October 2012 Issue 102

Residents save 72 bus

In the August issue of the Burngreave Messenger we reported on the threatened termination of the 72 bus service. The 72 bus provides a service from the city centre, through Burngreave and up to Shirecliffe.

Impressive GCSE results

Students across Sheffield celebrated their GCSE results in August, with schools attended by pupils from Burngreave being particularly proud of the excellent results achieved this year.

Petition to repair Abbeyfield’s roof

Friends of Abbeyfield Park are petitioning the Council about the poor state of Abbeyfield Park House.

PFI street repairs

The Council has revealed the timetable for Burngreave’s streets to be repaired under the £2 billion PFI contract. The first streets to be done are in Shiregreen.


Details about this issue, next deadlines and of the upcoming Messenger AGM.

Roger Sheldon 1940 - 2012

Chair of Wensley Tenants and Residents Association, Roger Sheldon, died in August after a short illness. Roger had served as Chair of the TARA since 1997, but this was only a part of the public service he had given throughout his life.

Love Lopham

‘Love Where You Live’ was the message around Lopham Street on 31st August

Wensley Tenants and Residents Association

Details for the AGM and Activity Day for Wensley TARA.

Carwood TARA General Meeting

Wednesday 10th October

20 years service at Ellesmere Post Office

Kamalbir Nandra (Kamal) who, along with his wife Dalbir (Bobby) has been running the Ellesmere Post Office since l992, has decided it is time to have a change.

Have your say on library services

Sheffield City Council is looking to make changes to the city’s libraries due to spending cuts. The Messenger visited Burngreave Library to get views on the idea of changing library services

Domestic abuse and welbeing

Domestic abuse is physical, sexual, psychological or financial abuse that takes place in an intimate or family relationship.

Nazia’s story

One asian women's description of the abuse she suffured.

Women’s Wellbeing Course

This course is for women who would like to improve their emotional and physical wellbeing,to share experiences without being judged.

Sheffield Mind and Body course

A domestic abuse training course with Vida-life without abuse

Shahina’s chairobics

Fitness, fun and friendship are all to be found at Shahina Hanif's weekly exercise classes in Firth Park and at the Pakistan Advice and Community Association in Fir Vale.

What is Shisha?

The water pipe is used for smoking tobacco, and is known under various names including shisha, hookah and hubble-bubble pipe.

New worker in Fir Vale

A new community development worker for Roma Slovak and Polish residents has been appointed to address the needs of local people.

Recycling centre dispute

The Shirecliffe household waste recycling has been afected by strikes due to the reduction of opening hours.

Page Hall Section 30 Order

The Section 30 Order allows the Police to move on groups of 2 or more people present in a public place and likely to be causing problems

Digging success at last!

Over 25 people who came to the Annual SAGE Greenfingers Open Day on 18th September were delighted to hear that SAGE has secured a lottery grant so it can start offering sessions for free again from early in the New Year.

International flavour at men’s breakfast

Nearly forty men from several countries enjoyed a delicious cooked breakfast at the Rock Christian Centre in Carlisle Street, near Spital Hill, on 15th September.

Sharing Iftar meal

On 3rd August, Dr Abdelaziz, Manager of the Fatima Community Centre at 105 Brunswick Road, welcomed local residents to a special Iftar or fast-breaking meal and tour around their recently renovated building.

Sun, sea and sand

A large group of young people aged 8-19 set off from Earl Marshall Youth Club and enjoyed a sunny seaside day at Cleethorpes in August.

St Peter's summer fun day

St Peter’s Church held another successful fun day on 14th July

Busy summer

Ellesmere Youth Project (EYP) had a busy summer, despite many young people being away for Ramadan. We ran trips and activities in various venues and for a variety of groups of young people.

Danielle sets sail

Danielle Sharp has been employed as a Youth Development Worker with Ellesmere Youth Project (EYP) since 2007 but is now leaving to travel the world.

Wonderful Summer at Watoto

Various celebrations at Watoto Nusery

Brighter adventures

Pitsmoor Adventure Playground has had a lick of paint this summer, from the National Citizens Service (NCS).

Wensley Street Fun Day

The fun day provided a range of events to engage the community in more healthy and positive activities and bring the community together.

Riverlution festival

Riverlution – a festival of Sheffield's waterways started out at Kelham island.

