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Benefits to siteing a new supermarket on the Hartwell area?

Please can someone explain to me the benefits for the people of Burngreave, Ellesmere, Pitsmoor and Carwood, to the siteing of the new supermarket on the Hartwell area? This was supposed to be a local project for Burngreave and the surrounding area, which it is definitely not.

2016-10-25 18:57:58
Concerns about the future of land where homes have been demolished

I have strong concerns about the future of land in the Burngreave area where council homes have been demolished. I fear that much of the vacant land will be sold off cheaply to private developers. While waiting times for council homes are growing, largely due to demolition.

2016-10-25 18:54:35
View From A Bus (to the tune of 16 Tons)

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

2016-10-25 18:52:10
Kashmir sign ‘detracts from the special architectural and historic interest'?

Isn’t it strange, where a restaurant like the Kashmir isn’t given permission for a new sign because of what? It ‘detracts from the special architectural and historic interest of the Spital Hill Works.’ Give us a break

2016-10-25 18:08:16
Disgust and incredulity at ‘Council plan transformation'

When will the planning authorities learn that ‘demolition and new build’ is not the answer to the regeneration of an area?

2016-10-25 18:02:32

The Masterplan project groups first meetings are likely to happen in October 2005.

2016-10-25 17:14:05
Criteria for property improvements in Pitsmoor

Our area, which has a large number of houses in a variety of states of disrepair, has never been selected for upgrade or improvement.

2016-10-25 16:54:22
The Inner Relief Road

Surely you are wrong to think that the intention is to cut Burngreave off from the rest of Sheffield?

2016-10-25 15:48:18
A hard battle fought in Shirecliffe

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

2016-10-25 15:45:41
Writing regarding the buses B1, B2 and D1.

I would like to suggest a change in the route to the D1 service to Darnall and Catcliffe.

2016-10-25 15:44:01
Burngreave Area Panel

Who Gets What?

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

2016-10-25 15:36:58
‘Burngreave Link’ bus service.

Having finally managed to read to the end of the November 2004 issue I would like to give you my experience of the ‘Burngreave Link’ bus service.

2016-10-25 14:56:20
It’s Burngreave Jim, but not as we know it!

A resident feels many people don’t realise the extent of demolition that the Masterplan proposes.

2016-10-25 14:45:03
Beighton railway feasibility study

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

2016-10-25 14:39:45
Stanley Tools

Stanley Tools, a highly-visible local landmark on Rutland Road, is the subject of a recent planning application to convert the site to residential use.

2016-10-25 11:47:17
Better Buses

Councillors approved the ‘Better Buses’ scheme at a planning board meeting on 13th June 2006.

2016-10-25 11:45:14
Playground sold

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

2016-10-25 11:43:50
Messenger Editorial
  • The Messenger editorial team comments on the ‘mixed communities’ scheme.

  • Information about the Messenger.

2016-10-25 11:14:16
Concerns about the proposed bus lane

A resident of Burngreave Road, expresses their concerns about the proposed bus lane.

2016-10-25 11:10:00
Response to the proposed North Sheffield Better Buses project

A reader writes proposals do not take into account the fact that the bus lane on Burngreave Road and the relocation of the bus stop would actually create traffic problems.

2016-10-25 11:07:16
Warm welcome for regeneration duo

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

2016-10-25 10:18:40
New housing on Catherine Road

Arches Housing are now on site on Catherine Road providing up to 35 new homes for sale and rent.

2016-10-25 04:30:05
Dear Messenger...

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

2016-10-25 04:19:19
The Masterplan

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

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

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

2016-10-24 23:35:29
Link Bus research

For a PhD research project with Sheffield Hallam University, I would like to talk to local people about their views and experiences of transport in and around the area.

2016-10-24 23:20:52
Spital Hill changes

The final version of the Masterplan will go to the Council Cabinet on 25th May for approval. The New Deal Partnership Board have given it their support and endorsed the controversial consultation process but called on the Cabinet to put a new supermarket back into the heart of the Spital Hill plans.

2016-10-24 20:24:38
Questioning the questionnaire

Following the Area Panel meeting on 17th April South Yorkshire Housing Association (SYHA) asked the Messenger to verify the accuracy of their results.

2016-10-24 20:22:36
Masterplan – no wholesale demolition

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

2016-10-24 20:16:25
Home improvements lottery

The Messenger has often received complaints about the poor workmanship of Council contractors. We have investigated residents’ complaints about the facelift scheme and its contractors on Barnsley Road, but we’ve also received praise for builders employed by a local resident. It seems the home improvement game can be a bit of a lottery.

2016-10-24 16:28:23
“I don’t want to lie in front of bulldozers.”

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

2016-10-24 16:13:29
‘Remaster the Plan’

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

2016-10-24 16:01:37
Heritage Open day at St Cuthbert's Church

Heritage open day at St Cuthbert's Church

2016-09-07 18:17:49
Heritage Open Day at SADACCA

A chance to visit SADACCA's historic building on The Wicker

2016-09-07 18:11:05
North Sheffield Better Buses

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

2016-07-07 18:31:46
Parkwood Springs landfill visit

report from a tour of the Parkwood Spings landfill site.

2016-06-11 15:48:40
Norwood Hall

A history of Norwood Hall

2016-06-11 15:32:04
The Messenger takes action on the buses

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

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

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

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

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

2016-06-11 09:03:20
Vestry Hall under threat

Burngreave Vestry Hall is under threat.

2016-06-08 17:40:24
Foodbank on the move

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

2016-06-08 17:27:09
June 2016 news

June 2016 news and information

2016-06-08 08:39:10
Archaeology Exhibition

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

2016-05-03 16:11:13
Job vacancy: Minibus driver

Details of job vacancy for a minibus driver. Grade 2 (£13,872- 15523 pro rata). Deadline for applications 2nd May 2016

2016-04-27 11:14:57
North Sheffield Better Buses:Barnsley Road nr Scott Road/Orphanage Road

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

2016-04-25 11:07:50
7th May 2016. A busy day at Burngreave Cemetery

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

2016-04-22 13:18:25
Friends of Parkwood Springs meeting and AGM

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

2016-04-20 16:17:17
Streets Ahead planned roadworks for Firth Park (including some of Burngreave)

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

2016-04-17 09:22:18
Councillors' surgery dates

Dates of local councillor's surgeries

2016-04-02 08:37:59
New secondary school for Burngreave approved

Plans to build a new secondary school in Burngreave have been approved by Sheffield City Council to meet the growing demand for school places.

2016-04-01 15:50:15
Plan for flats on Spital Hill

The Burngreave Messenger has reported in the past on the historic Lion Works on Spital Hill, which have been in a derelict state for a long time.

