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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
In response to 'Forum row' article

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

2016-10-25 18:40:07
Appalled at considerations to making the swearing of allegiance to Queen compulsory

How appalling that the government is considering making the swearing of allegiance to Queen and Country a compulsory event for all teenagers.

2016-10-25 18:22:06
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
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
Spreading the WWWord…

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

2016-10-25 16:42:56
Partnership Board Meeting – Wednesday, 27 July 2005

What was discussed and decided at the Wednesday, 27 July 2005 Partnership Board Meeting.

2016-10-25 16:34:18
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
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
Pitsmoor seems to have been forgotten

A resident feels the name ‘Pitsmoor’ is being forgotten.

2016-10-25 14:09:58
Burngreave Area Panel

Working for the Council

The Council has a long-standing commitment to encourage people from working-class neighbourhoods to apply for jobs – and especially from those who are less visible in the workforce. So how does this look for people in Burngreave?

2016-10-25 13:35:04
Small Grants Co-ordinator wanted

Salary £20,514–24,616 As the Small Grants Co-ordinator you will manage the delivery of the Small Grants Fund.

2016-10-25 13:26:32
Public Meeting

Meet your community representatives on the BNDfC Partnership Board and discuss your concerns.

2016-10-25 13:24:49
New meeting dates

Partnership Board, Strategy Group and Resident Forum meetings July – September 2006.

2016-10-25 13:20:33
Re-organisation and New Blood

After a series of away days in 2005 the BNDfC Partnership Board agreed the New Deal programme should move away from prescribed themes to a set of priorities that reflected the future challenges and opportunities facing the programme in Burngreave.

2016-10-25 13:18:18
Report Back

BNDfC report back on the Partnership Board meeting held Wednesday 31st May 2006 with updates on the BCAT Project, Streetworx project and on the outcome of discussions at the Community Engagement Board Focus meeting.

2016-10-25 13:10:26
Better Buses

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

2016-10-25 11:45:14
Messenger Editorial
  • The Messenger editorial team comments on the ‘mixed communities’ scheme.

  • Information about the Messenger.

2016-10-25 11:14:16
Burngreave Area Panel

Pear trees and window boxes

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

2016-10-25 10:39:22
Partnership Board Meeting – Wednesday, 22 February 2006

Details of what was discussed and decided at the 22nd February 2006 Partnership Board Meeting.

2016-10-25 10:25:12
Dear Messenger...

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

2016-10-25 04:19:19
Focus on exclusion

The facts around exclusions in Burngreave are complex. There were fewer exclusions of secondary pupils in Burngreave last year than in previous years but primary school exclusions in Burngreave are three times the city average.

2016-10-25 02:58:35

The consultation event advertised for Saturday, 21st January has been cancelled and replaced with two new events.

2016-10-25 02:44:08
New Deal spend the money

Meanwhile, at January 2006’s Overarching Theme Group meeting, three internal New Deal projects were given endorsement for the next 3–5 years.

2016-10-25 02:41:51
Education decisions

In December members of the New Deal Education Theme Group expressed concern at the decisions to stop funding Bookstart, the Community Language Schools, and the two main community projects tackling school exclusions: Cellar Space and Catch the Drift.

2016-10-25 02:32:16
Anger and disappointment at New Deal

Residents, workers and projects have expressed their deep unhappiness with New Deal’s decision not to renew funding for many valued projects.

2016-10-25 02:29:44
Messenger Editorial
  • The Messenger comments on New Deal’s decision not to renew funding for some projects.

  • Information about the Messenger.

2016-10-25 02:27:10
Dear Messenger...

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

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

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

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

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

2016-10-24 23:37:01
Burngreave New Deal for Communities Elections 2005

It’s Your Right To Vote – Don’t Miss Out! In order to vote, your name must be on the New Deal election register – but it will be closing on 13th June 2005.

2016-10-24 21:02:45
Campaigns against landfill expansion

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

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

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

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

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

2016-10-24 20:41:09
Routes out of poverty

Over 100 people gathered at the Spectrum Centre for a conference on poverty on Friday 8th April. The aim was to discover ways in which New Deal could contribute to the poverty agenda in the area.

2016-10-24 20:33:12
Playground delays

New Deal confirmed that the new building planned for Pitsmoor Adventure Playground is the only project put on hold due to budget cuts.

2016-10-24 20:30:14
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
Burngreave Area Panel: First Impressions

New Burngreave Area Panel Co-ordinator Andy Shallice shares his first impressions.

2016-10-24 18:07:00
Help needed

The BNDfC Employment and Enterprise Theme Strategy Group has a vacancy for one local resident

2016-10-24 17:58:13
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
Poverty Conference

A new BNDfC initiative around tackling poverty is to be kickstarted by a major conference.

2016-10-24 17:50:46
Thank you

Many thanks for all your responses to the BNDfC year 5 delivery plan.

2016-10-24 17:49:46
“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
Burngreave Ward public meeting

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

For more details contact North East Area’s Locality Officer: naomi.hinch@sheffield.gov.uk or call 0114 203 7562

2016-09-08 19:07:06
News from our local councillors

news from local councillors including sponsorship of the new Pye Bank Academy.

2016-07-22 13:51:13
Dear Messenger...

Letter from a local resident and response from Councillor Jackie Drayton.

2016-07-22 13:42:37
ACAB- legend in his own lifetime

Obituary to ACAB Lawless the man, Burngreave resident for over twenty years.

2016-06-11 16:09:06
Sheffield City Council: Your local area

News from Burngreave councillors

2016-06-11 15:02:59
Our new MP, Gill Furniss

Gill Furniss elected as our local MP

2016-06-11 14:51:05
June 2016 news

June 2016 news and information

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

Dates of local councillor's surgeries

2016-04-02 08:37:59
Carry On Page Hall

Channel 4 recently released a four-part series based in the Page Hall/ Fir Vale area, “Keeping Up with the Khans”.

2016-04-01 15:44:01
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
Harry Harpham Labour MP

Harry Harpham was remembered as one of the “ultimate workingclass heroes” on 16th February at a service of thanksgiving at Sheffield Cathedral after his untimely death from cancer.

2016-04-01 12:01:04
Cabinet in the community

Senior councillors meet annually with local community members.

2016-04-01 11:55:46
Register to vote

To vote in the local elections you will need to ensure you are registered by 18th April. For the European referendum you have until 7th June.

2016-04-01 11:50:06
5th May elections

Burngreave goes to the polls on 5th May, with three separate elections taking place on the same day.

2016-04-01 11:43:09
European Union Referendum

Britain faces a big decision on 23 June. We are to vote in a referendum on our membership of the European Union (the EU).

2016-04-01 11:23:54
Busageddon: fairness on the 83 and 83a

Sheffield bus cuts affect local 83/83a routes.

2016-03-31 21:46:03
Cabinet in the community

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

2016-02-08 15:21:00
Harry Harpham MP has died

News of Harry Harpham's death

2016-02-05 07:53:52
Sheffield City Council:Burngreave, your local area

Inforamation for Burngreave from Sheffield City Council.

2016-01-26 15:34:13
Page Hall petitions for funds

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

2016-01-13 07:56:57
Misery on the buses

Changes to the bus routes in November have caused problems.

2016-01-12 12:23:03
Burngreave Ward Public Meeting 22nd October 2015

Burngreave ward meeting details 22.10.2015

2015-10-20 18:37:19
House of Lords

Douglas Johnson is well known locally as a volunteer on the Burngreave Messenger but his working life is spent at the Sheffield Law Centre where he specialises in discrimination and disability cases.

2015-10-05 15:55:46
Is Shirecliffe now part of Burngreave?

“Is it correct that as of June 2004 the Burngreave ward was extended to include Shirecliffe?”

2015-08-28 10:24:53
No flag-waving hidden agenda

“Just thought I had to reply to the letter from last issue about the craze for displaying the flag of St George. I mean, 'narrow-minded nationalism and retrogressive petty triumphalism'.”

2015-08-28 10:20:19
Our flag is a celebration of our freedom

“Regarding the letter condemning the prevalence of the flag of St George during the European football championship, I see no harm in supporting our football team.”

2015-08-28 10:16:13
BCAT profile

A profile of Bilal Luqmaan who is currently employed as a development Worker at BCAT.

2015-08-20 18:04:50
BCLC appeal

The Burngreave Community Learning Campaign is committed to helping local adults go back into education. We are here to help everyone, from all backgrounds.

2015-08-20 18:01:39
The BNDfC Grant Scheme

Since its launch in May of 2004, the BNDfC Grant Scheme has awarded over £400,000 to local individuals, groups and organisations working to benefit those living in the Burngreave area.

2015-08-20 17:14:07
Burngreave Area Panel

A blizzard of public meetings – and no election in sight

Andy Shallice, area Co-ordinator for Burngreave Area Panel, writes about what has and will be discussed at the Area Panel meetings.

2015-08-20 17:08:10
Election Update

Some details about the New Deal election expenses, induction and development, plus other useful information.

2015-08-20 16:00:14
Election timetable 2005

The countdown to five new community reps being elected on July 11th 2005 starts now.

2015-08-20 15:55:08
Burngreave New Deal elections set for July 2005

Burngreave New Deal for Communities has now announced the timetable for the 2005 elections for residents to become community and voluntary sector representatives on the BNDfC partnership board. Here, we take a look at what the process will be, why it is important and how you can make a difference to our community by getting involved through voting or becoming a board member. Don’t miss your chance to have your say – make your mark on Burngreave.

2015-08-20 15:49:38
Tony’s best bits

Tony Hall has spent the last two years as a community representative on the BNDfC board. He tells us what he enjoys the most about being involved and why it is all so worthwhile.

2015-08-20 15:42:09
Forum row

This month Kevin Hartney, the new Chair of the Burngreave Community Action Forum (BCAF) used his first address to a Quarterly Forum to make a scathing attack on New Deal, saying it had marginalised BCAF and is undermining its work.

2015-08-20 15:02:26
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
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
Theme Meetings

Everyone is welcome at the February 2005 theme meetings.

2015-08-20 13:41:19
Changing opening times

The opening times of the BNDfC Information Shop have changed.

2015-08-20 13:33:53
Elections – an important year ahead

It may seem like only yesterday when the last BNDfC elections took place but, now two years on, it’s that time again. However, before the campaign trail hots up too much, a number of changes are being proposed to the election process and BNDfC want to hear your views and opinions.

2015-08-20 13:26:56
Member wanted

BNDfC is looking for a local resident to be a member of the Education Theme Strategy Group which meets once a month to oversee the development of our education projects.

2015-08-18 21:43:17
Theme Meetings

New Deal Theme Meetings December 2004 – February 2005.

2015-08-18 21:41:08
Leroy leads the way

Leroy Betts has lived in Burngreave all his life. He has just been appointed as a Community Engagement Manager at BNDfC and, as he explains, is grateful to have the chance to put something back into his local community

2015-08-18 21:39:30
Employment boost

It’s an encouraging fact that not everyone may be aware of but almost 50 per cent of the jobs created by the Burngreave New Deal for Communities programme have been filled by local residents.

2015-08-18 21:35:07
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
Important visitors spread the word

BNDfC has welcomed some special visitors over the past couple of months who are now fully equipped to spread the word about the excellent work that is taking place in Burngreave.

2015-08-18 13:56:44
Award success

BNDfC is celebrating its success after clinching two awards and receiving special recognition in two others at the NDC Achievement Awards 2004.

2015-08-18 13:53:03
Burngreave New Deal making its mark

It’s been a rewarding time all round recently for BNDfC. Here, we take a look at some of the things that are helping to put New Deal and the Burngreave community on the map…

2015-08-18 13:50:39
Burngreave Community Action Forum

Working Group Meeting Dates and Health Group information.

2015-08-18 13:34:41
Masterplan for Burngreave

The Council have been consulting residents at different locations and meetings including the Fir Vale Forum, Burngreave Community Action Forum and the Area Panel meeting. Information will continue to be available at the New Deal information Shop on Spital Hill until 12th November. The Messenger has been to find out what people are saying around Burngreave…

2015-08-18 10:49:30
Masterplan unveiled

The final draft of the Burngreave and Fir Vale Masterplan has been published. If agreed, it will set the framework for the transformation of Burngreave.

2015-08-15 12:10:29
And your new Lord Mayor- Councillor Talib Hussain

Local councillor, Talib Hussain, has become the new Lord Mayor of Sheffield

2015-05-28 13:40:46
Open Bethlehem film showing

Christchurch hosted Leila Sansour’s film Open Bethlehem on 12th March, supported by the Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

2015-05-28 12:58:36
Gordon Brown visits Parkwood Academy

Gordon Brown visited Parkwood Academy

2015-05-28 12:31:22
Farewell to David Blunkett

David Blunkett MP has stood down.

2015-05-28 12:28:15
Election hustings

Sheffield Brightside and Hillsbourough general election hustings were held in Christ Church.

2015-05-28 12:24:43
Meet our new MP Harry Harpham

Harry Harpham new MP for the Brightside and Hillsborough constituency

2015-05-28 12:19:47
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
On a mission

Burngreave will receive visitors with a difference in October 2004 as BNDfC welcomes representatives from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and British Diplomatic Missions.

2015-05-11 18:21:01
Public meeting success

Burngreave residents were asked to have their say about the community they live in by attending a special public meeting in September 2004 organised by BNDfC.

2015-05-11 18:19:36
Government visit

BNDfC has welcomed the visit of Alan Bowman, a representative from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

2015-05-11 18:18:18
Let us know what matters

BNDfC is always looking to get ideas from the local community and the monthly Theme Focus Group meetings have proved ideal.

2015-05-11 18:16:25
New faces join our team

Over the past few months BNDfC has introduced a number of brand new faces to our team.

2015-05-11 18:14:09
Community asset or expensive toy?

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

2015-05-11 17:30:04
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
A lack of respect

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

2015-05-11 17:17:37
Money, Money, Money…

The Area Panel fourth round of Community Chest grants is now available. We accept applications from groups within Burngreave and Fir Vale for up to £200.

2015-05-11 12:22:48
Helping to Clean Up Burngreave

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

2015-05-11 12:19:48
New posts

New projects mean more jobs for the area.

2015-05-11 12:12:44
LEA agreement

Children from Burngreave under achieve at school compared to other parts of Sheffield. Through the Advancing Together Agreement, BNDfC and the Sheffield Education Authority have agreed some key projects to help raise achievement levels.

2015-05-11 12:09:16
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
A vehicle to be proud of!

Burngreave residents can look forward to seeing the BNDfC Community Information Vehicle out and about in the area as the official handover of the bus has taken place.

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

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

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

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

2015-05-11 11:04:26
Translating road safety

After residents raised concerns in the August issue about road safety on Ellesmere Road, I spoke to driving instructor Abdul Majeed Najib on the topic.

2015-05-11 10:58:43
Miners strike remembered

It’s 20 years since the year-long Miners’ Strike began. It started as a battle to save pits and miners’ jobs; it soon became all-out war between the Conservative Thatcher government and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM). The strike changed lives and politics in Britain.

2015-05-11 10:54:14
Carwood makes progress

After months of speculation and disruption to the lives of Carwood residents progress has finally been made. To their relief Carwood Mini Market reopened on 1st August and will provide the estate with easy access to everyday essentials.

2015-05-11 10:48:43
Register to vote

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

2015-04-07 10:35:18
Messenger Editorial

The story of Naseh Ghafor has distressed many in Burngreave. As fears for his life grew, friends staged a spontaneous road block and his plight took centre stage in our community.

2015-03-31 13:32:52
Naseh – A life worth living

Naseh Ghafor’s lips were unstitched on 20 August, 43 days after he sewed them together and refused food in protest at the failure of his application for asylum. Near to death, he is now accepting small quantities of liquid and it is hoped he will recover from his ordeal.

2015-03-31 13:25:15
We were there, were you?

Once again the Abbeyfield Park Multicultural Festival was a great success. The Area Panel was there to join in the festivities and take the opportunity to hear your views on all that is happening in Burngreave.

2015-03-31 13:17:46
Burngreave the safest place in Sheffield

The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Sheffield, Councillor Michael and Mrs Josephine Pye completed the Burngreave mile run.

2015-03-31 13:16:07
For your diary… Area Panel public meetings

Following the elections dates have been set for our public meetings for the coming year.

2015-03-31 13:12:32
Time to pick up your pocket calendar…

It may be nearly half way through the year already but we want to make sure you don’t forget to pick up your BNDfC pocket calendars.

2015-03-31 12:59:34
Economic Strategy

Thanks to the involvement of people who attend the Employment and Enterprise Theme Group Meetings, a Local Economic Development Strategy is expected to be ready in September.

2015-03-31 12:51:21
Woods campaigner tired of being ignored

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

2015-03-31 10:54:16
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
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
Councillors Surgeries

Councillor Surgeries Local councillors, Jackie Drayton, Ibrar Hussain and Talib Hussain (top to bottom) share surgeries on a rota basis.

2015-03-23 13:16:26
Have your say in North East Sheffield

Opportunity to raise and issues with local councillors.

2015-03-01 09:19:17
Green Commission to meet in Burngreave

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

2015-02-01 20:21:13
Burngreave Tenants' and Residents' Association AGM

Burngreave Tenants' and Residents' Association AGM

2014-11-19 10:03:09
What do you think our priorities should be?

Burngreave Ward Councillors would like to know what you feel the priorities are in the ward that together need to be tackled.

2014-09-28 19:02:48
Councillor Surgeries

Local councillors, Jackie Drayton, Ibrar Hussain and Talib Hussain share surgeries on a rota basis.

2014-09-28 18:57:57
Burngreave Ward Public Meeting

Thursday 16th October 2014 at Burngreave Vestry Hall.

2014-09-28 18:34:29
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
Ceilidh for Burngreave Library

Sunday 21st September. A get together for children and families in support of Burngreave Library, with music, dancing and refreshments.

2014-08-29 18:30:08
Burngreave Library Celebration 30th August

There will be a small celebration at the Library on Saturday, 30th August giving out certificates for summer scheme.

2014-08-29 14:47:23
Burngreave residents join Palestine Demos

Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign has organised several demonstrations in support of the people of Gaza recently, with protests outside Sheffield Town Hall and at the BBC's Sheffield office attended by several hundred local people, including many from Burngreave.

2014-08-02 17:02:42
Councillor Surgeries

Local councillors, Jackie Drayton, Ibrar Hussain and Talib Hussain share surgeries on a rota basis.

2014-07-19 11:30:14
Councillor Surgeries

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

2014-05-30 16:43:57
Burngreave Ward Public Meeting

Shirecliffe Community Centre Thursday 26th June,6.00pm – 8.00pm Shirecliffe Road, Sheffield S5 8XJ

2014-05-30 16:32:28
Concessionary travel cuts U-turn

As reported in the last issue, thousands of older and disabled people were affected by restrictions to concessionary bus and train travel. These are to be lifted from 8th June.

2014-05-29 14:54:06

In local elections, Councillor Talib Hussain was re-elected for the Burngreave ward with 34% of registered voters going to the ballot box. UKIP came second for the first time, with TUSC (Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts) candidate Maxine Bowler in third.

2014-05-29 14:46:20
Sheffield supports Somaliland

On Wednesday 2nd April, at the Full Council meeting, councillors voted to support the campaign to have Somaliland recognised as a sovereign state.

2014-05-29 14:42:16
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
Residents raise money for the Library

Local residents have been working hard to raise money for Burngreave Library, to help keep it open and staffed.

2014-05-29 14:37:21
Councillor Surgeries

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

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

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

2014-03-28 20:53:31
Public meeting about Khat

On 18th February, local residents attended a public meeting at the Vestry Hall to express their anger at the proposed ban of Khat. The Government has yet to confirm what date the plant will be banned.

2014-03-27 17:59:21
Burngreave Ward Public Meeting

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

  • Questions from the public

  • Tour de France

  • Streets Ahead Project / AMEY

  • Local Policing issues

2014-03-07 14:46:31
Migration and Immigration – promoting the facts and tackling the fictions

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

2014-03-07 14:46:29
Fir Vale School puts admissions proposals on hold

Fir Vale School has announced that their proposals to change the admissions process are on hold.

2014-02-22 16:05:36
Residents support Burngreave Library on National Libraries Day

Residents, families and children flocked to Burngreave Library on 8th February to support their local library and celebrate National Libraries Day.

2014-02-11 15:31:29
Khat Public Meeting

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

2014-02-07 14:39:25
National Libraries Day at Burngreave Library

Come and join us to celebrate National Libraries Day at Burngreave Library. Saturday 8th February from 12.00 – 3.00pm

2014-02-06 17:55:07
Councillor Surgeries

dates for Councillors surgeries

2014-01-31 16:12:22
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
Burngreave residents defend democracy

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

2014-01-31 15:09:54
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
A “horrible situation” for local libraries

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

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

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

2014-01-30 14:19:31
Healthy Lifestyle Course

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

2014-01-17 14:49:35
Join the Burngreave Library Campaign at the Town Hall

Local residents will be gathering at the Town Hall on Wednesday at 1pm to campaign for Burngreave Library to stay open and staffed.

2014-01-06 14:20:22
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
Burngreave residents deliver petition to David Blunkett MP

A delegation, including people from Burngreave, visited David Blunkett MP to express their concern about the “gagging law”, more formally known as The Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill.

2013-12-13 15:49:31
Councillor Surgeries

Your local councillors, Jackie Drayton, Ibrar Hussain and Talib Hussain share surgeries on a rota basis.

2013-11-29 19:59:12
Your Local Area

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

2013-11-29 19:55:05
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
Bedroom Tax win

A couple from Shirecliffe have beaten the bedroom tax.

2013-11-28 14:28:16
Future of Library Services: consultation has started

Have your say on the future of Library Services in Sheffield

We want to hear your views about the future of library services in Sheffield.

We want to hear from everyone, whether or not you use library services.

2013-10-11 16:56:45
Chileans remember

On Wednesday 11th September members of Sheffield’s Chilean community braved the rain to congregate outside the Town Hall to mark the 40th anniversary of the coup which replaced the democracy led by President Salvador Allende with the dictatorship of Pinochet.

2013-09-30 11:44:55
Councillor Surgeries

Your local councillors, Jackie Drayton, Ibrar Hussain and Talib Hussain share surgeries on a rota basis.

2013-09-28 21:07:26
Burngreave Tenants and Residents Association: Annual General Meeting

AGM 7th November, Burngreave Vestry hall

2013-09-27 16:45:33
Chilean vigil photo gallery

A selection of photos from the Chilean vigal outside the Town Hall.

2013-09-26 20:33:35

Volunteers can’t solve budget crisis

2013-09-26 16:36:09
Advice Centre changes

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

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

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

2013-09-26 16:20:53
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
Give Fairtrade the thumbs up at Pitsmoor Methodist Church

A new outlet for fair trade goods opens in Burngreave on Monday 26th August.

2013-08-21 07:51:37
Councillor Surgeries

Lists of times and places to visit your local representative

2013-07-20 10:48:02
Abbeyfield House open day

On 22nd June the Friends of Abbeyfield Park (FOAP)held an open day at Abbeyfield Park House.

2013-07-19 21:00:42
Spital Hill live art

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

2013-07-19 20:31:00
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
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
Councillors' Surgeries: June - July 2013

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

2013-06-13 14:31:57
Final Community Assembly Meeting

The final meeting of the North East Community Assembly took place on 2nd May at Shirecliffe Community Centre with just 12 local residents present.

2013-06-01 11:46:36
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
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
Summer Fair - 15th June

Firth Park Community Arts College is holding its Summer fair on 15th June.

2013-05-02 14:25:44
The Future of Community Assemblies Consultation

Sheffield’s 28 Wards are currently divided into 7 Community Assemblies (4 Wards per Assembly). These Assemblies help to decide how Sheffield City Council delivers some services at a local level.

2013-04-25 14:46:26
Councillor Surgeries May 2013

Burngreave Ward Councillors' Surgeries for May 2013

2013-04-18 15:54:32
Burngreave organises against the cuts

The second meeting of the Burngreave Against the Cuts group was held on Monday the 8th of April at the Fatima Community Centre on Brunswick Road. Around fifteen people attended, building on the success of the first meeting of thirty people.

2013-04-11 16:38:17
Public Meeting: Burngreave against cuts

A public meeting to discuss the Burngreave community's reaction against the cuts will be held on Monday 8th April.

2013-04-07 14:43:04
TARA of the year

Burngreave Tenants and Residents Association has been awarded the Paul Key ‘TARA of the Year’ award

2013-03-22 17:23:22
Yours sincerely, Daniel Rhys Knight

I am writing to oppose the proposed staff changes at Pitsmoor adventure playground.

2013-03-21 16:06:01
Yours sincerely, Juwairiya Khan

I am writing to complain about the closure of the Adventure Playground.

2013-03-21 16:02:09
Yours sincerely, Dominika Horvathova

I would like to raise my concern that Pitsmoor Adventure Playground shouldn't be closed.

2013-03-21 15:56:11
Yours sincerely, Ayat Elawej

I am writing to complain about the closure of Pitsmoor Adventure Playground.

2013-03-21 15:49:32
Residents fight to save the playground and Verdon Rec

Local residents and children have been campaigning against Council proposals to cut staff at Pitsmoor Adventure Playground and Verdon Recreation Centre.

2013-03-21 15:45:13
Letter: Disgust at Playground closure

A letter to Sheffield City Council about the decisions made over the future of Pitsmoor Adventure Playground, from Mr & Mrs Lawson.

2013-03-21 15:40:20
Letter: Keep Pitsmoor Adventure Playground as it is

A letter to Sheffield City Council about the future of the Pitsmoor Adventure Playground, from Angela Kuster.

2013-03-21 15:37:28
Council cuts nurseries

On 27th February the Council decided to go ahead with proposals to cut funding from 20 early years providers – mainly community nurseries operating in some of the most deprived areas in the city.

2013-03-21 15:34:19
Council cuts funding to study support

Burngreave’s four study support groups face an uncertain future after the Council failed to find any resources to help them from April.

2013-03-21 15:31:26
The Editorial

Cuts in Sheffield City Council’s budget are being felt the hardest here in Burngreave. Worse than this, it is children in our area who are being affected the most.

2013-03-21 15:07:55
Sheffield Somali Forum launched

Unity was the word at the launch of Sheffield Somali Forum on 3rd March. Hundreds of Somali residents gathered at the Burngreave Vestry Hall to launch an umbrella organisation which will bring together Somali organisations from across the city.

2013-03-21 14:24:20
Pact Meeting 7th March

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

2013-02-28 23:13:31
Councillor Surgery Dates

Deatils of the latest Councillor surgery dates.

2013-02-02 12:27:09
Bring Out Your Rubbish Days

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

2013-02-02 12:20:52
Community First Burngreave

The Community First Burngreave website has now been updated.

2013-02-02 12:00:21
Finding out what is important in your area

Thank you to everyone for completing the cards that were included in your last issue of the Messenger.

2013-02-02 11:35:35
Raising issues with the Council at your local Ward Meeting

Do you have a local or policing issue? Come along to the Burngreave Area Ward meeting where you can raise questions and hear what the North East Community Assembly is doing.

2013-02-02 11:30:41
Community Assembly

This month's news from our Community Assembly, including Councillor's surgery dates.

2013-02-02 11:28:09
Benefits cuts

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

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

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

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

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

2013-01-31 16:05:24
Burngreave Library

Burngreave Library could be under threat of closure under Council budget plans. Regular users of the library and its members of staff believe this would be a critical loss for Burngreave.

2013-01-31 16:00:47
Cuts to Libraries

The Council is proposing that 14 of the city's 27 community libraries are to close.

2013-01-31 15:58:15
Budget cuts

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

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

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

2013-01-31 15:37:54
Campaign for Childcare

Parents, childcare workers and children took to the streets on December 12th and January 19th, to let the Council know that cuts to Early Years funding is not acceptable.

2013-01-31 14:44:16
Burngreave and the Cuts

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

2013-01-24 01:30:31
Community Assembly Consultation

Details of public consultation on the proposed cuts to Area Assemblies.

2013-01-22 12:16:53
Council Cuts - Consultation events

The Council is holding a series of public consultation events about its proposed budget and the cuts to services.

2013-01-22 01:24:44
Parents challenge Council on childcare cuts

Hundreds of parents, children and childcare workers took part in a noisy demonstration outside the Cabinet meeting at the Town Hall on Wednesday 12th December, after the Council announced cuts to Children’s Centres and childcare providers.

2012-12-14 18:56:36
Councillor Surgery Dates

Your local councillors share surgeries on a rota basis.

2012-12-03 13:46:06
The Consultation Vehicle

The Consultation Vehicle was booked out for 22 days in the last financial year raising an income of over £6000. The profit, after costs are taken off, will be carried forward against future repair costs.

2012-12-03 13:38:21
Tell us what is important in your area

The Assembly Community Plan sets out the priorities for the north-east area, and the targets and actions required within those priorities. The new plan will be approved at the Assembly meeting in March 2013.

2012-12-03 13:27:49
Meeting Reports

All the reports and presentations from the Meet the Cabinet and Community Assembly meetings.

2012-12-03 13:20:41
Community Assembly

Contact us on 203 7562, email communityassemblynortheast@sheffield.gov.uk, or write to: Firth Park Library, 443 Firth Park Road, Sheffield, S5 6QQ. Blog – http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/northeastnews Website – http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/northeast

2012-12-03 12:51:29
Abbeyfield House latest

Story: Jamie Lang (Treasurer Friends of Abbeyfield Park) The future of Abbeyfield Park House is still uncertain. Concerns had been raised the City Council might not be able to maintain the House, after notice was given that the roof was in such poor condition that it could no longer be repaired on a piecemeal basis. Fears were expressed that this could lead to the House being left empty and decaying.

2012-12-03 12:44:05
Dear Messenger...

Write to Abbeyfield Park House, Abbeyfield Road, Sheffield, S4 7AT

Why Fir Vale?

2012-12-03 12:38:13
Somali Education Breakthrough

We had a chance to speak to Ismail Yusuf, one of the founders of Somali Education Breakthrough.

2012-11-30 14:55:52
Burngreave After School Study Support Group

Speaking to Diane Haimeed (Study Support Coordinator) she told us how the group has been supporting young people for 8 years.

2012-11-30 14:49:23
Reach High 2

We also spoke to Nasira Amin who has been running Reach High 2 since 2005.

2012-11-30 14:45:10

Mohamed Issa who co-ordinates ITCSSS (IT Community School and Subject Support) told us a little about how and why they started.

2012-11-30 14:32:38
Study Support projects face closure

Burngreave’s Study Support projects have been told that the Council will no longer fund them after March 2013, which could mean closure for the projects.

2012-11-30 14:30:24
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
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
Editorial - cuts and benefit changes

The impact of cuts and benefit changes

2012-11-29 14:59:15
North East Community Assembly Consultations

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

2012-11-15 15:34:05
Article Damages Goodwill

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

2012-11-15 15:04:49
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
Free Photography Sessions

The Burngreave Messenger and Burngreave TARA are working together to provide 3 photography sessions for residents living in the Burngreave area.

The sessions will include learning the basics of using a camera, and taking photos of the local area.

2012-10-11 15:49:23
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
Councillor Surgery Dates

Your local councillors share surgeries on a rota basis.

2012-09-30 16:18:41
Free Bulbs for your Community Group

The North East Community Assembly has ordered spring bulbs to give out to local community groups.

2012-09-30 16:15:36
Raising Issues with the Council

If you have an issue in your area, attending one of the local Council meetings could help you find a solution.

2012-09-30 16:06:11
Community Assembly

News from North East Community Assembly in Burngreave.

2012-09-30 16:04:00
Rt Hon David Blunkett MP's surgeries

If you are having difficulty with your immigration or asylum claim, David Blunkett MP will be holding an advice surgery to specifically deal with these matters

2012-09-29 20:55:35
Cooks Wood Road update

People affected by an unauthorised scrapyard on Cooks Wood Road took their case to a planning committee and the Council has agreed enforcement action

2012-09-29 20:46:39
Dementia Centre still threatened with closure

In October the Council will consider steps towards closure of Norbury Dementia Resource Centre on Barnsley Road.

2012-09-29 20:41:54
Council tax bill rises

Anyone in Burngreave who gets council tax benefit is to pay more from April, under new proposals.

2012-09-29 20:26:57
Page Hall Section 30 Order

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

2012-09-28 15:41:58
Recycling centre dispute

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

2012-09-28 15:32:51
Have your say on library services

Sheffield City Council is looking to make changes to the city’s libraries due to spending cuts. The Messenger visited Burngreave Library to get views on the idea of changing library services

2012-09-28 14:40:36
Carwood TARA General Meeting

Wednesday 10th October

2012-09-27 16:09:06
Survey to Change Sheffield City Libraries

Sheffield City Council are looking to make changes to the city’s libraries in a way that will reduce costs but maintain quality library services, and develop and centralise other services.

2012-09-06 17:41:40
St. Catherine’s School Consultation on Conversion to Academy

Governors of St. Catherine’s are seeking views about conversion to Voluntary Catholic Academy Status.

2012-07-23 12:36:46
Update on BCAF

BCAF held its AGM on Saturday 23rd June 2012 at Pitsmoor Methodist Church.

2012-07-23 12:01:53
Carwood Jubilee

Carwood TARA put up the bunting to host their Jubilee party on Saturday 2nd June.

2012-07-23 11:54:16
Councillor Surgery Dates

Your local Councillor surgery dates for Septemeber. No dates in August.

2012-07-23 11:49:55
Community Assembly: Dates for your diary
  • Area Ward meeting for Burngreave Ward

  • North east community assembly public business meeting

2012-07-23 11:27:24
Community Assembly

News from North East Community Assembly in Burngreave

2012-07-22 18:03:30
Bin changes

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

2012-07-19 17:11:42
Theme Meetings

Monthly community meetings

2012-06-28 17:42:08
Making your mark

Burngreave residents were given the opportunity to shape the future of their area by attending a special public meeting organised by BNDfC.

2012-06-28 17:24:35
Partnership Board Meeting – Wednesday, 25 May 2005

monthly open board meeting

2012-06-28 17:06:11
A New Deal for Burngreave

Burngreave New Deal for Communities (BNDfC) staff took part in the ultimate challenge.

2012-06-28 17:02:04
NDC Elections

As we go to press the result of the New Deal elections is about to be announced, but its not been a smooth road to the ballot box.

2012-06-21 15:01:13
Against the G8

I am proud – like many other Burngreave residents – to have protested against the G8 meetings. The G8 countries are eight of the world’s richest and most powerful: USA, Germany, Japan, UK, France, Italy, Canada and Russia. They met in Scotland on 6th July to discuss world trade, climate change and their ‘war on terror’.

2012-06-21 14:54:49
3,000 oppose landfill developments

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

2012-06-21 14:51:13
Beyond the plan

The approval of the Masterplan in May was not the end of the journey, just the beginning. As promised, the Council are now setting up project groups which will be involved in putting the plans into action.

2012-06-21 14:40:21
A new lease of life for Ellesmere Green…

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

2012-05-28 09:52:51
BCAF Annual General Meeting

Burngreave Community Action Forum hold their AGM on Saturday 23rd June. A new committee is needed as the majority of the existing committee are resigning at this AGM.

2012-05-28 09:33:24
Councillor Surgery Dates

Your local councillors share surgeries on a rota basis.




2012-05-25 17:05:41
Community First - new funding round

Funding is available from Community First for the financial year 2012/13 and applications are invited from all local groups and organisations.

2012-05-25 16:56:54
Ellesmere Green improvements

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

2012-05-25 16:43:49
Community Assembly

Contact us on (0114) 203 7562

email: communityassemblynortheast@sheffield.gov.uk,

or write to: Firth Park Library, 443 Firth Park Road, Sheffield, S5 6QQ.

Blog – http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/northeastnews

Website – http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/northeast

2012-05-25 16:37:28
Fairness in Burngreave

Sheffield’s Fairness Commission – which met at Sorby House on 9th May – was set up to look at the harmful impact of the gap between the richest and poorest and to see what can be done in Sheffield.

2012-05-25 15:19:26
Our first General Meeting

Burngreave Tenants and Residents Association (TARA).held their first general meeting on 18th April at theVestry Hall.

2012-05-25 10:36:55
Activity Sheffield staff changes

Burngreave residents went to the Full Council meeting at Sheffield Town Hall on 4th April to tell councillors they valued staff at Verdon Recreation Centre and Pitsmoor Adventure Playground.

2012-05-24 14:59:59
Fairness Commission in Burngreave

A public hearing of evidence on poverty, welfare, benefits and the impact of income inequality will be held at Sorby House on 9th May 2012.

2012-05-05 12:32:27
Partnership Board Meeting - Wednesday, 27th April 2005

What was discussed. What was decided.

2012-04-26 16:06:47
Election Update

It's your vote – make sure you usse it!

2012-04-26 15:42:56
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
Councillor Surgery Dates

Local councillors share surgeries on a rota basis.

2012-04-01 13:03:39
Funding & decisions

At the March meeting the 2012/13 budget was allocated for Burngreave:

2012-04-01 12:47:45
Burngreave Community Action Forum Public Meeting

The BCAF public meeting will be held on Saturday 14th April 2012 at 11am at Pitsmoor Methodist Church, Burngreave Rd

2012-03-31 19:42:18
Pye Bank Communication Ambassador

30 volunteers are Communication Ambassadors in Sheffield.

2012-03-31 16:31:29
Book yourself in at the Library

If you don't know what a great resource we have on our doorsteps, it’s time you visited Burngreave Library.

2012-03-31 16:09:27
Parkwood Springs litter pick

The winds and storms of winter toss rubbish about and leave our open spaces unattractive.

2012-03-29 15:50:08
Cuts in local spending

The £78,446 Discretionary Budget for the Community Assembly allocated to Burngreave ward seems a lot, but it’s £30,000 less than last year’s allocation.

2012-03-29 15:25:12
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
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
Sheffield Anti Cuts Alliance (SACA)

Sheffield Anti Cuts Alliance (SACA)held its first meeting in November 2010, and since then, has been involved in organising and publicising local rallies, demonstrations and meetings against the ConDem cuts, particularly those implemented locally.

2012-03-26 11:04:15
Sheffield Anti Cuts Alliance Regional Conference Saturday March 31st

Say NO to CUTS ORGANISE for the ALTERNATIVE Regional Conference hosted by Sheffield Anti Cuts Alliance

2012-03-26 10:43:22
Councillor Surgery Dates

Your local councillors share surgeries on a rota basis. Here are the dates, times and venues for each one.

2012-02-03 09:21:48
Next public business meeting

The next public business meeting of the North East Community Assembly will be held on Wednesday 21 March 2012 at Shirecliffe Community Centre, 349 Shirecliffe Road, S5 8X

2012-02-03 08:57:54
Muslim Women's Voices

Annual general meeting of the Muslim Women's voices group.

2012-02-02 15:23:37
Council Budget 2012

Cuts to the Council’s funds will particularly affect residents of Burngreave when it comes to setting the council’s budget this month.

2012-02-02 14:50:30
Messenger Editorial
  • Burngreave Messenger take on cuts in the community.

  • Editorial team details and further Messenger info.

2012-02-02 14:50:12
Thank You to Valerie

Shabana Shahid, contacted the Burngreave Messenger, wanting to acknowledge the work of their local lollipop lady. Valerie Hanson is still crossing children safely over the road in Fir Vale after 27 years.

2012-02-02 14:42:40
Caborn Corner planting

It's good to see trees being replanted again on Caborn corner outside the entrance to the new Tesco store on Spital Hill.

Website exclusive: List of trees planted.

2012-02-02 14:34:47
Budget consultation events at the Town Hall

The Council is holding a series of consultation events for the public about next year's budget and where cuts will fall

2012-01-26 22:07:37
Are we ‘community involved’?

In 2001 the first Partnership Board election turnout was 52% – the highest ever in the country. By 2003 it had dropped to 23%, concerns were also raised about how projects were being approved without community involvement.

2012-01-12 16:58:28
Year Five Plans

Forward plans for New Deal year 5 spending.

2012-01-12 16:50:50
Who gets the money?

All the money awarded by New Deal is intended for the benefit of residents, and there are well over 100 individual projects now. Different pieces of work are done on behalf of New Deal by a wide range of groups.

2012-01-12 16:35:09
Where did the money go in 2004?

These figures show what New Deal put in the Year Four plan (April 2004–05) last year, what they expect they will actually spend and what’s in the plan for next year.

2012-01-12 16:16:13
New Deal claim Year Four success

As Burngreave nears the end of the fourth year of the 10-year New Deal regeneration programme, spending and satisfaction are up (according to the household survey). We are now in the top third of New Deals nationally. As New Deal start consulting on their Year Five Plan, we bring you news of the plan and how the money has been spent in Year Four.

2012-01-12 15:50:54
On the Buses

tutors from the local ‘Introduction to Community Development and Health Course’ have undertaken a short informal study of the Burngreave Linkbus.

2011-12-01 16:14:04
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
Council to decide the future of Parkwood

Viridor, who run Parkwood Landfill, are seeking permission to tip active waste into Cell 4 (area D), previously a buffer zone for inert waste only.

2011-12-01 15:28:05
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
Next public business meeting

The meeting will be held on:

Wednesday 25th January, 6pm – 8pm at Shirecliffe Community Centre, 349 Shirecliffe Road, S5 8XJ

2011-11-25 14:19:46
Councillor Surgery Dates

Your local councillors share surgeries on a rota basis.

2011-11-25 13:50:16
Farewell Vicky

In October the Community Assembly bid a sad farewell to Vicky Williams, whose post has been made redundant.

2011-11-25 13:48:00
Firth Park Christmas Lights Switch On

Firth Park Christmas Lights Switch on and Firework Spectacular

2011-11-25 13:41:19
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
Community Assembly

News from the North East Community Assembly and your local councillors.

Contact: 0114 203 7562 http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/northeast

2011-11-25 13:25:02
Accessing Roe Woods

Last year local residents expressed their anger at the lack of consultation about the Sheaf Training planning application – see the October 2010 Messenger. The main concern was traffic on the Firs Hill estate and its affect on access to the woodland.

2011-11-25 08:15:28
Burngreave TARA launch

Burngreave Tenants And Residents Association (TARA) was launched on the 19th September at Verdon Rec.

2011-11-24 14:58:31
Getting Involved

Sheffield Homes encourages tenants, residents and leaseholders to get involved with their local Tenants and Residents Associations (TARA’s).

2011-11-24 14:54:43
Improving Spital Hill

Sheffield City Council has recently received £371,500 to improve the Spital Hill public realm, as part of the planning conditions on Tesco.

2011-11-24 14:37:12

Exclusive website version: Occupy Sheffield set up camp on 5th November on the forecourt of Sheffield Cathedral, and many people from the Burngreave area have become involved by spending time at the camp and donating equipment.

2011-11-24 14:34:07
Tesco jobs

The Messenger continues to ask for confirmation of how many Tesco jobs went to local residents.

2011-11-24 14:33:15
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
Burngreave Academy

Burngreave Ashram is holding a series of seminars at the Studio, hall Carr St.

2011-11-03 17:25:34
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
Council Approve masterplan

Sheffield city Council Cabinet meeting approved the Burngreave and Firvale masterplan and money can now be accessed to begin the work.

2011-11-03 17:04:40
No Way Back

What happens to asylum seekers when their appeals are turned down by the Home Office?

2011-11-03 16:35:09
Burngreave to become Central?

Last election, Burngreave became part of the new Hillsborough and Brightside constituency. Now, the boundaries are set to change again.

2011-09-25 08:43:49
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
Councillor Surgery Dates

Your local councillors share surgeries on a rota basis.

2011-09-24 21:37:46
Bring Out Your Rubbish Days

• 4 October Vivian Road area

• 5 October Whiteways area

• 6 October Longley Avenue West area.

Please wait for a leaflet through your door with more information and instructions, or call 203 7562.

The following estates had Bring Out Your Rubbish days in April funded by Sheffield Homes: Wensley, Carwood and Firshill.

2011-09-24 21:09:19
Report back from the last Community Assembly meeting held in July:

Full minutes and the agenda for the next Community Assembly meeting will be published at www.sheffield.gov.uk/northeast from 19 October.

2011-09-24 21:01:23
Council's cabinet to come answer your questions

Cllr Julie Dore, the leader of Sheffield City Council, and the seven other members of the Cabinet will be coming to the North East Assembly. Come along and ask them your questions and tell them the issues that affect you in your local area.

2011-09-24 20:51:29
Community Assembly

Contact: 0114 203 7562 www.sheffield.gov.uk/northeast

2011-09-24 20:47:10
Landfill Restoration Plans

Friends of Parkwood Springs are holding a special meeting on Wednesday 28th September at 6pm at St Catherine's School, Firshill Crescent, to hear about Viridor's plans for the restoration of the landfill site when it closes.

2011-09-23 10:30:33
Carwood TARA’s office opening

Carwood estate TARA opened their new office on 6th September

2011-09-23 10:06:39
Job disappointment

As well as the 120 jobs, the scheme also left 800 people disappointed. Some residents expressed concern that not enough jobs have gone to local residents.

2011-09-22 14:32:15
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
Campaign for family wins award

Speaker’s School Council 2011 Annual Award Scheme was presented to St Catherine’s Catholic Primary School. The annual scheme, launched in 2009 by The Speaker of the House of Commons, recognises the most inspiring and engaging achievements of school councils across the UK.

2011-07-24 08:40:01
Next Burngreave Area Ward meeting

Learn more on how you can be involved with what the North East Community Assembly is doing at the Burngreave Area Ward meeting.

2011-07-22 16:17:13
Councillor Surgery Dates

Surgeries will commence in September, as no surgeries to be carried out in August.

2011-07-22 16:08:44
Next Public Business Meeting

You are invited to the next Public Business Meeting for the North East Community Assembly.

2011-07-22 16:01:07
Heart in the Community Awards

Eighteen individuals and groups were nominated in the Burngreave Ward for a Heart in the Community Award and all of these unsung heroes and heroines were invited to receive their certificates at the Burngreave Area Ward meeting on Thursday 16 June at Fir Vale School.

2011-07-22 15:41:47
Community Assembly News

News from the The North East Community Assembly.

2011-07-22 15:33:01
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
What are academies?

Facts about Academies

2011-07-21 14:43:07
Academies debated

A public meeting was held to debate the academy issues.

2011-07-21 14:38:49
Fir Vale go for academy status

Fir Vale school governors decide on academy status

2011-07-21 14:25:21
Fir Vale governors vote for academy status

Fir Vale school governors voted on Wednesday 15th June to apply for academy status for the school, despite the concerns of parents and Labour councillors, some of whom lobbied the meeting.

2011-06-24 21:23:12
Parents concerned at Firvale Academy meeting

Around 50 people attended a meeting called by the Sheffield Anti-Academies Alliance on the evening of Monday 13th June to voice their concerns about Fir Vale School's bid for academy status.

2011-06-14 09:39:03
MP's Surgery

If you are having difficulty with your immigration or asylum claim, David Blunkett MP will be holding an advice surgery to specifically deal with these matters

2011-05-30 12:57:36
Fence fixed

After 4 years of asking, Earl Marshal resident Sylvia Reaney has finally succeeded in getting her fence fixed by the Council.

2011-05-27 14:46:42
Councillor Surgery Dates

Councillor Surgery Dates for June and July 2011

2011-05-27 14:25:23
Next Public Business Meeting

You are invited to the next Public Business Meeting for the North East Community Assembly

2011-05-27 14:21:24
Funding Approved

Councillors approved the following projects at the Community Assembly meeting held on 27th April for Burngreave Ward:

2011-05-27 14:12:02
Community Assembly News

News from the The North East Community Assembly.

2011-05-27 14:04:30
Bus gate hazard

Sheffield City Council again find themselves under fire over the crossing and bus lane on Burngreave Road.

2011-05-26 16:10:58
Tracking the cuts

BCAF's May meeting was to record the effects of cuts on Burngreave.

2011-05-26 15:33:51
Election results 2011

The local election results for Burngreave ward are here.

2011-05-07 13:16:27
2011 Election Candidates

There will be five candidates in Burngreave for the local election on 5th May 2011.

2011-04-10 20:56:01
Photos of Cuts Demonstration 2

More photos of the Sheffield demonstration against the government cuts.

2011-04-01 17:12:46
Photos of Cuts Demonstration 1

Photos of demonstration in Sheffield

2011-04-01 16:34:17
Public Meeting

Next public meeting of North East Community Assembly

2011-04-01 16:18:55
Councillor Surgery Dates

Councillor surgery dates for April and May 2011

2011-04-01 15:55:46
Progress Report on the Burngreave Ward Plan

Vicky Williams, Planning and Performance Officer gave a progress report at the Burngreave Ward meeting on 16th March on projects funded at the end of the year.

2011-04-01 15:47:26
Heart of The Community Awards

The North East Community Assembly ‘Heart of the Community’ awards recognise those who have gone the extra mile in the community

2011-04-01 15:30:09
Sheffield Youth Council's Holly

year old girl from Burngreave, Pitsmoor, who went to Firshill Primary School and now King Ecgbert Sixth Form in Totley where she is doing her A-levels.

2011-04-01 15:15:46
Hard Times

Discuss and understand the impact of the tax, benefit, pension and other economic changes affecting home and work.

2011-03-31 17:36:34
Wensley residents support the No 5 Bus

Transport Executive in February to tell them how important the number 5 bus is to the estate.

2011-03-31 17:15:54
Parents demand Support for Whiteways

Whiteways parents demand answers from the LEA after OFSTED inspectors visit

2011-03-31 16:16:41
ESOL day of action

People in citywide English classes take part in a national day of protest against huge fee increases.

2011-03-31 16:01:15
Young people challenge cuts

On 2nd February Burngreave residents took a petition of 1080 signatures, mainly from young people, against these cuts in educational maintenance allowance (EMA) and study support to the Council. The outcome achieved was certainly something to be proud of!

2011-03-31 14:52:29
Burngreave faces cuts

The Council decided its budget on 4th March, cutting £84 million from its spending.

2011-03-31 14:33:48
Raging Against the Lib-Dems

Many Messenger readers attended the demonstration protesting against the Liberal Democrats ‘betrayals and lies’, at their Spring Conference, held in Sheffield City Hall last weekend.

2011-03-17 18:15:54
Rally against the cuts

4th March 12 – 2 pm

Public sector unions are staging a joint rally against the proposed cuts that the council is planning to impose.

2011-03-03 15:07:33
Councillor Surgery Dates

Dates of Councillors' surgeries.

2011-01-28 16:52:34
Come along and "Have your say"

You are invited to the next Public Business Meeting for the North East Community Assembly which will take place on Wednesday 27 April at Shirecliffe Community Centre, 349 Shirecliffe Road, S5 8XJ.

2011-01-28 16:47:24
Funding for Voluntary, Community and Faith Groups

Over £10,000 has been awarded to local groups in the Burngreave ward during the financial year 2010/11. A total of 24 groups have benefited from the Community Assemblies funding.

2011-01-28 16:38:11
Community Assemblies

News from the North-East Community Assembly.

2011-01-28 16:31:03
Rocky and the undercover cop

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

2011-01-28 14:46:31
Forum calls for cuts campaign

More than 150 residents, mainly young people, attended Burngreave Community Action Forum's public meeting on 11th December 2010, to hear from young people's services about the impact of cuts so far.

2011-01-27 15:55:52
The cost of cuts

As the Messenger goes to press, details of spending cuts are still largely unknown, but it is clear that they will have a substantial effect upon the community.

2011-01-27 15:42:11
Councillors campaign for EMA

For young people from low income families the EMA offers the knowledge that your family will not have to make sacrifices to support you through college or sixth form.

2011-01-27 15:39:09
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
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
BCAF Quarterly Forum Meeting

Saturday 11th December 11am-1pm. This will also be BCAF’s Annual General meeting. 10-11am

2010-11-29 10:19:13
Significant challenges

New Deal is facing significant challenges to its future as an organisation. As we always knew, our Programme ends in March 2011. We have been unable to secure approval to a Succession Strategy from Government as we had hoped and need to look at alternative options.

2010-11-28 18:34:11
Councillor Surgery Dates

Surgery Dates for Councillors

2010-11-27 22:50:42
Local bus issues

Residents have raised their concerns about a number of bus services with local Councillors

2010-11-27 22:34:49
Activity Sheffield support Tigers' success

On Thursday 28th October Activity Sheffield held its latest Sport in the Community competition

2010-11-27 22:28:36
Burngreave public meeting

You local councillors hold regular public meetings for residents to raise local concerns and to ask questions on issues that matter to them. The next Burngreave meeting on 30th November

2010-11-27 22:25:09
Burngreave march against cuts

Residents from Burngreave joined Cllr Jackie Drayton on a march and demonstration against the Government cuts.

2010-11-25 15:26:56
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
Campaign for the Okparas continues

Local residents have continued to campaign to save Mildred Okpara and her young family fromk deportation.

2010-11-25 14:52:16
Mildred Okpara Deportation

Mildred Okpara and her family have received a deadline for their deportation to Nigeria. The group which is campaign to keep the family in sheffield are asking for help in contaction local and national MPs and dignitaries.

2010-10-21 16:34:46
March from Ellesmere Green to TUC rally

Deep, rapid spending cuts will hit the vulnerable, undermine vital services and threaten both private and public sector jobs. Join the march from Ellesmere Green to join the TUC Yorkshire and Humberside protest and rally outside the Town Hall.

2010-10-19 19:59:51
Councillor Surgery Dates

Surgery Dates for Councillors

2010-09-26 19:13:12
Community Assembly Meeting in July

Over 50 members of the community attended the last Community Assembly public business meeting at Shiregreen Community Centre in July.

2010-09-26 18:53:08
BCAF Quarterly Forum

Burngreave Community Action Forum’s next Quarterly Forum Meeting will take place on Saturday 25th September, from 11am to 1:30pm at the Burngreave Vestry Hall.

2010-09-19 10:27:16
Job: BCAF Community Administrator

Burngreave Community Action Forum are looking for a dedicated, resourceful and experienced individual to perform this vital role.

  • Salary: £19,621 pro rata, 21 hours a week.

  • Deadline for applications: 16th August 2010.

2010-07-26 00:51:08
BNDfC update

We continue to work towards securing the future of BNDfC and Launchpad have been appointed the contract to clean all of our buildings.

2010-07-26 00:38:39
New Tenants at Sorby House

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

2010-07-26 00:29:34
Burngreave Opportunities

Burngreave Opportunities are continuing to offer community based employment support to Burngreave!

2010-07-26 00:23:14
Councillor Surgery Dates

Days to meet your local councillors.

2010-07-25 22:46:06
Community Chest letter

Doreen Rushforth writes to say she is grateful for the grant given to her girl-guides group.

2010-07-25 22:42:51
Next Community Assembly meetings

Come along and hear what the North East Community Assembly is doing and have your say.

2010-07-25 22:37:59
Now live - the Community Assembly blog

The North East Community Assembly blog is now live.

2010-07-25 22:34:28
Community clean up at Parkwood Springs

A joint project between the Friends of Parkwood Springs group and the Liveability team has helped to improve the appearance of a local naturalistic site, and councillors have purchased extra Bring Out Your Rubbish Days for the Burngreave Ward.

2010-07-25 22:25:01
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
Burngreave resident monitors Somaliland election

Howard Knight, Burngreave resident and former City Councillor, has recently been in Somaliland as part of an international observation team of election monitors for the presidential election held on 26th June.

2010-07-23 15:20:47
Adult learning cuts

The Council have announced massive cuts to their Adult and Community Learning (ACL) team, which will have a major impact on Burngreave.

2010-07-22 16:29:43
Gypsy site plans dropped

The Council have dropped proposals for a Gypsy and Traveller site on Abbeyfield Road and Holtwood Road, following cuts in funding and changes in government policy.

2010-07-22 16:18:47
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
Spital Hill business opportunity

The former Advocacy Now offices on Spital Hill are available to let on a lease with four years to run at a rent of £8,500 per annum.

2010-05-31 00:40:46
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
All change at BNDfC

The move towards Burngreave New Deal for Communities becoming a stand alone business is continuing at a slower pace than we envisaged. But behind the scenes we are working ensure that the successor body has a bright future.

2010-05-31 00:30:33
A New Deal For Burngreave

News from Burngreave New Deal for Communities.

2010-05-31 00:28:22
Councillor Surgery Dates

Days to meet your local councillors

2010-05-30 23:59:17
Meet the team

The North East Assembly Team will be out and about this summer asking you for your views about what is happening in your local area.

2010-05-30 23:56:55
Green space projects

An Update on two projects that form part of the North East Community Assembly Plan that will ‘Improve Parks and Green Spaces’ and ‘Provide More things for children and young people to do’:

2010-05-30 23:52:57
North East meeting in April
  • Parking permits not the answer at Northern General

  • £360,000 of funding agreed

  • NEAT team tackles grot spots

2010-05-30 23:49:39
BCAF news

June will see the next quarterly public meeting run by Burngreave Community Action Forum, which will look at what the housing issues are in our area. We want to make sure our public meetings lead to action that helps and involves local people. So what have we done with what was said at the last meeting?

2010-05-29 19:08:13
Political Debate in Burngreave

On 13th of April 2010, in the runup to the General Election, the Yemeni Community Association invited five candidates from the main political parties to participate in a political debate.

2010-05-27 17:23:14
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
Election results 2010

Election results for the 2010 elections in Burngreave ward and Brightside & Hillsborough constituency

2010-05-08 15:40:28
CNF closure

Community North Forum funding not continued so they must close

2010-04-15 15:06:31
Letter to the Council about rat control

Local resident Dave Fisher writes to the Council about the removal of free rat treatment in the Council's budget.

2010-03-29 13:46:41
Not in my city, not in my street, not in BURNGREAVE

Local Unite Against Fascism (UAF) groups are springing up all over Sheffield.

2010-03-28 15:16:53
Councillor Surgery Dates

days to meet your local councillors

2010-03-26 16:39:02
Free Skips for Groups

skips for free to groups who might need them

2010-03-26 16:32:26
Highway Grumbles

Complaints about roads

2010-03-26 16:27:52
Allocation of North East Community Assembly funds

allocation of Community funds

2010-03-26 16:17:41
Assembly raises residents concerns

residents raise their concerns

2010-03-26 16:06:41
Sorby House - an update

Sorby House update

2010-03-25 18:10:56
Learning and fun at Vestry Hall

Vestry Hall information.

2010-03-25 18:06:24
New Deal update

New Deal update

2010-03-25 18:02:09
Charitable Status

New Deal charitable status.

2010-03-25 17:58:40
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
Mixed response on hospital parking

18% of residents surveyed in areas around the Northern General Hospital responded to a questionnaire about parking needs.

2010-03-25 16:26:52
Burngreave faces cuts

The Council is expecting less money from government in April.

2010-03-25 15:52:43
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
Not registered = no vote

There will be local elections on Thursday 6th May to elect a new councillor for Burngreave. It is also the most likely date for the General Election to elect an MP.

2010-03-25 15:34:16
Learners speak up to save classes

Adult learners have been fighting Council cuts in courses, after changes in funding. Over 300 learners stand to lose their classes from April.

2010-03-25 15:18:23
March 2010 ward meeting

A Burngreave ward meeting is to take place on Wednesday 17th March.

2010-03-14 21:52:04
Councillors' Surgery Dates

February and MArch 2010 surgery dates for councillors, Jackie Drayton, Ibrar Hussain and Steve Jones.

2010-02-01 14:48:33
Succession Plans

The New Deal succession plan is to develop ongoing links with the community

2010-01-28 22:33:07
Ministerial Visit

In December, Liam Byrne, the Treasury Minister, alongside MP David Blunkett, visited as part of the Minister’s continuing study into the effect of regeneration projects.

2010-01-28 22:31:29
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
Help us improve your area

The Community Plan for the North East Community Assembly area has now been completed and the council and partners are working together to deliver the targets set against the priorities for the area.

2010-01-28 22:11:40
Community Assemblies

News from the North East Community Assembly. Contact 0114 203 7562.

2010-01-28 22:09:20
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
Little progress on Hospital parking

Three years after the Norther General started charging staff for parking, residents are furious little has been done to address parking problems in the area.

2010-01-28 15:10:23
Ward meeting agenda

Agenda for the Community Assembly's ward meeting on Tuesday 19th January 2010.

2010-01-18 12:36:08
Problems parking on your street?

If you live near the Northern General, look out for questionnaires from the Council, to see if you think a permit parking scheme could be the answer to parking problems caused by hospital traffic.

2009-11-30 11:02:50
Alan Johnson visit

Current Home Secretary, Alan Johnson, visited Burngreave last month with David Blunkett to look at work in the community to combat knife and gun crime

2009-11-27 15:33:16
Firth Park Christmas Festival: 10th December 2009

Fireworks and Christmas Lights switch on by Rt Hon David Blunkett at 5.30

2009-11-26 21:51:52
New Years Honours 2010

Wanted, nominations for the North East Community Assembly New Years Honours 2010

2009-11-26 21:47:34
What would you choose?

Come along and decide how funds are spent in your ward.

2009-11-26 21:38:10
Looking for funding?

The North East Community Assembly has set up a Community Chest fund for local groups who can apply for up to £200 to make a difference in their area

2009-11-26 21:36:32
North East Plan agreed

Over 50 people attended the second formal business meeting of the North East Community Assembly at Shirecliffe Community Centre on 21st October. Members of the public were shown to their seats and served refreshments by young people from Parkwood Academy who also took photos of the event.

2009-11-26 21:30:44
Community Assemblies

News from the North East Community Assembly. Contact 0114 203 7646

2009-11-26 21:28:31
New partner at Vestry Hall

As the Messenger goes to press we are delighted to announce that we have agreed terms with a new partner and tenant at Burngreave Vestry Hall:- Launchpad, a project working with adults with learning difficulties.

2009-11-26 21:16:12
New Arrival at BNDfC

Following the announcement in respect of our Succession Strategy, we have put into place our first strand of the strategy by appointing our Executive Asset Manager Jeremy Diskin.

2009-11-26 21:12:37
BNDfC Succession Plans

As we reported in the last edition of The Messenger the process of obtaining approval for the Succession Plans of BNDfC is now well underway.

2009-11-26 21:10:03
A New Deal for Burngreave

News from Burngreave New Deal for Communities

2009-11-26 21:07:57
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
Mahya’s study success

16-year-old Mahya Abdullah is a Yemeni girl who came to the UK in 2001 aged 9. She was not able to speak any English and started at Hucklow Primary School in Y4. After moving to a number of schools, she settled at Firvale Secondary School in Y8.

2009-11-25 18:20:48
Grimesthorpe approved

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

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

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

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

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

2009-11-25 17:51:09
Focusing on the future

Burngreave Community Action Forum’s AGM in October started by demonstrating its links with other Burngreave organisations – by sharing lunch with the Messenger after its own AGM.

2009-11-25 17:47:38
MORI survey full analysis

A full analysis of the MORI 2008 household survey for Burngreave New Deal for Communities.

2009-09-28 13:28:38
Councillors' Surgery Dates

Dates when you can meet your local councillors, Jackie Drayton, Ibrar Hussain and Steve Jones, who share surgeries on a rota basis.

2009-09-25 20:10:30
Community Assemblies Go Green!

Up to £50,000 is up for grabs to fund community projects tackling climate change across the North East Community Assembly area.

2009-09-25 20:08:35
What are you telling us?

The top issues for those in the Burngreave ward.

2009-09-25 20:05:46
Community Plan takes shape

Work on the first community plan is well under way, and will identify the priorities for the area for the next 12-18 months which will guide the assembly and its partners in the work it does.

2009-09-25 20:00:43
Community Assemblies

News from the first North East Community Assembly meeting. Including Councillors' Surgery Dates.

2009-09-25 19:56:36
Burngreave Vestry Hall open again

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

2009-09-25 19:17:32
BNDfC Succession Plans

The Burngreave New Deal for Communities Succession Strategy was first shared with the Burngreave community back in 2007. In very simple terms the strategy is to manage the buildings bought with NDC funds to make money to reinvest back into the local community within the Burngreave ward.

2009-09-25 18:57:51
A New Deal for Burngreave

News from Burngreave New Deal for Communities including:

  • BNDfC succession plans

  • Free computers

  • Vestry Hall open again

2009-09-25 18:54:53
Community Assembly Burngreave ward meeting

A public meeting with the three local councillors will be held on Thursday 24th September

2009-09-16 09:57:45
Councillors' Surgery Dates

Dates when you can meet your local councillors, Jackie Drayton, Ibrar Hussain and Steve Jones, who share surgeries on a rota basis.

2009-07-17 19:28:45
First Community Assembly meeting attracts great attention

Approximately 100 people from all across the North East Community Assembly area attended the first community assembly meeting to witness local ward councillors make decisions about the allocation of over £200,000 of funding within the area.

2009-07-17 19:08:19
Community Assemblies

News from the first North East Community Assembly meeting. Including Councillors' Surgery Dates.

2009-07-17 19:03:19
A New Deal for Burngreave

An update from the BNDfC Executive Manager, Ann Allen.

2009-07-16 21:14:03

On the evening of Friday 3rd July, “Jazzmotic”, a local five-piece jazz collective, played the first of a series of gigs at SADACCA.

2009-07-16 20:55:20
A marvellous day

A marvellous day of gathering for all the refugees and asylum seekers from all over Burngreave and Sheffield was held on 19th June in the familiar atmosphere of SADACCA.

2009-07-16 20:31:59
Burngreave Cemetery public meeting

Following months of campaigning by local resident, John Duignan, on the maintenance of Burngreave Cemetery, Bereavement Services have agreed to hold a public meeting.

2009-07-16 20:17:04
New Deal post mortem

On 11th June, the Council’s Scrutiny Board met for a final post-mortem into what went wrong with the Council’s Accountable Body role with Burngreave New Deal and what could be learnt for the future.

2009-07-16 20:12:26
Vestry Hall flooding

Heavy rainfall on 10th June caused extensive damage to the main hall at the Vestry Hall. Repairs will be carried out at the Vestry Hall over the summer holidays, the costs will be covered by the insurance.

2009-07-16 19:46:34
BCAF Meeting

BCAF will hold its Quarterly Forum Meeting 12-3pm Saturday 20th June at the Pitsmoor Methodist Church, Burngreave Road. This is a change of venue to previously advertised.

2009-06-18 15:39:47
Funding Crisis video

The Burngreave After School Study Support Project present a video of the March 2009 BNDfC end of funding meeting.

2009-06-05 15:48:33
Hope not Hate

Burngreave resident Ken Riley remembers why he fought the Nazis in 1944

2009-06-02 17:08:55
Memories of 1984

Since the beginning of March this year, there has been a lot of writing and reflecting on the 1984 Miners’ Strike, marking the 25th anniversary. One Burngreave resident, Lesley Boulton, was actively involved in supporting the miners’ cause and has strong memories from this time. I went to meet her at her home in Pitsmoor and to hear her own account of the Battle of Orgreave.

2009-05-31 22:18:23
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
Burngreave asks “Any Questions?”

Story: Sophie Mei Photos: Schani Cave

On Friday 22nd May, BBC Radio 4 broadcast their long-standing topical politics show ‘Any Questions?’ from Longley Park Sixth Form College.

2009-05-30 12:06:47
Adult learners in Parliament

On Tuesday 4th May a group of twelve adult learners from the WEA Politics & Public Life course at Fir Vale School visited Parliament to find out more about how the parliamentary process works and to see for themselves what happens there. We were joined by other groups across the region involved in a WEA project to encourage citizens to ‘Take Part’.

2009-05-30 11:34:37
Developing a community plan

The first public Community Assembly meetings for the area will take place on 17 June. In September a Community Plan for the area will be published.

2009-05-29 20:35:03
Councillor Surgery Dates

Your local councillors, Jackie Drayton, Ibrar Hussain and Steve Jones share surgeries on a rota basis.

2009-05-29 20:27:57
Community Chest

Apply to the new Community Chest fund set up by the North East Community Assembly.

2009-05-29 20:25:34
Community Assemblies are coming

Local residents will be getting the opportunity to have their say about how services are delivered and what they want in their area:

  • First meetings and community plan

  • Community Chest

  • Councillor surgery dates

2009-05-29 20:19:55
New Deal sell off assets

New Deal revealed plans in April to sell off Forum House and the New Deal Truck, as the full scale of their financial problems became clear

2009-05-28 22:23:52
Messenger Editorial

Burngreave residents have a unique invitation to the Town Hall on June 11th 2009 to tell councillors of the positives and negatives of Burngreave New Deal and the effect on the community.

2009-05-28 20:32:41
BNP: Not in Burngreave

Local residents have been disturbed to find that the BNP have been using Royal Mail’s services to deliver their leaflets for the EU elections around Burngreave.

2009-05-28 20:17:14

I’m out of a job next week.

2009-03-29 19:31:06
Haleema Sadia Jan

It is upsetting and I am really shocked about the let down to the project.

2009-03-29 19:27:10
Ahmed Yusef

I’m out of work now, I’m not doing anything.

2009-03-29 19:24:54
Uzma Bibi

Streetworx is not just a youth scheme, it’s a support system.

2009-03-29 19:22:28
Razya Saddiq

It’s the children who lose out on opportunities of educational and social activities as part of the community.

2009-03-29 19:20:30
Reach High 2 Tutor in English

I am a full time teacher of English at Parkwood High School, but I really enjoy the chance to work with motivated students.

2009-03-29 19:18:16
Aaron Wisdom

I have just started doing something I really enjoy and now I am losing vital experience and work.

2009-03-29 19:12:43
Zanumb Bibi

I’ve volunteered with Streetworx for over 2 years, and I work as an apprentice with Activity Sheffield, I’m losing my job in March.

2009-03-29 19:09:47
New Deal cuts - the impact on people

The Messenger hears from some of the individuals directly affected by New Deal and the early cuts to projects.

2009-03-29 19:07:24
Projects at risk

Pitsmoor Citizens Advice Bureau (PCAB), Burngreave Community Action Forum (BCAF), Active Burngreave, Apprenticehsips for All and Burngreave Opportunities have all been hit by New Deal's cuts

2009-03-29 19:02:55
Young People Take a Lead

When the Young Advisors and Burngreave Youth Council heard about the cuts to funding, we organised a meeting with Sonia Sharp (Head of the Council’s Children and Young people’s Directorate) to help save these projects.

2009-03-29 18:49:55
What happened to the money?

At the Partnership Board meeting in February, New Deal Executive Manager Ann Allen stressed that “Absolutely no money has gone missing.” However, it’s clear New Deal were overspending for years and nobody was keeping track of the money.

2009-03-29 18:45:17
£52million - It’s all gone

On 17th February Burngreave New Deal announced that from 31st March there would be no funding for any of their projects, two years before the official end of New Deal.

2009-03-29 18:28:04
Wicker bus gate to be relaxed?

In February Wicker business achieved an overwhelming victory with the Council agreeing to relax the Wicker bus gate. 30 businesses put together a 2047-person petition to the council calling for better signage and relaxation of the bus gate restrictions overnight (7pm -7am).

2009-03-27 23:52:36
Final Area Panel

Around 50 people attended the last ever Area Panel on 18th March, to hear the fall-out from the New Deal cuts, as well as plans for the new Community Assemblies.

2009-03-27 23:35:14
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
Messenger Editorial

The Messenger has had another two votes of confidence with grants from two charitable trusts who have seen the benefit of our work in the community: many thanks to the Scurrah Wainwright Charity and Sheffield Town Trust.

2009-03-27 13:42:43
Northern General Parking

Tighter parking controls on streets around Norwood Rd can now be introduced, after residents raised the issue with councillors at Burngreave Area Panel.

2009-03-27 13:34:13
No new homes until 2012

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

2009-03-27 13:23:39
BCAF Working Groups

Where do you go if you have concerns about local service, or other issues affecting your area?

2009-03-26 22:58:44
BCAF Annual General Meeting 2009

BCAF held its 2009 Annual General Meeting on Saturday March 7th at the Burngreave Vestry Hall.

2009-03-26 22:57:00
Burngreave Community Action Forum

Burngreave Community Action Forum (BCAF), is an independent organisation established in 1997 which fights to ensure the voices of Burngreave people are heard. Articles include:

  • Recent Achievements

  • Annual General Meeting

  • BCAF working groups

2009-03-26 22:47:07
A New Deal for Burngreave

News from Burngreave New Deal for Communities: Current financial position and legacy – a letter from the Partnership Board.

2009-03-26 22:27:19
Wardens news

Sheffield Homes have announced that the Burngreave Wardens sevice will be cut from 8 to 5.

2009-03-26 16:16:03
New Deal cuts projects two years early

On 17th February Burngreave New Deal for Communities announced that from 31st March there would be no more funding for any of their projects.

2009-02-18 17:25:06
Area Panel meeting dates

Dates of the upcoming and final Area Panel meetings.

2009-02-02 12:52:41
Youth work residential

Due to the success of the last youth work training residential, Streetworx and Football Unites Racism Divides (FURD) are running another training residential in March.

2009-01-30 16:58:03
Fir Vale Youth Club

Burngreave’s efforts to keep kids off the streets have received a boost with the opening of a new Youth Club just down the road.

2009-01-30 16:42:46
Cultural Challenge at the Vestry Hall

Southern E Media Education Arts (SEMEA) is based in the Vestry Offices. It supports intercultural exchange and team building between Southern artists and the community.

2009-01-30 16:32:48
Councillors' Surgery Dates

Your local councillors, Jackie Drayton, Ibrar Hussain and Steve Jones share surgeries on a rota basis. Details here.

2009-01-30 16:21:49
1999-2009 Ten Years of the Area Panel

The Burngreave Area Panel is about to hold its last ever meeting paving the way for the arrival of Sheffield City Council’s new Community Assemblies.

2009-01-30 16:12:09
New Deal money

Last Issue we reported on New Deals' plans to make cuts to future and existing projects. January was full of rumours about plans for more cuts from April.

2009-01-30 16:07:30
Celebrating Fir Vale's Success

Fir Vale School's Presentation Evening held on 26th November celebrated the 10th Anniversary of its re-launch from the old Earl Marshal School in 1998.

2009-01-30 16:01:40
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
Realising the Dream

On Sunday 25th January 2009, members of Burngreave and Sheffield's black community gathered at SADACCA – with a sense of happiness and pride, the crowd celebrated the historic achievement of President Barack Obama.

2009-01-30 14:37:31
Gaza Demonstration

On Saturday 24th January 2009, residents marched in support of the people of Gaza.

2009-01-30 14:31:46
BCAF Annual General Meeting 2009

After the success of the BCAF Quarterly Forum Meetings held over the past year, we want to celebrate the strength and variety of community groups in Burngreave at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) by inviting representatives from community organisations across the area to attend and publicise their work.

2009-01-29 19:11:23
Diary Of Events

Partnership Board Meetings

2009-01-29 17:53:32
Dorrett Buckley-Greaves M.B.E.

A Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) is awarded for achievement or service in and to the community of a responsible kind which is outstanding in its field.

2009-01-29 17:29:23
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
A New Deal for Burngreave

News from Burngreave New Deal for Communities including:

  • Deliver It Green

  • Cainan Blake

  • Burngreave Health Matters

  • Dorrett Buckley-Greaves M.B.E.

2009-01-29 17:01:59
Area Panel Awards

The Burngreave Area Panel Awards on Friday 23rd January was an uplifting occasion, with many local dignitaries attending, including our own Jackie Drayton and Steve Jones.

2009-01-29 16:06:25
Photos from the Gaza march

Photos from the march demonstrating about the war in Gaza.

2009-01-28 18:25:07
New Deal – the end in sight

In September, Burngreave New Deal for Communities announced it would be cutting existing and planned projects. The programme was over-committed by £2.6million, meaning more spending was planned than covered by Government funding. On top of this the Government made an extra cut of over £880,000, resulting in a possible overspend of £3.4 million.

2008-12-01 12:14:24
Councillors' Surgery Dates

Burngreave Councillors share surgeries on a rota.

2008-11-28 20:47:18
Stopping the violence

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

2008-11-28 20:43:33
BCAF: Past, Present, Future?

BCAF Quarterly Forum Meeting, Saturday 6th December 2008.

2008-11-28 20:41:39
Small Grants scheme

We’ve asked for no further applications for the current round of small grants.

2008-11-28 20:35:25
Legacy not History

Partnership Board are investing a lot of time and energy on developing the succession arrangements for New Deal. The essence of our plans so far are that we will have a new company to manage NDC buildings to generate funds for local community benefit and a neighbourhood partnership that will agree how to invest those funds.

2008-11-28 20:33:32
New Board Member

The Burngreave New Deal for Communities (BNDfC) Articles of Association (para 3.9) allows the use of co-option as a method to fill Board vacancies.

2008-11-28 20:31:48
Programme review

New Deal is undergoing a review

2008-11-28 20:19:19
Northern General emergency traffic measures

Since the Northern General Hospital started charging its staff to park in September 2006, residents have complained about the parking chaos on their streets.

2008-11-28 15:25:33
Lib Dem cuts for Burngreave

The area panel meeting of 9th October 2008, at St Catherine’s School on Roe Lane, was unusual in having a Lib-Dem councillor present: Councillor David Baker had come to present the plans for the new regime of community assemblies. It was not well received.

2008-11-27 20:26:10
Full response from Bereavment Services

A full response from Bereavment Services following John Duignan's protests about the Cemetery maintenence.

2008-11-27 16:11:46
Burngreave Area Panel

Burngreave Area Panel meets at 6pm on Thursday 20th November at St Cuthbert's Church

2008-11-16 19:03:52
Barack Obama Day

Sunday 16th November at SADACCA. A day of celebrations.

2008-11-13 17:07:23
Parkwood - Academy vote result

The outcome of the vote on Parkwood School becoming an Academy has been announced.

2008-10-24 19:27:19
Academic debate

Joint area panel meeting debates Parkwood School’s bid to become an Academy, arranged to coincide with the ballot of parents of pupils at Parkwood School and its 3 feeder schools, which closes on 22nd October 2008.

2008-10-06 20:50:36
Transition Sheffield 3x3 Film Festival 2008

Three evenings of film and discussion about a better life beyond oil at the Vestry Hall on Tues 14th Oct, Weds 29th Oct and Mon 17th Nov.

2008-10-02 15:12:06
Burngreave Community Action Forum (BCAF)
  • BCAF will move into new premises at 82 Spital Hill.

  • BCAF has a brand new website

  • September quarterly Forum meeting

2008-09-26 20:24:26
Diary of Events

Upcoming events supported by BNDFC in October, November and December 2008

2008-09-26 19:00:59
Councillors' Surgery Dates

Your local councillors, Jackie Drayton, Ibrar Hussain and Steve Jones share surgeries on a rota basis. Details here.

2008-09-26 18:45:06
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
Northern General Scrutiny

On Tuesday 4th November, the Council’s Scrutiny Board will be considering the latest position about travel, traffic and parking generated by the Northern General Hospital

2008-09-26 18:41:57
Area Panel meeting

For discussion at the next Area Panel meeting on 9th October 2008:

  • Community space at St Catherine’s School

  • £50,000 for Libraries, Parks or Streets

  • Community Assemblies

2008-09-26 18:37:36
Programme review

The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) (the government department who fund BNDfC) have made a £881,000 reduction to the programme’s budget for the remaining years of the programme.

2008-09-26 18:36:06
Parkwood Academy Ballot

On Thursday 2nd October 2008 there is to be a joint public meeting about the future of Parkwood High School

2008-09-26 18:31:03
Burngreave Area Panel

Latest news from the Burngreave Area Panel, this month brought to you by Councillor Jackie Drayton. Also including:

  • Councillors' Surgery Dates

  • Details of the next Area Panel meeting

2008-09-26 18:14:48
Vote NO

Mick Ibbotson, local parent, explains why Parkwood School should not become an academy.

2008-09-26 15:25:10
Vote YES

The brochure sent out with ballot papers shows Governors putting forward arguments as to why Parkwood School should become an Academy.

2008-09-26 15:21:33
Parkwood Academy

Parents of children at Parkwood and its feeder schools (including Pye Bank) are being asked to vote on whether it should become an Academy. The poll closes on 22nd October. But what does it all mean?

2008-09-26 15:19:05
Council focuses on Page Hall

The Area Panel called a meeting on Thursday 18th September with the aim of resolving residents’ concerns in Page Hall. The area has often felt neglected, and has recently struggled with issues linked with the arrival of economic migrants and their families.

2008-09-25 15:43:12
The end of Area Panels

Everything is changing in local democracy! Under new proposals from the Lib-Dem Council, Area Panels are set to go and Burngreave will merge with Southey Green, Firth Park and Shiregreen to make a much larger Community Assembly.

2008-09-25 15:33:05
Low Impact Housing for Woodside

Local housing action group wish to intest local people in low maintenance, low energy, and will visit Hockerton housing Project.

2008-07-24 15:17:43
Messenger Editorial

The Mori survey says more than 70% of people living in Burngreave say they have a good quality of life.

2008-07-24 14:40:54
Support your local school - Become a School Governor

There will be elections for parent governor vacancies at local schools early in the Autumn term 2008. If you are not a parent you could contribute as a Local Authority governor or a Community governor.

2008-07-21 11:06:19
The Area Panel Action Plan

Each year, the Area Panel agrees a set of local priorities (known as the Action Plan) to help improve the area. This year, the Panel has £205,000 to allocate. So what has the Panel agreed?

2008-07-18 20:57:15
New Deal Investigation

Shortly after our June 2008 issue went to press, the council published its audit report, which answered the questions posed in our February 2008 issue. The allegation was that New Deal awarded contracts to two men – Jack Davies and Bill Husband – found guilty of gross misconduct at another New Deal in London.

2008-07-18 16:59:07
BCAF Next Quarterly Forum Meeting

6th September 2008 – 12 – 3pm at the Vestry Hall

Paul Scriven, Leader of Sheffield City Council will attend and address the meeting. This will provide the opportunity for Burngreave residents to share their views and ask questions about the Council’s future policy for the area.

2008-07-18 16:49:36
Diary of Events

Upcoming events supported by BNDFC in August, September and October 2008.

2008-07-17 21:08:11
Apprentices told ‘you’re hired’

A 26-year-old from Burngreave who was unemployed and claiming benefits has turned her life around after signing up to a scheme to help people find work.

2008-07-17 20:55:36
A New Deal for Burngreave

News from Burngreave New Deal for Communities including:

  • Programme review

  • Children's festive party

  • New board member

  • Legacy not History

  • New rules on spend

  • Small grants scheme

  • Free office furniture and equipment

2008-07-17 20:30:46
Lib Dems plan big changes

The Messenger interviewed Paul Scriven, new leader of Sheffield City Council.

2008-07-17 19:53:14
Parkwood academy ballot

The new Liberal Democrat leadership of the Council have announced that a full parental ballot will take place on the issue of whether Parkwood Secondary School should become an academy.

2008-07-17 16:17:37
Council resolution on Burngreave New Deal

The text of the resolution passed by Sheffield City Council on 4th June 2008

2008-07-10 20:24:58
100 attend human rights meeting

100 attend meeting on human rights in the south of Yemen

2008-06-19 21:09:38
The Unfolding of events

A summary of how events have unfolded from January this year, with links to coverage in the Star and the Messenger.

2008-06-16 09:47:33
What the audit report said

Sheffield City Council’s Internal Audit department drew up a detailed report on Burngreave New Deal’s management and governance.

2008-06-11 23:44:52
New Deal investigation - What does it mean?

Comment on the politics behind the unprecedented attacks on the Burngreave New Deal for Communities programme and management in the Sheffield Star and in the Sheffield Council Chamber. This article looks at the context of recent events.

2008-06-11 23:43:58
New Deal Investigation

The allegations and controversy over Burngreave New Deal's management, governance and accountability have been investigated by the council and the Chief Executive is set to leave his job. The Messenger provides a summary of the story.

2008-06-11 23:39:53
Refugee week 16th - 22th June 2008

A programme of local events, celebrations and discussions during Refugee Week 2008.

2008-06-10 00:09:12
Council debate the New Deal investigation

Wednesday June 4th saw Sheffield’s full Council receive and debate the report on the investigation into alleged irregularities in appointments and awarding of contracts at Burngreave New Deal for Communities.

2008-06-05 16:17:04
Councillors' Surgery Dates

Your local councillors, Jackie Drayton, Ibrar Hussain and Steve Jones share surgeries on a rota basis. Details here.

2008-05-31 19:20:30
Councillors' Surgery Dates

Your local councillors, Jackie Drayton, Ibrar Hussain and Steve Jones share surgeries on a rota basis. Details here.

2008-05-31 19:20:30
Making public transport more reliable

We’re almost there. Spital Hill has twoway traffic; the inner relief road is open and the Wicker’s nearly finished. After over two years of upheaval, it’s time to see if the new roads are helping to make the local buses run on time without those long delays going into town.

2008-05-31 19:12:47
Burngreave Area Panel

Latest news from the Area Co-ordinator for the Burngreave Area Panel, including:

  • Making public transport more reliable

  • Councillors' Surgery Dates

  • Details of the next Area Panel meeting

2008-05-31 19:07:41
Burngreave Area Panel

Latest news from the Area Co-ordinator for the Burngreave Area Panel, including:

  • Councillors' Surgery Dates

  • Details of the next Area Panel meeting

2008-05-31 19:07:41
Burngreave Area Panel

Latest news from the Area Co-ordinator for the Burngreave Area Panel, including:

  • Councillors' Surgery Dates

  • Details of the next Area Panel meeting

2008-05-31 19:07:41
Interested in becoming a trustee?

We already have a great bunch of trustees but are always interested to hear from anyone who feels they too would like to be involved.

2008-05-30 20:58:03
Parkwood School Social Cohesion Conference

Sheffield Hilton Hotel Friday 11th July

Parkwood School supports children from a range of areas, including Pye Bank, in Burngreave, where there are families from a range of cultures including many Somali, Pakistani and Yemeni families as well as white British and Caribbean families. The school also supports families from Shirecliffe and Southey Green where there are mainly white British families.

2008-05-30 20:28:05
Integration for da nation!

On the 16th April an interfaith discussion took place at the Vestry Hall, bringing together faith organisations from Sheffield and Bradford to share ideas and good practice.

2008-05-30 18:50:14
New Deal Investigation complete

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

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

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

2008-05-30 11:34:04
“We want to be heard”

At the BCAF quarterly meeting on Saturday 3rd of May, the Youth Council and young people in Burngreave came to express their distress about not being given the voice and power to contribute to changes taking place in Burngreave.

2008-05-30 09:21:05
Diary of Events

upcoming events supported by BNDFC in June and July

2008-05-29 19:48:00
Public meeting on Academies

Sheffield North Anti-Academies Alliance are organising a public meeting at the Vestry Hall on Thursday 22nd April 2008, with Paul Holmes MP as the main speaker.

2008-05-12 20:12:25
Election Results - 2007

Local Election results for the Burngreave ward, 2007.

2008-05-06 19:58:53
Election Results - May 2008

Local Election results for the Burngreave ward, May 2008.

2008-05-02 11:16:55
Local Elections 2008

The local elections are on Thursday 1st May 2008.

2008-04-26 21:02:15
St Catherine's expansion - public meeting

A public meeting will take place on Monday 28th April 2008 to discuss the expansion of St Catherine’s School and the issues surrounding it.

2008-04-22 13:23:36
The Editorial

Local politics can be challenging and rewarding, but it can be hard. Two of our local councillors sit on the Planning Board which will soon have to decide whether to give Viridor the go ahead to dump more ‘active waste’ into Parkwood.

2008-04-20 14:43:47
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
New Deal get tough

A £1.3 million environment project has been rejected by New Deal after months of negotiation between Sheffield Wildlife Trust, Sheffield City Council and local group Green City Action.

2008-04-20 14:36:07
The Good, the BAD and the Messenger

In celebration of the 50th issue of the Messenger this article takes a look at the paper’s origins.

2008-04-19 12:48:59
No room at Fir Vale School

The Messenger has learnt that 55 children can’t get into their local secondary school. The fact that Fir Vale School cannot fit in everyone from the catchment area, could be seen as good news as it shows the school is now successful and popular. But this is cold comfort to those families who would like to be there too.

2008-04-18 15:38:49
New Deal spending cuts

New Deal projects could be faced with spending restrictions this year as the government has instructed local Government Offices to implement cuts across Yorkshire and Humberside.

2008-04-18 15:21:18
Burngreave Seminars

A series of seminars on radical education at home, at work, in the community and in other cultures, hosted by the Burngreave Ashram.

2008-04-16 15:37:59
Burngreave Bouncing Back speeches

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

2008-04-15 19:34:25
What’s happening at Sorby House?

Sorby House is meant to play a huge role in transforming the image of Burngreave as a place to live and work. However what it remains unclear what is been happening currently in Sorby House.

2008-04-11 17:50:25
Questions for New Deal

In February, we reported on allegations about Burngreave New Deal and posed four questions relating to the openness and transparency of decision-making. We follow up the story here.

2008-04-07 14:07:31
Fancy trying out bowling?

Crown green bowling is one of Britain’s oldest sports. It’s fun to play, easy to pick up but difficult to master, and offers a great source of gentle exercise.

2008-04-07 00:31:55
Conversation Clubs

Burngreave is home to a wide variety of languages, but demand for one outstrips all others – English.

2008-04-07 00:25:48
New Inspector for Burngreave

We invited Inspector Adrian McWalter to our office to talk about his new role managing the Burngreave, Shiregreen and Firth Park Safe Neighbourhood Area for South Yorkshire Police.

2008-04-07 00:15:49
Burngreave Small Grants Fund

Do you or your organisation have a new idea that would benefit local residents. Would a small grant help to make it happen?

2008-04-06 23:54:35
Sorby House

The New Deal funded £4.5 million refurbishment of Sorby House was completed in November last year, but it still stands empty.

2008-04-06 20:34:42
Richard Caborn visits St Catherine’s

In early March Y5 and school council children went on a visit to Westminster to visit the houses of parliament and meet with Richard Caborn our local MP. A few weeks later Richard Caborn returned the visit and attended one of our school council meetings.

2008-04-06 20:19:48
Young Advisors

Six young residents have set up a new project which aims to make sure young people’s voices get heard.

2008-04-05 19:47:47
What is BCAF?…

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

2008-04-05 18:21:29
Street Champions

On Monday 14th April, there will be the regular quarterly gathering of the twenty or so local volunteers around Burngreave, Firshill, Pitsmoor and in Fir Vale who are our ‘street champions’

2008-04-05 17:20:28
The challenge for responsible landlords

The Council is determined to try and improve matters for tenants and for landlords.

2008-04-05 17:14:56
Setting the Record Straight ...

Readers may be aware that in recent months ‘The Star’ newspaper has run a series of articles criticising the Burngreave New Deal for Communities regeneration programme.

2008-04-05 17:00:59
Back in 2000…

As part of making the Year 8 Delivery Plan, the Partnership Chair and the programme Chief Executive looked back at what’s been achieved in the last seven years…

2008-04-05 15:49:54
International Women’s Day

Arriving to find a buzzing atmosphere at the Vestry Hall on Friday 7th March, we did a round of the stalls (and buffet), and gained insight into the wealth of educational and social activities for women in the area.

2008-04-04 19:27:55
Building on Success

On the 20th March, the Women’s Construction Centre (WCC) celebrated the opening of its new learning centre at Buckenham Street.

2008-04-04 19:02:53
Response to "Two Sides to Every Academy"

A letter from Chris Mallaband, headteacher at Parkwood High School.

2008-04-04 18:59:34
Thoughts of a Parkwood parent

A letter from Mick Ibbotson, a Longley resident and parent.

2008-04-04 18:55:35
Parkwood Academy?

The Council’s Cabinet met on 27th February 2008 and approved officers to submit a formal “Expression of Interest” to develop Parkwood into an Academy. In the end, it wasn’t debated by the full Council, although the Anti-Academies Alliance presented Councillors with a 300-signature petition.

2008-04-04 18:49:10
Wade Street Green Space

At last work is to start on the very first development in the Master Plan for the Page Hall area.

2008-04-04 18:36:54
Messenger editorial


  • We ask questions about the transparency of decision-making at BNDfC following Sheffield Star allegations.

  • Messenger gets extra funding!

2008-04-04 18:08:55
Messenger editorial


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

2008-04-04 18:08:55
Postbox victory

Residents will be pleased to see the return of the post-box on Burngreave Road, near the junction with Melrose Road following a campaign over recent months by the Messenger.

2008-04-04 17:54:22
Burngreave bouncing back gallery 1

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

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

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

2008-04-03 18:18:47
March Area Panel Meeting

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

2008-03-18 12:56:34
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
A new Tesco at what cost?

A letter about the Tesco development from Tim Woolliscroft, exclusive to the website.

2008-02-11 16:03:02
New Deal to be investigated

Burngreave New Deal's management was effectively slated at the full meeting of Sheffield City Council on Wednesday 6th February, as all parties called for an investigation into its activities.

2008-02-09 14:15:47
World Against War discussion to take place

An event entitled, “World Against War” will take place on 16th February 2008.

2008-02-09 11:06:05
Burngreave seminars at New Roots Shop

Burngreave seminars due to take place at New Roots Shop on Spital Hill in February and March.

2008-02-09 10:48:23
BCAF back in action

Burngreave Community Action Forum hold their Annual General Meeting, and quarterly forum meeting – Saturday 2nd February 2008. New Deal's John Clark is questioned about what New Deal is up to.

2008-02-06 09:35:25
Leroy Betts

For his committed work with the BNDfC Engagement Team and making the annual Bonfire Night event such a local event, Leroy Betts receives a New Year Area Panel Award 2008.

2008-02-04 18:42:00
Rose Ardron

Rose Ardron receives a New Year Area Panel Award 2008 for her local voluntary commitment since arriving in Burngreave in 1973.

2008-02-04 18:23:38
Carwood TARA committee

Carwood TARA are awarded a New Year Area Panel Award 2008 for their efforts on their estate, and is given as a big ‘thank you’ to those members of the committee who have just met this week to hold their second AGM.

2008-02-04 18:19:45
Anne Murdoch and Flo Gill

Anne and Flo receive a New Year Area Panel Award 2008 for their work with with the tenants and residents on Firshill over the years.

2008-02-04 18:15:29
Anesar Shaibi

Anesar receives a New Year Area Panel Award 2008 for her work over the last seven years with the Yemeni Community Association as both a paid, part-time ESOL tutor, and as a part-time support worker.

2008-02-04 18:11:05
Awards Ceremony photo gallery 2

Second gallery of photos from the Burngreave New Year's Honours awards ceremony on 25th January 2008.

2008-02-04 17:24:23
Awards Ceremony photo gallery 1

Gallery of photos from the Burngreave New Year's Honours awards ceremony on 25th January 2008.

2008-02-04 16:28:06
"United we stand, divided we fall"

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

2008-02-04 14:21:09
Regeneration - but not for us

Burngreave has come to be known as one of the most diverse and tolerant districts within Sheffield. In the recent book, “Burngreave Voices”, it is quoted as being “alive, friendly and welcoming”. Its diverse and multicultural background is unique to Sheffield.

2008-02-03 19:59:49
A new start for Burngreave’s Community Forum

The Burngreave Community Action Forum was established in 1997, to be the voice of influence for the community and communities in Burngreave. The Forum has had a difficult time in recent years. Its managing organisation, Burngreave Community Action Trust, collapsed in 2006 with the loss of it’s funding and the staff team. Now with their new Development Manager, Steve Gayle, and administrator Daniel Stanley there is a possibility of new life for our community forum.

2008-02-03 19:48:27
Downing Street visit

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

2008-02-03 18:37:47
Council Under Pressure on Freehold Sales

Two Sheffield residents’ groups joined Cookswood residents in expressing anger at the Council, who sold the land under their homes at auction.

2008-02-02 10:54:34
TESCO approved

Tesco’s plan for a 10,000m2 store at Spital Hill was approved by Sheffield City Council on 14th January. The store will include 871 parking spaces, a petrol station, car wash, recycling unit and offices. 395 jobs will be created in the Tesco store and a further 175 elsewhere in the development.

2008-02-02 10:47:38
Pakistan After Benazir Bhutto

A local resident's view of the former Prime-Minister of Pakistan: Benazir Bhutto after the recent assasination on 27th December 2007.

2008-02-02 10:43:11
Award winning Page Hall

Page Hall Community Association was formed in 2005 when a group of residents came together to fight the Council’s plan to knock down their homes. Since then they have seized the opportunity to do positive things for the area.

2008-02-02 10:42:22
Two sides to every Academy

Two meetings to consult the public about the proposals to transfer Parkwood School to an Academy were well attended

2008-02-02 10:37:36
Skinnerthorpe receive CPO

Sheffield City Council has issued Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPOs) against over 140 Fir Vale homes. Some home owners on Skinnerthorpe Road, Owler Lane, Bagley Road and Barnsley Road will be forced to sell their homes, so that the houses can be knocked down, as part of the Burngreave and Fir Vale Masterplan.

2008-02-02 10:36:53
New Deal controversy

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

2008-02-02 10:36:23
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
Honours for Burngreave

The Town Hall’s reception room was full of Burngreave’s finest on 25th January, as local Councillors, MPs Richard Caborn and David Blunkett and the Lord Mayor presented the Area Panel’s New Year’s Honours.

2008-02-02 10:26:39
Councillors’ Surgery Dates

February and March 2008 surgery dates for our local councillors, Jackie Drayton, Ibrar Hussain and Steve Jones.

2008-02-01 13:01:04
New Year's Honours

Volunteers, employees and organisations who received awards at this year’s annual Area Panel New Years Honours ceremony.

2008-02-01 12:52:32
Responding to a tragedy

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

2008-02-01 12:42:41
Burngreave Area Panel

Latest news from the Area Co-ordinator for the Burngreave Area Panel.

2008-01-31 18:00:32
Ellesmere Green Update

After consultation with local businesses, community groups and presentations to the Area Panel, the council can now set out their vision for this important green space.

2008-01-31 17:40:36
Walking Bus help wanted

Parents are wanted to help roll out Walking Bus across the area.

2008-01-31 17:38:32
New face at New Deal

The New Year sees a new face at New Deal with the appointment of Ann Allen as Deputy Chief Executive.

2008-01-31 17:28:34
A New Deal for Burngreave

News from Burngreave New Deal for Communities including:

  • Back in 2000: A look back at what’s been achieved in the last seven years.

  • Setting the Record Straight: We respond to allegations made in the Sheffield Star.

  • Ten years of Abbeyfield Festival: Green City Action want to celebrate past festivals and make sure the whole community is involved.

2008-01-31 17:24:24
BCAF Quarterly Forum AGM

BCAF is holding its Annual General Meeting on 2nd February 2008 at the Vestry Hall.

2008-01-10 15:28:00
Got an event to promote?

Then submit it to the BNDfC Website Events Listings!

2007-12-28 17:19:30
JOB: Regeneration Manager

Burngreave New Deal for Communities is a 10- year £52m regeneration programme established to tackle the issues of deprivation in Burngreave. We are now halfway through our 10-year vision to regenerate the area, and are now strongly focussing on sustainability and exit strategy, to help us to do this we are looking for a Regeneration Manager.

  • Salary: £26,530–34,746

  • Closing date: 24 November 2005, 4pm

  • Interview/Assessments: 8th December 2005

2007-12-28 16:21:50
Councillors' Surgery Dates

Your local councillors, Jackie Drayton, Ibrar Hussain and Steve Jones share surgeries on a rota basis. Details here.

2007-12-27 23:19:41

Parking Services staff have put well over 1,000 leaflets on cars parked unlawfully in both Burngreave and Fir Vale areas.

2007-12-27 21:55:55

The Head of Streetforce has said that all road side grids and drains in the New Deal area of Burngreave will have been cleaned by 12th August 2005.

2007-12-27 21:54:58
What’s happening to Burngreave children?

The biggest spend of the Council in Burngreave is on education. It is one area of provision that can have life-changing effects. In July 2005 the Area Panel councillors assembled information about the educational progress of local children. So what does the data tell us?

2007-12-27 21:50:19
Burngreave Area Panel

Latest news from the Area Co-ordinator for the Burngreave Area Panel, including:

  • What's happening to Burngreave Children?

  • Gullies

  • Parking

  • Councillors' Surgery Dates

  • Details of the next Area Panel meeting

2007-12-27 21:48:01
Councillor's Surgery Dates

Your local councillors, Jackie Drayton, Ibrar Hussain and Steve Jones, share surgeries on a rota basis. Details here.

2007-12-27 21:07:38
New Year's Honours

Last call for nominations!

2007-12-27 21:04:37
Agenda for next Area Panel meeting

The Area Panel will be meeting on Thursday 24th November 2005 at 6pm at Firshill School (Junior section). Details of the main items for discussion are here.

2007-12-27 21:01:25
Grimesthorpe Road plans withdrawn

In the October 2005 the Messenger reported residents’ concerns about a developer’s plans to build two blocks of five-storey flats on Grimesthorpe Road. The planning application for the site on Grimesthorpe Road was due to be dealt with by the Planning Board at the end of October 2005.

2007-12-27 20:45:08
Burngreave Area Panel

Latest news from the Area Co-ordinator for the Burngreave Area Panel, including:

  • Grimesthorpe Road plans withdrawn

  • Details of the next Area Panel meeting

  • Councillors' Surgery Dates

  • Last call for New Year's Honours

2007-12-27 20:40:22
Partnership Board Meeting

Details of what was discussed and what was decided at the 28th September 2005 Partnership Board meeting.

2007-12-27 20:23:46
It's over to you

It’s that time again for you to come and let us know what you think about the changes happening in Burngreave.

2007-12-27 20:17:22
Theme Meetings

To find out more about an issue that concerns you then why not come along to one our theme meetings?

2007-12-27 20:12:44
Employment Month

November 2005 has been designated as employment month by BNDfC and JobNet.

2007-12-27 20:10:59
Festive Fun

The venue for the Festive Fun parties is still to be confirmed so watch this space!

2007-12-27 20:09:39
Your questions answered

If you have any questions, suggestions or any comments that you would like to send to BNDfC to be answered at the public meeting we would love to hear from you.

2007-12-27 20:08:17
New faces bring new ideas

It’s a time of change at BNDfC with the introduction of a number of new staff who are all looking forward to making their mark on Burngreave!

2007-12-27 19:59:22
A New Deal for Burngreave

News from Burngreave New Deal for Communities including:

  • New faces bring new ideas

  • Your questions answered

  • Festive Fun

  • Employment month

  • Details of the next theme meetings

  • It's over to you…

  • Details of the September 2005 partnership board meeting

2007-12-27 19:52:50
Christmas deportation binge

South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group (SYMAAG) has called an emergency protest against the wave of Christmas detentions and deportations in South Yorkshire. Saturday December 22nd 1pm Town Hall.

2007-12-21 16:55:14
Woodside for sale

“Why are we only being told this here?” was the question repeatedly asked at the Burngreave New Housing Project Group on 27th October 2005, as residents met to discuss proposed new developments around Woodside and Catherine Street.

2007-12-01 17:02:34
Out of school

Support for young people and parents has been top of the agenda this month following the sad death of Jonathan Matondo. Exclusion has been raised as an issue, as young people out of school are more vulnerable.

2007-11-29 11:01:25
School Academies

In two years’ time all of Burngreave’s secondary schools could be Academies. Parkwood, Fir Vale and Firth Park are all considering becoming independent from the City Council, run by private companies or trusts.

2007-11-29 10:50:34
Councillors' surgery dates

Dates and times of forthcoming councillor surgeries.

2007-11-28 17:55:03
New Year's Honours awards - 25th Jan 2008

A last call. Anyone who volunteers or works in the area “above and beyond” what you’d expect needs and deserves recognition.

2007-11-28 17:47:45
DIY Streets

At the end of October, thirty residents from Firshill Rd and Passhouses Rd met at Firshill School hall to consider the “DIY streets” idea.

2007-11-28 17:44:03
Transforming terraces

The housing regeneration programme for Burngreave and Fir Vale has an ambitious target of providing more good quality, affordable homes for a wide range of people.

2007-11-28 17:38:46
Burngreave Area Panel

Latest news from the Area Co-ordinator for the Burngreave Area Panel, including:

  • Transforming terraces

  • DIY Streets

  • New Year's Honours awards

2007-11-28 17:30:51
Media workshops hit the headlines

Representatives from community groups in Burngreave got a taste of the media spotlight thanks to some exciting workshops.

2007-11-28 17:17:05
Would you like to be a Mystery Shopper?

After the recent success of the first Mystery Shopping programme, a further course will begin in January 2008.

2007-11-28 17:14:25
Vestry Hall Community Day in December

As this issue goes to print, the official launch of the Vestry Hall was due to take place on 21st November, and an open day is planned for 8th December.

2007-11-28 17:07:05
News in brief

Short snippets of BNDfC news from Issue 73.

2007-11-28 17:03:46
Childminding qualification

The need for registered childminding facilities in the local area has been identified after parents involved in the Apprenticeships for All programme have found that they had to use childminders outside the Burngreave area.

2007-11-28 17:01:17
Fancy a career as a fire-fighter?

BOPPs (Burngreave Opportunities) are working in partnership with South Yorkshire Fire Service.

2007-11-28 16:57:56
Christmas vacancies event

Local residents attended a Christmas vacancies event held at Forum House in October.

2007-11-28 16:55:02
Forum House re-launch

Forum House was successfully re-launched in September 2007.

2007-11-28 16:48:06
Burngreave Opportunities links with Sheffield Museums and Galleries

Burngreave Opportunities (BOPPs) have forged close links with Sheffield Museums and Galleries (SM&G) in the production of the Yemen Exhibition funded by BNDfC.

2007-11-28 16:45:45
A4E (Action for Employment) partnership

Services offered by BOPPs (Burngreave Opportunities) and A4E complement each other and they have been working together to offer a complete package for Burngreave residents.

2007-11-28 16:43:02
Apprenticeships for All and the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

Apprenticeships for All has been working in partnership with the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals to develop an employment and training programme for Burngreave residents.

2007-11-28 16:35:19
A New Deal for Burngreave

News from Burngreave New Deal for Communities including:

  • Employment and Skills Special

  • Media workshops hit the headlines

  • Would you like to be a Mystery Shopper?

2007-11-28 16:29:44
Vestry Hall Administrator required

Job: BNDFC are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic person to fill the vacancy of Vestry Hall Administrator/Receptionist.

  • Salary £14,053 – £16,096

  • Closing date: Friday 7 December at 12.00 noon.

2007-11-28 15:39:15
Burngreave Area Panel meeting to discuss Jonathan's death

The next Burngreave Area Panel meeting will take place on 22nd November. The meeting will discuss the recent murder of Jonathan Matondo.

2007-11-20 17:42:36
Your questions answered

Answers to the questions posed by those who attended the BNDfC Public Meeting on Saturday 3 December 2005.

2007-11-10 21:24:02
Diary dates

Forthcoming events co-ordinated by BNDfC.

2007-10-31 17:44:18
Information Shop

The staff at the BNDfC Information Shop are there to help you find out about projects, courses and events happening in the area in which you might be interested.

2007-10-31 17:29:29
Partnership Board report back

The meeting commenced with the news that Seaton Gosling had tendered his resignation from the Board and the Chair, Rose Ardon, thanked Seaton for his valuable contribution over his time with BNDfC.

2007-10-31 17:23:34
A New Deal for Burngreave

Articles provided by Burngreave New Deal for Communities.

2007-10-31 17:18:03
How your neighbourhood works

An exciting new training programme aimed at people from across the Burngreave ward who have an active interest in the regeneration of Burngreave either as local activists or as paid workers and who want to become more involved and make more of an impact.

  • Closing date for bookings: Friday 9th November 2007.

2007-10-31 14:26:55
Dignity not detention!

Three day march – Sheffield to Lindholme Detention Centre, Friday 26th – Sunday 28th October 2007. Join the march from the Home Office in Sheffield to the Detention Centre at Lindholme near Doncaster to protest against the treatment of asylum seekers in this country.

  • Starts 1:45pm from Ellesmere Green.

2007-10-26 12:45:50
Women's Construction

On Thursday 9th February, the Minister for Women, Meg Munn MP, and the government’s Equality team organised a ‘Have Your Say’ event at Sheffield Hallam University for women to put issues they see as important forward to government.

2007-10-25 18:41:06
Celebrating Women's Day

The theme for International Women’s Day 2OO6 was ‘Inspiring Potential’.

2007-10-25 18:24:22
Moves to improve bus services

The Better Buses proposals for Burngreave have been met with confusion and opposition by local residents.

2007-10-25 17:51:12
World Peace Conference to be held at Vestry Hall

Sheffield Stop The War Coalition are to hold a World Peace Conference at the Vestry Hall.

2007-10-24 16:56:19
BCAF Quarterly Forum meeting, 6th October 2007

The BCAF quarterly forum meeting on Saturday 6th October 2007 focussed on a variety of issues affecting the Burngreave community.

2007-10-10 16:12:21
Councillors' Surgery Dates

Your local councillors, Jackie Drayton, Ibrar Hussain and Steve Jones, share surgeries on a rota basis. Details here.

2007-10-09 20:08:02
Future Facelift schemes and assistance to private housing

Deciding future priorities for helping to regenerate private housing.

2007-10-09 20:02:43
Community Chest

The Area Panel is running its 10th round of applications for grants of up to £200 for local groups.

2007-10-09 20:00:21
No Area Panel

The Area Panel meeting that was supposed to happen on 29th September was cancelled.

2007-10-09 19:58:36
Was this the best idea?

How many times have we heard the comments, “No-one ever asked us about where that money should be spent” and the associated “What were the Council thinking when they did… (why didn’t they talk to us beforehand)?”

2007-10-09 19:54:56
Burngreave Area Panel

Latest news from the Area Co-ordinator for the Burngreave Area Panel, including:

  • Was this the best idea?

  • Future facelift schemes and assistance to private housing

2007-10-09 19:53:26
Partnership Board Meeting - Wednesday 31 August 2005

A report from the Partnership Board Meeting of 31st August 2005.

2007-10-09 19:34:26
Burngreave shines brightly with winter warmers

A host of exciting activities are set to bring an extra sparkle and shine to Burngreave this winter.

2007-10-09 19:28:40
Have your say...

Have you got something to shout about in Burngreave? If so, then BNDfC would like to hear from you.

2007-10-09 19:25:59
Information Shop opening times

The opening hours of the BNDfC Information Shop.

2007-10-09 19:24:08
Information Shop welcomes new workers

Visitors to the BNDfC Information Shop can now benefit from the local expertise of two new recruits.

2007-10-09 19:18:38
A New Deal for Burngreave

News from Burngreave New Deal for Communities including:

  • Information Shop welcomes new workers

  • Burngreave shines brightly with winter warmers

2007-10-09 18:56:14
BCAF agrees support for City of Sanctuary

BCAF pledged its support to City of Sanctuary, an organisation recognising the unique needs of asylum seekers and refugees and ensuring that they’ll be made welcome, at its quarterly forum meeting on Saturday 6th October 2007.

2007-10-09 17:39:33
BCAF celebrates tenth anniversary

Burngreave Community Action Forum celebrated its tenth birthday on Saturday 6th October 2007 at its Quarterly Forum Meeting held at the Vestry Hall.

2007-10-09 16:29:06
Rt Hon Charles Clark MP, copied to the Messenger.

Dear Home Secretary, As three local Labour Councillors for the Burngreave Ward on Sheffield City Council we are concerned about the plight of the many refugee and asylum seekers who have made their home in our community.

2007-10-07 15:03:36
No mention of the 2005 BCAF AGM?

Dear Messenger, Can you explain to me why there was no mention of the BCAF AGM on the 21st October 2005 in this issue of the Messenger? If this publication is indeed a ‘Messenger’ for the people of Burngreave, then surely it should have mentioned the Burngreave Forum, which is composed of, and is for, the residents of Burngreave.

2007-10-07 14:20:28
Councillors' Surgery Dates

Your local councillors, Jackie Drayton, Ibrar Hussain and Steve Jones share surgeries on a rota basis. Details here.

2007-10-07 13:41:13
New Year's Honours Nominations

The Panel’s annual New Year’s Honours will be awarded at the Town Hall on Thursday 26th 2005 at 6pm.

2007-10-07 13:37:05
Area Panel outcomes

At November 2005’s Panel meeting, the scheme for deciding on which streets would get priority for any future Facelift scheme was agreed.

2007-10-07 13:33:55
Two- and Four-legged Friends

At November 2005's Area Panel meeting questions were raised about rat infestation. We’ve also received complaints about rats being seen in some local parks – possibly connected with food left for birds.

2007-10-07 13:30:18
Projects under pressure

New Deal have rejected another long running project this month. The ‘Open Access Playcare Phase 2’ project, which was to provide support for play provision such as the Adventure Playground, was rejected because New Deal did not consider it provided value for money. Other projects are only being approved until March 2006.

2007-10-04 18:03:22
Jesse Jackson picture gallery

Photos of Jesse Jackson's visit to Sheffield and Burngreave.

2007-10-01 15:40:56
Burngreave seminars

Autumn Programme: Issues in Burngreave.

2007-09-28 19:11:13
Immigration advice agencies

Contact details for agencies offering advice on immigration and other issues.

2007-09-28 16:40:33
Cuts in ESOL

Despite a hard fought campaign to save English teaching for speakers of other languages, two of Burngreave’s main providers face massive cuts this term.

2007-09-26 14:06:10
Changes affect residents

I spoke to Yemeni residents who had been affected by immigration changes. They did not wish to be named.

2007-09-26 14:01:57
Immigration fees

Those applying for Indefinite Leave to Remain have found they must pay twice as much to apply, following changes in April this year.

2007-09-26 13:55:47
Testing citizenship

From April 2nd 2007 immigration rules changed, but there are fears that some local residents may not be aware of how difficult it now is to apply for settlement, in many cases requiring months of tuition and planning.

2007-09-26 13:52:03
Vestry Hall opens

Ten years on, the regeneration of the Burngreave Vestry Hall is nearing its conclusion. A small group of local invitees gathered on the 11th of September to view the transformation.

2007-09-26 13:44:27
Black community stirred into action

I heard about this meeting late in the day as the word got round and, with some uncertainty, I headed up towards the Cactus Club on Spital Hill. Approaching the club, I was called upon to sign a petition about its recent closure.

2007-09-26 13:19:03
Jesse Jackson in Burngreave

The Reverend Jesse Jackson – America’s foremost black Civil Rights leader – stopped in Burngreave on 26th August 2007.

2007-09-26 12:54:36
Councillors' Surgery Dates

Your local councillors, Jackie Drayton, Ibrar Hussain and Steve Jones, share surgeries on a rota basis. Details here.

2007-09-25 20:07:26
Bring out your rubbish

Bring-out-your-rubbish days will be held in Burngreave in September and October 2008

2007-09-25 19:57:27
Burngreave Area Panel

Latest news from the Area Co-ordinator for the Burngreave Area Panel, including:

  • Residents take on the traffic on Firs Hill Road

  • Bring out your rubbish

  • Councillors’ Surgery Dates

  • Next Area Panel Public Meeting

2007-09-25 19:46:46

Local residents of Burngreave are wanted, to be members of the Children and Young People’s Strategy Group.

2007-09-25 19:22:11
A Big Welcome to our two new Neighbourhood Enterprise Champions

Lisa Hughes and Farid Abdulla will be working in the wider Burngreave area to offer help and support to generate the growth of new businesses in the area.

2007-09-25 19:16:43
A final farewell from our Chair, Rose Ardron

For the past six years, I (and my longsuffering family and friends) have lived and breathed New Deal for Communities. Now I am standing down as Chair and from the Board. It has been a great opportunity for me to do useful work with others, building relationships and striving to improve our community. I have always wanted us to have nothing but the best and we deserve nothing less.

2007-09-25 19:10:41
A New Deal for Burngreave

News from Burngreave New Deal for Communities including:

  • A final farewell from Rose Ardron

  • Welcome to our two new Neighbourhood Enterprise Champions

  • Residents wanted to become members of the Children and Young People's strategy group

  • Burngreave's 4th Annual Bonfire celebrations

  • Crimestoppers

  • Update on Burngreave Police team

2007-09-25 19:05:08
Jobs with BCAF

Jobs: BCAF in partnership with BNDFC are now looking to recruit to two posts:

  • Development Manager: £27,313 – £31,649

  • Project Administrator: £16,176 – £19,575

Closing date for both vacancies is 5 October 2007 at 12.00 noon.

2007-09-13 17:27:08
Burngreave Area Panel

Latest news from the Area Co-ordinator for the Burngreave Area Panel, including:

  • It's not just sports

  • Two- and Four-legged friends

  • Area Panel Outcomes

  • Last minute nominations for New Years Honours

  • Councillors' Surgery Dates

  • Details of the next Area Panel meeting

2007-08-28 15:34:28
Partnership Board Meeting - 26th October 2005

An overview of what was discussed and decided at the October 2005 Partnership board meeting.

2007-08-28 15:24:11
Burngreave shines at national awards

A Burngreave resident who has helped numerous local parents into education is celebrating her success after receiving a special award at a glittering national awards ceremony.

2007-08-28 15:16:40
Theme Meetings

To find out more about an issue that concerns you then why not come along to one of the following theme meetings? Everyone is welcome.

2007-08-28 15:11:43
JOB: Employment Advisors

We are looking for two individuals to work as Employment Advisors in our One Stop Shop, working with local residents to help them overcome their personal barriers to employment or training; once successful in securing employment or training to provide continued support.

  • Salary: £17,649–21,551

  • Project ends June 2008

  • Closing date: 4pm Monday 9 January 2006

2007-08-28 14:58:33
Thank You

A big thank you to everyone who attended the public meeting on 3 December 2005 at Verdon Recreation Centre.

2007-08-28 14:54:57
Year 6 Consultation

The BNDfC Partnership Board is responsible for deciding how BNDfC money is spent to meet the priorities of the local people. Each year we produce an Annual Delivery Plan detailing the projects and activities to be funded that year.

2007-08-28 14:47:23
A New Deal for Burngreave

News from Burngreave New Deal for Communities including:

  • Year 6 Consultation

  • Festive Fun

  • A Thank You

  • Job – Employment Advisors

  • Burngreave shines at national awards

  • What was discussed at October 2005's Partnership Board Meeting

  • Details of the next theme meetings

2007-08-28 14:41:41
Reverend Jesse Jackson to visit Sheffield

The Reverend Jesse Jackson, the renowned civil rights leader who worked alongside Martin Luther King and was the first black US presidential candidate, is to visit Sheffield on Sunday.

2007-08-24 16:46:54
External Projects

A list of the non-Burngreave based projects who have been given an ‘amber light’ and whose New Deal funding will cease ‘unless more money becomes available’.

2007-08-12 15:30:08
Community Projects

A list of the Burngreave-based projects that have been given an ‘amber light’ by New Deal and who will ‘only be funded if more money becomes available’.

2007-08-12 15:22:48
Amber-lighted New Deal projects

The projects New Deal has given an ‘amber light’ who will now ‘only be funded if more money becomes available’.

2007-08-12 15:18:24
External Projects

A list of projects managed by non-Burngreave-based organisations whose New Deal funding will cease after they were given a ‘red light’.

2007-08-12 14:57:16
Community Projects

A list of all the Burngreave-based projects whose New Deal funding will cease after they were given a ‘red light’.

2007-08-12 14:41:43
Shaw Trust signs up to Spital Hill Partnership

As a direct result of the launch of the Spital Hill Partnership on 20 July 2007, the Shaw Trust has added its weight to this public/private sector initiative.

2007-08-08 16:13:51
Vestry Hall jobs

BNDfC are looking for 4 new staff to work in the Vestry Hall:

  • 2 Administrators (Part time)

  • Support Technician (Full time)

  • Caretaker (Part time)

Closing date: Tuesday 21 August 2007

2007-08-08 15:31:27
Red-lighted New Deal projects

A list of the projects who have been given a ‘red light’ and whose New Deal funding will cease.

2007-08-03 22:19:36
New Deal Projects

A list of the projects managed internally by New Deal that have been given a ‘green light’ and will continue to be funded.

2007-08-03 21:45:26
External Projects

A list of projects managed by non-Burngreave-based organisations that New Deal have given a ‘green light’ and will continue to fund.

2007-08-03 21:15:19
Community Projects

A list of all the projects managed by Burngreave-based organisations that New Deal has given a ‘green light’ and will continue to fund.

2007-08-03 21:07:33
Green-lighted New Deal projects

The projects New Deal has given a ‘green light’ and will continue to fund.

2007-08-03 20:50:55
Decisions on funding for New Deal projects

New Deal is now in its fifth year of a ten-year programme to spend £52 million regenerating Burngreave. After committing large sums of money to projects such as the Sorby House and Vestry Hall refurbishments it became apparent that New Deal faced some difficult decisions, as there would not be enough money to continue all the projects.

2007-08-03 20:42:59
Visit to Kashmir

In an article exclusive to the website, Julia Armstrong reports on how a delegation from Sheffield, including Lord Mayor Jackie Drayton, travelled to Bagh in Azad Kashmir in April 2007 to look at the work being done to help survivors.

2007-07-23 19:15:24
The Editorial

New Deal’s traffic light decisions are likely to make many projects unhappy, the decisions are obviously very difficult and the issues complex. It should be recognised that it is a good thing these decisions have been made, now rather than later.

2007-07-23 01:18:06
Last of the New Deal Money?

New Deal have announced the projects they have prioritised for the remaining five years of the programme.

2007-07-23 00:22:37
Your voice

The Burngreave Youth Council want to know what issues are affecting you, how we can help resolve them and how we can work together to bring the issue to the attention of those people who CAN make a difference.

2007-07-20 20:15:33
Messenger editorial

The rain continued to fall in July forcing the postponement of the much anticipated Abbeyfield Festival. But it wasn’t the only wash-out…

2007-07-20 18:46:33
Pitsmoor Credit Union merger

For more than 10 years, Pitsmoor Credit Union’s volunteer directors have worked hard to build a local credit union for local people. It has been successful and new people have joined, but a recent funding bid to the Lottery has failed, and without this funding the Pitsmoor office will close.

2007-07-20 01:42:22
New Head for Pye Bank

Governors at Pye Bank Church of England Primary School have announced in the last couple of weeks the appointment of a new Headteacher. Paul Hopkinson will take up the position in September.

2007-07-20 01:15:26
Owler Brook and Whiteways

In Fir Vale, the schools are arranged differently. Owler Brook is a 3-form entry infant school and Whiteways is a junior school, also with 3 forms in each year group. The proposal is to turn each school into a primary school for children from 4 to 11. Each school would have 2 forms per year group.

2007-07-20 01:13:15
St Catherine’s

St Catherine’s RC Primary School has always nurtured a small-community environment. It is a faith school with a Catholic ethos but teaches all its pupils appreciation and tolerance of other faiths.

