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In response to the the 'Cactus Club Opening'

Your article sadly suggests a positive working relationship between the police and Cactus Club is unlikely to happen. It is a must that it does.

2016-10-25 18:37:14
Telewest won't come to our area?

I have a fault with my cable TV. I called Telewest who stated that they wouldn't come to Burngreave after 4pm.

2016-10-25 18:26:44
Target Cactus Club

The Cactus Club nightclub, on Earsham Street, opened in February 2005, with hopes of being a community venue and successful club. However, since opening, the management have complained about the high number of visits they receive from the police, and the large numbers in which they arrive.

2016-10-25 11:30:15
Messenger Editorial
  • The Messenger editorial comment on the reaction to the recent tragic shooting.

  • Information about the Messenger.

2016-10-25 11:21:51
Comment on an advert by Green City Action

A reader comments on an advert by Green City Action in which they stated ‘don’t get conned by doorstep or telesales people who are just after your money’.

2016-10-25 11:05:19
Warm welcome for regeneration duo

BNDfC is welcoming two new managers who are looking forward to working with local residents to further drive forward the regeneration of Burngreave.

2016-10-25 10:18:40
Target: Burngreave

On 4th January 2006 we received reports of a large police presence in the Spital Hill area. At around 11.30am the following day we witnessed five uniformed police units station themselves on Brunswick and Burngreave Roads, Spital and Earsham Streets, Bressingham Road North and Spital Hill.

2016-10-25 02:20:01
Messenger Editorial
  • The Messenger editorial team give their view of the recent warden attack.

  • Information about the Messenger.

2016-10-24 20:13:17
Warden attacked

Horror has been expressed following the recent violent attack on a female Community Warden, one of eight funded by New Deal, while on patrol on Verdon Street in April. A man has been arrested following the incident.

2016-10-24 20:07:46
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
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
Sheffield City Council: Your local area

News from Burngreave councillors

2016-06-11 15:02:59
June 2016 news

June 2016 news and information

2016-06-08 08:39:10
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
Councillors' surgery dates

Dates of local councillor's surgeries

2016-04-02 08:37:59
Business Admin apprentice post

Post Title: Business Administration South yorkshire fire and rescue are looking to appoint a 1 year Apprentice. 37 hours per week at Eyre st, Sheffield

2016-01-27 16:34:09
Sheffield City Council:Burngreave, your local area

Inforamation for Burngreave from Sheffield City Council.

2016-01-26 15:34:13
Claiming back Burngreave Cemetery

Reclaiming the cemetery after some robberies were committed there.

2016-01-12 12:52:17
Prevent crime on your doorstep

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

2015-12-17 08:07:18
Police appeal for information about muggings

Information from the police about the second mugging with some cctv descriptions of the attackers

2015-10-04 06:53:38
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
Anti-Social Behaviour Team and Police Team drop in session

The drop in session is for advice on Anti-Social Behaviour and to report Anti-Social Behaviour

2015-08-28 10:40:49
Are they just bullies and hoodlums?

“I was reading the piece on kids with anti-social behaviour problems. Are they just bullies and hoodlums, nasty for the sake of it because they want to be bad kids?”

2015-08-28 10:22:13
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
Safer Homes

The BNDfC Safer Homes Scheme offers target hardening to properties within the NDC area.

2015-08-20 13:37:09
Public meeting questions answered

At the recent BNDfC public meeting held at Verdon Street Recreation Centre on Friday 17 September 2004, a number of issues were raised.

2015-08-18 21:32:35
Making safety a priority – the fun way!

A special event designed to encourage Burngreave residents to think more about their own community’s safety has been hailed a success.

2015-08-18 21:31:01
Allotments news

Grimesthorpe Allotments has again been disturbed by vandals and thieves. The the New Deal funded community room, a metal portakabin with kitchen facilities and toilets, was broken into and most of the kitchen facilities were taken.

2015-08-18 10:46:31
Messenger Editorial

The Messenger is worried dispersal orders and curfews are last resorts that risk further confrontation and criminalisation of Burngreave’s young people. Unless the long-term work is done to give them something better to do, a crack down won’t solve the problem.

2015-08-18 10:37:33
Abbeyfield alternative

Tensions between residents and young people in Abbeyfield Park have been causing concern. The young people say they are frustrated that despite all the money in the area there’s still nothing for them to do in the Park, and that they get seen in a bad light. However, residents have still felt intimidated and upset by their behaviour and feel let down by the police.

2015-08-18 10:32:39
Fir Vale crackdown

From 1st November 2004 a six-month Dispersal Order will be in place in Fir Vale. This includes Wensley Estate, Osgathorpe Park, and Page Hall.

2015-08-15 12:18:15
Playing with fire

Rob Smith went to speak to a resident whose house looks out over Osgathorpe Park. Wishing to remain anonymous, the resident raised concerns about a gang of teenage boys and the continuing incidents of stolen vehicles being driven in the park.

2015-08-15 12:15:45
Knife Crime Conference

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

2015-05-28 13:25:35
Paddy Power closes

Paddy Power betting shop on Spital Hill has closed.

2015-05-28 11:45:29
Warm welcome back Magda

BNDfC is pleased to welcome back Magda Boo, Health and Crime Theme Manager, who has just returned from six months maternity leave. We are also delighted to say hello to Magda’s new addition, baby Charlie.

