Latest Environment & Housing pages

View From A Bus (to the tune of 16 Tons)

A reader sends us a poem about their view from the bus.

2016-10-25 18:52:10
Waste has the potential to harm human health

Hazardous waste can no longer be accepted at Parkwood, but hazardous waste accepted at the site over the years still has the potential to harm human health and the environment.

2016-10-25 18:05:36
Entering the ‘Sheffield In Bloom’ contest

I proudly received the runner up Award ‘highly commended, best kept front garden’ for my category and a round steel-framed certificate.

2016-10-25 17:50:47
A hard battle fought in Shirecliffe

Residents have been actively involved in regeneration, working with the Council and other bodies to plan new housing, community facilities and improvements to housing and green spaces.

2016-10-25 15:45:41
Burngreave Area Panel

Who Gets What?

The Council never has quite as much money to spend as it needs to have. So it often has to decide how to target, prioritise, select where to spend (and consequentially where not to spend). Burngreave and Fir Vale areas are one of the few areas of the city where there has been, and still is, an active investment programme for private housing.

2016-10-25 15:36:58
Recycling bins at Kirton Road

A resident feels that the suggested site for recycle bins is too near homes.

2016-10-25 14:42:43
Beighton railway feasibility study

A small group from Catcliffe and Treeton are looking at doing a feasibility into re-opening the Beighton railway line to passenger trains.

2016-10-25 14:39:45
Green City Action help with hanging baskets

Green City Action helped put hanging baskets together for Burngreave Bank residents.

2016-10-25 12:19:17
Raising the Rec

The little-known Burngreave Recreation Ground and its surrounding woodland have recently begun to reveal themselves to nearby residents as work begins to clear up and renovate the area.

2016-10-25 12:10:02
Playground sold

The Sutherland Road playground was auctioned for £110,000 in May.

2016-10-25 11:43:50
Burngreave Area Panel

Pear trees and window boxes

April 2006 news from the Area Co-ordinator: A nature reserves, hanging baskets, spring flowers and Islamic lanppost art brings more brightness, colour and wildness in and around Burngreave and Fir Vale.

2016-10-25 10:39:22
Seed Bank

The seed bank opens in April 2006 with a wide range of vegetable, herbs and flower seeds.

2016-10-25 10:13:17
Burngreave Green Brigade

Do you want to help us sort out our green spaces?

2016-10-25 10:11:25
Grow your own curry

GCA has joined forces with the Workers Education Association to bring you the opportunity to learn how to grow the ingredients for a great curry.

2016-10-25 10:09:27
Community Forestry

Community forestry is about developing the urban forest. Trees provide a wealth of benefits for people living in urban areas – air pollution can be reduced by being absorbed through the leaves of trees.

2016-10-25 03:45:21
Tree Tales and Trails

The Council’s Trees and Woodlands Team has just published a collection of stories, poetry and artwork about the trees of Abbeyfield Park, featuring storyteller Shonaleigh and Marvel Comics illustrator Graham Higgins.

2016-10-25 03:42:06
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
Delivering it green

December 2005 saw the start of the Deliver It Green (DIG) project and the appointment of the first Green City Stewards.

2016-10-25 03:35:33
Dear Messenger...

Readers of the Messenger share their views and have their say.

2016-10-24 23:44:30
Parkwood landfill

The discussion about the landfill site excited more examination of the PCT’s position, than Viridor as the operator.

2016-10-24 23:39:17
The Masterplan

By the time you’re reading this, the Panel will have hosted two big events in For Vale and Burngreave about the Masterplan proposals.

2016-10-24 23:37:01
Burngreave in bloom

The Area Panel is keen to see whether Sheffield as floral capital of Europe can reach into the inner city

2016-10-24 23:35:29
Sling your rubbish!

The days are getting warmer and longer. Thoughts turn to ‘when are we going to get rid of that old…’

2016-10-24 23:31:53
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
Campaigns against landfill expansion

Promises that Parkwood landfill will close early, if Viridor are given permission to deposit active waste in Cell 4, were dismissed by residents as misleading.

2016-10-24 20:47:26
Parkwood landfill plans

Two planning applications from Viridor are to be decided by Sheffield City Council on 6th May 2005.

2016-10-24 20:45:25
Area Panel calls for hold on landfill plans

Viridor have put in a planning request to increase the amount of active waste dumped at Parkwood. At a joint Area Panel calls were made for the judgment to be delayed until a Health Impact Assessment is completed.

2016-10-24 20:41:09
Funding ends

This month funding for the Recycling Matters project has come to an end. Efforts to get an extension have failed and now it’s unclear if the project will get any further funding.

2016-10-24 20:28:34
Masterplan – no wholesale demolition

Council members announced some significant changes to the Masterplan at a Burngreave Area Panel meeting on Sunday 17th April at Firvale School. It was a well-attended and at times fiery meeting with upwards of 200 people coming in over the course of the afternoon.

2016-10-24 20:16:25
Seed exchange

Green City Action (GCA) will be running the seed exchange again this year. The scheme provides free vegetable and flower seeds, as well as onion sets and seed potatoes

2016-10-24 17:41:38
Green news

At the end of March the Burngreave Green Environment Programme comes to an end.

2016-10-24 17:40:13
The unknown sculpture

Rangers from the Burngreave Green Environment Programme (BGEP) have uncovered a stone sculpture that was immersed in an overgrown bush in Catherine Street/ Somerset Street Park, Burngreave.

2016-10-24 17:38:02
Parkwood wildlife haven

Work has started on a sanctuary for wildlife at Parkwood Springs on a neglected area of land at the side of Shirecliffe Road. The hawthorn hedge is being laid in the traditional way by expert hedger Jasper Pratchek, using a technique which will allow the hedge to regrow and thrive.

2016-10-24 17:36:30
Growing healthy

A very special allotment is taking shape in Grimesthorpe – a place where people with mental health problems can come to slowly unwind. John Lawson, who admits he knows ‘next to nowt’ about gardening, told us how seeing something grow can really help people recover from some of the terrible things they’ve experienced.

2016-10-24 17:28:59
Mural Celebration

On Tuesday 15th February Osgathorpe Park unveiled its multicultural mural displayed on the brickwork of Firvale Youth Centre – Osgathorpe Park Pavilion.

2016-10-24 17:22:07
“I don’t want to lie in front of bulldozers.”

The Council’s Masterplan has left home owners and businesses uncertain what to do next. They wait for the Council to decide if their properties are to be demolished. And because no decision has been made, reassurance cannot be given about how much owners might receive for their properties or if they can be rehoused in the area. The Messenger’s Rob Smith and Carl Rose went out to talk to those affected.

2016-10-24 16:13:29
More noxious waste?

Despite existing complaints from local residents, planning permission is being sought by Viridor Waste Management to dump more noxious waste at Parkwood.

2016-10-24 16:07:46
‘Remaster the Plan’

The Masterplan is still provoking anger and fear this month. The Plan, which includes demolition and rebuilding of retail and residential areas, is due at Council Cabinet in May for a final decision. But some residents are determined to get their views heard and the plans changed.

2016-10-24 16:01:37
Devon Gardens AGM

The Friends of Devon Gardens are holding our next Annual General Meeting in the park on Saturday 1 October from 2.30-4pm. For more details call John Chapman on 07860 101907.

2016-09-19 11:38:57
Parkwood Springs 1st October events

On Saturday 1st October Ziggy Senkans, from the Council's Ecology Unit, will be leading a walk exploring the plants and wildlife of the heathland. It will now set off from the car park on Cooks Wood Road/Shirecliffe Road at 1pm.

on the the same day Sheffield Schools Cross-Country races will be taking place on Parkwood Springs.

2016-09-19 08:59:56
Crabtree Ponds Maintenance day

Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust

There will be a Crabtree Pond maintenance day on Monday 12th Sept. 9.30 – 12.00. We will be cleaning up the pond and surrounding areas.

2016-09-07 16:24:11
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
Crabtree Ponds bat walk

Bat Walk at Crabtree Ponds.

20 September 2016 – 7:00pm – 8:30pm

2016-07-22 07:49:51
Back to the Blitz

Children from Whiteways and Owler Brook schools learned about the hardships of life during the Sheffield Blitz which killed over 2,000 people in December 1940.

2016-07-21 17:43:42
Friends of Parkwood Springs meeting

Friends of Parkwood Springs Group meeting on Tuesday (July 12th) at 7pm at St Catherines School, Firshill Crescent. It's a good chance to catch up on what's going on and raise any issues that you have – so do come along.

2016-07-10 11:41:11
North Sheffield Better Buses

Highway Cabinet Member Decision Session discussing traffic and bus stop changes around the junctions of Scott Road and Orphanage Road with Barnsley Road onn 14th July 2016

2016-07-07 18:31:46
Crabtree Ponds reserve meeting

Crabtree Ponds Reserve Advisory Group Meeitng on 7th July at 6.30pm.All welcome.

2016-07-05 12:46:04
Crabtree Ponds maintenance day

Monday 4th July, Crabtree Ponds 9:30am – 12pm Lend a hand at your local nature reserve, and help us to keep Crabtree Ponds looking lovely.

2016-06-27 15:23:32
Cemetery Well dressing

Annual flower creation by the friends of Burngreave cemetery

2016-06-19 17:23:24
Parkwood Springs activity day

Parkwood Springs work day. Saturday, 18th June 2016. 10am until 1230 with break for a cuppa. Meet at 10am at the car-park on Cooks Wood Road/Shirecliffe Road.

For more information, go to www.parkwood-springs.org.uk

2016-06-15 15:40:16
Environment weeks in the cemetery

Environment weeks events in Burngreave cemetery

2016-06-11 16:02:09
Parkwood Springs landfill visit

report from a tour of the Parkwood Spings landfill site.

2016-06-11 15:48:40
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
The Messenger takes action on the buses

The Messenger has written to Coucillor terry Fox, responsible for transport about the bus changes.

2016-06-11 10:45:02
Dear Messenger

Letters from Alex Lamb and Mrs Janice Hartley on problems since moving a Spital Hill bus stop.

2016-06-11 10:38:39
North Sheffield Better Buses

North Sheffield Better Bus scheme has proposals to change some local road layouts.

2016-06-11 09:03:20
Talking Sheds

Grand opening of Sage Greenfingers' new shed.

2016-06-11 08:26:52
Crabtree Ponds

News from Crabtree Ponds

2016-06-11 08:17:11
Health walkers keep marching on

Health walks around Pitsmoor to continue

2016-06-08 19:20:29
June 2016 news

June 2016 news and information

2016-06-08 08:39:10
Parkwood Springs activity day

Workday – footpath work and cutting-back. Saturday May 28th 10am until 1230 with break for a cuppa. Meet at 10am at the car-park on Cooks Wood Road/Shirecliffe Road.

2016-05-25 19:05:04
Burngreave Ward Children's design a sign competition

Burngreave Ward Children's design a sign competition

2016-05-18 09:34:32
Hope Community Allotment Project Open Day

Hope Community Project Open day Thursday 26th may 2016 11.00 AM – 2.00 PM High Wincobank Allotment Site Windmill Lane, Sheffield 5

2016-05-13 16:48:00
Archaeology Exhibition

An exhibition of Community Archaeology Projects featuring research by University Of Sheffield Archaeology Students in collaboration with Community Groups at The Diamond – Workroom 1 University of Sheffield, 32 Leavygreave Rd, Sheffield S3 7RD When: 11th May 2016 10am-1pm Contact: Dr. Katherine Fennelly Tel: 0114 222 2930 k.fennelly@sheffield.ac.uk

2016-05-03 16:11:13
Crabtree Ponds: our local nature reserve

Details of Crabtree Pond maintenance day 09.30- 12.00 on 9th May with links to planning documents for the ponds' future.

2016-05-02 12:40:14
Grimesthorpe Allotment Society Plant Sale

Grimesthorpe Allotment Society Plant Sale on 21st May 2016

2016-04-30 08:08:10
North Sheffield Better Buses:Barnsley Road nr Scott Road/Orphanage Road

Proposed scheme for changed road layouts around the junctions of Barnsley Road/Orphanage Road and Scott Road.

2016-04-25 11:07:50
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
Local history walk

A local history walk around Roe Woods, Crabtree pond and Parkwood Springs on 12th May 2016.

2016-04-20 16:23:13
Friends of Parkwood Springs meeting and AGM

Friends of Parkwood Springs meeting and AGM Tuesday, 3rd May 2016.

2016-04-20 16:17:17
Dawn Chorus walk

RSPB members are leading a dawn chorus walk on Parkwood Springs at 05.00 on 1st May 2016.

2016-04-20 16:10:13
Parkwood Springs work day

Parkwood Springs work day on 23rd April 2016

2016-04-20 16:03:18
Grow your own vegetable course

Ten sessions at Grimesthorpe allotments.

2016-04-18 10:28:41
Streets Ahead planned roadworks for Firth Park (including some of Burngreave)

Planned road improvements coming to the Firth Park (A20) area which includes some of Burngreave. Details of two roadshows explaining the work.

2016-04-17 09:22:18
Spring stroll at Crabtree Ponds and Roe Woods

Spring Stroll at Crabtree Pond and Roe Woods organised by Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust.

14th April 2016 – 10:00am – 12:00pm

Event details

Thu, 14/04/2016 – 10:00am – 12:00pm

The days are beginning to lengthen and new shoots are coming. Join local ecologist Julie Riley for a gentle spring stroll looking for signs of spring in Crabtree Ponds and Roe Woods.

2016-04-03 07:09:36
Councillors' surgery dates

Dates of local councillor's surgeries

2016-04-02 08:37:59
Campaign for warmer and healthier homes

Residents in Page Hall and Fir Vale are being offered information about free energy efficiency measures from South Yorkshire Energy Centre (SYEC).

2016-04-01 12:47:43
Welcome to Parkwood Forest Garden

Parkwood Forest Garden is a permaculture project, developed by Sheffield City Council in association with local volunteers.

2016-04-01 12:35:39
Winter bird walk on Parkwood Springs

On 21st February, John and Anne Robinson led fifteen people in a bird walk on Parkwood Springs.

2016-04-01 12:24:36
Cemetery sundial

Local community members are creating a sundial for Burngreave cemetery

2016-04-01 12:15:06
Charity bike ride

Beth Robinson and Rachel Clark, volunteers from local charity SAGE Greenfingers, are cycling from London to Nice to raise money for the charity.

2016-04-01 12:10:02
‘Scott Road Triangle’ residents meeting

Residents of the area around Scott Road meet together every few months.

2016-04-01 10:43:28
St Catherine’s in fishy business

Dozens of fish were released in to the Porter Brook in Endcliffe Park by pupils from St Catherine’s Catholic primary school with help from the River Stewardship Company.

2016-04-01 10:38:35
Somerset Park opens

Catherine Street Open Space has beenreopened and renamed as Somerset Park.

2016-04-01 10:06:45
Controversial plans for new mosque

Controversial plans for new mosque on Barnsley Road.

2016-03-31 21:56:31
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
Community clean up your street

A regular weekly community litter pick is planned for Earl Marshal and Whiteways Roads

2016-03-16 07:55:51
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
Forest Garden workday 12th March

Parkwood Springs multi faith Forest garden will hold its next monthly work day on Saturday March 12th

2016-03-04 13:57:54
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
Carwood Spring litter pick

Carwood Spring litter pick on 19th March 2016.

2016-02-20 12:04:47
Clothes swap and fix it day

Bring clean clothes and swap them for some new ones, visit the toolbank or fix your computer

2016-02-11 13:29:55
Multi faith forest gardening day

Multifaith forest gardening day at Parkwood Springs on 13th February.

2016-02-08 15:53:27
Community Clean up around Whiteways

Wednesday dates for litter picks around Whiteways

2016-02-08 15:41:59
Administrator officer post with Community Energy England

Location: Sheffield Community Energy England is appointing its first administrator alongside a soon to be advertised Membership and Communications workers.

2016-01-27 14:51:10
Sheffield City Council:Burngreave, your local area

Inforamation for Burngreave from Sheffield City Council.

2016-01-26 15:34:13
Crabtree Ponds nature reserve consultation

Crabtree Ponds is our local nature reserve and is managed by Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust.

The Wildlife Trust is asking for your feedback as your thoughts and ideas will help them to develop a plan for managing the reserve for the next nine years.

2016-01-23 18:09:02
Putting the Sheaf back in to Sheffield

Sheffield City Council and the Environment Agency are working on an exciting project to de-culvert and restore the river Sheaf in central Sheffield between Exchange Street and Castlegate.

2016-01-21 18:19:50
Roads repaired but trees lost

Work will be starting on repairing roads in some parts of Burngreave in April 2016 but some trees will be felled.

2016-01-13 08:04:46
Plates and pizza

Green City action hosts two pottery events.

2016-01-12 15:47:28
Love food, hate waste

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

2016-01-12 14:40:33
Safety first at Byron Wood

Byron Wood School is raising road safety awareness.

2016-01-12 13:56:21
Crabtree Ponds get a makeover

New railings with artwork made by students at Longley Park Sixth Form College have been installed at Crabtree Ponds.

2016-01-12 13:46:42
Litter picking wins prizes!

A litter pick will become a regular event in Page Hall with prizes for those taking part.

2016-01-12 13:01:27
Mushroom walk

A guided fungi walk through the cemetery

2016-01-12 12:56:36
Claiming back Burngreave Cemetery

Reclaiming the cemetery after some robberies were committed there.

2016-01-12 12:52:17
Better buses for North Sheffield?

Changes to some bus stops in Burngreave.

2016-01-12 12:29:08
Community Mosaic Workshops

Friends of Burngreave cemetery are holding 6 workshops in Abbeyfield Park House, to design and make a sundial for the cemetery

2016-01-02 17:39:49
Project Manager vacancy at Sheffield Renewables

Sheffield Renewables have secured funding to employ a part-time project manager until July 2016

  • 3 days a week

  • Temporary to July 2016

  • £32,000 pa pro rata

  • closing date 31st December

2015-12-09 14:00:38
Crabtree Ponds working day on 7th December

Details of Crabtree Ponds working day.

2015-12-04 16:06:53
Parkwood Springs Working day

Details of Parkwood Springs working day on 28th November.

2015-11-21 18:48:35
Spital Hill new traffic scheme

Report on proposed changes to bus stops and bus lanes around Spital Hill will go to council for a decsion on November 17th.

2015-11-11 17:54:58
Burngreave bus route changes

Details of bus route changes

2015-11-03 05:52:06
Burngreave Cemetery Mushroom Walk

Burngreave Cemetery Mushroom Walk

2015-10-20 18:46:45
Singing and sea air with SAGE

Recent events run by Sage Greenfingers

2015-10-07 10:11:32
Bicycles and Beacons at Parkwood Springs

Events and news from Parkwood Springs

2015-10-07 09:34:02
Carwood litter pick

Carwood litter pick

2015-10-07 09:26:51
Spital Hill update

Latest on Spital Hill improvement scheme

2015-10-06 19:56:20
Sixth Green Flag for award winning Devon Gardens

Green space Devon Gardens has won a Green Flag Award.

2015-10-06 19:53:33
Al Fresco Pizza

Green city action open day

2015-10-06 19:49:02
Summer in the cemetery

Summer 2015 events in Burngreave cemetery

2015-10-06 19:40:49
The elephant of Cookswood Road

Local resident has elephant topiary

2015-10-06 17:18:05
Green Homes Sheffield tours on 11th October in Burngreave

Sunday 11th October 2015: Open day for green homes in Burngreave

2015-10-06 16:38:31
Catherine S t Greenspace

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

2015-10-05 15:11:39
Devon Gardens AGM

Saturday 3rd October at 2 pm

2015-09-25 12:06:26
Sheffield Heritage Open Days

Sheffield heritage Open Days events in Burngreave details

2015-09-08 05:35:17
Crabtree Ponds maintenance day

Details of Crabtree ponds maintenance day on 7th September 2015

2015-09-05 11:03:39
Find out more about the work of BGEP

An invitation to find out more about the work of the Burngreave Green Environment Programme on Thursday 23rd September 2004. Come and meet the people involved in the project and tour some of the parks and green spaces.

