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In response to 'Forum row' article

With reference to the article headlined ‘Forum row’ in the April edition (Issue 50), the BCAF Co-ordinating committee is concerned that this report on the Quarterly Forum Meeting of 26th February was published despite the fact that no reporter from the Messenger was present at the meeting.

2016-10-25 18:40:07
Congratulations to all that work at the Yemeni Economic and Training Centre!

No Yemeni Centre or Community has been awarded Beacon Status before. For those who have invested years in voluntary work helping the community and provided a platform for Yemenis to gain skills and employment, it was about time!

2016-10-25 18:19:41
Ofsted registered Childcare Providers

Details of Ofsted registered Childcare Providers, valid October 2005.

2016-10-25 17:16:52
Spreading the WWWord…

BNDfC is encouraging local people to surf the net with the launch of its new look website. At the last public meeting held on Ellesmere Green at the end of May, BNDfC gave local people the chance to have a look and try it out for themselves.

2016-10-25 16:42:56
Sure Start Event

Sure Start is hosting a special opening ceremony for their new Children’s Centre on Spital Street.

2016-10-25 16:41:02
Burngreave Grant Panel Members Needed!

Would you like to take the first steps towards helping your community, learning committee skills and making important decision about how money is spent?

2016-10-25 16:31:51
Celebrating our heritage

“I wanted to join the Multiple-Heritage Service because I wanted people to understand my background and help other children not be ashamed of who they are.” That was the view of young committee member Danny Brand, who is part of, arguably Sheffield’s youngest Management Committee – the Sheffield Multiple-Heritage Service (SMHS).

2016-10-25 13:46:02
Burngreave Drug Project

The Burngreave Drug Project works to offer the highest quality of service to the community of Burngreave in a holistic and culturallysensitive way.

2016-10-25 12:28:20
Men’s Health Day

“Our male population has the highest early death rate and most of us are walking around uneducated, about food, diet, exercise nutrition and healthy lifestyles,” said Patrick Edwards at the Men’s Health Day at Verdon Street Rec on Saturday 16th June 2006.

2016-10-25 12:26:27
Abbeyfield Park Multicultural Festival 2006

Local acts will join national names performing across four stages at the Abbeyfield Multicultural Festival on Sunday 9th July 2006.

2016-10-25 11:59:35
Burngreave Opportunities running from the old JobNet premises

Burngreave Opportunities (BOPPs) is now running from the old JobNet premises on Spital Hill.

2016-10-25 10:32:30
News in brief
  • Ask us questions at the BNDfC Information Vehicle.

  • Consultation events.

2016-10-25 04:05:36
Cut your fuel bills

Fuel charges have increased several times recently and are set to keep on rising. Here are a few tips which would cost you very little and help to keep your fuel bills down.

2016-10-25 03:37:53
No change on childcare decisions

A recent New Deal Partnership Board focus meeting on Childcare made no commitment to reverse the decision to end funding for voluntary sector childcare projects in the area.

2016-10-25 02:37:32
Burngreave Celebrates Learning!

Burngreave’s Learning Campaign is going all out to celebrate Adult Learners Week, starting with a Festival of Learning on 21st May (see advert on the back page). The activities continue throughout May – here are a few of the courses you can take part in…

2016-10-24 23:07:22
Youth drop-in

The New Deal Community Engagement Team have set up a youth drop-in centre within the New Deal Information Shop on Spital Hill.

2016-10-24 21:06:47
Food, Glorious Food…

There will be a small exhibition for Burngreave’s International Women’s Day Celebration on “Cooking up A Memory”, to illustrate the creative talent in Burngreave’s kitchens

2016-10-24 18:16:15
Introduction to Community Development and Health

Introduction to Community Development and Health is a fifteen week course set up by some local organisations with support from Sheffield City Council.

2016-10-12 19:24:01
Police engagement bus is coming to Burngreave

Police engagement bus is coming to Burngreave on 13th and 14th October 2016

2016-10-12 18:08:26
Sikav so Dzanes

‘Sikav So Dzanes’ is a community learning project aimed at developing English language skills amongst Roma adults across Sheffield.

2016-09-16 11:17:44
What's your story?

Burngreave creative writing workshop starts 22nd September 2016 at Burngreave Library.

2016-09-12 15:51:59
English Conversation Club

Starts 7th September and then every Wednesday 10.00- 11.30 at ACT Firvale centre, Earl Marshal Road

2016-09-11 11:40:01
Burngreave Ward public meeting

Burngreave Public Meeting on Wednesday 14th September 5.30 – 8pm at Vestry Hall: Policing Team, School Provision and Councillors' Questions

For more details contact North East Area’s Locality Officer: or call 0114 203 7562

2016-09-08 19:07:06
Debates about Sheffield Roma network and fairness in Fir Vale

On Tuesday 25th October, 7pm at PACA there is THE IMPORTANCE OF VOICE IN THE ROMA COMMUNITY.

On Wednesday 26th October, 7-9pm at St Cuthbert’s church there is FORGING FAIRNESS IN FIR VALE

2016-09-07 08:05:49
Adult education opportunities in Burngreave and Fir Vale.

North East Learner

(Burngreave and Fir Vale section link)

2016-09-05 08:45:18
Parkwood Springs events for September 2016

Parkwood Springs events for September 2016:

Friends Group meeting. Tuesday September 6th 7pm St Catherines School, Firshill Crescent, S4 7BX.

Bird walk jointly with Sheffield Group of the RSPB. Saturday 10th September

Bat Walk. Thursday 22nd September. 7.30pm.

Workday. Help to manage the wonderful heathlandon Parkwood Springs on September car-park on Cooks Wood Road/Shirecliffe Road.

2016-09-04 19:27:06
Job Vacancy: Advocacy worker

Advocacy Worker

Part time (18.5 hours) flexible hours Closing date for applications is: Monday 5th September 2016 (Midday 12.00)

Interview will be held: Week commencing 12th September 2016

Salary: £19,621 pro rata 8% pension contribution

25 days annual leave entitlement pro-rata & Bank holidays

Permanent subject to funding

2016-08-23 11:35:49
Job Vacancy: Senior health trainer

Part time (30 hours) flexible hours

Salary: £20,198 – £22,221 pro rata 8% pension contribution

25 days annual leave entitlement pro-rata & Bank holidays Permanent subject to funding

Part time (30 hours) flexible hours

Salary: £20,198 – £22,221 pro rata 8% pension contribution

25 days annual leave entitlement pro-rata & Bank holidays

Permanent subject to funding

Closing date for applications is: Monday 5th September 2016 (Midday 12.00)

Interview will be held: Week commencing 12th September 2016

2016-08-23 11:27:27
Computer problems solved at BitFIXit Cafe

BitFIXit Cafe

Sat 13 Aug 2016, 12-3pm, Abbeyfield Park House, S4 7AT

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BitFixIT is a great long-running project giving help with computer and internet problems, on a ‘Pay-As-You-Can’ basis, from a group of volunteers and professionals.

2016-08-05 10:36:06
Vacancy for Volunteer Development Worker (Early years)

Vacancy for volunteer Development worker (Early years).Part time (30 hours) flexible hours Salary: £18,453 – £19,621 pro rata 8% pension contribution Permanent subject to funding. 25 days annual leave entitlement pro-rata & Bank holidays. Closing date for applications is: Monday 15th August 2016 (Midday 12.00)

2016-08-03 01:03:49
Acts of kindness

Pupils at Owler Brook raise money for Syrian refugees.

2016-07-22 13:28:48
Pye Bank careers week

Details of Pye Bank school careers' week

2016-07-22 13:21:28
Page sponsored by Sheffield City Council’s Healthy Communities Programme

Sheffield City Council’s Healthy Communities Programme

2016-07-22 12:29:06
Burngreave Children's Centre Fun Activities

Burngreave Children's Centre: Fun Activities on 25th July, Children's activities and information stalls on 24th August.

2016-07-20 17:02:30
Local Scout groups

Details of meetings of Ellesmere Scouts and 205th Sheffield Scouts

2016-07-20 16:51:34

Events at Pitsmoor Adventure Playground every Tuesday- Saturday until 3rd September 2016

2016-07-19 11:19:17
Community Journalism Course

COMMUNITY JOURNALISM COURSE Every Thursday, 8th Sept – 13th Oct 2016. 10am – 1pm. Free & open to all Burngreave residents

2016-07-13 11:50:59
Baby group at Burngreave Children's Centre

Baby group at Burngreave Children's Centre. Every Tuesday. 12.30pm – 2.00pm. Burngreave Children’s Centre, 19 Spital Street, Sheffield S3 9LB

2016-07-12 15:56:44
Springboard women only group

Springboard women only group meets at the Burngreave Vestry Hall

2016-07-07 18:43:06
Women only Eid Party

Women only Eid event 14th July 2016.

2016-07-07 17:38:24
Drawing at Abbeyfield House

16th July 11.00 am -1.00pm. Drawing at Abbeyfield House in Abbeyfield Park

2016-07-05 19:28:29
Sheffield City Council: Your local area

News from Burngreave councillors

2016-06-11 15:02:59
Owler Brook pupils get passionate about litter

Owler Brook School's anti litter campaign.

2016-06-11 11:18:22
Get reporting

Training in Community Journalism and volunteering opportunities at the Burngreave Messenger.

2016-06-11 08:58:17
Talking Sheds

Grand opening of Sage Greenfingers' new shed.

2016-06-11 08:26:52
New priest at the Hindu Samaj Centre

New priest at the Hindu Samaj Centre, Pandit Ashwini Kumar

2016-06-11 08:20:47
Healthy Communities page

Page sponsored by Sheffield City Council's Healthy Communities Programme.

2016-06-11 07:32:46
Reaching out

People from Arches help out at the library and the Springboard Café.

2016-06-08 20:36:37
Hidden gems at the library

Recent events at Burngreave Library.

2016-06-08 20:27:40
Furnival flavours

Fundraiser for the Cellar Space at the Furnival.

2016-06-08 19:25:29
Burngreave Ashram 2nd May events

Events at Burngreave Ashram

2016-06-08 17:50:42
Feeling Good on Verdon Street

“Feeling Good” women's project on Verdon Street.

2016-06-08 17:44:49
Foodbank on the move

Burngreave foodbank moving from Rock Christian Centre to the former library.

2016-06-08 17:27:09
Youth Network is back

Youth Network is back

2016-06-08 17:07:45
TEDx comes to Pitsmoor

TEDx talks come to Pitsmoor

2016-06-08 17:03:26
Open day at the Healthy Living Centre

Open day at the Healthy Living Centre on 11th July 2016. 10.00 am -2.00 pm

2016-06-08 15:36:29
June 2016 news

June 2016 news and information

2016-06-08 08:39:10
Pain support groups

Pain support groups meeting in Sorby House (7th and 21st June 2016) and St Cuthbert's Church (14th June 2016). All 12.30- 2.30 pm.

2016-05-27 10:08:21
Burngreave Women only support group

Women only support group at St Cuthbert's Church10am – 12 noon. 6th June and 20th June 2016.

2016-05-25 20:20:16
Burngreave Ward Children's design a sign competition

Burngreave Ward Children's design a sign competition

2016-05-18 09:34:32
Women Only Fitness classes

Women only fitness classes running in may at Firvale Healthy Living Centre

2016-05-15 07:55:54
What's your story

Everyone has a story to tell! In this new short course in Burngreave, we will explore how we can tell our own stories and develop confidence in writing in a supportive group. Starting: Thursday 5 May 2016 12.30 – 2.30pm for 7 sessions Sorby House, 42 Spital Hill Sheffield S4 7LG

2016-05-03 16:56:01
Introduction to Permaculture at Burngreave Cemetery

Introduction to Permaculture at Burngreave Cemetery. 7th and 14th May.

2016-04-22 15:10:45
Burngreave cemetery environmental exhibition

11:00 until 15:00, 8th may 2016 Old Mortuary Chapel, Burngreave Cemetery. An exhibition about the flora and fauna within Burngreave Cemetery curated by Christine Steers.

2016-04-22 13:49:08
7th May 2016. A busy day at Burngreave Cemetery

The friends of Burngreave Cemetetery have organised a variety of events on 7th May.

2016-04-22 13:18:25
Job vacancy for youth workers

Job vacancy for two youth workers. Place of work: PACA Centre, 127 Page Hall Road, Sheffield, S4 8GU Hours: 20 per week Remuneration: £13,000 per annum

2016-04-20 16:33:24
Grow your own vegetable course

Ten sessions at Grimesthorpe allotments.

2016-04-18 10:28:41
Learning opportunities, English classes and activities

Details of learning opportunities, English Classes and activities at Fir Vale Wed 20/4/16 from 10.30am

2016-04-17 09:40:07
Councillors' surgery dates

Dates of local councillor's surgeries

2016-04-02 08:37:59
Burngreave local honours

Community Awards for Burngreave people

2016-04-02 08:33:50
Events at Burngreave Ashram

Details of forthcoming events at Burngreave Ashram

2016-04-02 08:02:11
Pupils learn how to stay safe online

Pupils at Oasis Academy Fir Vale took part in workshops aimed at staying safe online.

2016-04-01 14:57:30
Volunteer for the Messenger

Burngreave Messenger seeks new volunteers.

2016-04-01 10:16:21
Road Safety in Burngreave

Local facts and figures and tips for road safety

2016-04-01 10:09:12
Green City Action Open Day

Green City Action (GCA) organised an open day with several projects based at Abbeyfield House on Saturday 27th February,

2016-03-31 19:13:06
PACA's Big Zone event

Pakistani Advice and Community Association (PACA) held a Building Better Opportunities event on 17th February 2016.

2016-03-31 18:34:23
Vacancy for health trainer

Details of vacancy for health trainer: 37 hours per week or 2 posts of 18.5 hours per week. Six months fixed term contract. £18,180 pro rata. Deadline for applications 28th March 2016.

2016-03-14 10:55:56
Gardening course at Grimesthorpe Allotments

Details of gardening course at Grimesthorpe Allotments.

2016-03-12 06:24:07
Let's talk Burngreave

“Let's talk Burngreave” event on 19th March 2016. Organised by “Age well in Sheffield.”

2016-03-07 19:19:26
Play about Mary Seacole at Burngreave Library 10th March at 5.30pm

Play about Mary Seacole at Burngreave Library 10th March at 5.30pm

2016-03-01 19:41:46
Job vacancy for a community gardening officer

Job vacancy for a community gardening officer. Initially three days per week. £17,000 pro rata. Deadline for applications 25th March 2016.

2016-02-24 06:51:51
Job Vacancy for partnership development officer at Time Builders

Full details of a job vacancy for a partnership development officer at Time Builders. £18,000 per annum. 37.5 hours per week. Closing date for applications 25th March.

2016-02-24 06:37:52
Breast cancer awareness

Breast cancer awareness information

2016-02-17 09:43:13
Prince's Trust training for employment

Prince's Trust training for employment in hospitality session.

2016-02-13 12:00:34
"Get into the zone" employability event

Employability event at PACA.

2016-02-10 08:05:24
Vacancy for mentor at Key Changes (Women's charity)

Vacancy for mentor at Key Changes. 37 hours. Band 5 (£19,126). Deadline for applications 22nd February 2016

2016-02-08 16:03:07
Cabinet in the community

Details of North east Sheffield “cabinet in the community” event on 24th February 2016.

2016-02-08 15:21:00
Wensley Community event

Community event on 15th February at Wensley Green

2016-02-02 07:35:59
Information and guidance at Sorby House

Find out about health groups, volunteering and activities in our area.

2016-02-02 07:08:15
Pitsmoor to Calais, 2nd trip. Full van coming back too!

Fran and Stuart from Pitsmoor take supplies to the Jungle refugee camp at Calais and bring back supplies for Burngreave Food bank.

2016-02-01 20:34:32
TEDx talks return to Pitsmoor

There will be repeat of the successful TEDx talks at Christ Church on 21st May. There will be a preparatory meeting on 5th May at 18.00.

2016-01-31 10:09:00
Winter Health Advice

Winter Health Advice from Sheffield clinical Commissioning group

2016-01-26 16:03:45
Healthy Communities programme

Sheffield City Council's healthy communities programme information.

2016-01-26 15:47:26
Sheffield City Council:Burngreave, your local area

Inforamation for Burngreave from Sheffield City Council.

2016-01-26 15:34:13
No human being is illegal

Fran and Stuart went to Calais to take over donations for refugees.

2016-01-14 06:09:57
Sage centre stage

Sage launches World Mental Health Week in the Winter Gardens

2016-01-13 09:09:08
Aspiring to health

The Healthy Living Centre on Earl Marshall Road opens on 15th February.

2016-01-12 17:06:31
Learn well, live well

A series of courses and workshops for adults with mental ill health.

2016-01-12 17:00:35
You've got skills

Skills swap group at Burngreave Children's cntre is a success.

2016-01-12 16:56:41
The library comes to life

Storytelling and volunteering at the library

2016-01-12 15:53:37
Plates and pizza

Green City action hosts two pottery events.

2016-01-12 15:47:28
Rosebank carols

Children from Pye bank sing carols at Rosebank.

2016-01-12 15:22:42
Age Better Christmas lunch

Age better Christmas lunch

2016-01-12 15:17:29
Ellesmere Youth Volunteers

Ellesmere Youth Volunteers hold their AGM.

2016-01-12 14:46:07
Love food, hate waste

A session was held on how to prevent food from being thrown away.

2016-01-12 14:40:33
Page Hall Surgery, a special case

Page hall Surgery gains some extra funding

2016-01-12 14:36:15
Brand new to Byron Wood

Gabriel moves to Sheffield and makes new friends at Byron Wood School.

2016-01-12 14:33:03
The true meaning of Jihad

Muslim Youth league sisters organised a peace seminar.

2016-01-12 14:15:49
Sheffield Roma network

Details of Sheffield Roma network

2016-01-12 14:07:14
Claiming back Burngreave Cemetery

Reclaiming the cemetery after some robberies were committed there.

