Health, Fitness & Wellbeing

Latest Health, Fitness & Wellbeing pages

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
Burngreave Drug Project

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

2016-10-25 12:28:20
Men’s Health Day

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

2016-10-25 12:26:27
Healthy eating with Laila

A new cookbook, Healthy Eating the Middle-Eastern Way with Laila Wragg, aims to cater for the growing interest in healthy multicultural food.

  • Plus: Laila shares her recipe for stuffed fish.

2016-10-25 11:53:38
Healthy haven

A new enterprise on Spital Hill offers health, hair and beauty and community to women of the area. Dispensing with the conventional ‘shop floor’, Saf Saf is a homely haven providing everything women need to look good and get healthy.

2016-10-25 11:51:28
New research into the needs of Somali visually-impaired people

A research team from the University of Sheffield, working with The Horn of Africa Blind Society (HABS), would like to interview Somali visually-impaired people and their carers.

2016-10-24 23:22:14
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
Second Steps

Everyone enjoyed the full health programme that was held on 12th March 2005.

2016-10-24 21:10:24
New playground for Osgathorpe Park

Local residents from Friends of Osgathorpe Park have successfully fundraised to get a brand new toddler and junior playground installed. Since local children opened the playground in April, it has been non-stop play.

2016-10-24 21:04:54
Life is on the up!

It’s official… people in Burngreave are feeling happier and safer and are enjoying an improving quality life.

2016-10-24 17:52:34
Fancy fishing?

A few people in the area are interested in starting a fishing club. Are there others who would like to join us? We fish on the River Don or local ponds and lakes with occasional sea-fishing trips.

2016-10-24 17:43:10
Health Day: Second Steps Caribbean Women’s Group

Head, Hands and Feet Massage Aromatherapy by Professionals

2016-10-24 17:34:25

Join us in using Reflect- Action to improve life in Pitsmoor – you put your whole self in.

2016-10-24 17:32:09
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
Introduction to Community Development and Health

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

2016-10-12 19:24:01
Zumba Fitness

Zumba Fitness

At HLC Firvale Centre On Earl Marshal Rd, Sheffield S4 8LB

Begins on Thursday 13th October 2016 From 5:45 to 6:45

2016-10-12 16:53:59
Arabic Fitness Dance Class

Arabic Fitness Dance Class At HLC Firvale Centre Earl Marshal Rd, Sheffield S4 8LB

Begins on Wednesday 12th October From 5:45pm to 6:45pm

Only £ 2 per person per session

It’s fun and a good way to get fit!

Taught by Natasha Meldrum.

The class is suitable for all abilities just bring a coin belt or can be borrowed for classes. For enrolling in to this class please call Healthy Living Centre on (0114) 2434340 either speak to Anesar Al Shaibi or Usha Blackham.

2016-10-12 16:48:36
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
Job Vacancy: Advocacy worker

Advocacy Worker

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

Interview will be held: Week commencing 12th September 2016

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

25 days annual leave entitlement pro-rata & Bank holidays

Permanent subject to funding

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

Part time (30 hours) flexible hours

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

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

Part time (30 hours) flexible hours

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

25 days annual leave entitlement pro-rata & Bank holidays

Permanent subject to funding

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

Interview will be held: Week commencing 12th September 2016

2016-08-23 11:27:27
Willowbeck Summer Fair

Willowbeck Summer Fair

95 Holywell Road Sheffield S4 8AR

2.00- 4.30pm, 3rd September 2016

All welcome

2016-08-17 13:49:13
South Yorkshire Sport want to hear from you

There’s a new fund to put on sport and other activities in your community and they want your opinion on how the money should be spent. Vestry Hall, Burngreave Road, Sheffield, S3 9DD.

On Tuesday 23rd August, 5pm – 8pm

Contact Safiya Saeed for more details Call 0114 2434340 or email

2016-08-15 18:51:01
Zumba at St Peter's

ZUMBA fitness – Thursdays at St. Peters, Lyons Street. 11am. £1.50. Bring the kids along !!! Everyone Welcome.

2016-08-05 07:02:12
Children's activities at Fir Vale Healthy Living Centre

Summer children's activities comeencin 1st August 2016 at Fir Vale Healthy Living Centre (in the Sheffield College Building) Earl Marshall Road S4 8LB. 0114 243 4340.

2016-07-31 10:40:56
Future of Junior chess in Burngreave

Chess events this summer: Burngreave Library, 10.00am on 30th July 2016.

2016-07-26 12:29:58
Welcome to Pitsmoor-on-Sea

School holiday theme at Pitsmoor Adventure Playground.

2016-07-26 11:58:37
Page sponsored by Sheffield City Council’s Healthy Communities Programme

Sheffield City Council’s Healthy Communities Programme

2016-07-22 12:29:06
Sports at Wensley Park

Sports at Wensley Park with DE Sportz and dance. 25th- 29th July.

2016-07-20 17:17:24
Girls Football Camp

Girls Football Camp at Goals Soccer Centre, 19 Norfolk Park Road, S2 2RU. For ages 11-16.

2016-07-20 17:10:16
Burngreave Children's Centre Fun Activities

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

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

Details of meetings of Ellesmere Scouts and 205th Sheffield Scouts

2016-07-20 16:51:34
Ice Sheffield

Ice skating sessions for girls only. For Ages 11-25. 15th August 2016. 9.00- 12.00

2016-07-19 11:37:45
This girl can sessions

Girls only badminton and football, English Institute of Sport (Opposite Ice Sheffield). Starts 8th July. Ages 11-25.Book with David 223 5627. GIRLS ONLY!

2016-07-19 11:33:38
Watoto Holiday Club

Watoto Holiday Club, Catherine Street, 18th- 29th July 2016. 9.00am- 3.00pm. 0114 275 1817. £3.30 per hour.

2016-07-19 11:26:38
Baby group at Burngreave Children's Centre

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

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

Springboard women only group meets at the Burngreave Vestry Hall

2016-07-07 18:43:06
Health walks in Pitsmoor

There are walks on Tuesdays and Thursdays to help you keep fit and active and meet people.

2016-07-05 20:01:31
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

2016-06-15 15:40:16
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
Playground Utopia

Utopia project at Pitsmoor Adventure Playground.

2016-06-11 08:32:56
Talking Sheds

Grand opening of Sage Greenfingers' new shed.

2016-06-11 08:26:52
Healthy Communities page

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

2016-06-11 07:32:46
Maali FC - The new team on the block

Maali FC team was launched at Verdon St Recreation centre.

2016-06-11 07:27:03
New black belts

Pilsung Taekwondo class win four black belts.

2016-06-08 19:37:30
Fun for kids at Cubs

Cub scouts activities

2016-06-08 19:32:47
Cooking classes at PACA

Cooking classes at PACA

2016-06-08 19:29:32
Furnival flavours

Fundraiser for the Cellar Space at the Furnival.

2016-06-08 19:25:29
Health walkers keep marching on

Health walks around Pitsmoor to continue

2016-06-08 19:20:29
Burngreave Ashram 2nd May events

Events at Burngreave Ashram

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

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

2016-06-08 17:44:49
Open day at the Healthy Living Centre

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

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

June 2016 news and information

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

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

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

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

2016-05-25 20:20:16
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
Women Only Fitness classes

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

2016-05-15 07:55:54
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
Pitsmoor Adventure Playground wins Community Award

Pitsmoor Adventure playground has won a Burngreave Community Award.

2016-04-02 08:29:46
Pupils learn how to stay safe online

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

2016-04-01 14:57:30
All Saints Youth Club: more to be done

The All Saints Youth Club on Lyons Close provides a warm and welcoming environment for young people in the area, with pool tables and table tennis as well as access to an outside grass area.

2016-04-01 14:45:43
Age Better in Sheffield

Age Better in Sheffield organised the ‘Let’s Talk Burngreave’ event on 19th March.

2016-04-01 13:15:00
Healthy Living Centre opens

Aspiring Communities Together (previously Yemeni Community Association) opened its new Healthy Living Centre on 10th March at the Fir Vale Centre

2016-04-01 12:56:27
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
Feeling Good’s monthly Cook & Eat session

Burngreave TARA’s Feeling Good project runs free activities for women at Verdon Street Recreation Centre.

2016-04-01 12:42:19
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
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
Carwood boxing champ

Local 18 year old Darnell Sterling is currently two-times Yorkshire Amateur Boxing Association champion at 64kg.

2016-03-31 20:30:37
International Women’s Day in Burngreave

Women and children were welcomed at Verdon Street Recreation Centre to celebrate International Women’s Day as a part of a global celebration.

2016-03-31 19:33:15
Singing Through The Seasons
Sage Greenfingers invite you to join a friendly, informal women’s singing group qt Abbeyfield House.
2016-03-22 14:47:00
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
Cook and Eat

Burngreave Tenants' and Residents' Association are holding monthly “Cook and Eat” Sessions at the Furnival on Verdon Street.

2016-03-15 09:01:29
Vacancy for health trainer

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

2016-03-14 10:55:56
Cooking classes for men

PACA at Firvale are offering a men's cook and eat class starting April

2016-03-08 12:17:52
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
Breast cancer awareness

Breast cancer awareness information

2016-02-17 09:43:13
International Women's Day

Stalls and activities at Verdon Street Recreation Centre Wednesday 9th March

2016-02-17 08:24:11
Multi faith forest gardening day

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

2016-02-08 15:53:27
Information and guidance at Sorby House

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

2016-02-02 07:08:15
Activity Sheffield: Multisports at Page Hall

Details of Activity Sheffield's multisports session in Page Hall.

2016-01-30 09:04:34
Activity Sheffield: Multisports at Lyons St

Details of free multisport sessions at Lyons Street.

2016-01-28 07:18:38
Activity Sheffield: Multisports at Earl Marshall

Detils of free multisports session at Earl Marshall recreation ground.

2016-01-28 07:11:07
Activity Sheffield: Chairobics

Details of Chairobics session at St Catherine's RC School.

2016-01-27 18:59:14
Activity Sheffield: Football

Football coaching, kickabouts and matches. Free at Fir Vale Secondary School Sports centre.

2016-01-27 18:42:21
Winter Health Advice

Winter Health Advice from Sheffield clinical Commissioning group

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

Sheffield City Council's healthy communities programme information.

2016-01-26 15:47:26
Sisters Cafe

Sisters' Cafe is a new cafe for women opening on Wednesdays from 11am 7 3pm, from Feb 10th in the Vestry Hall, Burngreave.

2016-01-21 15:38:08
Older Adult Health and Mental Wellbeing Event

Professionals from different health services will be at Verdon Street to give advice and information on caring for older adults

2016-01-19 18:54:44
Arts and Crafts Group

Aged over 50 and interested in arts and crafts then join us every Tuesday from 19th January for these free crafty sessions.

2016-01-15 16:59:22
Introduction to Community Development & Health

ICDH stands for Introduction to Community Development and Health. The course starts with a half day Taster session at 9.30 – 12.30. During the Taster session, you will meet the tutor, find out what the course is about and how the course is delivered. Free creche.

2016-01-15 16:16:29
Meet Zeeshan Maughal - fighting fit!

Zeeshan Maughal's boxing story

2016-01-13 09:21:35
Sage centre stage

Sage launches World Mental Health Week in the Winter Gardens

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

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

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

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

2016-01-12 17:00:35
Parkwood Springs festive lunch

Parkwood Springs Community Christmas Dinner at Parkwood Academy.

2016-01-12 15:13:37
Love food, hate waste

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

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

Page hall Surgery gains some extra funding

2016-01-12 14:36:15
Safety first at Byron Wood

Byron Wood School is raising road safety awareness.

2016-01-12 13:56:21
Mushroom walk

A guided fungi walk through the cemetery

2016-01-12 12:56:36
Baby Group at Burngreave Children's Centre

Details of baby group at Burngreave Children's Centre.

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

Weekly timetable for Burngreave Children's centre

2016-01-08 19:44:40
Community and health development

Community and health development session at Burngreave Vestry hall.

2015-12-28 16:00:15
Community and health development

Community and health development session at Burngreave Vestry hall.

2015-12-28 15:59:57
Free "Health Chat" training

Health Chat training on 21st December 2015.

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

Free two day event at Yemeni Community Association

2015-12-01 10:54:37
Job vacancy: Cafeteria coordinator

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

  • Working Hours: 37.5

  • Salary Scale: £18,525

  • Closing date: 11th December

2015-11-24 16:53:13
Zumba at Fir Vale Oasis Academy Primary School

Zumba sessions at Fir Vale Oasis Academy primary

2015-11-23 18:13:50
Parkwood Springs Working day

Details of Parkwood Springs working day on 28th November.

2015-11-21 18:48:35
Age UK vacancies and volunteers

Age UK vacancies and volunteer opportunities.

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

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

2015-11-04 19:08:41
Love food, hate waste

Details of Love food, Hate waste event.

2015-10-28 16:32:44
Burngreave Cemetery Mushroom Walk

Burngreave Cemetery Mushroom Walk

2015-10-20 18:46:45
Art with Krishna

Details of community art group

2015-10-07 10:17:36
Singing and sea air with SAGE

Recent events run by Sage Greenfingers

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

Coffee morning fundraising for Macmillan cancer support.

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

Information on dental hygiene

2015-10-07 10:04:23
Bicycles and Beacons at Parkwood Springs

Events and news from Parkwood Springs

2015-10-07 09:34:02
Sadacca's afternoon tea with a difference

saddaca women's group held a fundraising afternoon tea.

2015-10-07 09:10:31
YCA funding success

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

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

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

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

Local people taking a van to Calais to assist refugees

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

Byron Wood ESOL learners share recipes

2015-10-06 20:00:45
Al Fresco Pizza

Green city action open day

2015-10-06 19:49:02
Ladies that lifeguard

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

2015-10-06 19:24:32
Cellar Space

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

2015-10-06 17:09:16
Springboard Social Café

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

2015-10-05 15:44:43
Muslim men’s health e vent

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

2015-10-05 15:19:35
Inspire (UK) Care vacancy for care worker

Inspire (UK) Care job vacancy for care worker

2015-10-05 12:36:38
Page Hall surgery funding cuts

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

2015-10-02 16:00:12
Introduction to Community Development and Health

Starting Tuesday 7th September 2004, the course is fun, active and builds on your existing knowledge and experience. You will be encouraged to use your existing skills and to develop new skills.

2015-08-28 10:57:52
Community health and nutrition course

A course for people who want to spread the word about healthy eating, starting Friday 15th October 2004.

2015-08-28 10:53:51
Sure Start’s wonderful achievements

“As a father in the Fir Vale area, I would like to thank the Sure Start programme manager and staff for their initiative and hard work.”

2015-08-28 10:14:12
Happy New Year’s Resolutions!

Shirley Grundy of Grimesthorpe started smoking when she was 19. Forty-six years later she has successfully given up.

2015-08-18 21:05:41
Your Voice in Our Health

Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Forums are now established all over England. They play a vital role in making sure patients’ and the public’s views are heard and acted upon by all those making decisions about health.

2015-08-18 13:40:06
Burngreave Community Action Forum

Working Group Meeting Dates and Health Group information.

2015-08-18 13:34:41
Round Walk

In October 2004, Sheffield’s Lord and Lady Mayor joined Burngreave Ramblers to launch the Burngreave Round Walk booklet.

2015-08-18 13:20:13
Sage Greenfingers Singing Sessions

Sage greenfingers Singing sessions

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

SOAR Job vacancy for maternity cover

2015-08-03 08:12:39
Greentop Circus:learn circus skills

Learn circus skills

2015-08-02 11:20:56
Street Games in Burngreave

Street games in Burngreave organised by Doorstep Sports Club

2015-08-02 11:05:29
Street games at All Saints

Street games at All Saints. time and venue

2015-08-01 10:32:27
Street games in Page Hall

Street games in Page Hall: times and venue

2015-08-01 10:24:12
Football: Activity Sheffield

Football (Activity Sheffield) at Fir Vale school

2015-08-01 10:05:49
Sport FX South Yorkshire

Football, boxing, cricket and dancing at Firvale Academy; times and venue

2015-08-01 09:26:59
Boys Football: Elllesmere Youth project

Boys Football: Elllesmere Youth project. Times and venue

2015-08-01 09:00:19
Osgathorpe Pavilion Youth Club

Osgathorpe Pavilion youth club. Times and venue.

2015-08-01 08:53:12
All Saints Youth Club

All Saints Youth Club. Times and venue.