2015-08-28 11:08:05
Burngreave Green Environment Programme Events

BGEP events through August 2004.

2015-08-28 10:32:37
Eco-homes for Woodside?

Members of Burngreave Community Action Forum’s Buildings Group paid a visit to the Hockerton Housing Project this month.

2015-08-20 14:48:16
Keep On Bringing Your Rubbish Out

Our latest round of Bring Out Your Rubbish Days are now underway and will carry on until June 2005.

2015-08-18 22:01:00
Masterplan delayed

In response to the many concerns raised by residents the Council have extended consultation about the Burngreave and Firvale Masterplan until April next year. The most vocal complaints came from traders on Spital Hill.

2015-08-18 19:49:26
Bring out your rubbish

Once again the Burngreave Area Panel and Street Force are funding a series of Bring Out Your Rubbish Days covering the whole of our area over the next six months.

2015-08-18 14:24:50
Environmental learning at Firs Hill

We’ve started a ‘fruitful’ partnership at Firs Hill Community Primary School with the Community Forestry Team, GreenWatch Rangers and Green City Action, all helping us with environmental activities for Family Learning Week.

2015-08-18 13:26:13
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
Sage Greenfingers open day

Sage Greenfingers open day

2015-08-10 10:10:46
Carwood Summer Litter Pick

Carwood litter pick

2015-08-04 07:13:36
North Sheffield Better Buses

North Sheffield Better Buses are seeking public views on proposals to change bus stops and traffic lanes at Spital Hill and Minna Road/Rutland Road.

2015-07-29 23:10:10
Multifaith forest gardening day

Multifaith forest gardening day at Parkwood Springs

2015-07-29 08:01:03
Crabtree Pond maintenance day

Sheffield Wildlife Trust hold monthly maintenance days at Crabtree Ponds.

2015-07-24 10:34:19
Beacons planning meeting

A meeting will be held to plan for the Beacon's event at Parkwood springs in October.

2015-07-23 11:54:24
Parkwood Springs Activities

Forthcoming activities organised by the Friends of Parkwood Springs.

2015-07-17 17:02:11
Improvements to Catherine Street Open Space

Improvements to Catherine Street Open Space

2015-07-15 21:34:57
Sheffield Bus Partnership Network Consultation

Sheffield Bus Partnership Network Consultation

2015-07-15 11:51:31
Well Dressing in Burngreave Cemetery

A picture made from natural materials to decorate the site of an old well in the cemetery

2015-07-14 13:39:37
Forest Garden Day

The next work-day at the Forest Garden on Parkwood Springs will take place on Saturday 11th July.

2015-07-05 11:35:18
Parkwood Springs events

Friends of Parkwood Springs Meeting and maintenance day

2015-06-23 03:43:54
Crabtree Ponds Meeting

Crabtree Ponds Meeting. All local people welcome

2015-06-22 13:47:03
Cemetery Well Dressing July 3rd-5th

The Burngreave Cemetery annual well dressing takes place the first week in July

2015-06-16 13:14:07
Arches' 40th Anniversary street party

Arches celebrate 40th Anniversary with a street party

2015-06-11 18:00:31
How to organise a litter pick on your street

How to organise a litter pick

2015-05-28 13:48:40
Bats, bees and blessings

Recent events at Burngreave Cemetery.

2015-05-28 13:11:21
Fir Vale litter pick

Litter pick at fir Vale

2015-05-28 12:42:28
News from Parkwood Springs

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

2015-05-28 12:41:36
A load of rubbish

Solutions to litter, rubbish and fly tipping problems.

2015-05-28 12:38:44
Recycling issues

Recycling facilities closed at St Catherine's school.

2015-05-28 12:35:07
School for Vegetables project

The School for Vegetables project aims to support people who wish to grow their own fruit and vegetables.

2015-05-16 14:34:16
Master Planning Update

LDA Urban Design are currently working on pulling all the comments everyone made at the consultation events back in July 2004 in to a draft Master Plan for Burngreave and Fir Vale.

2015-05-11 18:33:45
SCRAP Ltd’s recycling database

Everything you ever wanted to know about recycling and reuse in Sheffield on one website and more.

2015-05-11 17:27:58
A lack of respect

The Messenger was shocked to discover the recent damage to monuments in Burngreave Cemetery wasn’t due to vandals, but Sheffield City Council’s Bereavement Services.

2015-05-11 17:17:37
Bowling Green remains closed

In the last year Burngreave’s older generation have lost a valued amenity – Abbeyfield Bowling Green. Rob Smith went out to see to how our green spaces compared to others across the city.

2015-05-11 17:11:23
Fun with OWLS

Over the past six weeks the Burngreave Community Forestry Project (BCFP) and the Burngreave Rangers have been working with school children in Roe Woods on an Outdoor Woodland Learning Scheme (OWLS).

2015-05-11 17:07:57
BTCV Green Gym in Burngreave

The BTCV Green Gym offers the chance for people to get out into the fresh air and get active by taking part in gardening and nature conservation.

2015-05-11 17:03:24
Helping to Clean Up Burngreave

The Burngreave Area Panel is working with Street Force to help make sure our streets are kept clean and tidy. We

2015-05-11 12:19:48
Redevelopments given the green light

Hundreds of Burngreave residents took time out at the recent Abbeyfield Festival to look at the design options for the redevelopment of Sorby House, Vestry Hall and the public realm.

2015-05-11 12:01:56
Ignored no more

Following our article ‘Woods Campaigner Tired of Being Ignored’ in the August issue, about Peter Mappin’s struggles with the Council over the state of Little Roe Woods, the Council have finally cleared the dumped material and erected a barrier to keep fly-tippers out.

2015-05-11 11:04:26
Plant Sale

On Saturday 16th May Grimesthorpe Allotment Society is holding a plant sale

2015-04-29 20:32:28
Parkwood Springs evening walk

Evening walk – Parkwood Springs, Roe Wood, Crabtree Pond. Tuesday May 12th.

2015-04-22 10:49:54
Parkwood Springs Dawn Chorus walk

Dawn Chorus walk Sunday May 10th at 5am.

2015-04-22 10:08:32
Parkwood Springs Forest Garden Gardening Day

Forest Garden gardening day Saturday 9th May 11am to 2pm.

2015-04-22 09:57:08
Friends of Parkwood Springs group meeting and AGM

Friends of Parkwood Springs group meeting and AGM on 7th May 2015

2015-04-22 08:55:08
Parkwood Springs Workday

Parkwood Springs workday, Saturday 25th April

2015-04-22 08:41:35
Green Commission meets in Vestry Hall

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

2015-04-07 11:43:44
Graft your own Fruit Tree workshop

This workshop will teach you how to graft a fruit tree and take one away a tree you've grafted yourself.

2015-04-04 19:53:57
Young volunteers spruce up park

With the help of the Burngreave Park Rangers, members of the Prince’s Trust Volunteers and the Friends of Osgathorpe Park the redevelopment of the Park has begun.

2015-03-31 11:03:40
Lord Mayor Leek opens health garden

The Greenfingers Horticultural Therapy garden opened with a flourish on June 17th 2004. The Lord Mayor, Diane Leek, on her last day in office, was welcomed to cut the ribbon.

2015-03-31 11:00:44
Woods campaigner tired of being ignored

Peter Mappin has lived next to Little Roe Wood for 20 years. The 56-year-old has been battling with Sheffield City Council to get them to clear up the site for years but has seen barely any results.

2015-03-31 10:54:16
Burngreave Green Environment Programme

BGEP are sharing plans for the priority sites and would very much like to hear your views. The three priority sites this year are Osgathorpe Park, Catherine Street Park (sometimes known as Somerset Road Open Space) and Abbeyfield Park.

2015-03-31 10:48:53
Council plan transformation…

Proposals for the Burngreave and Fir Vale Masterplan have been unveiled by the Council. Nothing is finalised, but all the options include plans for extensive rebuilding of key local areas.

2015-03-31 10:07:25
SCC Waste savings consultation

In the last 4 years the city council have reduced their budget by £238 million, and now need to make a further saving of £60 million including £3.4 million from waste services by 2017

2015-03-24 13:48:33
Road changes concern cyclists

The council have announced that the roadworks now taking place at the bottom of Rock Street are part of the Bridgehouses traffic management scheme, which is designed to improve journey times for buses and improve traffic flow on the ring road.

2015-03-23 14:33:17
Community garden coming to Burngreave

The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) are creating many community-based projects. They are now looking for volunteers to help at the Pitsmoor Scout Hut on Holtwood Road with a community garden with fruit trees and a space for growing food.

2015-03-23 13:57:48
Green shoots in the local economy

Burngreave resident, Martin Obodo, is a man with a vision. He is working hard to develop an inspired local ‘Aquapon’ project which has a clear focus on benefits for the community and the environment in Burngreave. His basic aim is for local people to tend vegetable boxes and then share the produce with others.

2015-03-23 13:32:52
Green City Action Job Vacancy

Green City Action Job Vacancy for Volunteer Co-ordinator. Salary: £12.50 per hour. This post is part-time at 8 hours per week and funded until October 2015. The closing date for applications is Thursday 19th March 2015 at 12pm

Interview date Thursday 26th March 2015

2015-03-11 09:36:38
Shirecliffe Community Clearup Day

Clean Shirecliffe Cooperative are organising a big litter pick on the 21st March,

2015-03-01 17:17:26
Have your say in North East Sheffield

Opportunity to raise and issues with local councillors.

2015-03-01 09:19:17
Friends of Parkwood Springs meeting and working day

Friends of Parkwood Springs meeting and working day

2015-02-27 12:27:06
Parkwood Springs Multi Faith Forest Garden

Maintenance day at the Multi Faith Forest Garden with discussions on the future of the project and a guided walk.

2015-02-04 10:20:17
Green Commission to meet in Burngreave

Sheffield's “Green Commission” is to hold its next meeting at Burngreave Vestry Hall.

2015-02-01 20:21:13
Crabtree Ponds Maintenance Day

Crabtree Ponds Maintenance Day. 2nd February 2015.09.30- 12.00

2015-01-30 08:26:42
Bee keeping training course

The Sheffield Beekeeping Association Beginners' course is designed to give you all the knowledge and skills required to start keeping bees this year.

2015-01-27 10:34:10
Parkwood Springs latest news

The Group have put in their response to Viridor's planning application for the restoration of the Landfill site and are now looking forward to upcoming activities

2015-01-21 17:14:45
Toolbank new year offer

Green city Action toolbank are offering a reduction in tool hire until the end of February.

2015-01-17 13:28:00
Cemetery Gale Damage

Large old trees in Burngreave Cemetery felled by recent high winds

2015-01-12 11:48:49
Parkwood Springs / Land fill Site plans

January 15th 7.00pm @ St Catherine's School, Firshill Cresc. Important meeting on Viridor's planning application for the restoration of the Landfill Site.

2015-01-06 09:27:22
Crabtree Ponds Maintenance Day and Meeting

Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust manage Crabtree Ponds nature Reserve. There will be a maintenance day on 5th January 2015 and a planning meeting at St James Church, Scott Road on 12th January 2015

2014-12-30 10:27:12
Multifaith Forest garden working day 13th Dec

The next Parkwood Springs forest garden working day will take place on Saturday 13th December.

2014-12-04 09:42:14
Crabtree Ponds Maintenance Day

Report from Crabtree Ponds maintenance day, December 2014

2014-12-03 08:02:17
Planning app for Parkwood Landfill

Waste disposal company Viridor has submitted a planning application for the Parkwood Springs landfill site – and the Friends of Parkwood Springs will be discussing it

2014-11-27 09:29:00
Parkwood Springs: News and Events

Latest news and events from Parkwood Springs – Outdoor activity

2014-11-26 07:38:24
Crabtree Ponds Maintenance Day

The first Monday of the month sees the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust doing maintenance work at Crabtree ponds. All volunteers welcome.

2014-11-25 19:07:49
Burngreave Tenants' and Residents' Association AGM

Burngreave Tenants' and Residents' Association AGM

2014-11-19 10:03:09
Cemetery mushroom foray

Mushroom search in Burngreave Cemetery on Monday 27th October

2014-11-18 22:30:26
Recycling site threatened

The city council plans to close the recycling site in St Catherine's school car park.

2014-11-18 17:03:12
Forest Garden workday

Another monthly opportunity for some practical work in Parkwood Springs' Forest Garden

2014-11-04 21:35:33
Children clean up

Children from Pitsmoor Adventure Playground are becoming active citizens. The children aged between 8-13 have become so fed up with people dumping rubbish they arranged a community clean up.

2014-10-24 20:47:05
Parkwood Springs activities

The Friends of Parkwood Spirings are organising a regular work day on Saturday 25th October 2014 and a Friends Group meeting on Thursday 6th November.

2014-10-24 14:41:17
Friends of Firth Park news and events - Autumn 2014

News, events and information from the Friends of Firth Park for the autumn of 2014.

2014-10-09 15:31:22
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
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
Summer activities in Burngreave Cemetery

The WW1 postcard exhibition was enjoyed by visitors during its three day opening and most of the display is still available to view on Sundays. As part of the WW1 event, we created a small well dressing inspired by one of the postcards.

2014-09-27 10:38:49
Spital Hill art

Artworks commissioned to complement improvements to Spital Hill and Ellesmere Green are nearing completion with two new metal sculptures expected to be installed by the middle of October.

2014-09-26 20:31:13
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
Eco friendly family learning

A group of parents at Whiteways School have done an amazing Family Learning course called Eco Monster.

2014-09-26 15:56:40
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
Whiteways ESOL visit Wentworth

On 25th June I took a group of Whiteways School Adult ESOL learners to Wentworth Gardens and Farm for a morning.

2014-09-26 15:49:33
Winter gritting cuts

As autumn approaches, the Council is already planning next year’s budget cuts and this will mean fewer streets being gritted in times of snow and ice.

2014-09-25 14:48:47
Parkwood Springs work-day

A practical work-day at Little Pear Tree field is on Saturday 27th September.

2014-09-24 21:13:18
Multifaith Forest Garden working day 13th september

The multifaith group meet monthly to help maintain the forest garden in Parkwood springs.

2014-09-04 14:34:52
Multifaith Forest Gardening day

The monthly workday at Parkwood Springs will take place on Saturday 9th August

2014-08-01 19:39:35
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
Ellesmere Green Official Opening Gallery

More photos from the Ellesmere Green official opening.

2014-07-19 10:48:20
Bees killed

I was wondering if you would do a short story on some honey bees the Council has killed. Bees are so very important to wildlife and already endangered. The Council chose to kill a whole colony that had landed on Stockton Close, even though local bee-keepers take them away for free.

2014-07-18 16:26:18
Cemetery Guided Walk

Guided walk featuring the War Memorials in Burngreave Cemetery

2014-07-18 15:53:25
Embroidered Postcards of WWI

A display of sweetheart postcards and other artwork associated with World War I

2014-07-18 15:47:39
Firth Park Fun day Gallery

Photos of activities on the Firth Park fun Day Sunday 29th june

2014-07-18 15:31:53
Volunteers clean Page Hall

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

2014-07-18 15:14:09
New project at HOPE Community Allotment

The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) have recently got funding from The Health Lottery to improve health inequalities

2014-07-18 15:13:52
SAGE Greenfingers brings theatre to Grimesthorpe

Travelling theatre company, Mikron, asked the Burngreave charities SAGE Greenfingers, Green City Action and Grimesthorpe Allotments Association if they would support a performance of their latest play.

2014-07-18 14:51:24
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
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
Firth Park Fun Day

The annual Firth Park Fun Day returned on Sunday 29th June and brought loads of fun activities.

2014-07-17 14:33:11
Ellesmere Green opening event

At last the new Ellesmere Green was formally opened on 22nd June.

2014-07-17 14:27:46
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
Tour de France comes to Parkwood Springs

The Friends of Parkwood Springs have special event for the Tour de France

2014-07-04 14:31:31
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
Burngreave Well Dressing and Tour de France

The creation of this year’s well dressing will take place this week in the cemetery chapel.

2014-06-30 19:00:16
Abbeyfield’s Big Weekender 5th and 6th July 2014

This year's Abbeyfield Park Multicultural Festival is running over a whole weekend on the 5th and 6th July, and will be the official Tour de France spectator hub on Sunday.

2014-06-30 17:54:07
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
Crabtree Ponds Reserve Advisory Group meeting

Crabtree Ponds Reserve Advisory Group are meeting on Thursday 3rd July, 6pm – 7.30pm to discuss the management plan and work programme for the next few months.

2014-06-25 11:08:57
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
Brown Trout Spring Fling

The Brown Trout Project came to a successful end with three local schools visiting the River Don to release their fish. Over 150 native brown trout were set free after being raised in classrooms.

2014-06-13 20:56:32
Grimesthorpe Allotment Society held their annual plant sale and AGM

Grimesthorpe Allotment Society held their annual plant sale and AGM on a sunny Saturday 17th May.

2014-06-12 15:59:04
Multifaith Forest Gardening day

Saturday 14th June: Sheffield Interfaith invites you for a ‘Multifaith forest gardening day’ at Parkwood Springs.

2014-06-10 15:39:58
Do you want to grow your own food?

Come along to our Community Allotment Just off Windmill Lane Every Wednesday 10am start

2014-05-31 19:46:34
Ellesmere Park

Charlie Johnson emails the Messenger in the hope that the problems with dog poo at Ellesmere Park can be mentioned. Graham Jones looked into the issue for the Burngreave Messenger…

2014-05-30 21:57:14
Cemetery bees

Burngreave Cemetery got its first colony of bees in May

2014-05-30 21:43:01
Fever Grass By Myrtle Walker

fever grass is edible and can be used to make a refreshing tea.

2014-05-30 17:02:12
The Jamaican Breadfruit Tree By Tandi

Breadfruit is a popular ingredient in Jamaican food

2014-05-30 16:57:22
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
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
Ellesmere Green Official Opening

Come and join in the fun on Saturday 22nd June 2014.

2014-05-29 19:11:38
Rainbows End access problems

Rainbows End charity shop on Spital Hill, which has occupied part of Sorby House since December 2008, is experiencing problems in accessing storage space and the refuse disposal area

2014-05-29 16:33:45
Rambling on

Sheffield is the greenest city in the UK. Even within walking distance of Burngreave, there is a wide variety of landscapes, from the beauty of Roe Woods to the tranquil and pleasant walkways along the River Don.

2014-05-29 15:56:49
Black men walk for health

Ten years ago, a group of African and African- Caribbean middle-aged men came up with an ambitious idea to get 100 black men in Sheffield walking for health. A decade on, the group is continuing with these health walks in green spaces in Sheffield and the wider countryside.

2014-05-29 15:44:11
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
New allotment flag

Kimmy Hall, 8, creates winning flag design for Grimesthorpe Allotments Society.

2014-05-29 14:56:10
Ellesmere Green is finished

In early May, the construction of Ellesmere Green was finished and people began to enjoy the green straight away.

2014-05-29 14:54:42
Firshill residents remembered

In December, Firshill residents reported to the Messenger that a tree had been stolen. The tree was significant to local people as it had been bought and planted by active community member

2014-05-29 14:46:51
Mikron Theatre production of "Till the Cows Come Home"

SAGE Greenfingers are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year and one of the events which is happening as part of these celebrations is a production of “Till the Cows Come Home” by the Mikron Theatre on the 11th June at Grimesthorpe Allotments.

