February 2012 Issue 98

Cover of Burngreave Messenger Issue 98 February 2012
A National Champion

from Earl Marshal Road, is the first national champion to come out of Fir Vale, winning the National Clubs for Young People title at 48kg class C category

Thank You to Valerie

Shabana Shahid, contacted the Burngreave Messenger, wanting to acknowledge the work of their local lollipop lady. Valerie Hanson is still crossing children safely over the road in Fir Vale after 27 years.

Burngreave Vestry Hall is back!

After the Council’s repairs to the water leak damage that happened a few months ago, Burngreave Vestry Hall is now open again for business.

Norma Clarke

Well known local resident Norma Clarke died in January.

Messenger Editorial
  • Burngreave Messenger take on cuts in the community.

  • Editorial team details and further Messenger info.

Caborn Corner planting

It's good to see trees being replanted again on Caborn corner outside the entrance to the new Tesco store on Spital Hill.

Website exclusive: List of trees planted.

New money for Burngreave

“Community First” funding is to provide an extra £203,460 for voluntary groups in Burngreave over the next 4 years.

Council Budget 2012

Cuts to the Council’s funds will particularly affect residents of Burngreave when it comes to setting the council’s budget this month.

Work on Spital Hill

No work has yet started on the planned improvements to Spital Hill arising from the money paid buy Tesco for public improvements

Tesco jobs allocation revealed

The Messenger has received confirmation of the number of local jobs at Teaco

Recognising Achievement

Over 100 Somali residents attended the Outreach Improvement Project's 2nd annual awards event took place in January at the Town Hall.

Website exclusive: List of Award Winners of 2012.

Sheffield F C comes to Pitsmoor

Sheffield FC's Futsal team and coaches are offering to provide training sessions in the area and to help set up local teams.

Byron Wood parents meeting

More than 30 parents met with members of the local police team in January to voice their concerns about community safety. The meeting was organised by Byron Wood Parents’ Group, who have been active in the school for several years.

Finding positive ways forward

Mubarak Hassan is the new Somali Community Development Coordinator

Section 30. Effective or Not?

How do young people feel about the new Section 30 dispersal orders recently placed on the areas of Spital Hill and Ellesmere where a lot of local youths congregate after school

Young people hear anti-crime message

An event aimed at keeping young people away from crime was held in January by Burngreave Youth Development Centre at Verdon Recreation Centre.

S.O.F.T: Sheffield Offenders Families Together

group, supporting the families of people involved in the criminal justice system, living in Sheffield and South Yorkshire. We are based in Burngreave but our membership is citywide.

Local lads top the 5-a-side league

A confident smile emanated from the Inter Yemen players in their post-match huddle, following their third consecutive League Chamnpionship medal in the Sheffield Power L eague at the Pitz, Woodbourn Stadium.

Football Crazy

Friday 25th November; a freezing cold night but it was game on between Burngreave’s multitalented multi-agency squad and a group of young people from the Vestry Hall.

New booklet for parents of under fives

Sheffield Children's Hospital staff and GPs have produced a booklet for parents of under 5s.

Watoto Pre-School

Quality education and play, for each individual child

Mothers of Burngreave Network

Mothers in Burngreave have decided to take action in their community, following the deaths of young men from the Somali community over the last year.

Gaining a voice for women

Muslim women from Burngreave plan get people with power to listen to them, through their new network Muslim Women's Voices

February Half Term Activities

February Half Term activities

Torch Walk

Join parents from Whiteways School to experience an evening walk along the River Don. River Steward, Hellen, from the Blue Loop project, will be guiding the group on the adventure.

All Saints on Saturday

All Saints Saturday Youth Club is an opportunity to do something a bit different.

Strictly come Singing at Byron Wood

On the 13th of December, at half past one, Byron Wood Primary School had their very own sing off, ‘Strictly Come Singing’. Mrs Stroud, their amazing performing arts teacher, had thought of this wonderful idea and it has now become a great tradition in Byron Wood.

Raggedy King

On the 14th of December 2011, Byron Wood Primary School had its own nativity which was performed by the y1 and y2s. Extra photos.

Mummies come back!

It was a Thursday afternoon when Y5SG from Byron Wood School had an assembly based on ancient Egypt. First they had a school play; the teacher was a young student named Muna Yusuf. She had 6 students learning the hieroglyphics. One was always having a vision from the future.

My Little Sister

A poem called My Little Sister by Sehrish Khan

Music goes Tech

Byron Wood may be the only school in Sheffield to provide a technology-based music after-school club. So far, 14 children have taken part but we now have provision for up to 30.

A fishy story

Byron Wood Primary. He has written a story, “The fish who went to space.”