2015-05-11 18:08:00
Messenger Editorial

Residents looked forward to a turning point in Carwood’s future. This month, someone seemed prepared to waste other people’s lives to carry out a deed that inconveniences many

2015-05-11 17:00:04
Carwood shop attack

They rushed in without warning. The masked one, wielding a metal bar, struck out with intent to cause harm to the shop’s keeper, Robert Dixon. The sustained attack on the premises continued, with intent on causing destruction and serious bodily harm to Robert.

2015-05-11 16:57:31
Cactus Club bids for legality

The Cactus Club, situated on Earsham Street near Heath and Sons Funeral Directors has been closed most of the year. Anwar Suliman and Trenton Wiggins, associates of club owner Castell Fanty, have been working together with the Police to re-establish the premises as a legitimate business.

2015-05-11 16:51:22
Stranger Danger

On 1st July 2004 Pitsmoor Adventure playground joined with the New Deal Police Team to make the children more aware about the danger of meeting strangers.

2015-03-31 10:28:27
‘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
Allotments targeted

Grimesthorpe allotments were targeted by thieves and vandals over two nights in July 2004, just weeks after the launch of the Greenfingers project. The shed of the New Deal funded project was broken into and equipment were taken.

2015-03-31 09:04:47
Danger on Ellesmere Road

There have been a number of traffic accidents and thefts from both vehicles and people in and around Ellesmere Children’s Centre on Ellesmere Road.

2015-03-31 09:00:45
Burngreave Women Only Support Group

Two meetings for Burngreave Women only Support group

2014-11-19 10:22:20
New Neighbourhood Watch Group

Are you bothered by crime and unsociable behaviour?

2014-09-28 19:24:49
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
Shirecliffe 20mph zone

20mph speed limits could be introduced in Shirecliffe by March to help prevent deaths on residential roads.

2014-09-25 14:43:57
Police cordon on Andover Street

Andover Street, near Spital Hill, was cordoned off by Police on Tuesday night, 12th August, and during Wednesday following reports of a firearm being discharged.

2014-08-13 12:25:03
Pye Bank teams clean up

The streets around Pye Bank School were spotless on Saturday 12th July, after a two-hour litter-pick by pupils, parents and staff.

2014-07-18 15:29:13
Volunteers clean Page Hall

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

2014-07-18 15:14:09
Ski village damage continues

Since the Ski Village on Parkwood Springs closed, the site has been ravaged by vandalism, plundering, tipping and a succession of fires.

2014-07-18 14:45:44
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
Council enforces landlord licensing

Sheffield Council has begun to take action against landlords who have failed to complete their Selective Licensing applications in Page Hall.

2014-07-18 14:32:27
Litter enforcement in Page Hall

The Council has put up a number of anti-littering signs in Page Hall, warning people they could be fined £75 for dropping rubbish in the street.

2014-07-18 14:23:03
Complaints on Brunswick

After many complaints from residents of Brunswick Road, Spital Lane and Verdon Street about drug dealing, drug taking and anti-social behaviour, Sheffield Council Housing and South Yorkshire Police organised a joint public meeting on 4th June.

2014-07-17 14:25:35
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
Prayers for Nigeria

One of the major headlines recently has been the abduction of 270 girls from Chibok School in north-eastern Nigeria. John Mellor writes of a similar event which occurred in Zimbabwe in March 1978.

2014-05-30 21:47:19
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
Unrest in Page Hall

A fight between two boys in Page Hall at about 7pm on Monday 19th May, escalated into fighting which involved around 25 men.

2014-05-29 15:46:23
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
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
Domestic Abuse Awareness training with Vida

Domestic abuse awareness training for men and women working in Sheffield

2014-03-28 14:44:13
Burngreave Ward Public Meeting

St Peters Ellesmere, Lyons Street Thursday 27th March 2014 6:00pm – 8:00pm Agenda (Subject to change)

  • Questions from the public

  • Tour de France

  • Streets Ahead Project / AMEY

  • Local Policing issues

2014-03-07 14:46:31
Khat Public Meeting

Have your say on the ban of Khat on the 18th February at Burngreave Vestry Hall

2014-02-07 14:39:25
You said - we did

Results from Burngreave Ward meeting questions

2014-01-31 16:02:12
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
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
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
Fir Vale School presentation

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

2013-11-28 20:53:19
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
Wooden Head returned

The disappearing wooden horse’s head has … reared its head again.

2013-09-27 21:49:52
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
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
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
New 'Section 30' Dispersal Order for Fir Vale

Details of the recently announced Section 30 Dispersal Order for the Fir Vale area, which comes into affect on August 12th and runs until November 17th.

2013-08-03 01:28:06
Khat to become illegal

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

2013-07-18 14:41:25
Man killed on Andover Street

Bahman Yusif Amin was seriously assaulted and killed on the corner of Andover Street and Montfort Drive at around 7pm on Monday 17th June 2013.

2013-07-18 14:27:43
Girl injured on Pitsmoor Road

Police ask for witnesses to an accident in which a 9 year old was injured on Pitsmoor Road.

