July 2016 Issue 121

'Thank you’ from Burngreave Foodbank

Tesco helped us with our most successful food collection to date. sive thank you to everyone who

A night at the musicals

Musical event at Christ Church.

Acts of kindness

Pupils at Owler Brook raise money for Syrian refugees.

All change at Firs Hill

Front page, Firs Hill Community Primary School has undergone significant changes since being put into special measures last November.

Aspiring to fitness and enterprise

Fir Vale Healthy Living Centre is an all female gym on Earl Marshal Road.

‘Somme soldiers’ visit Burngreave

On Friday 1st July a dozen men dressed in uniforms of soldiers from the First World War walked silently and unexpectedly into Burngreave Library in Sorby House.

Baby elephant spotted in Burngreave Cemetery

On 3rd July 2016, at 12 noon, a baby elephant was depicted on the annual well dressing in Burngreave cemetery.

Back to the Blitz

Children from Whiteways and Owler Brook schools learned about the hardships of life during the Sheffield Blitz which killed over 2,000 people in December 1940.

Barking mad

Recently trees in Burngreave Cemetery have been viciously chewed by dogs who are reportedly being trained for illegal dog fighting.

Bringing back the celebrations

this year the Messenger has decided to step in and gather together a team of volunteers from across the area to create a community network who will be hosting a ‘Burngreave Hullabaloo’.

Dear Messenger...

Letter from a local resident and response from Councillor Jackie Drayton.

Earl Marshall Juniors - future goals

Euro 2016 may be over, but here in Sheffield the teams of youth football club, Earl Marshall Juniors, are preparing for the new season.

Embracing Eid at Tesco

On the morning of Wednesday 6th July, Muslims across Sheffield took to Tesco’s car park to perform Eid prayers.

Future of Junior chess in Burngreave

Chess events this summer: Burngreave Library, 10.00am on 30th July 2016.

Getting on course

On 17th June, Burngreave Library hosted a Festival of Learning event.

Happy 20th Birthday Ellesmere Children’s Centre

On 4th June Ellesmere Children’s Centre hosted a fabulous 20th birthday ‘Sparkle in Colour’ celebration.

Hate crime on the rise

Since the EU referendum on 23rd June, there has been a noted rise in hate crime towards people from ethnic minority groups and Muslims.

Help for hungry prisoners

The Malawian government has cut back on food for prisoners, so we bought a lorry load of maize and flour as well as medical items.

Income for insects

Green City Action has received £6,261 thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Little kids become green giants

Oasis Academy in Fir Vale are motivating student’s minds and inspiring active learners who prefer to work outdoors by installing new garden equipment

Memories down Owler Lane

Janette Palmer and Jayne Iles went to school together and started work at Owler Brook Infant and Nursery (as then was) School in 1989/1991.

Messenger readers’ survey

a consultation of readers opinions

Name the Library Community room

This is a competition to name the Burngreave Library Community Room. It will be judged by members of the Friends of Burngreave Library group.

News from our local councillors

news from local councillors including sponsorship of the new Pye Bank Academy.

On a musical note

Music at Owler Brook School

Page sponsored by Sheffield City Council’s Healthy Communities Programme

Sheffield City Council’s Healthy Communities Programme

Pedalling through Pitsmoor

I started the Sheffield Friday Night Ride in 2008 and have done nearly 90 rides. We are a social cycling group so nobody gets left behind.

Photo competition

Photo competition for our readers.

Pye Bank careers week

Details of Pye Bank school careers' week

Ramadan's plan

People talk about Ramadan.

Retirement of Martin Smith

After working in Burngreave for ten years, Martin Smith, a familiar face on the Sorby House front desk, is retiring..

Roma Church

In May a new Church of Christian Mission Maranata was founded at the Welcome Centre in Pitsmoor.

SAGE at the seaside

Local charity, SAGE Greenfingers, is having a busy summer on 28th June, 35 SAGE members, volunteers, and staff piled onto a coach for a day trip to Cleethorpes.

Scrap Dragon

I can’t wait to open the new scrapstore. Our mission is to get reusable waste materials used for creative play, art and craft activities

Shaped from Burngreave

The ‘Shaped from the Earth’ ceramics exhibition at Millennium Galleries in Sheffield city centre, features some the Burngreave area’s premiere ceramic artists

Steelworker at sea

In 1916 the Great War had been raging for two years, with no prospect of it ending soon.

Stephanie ‘Rib Cracker’ Astill

On 11th June Stephanie took on the challenge of boxing in a Pink Collar Boxing match to raise money for Victim Support.

Tell us about it

our Y11 class at Fir Vale felt that there wasn’t enough to do for young people in Burngreave. However, it turns out that there is a lot going on we didn’t know about.

Test your local knowledge


The ball’s in their court

In April’s Issue we reported on the state of the basketball courts next to All Saints Youth Club.

The future of junior chess in Burngreave?

The future of junior chess in Burngreave

The Queen’s Jubilee tea

On Saturday 11th June members and friends of Pitsmoor Methodist Church gathered to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Welcome to Pitsmoor-on-Sea

School holiday theme at Pitsmoor Adventure Playground.

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