June 2015 Issue 116

Folk singer of the year award

Local resident and folk singer Nancy Kerr, a member of The Full English Band, has won ‘Folk Singer of the Year’ at the Radio 2 Folk Awards.

What next for Burngreave library?

A meeting has discussed the future for Burngreave library

Paddy Power closes

Paddy Power betting shop on Spital Hill has closed.

Computer repairs at Abbeyfield

The computer cafe (BitFixIT) is moving to Abbeyfield House.

Pitsmoor Methodist Church to move

Pitsmoor Church seeks new, smaller premises,

End of the Rainbow

Charity shop, Rainbow's End, has closed down.

And your new Lord Mayor- Councillor Talib Hussain

Local councillor, Talib Hussain, has become the new Lord Mayor of Sheffield

Meet our new MP Harry Harpham

Harry Harpham new MP for the Brightside and Hillsborough constituency

Election hustings

Sheffield Brightside and Hillsbourough general election hustings were held in Christ Church.

Farewell to David Blunkett

David Blunkett MP has stood down.

Gordon Brown visits Parkwood Academy

Gordon Brown visited Parkwood Academy

A load of rubbish

Solutions to litter, rubbish and fly tipping problems.

Recycling issues

Recycling facilities closed at St Catherine's school.

Fir Vale litter pick

Litter pick at fir Vale

Arrivals in Burngreave

The last week of May was celebrated as Refugee Week. The Messenger invited photographer Jeremy Abrahams to talk about his photography project ‘Arrivals’, which will be exhibited in Weston Park Museum in Autumn 2016.

Bats, bees and blessings

Recent events at Burngreave Cemetery.

Calling all volunteers-the bureau needs you

Citizens advice bureau needs volunteers

Daff workshop

teaching session on the daff drum.

Health Page

health news, support and information

How to organise a litter pick on your street

How to organise a litter pick

In memory of Reverend Don Sparkes

Obituary of Reverend Don Sparkes

Ken Riley: Normandy Veteran (1924-2015)

Ken Riley, of Torbay Road, was the Chairman of the Sheffield branch of the Normandy Veterans Association for 12 years and one of its founder members. In common with other members of the association, Ken landed on the Normandy beaches during ‘Operation Overlord’ which began on 6th June 1944. Ken, at the age of 19, was a radio operator with the Royal Armoured Corps.

Knife Crime Conference

An anti knife crime conference was held in the Vestry Hall.

New Burngreave local history book just released

Following the successful book ‘Pitsmoor – a peek into the past’ about the history of Burngreave in the 19th century a few years ago, the Burngreave Messenger Local History Group has just released a sequel after several months of research and hard work entitled ‘Burngreave – as the 20th Century unfolds’.

News from Parkwood Springs

The Friends of Parkwood Springs have commented on Viridor's plans for the restoration of the Landfill site which had been submitted to the Council. These and other comments have been discussed between Viridor and Council officers, and Viridor have now submitted revised plans.

Normandy veterans return to Holland after 70 years

John Mellor has written about Ken Riley and many Normandy Veterans and was invited by the Normandy Veterans Association to visit Holland on the 70th anniversary of the Dutch liberation from Nazi rule.

Open Bethlehem film showing

Christchurch hosted Leila Sansour’s film Open Bethlehem on 12th March, supported by the Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

Playground Celebrations

Recent events at Pitsmoor Adventure Playground

Preparing for Ramadan

How to prepare for Ramadan

Running the Yorkshire half Marathon

Helen Brown's account of running the Yorkshire half marathon

SAGE Greenfingers host sun blessed theatre

Sage Greenfingers have hosted an event by the Mikron Theatre company

Sheffield Oromo Cultural day

Sheffield Oromo community hosted a cultural day

Stories from the Byron Wood Bugle

Byron Wood Bugle reports on climbing, Egyptian dancing and Lowry activities

TEDx event

Stimulating talks at Christ Church

Thalassaemia support

Thalassaemia is a blood disorder affecting all social groups, but highly prevalent in the Meditteranean, Middle East and Asia. Those affected locally were previously supported by Sheffield Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Foundation, but since SSCATF closed, community development worker Nighat Khan has established a small support group.

The Dragon of Pitsmoor

Pitsmoor Adventure Playground people made an enormous dragon for Sharrow Lantern Festival.

Arches' 40th Anniversary street party

Arches celebrate 40th Anniversary with a street party

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