2013-07-11 15:27:26
Man charged and victim named in Andover Street murder

Police have released names of men involved in the murder on Andover Street on Monday 17th June.

2013-06-19 09:47:15
Man killed on Andover Street

A man has been seriously assaulted and killed on Andover Street, police have confirmed.

2013-06-17 22:10:15
Missing cat – can you help?

A Messenger reader who lives on Whiteways Road is looking for help to find her missing cat.

2013-05-31 21:19:52
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
Shooting in Rock Street

Police received reports of a firearm being discharged on Rock Street and a man injured. Six men were arrested and released on police bail.

2013-04-18 15:07:17
Pact Meeting 7th March

Fir Vale PACT open public meeting with residents and Police on Thursday 7th March

2013-02-28 23:13:31
New Police Commissioner

The new South Yorkshire Police Commissioner Shaun Wright, visited Burngreave Vestry Hall on Saturday 26th January, following an invitation from Al-Taqwa mosque.

2013-02-02 13:26:16
Police Community Open Day

Want to find out more about the work of South Yorkshire Police? Then come to our open day!

2013-01-18 21:44:24
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
Rubbish problems in Burngreave

Local resident John Mellor has reported delays in the time the council takes to respond to reports of fly-tipping in the streets around Scott Road.

2012-11-30 14:54:21
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
Appeal for information following shooting

Police are still appealing for information following a shooting incident on Burngreave Road in October

2012-11-29 14:53:46
Osgathorpe Park – Cleaner, Greener and Safer

Many local residents see Osgathorpe Park, off Earl Marshal and Barnsley Road, as a muchloved green space that has sadly been neglected in recent years, suffering from litter, vandalism and nuisance behaviours aggravated by poor lighting.

2012-11-15 15:36:02
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
Behaviour Team Kept Busy

What has Burngreave Antisocial Behaviour team been doing to tackle these issues? I went along to speak to team leader Wendy Barlow.

2012-11-15 15:25:36
Ghost Town

The Wensley estate in Fir Vale is like a “ghost town”, according to a local resident, due to a 9pm to 6am curfew on young people aged 16 and under.

2012-11-15 15:19:41
Streets Of Burngreave - safe and quiet?

Having heard many complaints concerning youth gangs and nuisance behaviour, I went in search of these youths.

2012-11-15 15:12:28
Article Damages Goodwill

On 15th May, The Star reported that children at Grimesthorpe Goodwill Centre held a ceremony dedicating their success to a teacher blown up in the troubled land of Iraq, a claim the Goodwill Centre organisers deny.

2012-11-15 15:04:49
Attempted Murder

An 18-year old man was shot three times with a shotgun on Earl Marshall Drive at about 11.45pm on 27th April.

2012-11-15 15:00:07
Parkwood Tip Explodes

Following a series of dramatic explosions at Parkwood landfill during the night of 30th April, the Environment Agency is investigating the incident, and might prosecute the owners Viridor.

2012-11-15 14:46:25
Man arrested after shooting

Police have arrested a Sheffield man in connection with a shooting incident in Burngreave on Tuesday evening, 9th October.

2012-10-11 14:40:00
Roads closed after young man wounded

Police closed Catherine Road, Burngreave Bank, Burngreave Street and Coupe Road, following an incident on Tuesday 9th October, where a young man was wounded.

2012-10-10 12:10:15
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
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
Page Hall Section 30 Order

The Section 30 Order allows the Police to move on groups of 2 or more people present in a public place and likely to be causing problems

2012-09-28 15:41:58
Nazia’s story

One asian women's description of the abuse she suffured.

2012-09-28 14:54:25
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
Pedestrians hurt

Two recent road incidents on Barnsley Road show it remains a dangerous place.

2012-07-19 17:07:34
Great day...over too soon

Bitter disappointment followed the early closure of this year’s Abbeyfield Multicultural Festival following what police described as a ‘suspicious incident’. Green City Action (GCA) later confirmed it was a bomb scare, with more than one warning being received.

2012-06-21 14:37:41
Family pet shot dead in Pitsmoor

A much loved family pet was cruelly put to death on 5th May

2012-05-25 10:21:08
Retrial for Spital Hill shooting

Abdi Omar, of Lopham Street, will face a retrial after a jury failed to reach a verdict on his case at Sheffield Crown Court.

2012-05-24 14:36:28
Police cordon off Burngreave Road after stabbing

Burngreave Road was cordoned off for several hours on Friday 20th April, after a young man was stabbed.

2012-05-24 14:33:48
Family pet shot dead in Pitsmoor Road

A much loved family pet was cruelly put to death on 5th May by a shot from an air rifle.

2012-05-10 14:50:43
Police cordon off Burngreave Road after stabbing

On Friday 20th April the Police cordoned off Burngreave Road for several hours following a stabbing involving a young man.

2012-04-23 17:26:59
Contacting Community Police

How to contact your local policing team

2012-04-12 17:15:28
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
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
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
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
Trees vandalised on Abbeyfield Road

At the lower end of Abbeyfield Road, near Osgathorpe Road, two fairly young trees planted several years ago and a quite substantial mature tree have been cut down.

2012-03-29 15:55:32
Appeal for witnesses - accident near Firs Hill School

The Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly man was hit by a HGV truck on the crossing near Firs Hill School.

