August 2010 Issue

Burngreave Messenger Issue 89 August 2010
A feast of festivals

Features and photo galleries from:

  • Abbeyfield Festival

  • Fir Vale Fun Day

  • Firshill School Summer Fair

  • Pye Bank Summer Fayre

  • Byron Wood Family Fun Day

  • Ellesmere Children's Centre

Spital Hill event delayed

Local resident and promoter Kevin from Rollout Promotion, is planning an event in Black History month after an event to celebrate the birthday of Haile Selassie at Spital Hill Plaza was delayed.

Fire at nature site

A large fire spread through grassland near the Carwood Estate on Saturday afternoon on 10th July.

Clothes remix

Transition Burngreave organised a clothes swap for Sunday 4th July despite stiff competition from other events

Messenger editorial


Gypsy site plans dropped

The Council have dropped proposals for a Gypsy and Traveller site on Abbeyfield Road and Holtwood Road, following cuts in funding and changes in government policy.

Adult learning cuts

The Council have announced massive cuts to their Adult and Community Learning (ACL) team, which will have a major impact on Burngreave.

July bus changes

On Sunday 25th July, the bus companies change some services. For detailed information on timetables contact Traveline on 01709 515151 or look at

New fare system proposal

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport is consulting on the introduction of a new fares system and changes to the bus network

Council plans damage woods

Local residents have raised concerns about a recent planning application to expand Sheaf Training Centre.

Future of development

The Council's new planning document, The Sheffield Development Framework, or SDF, was unveiled at a recent Burngreave Community Action Forum meeting in June, ahead of 6 weeks of public consultation.

Work on the Rec begins

Planned improvements to Burngreave Recreation Ground near Byron Wood School will start in August, taking 16 weeks.

Progress for mental health service users

The Maat probe group have continued their campaign for better mental health services, taking their message to Nottingham where they spoke to other service users.

Space to recover

SPACES, a Community Recovery Service (formerly Adult Mental Health Day Services), is a newly commissioned service which has an ongoing commitment to support people to re-engage with their local communities and to access the resources and opportunities that most of us take for granted.

Firshill TARA Fair

On 3rd July Firshill Tenants and Residents Association held their Summer Fair at Sheffield United Academy. Includes extra photo gallery.

12 months of mould

Sheffield Homes tenants at Firshill Glade have been suffering with mould in their flats for over 12 months, despite repeatedly reporting problems.

Carwood clean up

Carwood Estate, tucked away on the edge of Burngreave, became a hive of activity on June 16th when the Hanging Basket Day and Clean Up was held. This has become an annual event organised by Carwood TARA. This year it was bigger and better than ever, with 12 different agencies involved.

Confident young women

A group of 11 young women are coming to the end of a fantastic programme with Ellesmere Youth Project, focussed on growing confidence and raising aspirations

Abbeyfield success

On Sunday 11th July, the annual Abbeyfield festival took place,attracting thousands of people from all over Sheffield. Includes extra photo galleries.

Fantastic Firvale

Firvale Fun Day took place in Osgathorpe Park on the 4th July on a day when the sun was sparkling in the park. Includes extra photo galleries.

Ramadan’s Big Fast Break!

The Yemeni Community Association sub-group and Burngreave Young People’s Network are organising a special and harmonious fast opening and meal in the holy month of Ramadan.

Summer Activities 2010

Summer activities for families, young people and children in Burngreave.

Byron Wood Fun Day

We held our annual Family Fun day at Byron Wood School on Friday 25th June and it was a resounding success! Includes extra photo gallery.

Pye Bank's Summer Fayre

Children and parents gathered at Pye Bank School on 16th July for a fantastic summer fayre. Includes extra photo gallery.

Firs Hill School Summer Fair

On Tuesday 15th June, Firs Hill School held their annual Summer Fair. There were lots of stalls and fun and games. Includes extra photo gallery.