2014-05-15 15:13:26
The Multifaith Forest Garden

The Multifaith Forest Garden at Parkwood Springs open event

2014-05-02 14:46:24
Mental well-being & social activities

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

2014-04-17 15:16:20
Friends of Parkwood Springs response to Viridor

Friends of Parkwood Springs share their response to the Viridor consultation on the Landfill restoration.

2014-04-17 15:11:33
Friends of Parkwood Springs Events

1.Meeting with Snowsport 1st May 2.Friends group workday 26th April 3.Guided walk 12th May

2014-04-17 14:40:42
Andrea's Bench

Bench installed in Andrea Hardy's memory

2014-04-05 16:12:28
Environment Day in Firth Park

North Sheffield Conservation Group will be in the the Park at Firth Park on 10th May 2014 for a Spring Clean of the Park. Volunteers to help would be very welcome.

2014-04-05 15:44:10
266 Barnsley Road

266 Barnsley Road is part of the Green Homes Sheffield initiative which encourages home owners to make their own dwellings more comfortable.

2014-04-05 15:30:33
Brambles visits

Brambles is part of the Green Homes Sheffield initiative, helping to encourage others to make their houses more comfortable.

2014-04-05 15:18:41
Fireside Housing Co-operative visits

Fireside is part of Sheffield Green Homes initiative opening homes to the public to demonstrate ways of making their own homes more comfortable.

2014-04-05 15:02:48
Green Homes visits in April and May

Green Homes Sheffield is a new network to help Sheffield homeowners make their homes more comfortable, affordable and energy efficient.

2014-04-05 14:42:57
Transition Sheffield meeting 7th April

a talk about Green Homes Sheffield and a short film about Bath Green Homes.

2014-04-05 12:46:18
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
Multifaith Forest Garden workday April 12th

Parkwood Springs forest garden holds monthly workdays to maintain and develop the garden This month’s workday will be a planting day

2014-04-03 21:24:50
Trustee Vacancies: Friends of Abbeyfield Park

The Friends of Abbeyfield Park (FOAP) are reconstituting as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, and seeking individuals to join the Trustee Board that will govern the organisation.

2014-03-31 09:56:40
Green homes Sheffield

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

2014-03-29 21:43:25
Trout at Fir Vale Pre-School

Trout at Fir Vale Pre-School

2014-03-29 11:17:27
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
Hope Community Allotment project

Hope Community Allotment project is a practical project helping people with mental problems, while also appealing to people who like gardening and volunteering. The project was started by Andrea Hardy ten years ago.

2014-03-28 19:00:16
Tree Planting at Fir Vale

Tree Planting at Fir Vale by Students of Fir Vale School

2014-03-28 16:55:45
Road Safety at Verdon

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

2014-03-28 15:26:34
Trip to the Deep

On 25th February, during the half term week, ESOL students at Byron Wood went on a trip to Hull.

2014-03-28 14:21:56
Open up Parkwood Springs!

The Friends of Parkwood Springs are pressing Viridor, the owners of the Parkwood Springs landfill, to open up the site much sooner than they have suggested.

2014-03-27 18:11:34

Now the scaffolding is down, Abbeyfield Park House is looking out over the park with its newly-repaired roof.

2014-03-27 15:08:34
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
Half Term Activities for Children February 2014

Activities in Burngreave during February half term holidays for children and young people.

2014-02-21 10:04:47
More regular Activity Sheffield walks

Come along with friends and support each other in getting active and healthier, meet like- minded people, everyone welcome!

2014-02-14 20:03:00
Activity Sheffield walks in Burngreave

Discover Burngreave and visit local beauty spots,and areas of interest or historical significance with Activity Sheffield

2014-02-14 19:38:56
Crabtree Ponds maintenance days

First Monday of the month 9.30am – 12pm Lend a hand at your local nature reserve, and help us to keep Crabtree Ponds looking lovely.

2014-02-14 16:07:29
Plans for Parkwood Landfill after closure in 2018

Views are being sought from the Local Authority and local residents living near to the Parkwood Landfill Site which Viridor plan to close in 2018 with restoration completed by 2020.

2014-02-07 20:13:13
Multifaith Forest Garden

Sheffield Interfaith invites you to join in the Multifaith Forest Garden at Parkwood Springs, Saturday 8th April 2014.

2014-02-07 17:08:47
Green City Action's Tool Bank relaunched

A story from Green City Action explaining the relaunch of their Tool Bank, and how to be entered into their free prize draw and have a chance to win some prizes.

2014-02-07 15:14:34
Community Forestry planting event with Fir Vale School.

Sheffield City Council Community Forestry is planting 5 new trees on Earl Marshal Rd with local children from Fir Vale School and ward councillors.

2014-02-07 15:05:02
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
Public Exhibition of Parkwood Landfill Site

Due to reduced waste inputs, Viridor is looking to vary the current planning conditions to revise the restoration contours and restoration scheme at Parkwood landfill.

2014-02-07 14:34:26
Spare 10 minutes to help a local charity and you could win a prize!

We need as many local residents as possible to fill in our Tool Bank questionnaire before 10th March and you could win a prize.

2014-02-01 14:57:02
Heritage Showcase

Friends of Burngreave Cemetery had a stall at the Heritage Lottery ‘jamboree’ at St Mary's Community Centre Friday 17th January.

2014-01-31 17:03:44
Forest School Photo Gallery

Photos of Byron Wood's Forest School project

2014-01-31 16:47:33
Hindu Samaj volunteer

Chamu Kuppuswamy is a Volunteer Ranger with the Peak District National Park.

2014-01-31 16:27:43
Next Burngreave Area meeting

Date of the next area meeting is 27th March

2014-01-31 16:06:11
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
Future plans for Abbeyfield Park House

The scaffolding around Abbeyfield Park House will soon be removed with the repairs to the roof scheduled to be completed by early February.

2014-01-31 15:44:15
Community litter pick

On 29th November over thirty local residents helped to clean up the streets as part of a voluntary litter pick.

2014-01-31 15:35:20
Spital Hill shop fronts

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

2014-01-30 15:55:15
Plans for Spital Hill Works

Perched on the hillside overlooking the Wicker arches, Spital Hill Works was once home to a collection of Victorian manufacturers working in steel and silver. Now, after years lying almost completely empty and exposed to vandalism and fire, the crumbling remains of one of Spital Hill's most neglected buildings could be about to receive some much needed attention.

2014-01-30 15:49:09
Fir Vale Primary

The construction of Fir Vale Primary School is well under way at Skinnerthorpe Road, with the building's steel frame now in place and with the remaining elements on target for completion by September.

2014-01-30 15:41:33
Roadworks in Fir Vale

Work has been planned to start in March to resurface the roads and pavements and to upgrade street lights in Wincobank and surrounding areas.

2014-01-30 15:36:49
Flood defences “yes” vote

Businesses from Nursery St, the Wicker and Don Valley have voted to pay higher business rates so flood defences can go ahead.

2014-01-30 14:44:27
Friends of Parkwood Springs events

Upcoming events organised by Friends of Parkwood Springs:

  • Heathland work-day (Sat 25th Jan)

  • Friends Group meeting (Tues 4th Feb)

  • Trip to learn about the restoration of the old Beighton landfill (Sat 8th Mar)

2014-01-23 20:36:04
Winter Fun Day

Winter Fun Day at the Ripples Project, next to the Clock Tower on Firth Park Road with Free music, games, activities and entertainment.

2014-01-17 14:29:45
Streets Ahead Road Shows 15th January 2014

Streets Ahead holding local road shows to inform the residents of Fir Vale and Page Hall about works planned for their area.

2014-01-10 14:27:29
Multifaith Forest Garden December 14th

Monthly workday at the Parkwood Springs Forest Garden.

2013-12-04 18:09:26
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
Mushroom Walk

A few intrepid explorers braved the wind and rain at half term, to search for fungi in Burngreave Cemetery. Michael Senkans – SCC Biodiversity officer -led the tour starting and ending at the old mortuary chapel near the Melrose Road entrance.

2013-11-30 20:26:47
Metal sculpture designs revealed

Designs for the proposed artworks on Spital Hill have been revealed by the Council. Images of metal sculptures for the area outside Tesco and the corner by the Vestry Hall and a series of pieces for Ellesmere Green are on display at Burngreave Library and Sorby House.

2013-11-29 15:58:46
Castle Market

A gallery of pictures from Castle Market's last day open.

2013-11-29 15:03:37
Clean up fun with Christ Church

On a sunny Saturday afternoon in late September, Christ Church Pitsmoor and All Saints Ecclesall came together to organise a fun day at Nottingham Cliff Park – but first, a clean up was needed.

2013-11-29 14:40:20
140 years of Burngreave Library

Burngreave Library is one of the oldest branch libraries in Sheffield, first opening its doors over 140 years ago.

2013-11-28 20:23:56
Wicker flood defence proposal

A proposal to build flood defences from the Wicker Arches to Meadowhall is being planned. It will also increase the height of the flood defences on Nursery Street.

2013-11-28 15:52:27
Castle Market’s last day

It was an emotional day at Castle Market on 23rd November as it held its last day of trading. The Market will now move to the Moor from Monday 25th November.

2013-11-28 15:46:35
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
Spital Hill traders suffer

Shop owners on Spital Hill have seen a downturn in trade since the one-way traffic system has been put in.

2013-11-28 14:23:07
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
Multifaith Forest Gardening Day

Join us at Parkwood Springs for a general maintenance day (weeding, tidy up and cutting back) to prepare for the winter.

2013-11-02 09:47:57
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
Half Term Mushroom Walk

A walk searching for mushrooms in Burngreave Cemetery on Monday 28th Otober

2013-10-19 07:00:45
Multifaith Forest Garden October 19th

Monthly workday at the Parkwood Springs Forest Garden. Please note the date has changed and is now on 19th Ocober 2013

2013-10-03 18:38:27
The Blue Loop

The Blue Loop is a continuous loop of waterways and riverside walkways in the heart of Sheffield,

2013-09-29 17:39:20
SAGE Greenfingers Photo Gallery

Photos by SAGE Greenfingers’ service users as part of a workshop with the theme of ‘framing’ with local artist Jordanna Farrimond, who runs art and photography workshops in Sheffield.

2013-09-28 20:55:59
Something to celebrate at SAGE Greenfingers

As summer slipped into autumn SAGE Greenfingers celebrated a fantastic year of growth, both on our allotments and for our organisation.

2013-09-28 20:49:10
Allotment Soup Photo Gallery

More photos and illustrations of Allotment Soup held on 22nd September 2013.

2013-09-28 19:58:53
Partners in Grime!

Around 250 people crowded into Grimesthorpe allotments on a sunny Sunday, the 22nd September, for Allotment Soup. The event, an annual creative and artistic harvest celebration of food growing and allotment culture, was organised by Grimesthorpe Allotment Society and Grow Sheffield.

2013-09-28 19:46:41
Ellesmere Green Works to Start

Landscape works are finally due to start at Ellesmere Green on 30th September 2013, after many years of discussion. There will be a new ‘events space’, new benches, seating walls, trees, additional lighting and a railing around the Green.

2013-09-28 19:26:17
Wooden Head returned

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

2013-09-27 21:49:52
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
Eid in Abbeyfield

Al-Taqwa Mosque held a Eid celebration in Abbeyfield Park in August. This is the second year the mosque has held events in the park which are intended to bring the whole community together, not just Muslims. The event included lots of activities for families such as rides, bouncy castles, food and face painting.

2013-09-26 20:44:52
New roof for Abbeyfield Park House

The short-term future of Abbeyfield Park House has been secured following Sheffield City Council Cabinet agreeing to renew the slate roof and guttering

2013-09-26 20:38:31
Andrea Hardy

Andrea Hardy, who died peacefully aged 57, on Monday 29th July, after a short but brave battle with illness, will be remembered with love and affection by many people in Sheffield.

2013-09-26 16:53:52
Sylvia Pennington (1934-2013)

St Peter's Ellesmere was filled to capacity on 6th September for a truly memorable thanksgiving service for the remarkable life of Sylvia Pennington, a Burngreave resident for 68 years.

2013-09-26 16:41:15
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
Down by the Riverside Festival 2013

Saturday 21st September and Sunday 22nd September. Music, metalwork, traditional crafts and skills

2013-09-12 15:05:36
Multifaith Forest Garden Sept 14th

Monthly workday at the Parkwood Springs Forest Garden/

2013-09-11 06:47:25
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
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
Bottle-Top Mosaic

With no apparent facilities to separate bottle tops for recycling, Patrick Amber finds inspiration from the Friends of Burngreave Chapel & Cemetery well dressings to collect and use them in a mosaic.

2013-08-14 15:02:17
Sage Greenfingers job vacancy

SAGE Greenfingers Horticultural Therapy Worker:

  • Salary: £20,356 per annum pro rata

  • Hours: 24.5 hours/week

  • Deadline: 12 noon Thursday 22nd August

2013-08-13 19:53:33
Great Sheffield Raft Race

The Sheffield Raft Race is back on the Don at the end of August.

2013-08-13 19:39:30
Forest Garden workday

The next multifaith Forest Garden day at Parkwood Springs is on Saturday 10th August

2013-08-09 07:42:17
Burngreave Cemetery summer events

Upcoming events at Burngreave Cemetery, including the Mosaic workshops.

2013-07-22 13:59:00
Allotment Soup 2013

Sunday 22nd September at Grimesthorpe Allotments. An annual creative and artistic harvest celebration. Artists of all kinds are invited to take part.

2013-07-22 13:51:29
Activity programmes

summer activities in the Messenger catchment area

2013-07-21 18:16:37
Outdoor activities

Summer activities in the Messenger catchment area.

2013-07-21 18:00:28
Summer Activities 2013

Summer activities for families, young people and children in Burngreave.

2013-07-21 11:55:58
Blunkett supports playground

David Blunkett MP supported local residents campaigning to keep Pitsmoor Adventure Playground at their funday in July.

2013-07-20 19:40:35
Cemetery well dressing

Glorious sunshine heralded the annual well dressing in Burngreave Cemetery on Sunday 14th July

2013-07-20 10:18:36
Parkwood Academy's Summer Fair

Parkwood Academy’s annual summer fair event took place on the 6th July. It was a spectacular event as always, as crowds of all ages gathered

2013-07-19 21:42:51
Beyond the Veil

For the second year running the Mikron Theatre Company visited Grimesthorpe Allotments.

2013-07-19 20:56:39
Spital Hill live art

Local artist Panni Poh YokeLoh organised a “peaceful intervention” on Spital Hill to encourage woment to make use the area,often perceived to be male dominated.

2013-07-19 20:31:00
Community litter pick with Pye Bank

On Saturday 6th July around 30 volunteers came together in Burngreave to help clean up areas around Pye Bank Primary School.

2013-07-19 14:24:57
Page Hall’s Big Clean Up

As regular readers of the Messenger will know, there has been an ongoing problem of litter in Page Hall. Concerns have been addressed to the Council, asking when something will be done to tackle the issue.

2013-07-18 14:34:58
Road works delay

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

2013-07-18 14:33:35
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
Events at Abbeyfield House

At 1.00 pm on Saturday 22nd June there will be a meeting of the Friends of Abbeyfield Park.

2013-06-13 15:45:40
Plant sale at Grimesthorpe

The sun almost shone on Saturday the 18th May for the annual plant sale and AGM of Grimesthorpe Allotment Society.

2013-06-01 11:35:33
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
Chileans commemorate 40th anniversary of the coup

Chile Sports, Culture and Development Association (SCDA) moved into Abbeyfield House last month after fifteen years in nearby Norbury Resource Centre.

2013-05-31 20:36:18
Permaculture celebrated

Permaculture Association UK celebrated its 30th birthday in and around Burngreave over the weekend of May 4th and 5th.

2013-05-31 16:35:01
Down in the woods at Pye Bank School

If you go down to the woods today…

In the wooded area, at the bottom of the playground, interesting things are happening.

2013-05-31 14:36:05
Trade Base Allotment project

I went along to Windmill Lane allotments to find out about the Trade Base Community Allotment.

2013-05-30 15:59:48
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
Angry meeting opposes Selective Licensing

A meeting was held at Pakistan Advice and Community Association on the 15th May to voice concerns about proposals for ‘Selective Licensing’, a landlord licensing scheme in Fir Vale.

2013-05-30 15:27:18
Road resurfacing starts in June

Repairs to the main streets in Burngreave will begin in June.

2013-05-30 14:31:51
Forest Garden workday

A public event at the Forest Garden on Parkwood Springs will take place on Saturday 8th June

2013-05-30 07:48:06
Send us your Spring photos

Celebrate local green spaces and gardens, also the start of the food growing season.

2013-05-22 14:43:26
New Fir Vale Primary School designs on show

Designs for the new primary academy planned for Fir Vale will be on show at the Pakistan Advice and Community Association in Page Hall.

2013-05-17 17:50:18
Allotment Federation hold meeting about allotment rent increases

Sheffield Allotments and Leisure Gardeners Federation are holding a meeting on 20th May, following proposals by Sheffield City Council to further increase allotment rents.

2013-05-17 13:52:28
Cancellation of Environment Day

The Friends of Abbeyfield Park have had to cancel Environment Day that was due to take place on 19th May.

2013-05-16 17:00:48
Missing cat

A cat is missing from Whiteways Road since 12th April 2013

2013-05-16 15:01:46
Parkwood Springs Events

Litter pick on Parkwood Springs urban green space 18th May. AGM 22nd May at St Catherines

2013-05-11 17:52:37
Burngreave History and Nature Walk

Begin with a guided tour of Burngreave Chapel and Cemetery by Ken Wild from the Friends of Burngreave Cemetery (donation appreciated), then visit Parkwood Springs, Wardsend Cemetery, Roe Woods and Crabtree Ponds Nature Reserve.

2013-05-02 15:31:42
Makaton Taster Session

We going to run another Makaton Taster at Whiteways for people who wanting to learn the basics of sign language!

2013-04-25 15:27:33
Ellesmere Youth Project event

Bringing young people together to celebrate achievement.

2013-04-25 14:39:46
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
The Multifaith Forest Garden

Multifaith Forest Garden

2013-04-11 14:47:53
Streets Ahead and tree replacement

Trees on our streets are to be removed as part of the Streets Ahead scheme of road repairs.

2013-03-24 23:12:23
Fisheye Lens – a walk through the cemetery

We enter through the wrought iron gate, always open to the outside. I let Maisie off her lead and she pads off into the leaves, as I stride beneath the magnificent canopy, offering dappled protection, bowing to greet us.

2013-03-24 22:24:01
Wensley improvements

A group of local residents have received grants to make improvements to a piece of land at the top of Wensley Street.

2013-03-22 17:39:34
Concern over Roe Woods green space

Residents near Roe Woods and Firs Hill TARA have raised concerns with Sheaf Training about the management of land around the Centre.

2013-03-22 17:27:35
Ellesmere loses its head

The council have removed the wooden head carved out of a rowan tree stump which appeared on Ellesmere Road North last year, saying it was not authorised and was a safety risk for road users.

2013-03-22 09:25:29
Ellesmere Green update

Final plans are being made for the improvements to Ellesmere Green which have been under consideration for some time now.

2013-03-21 16:15:43
Improvements to main roads

The Streets Ahead road improvement programme is moving into what is termed the ‘Grimesthorpe Zone’ – which actually means main roads in Burngreave, Grimesthorpe, Page Hall and Wincobank.

2013-03-21 16:09:04
Parkwood Springs litter pick

The Friends of Parkwood Springs will be doing a litter-pick on Saturday, March 23rd.

2013-03-19 20:45:05
The Big Dig at Parkwood Forest Garden

Sheffield Interfaith and Grow Sheffield are hosting a joint workday at the Parkwood Forest Garden.