2015-08-01 08:44:37
Earl Marshall Youth Club

Earl Marshall Youth Club Times and venue.

2015-08-01 08:31:03
Mothers of Burngreave Youth Club

Mothers of Burngreave Youth Club venue and times

2015-08-01 08:24:34
Firth Park Family Activity Day

Firth Park Family Activity Day

2015-07-30 06:47:38
Pitsmoor Adventure Playground

Opening times of Pitsmoor Adventure Playground

2015-07-10 18:15:55
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
PACA Activities

Health enhancing activities at PACA

2015-06-23 09:43:39
Allez Wincobank!

Bicycle event at Wincobank

2015-06-22 14:21:17
Urgent care review questionnaire

Urgent care review questionnaire

2015-06-22 14:07:23
Free female lifeguard training

The YCA Firvale Centre is arranging a free course for women who want to train as a lifeguard.

2015-06-14 22:18:59
SOAR Community Volunteer Development Worker

SOAR community volunteer development worker vacancy

2015-06-08 19:25:12
Running the Yorkshire half Marathon

Helen Brown's account of running the Yorkshire half marathon

2015-05-28 13:21:42
Stories from the Byron Wood Bugle

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

2015-05-28 13:16:44
Preparing for Ramadan

How to prepare for Ramadan

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

health news, support and information

2015-05-28 12:51:21
Thalassaemia support

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

2015-05-28 12:50:29
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
Ellesmere Youth Project Sports Camp

Ellesmere youth project Sports Camp 26-28th May 2015

2015-05-18 19:43:59
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
It’s a Sure Start

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

2015-05-11 18:24:07
Warm welcome back Magda

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

2015-05-11 18:08:00
Owen Smith – Mental Health Worker

Owen Smith is passionate about mental health. Ever since his childhood in and around Pitsmoor, he’s overcome many obstacles to become one of the few, highly valued, black members of community mental health teams.

2015-05-11 17:36:33
Mental Health – it’s not Black and White

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

2015-05-11 17:34:01
Calling all young women!

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

2015-05-11 17:26:19
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
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
Pride in new plaza

Based at 64 to 68a Spital Hill, the Spital Hill Plaza & Function Room project has already attracted interest from a large section of our community’s small enterprises. A florist, fish market, clothing sales, barber and beauty salon, blending with a charity shop while above that sits a large function room. These things are already earmarked for Burngreave’s first shopping plaza.

2015-05-11 11:24:29
Burngreave Women Only Support Group

Women who are suffering from domestic abuse or have in the past can get together with like-minded people for support and to have fun.

2015-05-07 11:11:56
Burngreave women only support group

Burngreave women only support group

2015-05-07 10:46:13
Chronic Pain Support Group

An opportunity for those who suffer from chronic pain to socialise with similar sufferers and learn new techniques to control their pain,

2015-05-07 10:41:25
Pain Support group

Pain Support Group Tuesday 12th May 2015 12:30pm – 2:30pm St Cuthberts Church Barnsley Road

2015-05-07 10:32:46
Plant Sale

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

2015-04-29 20:32:28
Singing Workshops for Women

Singing Workshops for Women organised by Sage Greenfingers

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

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

2015-04-07 11:57:18
Pitsmoor Adventure Playground

Recent activities at Pitsmoor Adventure Playground

2015-04-07 11:18:28
Calling all carers

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

2015-03-31 13:07:37
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
Race for Life

Staff of Ellesmere Children’s Centre raised £570 for Breast Cancer Research by completing the 5km ‘Race for Life’ on Sunday 9th May 2004.

2015-03-31 10:39:30
Language Matters

Burngreave Language Support Agency (BLSA) organised a successful conference on 1st July at the Spectrum Centre.

2015-03-31 10:26:12
Women's Wellbeing Event

Event part of the SCC 5 ways to wellbeing initiative at the clocktower, Firth park

2015-03-28 21:36:30
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
Good news for Page Hall

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

2015-03-23 15:08:16
Women only exercise session

Due to the popularity of this session, classes will continue up until the start of Ramadan. Activities are tailored to participants’ fitness levels. The tutor has previously done activities such as aerobics, circuits, floor work on mats, resistance bands, Zumba, and weights.

2015-03-23 14:18:27
Chronic pain support group

The chronic pain group has been well attended with women from local surgeries and self-referrals. The group is supported by Somshun and Page Hall Practice Champions Glynnis and Nasra. This has been a great opportunity for people who suffer from chronic pain to get together and share tips on managing pain, discuss pacing, relaxation and stress relief. We now fund a professional masseuse to come monthly for personalised massages.

2015-03-23 14:12:20
Funding renewed for Wellbeing Programme

The Sheffield City Council programme has received another year's funding until April 2016, so we can continue funding Health Development Worker Somshun Nessa and the activities and groups she has established.

2015-03-23 14:08:08
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
Feeling good and eating well on Verdon Street

Burngreave TARA continues to offer ‘feeling good’ activities for women at Verdon Recreation Centre during term-time.

2015-03-23 12:54:35
Cook and Speak

These sessions,involving varied activities takeplace at St Cuthbert’s, Barnsley Road, Fir Vale on Wednesdays from 10.30am to 1.30pm.

2015-03-23 12:39:35
SOAR community job vacancies

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

2015-03-16 09:27:38
Introduction to Community Development and Health.

ICDH is a 15 weeks training course set up by a local organisation covering topics about personal development, health and wellbeing and community development.

2015-03-03 08:08:21
Friends of Parkwood Springs meeting and working day

Friends of Parkwood Springs meeting and working day

2015-02-27 12:27:06
International Womens Day


2015-02-08 09:34:40
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
Out and About

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

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

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

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

Community health and well being event on 6th February 2015

2015-01-29 09:36:19
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
Out and About in Burngreave and Firvale

A course in confidence for ALL women in this area

2015-01-21 11:19:04
Cook and Speak

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

2015-01-17 13:12:49
Two Job Vacancies at SAGE Greenfingers

SAGE Greenfingers is recruiting for 2 posts:

Horticultural therapy support worker with Arts lead (22.5 hours/week) Salary: £21,386 per annum pro rata (£13,005 for a 22.5 hour week)

Horticultural therapy support worker with Allotment lead (24 hours/week) Salary: £21,386 per annum pro rata (£13,872 for a 24 hour week)

Deadline: 12 noon Monday 2nd February

2015-01-12 22:07:16
Sheffield Smokefree Spaces Service Smokefree Awareness Training

Sheffield Smokefree Spaces Service Smokefree Awareness Training.

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

Wednesday 4th Feb 2015 1.30-4pm

2015-01-12 07:51:01
Smoke Free Awareness Training

Training for front-line workers, volunteers and people working with families.

2015-01-11 23:05:09
zumba class at Verdon St

Ladies fun fitness class every Tuesday at Verdon St recreation centre.

2015-01-11 22:48:23
Zumba classes at Verdon St

Ladies only fun fitness class at Verdon Street Recreation centre.

2015-01-11 22:21:16
Christmas comes early for Sage/Greenfingers

2 large grants have been approved to support Sage/Greenfingers programme over the next 5 years.

2014-12-21 09:02:30
Get Started with Football

If you are aged 16-18 and not in education, training or employment and from South Yorkshire Get Started with us and achieve your goals.

2014-12-15 09:40:20
Yemeni Community Association Winter Fair 11th December

Yemeni Community Association Winter Fair 2014

2014-12-09 07:18:36
Gemma Mohamed's graduation

Gemma Mohamed has graduated as a mental health nurse.

2014-12-01 15:53:53
Burngreave Women Only Support Group

Two meetings for Burngreave Women only Support group

2014-11-19 10:22:20
Smoke Free Awareness Training

Sheffield smoke-free services provide their latest training course for workers and volunteers

2014-11-13 08:14:32
Forest Garden workday

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

2014-11-04 21:35:33
Now online: Health Bulletin October - December 2014

Details of health activities taking place in and around Burngreave and Fir Vale from the 2014 October to December edition of the Burngreave Health Bulletin are now on our website.

2014-10-30 19:34:40
Zumba Fitnesss - ladies only class

Zumba class for ladies only

2014-10-30 15:38:05
African Caribbean men's prostate cancer awareness campaign

Prostate Cancer UK has funded a campaign ‘My Brother's Keeper’ to raise awareness of prostate cancer among African-Caribbean men in Sheffield.

2014-10-30 11:18:01
Older people’s activities

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

2014-10-29 15:41:45
Mental well-being & social activities

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

2014-10-29 15:21:17
Support for Parents with Babies and Young Children

Clinic sessions with midwives and groups offering breastfeeding and other support

2014-10-24 19:34:12
Healthy Eating and Weight Management

Groups offering advice and support for healthy eating

2014-10-24 19:03:19
Health Support and Groups

Anumber of groups providing support for various health issues

2014-10-24 18:41:59

The Burngreave Health Bulletin's guide to exercise classes in the local area.

2014-10-24 16:47:16
Domestic Abuse Awareness training

Domestic Abuse, Risk Assessment & MARAC on Wednesday 24th November 2014,9.30am-4.30pm

2014-10-24 16:18:20
Coffee Mornings at Verdon Recreation Centre

Wednesdays 10:00am – 12:00pm

The coffee mornings offer: advocacy support, weight management and arts and crafts.

Women can come along to a drop in every Wednesday to find information they might need from Shena Moore. This will sometimes include visits from different health professionals who can give advice on health issues.

2014-10-24 16:05:49
Exercise groups at Verdon Recreation Centre

Badminton and Zumba exercise groups at Verdon Recreation Centre

2014-10-24 15:49:12
Cook & Eat Session

Women will have the chance to learn how to cook more healthily. Health Trainer and Development Worker, Somshun Nessa, will be sharing her expertise on healthy eating, and encouraging women to share their knowledge and recipes.

2014-10-24 15:27:14
Pain Support Group

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

2014-10-24 15:09:08
"What is Health Course?" postponed

Due to the national strike on Tuesday 14th October the first session will be on Tuesday 21 October 2014 at St Cuthbert’s Church 9:30am till 11:30am.

2014-10-16 20:19:26
The Multifaith Forest Garden at Parkwood Springs

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

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

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

2014-10-02 15:42:56
Friends of Burngreave Cemetry: Apple Day

Friends of Burngreave Cemetry will be holding their annual Apple Day on Sunday 5th October

2014-10-02 15:06:07
Free Sports Clubs in Burngreave

You can decide what sports you want to do at these FREE weekly sports sessions.

2014-10-02 14:24:28
Wensley Street Activities

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

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

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

2014-09-29 04:05:33
Seasonal flu vaccinations

Drop-in clinics for patients of Burngreave Surgery and Herries Road Surgery. Dr Mooney and Dr Hobden would like to invite you to attend for a seasonal flu vaccination.

We are holding drop-in clinics at both surgeries

2014-09-29 03:50:47
Greenfingers 10th anniversary

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

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

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

2014-09-27 10:45:51
International Meal

The International Meal is held on the first Thursday of the month at the Welcome Centre, Christchurch, Pitsmoor. T

2014-09-26 20:36:29
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
Keep warm this winter and save money on your bills

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

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

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

2014-09-26 15:41:45
Health Courses and Support Groups

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

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

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

2014-09-26 14:22:28
Parkwood Springs work-day

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

2014-09-24 21:13:18
FREE Women Only Exercise Course

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

2014-09-04 15:47:23
Burngreave Women Only support group

A practical and emotional support for women going through any kind of abuse.

2014-09-04 15:43:00
Make Up Beginners Course Burngreave Children's Centre.

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

2014-09-04 15:15:17
Pain Support Group

This is an opportunity for those who suffer from Pain to socialise with like-minded people and gain new skills to self-manage Pain.

2014-08-29 15:11:08
Greentop Circus Autumn classes

Green Top Circus offer circus skills training starting September

2014-08-29 14:17:47
New Bingo sessions

Bingo sessions are planned for the community room at St Catherine's School in the autumn.

2014-08-03 08:24:30
Sheffield Raft Race 2014

Sheffield’s raft race is back, and it’s taking place on the 30th of August 2014 from Kelham Island to Nursery Street.

2014-07-31 15:48:20
Over 50s Refugee Project

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

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

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

  • Salary: £14,880

  • Closing date: 12noon Monday 18th August 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Burngreave Health Bulletin guide to health and support groups.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2014-07-24 14:38:17
Burngreave Health Bulletin

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

2014-07-24 14:10:10
Volunteer with Sage Greenfingers

Our volunteers help support people to do gardening, cooking, art and craft activities and DIY tasks.

2014-07-19 11:42:40
Byron Wood Family Fun Day Photos

More pictures of the day at Byron Wood Family Fun Day.

2014-07-18 21:06:03
100 Black Men Walk for Health Group anniversary

The 100 Black Men Walk for Health Group celebrated its 10th anniversary on June 7th 2014 at Sheffield Hallam University

2014-07-18 15:21:27
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
Staying active at Verdon Rec

For over 20 years, the Senior Citizens group have been meeting at Verdon Recreation Centre. Local resident, Delia Chadwick, keeps the friendly group for over-50s going every Wednesday and is hoping new members will join

2014-07-18 15:02:12
Raising awareness of autism

Burngreave BME Autism Support Group meets up once a week at Verdon Street to offer support and advice to parents of children with autism.

2014-07-18 14:43:58
BME network meeting in Burngreave

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

2014-07-18 14:36:31
Playground welcomes the Tour

On 5th July while the Tour de France was breezing through Yorkshire, the Pitsmoor Adventure Playground was running its own time trials for the under fives.

2014-07-18 14:26:36
Byron Wood Family Fun Day

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

2014-07-18 14:19:30
Confidence and Self-esteem

Activities to boost your confidence and self-esteem over Summer 2014.

2014-07-17 20:30:30
Successful Projects improve wellbeing

Among the many important projects from the Community Wellbeing Programme (CWP), the Pain Support Group and Women’s exercise have been particularly successful.

2014-07-17 16:16:20
Feeling Good on Verdon Street

Women celebrated the end of the first year of the Feeling Good on Verdon Street Project in June.

2014-07-17 16:10:55
Looking after each other

Sheffield City's Council's new Community Wellbeing Programme, has groups and activities in Burngreave and Fir Vale that are empowering hundreds of local residents to help themselves and others and tackling ill health.

2014-07-17 15:57:40
Free week of football training with SUFC for 16-18 year olds

Details of specialist football and leadership training from professional coaches for young people aged 16-18 who are not in education, training or employment.

2014-07-09 00:44:55
Parents' walk from Firshill School

An easy walk aimed at getting new and expecting parents out and about socialising with other parents while getting fit at the same time

2014-07-04 15:12:22
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
Date confirmed for the ban on Khat

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

2014-06-19 17:05:11
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
100 Black Men's Walk for Health: 10th Anniversary Evening

The 100 Black Men's Walk for Health group will hold their 10th anniversary evening celebration at Sheffield Hallam University on Saturday 7th June 2014.

2014-06-05 17:13:49
Firth Park Fun Day

Community stalls, dancing displays, fun fair rides, food stalls, sporting competitions, bike repair workshops, climbing wall and more.

2014-05-31 19:26:25
Free Weekly Chairobics Sessions

All are welcome to join this gentle exercise group run by Activity Sheffield.

2014-05-31 19:08:47
Dementia? Welcome! Cafe Open Day

Dementia? Welcome! is a weekly café for people who have memory problems, their carers, family and friends. It provides an opportunity to meet other people in a similar situation and get some support and information in a friendly, welcoming place over a cup of tea.

2014-05-31 19:02:53
Appetiser Afternoons

The Primary Mental Health Care Project at Pitsmoor Surgery is starting a small group providing information sessions on Looking After Yourself.

2014-05-31 18:56:01
Thinking of stopping smoking?

Stopping smoking is the best thing you can do not only for your own body’s health, but because of the dangers of second hand smoke, for the health of your family too.

2014-05-30 21:13:57
Abuse of the vulnerable

There have recently been two major cases of abuse in nursing homes in our neighbourhood, which have gone to court.

2014-05-30 21:01:07
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
Verdon Recreation Centre Feeling Good Projects

Free weekly drop-in coffee mornings with information sessions and activities. For women only.

2014-05-29 19:20:09
The Furnival Feeling Good Project

Join us for free monthly cook and eat sessions.

2014-05-29 19:16:26
Burngreave TARA Future Trips

Take a trip with Burngreave TARA to Bridlington or Skegness this summer.

2014-05-29 19:03:13
Burngreave TARA coffee and chat

Meet for coffee, chat, fun and advice.