First birthday for Young People’s Service

On 24th June the housing project, Burngreave Young People’s Service, celebrated its first birthday with a barbeque and special guests.

Positive parenting

The latest parents to pass the Positive Parenting course received their certificates at a ceremony at Owler Brook Children's Centre on 5th July.

Arabic achievements

On 17th June the Arabic Language School held their annual celebration to recognise the achievements of their students.

Ellesmere entertains

An event held at Ellesmere Children's Centre with stalls, music and dance. Includes extra photo gallery.

Dave Hall, Ironman

Dave Hall, Byron Wood’s Learning Mentor will be doing the ‘Iron Man’ competition this summer in Zurich – a marathon of swimming, cycling and running.

Quality in Study Support

In June and July all four Burngreave-based study support groups gained the “Quality in Study Support” (QiSS) award in recognition of the fantastic work that they do with young people in the area.

Race For Life

21 ladies from Whiteways Primary School took part in the Sheffield Race for Life on Sunday 20th June, either running, jogging or walking – and raising over £400.

Community Assemblies

August 2010 news from the North East Community Assembly, including councillor surgery dates.

A New Deal For Burngreave

News from Burngreave New Deal for Communities.

Scouting tradition at Holtwood

Sheffield 205th Scout Group were first affiliated into the scout movement on 1st April 1943 during the dark days of World War II. Their Headquarters has been on Holtwood Road, off Abbeyfield Road, since 1959 and was officially opened by the District Commissioner in the summer of 1962.

Burngreave resident monitors Somaliland election

Howard Knight, Burngreave resident and former City Councillor, has recently been in Somaliland as part of an international observation team of election monitors for the presidential election held on 26th June.

Interfaith gathering at Parkwood’s Forest Garden

On Saturday May 29th, in Sheffield Environment Weeks, a workday at Parkwood Springs Forest Garden was the third event in the series of Interfaith Tree Planting.

Abundance in Burngreave

Abundance Project in Burngreave

Let there be light

Burngreave Cemetery Friends opened the Chapel building for extra hours to celebrate the return of electricity, light and power to the chapel.

Junoon... not just another clothes shop

Junoon can be found on Page Hall Road, it specialises in Gul-Ahmed clothing, a leading Pakistani designer. The store focuses on modern and fashionable clothing.

10 years of Universal

Universal Takeaway in Firth Park is celebrating its 10 year anniversary in July.


Local resident Naheem Khaliq is leading the way with Sheffield’s first dessert bar which sells all sorts of sweet snacks, ice creams and milkshakes.

Do you want to make a difference?

Steps to Success work in partnership with the Probation service supporting adult ex offenders back in to employment training and education. We are looking to recruit volunteers to undertake a number of roles.

The Sheffield Urban Talent Competition

15th & 22nd of August 2010: Do you think you can pull off better dance moves than Chris Brown, belt out a tune better than Beyonce or MC better than Wiley?

Job: BCAF Community Administrator

Burngreave Community Action Forum are looking for a dedicated, resourceful and experienced individual to perform this vital role.

  • Salary: £19,621 pro rata, 21 hours a week.

  • Deadline for applications: 16th August 2010.

With Sheba and Arwa celebration event

Free family event. Museums Sheffield: Weston Park 4th August 2010. Join us for a day celebrating our new displays in the Treasures Gallery at Museums Sheffield: Weston Park

Coach trip to Cleethorpes!

Wednesday 11th August 2010 with St Peter’s Ellesmere.

Be a Messenger volunteer

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Burngreave Mentoring Project

Would you like to become a Community Mentor? If you would like to support children and young people who live or go to school in Burngreave and have a couple of hours spare per week, we would like to hear from you.

SOVA Sheffield Youth Justice Projects

Working in partnership with Sheffield Youth Offending Service (YOS), we are recruiting volunteer Appropriate Adults and Mentors.

Free skills training

ACCM Sheffield are providing free training for those registered unemployed:

  • Forklift Operator Training

  • Childcare

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