2013-03-15 13:06:25
Songbirds at Dusk

Wildlife Sheffield will be taking an evening birdsong tour around Crabtree Ponds this spring.

2013-02-28 17:15:59
Apple Tree Grafting Workshops

Learn how to graft your apple trees at Grimesthorpe allotments

2013-02-18 17:48:51
Bring Out Your Rubbish Days 19th - 28th February

From Tuesday 19th – 28th February 2013, Veolia will be collecting bulky household rubbish free of charge in parts of the Burngreave area

2013-02-14 15:00:17
Cobweb Bridge Reopens

The Cobweb footbridge over the River Don at the Wicker Arches reopened in December after Council repairs were made possible by a donation from the Five Weirs Walk Trust.

2013-02-02 13:31:18
Why is Fir Vale treated in this disgraceful way?

I read with interest Ahmir Hussain’s comments about the area in the last Messenger and would like to take this opportunity to endorse everything he says…

2013-02-02 13:04:49
Bring Out Your Rubbish Days

Look out for a leaflet through your door explaining how you can get rid of your unwanted items.

2013-02-02 12:20:52
Digging Deep into Local History

The Friends of Burngreave Cemetery and Chapel have a new project – ‘Digging Deep under the Cemetery.’

2013-02-01 18:08:37
Landfill restoration plan

Negotiations between Viridor and the City Council continue about how Viridor will restore the Parkwood Springs landfill site when it closes at the end of 2018.

2013-02-01 17:45:40
Ski Village Will Not Re-open

Earlier in January, another fire broke out at Sheffield Ski Village, damaging hope of the Ski Centre ever reopening.

2013-02-01 17:36:39
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
Our Spital Hill artwork

A new art project run by Sheffield City Council called ‘A Common Thread’ will be installed on the Savile Street hoardings next to Tesco.

2013-01-31 19:42:14
Parkwood wins design award

Parkwood Academy picked up a Commendation in the Community Design category of the 2012 Sheffield Design Awards.

2013-01-31 17:21:34
Litter complaints

Story: Lisa Swift | Photo: Mathew Rajan

Following concerns raised in the last issue of the Messenger about the high levels of litter and dumping in Burngreave and Fir Vale, residents contacted the Messenger to tell us about their experiences.

2013-01-31 17:05:48
Benefits cuts

Benefits will be changing in April due to government cuts. This could affect the Housing Benefit you are entitled to and you may have to pay some Council Tax.

2013-01-31 16:20:58
Future of Forum House

Forum House is being brought back into use – with a Council grant.

2013-01-31 16:12:38
Community Assemblies axed

Sheffield Council has been consulting on axing community assemblies to slash spending.

2013-01-31 16:05:24
Budget cuts

The Council has begun releasing details of its budget cuts for April onwards. After two years of Government cuts, the coming financial year will see even bigger changes to services funded through the Council, which has £50 million less to spend this year.

2013-01-31 15:50:06
Messenger Editorial

Putting this issue together has been a grim task as we survey the impending cuts to services in Burngreave in the Council’s budget.

2013-01-31 15:37:54
Burngreave and the Cuts

A breakdown of how widely and how deeply Government Cuts will affect Burngreave.

2013-01-24 01:30:31
Parkwood Springs Events

Friends of Parkwood Springs planned meetings for the next few months and activities

2013-01-17 19:11:30
Workday at the Forest Garden

Workday at Parkwood Springs Forest Garden, including garden maintenance, mulching and the chance of a guided walk around the Garden.

2013-01-09 12:51:56
Heritage Lottery Funding for Burngreave Cemetery Local History Project

Friends of Burngreave Chapels and Cemetery have received a one year grant from The Heritage Lottery Fund ‘All our Stories’ project.

2012-12-07 21:14:32
Winter Events at Parkwood Springs

Opportunities to join the Friends of Parkwood Springs with their events in December, including Forest Gardening, Wreath Making and Litter Picking.

2012-12-06 11:31:38
Bring Out Your Rubbish Days

If you live in the following areas look out for a leaflet through your door early next year explaining how you can get rid of your unwanted items:

2012-12-03 13:16:51
Say it with photography

A project to collect local views on Council Housing and the management of public spaces in Burngreave.

2012-12-03 13:08:25
School for Vegetables

Green City Action are celebrating this week after having over 2000 school children visiting the School for Vegetables community allotment site at Grimesthorpe allotments, Burngreave. They have been delivering environmental education activities to local school children since 2011.

2012-12-03 11:43:13
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
Recollections of Grimesthorpe

Beginning with a history of Grimesthorpe, Alan Billam follows on with a ‘boy’s eye’ view of life in the area in the ’30s and ’40s; games they played, tricks they got up to and working life as a teenager and young man

2012-12-01 13:40:42
Environmental youth weekend

Merhawit Bereket, one of the residents of the YWCA’s Peile House project on Pitsmoor Rd, took part in SHEBEEN’s environmental youth weekend at Losehill Hall in the Peak District.

2012-12-01 12:25:24
Adventure’s Halloween

a thrilling party at Pitsmoor Adventure Playground.

2012-11-30 19:12:37
Beacons lit

The sixth Beacons Festival took place on Saturday 13th October on Parkwood Springs.

2012-11-30 18:58:50
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
Project work at Parkwood Springs

M.A. Students from Sheffield University's Department of Landscape chose Parkwood Springs for their Urban Development project.

2012-11-30 15:31:33
The Positive things about the area

Photographs and quotes from members of Byron Wood Parents Group, Pye bank Conversation Club and Young People from the Vestry Hall. The comments and photos will be part of the Future of Council Housing Consultation.

2012-11-30 15:14:47
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
Bulb Planting

30 children and teenagers, and the Eden team, spent 3 hours during half-term planting daffodil bulbs and plants and seeds in Popple Street.

2012-11-29 15:13:39
Page Hall's walls

Property owners and residents in Page Hall are being urged to check the condition of boundary walls after reports of a number of recent collapses, with the latest happening in October.

2012-11-29 15:05:29
A new plan for Fir Vale?

The Council's Masterplan to renew homes on Skinnerthorpe and Bagley Roads has been all but abandoned after the Environment Agency identified that around half the site was at risk of flooding.

2012-11-29 14:59:42
Barnsley Road houses

Five large empty houses at 501- 509 Barnsley Road, which were previously owned by Sheffield Council, are to be brought back into use by local social landlord Arches Housing.

2012-11-29 14:53:56
Community Toolbank closes

The Community Toolbank at Abbeyfield Park House in Burngreave will close at Christmas after 10 years

2012-11-29 14:42:05
Casual Community Activity Coach

Activity Sheffield is seeking to appoint a number of casual staff to deliver various inclusive activities including physical activity, play, cultural, fitness, dance, and sport sessions to a variety of individuals including older people, adults, and children and young people as and when required.

  • Casual Community Activity Coach

  • Hours: Casual

  • Salary: Grade 5 (19,621 – £22,958) Pro rata

  • Closing date 28th November 2012

2012-11-22 14:45:48
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
Trade Base Grand November Sale

Grand November Sale Saturday 17th November. Something for everyone

2012-11-15 14:52:06
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
Green City Action AGM

Come along to meet the Trustees, volunteers and the team at Green City Action and find out about the School for Vegetables project

2012-11-08 15:08:59
Interfaith forest gardening

Workday at the Interfaith Forest Garden, Parkwood Springs.

2012-11-04 14:32:28
Parkwood springs Interfaith Workday

The workday at the forest garden at Parkwood Springs on: Saturday 13th October 11am – 2pm. will include a tidy up prior to the onset of winter.

2012-10-11 16:27:59
Apples at the Chapel

Apple day in burngreave cemetery

Sunday 14thOctober 11.00am onwards

2012-10-11 16:17:42
Service manager job vacancy

Sage greenfingers need a professional with significant mental health experience to manage their horticultural therapy service

  • Salary: £26,000 pro rata

  • Hours: 22.5 per week

  • Job deadline: 12noon Monday 5th November

2012-10-11 15:04:47
Pitsmoor Adventure Playground Photos

Children trying the new look playground which was given a clean up and new paint

2012-10-04 14:42:17
Riverlution Photo Gallery

Photos from the Sheffield Riverlution Festival.

2012-10-04 14:36:04
Council questioned about Abbeyfield House

Friends of Abbeyfield Park addressed the full meeting of Sheffield City Council on Wednesday 3rd October and asked questions about how the Council's plans for Abbeyfield House

2012-10-04 10:43:32
Green City Action news
  • The School for Vegetables: FREE short courses for beginners in vegetable gardening starting this autumn 2012.

  • Tool Bank: A comprehensive collection of tools available for loan. New opening times

2012-10-01 12:13:35
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
Riverlution festival

Riverlution – a festival of Sheffield's waterways started out at Kelham island.

2012-09-28 16:28:44
Recycling centre dispute

The Shirecliffe household waste recycling has been afected by strikes due to the reduction of opening hours.

2012-09-28 15:32:51
Digging success at last!

Over 25 people who came to the Annual SAGE Greenfingers Open Day on 18th September were delighted to hear that SAGE has secured a lottery grant so it can start offering sessions for free again from early in the New Year.

2012-09-28 14:51:23
Love Lopham

‘Love Where You Live’ was the message around Lopham Street on 31st August

2012-09-27 16:16:49
PFI street repairs

The Council has revealed the timetable for Burngreave’s streets to be repaired under the £2 billion PFI contract. The first streets to be done are in Shiregreen.

2012-09-27 15:21:54
Beacons Festival

Early details of the annual Beacons festival.

2012-09-20 19:41:37
Friends of Parkwood Springs meeting

Details of the next Friends of Parkwood Springs meeting.

2012-09-20 19:37:58
Fir Vale Food Festival

All about food including cooking and tasting and information about healthy eating

2012-09-13 20:27:10
The Sheffield Riverlution Festival

Join us for a weekend of events and activities along Sheffield’s city centre riverside, and a week of fringe events spread across Sheffield’s wider waterway network

2012-09-13 16:27:30
Willow Puppet workshops

Free drop-in workshops at Burngreave Cemetery Chapel, led by local artist, Patrick Amber create a willow-framed lantern or Make yourself a puppet – Sundays 1-3pm

2012-08-28 19:39:41
Interfaith Forest Garden Workday

Fruit tree husbandry and general maintenance and a chance for a guided walk around the garden.

2012-08-05 07:34:57
JOB: Environment Project Officer

SHEBEEN is seeking to appoint an Environment Project Officer for ‘Harvesting Our Heritage’ project.

  • Fixed term for 2 years at 13hrs pw ro-rata to £24,000 fte

  • Closing date: 30th August 2012

2012-08-04 03:42:32
Your black bin and recycling service will change in August

Details of the upcoming changes to waste collection services.

2012-07-23 12:43:41
Streets Ahead Works set to begin in August

Sheffield City Council’s £2 billion Streets Ahead project is set to begin work in mid August 2012. The project will improve the condition of the city’s roads, pavements and streetscene within the first 5 years of the contract.

2012-07-23 11:24:03
Playschemes and activity programmes

Playschemes and activity programmes for children in Burngreave this summer.

2012-07-22 22:08:25
Outdoor activities

Outdoor activities for children, young people and families in Burngreave this summer.

2012-07-22 21:59:57
Summer Activities 2012

Summer activities for families, young people and children in Burngreave.

2012-07-22 21:44:25
Well Dressing photos

Photos of the well dressing display.

2012-07-22 21:14:56
Jubilee litterpick in Page Hall

On the Saturday of the Jubilee weekend, the Eden Project in Firvale organised a community litter-pick in Page Hall

2012-07-20 15:50:33
Ellesmere Green Proposals

Sheffield City Council has proposed plans to improve Ellesmere Green which are expected to begin in summer 2013.

2012-07-20 14:33:58
Cooks Wood Road scrapyard

Cooks Wood Road residents have complained to the Council after land on the street has been turned into a scrap yard for cars.

2012-07-19 17:19:40
Bin changes

Big changes to bin collections in Burngreave will take place on Monday 13th August. Black bins will only be emptied once a fortnight instead of weekly. Blue bins and boxes will be emptied on the same day in the alternate weeks.

2012-07-19 17:11:42
Flood warning for the River Don

High water levels at the River Don on Friday 6th July, brought back memories of the destructive floods five years ago.

2012-07-07 09:28:57
Abbeyfield Festival to go ahead

Despite the weather, Abbeyfield Festival is set to go ahead on Sunday 8th July, 1-6pm

2012-07-06 13:16:12
Consultation starts on Ellesmere Green

Sheffield City Council has proposed plans to improve Ellesmere Green which are anticipated to begin in the Summer 2013. Public Consultation will take place between Monday, 2 July and Friday, 27 July 2012.

2012-07-03 13:53:33

We are a small group of local people who like to go walking in the countryside.

2012-06-28 16:54:21
Environmental Fun Day with Burngreave Rangers

Wednesday 31st August, 1-4 pm

2012-06-21 16:06:30
What's going on?

Summer events

2012-06-21 15:42:49
The Burngreave Well Dressing

Come and see the well dressing displays made by local volunteers and children from Firshill Primary School. Also a guided walk in the cemetery, displays in the chapel and tea and scones for everyone!

2012-06-21 15:31:17
Let's get it sorted!

After a lot of negotiations and frustrations Burngreave now has its own recycling point for glass – three recycling bring banks in Gower Street car park. There is also a paper bin for those who don’t have blue bins. If these facilities are well used and undamaged the site will hopefully be expanded to collect other recyclables.

2012-06-21 15:03:41
3,000 oppose landfill developments

A petition signed by nearly 3,000 local people opposing the proposed developments at Parkwood landfill site was presented to a meeting of Sheffield City Council on 6th July. The petitioners object to planning applications for a leachate treatment plant, an electricity generator which would burn gases produced by the decay of waste, and to the proposal to expand the dumping of active waste.

2012-06-21 14:51:13
Photography Walk on Parkwood Springs

Photography walk led by John Scholey, member of Sheffield Photographic Society, over the lower slopes of Parkwood Springs to Wardsend Cemetery

2012-06-01 20:46:39
A new lease of life for Ellesmere Green…

The Council has recently approved funding to upgrade Ellesmere Green and need your opinions about the work to be done as funding is limited. Consultation will run from Monday, 2 July until Friday, 27 July 2012.

2012-05-28 09:52:51
‘Goings on’ in Burngreave Cemetery

Details of events at Burngreave Cemetery in June and July.

2012-05-28 09:40:17
Ellesmere Green improvements

At the Burngreave ward meeting on 14th June, you will get the chance to hear about the improvements to Ellesmere Green and Spital Hill.

2012-05-25 16:43:49
Interfaith picnic Earth Day

A picnic took place in the Parkwood Forest Garden on Sunday 22nd April at 12 noon, where interfaith group members gathered for a tour around the garden.

2012-05-25 16:04:57
Ripples Echo through Firth Park

On the 7th May 2012, many people braved the cold and the drizzling rain to celebrate the official opening of the wetland park in Firth Park.

2012-05-25 15:58:17
Spring Clean at Wensley

Wensley Tenants and Residents Association managed a clean up of the Wensley Estate in April.

2012-05-25 10:14:24
Free meal at Burngreave Ashram

Free meal offered by the Ashram every Wednesday

2012-05-25 10:08:53
Diggers and Dreamers at Grimesthorpe

Grimesthorpe Allotments hosted the Micron Theatre Company’s new touring show, Losing the Plot.

2012-05-25 10:03:07
Parkwood Academy New Building

On the 19th April 2012, Parkwood Academy moved into a spacious new building.

2012-05-25 09:29:26
Parkwood Springs Guided Walks

Enjoy two guided walks on Parkwood Springs on Thursday 17th May 2012.

2012-05-11 11:13:06
Guided Walk in Burngreave Cemetery

A walk around the cemetery led by Ken Wilde as part of Sheffield Environment Weeks.

2012-04-25 08:37:27
Waterpower walk from Kelham Island

A Sunday walk along the River Don from Kelham Island to Jordan Dam, part of Sheffield Environment Weeks

2012-04-25 08:07:25
Riverside Walk from Kelham

Guided walk along the river bank, starting from Kelham Island

2012-04-23 18:18:41
Summer Plant Sale

Sale of plants and related bric-a-bac as part of Sheffield Environment Weeks.

2012-04-23 18:03:44
Toddlers Gardening

Parents and toddlers gardening sessions at Sure Start allotment Firt Park

2012-04-23 17:49:18
Sure Start Allotment Firth Park

Join volunteers at the Sure Start Community Allotment, Vickers Road, Firth Park

2012-04-23 17:31:26
Firth Park: Ripples in the Pond

The Ripples in the Pond area will be officially opened by Councillor Joan Barton

2012-04-23 17:05:54
Earth Day 2012

Sheffield interfaith picnic at Parkwood Springs

2012-04-12 15:28:33
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
Fairtrade at St Catherine’s

From 5th March 2012, children explored the meaning of Fairtrade and how they support farmers across the world.

2012-04-02 07:04:59
Dear Messenger: Andrew Richards

Local resident, Andrew Richards, has written to Tesco Manager, Mark Collings to complain about the new cycle lane on Spital Hill.

2012-04-02 06:53:08
Crabtree Ponds Nature Reserve

Family activity event at Crabtree Ponds Nature Reserve.

2012-04-02 00:30:06
Friends of Burngreave Chapel & Cemetry

Public Meeting

2012-03-31 20:00:07
Riverside Weekends - Volunteer Sessions and Pub Grub

Practical conservation sessions for volunters

2012-03-31 19:36:58
Losing the plot

A tale of Love, Life and Allotments

2012-03-31 19:33:05
Writing wrongful cuts

a fundraising writing event for people who wanted to write but never had a chance to demonstrate their skills.

2012-03-31 15:53:11
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
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
Parkwood Springs litter pick

The winds and storms of winter toss rubbish about and leave our open spaces unattractive.

2012-03-29 15:50:08
Foresters and horses in Greater Roe Woods

Gamers’, but foresters, have been in Greater Roe Woods. They’ve been leaving pink dots on trees to be thinned, which will encourage the tree canopy and nesting birds. The foresters have also been raising the next stand of oak to bring on a tall ‘Treeland Standards’ habitat.

2012-03-29 15:45:36
Wensley's metal gates secured

Wensley residents have been targeted by metal thieves in recent months, with a number of garden gates going missing.

2012-03-29 15:42:32
Making Tracks at Parkwood springs

Work starts soon at Parkwood Springs, on an exciting new mountain bike trail, funded by Sport England and European Value. The free, open access trail is designed to be accessible and promote skills development at all levels from novice to expert rider.

2012-03-29 15:20:09
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
The lights go out

The lights are going out on the Wicker as the cuts bite.

2012-03-29 14:45:11
£1 million for Spital Hill

Over £1 million is to be spent on improving the Spital Hill shopping area.

2012-03-29 14:43:00
Nursery Street work to start

A new park is being created that should help keep the Wicker flood-free.

2012-03-29 14:37:06
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
Well… what have we here?

As workmen from Bereavement Services were erecting the new sign for Burngreave Cemetery last week they unwittingly discovered the entrance to an old well, predating the cemetery

2012-03-08 15:57:28
Making Tracks @ Parkwood Springs

Work is starting in preparation for a Cycle trail funded by Sport England.

2012-03-08 15:07:17
Events with Friends of Parkwood Springs

Forthcoming events in March and April including Clean Up morning, Mountain Biking and a History Walk.

2012-03-01 16:02:51
Burngreave’s World Forest!

Over 60 enthusiastic participants from the local and wider community planted twenty-three large specimen trees in Abbeyfield Park park.

2012-02-23 16:31:53
Green City Action - Burngreave Garden Share Project

Do you have an unused corner of garden that you would be happy to share with a neighbour?