2014-05-29 19:01:44
Playground for all

Pitsmoor Adventure Playground activities

2014-05-29 16:26:10
Domestic Abuse Awareness

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

2014-05-29 16:06:00
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
Mother's Day celebrated

Over 80 mothers and their families enjoyed a Mothers’ Day meal at SADACCA in March.

2014-05-29 15:55:30
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
Healthy Fasting Tips

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

2014-05-29 15:32:52
Paul's trip to Slovakia

Paul Howard is driving a Volkswagen Golf 2500 miles to Slovakia to raise money for St Lukes' Hospice.

2014-05-29 15:15:25
New allotment flag

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

2014-05-29 14:56:10
Vicar walks coast to coast

Philip Ireson, Vicar at Christ Church Pitsmoor recently walked from Robin Hood's Bay on the east coast to St Bees Head in Cumbria

2014-05-29 14:50:45
Khat ban begins 24th June 2014

Police representatives attended a government briefing at the Home Office in May to hear the latest on the date for banning the stimulant herb, Khat, which is now likely to come into force on Tuesday 24th June.

2014-05-29 14:41:44
Ladies only exercise classes

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

2014-05-08 16:15:19
Practical Parent Helpers

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

2014-05-08 14:30:54
Burngreave Children's Centre Open Day

Burngreave Children's Centre Open Day

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

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

2014-04-17 17:38:39
Healthy Lifestyle Course

This is a 6 week course for Women Only who want to make a positive change to their Lifestyle on Thursday May 8th.

2014-04-17 17:23:08
Courses and Training

Health Bulletin guide to health courses and training courses in the area.

2014-04-17 16:06:58
Support for parents with babies and young children

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

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

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

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

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

2014-04-17 15:46:57
Healthy eating & weight management

Health Bulletin guide to healthy eating & weight management sessions taking place in the area.

2014-04-17 15:36:25
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

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

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

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

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

Event to assist the Phoenix Futures Charity

2014-04-17 14:32:22
Sportiv8 programme

• 14 weeks • 14 hours per week • 14th April – 18th July • 4 hours practical every week

2014-04-10 18:21:53
Easter Holiday Activities 2014

Activities for children and young people in Burngreave and Fir Vale during the Easter holiday.

2014-04-10 16:31:51
Firth Park Summer Fun Day

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

2014-04-05 15:52:13
Friends of Firth Park: Editorial

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

2014-04-05 15:23:37
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
Five Rivers: Home support for the elderly

Having experienced the shortfall in the level of care offered to the elderly while her Nan was seriously ill, Kimberley Davison set upon the idea of providing a mobile service tailored to each persons individual needs.

2014-03-30 13:55:13

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

2014-03-29 21:33:15
Easter programme at Christ Church and St Peter's

Services and events at Christ Church and St Peters church

2014-03-29 21:19:50
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
St James annual feast

St James Church lunch club have a feast

2014-03-28 16:19:44
Make-up volunteer

Local resident Nawar Adel Alwai, volunteered for a make-up masterclass

2014-03-28 15:47:15
Climbing challenge

Climbing challenge for young people

2014-03-28 15:31:29
Domestic Abuse Awareness training with Vida

Domestic abuse awareness training for men and women working in Sheffield

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2014-03-28 14:15:35
Evaluating mental health care

Mental Health campaigners Maat Probe Group held a range of events in February to involve people in their evaluation of mental health care.

2014-03-27 17:34:19
Inspiring women

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Your expected fee would be £12 per hour.

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

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

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

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

  • Hours: 24 hours/week

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

2014-03-13 15:28:42
Job: Cellar Space Manager

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

  • 37 hours a week

  • Salary Scale: £24,892 – £31,160

  • Closing Date: Thursday 24th April 2014

2014-03-13 14:17:46
Zumba fitness class

At the YCA Mondays from 2:00pm to 2:45pm £2.50 per person per session

2014-03-07 15:57:57
FREE Football Training every Friday evening

Football Training at Pitsmoor Adventure Playground with Sheffield United.

2014-02-26 17:33:06
International Womens Day 2014

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

2014-02-20 15:20:01
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
International Womens Day Event

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

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

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

2014-02-07 15:09:21
Roshni Health Workshop

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

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

Centres to give the best start to you and your family

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

Free community walks for adults

2014-01-31 23:13:55
Hindu Samaj volunteer

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

2014-01-31 16:27:43
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
Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is often defined as persistent pain lasting in a certain area for more than 6 months and remaining for years.

2014-01-31 15:10:54
Domestic Abuse Awareness training with Vida

For men and women working in Sheffield

2014-01-31 15:03:23
Diabetes Self Help Group

This is a chance to learn new cookery skills, socialise and gain new skills to self manage your condition.

2014-01-31 14:55:48
Community fitness at Parkwood Academy

Parkwood Academy opened a new community fitness suite at the school in January.

2014-01-31 14:43:01
Women Only Exercise Course

For ladies who would like to lose weight.

2014-01-31 14:42:05
Pitsmoor lunch club

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2014-01-30 20:41:11
Local boxers become national champions

Zeeshan Maughal and Aseel Lahsoon were crowned champions in the Senior Novice Championship, hosted by the Amateur Boxing Association. The championship took place in Cranwell in Lincolnshire on 7th December 2013 and 50 senior amateur boxers competed with each other.

2014-01-30 20:15:19
Earl Marshall Juniors Under 11s Look For Perfect Ten

The recent wet weather has led to a number of postponed football matches so local team Earl Marshall Under 11s are having to wait for their perfect ten wins in a row

2014-01-30 20:08:49
Concerns about Khat legal change

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

2014-01-30 15:28:25
Courses and Training

A series of courses and training available in Burngreave and Firvale.

2014-01-17 16:18:48
Health Support and Groups

Health Support and Groups in Burngreave and Page Hall.

2014-01-17 16:10:04
Older people’s activities

Older people’s opportunities on offer in Burngreave and Fir Vale

2014-01-17 16:03:41
Healthy eating & weight management

Weight management course available at Fir Vale

2014-01-17 15:52:23
Get Started SUFC

The Prince’s Trust and Sheffield United Foundation If you are 16-25 and NEET Get Started with us and achieve your goals. ALL are welcome to join our free football programme at SUFC Training Academy.

2014-01-17 15:40:39
Make- up Course

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

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

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

2014-01-17 15:28:16
Feeling Good on Verdon Street – Exercise for Women

Free, women only, exercise sessions on Wednesdays at Verdon Recreation Centre

2014-01-17 15:18:38
Women’s Cycling

Learn to ride or practice and improve your skills.

2014-01-17 15:08:03
Mental well-being & social activities

Mental well-being & social activities on offer in Burngreave and Fir Vale

2014-01-17 15:06:00

Exercise opportunities available in Burngreave and Fir Vale

2014-01-17 14:54:33
Burngreave Health Bulletin, January - March 2014

This bulletin is a guide to health activities taking place in and around Burngreave and Fir Vale.

We aim for the information to be as accurate as possible, but please contact individual providers to confirm the activity is taking place.

The Burngreave Health Bulletin is published quarterly on behalf of the Burngreave Health Network, contact the Burngreave Messenger to include information:

2014-01-17 14:50:36
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
Diabetes Self Help Group

A Diabetes self help group on Wednesday 29th January 2014, 12.30 – 2.30pm at Burngreave Children Centre

2014-01-10 19:49:04
Chronic Pain Self Help Group

A chronic pain self help group on Tuesday 28th January 2014, 12:30pm – 2:30pm, Burngreave Children Centre

2014-01-10 19:06:22
Free Cook and Eat Course

Want to discover how to cook healthy and tasty meals for the family? Then join us for a six week cooking course starting on Thursday 16th January 2014, 5-7 pm at Firth Park Academy

2014-01-10 15:01:23
Pitsmoor Adventure Playground Reopens

Pitsmoor Adventure Playground is reopening this week, and a Christmas party is planned for 21st December..

2013-12-18 17:32:07
Diabetes Self Help Group

This is a chance to learn new cookery skills, socialise and gain new skills to self manage your condition.

2013-12-13 14:36:40
Somali projects ask for support from Councillor

Parents from the Somali community gathered at the Vestry Hall on 5th October to meet Councillor Jackie Drayton. They asked for her support to continue projects now running at the Vestry Hall for children and families.

2013-11-29 20:40:49
Feeling Good on Verdon Street

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

2013-11-29 20:29:08
Good year for EYP

Ellesmere Youth Project brought a range of stalls and information together for young people at their AGM in October.

2013-11-29 15:17:14
Now is the time to quit

From April 2014, the way in which Stop Smoking Services in Sheffield are delivered will be changing.

2013-11-29 11:36:02
Living with Type 2 Diabetes

Are you diagnosed with type 2 diabetes? Are you confused about what foods you should be eating? It’s all about balancing your diet, which should include fruit and vegetables, starchy foods, meat, fish and pulses and dairy.

2013-11-29 11:04:25
Cook & Eat at the Furnival

People from all communities in the local area get together, to socialise, make new friends and share their recipes.

2013-11-29 10:30:19
Bedroom Tax win

A couple from Shirecliffe have beaten the bedroom tax.

2013-11-28 14:28:16
Weekly Coffee mornings at Verdon Rec

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

2013-11-14 15:34:38
Henry Core Training

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

2013-10-31 16:10:09
Children’s Weight Management

A family focussed, 12 week, children’s weight management programme.

2013-10-31 15:41:04
Diabetes Self Help Group

Monthly sessions to learn new cookery skills, socialise and gain new skills to self manage your condition.

2013-10-31 15:17:41
Half Term Mushroom Walk

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

2013-10-19 07:00:45
Healthy Living With Diabetes Workshop

A healthy living with diabetes workshop on Monday 11th November 2013 12.30 – 2.30pm at Vestry Hall.

2013-10-11 15:34:45
Feeling good on Verdon Street

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

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

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

2013-10-10 15:26:01
Seasonal flu vaccinations

Dr Mooney and Dr Hobden are holding drop-in flu vaccination clinics for patients of Burngreave and Herries Road Surgeries.

2013-09-30 11:26:32
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
Break free from smoking

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

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

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

2013-09-29 17:31:29
Abbeyfield Park: Women's Cycling

We started the project in July 2013, and there has been good attendance, though Ramadan and the school holidays affected the numbers.

2013-09-28 19:33:09
Sports Leaders

Trainee Sports Leaders took part in their final practical exam on Tuesday 2nd July.

2013-09-27 17:37:15
Healthy Living with Diabetes

This is a FREE course to learn new cookery skills.

2013-09-27 16:51:50
Dedicated volunteers at Pitsmoor Lunch Club

The Pitsmoor Lunch Club, run by a team of dedicated volunteers, will mark its 38th anniversary this year.

2013-09-27 15:35:09

Do you live around the Burngreave area and are interested in volunteering for the ‘Feeling Good on Verdon Street’ project?

2013-09-27 15:25:28
Cook and Eat

Share your recipes and eat good food once at the month at the Furnival.

2013-09-27 15:15:38
Wednesday weekly Drop-in

Drop in any Wednesday morning for a cuppa at Verdon St Rec.

2013-09-27 15:04:10
Feeling Good on Verdon Street

A new project is starting on Verdon Street in October to help women feel good and improve their health.

2013-09-27 14:48:41
Pitsmoor Olympics

Pitsmoor Adventure Playground hosted their own Olympic Games in August.

2013-09-27 14:21:39
Taekwondo gold

Local boy Radford Love has won the British Taekwondo title in the Cadet -57kg category at the national championships in Manchester.

2013-09-26 16:50:31

Volunteers can’t solve budget crisis

2013-09-26 16:36:09
Healthy Lifestyle Course

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

2013-09-12 14:43:18
Women Only Exercise Course

This is a ‘Women only’ exercise course for ladies who would like to lose weight

2013-09-12 14:21:10
Job: Admin/Finance worker

SAGE/Greenfingers seek someone with a broad range of administrative, book-keeping and financial management skills to help run our Burngreave based office.

  • Salary: £19,378 per annum pro rata (£7,856 for a 15 hour week)

  • Deadline: 5.30pm Monday 16th September 2013

2013-08-29 14:26:41
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
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
FREE 6 Week Cook and Eat Course

Open to all families that want to learn how to cook simple, quick and healthy recipes.

2013-07-27 18:11:39
Events and Trips

Summer activities in the Messenger catchment area

2013-07-21 18:26:20
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 sports activities

2013-07-21 17:01:47
Firth Park Festival

On Saturday the 29th of June, the local community gathered together to celebrate the start of summer in the annual Firth Park Festival.

2013-07-19 20:50:24
Saving money together

We are a group of 6 women and we buy our shopping together to help save money. We want to share our idea to inspire others

2013-07-19 20:38:22
Arwa Relaxation Therapy

Four years ago Arwa Havard opened Arwa Relaxation Therapy after gaining a UK Diploma in Massage Therapy at the Sheffield Centre for Massage Training.

2013-07-19 20:20:50
Summer at Verdon Recreation Centre

Verdon Recreation Centre remains available to use over the summer for events and activities as Pye Bank School has taken over management of the building.

2013-07-19 20:05:41
Heating Discussions at Carwood

Carwood Tenants met again on 2nd July about district heating concerns, in a follow up to the meeting in April.

2013-07-19 20:01:31
Learning to live with diabetes

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

2013-07-19 17:05:42
Inspiring others to quit smoking

Naz had been a smoker for many years and often had thoughts of quitting but he didn’t believe he’d be able to do it.

2013-07-19 15:43:38
Pye Bank Sports Day success

Sports Day started with an opening ceremony

2013-07-19 14:29:11
Children’s centre closes at Owler Brook

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

2013-07-18 15:01:42
Khat to become illegal

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

2013-07-18 14:41:25
Understanding Sleep Problems

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Six week Cook and Eat course

2013-07-04 14:55:22
Brighten Up Burngreave

Local residents are planning on giving Burngreave a woolly make-over in September, yarn-bombing Ellesmere Green and any other parts we can reach.

2013-07-03 18:11:37
Community Health Champions

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

2013-06-27 20:40:26
Let’s Grow Things!

Have fun with flowers, fruit and vegetables

2013-06-13 20:08:56
Mountain Bike event at Parkwood Springs

The Nutcracker XC races come to Parkwood Springs on Sunday 23rd June.

2013-06-13 16:22:12
Dementia Awareness Session

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

2013-06-03 04:34:30
Fed up of your money going up in smoke?

If you want to quit smoking and save money contact Emma, Burngreave Community Stop Smoking Advisor, for FREE confidential support.

2013-06-03 04:29:28
Job: Temporary Medical Receptionist / Administrator

The post will include reception duties, data input, general office tasks and word processing / IT skills at Pitsmoor Surgery.

  • Salary: £6.44 – £8.51 per hour subject to experience / qualifications

  • Closing date: 30th June 2013

2013-06-03 04:17:48
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
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
Knit and Natter

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

2013-05-31 15:32:57
Last chance to claim Disability Living Allowance

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

2013-05-31 15:08:06
Thinking of stopping smoking

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2013-05-30 20:20:13
Let’s get talking

Mental health problems are common – but nearly nine out of ten people who experience them say they face discrimination.

2013-05-30 16:05:42
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
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
Funday 2 at Pitsmoor Adventure Playground

Pitsmoor Adventure Playground is having a Funday on Saturday June 1st with den making, seed planting, arts & crafts, snacks, drinks and Zumba on offer.

2013-05-24 10:22:57
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
Job: 'Let’s Get Talking' Project Co-ordinator

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

Salary: £23,000 per annum, pro rata

Closing date: 5pm, Thursday 23rd May

2013-05-16 20:23:31
Women’s Wellbeing Course

Starts Tuesday 7th May 2013. A women only course ase a starting point for women who would like to improve their emotional and physical wellbeing.

2013-05-02 16:48:01
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
Learn to ride for free!

Would you like to learn how to cycle? Free training offered

2013-05-02 14:57:03
Zdravotny den ktore sa kona

Zdravotny den ktore sa kona Pondelok 15th April 12.00 — 14.00

2013-04-11 15:57:35
Health Awareness Day

Health Awareness Day Monday 15th April 12.00 — 2.00

2013-04-11 15:48:55
Women’s Wellbeing Course

This women only course is designed to be a starting point for women who would like to improve their emotional and physical wellbeing. Starts: Tuesday 16th April 2013

2013-04-09 14:48:15
Muheeb wins his first professional fight!