2016-01-12 12:52:17
The Value of Volunteering Course

Details of an accredited course on the value of volunteering.

2016-01-09 21:21:30
Baby Group at Burngreave Children's Centre

Details of baby group at Burngreave Children's Centre.

2016-01-09 07:04:19
The week at Burngreave Children's Centre

Weekly timetable for Burngreave Children's centre

2016-01-08 19:44:40
Driving theory course

Driving theory course

2016-01-08 18:25:46
Computer Class

computer class details for January 2016

2016-01-08 18:11:51
Yemeni Community Association Vacancies

Job Vacancies

We are seeking the following staff to join our team.

Restart Project manager £21,560 (Pro rata) 30hrs per week Term Time only (Fixed until 30th July and renewed subject to the continuation of funding)

Fundraising officer

£27,300 (pro-rata) 18 hrs per week One year contract

Deadline: 15/1/2015 at 4pm

Interviews: w/c 18/1/2015

2015-12-28 16:24:46
Prevent crime on your doorstep

There are criminals on the streets of Burngreave defrauding the vulnerable.

2015-12-17 08:07:18
Women only swimming cafe

Women only swimming café on Fridays in term time.

2015-12-14 19:29:00
Young Steps

Young Steps at Burngreave Children's Centre

2015-12-14 19:24:49
Gap Shap Group

Gap Shap Group at St James Church, Scott Road (Women Only)

2015-12-14 19:15:14
Free "Health Chat" training

Health Chat training on 21st December 2015.

2015-12-02 07:39:50
Free two day event at Yemeni Community Association

Free two day event at Yemeni Community Association

2015-12-01 10:54:37
Ellesmere Youth Project AGM

Details of EYP AGM

2015-11-25 08:02:48
Job vacancy: Cafeteria coordinator

Details of a job vacancy for a cafe coordinator at the Yemeni Community Association

  • Working Hours: 37.5

  • Salary Scale: £18,525

  • Closing date: 11th December

2015-11-24 16:53:13
Age UK vacancies and volunteers

Age UK vacancies and volunteer opportunities.

2015-11-20 16:32:20
Free course for parents and carers of 3-5 year olds

A free course for parents and carers of 3-5 year olds.

2015-11-04 19:08:41
On your own at Christmas

An invitation for people on their own for Christmas 2015 and an appeal for people to come and help out.

2015-11-04 13:40:37
Homeless and Rootless at Christmas

Homeless and Rootless at Christmas (HARC) seeks volunteers for 2015

2015-11-04 05:15:59
Healthy living with Diabetes

SOAR run course with information for those with diabetes.

2015-11-04 04:43:35
Burngreave bus route changes

Details of bus route changes

2015-11-03 05:52:06
Love food, hate waste

Details of Love food, Hate waste event.

2015-10-28 16:32:44
New Primary and Secondary school places

Council information on new school programme

2015-10-28 16:11:07
Community Skills Swap

Details of Community Skills Swap

2015-10-24 09:47:00
Doctor Bike

help with bike repairs at Adventure playground

2015-10-23 09:09:02
Fire and road safety roadshow

Fire and road safety roadshow at Tesco 24.10.15.

2015-10-23 09:03:14
Burngreave Ward Public Meeting 22nd October 2015

Burngreave ward meeting details 22.10.2015

2015-10-20 18:37:19
Employment drop in sessions

Employment drop in sessions at Burngreave Childrens Centre

2015-10-19 10:38:50
Singing and sea air with SAGE

Recent events run by Sage Greenfingers

2015-10-07 10:11:32
Macmillan Coffee Morning

Coffee morning fundraising for Macmillan cancer support.

2015-10-07 10:08:23
Stop the Rot

Information on dental hygiene

2015-10-07 10:04:23
Arches celebrate forty years

Arches celebrate forty years. Report from the celebrations

2015-10-07 09:37:38
Fir Vale Methodists

Fir Vale Methodists' activities

2015-10-07 09:13:42
YCA funding success

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

2015-10-07 08:55:50
NOMAD provides new service

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

2015-10-06 20:10:48
Pitsmoor to Calais in solidarity

Local people taking a van to Calais to assist refugees

2015-10-06 20:05:39
Byron Wood ESOL learners share recipes

Byron Wood ESOL learners share recipes

2015-10-06 20:00:45
Life changing learning

Information about the North east Learner and adult education.

2015-10-06 19:30:10
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.

2015-10-05 15:55:46
Springboard Social Café

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

2015-10-05 15:44:43
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

2015-10-05 15:30:53
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.

2015-10-05 15:19:35
Muggings in Burngreave Cemetery

Over the past week, two muggings have taken place in Burngreave Cemetery in broad daylight.

2015-10-01 13:54:08
PACA Events for the over 50's

Forthcoming events at PACA for the over 50's for Autumn 2015

2015-09-23 11:43:10
PACA Events

Forthcoming events at PACA for Autumn 2015

2015-09-23 11:43:06
Job Vacancy for Yemeni Community Association older people support worker

Job Vacancy for Yemeni Community Association older people support worker

2015-09-17 07:30:40
Vacancy for Yemeni Community Association inclusion manager

YCA job vacancy for inclusion manager

2015-09-17 07:21:36
Helping you find a home

Are you looking to rent a property in Sheffield? The Sheffield Property Shop advertises Sheffield City Council and Housing Association properties to rent across the city.

2015-08-28 11:01:12
Become a Home-Start volunteer

Home-Start are currently looking for volunteers to offer regular support, friendship and practical help to young families under stress in their own homes.

2015-08-28 10:44:28

Drop in support sessions at Pakistan Advice and Community Association

2015-08-27 19:24:19
Could you be an appropriate adult?

Working in partnership with Sheffield Youth Offending Team (YOT), SOVA are recruiting volunteers for the Appropriate Adult Scheme and the Resettlement and Aftercare Provision (RAP) Mentoring Scheme.

2015-08-20 17:56:28
In trouble with the law…

“Ten year old Ajay was terrified: arrested late at night on a serious allegation of assault and put in a cell, he told police he didn’t want a solicitor. His mother didn’t speak English, so I was called out to help him. It was my first time as an appropriate adult.”

2015-08-20 17:50:32
Asylum seekers

Little attention is paid to the difficulties asylum seekers and refugees face. While the national news media are quick to criticise and demonise asylum seekers, their views, the problems they encounter and how they are treated are often ignored.

2015-08-20 15:07:43
Here to help you

If you have a problem that is worrying you and you are not sure where to turn to next then look no further as help is at hand at the Burngreave Advocacy Now! (BAN!) project.

2015-08-20 13:32:18
On the move…

Please be aware that the Theme Managers, previously located on Burngreave Road, and the Supporting Business Team, previously located at Spartan House, are both moving to our Speedicut Works site.

2015-08-18 21:44:42
Ellesmere Children’s Centre

Sharon Curtis and her team at the Ellesmere Children’s Centre on Maxwell Street have achieved an excellent Ofsted report.

2015-08-18 20:17:34
Working towards Association

Barry’s Café, alongside BCAT, Listen To Us and others, are making moves to establish an African and Caribbean Association resource centre.

2015-08-18 13:17:50
It’s the business…

Burngreave businesses have been getting stuck into the nitty gritty of building success in the area through the continuing development of the Business Forum.

2015-08-18 11:04:17
Sage Greenfingers Singing Sessions

Sage greenfingers Singing sessions

2015-08-10 10:27:52
SOAR Job vacancy (maternity cover)

SOAR Job vacancy for maternity cover

2015-08-03 08:12:39
All Saints Youth Club

All Saints Youth Club. Times and venue.

2015-08-01 08:44:37
Job Vacancies: Young People Inclusion Service

Job vacancies; Young People Inclusion Service

2015-07-30 07:05:39
Burngreave Library Co-ordinator vacancy

SOAR job vacancy advertisement for Burngreave Library co-ordinator

2015-07-24 10:22:49
Vacancy for Job Club Employment Advisor

Vacancy for Job Club Employment Advisor at SOAR

2015-07-24 10:13:29
PACA Activities

Health enhancing activities at PACA

2015-06-23 09:43:39
Urgent care review questionnaire

Urgent care review questionnaire

2015-06-22 14:07:23
Arches' 40th Anniversary street party

Arches celebrate 40th Anniversary with a street party

2015-06-11 18:00:31
SOAR Community Volunteer Development Worker

SOAR community volunteer development worker vacancy

2015-06-08 19:25:12
How to organise a litter pick on your street

How to organise a litter pick

2015-05-28 13:48:40
Calling all volunteers-the bureau needs you

Citizens advice bureau needs volunteers

2015-05-28 13:45:01
Knife Crime Conference

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

2015-05-28 13:25:35
Bats, bees and blessings

Recent events at Burngreave Cemetery.

2015-05-28 13:11:21
Preparing for Ramadan

How to prepare for Ramadan

2015-05-28 13:02:04
Health Page

health news, support and information

2015-05-28 12:51:21
A load of rubbish

Solutions to litter, rubbish and fly tipping problems.

2015-05-28 12:38:44
Meet our new MP Harry Harpham

Harry Harpham new MP for the Brightside and Hillsborough constituency

2015-05-28 12:19:47
Computer repairs at Abbeyfield

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

2015-05-28 12:03:29
What next for Burngreave library?

A meeting has discussed the future for Burngreave library

2015-05-25 12:15:05
It’s a Sure Start

Work on the Sure Start centre is getting underway and it is due to open its doors to the local community in 2005/2006.

2015-05-11 18:24:07
Apprenticeships for all

A new scheme to give people in Burngreave of all ages who are out of work the opportunity to increase their skills and gain employment is set to be launched.

2015-05-11 18:12:01
Mental Health – it’s not Black and White

This month the Messenger heard from Owen Smith, a mental health worker and Trustee of Sheffield African Caribbean Mental Health Association (SACMHA). “Mental health services are crying out for black workers,” he told us.

2015-05-11 17:34:01
Community asset or expensive toy?

August 2004 saw the launch of the BNDfC Super Truck vehicle on Ellesmere Green and although fully hyped around the community the turn out was abysmal.

2015-05-11 17:30:04
Calling all young women!

Workshops on nutrition, career and education, child development and behaviour, stress management and women’s health.

2015-05-11 17:26:19
Yemeni Women’s Group

Burngreave Yemeni Women’s Group have changed their name to El-Nisah which means Arabic Women and aims to identify the needs and obstacles Arabic women face.

2015-05-11 11:38:12
‘Not just for the Irish!’

CARA offers a free and confidential information, advice and support service primarily for the Irish community but also for anyone who can benefit from their services

2015-05-11 11:33:21
Burngreave women only support group

Burngreave women only support group

2015-05-07 10:46:13
Festival of Learning

Festival of learning event

2015-04-30 15:22:06
Singing Workshops for Women

Singing Workshops for Women organised by Sage Greenfingers

2015-04-24 10:10:28
Community, communication and dementia

The Dementia? welcome! cafe has volunteer projects for people with dementia

2015-04-07 11:57:18
Green Commission meets in Vestry Hall

Sheffield Green Commission met in Burngreave Vestry Hall on 12th February 2015

2015-04-07 11:43:44
Building Mutual Respect

Ellesmere youth project promotes confidence and mutual respect

2015-04-07 11:34:54
Register to vote

How to register for voting in the general and local elections on 7th May

2015-04-07 10:35:18
Calling all carers

Support is available if you look after someone who has a long-term health problem or disability and you offer regular and substantial support.

2015-03-31 13:07:37
Domestic abuse help

Burngreave Domestic Abuse Project is a community-based service offering support to women who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse.

2015-03-31 12:52:23
Building a better Burngreave

BNDfC Employment and Enterprise projects are up and running to increase training opportunities and employability skills.

2015-03-31 12:45:59
Supporting local business

Through the Supporting Business project, Saghir Ahmed, the Business and Enterprise Champion, works with residents and companies to assist in the development of new business start-ups and the expansion of existing businesses

2015-03-31 12:43:01
‘Safe and quiet?’

Our article ‘Streets of Burngreave – safe and quiet’ last month provoked a number of comments from young people, worried we were portraying them in a bad light, and from residents, upset by young people’s behaviour and the difficulty they had in getting the police to respond.

2015-03-31 09:14:15
Good news for Page Hall

As part of their work in Page Hall, PACA (Pakistan Advice and Community Association) have undertaken a community mediation project bringing together diverse members of the community to look at a positive future for Page Hall.

2015-03-23 15:08:16
Women only support group

This group is for women who have suffered or suffering from domestic abuse to come and talk to like-minded people, forget about the past and have fun.

2015-03-23 14:23:57
SOAR community job vacancies

SOAR has two exciting vacancies in our Health Team for: Health Trainer (2 posts to be recruited) Grade: Scale 2 Spinal Point 14 – 18: £15,725 – £17,161 (pro rata) 8% pension contribution Note. Salary scale currently under review 25 days annual leave entitlement & Bank holidays (pro rata)

2015-03-16 09:27:38
Have your say in North East Sheffield

Opportunity to raise and issues with local councillors.

2015-03-01 09:19:17
Brand new conversation class in Page Hall area

Free conversation class

2015-02-26 16:42:02
Reach High 2 After School Study Support project

Reach High 2 After School Study Support Project

2015-02-22 07:22:21
International Womens Day


2015-02-08 09:34:40
Steel City Film and Media Launch

Steel City Film and Media Launch

2015-02-04 10:53:21
Out and About

A course in confidence for all women in the Burngreave and Fir Vale area

2015-02-03 07:08:36
Burngreave Women only Support Group

Burngreave Women only Support Group, St Cuthbert's Church. 2nd February 2015

2015-01-29 09:54:20
Community Health and Wellbeing Event

Community health and well being event on 6th February 2015

2015-01-29 09:36:19
Cook and Speak

Cooking and conversation. Weekly sessions at St Cuthbert's church

2015-01-17 13:12:49
Sheffield Smokefree Spaces Service Smokefree Awareness Training

Sheffield Smokefree Spaces Service Smokefree Awareness Training.

Burngreave Childrens centre 19 Spital St, Sheffield, S3 9LB

Wednesday 4th Feb 2015 1.30-4pm

2015-01-12 07:51:01
Chilean Diplomats visit Burngreave

On 26th November 2014 two Chilean diplomats came from London to meet Chileans in Sheffield.

2014-12-08 11:37:28
Burngreave Tenants' and Residents' Association Christmas Fayre

Burngreave Tenants' and Residents' Association Christmas Fayre

2014-12-04 10:38:50
Job vacancy - part-time youth worker

Ellesmere Youth Project is looking for an experienced part-time youth worker, with proven a proven track record in developing informal education programmes with young people.

  • 15 to 18.5 hrs a week

  • £23,024 pro rata

  • closing date: 3rd December

2014-11-22 21:33:11
Burngreave Women Only Support Group

Two meetings for Burngreave Women only Support group

2014-11-19 10:22:20
Burngreave Tenants' and Residents' Association AGM

Burngreave Tenants' and Residents' Association AGM

2014-11-19 10:03:09
Personal Development course postponed

The personal development workshop will now take place Saturday 8th November.

2014-10-31 16:13:18
Personal Development Workshop: Take Control!

Workshop on personal development and self management. For young people (age 14-21) Update: Starts 8th November

2014-10-30 14:35:36
Courses and Training

Various clubs and training events

2014-10-25 10:23:12
Pain Support Group

This is an opportunity for those who suffer from Pain to socialise with like-minded people and gain new skills to self-manage Pain. Including workshops around pain management, relaxation, massages and meditation.

2014-10-24 15:09:08
Writing our Lives

A Creative Writing Workshop. A practical and supportive course organised in terms of weekly themes chosen to help you develop your confidence in writing.

2014-10-16 15:00:53
Introduction to Volunteering in Schools

This FREE short course will give students the knowledge, skills and understanding to support children’s learning through a range of fun and practical activities.

2014-10-16 14:30:28
Carwood TARA relaunch celebration

After a period of relative inactivity for a few months, Carwood TARA now have a new committee in place and are planning future activities in the area.

On Thursday afternoon, 3rd October 2014, a well attended celebration party for the relaunch was held in the Carwood Community Room and outside in Carwood Green, in bright sunny weather.

2014-10-09 15:27:41
The Multifaith Forest Garden at Parkwood Springs

You are invited to join the Multifaith Forest Gardening day at Parkwood Springs.

2014-10-09 14:29:06
Free "What is Health Course?"

The programme aims to enable participants to reflect on achievements and to move forward in different aspects of their personal lives. Participants will be developing better understanding of themselves by exploring the subject of Health and Wellbeing and raise their aspirations.

2014-10-02 15:42:56
Black History Month Programme of Events

Events celebrating Black History Month

2014-10-02 15:07:05
Wensley Street Activities

Activity Sheffield on Tour-Come down, try new activities, meet friends and feel great with people just like you!

2014-10-02 14:12:33
There's a new way to quit smoking

Yorkshire Smokefree Sheffield provides NHS advice and support – including nicotine replacement therapy – for anyone who wants to stop smoking. Available online, on the phone or in person. *Quit in September/October and WIN free SWFC tickets.

2014-09-29 04:05:33
Burngreave Work Club

Burngreave Work Club offers support to the local community in finding employment and training.

2014-09-29 03:45:47
Greenfingers 10th anniversary

It’s been 10 years since Burngreave New Deal for Communities provided the capital for SAGE Greenfingers to landscape 3 allotments in Grimesthorpe into a therapeutic space for adults struggling with mental health issues

2014-09-27 10:54:15
HOPE Allotment Volunteers wanted

The Conservation Volunteers community allotment project is getting nicely established now and we would love more volunteers to get involved

2014-09-27 10:45:51
Residents’ meeting for the Scott Road area

On 10th September a group of Burngreave residents met to discuss problems that had been happening on our streets.