2012-03-09 18:16:23
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
Young people hear anti-crime message

An event aimed at keeping young people away from crime was held in January by Burngreave Youth Development Centre at Verdon Recreation Centre.

2012-02-02 15:05:56
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
Section 30. Effective or Not?

How do young people feel about the new Section 30 dispersal orders recently placed on the areas of Spital Hill and Ellesmere where a lot of local youths congregate after school

2012-02-02 14:53:49
Community devastated by shooting

Local residents were shocked by the death of another young person on 30th October.

2011-11-24 14:22:45
Police - Section 30 Dispersal Order Meeting

South Yorkshire Police are holding a public meeting on Monday 28th November, 6pm at Burngreave Vestry Hall,about a Section 30 Dispersal Order which will cover the streets near Spital Hill,

2011-11-22 21:13:21
Call for witnesses

Police are appealing for help in tracing the last movements of a 28-year-old woman found dead off Rock Street on Monday 16th May.

2011-11-03 16:05:57
Shooting victim named

The young man killed on Spital Hill on Sunday morning is named as Deeq Ali.

2011-10-31 22:32:48
Spital Hill remains closed

Spital Hill is expected to remain closed into Monday, following the shooting of a young man on Spital Hill.

2011-10-31 11:52:59
Young man shot and killed on Spital Hill

A young man has been shot on Sptial Hill in the early hours of Sunday 30th October.

2011-10-30 14:07:54
Metal thieves attack historic sites

Thefts of metal in the area have caused damage and upset in the community.

2011-10-07 21:22:59
Mrs Schofield safe from eviction

In our February issue, we reported on Sheffield Homes threatening long-standing resident Mrs Schofield with eviction because her small Jack Russell dog was deemed to be dangerous after a small incident.

2011-07-21 14:48:08
Young Man Killed in Darnall

A Burngreave resident died after being run down by a car in Darnall.

2011-03-31 17:00:26
Rocky and the undercover cop

Burngreave resident, Anthony Mullen, spoke to the Messenger about being an environmental activist and how he got caught up in the national under-cover police controversy in Nottingham.

2011-01-28 14:46:31
Kids say Slow down

Nearly 200 children have been run over in the Burngreave ward over the past 10 years.

2010-11-25 16:04:33
SOLID closes

SOLID, a support group for parents and family members of prisoners, is to close by the end of the year due to a lack of resources.

2010-11-25 15:01:24
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
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
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
World Cup World Culture

The World Cup is in June and South Yorkshire Police are aiming to promote Spital Hill as a safe place to enjoy the matches and get something decent to eat.

2010-05-27 15:47:43
Firs Hill School speed signs

Children from Firshill School are getting motorists to open their eyes and cut their speed with new Vehicle-Activiated Signs near their school.

2010-05-27 15:28:18
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
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
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
SOLID Support For Parents

SOLID is a local group which supports families of prisoners.

2009-11-26 17:09:25
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
Wicker stabbing

A stabbing took place on Wicker Lane on Monday 9th November

2009-11-09 09:34:16
Young people voice concerns

Ongoing discontent from young people about youth provision has prompted us to ask funding agencies and local youth providers, what is going on for these young people. April 2005.

2009-10-20 17:26:36
Young Men jailed for Tarek

On 6th August 2009, four young men were jailed for killing Tarek Chaiboub, who was shot dead on Spital St in July 2008.

2009-09-24 19:36:15
Fir Vale 'Section 30' extended

The controversial ‘section 30’ order for Fir Vale has been extended until November 2009.

2009-09-24 19:23:19
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
Hospital parking problems persist

Parking continues to be a daily nightmare for residents near the Northern General. The Council put in place an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order in March 2009, which means the Council can try parking restrictions to see how well they work.

2009-07-19 19:44:01
Messenger Editorial

Violent crime has featured in the Messenger too often in its 10-year history.

2009-07-17 20:16:21
Pitsmoor on the Jeremy Kyle Show

In an apparent departure from the usual studio audience format, Jeremy Kyle visited Sheffield in a recent programme (21st May 09) to ‘learn’ more about gun and knife crime and those affected by it.

2009-06-07 13:08:59
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
Shirecliffe Allotments

You can help reduce crime on Allotments by reporting all incidents, no matter how small to the police.

2009-04-04 21:08:30
We asked .. you said.. we did

You told us that burglary, robbery and drug dealing should be some of the top priorities for the police.

2009-03-29 23:48:43
Priorities from recent PACT meetings

The priorities identified at the Burngreave PACT meeting on the 4th February were antisocial behaviour and shoplifting at the shops at the top of Barnsley Road.

2009-03-29 23:45:41
Partners and Communities Together (PACT)

Care about policing, crime and justice in your area?

2009-03-29 23:37:52
Man stabbed on Spital Hill

Spital Hill was closed to traffic for several hours on Wednesday 4th March, following an argument between two men that resulted in a stabbing.

2009-03-08 18:16:11
Parents and gangs

The Targeted Youth Support Team have the task of preventing young people being drawn into violent crime. On Thursday 11th December 2008, a meeting was held at the Vestry Hall to advise parents about gang culture.