2016-04-01 15:35:32
Forum House sold

Forum House, at the bottom of Spital Hill, is to be sold by the Council for £400,000. The building has been

2016-04-01 15:27:21
Old library and housing office

The Rock Christian Centre has completed the purchase of the two Council buildings that housed Burngreave Library and the local housing office.

2016-04-01 15:23:11
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
Road Safety in Burngreave

Local facts and figures and tips for road safety

2016-04-01 10:09:12
Controversial plans for new mosque

Controversial plans for new mosque on Barnsley Road.

2016-03-31 21:56:31
Busageddon: fairness on the 83 and 83a

Sheffield bus cuts affect local 83/83a routes.

2016-03-31 21:46:03
Boxing in the chapel

Ali Hamed has converted a derelict chapel in Burngreave Cemetery into the ABC Boxing gym.

2016-01-13 09:14:00
Roads repaired but trees lost

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

2016-01-13 08:04:46
Fifty nine homes for Fir Vale

In April 2016 Sheffield Housing Company hopes to be starting work on fifty-nine homes in Fir vale

2016-01-13 08:01:01
Page Hall petitions for funds

Businesses in Page Hall meet harry harpham MP to discuss regeneration of district.

2016-01-13 07:56:57
Safety first at Byron Wood

Byron Wood School is raising road safety awareness.

2016-01-12 13:56:21
Better buses for North Sheffield?

Changes to some bus stops in Burngreave.

2016-01-12 12:29:08
Misery on the buses

Changes to the bus routes in November have caused problems.

2016-01-12 12:23:03
Driving theory course

Driving theory course

2016-01-08 18:25:46
Spital Hill new traffic scheme

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

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

Details of bus route changes

2015-11-03 05:52:06
Arches celebrate forty years

Arches celebrate forty years. Report from the celebrations

2015-10-07 09:37:38
Carwood litter pick

Carwood litter pick

2015-10-07 09:26:51
NOMAD provides new service

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

2015-10-06 20:10:48
Spital Hill update

Latest on Spital Hill improvement scheme

2015-10-06 19:56:20
The elephant of Cookswood Road

Local resident has elephant topiary

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

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

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

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

2015-10-05 15:11:39
Sheffield Heritage Open Days

Sheffield heritage Open Days events in Burngreave details

2015-09-08 05:35:17
Helping you find a home

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

2015-08-28 11:01:12
Chapel cinema show saved

Over 200 people attending a visually and acoustically amazing ensemble of screenings, supported by a live performance from Sundaze, and an array of moving images from both Burngreave- and Yorkshire based filmmakers.

2015-08-20 15:30:41
Fighting for change

Conflict around the Masterplan has continued this month as the Burngreave Business Forum refused to endorse the Council’s consultation on the plans for Spital Hill.

2015-08-20 14:50:57
Eco-homes for Woodside?

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

2015-08-20 14:48:16
What’s the Woodside plan?

Woodside estate has now been almost completely cleared. No decision about what will happen to the estate has been made yet.

2015-08-20 14:46:36
The forgotten Woodsiders

The ‘upside down’ houses on Woodside have been replaced by empty green spaces. But the last few wavyroofed houses still stand and some of the last residents say they should be saved.

2015-08-20 14:41:02
Public meeting questions answered

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

2015-08-18 21:32:35
What’s the plan now for the Masterplan?

As it stands at the moment the Masterplan for Spital Hill will be in two phases.

2015-08-18 19:57:09
A gathering storm

The Burngreave Ashram on Spital Hill held a meeting in November where Rob Smith heard passionate discussions about the Masterplan that is creating a storm.

2015-08-18 19:53:42
Masterplan delayed

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

2015-08-18 19:49:26
Burngreave Link

Many have noticed little buses around the area with ‘BurngreaveLink’ along the side. They have also noticed that not many people are on them. Why is this?

2015-08-18 13:21:43
The Cactus Club Update

On 28th September 2004 the Cactus Club management were granted planning permission for their building on Earsham Street, and are now working with building regulators, to bring the premises up to health and safety standards.

2015-08-18 10:41:51
North Sheffield Better Buses

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

2015-07-29 23:10:10
Improvements to Catherine Street Open Space

Improvements to Catherine Street Open Space

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

Sheffield Bus Partnership Network Consultation

2015-07-15 11:51:31
Arches' 40th Anniversary street party

Arches celebrate 40th Anniversary with a street party

2015-06-11 18:00:31
End of the Rainbow

Charity shop, Rainbow's End, has closed down.

2015-05-28 12:14:45
Paddy Power closes

Paddy Power betting shop on Spital Hill has closed.

2015-05-28 11:45:29
What next for Burngreave library?

A meeting has discussed the future for Burngreave library

2015-05-25 12:15:05
Master Planning Update

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

2015-05-11 18:33:45
Decision time

The Neighbourhood Commissions have recommended to the Council’s Cabinet ‘Arms Length Management Organisation’ (ALMO) as the best way of getting extra investment for Council housing stock. But tenants will get their chance to have their say on the decision, and will receive their ballot papers this month.

2015-05-11 17:23:52
Cactus Club bids for legality

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

2015-05-11 16:51:22
All aboard!

A special launch event at the BNDfC Information Shop on Spital Hill marked the start of Burngreave’s newest bus routes.

2015-05-11 12:06:51
Redevelopments given the green light

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

2015-05-11 12:01:56
Parkwood Springs Village reunion

Reunion of former residents of Parkwood Springs village Tuesday 12th May 12.30 pm at the Hillsborough Hotel Infirmary Road.

2015-04-22 10:42:12
The new Burngreave buses

Two new bus services linking Burngreave to Meadowhall, the Sheffield Airport Business Park and the new manufacturing park in Waverley are set to be on the road from Monday 26 July.

2015-03-31 12:53:43
…but permission for sign refused

Local restraunteur Bsharath ‘Paul’ Hussain couldn’t believe it when plans for a new sign for his landmark restaurant, The Kashmir, were rejected. The Local Planning Authority said it would be “detrimental to the visual amenities of the locality”.

2015-03-31 10:16:20
Council plan transformation…

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

2015-03-31 10:07:25
Road changes concern cyclists

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

2015-03-23 14:33:17
The future of Stanley Fields

Plans have come up again for new housing to be built on the greenfield site known as Stanley Fields, but not including ‘affordable’ homes

2015-03-23 14:20:45
Selective license update

Sheffield City Council has released figures about its selective licensing scheme in Page Hall.

2015-03-23 13:30:01
Have your say in North East Sheffield

Opportunity to raise and issues with local councillors.

2015-03-01 09:19:17
Burngreave Tenants' and Residents' Association Christmas Fayre

Burngreave Tenants' and Residents' Association Christmas Fayre

2014-12-04 10:38:50
Burngreave Tenants' and Residents' Association AGM

Burngreave Tenants' and Residents' Association AGM

2014-11-19 10:03:09
Abbeyfield Park House sundial

The sundial has recently been returned to its place on the corner of the house in Abbeyfield park after the recent maintenance works.