In the June 2012 issue we caught up with young boxer Muheeb who just turned professional. Well since then he has won his first professional fight and is being sponsored by the Burngreave Building Company

2013-03-28 16:02:22
Dementia? Welcome! Cafe

Local people with memory problems, carers, and others who believe that living with Dementia can and should include joy in life and a sense of community.

2013-03-24 22:48:18
Easter holiday activities

Activities for young people over the Easter holiday – full listing.

2013-03-22 18:16:06
Employment support to build confidence

MAAN (the Somali mental health project) hosted an Employability Skills Event at Verdon Recreation Centre on Thursday 14th March.

2013-03-22 15:33:58
Women's Wellbeing

This Sheffield Mind and Body Course is for those who are experiencing anxiety, low levels of confidence or mild to moderate low mood. Topics include: understanding emotional wellbeing, relaxation, stress and anxiety, food and mood, self-esteem and assertiveness.

2013-03-22 15:25:34
Health Walks

The Health walk, has proved to be very popular over the years, with some original members still attending, and other walkers becoming health walk leaders themselves.

2013-03-22 15:15:04
Gardening for mental well-being

Will Spring ever come? SAGE Greenfingers are the first to know about it when leaves start to bud, crocuses spring up and the battle with weeds starts all over again! Like everything in life gardening has its highs and lows, but getting active in the garden and watching the turning seasons can be wonderfully therapeutic.

2013-03-22 14:50:29
Get active and feel good

There is a huge amount of research and evidence that proves being physically active is essential if you want to live a healthy and fulfilling life.

2013-03-22 14:35:06
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
Job: Emotional Wellbeing Workers

Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust is recruiting a team of people to work with vulnerable groups within the North Sheffield area. 4 posts are available:

  • three posts at 18.75 and one at 30 hours per week

  • Salary £21,176 – £27,625 pro rata

  • Closing date for applications is Monday 18th March

2013-03-05 22:12:19
Songbirds at Dusk

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

2013-02-28 17:15:59
Forest Gardening

With the help of Sheffield Interfaith Group the Parkwood Springs Forest Garden has gone from strength to strength.

2013-02-01 15:32:50
Holtwood scouts 70th anniversary

This year is the 70th anniversary of the 205th St Catherine's Scout Group. It was affiliated into the Scout Movement on 1st April 1943, during the dark days of World War II.

2013-02-01 15:24:08
Sheffield Mind and Body Project

Promoting positive lifestyle change for physical and mental health

2013-02-01 15:14:12
Emotional wellbeing Group Sessions

If you are working with a group of women in Burngreave or Fir Vale, sessions are available on how to improve emotional wellbeing at home, including advice on domestic abuse.

2013-02-01 15:05:15
Know the signs of Ovarian Cancer

When to see your doctor If you are over 50 and you have any of the following symptoms most days for 3 weeks or more.

2013-02-01 14:53:36
You might not be getting enough vitamin D

Vitamin D is important as it helps the body absorb calcium for building strong bones and teeth. The majority of this vitamin is made in our body from sunlight. However, due to the weather here in the north of England many of us are not able to get enough vitamin D in this way.

2013-02-01 14:35:20
Burngreave and the Cuts

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

2013-01-24 01:30:31
Job: Community Development Worker

PACA is seeking a new Community Development Worker to work on an exciting new project in partnership with Sheffield University aimed at improving the understanding of the risks of congenital disorders.

  • 14 hours per week

  • Salary £8,736 per annum

  • Closing date for applications is Wednesday 30th January

2013-01-22 15:23:24
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
Five a day on a budget

It is very important to continue eating five portions of fruit and vegetables in winter, but it can get expensive. Here are some tips to help you get your five-a-day in a quick and cheap way.

2012-12-01 13:27:12
Healthy eating through the winter

With the winter season and the cold and dark days, we can forget to look after ourselves and maintain a healthy balanced diet. Here are some tips for everyone so you can feel your best during the cold weather

2012-12-01 13:16:39
Interfaith St Catherine's

During Inter Faith Week School Council members from St Catherine’s Primary School and St Thomas Moore organised a Faith Walk around the local area visiting places of worship.

2012-11-30 19:48:54
Rock Christian Centre Annual Harvest Feast

On Saturday October 13th Rock Christian Centre, a multi-cultural Church based below Ellesmere Green, hosted another annual Harvest Feast.

2012-11-30 19:42:07
Stop smoking - You can do it!

Its the time of year when people traditionally think of making New Year’s resolutions. Top of the list for some will be to stop smoking.

2012-11-30 19:24:32
Hallowe’en at Verdon

Verdon Recreation Centre’s Halloween Party.

2012-11-30 19:02:37
Taekwondo success

Radford Love and Aran Murdock, members of the Pilsung Taekwondo club at Verdon Recreation Centre. have recently achieved success in under 13s regional competitions in Barnsley. Both have been training for over 4 years.

2012-11-30 16:09:42
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
Consultation on closure of Norbury

The council has agreed that it will begin consultations to close down the Norbury Dementia Resource Centre in Burngreave.

2012-11-29 15:34:31
Time to talk about dementia

To see someone you love start to forget who they are, what they have achieved and to lose their independence is heartbreaking.

2012-11-29 15:13:12
Fir Vale Food Box

Fir Vale Food Bank launched a food collecting box at Ellesmere Children’s Centre

2012-11-29 15:08:43
Burngreave Sports Project

Sports projects that will be taking place in burngreave.

2012-11-20 12:37:54
Pitsmoor Methodist Lunch Club feature in Guardian film

Pitsmoor Methodist's lunch club is the subject of a new short film about austerity in Britain.

2012-11-19 13:04:11
Work–Life Balance

The government have launched a campaign to encourage employers to retain staff and give their workers/volunteers a healthy balance between work and the rest of their lives.

2012-11-15 15:54:17
Health Group Focus On Asthma

Asthma is a common condition affecting more than 5 million people in the UK. In 2000, a survey reported Burngreave had the highest levels of asthma-like symptoms in Sheffield.

2012-11-15 15:49:25
Volunteer as a Community Health Champion

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

2012-11-08 15:33:26
Sing Through The Winter

Would you like to try something new? Here's an opportunity to join a friendly, informal women's group.

2012-10-25 20:11:35
Food for Thought

Come and find out about Nutrition and Hydration

2012-10-18 15:01:35
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
St Catherines Dementia Café

St Catherines Nursing Home is launching a new monthly Dementia Café on 24th October.

2012-10-04 12:23:02
Open Day at St Catherines Nursing Home

St Catherines Nursing Home is opening its doors for a special open day of activities, refreshments and a chance to look around their building.

2012-10-04 07:06:01
Do you want to break free from smoking?

Advice and information. Double your chance of success with fee local support!

2012-10-01 12:52:45
Seasonal flu vaccinations

Burngreave Surgery and Herries Road Surgery: dates for flu vaccinations in October 2012

2012-10-01 11:57:30
Dementia Centre still threatened with closure

In October the Council will consider steps towards closure of Norbury Dementia Resource Centre on Barnsley Road.

2012-09-29 20:41:54
Domestic Abuse Helpline and support

Sheffield Domestic Abuse Partnership offers a range of support services.

Call the Helpline on: 0808 808 2241 or visit

Open 10am – 4pm Monday-Friday 10-7pm on Wednesdays A Punjabi, Urdu and Mirpuri speaker is available on Wednesdays from 10am-1pm.

In an emergency ring 999.

2012-09-29 19:57:34
Charity cycle ride

Paul Howard, Community Liaison Manager at Parkwood Academy, completes Land’s End to John O’Groats Charity Cycle Ride

2012-09-29 11:49:51
Wensley Street Fun Day

The fun day provided a range of events to engage the community in more healthy and positive activities and bring the community together.

2012-09-28 16:18:36
St Peter's summer fun day

St Peter’s Church held another successful fun day on 14th July

2012-09-28 15:58:15
Busy summer

Ellesmere Youth Project (EYP) had a busy summer, despite many young people being away for Ramadan. We ran trips and activities in various venues and for a variety of groups of young people.

2012-09-28 15:35:06
Sun, sea and sand

A large group of young people aged 8-19 set off from Earl Marshall Youth Club and enjoyed a sunny seaside day at Cleethorpes in August.

2012-09-28 15:21:55
What is Shisha?

The water pipe is used for smoking tobacco, and is known under various names including shisha, hookah and hubble-bubble pipe.

2012-09-28 15:05:08
Sheffield Mind and Body course

A domestic abuse training course with Vida-life without abuse

2012-09-28 15:04:26
Nazia’s story

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

2012-09-28 14:54:25
Shahina’s chairobics

Fitness, fun and friendship are all to be found at Shahina Hanif's weekly exercise classes in Firth Park and at the Pakistan Advice and Community Association in Fir Vale.

2012-09-28 14:52:33
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
Women’s Wellbeing Course

This course is for women who would like to improve their emotional and physical wellbeing,to share experiences without being judged.

2012-09-28 14:45:46
Domestic abuse and welbeing

Domestic abuse is physical, sexual, psychological or financial abuse that takes place in an intimate or family relationship.

2012-09-28 14:32:32
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
Wensley Street Fun Day - 15th September

Wensley Street Fun Day Saturday 15th September

2012-09-06 15:26:35
Out and about

Story: Nick Edmondson Pexton Grange Care Home have been working with local organistions to help their residents have more contact with the local community.

2012-07-20 16:56:39
Making Tracks at Parkwood

An exciting new cycle track for mountain bikes will open at Parkwood Springs this summer.

2012-07-20 14:58:06
‘Sort your life out’

On Tuesday 10th July a group of people aged 16 – 25 from the InterAct project launched a DVD they had been working on since February.

2012-07-20 14:52:49
Dr Patricia Edney retires

Dr Patricia Edney left Pitsmoor Surgery on 30th June, after 30 years working in this community. Over the years she has cared for generations of many families and seen countless changes in both the place and its people.

2012-07-20 14:27:41
Respect for Maat

Campaigning mental health group, Maat Probe Group, were recognised by Downing Street in March, with an invitation to London to meet Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

2012-07-19 16:37:34

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

2012-06-28 16:54:21
Burngreave Mile Run 2005

The third annual Burngreave mile run around the area.

2012-06-28 16:06:08
Cancer awareness event

Cancer awareness information evening in Burngreave, for Ethnic Minority Cancer Awareness Week.

2012-06-25 22:01:30
Rother Valley Country Park Trip

Wednesday 17th August, 10am – 2 pm

2012-06-21 16:14:20
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 Fir Vale Workhouse

The early history of the Northern General Hospital is not always obvious to many people visiting the large modern complex today. However, if bricks could talk, some of the older hospital buildings, like the old clock tower, could tell a story or two about their origins as the Fir Vale Workhouse, a place that inspired fear and dread in the hearts of many.

2012-06-21 15:17:33
Straight to the point

Drugs are a major issue in Burngreave, dealing and drug use are still the one thing people would most like to see improved. The recent launch of the Burngreave Drug Project’s (BDP) Complementary Therapies service adds to the outreach work they’re already doing and builds on surveys and community work done by Sheffield Black Drugs Service (SBDS), all supported by New Deal and the North Sheffield Primary Care Trust.

2012-06-21 15:15:03
St Peter's Sporting Summer Fete

Sporting event at St Peter's Church on Saturday 14th July

2012-05-28 11:09:41
BME carers conference

Carers and professionals enjoyed an informative and fun day at the Roshni conference for carers in the BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) community at SADACCA on Saturday 24th April, celebrating 20 years in Sheffield.

2012-05-25 15:11:55
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
Learning Somali tradition

Every week Somali girls from across Sheffield meet at Verdon Recreation Centre to learn traditional Somali dance/

2012-05-25 09:38:52
Grand Opening of MUGA at Owler Brook

The brand new multi use games area (MUGA ) at Owler Brook was opened in May

2012-05-25 09:24:07
Breast cancer awareness

volunteers from Breast Cancer Care came to Firs Hill School coffee morning on 4th May to give information about breast cancer. about breast cancer. Cath and Pat have both

2012-05-25 09:13:20
Health Day

Pakistan Advice and Community Association hosted two successful health days in May.

2012-05-25 09:03:20
Parkwood Springs Guided Walks

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

2012-05-11 11:13:06
News in brief

New project to help promote emotional health and well-being to Burngreaves's Yemeni and POakistani communities has been given the go-ahead

2012-04-26 16:17:00
Summer Schedule

As summer approaches and the sun starts to shine (here’s hoping…) the usual questions start to surface about what you can do to keep yourself occupied. Well worry not, there are some great events planned over the next couple of months which are sure to keep the whole family entertained.

2012-04-26 15:59:04
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
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
Roshni BME Carers Conference

Opportunity for professionals to gain an insight into the cultural needs of BME communities

2012-04-12 16:52:22
Residents petition Councillors

Burngreave residents went to the meeting of the full council at Sheffield Town Hall on Wednesday 4th April to tell councillors they valued staff at Verdon Recreation Centre and Pitsmoor Adventure Playground.

2012-04-04 21:37:03
Fir Vale Secondary School

Easter Holiday activities at Fir Vale Secondary School.

2012-04-02 00:33:05
Verdon Recreation Centre With Activity Sheffield

Come along and take part in lots of fun activities. Activities take place outdoors and inside in case it’s a rainy day.

2012-04-02 00:20:05
Youth Clubs with Sheffield Futures

Earl Marshall Youth Centre & All Saints Youth Centre – activities during the Easter Holidays.

2012-04-02 00:13:43
Losing the plot

A tale of Love, Life and Allotments

2012-03-31 19:33:05
Easter Holiday Activities

School holiday activity provision for young people from 2nd to 15th April

2012-03-31 16:24:57
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
Community Development and Health Course

The aims to teach people how to make small changes to improve their own health and the health of their families and community.

2012-03-31 15:41:33
Little Ummah Playgroup

we are running (perhaps the first ever in Sheffield) Muslim-focused mother, baby and toddler group, every Wednesday

2012-03-31 15:34:14
Learning to live healthy

Burngreave Healthy Communities has been working on helping people manage and prevent Type 2 Diabetes in recent months.

2012-03-31 13:28:12
Breast awareness in women over 70

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK but is a very treatable cancer in most women, especially if it is found in the early stages. More than 8 out of 10 women survive breast cancer.

2012-03-31 13:14:49
Residents raise concerns about staff changes

Local residents have raised concerns about proposed staff changes at Verdon Recreation Centre and Pitsmoor Adventure Playground, both run by Activity Sheffield.

2012-03-29 15:13:15
The lights go out

The lights are going out on the Wicker as the cuts bite.

2012-03-29 14:45:11
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
Sports Project Winter warmers

There are activities in Burngreave to cater for everyone, here is our current activity list.

2012-03-08 16:09:26
Under 8s remain unbeaten

Burngreave Saints Under 8s have won all their matches this season, and with the last match to play in mid-March, its looking good for them to be the top under 8s team in Sheffield.

2012-03-08 16:03:47
Making Tracks @ Parkwood Springs

Work is starting in preparation for a Cycle trail funded by Sport England.

2012-03-08 15:07:17
International Women's Day Celebration

Event for women at Verdon St, in celebration of International Women's Day on March 8th.

2012-03-01 19:03:16
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
Healthy eating through Arabic cookery

Local women celebrated ten weeks of learning authentic Arabic cooking at the Furnival this December, with a middle-eastern feast prepared by the students.

2012-02-23 16:18:45
Sowing Seeds of Sanctuary

As part of their Ecominds-funded project, SAGE Greenfingers has produced a film about their mental health gardening project's experience of engaging with refugees and asylum seekers. The film, Sowing Seeds of Sanctuary, was premièred at the Welcome Centre, Christchurch, last December.

Web exclusive: watch the video online.

2012-02-05 21:35:37
Getting Active!

You can reduce your risk of Type 2 Diabetes by being more physically active. Here are some of the local activities. (If you have diabetes speak to your GP before changing your activity levels)

2012-02-03 20:10:26
Healthy Living for residents affected by Type 2 Diabetes

Throughout January and February 2012, a six week ‘Healthy Living with Diabetes’ course is being delivered in two Burngreave venues. The HCP-funded course is being delivered at the Yemeni Community Association and Burngreave Children’s Centre.

2012-02-03 19:59:01
New booklet for parents of under fives

Sheffield Children's Hospital staff and GPs have produced a booklet for parents of under 5s.