Christmas at the cemetery

Natural materials such as Virginia creeper, ivy, holly and other berries were provided to create wreaths for either home decoration or to place on graves over the Christmas period

Relax on a bat and a gnat

Keep your eyes peeled when you're next down near Crabtree Ponds and you’ll spot the brand new carved bench depicting a bat and gnat, both creatures found around Crabtree Ponds Nature Reserve.

George & Brian: January Sales

“January Sales”, cartoon by Edgar Lowman

Food-i @ The Furnival

Food-i is a new project of Cellar Space based at The Furnival in Verdon Street. A team of catering trained learning mentors works with young people.

Fir Vale Food Bank

Fir Vale Food Bank opens at St Cuthbert’s Church, Barnsley Road, every Thursday from 2 to 4pm. Revd Louise Collins, Vicar of Fir Vale and co-founder of Fir Vale Food Bank, explained they were responding to an ever-increasing need:

Christmas wreath-making on Parkwood Springs

On a cold December's afternoon, about 30 people came together under a lantern-lit awning close to the new Parkwood Springs sculpture to make themselves Christmas wreaths using withies, holly and greenery cut from local woodland.

Sowing Seeds of Sanctuary

As part of their Ecominds-funded project, SAGE Greenfingers has produced a film about their mental health gardening project's experience of engaging with refugees and asylum seekers. The film, Sowing Seeds of Sanctuary, was premièred at the Welcome Centre, Christchurch, last December.

Web exclusive: watch the video online.

Wensley NEAT

Residents may have noticed a transformation on the Wensley estate recently. Its thanks to the Neighbourhood Environment Action Team, or NEAT Team as they are known

Carwood TARA

Carwood TARA enjoyed a successful festive season with an excellent Christmas Fair, with stalls, raffle and prizes, and an entertaining Pantomine trip, which 45 residents enjoyed.

Ideas for Burngreave TARA

Burngreave's newest Tenants and Residents Association will be holding its first general meeting in April, when it will be deciding how to spend some of the levy money it receives.

Changes in housing

Burngreave has many Council and Housing Association tenants who face several changes in housing policy.

A Pitsmoor life

The story of Aileen who was born in 1929 in a back-to-back house on Verdon Street and her family.

Healthy Living for residents affected by Type 2 Diabetes

Throughout January and February 2012, a six week ‘Healthy Living with Diabetes’ course is being delivered in two Burngreave venues. The HCP-funded course is being delivered at the Yemeni Community Association and Burngreave Children’s Centre.

Getting Active!

You can reduce your risk of Type 2 Diabetes by being more physically active. Here are some of the local activities. (If you have diabetes speak to your GP before changing your activity levels)

Community Assembly

Contact us on (0114) 203 7562

email: communityassemblynortheast@sheffield.gov.uk,

or write to: Firth Park Library, 443 Firth Park Road, Sheffield, S5 6QQ.

Blog – http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/northeastnews

Website – http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/northeast

Mas Audio

These days there are few companies who can say that ‘business is booming’ but for one local car audio specialist it is doing just that – literally!

Taste of Punjab

‘Taste Of Punjab’ is the new name for the recently re-opened takeaway at 186 Barnsley Road, providing curries along with pizzas, kebabs, fried chicken and burger meals.

Dear Messenger

Residents campaign for St Hilda's.

Green City Action - The School for Vegetables

FREE short courses for beginners in vegetable gardening at our lovely plot at Grimesthorpe Allotments in Burngreave.

Green City Action - Burngreave Garden Share Project

Do you have an unused corner of garden that you would be happy to share with a neighbour?

Rainbow's End Antique & Collectors Event

Articles of interest to collectors

£500 Grants from Rainbow’s End

Application forms available for small grants from Rainbow's End

Inter-active Art in the Community

Free Festival at Burngreave Cemetery Chapel

<< | Up | >>

Print version

The content on this page was added to the website by Jamie Marriott on 2012-02-02 14:11:46.
The content of the page was last modified by Jamie Marriott on 2012-02-23 14:52:47.

Follow us on Twitter @TheBMessenger

All content is copyright © Burngreave Messenger Ltd. or its voluntary contributors, unless otherwise stated, not to be reproduced without permission. If you have any comments, or are interested in contributing to the Messenger and getting involved, please contact us.

Burngreave Messenger Ltd. Abbeyfield Park House, Abbeyfield Road, Sheffield S4 7AT.
Telephone: 0114 242 0564. Email: mail@burngreavemessenger.org
Company Limited by Guarantee: 04642734
Registered Charity: 1130836

The Burngreave Messenger is a community newspaper with editorial independence, funded by the Big Lottery, Foyle Foundation, Trusthouse Charitable Foundation, the Garfield Weston Foundation, the Scurrah Wainwright Charity, local residents and our advertisers.

Help the Messenger with a donation