2014-09-26 15:57:50
Earl Marshal housing

Local residents were eager to see the latest proposals for the Earl Marshal housing development when they were unveiled by Sheffield Housing Company at a well-attended consultation afternoon in August

2014-09-26 15:53:29
Keep warm this winter and save money on your bills

As winter approaches, it's time to think about how to keep warm and cosy without huge energy bills. Whether you are a tenant, landlord, or home-owner, energy efficiency doesn't have to cost a fortune.

2014-09-26 15:48:16
Family Learning at Firs Hill

An exciting six week family learning course called “Talking Together” started on Wednesday 17th September at Firs Hill Primary School

2014-09-26 15:41:45
Oasis Fir Vale opens

On Monday 8th September, a brand new building on Owler Lane – Oasis Academy Fir Vale – opened to provide primary education, including 60 places in reception and 52 nursery places.

2014-09-26 15:36:41
Health Courses and Support Groups

Help improve your health and wellbeing with access to local activities, courses and services

2014-09-26 14:38:51
Support to improve your health

The SOAR Health Team's job is to work with the people of Burngreave, Pitsmoor and Page Hall areas.

2014-09-26 14:22:28
Readers rise to the challenge

Burngreave Library was busy with children during the summer holidays. Many were encouraged to keep reading by the Library Service’s Summer Reading Challenge. The Burngreave Messenger and Pitsmoor Adventure Playground also provided activities based on this year’s reading theme, the Mythical Maze.

2014-09-25 15:15:57
Messenger funding comes to an end

After 15 brilliant years and so much contribution from so many people, the Messenger’s current funding has come to an end and there will be no December edition.

2014-09-25 14:45:33
FREE Women Only Exercise Course

Starting on Monday 29th September 1:30-2:30pm

2014-09-04 15:47:23
Maths with ESOL

Start to enjoy maths once you know the difficult English words that are used…..

2014-09-04 15:32:15
Make Up Beginners' Course at Fir Vale (YCA)

Learn how to apply make up to enhance your appearance starting Thursday 18th September.

2014-09-04 15:04:11
Computer Class at Burngreave Vestry Hall

Level 1 Course (Accredited Course

2014-09-04 14:57:18
Makaton Course

Makaton is a Sign language course using signs and symbols to help people with learning difficulties communicate effectively

2014-09-04 14:20:01
Over 50s Refugee Project

Over 50s Refugee Project at SYAC on every first Monday of the month

2014-07-31 15:20:10
Job vacancy for Support Worker

Support worker for people with mental health problems and to help them with independent living.

  • Salary: £14,880

  • Closing date: 12noon Monday 18th August 2014

2014-07-31 15:04:35
Smokefree Awareness Training

Sheffield Smokefree Awareness Training at Sorby House on Wednesday 27th August. We will explore the issues surrounding social norms and smoking in the home and car, and you will learn how to discuss the issue in a sensitive and informed way.

2014-07-31 14:34:42
Courses and Training

Burngreave Health Bulletin guide to groups and classes in how to improve your listening, speaking and writing.

2014-07-24 21:37:26
Support for Parents with babies and young children

Health Bulletin guide to advice and support for parents of babies and toddlers.

2014-07-24 21:10:38
Health support & Groups

Burngreave Health Bulletin guide to health and support groups.

2014-07-24 20:25:07
Older people’s activities

Health Bulletin guide to activities and clubs for older people in Burngreave.

2014-07-24 15:15:40
Health Support and Groups

Burngreave Health Bulletin guide to a variety of activities and groups giving health support.

2014-07-24 15:12:43
Healthy eating & weight management

Burngreave Health Bulletin guide to services and groups on how to eat well and keep control of your weight.

2014-07-24 14:59:52
Mental well-being & social activities

Burngreave Health Bulletin guide to a variety of activities promoting mental and social well-being.

2014-07-24 14:38:17

Burngreave Health Bulletin guide to healthy exercise classes in the area.

2014-07-24 14:21:20
Burngreave Health Bulletin

This bulletin is a guide to health activities taking place in and around Burngreave and Fir Vale, published quarterly on behalf of the Burngreave Health Network.

2014-07-24 14:10:10
Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year

Messenger volunteer and local resident, Douglas Johnson, recently won an award for his work with Sheffield Law Centre in Social Welfare law, one of 11 categories in the annual awards.

2014-07-18 16:43:42
Volunteering for Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief, Children in Need, Hallamshire hospital, Haiti, Syria

2014-07-18 16:19:17
Cemetery Guided Walk

Guided walk featuring the War Memorials in Burngreave Cemetery

2014-07-18 15:53:25
Volunteers clean Page Hall

Another successful clean-up took place in Page Hall on 30th June.

2014-07-18 15:14:09
Longley awards

On the 24th of June, media students and teachers at Longley Park Sixth Form College celebrated the success of their courses with a Hollywood style awards show.

2014-07-18 15:01:10
BME network meeting in Burngreave

Following funding cuts, volunteers from the BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) Network organised a public meeting at the Vestry Hall, in June, to discuss ongoing issues of inequality in Sheffield.

2014-07-18 14:36:31
Byron Wood Family Fun Day

On 16th June Byron Wood Primary School held its annual Family Fun Day. This is the first time I have helped to sell food at the Fun Day, I made pakoras for the families.

2014-07-18 14:19:30
Update on courses at WiCAT

The course programme is nearing the end but there are still a few places available on some of the courses

2014-07-04 15:32:21
SAGE Greenfingers opens its doors for the Tour de France

SAGE Greenfingers offers refreshments for the Tour de France

2014-07-04 14:19:54
Amey Streets Ahead Fund

Applications are now being invited for the Amey Streets Ahead Community Partnership Fund 2014. Closing date 4th July 2014

2014-06-27 14:48:18
Date confirmed for the ban on Khat

The Home Office have now announced the date of the ban on the use and sale of khat. The ban comes into force on Tuesday 24th June.

2014-06-19 17:05:11
Tour de France: road closures

Road closures will be in place from 7:30am on Sunday 6th July until 7:30pm

2014-06-19 14:29:05
SACMHA - Health and Social Care

SACMHA is part of the new integrated Carers in Sheffield Service working within a consortium of other voluntary sector organisations, to provide support to carers citywide.

2014-05-31 19:14:55
Arnica Montana by Nikola

The Arnica Montana plant from Slovakia is used as a a cream to treat bruises and inflammation

2014-05-30 16:51:51
Councillor Surgeries

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

2014-05-30 16:43:57
Harvesting Our Heritage

The Harvesting Our Heritage project is bringing together people from different backgrounds and ages to discuss their knowledge of plants and uses

2014-05-30 16:33:15
Domestic Abuse Awareness

Domestic abuse or violence can happen to anyone. How do we know whether a family member or close friend is suffering abuse? What are the signs?

2014-05-29 16:06:00
Healthy Fasting Tips

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and in Muslim tradition is a time of heightened commitment to piety and purification

2014-05-29 15:32:52
Help keep Ellesmere Green and Spital Hill clean and tidy

Now that the works to improve Ellesmere Green have been completed, we want to make sure that its stays clean and tidy.

2014-05-29 15:19:53
Creative with Clothes - Upcycling!

“Up-cycle” old clothing to make new or alter items ¨ Save money! ¨ Gain confidence and multi sewing skills ¨ Think about starting a business enterprise ¨ Go on a trip ¨ Visit other business women ¨ Get business advice ¨ Meet other parents/carers ¨ Have fun! Course starts:Course starts: Wednesday 14th May 2014 for 8 weeks 9.15 – 11.45am in the Parent’s Room

2014-05-15 15:53:43
Ladies only exercise classes

Classes will be varied every week and will be covering all types of fitness such as step, aerobics, toning with weights, tums and bums class, resistance bands and circuits. All ladies are welcome regardless of age and fitness abilities.

2014-05-08 16:15:19
Home Maintenance Training Courses

Home Maintenance Training Courses from WICAT (Women in Construction, Arts and Technology)

2014-05-08 14:58:05
Practical Parent Helpers

Gain knowledge, skills and understanding to encourage your child’s learning through Fun, Engaging, and Group activities.

2014-05-08 14:30:54
Caring for Children Course

A 12 week course for those interested in caring for children.

2014-05-02 16:22:00
Level 1 Certificate in Cleaning Principles

Ever wanted to work in the cleaning and support services industry or need a recognised qualification to help your career?

2014-05-02 15:32:29
Urdu/ Punjabi Advocacy & Outreach Service

Roshni are able to support women from the Pakistani and Indian community

2014-05-02 14:44:23
Burngreave Children's Centre Open Day

Burngreave Children's Centre Open Day

2014-05-02 14:22:39
Pain Support Group

This is an opportunity for those who suffer from Pain to socialise with likeminded people and gain new skills to self-manage Pain on Tuesday 13th May 2014

2014-04-17 17:38:39
EU Migrants Community Open Day

EU Migrants Community Open Day at Pakistan Muslim Centre, 26th April 2014. (Contact to book a stall).

2014-04-17 16:21:11
Support for parents with babies and young children

Health Bulletin guide to support for parents with babies and young children in the area.

2014-04-17 16:00:41
Older people’s activities

Health Bulletin guide to meetings and lunch clubs for older people in the ara.

2014-04-17 15:48:15
Health support & groups

Health Bulletin guide to health support & groups in the area.

2014-04-17 15:46:57
Mental well-being & social activities

Health Bulletin guide to events and meetings for personal wellbeing in the area.

2014-04-17 15:16:20

Health Bulletin guide to excercise classes and courses in the area.

2014-04-17 14:41:17
Burngreave Health Bulletin April - June 2014

A guide to health activities taking place in and around Burngreave and Fir Vale.

2014-04-17 14:35:43
Supporting Phoenix Futures in honour of Mother's Day

Event to assist the Phoenix Futures Charity

2014-04-17 14:32:22
New Home Maintenance Courses launched

WICAT (Women in Construction, Arts and Technology) has launched its new, extensive home maintenance training course programme.

The Sheffield-based voluntary organisation is running courses between now and Autumn in nine different topics from bricklaying, joinery and car maintenance through to plumbing, plastering and electrics.

2014-04-10 17:56:53
Firth Park Summer Fun Day

The very popular Firth Park Festival has renamed itself the Firth Park Summer Fun Day andwill take place on Sunday 29th June 2014.

2014-04-05 15:52:13
Activity Sheffield visits Firth park

The Activity van will be in Firth Park on 26th April and 31st May 2014, with sports equipment and coaches to help anyone from 8-14 years old have some fun during the school holidays.

2014-04-05 15:30:49
Friends of Firth Park: Editorial

Summary of the Friends of Firth Park's activities since Autumn 2013.

2014-04-05 15:23:37
Firth Park Festival Committee

Meetings on 8th April and 6th May 2014 to arrange the festival at Firth Park. Please attaned if you'd like to volunteer or help out in any way.

2014-04-04 22:54:59
Cleethorpes Trip

Burngreave TARA are organising a trip to Cleethorpes for Wednesday, 28th May 2014. Book your place!

2014-04-04 16:02:40
Burngreave TARA Easter Fayre

Details of the Burngreave Tara Fayre at Burngreave Vestry Hall on Saturday, 12th April.

2014-04-04 15:55:29
About the Burngreave Tara

We are a group of tenants and residents in Burngreave and are supported by Sheffield Housing Service

2014-04-04 15:44:28
Green homes Sheffield

A new network to help you make your home warmer and more energy efficient

2014-03-29 21:43:25

Meet for crafts, stories and cake at St Peter’s Church, Ellesmere.

2014-03-29 21:33:15
Cemetery Bees

The beekeeping project and training for beekeeping in Burngreave Cemetery.

2014-03-29 10:51:17
Cat Control

Details of a scheme for those who need help with cat neutering

2014-03-29 10:40:04
Councillor Surgeries

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

2014-03-28 21:09:59
Cabinet in the Community

Leaders at Sheffield City Council are to hold a ‘Question Time’ style session to discuss the issues that matter to residents in the North East Area.

2014-03-28 20:53:31
Youth Counsellor Daanyaal Alam

Fir Vale student Daanyaal Alam, has been voted in as a Youth Councillor for the North of Sheffield for 2014.

2014-03-28 16:42:14
Fantastic show at Owler Brook Primary School

Staff put on a fantastic show for the pupils of Owler Brook with a storytime show which featured lots of familiar book characters.

2014-03-28 15:58:34
World Book Day at St Catherine’s School

St Catherine’s School joined in the World Book Day celebrations, and children dressed up as their favourite characters

2014-03-28 15:55:10
World Book Day at Firs Hill School

On Thursday 6th March children and staff at Firs Hill dressed as their favourite book characters and paraded round the hall in a fashion show so everyone could see each other’s fantastic costumes.

2014-03-28 15:50:05
World Book Day at Fir Vale School

On World Book Day Fir Vale secondary school had an outstanding time: games in the Learning Resource Centre, Stop, Drop, and Read

2014-03-28 15:39:19
Road Safety at Verdon

Children at Verdon Youth Club were practising their road safety skills at half term.

2014-03-28 15:26:34
Domestic Abuse Awareness training with Vida

Domestic abuse awareness training for men and women working in Sheffield

2014-03-28 14:44:13
Community Stop Smoking closes and service changes

Over the past five years, I have been employed as Community Stop Smoking Worker for Burngreave. Unfortunately, the Community Stop Smoking Service will be closing at the end of March due to changes in the delivery of tobacco control in Sheffield.

2014-03-28 14:43:02
Health Experience Course

This course will help to reduce isolation and help you maintain your independence.

2014-03-28 14:34:33
Pain Support Group

Socialise with likeminded people and gain new skills to self-manage pain

2014-03-28 14:25:14
Emotional Wellbeing Service changes lives

The Emotional Wellbeing Service is continuing to help BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) ‘isolated’ residents by employing Emotional Wellbeing Practitioners to provide a confidential service to address emotional wellbeing issues for the Pakistani community and the Arabic speaking community (male and female); primarily in the areas of Pitsmoor, Burngreave, Fir Vale, Page Hall and Firth Park.

2014-03-28 14:20:06
Health development course

In March a group of Burngreave residents completed the Introduction to Community Development and Health (ICDH) course, which is an accredited course that looks at the issues which matter to you and your community.

2014-03-28 14:15:35
Reach up for careers

Burngreave based group ‘Reach up’ organised a careers advice day for young people at the Town Hall on 15th March.

2014-03-27 16:50:58
Inspiring women

Burngreave women took part in events at the Sheffield Town Hall on Saturday 8th March to celebrate International Women’s Day.

2014-03-27 15:33:44
Supporting women

The Women's Group at SADACCA (Sheffield And District African Caribbean Community Association) celebrated International Women's Day by focusing on the topic of women’s health.

2014-03-27 15:28:46
Enterprising Women

International Women’s Day was celebrated in Burngreave in March showing women play a vital role in modern society.

2014-03-27 15:23:19
Celebrating International Women’s Day

Women in Burngreave joined in the celebrations for International Women’s Day in March.

2014-03-27 14:19:16
Sage Greenfingers: sessional support workers

Sage Greenfingers requires self-employed, sessional support workers to join their sessional support worker pool.

  • Your expected fee would be £12 per hour.

  • Deadline for applications: midday, Monday 31st March 2014

2014-03-13 15:46:31
Sage Green Fingers: Horticultural Therapy Support Worker

Sage Greenfingers seeks a Horticultural Therapy Support Worker with volunteer lead.

  • Salary: £20,972 per annum pro rata (£13,603 for a 24 hour week)

  • Hours: 24 hours/week

  • Deadline for applications: midday, Monday 31st March 2014

2014-03-13 15:28:42
Make up Beginners Course

Learn how to apply the right colours to complement your outfits and how to apply make up when going out to an event or party

2014-03-13 15:27:56
Level 2 Award in Food Safety

Designed for anyone working in catering, manufacturing or retail selling where food is prepared, cooked and handled.

2014-03-13 15:06:06
Job: Cellar Space Manager

The Cellar Space are seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to lead their small multi disciplinary team.

  • 37 hours a week

  • Salary Scale: £24,892 – £31,160

  • Closing Date: Thursday 24th April 2014

2014-03-13 14:17:46
Conversation Class

The ideal class to improve your speaking and listening. Gain confidence speaking to others in English.Free. Every Thursday afternoon at Whiteways Primary School.

2014-03-07 15:31:13
Migration and Immigration – promoting the facts and tackling the fictions

The Sheffield Cohesion Advisory Group invites the Voluntary, Community and Faith sectors to their annual community conference Monday March 24th 9.45 – 12.45 Sheffield Town Hall

2014-03-07 14:46:29
The Credit Union comes

Residents of Carwood estate are to be offered their own Credit Union collection point, where they can join up, pay in savings and take out loans.

2014-03-04 16:04:41
Writing for Life

Saturday 12th February, 10am–12 noon, Abbeyfield Park House

2014-03-04 15:33:49
…So would you like to volunteer?

Volunteers are at the heart of what the Messenger is about, they decide what is in each issue and there are lots of practical tasks to be done. But it doesn’t have to mean a week in, week out commitment, you can decide what you take on.

2014-03-04 15:25:10
International Womens Day 2014

International Womens Day event at Fir Vale Centre 4th March 2014

2014-02-20 15:20:01
JOB: Early Years Room Leader at Bright Stars Nursery

There is currently a vacancy for a Room Leader on a permanent basis within Bright Stars Nursery.