2012-02-03 15:49:11
Verdon Street Centre with Activity Sheffield

Youth activities at Verdon Street with Activity Sheffield

2012-02-03 15:21:13
Youth Clubs with Sheffield Futures

Youth club activities during the February half term

2012-02-03 15:02:17
Food-i @ The Furnival

Food-i is a new project of Cellar Space based at The Furnival in Verdon Street. A team of catering trained learning mentors works with young people.

2012-02-02 15:52:37
Gaining a voice for women

Muslim women from Burngreave plan get people with power to listen to them, through their new network Muslim Women's Voices

2012-02-02 15:15:21
Mothers of Burngreave Network

Mothers in Burngreave have decided to take action in their community, following the deaths of young men from the Somali community over the last year.

2012-02-02 15:08:11
Sheffield F C comes to Pitsmoor

Sheffield FC's Futsal team and coaches are offering to provide training sessions in the area and to help set up local teams.

2012-02-02 14:36:40
A National Champion

from Earl Marshal Road, is the first national champion to come out of Fir Vale, winning the National Clubs for Young People title at 48kg class C category

2012-02-02 14:29:51
Healthy Living with Diabetes

A 6 week course focused on preventing and managing Type 2 Diabetes through practical lifestyle changes to diet and activity.

2012-01-01 22:02:12
Increasing awareness of breast cancer

Breast cancer awareness training is available in February to help local workers and volunteers increase awareness of symptoms, treatments and screening for Breast Cancer.

2011-12-31 13:19:44
Supporting Somalis

The needs of the local Somali community are still not being met, was the conclusion of the Somali Development & Support Organisation (SDSO) Conference.

2011-12-01 16:22:27
Sheffield Parent Partnership

Forum for people caring for children with special needs

2011-11-25 15:48:53
Parent Carer forum

Supporting Parents

2011-11-25 15:31:01
Sheaf Training reopens

Sheaf Training, based on Norwood Drive, has re-opened after a £3 million refurbishment.

2011-11-25 07:52:12
Health services at PACA

The Pakistan Advice and Community Association is now offering new services as part of its health and wellbeing provision. They are available for purchase with social services personal budgets, but are open to all:

2011-11-24 15:19:26
Type 2 Diabetes

Burngreave has one of the highest hospital admission rates for Type 2 Diabetes in Sheffield, which suggests many people with the condition are not managing it very well.

2011-11-24 15:12:19
Greenfingers cuts

SAGE Greenfingers (SAGE) will be launching a new horticultural therapy session from January 2012.

2011-11-24 15:07:39
SSCAT Foundation

Local group SSCAT Foundation (Sheffield Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Foundation) discussed their future at their annual conference in October, which aimed to raise awareness of the most common genetic disorder in the UK.

2011-11-24 15:07:08
Personal budgets for mental health

Self-directed support is the name given to the way social care servicesn have been redesign to focus on individuals. It is particularly new to Mental Health services, people with a critical or substantial level of need could now be eligible for ‘personal budget’ which they can use to “buy” services.

2011-11-24 15:00:03
Women’s Health Course at Pye Bank School

This autumn, Pye Bank School hosted a 10 week health course for women.

2011-11-24 14:50:47
Carwood TARA’s Zumba class

Women from Carwood Community Centre have been enjoying Zumba dance classes.

2011-11-24 14:48:46
The dictatorships and the epidemic

Selestine Lubowa's story of her life bothe here and in Uganda.

2011-11-03 16:26:00
Interfaith Tree Planting

Tree planting in Ellesmere park to replace trees previously removed

2011-11-03 14:31:09
Sing Through The Seasons!

A women's singing group is getting together at the Vestry Hall for 8 weeks, starting on 20th October.

2011-10-16 10:58:54
Black Spirituality & Mental Health

On Monday 24th October SACHMA presents ‘Past, Present & Future’; Back Spirituality & Mental Health; What you don't know can hurt you! – A Black History Month event at SADACCA Day Centre.

2011-10-13 16:33:53
Pitsmoor Lunch Club

Pitsmoor Lunch Club opens on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Pitsmoor Methodist Church

2011-10-05 06:53:30
“Allcomers” at Vestry Hall

The Vestry Hall is back in action after flooding but, for the last few months, “Allcomers” (formerly “Launchpad”) endured cramped conditions on the top floor.

2011-09-24 22:03:46
Coffee Day: Macmillan Cancer Support

Coffee day on 1st October in support of Macmillan Cancer Support.

2011-09-23 18:03:00
Seasonal flu vaccinations

Burngreave Surgery and Herries Road Surgery: dates for flu vaccinations

2011-09-23 17:09:07
Keeping fit at St Catherine’s School

Activity Sheffield is running Aerobics sessions every week at St Catherine’s Catholic Primary School with a qualified Instructor.

2011-09-23 16:37:39
Learners' success in community course

A group of adult learners from Burngreave and Page Hall recently collected their certificates for completing the Introduction to Community Development and Health (ICDH) course.

2011-09-23 15:15:40
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
A Wish to Walk

The Burngreave community came together in the summer to help a child to live the kind of life that most of us take for granted.

2011-09-23 10:58:06
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
Wensley's summer fun

Young people in Wensley have enjoyed another summer of activities, thanks to Wensley Tenants and Residents Association and Activity Sheffield

2011-09-22 23:23:09
Verdon Recreation Centre open day

Verdon recreation centre open day activities

2011-09-22 21:48:01
Sheffield Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia Foundation

Information about SCCTF and its work with the illnesses

2011-09-22 21:19:29
Primary Mental Health Care Project at Pitsmoor Surgery

Pitsmoor Primary Mental Health Care Project aims to promote recovery, integration and social inclusion.

2011-09-22 15:38:11
Singing is Good for you!

9 workshops for women from October to December in Burngreave.

2011-09-22 15:32:48
Growing Well-being with SAGE Greenfingers

SAGE stands for Support Arts Gardening Education. We support adults experiencing a range of mental health issues, recognising that mental health is strongly linked to physical and social well-being.

2011-09-22 15:23:21
Sheffield Mind and Body Project

At Sheffield Mind and Body Project (SMBP), we know there are lots of simple things we can do to look after our mental health, just as we do with our physical health. If we do this, we can significantly reduce our chances of experiencing mental health problems, as well as improving our wellbeing in general. The SMBP approach can also aid the recovery of people experiencing mental health problems.

2011-09-22 15:09:13
SACMHA Health and Social Care Company

SACMHA is a registered charity that offers support and advice for individuals of African and African- Caribbean origin who are experiencing mental health difficulties.

2011-09-22 15:06:49
Emotional Wellbeing Service for Pakistani Women

Emotional Wellbeing Services aims to assist Pakistani Women to address the problems that they face in their lives by providing one-to-one support and, when appropriate, work in groups with organisations.

2011-09-22 15:03:29
Maan, Somali Mental Health

For the last 20 years, Maan has been a first point of contact for the Somali community. With reductions in funding, staff have become part-time but they continue to provide support in mental health and tenancy needs, advice and information and they are helping people to access the right services. They have an open door policy, so can work with all communities. They have recently worked with Eritrean and Kurdish communities.

2011-09-22 14:57:31
Reducing inequality in mental health services

High levels of mental illness amongst minority ethnic groups has been a cause for concern. For a very long time BME communities have experienced inequalities in their rates of mental illness, service experience and service outcome. BME groups are often over-represented in secondary mental health services.

2011-09-22 14:52:37
Improving Mental Health and Well-being

Research suggests that one in four people will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year. At any given time, one in six adults has a mental health problem of varying severity.

2011-09-22 14:50:20
Verdon Recreation Centre Open day

Come along and see what is regularly on offer at Verdon Recreation centre, which is located in the heart of Burngreave.

2011-09-08 22:32:51
Zumba Gold

The Zumba Gold Fitness program is an innovative, fun and exciting program and is designed for the true beginner, and/or people who are not used to exercising, or people who may be limited physically.

2011-09-05 21:37:26
Wellbeing Taster Programme (Women only)

A 10 week health programme at Sorby House designed to be a starting point for anyone who would like to improve their emotional or physical wellbeing.

2011-09-05 21:00:55
Women’s Wellbeing Group

This women only group is designed to be a starting point for women who would like to improve their emotional and physical wellbeing.

2011-09-05 20:43:01
Vestry Hall reopens for activities

The Vestry Hall is open again after flood damage and the S3 Allcomers are holding the Dry Road events on 8th September.

2011-08-30 21:15:52
Family Funday @ Sheffield Caribbean Sports Club, Ecclesfield Common

Family Funday @ Sheffield Caribbean Sports Club

2011-08-11 19:06:20
Forest Garden Workday

An opportunity to help maintain the Parkwood Springs Forest Garden

2011-08-03 09:26:09
Dance, Drama & Music

Ellesmere Youth Project (EYP) will be running a 3 day event during the summer holidays for local young people to engage in dance/drama/arts activities with the broad theme of ‘conflict’.

2011-07-24 09:15:22
Joint Learning Disability Service - Community Information Session

Details of the Joint Learning Disability Service Community Information Session.

2011-07-22 22:04:15
Creating Space

The Primary Mental Health Care Project will be running a new friendly and supportive group for those who would like to try various ways of being creative to help reduce stress, improve health and enhance well-being.

2011-07-22 20:44:40
Healthy Caribbean Barbeque

Caribbean Health and Well-being Group volunteers organised a day of food and activities on 3rd July at SADACCA, as part of Sheffield food festival.

2011-07-22 14:49:44
Earl Marshall Juniors- Season Preparations

The football season may not start until September but Earl Marshall Juniors' teams are already working hard to prepare themselves.

2011-07-21 17:26:41
Owler Brook does the Big Toddle!

Nursery and reception children participated in a sponsored walk in aid of Barnado's charity.

2011-07-21 15:53:35
Learners defend ESOL

Local learners gathered at a public meeting on 1st July 2011 to discuss the Government's proposed cuts to ESOL classes.

2011-07-21 15:47:57
Firshill Fair

Firshill Craft Group summer fair

2011-07-21 15:17:32
Firth Park Festival

Annual Festival in Firth Park

2011-07-21 15:08:11
Young Carer's VOYCE

VOYCE – Views of Young Carers Explained

2011-07-21 14:58:16
Drugs Information and Support on Ellesmere Green

The Arundel Street Project outreach van will visit Ellesmere Green each weeek.

2011-07-21 14:49:29
Pitsmoor adventure playground

Summer activities at Pitsmoor adventure playground this summer.

2011-07-21 00:13:53
Special activities

Special activities in Burngreave this summer.

2011-07-21 00:11:10

Football in Burngreave this summer.

2011-07-21 00:08:01

Sports activities in Burngreave this summer.

2011-07-21 00:05:31
Youth clubs

Youth Clubs in Burngreave this summer.

2011-07-21 00:01:54
Outdoor activities

Outdoor activities in Burngreave this summer.

2011-07-20 23:11:29
Job: Health Innovation Officer

Pakistan Advice and Community Association is recruiting a Health Innovation Officer.

  • Salary £12 per hour

  • Part time (12 hours)

  • Closing Date Monday 11th July 2011

2011-07-02 09:16:57
Sheffield Food Festival - events near Burngreave

A celebration of food in Sheffield, “from field to fork” between 4th and 10th July 2011. There are a number of event in and near Burngreave listed on this page.

2011-06-12 13:46:27
Kelham Island Brewery Open Evening

Kelham brewery will be open to visitors

2011-06-12 07:22:56
Books to Browse and Borrow

Part of the Sheffield Food Festival. special displays of food themed books and related historical material

2011-06-12 07:10:09
The Big Recipe Swap

Part of the Sheffield Food libraries hosting the recipe swap

2011-06-12 07:00:08
Herbal Tea Tasting, Southey Library

Part of the Sheffield Food Festival. Learn about herbs to grow in yor garden.

2011-06-12 06:52:43
Sow, Grow, Harvest, Cook and Eat in Firth Park

Part of the Sheffield Food Festival.demonstrations by Heeley city farm and Sure start

2011-06-12 06:43:18
Cricket and Food with Friends of Owler Brook

Part of the Sheffield Food Festival. Cricket and shared food

2011-06-12 06:34:27
Home Grown Produce with the Caribbean Health and Wellbeing Group.

Part of the Sheffield Food Festival.Enjoy locally grown food.

2011-06-12 06:27:13
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
Shirecliffe Gala Day

Event part of the Sheffield Food Festival

2011-06-12 06:01:47
Come and hear the Tiny Giant

Jeff Steinberg's tells his inspiring story at Christ Church, June 5th at 6.30pm.

2011-05-30 12:28:41
Burngreave Community Craft Association

Friendship, support, and an exciting list of activities were the focus of the new Burngreave Community Craft Association, launched at the Seventh Day Adventist Church on Andover Street in May.

2011-05-30 12:07:39
Young people tackle stigma of mental health

A group of young people from Burngreave have been learning about mental health and emotional wellbeing.

2011-05-30 11:58:38
Environment Day gallery

Photos from the 2011 Friends of Abbeyfield Park Environment Day.

2011-05-27 18:11:02
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
Spring Bank Holiday Activities

Events and Activities for Sprink Bank Holiday

2011-05-27 14:53:42
Job: Health Development Worker

Southey & Owlerton Area Regeneration (SOAR) in partnership with the NHS is seeking a Health Development Worker.

  • Salary £19,370 – £21,244 pro rata

  • Part time (18.5 hours) flexible hours

  • Closing Date 4pm on Friday 3rd June 2011

2011-05-27 11:04:55
Knit and Natter

The Knit and Natter group at the Ashram is 3 years old

2011-05-26 17:58:21

BME Young Women's Forum present their research into sports activities.

2011-05-26 17:28:47
Fundraising for Research

Funding event for Spinal Muscular Atrophy research on 22nd May.

2011-05-26 17:01:05
A Wish to Walk

A Whiteways group are raising money for pupil Amaan who needs surgery in the USA

2011-05-26 15:46:26
Roe Woods Family Activity Walk

After a short introduction with story and games at the centre, we will go out to explore Roe Woods with more fun activities on the way. All welcome.

2011-05-14 22:02:29
Fund Raising Meal

Local taxi driver Mohammed Amin is organising a fund-raiser for a gene therapy programme that will help sufferers of Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

2011-04-28 16:05:04
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
Finding refuge at Greenfingers

In February, the Welcome Centre hosted a shared meal and short film show to launch a new project run by SAGE Greenfingers. From their base at Grimesthorpe Allotments, SAGE Greenfingers, an established local charity, offers creative therapeutic activities to a community of adults experiencing mental health problems (

2011-04-02 14:31:31
Free stop smoking clinic

One-to-one sessions at Yemeni community Association, Firvale Centre.

2011-04-01 18:48:34
Quit smoking and save money

Free confidential support and information to help you give up smoking.

2011-04-01 18:32:00
Weigh Ahead

Weigh Ahead is a free NHS weight management service designed for people who have been unsuccessful in their attempts to lose weight and are significantly overweight or obese. This includes anyone who has a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or over or someone who has a BMI of 35, but has another medical condition such as diabetes.

2011-03-31 16:39:22
Watch It

Does your child suffer from low self esteem? Does your child not enjoy PE? Do you struggle to buy clothes that fit your child? Does your child get teased due to their weight? Are you worried about your child’s health due to them being over weight?

2011-03-31 16:33:48
Preventing Cancer

Chetna Patel talks to community groups about the Cancer Awareness Project.

2011-03-31 16:27:03
Help to manage your weight

Being overweight or obese could soon overtake smoking as the major cause of preventable ill health. In 2010, almost a quarter of adults in England were obese.

2011-03-31 16:23:35
No Smoking Day

National no smoking day event at Sorby House

2011-03-31 16:21:05
Emotional well-being course for young people

A short 4 week course being provided by the Right Here Emotional Wellbeing Project for young people aged 16-25. It will run at the YCA Firvale Centre, Earl Marshal Road, starting Wednesday 9th March at 5.00pm. It is ASDAN accredited.

2011-03-06 17:53:19
No Smoking Day Event

Drop in event at Sorby House to help people quit smoking. Wednesday 9th March, 10.30am – 2.30pm.

2011-02-17 17:09:34
International Women's Day

International Women's day celebration event

2011-02-17 15:03:17
Detached Youth Work

Detached youth work and drop in sessions

2011-02-17 14:55:39
Firth Park

Multi sports activities in the park.

2011-02-17 14:50:21
Osgathorpe Park Pavilion

Open access youth club

2011-02-17 14:27:32
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
Sheffield Academy of Martial Arts

Sheffield Academy of Martial Arts, established in Sheffield since 1980, welcomes new students.