2014-09-26 20:07:00
Vestry Hall: serving the community for 150 years

Burngreave Vestry Hall is 150 years old The offices were built and opened in 1864, the year carved in stone over the main entrance.

2014-09-26 19:51:15
Residents’ meeting for the Scott Road area

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

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

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

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

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

2014-09-26 15:48:16
House building to begin on Catherine Street

Construction of 16 new homes is expected to begin at the end of September on vacant land at Catherine Street.

2014-09-25 14:50:58
Winter gritting cuts

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

2014-09-25 14:48:47
Council rejects Burngreave Library plan

Sheffield City Council have rejected a plan by local residents to keep Burngreave Library open and staffed.

2014-09-25 14:31:48
Consultation on new houses at Earl Marshal

Plans for new housing on Earl Marshal Road is in the preplanning stage, so now is a good time to have your say on what you think the new development should be like.

2014-07-18 14:35:51
Council enforces landlord licensing

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

2014-07-18 14:32:27
Plans for new supported housing on Firs Hill

Building Design Partnership (BDP) has submitted a planning application on behalf of South Yorkshire Housing Association (SYHA) for a specialised housing development on the site of Firshill Court, located on Firshill Crescent in Sheffield.

2014-07-04 15:53:15
Update on courses at WiCAT

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

2014-07-04 15:32:21
College plan for old Library and Housing Office

Sheffield College have submitted plans to turn the old Burngreave Library and Housing Office into classrooms.

2014-06-06 23:23:02
Wood Hill developments

Development at Wood Hill on Grimesthorpe Road has progressed over the past few years, however, work on the site has come to a standstill.

2014-05-30 22:07:10
The Cornerstone

At the junction of Carwood Road and Grimesthorpe Road stands a building known as the Cornerstone. It is home to the 76th Scouts and is also used as a polling station. But what about its history?

2014-05-30 17:40:29
About the Burngreave TARA

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

2014-05-29 18:55:58
Burngreave TARA Newsletter

June 2014 edition of the newsletter from Burngreave TARA, a group of tenants and residents in Burngreave supported by Sheffield Housing Service.

2014-05-29 18:53:31
Rainbows End access problems

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

2014-05-29 16:33:45
New homes update

Sheffield Housing Company have restated their commitment to develop empty land at Earl Marshal Road, but it is unlikely to begin before the end of 2014.

2014-05-29 15:39:58
Landlord licensing begins

Representatives of landlords in Page Hall presented a petition to Cabinet on 16th April in a lastditch attempt to raise concerns about the controversial Selective Licensing scheme a week before its introduction on 22nd April.

2014-05-29 15:31:30
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
Ellesmere Green is finished

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

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

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

2014-05-29 14:46:51
Home Maintenance Training Courses

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

2014-05-08 14:58:05
Future Firth Park events

Events to come later in 2014 organised but Friends of Firth Park, including a Heritage Day in the Clock Tower on 13th September and First World War commemorations.

2014-04-05 16:54:10
266 Barnsley Road

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2014-04-05 12:46:18
M20 bus route

The Burngreave Tara is very concerned about the M20 being unable to travel on Verdon Street.

2014-04-04 15:53:01
About the Burngreave Tara

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

2014-04-04 15:44:28
Burngreave Cemetery Chapel
  • Friends of Burngreave cemetery are looking for volunteers.

  • Coming events in the cemetery (Bat walk and Permaculture Design course)

2014-03-31 10:46:48
Green homes Sheffield

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

2014-03-29 21:43:25
Flats to be demolished

Foundry Court Flats on Burngreave Road are to be demolished, following the rehousing of current tenants.

2014-03-28 19:57:50
Changes to concessionary travel passes

Public transport is vital in Burngreave where over 50% of households have no access to a car, compared with 30% across the whole city. Even car owners take the bus to town or the Northern General Hospital because of prohibitive parking charges.

2014-03-27 14:44:00
Job: Resident Buildings Supervisor
  • Salary: £16,830 – £19,621

  • Hours: 37 for 52 weeks per year

  • Closing date: 28th March 2014

2014-03-21 19:43:36
Extra meetings on Selective Licensing

Details of two additional Council meetings for landlords about Selective Licensing.

2014-03-14 11:25:09
Selective Licensing - Council meetings for Landlords

The Council is holding a number of workshops for landlords with properties in the new Selective Licensing scheme in Page Hall and Fir Vale.

2014-02-12 18:33:57
Sheffield Housing Company Fir Vale neighbourhood survey

Sheffield Housing Company are asking people for their views on the design of future housing and on the Fir Vale area where they are proposing to build new homes.

2014-02-05 19:57:41
Julia Mary Pidd 1927 -2013

Julia Pidd (nee Postlethwaite) died in October 2013 aged 86, after a number of years of ill health.

2014-01-31 18:20:48
Next Burngreave Area meeting

Date of the next area meeting is 27th March

2014-01-31 16:06:11
Your Local Area

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

2014-01-31 15:48:23
Future plans for Abbeyfield Park House

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

2014-01-31 15:44:15
Spital Hill shop front map

Map showing boundary of Spital Hill shop front scheme.

2014-01-30 21:30:49
Brief history of Spital Hill Works

A short history of Spital Hill Works

2014-01-30 20:23:38
Ahsan Ashraf's petition to Cabinet on Selective Licensing

A transcription of Ahsan Ashraf's petition to Sheffield Council Cabinet on January 15th 2014

2014-01-30 19:11:26
Spital Hill shop fronts

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

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

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

2014-01-30 15:49:09
Roadworks in Fir Vale

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

2014-01-30 15:36:49
Selective licensing outcome

The controversial landlord licensing scheme for Fir Vale was approved by Councillors at a Cabinet Meeting in January.

2014-01-30 15:11:09
A “horrible situation” for local libraries

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

2014-01-30 14:59:57
Housing moving to Sorby House early

Burngreave Housing Office will be moving to Sorby House ahead of schedule at the end of February.

2014-01-30 14:50:06
New Housing on Catherine Street plans released

Plans released for new housing on Catherine Street.

2014-01-12 16:59:07
Streets Ahead Road Shows 15th January 2014

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

2014-01-10 14:27:29
Library campaign: Quotes on the Central Library walls

Gordon Shaw has collated a handful of quotes about libraries, seen on the stairwell walls of Central Libray, in the hope that they willinspire the council to keep Burngreave Library open.

2013-12-20 16:57:45
Heritage at the House

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

2013-11-30 20:39:45
Metal sculpture designs revealed

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

2013-11-29 15:58:46
New homes on the horizon

Community consultation on the design and construction of over 60 new homes on empty land at Earl Marshal Road could begin early next year (2014) after Sheffield Housing Company announced they were considering bringing forward the development due to the high demand for affordable housing.