2012-02-03 20:35:08
Green City Action - The School for Vegetables

FREE short courses for beginners in vegetable gardening at our lovely plot at Grimesthorpe Allotments in Burngreave.

2012-02-03 20:28:40
Help with rubbish

The North East Community Assembly (NECA) has gained an extra member of staff in Andy Christian,one of two Community Cohesion lead officers who has been asked to look at a wide variety of issues in the area, including researching and developing the ‘People Getting on Together’ community plan

2012-02-03 08:16:00
Environmental Improvement

The Community Assembly funded Neighbourhood Environmental Action Team (NEAT) have been busy carrying out environmental work to improve the area

2012-02-03 08:13:24
Changes in housing

Burngreave has many Council and Housing Association tenants who face several changes in housing policy.

2012-02-02 20:42:16
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
Relax on a bat and a gnat

Keep your eyes peeled when you're next down near Crabtree Ponds and you’ll spot the brand new carved bench depicting a bat and gnat, both creatures found around Crabtree Ponds Nature Reserve.

2012-02-02 15:45:44
Work on Spital Hill

No work has yet started on the planned improvements to Spital Hill arising from the money paid buy Tesco for public improvements

2012-02-02 14:57:32
Caborn Corner planting

It's good to see trees being replanted again on Caborn corner outside the entrance to the new Tesco store on Spital Hill.

Website exclusive: List of trees planted.

2012-02-02 14:34:47
Devon Gardens – A Gem of A Park

This tiny pocket park, located at the top of Abbeyfield Road, is one of several heritage sites in the area.

2011-12-01 16:36:13
Inner Relief Road

A new dual-carriageway will cross Spital Hill above The Wicker Arches, joining Saville Street to Corporation Street and Penistone Road.

2011-12-01 16:00:06
Abbeyfield Environment Day

Saturday May 14th was Abbeyfield Park Environment Day

2011-12-01 15:50:39
People Power in Shirecliffe

Shirecliffe residents have forced the Council to move a works compound away from a local wildlife sanctuary.

2011-12-01 15:35:09
Council to decide the future of Parkwood

Viridor, who run Parkwood Landfill, are seeking permission to tip active waste into Cell 4 (area D), previously a buffer zone for inert waste only.

2011-12-01 15:28:05
Beacon Event Photo Gallery

Photos of Parkwood Springs Beacon Event 2011.

2011-11-27 00:12:37
Wanted: 11 Environmental Apprentices

As part of an apprenticeship programme eleven young people will have the chance to learn new skills with a view to developing a career within the environmental sector.

2011-11-25 16:24:39
Green City Action AGM

Green City Action AGM Saturday 17th December 2011 – Abbeyfield Park House, Abbeyfield Road, Sheffield

2011-11-25 15:31:47
Letter - Page Hall

£1.7 million raised from Page Hall is not going to be invested in the area: letter from Nikki Hibberd

2011-11-25 14:55:37
Ripples in the pond update

At the Friends of Firth Park AGM, with representatives of the council present, and after the disappointment of having to cancel the launch in August, it was agreed that the launch should take place in the Spring, as this will give the planting time to establish itself. Date to be fixed and publicised as soon as possible.

2011-11-25 14:51:10
Report from the October public business meeting

Local Councillors agreed the Community Plan, reallocation of funding and investment to improve local open spaces in the area.

2011-11-25 13:35:21
Cabinet in the Community

Community Centre to meet the eight Sheffield City Council Cabinet members.

2011-11-25 13:28:40
Allotments meeting

Local allotment holders were left out of a series of consultation meetings, without a single event being held in the entire North East of the city.

2011-11-25 08:48:03
Energy Saving in Melrose Road

Exclusive website version: A large array of solar panels on five adjoining terrace roofs has been attracting attention in Melrose Road.

2011-11-25 08:32:40
Landfill restoration

Planning permission allows tipping at the Landfill Site at Parkwood Springs to continue until 2018, so people could be forgiven for thinking that it's far too early to be talking about what happens to the site after that. But meetings at the end of September about Viridor's restoration plans for the site soon disillusioned them.

2011-11-25 08:27:04
Accessing Roe Woods

Last year local residents expressed their anger at the lack of consultation about the Sheaf Training planning application – see the October 2010 Messenger. The main concern was traffic on the Firs Hill estate and its affect on access to the woodland.

2011-11-25 08:15:28
Interfaith tree planting

On Saturday the 12th November members of the Interfaith partnership met local business owners, the Community Forestry team and the Lord Mayor in Ellesmere Park on grass next to St Peter's Church, as part of their joint environmental initiative.

2011-11-25 08:07:34
Apple Day pictures

Photos of the Apple Day event in Burngreave Cemetery in October.

2011-11-24 16:35:48
Apple Day

50 people enjoyed the sunshine in Burngreave Cemetery on Sunday 17th October as apples from local allotments and gardens were juiced

2011-11-24 15:48:50
Parkwood Springs Beacon Event

In the wooded open spaces of Parkwood springs,families came together for the 5th Annual Beacon Festival of fire displays and storytelling.

2011-11-24 15:41:29
Greenfingers cuts

SAGE Greenfingers (SAGE) will be launching a new horticultural therapy session from January 2012.

2011-11-24 15:07:39
Wensley Bulb Planting

A wide range of age groups came together on the Wensley estate on Tuesday, 1st November to plant hundreds of spring bulbs.

2011-11-24 15:05:29
The Editorial


2011-11-03 15:59:15
Interfaith Tree Planting

Tree planting in Ellesmere park to replace trees previously removed

2011-11-03 14:31:09
Beacons 2011 Tales from the Old Country

Storyteller Shonaleigh returns to Parkwood Springs to continue the Beacon stories.

2011-10-16 18:46:44
Join the Riverlution!

Launch Event: Thursday 20th October The River Friends Network is a place to find information about our waterways, get advanced notice of riverside events, promote your waterways community group or share your views on river issues.

2011-10-13 15:57:56
More new homes for Shirecliffe and Fir Vale

The new “Sheffield Housing Company” is holding an open day for residents to hear about the new housing to be built in Shirecliffe and Fir Vale.

2011-10-05 21:58:03
Recovering from disaster

Pitsmoor photographer Richard Hanson recently visited Haiti for his work with Tearfund. His new exhibition comes to Sheffield in October, featuring images and stories from three visits to Haiti since the devastating earthquake last year.

2011-09-25 09:00:47
Wicker flood defences

Flood defences are still planned for the Wicker and Nursery St but not on the scale originally intended – leading to more uncertainty for local businesses.

2011-09-24 21:18:18
Focus on Ellesmere Green

Ellesmere Green is a central point and meeting place in the community. Although it is in a relatively sorry state at the moment, it is an area of greenery and flowers amid the urban area.

2011-09-24 20:59:54
Organic Gardening

Free Autumn Short Course with Green City Action

2011-09-23 16:27:12
Park improvements under fire

Burngreave residents feel they have been badly let down after projects to improve local green spaces have failed to make the grade.

2011-09-23 15:04:33
Burngreave's hidden gems

Sheffield Wildlife Trust ran a series of events and guided walks over the spring and summer as part of the Burngreave’s Hidden Gems project.

2011-09-23 14:46:23
Apple Day is here again

The Friends of Burngreave Chapel and Cemetery invite everyone to a Celebration of One World week and Fair Trade at the Apple day event in the cemetery chapel on Sunday October 16th from 11am.

2011-09-23 11:51:15
Finding Fungi

The weather was OK for the walk around Burngreave Cemetery on 10th September.

2011-09-23 11:33:32
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
PITS party on Nottingham Rec

The Party in the Park in August was organised by the PITS Group members Joyce and Donna Divers.

2011-09-23 10:42:32
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
Devon Gardens award

For the second year running Devon Gardens, the Victorian nannies’ park on Abbeyfield Road in Pitsmoor, has been awarded a prestigious Green Pennant Award, part of the Green Flag scheme which recognises great green spaces and the work done by the community to maintain and develop them

2011-09-23 09:55:27
Wildlife Trust events

Environmental activities and events

2011-09-22 22:41:04
Spital Hill Prepares for Tesco

In a month’s time, Spital Hill will hold the opening of a new Tesco Extra store. The superstore will have a bakery, clothes outlet and more, in addition to the regular food items.

2011-09-22 14:22:17
Burngreave Fungi Walk

Details of the Burngreave Fungi Walk at Burngreave Cemetery on Saturday 10th September 2011.

2011-08-13 18:41:46
Forest Garden Workday

An opportunity to help maintain the Parkwood Springs Forest Garden

2011-08-03 09:26:09
The history of Wincobank Hill - Special Event

Details of an illustrated talk about Wincobank Hill

2011-08-01 11:41:02
Wildlife Trust Events

Details about Science Head, Batty about the Don and Bats about Town events.

2011-07-22 21:09:25
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
Page Hall houses for sale

Sheffield Council has begun to sell off vacant homes in Page Hall after extra freedom was granted at a cabinet meeting in January 2011 to help dispose of the properties.

2011-07-22 15:50:46
Ripples in the pond – new life for old boating lake

Work is well underway on the old boating lake, next to the Clock Tower on Firth Park Road and is about to become a reality! The consultation took place alongside an intensive fundraising effort by Friends of Firth Parks & Countryside working in partnership to raise over £200k.

2011-07-22 15:36:52
Party at Devon Gardens

Activity Sheffield organised great games and activities for the local children, and neighbours and residents came out in force, bringing all sorts of delicious home-made dishes to share.

2011-07-22 14:56:09
Well Dressing photo gallery

Photos from the well dressing day.

2011-07-21 16:50:27
Environmental Photo Exhibition

Residents of Burngreave had an opportunity to view photos taken by local young people at the BME environmental photo exhibition at SHEBEEN in July.

2011-07-21 15:46:25
Burngreave Cemetery Well Dressing 2011

The annual well-dressing returns to the cemetery

2011-07-21 15:20:58
Ice cream van fire

An ice-cream van on andover Street caught fire and burst into massive flames and smoke – as seen in the picture taken by Mohamed Bashe, a local writer and taxi driver.

2011-07-21 15:12:21
Outdoor activities

Outdoor activities in Burngreave this summer.

2011-07-20 23:11:29
Summer Activities 2011

Summer activities for families, young people and children in Burngreave.

2011-07-20 22:10:51
Grow Your Own in Small Spaces with Grow Sheffield

Part of the Sheffield Food Festival.Grow food in containers

2011-06-12 06:15:24
Events at Parkwood

Two events are taking place on Wednesday 8th June, organised by the Friends of Parkwood Springs, from 5pm onwards.

2011-05-31 21:00:08
Environment Day gallery

Photos from the 2011 Friends of Abbeyfield Park Environment Day.

2011-05-27 18:11:02
Photo Gallery - School for Vegetables Launch

Green City Action launch their School for Vegetables project at the Allotments open day

2011-05-27 17:13:06
Allotments Open Day Gallery

Allotments Open Day Gallery

2011-05-27 16:29:57
Grimesfire 2011

For the second year running Grimesthorpe Allotment Society held a bonfire, ‘Grimesfire’ and meal to celebrate May 1st and the start of the growing season.

2011-05-27 16:20:48
Burngreave Exploration

Thursday 19th May was a pleasant summer evening so my husband Gordon and I decided to join the Burngreave Exploration walk, part of Sheffield Environment Weeks.

2011-05-27 16:11:11
Edible Delights

Wlidflower Walk. Explore the myths, magic and medicinal uses of flowers and fruits growing wild along the Sheffield Canal.

2011-05-27 09:46:08
Environment Day

The Environment Day stalls were nearly blown away by the blustery winds but it didn’t spoil the event organised by the Friends of Abbeyfield Park.

2011-05-27 00:13:50
School for Vegetables

More than 40 people gathered at Grimesthorpe allotments for the launch of the School for Vegetables.

2011-05-26 23:46:26
Allotments Open Day

Grimesthorpe Allotments Open Day was the perfect opportunity to think about growing your own fruit and vegetables.

2011-05-26 23:40:05
Parkwood Springs Fungi walk

Find out about the fungi on Parkwood Springs.

2011-05-07 14:23:32
Teddy Bears Picnic and Games

Fun lunch time activities for younger children, with the Rangers

2011-05-07 14:19:57
Forest Garden planting day and barbecue

Residents are invited to help with some practical work at the Forest Garden – and join in the barbecue.

2011-05-07 14:14:39
Sculptor to speak at Parkwood Springs meeting

Artist Jason Thomson will be discussing ideas for his next piece of work at the Parkwood Springs meeting on 18th May.

2011-05-07 13:44:48
Open Day at Robey St

The recently converted Eco terrace at Robey St is open to the public.

2011-04-28 17:45:17
Burngreave Cemetery Well Dressing and Guided Walk

This event is a decoration of one of the old wells discovered in Burngreave Cemetery and a tour round the area

2011-04-28 17:29:35
Firth Park Festival

Entertainment, music,fun for all the family,

2011-04-28 17:22:10
Abbeyfield Environment Day

As part of Sheffield's Environment Weeks, The Friends of Abbeyfield Park are organising a day of environmental activities and stalls in Abbeyfield park.

2011-04-28 17:00:50
SAGE Greenfingers Ceilidh

Local ceilidh band, The Well-dressed Band, are raising funds for SAGE GREENFINGERS via one of their bi-monthly ceilidhs on Sunday 15th May at Broomspring Centre, Broomspring Lane.

2011-04-28 15:06:14
Walk in the Environment: A Burngreave Exploration

A four mile walk exploring some wonderful greenspace near the City Centre, and finding out a bit about the local history.

2011-04-26 23:24:00
Friends of Parkwood Springs

The next meeting of the Friends of Parkwood Springs will take place on 27th April at St Catherine's School.

2011-04-14 14:47:30
Community Forestry season…

Look out for the new trees that have been planted in our area this winter:

2011-04-02 14:44:09
Parkwood walk

Some days just feel like spring; on such a day the Friends of Parkwood Springs and Sheffield Rangers arranged a guided walk of the site.

2011-04-02 14:26:51
Firvale builds a gate

As part of Citizenship Day at Firvale School on 24th March, and in an effort to build positive relationships in the community, eight students and several staff set out to build and fix a gate. The gate will prevent access to a private landlord’s property used by local young people as a ‘hang-out’ and smoking area.

2011-04-01 15:56:14
Progress Report on the Burngreave Ward Plan

Vicky Williams, Planning and Performance Officer gave a progress report at the Burngreave Ward meeting on 16th March on projects funded at the end of the year.

2011-04-01 15:47:26
Pitsmoor convenience store supports Firs Hill

Pitsmoor Convenience Store donated 192 bottles of water to Firshill School in February.

2011-04-01 15:32:30
150th Anniversary of Burngreave Cemetery

Event to mark the 150th Anniversary of the cemetery on 17th April 2011

2011-03-31 17:33:53
150 Years Ago

This year is the 150th anniversary of the opening of Burngreave Cemetery.

2011-03-31 17:26:38
Spring Clean at Firshill

Firshill is getting ready for a Big Spring Clean. On 12th April Firshill Tenants and Residents Association (TARA)will get help from Streetforce, Sheaf Training, Sheffield Homes, the Safer Neighbourhood Team, Fire Service and St Catherine’s School to get the estate up to scratch.

2011-03-31 17:09:43
Carwood Makeover Complete

Carwood has new plants in place, replacing shrubs planted when the estate was first built decades ago.

2011-03-31 16:58:59
Forest Garden Workday

A practical work day will be held at Parkwood Springs Forest Garden on Monday 28th March to plant fruit trees and bushes, do some weeding and continue the planting of the herb and shrub layer.

2011-03-26 10:50:39
Playbuilder project goes ahead

Following a halt on expenditure due to the general election, the Playbuilder Programme funding has been reinstated and so work finally began on the 7th February for the construction of the Denholme Close Play Area.

2011-02-24 16:48:00
Parkwood Springs Rangers' History Walk

You are sure to find this walk at Parkwood Springs interesting and learn something new!

2011-02-01 21:07:46
Parkwood Springs Litter Pick

Get some fresh air and spruce up Parkwood Springs before the spring!

2011-02-01 21:04:01
Friends of Parkwood Springs Meeting

The next meeting of the Parkwood Springs Friends Group will be on Wednesday 9th February 2011 at 7pm.

2011-02-01 20:54:09
Calendar calls

The Friends of Abbeyfield Park in collaboration with the Burngreave Messenger are producing a 2012 Wall Calendar.

2011-01-30 20:48:25
Green City Action News
  • Burngreave Garden Share project. Do you have an unused corner of garden that you would be happy to share? Or are you looking for land to grow your own fruit and vegetables?

  • School for Vegetables Free 10 week course in growing organic vegetables.

2011-01-29 18:13:17
New community garden for Pitsmoor - Your help needed!

Community gardens are great places to have in any area. They give everyone visiting a safe, peaceful space where they can relax and enjoy the local environment together.

2011-01-28 19:40:04
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
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
Grimesthorpe Community Gardens Group

notice of Extraordinary General Meeting

2011-01-27 16:06:42
Fresh Water for Allotments

A new project to collect rainwater on Grimesthorpe allotments-which suffer from low water pressure- will help some plots to take advantage of what falls from the sky.

2011-01-27 16:02:57
Carwood’s ready to start

The Council’s NEAT team have spent the last couple of months tidying up the public spaces on the Carwood estate, and the area around Sedan Street, with funding from the North East Community Assembly.

2011-01-27 15:21:31
Smithies Field Landscaping

Redwall, developers at Grimesthorpe Road, are proposing a small landscape scheme for Smithies Field, near the Carwood estate, which will include a path, a bench and wildflowers.

2011-01-27 15:19:25
Snow photos gallery

Photos taken around the Burngreave area following the heavy snowfall in November and December 2010

2011-01-27 14:30:39
Crabtree Reserve Advisory Group Meeting (RAG)

Are you interested in your local nature reserve? Would you like to find out more about the reserve?

Thursday 27th January 6pm-7pm, at New Roots, 86 Spital Hill

2011-01-11 16:52:32
"Bike It" at St Catherine's

Children at St Catherine's Catholic Primary School have celebrated the opening of their new cycle parking.

2010-12-05 21:28:40
Burngreave keeps going in the snow

Many Burngreave shops and businesses kept their doors open on Wednesday 1st December, despite heavy snow, more than 12 inches in places, over night.

2010-12-01 16:03:31
Tool Bank open

The Tool Bank has a comprehensive collection of DIY tools, gardening tools and equipment available for loan. Open Thursday 1pm-4pm and Saturday 10am-12 noon

2010-11-29 02:54:22
GCA Annual General Meeting

Green City Action AGM, 11am Saturday 4th December 2010.

2010-11-29 02:51:03
School for vegetables

Green City Action has won Lottery funding for its “School for Vegetables” project.

2010-11-28 19:02:10
Welcome Residents Group

For Verdon Street, Nottingham Street, Brunswick, Andover Street, Rock Street, Woodside and neighbnouring streets.

2010-11-25 16:56:28
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
Carwood makeover

Carwood Estate is to get much needed improvements to its green spaces in the next 4 months

2010-11-25 16:08:46
Firshill crossing complete

A zebra crossing has been installed on Firshill Crescent, after a successful campaign by St Catherine's School and local residents.

2010-11-25 14:37:59
Wreath making on Parkwood Springs - cancelled

Join the Rangers and Friends for a festive afternoon on Parkwood Springs and make your own wreath. All materials provided, free!

2010-10-08 20:12:13
Friends of Parkwood Springs family picnic

The first event organised directly by the Friends of Parkwood Springs took place on 25 July 2010.

2010-10-08 19:54:04
Gardening help required

Mulberry trees planted on the Forest Garden at Parkwood Springs are producing their first fruits, but the Garden still needs plenty of work.

