Councillor Ibrar Hussain at Richard Caborn’s office in Sheffield.

2007-02-01 11:27:09
Campaign for low-paid

Following the successful Pension Credit take-up campaign last year, local advice agencies have got together to launch a take-up campaign for low-paid workers in Burngreave.

2007-02-01 11:19:00
Normanton Inn

The newly-licensed Normanton Inn, on Earldom Road, has been completely revamped with deluxe furnishing in the lounge and bar/pool room facilities.

2007-02-01 11:06:15
Gower update

The Gower – the pub in the centre of Burngreave – remains open. In November’s issue, we reported on new conditions the police wanted to see in place to address their concerns. Sheffield City Council’s licensing board met on January 9th to review the licence and decided the pub can still open as long as certain conditions were met.

2007-02-01 10:54:41
Cinemas remembered

Do you remember the old cinemas of Burngreave? The Messenger has received a fascinating article from Mrs Reaney of Fir Vale, which we hope to use in the next edition of the Messenger with any old photographs we can bring together. Do you remember:

2007-02-01 10:39:27
Events at Verdon Recreation Centre

Advocacy Training Health Day, First Aid, Interational Women's Day and many more. All are welcome

2007-02-01 10:24:07
Dangerous, derelict house

A family in Burngreave is at risk due to the dangers caused by a derelict house next door, it has emerged.

2007-02-01 10:07:51
Stateless and Homeless at Christmas

On 28th November 2006 two men were removed from the, soon to be demolished, flats on Catherine Road. Through an interpreter, the men tell us what happened.

2007-02-01 09:54:59
What does it all mean?

Information about what we mean by mixed communities, affordable housing and shared ownership, plus details on where the new homes will be.

2007-01-31 16:24:05
Striving for more affordable housing

Three articles:

  • Weldon defends mixed communities

  • New Deal asks for money back

  • What does it all mean?

Plus details of the related BCAF and New Housing Project Group meetings.

2007-01-31 15:52:48
Redwall get go ahead

The Council’s decision to deny planning permission to Redwall Developments for part of Grimesthorpe Road has been overturned in a public inquiry.

2007-01-31 15:13:31
Firvale School “outstanding”

Firvale School has become one of just two schools in the City receiving an “outstanding” OFSTED inspection report. Headteacher Mrs Lesley Bowes said, “this wonderful outcome provides a launch pad for the next stage in the school's development.”

2007-01-31 14:50:54
Councillors’ Surgery Dates

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

2006-12-03 16:23:58

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