  • term time only, 30-35 hours per week

  • £6.65 – £7.50 per hour

  • Closing date: 21st February 2014

2014-02-17 16:39:32
International Womens Day Event

Saturday 8th March, 12pm-4pm At SADACCA

2014-02-14 15:48:38
Burngreave TARA: Feeling Good on Verdon Street

Cook & Eat Session. Once a month. Women will have the chance to learn how to cook more healthily. Health Trainer and Development Worker, Somshun Nessa, will be sharing her expertise on healthy eating, and encouraging women to share their knowledge and recipes. Time: 11.30am – 1.30pm Venue: The Furnival

2014-02-07 15:09:21
Beehives in Burngreave

The Friends of Burngreave Cemetery are planning to site beehives in the cemetery sometime in the spring

2014-02-07 14:53:10
Roshni Health Workshop

Various activities to do with your health, Mendhi, facials, massage

2014-02-07 14:17:17
Children’s Centres

Centres to give the best start to you and your family

2014-01-31 23:25:04
Activity Sheffield - Walk Boost

Free community walks for adults

2014-01-31 23:13:55
Councillor Surgeries

dates for Councillors surgeries

2014-01-31 16:12:22
You said - we did

Results from Burngreave Ward meeting questions

2014-01-31 16:02:12
Your Local Area

At the last meeting of the Burngreave Ward on the 27th November 2013:

2014-01-31 15:48:23
Burngreave residents defend democracy

On Saturday 7th December a group of constituents, including people from Burngreave, visited our MP David Blunkett in his Firth Park surgery.

2014-01-31 15:09:54
Law Centre moves

Sheffield Law Centre has moved from its office on Joiner St near the Wicker after 20 years.

2014-01-31 15:04:42
Maat Probe Group campaign for Respect

Mental health campaigners Maat Probe Group continue to fight hard to have Respect (de-escalation rather than restraint) used nationally. In August last year they went to Whitehall to talk to Health Trusts from around the country and in October they took part in an IPCC (Independent Police Complaints Commission) event to review work around deaths in custody.

2014-01-31 14:55:15
Pitsmoor lunch club

There are limited places on the Club's own transport for people with walking difficulties.

2014-01-30 22:02:18
St James lunch club

The current club has been meeting since 2000 and serves a home cooked lunch to about 20 local people aged 50 plus. It is self-supporting never receiving any grants

2014-01-30 20:56:59
Dementia café volunteers

The Dementia Welcome Cafe is a cafe set up to help people with dementia to have a better quality of life.

2014-01-30 20:48:06
Lunch club volunteers

Christ Church, Pitsmoor’s Thursday lunch club, serves nearly 40 meals to older residents.

2014-01-30 20:41:11
Spital Hill shop fronts

Spital Hill businesses will receive investment to refurbish their shopfronts and regenerate the area.

2014-01-30 15:55:15
Concerns about Khat legal change

Government plans to ban khat have caused concern in Burngreave after Theresa May, the Home Secretary, announced plans to categorise it as a Class C drug.

2014-01-30 15:28:25
A “horrible situation” for local libraries

Local residents joined hundreds of protesters outside Sheffield Town Hall on Wednesday 8th January in an attempt to save libraries from closure.

2014-01-30 14:59:57
Fir Vale proposes admissions change

Fir Vale School is proposing a change to their admissions procedure from September 2015 to pursue a policy of “fair banding” and has issued a consultation document.

2014-01-30 14:19:31
Health Support and Groups

Health Support and Groups in Burngreave and Page Hall.

2014-01-17 16:10:04
Healthy eating & weight management

Weight management course available at Fir Vale

2014-01-17 15:52:23
Make- up Course

Would you like to learn how to apply the right colours to complement your outfits? Then don’t worry help is at hand. Come and learn it for yourself…

2014-01-17 15:30:54
Women Only Exercise Course

This is a ‘Women only’ exercise course for ladies who would like to lose weight. Starts: Tuesday 4th February 2014 for 6 weeks Venue: Verdon Recreation Centre, Verdon Street, Sheffield, S3 9QN Time: 1.00pm – 2.30pm

2014-01-17 15:28:16
Maths with ESOL

Start to enjoy maths once you know the difficult English words that are used. In this course you will be working in mixed levels…to improve your maths skills

2014-01-17 15:22:55
Computer Class

Find out more about how to work on computers, access emails and much more.Commencing 22nd January. Burngreave Vestry Hall

2014-01-17 15:09:47
Introduction to Community Development and Health Course

Develop the skills and confidence to make a positive difference in your community

2014-01-17 14:50:08
Healthy Lifestyle Course

This Healthy Lifestyle course is for ‘Women only’ who want to make positive changes to their lifestyle with friendly support.

2014-01-17 14:49:35
Recruitment evenings for Academy Councillors

Recruitment Evenings for Academy Councillors for Oasis Academy Fir Vale and Oasis Academy Watermead, Sheffield

2014-01-10 15:35:15
Heritage at the House

Members of Sheffield Community Heritage Forum visited Abbeyfield Park House on 26th October 2013 to hold their quarterly meeting.

2013-11-30 20:39:45
Feeling Good on Verdon Street

Women have been flocking to Verdon Recreation Centre to enjoy new activities at the drop-in every Wednesday morning.

2013-11-29 20:29:08
Your Local Area

The North East Community Assembly has been replaced by a new model of Locality Working. The new team will support local ward councillors as community leaders.

2013-11-29 19:55:05
Sheffield Sea Cadets spice things up

On Friday 25th October the Sheffield Sea Cadets, Marine Cadets and their families came together for a fundraising curry night at their base near the Wicker.

2013-11-28 21:14:13
Pye Bank School’s Top Teeth

Children & parents at Pye Bank CE Primary celebrated the launch of the film ‘Top Teeth’ which was made at the school.

2013-11-28 20:57:52
Fir Vale School presentation

Fir Vale School celebrated its record summer GCSE results at their annual Presentation Evening.

2013-11-28 20:53:19
Another busy year for Burngreave TARA

Work on Spital Hill and Ellesmere Green was the main talking point at the Burngreave Tenants’ and Residents’

2013-11-28 15:58:13
Page Hall in the national media

National media descended on Page Hall following a controversial BBC Radio Sheffield interview with MP David Blunkett on 11th November

2013-11-28 15:36:14
Akeel fights for playground’s future

In October, Sheffield City Council shut Pitsmoor Adventure Playground, stating there were health and safety issues. Playground user Akeel Khan (aged 12) writes about the situation.

2013-11-28 15:15:30
Early Years loss

Four women – one from Fir Vale – who challenged the Council in court about cuts to community nurseries – have lost their case.

2013-11-28 14:46:12
Bedroom Tax win

A couple from Shirecliffe have beaten the bedroom tax.

2013-11-28 14:28:16
Wicker flood defence proposal

A proposal to build flood defences from the Wicker arches to Meadowhall is being planned and businesses are being asked to vote on it.

2013-11-20 08:50:50
Weekly Coffee mornings at Verdon Rec

Information sessions from health & other professional visitors, zumba, health walks, Somali dancing, sewing and much more.

2013-11-14 15:34:38
Burngreave TARA Christmas Fayre

Fair at Burngreave Vestry Hall on 7th December 2013. Contact the TARA if you are interested in hiring a table for the day.

2013-11-14 14:46:07
JOB: Supported Housing Officer

Pitsmoor Youth Housing Trust are looking for someone with the experience, skills and knowledge to engage, motivate and empower homeless young people and support them to make changes to their lives.

  • 37 hours per week

  • Salary: £20,140 per annum

  • Closing date: 12noon on Monday 18th November 2013

2013-11-14 00:48:18
JOB: Housing Officer

Pitsmoor Youth Housing Trust are looking for someone to join our organisation and contribute significantly to the effective and efficient management of our accommodation and to our lifeskills support to young people.

  • 24 hours per week

  • Salary: £20,140 per annum full time (pro rata for part time)

  • Closing date: 12noon on Monday 18th November 2013

2013-11-14 00:31:40
Henry Core Training

2 day course for health & early years practitioners Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th November 2013

2013-10-31 16:10:09
Sheffield Community Heritage Forum

The Sheffield Community Heritage Forum will be hosted in the Community Room in Abbeyfield House on Saturday 26th October.

2013-10-22 16:52:56
Feeling good on Verdon Street

The Verdon Recreation Centre is holding Coffee mornings on Wednesdays and monthly cook and eat sessions at The Furnival. Both of which are located on Verdon Street.

2013-10-11 14:33:13
Community Bicycling

Learn to ride a bike and enjoy some exercise in a friendly, informal environment

2013-10-10 15:26:01
CU LIVE! Chess Master Class for children

Improve your chess-playing skills with interactive tuition from two of Sheffield’s best players at Fir Vale school

2013-10-10 14:49:44
Volunteer with South Yorkshire Refugee Law and Justice

Volunteer opportunities with South Yorkshire Refugee Law and Justice.

2013-10-03 09:38:19
Break free from smoking

Do you want to break free from smoking? Increase your chance of success with FREE local support from Emma, Burngreave Community Stop Smoking Worker.

2013-09-29 17:35:48
Sheffield Stop Smoking Services in Burngreave

Thinking about stopping smoking? Sheffield Stop Smoking Service can help! Drop in to see a trained stop smoking adviser.

2013-09-29 17:31:29
Eden Fir Vale

Eden Fir Vale, a Christian project that works with children and young people, has recently expanded its voluntary workforce to 10 members. They have all committed to live and work in Page Hall and Wensley.

2013-09-27 17:28:58
Story Sacks pictures

Photos and children's drawings

2013-09-27 15:42:05
Owler Brook Story Sacks

Children at local schools will soon be able to read stories in Roma, Slovak and English as specialist teaching staff at Owler Brook school prepare to launch their own unique collection of books and reading materials based on traditional European fairy tales.

2013-09-27 14:45:28
Section 30 again

Page Hall has been subject to a Section 30 Dispersal Order for the third time in 5 years after South Yorkshire police and the Council agreed to place restrictions on the area in August

2013-09-26 21:21:38
Landlords oppose licensing

Public consultation on Selective Licensing in Page Hall came to an end in September following a 10 week period in which the Council's Private Sector Housing team held community meetings, sent out questionnaires and canvassed local opinion on its proposed scheme.

2013-09-26 20:49:03

Volunteers can’t solve budget crisis

2013-09-26 16:36:09
Building bridges

On the 13th August, a local resident from Page Hall called for a meeting to be held between various communities to tackle the issue of anti-social behaviour.

2013-09-26 16:34:31
Advice Centre changes

Advice Centres across the city are due to merge on 1st October as the Council changes the way they are funded

2013-09-26 16:28:08
Nurseries judicial review

Parents from four different nurseries, including Firvale Preschool, went to court in Manchester in July to challenge a decision of Sheffield City Council’s Early Years Service.

2013-09-26 16:20:53
Positive Solutions

Pakistan Advice and Community Association (PACA) have been working to find positive solutions to issues raised by residents in the Page Hall area. Some of the work is being funded with a Police Crime Commissioner grant which aims to re-establish pride in the area from all communities.

2013-09-26 16:13:08
Money Mentors Needed

Volunteer Money Mentors wanted to help people moving into social housing to be confident about managing money.

2013-08-29 14:40:11
Help wanted after fire at recycling plant

Reclaim is a recycling charity in Attercliffe that provides work and support for adults with learning disabilities. After a huge fire on Sunday 14th destroyed the majority of their site, they are looking for local businesses and skilled workers to help get the plant up and running again.

2013-08-27 20:12:15
SADACCA International Community Cultural Day

Sheffield and District African Caribbean Community Association (SADACCA), is hosting its annual International Community Cultural Day on 26th August.

2013-08-23 19:19:45
SCC selective licensing residents drop in session - Page Hall

This is an open drop in session for residents ONLY to have their say and have any questions answered by the council on the proposed Selective Licensing.

2013-08-22 11:36:48
Sage Greenfingers Open Day

At Sage Greenfingers Open Day on 10th September 2013 you can view the year's work, there is a poetry walk about and photo workshop and a performance by local poet Matt Black.

2013-08-16 10:25:52
David Blunkett MP Advice Surgery

Saturday, 21 September at Firth Park Advice Centre from 10.00am-11.30am

2013-08-13 17:11:17
Youth Clubs

Summer activities in youth clubs in the Messenger catchment area.

2013-07-21 17:39:42
Councillor Surgeries

Lists of times and places to visit your local representative

2013-07-20 10:48:02
Elodie All Sainte launch

New African support group Elodie All Sainte held their launch event on 15th June at Verdon Recreation Centre.

2013-07-19 19:20:15
Learning to live with diabetes

In April and May, residents took part in a six week ‘Healthy living with diabetes’ course at the Burngreave Children’s Centre.

2013-07-19 17:05:42
Library moving to Sorby house

The Council have submitted a planning application to move Burngreave library to Sorby House, revealing that the library will be substantially smaller

2013-07-18 15:40:33
Council tax hits poorest

Thousands of people have been summoned to court following the introduction of the new Council support scheme on 1st April.

2013-07-18 15:26:26
March for Dignity

Demonstrators gathered at Ellesmere Green on 26th June in a March for Dignity for Asylum Seekers.

2013-07-18 15:19:31
Fir Vale primary approved

Council planning officers have given the go ahead for the construction of a new primary school in Fir Vale. Planning permission was granted on July 3rd, nine months after officers first announced the proposals.

2013-07-18 15:09:58
Children’s centre closes at Owler Brook

The Children’s centre situated in Owler Brook School is due to close at the end of July. Parents are expected to now use facilities at the Burngreave Children’s Centre or at the Earl Marshal Youth Centre

2013-07-18 15:01:42
Selective Licensing consultation announced

The Council has announced details of its consultation into Selective Licensing in Page Hall, which began early in July.

2013-07-18 14:44:40
Khat to become illegal

The government has announced plans to make Khat illegal later this year.

2013-07-18 14:41:25
Road works delay

Road resurfacing works in Page Hall have been delayed by about 6 weeks

2013-07-18 14:33:35
Consultation on Selective Licensing in Page Hall

Details of the dates, times and venues for community consultation on Selective Licensing in Page Hall.

2013-07-14 16:03:50
Comment on the plan to move Burngreave Library into Sorby House

Plans to move Burngreave Library and Housing Office into Sorby House are available to comment on via the Council's planning website until 23rd July.

2013-07-13 12:16:07
Understanding Sleep Problems

Healthy Living Workshop. Sleep problems are very common with approximately a third of the population being affected by sleep problems at some stage in their lives.

2013-07-04 15:40:41
Assertiveness & Interpersonal Skills

Healthy Living Workshop. You can expect to learn the difference between the ways we communicate and more helpful ways of expressing yourself.

2013-07-04 15:33:19
Understanding Low Mood

Healthy Living Workshop. We explore links between feeling low and on our thinhking and behaviour.

2013-07-04 15:31:33
Understanding Stress and Anxiety

We explore the links between feeling stressed and anxious on our thinking and behaviour.

2013-07-04 15:25:46
Zest for Health

Six week Cook and Eat course

2013-07-04 14:55:22
Community Health Champions

Community Health Champions are volunteers whose role is to support people to eat healthily, be physically active and improve their mental well-being, and so help to improve the health of people in Sheffield’s least healthy communities. The project is supported by several voluntary and community organisations, Sheffield City Council and the local NHS.

2013-06-27 20:40:26
St Peter's Sewing Guild

The Guild hopes to provide a welcoming and friendly environment where you can learn new skills and share experience. All abilities welcome.

2013-06-22 14:55:50
Carwood Heating Meeting

Follow on meeting from one held in June

2013-06-20 14:40:06
Let’s Grow Things!

Have fun with flowers, fruit and vegetables

2013-06-13 20:08:56
Councillors' Surgeries: June - July 2013

Councillors' Surgeries with Jackie Drayton, Ibrar Hussain, Talib Hussain during June and July 2013

2013-06-13 14:31:57
Dementia? Welcome! Cafe

The cafe is open Wednesdays 11am – 1pm

2013-06-03 11:07:56
Dementia Awareness Session

Wednesday 12th June 2013 at the Furnival Community Centre. For local Lunch Club and other community volunteers who may come across people with memory problems.

2013-06-03 04:34:30
Bedroom Tax demo

From April 2013, the Government is introducing new rules to restrict the amount of benefit you can claim if you are renting your home.

2013-05-31 21:06:28
Toolbank relaunched

Green City Action has recruited Sarah Emberson to co-ordinate the newly-relaunched Toolbank at Abbeyfield House.

2013-05-31 20:57:09
Food for thought

Burngreave Foodbank went the extra mile when ‘Phil the trolley’ visited Burngreave as part of the nationwide ‘Trolley Push’ on 22nd April.

2013-05-31 15:40:34
Knit and Natter

The ‘Knit and Natter’ group, run by the Primary Mental Health Care Project and held at the Ashram on Spital Hill, celebrated their 5th anniversary in May

2013-05-31 15:32:57
Employment event for young people

Photo: John Mellor Ellesmere Youth Project and Burngreave Works organised an employment event at the Vestry Hall on 22nd May, to support young people to think about their futures.

2013-05-31 15:15:09
Last chance to claim Disability Living Allowance

10th June will be the last day for adults to claim Disability Living Allowance (DLA) before it is replaced with PIP – Personal Independence Payment.

2013-05-31 15:08:06
One City Many Cultures respond to EDL march rumours

Police state that EDL are not planning to March from Meadowhall on Saturday. While One City Many Cultures plan an event at Barkers Pool in response to EDL plans to meet there.

2013-05-31 12:09:36
Thinking of stopping smoking

You may have considered quitting for Ramadan before but have not had the information or support to make a quit attempt. Let this be the year that you succeed

2013-05-30 21:58:22
Respect, not restraint

Local mental health campaign group, MAAT Probe Group, hosted an event at the Vestry Hall on 26th March, to share all they had learned from their successful work to change Control and Restrain in mental health care to a more humane technique called RESPECT. The event was attended by service users, and mental health professionals and organisations.

2013-05-30 21:47:30
The right start

If your baby is approaching six months old you are probably starting to think about weaning them onto solid food. Weaning is the process babies go through when they move away from milk being their only food and start to eat solid food. It is important to wait until six months before you try your baby with solid food as your baby’s digestive system will not cope with solid food before then.

2013-05-30 20:52:16
Obesity and Children

Evidence shows that obesity, infant mortality and poor health are strongly connected, and rates are higher in some black and minority ethnic (BME) groups. Recent studies have shown that obese children are more likely to have raised blood pressure, diabetes type 2, and high cholesterol and blood sugar levels. And the risk of children suffering from stroke and heart disease later in life is higher.

