• [+] 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.

      • [+] 2008

        Issues and website extras for 2008.

        • [+] April 2008 Issue 75

          All news from April 2008, including:

          • Issue 75 of our printed edition.

          • Articles exclusive to the website.

          • PDF download of the issue.

          • [+] Burngreave bouncing back

            Marchers gathered at Osgathorpe Park on 15th March, where Ibrahim Ilyas was shot in June 2006, to demonstrate against gun crime and for a better future for young people.

          • [] Roe Lane Centre demolition

            Roe Lane Community Centre is to be demolished as part of the expansion of St Catherine’s School. The expansion, including the issue of the community centre being demolished, will dominate the agenda at the next meeting of Firshill TARA on Monday April 7th.

          • [] Postbox victory

            Residents will be pleased to see the return of the post-box on Burngreave Road, near the junction with Melrose Road following a campaign over recent months by the Messenger.

          • [+] Messenger editorial


            • We ask questions about the transparency of decision-making at BNDfC following Sheffield Star allegations.

            • Messenger gets extra funding!

          • [] Companions carries on

            When a change in landlord prompted the new owners to increase the rent, many feared the Companions Club on Barnsley Road faced closure. However after several rounds of talks, a compromise was reached, which enabled the club to remain open.

          • [+] Mosque celebrations of Milad-un-Nabi

            Over 1,000 people attended the Milaad-un-Nabi (birth of prophet Muhammad – Peace be upon him). These happen every year during the third islamic month of Rabbi-al-Awwal. As Christians celebrate Christmas to celebarate the birth of Christ (Jesus. Muslim celebrate Milaad-un-Nabi.

          • [] Wade Street Green Space

            At last work is to start on the very first development in the Master Plan for the Page Hall area.

          • [] Byron Wood Nurture Unit

            Liz Searle visits the Sunflower Room of the Byron Wood Nurture Unit to talk to the staff and children.

          • [] Fairtrade at St Catherine’s

            In St Catherine’s Primary school, people have realised that others in the world are not as fortunate as us, so we find it important to help them; the way that we do this is by buying Fairtrade products.

          • [] Richard Caborn visits St Catherine’s

            In early March Y5 and school council children went on a visit to Westminster to visit the houses of parliament and meet with Richard Caborn our local MP. A few weeks later Richard Caborn returned the visit and attended one of our school council meetings.

          • [+] More on our website...

            The full length versions of stories promoted in our issue, including:

            • Buses better?

            • Campaign for Aman Ali

            • Sorby House

            • Lloyds Pharmacy refurbished

            • Forum House open day

            • Longley Sixth Form Equality Week

          • [+] Parkwood Academy?

            The Council’s Cabinet met on 27th February 2008 and approved officers to submit a formal “Expression of Interest” to develop Parkwood into an Academy. In the end, it wasn’t debated by the full Council, although the Anti-Academies Alliance presented Councillors with a 300-signature petition.

          • [] Building on Success

            On the 20th March, the Women’s Construction Centre (WCC) celebrated the opening of its new learning centre at Buckenham Street.

          • [] Race 4 Life Training

            On Sunday 15th June 2008, Race 4 Life will be held at Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield. This is a 5km jog or walk to support the work of Cancer Research and the special thing about this ‘race’ is that everyone entering is female.

          • [] International Women’s Day

            Arriving to find a buzzing atmosphere at the Vestry Hall on Friday 7th March, we did a round of the stalls (and buffet), and gained insight into the wealth of educational and social activities for women in the area.

          • [] HEET at the Rec

            The HEET event held at Verdon Street on 1st March was aimed at young people, providing enlightment on health, education, employment and training.

          • [] Fir Vale Fusion

            In four years from now, when the Olympic Games come to these shores, the dream is to have a Great Briton on the podium. To have world class athletes, there needs to be opportunities for young people, Fir Vale Fusion Athletics is providing that for Burngreave Youngsters.

          • [+] Adventure Bounces Back

            It’s been a tough year at Pitsmoor Adventure Playground, with delays to plans for a new building and rumours about cut backs. Thanks to staff and volunteers’ efforts it’s really bouncing back.

          • [+] Greenfingers grows again

            Early on the morning of 31st January, Greenfingers had their greenhouse blown up by vandals. A few weeks later, they are well on the way to recovery, thanks to the support of the community.

          • [] 2708 Kurdish New Year

            On the 21st March, the Kurdish Community Centre organised a Newroz (New Year) fesitval on Ellesmere Road.

          • [+] Handful of Henna

            Sheffield Theatres treated Burngreave to free performances of a Handful of Henna in February, funded by New Deal. So many people came to the first event at the Vestry Hall, that a second performance was arranged. The project was part of a community tour which included performances at Pye Bank and Firs Hill schools.

          • [] Young Advisors

            Six young residents have set up a new project which aims to make sure young people’s voices get heard.

          • [+] Teach them well… They will lead the way

            Within Burngreave recently, a lot of focus has been on the issue of exclusion. We have challenged organisations as to what they intend to do. While they all have a role to play, should they be the first port of call? Have parents and teachers been made to feel so powerless that the answer must come from outside?

          • [] Burngreave FC

            When funding for Burngreave Sports Network came to an end, Rafiq Saleh, Amin Saleh and Tariq Ahmed set up Burngreave FC. The team is currently for people aged 17 upwards and we aim to encourage young people into the team. We are always looking for a local business to sponsor the team.

          • [] Vaughan launches cricket pitch

            With help from England test captain Michael Vaughan, the English Cricket Board and nPower launched the start of work on the ‘Urban Cricket’ initiative at Abbeyfield Park in Burngreave.