2009-02-01 11:30:00
Trials and arrests

Burngreave has been the focus of several murder trials recently. Faria Khan, now 29, of Scott Rd, was convicted of the murder of her husband, Nawajid Ali Khan, after she ran him down outside the takeaway where he worked on Chesterfield Rd. Nawajid had previously worked in the Mangla for 6 years.

2009-02-01 11:15:10
Neighbourhood Action Group

The Neighbourhood Action Group, or NAG for short, is a monthly meeting that aims to tackle local community safety issues in Burngreave and Fir Vale.

2009-01-30 16:01:47
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
The pain of losing a child

A Messenger reader responds to the words of Khadijah Ilyas, mother of Ibrahim quoted in ‘In Memory of Tarek’ (Messenger issue 78).

2008-11-29 22:13:11
Dark Times - a poem by Moshin Khan

Moshin Khan's poem, “Dark Times” is dedicated to his cousin

2008-11-29 19:15:29
Stopping the violence

It’s over a year since Jonathan Matondo died at Nottingham Cliff; and less than six months since Tarek Chaiboub died on Spital Hill.

2008-11-28 20:43:33
No conviction

A year on from the death of Jonathan Matondo in October 2007, Burngreave resident Negus Nelson was acquitted of his murder after two trials. He was the only person to be charged, despite police claims that more than one person was responsible for the killing. Where does this leave the investigation?

2008-11-28 16:26:07
Art-work at Nottingham Cliff

In twelve months since the shooting of Jonathan Matondo on Nottingham Rec, there have been community meetings, council meetings, extra police patrols, and a gang strategy. And everyone agreed something should be done in the Park.

2008-11-28 16:14:14
Problems on Goddard Hall Road

A resident often returns home to find banana skins, sweet wrappers and rubbish outside their home.

2008-09-29 09:16:53
A safer environment

A ten year old would like to live in a safer environment.

2008-09-29 09:10:04
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
A Message to those left behind

Speakers at this meeting in memory of Tarek Chaiboub will offer people the opportunity to reflect.

2008-08-19 21:13:16
Tarek Chaiboub's Funeral

The sun shone brilliantly, with a blustery wind blowing, as those who came to pay their last respects to Tarek Chaiboub passed the police presence at the gates of Tinsley Cemetery.

2008-08-07 16:15:08
A Youth Voice

The Messenger asked a local youth worker to speak to a young person anonymously on the issue of gangs and the use of knives and guns.

2008-07-17 21:20:56
Targeted Support

The issue of guns and gangs came to the forefront in Sheffield and particularly Burngreave with the shooting of Jonathon Matondo at Nottingham Cliff playground in October 2007. We talk to Ronny Tucker, leader of the new ‘Targeted Youth Support Team’ set up to help divert young people from joining gangs and reduce the use of guns.

2008-07-17 21:13:57
Getting to Grips with Gangs
  • The Government has provided £500,000 to address issues involving young people and gangs in North Sheffield which is being used to fund a “Targeted Youth Support Team” based at All Saints.

  • A young person speaks anonymously on the issue of gangs and the use of knives and guns.

2008-07-17 21:05:28
Murder on Spital Street

At 1.45pm on 11th July Burngreave witnessed the loss of another young life; Tarek Chaiboub was shot dead outside the barbers on Spital Street.

2008-07-17 15:42:32
Yemeni leader cleared

Abdul Shaif cleared of all charges folowing his arrest at Meadowhall in February 2004.

2008-06-27 14:44:06
Dispersing young people

Following reports concerning youth behaviour problems, Rob Smith returned to the Osgathorpe Park area of Burngreave with photographer Carl Rose.

2008-06-26 16:29:52
Sad loss of Anti-gun campaigner

The Messenger was shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic death of Pat Regan, who campaigned with against guns crime following death of her son. Pat was stabbed and killed at her home in Leeds on Sunday night.

2008-06-03 11:59:59
After school study with the police

PC Alan Hancock has been working with young people at Burngreave After School Study Support, to help them understand the dangers of weapons and drugs. The young people explain what it was all about.

2008-06-02 10:13:51
New Deal Investigation complete

The investigation into Burngreave New Deal by Sheffield City Council around contracts awarded to Jack Davies and Bill Husband is now complete.

2008-05-30 18:03:26
Having a voice

A report on the recent BCAF meeting where, along side the Youth Council's protest about the lack of consultation with young people, residents raised the issues of road crossings, trees and community policing with members of the council and service providers.

2008-05-30 11:34:04
Gun trials update

Updates on the trials of David and Ashley Cohen for the murder of Younis Khan; the trial of Danville Miller for the shooting of Dennis Small and the ongoing trial of Negus Nelson for the murder of Jonathan Matondo.

2008-05-30 10:56:57
Relative Harmony

After residents raised concerns about possible negative effects of the London bombings on local Muslims, the Messenger spoke to Imam Ali Amed of the At-Taqwa Somali Mosque and Community Centre.

2008-04-20 15:02:26
Burngreave Bouncing Back speeches

Speakers at the Burngreave Bouncing Back march on 15th March 2008.

2008-04-15 19:34:25
Three convicted after Younis Khan shooting

David and Ashley Cohen have been convicted for the murder of Younis Khan on 14th March 2007 as he innocently drove his taxi close to his home on Scott Rd.