2013-05-30 20:37:15
Second-hand smoke puts children at risk

Anyone can be affected by breathing in second hand smoke, but children are more vulnerable to the toxic effects of cigarette smoke as their lungs and immune systems are not fully developed. This puts them at a higher risk of developing conditions including bronchitis, pneumonia, meningitis, ear infections and asthma

2013-05-30 20:20:13
Concern about allotment costs

Burngreave allotment holders attended a meeting at the Quaker Meeting House about the increase in rents, which will triple by 2014/5.

2013-05-30 15:51:20
District heating in Carwood

Carwood tenants met with the Council in April to complain about the district heating system which broke down in the cold weather and snow in March.

2013-05-30 15:30:53
Pye Bank School takes on Verdon

From June 1st Verdon Recreation Centre will be run by Pye Bank School, following budget cuts which resulted in Activity Sheffield cutting all staff support at the centre in April.

2013-05-30 15:16:44
Roma Slovak teaching success

A project which helps Roma Slovak children improve their achievement at local primary schools has taken on 5 trainee teaching assistants in order to expand the service

2013-05-30 14:43:19
Council to fill Sorby House

Sorby House will be filled with Council services by March 2014, including Burngreave Library, the Housing Office, Community Youth Teams and the Multi-Agency Support Team (MAST).

2013-05-30 14:26:22
Job: 'Let’s Get Talking' Project Co-ordinator

This is an opportunity to lead a groundbreaking project to raise awareness of mental health issues and tackle taboo and discrimination in local black and minority ethnic communities.

Salary: £23,000 per annum, pro rata

Closing date: 5pm, Thursday 23rd May

2013-05-16 20:23:31
Sheaf Training Open Day

Offering exciting training opportunities in catering, health and social care, childcare, cleaning

2013-05-16 16:39:27
Ellesmere Youth Project Young People's Event

opportunities to engage in youth projects, get advice on self employment, employment and training & take part in a range of workshops and activities

2013-05-16 16:04:15
Firvale Centre Jobs Fair

Event providing support for job search, online applications, creating CV’s, Interview skills and help finding training and information on self-employment

2013-05-16 15:35:20
The Triple P – Positive Parenting Programme

Kids don’t come with an instruction manual so when it comes to parenting, how do you know what’s best and what works?

2013-05-09 14:25:15
JOB: Experienced Female Development Worker

Roshni Sheffield Asian Women’s Resource Centre is seeking to appoint an experienced Development Worker who will lead on overseeing the Roshni ‘Volunteer Plus’ programme.

  • 12 hours per week (6 month fixed term contract)

  • £19,621 per annum pro rata

  • Closing date: 7th May 2013 (10am)

2013-05-01 16:00:44
Job: Community Coordinator

Pakistan Advice and Community Association is recruiting a Community Coordinator to work in specific areas of North East and East Areas of Sheffield.

  • 18 hours per week

  • Salary £26,624 pro rata

  • Closing date for applications is Friday 10th May, 2013

2013-04-19 23:59:17
Councillor Surgeries May 2013

Burngreave Ward Councillors' Surgeries for May 2013

2013-04-18 15:54:32
New African support group

Elodie All Sainte, a new African support group, is setting up in the Verdon Recreation Centre.

2013-03-22 16:56:14
World Book Day at Firs Hill School

On Thursday 7th March, lots of schools around the country dressed up as storybook characters for World Book Day.

2013-03-21 23:08:41
Fir Vale Reading Community

Students at Fir Vale School were encouraged to sign up to join our wonderful public libraries on 7th March.

2013-03-21 23:03:25
Outreach Improvement Project

The Outreach Improvement Project held its third Annual Conference in February in the Town Hall, to celebrate the achievements of Somali residents, particularly young people.

2013-03-21 15:40:19
Job: Emotional Wellbeing Workers

Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust is recruiting a team of people to work with vulnerable groups within the North Sheffield area. 4 posts are available:

  • three posts at 18.75 and one at 30 hours per week

  • Salary £21,176 – £27,625 pro rata

  • Closing date for applications is Monday 18th March

2013-03-05 22:12:19
Employability Skills Networking Event

Improving opportunities for the Somali community. Networking Event

2013-02-28 22:59:00
Pitsmoor Citizens Advice: Annual Meeting

Invitation to Pitsmoor Citizens Advice AGM

2013-02-01 16:49:34
Job: School for Vegetables - Project Assistant

To support the School for Vegetables project by assisting with school site visits to a community allotment, horticultural sessions and general organic gardening

2013-02-01 16:29:20
Forest Gardening

With the help of Sheffield Interfaith Group the Parkwood Springs Forest Garden has gone from strength to strength.

2013-02-01 15:32:50
Holtwood scouts 70th anniversary

This year is the 70th anniversary of the 205th St Catherine's Scout Group. It was affiliated into the Scout Movement on 1st April 1943, during the dark days of World War II.

2013-02-01 15:24:08
Sheffield Mind and Body Project

Promoting positive lifestyle change for physical and mental health

2013-02-01 15:14:12
Emotional wellbeing Group Sessions

If you are working with a group of women in Burngreave or Fir Vale, sessions are available on how to improve emotional wellbeing at home, including advice on domestic abuse.

2013-02-01 15:05:15
Know the signs of Ovarian Cancer

When to see your doctor If you are over 50 and you have any of the following symptoms most days for 3 weeks or more.

2013-02-01 14:53:36
You might not be getting enough vitamin D

Vitamin D is important as it helps the body absorb calcium for building strong bones and teeth. The majority of this vitamin is made in our body from sunlight. However, due to the weather here in the north of England many of us are not able to get enough vitamin D in this way.

2013-02-01 14:35:20
International Womens Day

Celebrating equal rights for women and looking at achievements made by women

2013-02-01 14:27:38
Study support campaign continues

Local parents and study support organisations have been campaigning to prevent Burngreave's four study support projects from coming to an end.

2013-01-31 15:31:33
Burngreave and the Cuts

A breakdown of how widely and how deeply Government Cuts will affect Burngreave.

2013-01-24 01:30:31
New Sheffield Credit Union

A new branch of the Sheffield Credit Union is due to open in Firth Park Library on Wednesday 30th January 2013.

2013-01-10 14:37:33
Are you looking after someone else's child?

If you are caring for someone else’s child for 28 days or more this is called Private Fostering. Find out about the support available to private foster carers.

2012-12-03 12:57:43
Ellesmere Green Update

Designs for the development of Ellesmere Green will go forward to the next stage with very few changes following the consultation in the summer.

2012-12-01 13:57:50
Five a day on a budget

It is very important to continue eating five portions of fruit and vegetables in winter, but it can get expensive. Here are some tips to help you get your five-a-day in a quick and cheap way.

2012-12-01 13:27:12
Healthy eating through the winter

With the winter season and the cold and dark days, we can forget to look after ourselves and maintain a healthy balanced diet. Here are some tips for everyone so you can feel your best during the cold weather

2012-12-01 13:16:39
Fir Vale goes to court over GCSEs

Fir Vale School has joined over 100 other schools, local authorities and teaching organisations in taking legal action against the Ofqual exam board.

2012-12-01 12:13:39
Making a difference at the Vestry Hall

For over a year the Vestry Hall has been a centre for youth work. It started out as an emergency response to the tragic death of a young man, Deeq Ali. Since then it has developed into a place where young men can think about their futures, access services and benefit from opportunities available to young people.

2012-11-30 15:53:17
Mothers of Burngreave - one year on

Just one year ago, Mothers of Burngreave Network started activities at Verdon Recreation Centre, so that their children could have a safe place to be after school. Since then, the group of Somali women have gone from strength to strength.

2012-11-30 15:37:29
Litter concerns in Fir Vale

Litter has been an issue concerning the local community in recent years and local residents are feeling neglected due to their concerns not being addressed.

2012-11-30 14:23:21
Benefit cuts in Burngreave

Burngreave residents will be affected by major welfare benefit cuts planned for April 2013.

2012-11-29 16:31:56
Roma Community Advocates

Pakistan Advice and Community Association have recently recruited and trained eight Roma community advocates.

2012-11-29 15:30:00
Time to talk about dementia

To see someone you love start to forget who they are, what they have achieved and to lose their independence is heartbreaking.

2012-11-29 15:13:12
Editorial - cuts and benefit changes

The impact of cuts and benefit changes

2012-11-29 14:59:15
North East Community Assembly Consultations

The North East Community Assembly has identified certain priorities within their area and wish to consult with the community about any further suggestions

2012-11-15 15:34:05
Time to change

Now recruiting volunteers for Time To Change! Do you have an interest in mental health?

2012-11-15 15:29:48
Jobs: Northern Refugee Centre Employment and Education Advisors

We are recruiting 2×0.6FTE posts to support refugees and asylum seekers to access employment, education and training, volunteering and work placement opportunities.

  • salary £22, 958 pro-rata

  • Closing date – 5pm Friday 16th November

2012-11-08 14:52:23
Sing Through The Winter

Would you like to try something new? Here's an opportunity to join a friendly, informal women's group.

2012-10-25 20:11:35
Food for Thought

Come and find out about Nutrition and Hydration

2012-10-18 15:01:35
Events for adults at Verdon Rec

Events for adults at Verdon Rec

2012-10-04 15:50:47
Do you want to break free from smoking?

Advice and information. Double your chance of success with fee local support!

2012-10-01 12:52:45
Rt Hon David Blunkett MP's surgeries

If you are having difficulty with your immigration or asylum claim, David Blunkett MP will be holding an advice surgery to specifically deal with these matters

2012-09-29 20:55:35
Cooks Wood Road update

People affected by an unauthorised scrapyard on Cooks Wood Road took their case to a planning committee and the Council has agreed enforcement action

2012-09-29 20:46:39
Dementia Centre still threatened with closure

In October the Council will consider steps towards closure of Norbury Dementia Resource Centre on Barnsley Road.

2012-09-29 20:41:54
Council tax bill rises

Anyone in Burngreave who gets council tax benefit is to pay more from April, under new proposals.

2012-09-29 20:26:57
Domestic Abuse Helpline and support

Sheffield Domestic Abuse Partnership offers a range of support services.

Call the Helpline on: 0808 808 2241 or visit

Open 10am – 4pm Monday-Friday 10-7pm on Wednesdays A Punjabi, Urdu and Mirpuri speaker is available on Wednesdays from 10am-1pm.

In an emergency ring 999.

2012-09-29 19:57:34
Watoto Pre School

Childcare providors. Places are available for 3,4, and 5 year olds

2012-09-28 16:10:28
What is Shisha?

The water pipe is used for smoking tobacco, and is known under various names including shisha, hookah and hubble-bubble pipe.

2012-09-28 15:05:08
Nazia’s story

One asian women's description of the abuse she suffured.

2012-09-28 14:54:25
Shahina’s chairobics

Fitness, fun and friendship are all to be found at Shahina Hanif's weekly exercise classes in Firth Park and at the Pakistan Advice and Community Association in Fir Vale.

2012-09-28 14:52:33
Have your say on library services

Sheffield City Council is looking to make changes to the city’s libraries due to spending cuts. The Messenger visited Burngreave Library to get views on the idea of changing library services

2012-09-28 14:40:36
Domestic abuse and welbeing

Domestic abuse is physical, sexual, psychological or financial abuse that takes place in an intimate or family relationship.

2012-09-28 14:32:32

Details about this issue, next deadlines and of the upcoming Messenger AGM.

2012-09-27 15:26:47
Fir Vale Food Festival

All about food including cooking and tasting and information about healthy eating

2012-09-13 20:27:10
Free Computer Sessions - Vestry Hall

Burngreave TARA are organising Free Computer Sessions at the Vestry Hall

2012-09-03 21:50:27
Cancer awareness event

Cancer awareness information evening in Burngreave, for Ethnic Minority Cancer Awareness Week.

2012-06-25 22:01:30

launching a Youth Dropin called ‘The Hangout’ – it will be open every evening (6–9pm), Mon–Fri 1st–19th August in the Welcome Centre, Christ Church Pitsmoor, Nottingham Street.

2012-06-21 16:18:33
International Dad's Day

On Saturday 13th August at Verdon Street Recreation Centre, from 10.30am-3pm

2012-06-21 16:02:54
New services at Carwood TARA

A new advocacy service is launched by Carwood TARA.

2012-05-25 10:29:31
Free meal at Burngreave Ashram

Free meal offered by the Ashram every Wednesday

2012-05-25 10:08:53
Breast cancer awareness

volunteers from Breast Cancer Care came to Firs Hill School coffee morning on 4th May to give information about breast cancer. about breast cancer. Cath and Pat have both

2012-05-25 09:13:20
Health Day

Pakistan Advice and Community Association hosted two successful health days in May.

2012-05-25 09:03:20
Job Vacancy - Roma Community Worker

Roma Community Worker at Pakistan Advice & Community Association

  • full-time

  • £23,000 a year

  • closing date 1st June 2012

2012-05-21 21:17:01
Advice on metal theft
  • Do not leave metal items unsecured in your front or back yards;

  • Secure backyards from any attacks;

  • Do not challenge metal thieves;

  • Report any metal theft to the police.

  • If you wish to report metal theft, contact South Yorkshire police on 101.

2012-04-02 07:16:14
Book yourself in at the Library

If you don't know what a great resource we have on our doorsteps, it’s time you visited Burngreave Library.

2012-03-31 16:09:27
Firs Hill litter pick

The Friends of Firs Hill School and the School Council have begun a project to reduce the levels of litter and dog fouling in the area around the school.

2012-03-31 14:26:28
Byron Wood road safety

Streetwise Sam has joined Byron Wood School to help children become aware of road safety.

2012-03-31 14:22:37
Serious accidents

Several serious accidents are making local people increasingly concerned about their safety and the difficulties of using new road crossings.

2012-03-31 13:58:26
Learning to live healthy

Burngreave Healthy Communities has been working on helping people manage and prevent Type 2 Diabetes in recent months.

2012-03-31 13:28:12
Breast awareness in women over 70

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK but is a very treatable cancer in most women, especially if it is found in the early stages. More than 8 out of 10 women survive breast cancer.

2012-03-31 13:14:49
International Women's Day photo gallery

More pictures from the event at verdon Recreation center

2012-03-30 15:37:14
Muslim Women’s Voices

Muslim Women’s Voices is a group based in Burngreave whose aim is to listen to and involve Muslim women who are at risk of being socially excluded on the grounds of their religion, belief, gender, race or other social or economic disadvantage.

2012-03-30 14:49:38
International Women's Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated in March to recognise the critical role and contribution that women make, not just in the family but in the community. It helps empower women and achieve a better society

2012-03-30 14:38:40
Easy PPI money

I know there is much hype out there surrounding PPI (Payment Protection Insurance) but a lot of people in Pitsmoor are probably owed some. You can easily claim it back and you don’t need to use a claims company

2012-03-30 14:28:16
Metal thefts in Fir Vale

Residents are expressing anger after metal theft has been continually taking place in Fir Vale and Page Hall, with large amounts of metal having been taken from their own private backyards.

2012-03-29 16:02:33
Supporting the Messenger

The Burngreave Messenger is about to become a teenager! In July, we’ll be celebrating our 13th birthday and in June, we’ll be putting out our 100th issue – quite an achievement for a community magazine run mainly on the time, effort, skills and goodwill of local volunteers.

2012-03-29 14:53:23
Free flood training day

This free training day is to prepare to fight floods to protect homes and businesses. It aims to familiarise individuals with the Sheffield Flood Resilience Network and resources on offer to help reduce the impact of flooding.

2012-03-11 19:51:54
Volunteering vacancy: Sheffield Law Centre

Sheffield Law Centre wishes to recruit two more volunteers to join its team of Enquiry Line Workers.

  • closing date: 26th March 2012

2012-03-06 16:30:21
Watoto Pre-School

Quality education and play, for each individual child

2012-02-03 15:57:35
Changes in housing

Burngreave has many Council and Housing Association tenants who face several changes in housing policy.

2012-02-02 20:42:16
Ideas for Burngreave TARA

Burngreave's newest Tenants and Residents Association will be holding its first general meeting in April, when it will be deciding how to spend some of the levy money it receives.

2012-02-02 20:35:08
Carwood TARA

Carwood TARA enjoyed a successful festive season with an excellent Christmas Fair, with stalls, raffle and prizes, and an entertaining Pantomine trip, which 45 residents enjoyed.

2012-02-02 20:24:08
Wensley NEAT

Residents may have noticed a transformation on the Wensley estate recently. Its thanks to the Neighbourhood Environment Action Team, or NEAT Team as they are known

2012-02-02 20:17:08
Gaining a voice for women

Muslim women from Burngreave plan get people with power to listen to them, through their new network Muslim Women's Voices

2012-02-02 15:15:21
S.O.F.T: Sheffield Offenders Families Together

group, supporting the families of people involved in the criminal justice system, living in Sheffield and South Yorkshire. We are based in Burngreave but our membership is citywide.

2012-02-02 15:10:59
Mothers of Burngreave Network

Mothers in Burngreave have decided to take action in their community, following the deaths of young men from the Somali community over the last year.

2012-02-02 15:08:11
Finding positive ways forward

Mubarak Hassan is the new Somali Community Development Coordinator

2012-02-02 15:06:39
Byron Wood parents meeting

More than 30 parents met with members of the local police team in January to voice their concerns about community safety. The meeting was organised by Byron Wood Parents’ Group, who have been active in the school for several years.

2012-02-02 14:53:50
New money for Burngreave

“Community First” funding is to provide an extra £203,460 for voluntary groups in Burngreave over the next 4 years.

2012-02-02 14:41:42
Launch of the Sheffield Community Network

The Sheffield Community Network, a new initiative, aims to promote digital opportunities to encourage social enterprise, job creation and digital participation in local communities.