2013-11-29 14:47:51
The New Oasis Academy Fir Vale

Oasis Community Learning is pleased to be working with Sheffield City Council to open a new primary school in the Fir Vale area of Sheffield. There is a high demand for primary school places in the area with many parents/carers having to travel a long distance to take their children to one or more schools. This brand new building will be situated on Skinnerthorpe Road / Bagley Road, and will serve the local community.

2013-11-29 14:26:39
Another busy year for Burngreave TARA

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

2013-11-28 15:58:13
Wicker flood defence proposal

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

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

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

2013-11-28 15:46:35
Page Hall in the national media

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

2013-11-28 15:36:14
Burngreave Library campaign

Pye Bank Parents Group have taken a lead in campaigning for Burngreave Library to remain open and staffed.

2013-11-28 15:26:14
16 new houses for Catherine Street

Arches Housing have announced plans to build 16 new homes on vacant land at Catherine Street. If their planning application goes ahead, the developer hopes to begin construction in July 2014, with new tenants moving in to the completed properties by midsummer 2015.

2013-11-28 14:38:02
Bedroom Tax win

A couple from Shirecliffe have beaten the bedroom tax.

2013-11-28 14:28:16
Spital Hill traders suffer

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

2013-11-28 14:23:07
Wicker flood defence proposal

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

2013-11-20 08:50:50
JOB: Supported Housing Officer

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

  • 37 hours per week

  • Salary: £20,140 per annum

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

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

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

  • 24 hours per week

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

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

2013-11-14 00:31:40
JOB: Caretaker/ Maintenance Officer

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

  • 37 hours per week

  • Salary: £14,430 per annum

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

2013-11-14 00:06:02
Work started on Spital Hill and Ellesmere Green

A one-way traffic system has been agreed, with traffic going up Spital Hill (similar to what was done when Tesco was being built, as well as the Relief Road).

2013-10-17 15:26:18
Landlords oppose licensing

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

2013-09-26 20:49:03
New roof for Abbeyfield Park House

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

2013-09-26 20:38:31

Volunteers can’t solve budget crisis

2013-09-26 16:36:09
Burngreave Library at risk

Burngreave Library has not made it on to the Council's list of 11 local libraries to be saved.

2013-09-26 16:03:58
Help wanted after fire at recycling plant

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

2013-08-27 20:12:15
SCC selective licensing residents drop in session - Page Hall

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

2013-08-22 11:36:48
New committee at Carwood TARA

Fifteen residents from the Carwood estate met with Neil Ashton from the Council Housing Services on 4th July for a postponed annual general meeting.

2013-07-19 19:48:03
Council tax hits poorest

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

2013-07-18 15:26:26
Selective Licensing consultation announced

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

2013-07-18 14:44:40
Consultation on Selective Licensing in Page Hall

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

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

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

2013-07-13 12:16:07
Carwood Heating Meeting

Follow on meeting from one held in June

2013-06-20 14:40:06
Events at Abbeyfield House

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

2013-06-13 15:45:40
Bedroom Tax demo

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

2013-05-31 21:06:28
District heating in Carwood

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

2013-05-30 15:30:53
Angry meeting opposes Selective Licensing

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

2013-05-30 15:27:18
Residents lobby local councillors about cuts

On Saturday 15th April around 20 local residents lobbied Councillor Jackie Drayton’s surgery at Burngreave Library in protest at the huge cuts to local services.

2013-05-30 15:11:00
Plans for Fir Vale Primary

Sheffield City Council have applied for planning permission to build a two-storey primary school building on land at Skinnerthorpe Road in Fir Vale.

2013-05-30 15:07:44
Council to fill Sorby House

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

2013-05-30 14:26:22
New Fir Vale Primary School designs on show

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

2013-05-17 17:50:18
Council plans two-storey school building in Fir Vale

Sheffield City Council have applied for planning permission to build a two-storey primary school and nursery on land at Skinnerthorpe Road in Fir Vale.

2013-05-11 18:51:15
Burngreave TARA General Meeting

Burngreave Tenants and Residents Association will be holding a General Meeting on Saturday 27th April 2013 at Burngreave Vestry Hall

2013-04-24 11:44:17
Harry Brearley's School - fire

A fire has badly-damaged Harry Brearley’s old school.

2013-04-19 11:00:19
Nomads Chess Club

Nomads Chess Club’s first and second teams played a match at Abbeyfield House.

2013-03-22 19:09:36
Bus Fare increases

First Buses have announced an increase in fares from April 1st. Single fares will increase by 10p, whilst day tickets are set to increase by 20p and weekly tickets by 50p.

2013-03-22 15:16:47
Improvements to main roads

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

2013-03-21 16:09:04
Housing changes

Many changes in the costs of running a home will take place in April, affecting many people in Burngreave.

2013-03-21 15:01:51
Landlord Licensing for Fir Vale

New powers to regulate private landlords could be introduced in Page Hall and Fir Vale in the next 12 months.

2013-03-21 14:43:21
Get Something Done About Hospital Parking

I agree with the local resident that wrote about Fir Vale, especially the parking. Why should residents have to pay to park outside their own houses? We have a garage with one car inside, the other is on the drive…

2013-02-02 13:07:28
New Signs for Bressingham

Sheffield Homes are planning to renew some of the signs around Bressingham because some are worn out and others are confusing.

2013-02-02 12:38:41
New Housing on Ellesmere

Despite January's freezing temperatures, the first tenants of the new Ellesmere Road housing scheme received a warm welcome into their highly insulated and energy-efficient homes. Developer, Arches Housing, are likely to complete the remaining properties by the end of February.

2013-02-02 12:32:16
New Primary for Fir Vale - Update

Details of the new primary academy for Fir Vale have been released.

2012-12-17 19:08:31
New Schools - Community Meetings

Details of Community Meetings about new schools in the area.

2012-12-05 15:30:01
Say it with photography

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

2012-12-03 13:08:25
Ellesmere Green Update

Designs for the development of Ellesmere Green will go forward to the next stage with very few changes following the consultation in the summer.

2012-12-01 13:57:50
New staff at Vestry Hall

Kier have recently appointed Shahbaan Ramzan as an extra member of their Sorby House/Vestry Hall Buildings Management Team.

2012-11-30 19:34:45
Project work at Parkwood Springs

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

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

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

2012-11-30 15:14:47
Litter concerns in Fir Vale

Litter has been an issue concerning the local community in recent years and local residents are feeling neglected due to their concerns not being addressed.

2012-11-30 14:23:21
Bus changes

Changes are taking effect from October to some local bus routes – 72, 76 and no 2. Also Christmas holiday services.

2012-11-29 15:53:47
Hospital Parking

Sheffield City Council are writing to residents explaining new parking restrictions on roads affected by hospital parking.

