• [+] 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.

      • [+] 2014

        All the 2014 issues of the Burngreave Messenger, plus news, features and photos in website exclusives

        • [+] December 2014 news

          Website-exclusive news in December 2014 from the Burngreave Messenger.

        • [+] August 2014 News

          Website-exclusive news from the Burngreave Messenger in August 2014.

        • [+] July 2014 News

          Website-exclusive news from the Burngreave Messenger in July 2014.

        • [+] June 2014 News

          Website-exclusive news from the Burngreave Messenger in June 2014.

        • [] June 2014 issue 112

          Issue 112, the June 2014 edition of the Burngreave Messenger.

          • [] Khat ban begins 24th June 2014

            Police representatives attended a government briefing at the Home Office in May to hear the latest on the date for banning the stimulant herb, Khat, which is now likely to come into force on Tuesday 24th June.

          • [] Elections

            In local elections, Councillor Talib Hussain was re-elected for the Burngreave ward with 34% of registered voters going to the ballot box. UKIP came second for the first time, with TUSC (Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts) candidate Maxine Bowler in third.

          • [] Concessionary travel cuts U-turn

            As reported in the last issue, thousands of older and disabled people were affected by restrictions to concessionary bus and train travel. These are to be lifted from 8th June.

          • [] Messenger editorial

            Now that summer is here, it is time to get out and about to all the festivals and events in the area.

          • [] Sheffield supports Somaliland

            On Wednesday 2nd April, at the Full Council meeting, councillors voted to support the campaign to have Somaliland recognised as a sovereign state.

          • [] Positive future for Roma church

            A church, set up by the Roma community in Firth Park, has been celebrating the arrival of their new Pastor. Local residents have been running the church without a spiritual leader for over 3 years

          • [] Firshill residents remembered

            In December, Firshill residents reported to the Messenger that a tree had been stolen. The tree was significant to local people as it had been bought and planted by active community member

          • [] Ellesmere Green is finished

            In early May, the construction of Ellesmere Green was finished and people began to enjoy the green straight away.

          • [] Vicar walks coast to coast

            Philip Ireson, Vicar at Christ Church Pitsmoor recently walked from Robin Hood's Bay on the east coast to St Bees Head in Cumbria

          • [] New allotment flag

            Kimmy Hall, 8, creates winning flag design for Grimesthorpe Allotments Society.

          • [] Family Fun Day

            The sun dappled across Firth Park on 3rd May as women and children of all ages flocked to the Clock Tower to support Saalik Education in their Family Fun Day.

          • [] Pete and Donna raise £1000

            Pete and Donna Lloyd, from the Wensley estate, have raised £1000 for a girl called Kendal Middleton Jessop.

          • [] Paul's trip to Slovakia

            Paul Howard is driving a Volkswagen Golf 2500 miles to Slovakia to raise money for St Lukes' Hospice.

          • [] Landlord licensing begins

            Representatives of landlords in Page Hall presented a petition to Cabinet on 16th April in a lastditch attempt to raise concerns about the controversial Selective Licensing scheme a week before its introduction on 22nd April.

          • [] New homes update

            Sheffield Housing Company have restated their commitment to develop empty land at Earl Marshal Road, but it is unlikely to begin before the end of 2014.

          • [] Unrest in Page Hall

            A fight between two boys in Page Hall at about 7pm on Monday 19th May, escalated into fighting which involved around 25 men.

          • [] Healthy Fasting Tips

            Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and in Muslim tradition is a time of heightened commitment to piety and purification

          • [] Domestic Abuse Awareness

            Domestic abuse or violence can happen to anyone. How do we know whether a family member or close friend is suffering abuse? What are the signs?

          • [] Black men walk for health

            Ten years ago, a group of African and African- Caribbean middle-aged men came up with an ambitious idea to get 100 black men in Sheffield walking for health. A decade on, the group is continuing with these health walks in green spaces in Sheffield and the wider countryside.

          • [] Rambling on

            Sheffield is the greenest city in the UK. Even within walking distance of Burngreave, there is a wide variety of landscapes, from the beauty of Roe Woods to the tranquil and pleasant walkways along the River Don.

          • [] Fir Vale School go to Ghana

            After ten months of preparation and fundraising, students from Fir Vale School eventually topped our £28,000 target. Fir Vale were off to Ghana!

          • [] Mother's Day celebrated

            Over 80 mothers and their families enjoyed a Mothers’ Day meal at SADACCA in March.

          • [] Chocolicious Byron Wood

            On the 8th and 9th of April, Y3s and Y4s from Byron Wood Primary School, performed the classic chocolicious Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

          • [] Reflections on Oak Tree High School

            Oak Tree Girls High School , an independent Islamic school, run by the Yorkshire Muslim Academy was opened in September 2011 on Petre Street.