2010-10-08 19:44:46
Football at Parkwood Springs

There are 2 full size football pitches with changing facilities and parking at Parkwood Springs.

2010-10-08 19:41:47
About the Friends of Parkwood Springs

Information on the aims of the Friends of Parkwood Springs and details of how to contact them.

2010-10-08 19:34:49
Vegetable monsters from the past

More memories from Parkwood Springs village detailing extraordinarily large vegetables that were grown there!

2010-10-07 20:44:08
Mountain biking legend Steve Peat to assist with new bike trails at Parkwood Springs

Remember the wobbles of freedom when you first realised you were cycling under your own steam, then the freedom of riding a bike, freewheeling down quiet uncluttered country lanes? For the last five years many people will have noticed groups of people enjoying such freedom on Parkwood Springs.

2010-10-07 20:27:44
Geocaching at Parkwood Springs

Among all the treasures of nature one can now even find a real little treasure at Parkwood Springs. Actually it is not called a treasure but a ‘geocache’ when using the language of a fairly new high-tech treasure hunting game called ‘Geocaching’.

2010-10-07 20:23:26
On the Way to the Beacons - Walk with the Sheffield Walking Group.

All welcome. 4 mile walk via the Iron Age Hill Fort on Wincobank Hill, Crabtree Ponds and Little Roe Woods to end up at the Beacons Event.

2010-10-07 20:14:41
Walk on the Heritage Trail

A guided walk along the heritage of the River Don and Canal will start from the Wicker at 2pm on Saturday 9th October 2010.

2010-10-07 20:04:17
Fourth Annual Beacons Festival features the Return of Jenny Greenteeth

In 2009 the night sky was lit up at Parkwood Springs to tell the story of Lord Fox. This year the Beacons Festival returns to the original story of Jenny Greenteeth, from the first Beacons of 2007.

2010-10-07 19:56:24
Parkwood Springs into Action

Less than a mile north of Sheffield city centre lies a vast area of open land, almost as big as the city centre itself. Yet few people know of Parkwood Springs, its secret places and its enormous potential as a country park in the city. October 2010 issue.

2010-10-07 19:41:16
Your new and improved recycling service

Come and meet us at our Roadshow, 10am-3pm, to find out more!

2010-09-27 14:52:56
Apple Day

It’s apple harvest time again. To coincide with national Apple Day, the Friends of Burngreave Cemetery are holding their Apple Fest on Sunday, 17th October, 11am – 3pm.

2010-09-23 18:32:56
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
Blooming Brilliant!

Carwood resident Ronald Roe has been announced the winner of the ‘Best Wild and Sustainable Garden’ in the “Sheffield Gnomes Gardening Competion".

2010-09-23 17:56:07
Allotment demands

A number of local allotment tenants have been threatened with eviction after receiving stern warning letters from the Council, criticising the condition of their plots.

2010-09-23 17:25:58
Green Pennant for Devon Gardens

Our little green oasis, Devon Gardens on Abbeyfield Road, has won a coveted Green Pennant award. It has now been recognised as a historic park by Sheffield City Council.

2010-09-23 17:14:43
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
Summer Study

In the summer, 30 children aged 8-13 from Burngreave After School Study Support attended a one-week educational project organised by the Sheffield Children's University. In the process, they improved their maths and literacy skills and found out about University.

2010-09-23 15:47:09
Parkwood Landfill raises a stink

Residents are again complaining about smells coming from Parkwood landfill site, and now one resident is calling for an ASBO on Viridor.

2010-09-23 15:41:05
Nature site damaged

Redwall Developments, the company behind controversial building work taking place on Grimesthorpe Road, has churned up local feelings once again after damaging local nature site, Smithies Field

2010-09-23 15:04:46
Snug as a Bug

Sheffield Wildlife Trust is doing a nature-based activity at Crabtree Ponds in October

2010-09-19 11:45:54
Bring out your rubbish days

Councillors have purchased extra Bring Out Your Rubbish Days for the Burngreave Ward.

2010-07-25 22:29:57
Community clean up at Parkwood Springs

A joint project between the Friends of Parkwood Springs group and the Liveability team has helped to improve the appearance of a local naturalistic site, and councillors have purchased extra Bring Out Your Rubbish Days for the Burngreave Ward.

2010-07-25 22:25:01
Abundance in Burngreave

Abundance Project in Burngreave

2010-07-23 22:03:38
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
Outdoor Activities

Outdoor activities for families, children and young people over the summer in Burngreave.

2010-07-22 18:23:05
Summer Activities 2010

Summer activities for families, young people and children in Burngreave.

2010-07-22 17:12:34
Fantastic Firvale

Firvale Fun Day took place in Osgathorpe Park on the 4th July on a day when the sun was sparkling in the park. Includes extra photo galleries.

2010-07-22 16:49:23
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
Fire at nature site

A large fire spread through grassland near the Carwood Estate on Saturday afternoon on 10th July.

2010-07-22 16:07:13
Carwood clean up

Carwood Estate, tucked away on the edge of Burngreave, became a hive of activity on June 16th when the Hanging Basket Day and Clean Up was held. This has become an annual event organised by Carwood TARA. This year it was bigger and better than ever, with 12 different agencies involved.

2010-07-22 14:47:01
Crabtree’s Crafty Creatures

The creatures of Crabtree Ponds Nature Reserve were joined by many different families and youth groups during the half term holiday.

2010-07-04 10:22:17
Parkwood Springs events

Dates for events organised by Friends of Parkwood Springs.

2010-06-11 13:07:27
Free Fruit Abundant in Burngreave

Abundance is a city wide project which harvests the glut of seasonal fruit,apples, pears, plums and edible cherries in the Burngreave area and distributes them to local people.

2010-06-11 12:31:33
Family Fuel Busters

Energy Advice session for families at Burngreave Library

2010-05-31 21:24:21
Crabtree’s Crafty Creatures

Fun for children: pond-dipping at Crabtree

2010-05-31 21:16:03
How Do You Want Sheffield to Develop?

The Council is gearing up to ask people their views on parts of the draft SDF during the summer. You know your streets and the places you spend your time in better than anyone. This is your chance to share your views on the future of the city.

2010-05-31 12:24:34
Green space projects

An Update on two projects that form part of the North East Community Assembly Plan that will ‘Improve Parks and Green Spaces’ and ‘Provide More things for children and young people to do’:

2010-05-30 23:52:57
North East meeting in April
  • Parking permits not the answer at Northern General

  • £360,000 of funding agreed

  • NEAT team tackles grot spots

2010-05-30 23:49:39
Environment Day 2010 Photo Gallery

Selection of photos from the 2010 Burngreave Environment day on Sunday 23rd May.

2010-05-29 18:00:55
Grimesthorpe plant sale

As is traditional now, Grimesthorpe allotments held their plant sale in May, in time for gardeners to purchase some all important additions for their vegetable plots.

2010-05-28 16:26:36
Fire and Food

Take someone with imagination and a bright idea; add a willing partner and a handful of helpers and you end up with a party that will be remembered for a long time.

2010-05-28 16:11:01
Environment Day

This year’s Environment Day took place on 23rd May and was possibly the most successful yet with residents once again treated to glorious weather and a brilliant atmosphere in Abbeyfield Park.

2010-05-28 15:41:58
Burngreave Litter Pick

A Community litter pick on 9th May had about 45 people participating in cleaning up three areas of Burngreave.

2010-05-28 15:08:36
Carwood clean up and community day

Carwood Tenants and Residents Association are working with the Council, Sheffield Homes, Veolia and the Police to organise this Litter pick

2010-05-27 17:20:15
Wensley clean up

Wensley residents and 15 different organisations worked together in March to help tidy up the Wensley Estate.

2010-05-27 16:52:21
New Neighbourhood Group

A new neighbourhood group around the Nottingham St area meets on the last Thursday of every month.

2010-05-14 22:06:59
Verdon Street Bus Service

A bus service for Verdon St is being considered at public meetings to discuss possible changes to bus route number 5.

2010-05-10 16:11:36
Friends of Parkwood Springs Meeting

A meeting to develop an action plan for Parkwood Springs Friends Group.

2010-05-10 15:56:40
Community Litter Pick

A group of local people are having a community litter pick on Sunday 9th May 2010.

2010-05-08 14:25:44
Environment Week Walks

Information about Environment Week 2010 activities

2010-04-29 17:09:08
Letter to the Council about rat control

Local resident Dave Fisher writes to the Council about the removal of free rat treatment in the Council's budget.

2010-03-29 13:46:41
Free Skips for Groups

skips for free to groups who might need them

2010-03-26 16:32:26
Highway Grumbles

Complaints about roads

2010-03-26 16:27:52
Byron Wood Walk

On Monday 25th March a group of parents from Byron Wood Primary School had an opportunity to cross the countryside around Sheffield

2010-03-25 19:56:15
Environment Day

Environment Day in Abbeyfield Park.

2010-03-25 17:33:50
Garden Pledge

Green City Action Garden Pledge project.

2010-03-25 17:31:46
Tool Bank

Tool Bank with Green City Action.

2010-03-25 17:23:12
Tenants And Residents Associations

(TARAs) are run by local people who volunteer their time to help make their areas better for everyone living.

2010-03-25 17:21:13
Cut and Come Again

Growing your own food with Green City Action

2010-03-25 17:20:15
Growing your own

Growing your own vegetables.

2010-03-25 17:16:30
Green City Action

Green City Action news.

2010-03-25 17:13:10
Community Litter Pick

A group of local people are having a community litter pick around the Burngreave area on Sunday 9th May 2010 between 2pm and 5pm.

2010-03-25 16:29:49
Mixed response on hospital parking

18% of residents surveyed in areas around the Northern General Hospital responded to a questionnaire about parking needs.

2010-03-25 16:26:52
Fruits of the Forest at Parkwood Springs

Thursday 18th March was an industrious and sunny spring day at Parkwood Springs when work took place to plant the fruit trees and bushes at the Forest Garden.

2010-03-25 16:24:50
Wicker Works

Since the devastating floods of 2007 shops and businesses on the Wicker have endured a particularly tough period of trading. Now, nearly three years after the Don burst its banks, work is finally underway to protect the area from flooding.

2010-03-25 15:55:54
Redwall win planning

Residents were surprised and disappointed to find that the Council’s planning board had granted Redwall’s application on 16th March, despite a large number of objections.

2010-03-25 15:41:01
New route: M20

Map of the new M20 bus route

2010-02-01 00:05:38
New route: number 5

Map of the new number 5 bus route

2010-01-31 23:58:54
New bus route maps

Maps for the new bus routes following changes to the M22 service. Also links to up to date timetables.

2010-01-31 23:48:46
Poetry at Parkwood Springs

The Community Forestry Team and volunteers working on the Parkwood Springs Forest Garden were delighted to find a thank you poem posted at the site in December.

2010-01-28 21:19:46
Every tree tells a tale

Take a walk on the Abbeyfield Park Tree Tales Trail and you will actually meet the answers and so much more – because every tree has a tale to tell.

2010-01-28 21:15:32
Fire on Pitsmoor Road

As local people have seen, there was a fierce house fire on Pitsmoor Road on 5th January. All members of the family managed to get out of the house, although one man had to jump from a first floor window.

2010-01-28 20:22:31
Award-winning Devon Gardens!

On December 3rd, representatives of the Friends of Devon Gardens, John Chapman, Phil Jakob, Nigel Orrell and Gaynor Carr, were delighted to receive a Highly Commended Award at the Sheffield First Environment Community Awards 2009 presented by the Lord Mayor at the Town Hall.

2010-01-28 18:28:29
Little progress on Hospital parking

Three years after the Norther General started charging staff for parking, residents are furious little has been done to address parking problems in the area.

2010-01-28 15:10:23
Burngreave under snow

Gallery of snow pictures in Burngreave.

2010-01-28 15:02:17
Eco Terrace

Information about the Eco Terrace refurbishment in Page Hall, including material costs, plans and photos.

2009-11-30 12:58:31
Map of the cemetery

Map of Burngreave Cemetery showing where the work will take place in the next 4 months.

2009-11-30 12:54:38
Twice the Terrace

Information about the two into one Terrace refurbishment in Page Hall, including material costs, plans and photos.

2009-11-30 12:23:49
Problems parking on your street?

If you live near the Northern General, look out for questionnaires from the Council, to see if you think a permit parking scheme could be the answer to parking problems caused by hospital traffic.

2009-11-30 11:02:50
Tale Of Two Cities

Report from University of Sheffield shows Burngreave residents can expect to live 15 years less than people in Lodge Moor and Fulwood.

2009-11-26 17:25:55
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
Apple Day

The Friends of Burngreave Cemetery celebrated National Apple Day on Sunday 25th October with a variety of activities in the chapel. CHANGE OF DATE: The 14th December tree-planting has been defered to the New Year.

2009-11-25 18:24:01
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
Grimesthorpe approved

The controversial Redwall development gained full planning permission to build 44 new houses at Grimesthorpe Road in November.

2009-11-25 18:07:36
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
Musical trees

It’s not very often that the Community Forestry Team finds itself digging up trees – but that’s exactly what we did on Friday 23rd October!

2009-11-25 17:38:14
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
Tesco to open late

Over a third of the jobs promised by Tesco at Spital Hill will now be delayed until 2015.

2009-11-25 16:51:12
On the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro

Magid Mah has astounded all those who know him – at the young age of 20 he has reached the peak of the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro, not only that but he was told he was the first Somali to achieve it! John Mellor spoke to him about his journey…

2009-11-25 16:33:31
Bring Out Your Rubbish days

A “bring out your rubbish day” is to be held on Wednesday 25th November 2009 in the Pye Bank area.

2009-11-23 22:12:57
Transformation of Burngreave recreation ground

It’s your local Park (next to Pitsmoor Adventure Playground) and in Spring 2010 it will be improved with a new playground, landscaping, new paths and new Park furniture.

2009-11-17 17:20:00
International tree trail

The One World International Tree Trail in Abbeyfield Park has suffered from vandalism over the last few years. Volunteers will be planting 4 trees to ‘repair’ the trail on 26th November.

2009-10-26 22:07:42
Parkwood update

As explained in the March issue of the Messenger, Parkwood landfill site operators Viridor have applied for planning permission to dump active waste on the land they lease from the Council near the ski slope. Parkwood update, April 2005.

2009-10-20 17:37:59
Summer and other activities

A list of available activities at Parkwood Springs enjoyed over the summer of 2009.

2009-10-08 14:20:00
A Wildlife Haven

Woodland, heathland, plenty of open green space: the potential of Parkwood Springs for wildlife is enormous. An overview of the wildlife in Parkwood Springs.

2009-10-06 16:39:16
Be passionate about Parkwood!

Members of the Parkwood Springs steering group are looking to form a Friends group for Parkwood Springs and they would like more members of the public to get involved. November 12th, 2009, at 6.30pm, Shirecliffe Community Centre.

2009-10-01 17:03:39
Beacons Project: the Final Spark

Come and join storyteller Shonaleigh for the thrilling conclusion to the Firebird trilogy. A story of love and loss, side shows and circus, of a man juggling between two worlds and of a quest that must be completed before time runs out. We will set the beacon ablaze and the memory of the story will burn long after. October 2009.

2009-10-01 16:51:17
Parkwood Springs into Action

Less than a mile north of Sheffield city centre lies a vast area of open land, almost as big as the city centre itself. Yet few people know of Parkwood Springs, its secret places and its enormous potential as a country park in the city. October 2009 issue.

2009-10-01 16:32:10
150 year old tree felled

One of the very large trees near the entrance of Abbeyfield Park was removed in September 2009 for safety reasons.

2009-09-27 18:39:34
Cemetery Meeting

Following a petition to the full Council, a public meeting was held on 10th August about the maintenance of the cemetery. Bereavement Services staff attended, with Councillors Ibrar Hussain and Shaffaq Mohammed, cabinet member for the environment.

2009-09-26 10:50:15
Apple Day and gardening

Transition Burngreave has been focusing on how we can respond to climate change and energy depletion. In October 2009, there will be a number of events.

2009-09-25 15:38:59
Help at Abbeyfield Park

In the spring of 2009, Green City Action and Friends of Abbeyfield Park planted up the border in front of the cricket pitch. But now they need help!

2009-09-25 15:24:56
Burngreave Cemetery Letter

The Friends of Burngreave Cemetery and Chapel have written a letter to the Council, enquiring after the disappearance of money from the sale of the cemetery lodges, which should have paid for the reconnection of electricity to the chapels.

2009-09-24 20:09:30
St Catherine’s old and new

On Monday 29th June 2009 St Catherine’s School held a Heritage Week to celebrate our school getting bigger

2009-07-16 20:58:54
Rubbish at Grimesthorpe

Residents are again complaining about rubbish dumped on the land at Grimesthorpe owned by developer Redwall.

2009-07-16 20:20:32
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
Transition Burngreave

On a sunny Saturday in Abbeyfield Park, local people got together to find out how climate change will affect our area and how we can make sure we come out of the changes ahead, as a stronger, healthier, sustainable community.

2009-07-16 18:12:36
Summer Events with the Park Rangers - September

Ranger events in and near Burngreave for adults and children in September

2009-06-28 11:21:08
Summer Events with the Park Rangers - August

Ranger events in and near Burngreave for adults and children in August.

2009-06-28 09:21:46
Summer Events with the Park Rangers - July

Ranger events in and near Burngreave for adults and children in July.

2009-06-27 16:56:54
Summer Events with the Park Rangers

Ranger events for adults and children planned for July, August and September near to burngreave.

2009-06-19 16:45:44
A Year Of Tree Planting

The Community Forestry team had a fantastic year in Burngreave. We ran 35 events including tree-planting, bulbplanting, guided walks, forest schools tasters and some environmental improvements.

2009-05-30 12:04:34
Exploring earthworms

SHEBEEN – the Sheffield Black & Ethnic Minority Environmental Network – organised a woil and earthworms survey in Abbeyfield Park on 19th May for students of the Community Foundation Studies course at Sheffield College's Fir Vale Centre, as part of the Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) new initiative. The aim is to get people back in touch with nature by exploring and studying their local environments.

2009-05-29 17:17:32
A little piece of heaven: Devon gardens

Finding a peaceful spot in a busy city can be a challenge but residents in the Abbeyfield Road area have their own little piece of heaven.

2009-05-29 16:56:56
Cleaner Arches

The stone facing of the landmark Wicker arches has recently had a clean-up, thanks to Network Raid and Sheffield City Council. The operation follows on from recent decorative lighting in the pedestrian arches and illumination above the main span. The work was to enhance the visual impact of the arches on the main route between Burngreave and the city centre.

2009-05-29 16:29:27

Contacts for:

  • Sheffield City Council

  • Environment Agency

  • Parkwood Landfill Action Group and

  • Parkwood Springs Steering Group

2009-04-04 21:12:45

Maps and Things at the Springs! Come along and test your map reading skills at Parkwood Springs with our orienteering course.

2009-04-03 19:33:56
Explore Historical Parkwood

Join the Rangers on a short walk of approx. 3 miles exploring the history of Parkwood Springs.

2009-04-03 19:29:28
Evening walk with the Ramblers

Join us for a walk from Spital Hill across Parkwood Springs and through the Wardsend Cemetery and Hillsborough Park to finish at the Hillsborough Interchange.

2009-04-03 19:22:21
Playscheme Days

You can just drop in to Playscheme Days at Parkwood Springs on Thursdays in the summer holidays.

2009-04-02 20:37:09
Parkwood Spring Playday

All are welcome at this event at Parkwood Springs. High ropes, climbing wall and more!

2009-04-02 20:31:40
Springwatch: BBC & Wildlife Trust

A day of animal tracking, bird watching, wildlife information and advice, storytelling, refreshments and much more for all ages at Parkwood Springs.