2011-01-28 20:36:06
Byron Wood Sing Up

Byron Wood primary school has been working hard to get their silver ‘sing up’ award, no easy feat with such strict criteria.

2011-01-28 15:54:09
Choose Well

The NHS offers a wide range of services to help if you are ill or injured. This is a guide to how each service can help you. Choosing the right one will mean you get the best service, and help the NHS do its job well.

2011-01-28 14:53:00
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
Health Champion volunteers

Since November 2010 local residents have been volunteering as Health Champions to help people in their community lead healthier lives.

2011-01-27 15:59:34
Community Wellness Project

A programme of events and activities in Page Hall designed to improve the health and well-being of local residents

2011-01-27 15:51:22
One to one support to a healthier life

Being healthy and happy is not always people’s top priority; there are other things to worry about like your family, work and money. But if your health suffers so will everything else.

2011-01-27 15:47:43
My Body My Self

A FREE six session workshop for 16-21 year olds who want to build confidence and self-esteem in relation to physical appearance. Starting Thursday 13th Jan 5.30-7pm at the Pakistani Community Advice Centre

2011-01-11 13:59:19
HIV Myth buster

There are many myths around HIV and Aids. The health services in Sheffield would like to dispel these myths that can discourage people from finding out their HIV status.

2010-12-01 21:28:59
Mugwagwa's story

(Mugwagwa’s name has been changed to protect his identity)

Mugwagwa believes that everyone should be aware of their HIV status and that it really is ‘better to know’.

2010-12-01 21:23:24
HIV Home-testing service

The Time 2 Test Home Sampling Scheme, which runs until the 17th December, allows members of the community to pick up a home sampling kit from various community settings, via a website or by telephone and have one posted to their home.

2010-12-01 21:10:20
Break the Silence

The ‘Break the Silence’ event – to commemorate World AIDS Day with African Communities- at Burngreave Vestry Hall has been cancelled due to snow .

2010-12-01 20:57:32
Get your free NHS health check

The health check aims to help you lower your risk of developing four common but often preventable diseases: heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease.

2010-11-29 18:37:06
Cancer... Know the warning signs: Male symptoms

Guide to cancer symptoms for men.

2010-11-29 14:13:31
Cancer... Know the warning signs: Female symptoms

Guide to specific cancer symptoms for women.

2010-11-29 14:07:43
Men’s health day

On Thursday the 4th November, the Vestry Hall hosted an event to advise and support men on how to improve their health. About 400 men from Yemeni, Somali and other backgrounds were eager to hear the announcements about living healthier lives.

2010-11-27 22:08:26
SACMHA Emancipation Day

Black History Month and Mental Health Week was the focus of SACMHA’s event at Andover street in October.

2010-11-27 22:01:43
Introduction to Community Development and Health course

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

2010-11-25 17:44:27
Overcoming Breast Cancer

Naheed Shafiq was 33 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in January this year. She told the Messenger her story.

2010-11-25 17:36:07
Be Cancer Aware

We know that levels of awareness of cancer and use of cancer screening programmes is lower among Burngreave residents than in some other parts of Sheffield. For many forms of cancer the earlier you seek treatment the better your chances of surviving

2010-11-25 16:36:36
Firshill craft group

The Friday morning 50 plus craft group is moving from the St Catherine’s family learning room to Thursdays in the Crescent Community Space and expanding its provision to a full day, including a soup and sarni lunch for just £1.50!

2010-11-25 16:13:23
Kids say Slow down

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

2010-11-25 16:04:33
Wensley football success

At the end of January, Streetkick young people's activities began on the park at Wensley.

2010-11-25 15:55:31
Young people feel the cuts hardest

Back in July the Council agreed £6.5 million worth of cuts for the current financial year. Half of this was to be cut from Children and Young People’s Services.

2010-11-25 15:22:27
SOLID closes

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

2010-11-25 15:01:24
Arwa Relaxation Therapy (ART)

In February we featured local resident Arwa Havard’s theraputic massage groups. Arwa trained with Vicky Gaughan, at the Sheffield Centre for Massage, qualified and is now practising near Abbeyfield Park

2010-11-25 14:51:12
Dry Road

Dry Road is a once-monthly evening aimed at providing recovering alcoholics with the chance to maintain a social life, whilst also providing all the benefits of a pub without alcohol.

2010-11-25 14:41:49
Job:Support Worker (full time)

Support and accommodation for people with mental health problems to promote independent living. Salary: £14,733 34 days holiday pro rata. Closing Date: 12:00 (noon) on the 26th November 2010

2010-11-18 16:19:16
Right Here Young Peoples Service

Right Here young peoples service needs volunteers to work with 16 – 25 year olds

2010-10-14 16:41:15
Boomshanka Fitness Course

Arabic Fitness class suitable for all abilities, at Whiteways Primary School. A fun way to get fit!

2010-10-14 16:13:55
Zumba Fitness

Zumba is a fun form of fitness you will want to do every day. Classes every Tuesday.

2010-10-14 15:54:11
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
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
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
Time 2 Test

HIV Home Sampling Scheme: Free & Confidential. the earlier you test the more likely you are to remain healthy and less likely to transmit the HIV infection to others. Up to December 2010, a HIV home sampling scheme will be available for people from Black African communities in Sheffield.

2010-09-27 14:41:22
Watch It

WATCH IT is a city wide service which is designed to help and support children and young people aged 7-14 who struggle with being overweight. Each child receives guidance on achieving a healthy balanced diet, increasing physical activity and hopefully feel better about themselves.

2010-09-27 13:49:49
Seasonal flu vaccinations at Burngreave Surgery

We are holding drop-in clinics at both our surgeries for over 65s and those at risk…

2010-09-27 13:37:46
Men's Health Day

Health checks, information stalls and advice and support at Vestry Hall on Thursday 4th November.

2010-09-27 13:33:25
Healthy Eating Qualifications

Learn about healthy eating and gain an OCN Level 1 qualification (GCSE equivalent level). Starts on 3rd November 2010.

2010-09-27 13:29:06
Burngreave Firefighter Blazes to Glory

The Messenger catches up with local hero and firefighter, Delroy Galloway. Del won Silver in the World Firefighter Games in August in Korea in the natural body building competition.

2010-09-24 16:49:06
Home cooking at New Roots

Hommity pie, halloumi flatbread wraps, courgette and raisin cupcakes, carrot, orange, feta and olive salads: with new coordinator and cook, Ange Drozdowski, in the New Roots kitchen, you can be sure of a tasty meal at each visit.

2010-09-23 18:27:58
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
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
Paddle power

Ellesmere Youth Project (EYP) ran a 3-week summer programme in August, with over 30 young people. Activities included our now regular bike ride in Derwent Valley, a sunny trip to Millhouses Park and cooking, art & games at the Cornerstone Building.

2010-09-23 15:16:32
Race For Life

21 ladies from Whiteways Primary School took part in the Sheffield Race for Life on Sunday 20th June, either running, jogging or walking – and raising over £400.

2010-07-25 19:15:09
Dave Hall, Ironman

Dave Hall, Byron Wood’s Learning Mentor will be doing the ‘Iron Man’ competition this summer in Zurich – a marathon of swimming, cycling and running.

2010-07-25 18:36:26
Space to recover

SPACES, a Community Recovery Service (formerly Adult Mental Health Day Services), is a newly commissioned service which has an ongoing commitment to support people to re-engage with their local communities and to access the resources and opportunities that most of us take for granted.

2010-07-23 20:34:52

Sporting activities taking place this summer in Burngreave.

2010-07-22 18:58:21
Abbeyfield success

On Sunday 11th July, the annual Abbeyfield festival took place,attracting thousands of people from all over Sheffield. Includes extra photo galleries.

2010-07-22 15:43:23
Confident young women

A group of 11 young women are coming to the end of a fantastic programme with Ellesmere Youth Project, focussed on growing confidence and raising aspirations

2010-07-22 15:26:20
Firshill TARA Fair

On 3rd July Firshill Tenants and Residents Association held their Summer Fair at Sheffield United Academy. Includes extra photo gallery.

2010-07-22 14:41:21
Parkwood Springs events

Dates for events organised by Friends of Parkwood Springs.

2010-06-11 13:07:27
Job: Mental Health Support Worker

Community Action Halfway Home Ltd are looking to recruit an enthusiastic person to providing practical support to clients with mental health problems.

  • Salary: £14,733

  • Closing Date: 12:00 (noon) on the 18th June 2010

2010-06-08 17:44:33
FREE cycle training at Fir Vale School

Here comes the summer – time to get fit, enjoy the outdoors and save some money! Get on your bike! Starting Monday 7th June, including women only sessions.

2010-05-31 18:02:09
Firshill Beauty Evening

On Friday 14th May local residents were treated to an evening of fun and pampering at Firshill Primary School.

2010-05-31 01:25:00
Ace Self Defence

Free lesson for everyone New Ladies Only classes starting soon We are located at Vestry Hall

2010-05-31 01:17:22
Corner Egg Café

The “Corner Egg Café” is now operating in the large downstairs hall in the Burngreave Vestry Hall. It is one of the projects initiated by the Sheffield charity “Launchpad” which recently moved from premises in the Wicker.

2010-05-31 01:12:53
Men’s Health Day

A FREE health event for men in Burngreave and Firvale, Thursday 17th June 11am – 3pm at Verdon Recreation

2010-05-31 00:49:29
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
Developing mental health

On 21st April, organisations from across Sheffield gathered at Sorby House to discuss how to improve quality in mental health services for the BME community.

2010-05-27 17:30:07
Summer Festivals

Firvale Fun Day, Abbeyfield Festival, Parkwood Academy/Shirecliffe Community Summer Fayre

2010-05-27 16:07:34
Byron Wood's Iron Man

Mr Hall, the Learning Mentor from Byron Wood Primary School in Burngreave, will be taking part in the ‘Iron Man’ competition this summer in the very beautiful city of Zurich in Switzerland.

2010-05-27 15:33:41
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
Firshill beauty night

Information about the Henna and Cosmetic Beauty Night held at Firshill School.

2010-04-29 17:16:21
Environment Week Walks

Information about Environment Week 2010 activities

2010-04-29 17:09:08
Care2Care help for the elderly

Are you looking for a little help and support in your daily life? Many older people living independently wish they had a little help and support.

2010-03-29 12:21:55
Volunteer cycling champions wanted

Volunteer cycling champions wanted (male & female) to promote cycling to parents, children & the community in Burngreave & Fir Vale to encourage health & fitness and for fun!

2010-03-26 18:32:27
Healthy Cooking Course

Over the past rew weeks, Ellesmere Youth Project have been running a Healthy Cooking Course for local young people to learn how to cook healthy food from scratch.

2010-03-26 12:27:05
Wensley is football crazy

Just as the sun was setting on a warm spring evening, the green near Wensley Close was full of activity. It was the weekly Tuesday football sessions by Activity Sheffield that were bringing the place to life.

2010-03-25 20:35:28
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
National no smoking day

March 10th saw the annual No Smoking Day campaign across the U.K. In Burngreave we marked the day with an event at the Health Matters shop on Spital Hill

2010-03-25 17:44:13
Maan's Guide to Recovery

On 23rd February around a hundred people gathered at Sorby House to review the new recovery guide for mental health users from the Somali Mental Health Project (MAAN).

2010-03-25 17:39:08
Christchurch Lunch Club

The club is run by volunteers on Thursday, and aims to foster a sense of community. We always welcome help and enjoy meeting new people, for part or all of a club day.

2010-03-25 17:32:29
Dementia? Welcome! Cafe

The Café, inspired with the belief that living with Dementia can and should include joy in life and a sense of community, welcomes anyone who feels they would benefit.

2010-03-25 17:13:18
Verdon Street party

At least 200 women gathered at the Verdon Recreation Centre for a day organised by Shima Nazir of Sheffield PCT and Fatima and Fisa from MAAN, the Somali Mental Health Project.

2010-03-25 16:41:27
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
Make a Wish

Family and friends of a local woman with terminal cancer are appealing for help to turn despair into hope. She has requested that we do not reveal her identity at this time.

2010-03-25 16:04:11
Job: Support Worker

Community Action Halfway Home Ltd. are looking to recruit an enthusiastic person to provie practical support to clients with mental health problems.

  • Salary: £14,733 (34 days holiday)

  • Closing Date: 12 noon, 11th March 2010

2010-02-26 17:22:10
Arwa Can Help You Relax

Burngreave resident Arwa Havard has started a new business that could benefit many local people. She is running relaxation classes for groups and therapeutic massage for women.

2010-01-31 18:20:01
Coffee and Chairobics

Every Tuesday morning at St Peter’s, Lyons Close, S4 7EP

2010-01-29 19:47:47
SADACCA Daycare Centre

For elderly and disabled African Caribbean people.

2010-01-29 19:44:43
Students working for cohesion

Local residents and Hallam undergraduates Derrick Okrah and Farhan Ahmed are looking for other students and faith leaders to take part in a new multi-faith student society, SAMEEM.

2010-01-29 15:53:44
Fir Vale five a side

On 20th January, the local Police faced a formidable force – Saalik youth football and Activity Sheffield’s five-a-side teams – at Fir Vale Sports centre.

2010-01-29 15:39:10
Football for Wensley

If you like playing football, Wensley will be the place to be on Tuesday nights. From January 26th Activity Sheffield’s inflatable pitch will be on the field near Wensley Close every week.

2010-01-29 15:19:15
Top team - Burngreave Tigers

With the help of Activity Sheffield, sports team Burngreave Tigers have been impressing Sheffield with their skills, winning matches in a whole range of sports and also securing a top city wide award.

2010-01-28 18:20:05
Thinking about the future

Young people gathered at Burngreave Vestry Hall on 23rd January for an information event about health and opportunities.

2010-01-28 18:10:18
Dr Hopwood retires

Dr Hopwood retired from Burngreave Surgery in November after more than 30 as a GP. We met up to discuss his working life serving the Burngreave community and his plans for retirement.

2010-01-28 15:33:51
Quit smoking clinics

Drop-in clinics in Burngreave – free infromation, advice and support to help you stop smoking.

2009-11-30 12:09:45
Become a Community Health Champion

Are you friendly and enthusiastic? Do you want to help others to eat healthily, be physically active and improve their mental wellbeing? Do you want to gain useful skills and experience through volunteering?

2009-11-30 12:01:47
Easier way to quit

Want to stop smoking? Get free support that really works from your local NHS Stop Smoking Service.

2009-11-30 11:06:43
Job: Pakistani Women’s Emotional Wellbeing Worker

NHS Sheffield Health and Social Care are recruiting a Pakistani Women’s Emotional Wellbeing Worker.

  • £20,710 – £26,839 per annum pro rata

  • 18.75 hrs/wk

  • Closing date: Thursday 17th December 2009

2009-11-30 10:53:53
Can you accept the truth?

Maat Probe Group aims to highlight inequalities in mental health and to do what it can to improve services through communication. Includes link to full report.

2009-11-26 20:34:04
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
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
Jobs: Cycling Instructors

Pedal Ready is looking for new cycling instructors to help train over 3,000 children and adults to cycle confidently.

  • Salary: £11.25 per hour

  • Closing date: Friday 27th November 2009

2009-11-13 13:48:03
It's not too late to get learning

If you’d like to learn something new, now is the time to get on a course.

2009-09-25 18:57:58
FREE meditation

Brahma Kumaris is providing FREE meditation, self esteem and positive thinking courses.

2009-09-25 17:52:38
Men's Health Day

A free health event for men in the Burngreave and Firvale area. Come and fnd out more.

2009-09-24 19:16:20
'ON TARGET' with Sheffield Wednesday FC

Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme is inviting all young people aged 8-16 years old to get involved in our weekly sporting activities taking place in and around Burngreave.

2009-09-24 15:27:46
Greenfingers Open Day

SAGE (Support, Arts, Gardening, Education) Greenfingers held their annual Open Day on September 16th 2009 at the Grimesthorpe Allotments.

2009-09-24 15:23:32
Fathima's fundraising cards

Over the last two years, local craftswoman Fathima Khan has devoted a lot of her time to raising funds for various charities. In 2008 she took part in the'Race for Life', helping to raise over £1,000 in sponsorship, and she got the fun-raising bug.

2009-09-24 15:07:25
Desert trek for Alzheimer's

This November, Burngreave resident Tina Ball will trek over 70 kilometres across the Sinai Desert, Eqypt, aiming to raise over £1000 for the Alzheimer's Society.

2009-09-24 14:57:51
Al-Amen counselling

I met Nuria Quintilla at her office in the SYAC building on the Wicker. Here Nuria is the Director and Senior Counsellor of the Women's Resource Centre which services and workshops for women from Black and Ethnic minorities

2009-09-24 14:46:15
Free advice and support to help you stop smoking!

The Sheffield Stop Smoking Service has trained stop smoking advisers ready to give you information on nicotine replacement products and other aids to stopping smoking and provide support to you after you have stopped smoking.

2009-07-19 20:30:03
Advocates for the over 65s

Could an Age Concern advocate help you get your voice heard, sort out your housing or finances, your treatment or any other issue that is worrying you?

2009-07-19 20:02:38
Youth Clubs

A summary of youth clubs available to young people in Burgreave over the summer

2009-07-17 16:07:42
Outdoor Activities

A summary of outdoor activities avaialble to young people in Burngreave over the summer

2009-07-17 15:36:30
Summer activities for young people in Burngreave

A summary of the various events taking place over the summer

2009-07-17 15:24:19
Swine flu advice

Byron Wood was the first school in our area to confirm cases of swine flu. Since then it has become more widespread but the health authority tells people not to panic.

2009-07-16 20:25:08
Job: Football Development Officer

Activity Sheffield has a vacancy for a Football Development Officer to operate within the North East area of Sheffield for two years.

  • 37 hours per week

  • Salary £22,730

  • Closing date: 5pm, Thursday 23 July 2009

2009-07-10 20:43:18
Job: Project Manager

Project Manager for the Healthy Cross Community Project.

  • 28 hrs per week

  • Salary £28,947 – £34,207 pro rata

  • Closing date: Thursday 16th July 2009, 12.00 noon

2009-07-06 17:05:28
Swine Flu - Community Information Event

An information event on Swine Flu for the Burngreave and Fir Vale community.

2009-06-25 16:56:38
Key points about swine flu

The NHS offers some basic facts and tips for dealing with swine flu.

2009-06-24 22:30:51
Swine flu at Byron Wood

Byron Wood School has cases of swine flu – but not enough to close the school.

2009-06-24 07:30:59
Mental Health Ambassadors

Students from a Level 1 ESOL class in the Vestry Hall conducted an interview with Saeed Abdi from the Somali Mental Health Project (MAAN), Sindy Chana, the new Ambassador Lead for Mental Health for Yorkshire and Humberside and Amina Mohamed, who has just been appointed Ambassador for Sheffield.

2009-05-30 10:57:51
Men's Health Programme

Free Discussion & Consultations in Burngreave

2009-05-30 10:46:45
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
Health Matters conference

Health is a big issue for Burngreave. Our area has much higher rates of asthma, chronic heart disease, diabetes and respiratory illness than other parts of Sheffield.

2009-05-29 16:01:49
Launch of Young Persons' Health Drop-In Service

Thursday 11th June 2009 will see the launch of a Young Persons’ Health Drop-In Service to be held at Earl Marshal Connexions Centre, the first in the Burngreave area. The service will focus on all aspects of health but will have a particular emphasis on advice around relationships and sexual health.

2009-05-28 20:13:23
Job: Advocacy Service Administrator
  • 14 hours per week (1 post)

  • Scale 4 – £16,991 – £18,937 pro rata

  • Closing date: Monday, 15 June 2009 at 9am

2009-05-28 17:57:45
Job: Independent Mental Health Advocates
  • 35 hours per week (3 posts)

  • Scale 6 – £22,001 – £23,473

  • Closing date: Monday, 15 June 2009

2009-05-28 17:50:41
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
Hafla at Whiteways School

Around 200 women and children from around Whiteways School attended the Hafla (celebration) for international Women’s Day on 16th March 2009.

2009-03-27 19:01:10
International Women's Day

Details of three of the events held to celebrate International Women's Day 2009.

2009-03-27 19:00:08
Free Makeover

Local resident Mriom Nazir is to set up a new business after qualifying as a hair and makeup artist specialising in fashion and bridal hair and make-up.

2009-03-27 15:48:06
Burngreave Health Matters

Thursday 16th April 9.30am–3.00pm Provided FREE by Health Matters in Burngreave. Are you interested in health in your community? Would you like to find out more about health issues that affect people in Burngreave? Do you have ideas of how services could be better?

2009-03-27 15:39:34
Adult Learning

Guide to learning opportunities in Burngreave and Fir Vale New Courses for the Summer Term

2009-03-27 15:32:49
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
Congratulations to Peter Lamb

At the AGM of the National Catholic Scout Fellowship, of which he is Vice President, 80 year old Peter Lamb was awarded the membership of the Brotherhood of St George. This is the highest honour that can be bestowed by the international Catholic Conference of Scouting.

2009-03-26 14:51:19
No barriers No borders

In June last year No Barriers No Borders was set up to support disabled asylum seekers and refugees. This is no ordinary group, as the support will come from other disabled asylum seekers, like Aman Ali.

2009-03-26 14:20:21
Whiteways Junior School Presents International Women's Day

A multi-cultural celebration for women and children only. Including multi-cultural performances, pampering, Big Challenge, and a Prize Draw.

2009-03-14 08:54:19
International Women's Day

International Women's Day is being celebrated by women in Burngreave on Tuesday 10th March.

2009-03-07 20:13:53
Essential Oils for Health

Palorine Williams from Health Matters will be holding workshops for ladies only at Burngreave Library on Thursdays from 26th February 2009.

2009-03-01 11:09:45
Somali Women's Emotional Health & Well-being Workshops

Workshops for Somali Women in health issues at the Ellesmere Centre.

2009-02-09 18:24:34
Your Health – Young People’s Consultation Event

An event for young people 13-19, about what health issues matter to them.

2009-02-04 13:37:43
Fishing Club for Burngreave

Anyone interested in starting or joining a fishing club?

2009-02-01 11:09:47

A spectacular athletic event, to highlight the potential and achievement of young people aged 14-16, will be taking place on the 9th of May.

2009-01-30 17:07:00
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
Free advice and support to help you stop smoking!

The Sheffield Stop Smoking Service has trained stop smoking advisers ready to give you information on nicotine replacement products and other aids to stopping smoking and provide support to you after you have stopped smoking.

2009-01-29 18:55:17
The NHS recruits more than Doctors and Nurses

Do you want to know more about the types of jobs available?

2009-01-29 18:07:07
Burngreave Health Matters

The Burngreave Health Matters project is an initiative between Burngreave New Deal and the Primary Care Trust.

2009-01-29 17:20:58
Youth Entertainment Club

Policy Research (IPPR) shows that the lack of ‘somewhere to go in the evening’ is a regular grievance amongst teenagers.

2009-01-29 15:41:45
Jeevan Project

After almost six years in the Fir Vale community, the Jeevan project has just moved to the Pakistan Advice Centre building. Jeevan aims to provide young people with disabilities the means to build their confidence through group work.

2009-01-29 15:18:17
Keep Fit, Health & Well-being

Keep Fit, Health & Well-being sessions for Spring 2009,from the Adult Learning Guide.

2009-01-06 01:03:55
Cooking courses

Cookery courses for Spring 2009,from the Adult Learning Guide.

2009-01-06 00:13:13
MEND: a new fun programme for kids

The Burngreave Mend programme gets kids healthy and fit in only 10 weeks and helps them stay that way!

2008-12-29 19:06:38
Sing through the winter

An opportunity to join a friendly, informal women’s group, that will focus on the positive mental health benefits of singing together.

2008-12-01 17:13:11
The Unstoppable Volunteer

Sylvia Pennington is a woman with a mission, or to be more precise, several missions. She has lived in Burngreave since the 1940’s, worked and raised a family here, had more than her fair share of personal tragedy to face but has remained cheerful and committed to helping other people around her.

2008-11-28 15:49:30
Verdon Race walkers

Following the success of the Race for Life in June 2008, local walkers continued training and Activity Sheffield organised a walk at Wentworth Castle in Barnsley.

2008-11-27 20:36:04
Fit At Fifty Activity Club

Fun and games each week at Verdon Recreation Centre, all abilities welcome. Activities include, Crafts, Games, Dance, Indoor bowls, plus lots more.

2008-10-26 10:43:20
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
Drug Project success

The main focus of attention was preparing the new youth shelter and the brick built electric shed ready for the commemorative artwork to be applied. We are not sure where most of the paint went, onto the shelter or onto the volunteers themselves. Joking aside, the youths worked really hard to improve the facilities and deserve great thanks for their efforts. In addition to the painting, the park was given a general clean up with the seating being re-oiled, grass and shrubs trimmed and several large self-set trees removed. Before this we had a fantastic response from an even younger group of helpers around Malton Street, where a site we have improved over the last two years had some GCA designed and built play structures installed.

2008-09-29 00:08:45
Meditation for Human Integration

An open house informal talk on Sahaj Marg: A Raja yoga system of meditation on the heart Saturday 4th October.

2008-09-26 19:50:06
Introduction to Community Development and Health

Free 14 week course starting 9th October 2008 at the Furnival: Learn how to work with your community. Learn about health issues

2008-09-26 19:45:37
Diary of Events

Upcoming events supported by BNDFC in October, November and December 2008

2008-09-26 19:00:59
Physical Environment and Safety Priority Area Evaluation

BNDfC recently commissioned ERS, an independent research and consultancy agency, to conduct an evaluation of the Physical Environment and Safety Priority Area.

2008-09-26 18:42:55
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
SADACCA Daycare open again

June 2007, when Sheffield was besieged with a monstrous flow of gallons and gallons of water after the River Don overflowed its banks, the SADACCA Day Care Centre was one of the services affected the most.

2008-09-26 12:57:38
Al Nisa Sports and Grimesthorpe Institute

Al Nisa sports institute fund raising event

2008-09-26 12:16:13
Earl Marshall U7s Success

Earl marshall U7s sucess in football tournament

2008-09-26 11:50:41
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
Introduction to Community Health and Development courses

The Furnival is running its second Introduction to Community Health and Development (ICDH) course starting in October 2008. If you want to learn about health issues, work with your community, or develop your skills and qualifications, this course is for you.

2008-09-20 16:24:09
Job: Health Trainer

The Health Trainer will work to improve the health of individuals from target groups agreed with the line manager. The post involves supporting individuals in learning how to make better health choices and supporting them in initiating and sustaining appropriate behavioural changes. The post also involves helping people to find and use the right services.

  • 37.5 hours per week

  • £14,834 – £17,732 pa

  • Deadline for applications: Wednesday 6th August 2008

2008-07-25 19:00:34
Job: Health Trainer Co-ordinator

The Health Trainer Co-ordinator will take lead responsibility for implementing and monitoring the delivery of the Burngreave Health Trainers including the recruitment and support of volunteers. The post will be largely office based but with the expectation of regular visits to community locations. The post will be based in Burngreave.

  • 37.5 hours per week

  • £20,225 – £26,123 pa

  • Deadline for applications: Wednesday 6th August 2008

2008-07-25 18:25:42
Elders need real change

At the June 2008 Area Panel, disappointment was expressed at the response from Council Officers to a community campaign for better day-care provision for elders from ethnic minority communities.

2008-07-18 17:11:57
GP appointments

Camille Daughma reports on current difficulties faced in getting a GP's appointment and what lies ahead

2008-07-17 22:02:58
Diary of Events

Upcoming events supported by BNDFC in August, September and October 2008.

2008-07-17 21:08:11
Race for Life

The Race For Life training sessions at Verdon Recreation Centre have paid off and, on Sunday 15th June 2008, 15 local ladies completed the 5km, starting and finishing at Don Valley Stadium.

2008-07-17 20:56:30
Burngreave Amateur Boxing Club

The local community can grab a taste of ring side action with the opening of Burngreave Amateur Boxing Club.

2008-07-17 20:40:11
Summer Activities 2008

Summer activities for young people in Burngreave including youth clubs, trips & events, football, sports, art & media, music & dance and training.

2008-07-17 19:14:55
Champions inspire Sports Foundation

Young residents, Abdirisak Ahmed and Muktar Mohammed, have won gold medals in Junior Athletics at county and national levels, while Muktar also plays for Sheffield Wednesday. Their achievements inspired the Somali community in Burngreave to launch the Sheffield Sports Foundation in June.

2008-07-17 14:27:58
Somali health launch event

The launch event of Enhancing Pathways into Care (EPIC 3) for Somali service users and their families will be held on Friday 25th July 2008 at Burngreave Vestry Hall

2008-07-07 22:23:14

The launch event of Enhancing Pathways into Care (EPIC 3) for Somali service users and their families will be held on Friday 25th July 2008 at Burngreave Vestry Hall

2008-07-01 00:36:10
El-Nisah women’s group

Over 80 women attended El- Nisah women’s group Health Day in June 2005.

2008-06-14 20:02:47
Local Doctor's Surgeries

Contact details and opening hours for local doctor's surgeries.

2008-06-14 19:56:31
“The doctor will see you now…”

As we reported in our August 2005 issue, survey results showed some people in Burngreave were having difficulties getting to see their GP. We spoke to the local surgeries and some recognised the problem and have been spending time re-organising their systems and introducing new services. This article includes contact details and opening hours for local surgeries.

2008-06-14 19:51:30
Somali mental health

The Somali Mental Health Project aims to help people with mental illness, increase understanding of mental health issues and provide a bridge between services and the Somali community. Saeed Abdi, Team Leader, was interviewed for the Messenger.

2008-06-02 10:44:07
Hope for the future

The aim of the Hope project was to give 6 young hopefuls the opportunity to gain skills, experience and knowledge by undergoing different training programmes and work practice. The skills, experience and knowledge acquired are transferable and could be implemented in many different environments and work roles.

2008-05-31 18:38:40
Somali Women’s event

One Saturday night in April, there was a fantastic party at the Vestry Hall organised by Sado Egal from Somali Women’s Disability Group.

2008-05-30 07:40:44
Learning Festival

Sunday 18th May 2008 was a great day for a local and friendly festival so the Burngreave Learning Festival at Verdon Street was perfectly placed and timed.

2008-05-30 06:43:40
Diary of Events

upcoming events supported by BNDFC in June and July

2008-05-29 19:48:00
Job: Sessional Worker - SAGE Greenfingers

SAGE Greenfingers require a Sessional Worker to be jointly responsible for running a weekly gardening group on Grimesthorpe allotments, Burngreave, for adults experiencing mental health difficulties.

  • 6 hrs per week

  • £70 per week

  • Closing date: Friday 6th June (12 noon)

2008-05-29 11:03:52
Sheffield Mental Health Jobs

Closing date: 13 June 2008

Sheffield Mental Health Citizens Advice Bureau and Advocacy Service are looking for part time and full time workers.

  • Part-time (17.5 hrs) Mental Health Specialist Advice Worker. Salary: SO1 pro rata £11,874 – £12,659 (actual)

  • Full-time (35 hrs) Mental Health Advocacy Worker. Salary: Scale 6 £21,412 – £22,845

  • Part-time (21 hrs) Advocacy Service Deputy Manager. Salary: SO1 pro rata £14,249 – £15,191 (actual)

2008-05-28 16:10:26
Adult Learners Week, May 2008

A week long programme of activities and educational sessions hosted by local schools.

2008-05-13 18:38:03
Burngreave Learning Festival

Information about the ‘Burngreave Celebrates Learning Festival’ in May 2008.

2008-05-11 13:55:59
Workshops at the Festival

A timetable of the taster sessions available during the festival.

2008-05-09 00:40:18
Learning Festival - Main Stage

Performances on the Main Stage at this year's ‘Burngreave Celebrates Learning Festival’.

2008-05-08 22:08:22
Brahma Kumaris Courses

Meditation and Self Esteem Courses with the Brahma Kumaris.

2008-05-05 10:50:56
Job: Project Manager

Sheffield Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Foundation (SSCATF) is looking for a Project Manager.

  • Salary: £25,000 pro rata

  • 30 hours per week

  • Closing date: Friday 23rd May 2008

2008-04-24 18:59:04
NEW cafe in the Furnival

A new cafe is starting up at the Furnival on Verdon St, every Tuesday morning.

2008-04-10 22:25:16
Public Meeting on Asylum Health

This event will be taking place at the showroom cinema.

2008-04-10 17:24:34
Byron Wood Community Education Classes

Byron Wood Community Education Classes – April 2008.

2008-04-09 20:50:03
Interfaith Walk of Unity

A walk of Unity through Burngreave, Fir Vale and Firth Park.