2008-04-14 22:35:48
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
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
What is BCAF?…

BCAF is a local forum that has existed for the last ten years, and is made up of people who live and/or work in Burngreave.

2008-04-05 18:21:29
Burngreave Bouncing Back Gallery 3

A gallery of photos taken by Matloub Husayn Ali Khan of the Burngreave Bouncing back March.

2008-04-04 17:56:00
Burngreave Bouncing Back gallery 2

A gallery of photos from the Burngreave Bouncing Back march taken by Messenger volunteer Anwar Suliman.

2008-04-04 15:58:55
Burngreave bouncing back gallery 1

Photographs of the Burngreave Bouncing Back march taken by Messenger volunteer Lesley Boulton..

2008-04-03 19:38:25
Burngreave bouncing back

Marchers gathered at Osgathorpe Park on 15th March, where Ibrahim Ilyas was shot in June 2006, to demonstrate against gun crime and for a better future for young people.

2008-04-03 18:18:47
Security grants for local companies and voluntary groups

Are you missing out? Following the successful pilot project on Spital Hill, the security grant scheme has been extended to cover the whole of the BNDfC area.

2008-03-23 17:39:30
March Area Panel Meeting

Burngreave Area Panel meeting 19th March 2008. Main agenda item “What have we done differently, or more intensively, after the fatal shooting of Jonathan Matondo?”

2008-03-18 12:56:34
Community march

March against gun and knife crime and the influences of crime, to promote the positive community of Burngreave and to encourage young people to make better choices. 15th of March 2008.

2008-03-12 16:40:21
Local residents arrested over Chesterfield Road murder

Six people, including two women from Pitsmoor, have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

2008-02-15 16:02:53
Shooting on Firshill Road

Residents remain concerned after a shots were fired at a house on Firshill Road late on Monday 21st January, 2008. No one was injured and no arrests have been made.

2008-02-06 09:57:46
Imran Ali

Imran is awarded a New Year Area Panel Award 2008 in recognition of his devotion and dedication to attempting as one individual to offer an alternative path to that followed by some other young men in our neighbourhoods.

2008-02-04 19:33:54
Chief Inspector Jon Ekwubiri

Chief Inspector Jon Ekwubiri receives a Burngreave New Year's Honours Award for his work with the Burngreave Police Team.

2008-02-04 18:23:55
"United we stand, divided we fall"

Local resident, Maureen Griffiths, urges residents to join the march against gun crime and negativity towards young people, on 15th March 2008.

2008-02-04 14:21:09
Greenfingers allotment attacked

An attack of vandalism that led to an explosion on Grimesthorpe allotments has caused outrage amongst its members and staff.

2008-02-03 21:29:53
Downing Street visit

16 year old Kadie-Anne of the Burngreave Youth Council was invited to No.10 Downing Street by MP Richard Caborn and Prime Minister Gordon Brown to attend a reception on 16th January.

2008-02-03 18:37:47
Youth Conference photos

Pictures taken during the streetworx youth conference.

2008-02-03 16:58:58
Burngreave Bouncing Back

The community is sick and tired of the rise in drugs and gun crime, and the negativity surrounding its community and young people.

2008-02-02 11:02:39
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
New Deal controversy

On January 23rd, the Sheffield Star published allegations concerning Burngreave New Deal and reported a call from the local Liberal Democrat leader for New Deal’s Chief Executive to be suspended, and for governance arrangements at Burngreave New Deal to be investigated.

2008-02-02 10:36:23
Responding to a tragedy

Just fewer than one hundred people, young and old, attended the last Area Panel meeting in November. The theme of the meeting was the implications of the recent tragic death of Jonathan Matondo, and how the major local agencies are going to change, or intensify, their services in response.

2008-02-01 12:42:41
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
Lead theft warning

Police are investigating a rising number of lead and scrap metal thefts across the Sheffield west areas and are appealing for businesses and members of the public to be vigilant.

2008-01-31 17:43:02
Burngreave Community Wardens

The aim of the Community Warden Service is to improve the quality of life in your area.

2008-01-31 16:58:14
Free the Sheffield buses and trams

Keeping the bus lanes free reduces delays and keeps buses moving.

2007-12-03 16:13:11
  • Do you have information about criminal activity in your neighbourhood?

  • Do you want to report it but don’t want to get involved or give your name?

Then call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

2007-12-03 16:09:53
Gus John - further report from the meeting

Further details of the meeting where Gus John spoke, from another Messenger writer, Douglas Johnson.

2007-12-03 15:59:42
Thieves strike local landmark

Winnie Bentley has lived at the Toll Bar House at the top of Burngreave Road for 32 years. Built in 1836, the house is a Grade II listed building. As with many other old buildings, there was lead on the roof, but in July 2007, for the first time in the house’s history, this lead was stolen.

2007-11-30 10:42:19
Young Voices

Since the tragic death of Jonathan many young people have expressed their feelings of sadness, grief and loss. Streetworx, Burngreave Youth Council and The Messenger have gathered some young people’s feelings, views and ideas for the future.

2007-11-29 20:32:27
Gus John speaks

Applause reverberated around Verdon Street following the speech by Professor Gus John at the Peace and Reconciliation meeting organised by Rob Smith and the African and African- Caribbean Committee (AACC).

