• [+] 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.

      • [+] 2010

        News, issues and website exclusives from 2010

        • [+] December 2010 Issue 91

          Issue 91, the December 2010 issue of the Burngreave Messenger.

          • [] Firshill crossing complete

            A zebra crossing has been installed on Firshill Crescent, after a successful campaign by St Catherine's School and local residents.

          • [] Lego club meets the Queen

            The Lego Club at Firs Hill School was included as part of a vlunteering showcase for the Queen's visit to Sheffield on 19th November.

          • [] MP visits School Council

            On 5th November St Catherine's School Council had a visit from the MP David Blunkett. He came to speak to the School Council about the work they have been doing during the last half term.

          • [] Dry Road

            Dry Road is a once-monthly evening aimed at providing recovering alcoholics with the chance to maintain a social life, whilst also providing all the benefits of a pub without alcohol.

          • [] SOLID closes

            SOLID, a support group for parents and family members of prisoners, is to close by the end of the year due to a lack of resources.

          • [] Arwa Relaxation Therapy (ART)

            In February we featured local resident Arwa Havard’s theraputic massage groups. Arwa trained with Vicky Gaughan, at the Sheffield Centre for Massage, qualified and is now practising near Abbeyfield Park

          • [] Young people feel the cuts hardest

            Back in July the Council agreed £6.5 million worth of cuts for the current financial year. Half of this was to be cut from Children and Young People’s Services.

          • [] Burngreave march against cuts

            Residents from Burngreave joined Cllr Jackie Drayton on a march and demonstration against the Government cuts.

          • [] Holtwood plans

            About 25 concerned residents attended a meeting of 9th November about a planning application for White's Yard on the corner of Abbeyfield Road and Holtwood Road.

          • [] Carwood makeover

            Carwood Estate is to get much needed improvements to its green spaces in the next 4 months

          • [] Threat to stable estates

            Alongside the Government cuts, Burngreave risks being badly hit by plans to reduce Council tenancies to just two years.

          • [] Keeping fit locally

            If you feel like you need to get fit, lose weight or you just need an energy boost, Verdon Recreation Centre is the place to go

          • [] Pride in Brunswick

            Brunswick Road doesn't get a lot of attention and the area has had problems with litter, dumping and fly-tipping. This month Sheffield Homes organised a special event to talk to tenants and residents abnout tackling the problem.

          • [] Wensley football success

            At the end of January, Streetkick young people's activities began on the park at Wensley.

          • [] Kids say Slow down

            Nearly 200 children have been run over in the Burngreave ward over the past 10 years.

          • [] Firshill craft group

            The Friday morning 50 plus craft group is moving from the St Catherine’s family learning room to Thursdays in the Crescent Community Space and expanding its provision to a full day, including a soup and sarni lunch for just £1.50!

          • [] Christmas is coming

            Christmas is coming …and the Firshill and Pitsmoor History Group did some reminiscing (longer online version).

          • [+] Be Cancer Aware

            We know that levels of awareness of cancer and use of cancer screening programmes is lower among Burngreave residents than in some other parts of Sheffield. For many forms of cancer the earlier you seek treatment the better your chances of surviving

          • [] Welcome Residents Group

            For Verdon Street, Nottingham Street, Brunswick, Andover Street, Rock Street, Woodside and neighbnouring streets.

          • [] New houses at Wood Fold

            14 affordable new homes for rent are under construction on land next to the former Stanley Tools factory on Rutland Road, after planners gave the go-ahead in March this year

          • [] Overcoming Breast Cancer

            Naheed Shafiq was 33 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in January this year. She told the Messenger her story.

          • [+] Beacons story telling festival

            The Beacons Festival was not only intended to re-breathe life into Parkwood Springs, but was also a way for children to confront their fears.

          • [] Apple Day

            The Friends of Burngreave Cemetry celebrated national apple day on the first Sunday of One World Week, 17th October

          • [] Fir Vale flood fundraiser

            Following the devastating floods in Pakistan over the summer, Fir VAle school decided to raise funds for flood victims.

          • [] Car boot sale

            On the 16th October Firs Hill School held a car boot sale in aid of victims of the Pakistan floods

          • [] Owler Brook supports floods appeal

            Owler Brook N & I School parents, carers and children were recently involved in fund raising to support victims of the recent devastating floods in Pakistan.

          • [] Giving is living

            Local residents from Burngreave and students from the Sheffield Hallam University came together to help the flood victims of Pakistan.

          • [] SACMHA Emancipation Day

            Black History Month and Mental Health Week was the focus of SACMHA’s event at Andover street in October.

          • [] Men’s health day

            On Thursday the 4th November, the Vestry Hall hosted an event to advise and support men on how to improve their health. About 400 men from Yemeni, Somali and other backgrounds were eager to hear the announcements about living healthier lives.

          • [] ‘Couch Surfing’ in Brazil

            Magid Mah, a Somalian resident from Burngreave who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro last year (see Burngreave Messenger, December 2009) had another exciting and ground-breaking expedition over the summer, this time to Brazil and the Amazon.

          • [] Ironman Dave Hall

            Dave Hall, senior learning mentor at Byron Wood School, completed the Ironman triathlon in Switzerland in July. Dave tells his story…

          • [] Creena retires from Pitsmoor Surgery

            She’s been a central figure in the community for decades as practice secretary; keeping patient referrals, records and helping Pitsmoor Surgery run smoothly.

          • [] Martin Bennett honoured

            We heard back in June that Martin Bennett, managing director of Associated Chemists (Wicker) Ltd had been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for “services to pharmacy”. We spoke to Martin about his award.

          • [] A new home for old books

            Winnie Bentley has been the custodian for many years of two books detailing the members and minutes of the Abbeyfield Bowling Club dating from 1913. They have now found a new home in the Local Studies Library where they will be available for future generations to read.

          • [] A life long Scout

            Long serving scout leader Jim Gilbert retires this month from the 76th Scout Group, who meet at the Cornerstone Ellesmere.

          • [] Rainbow’s End reward

            Rainbows End was a give a donation of just over £1300 from a Sale of Plants organised at All Saints Ladies Group in Ecclesall.

          • [+] 1940’s night

            A lively and enjoyable family evening was held at St Peter's Ellesmere as part of its 30th anniversary celebrations. It took the form of a family “40’s Night”, attended by nearly 80 people of all ages between 1 and 96.

          • [] Hidden past of Burngreave Rec

            With the funding confirmed to improve Burngreave Recreation Ground, I decided to have a look at the history of the area.

          • [] School for vegetables

            Green City Action has won Lottery funding for its “School for Vegetables” project.

          • [] BME Pathways to Training, Enterprise & Employment

            Pathways is an exciting new project that brings our generation together and equips people with skills to increase chances of further studies, better skills for work and work based experience.

          • [] Pitsmoor Citizens Advice AGM

            Annual General Meeting, Friday, 10th December – an opportunity to review the work of the bureau over the last year.

          • [] Get your free NHS health check

            The health check aims to help you lower your risk of developing four common but often preventable diseases: heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease.