February 2011 Issue 92

Burngreave Messenger Issue 92 February 2011

Issue contents

Burngreave keeps going in the snow

More than 12 inches of snow and prolonged cold weather brought disruption for many residents in December 2010.

New Deal’s buildings go to the Council

Burngreave New Deal for Communities will close before the end of March 2011, and the buildings and all assets will go to the Council.

Cuts are coming

Government cuts have been talked about for months, but we will soon start to see the effects close to home.

Tesco starts building

Building work has started on the site of the new Tesco at Savile Street.

A new plan for empty Firvale houses

Sheffield City Council is looking to change its policy on 37 empty houses in Firvale, including five on Barnsley Road two on Earl Marshal Road and 30 in Page Hall.

Messenger editorial

The Messenger is now on Facebook and Twitter.

Missing doors on Bressingham

Missing doors on Bressingham

Bressingham tenant, Saleh Shaibi, has been waiting for new doors from Sheffield Homes for over 12 months and despite repeated requests he is still waiting.

Bus Route Changes

From Sunday 30th January 2011 bus numbers 45, 46, 46A and 72 will no longer operate and the 73 will cut out Firshill Crescent.

Smithies Field Landscaping

Redwall, developers at Grimesthorpe Road, are proposing a small landscape scheme for Smithies Field, near the Carwood estate, which will include a path, a bench and wildflowers.

Carwood’s ready to start

The Council’s NEAT team have spent the last couple of months tidying up the public spaces on the Carwood estate, and the area around Sedan Street, with funding from the North East Community Assembly.

Mrs Schofield’s “dangerous” dog

Sheffield Homes have threatened a resident with eviction, over a Jack Russell dog they have alleged to be ‘dangerous’.

Tenants asked to vote on levy money

Tenants and Residents Association (TARA) were asked to fill in a voting slip in October to say how their levy money would be spent.

Local bus review

How well is the M20 and no 5 working for local residents?

The cost of cuts

As the Messenger goes to press, details of spending cuts are still largely unknown, but it is clear that they will have a substantial effect upon the community.

Forum calls for cuts campaign

More than 150 residents, mainly young people, attended Burngreave Community Action Forum's public meeting on 11th December 2010, to hear from young people's services about the impact of cuts so far.

Study Support at risk

Reach High 2, a study support group which offers six hours of support for school age children in Burngreave, is under threat of funding cuts or closure with the new council budget in March 2011.

Councillors campaign for EMA

For young people from low income families the EMA offers the knowledge that your family will not have to make sacrifices to support you through college or sixth form.

Youth Campaign to stop cuts

After hearing about proposed cuts, young people from across the country are campaigning against the loss of EMA (Education Maintenance Allowance) in fear of it damaging their ability to stay on in further education.

One to one support to a healthier life

Being healthy and happy is not always people’s top priority; there are other things to worry about like your family, work and money. But if your health suffers so will everything else.

Health Champion volunteers

Since November 2010 local residents have been volunteering as Health Champions to help people in their community lead healthier lives.

Projects for Young people in Page Hall

Young peoples services at the Pakistan Advice and & Community Association.

Community Wellness Project

A programme of events and activities in Page Hall designed to improve the health and well-being of local residents

Snow photos gallery

Photos taken around the Burngreave area following the heavy snowfall in November and December 2010

Calendar calls

The Friends of Abbeyfield Park in collaboration with the Burngreave Messenger are producing a 2012 Wall Calendar.

Keeping Your Bike on the Road

Burngreave's COMAC bicycle repair project has found a new home in the Burngreave Cemetery Chapel.

Fresh Water for Allotments

A new project to collect rainwater on Grimesthorpe allotments-which suffer from low water pressure- will help some plots to take advantage of what falls from the sky.

Grimesthorpe Community Gardens Group

notice of Extraordinary General Meeting

Firth Park Christmas festival

residents attending Firth Park’s annual Christmas festival. Many residents and visitors came to celebrate together, even with freezing weather and the appearance of snow.

Children In Need

The staff and children at Owler Brook School had a fun packed day raising money for Children In Need, helping to raise nearly £200 towards the National event.

Byron Wood Nativity 2010

What a wonderful production the nativity at Byron Wood Primary was! I would choose to watch this nativity over a Hollywood film any day.

Interfaith celebration

Sunday 21st November 2010 saw over 200 people from 14 religious communities join together for "Interfaith Praxis Sheffield!.

Diwali at the Hindu Samaj

In November 2010 the Hindu Samaj at Buckenham Street hosted Diwali celebrations to mark the Festival of Lights and the Hindu New Year.

Christmas Fayre at St Catherine's

The Crescent Craft Group Christmas Fayre, hit by the snow, began disappointingly, but parents collecting children piled into the community room and saved the day.

Choose Well

The NHS offers a wide range of services to help if you are ill or injured. This is a guide to how each service can help you. Choosing the right one will mean you get the best service, and help the NHS do its job well.

Exchange Youth Worker

German youth Julia Meier has been working at Christchurch since last Autumn.

From Pitsmoor to Pyramids

Sophie Mei, tells the Messenger how she progressed from belly-dancing in Pitsmoor to filming in Egypt.

Rocky and the undercover cop

Burngreave resident, Anthony Mullen, spoke to the Messenger about being an environmental activist and how he got caught up in the national under-cover police controversy in Nottingham.

Burngreave Fungi

Steve Clements, fungus recorder for the Sorby Natural History Society, has been documenting the fungi he has seen on his travels in our area.

  • Web exclusive: Guide to fungi found in Burngreave.

Outreach Improvement Project

A conference took place on the 8th Jan 2010 in Sorby House aimed at promoting the presence of the Outreach Improvement Project (OIP).

Byron Wood Sing Up

Byron Wood primary school has been working hard to get their silver ‘sing up’ award, no easy feat with such strict criteria.

Jim Gilbert’s Retirement Party

Nearly forty members past and present of the 76th Sheffield Scout Group, along with the Don District Scout Commissioner, Steve Clayton, and other official representatives, paid tribute to Jim Gilbert’s work as a Scout Leader over the last 50 years.

Assets transferred to the Council

Burngreave New Deal for Communities will officially come to an end by March 2011 and its assets transferred to the Council.

Pitsmoor CAB Annual Meeting

Former Home Secretary David Blunkett was the guest speaker at Pitsmoor Citizens Advice Bureau's AGM on 10th December 2010.

Community Assemblies

News from the North-East Community Assembly.

New Deal for Burngreave

News from New Deal for Burngreave.

Big Day at the Cafe

‘Dementia? Welcome! Cafe’ is a place for local people with memory difficulties and their carers to come together to chat and share experiences in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere.

Work starts on the Rec

After several months delay improvements to Burngreave Rec have begun.

Palestine Falafel night

Christ Church, Pitsmoor hosted an evening in solidarity with Palestinians on 6th Dec 2010.

Wensley Tenants and Residents Association General Meeting

Wensley Tenants and Residents Association

Abbeyfield Festival needs help

BCAF are holding a public meeting on 12th February, 11am, Sorby House to discuss how Abbeyfield Festival can happen in 2011.

Green City Action News
  • Burngreave Garden Share project. Do you have an unused corner of garden that you would be happy to share? Or are you looking for land to grow your own fruit and vegetables?

  • School for Vegetables Free 10 week course in growing organic vegetables.

New community garden for Pitsmoor - Your help needed!

Community gardens are great places to have in any area. They give everyone visiting a safe, peaceful space where they can relax and enjoy the local environment together.

Save Yourself

Stay alive – always wear your seatbelt.

Musical in a day - Two Sisters and a Funeral

Roger Jones presents his exciting new musical ‘2 Sisters and a Funeral’. Come and join the choir or be part of the audience.

Watoto Pre-School

Do you need childcare? Are you considering your options? Choose the best!

Sheffield Academy of Martial Arts

Sheffield Academy of Martial Arts, established in Sheffield since 1980, welcomes new students.

Adult Learning Guide

Looking for a course in your area? All the information you need is on http://www.ne-adultlearning.org.uk

Web exclusives and photo galleries

Extra content and photos exclusive to the website

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