August 2008 issue 77

Issue banner: August 2008 Music In The Sun: Saturday 2nd August Abbeyfield Festival 2008, with extra photos. Summer Activities: Guide to what's on. More on our website: Full length versions of stories from the issue. Champions inspire Sports Foundation Murder on Spital Street. Download PDF copy.

Issue contents

Champions inspire Sports Foundation

Young residents, Abdirisak Ahmed and Muktar Mohammed, have won gold medals in Junior Athletics at county and national levels, while Muktar also plays for Sheffield Wednesday. Their achievements inspired the Somali community in Burngreave to launch the Sheffield Sports Foundation in June.

Murder on Spital Street

At 1.45pm on 11th July Burngreave witnessed the loss of another young life; Tarek Chaiboub was shot dead outside the barbers on Spital Street.

Parkwood academy ballot

The new Liberal Democrat leadership of the Council have announced that a full parental ballot will take place on the issue of whether Parkwood Secondary School should become an academy.

Northern General parking

Residents living near to the Northern General Hospital have expressed their frustration at the lack of action being taken about the street parking in the area.

Messenger editorial
  • Thanks to Naheem: Naheem Hanif, our Advertising Manger, is taking voluntary redundancy.

  • The Messenger is running a course for volunteers in writing for a community newspaper.

  • Next copy dealine and publishing date.

Burngreave Amateur Boxing Club

The local community can grab a taste of ring side action with the opening of Burngreave Amateur Boxing Club.

Pye Bank Wrestling

Boys and girls in Year 5 at Pye Bank School have been learning freestyle wrestling techniques such as grappling, pinning and tag-wrestling, with Tony Philips, a grassroots wrestling development worker.

Race for Life

The Race For Life training sessions at Verdon Recreation Centre have paid off and, on Sunday 15th June 2008, 15 local ladies completed the 5km, starting and finishing at Don Valley Stadium.

Getting to Grips with Gangs
  • The Government has provided £500,000 to address issues involving young people and gangs in North Sheffield which is being used to fund a “Targeted Youth Support Team” based at All Saints.

  • A young person speaks anonymously on the issue of gangs and the use of knives and guns.

Music in the Sun

Nonstop Events Ltd presents the North of England's most nationally acclaimed and greatly missed award winning festival.

Playing Together Peacefully

Children will be learning conflict resolution and co-operation skills through art, drama and play at Firshill After School Club.

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?

BiG Make It Your Business

BiG is a set of business support activities that aims to boost enterprise in Sheffield by helping more people to set up and support businesses in the city.

Lib Dems plan big changes

The Messenger interviewed Paul Scriven, new leader of Sheffield City Council.

BCAF Next Quarterly Forum Meeting

6th September 2008 – 12 – 3pm at the Vestry Hall

Paul Scriven, Leader of Sheffield City Council will attend and address the meeting. This will provide the opportunity for Burngreave residents to share their views and ask questions about the Council’s future policy for the area.

New Deal Investigation

Shortly after our June 2008 issue went to press, the council published its audit report, which answered the questions posed in our February 2008 issue. The allegation was that New Deal awarded contracts to two men – Jack Davies and Bill Husband – found guilty of gross misconduct at another New Deal in London.

Post Office Closures

2500 Post Offices across the country began closing in October 2007. On 5th August 2008, the consultation begins in Sheffield.

Elders need real change

At the June 2008 Area Panel, disappointment was expressed at the response from Council Officers to a community campaign for better day-care provision for elders from ethnic minority communities.

Black Women’s Resource Centre celebrates move

BWRC have moved from Burngreave Road to Catherine Road, a purpose built children’s centre. On August 29th 2008 they are holding their Annual General Meeting and open day to officially mark the move in opening rheir “Watoto Pre-School”.

Brett Anton Blake

16th October 1984 – 7th June 2008

Campaign success for Aman Ali

Aman Ali was granted indefinite leave to remain in Britain on Wednesday 25th June 2008.

Nottingham Cliff work day

This summer, Streetworx and Green City Action will be working with young people on improvements to the Nottingham Cliff Rec.

Mosque Planning Appeal

In October 2007 plans to rebuild the Mosque on Barnsley Road were refused by the City Council on the grounds that it would be out of character with local buildings, would inconvenience local residents, and would cause road safety problems due to increased traffic and a lack of adequate parking facilities.

More on our website...

The full length versions of stories promoted in our august 2008 issue, including:

  • Pitsmoor Pipers

  • Phoenix Music Club

  • ‘Hope on the streets’

  • New designs for adventure playground

Devon Gardens Celebration

Devon Gardens has been transformed in recent months, and on 12th July 2008, residents celebrated the success of the project so far.

Roma Family History Afternoon

Sheffield Companions Club hosted a Roma Family History Celebration on June 24 2008, to bring together many of the Roma families, mainly from Slovakia, who have settled in Burngreave, Fir Vale and Page Hall in recent years.

Abbeyfield Festival 2008

The atmosphere at Abbeyfield Multicultural Festival was peaceful in spite of fears raised by the shooting of Tarek Choubaib on Friday. People came together to support local talent and were enjoying themselves.

  • PLUS: Galleries of extra photos

Summer Activities 2008

Summer activities for young people in Burngreave including youth clubs, trips & events, football, sports, art & media, music & dance and training.

East Meets West

The noisiest audience yet in the Vestry Hall came on June 20th as Isha Nandra’s cast performed an energetic and varied programme of entertainment and dance – with plenty of audience participation.

Workshop on Torture

Messenger volunteer Sam Galbraith, joined a group of specialists and health professionals to discuss the traumatic affects of torture and the ways in which survivors could be helped.

Warrior Square

Warrior Square, the latest in a string of free theatre performances at the Vestry Hall , proved to be another successful and moving live event for Burngreave.

Cultural celebration

The Station Foyer on the Wicker held its annual Refugee Week event on 20th June with a Cultural Fashion Show and Training Awards, celebrating the contribution of refugees and asylum seekers to the community.

Assessing fire safety

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue’s Hussain Ibrahim, visited local ESOL classes at the Vestry Hall in June to show residents the dangers of fires at home.

Arabic School celebration

The Arabic Community Language School held an event on Thursday June 19th at Fir Vale School to celebrate achievements during the academic year 2007 – 2008.

Morning reading at Whiteways School

Walk into Whiteways School on a Wednesday or Thursday morning and you will experience a happy and inviting atmosphere with children and parents sharing and enjoying books.

Stand for Islam

A series of seminars recently took place at Firshill School by a group of professional Muslim women to promote greater understanding of their belief.

Firshill Summer Fayre

Firshill TARA held its annual Summer Fayre on Saturday 14th June at Roe Lane Community Centre. The Fayre was well-attended, with around 60 people turning up to enjoy the many activities there.

GP appointments

Camille Daughma reports on current difficulties faced in getting a GP's appointment and what lies ahead

Lord Mayor opens new park in Page Hall

The first project of the regeneration of Page Hall is completed as the Lord Mayor officially opens the Wensley and Wade Street green space.

Green City Action News

Latest news from Green City Action, including:

  • The big DIG Carwood cleanup

  • Tool Bank

A New Deal for Burngreave

News from Burngreave New Deal for Communities including:

  • Strings attached for promising fiddler

  • Advocacy Now

  • Apprentices told ‘you’re hired’

  • Have Faith In The Kids

  • Diary of Events

Burngreave Area Panel

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

  • Councillors' Surgery Dates

  • Details of the next Area Panel meeting

Join the Friends

The Friends of Osgathorpe Park (Foop) were formed around five years ago and now consist of five members of the local community.

Dear Messenger

Readers' letters:

  • A fed up resident of Pye Bank Drive writes to the Messenger

  • Rob Smith expresses his views on the recent violence amongst young people

Training to help your group fundraise

South Yorkshire Funding Advice Bureau (SYFAB) are running an 8-week OCN accredited Funding & Fundraising course for voluntary and community groups who wantto learn about funding and fundraising.

Support your local school - Become a School Governor

There will be elections for parent governor vacancies at local schools early in the Autumn term 2008. If you are not a parent you could contribute as a Local Authority governor or a Community governor.

Job: Early Years Practitioner

Watoto Pre School is looking to recruit an Early Years Practitioner.

  • Salary: £12,300

  • Hours: 37hrs per week

  • Closing Date: Thursday 31st July 2008

Young People’s Day 24th July 2008

Organised and presented by young people from Shiloh Church and guided by their youth leaders and pastor, the day is open to all children and young people aged from 8 – 18.

Annual Convocation

Shiloh Church at 8 Gower Street invites you to the Annual Convocation, a great time of celebration, with live gospel singing, dancing, great music and interesting talks on issues from the Bible.

St Peter’s Church Events

July 2008 – May 2009

  • Chairobics Sessions

  • Day trip to Chester Zoo

  • Day trip to Whitby

Job: Health Trainer Co-ordinator

The Health Trainer Co-ordinator will take lead responsibility for implementing and monitoring the delivery of the Burngreave Health Trainers including the recruitment and support of volunteers. The post will be largely office based but with the expectation of regular visits to community locations. The post will be based in Burngreave.

  • 37.5 hours per week

  • £20,225 – £26,123 pa

  • Deadline for applications: Wednesday 6th August 2008

Job: Health Trainer

The Health Trainer will work to improve the health of individuals from target groups agreed with the line manager. The post involves supporting individuals in learning how to make better health choices and supporting them in initiating and sustaining appropriate behavioural changes. The post also involves helping people to find and use the right services.

  • 37.5 hours per week

  • £14,834 – £17,732 pa

  • Deadline for applications: Wednesday 6th August 2008

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