2012-11-29 15:45:02
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
A new plan for Fir Vale?

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

2012-11-29 14:59:42
New primary school for Fir Vale

Plans to build a new primary school on Skinnerthorpe Road were agreed by Sheffield Council at a meeting on 15th November. The school will aim to meet the increasing need for extra primary school places in the area. It will be run as an Academy and built using £5.5 million of Government money.

2012-11-29 14:36:57
Parkwood Academy building wins award

Parkwood Academy has won a Commendation in the 2012 Sheffield Design Awards.

2012-11-28 18:03:28
Council announces new school on Skinnerthorpe

Council plans for a new primary school on the Skinnerthorpe Road site in Fir Vale have been confirmed.

2012-11-15 16:42:07
North East Community Assembly Consultations

The North East Community Assembly has identified certain priorities within their area and wish to consult with the community about any further suggestions

2012-11-15 15:34:05
New school for Skinnerthorpe?

Council plans for a new primary school on the Skinnerthorpe Road site in Fir Vale were revealed at a meeting in October.

2012-11-02 23:45:04
Friends of Abbeyfield Park meet to discuss plans for Abbeyfield House

Friends of Abbeyfield Park recently attended the Burngreave Ward Meeting on Thursday 11th October 2012 at Vestry Hall to discuss the options and raise opinions and issues over the future of Abbeyfield House.

2012-10-18 17:27:15
Council questioned about Abbeyfield House

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

2012-10-04 10:43:32
Friends of Verdon Recreation Centre

On the 17th July 2012 and the 11th September 2012, Activity Sheffield invited community groups, members of the community and members of the public to a meeting to look into the possibility of setting up a ‘Friends of Verdon Recreation Centre’.

2012-09-30 16:34:01
PFI street repairs

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

2012-09-27 15:21:54
Petition to repair Abbeyfield’s roof

Friends of Abbeyfield Park are petitioning the Council about the poor state of Abbeyfield Park House.

2012-09-27 15:01:21
Residents save 72 bus

In the August issue of the Burngreave Messenger we reported on the threatened termination of the 72 bus service. The 72 bus provides a service from the city centre, through Burngreave and up to Shirecliffe.

2012-09-27 14:39:13
Your black bin and recycling service will change in August

Details of the upcoming changes to waste collection services.

2012-07-23 12:43:41
Two year wait for wall repair

Two years ago, local resident Sharon’s back garden wall collapsed. Since then, she has reported the problem to Sheffield Homes and Kier numerous times but the wall is still not fixed. Emily Haimeed met Sharon to talk about the problem…

2012-07-23 12:04:03
Streets Ahead Works set to begin in August

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

2012-07-23 11:24:03
A Clean Sweep for Page Hall

Page Hall residents have been concerned about the litter in their area and with support from the Pakistan Advice and Community Association have formed a voluntary group to sweep the streets themselves using their own brushes. Burngreave Councillors have agreed to fund equipment to continue the task.

2012-07-22 18:30:25
Northern General parking plans

New plans to improve parking and access for residents around the Crabtree estate, including Fairbank Road and Norwood Road, will be made public soon. These are based on the results/feedback of the Permit Parking consultation that took place a couple of years ago

2012-07-22 18:04:43
Cooks Wood Road scrapyard

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

2012-07-19 17:19:40
Parkwood 72 bus at risk

The recently-introduced number 72 bus run by First may be withdrawn. The service runs once an hour from the City Centre to Shirecliffe and onto the ASDA store at Parson Cross. The bus is mostly used by students travelling to and from Parkwood Academy and shoppers accessing the supermarket by public transport.

2012-07-19 17:00:47
Ellesmere Road new houses

Work on new housing in Ellesmere came to a halt in April after the contractors ceased trading.

2012-07-19 16:45:13

Wednesday 27th July, St Peter’s Church, Lyons Street, 5.45pm for 6.00pm start.

2012-06-21 15:08:03
Free home insulation

Sheffield’s free insulation scheme, aimed to combat both fuel poverty and climate change, has reached parts of Burngreave.

2012-05-25 15:24:45
Cemetery & Chapel: Past and Future

Friends of Burngreave cemetery and chapels have plans for the future

2012-05-25 09:51:26
Parkwood Academy New Building

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

2012-05-25 09:29:26
Facilities Assistant - Burngreave Vestry Hall

The Kier Group are currently seeking a Facilities Assistant for our Asset Management service based in Vestry Hall, Sheffield.

  • 20 hours per week

  • £9,276.22 per annum

  • initial closing date 23rd June 2012, 5pm

2012-05-24 16:18:32
Dear Messenger

letters page

2012-05-03 16:17:26
Metal thefts in Fir Vale

Residents are expressing anger after metal theft has been continually taking place in Fir Vale and Page Hall, with large amounts of metal having been taken from their own private backyards.

2012-03-29 16:02:33
Page Hall house sales

The Council have now sold 24 of the 32 properties they owned in Page Hall, raising a total of £856,358.

2012-03-29 15:58:30
Trees vandalised on Abbeyfield Road

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

2012-03-29 15:55:32
Supporting the Messenger

The Burngreave Messenger is about to become a teenager! In July, we’ll be celebrating our 13th birthday and in June, we’ll be putting out our 100th issue – quite an achievement for a community magazine run mainly on the time, effort, skills and goodwill of local volunteers.

2012-03-29 14:53:23
The lights go out

The lights are going out on the Wicker as the cuts bite.

2012-03-29 14:45:11
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
Changes in housing

Burngreave has many Council and Housing Association tenants who face several changes in housing policy.

2012-02-02 20:42:16
Ideas for Burngreave TARA

Burngreave's newest Tenants and Residents Association will be holding its first general meeting in April, when it will be deciding how to spend some of the levy money it receives.

2012-02-02 20:35:08
Carwood TARA

Carwood TARA enjoyed a successful festive season with an excellent Christmas Fair, with stalls, raffle and prizes, and an entertaining Pantomine trip, which 45 residents enjoyed.

2012-02-02 20:24:08
Hidden costs on the Hill

Following local traders’ discontent about their newlyinstalled green shutters, I went back to see how some had been getting on.

2012-01-12 15:58:10
Inner Relief Road

A new dual-carriageway will cross Spital Hill above The Wicker Arches, joining Saville Street to Corporation Street and Penistone Road.

2011-12-01 16:00:06
Letter - Page Hall

£1.7 million raised from Page Hall is not going to be invested in the area: letter from Nikki Hibberd

2011-11-25 14:55:37
Report from the October public business meeting

Local Councillors agreed the Community Plan, reallocation of funding and investment to improve local open spaces in the area.

2011-11-25 13:35:21
Cabinet in the Community

Community Centre to meet the eight Sheffield City Council Cabinet members.

2011-11-25 13:28:40
Warm Welcome at Norwood

Norwood and Bishopholme’s TARA wants people to know that it’s business as usual.

2011-11-24 15:11:49
Affordable housing at Woodfold

The first tenants have moved into Arches Housing’s new homes scheme at Woodfold.

2011-11-24 14:28:00
Sheffield City Council Lettings Policy Review – Have Your Say

The council is reviewing the Lettings Policy, which sets out how Council housing is allocated.

2011-11-17 14:09:26
Church Hall Sold

St Catherine's church hall has been sold to the owner of the house next door.

2011-11-03 17:21:15
Letter to the Messenger

A letter from a messenger reader expressing his feelings about the future of the masterplan.

2011-11-03 17:17:10
Metal thieves attack historic sites

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

2011-10-07 21:22:59
More new homes for Shirecliffe and Fir Vale

The new “Sheffield Housing Company” is holding an open day for residents to hear about the new housing to be built in Shirecliffe and Fir Vale.

2011-10-05 21:58:03
Page Hall to lose £1.7 million

Residents in Page Hall are set to lose out on £1.7 million of regeneration cash after the Council was unable to identify any housing projects in the area to spend it on.

2011-09-25 08:26:00
Shared housing on Pitsmoor Road

Plans to convert a three storey office building on Pitsmoor Road into a ‘House in Multiple Occupation’ (HMO) and ground floor shop were approved by planners on 11th August after a third application for ‘change of use’ was finally given consent.

2011-09-24 21:56:38
Carwood TARA’s office opening

Carwood estate TARA opened their new office on 6th September

2011-09-23 10:06:39
Spital Hill Prepares for Tesco

In a month’s time, Spital Hill will hold the opening of a new Tesco Extra store. The superstore will have a bakery, clothes outlet and more, in addition to the regular food items.

2011-09-22 14:22:17
Firs Hill dispute

More than 50 tenants and residents of Firs Hill met on 2nd September for what became a difficult, tense and occasionally angry meeting.

2011-09-22 13:46:57
A new Tenants and Residents Group

Residents of Bressingham and the streets around Brunswick, Verdon and Nottingham Cliff have come together to start a new Tenants and Residents Association (TARA).

2011-07-22 15:56:50
Page Hall houses for sale

Sheffield Council has begun to sell off vacant homes in Page Hall after extra freedom was granted at a cabinet meeting in January 2011 to help dispose of the properties.

2011-07-22 15:50:46
Road changes at Spital Hill

Work is underway to prepare Spital Hill for increased traffic as Tesco's Burngreave store begins to take shape,

2011-07-21 15:38:48
Exciting New Affordable Housing at Woodside

Arches Housing has successfully been working in partnership with Sheffield City Council to provide new social housing at Woodfold in the Burngreave area.

2011-07-21 14:59:06
Buildings transfer agreed

The transfer of the Vestry Hall, Sorby House and Forum House took place at the end of May, with all responsibility for assets and staff moved from Burngreave New Deal for Communities to Sheffield City Council.

2011-07-21 14:56:31
Concerns for the Vestry Hall

Burngreave Vestry Hall has again been damaged by heavy rain, which leaked into the building in May, ruining the floor of the main hall and putting the basement IT rooms out of action.

2011-05-26 16:28:13
Open Day at Robey St

The recently converted Eco terrace at Robey St is open to the public.

2011-04-28 17:45:17
Carwood Makeover Complete

Carwood has new plants in place, replacing shrubs planted when the estate was first built decades ago.

2011-03-31 16:58:59
Wensley Tenants and Residents Association General Meeting

Wensley Tenants and Residents Association

2011-01-30 20:02:25
Assets transferred to the Council

Burngreave New Deal for Communities will officially come to an end by March 2011 and its assets transferred to the Council.

2011-01-28 15:55:01
Tenants asked to vote on levy money

Tenants and Residents Association (TARA) were asked to fill in a voting slip in October to say how their levy money would be spent.

2011-01-27 15:24:57
Mrs Schofield’s “dangerous” dog

Sheffield Homes have threatened a resident with eviction, over a Jack Russell dog they have alleged to be ‘dangerous’.

2011-01-27 15:09:02
Missing doors on Bressingham

Missing doors on Bressingham

Bressingham tenant, Saleh Shaibi, has been waiting for new doors from Sheffield Homes for over 12 months and despite repeated requests he is still waiting.

2011-01-27 15:03:51
A new plan for empty Firvale houses

Sheffield City Council is looking to change its policy on 37 empty houses in Firvale, including five on Barnsley Road two on Earl Marshal Road and 30 in Page Hall.

2011-01-27 14:53:41
Tesco starts building

Building work has started on the site of the new Tesco at Savile Street.

2011-01-27 14:50:44
New Deal’s buildings go to the Council

Burngreave New Deal for Communities will close before the end of March 2011, and the buildings and all assets will go to the Council.

2011-01-27 14:31:03
Council accepts New Deal buildings

Sheffield Council approved the proposal to take over New Deal’s buildings, at its Cabinet meeting on 22nd December.

2010-12-22 16:26:00
New Deal’s buildings go to the Council

At a public meeting on 8th December Sheffield City Council announced plans to take ownership of all buildings owned by Burngreave New Deal for Communities – the Vestry Hall, Sorby House and Forum House.

2010-12-21 15:20:00
Sorby House focus

It has been an eventful few months here at Sorby House, but as we said goodbye to a few faces, so we have said hello to some new ones.

2010-11-28 18:38:17
New houses at Wood Fold

14 affordable new homes for rent are under construction on land next to the former Stanley Tools factory on Rutland Road, after planners gave the go-ahead in March this year

2010-11-25 17:01:57
Welcome Residents Group

For Verdon Street, Nottingham Street, Brunswick, Andover Street, Rock Street, Woodside and neighbnouring streets.

2010-11-25 16:56:28
Holtwood plans

About 25 concerned residents attended a meeting of 9th November about a planning application for White's Yard on the corner of Abbeyfield Road and Holtwood Road.

2010-11-25 15:57:00
Spital Hill buildings’ future uncertain

In September Burngreave New Deal made a public announcement that they would run out of money in December.

2010-11-25 15:11:08
Social Housing for Ellesmere

Plans to build 19 affordable homes on Ellesmere Road have got the go ahead after the Council managed to find an alternative developer to match the £1.6 million of Government funding granted to the scheme.

2010-09-23 15:16:32
Nature site damaged

Redwall Developments, the company behind controversial building work taking place on Grimesthorpe Road, has churned up local feelings once again after damaging local nature site, Smithies Field

2010-09-23 15:04:46
Harleston Street finds a new tenant

Sheffield Racial Equality Council relocate from SYAC.

2010-07-26 00:34:13
New Tenants at Sorby House

Following a long period of marketing BNDfC are pleased to announce the securing of two new occupiers to Sorby House.