2007-11-29 20:22:47
Youth housing support fails

On the night Jonathan Matondo was killed, it wasn’t the only shooting incident. Earlier that day, residents of Melrose Road heard shots being fired into the young people’s flats belonging to Arches Housing Association and managed by Stonham. Since then, all but one of the residents have been moved out, and the flats boarded up.

2007-11-29 20:17:33
Rest in Peace, Jonathan

The funeral of Jonathan Matondo was held on 23rd November 2007. Hundreds of mourners gathered at St Catherine’s Catholic Church to pay their last respects to the young resident shot dead on 17th October 2007 in Nottingham Cliff Park.

2007-11-29 19:38:40
'Question Time' event to take place

A public meeting, entitled ‘Question Time’, is to take place on Saturday 24th November.

2007-11-21 16:34:13
Teenage murder suspect appears in court

An 18 year old man charged with the murder of Jonathan Matondo has appeared in court, according to a report on the BBC website.

2007-10-31 18:16:51
Kurds under pressure

On Wednesday 8th March at 5.15pm Spital Hill was blocked to rush hour traffic. Police cordoned off an area between the Kashmir Curry Centre and Burngreave Library.

2007-10-25 18:03:17
Public meetings in response to the death of Jonathan Matondo

A series of public meetings are taking place in the aftermath of recent shooting and the murder of Jonathan Matondo.

2007-10-23 15:36:21
Three arrested in murder enquiry

Three men have been arrested in connection with the murder of Jonathan Matondo.

2007-10-22 16:54:05
Sixteen year old shot dead

A young man has been shot dead at Nottingham Cliff Park.

2007-10-18 09:11:29
A rude awakening

The residents of Nottingham and Rising Streets, who were awake at 6am on 2nd September, witnessed an armed raid on an address on Nottingham Street. The police were there in force.

2007-10-04 18:11:50
Taxi attack

The Messenger has had reports of attacks on taxis in the Abbeyfield Road area on the night of Sunday 28th August and the following morning. More than six taxis on Abbeyfield Road alone had their windows smashed, in what is believed by the taxi owners to be a co-ordinated attack.

2007-10-04 18:06:06
Shooting at The Plaza

Police are currently appealing for witnesses to a shooting that took place at The Plaza on Spital Hill in the early hours of Saturday morning, 29th September 2007.

2007-10-04 17:16:20
Update...Burngreave Police Team

You may have seen a couple of new faces around Burngreave this September. PC Jonathan Simpson has left the area and has been replaced by PC Ian Talbot who started his new role in August 2007.

2007-09-25 19:36:28

If you have information about criminal activity in your neighbourhood and you don’t want to get involved or give your name you can call Crimestoppers.

2007-09-25 19:31:15
Shooting on Carlisle Street

A teenager was shot in the right arm late on Thursday 20th September in the Pitsmoor area of Sheffield, in what is being described as a drive-by incident.

2007-09-21 17:49:19
Shocking police video released

A horrific video showing teenager, Anthony Green being run over by an unmarked police car has been released for the first time since the incident in 1999.

2007-09-06 14:50:08
The Star reports: 3 in court over gun attack

The Star reports that three men were due in court on the 17th July 2007 over the murder of cab driver Younis Khan.

2007-07-26 17:08:36
The Star reports: Police raid 30+ bar

The Star newspaper reports that the 30+ bar on Carlisle Street has been closed and revellers arrested following a police raid.

2007-07-26 16:34:46
Gower Arms closed

On 31st May the Council’s licensing board revoked the Gower Arms’ license and an appeal has been adjourned until September. Although the pub could be allowed to open during the appeal, the police have asked for it to remain closed because they believe there is risk of a ‘serious disorder incident’.

2007-07-18 16:53:12
A bumpy ride

Humps and roadnarrowing may finally be introduced on Grimesthorpe Road and Carwood Road, six years after residents began lobbying Sheffield City Council for trafficcalming measures.

2007-07-06 11:39:53
Allotments arson attack

The recent vandalism of the Grimesthorpe allotments has caused devastation amongst its community.

2007-06-15 11:01:08
Racist letter

A letter with explicit racist content, addressed to ‘the occupier’ was recently received by John Duignan of Andreas Hairdressers on Pitsmoor Road. John was sickened by the letter and has no idea why it was sent to his shop.

2007-06-13 23:33:56
Police Appeal for Witnesses

Police appeal for help to identify cars connected with the Younis Khan murder.

2007-06-13 17:05:12
Gower Arms closed by councillors

The Gower Arms has finally lost its licence. At a recent hearing Councillors ordered the closure of the public house.

2007-06-13 14:56:50
No cold calling please!

A “No Cold Calling Zone” is being launched in the Firshill area to tackle doorstep crime, rogue traders, bogus officials and distraction burglaries. Two presentations will be held to launch the scheme at Roe Lane Community Centre, Firshill Crescent, Sheffield on Thursday 14th June 2007.

2007-06-12 16:11:24
Security Grants Reduce Crime Against Burngreave Businesses

Recently released figures reveal what a difference simple security measures can make to crime against local firms.