2012-01-12 15:02:12
Project and Funding Advice Surgery

Together for Regeneration and South Yorkshire Funding Advice Bureau are holding a joint project and funding advice surgery with one-hour slots available for Sheffield groups.

2012-01-05 20:54:18
Short Breaks Care for Children with Disabilities

The Short Breaks Care scheme is a service offered to families to provide additional support, friendship and care for children with disabilities.

2011-11-27 22:13:58
Learning about IT at Parkwood

As part of a national campaign, Parkwood Academy has been supporting parents, students and local residents to get more confident in using the Internet.

2011-11-25 14:00:36
Impact of EMA cuts

Tensions are still running high among students as the cost of living and tuition fees are all continually rising.

2011-11-25 13:46:43
Sheffield Events

Asylum seekers and refugee events in Sheffield

2011-11-03 16:26:53
Support organisations

Support organisations for asylum seekers and refugess

2011-11-03 16:21:48
Languages Project PROGRAMME OFFICER (part time)

The post of Programme Officer to service Languages Sheffield’s role as the Accountable Body for the new Home Languages Accreditation project (HoLA).

  • part time, temporary for 3 years

  • Salary: PO1 Point 35, 0.3 FTE

  • Hours of work: 11 hours per week

  • Closing date: Tuesday October 4th 2011

2011-09-27 16:22:14
Part time Youth Work Job – Wensley

We are looking for an experienced youth worker/personal advisor to work with young men from the Firth Park, Page Hall, and Wensley area, The work will be particularly focused in the Wensley Community Centre.

The post will last at least until the end of March 2012.

  • Rate of pay: £10 per hour

  • No of hours: 15 per week

  • Closing date: Monday 10th October, 2011

2011-09-27 16:02:43
Part time Youth Work Job - Burngreave

Youth worker/personal advisor to work with young men in the Burngreave area

The post will last at least until the end of March 2013.

  • Rate of pay: £10 per hour

  • No of hours: 15 per week

  • Closing date: Monday 10th October, 2011

2011-09-27 15:54:40
“Allcomers” at Vestry Hall

The Vestry Hall is back in action after flooding but, for the last few months, “Allcomers” (formerly “Launchpad”) endured cramped conditions on the top floor.

2011-09-24 22:03:46
Events at Pitsmoor Methodist Church

Pitsmoor Lunch Club meets on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 11.30 am to 1.30 pm Pitsmoor Memories Club meets First Monday of the month,12-2 pm

2011-09-23 16:52:45
Sages, Greefingers and Songs

On Tuesday 6th September SAGE Greenfingers held their autumn open day, gathering around sixty people on the plots at Grimesthorpe Allotments.

2011-09-23 11:18:06
Landfill Restoration Plans

Friends of Parkwood Springs are holding a special meeting on Wednesday 28th September at 6pm at St Catherine's School, Firshill Crescent, to hear about Viridor's plans for the restoration of the landfill site when it closes.

2011-09-23 10:30:33
Carwood TARA’s office opening

Carwood estate TARA opened their new office on 6th September

2011-09-23 10:06:39
Sheffield Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia Foundation

Information about SCCTF and its work with the illnesses

2011-09-22 21:19:29
Primary Mental Health Care Project at Pitsmoor Surgery

Pitsmoor Primary Mental Health Care Project aims to promote recovery, integration and social inclusion.

2011-09-22 15:38:11
Growing Well-being with SAGE Greenfingers

SAGE stands for Support Arts Gardening Education. We support adults experiencing a range of mental health issues, recognising that mental health is strongly linked to physical and social well-being.

2011-09-22 15:23:21
SACMHA Health and Social Care Company

SACMHA is a registered charity that offers support and advice for individuals of African and African- Caribbean origin who are experiencing mental health difficulties.

2011-09-22 15:06:49
Emotional Wellbeing Service for Pakistani Women

Emotional Wellbeing Services aims to assist Pakistani Women to address the problems that they face in their lives by providing one-to-one support and, when appropriate, work in groups with organisations.

2011-09-22 15:03:29
Maan, Somali Mental Health

For the last 20 years, Maan has been a first point of contact for the Somali community. With reductions in funding, staff have become part-time but they continue to provide support in mental health and tenancy needs, advice and information and they are helping people to access the right services. They have an open door policy, so can work with all communities. They have recently worked with Eritrean and Kurdish communities.

2011-09-22 14:57:31
job vacancy: immigration caseworker

Sheffield Law Centre seeks to appoint a temporary Immigration Caseworker.

  • Hours – 17.5 hours per week worked over at least three days

  • Contract length – six months

  • Salary scale – £22,001 to £26,016 (pro rata for 17.5 hours per week)

  • Closing date: 10th August 2011 at 12 noon

2011-07-31 09:46:18
Joint Learning Disability Service - Community Information Session

Details of the Joint Learning Disability Service Community Information Session.

2011-07-22 22:04:15
A new Tenants and Residents Group

Residents of Bressingham and the streets around Brunswick, Verdon and Nottingham Cliff have come together to start a new Tenants and Residents Association (TARA).

2011-07-22 15:56:50
Learners defend ESOL

Local learners gathered at a public meeting on 1st July 2011 to discuss the Government's proposed cuts to ESOL classes.

2011-07-21 15:47:57
Women find their voice

Women learning English at Byron Wood school have started a new course with the WEA called Women’s Voice. The course is about learning how to be more active in the community and finding a voice on issues that matter.

2011-07-21 15:23:21
Job: Health Innovation Officer

Pakistan Advice and Community Association is recruiting a Health Innovation Officer.

  • Salary £12 per hour

  • Part time (12 hours)

  • Closing Date Monday 11th July 2011

2011-07-02 09:16:57
MP's Surgery

If you are having difficulty with your immigration or asylum claim, David Blunkett MP will be holding an advice surgery to specifically deal with these matters

2011-05-30 12:57:36
Dear Messenger: Fir Vale Academy?

Letter to Messenger

2011-05-27 14:50:01
Community Assembly News

News from the The North East Community Assembly.

2011-05-27 14:04:30
ASSIST needs assistance

Burngreave has been an important centre for migrant groups coming to Sheffield for many years now. The community that has emerged and continues to develop here is one to which the Messenger gives voice and support.

2011-05-27 13:52:36
Interfaith Peace Walk

The 8th annual interfaith peace walk took place in Burngreave on Sunday 27th March 2011

2011-05-27 13:48:32
Free Employment Rights Advice Day

Saturday 11th June: 11am – 3pm

  • Talk to a solicitor and others about problems at work

  • Find out what your rights at work are

  • Get advice on what to do next

2011-05-26 17:33:14
Slovak Family Learning Event

18 families new to the area are involved in a learning programme.

2011-05-26 15:50:50
Justice for All

Advice centres in Burngreave are joining in a day of action on 3rd June about Government proposals to cut legal aid.

2011-05-26 15:27:59
Streetworx cuts

Streetworx youth project will come to an end at the end of May as Sheffield Futures say there is no longer any funding for the project.

2011-05-26 15:19:58
Burngreave Jobs Fair

Wednesday 4th May, 9.30am – 1.00pm. A FREE event where you will be able to find out about vacancies, training and careers advice.

2011-04-04 01:01:16
Quit smoking and save money

Free confidential support and information to help you give up smoking.

2011-04-01 18:32:00
PACA wins Diversity of the Year Award

The Pakistan Advice and Community Association (PACA) has won a police award.

2011-04-01 16:58:07
Investing in People and Diversity

The Yemeni Community Association receives the Investors in People and Investors in Diversity awards

2011-04-01 16:47:29
Census 2011

The census is a count of all the people and households in England and Wales which happens every 10 years. Every household will have received a questionnaire from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) which must filled in for 27th March 2011.

2011-04-01 14:23:28
NEW Watoto Multi Sensory Room

Watoto Pre-School's multi sensory provision is a special place where children explore, develop their senses and skills in a relaxing and fun environment

2011-04-01 14:19:19
No Smoking Day Event

Drop in event at Sorby House to help people quit smoking. Wednesday 9th March, 10.30am – 2.30pm.

2011-02-17 17:09:34
Save Yourself

Stay alive – always wear your seatbelt.

2011-01-29 18:27:16
Councillor Surgery Dates

Dates of Councillors' surgeries.

2011-01-28 16:52:34
Come along and "Have your say"

You are invited to the next Public Business Meeting for the North East Community Assembly which will take place on Wednesday 27 April at Shirecliffe Community Centre, 349 Shirecliffe Road, S5 8XJ.

2011-01-28 16:47:24
Funding for Voluntary, Community and Faith Groups

Over £10,000 has been awarded to local groups in the Burngreave ward during the financial year 2010/11. A total of 24 groups have benefited from the Community Assemblies funding.

2011-01-28 16:38:11
Pitsmoor CAB Annual Meeting

Former Home Secretary David Blunkett was the guest speaker at Pitsmoor Citizens Advice Bureau's AGM on 10th December 2010.

2011-01-28 16:10:16
Burngreave Fungi

Steve Clements, fungus recorder for the Sorby Natural History Society, has been documenting the fungi he has seen on his travels in our area.

  • Web exclusive: Guide to fungi found in Burngreave.

2011-01-28 15:06:26
Choose Well

The NHS offers a wide range of services to help if you are ill or injured. This is a guide to how each service can help you. Choosing the right one will mean you get the best service, and help the NHS do its job well.

2011-01-28 14:53:00
Health Champion volunteers

Since November 2010 local residents have been volunteering as Health Champions to help people in their community lead healthier lives.

2011-01-27 15:59:34
Community Wellness Project

A programme of events and activities in Page Hall designed to improve the health and well-being of local residents

2011-01-27 15:51:22
One to one support to a healthier life

Being healthy and happy is not always people’s top priority; there are other things to worry about like your family, work and money. But if your health suffers so will everything else.

2011-01-27 15:47:43
Bus Route Changes

From Sunday 30th January 2011 bus numbers 45, 46, 46A and 72 will no longer operate and the 73 will cut out Firshill Crescent.

2011-01-27 15:16:49
My Body My Self

A FREE six session workshop for 16-21 year olds who want to build confidence and self-esteem in relation to physical appearance. Starting Thursday 13th Jan 5.30-7pm at the Pakistani Community Advice Centre

2011-01-11 13:59:19
Pitsmoor Citizens Advice AGM

Annual General Meeting, Friday, 10th December – an opportunity to review the work of the bureau over the last year.

2010-11-29 15:28:37
Sorby House focus

It has been an eventful few months here at Sorby House, but as we said goodbye to a few faces, so we have said hello to some new ones.

2010-11-28 18:38:17
Activity Sheffield support Tigers' success

On Thursday 28th October Activity Sheffield held its latest Sport in the Community competition

2010-11-27 22:28:36
Burngreave public meeting

You local councillors hold regular public meetings for residents to raise local concerns and to ask questions on issues that matter to them. The next Burngreave meeting on 30th November

2010-11-27 22:25:09
Men’s health day

On Thursday the 4th November, the Vestry Hall hosted an event to advise and support men on how to improve their health. About 400 men from Yemeni, Somali and other backgrounds were eager to hear the announcements about living healthier lives.

2010-11-27 22:08:26
SACMHA Emancipation Day

Black History Month and Mental Health Week was the focus of SACMHA’s event at Andover street in October.

2010-11-27 22:01:43
Pride in Brunswick

Brunswick Road doesn't get a lot of attention and the area has had problems with litter, dumping and fly-tipping. This month Sheffield Homes organised a special event to talk to tenants and residents abnout tackling the problem.

2010-11-25 16:43:13
Young people feel the cuts hardest

Back in July the Council agreed £6.5 million worth of cuts for the current financial year. Half of this was to be cut from Children and Young People’s Services.

2010-11-25 15:22:27
Dry Road

Dry Road is a once-monthly evening aimed at providing recovering alcoholics with the chance to maintain a social life, whilst also providing all the benefits of a pub without alcohol.

2010-11-25 14:41:49
Dangerous behaviour - Information and contacts

We want Parkwood Springs to be a welcoming, peaceful place, so please help us get rid of any activities that are, or can seem, threatening. Contact details for reporting nuisance behaviour and other problems can be found here.

2010-10-08 19:26:19
Men's Health Day

Health checks, information stalls and advice and support at Vestry Hall on Thursday 4th November.

2010-09-27 13:33:25
Councillor Surgery Dates

Surgery Dates for Councillors

2010-09-26 19:13:12
Bring Out Your Rubbish Days

The North East Community Assembly would like to thank everyone who contacted us with requests for Bring Out Your Rubbish Days in their local area.

2010-09-26 19:07:18
New Hanging Baskets for Shirecliffe Road

Shirecliffe Road has new hanging baskets on the lampposts outside the community centre and along the edge of Busk Park.

2010-09-26 19:02:32

Road Safety is an important part of the Assembly’s Community Plan.

2010-09-26 19:00:47
Community Assembly Meeting in July

Over 50 members of the community attended the last Community Assembly public business meeting at Shiregreen Community Centre in July.

2010-09-26 18:53:08
Caribbean Sports Club Fun Day

There was football, fun, food and music at the Caribbean Sports Club Fun Day on Sunday 15th August. The club has strong links with Burngreave, with many team players from the area.

2010-09-24 11:54:25
Save Yourself

What is the biggest cause of serious injury to young people in Burngreave?

2010-09-24 11:39:05
Cemetery damage

Residents and visitors were concerned to find a number of graves damaged near the Scott Road entrance in September.

2010-09-23 18:07:08
Greenfingers' Verdant Pastures

Nestled in the heart of Grimesthorpe, you will find an abundance of fruit and vegetables. Thanks to the hard work of Greenfingers members and staff, we had an excellent open day on September 9th.

2010-09-23 16:08:03
Bus cuts strand Shirecliffe

Shirecliffe residents expressed their anger at recent bus changes at a meeting in August at Shirecliffe Community Centre.

2010-09-23 15:49:12
New nursery at Whiteways

It was grey outside when Whiteways School opened its brand new nursery on 13th September but inside it was bright and cheery, with children busily exploring colourful things.

2010-09-23 15:31:01
SOVA Sheffield Youth Justice Projects

Working in partnership with Sheffield Youth Offending Service (YOS), we are recruiting volunteer Appropriate Adults and Mentors.

2010-07-26 13:33:54
Do you want to make a difference?

Steps to Success work in partnership with the Probation service supporting adult ex offenders back in to employment training and education. We are looking to recruit volunteers to undertake a number of roles.

2010-07-26 00:42:08
Harleston Street finds a new tenant

Sheffield Racial Equality Council relocate from SYAC.

2010-07-26 00:34:13
New Tenants at Sorby House

Following a long period of marketing BNDfC are pleased to announce the securing of two new occupiers to Sorby House.

2010-07-26 00:29:34
Burngreave Opportunities

Burngreave Opportunities are continuing to offer community based employment support to Burngreave!

2010-07-26 00:23:14
First birthday for Young People’s Service

On 24th June the housing project, Burngreave Young People’s Service, celebrated its first birthday with a barbeque and special guests.

2010-07-25 21:53:00
Space to recover

SPACES, a Community Recovery Service (formerly Adult Mental Health Day Services), is a newly commissioned service which has an ongoing commitment to support people to re-engage with their local communities and to access the resources and opportunities that most of us take for granted.

2010-07-23 20:34:52
Work on the Rec begins

Planned improvements to Burngreave Recreation Ground near Byron Wood School will start in August, taking 16 weeks.

2010-07-23 20:22:25
Future of development

The Council's new planning document, The Sheffield Development Framework, or SDF, was unveiled at a recent Burngreave Community Action Forum meeting in June, ahead of 6 weeks of public consultation.

2010-07-23 20:08:43
Council plans damage woods

Local residents have raised concerns about a recent planning application to expand Sheaf Training Centre.

2010-07-22 16:42:02
New fare system proposal

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport is consulting on the introduction of a new fares system and changes to the bus network

2010-07-22 16:38:28
July bus changes

On Sunday 25th July, the bus companies change some services. For detailed information on timetables contact Traveline on 01709 515151 or look at

2010-07-22 16:34:32
Funding Advice Surgery

A funding advice surgery for groups will take place at the Furnival on Verdon St in June.

2010-05-31 21:39:57
SOVA Sheffield Youth Justice Projects

Working in partnership with Sheffield Youth Offending Service (YOS), we are recruiting volunteer Appropriate Adults and Mentors.

2010-05-31 18:09:46

Women in Burngreave were offered the chance of a free trip to the Crucible Studio Theatre on 24th March to see the world premiere of ‘Sisters’.

2010-05-29 19:16:41
BCAF news

June will see the next quarterly public meeting run by Burngreave Community Action Forum, which will look at what the housing issues are in our area. We want to make sure our public meetings lead to action that helps and involves local people. So what have we done with what was said at the last meeting?

2010-05-29 19:08:13
Kashmir Earthquake Relief Fund

Kashmir Earthquake Relief Fund is organising a sponsored climb up Ben Nevis in Scotland in May

2010-05-29 18:52:34
Ghanaian Literacy Group

We spoke to Nurra Hooper, founder of the Ghanaian Literacy Group.

2010-05-29 18:44:43
Fire service launches BME fire alarm plea

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue is launching a fresh campaign to fit more free smoke alarms in black & minority ethnic (BME) homes in Burngreave.

2010-05-27 20:04:04
SOVA volunteer mentors required
  • Could you understand the issues faced by offenders when they leave custody?

  • Are you a good listener?

  • Could you help and support an offender on a community based sentence or in the secure estate?

2010-03-26 18:28:49

Burngreave Community Action Forum update.

2010-03-25 16:02:15
Job: SADACCA Admin Worker

SADACCA Limited is seeking to recruit a part – time (16 hours) admin worker.

  • Salary: £6,166 per annum.