2008-04-09 19:31:42
Adventure Playground Photo Gallery

A gallery of photos taken at recent playground events.

2008-04-06 11:24:09
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
Burngreave FC

When funding for Burngreave Sports Network came to an end, Rafiq Saleh, Amin Saleh and Tariq Ahmed set up Burngreave FC. The team is currently for people aged 17 upwards and we aim to encourage young people into the team. We are always looking for a local business to sponsor the team.

2008-04-05 20:16:39
Write Horizons

Do you sometimes have lots of thoughts going round in your head that you can’t sort out? Do you wish you could say how you really feel?

2008-04-05 18:15:19
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
Fir Vale Fusion

In four years from now, when the Olympic Games come to these shores, the dream is to have a Great Briton on the podium. To have world class athletes, there needs to be opportunities for young people, Fir Vale Fusion Athletics is providing that for Burngreave Youngsters.

2008-04-04 19:40:36
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
Rethink - Volunteering opportunities

Rethink are looking for open-minded and motivated volunteers to spend three hours per week doing social activities with people who have a mental illness, either one-to-one or in a group.

2008-03-30 22:47:57
"Doing it Better"

This event is aimed at reaching out to people from the African Caribbean community who have had mental health problems or who have an interest in the issue. It has been organized by Ashton Wynter (SACMHA), Ricky Bennett (SADACCA) and Greg Harrison (SCT)

2008-03-20 22:36:09
Rec relaunch leads the way

Verdon Recreation Centre was reopened last weekend by Sports Minister and Sheffield Central MP Richard Caborn. Plus:

  • £6 million plan for Spital Hill

  • BNDfC Board elections and new Theme Groups announced

2008-03-13 15:53:52
Ellesmere Youth Project half-term programme

Art, football and basketball activites over the half-term programme, plus fun activities looking at how to solve arguments followed by a free trip to Xscape, and aerial assault course and bowling.

2008-02-07 14:33:43
Pedal Ready in Burngreave

One to one training for cyclists began this month to encourage and enable more people to cycle more safely.

2008-02-04 19:56:06
Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do It!

The new MEND project (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do It) is designed to help children improve their fitness and lose weight.

2008-02-03 13:55:53
Earl Marshall

After winning promotion from the Sheffield and District Junior League Division D last season, Earl Marshall Under 12s delivered some excellent performances in their pre season friendlies.

2008-02-03 12:41:09
Burngreave Saints

Despite facing a bigger challenge on a bigger pitch, Burngreave Saints have held their own during the first half of the season and the club hold strong hopes of finishing well in the league. The team is currently third from bottom of their league having won twice, drawn 4 and lost 9 games. However, their coach Patrick Blake says, their league position betrays them.

2008-02-03 12:38:48
Burngreave and Canklow

Burngreave and Canklow Crusaders started the year in the top half of the table, a good effort considering the step up from Under 18’s to a men’s league.

2008-02-03 12:33:40
Football focus

Mid season football review of Burngreave Saints, Earl marshall and Burngreave and Canklow football clubs in Burngreave

2008-02-02 11:38:39
Halfway mental health services

The Messenger went to visit Burngreave residents Andrew Martin and Nahid Aziz, in order to find out more about their work at Community Action Halfway, a voluntary sector provider of mental health services.

2008-02-02 10:38:32
Northern General drop £95,000 bill

Last issue the Messenger highlighted the case of Aman Ali, a refused asylum seeker, who was badly injured and received a massive bill from the Northern General Hospital. This bill has now been written off thanks to the support from his friends.

2008-02-02 10:33:19

The Health Education Employment Training event, aimed at young people locally and city wide on Saturday 1st March 2008.

2008-02-01 15:48:22
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
Sheffield Black Drugs Service recruiting Management Committee Members

The Sheffield Black Drugs Service is an outreach service that aims to respond to the needs of drug users, their partners, families and carers from Black and ethnic minority communities. The service is recruiting management committee members who are able to volunteer their time.

2007-12-28 15:43:44
Burngreave Sports Network - Football

Training for young footballers at BSN All Saints Soccer School, Mondays and Wednesdays, 4.15–5.30pm.

2007-12-24 18:04:10
Burngreave Sports Network - Assault Course

We are looking for young strong fit determined young people to take on an army assault course. Are you fit enough?

2007-12-24 18:02:15
Burngreave Sports Project - Activity Support

Free Support For New Local Physical Activity Groups

2007-12-24 17:58:35
Burngreave Sports Project - Trampolining Session

Open to everyone 8 and over. Every Wednesday at Fir Vale Sports Centre, 6–7pm, 7–8pm and 8–9pm.

2007-12-24 17:53:43
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
Dorothy Dixon-Barrow Health Conference

The SSCAT Foundation/Dorothy Dixon-Barrow 5th Annual Health Conference takes place on 25 October 2007.

2007-10-12 17:03:15
Temporary Administrative Worker required

Job: SSCAT (Sheffield Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia) Foundation wishes to appoint:

  • 1 Part-time (18.5hrs) Temporary Administrative Worker

  • Salary: £10,582 to 14,178.24 pro rata

  • Closing Date: 26 October 2007

2007-10-12 16:20:37
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
Reducing harm from substance misuse

Dear Messenger, Thank you for raising awareness of the problem of needle litter in Burngreave. I have spoken to the Burngreave Drugs Project (BDP) and the Wardens’ manager to suggest a ‘needles protocol’ is drawn up, so that the Wardens provide information about numbers of needles found by location, so that BDP can request the Sharp Action team to work effectively in the area.

2007-10-07 14:56:37
In response to ‘Wardens at the Sharp End’

Dear Messenger, I am writing as an Outreach Needle Exchange Worker for Turning Point in response to ‘Wardens at the Sharp End’ in the November 2005 issue. I particularly want to respond to the quote, “We definitely need a drugs project to come in [to Burngreave] and offer needle exchange and health advice”.

2007-10-07 14:23:58
Burngreave Ramblers

Interested in walking? The Ramblers are a small friendly group who welcome new members on any of their walks.

2007-10-07 14:16:14

More blood and bone marrow donors are needed from different communities to help save lives.

2007-10-04 18:52:47
Norah’s Farewell

Norah Brown, community development worker for the PCT, reminisces about her work in Burngreave as she moves on to a new job in Cleethorpes.

2007-10-01 19:33:28
FREE fun programme for kids

The Burngreave Mend programme gets kids healthy and fit in only 10 weeks and helps them stay that way!

2007-09-28 18:45:19
Learn healthy eating

Middle-Eastern cuisine using fresh, affordable ingredients with Laila Wragg. Fun, easy to make tasty recipies.

  • Drop-in Saturday taster workshops

  • Classes

2007-09-28 18:38:57
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
It's not just sports

You may have seen the Burngreave Sport Project activities in the Messenger each issue, it’s run by Activity Sheffield, part funded by the Area Panel, and its doing all sorts of physical activities in the area. So what sorts of things are happening?

2007-08-28 15:35:50
Keep on running

On Friday 4th November 2005 at SADACCA (Sheffield and District African Caribbean Community Association), three local sisters were honoured at the Black History Month achievement dinner and award ceremony.

2007-08-19 14:47:25
Volunteer for Community Action Halfway Home

Volunteering opportunities with voluntary sector mental health organisation, Community Action Halfway Home.

2007-07-27 16:23:14
Men's health and well-being event

A conference around men's health and well-being run by Sheffield African Caribbean Mental Health Association (SACMHA) and the Pakistan Muslim Centre (PMC)

2007-07-27 16:08:38
Training for Spiritual Reproduction

Shiloh United Church of Christ Holy Convocations.

2007-07-23 13:51:06
Write Horizons

Do you sometimes have lots of thoughts going round in your head that you can’t sort out? Do you wish you could say how you really feel? Come along to the Pitsmoor Surgery Therapeutic Writing sessions.

2007-07-23 12:35:30
Summer Activities 2007

Summer events for young people in Burngreave which feature in the ‘What's Going On?’ booklet put together by Streetworx and Active Sheffield.

2007-07-21 20:29:16
Burngreave Ramblers Walking Dates

Details and arrangements for Burgreave Ramblers' walks, July – September 2007.

2007-07-20 14:41:57
Vacancy for Assistant Caretaker

Job: An Assistant Caretaker is required to manage the cleaning at St. Catherine’s Catholic Primary School.

  • 27.5 hours per week

  • £6.04 per hour, pay rise pending

  • Closing date: 14th September 2007

2007-07-20 14:00:46
Green City Action
  • Green City Enterprises Starts Work

  • Stewards Wanted

  • Ella Road Mural

  • Training Opportunities

2007-07-20 13:36:48
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
Record Breaking Firs Hill

Sixty children from Firs Hill School took part in a Guinness Book World Record Breaking Walking Bus.

2007-07-20 12:58:03
News in brief

Members needed

BNDfC are re-establishing the Strategy Group covering the health theme.

2007-07-08 19:26:16
Flood advice and support

Advice and support for residents and businesses affected by the floods on 25th June, 2007. Updated on 3rd July.

2007-07-03 20:09:09
Green City Action

It’s cheaper in green – Did you know that you could save cash by switching your supplier?


  • Don't get conned by doorstep and telesales people

  • Toy Library to reopen

2007-07-03 17:23:44
"Thank you Dr Saleem"

Long-serving and well-respected GP, Dr Mohammed Saleem is to retire on 31st March after serving the Burngreave and Fir Vale community for more than 32 years.

2007-07-03 17:10:43
Burngreave Ramblers

Next dates: Saturdays 11th & 25th March, 8th & 22nd April.

2007-07-01 21:30:04
Diving for gold

Claire Blencowe, who is a pupil at Fir Vale School, will be travelling to Melbourne, Australia in March to compete in the Commonwealth Games.

2007-06-29 00:05:44
Job: Administration Assistant

Pitsmoor Surgery BNDFC Counselling Project require an Administration Assistant.

  • Part time, approx 21 hours a week.

  • £13,470 pro rata.

  • Closing date: 21st June 2007

2007-06-04 20:25:41
Verdon Recreation Centre: Activity Timetable

A timetable of activities taking place at Verdon Recreation Centre.

2007-06-01 21:32:19
AL-NISA Sport and Leisure

“A new concept in combat sport and defence”

  • Full contact thai/kick boxing

  • Self defence courses

  • Boxercise – non contact exercise

  • Fully qualified, insured and CRB clear FEMALE instructor

2007-05-30 22:30:50
St Peter's Church Activities

Details of the free Community Activities now available.

2007-05-30 22:24:35
Burngreave Ramblers dates

Walks leave from Abbeyfield Park gates, Abbeyfield Road at 10.45am and usually return about 3.30pm.

2007-05-30 21:48:05
Women's Bowling sessions at Abbeyfield Park

The bowling green will be open for women’s practice sessions on Thursdays at 2pm, starting 7th June 2007.

2007-05-30 21:45:02
Sheffield United Training Academy Sessions

The Sheffield United Training Academy, off Firshill Avenue, Shirecliffe, offers training sessions on Fridays 4pm – 5pm for girls aged 8 and upwards, and on Fridays 4pm – 6pm for boys aged 8 and upwards.

2007-05-30 21:04:42
Burngreave/ Canklow Crusaders

The Crusaders secured 2nd position, a trophy and promotion to the first division, in what was a truly fantastic and very competitive under 18s league.

2007-05-30 21:00:10
Burngreave Saints Under 10s

It’s been another successful season for the Burngreave Saints under 10s who marked their debut campaign in the Sheffield and District Junior League with an impressive 6th place and a move to a new venue.

2007-05-30 20:55:08
Earl Marshall Juniors Under 11s

The 2006/7 season saw Earl Marshall Under 11s play their first ever 11- a-side matches. Early wins in August's friendlies ensured a real sense of optimism for the season.

2007-05-30 20:50:11
Family Support Case Study

An example of the help the Family Support team provided to a single mum who suffered with depression and struggled to get up in the morning.

2007-05-06 16:25:15
Supporting Families

Area Family Support Coordinator Michael Dennis and the team of home visitors, are providing vital early help to families in Burngreave to make sure children reach their full potential and that difficult situations don’t get worse.

2007-05-06 16:23:34
Services for Elders

On 24th April, over 100 community elders came to voice their concerns at a BME consultation day organised by the Yemeni Pakistan Community Associations.

2007-05-04 13:46:02
Pitsmoor Surgery extension launch

Pitsmoor Surgery's distinctive pointed roof has been a landmark on Burngreave Road for nearly twenty years. However, major extension work has enabled it to provide more services to Burngreave residents.

2007-05-03 15:21:49
Ramblers Walking Dates May/June

Details and dates in May and June 2007 for walks organised by Burngreave Ramblers.

2007-05-02 16:42:31
International Women's Day

Verdon Street Centre was a hub of activity on March 8th 2007. Women came out in their numbers to celebrate International Women’s Day.

2007-03-28 20:13:47
Women only swimming baths with "male guards"

I am a 14 year old girl that really enjoys swimming, but I can’t go to my local swimming baths because on ‘women’s only’ days they sometimes have male life-guards operating. For a young Muslim girl we should not be swimming half naked in front of men.

2007-03-28 19:49:32
125 Health Project

Hello my name is Iyah Haimeed, I am 13 years old and I go to Fir Vale School. I finish school at 3.30 then I go straight to Burngreave After-School Project.

2007-03-28 19:45:19
Breast cancer fundraiser

A Burngreave resident is on the road to her target of raising £1,500 for the breast cancer research charity Breakthrough.

2007-03-22 22:02:56
Breast is Best!

A breastfeeding awareness event held at Abbeyfield Park on 15th May 2006 has proved to be a huge success.

2007-03-06 18:07:19
“Do they think we are not human?”

Hiwa Ahmedy arrived early to meet me at the Kurdish Community Centre. He was eager to tell his story. Hiwa is a 30-year-old Iranian Kurd who’s lived in Sheffield for ten months.

2007-03-04 12:16:53
Readrite - Learning through fun!

Sessions organised by Burngreave Community Learning Campaign and Burngreave adult learning providers. Promoting fun, free and fulfilling learning.

2007-02-26 09:31:23
Join Burngreave Ramblers

Burngreave Ramblers walks are five to seven miles long and are usually in the Peak District.

2007-02-24 19:06:03
Football players required!

Earl Marshal Under 11s are looking for more players for the coming season.

2007-02-24 18:57:49
Information Day Roadshow

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

2007-02-13 14:31:56
Diving bronze

Claire Blencowe, previously of Fir Vale School and now of Longley Park Sixth Form College has just had a successful competition in the Junior World Diving Championships in Malaysia.

2007-02-08 10:50:05
‘Ethnicity & Substance use’

A community conference to explore issues around ethnicity and substance misuse, harm reduction and family support on Wednesday 21st March 2007.

2007-02-04 20:11:01
Information Shop: Drop-in sessions

Details for upcoming drop-in sessions at the BNDfC Information Shop.

2007-02-02 19:15:31
Verdon Street ice rink

A Portable Ice Rink with Snow Machine and DJ was organised in December to reward children and young people from across Burngreave and Fir Vale for positive activities and for good behaviour throughout the year.

2007-02-02 16:15:36
Developing a healthy community

Patrick Edwards has received an UnLtd grant to start a business as a fitness instructor. Health issues have become one of the government’s number one priorities, and the people of Bungreave are not left out in this race to keep our community healthy, as Patrick intends to run his fitness services right here in Burngreave.

2007-02-02 15:45:51
Events at Verdon Recreation Centre

Advocacy Training Health Day, First Aid, Interational Women's Day and many more. All are welcome

2007-02-01 10:24:07
A walking bus?

Every morning now, starting from Grimesthorpe Road North and boldly striding its way up is a new way for children to get to school. What is it you may ask, this pied piper enticing our children…?

2006-12-01 16:28:06
Fir Vale Partnership Group for Health and Social Care

Are you interested in working in a Health and Social Care role? Do you want to know how many different careers there are to choose from?

2006-11-16 19:52:02
Fir Vale School courses

Various courses currently running.

2006-11-16 19:47:40
Improve your health and 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.

2006-11-16 19:24:44
School for Environment

School for Environment is a new project that wants to open up environmental training and employment opportunities to Sheffield’s BME communities.

2006-11-16 19:22:43
Free training

Burngreave Drug Project is offering free training for all Burngreave residents and organisations.

2006-11-16 19:16:06
Burngreave Ramblers

Walks start from Abbeyfield Park gates

2006-11-16 19:11:40

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