October 2015 Issue 117

The October issue of the Burngreave Messenger is now being delivered through every door in Burngreave.

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A Golden 50 years

We were some of the lucky ones invited to celebrate John and Margaret Mellor’s golden wedding anniversary. John had arranged (supposedly secretly) a musical celebration as a surprise for Margaret.

A great year at Fir Vale Scool

2015 Results from Fir Vale school

A Japanese jamboree

After a year of fundraising in the community local Scouts, Paul and Kirsty, from St. Catherine’s scout group on Holtwood Road were able to take up their places at the World Scouting Jamboree in Japan.

Al Fresco Pizza

Green city action open day

Arches celebrate forty years

Arches celebrate forty years. Report from the celebrations

Art with Krishna

Details of community art group

Behind the stars- Jim Carroll

Jim Carroll is a local musician who has played on many recordings of famous singers.

Bicycles and Beacons at Parkwood Springs

Events and news from Parkwood Springs

Byron Wood ESOL learners share recipes

Byron Wood ESOL learners share recipes

Carwood litter pick

Carwood litter pick

Catherine S t Greenspace

On 3rd August clearing of the unused green space on Catherine Street began. Local residents, members of TARA, councillors, and representatives of Arches all came together at the site to mark the occasion.

Cellar Space

The Cellar Space provides a therapeutic environment for young people who have been unable to engage with mainstream education.

Congratulations Doctor Curtis

Sharon Curtis of Ellesemere Childrens centre has been awarded a doctorate.

Fir Vale Methodists

Fir Vale Methodists' activities

Firs Hill Fun Day

Firs Hill School Fun Day

Health,well-being and poetry at Hindu Samaj

Health,well-being and poetry at Hindu Samaj

House of Lords

Douglas Johnson is well known locally as a volunteer on the Burngreave Messenger but his working life is spent at the Sheffield Law Centre where he specialises in discrimination and disability cases.

Kevin Hartney

Kevin Hartney obituary

Ladies that lifeguard

Yemeni Community Association gives women the opportunity to learn water lifesaving skills.

Life changing learning

Information about the North east Learner and adult education.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Coffee morning fundraising for Macmillan cancer support.

Muslim men’s health e vent

As part of the MESP (Muslim Elders Health Project) that is run at PACA, a health event was organised aimed at Muslim men over 50. The event was held at PACA on 3rd June 2015.

New school proposed for Pitsmoor

Proposals have been outlined for a new 750 pupil secondary school to open on the site of former Pye Bank School in 2018.

NOMAD provides new service

Tenancy support organisation NOMAD provides new service “Smart Steps” for the under 35s.

Oak Tree Stars

Oak Tree High School's 2015 results

Open air service on Ellesmere

300 Christians from local churches gathered on Ellesmere Green on 13th September for a celebration as part of the ‘Crossroads Mission’ with the Bishop of Durham, Paul Butler.

Page Hall surgery funding cuts

Our NHS general practice staff do a committed, inspired and efficient job, making quality health service accessible to us all.

Pitsmoor to Calais in solidarity

Local people taking a van to Calais to assist refugees

Praying together for Eid Al-fitr

An estimated 1.800 people from various backgrounds came together to Spital Hill Tesco’s underground car park on Friday the 17th July to celebrate Eid Al-fitr, the completion of Ramadan.

Sadacca's afternoon tea with a difference

saddaca women's group held a fundraising afternoon tea.

Sheffield Roma Network

The Shef field R oma Network is being dev eloped at P ACA and aims to be a v oice f or the R oma communi t y and help i t bui ld capaci t y to addr ess issues af f ecting i t as a communi ty . The network wi l l be an opportuni t y f or learning and a place wher e the new R oma r esidents can start to shape and bui ld their own f utur e in Shef field. The pr oject is hoped to impr ove local integr ation and wi l l support 20-30 v olunteer f aci li tators acr oss the ci ty. To join the Roma network contact Andy on 0114 261 9130 or email andy.christian@pacacentre.org.

Singing and sea air with SAGE

Recent events run by Sage Greenfingers

Sixth Green Flag for award winning Devon Gardens

Green space Devon Gardens has won a Green Flag Award.

Spital Hill update

Latest on Spital Hill improvement scheme

Springboard Social Café

On Thursday 13th August I went down to the Vestry Hall to visit a new project – the Springboard Social Café.

Stop the Rot

Information on dental hygiene

Summer at the Playground

Pitsmoor Adventure Playground’s summer programme was packed

with activities for local families and children.

Summer in the cemetery

Summer 2015 events in Burngreave cemetery

TEDx Pitsmoor

Back in February Martin Currie was granted a licence from TED – a charity encouraging the sharing of ideas through public speaking events to run an independent Pitsmoor themed evening of talks. Pitsmoor TEDx was held at Christ Church on 27th June and was a great success.

The elephant of Cookswood Road

Local resident has elephant topiary

Whiteways fundraiser

Whiteways Primary School held a fundraising event in aid of the crises in Nepal and Yemen.

YCA funding success

Yemeni community Association has secured £500,000 from the Big Lottery.

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