  • Closing Date: 12 March 2010

2010-03-05 17:52:08
Firefighter backs BME recruitment

A British asian firefighter from Sheffield is backing a major new drive by South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue (SYFR) to recruit more female and black and minority ethnic (BME) firefighters.

2010-01-29 16:27:16
Napoleon in Sheffield

Fir Vale’s Iqra Promotions attracted a large audience to see Napoleon – former rapper with the Outlawz and 2pac Shakur – in December. He now travels the world as a motivational speaker.

2010-01-29 16:03:49
Students working for cohesion

Local residents and Hallam undergraduates Derrick Okrah and Farhan Ahmed are looking for other students and faith leaders to take part in a new multi-faith student society, SAMEEM.

2010-01-29 15:53:44
Messenger Editorial

This month sees the Messenger expand to another part of the Burngreave ward to cover the Wensley Estate, adding over 500 homes to the Messenger’s distribution.

2010-01-28 21:34:06
25 years of free legal advice

Sheffield Law Centre is holding its 25th AGM at Sorby House on 25th February 2010

2010-01-28 21:29:56
50 grit bins up for grabs

Order now in time for Christmas! The weeks of snow and ice left many residents wishing they had a grit bin near their house.

2010-01-28 21:27:07
M22 bus changes

The M22 bus, which runs from Firth Park to Sheffield covering many side streets and estates in the area, is changing from Friday 29 January. Sheffield Community Transport will take over from Powells and run two services on different routes.

2010-01-28 21:19:12
Talk to your children

The Every Child A Talker (ECAT) project aims to strengthen early language development in children to age 5 and to increase the involvement of parents in helping to develop children's language in the home. It is part of a national programme

2010-01-28 21:13:04
Thinking about the future

Young people gathered at Burngreave Vestry Hall on 23rd January for an information event about health and opportunities.

2010-01-28 18:10:18
Be inspired

Young Somali people gathered at Sorby House on 9th January 2010 for a day of activities that truly inspired them.

2010-01-28 17:46:56
Advocacy Now closes

Advocacy Now is due to close at the end of January. The centre, originally funded by Burngreave New Deal for Communities, has been in operation since 2004.

2010-01-28 16:04:38
Become a Community Health Champion

Are you friendly and enthusiastic? Do you want to help others to eat healthily, be physically active and improve their mental wellbeing? Do you want to gain useful skills and experience through volunteering?

2009-11-30 12:01:47
SOVA Sheffield Youth Justice Projects

Working in partnership with Sheffield Youth Offending Service (YOS), we are recruiting volunteer Appropriate Adults and Mentors.

2009-11-30 10:59:59
Councillors' Surgery Dates

Your local councillors, Jackie Drayton, Ibrar Hussain and Steve Jones share surgeries on a rota basis.

2009-11-28 15:05:43
Empowering parents

The Parents Can Empowerment workshop was held at SADACCA on Thursday 12th November. It was one of four workshops to support African-Caribbean parents and was well attended by parents and workers.

2009-11-27 16:15:10
PITS Exhibition

Local parents group PITS celebrated their summer of fun and achievement with an exhibition of photos in the City Centre.

2009-11-27 14:59:14
North East Plan agreed

Over 50 people attended the second formal business meeting of the North East Community Assembly at Shirecliffe Community Centre on 21st October. Members of the public were shown to their seats and served refreshments by young people from Parkwood Academy who also took photos of the event.

2009-11-26 21:30:44
A New Deal for Burngreave

News from Burngreave New Deal for Communities

2009-11-26 21:07:57
SOLID Support For Parents

SOLID is a local group which supports families of prisoners.

2009-11-26 17:09:25
Age well at Verdon Street

Whilst it doesn’t have the same feel as the corridors of Parliament, Verdon Recreation Centre has long been the venue where Burngreave’s more senior members can be found putting the world to rights.

2009-11-25 18:33:15
Mahya’s study success

16-year-old Mahya Abdullah is a Yemeni girl who came to the UK in 2001 aged 9. She was not able to speak any English and started at Hucklow Primary School in Y4. After moving to a number of schools, she settled at Firvale Secondary School in Y8.

2009-11-25 18:20:48
Volunteer Mentors

On Wednesday 17th October 2007, 16-year-old Jonathan Matondo was shot in Nottingham Cliffe Rec. The community was shaken to the core as they tried to come to terms with what had happened.

2009-11-25 18:11:39
New council housing

The Council has submitted a bid to the government for new council houses in Burngreave and Fir Vale.

2009-11-25 18:04:42
Tomorrow's terraces?

A recent Council project to renovate rundown houses in Page Hall opened its doors to residents in November.

2009-11-25 17:51:09
Focusing on the future

Burngreave Community Action Forum’s AGM in October started by demonstrating its links with other Burngreave organisations – by sharing lunch with the Messenger after its own AGM.

2009-11-25 17:47:38
Work in Burngreave Cemetery

In recent months Bereavement Services have been doing significant work in Burngreave Cemetery. (Includes full action plan download).

2009-11-25 17:31:50
More benefits for working parents

Families on low incomes are being advised to check if they can now get housing benefit to help with their rent or a reduction in council tax.

2009-11-25 17:08:19
FREE meditation

Brahma Kumaris is providing FREE meditation, self esteem and positive thinking courses.

2009-09-25 17:52:38
Pakistan ACA Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering with PACA is about more than just helping out a good cause. Volunteers gain valuable skills and experience which they can use when applying for jobs.

2009-09-24 19:03:59
Pakistan ACA need Committee Members

Want to gain the management experience necessary to help you progress up the career ladder? Or do you just have an interest in what's happening in your local area and want to take a more hands-on approach?

2009-09-24 19:00:11
Street Pastors

A young resident shot dead. The funeral car slowly approaching up Burngreave Road, followed by family, friends and songs of mourning. In October 2007, Pat Regan from Women Against Violence, speaking from the experience of losing a son, told a meeting at the Adventist Church, “The problem is the gun”.

2009-09-24 15:17:58
Positive parenting

Burngreave Children's Centre held a graduation ceremony on Friday 21st August for parents who have completed the OCN (Open College Network) accreditation for their Positive Parenting programme.

2009-09-24 14:24:58
Becoming a Young Advisor?

The Sheffield Young Advisors is a group of young people who have been trained to provide a supportive service to the community.

2009-09-24 14:15:27
A positive summer at RH2

This summer, with the help of 8-13 Positive Activities funding, Reach High 2 Study Support provided a whole range of valuable activities for young people

2009-09-24 11:25:34
Tons of summer trips

After a year of hard studying, young people from Burngreave After School Study Support Project spent the summer having fun. The Yemeni Community Association’s project took over 300 young people on well earned trips and residentials.

2009-09-24 11:19:25
Firefighting experience

The summer’s young firefighter’s course really put two groups of young people through their paces, testing their skills to the limits. The final display after 5 days of training showed their friends and family it had all been worth it.

2009-09-24 11:15:20
Parents making it happen - PITS

Parents around Verdon Street took matters into their own hands this summer, to make sure their children were involved in positive activities in their community

2009-09-24 11:07:24
Sun shines on Streetworx

Young people were spoiled for choice this summer, with a great list of activities to enjoy with Sheffield Futures’ Streetworx.

2009-09-24 11:04:30
Free advice and support to help you stop smoking!

The Sheffield Stop Smoking Service has trained stop smoking advisers ready to give you information on nicotine replacement products and other aids to stopping smoking and provide support to you after you have stopped smoking.

2009-07-19 20:30:03
Advocates for the over 65s

Could an Age Concern advocate help you get your voice heard, sort out your housing or finances, your treatment or any other issue that is worrying you?

2009-07-19 20:02:38
Justice and Peace

Dave Havard lives and works in New Roots in Burngreave. He and other staff welcome many different people in the café and help them with many things. Dave visited our class and we asked him questions about his life and work in Burngreave.

2009-07-16 20:42:54
Vestry Hall flooding

Heavy rainfall on 10th June caused extensive damage to the main hall at the Vestry Hall. Repairs will be carried out at the Vestry Hall over the summer holidays, the costs will be covered by the insurance.

2009-07-16 19:46:34
Facing Redundancy?

Have you thought about being your own boss? Our team of Neighbourhood Enterprise Coaches are here to help you turn your dream of running your own business into a reality!

2009-07-16 18:53:34
Swine Flu - Community Information Event

An information event on Swine Flu for the Burngreave and Fir Vale community.

2009-06-25 16:56:38
Funding Crisis video

The Burngreave After School Study Support Project present a video of the March 2009 BNDfC end of funding meeting.

2009-06-05 15:48:33
Landlords for Excellence course

Free access to a University run training course for landlords! Sheffield Hallam University’s Landlords for Excellence. Next Course: September 2009.

2009-06-01 12:30:41
Community Chest

Apply to the new Community Chest fund set up by the North East Community Assembly.

2009-05-29 20:25:34
Working Groups

working groups at BCAF, including the Adult Learning Working Group, Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants Working Group, Transition Burngreave and Festival group

2009-05-28 23:01:52
BCAF: A new beginning

2009 has been a difficult year for many of the community projects in Burngreave. The funding cuts from Burngreave New Deal for Communities left some groups struggling to survive. In addition, the introduction of Community Assemblies will mean the area no longer has an Area Panel working directly for its benefit.

2009-05-28 22:49:11
Dispersal order in Fir Vale

From 28th May, a Dispersal and Curfew Order in Fir Vale, Page Hall and the Wensley Estate will allow police to move on groups of more than two people and enforce a curfew of 9pm

2009-05-28 22:35:33
Jamaican High Commissioner at SADACCA

The Jamaican High Commissioner addressed the Sheffield’s black community on Thursday 30th April.

2009-05-28 22:15:18
Landlords’ advice day

On 23rd April, an advice session to promote the Sheffield Responsible Landlord Scheme was run by the Pakistan Advice and Community Association in Fir Vale, in partnership with the Council’s Private Sector Housing Team.

2009-05-28 22:09:12
Launch of Young Persons' Health Drop-In Service

Thursday 11th June 2009 will see the launch of a Young Persons’ Health Drop-In Service to be held at Earl Marshal Connexions Centre, the first in the Burngreave area. The service will focus on all aspects of health but will have a particular emphasis on advice around relationships and sexual health.

2009-05-28 20:13:23
Job: Advocacy Service Administrator
  • 14 hours per week (1 post)

  • Scale 4 – £16,991 – £18,937 pro rata

  • Closing date: Monday, 15 June 2009 at 9am

2009-05-28 17:57:45
Job: Independent Mental Health Advocates
  • 35 hours per week (3 posts)

  • Scale 6 – £22,001 – £23,473

  • Closing date: Monday, 15 June 2009

2009-05-28 17:50:41
Job: Employment Worker

Bridge Employment, a small and friendly Sheffield based charity which helps people with disabilities and mental health problems into work, wish to recruit an Employment Worker.

  • Salary: £19,427- £23,473 pro rata

  • 18.75 hours per week

  • Closing date: 2nd June 2009

2009-05-23 15:13:27
Job: Women’s Integration Advice Worker

The Northern Refugee Centre is seeking to employ a female Women's Advice Worker.

  • Salary: £20,708 pro rata

  • 16 hours

  • Closing date: 3rd June 2009

2009-05-23 14:51:14
Burngreave Health Matters

Thursday 16th April 9.30am–3.00pm Provided FREE by Health Matters in Burngreave. Are you interested in health in your community? Would you like to find out more about health issues that affect people in Burngreave? Do you have ideas of how services could be better?

2009-03-27 15:39:34
Adult Learning

Guide to learning opportunities in Burngreave and Fir Vale New Courses for the Summer Term

2009-03-27 15:32:49
Sheffield Sport Foundation

Are you a young person interested in attending Athletics or Football sessions as a hobby or professional training?

2009-03-27 15:15:08
FREE ½ day Training for Landlords

How can the Council help you?

  • Tenancy advice

  • Repair advice

  • Where to get help

  • How to get concessions for landlords

2009-03-27 15:02:22
Messenger Editorial

The Messenger has had another two votes of confidence with grants from two charitable trusts who have seen the benefit of our work in the community: many thanks to the Scurrah Wainwright Charity and Sheffield Town Trust.

2009-03-27 13:42:43
No barriers No borders

In June last year No Barriers No Borders was set up to support disabled asylum seekers and refugees. This is no ordinary group, as the support will come from other disabled asylum seekers, like Aman Ali.

2009-03-26 14:20:21
Job: Project Workers (4 posts)

NOMAD Homeless Advice and Support Unit wish to recruit 4 Project Workers to work within their Tenancy Support projects:

  • Salary scale £18,296 to £19,316 pro rata

  • Permanent

  • 3 posts at 35 hours, 1 post at 33 hours

  • Closing date: 6th March 2009 at 12 noon.

2009-03-01 10:57:04
Job: Debt Development Worker

NOMAD Homeless Advice and Support Unit wish to recruit a Debt Development Worker to work within their Housing and Support project.

  • Salary £18,296 pro rata

  • 14 hours per week

  • Temporary for 6 months

  • Closing date: 6th March 2009 at 12 noon

2009-03-01 10:47:30
Job: Assistant Development Officer

NOMAD Homeless Advice and Support Unit wish to recruit an Assistant Development Officer to work within their Housing and Support project.

  • Salary £20,568,

  • 35 hours per week

  • Temporary until 31st May 2009

  • Closing date: 6th March 2009 at 12 noon

2009-03-01 10:31:42
Washing Days at Sutherland Road Baths

For many of us, a washing machine and a bath are essential piece of household equipment, used routinely throughout the week and taken for granted. However, a conversation with Joyce Rason and Joyce Wilson from Firshill Local History Group reminded me that washing our clothes and bodies was a completely different experience 60 or 70 years ago and one that often took place outside the home.

2009-01-30 22:16:31
More at the Library

Burngreave Library is busy on the Wednesday afternoon when I visit to speak to Janet Ring, the librarian. People are using the computers, children are reading and there are lots of enquiries at the desk.

2009-01-30 21:48:49
New Deal money

Last Issue we reported on New Deals' plans to make cuts to future and existing projects. January was full of rumours about plans for more cuts from April.

2009-01-30 16:07:30
Carwood General Meeting

Meeting at Carwood – Thursday 5th February

2009-01-30 15:49:40
Free advice and support to help you stop smoking!

The Sheffield Stop Smoking Service has trained stop smoking advisers ready to give you information on nicotine replacement products and other aids to stopping smoking and provide support to you after you have stopped smoking.

2009-01-29 18:55:17
Burngreave Health Matters

The Burngreave Health Matters project is an initiative between Burngreave New Deal and the Primary Care Trust.

2009-01-29 17:20:58
Cainan Blake

Cainan Blake is 21 years of age and is coming to the end of his 6 months apprenticeship with BNDfC as a receptionist. Cainan was 20 years old when he started at BNDfC on 20th September 2008.

2009-01-29 17:14:18
Help needed at Firs Hill TARA

Firshill Tenants and Residents Association needs new members to take on committee roles. A number of long standing members have recently retired, but the committee is still 6 members strong.

2009-01-29 16:23:40
Youth Entertainment Club

Policy Research (IPPR) shows that the lack of ‘somewhere to go in the evening’ is a regular grievance amongst teenagers.

2009-01-29 15:41:45
Jeevan Project

After almost six years in the Fir Vale community, the Jeevan project has just moved to the Pakistan Advice Centre building. Jeevan aims to provide young people with disabilities the means to build their confidence through group work.

2009-01-29 15:18:17
Counselling courses

Counselling courses for Spring 2009,from the Adult Learning Guide.

2009-01-06 00:18:26
Parents Meeting: Gangs and your family
  • Why young people join gangs

  • Signs of gang involvement

  • Support for those involved with gangs

2008-12-01 16:13:20
Councillors' Surgery Dates

Burngreave Councillors share surgeries on a rota.

2008-11-28 20:47:18

Do you want help and support to work up your business ideas? SHIELD is a free programme aimed at people who want to start their own businesses.

2008-09-28 11:10:09
BiG Make It Your Business

Faiza has led the way by setting up her new business and demonstrating how an enterprising single mother of two can balance caring responsibilities for her children, whilst fully realising her potential within the business world

2008-09-28 10:55:12
Burngreave Advocacy Now!

Burngreave Advocacy Now! are looking for Volunteer Community Advocates.

2008-09-26 19:43:58
Grant given to SVP Furniture Store Sheffield

The SVP (St Vincent de Paul Society) is an international charity with ‘conferences’ all over the world. Burngreave is lucky enough to have such a conference based at St Catherine’s Church, Melrose Road.

2008-09-26 18:38:38
In Memory of Tarek

On 25th August, an event was held in memory of Tarek Chaiboub who was shot to death in Burngreave in July. Organised by the Cube Foundation, an independent Islamic Organisation, the meeting heard guest speakers Khadijah Ilyas, Sheik Zahir Mahmood from Birmingham and a statement from the father of Tarek Chaiboub.

2008-09-26 17:13:57
Tonnes of Summer fun

There was loads of stuff to do this summer for children and young people. Here’s just a few photos of things they got up to.

2008-09-26 16:47:49
SADACCA Daycare open again

June 2007, when Sheffield was besieged with a monstrous flow of gallons and gallons of water after the River Don overflowed its banks, the SADACCA Day Care Centre was one of the services affected the most.

2008-09-26 12:57:38
Lottery sucess for adult learners

Pye Bank School can continue it's sewing and garment making classes after a sucessful bid to the Awards for All lottery fund.

2008-07-24 15:04:00
Training to help your group fundraise

South Yorkshire Funding Advice Bureau (SYFAB) are running an 8-week OCN accredited Funding & Fundraising course for voluntary and community groups who wantto learn about funding and fundraising.

2008-07-21 11:03:30
Black Women’s Resource Centre celebrates move

BWRC have moved from Burngreave Road to Catherine Road, a purpose built children’s centre. On August 29th 2008 they are holding their Annual General Meeting and open day to officially mark the move in opening rheir “Watoto Pre-School”.