2010-07-26 00:29:34
Future of development

The Council's new planning document, The Sheffield Development Framework, or SDF, was unveiled at a recent Burngreave Community Action Forum meeting in June, ahead of 6 weeks of public consultation.

2010-07-23 20:08:43
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
12 months of mould

Sheffield Homes tenants at Firshill Glade have been suffering with mould in their flats for over 12 months, despite repeatedly reporting problems.

2010-07-22 14:25:34
New Council Housing for Ellesmere

Details of the plans for a new Council Housing scheme to be built in Burngreave.

2010-06-19 14:22:53
How Do You Want Sheffield to Develop?

The Council is gearing up to ask people their views on parts of the draft SDF during the summer. You know your streets and the places you spend your time in better than anyone. This is your chance to share your views on the future of the city.

2010-05-31 12:24:34
We’ve seen the light!

At last electricity has returned to the chapels in Burngreave Cemetery. Thanks to those in City Council who enabled the electricity to be connected.

2010-05-31 01:21:23
Harleston Street

An opportunity for local groups: First floor accommodation available and short term occupancy considered.

2010-05-31 00:36:29
Sorby House and Vestry Hall

Despite the gloom and doom surrounding the economic outlook we are having a boom time at Sorby and Vestry Hall with events, conferences and training bookings definitely on the increase.

2010-05-31 00:32:51
Development at Grimesthorpe

Residents have raised concerns about the development on Grimesthorpe Road by Redwall.

2010-05-27 17:35:33
St Catherine's official opening

St Catherine's School extension and the Crescent Community Centre were officially opened on 24th March. The school was opened by the Bishop of Hallam, John Rawsthorne, and the community centre was opened by Cllr Jackie Drayton. Local residents and users of the centre joined pupils and parents to celebrate.

2010-05-27 15:40:21
Messenger Editorial

Why is the Sheffield Development Framework (SDF) important?

2010-05-27 15:13:48
The mystery of Roe Lane Tower

The picture above was taken in 1940. Whatever is the large structure at the bottom of Roe Lane and who would build a house with a tower attached? I had to find out who lived in that house and why they built the tower.

2010-03-25 18:17:03
Sorby House - an update

Sorby House update

2010-03-25 18:10:56
Tenants And Residents Associations

(TARAs) are run by local people who volunteer their time to help make their areas better for everyone living.

2010-03-25 17:21:13
150 years of Catherine Street

Properties on Catherine Street and Brotherton Street are presently fronted by scaffolding prior to demolition. These properties are over a hundred years old and the property on the corner of these two streets has probably been a part of the lives of many locals over the years.

2010-03-25 16:33:27
Wicker Works

Since the devastating floods of 2007 shops and businesses on the Wicker have endured a particularly tough period of trading. Now, nearly three years after the Don burst its banks, work is finally underway to protect the area from flooding.

2010-03-25 15:55:54
Women's Construction Centre threatened

The Women’s Construction Centre on Buckenham Street, heard news in March that they would have to close because of lack of funding. But at an emergency meeting of 25 women on 20th March they agreed to take on the running of the Centre themselves.

2010-03-25 15:47:31
Redwall win planning

Residents were surprised and disappointed to find that the Council’s planning board had granted Redwall’s application on 16th March, despite a large number of objections.

2010-03-25 15:41:01
Get involved with Ellesmere's new Social Housing

The Council are building new social housing on Ellesmere Road, and they are inviting local residents to be give their feedback on proposals.

2010-02-23 00:43:35
New route: M20

Map of the new M20 bus route

2010-02-01 00:05:38
New route: number 5

Map of the new number 5 bus route

2010-01-31 23:58:54
New bus route maps

Maps for the new bus routes following changes to the M22 service. Also links to up to date timetables.

2010-01-31 23:48:46
Sorby House – a vibrant asset

Sorby House has transformed a small part of Spital Hill from being a dark and uninviting façade to a modern vibrant space. The refurbishment project started 2002 and took five years to complete.

2010-01-28 22:24:58
New houses

The Council has received £2.1m from the government to build 19 new houses at Ellesmere, on the site of the demolished old people's home.

2010-01-28 20:38:58
Fire on Pitsmoor Road

As local people have seen, there was a fierce house fire on Pitsmoor Road on 5th January. All members of the family managed to get out of the house, although one man had to jump from a first floor window.

2010-01-28 20:22:31
No place for people

Cold, damp and mouldy – not the kind of conditions most people would choose to live in, but that’s exactly how Jane Ferrigan describes the house she shares with her 12 year-old daughter.

2010-01-28 15:48:13
Eco Terrace

Information about the Eco Terrace refurbishment in Page Hall, including material costs, plans and photos.

2009-11-30 12:58:31
Map of the cemetery

Map of Burngreave Cemetery showing where the work will take place in the next 4 months.

2009-11-30 12:54:38
Twice the Terrace

Information about the two into one Terrace refurbishment in Page Hall, including material costs, plans and photos.

2009-11-30 12:23:49
Grimesthorpe approved

The controversial Redwall development gained full planning permission to build 44 new houses at Grimesthorpe Road in November.

2009-11-25 18:07:36
New council housing

The Council has submitted a bid to the government for new council houses in Burngreave and Fir Vale.

2009-11-25 18:04:42
Tomorrow's terraces?

A recent Council project to renovate rundown houses in Page Hall opened its doors to residents in November.

2009-11-25 17:51:09
More benefits for working parents

Families on low incomes are being advised to check if they can now get housing benefit to help with their rent or a reduction in council tax.

2009-11-25 17:08:19
Tesco to open late

Over a third of the jobs promised by Tesco at Spital Hill will now be delayed until 2015.

2009-11-25 16:51:12
History of Hallcar Tavern

The earliest reference to Hallcar Tavern we can find is in the 1871 census, when the address was Hall Carr Gardens, near Carwood House.

2009-09-27 18:24:20
Friends of Vestry Hall

New Deal held a meeting of the community advisory group for the Vestry Hall on Tuesday 8 September.

2009-09-27 13:06:36
Hallcar Tavern closes its doors

The Hallcar Tavern closed as a pub this summer, and was sold at auction in September 2009 for just £52,000. It is such a landmark in the area and has stood through so many changes over the years. We reflect on a time when the local pub was the heart of the community.

2009-09-26 11:04:54
Burngreave Vestry Hall open again

Vestry Hall is open again, with special offers for local groups.

2009-09-25 19:17:32
Holtwood House

Across from Abbeyfield Park, on Abbeyfield Road there is a derelict lodge, have you ever wondered what it was part of, or why there is a lodge there? The lodge was originally just a small part of a much bigger estate, with a grand house called Holtwood House.