2007-06-11 23:50:08
Humiliated under arrest

A young black man, Jason, has told the Messenger, how he was violently arrested and humiliated by police on Spital Hill just after 2pm on 26th July.

2007-06-08 13:25:11
A reader responds

Chetna Patel writes to the Messenger with her feelings about the shooting of Ibrahim Ilyas on Saturday 3rd June 2006.

2007-06-08 11:45:05
Safe and legal

The NETT Safety Driving course is run jointly by NETT (Nationwide Ethnic Transport Training) and Sheffield Futures, teaching young people, referred by youth workers, to drive safely and legally.

2007-04-08 20:21:03
Somali Youths Against Crime

Local resident Abdillahi Hassan, local parents and agencies have come together to tackle issues involving Somali young people – particularly crime and drugs.

2007-04-08 19:36:34
TV Appeal

Granada Television are making a documentary featuring Anthony Green, who was knocked off his bike by an unmarked police car in 1999.

2007-04-06 17:45:01
Taxi CCTV cameras

A campaign is underway to get CCTV cameras installed for Burngreave Taxi drivers.

2007-04-02 19:50:46
Comments or condolences

You can add your own comments or condolences for Mr Younis Khan.

2007-03-29 13:02:25
Community reaction to the Scott Road shooting

Following the death of local resident and taxi driver Younis Khan, the Messenger went out to speak to residents, to record people’s reactions and feelings.

  • Add your own comments or condolences for Mr Younis Khan.

2007-03-28 20:01:31
A senseless killing

In the early hours of Wednesday 14th March, a fatal shooting took place on Scott Road which left a family devastated and the local community shocked.

2007-03-28 16:53:44
22nd March Area Panel meeting

Details about the Area Panel public meeting on 22nd March 2007, which will include:

  • Street cleaning report

  • Parking enforcement issues

  • Carwood estate

  • Parks in the area – update

  • Activity Sheffield update

2007-03-16 17:25:23

Add your thoughts, feelings or comments about the shooting of local taxi driver, Younis Khan.

2007-03-16 17:15:55
Police letter to residents

Letter reassuring residents and requesting any information they have about the recent shooting incident on Scott Road.

2007-03-15 17:24:15
Local taxi driver shot dead on Scott Road

Local resident, Younis Khan, was murdered in his taxi on Scott Road in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

2007-03-15 17:17:01
Community Safety

Have you been a victim of crime, or do you know someone who has? Do you want to help make your community safe? Do you have a community neighbourhood watch scheme in your area?

2007-03-12 17:44:00
Community reaction

The shooting of Ibrahim Ilyas on Saturday 3rd June 2006, has shocked and frightened many residents and left many asking: ‘how could this have happened?’ and ‘where do we go from here?’

2007-02-22 14:14:03
Allotment devastation

From 21st to 28th June 2006 Grimesthorpe allotments were subjected to an avalanche of vandalism.

2007-02-22 13:51:22
Community in shock after shooting

The recent death of a young man from the Pakistani community has shocked and in many ways shook up the people of Burngreave.

2007-02-22 13:34:33
Information Day Roadshow

The Burngreave Area Panel and Burngreave Safer Neighbourhood team invite you, your family and friends to our free event 19th February 2007.

2007-02-13 14:31:56
Putting on the heat

On 6th September a major incident in and around the Gower Arms caused reason for further concerns about local police activity and tactics.

2007-02-08 10:23:12
New Deal reject Woodside offer

Report from Burngreave New Deal for Communities January Board meeting. Includes discussion about Woodside, New Deal's Crime projects and the Engagement Team.

2007-02-05 16:07:14
Gower update

The Gower – the pub in the centre of Burngreave – remains open. In November’s issue, we reported on new conditions the police wanted to see in place to address their concerns. Sheffield City Council’s licensing board met on January 9th to review the licence and decided the pub can still open as long as certain conditions were met.

2007-02-01 10:54:41
Response to 'Sensitive Community Policing?'

Response from Sergeant Simon Leake of the New Deal Police Team, to the complaint about the attitude of officers during the recent operation Gulliver and the use of stop and search.

2006-12-04 13:33:17
Sensitive Community Policing?

Burngreave residents have shown their support for police operation Gulliver, a forty-day operation, using Section 60 powers to stop and search anyone police suspected of carrying drugs, knives and guns. The operation has made 51 arrests, recovering stolen vehicles, drugs, large amounts of cash and a firearm. However, some questions have been raised about how the operation has, on occasion, been pursued.

2006-12-01 14:06:51
Residents call for action on Firshill Road

Firshill Road residents expressed their anger at the drug dealing on their road, and their frustration that police action had had little effect in stopping it, at a meeting with police and Councillors in November.

2006-12-01 13:40:45
Support for parents of prisoners

In August 2005, the black volunteer-led ‘Parents Of Prisoners Support Group’ was started in the kitchen of one concerned woman in response to widespread concern that parents and relatives of those in prison had nowhere to go and nobody to talk to about their traumatic situation.

2006-11-02 18:34:45
Gower under pressure

South Yorkshire Police contacted the Messenger claiming they have reliable intelligence of Class A drug dealing and firearms in and around the Gower Arms, Earsham Street.

2006-11-02 17:38:33

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