2009-04-02 20:24:16
Activities and Events at Parkwood Springs in 2009


  • Springwatch: BBC & Wildlife Trust

  • Mountain Biking

  • Explore Historical Parkwood

  • Beacons Project 2009

2009-04-02 20:20:45
Wardsend Cemetery

Wardsend was opened in the early 1850’s, when a nearby churchyard became full.

2009-03-31 21:29:38
Forest Garden Project launch

On 28th February local families and residents joined City Council Rangers and BTCV volunteers to celebrate the launch of the Forest Garden Project.

2009-03-31 21:26:14
The Parkwood Springs Steering Group

We are local residents, members of Parkwood Landfill Action Group and the Ramblers Association, officers from Sheffield City Council’s Parks and Countryside Service and the Wildlife Trust.

2009-03-31 21:21:55
Parkwood Springs into Action

Less than a mile north of Sheffield city centre lies a vast area of open land, almost as big as the city centre itself. Yet few people know of Parkwood Springs, its secret places and its enormous potential as a country park in the city.

2009-03-30 16:45:39
Burngreave Cemetery

Letters from three residents concerned about the state of Burngreave Cemetery.

2009-03-27 18:35:36
The last act of DIG

One of the last acts of the very successful DIG project will be repairing the kick about pitch (former bowling green) in front of Abbeyfield House.

2009-03-27 18:10:53
Environment Day

Abbeyfield Park Environment Day will take place on Sunday 31st May 2009 between 12 noon and 4pm.

2009-03-27 18:06:52
Green City Action News

The latest news from Green City Action. Including:

  • Environment Day

  • The last act of DIG

2009-03-27 18:05:00
Fir Vale students plant trees for the future

In February and March 2009 Fir Vale School students worked with Burngreave Community Forestry to plants trees around school. On 19th March 2009 they worked on a major project to plant six large trees on the triangular green space next to their school at Rushby Street.

2009-03-27 17:59:32
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
Northern General Parking

Tighter parking controls on streets around Norwood Rd can now be introduced, after residents raised the issue with councillors at Burngreave Area Panel.

2009-03-27 13:34:13
No new homes until 2012

Following an angry meeting in January between the Council and Skinnerthorpe residents under threat of demolition, the Council have finally given a date of 2012 at the earliest to rebuild on Earl Marshal.

2009-03-27 13:23:39
Firshill walking wonderland

Firshill Tenants and Residents Association and St Catherine's School are working with students from Sheffield University to brighten up the walk to school

2009-03-26 15:54:42
Vestry Hall public realm improvements

Two trees are to be planted outside the Vestry Hall.

2009-03-16 20:58:10
Rushby St tree ceremony

A final tree-planting session will be taking place on Thursday 19th March at Rushby Street, Fir Vale

2009-03-15 22:01:36
My Space? Our space!

The official launch of Parkwood Springs Park's Forest Garden Project will take place on Saturday 28th February 2009 between 11am and 3pm. All welcome!

2009-02-27 22:03:48
Abbeyfield Park

The DIG project will finish at the end of May 2009. One of our last major projects will be the renovation of the kick pitch, formerly the old bowling green in front of Abbeyfield Park House.

2009-02-01 12:20:49
Allotments improved

Over the last few years we have supported Grimesthorpe Community Gardens Group in their aim to have all the plots on the site tenanted and producing local food.

2009-02-01 12:12:55
Green City Action News

Latest news from Green City Action including:

  • Allotments improved

  • Abbeyfield Park

2009-02-01 12:09:59
Planting Margate

On the frosty December morning, pupils from the Riverside Centre planted seven trees on the Margate Estate with staff from Sheffield Homes and Burngreave Community Forestry.

2009-02-01 11:51:42
Improving the Air

Burngreave Community Forestry and Fir Vale School are designing a plan to plant six trees on Rushby Street near the roundabout sponsored by building firm Wates. The community forester is consulting with residents and community groups to assess opinions on the proposal.

2009-02-01 11:40:22
Wardens under threat

Burngreave has had a 12-strong Wardens Team for five years, but their New Deal funding ends in March and Sheffield Homes who employ the team, cannot confirm how many jobs will be lost

2009-01-30 16:26:58
Cemetery Petition

Following the petition to the Council in November about the state of Burngreave Cemetery, local resident John Duignan is disappointed with the response.

2009-01-30 16:14:12
Be part of the walking bus

The Walking Bus was started in October 2006 by Community Wardens and local volunteers to help parents, children and the environment.

2009-01-30 15:20:27
Deliver It Green

Managed by Green City Action, Deliver It Green (DIG) has been operational since June 2006. The emphasis of the project has always been on delivery out in the community

2009-01-29 17:07:16
March for Peace.

“Think Local, Act Global – GAZA & BURNGREAVE in need of peace”

2009-01-22 16:59:33
Horticulture and Conservation courses

Horticulture and Conservation courses for Spring 2009,from the Adult Learning Guide.

2009-01-06 00:58:43
“He who plants a tree plants hope”

On Saturday 8th November 2008 on Nottingham Rec, people gathered to carry out improvements to their park, planting three new trees in the park

2008-12-01 12:46:25
Road Improvement Suggestions

Mrs SJ Reaney offers some suggestions on how to improve congestion and other road safety issues in the Barnsley Road/Earl Marshal Road area.

2008-11-29 22:22:54
Diverted Traffic?

Following road works on Nottingham Street and Pilgim Street, workers left behind their traffic diversion signs.

2008-11-29 21:52:28
Mission Accomplished

Green City Action have also recently completed the autumn round of works on the gardens of our elderly residents.

2008-11-29 21:02:40
Green Carwood

Over the last few months Green City Action's ‘Deliver it Green’ project has been working to improve the green environment around the Carwood estate.

2008-11-29 20:48:30
Green City Action News

Latest news from Green City Action including:

  • Green Carwood

  • Mission Accomplished

  • Tool Bank opening hours

2008-11-29 20:45:07
Firvale Pumpkin of the Year

Sunday 26th October 2008 saw the Firvale Pumpkin of the Year Championship take place. The event, officiated by Barry Ashmoore and Kevin Cooper, took place at Wincobank allotments.

2008-11-29 20:09:30
Wicker development plans aired

About 40 people – mainly business owners and developers – attended a meeting on Thursday 13th November to hear about plans for the long-term development of the Wicker and Riverside area.

2008-11-29 18:32:35
Northern General emergency traffic measures

Since the Northern General Hospital started charging its staff to park in September 2006, residents have complained about the parking chaos on their streets.

2008-11-28 15:25:33
Tesco to start next year

In a presentation for the Area Panel in November 2008, Tesco revealed that building on the Spital Hill store could start in October 2009, with the store open around the beginning of 2011.

2008-11-27 20:32:50
Masterplan in trouble

The Council’s 2005 masterplan for regenerating housing in Burngreave and Fir Vale included demolition and rebuilding of homes on Woodside, Ellesmere, Catherine St, Skinnerthorpe Road and Earl Marshal. There were also plans to demolish and rebuild shops in Fir Vale.

2008-11-27 20:29:57
Full response from Bereavment Services

A full response from Bereavment Services following John Duignan's protests about the Cemetery maintenence.

2008-11-27 16:11:46
Petition for a better cemetery

Coupe Road resident, John Duignan, presented over 60 signatures to Full Council in November, protesting about the poor maintenance of Burngreave Cemetry. As one of the first public cemetries, its 27 acres are home to many important habitats

2008-11-27 15:41:12
Burngreave Area Panel

Burngreave Area Panel meets at 6pm on Thursday 20th November at St Cuthbert's Church

2008-11-16 19:03:52
More tree-planting events

Two more public tree-planting events are being held – one at Burngreave Rec near Byron Wood School and one in Burngreave Cemetery

2008-11-08 20:22:59
Anti gun and knife crime.

Nottingham Cliff Park on Saturday 8th November at 12-4pm, all welcome.

2008-11-02 18:25:14
Job: Book-keeper/ Administrator

SAGE Greenfingers Horticultural Therapy Project is looking for a friendly, organised and experienced administrator to support their small team.

  • Salary: £17,400 p.a. pro rata

  • Hours: 11 hrs per week.

  • Closing date: Monday 3rd November 2008

2008-10-17 15:50:08
Transition Sheffield 3x3 Film Festival 2008

Three evenings of film and discussion about a better life beyond oil at the Vestry Hall on Tues 14th Oct, Weds 29th Oct and Mon 17th Nov.

2008-10-02 15:12:06
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
Cleethorpes here we come

Saturday 23rd August was the annual Burngreave New Deal for Communities Seaside Trip to Cleethorpes. There were five coaches with 218 Burngreave residents (115 adults and 103 children) made up of grandparents, parents, children, aunties, uncles and cousins, together with all the kit and caboodle that goes with a day trip to the seaside – prams, bags, car seats and cooler bags.

2008-09-26 18:27:31
Summer Fun Photos

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 17:22:25
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
Barrows, bards and a barbecue

Visitors to the Greenfingers open day on 10th September were treated to a tour of the allotments, songs, recitals of creative writing by Write Horizons, sunshine and a barbecue.

2008-09-26 11:13:39
Council focuses on Page Hall

The Area Panel called a meeting on Thursday 18th September with the aim of resolving residents’ concerns in Page Hall. The area has often felt neglected, and has recently struggled with issues linked with the arrival of economic migrants and their families.

2008-09-25 15:43:12
Shut Out

New shutters fitted on the shops on Spital Hill failed to open leaving some frustrated owners and customers

2008-07-24 15:32:48
Low Impact Housing for Woodside

Local housing action group wish to intest local people in low maintenance, low energy, and will visit Hockerton housing Project.

2008-07-24 15:17:43
Devon Gardens Celebration

Devon Gardens has been transformed in recent months, and on 12th July 2008, residents celebrated the success of the project so far.

2008-07-20 11:56:27
Join the Friends

The Friends of Osgathorpe Park (Foop) were formed around five years ago and now consist of five members of the local community.

2008-07-18 21:29:23
The Area Panel Action Plan

Each year, the Area Panel agrees a set of local priorities (known as the Action Plan) to help improve the area. This year, the Panel has £205,000 to allocate. So what has the Panel agreed?

2008-07-18 20:57:15
Hope On The Streets

Burngreave churches came together on 7th June 2008 alongside 200 Christians from across the city, as part of the nationwide ‘HOPE08’ initiative that is encouraging Christians to get out of their churches and clean up their local community.

2008-07-17 20:32:13
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
Green City Action News

Latest news from Green City Action, including:

  • The big DIG Carwood cleanup

  • Tool Bank

2008-07-17 20:19:43
Northern General parking

Residents living near to the Northern General Hospital have expressed their frustration at the lack of action being taken about the street parking in the area.

2008-07-17 20:13:44
The big DIG Carwood cleanup

The Green City Action DIG team have just completed a project to replace the rotten benches on Carwood Green. The public spaces on the Carwood estate are run down and poorly maintained. The benches, installed when the estate was built in the mid 1970s were made using second hand railway sleepers which have rotted and been vandalised over the years.

2008-07-17 20:07:47
Lord Mayor opens new park in Page Hall

The first project of the regeneration of Page Hall is completed as the Lord Mayor officially opens the Wensley and Wade Street green space.

2008-07-17 19:27:09
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
Green space grand opening

Opening event to celebrate the completion of Page Hall and Wensley Green Space: Saturday 28 June 2008, 10am – 1pm. Plus the opportunity to consult on the Exemplar Homezone.

2008-06-19 19:15:08
Dressed for success

Triggered by the recent discovery of an ancient well shaft, the art of well dressing has arrived in Burngreave. The Friends of Burngreave Cemetery, helped by Firshill Afterschool Arts Club, created a display from petals and flower heads on a puddled clay board, which celebrated water, the source of life.

2008-06-14 21:00:00
Finally, a shelter from the elements

Abbeyfield Park finally has the shelter that it’s being trying to get put up for over a year.

2008-06-14 20:54:36
Firshill in bloom

Firshill Neighbourhood Watch ran a ‘Firshill in bloom’ gardening competition and judging was completed last week. The two judges, Martyn Parker from the horticultural department of Sheaf Training, and Christopher Bull from SUFC Academy groundstaff, were impressed by the effort local gardeners had made.

2008-06-14 20:08:11
Decision time for Parkwood landfill

Plans to tip more active waste at Parkwood landfill are worth an estimated £34 million to site operators Viridor. They have now submitted the long-awaited planning application and local residents are intensifying their campaign against it.

2008-06-14 19:44:35
Parkwood Springs Community Training Days

Join Sheffield Wildlife Trust for a practical conservation training day at Parkwood Springs.

2008-06-07 12:58:42
Osgathorpe plans

It’s fantastic to see Osgathorpe Park so well used after all the hard work that has been put in by the Friends of Osgathorpe Park (FOOP) working with the Parks & Countryside Service.

2008-06-02 11:25:40
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
Roe Woods Clean up

Join the Rangers team for a clear up of Little Roe Wood, concentrating on the area around the pond.

2008-05-30 21:36:29
Interested in becoming a trustee?

We already have a great bunch of trustees but are always interested to hear from anyone who feels they too would like to be involved.

2008-05-30 20:58:03
Wildflowers galore

For the third year the stewards have prepared the ground in front of the new cricket pitch in Abbeyfield Park and sown the area with wildflower seeds.

2008-05-30 20:53:00
All things bright and beautiful

Our OAP gardening service has again proved a great success with 57 residents benefiting from this service.

2008-05-30 20:51:34
Green City Action News

Latest news from Green City Action, including:

  • All things bright and beautiful

  • Wildflowers galore

  • GCA on the web

  • Interested in

becoming a trustee?

2008-05-30 20:45:01
Esso to Tesco

Work has finally started on the new Tesco Express store at the site of the former Esso petrol station on Barnsley Road.

2008-05-30 17:52:05
Traffic “Chaos” at School

Around 35 local people attended a meeting on 28th April 2008 to discuss the plans for the expansion of St Catherine’s School and the implications of it. The school is set to double in size and the Roe Lane community centre is to be demolished and rebuilt as part of the works.

2008-05-30 17:41:36
Devon Gardens celebration event

If you take a walk down Abbeyfield Road you’ll stumble across the small Edwardian square which preserves many of its original features.

2008-05-30 16:23:34
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
Abbeyfield Park Environment Day

Event on Sunday 1st June 2008 organised by Green City Action.

2008-05-29 17:44:57
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
Concern over Grimesthorpe development

Residents have expressed concern over new housing plans for Grimesthorpe Road.

2008-05-09 01:38:06
DIY Masterplanning

Spital Hill and Woodside were again under discussion at a community conference on 28th July 2005 at Shiloh Church.

2008-05-04 18:23:29
Abbeyfield cricket arena opens

The new cricket facility at Abbeyfield Park opens with England cricketer Ryan Sidebottom, and children from local primary schools.

2008-04-21 11:50:46
The Editorial

Local politics can be challenging and rewarding, but it can be hard. Two of our local councillors sit on the Planning Board which will soon have to decide whether to give Viridor the go ahead to dump more ‘active waste’ into Parkwood.

2008-04-20 14:43:47
New Deal get tough

A £1.3 million environment project has been rejected by New Deal after months of negotiation between Sheffield Wildlife Trust, Sheffield City Council and local group Green City Action.

2008-04-20 14:36:07
What’s happening at Sorby House?

Sorby House is meant to play a huge role in transforming the image of Burngreave as a place to live and work. However what it remains unclear what is been happening currently in Sorby House.

2008-04-11 17:50:25
Sorby House

The New Deal funded £4.5 million refurbishment of Sorby House was completed in November last year, but it still stands empty.

2008-04-06 20:34:42
Roe Lane Centre demolition

Roe Lane Community Centre is to be demolished as part of the expansion of St Catherine’s School. The expansion, including the issue of the community centre being demolished, will dominate the agenda at the next meeting of Firshill TARA on Monday April 7th.

2008-04-06 19:44:25
Greenfingers pottery workshop

A collection of photographs taken during a pottery workshop given by Natural England and Sue Mulroy for Greenfingers.

2008-04-05 23:16:21
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
The Fir Vale area is a disgrace

Letter to the Messenger from a regular reader

2008-04-05 17:53:51
Street Champions

On Monday 14th April, there will be the regular quarterly gathering of the twenty or so local volunteers around Burngreave, Firshill, Pitsmoor and in Fir Vale who are our ‘street champions’

2008-04-05 17:20:28
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
Cherry Tree Planting

Thanks to Sheffield Small Grants Panel, the Friends of Burngreave Chapel and Cemetery were able to plant 30 wild cherry trees in the form of an avenue along a popular path in the Cemetery.

2008-04-05 15:29:57
On Me Shed Son

After recent vandalism caused to allotments in and around Burngreave, Kevin Cooper of Fir Vale has moved heaven and earth to regenerate them.

2008-04-05 15:19:51
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
Buses Better?

The Messenger first reported on the ‘Better Buses’ scheme in April 2006. Nearly five months after its launch in November 2007, one of our volunteers took a ride along the new bus route and asked passengers for their views on the bus service and the changes that have been made along the route.

2008-04-04 20:06:24
Wade Street Green Space

At last work is to start on the very first development in the Master Plan for the Page Hall area.

2008-04-04 18:36:54
Postbox victory

Residents will be pleased to see the return of the post-box on Burngreave Road, near the junction with Melrose Road following a campaign over recent months by the Messenger.

2008-04-04 17:54:22
Residents clear-up success

The Pitsmoor Tuesday Health Walks group meets to walk locally for pleasure and exercise and has recently had an impact on their environment.

2008-04-03 21:15:29
Spital Hill road closures

Spital Hill is to close for traffic flowing into the city centre from 4th September 2005 for twelve months.

2008-03-23 17:19:41
BCAF back in action

Burngreave Community Action Forum hold their Annual General Meeting, and quarterly forum meeting – Saturday 2nd February 2008. New Deal's John Clark is questioned about what New Deal is up to.

2008-02-06 09:35:25
Green City Action

One of the longest established voluntary organisations in this area, GCA win a New Year Area Panel Award 2008 for the impact they continue to have on this area, and for being a catalyst for “bringing people together and getting them involved”.

2008-02-04 19:43:48
Jim Bruce

Jim is awarded a New Year Area Panel Award 2008 for his role as a Streetforce worker and the fact he characterises the awareness of what a “clean and well kept environment means for the morale and sense of well being for the wider community.”

2008-02-04 19:39:07
Jon Dallow

Jon receives a New Year Area Panel Award 2008 for his 10 years of work in Sheffield employed by the Parks & Countryside service as a woodlands officer/countryside development officer/wood lane manager.

2008-02-04 18:44:19
Tree planting in Burngreave

News from the Community Forestry team, with details of upcoming events.

2008-02-03 22:27:22
Crabtree and Roe Woods response

John Gilpin, Woodlands Project Officer, responds to comments made in our November 2007 issue regarding Roe Woods and Crabtree Pond.

2008-02-03 21:37:54
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
Regeneration - but not for us

Burngreave has come to be known as one of the most diverse and tolerant districts within Sheffield. In the recent book, “Burngreave Voices”, it is quoted as being “alive, friendly and welcoming”. Its diverse and multicultural background is unique to Sheffield.

2008-02-03 19:59:49
A new start for Burngreave’s Community Forum

The Burngreave Community Action Forum was established in 1997, to be the voice of influence for the community and communities in Burngreave. The Forum has had a difficult time in recent years. Its managing organisation, Burngreave Community Action Trust, collapsed in 2006 with the loss of it’s funding and the staff team. Now with their new Development Manager, Steve Gayle, and administrator Daniel Stanley there is a possibility of new life for our community forum.

