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Public Meeting on 22nd October 2015

On the 22nd October Burngreave Councillors held a public meeting at Burngreave Vestry Hall. Councillor Ibrar Hussain chaired the meeting. Councillor Jackie Drayton and Councillor Talib Hussain were also in attendance to discuss current issues and answer questions.

Dave Metcalfe the School Organisation Project Officer from Sheffield City Council’s Inclusion & Learning Services came to discuss increasing primary and secondary school places in the area. This is in response to an increase in population meaning there aren’t enough local school places for the children.

The public asked for reassurance that any new school will fit the needs of the community and respond to the needs of vulnerable young people. Councillors feel a new school would be great news for the community as we want to be able to get siblings into the same schools and this is an issue that comes up again and again. We all want outstanding, inclusive schools in our local community.

Details of the proposals and the consultation survey can be found at

The consultation closed on 20th November 2015. The results are being collated and analysed and a decision will be made by 17th February 2016. Inspector Burgess who leads the North East LPT came to talk about current crime and community safety issues in the area and about how the new policing team operates.

The North East Policing Team covers Burngreave, Chapeltown, Ecclesfield, Firth Park, Fir Vale, Foxhill, Grenoside, High Green, Parson Cross, Pitsmoor, Shiregreen, Southey and Wincobank.

Burngreave residents expressed their concerns over the recent robberies that have occurred in Burngreave Cemetery. Residents wanted to know what the police were doing about these attacks and how they can be vigilant. Inspector Burgess reassured the community that the police were taking these crimes very seriously and will work hard to catch the perpetrators. Police and councillors agreed that tackling the reasons why people commit such crimes is extremely important. A meeting with councillors, police and youth workers has already happened to pull a strategy together looking at prevention.

There was a clear message that community needs to report everything as the police need the evidence. There was some frustration reporting things via 101. People said calls go unanswered for too long.

Since the meeting South Yorkshire Police have made an email address available as an alternative to 101 – Your e-mail will be answered within 24 hours. If you are reporting an emergency always call 999.

Councillors were united in their message that Burngreave is a great place to live. There are so many positives. Let’s work together to claim it back and be proud of where we live.

Burngreave New Year’s Honours 2016

Burngreave councillors Jackie Drayton, Ibrar Hussain and Talib Hussain would like to hold an awards event in February to recognise the valuable contribution people make to the Burngreave community. Do you know an individual or group that deserves recognition for the difference they make to Burngreave ward? A volunteer, a paid worker, a good neighbour, a lunch club, a youth group, a new project, a longstanding project? We would like to hear about them all.

Please email nominations to or call 0114 203 7562

Councillors would like to wish everyone in Burngreave health and happiness for 2016.

Councillor Surgeries

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

21st January: 2pm-3pm, Pakistan Advice Centre, Ibrar Hussain and Talib Hussain

13th February: 11am-12.15pm, Burngreave Library,Jackie Drayton

18th February: 2pm-3pm, Pakistan Advice Centre, Ibrar Hussain and Talib Hussain

13th March: 11am-12.15pm, Burngreave Library, Jackie Drayton

17th March: 2pm-3pm, Pakistan Advice Centre, Ibrar Hussain and Talib Hussain

Contact details

Cllr Jackie Drayton Tel: 0114 243 5388

Cllr Ibrar Hussain Tel: 07866 571 750 Mobile: 07866 571 750

Cllr Talib Hussain Tel: 0114 273 5588

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