April 2016 Issue 119

Green City Action Open Day

Green City Action (GCA) organised an open day with several projects based at Abbeyfield House on Saturday 27th February,

Carry On Page Hall

Channel 4 recently released a four-part series based in the Page Hall/ Fir Vale area, “Keeping Up with the Khans”.

Forum House sold

Forum House, at the bottom of Spital Hill, is to be sold by the Council for £400,000. The building has been

Harry Harpham Labour MP

Harry Harpham was remembered as one of the “ultimate workingclass heroes” on 16th February at a service of thanksgiving at Sheffield Cathedral after his untimely death from cancer.

Chinese New Year

Pitsmoor Adventure Playground celebrated the Chinese New Year

Local Couple in Tragic Accident

A fatal car accident took place at Crosspool on 27th December 2015

Winter bird walk on Parkwood Springs

On 21st February, John and Anne Robinson led fifteen people in a bird walk on Parkwood Springs.

Old library and housing office

The Rock Christian Centre has completed the purchase of the two Council buildings that housed Burngreave Library and the local housing office.

Chess in Burngreave

In Burngreave, though chess might not quite have the profile of some other sports and activities, it is widely played – and, as we’ll see in future articles, it goes back quite a long way in the area.

New secondary school for Burngreave approved

Plans to build a new secondary school in Burngreave have been approved by Sheffield City Council to meet the growing demand for school places.

All Saints Youth Club: more to be done

The All Saints Youth Club on Lyons Close provides a warm and welcoming environment for young people in the area, with pool tables and table tennis as well as access to an outside grass area.

Welcome to Parkwood Forest Garden

Parkwood Forest Garden is a permaculture project, developed by Sheffield City Council in association with local volunteers.

Charity bike ride

Beth Robinson and Rachel Clark, volunteers from local charity SAGE Greenfingers, are cycling from London to Nice to raise money for the charity.

St Catherine’s in fishy business

Dozens of fish were released in to the Porter Brook in Endcliffe Park by pupils from St Catherine’s Catholic primary school with help from the River Stewardship Company.

PACA's Big Zone event

Pakistani Advice and Community Association (PACA) held a Building Better Opportunities event on 17th February 2016.

Healthy Living Centre opens

Aspiring Communities Together (previously Yemeni Community Association) opened its new Healthy Living Centre on 10th March at the Fir Vale Centre

Plan for flats on Spital Hill

The Burngreave Messenger has reported in the past on the historic Lion Works on Spital Hill, which have been in a derelict state for a long time.

Cemetery sundial

Local community members are creating a sundial for Burngreave cemetery

Volunteer for the Messenger

Burngreave Messenger seeks new volunteers.

Busageddon: fairness on the 83 and 83a

Sheffield bus cuts affect local 83/83a routes.

Golden times at Pye Bank

Jessica Ennis Hill and Nicola Adams meet the pupils at Pye Bank School.

Age Better in Sheffield

Age Better in Sheffield organised the ‘Let’s Talk Burngreave’ event on 19th March.

St Catherine’s book about the Romans

Y3 pupils at St Catherine's Catholic Primary School created a book from their studies about the Romans.

Drama at the library

Burngreave Library’s Marcia Layne wrote a play performed by Hidden Gems Productions at Sorby House on 14th March,

Shakespeare Showtime

At Burngreave library two library volunteers Sam and Erica organised a production of Macbeth.

Feeling Good’s monthly Cook & Eat session

Burngreave TARA’s Feeling Good project runs free activities for women at Verdon Street Recreation Centre.

Somerset Park opens

Catherine Street Open Space has beenreopened and renamed as Somerset Park.

Road Safety in Burngreave

Local facts and figures and tips for road safety

Moving to England: my new experiences

Our new work experience placement tells us about himself

Pupils learn how to stay safe online

Pupils at Oasis Academy Fir Vale took part in workshops aimed at staying safe online.

Controversial plans for new mosque

Controversial plans for new mosque on Barnsley Road.

‘Scott Road Triangle’ residents meeting

Residents of the area around Scott Road meet together every few months.

Carwood boxing champ

Local 18 year old Darnell Sterling is currently two-times Yorkshire Amateur Boxing Association champion at 64kg.

Councillors' surgery dates

Dates of local councillor's surgeries

Burngreave local honours

Community Awards for Burngreave people

Pitsmoor Adventure Playground wins Community Award

Pitsmoor Adventure playground has won a Burngreave Community Award.

Calling all young people!

Burngreave Messenger is offering training sessions in writing for our community newspaper.

Campaign for warmer and healthier homes

Residents in Page Hall and Fir Vale are being offered information about free energy efficiency measures from South Yorkshire Energy Centre (SYEC).

Mashashivartari festival

Hindus from across the city came to the Hindu Samaj on Buckenham Street to celebrate the Mashashivartari in March.

Cabinet in the community

Senior councillors meet annually with local community members.

Register to vote

To vote in the local elections you will need to ensure you are registered by 18th April. For the European referendum you have until 7th June.

5th May elections

Burngreave goes to the polls on 5th May, with three separate elections taking place on the same day.

European Union Referendum

Britain faces a big decision on 23 June. We are to vote in a referendum on our membership of the European Union (the EU).

Career Opportunity

Watoto Pre-school are looking for a deputy early years support practitioner

TEDx Pitsmoor

TEDx promotes short talks on various topics and Pitsmoor's own event has space for two more speakers for their meeting on 21st May at Christchurch.

New Fir Vale primary needs improvement

Ofsted inspectors say new Fir Vale primary needs improvement.

Pye Bank School

Pye Bank Board School on Andover Street opened in December 1875 and had Boys, Girls and Infant Departments. It eventually became a nursery and infant school and closed in 1990.


Pictures or stories of old Sheffield pubs

What’s your Story?

Rob Hindle, working for the WEA, ran a short writing course at Burngreave Library.

International Women’s Day in Burngreave

Women and children were welcomed at Verdon Street Recreation Centre to celebrate International Women’s Day as a part of a global celebration.

Firth Park Festival

The local volunteer committee who run the Firth Park Summer Funday really need your help to include more local people, families, talent and businesses from the area, including Pitsmoor and Burngreave

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