2009-09-25 15:51:29
Burngreave Cemetery Letter

The Friends of Burngreave Cemetery and Chapel have written a letter to the Council, enquiring after the disappearance of money from the sale of the cemetery lodges, which should have paid for the reconnection of electricity to the chapels.

2009-09-24 20:09:30
Colourful Pye Bank extension

Pye Bank’s extension now houses Y5 and Y6 classes and a large hall. the increase in pupil numbers.

2009-09-23 20:29:07
St Catherine's bigger and brighter

For 2008-9, we have waited for the dust and noise to settle but, at last, the new school buildings are up and running.

2009-09-23 20:19:40
Abbeyfield House needs a new roof

Water has been pouring into the Abbeyfield House during the recent heavy rain, due to a leaking roof which the Council has failed to fix.

2009-07-19 15:54:50
Sorby House: The Business Building for Burngreave

Sorby House is a carbon neutral building at 42 Spital Hill.

2009-07-16 19:03:27
Landlords for Excellence course

Free access to a University run training course for landlords! Sheffield Hallam University’s Landlords for Excellence. Next Course: September 2009.

2009-06-01 12:30:41
New Deal: Request to sell Forum House

BNDfC has formally approached our funders, the Department for Communities and Local Government, to see if it would be possible to have the clawback restrictions currently in place on Forum House, lifted. This would mean that technically we could then sell the building without having to repay the NDC grant used to buy it in the first place.

2009-05-31 21:46:28
Landlords’ advice day

On 23rd April, an advice session to promote the Sheffield Responsible Landlord Scheme was run by the Pakistan Advice and Community Association in Fir Vale, in partnership with the Council’s Private Sector Housing Team.

2009-05-28 22:09:12
Carwood gets its kitchens

Following the article in our last issue about Carwood estate's kitchens, we are pleased to announce that the kitchens are now to be completely repaired and fitted with quality doors and drawers.

2009-05-28 20:29:08
New Places at Fir Vale School

In May 2009, Sheffield City Council discussed proposals for the expansion of Fir Vale School with students, parents and local residents.

2009-05-28 20:05:53
TESCO plans

The latest plans for Tesco's mixed-use development at the corner of Spital Hill and Savile Street have been submitted to the Council's planning board following amendments to their design.

2009-03-27 18:34:13
Carwood TARA fight for decent kitchens

The Decent Homes scheme has arrived on Carwood and Firshill estates. This is the Government scheme to improve council housing, paid by millions of pounds of central government grants topped up with money from the council's capital receipts.

2009-03-27 16:50:09
FREE ½ day Training for Landlords

How can the Council help you?

  • Tenancy advice

  • Repair advice

  • Where to get help

  • How to get concessions for landlords

2009-03-27 15:02:22
No new homes until 2012

Following an angry meeting in January between the Council and Skinnerthorpe residents under threat of demolition, the Council have finally given a date of 2012 at the earliest to rebuild on Earl Marshal.

2009-03-27 13:23:39
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 Design Exhibition

Sheffield City Council, Whiteways Junior School and Sheffield Design and Project Management (SD&PM) would like to invite you to an exhibition of the designs for the school. These are the proposals that have been submitted for planning approval.

2009-03-14 09:13:27
Parkwood High School Planning Brief Consultation

A draft planning brief has been prepared to guide the redevelopment of the Parkwood High School which will be enabled by funding through the school being awarded academy status.

2009-03-01 12:20:41
Carwood General Meeting

Meeting at Carwood – Thursday 5th February

2009-01-30 15:49:40
Angry residents on Skinnerthorpe

Over 25 residents and ex-residents of Skinnerthorpe Road attended a meeting at Pakistan Advice Centre in January, angry about broken promises made by the Council.

2009-01-30 14:57:55
Companions Club closes

The Sheffield Companions Club on Barnsley Road finally closed in October. The ground floor area has now opened as a wholesale and retail Halal Butchers.

2008-11-28 16:55:10
Tesco to start next year

In a presentation for the Area Panel in November 2008, Tesco revealed that building on the Spital Hill store could start in October 2009, with the store open around the beginning of 2011.

2008-11-27 20:32:50
Masterplan in trouble

The Council’s 2005 masterplan for regenerating housing in Burngreave and Fir Vale included demolition and rebuilding of homes on Woodside, Ellesmere, Catherine St, Skinnerthorpe Road and Earl Marshal. There were also plans to demolish and rebuild shops in Fir Vale.

2008-11-27 20:29:57
Shut Out

New shutters fitted on the shops on Spital Hill failed to open leaving some frustrated owners and customers

2008-07-24 15:32:48
Mosque Planning Appeal

In October 2007 plans to rebuild the Mosque on Barnsley Road were refused by the City Council on the grounds that it would be out of character with local buildings, would inconvenience local residents, and would cause road safety problems due to increased traffic and a lack of adequate parking facilities.

2008-07-20 11:47:30
New designs for adventure playground

Children got a chance to have their say in the design of a new building at Pitsmoor Adventure Playground.

2008-07-17 20:52:18
Wade Street Homezone - have your say!

Have your say on the initial designs for the Wade Street homezone. Share your ideas on where else in the Page Hall area it can be extended.

2008-06-19 18:53:40
Visit Burngreave's new attraction

Sorby House opne day, Friday 13th June, featuring Johnny “The Entertainer” Nelson.

2008-06-02 14:29:50
Help us continue our success story

Help keep sheffield Homes one of the best performing housing organisations in the country.

2008-06-02 14:14:10
One man and his dog

Sheffield Homes have found themselves under fire after they refused an elderly man permission to keep his dog.

2008-06-02 10:07:36
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
St Catherine’s refurbishment

Shrouded in blue safety mesh and scaffolding, one of Burngreave’s most iconic buildings is undergoing a long awaited programme of renovation work.

2008-05-30 18:25:51
Concern over Grimesthorpe development

Residents have expressed concern over new housing plans for Grimesthorpe Road.

2008-05-09 01:38:06
Fir Vale Masterplan

Fir Vale residents met with councillors on 26th July 2005 to initiate the project groups that will help shape the future of the area. There were notably less people than at previous meetings.

2008-05-04 18:27:34
DIY Masterplanning

Spital Hill and Woodside were again under discussion at a community conference on 28th July 2005 at Shiloh Church.

2008-05-04 18:23:29
Copper Beech Studios

A collection of archive photographs, featuring many pictures of Burngreave, Grimesthorpe, Pitsmoor and Fir Vale, has been revamped and published on the internet by the son of the renown Sheffield photographer, Harry Ainscough.

2008-04-20 18:13:20
Sorby House and Vestry Hall

The year long £4 million New Deal project to refurbish Sorby House, due to start in September 2005 has been delayed until October 2005. Delays are in part due to failed negotiations with Ladbrokes who want to stay in the building and are unwilling to leave during the renovations, which will add costs to the project.

2008-04-20 14:40:55

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