          • [] Radio Ramadhan 87.7FM

            Radio Ramadhan is an annual radio station, on air during the month of Ramadhan. The station, formed in 2000, strengthens bonds within the community during Ramadhan and many presenters are volunteers from Burngreave and Fir Vale.

          • [] Easter Fayre

            An Easter Fayre was held in Burngreave Vestry Hall to raise money for Burngreave Library

          • [] Rainbows End access problems

            Rainbows End charity shop on Spital Hill, which has occupied part of Sorby House since December 2008, is experiencing problems in accessing storage space and the refuse disposal area

          • [] Pilsung Taekwondo success

            Pilsung students, based at Verdon Recreation Centre competed at Concord Leisure Centre on 13th April 2014, the youngest players from the club joining 200 competitors from all over the country.

          • [] Sea Cadets’ awards

            Sheffield Sea Cadets, based on Stanley Street near the Wicker, received the Lord Mayor, Councillor Vickie Priestley, in April, to present the Cadet of the Year Awards.

          • [] Scout leaders awarded

            Scout leaders Jim Gilbert and Andrew Papka from the 76th St Peter's Ellesmere Scouts were presented with the Silver Acorn in April, an award for specially distinguished service for a period of not less than twenty years.

          • [] Award for refugee group

            The Sheffield Oromo Community Association won the award for “Refugee Community Group of the Decade” in March, as part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of the Gateway Project, which supports refugee communities in Sheffield.

          • [+] Harvesting Our Heritage

            The Harvesting Our Heritage project is bringing together people from different backgrounds and ages to discuss their knowledge of plants and uses

          • [] Councillor Surgeries

            Your local councillors, Jackie Drayton, Ibrar Hussain and Talib Hussain (left to right) share surgeries on a rota basis.

          • [] The Cornerstone

            At the junction of Carwood Road and Grimesthorpe Road stands a building known as the Cornerstone. It is home to the 76th Scouts and is also used as a polling station. But what about its history?

          • [] Abuse of the vulnerable

            There have recently been two major cases of abuse in nursing homes in our neighbourhood, which have gone to court.

          • [] Thinking of stopping smoking?

            Stopping smoking is the best thing you can do not only for your own body’s health, but because of the dangers of second hand smoke, for the health of your family too.

          • [] Learning about play

            A ‘Play for Fun’ course for the ‘Feeling Good on Verdon Street’ volunteers has been hosted by Sheffield Out of School Network.

            something-from-nothing, using our own imaginations; creating hideaways; dressing up; creating a fairground and a 3D zoo!

          • [] Cemetery bees

            Burngreave Cemetery got its first colony of bees in May

          • [] Prayers for Nigeria

            One of the major headlines recently has been the abduction of 270 girls from Chibok School in north-eastern Nigeria. John Mellor writes of a similar event which occurred in Zimbabwe in March 1978.

          • [] Ellesmere Park

            Charlie Johnson emails the Messenger in the hope that the problems with dog poo at Ellesmere Park can be mentioned. Graham Jones looked into the issue for the Burngreave Messenger…

          • [] Wood Hill developments

            Development at Wood Hill on Grimesthorpe Road has progressed over the past few years, however, work on the site has come to a standstill.

          • [] Appetiser Afternoons

            The Primary Mental Health Care Project at Pitsmoor Surgery is starting a small group providing information sessions on Looking After Yourself.

          • [] Dementia? Welcome! Cafe Open Day

            Dementia? Welcome! is a weekly café for people who have memory problems, their carers, family and friends. It provides an opportunity to meet other people in a similar situation and get some support and information in a friendly, welcoming place over a cup of tea.

          • [] SACMHA - Health and Social Care

            SACMHA is part of the new integrated Carers in Sheffield Service working within a consortium of other voluntary sector organisations, to provide support to carers citywide.

          • [] Firth Park Fun Day

            Community stalls, dancing displays, fun fair rides, food stalls, sporting competitions, bike repair workshops, climbing wall and more.

          • [+] Burngreave TARA Newsletter

            June 2014 edition of the newsletter from Burngreave TARA, a group of tenants and residents in Burngreave supported by Sheffield Housing Service.

        • [+] May 2014 News

          Website-exclusive news from the Burngreave Messenger in May 2014.

        • [+] April 2014 News

          Website-exclusive news from the Burngreave Messenger in April 2014.

        • [+] March 2014 News

          Website-exclusive news from the Burngreave Messenger in March 2014.

        • [+] February 2014 news

          Website-exclusive news from the Burngreave Messenger in February 2014.

        • [+] January 2014 news

          Website-exclusive news from the Burngreave Messenger in January 2014.