2008-07-18 21:02:43
Burngreave Small Grants Fund

Do you or your organisation have a new idea that would benefit local residents – would a small grant help to make it happen?

2008-07-18 16:25:01
BiG Make It Your Business

BiG is a set of business support activities that aims to boost enterprise in Sheffield by helping more people to set up and support businesses in the city.

2008-07-18 16:11:16
Assessing fire safety

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue’s Hussain Ibrahim, visited local ESOL classes at the Vestry Hall in June to show residents the dangers of fires at home.

2008-07-18 14:07:04
Have Faith In The Kids

I am a resident in Burngreave who has seen major changes in the area, not only from an employment perspective but also environmentally. Burngreave has in the past been seen as a ‘no go area’ but recently improvements have placed it on the Sheffield map. These improvements are due in part to the hard work that has been put in place by Burngreave New Deal for Communities (BNDfC).

2008-07-17 21:01:01
Apprentices told ‘you’re hired’

A 26-year-old from Burngreave who was unemployed and claiming benefits has turned her life around after signing up to a scheme to help people find work.

2008-07-17 20:55:36
Advocacy Now

Mrs A suffers from medical conditions including renal failure and receives kidney dialysis twice a week. She was struggling to get to an upstairs bathroom, but could not access help as Mrs A speaks no English. Our bi-lingual advocate supported the client through an assessment by the Aids and Adaptations Dept at the Council.

2008-07-17 20:51:03
Tool Bank

GCA’s Tool Bank is still thriving. To borrow tools or find out more please call us or pop in when we’re open.

2008-07-17 20:22:02
Workshop on Torture

Messenger volunteer Sam Galbraith, joined a group of specialists and health professionals to discuss the traumatic affects of torture and the ways in which survivors could be helped.

2008-07-17 20:12:15
Champions inspire Sports Foundation

Young residents, Abdirisak Ahmed and Muktar Mohammed, have won gold medals in Junior Athletics at county and national levels, while Muktar also plays for Sheffield Wednesday. Their achievements inspired the Somali community in Burngreave to launch the Sheffield Sports Foundation in June.

2008-07-17 14:27:58
Job: Learning Mentor - Cellar Space

The Cellar Space provides a safe environment for young people aged 11–16 who are finding it difficult to engage with mainstream education. We work with each young person to identify their needs, interests, and strengths in order to develop their confidence and self-esteem. We are looking for an experienced worker to join our team.

  • 21 hrs per week (39 weeks per year)

  • starting on £18,907 pro rata

  • Deadline for applications: Thursday 10th July 2008 (4pm)

2008-07-03 23:17:11
Are you getting stuffed this Christmas?

Many people struggle with debt at Christmas, but the Credit Union can help.

2008-06-26 15:57:37
Workshop on Torture

A day to discuss the issue of torture – what it is, how it affects survivors, and what support they can get.

2008-06-26 09:21:56
Job: Volunteer Support Worker - Burngreave Advocacy Now!

Burngreave Advocacy Now! require a Volunteer Support Worker to recruit, induct, support and supervise volunteer advocates.

  • 10.5 hrs per week

  • £23,749 pro rata

  • Closing date: Thursday 3rd July (12 noon)

2008-06-17 18:07:08
Local Doctor's Surgeries

Contact details and opening hours for local doctor's surgeries.

2008-06-14 19:56:31
Refugee week 16th - 22th June 2008

A programme of local events, celebrations and discussions during Refugee Week 2008.

2008-06-10 00:09:12
Visit Burngreave's new attraction

Sorby House opne day, Friday 13th June, featuring Johnny “The Entertainer” Nelson.

2008-06-02 14:29:50
Solid (formerly Parents of Prisoners Support Group)

Do you have a loved one in prison? Are you feeling isolated and unsupported?

2008-06-02 14:22:11
Getting on with your neighbours

Mediation Sheffield (MESH), a free mediation service helping people involved in neighbourhood disputes, is looking for volunteers, especially people from different ethnic backgrounds. Michelle Cook interviews MESH volunteer Lyn Brandon to find out what is involved.

2008-06-02 10:14:44
Funding advice for groups

Information about accessing fundraising advice and support from the Sheffield Funding Advisory Service.

2008-06-01 16:12:31
Hope for the future

The aim of the Hope project was to give 6 young hopefuls the opportunity to gain skills, experience and knowledge by undergoing different training programmes and work practice. The skills, experience and knowledge acquired are transferable and could be implemented in many different environments and work roles.

2008-05-31 18:38:40
Free Two-Hour Cycle Training Session

Want to get out on your bike either to get fit or get to work but bothered by traffic and don't know where to ride?

2008-05-30 21:51:41
Coffee Morning at St Peter’s Church

Local resident, Sylvia Pennington is inviting other residents to St Peter’s coffee morning on:

2008-05-30 21:40:54
Parkwood School Social Cohesion Conference

Sheffield Hilton Hotel Friday 11th July

Parkwood School supports children from a range of areas, including Pye Bank, in Burngreave, where there are families from a range of cultures including many Somali, Pakistani and Yemeni families as well as white British and Caribbean families. The school also supports families from Shirecliffe and Southey Green where there are mainly white British families.

2008-05-30 20:28:05
Family Advocacy Team

Parents are an important part of helping children to do well in school, but it’s not easy to get involved with your children’s education, when there are real life worries to deal with.

2008-05-30 19:14:02
Elders Project

The Elders project’s aim is to attract elderly members (especially those who are socially excluded, isolated and vulnerable) of the Burngreave and Firvale area to take part in activities.

2008-05-30 17:04:51
Jeevan Project

Jeevan provides opportunities for young Asian women with learning disabilities. It aims to empower and encourage young Asian women to speak up for themselves and integrate into society.

2008-05-30 17:01:56
An Evening in Aid of Sheffield Women's No Recourse Fund

The Fund has been set up to help local domestic abuse projects provide safe accommodation and short term financial support to women fleeing domestic abuse who have ‘no recourse to public funds’ because of their immigration status.

2008-05-30 16:41:40
Friday knitting drop-in sessions

Do you enjoy knitting? Or wish to learn? And want to meet new people?

2008-05-30 16:30:26
New site for Advocacy Project

A local project to help residents of Burngreave with social welfare issues has now set up office in the heart of the community on Spital Hill.

2008-05-30 15:27:21
“Talk to your Children More!”

On Tuesday 20th May, national figure Professor Charles Desforges spoke to an audience of over 100 Burngreave parents. His message was from research that shows parents can have a bigger effect on their children’s progress than school, simply by talking to their children more. Parents from the Life Long Learning and Skills ESOL class reported on the event:

2008-05-29 20:30:46
Job: Sessional Worker - SAGE Greenfingers

SAGE Greenfingers require a Sessional Worker to be jointly responsible for running a weekly gardening group on Grimesthorpe allotments, Burngreave, for adults experiencing mental health difficulties.

  • 6 hrs per week

  • £70 per week

  • Closing date: Friday 6th June (12 noon)

2008-05-29 11:03:52
Sheffield Mental Health Jobs

Closing date: 13 June 2008

Sheffield Mental Health Citizens Advice Bureau and Advocacy Service are looking for part time and full time workers.

  • Part-time (17.5 hrs) Mental Health Specialist Advice Worker. Salary: SO1 pro rata £11,874 – £12,659 (actual)

  • Full-time (35 hrs) Mental Health Advocacy Worker. Salary: Scale 6 £21,412 – £22,845

  • Part-time (21 hrs) Advocacy Service Deputy Manager. Salary: SO1 pro rata £14,249 – £15,191 (actual)

2008-05-28 16:10:26
Interpreting Job Opportunities

A drop in session on 19th May for anyone wanting to find out about job opportunities in Interpreting.

2008-05-17 13:10:01
Adult Learners Week, May 2008

A week long programme of activities and educational sessions hosted by local schools.

2008-05-13 18:38:03
Iraqi Kurds

Iraqi Kurds in Sheffield are facing renewed fears of deportation. Stories of sudden arrest and removal have been spreading through the Kurdish community as the Government has started to round up and detain ‘failed’ asylum seekers at Heathrow.

2008-05-04 18:29:55
Public Meeting on Asylum Health

This event will be taking place at the showroom cinema.

2008-04-10 17:24:34
Public Speaking for Women

This is a 6 WEEK course and it will be held at The Fir Vale Enterprise Centre, Fir Vale School, Owler Lane, Sheffield S4 8GB

2008-04-10 17:18:59
Conversation Clubs

Burngreave is home to a wide variety of languages, but demand for one outstrips all others – English.

2008-04-07 00:25:48
New Inspector for Burngreave

We invited Inspector Adrian McWalter to our office to talk about his new role managing the Burngreave, Shiregreen and Firth Park Safe Neighbourhood Area for South Yorkshire Police.

2008-04-07 00:15:49
Burngreave Small Grants Fund

Do you or your organisation have a new idea that would benefit local residents. Would a small grant help to make it happen?

2008-04-06 23:54:35
Tackling anti-social behaviour

Sheffield Homes are committed to working with tenants and residents to prevent anti-social behaviour. We believe people should be able to enjoy peace and quiet in their own home and feel safe and secure in the areas where they live.

2008-04-05 21:23:45
Burngreave Community Wardens

The aim of the Community Warden Service is to improve the quality of life in your area.

2008-04-05 21:12:55
Vaughan launches cricket pitch

With help from England test captain Michael Vaughan, the English Cricket Board and nPower launched the start of work on the ‘Urban Cricket’ initiative at Abbeyfield Park in Burngreave.

2008-04-05 20:44:14
Teach them well… They will lead the way

Within Burngreave recently, a lot of focus has been on the issue of exclusion. We have challenged organisations as to what they intend to do. While they all have a role to play, should they be the first port of call? Have parents and teachers been made to feel so powerless that the answer must come from outside?

2008-04-05 20:02:17
Young Advisors

Six young residents have set up a new project which aims to make sure young people’s voices get heard.

2008-04-05 19:47:47
Write Horizons

Do you sometimes have lots of thoughts going round in your head that you can’t sort out? Do you wish you could say how you really feel?

2008-04-05 18:15:19
The challenge for responsible landlords

The Council is determined to try and improve matters for tenants and for landlords.

2008-04-05 17:14:56
Greenfingers grows again

Early on the morning of 31st January, Greenfingers had their greenhouse blown up by vandals. A few weeks later, they are well on the way to recovery, thanks to the support of the community.

2008-04-04 21:35:08
International Women’s Day

Arriving to find a buzzing atmosphere at the Vestry Hall on Friday 7th March, we did a round of the stalls (and buffet), and gained insight into the wealth of educational and social activities for women in the area.

2008-04-04 19:27:55
Building on Success

On the 20th March, the Women’s Construction Centre (WCC) celebrated the opening of its new learning centre at Buckenham Street.

2008-04-04 19:02:53
Beacon Status for Centre

The Yemeni Economic and Training Centre, which delivers services in Burngreave, Fir Vale and Attercliffe has gained Beacon Status from the Home Office.

2008-03-13 16:28:45
International Women's Day event

An event to celebrate International Women's Day will be held at the Vestry Hall on 7th March 2008.

2008-03-05 17:03:41
Forum House - helping local people

Forum House, located at the bottom of Spital Hill close to the junction with The Wicker, provides employment and training resources for people who live in the Burngreave area.

2008-02-27 15:38:44
Carwood TARA committee

Carwood TARA are awarded a New Year Area Panel Award 2008 for their efforts on their estate, and is given as a big ‘thank you’ to those members of the committee who have just met this week to hold their second AGM.

2008-02-04 18:19:45
Anne Murdoch and Flo Gill

Anne and Flo receive a New Year Area Panel Award 2008 for their work with with the tenants and residents on Firshill over the years.

2008-02-04 18:15:29
Anesar Shaibi

Anesar receives a New Year Area Panel Award 2008 for her work over the last seven years with the Yemeni Community Association as both a paid, part-time ESOL tutor, and as a part-time support worker.

2008-02-04 18:11:05
Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do It!

The new MEND project (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do It) is designed to help children improve their fitness and lose weight.

2008-02-03 13:55:53
My name is Ahseem

I’m from Pitsmoor. I got involved in the project by talking to Uzma Bibi, I did some voluntary work with her and she helped me a lot with looking for jobs and getting on to courses.

2008-02-02 23:51:21
My name is Malaki Preston

I live in the Burngreave area, which is where I am from. Before this opportunity, I wasn’t doing anything, I was going to look for a job but lucky enough this came along.

2008-02-02 23:28:20
My Name is Kasum

I have lived in Pitsmoor all my life and I think it’s a great place to live. I got to know about the Hope project by regularly visiting the Verdon Street Centre. Before the project came along I was out of a job and had left college.

2008-02-02 23:18:10
Hope in New Youth Workers

Six young people will have the opportunity to train as youth workers over the next three months, through a new project by Streetworx called Hope.

2008-02-02 22:49:32
Streetworx Youth Conference

Report on the Streetworx Youth Conference held on Saturday 8th December 2007 at the Vestry Hall in Burngreave.

2008-02-02 10:44:33
Landlords for Excellence course

Landlords… Have you heard how Sheffield City Council (SCC) can help you? FREE Hallam University Landlords for Excellence course – new course starts April 08.

2008-02-01 15:37:06
A chance to meet funders

Sheffield Funding Fair, Thursday 13th March 2008. Meet funders and get advice from support organisations.The event is free and there is no need to book in advance.

2008-02-01 15:30:57
Let’s stamp out anti-social behaviour

Do you suffer from noise nuisance or harassment? Or as a result of criminal behaviour? For advice and support contact the Burngreave New Deal Antisocial Behaviour Team.

2008-01-31 17:46:53
Free gardening services available

Free garden help for the over 65s and free advice to anyone in the BNDfC area.

2008-01-31 17:16:51
Forum House recruitment and open day

Looking for work? Working but want a change? Want to start a course? Want to start your own business? 2008 is your year for change – open day Tuesday 13th February.

2008-01-31 16:22:39
Volunteer Community Advocates

Excellent opportunity to work in the community. Burngreave Advocacy Now! is looking for volunteer vommunity advocates to help vulnerable members of the community who are not fully accessing their rights due to barriers such as language, disability or lack of confidence.

2008-01-31 13:49:33
Sheffield Black Drugs Service recruiting Management Committee Members

The Sheffield Black Drugs Service is an outreach service that aims to respond to the needs of drug users, their partners, families and carers from Black and ethnic minority communities. The service is recruiting management committee members who are able to volunteer their time.

2007-12-28 15:43:44
Burngreave Sports Project - Activity Support

Free Support For New Local Physical Activity Groups

2007-12-24 17:58:35
Could you adopt a child?

Could you adopt a child and give them good times to remember, instead of bad times they want to forget?

2007-12-03 16:34:50
Sheffield Credit Union: Pitsmoor Branch

The Credit Union offers a safe place to save and great value loans. To find out more, come to one of the collection points, or call in at Sheffield Credit Union.

2007-12-03 15:56:05
Free home fire risk assessment

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service as part of a national initiative to reduce injuries and deaths from domestic fires is currently offering to complete a FREE Home Fire Safety Risk Assessment to all properties in Burngreave and Fir Vale.

2007-12-01 17:40:40
Firework safety

A few tips on how to operate fireworks safely this bonfire night.

2007-12-01 17:27:28
House fire… it can happen to anyone

Councillor Jackie Drayton had a narrow escape with a house fire that could have killed her.

2007-12-01 17:22:51
Call for action on services for older residents

On 24th of April 2007, over 100 older people from minority ethnic groups attended an older people’s consultation day to express their concerns about the lack of services available to them.

2007-11-30 16:31:34
More is happening at school

Four local primary schools now have new extended school support workers. Extended schools means more activities in schools for parents, children and the community, from computer courses to breakfast clubs to belly dancing to keep fit. Evidence shows if you get involved with schools, your children will do better. So go on, contact your local extended school support worker and ask them for information or better still tell them what you want!

2007-11-30 10:46:19
Stay debt-free this Christmas

It's easy to feel pressured into spending more than you can afford at Christmas, so follow the CAB’s Top Tips to keep out of debt.

2007-11-28 16:15:43
Language exchange evenings

Monthly language exchange evenings have been arranged to allow local residents to share language knowledge, practice languages they know, and learn something about other members of the community.

2007-11-21 17:48:45
Janice's just recognition

Janice Young, owner of Youngs Criminal Defence Services on Spital Hill has recently been up for two awards in recognition of her legal and community services.

2007-10-25 18:34:00
Drug support

If someone close to you is taking drugs, drinking alcohol or maybe chewing khat in a negative way it can be difficult to cope with.

2007-10-25 18:08:34
Kurdish Centre reopens

In January the Kurdish Community Centre, at 163 Verdon Street, reopened under new management.

2007-10-25 18:06:37
Information Shop opening times

The opening hours of the BNDfC Information Shop.

2007-10-09 19:24:08
Are you a private tenant? Problems with housing disrepair?

‘Drop in session’ – Free advice and help about repair and management. Come and have your say!

2007-10-07 15:14:29
Reducing harm from substance misuse

Dear Messenger, Thank you for raising awareness of the problem of needle litter in Burngreave. I have spoken to the Burngreave Drugs Project (BDP) and the Wardens’ manager to suggest a ‘needles protocol’ is drawn up, so that the Wardens provide information about numbers of needles found by location, so that BDP can request the Sharp Action team to work effectively in the area.

2007-10-07 14:56:37
In response to ‘Wardens at the Sharp End’

Dear Messenger, I am writing as an Outreach Needle Exchange Worker for Turning Point in response to ‘Wardens at the Sharp End’ in the November 2005 issue. I particularly want to respond to the quote, “We definitely need a drugs project to come in [to Burngreave] and offer needle exchange and health advice”.

2007-10-07 14:23:58
Pension Credit - claim it!

This year’s Poverty Conference highlighted the fact that many people do not claim the benefits to which they are entitled.

2007-10-04 19:34:28

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