2008-02-03 19:48:27
Page Hall Tree Planting

Photographs of tree planting in Page Hall in November 2007.

2008-02-03 15:06:57
Council Under Pressure on Freehold Sales

Two Sheffield residents’ groups joined Cookswood residents in expressing anger at the Council, who sold the land under their homes at auction.

2008-02-02 10:54:34
Pedestrian Crossings

Some local people have criticised the new crossings recently installed on Burngreave Road and Spital Hill as part of the Better Buses scheme.

2008-02-02 10:47:53
Award winning Page Hall

Page Hall Community Association was formed in 2005 when a group of residents came together to fight the Council’s plan to knock down their homes. Since then they have seized the opportunity to do positive things for the area.

2008-02-02 10:42:22
Skinnerthorpe receive CPO

Sheffield City Council has issued Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPOs) against over 140 Fir Vale homes. Some home owners on Skinnerthorpe Road, Owler Lane, Bagley Road and Barnsley Road will be forced to sell their homes, so that the houses can be knocked down, as part of the Burngreave and Fir Vale Masterplan.

2008-02-02 10:36:53
Next Area Panel meeting

The next meeting of the Panel on 20th February 6pm at St James meeting room, Scott Road/Abbeyfield Road will host a discussion about how the Council can help address climate change and what local communities like Burngreave, and individuals can do!

2008-02-01 12:56:04
Ellesmere Green Update

After consultation with local businesses, community groups and presentations to the Area Panel, the council can now set out their vision for this important green space.

2008-01-31 17:40:36
Compost bin sale

Compost bins for sale at only £5 on a first come first served basis.

2008-01-31 17:18:38
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
Harleston Street big spring clean

In February and March we will be working with local residents to bring about improvements that will benefit residents, both human and animal.

2008-01-31 17:09:45
Green City Action News

Latest news from Green City Action, including:

  • Harleston Street big spring clean

  • FREE Gardening services available now

  • Compost Bin Sale

2008-01-31 17:06:16
Green City Action News

Latest news from Green City Action: Nottingham Rec and Devon Gardens revamped

2008-01-31 17:06:16
Improve your health and your environment!

Get out into the fresh air and get active by taking part in gardening and nature conservation activities in Burngreave’s parks and green spaces.

2007-12-28 17:03:27
The Great Tree Giveaway and Bazaar

Radio Sheffield and partners are pleased to launch the ‘Plant it… Save it!’ Campaign 2005 at Abbeyfield Park on the first weekend of ‘National Tree Week’.

2007-12-28 15:17:18

Parking Services staff have put well over 1,000 leaflets on cars parked unlawfully in both Burngreave and Fir Vale areas.

2007-12-27 21:55:55

The Head of Streetforce has said that all road side grids and drains in the New Deal area of Burngreave will have been cleaned by 12th August 2005.

2007-12-27 21:54:58
Our experience of Rock Street 'facelifts'

Dear Messenger, I read with interest your ‘Rock Street Rumbles’ article in the October 2005 issue about the problems that residents of Rock Street were having with their improvement scheme as we were due to have our houses ‘facelifted’ at the other end of Rock Street.

2007-12-27 21:31:43
Roamin' the Rig

The building of the new Inner Ring Road is beginning to have an effect on our everyday lives and the environmental structure of our area. Another change is the controversial plans for apartments along Grimesthorpe Road at Wood Hill.

2007-12-27 21:15:03
Grimesthorpe Road plans withdrawn

In the October 2005 the Messenger reported residents’ concerns about a developer’s plans to build two blocks of five-storey flats on Grimesthorpe Road. The planning application for the site on Grimesthorpe Road was due to be dealt with by the Planning Board at the end of October 2005.

2007-12-27 20:45:08
Friends of Abbeyfield Park AGM

The Friends AGM will take place on Tuesday, 13th December 2005 at 7pm, in Abbeyfield Park House. Everyone welcome. Refreshments available.

2007-12-24 17:45:58
Restoring the Cemetery Chapel

Friends of Burngreave Cemetery and Chapel have been working hard for several years to get the chapels back into use. Now it looks as though the dream could become a reality as the friends group team up with the City Council, Groundwork Sheffield, Burngreave Community Action Trust, Sheffield Galleries and Museums Trust and Sheffield Community Enterprise Development Unit.

2007-12-24 16:06:00
New SUFC Academy building plans

SUFC Academy are proposing a three-storey, 20,000 sqft development on land next to the club's Shirecliffe Football Academy. An Open Day will be held on January 9 for the community to view the plans.

2007-12-21 17:05:59
Red Kite spotted over Scott Road

A bird of prey, rarely seen in Sheffield, was spotted circling over Scott Road on Sunday 9th December, 2007.

2007-12-10 23:59:58
Free the Sheffield buses and trams

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

2007-12-03 16:13:11
Cleanup at Crabtree

Crabtree Ponds is one of nine urban wildlife reserves in Sheffield and is currently undergoing a facelift. Site improvements will be completed by February 2006.

2007-12-01 17:47:32
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
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
Rock Street Revisited

After claims from a builder that residents of Rock Street are happy with work done on their homes, Kate Atkinson spoke to more residents.

2007-12-01 17:17:59
Parkwood gets up people's noses

North Sheffield Primary Care Trust’s (PCT) report, released on 19th October 2005, states that for nasal irritation, ‘there may well be a causal link between the landfill site and this symptom.’

2007-12-01 17:11:29
Woodside for sale

“Why are we only being told this here?” was the question repeatedly asked at the Burngreave New Housing Project Group on 27th October 2005, as residents met to discuss proposed new developments around Woodside and Catherine Street.

2007-12-01 17:02:34
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
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
Traffic chaos as new road opens

On Monday 19th November 2007, the new Inner Relief Road opened, crossing The Wicker at the bottom of Spital Hill, and on the same day the Better Buses scheme in Burngreave was launched. The Messenger has learned of a catalogue of problems relating to this issue.

2007-11-29 20:05:00
Missing post box

Some months ago, at the start of the “Better Buses” Scheme, the post box on Burngreave Road, near the junction with Melrose Road, disappeared.

2007-11-29 19:52:17
Residents' Forum meeting on Burngreave Housing

This month's Physical Environment and Safety Residents' Forum meeting will be held about Burngreave Housing on 6th December 2007.

2007-11-29 16:41:06
The changing face of Burngreave's roads

Following the recent roadworks and the opening of the new inner relief road, you'd be forgiven for getting lost driving around the area.

2007-11-29 16:27:53
Tool Bank December opening times

The Tool Bank will close for Christmas on December 19th.

2007-11-29 16:16:20
Garden gifts for the festive season

Green City Action will be selling a variety of locally made products for the garden this December.

2007-11-29 16:13:53
Green City Action win prestigious community award

Green City Action was winner of the Community Award at this year's Sheffield Telegraph Environment Awards sponsored by E-on.

2007-11-29 16:05:18
Green City Action News
  • Green City Action win prestigious community award

  • Garden gifts for the festive season

  • Tool Bank December opening times

2007-11-29 16:02:57
Woods and pond neglected

Sheffield City Council have come under fire after local resident Peter Mappin slammed their supposed clean up of Roe Woods and Crabtree Pond.

2007-11-28 18:21:37
DIY Streets

At the end of October, thirty residents from Firshill Rd and Passhouses Rd met at Firshill School hall to consider the “DIY streets” idea.

2007-11-28 17:44:03
Transforming terraces

The housing regeneration programme for Burngreave and Fir Vale has an ambitious target of providing more good quality, affordable homes for a wide range of people.

2007-11-28 17:38:46
Vestry Hall Administrator required

Job: BNDFC are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic person to fill the vacancy of Vestry Hall Administrator/Receptionist.

  • Salary £14,053 – £16,096

  • Closing date: Friday 7 December at 12.00 noon.

2007-11-28 15:39:15
Sheffield Homes exhibition showcases planned improvements

Nearly 300 people from Firshill, Pitsmoor, Burngreave and Darnall attended an exhibition showcasing planned improvements to local housing operated by Sheffield Homes.

2007-11-21 18:23:21
Tree planting at Page Hall

Burngreave Community Forestry working in partnership with Green City Action is planting four heavy standard mountain ash street trees to celebrate National Tree Week.

2007-11-13 17:40:02
Woodland management and tidy

A woodland management and general tidy-up of the area will take place along Bagley Dike on 27th November 2007.

2007-11-13 17:36:28
Tree planting at Grimesthorpe allotments

Burngreave Community Forestry will begin the planting of twenty heavy standard White Mulberry trees at Grimesthorpe allotments on Thursday 22nd November 2007.

2007-11-13 17:29:36
SHEBEEN Co-ordinator required

Job: SHEBEEN is seeking to appoint a Project Coordinator for a 6 month maternity cover post:

  • 22 Hours per week

  • Salary: £25,020 pro rata.

  • Closing date: 20 November 2007

2007-11-09 13:03:50
"The land is at present merely used as a public toilet"

A reader writes in about a section of derelict land on Osgathorpe Road.

2007-11-01 19:04:57
Join the worldwide climate protest

Climate change is a global issue but its impact will be felt at a very local level. Instances of extreme weather will become more frequent as a result.

2007-10-31 16:35:33
Public meeting on housing crisis

A public meeting has been called by Sheffield Defend Council Housing and is to be attended by three local MPs.

2007-10-31 15:04:08
Vestry Hall open day a success

On 4th October 2007 the Burngreave Vestry Hall was opened to the public, over four hundred people visited to have a tour and check out the facilities. The majority of people were very impressed by the renovation – read their comments here.

2007-10-12 16:06:29
Future Facelift schemes and assistance to private housing

Deciding future priorities for helping to regenerate private housing.

2007-10-09 20:02:43
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
Improve your health and your environment!

Get out into the fresh air and get active by taking part in gardening and nature conservation activities in Burngreave’s parks and green spaces. Sessions last between two and four hours and are free. Women Only sessions are available.

2007-10-07 15:10:29
Trees for Free!

Do you live in the Sheffield Burngreave area? Have you got space in your garden for a tree – a specimen tree, perhaps a fruit tree, a tree to keep in a container, a tree to celebrate your cultural background, a hedge instead of a fence?

2007-10-07 15:07:24
Wardens at the sharp end

After receiving complaints about a suspected rise in the number of used needles being discarded in public places, I went with Community Wardens Gaynor Topham and recent award winner, Diane Street, on one of their clean up attempts. In the process, I found out a little more about what they do.

2007-10-07 14:29:12
Area Panel outcomes

At November 2005’s Panel meeting, the scheme for deciding on which streets would get priority for any future Facelift scheme was agreed.

2007-10-07 13:33:55
Two- and Four-legged Friends

At November 2005's Area Panel meeting questions were raised about rat infestation. We’ve also received complaints about rats being seen in some local parks – possibly connected with food left for birds.

2007-10-07 13:30:18
Woodside cares

Woodside is a supported, residential housing project for 16–18 year olds who have left care homes. Situated on Christchurch Road, it aims to provide sheltered housing with a dedicated team of staff on hand twenty-four hours a day to support the residents.

2007-10-04 18:36:56
Rock Street rumbles

Residents in Rock Street whose homes are being renovated are ‘more than unhappy’ about the quality of work, and the attitude and behaviour of the workmen carrying it out.

2007-10-04 18:29:39
New leaf of life

The Community Forestry Team, based at Meersbrook Park, has decided to rescue their Burngreave Community Forestry project, which includes the One World Tree Project in Abbeyfield Park.

2007-10-04 18:08:53
Every Action Counts

Every Action Counts help to run fun sessions for clubs or societies to do things to make the world greener, cleaner and safer.

2007-10-01 18:59:12
Burngreave seminars

Autumn Programme: Issues in Burngreave.

2007-09-28 19:11:13
Sheffield Homes: Decent Homes Event

Firshill, Pitsmoor, Burngreave and Darnall areas, Wednesday 7th November 2007 at Vestry Hall, Burngreave. Find out more about the council housing improvements in your area.

2007-09-28 18:17:48
Messenger editorial

News and comment by the Messenger.

  • Vestry Hall opens at last

  • Special thanks to Camille Daughma

  • Next Messenger meeting and dealines

  • This month's contributors

2007-09-28 16:10:11
"We were told that objections were pointless"

Mr Khan expresses his opinions and concerns over the plans for the building of a new Mosque on Barnsley Road. This letter is exclusive to the website.

2007-09-26 19:46:25
A response to resident's concerns

In response to residents’ concerns, the plans for a new Mosque & Madressa on Barnsley Road have changed.

2007-09-26 19:34:08
"Those voicing concerns are not against having local mosque(s)"

A reader comments on our previous article ‘Debate over Mosque plans’ saying: “I and many other residents felt this article rather biased and not reflecting the full picture”.

2007-09-26 19:29:53
Woodside land offered cheap

The council’s plan to sell off housing land at Woodside for redevelopment was dealt a set back recently. The council has put out its offer to a panel of five different developers, but council workers told members of the Burngreave New Housing Group in September that only one developer had decided to bid. Even this was less than the minimum the council demanded.

2007-09-26 13:25:20
Apprentices sign on with growing GCA team

The GCA team continues to grow and we are pleased that two local young men have signed on as apprentice stewards. Denzil Ramsey and Nathan Richardson have started work and will complete a comprehensive training package during the next 18 months.

2007-09-25 20:35:15
Apple press for hire

The weather may have caused many problems this year but it has also produced a glut of apples. We have a great apple press for hire for those who wish to make their own apple juice.

2007-09-25 20:32:11
Green City Action News
  • Apple Press for hire

  • Apprentices sign on

with growing GCA team

  • Deliver it Green project progress

2007-09-25 20:30:20
Recycling Banks at last!

Local recycling banks that we've been asking for over the last five years have finally appeared on the Roe Lane Community Centre car park, (on Firshill Crescent).

2007-09-25 20:25:30
It’s the tree planting season again!

At this time of year trees are ready to take a rest, so now’s the time get out your spades and wellies, and get ready to get planting. Last year’s tree planting season was a great success, and we hope to see plenty of new faces throughout this year’s program of tree-related activity.

2007-09-25 20:20:37
Bring out your rubbish

That time of year again – throw out the unwanted rubbish that can’t be re-used or recycled. It’s still geared to those without access to their own transport to take stuff to the bring-it or recycling sites.

2007-09-25 19:57:27
Bring out your rubbish

Bring-out-your-rubbish days will be held in Burngreave in September and October 2008

2007-09-25 19:57:27
Residents take on the traffic on Firs Hill Road

Two roads in Pitsmoor – Firshill and Passhouses – will be part of a major new national scheme called “DIY streets”. The aim is to “help residents to re-design their own streets affordably, putting people at their heart, and making them safer and more attractive places to live.”

2007-09-25 19:52:45
Support Arts Gardening Education

Jobs: SAGE runs a Horticultural Therapy Project for adults with mental health problems called SAGE Greenfingers, and are looking for a:

  • Director: £27,500 pro rata, 18½ hours per week.

  • Book-keeper/Administrator: £16, 892 pro rata, 11 hours per week.

Closing date: 5pm Monday 1st October 2007.

2007-09-17 17:08:08
Dirty dumping

Hazardous waste has been found by the Environment Agency at Parkwood landfill. Three types of industrial hazardous waste have been identified. They all come from site operator Viridor’s own waste sorting plant at Salmon Pastures, Attercliffe.

2007-09-06 16:39:10
Recycling Banks

New recycling banks located on Roe Lane community Centre Car Park.

2007-09-05 16:45:50
Shaw Trust signs up to Spital Hill Partnership

As a direct result of the launch of the Spital Hill Partnership on 20 July 2007, the Shaw Trust has added its weight to this public/private sector initiative.

2007-08-08 16:13:51
Vestry Hall jobs

BNDfC are looking for 4 new staff to work in the Vestry Hall:

  • 2 Administrators (Part time)

  • Support Technician (Full time)

  • Caretaker (Part time)

Closing date: Tuesday 21 August 2007

2007-08-08 15:31:27
New Crossing for Kids

In 2006, a road safety scheme will start on Barnsley and Orphanage Roads.

2007-07-30 20:03:39
Supermarket plans approved

Initial approval has been given for the development of a large food retail outlet on the Hartwell Site. The plan involves building a two-storey retail outlet with the main pedestrian access being from the Carlisle Street–Spital Hill junction.

2007-07-30 19:58:43
Wicker Arch at risk

The Wicker arch has been placed on the English Heritage's buildings at risk register. The Sheffield Star and BBC websites have more details.

2007-07-26 17:21:51
Race Equality Council displaced by flooding

Race Equality Council, normally based in the SYAC building damaged by flooding on the Wicker, have found a temporary base at the New Deal for Communities office.

2007-07-26 16:01:10
Evacuation on Bolsover Road

Rain fell continuously on 15th June, overwhelming the drains and flooding cellars. As the electricity was switched off, over 100 residents were evacuated from water contaminated with sewage. For those who couldn’t get to family or friends, there was Fir Vale School and later Longley Day Centre for an overnight stay. The Pakistan Advice Centre (PAC) was amongst support services on hand to help.

2007-07-20 16:08:13
Devon Gardens

The restoration of the gardens starts soon.

2007-07-20 14:38:25
Training Opportunities

Would you like to help make our green spaces better? Would you like to access training to help move towards employment working on green spaces?

2007-07-20 13:53:09
Ella Road Mural

Green City Action will be working with local artist Shaun Tummins to paint a new mural on the play area and community garden.

2007-07-20 13:50:58
Green City Enterprises Starts Work

June was a very good month, despite the downpours, as Green City Enterprises started trading.

2007-07-20 13:43:04
Green City Action
  • Green City Enterprises Starts Work

  • Stewards Wanted

  • Ella Road Mural

  • Training Opportunities

2007-07-20 13:36:48
Ground rent sales

Concerns about the sale of land under Cookswood Road homes sparked a public meeting in June, organised by residents and the Messenger. It was attended by over 40 people from Cookswood Road, Shirecliffe Lane and Rutland Road.

2007-07-20 13:25:18
Increase in rats

With the recent mild winters, rats are able breed for longer, and reports are up by 2000 per year compared to three years ago.

2007-07-20 13:19:10
New Life in Carwood TARA

Carwood TARA (Tenants and Residents Association) under went a revitalisation in Autumn 2006, when local residents Gwen Askham-Clark, Dave Fisher, Valerie Henry, and Wynn March decided to get together to tackle some of the problems on the estate. Since then more members have joined and things are starting to happen.

2007-07-20 13:01:43
Scouts brighten up Ellesmere

Ellesmere residents were delighted to see colourful beds of flowers in the shape of a yellow ‘fleur de lys’ and a blue and white number 100 appear on Carwood Road. 76th Sheffield Scouts planted the flower beds to celebrate 100 years of Scouting.

2007-07-20 12:54:31
Residents say...

The Messenger asked people living close to the Mosque what they thought about the planned rebuilding. Nearly all are practising Muslims. No one objected to a Mosque being sited where it is now.

2007-07-18 23:31:57
Wicker under water

On 25th June 2007 the River Don engulfed Nursery Street pouring down into the Wicker and all surrounding streets.

  • Businesses left reeling – Businesses around the Wicker are still cleaning up.

  • Wicker Pharmacy stays open – Staff managed to keep the business going.

  • SYAC Nursery – Within 15 minutes staff were wading through knee-high water.

  • Station Foyer – Residents were ecacuated to a hostel.

  • SADACCA: The Day Care Centre lost everything.

2007-07-18 16:16:19
Mixed communities

Burngreave is to pilot a government scheme to create a ‘mixed community’, mixing rich and poor households, thereby increasing economic opportunity and improving the area as a place to raise children.

2007-07-06 11:59:34
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
Tell us your flood story

Add your flood story to this page.

2007-07-03 20:37:16

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