How your neighbourhood works

  • Like to be more involved in changing things?

  • Want to know more about how the council and other agencies work together with the community to improve Burngreave?

  • Want to share ideas on the future of community involvement in the regeneration of Burngreave?

Then this could be for you!

OFFER (Open Forum for Economic Regeneration), is working in partnership with the Burngreave Area Panel and Burngreave New Deal for Communities to launch an exciting new training programme in Burngreave. The programme will be run in the newly re-opened Vestry Hall Community Learning Centre.

Is it for you?

The programme is aimed at people from across the Burngreave ward who have an active interest in the regeneration of Burngreave either as local activists or as paid workers and who want to become more involved and make more of an impact.

  • Take part in sessions that are informative, lively, and fun.

  • Opportunities to attend and observe local meetings.

  • Guest speakers will explain how different services are planned and delivered in Burngreave and how you can influence them.

  • Understand the structures in Burngreave.

  • Develop your ideas for future community involvement in the regeneration of Burngreave.

  • Network with people and organisations from across Burngreave.

  • Share your experience and your ideas.

  • Be part of one of the first groups of learners in the Burngreave Vestry Hall Community Learning Centre.

Dates and times

6 sessions on Wednesdays, 10am – 1pm

  • Venue: Vestry Hall

  • Times: Wednesday mornings 10am – 1pm

  • Dates: Nov 21, Nov 28, Dec 5, Dec 12, Dec 19, Jan 9

  • Tutors: Natalie Hunt and Rose Ardron, with support from Andy Shallice, Burngreave Area Coordinator.

The programme is free (A £10 deposit secures you a place and is returnable on completion of the programme).

Help with transport and childcare costs is available.

To book your place download the form below and return to:

Freepost RRLB-HSRJ-ABXE OFFER, 4th Floor The Circle, Rockingham Lane S1 4FW.

Or by Fax on 2536731; or Email to

You can also book online at but don’t forget to send in your cheque.

Closing date for bookings: 9th November 2007.

More information

Burngreave is one of the areas in Sheffield taking part in a pilot project run by the City Council called ‘Neighbourhood Arrangements’. The project is looking at how the city might move forward in working in partnership with local communities. The learning and ideas from ‘How Your Neighbourhood Works’ will be fed directly into those discussions.

What will we do?

  • Identify the issues that you are concerned about

  • Consider the changes taking place in Burngreave and how to influence them

  • Unpick where and how decisions are made about Burngreave

  • Put our questions to ‘expert’ witnesses

  • Build a map of opportunities to influence

  • Develop ideas on the future shape of community involvement in the regeneration of Burngreave

Participants: 16 maximum

The programme is aimed at people who are already active in the community and engaged in a local group. A £10 deposit secures you a place and is returnable on completion of the programme. Please contact Natalie Hunt [see below] if this is a problem for your organisation.

For more information contact Natalie Hunt at OFFER

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