Fir Vale Food Festival

The first food event of its kind in the Fir Vale community was held at the School to celebrate Harvest Festival and Eid-ul-Fitr together.

Rainbow celebrations

It’s here again! Building on last year’s success, volunteers from Rainbow’s End once more served up a fashion collection worthy of the West End at Christ Church.

Puppet making at the chapel

Puppet making workshops in Burngreave cemetery chapel.

Burngreave’s Zero Budget Film Festival

Cheap thrills films took place in the Cemetery chapel on saturday 15th september

Creative Writing group

A friendly group of local writers of all ages from many communities

Great start for Earl Marshall Juniors

The junior soccer teams of Earl Marshall JFC have enjoyed a great start to the new season.

Caribbean sports day

On 12th August, the Caribbean Sports Club held its annual sports day – with the highlight England v Jamaica football match.

Charity cycle ride

Paul Howard, Community Liaison Manager at Parkwood Academy, completes Land’s End to John O’Groats Charity Cycle Ride

St James’ Church Centenary

In 1898 the Presbyterian Church of England decided to start a new congregation in Ellesmere Road to serve the growing number of Scottish people working and living in north Sheffield. Within a short while the growing number of members needed new premises and they bought a piece of land at the corner of Scott Road and Abbeyfield Road.

Ice cream at the East House

After completing extensive refurbishment of the premises himself, Algali Saeed has recently opened what used to be the East House pub as an ice cream and coffee shop. He will shortly be adding burgers, kebabs, chicken, chips, pizzas and other items to the menu

Swift Pharmacy

After months of renovation work, Sajid Razaq and his team of local professionals have transformed a corner shop next to Burngreave Vestry Hall into a new community pharmacy, offering late night opening hours, 7 days a week.

Al-Esayi tableware

Local businessman Mohamed Saleh has recently opened a new store at 7 Ellesmere Road selling Middle Eastern tableware.

Council tax bill rises

Anyone in Burngreave who gets council tax benefit is to pay more from April, under new proposals.

Spital Hill entrance shuts overnight

Tescos Spital Hill entrance has been closing between 12 midnight and 6 in the morning after shoplifting incidents forced the store to shut one of its two main entrances overnight.

Dementia Centre still threatened with closure

In October the Council will consider steps towards closure of Norbury Dementia Resource Centre on Barnsley Road.

Cooks Wood Road update

People affected by an unauthorised scrapyard on Cooks Wood Road took their case to a planning committee and the Council has agreed enforcement action

Rt Hon David Blunkett MP's surgeries

If you are having difficulty with your immigration or asylum claim, David Blunkett MP will be holding an advice surgery to specifically deal with these matters

Community Assembly

News from North East Community Assembly in Burngreave.

Young Leaders

Two Fir Vale students (Y11) have been selected to join Sheffield Academy of Young Leaders in recognition of their commitment and contribution as volunteers with the School Sport Partnership in our local area.

Friends of Verdon Recreation Centre

On the 17th July 2012 and the 11th September 2012, Activity Sheffield invited community groups, members of the community and members of the public to a meeting to look into the possibility of setting up a ‘Friends of Verdon Recreation Centre’.

Olympic Volunteer

Local resident Clare Burnell was among the many volunteers at this summer’s Olympic Games, working as a member of the Olympic Park events services team.

George and Brian

See what George and Brian are getting up to in the latest installment of the cartoon.

Pitsmoor Home Fire Girls Coffee Morning

We are having a talk at this month’s Coffee Morning on the theme of ‘My Dyslexic Faith.

Dear Messenger...

This month's letters.

Seasonal flu vaccinations

Burngreave Surgery and Herries Road Surgery: dates for flu vaccinations in October 2012

Childcare vacancies at Firvale Pre-School

FREE 15 hours childcare for children aged 3yrs – 4yrs old.

Green City Action news
  • The School for Vegetables: FREE short courses for beginners in vegetable gardening starting this autumn 2012.

  • Tool Bank: A comprehensive collection of tools available for loan. New opening times

Do you want to break free from smoking?

Advice and information. Double your chance of success with fee local support!

What am I doing here?

If God did exist what would you ask? The Alpha Course is an opportunity to explore the meaning of life. From 3rd October 2012.

Parkwood Academy Open Event

Open day event on Thursday 4th October. Plus a chance to win an iPod!

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