          • [] New Inspector for Burngreave

            We invited Inspector Adrian McWalter to our office to talk about his new role managing the Burngreave, Shiregreen and Firth Park Safe Neighbourhood Area for South Yorkshire Police.

          • [] Conversation Clubs

            Burngreave is home to a wide variety of languages, but demand for one outstrips all others – English.

          • [] Fancy trying out bowling?

            Crown green bowling is one of Britain’s oldest sports. It’s fun to play, easy to pick up but difficult to master, and offers a great source of gentle exercise.

          • [] On Me Shed Son

            After recent vandalism caused to allotments in and around Burngreave, Kevin Cooper of Fir Vale has moved heaven and earth to regenerate them.

          • [] Cherry Tree Planting

            Thanks to Sheffield Small Grants Panel, the Friends of Burngreave Chapel and Cemetery were able to plant 30 wild cherry trees in the form of an avenue along a popular path in the Cemetery.

          • [+] A New Deal for Burngreave

            News from Burngreave New Deal for Communities including:

            • Back in 2000: A look back at what’s been achieved in the last seven years.

            • Setting the Record Straight: We respond to allegations made in the Sheffield Star.

            • Ten years of Abbeyfield Festival: Green City Action want to celebrate past festivals and make sure the whole community is involved.

          • [] Obituary - Owen McDowell

            The sad death of Owen McDowell on 29th February has left behind many good friends and colleagues in Pitsmoor. Over 300 people attended his humanist funeral on 14th March. The following tributes have been received by the Messenger:

          • [] 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?

          • [] What is BCAF?…

            BCAF is a local forum that has existed for the last ten years, and is made up of people who live and/or work in Burngreave.

          • [] Tackling anti-social behaviour

            Sheffield Homes are committed to working with tenants and residents to prevent anti-social behaviour. We believe people should be able to enjoy peace and quiet in their own home and feel safe and secure in the areas where they live.

          • [] Burngreave Small Grants Fund

            Do you or your organisation have a new idea that would benefit local residents. Would a small grant help to make it happen?

          • [] Printed issue content

            Listing of just the articles found in the printed (and PDF) February 2008 edition of the Burngreave Messenger.

          • [] Website exclusives

            List of articles exclusive to the website in February 2008, not to be found in the print or PDF edition.

          • [] Course: Basic IT

            Course starts Wednesday 9th April 2008. Every Wednesday 9:30am – 11:30am.

          • [] Residents clear-up success

            The Pitsmoor Tuesday Health Walks group meets to walk locally for pleasure and exercise and has recently had an impact on their environment.

          • [] Photo galleries

            Index of extra photos appearing in the April 2008 online edition.

          • [] Digital Photography Course

            A five week course on taking and improving digital photographs and making the most of your digital camera.

          • [] Public Speaking for Women

            This is a 6 WEEK course and it will be held at The Fir Vale Enterprise Centre, Fir Vale School, Owler Lane, Sheffield S4 8GB

          • [] Friendly Knitting Group

            The friendly Knitting group meets Monday 1pm to 2pm (except Bank Holidays) at the New Roots Cafe on Spital Hill. It is for all levels and is very relaxed. All Welcome.

          • [] Tea and Textiles

            ‘Tea and Textiles’ is a new group for anyone interested in developing new skills and working with art and craft.

          • [] Burngreave Seminars

            A series of seminars on radical education at home, at work, in the community and in other cultures, hosted by the Burngreave Ashram.

          • [] Beginners’ bowling sessions at Abbeyfield

            Ever wanted to try out crown green bowling but weren’t quite sure where to start? Many local people have often walked past the bowling green at Abbeyfield Park and thought to themselves, “I wouldn’t mind having a go at that.”

          • [] Copper Beech Studios

            A collection of archive photographs, featuring many pictures of Burngreave, Grimesthorpe, Pitsmoor and Fir Vale, has been revamped and published on the internet by the son of the renown Sheffield photographer, Harry Ainscough.

          • [] Abbeyfield cricket arena opens

            The new cricket facility at Abbeyfield Park opens with England cricketer Ryan Sidebottom, and children from local primary schools.

          • [] Job: Project Manager

            Sheffield Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Foundation (SSCATF) is looking for a Project Manager.

            • Salary: £25,000 pro rata

            • 30 hours per week

            • Closing date: Friday 23rd May 2008

          • [] Job: Centre Manager

            Roshni Sheffield Asian Women’s Resource Centre is seeking to appoint a Centre Manager.

            • Salary: £24,500 – £28,500

            • 1 year maternity cover post – 37 hours

            • Closing date: 12th May 2008 (10am)

          • [] Job: Youth Worker

            Roshni Sheffield Asian Women’s Resource Centre is seeking to appoint a Youth Worker.

            • 4 Sessions per week – (16 hours)

            • £26.20-£35.34 per session

            • Closing date: 12th May 2008 (10am)

          • [] Parents Matter!

            Parents Matter! is a half day conference for parents living in Burngreave and aims to discuss how we can help our children to do their best at school.

          • [] Job: Part-time Employment Supervisor at the Law Centre

            The successful applicant will have an up to date knowledge of employment law, at least two years’ experience in giving employment advice including representation at tribunal and experience of supervision.

            Closing date for applications: 12 noon Wednesday 4 June 2008

          • [] Warrior Square - A Sheffield Theatres Production

            Following the great evenings we had at the Vestry Hall with the Crucible’s production of A Handful of Henna, we are really pleased to be able to welcome the Crucible back with their new production of Warrior Square.