Retirement of Martin Smith

Retirement of Martin Smith
Retirement of Martin Smith

Story and photo by John Mellor

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

Martin told the Messenger:

“I started work with Burngreave New Deal for Communities in 2006. Before I came to Burngreave, all I knew about it was what I’d read in the press. Those reports were not flattering, so I wasn’t sure what I’d let myself in for! However, I soon became aware that there was another side to Burngreave – one the media (Burngreave Messenger excepted, of course) often overlooks. I have found people eager to help each other and work together. I sense that feeling is still very strong despite the challenges that we’re all facing at the moment.”

Martin reflected on the changes during his ten years in Burngreave:

“The renovation and refurbishment of Sorby House and the Vestry Hall spring to mind. I hope the facilities and services of both buildings have made a positive contribution to local community life. Other changes have been the opening of Tesco, the refurbishment of Ellesmere Green and the improvements to Spital Hill.”

Martin admits there is plenty more to be done, including work on the disused petrol station opposite Sorby House which he looks out on.

“I’ve enjoyed working in Burngreave and leave with many good memories. I’m grateful for the friendships I’ve made. Best wishes to all for the future.”

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