  • This is a longer version of the article printed in the Messenger, and exclusive to the website.

2007-07-20 01:10:00
Council consults on school expansions

To cope with an increased number of children in the area, the Council is proposing the expansion of four schools in Burngreave and Fir Vale – St Catherine’s, Pye Bank, Owler Brookand Whiteways. Meetings took place throughout June to give parents the opportunity to have their say on the plans.

2007-07-20 01:08:30
Councillors’ Surgery Dates

Your local councillors, Jackie Drayton, Ibrar Hussain and Steve Jones, share surgeries on a rota basis. Details here.

2007-07-19 17:15:35
The priorities for this year

The most important role of the Area Panel is to make sure that the Council and other organisations such as the police and NHS provide services that respond to what local people want and need. The Area Panel has recently updated its annual plan which looks at what needs improvement and how this can happen.

2007-07-19 16:50:07
Burngreave Area Panel

Latest news from the Area Co-ordinator for the Burngreave Area Panel, including:

  • The priorities for this year

  • How to contribute to the flood relief funds

  • Councillors' Surgery Dates

  • Next Area Panel meeting details

2007-07-19 16:27:37
An invitation to a public meeting

Burngreave Community Action Forum and Burngreave New Deal for Communities Partnership invite you to come and find out about the major changes happening in Burngreave and meet the new Board Members.

2007-07-19 16:10:13
Dorrett Buckley-Greaves' Personal Statement

The personal statement of Dorrett Buckley-Greaves, candidate for the 2007 Community Representatives elections.

2007-07-19 15:44:30
Chris Sissons' Personal Statement

Chris Sissons, a candidate in the 2007 Community Representatives elections, provides his personal statement.

2007-07-19 15:38:18
Richard Ben Morris' Personal Statement

The personal statement of Richard Ben Morris, a candidate for the 2007 Community Representatives elections.

2007-07-19 15:29:23
Drew Dallen's Resignation Letter

As a result of there being no 2007 Community Representatives election, Drew Dallen has withdrawn as a candidate. Read his full letter of resignation, exclusive to the website.

2007-07-19 15:03:28
Drew Dallen's Personal Statement and Resignation letter

The personal statement of Drew Dallen, a nominee for the 2007 Community Representatives elections.

  • As a result of there being no election, this candidate has withdrawn. His full letter of resignation is available here, exclusive to the website.

2007-07-19 14:56:05
Muhammad Iqbal's Personal Statement

Muhammad Iqbal, nominee for the 2007 Community Representatives elections, provides his personal statement.

2007-07-19 14:45:43
Personal Statements from the Community Representatives nominees

Learn more about the nominees for the Community Representative elections.

2007-07-19 14:41:40
Community Representatives Elections

Latest News

By the close of nominations on Wednesday 6th June 2007, Electoral Reform Services (ERS), the company running our elections, had received six nominations. BNDfC had six places for Community Representatives on the Partnership Board. We have been advised by ERS that in this instance the six nominations can be accepted on to the Board ‘unopposed’.

2007-07-19 14:27:56
A New Deal for Burngreave

News from Burngreave New Deal for Communities including:

  • Community Representatives Elections – Latest News

  • Personal statements from the nominees

  • Details of the public meeting where you can meet the new Board Members

2007-07-19 14:24:20
Residents say...

The Messenger asked people living close to the Mosque what they thought about the planned rebuilding. Nearly all are practising Muslims. No one objected to a Mosque being sited where it is now.

2007-07-18 23:31:57
Debate over mosque plans

The Council has received hundreds of comments for and against the planning proposal to demolish and rebuild a new Mosque on Barnsley Road. The Messenger visited the Mosque to find out more.

2007-07-18 23:22:27
Upcoming events...

Variety of upcoming events.

2007-07-08 20:28:01
Age Concern Sheffield

There are still many people could be getting extra money through Pension Credit.

2007-07-08 20:23:02
Dear Messenger

Students at the Women’s Construction Centre in Buckenham Street were shocked to read in the previous Messenger about childcare funding cuts to Ellesmere Children’s Centre, BWRC and the Yemeni Centre.

2007-07-07 22:22:40
Mixed communities

Burngreave is to pilot a government scheme to create a ‘mixed community’, mixing rich and poor households, thereby increasing economic opportunity and improving the area as a place to raise children.

2007-07-06 11:59:34
Burngreave Area Panel

Latest news from the Area Co-ordinator for the Burngreave Area Panel, including:

  • Instruction to find the planning section on Sheffield City Council website.

  • Area Panel New year's awards winners.

  • Councillor's Surgery Dates.

  • Next Area Panel Meeting.

2007-07-04 16:45:30
Pension Credit campaign success

Last autumn, the Messenger reported that a number of local groups were working together to encourage more pensioners in Burngreave to claim Pension Credit. So what impact did this make?

2007-07-03 18:31:40
Info for families

The Children’s Information Service (CIS) is a citywide information organisation promoting children’s services for families and professionals in Sheffield, informing them about available daycare and other children’s services in and around the city.

2007-07-03 18:26:00
Click click click to planning info

Planning and development affects everyone in the area. House extensions; people wanting to use a shop as a take away; opening up a car wash; building multi-storey office blocks. Previously to find out more you had to go to Howden House in town and ask to see the planning application. Now on the internet, you can see all current and past planning applications with a few clicks.

2007-07-03 17:53:42
Partnership Board Meeting - Wednesday, 25 January 2006

What was discussed? What we decided?

2007-07-03 17:46:36
Important business for students

Budding entrepreneurs from Burngreave were given the chance to find out all they need to know about starting and running a business at a unique event.

2007-07-03 17:40:27
Building work starts on Burngreave landmark

An historic building in Burngreave is being given a new lease of life with the announcement that work is to start on a major refurbishment programme.

2007-07-03 17:31:52
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
Burngreave Advocacy Now!

A service at the heart of the community! ‘Mohammad’ has been recovering from cancer which has been especially difficult for him since all his family lives abroad, including his wife. He was separated from his wife just months after their wedding due to war in his home country and now hasn’t seen her for seven years. ‘Mohammed’ has been granted asylum in UK.

2007-07-02 18:03:46
Burngreave radio license

Supporters of Burngreave Community Radio (BCR) are celebrating after a recent Ofcom decision to give the station a five-year licence to broadcast across this community and surrounding areas.

2007-06-28 23:32:33
Fundraising Dinner

This thursday 28th at 7pm there is a fundrasiing dinner for the rebuilding of Sheffield Girls College in Bagh Kashmir with a premiere showing of the film that Julia Armstrong took of the Sheffield delegation (including laying the foundation stone) and also photographic exhibition

2007-06-28 11:41:03
Redevelopment frenzy

While plans for a skyscraper for Spital Hill are far from reality, other redevelopments are just around the corner.

2007-06-27 22:02:20
Forum House Sold

Forum House is to be bought by New Deal this month after they were approached by the Council with a plea to prevent it being sold on the open market for upwards of £750,000.

2007-06-17 22:23:32
Real debate at the Area Panel

The last Burngreave Area Panel public meeting was held in Fir Vale at the end of July 2006 About 100 people turned up to hear the latest progress reports on the various housing related developments in both Fir Vale and Burngreave that have followed from last year’s Masterplan exercise.

2007-06-15 11:42:51
A New Deal for Burngreave

As reported in July’s Messenger the BNDfC Partnership agreed the New Deal programme should move away from prescribed themes to a set of priorities that best reflect the future challenges and opportunities facing the programme in Burngreave.

2007-06-15 11:20:33
Home grants leave a trail of frustration

Over 7OO residents have received £5OO home maintenance grants since the project started in 2OO4.

2007-06-15 10:41:02
SADACCA Study Support

SADACCA Study Support started in the 199Os as there was a realisation within schools across Sheffield that children from African Caribbean backgrounds were not achieving and in many cases being excluded.

2007-06-13 23:41:15
Residents challenge Council

Angry Burngreave residents confronted council officers over the Skinnerthorpe Road demolition plans at July’s Area Panel meeting, claiming that their surveyor had been ignored by the Council and that they’ve been left in limbo awaiting a decision.

2007-06-13 23:19:08
The Lord Mayor’s Picnic in the Park

The Lord Mayor (Councillor Jackie Drayton) invited Sheffield to come along to join her in a “Picnic in the Park” Sunday, 13th May 2007, Abbeyfield Park, to celebrate her year in office.

2007-06-13 11:50:33
Who really ended slavery?

This year marks 200 years since the abolition of slavery, and at a public meeting on 14th June 2007, we will hear a lot about those who campaigned to end it. Guest speaker: Weyman Bennett.

2007-06-11 17:39:45
A new start

Rob Smith went along and attended the second meeting of the newly founded Sheffield Black Community Alliance (SBCA). The aim of the meeting was to discuss the way forward for the new organisation.

2007-06-08 12:42:51
Partnership Board nomination form

Download of nomination form in PDF format for candidates for the BNDfC Partnership Board.

2007-06-05 16:08:50
A Day of Remembrance

22nd July 2007, Peter Street playing fields: ‘Burngreave Real People’ presents a day of music and activities to remember the 200 years since the abolition of slavery.

2007-06-04 19:55:49
Sold out

As various housing and projects take place, all that is missing are luxury family homes for those working in the emerging business quarter.

2007-06-04 15:44:18
Luxury Woodside

Campaigners for more affordable housing on Woodside failed to persuade Council members to rethink their plans at a recent meeting. Pleas for more public consultation over the options were ignored.

2007-06-04 15:27:54
Councillors' Surgery Dates

Your local councillors, Jackie Drayton, Ibrar Hussain and Steve Jones, share surgeries on a rota basis. Details here.

2007-06-01 20:35:31
Schools Expansion Consultation

Special meetings have been arranged to explain to parents the proposed expansion of four local primary schools in Burngreave, Pitsmoor and Fir Vale and to hear what you think. Try and make sure you get along to them, to ask questions, and have your say.

2007-06-01 20:11:19
Burngreave Area Panel

Latest news from the Area Co-ordinator for the Burngreave Area Panel, including:

  • Cricketers in Abbeyfield Park

  • Schools Expansion Consultation

  • Councillors' Surgery Dates

  • Next Area Panel meeting details

2007-06-01 20:00:58
BNDfC Community Representative elections

These are the last few days for your opportunity to register to vote in the BNDfC Community Representatives elections and for you to put yourself forward as a candidate to stand as a Community Representative on the BNDfC Board.

2007-06-01 19:41:22
JOB: Regeneration Manager – Employment and Skills

This is a key post within the programme and will develop and expand the activities that are already underway and integrate them into the Local Economic Development Strategy for the area.

  • Salary: £27,313 – £35,771

  • Closing date: Thursday 28 June 2007 at 12.00 noon

2007-06-01 19:22:31
Vestry Hall news

Burngreave Vestry Hall refurbishment reached the last lap recently, but there are concerns that little is planned for the provision at the Centre.

2007-05-31 21:16:07
New post for Regeneration Manager

Cecilia Shields, BNDfC Regeneration Manager for Employment & Skills, has recently taken on the post of the Neighbourhood Enterprise Champions Programme Manager for ‘Generation Enterprise’. Generation Enterprise is the title of Sheffield’s bid to the Local Enterprise Growth Initiative (LEGI).

2007-05-31 19:56:49
A New Deal for Burngreave

News from Burngreave New Deal for Communities including:

  • New post for Regeneration Manager

  • Job: Regeneration Manager – Employment and Skills

  • BNDfC Community Representative elections – Deadline extended

2007-05-31 19:51:50
Council Sells Land

As the Council sells off its assets, local home-owners have had the land sold under their feet.

2007-05-30 22:19:43
Burngreave Community Action Trust AGM

Details of the Burngreave Community Action Trust (BCAT) Annual General Meeting.

2007-05-27 16:50:07
Ultimatum for BCAT

Burngreave Community Action Trust (BCAT) is set to down-size after funders New Deal have expressed concerns about the organisation.

2007-05-27 16:24:31
24th May Area Panel meeting

The next meeting of the Burngreave Area Panel is on Thursday 24th May 2006 in the Furnival meeting room (not at Verdon Street recreation centre).

2007-05-21 19:23:58
Legal Aid cuts

Sheffield Law Centre and other advice agencies in Sheffield are taking part in the Week of Action called by the Access to Justice Alliance, with a demonstration against Legal Aid cuts on Monday 21 May 2007 outside the Combined Court Centre.

2007-05-15 16:05:21
Got a proper ‘traffic plan’, Northern General?

Every organisation that creates traffic – either staff, visitors, customers or suppliers – is nowadays encouraged to explore what is called a ‘travel plan’…

2007-05-10 13:16:31
Councillors' Surgery Dates

Your local councillors, Jackie Drayton, Ibrar Hussain and Steve Jones, share surgeries on a rota basis. Details here.

2007-05-06 17:51:37
Next Area Panel Meeting

The next Area Panel meeting will be held on Thursday 25th May 2006 at 6pm at Firshill Community Primary School, Orphanage Road.

2007-05-06 17:46:58
Compost bin deal

The City Council and Veolia (formerly Onyx) have won some funds to subsidise the cost of compost recycling bins.

2007-05-06 17:44:38
A new school for Burngreave?

As the Messenger has reported recently, and many parents with young children will know, there is a growing shortage of school places for primary school age children in the area.

2007-05-06 17:36:52
Burngreave Area Panel

Latest news from the Area Co-ordinator for the Burngreave Area Panel. Including:

  • A new school for Burngreave?

  • Compost bin deal

  • Next Area Panel meeting details

  • Councillors' Surgery Dates

2007-05-06 17:33:35
Partnership Board Meeting – Wednesday, 29 March 2006

Details of what was discussed and decided at the 29th March 2006 Partnership Board Meeting.

2007-05-06 17:21:27
Are you on Incapacity Benefit and looking for a new start?

Come and talk with the Work and Well-being team at the BNDfC van as part of the Burngreave Celebrates Learning Festival.

2007-05-06 17:15:46
Vestry Hall's new look on show

An important public meeting has been organised so you can get involved in the future plans of one of Burngreave’s most prestigious landmarks.

2007-05-06 17:12:35
Forum House provides Burngreave jobs boost

Burngreave Opportunities (BOPPS) – the One Stop Shop for Jobs and Training – is just one of the projects moving into Forum House.

2007-05-06 17:07:14
Theme Meetings

Details of the theme meetings for May 2006.

2007-05-06 17:02:44
Youth Work

BNDfC’s Community Engagement Team (CET) has been working with a group of kids from Parkwood School to organise an after school photo workshop.

2007-05-06 16:59:52
A New Deal for Burngreave

News from Burngreave New Deal for Communities, including:

  • Forum House provides Burngreave jobs boost

  • Coffee Morning

  • Youth Work

  • Theme Meetings

  • Vestry Hall's new look on show

  • Are you on Incapacity Benefit and looking for a new start?

  • Details of the 26 March 2006 Partnership Board Meeting

2007-05-06 16:51:34
East Sheffield Regeneration Team

News from Sheffield City Council on the regeneration of Woodside.

2007-05-06 16:32:45
End of free English courses

Burngreave residents joined a demonstration against the government proposal to end free English courses for speakers of other languages.

2007-05-04 12:36:50
Burngreave Area Panel

Andy Shallice gives his views on local traffic issues. Plus: ‘Bring out your rubbish’ days in June 05

2007-05-01 15:54:02
Not Continuing

Details on how the following projects are to cease after their funding from New Deal ends:

  • Creative Burngreave

  • Safer Homes

2007-04-29 17:01:56
Community projects keep going

Details of how the following projects are continuing:

  • The Yemeni Community Association

  • Pitsmoor Credit Union

  • Community Language Schools

2007-04-29 16:55:41
Uncertain futures

Details of how or whether the following projects will continue after New Deal's decision to cut their funding:

  • Catch the Drift

  • Burngreave Domestic Abuse Project

2007-04-29 16:49:05
Work Continues...

Details of how the following projects are continuing after New Deal's decisions about their funding:

  • Bookstart

  • Cellar Space Project

  • Family Support

  • Burngreave Language Support Agency

  • Catherine Street Renewal Project

  • Burngreave Community Action Trust

2007-04-29 16:36:20
New Deal projects update

New Deal funding ran out for some projects in March 2006, following New Deal’s decisions to give them ‘red’ and ‘amber’ lights and no further money. This issue, we asked what has happened these projects?

2007-04-29 16:23:14
Survey results

New Deal will be well pleased with the results of the recent Household Survey, which shows nearly two-thirds of those asked think New Deal has improved the area a great deal or a fair amount. Only around a third of those asked thought this 4 years ago. There are improvements in almost every other area too.

2007-04-26 16:49:14
BCAF Quarterly Forum

Quarterly Open Forum Meeting on 18th March to discuss plans for the area.

2007-04-18 15:43:47
Better Buses update

Amendments to the proposals for Burngreave buses, announced in the April 2006 Messenger, are being considered following a series of consultation meetings held last month.

2007-04-08 20:27:11
Bennetts Tyres reprieved

Bennetts Tyres, which has operated from premises on Kilton Hill for twenty years, has had a reprieve from planned demolition under the Masterplan. Out of the blue a letter arrived from the Council, which told the Bennett brothers that their business was safe – for now.

2007-04-08 19:43:40
Downloads: Catherine Road eviction report

PDF downloads of the report into the alleged harassment and illegal eviction of squatters at Catherine Road.

2007-04-05 18:02:49
BCAF Environment and buildings group

Burngreave Community Action Forum, Environment and Buildings working group now meets every second Monday of each month

2007-04-05 17:55:31
Response to the ‘Ultimatum for BCAT’ article

I was surprised to read Kevin Hartney’s comments about Burngreave New Deal being an unnaccountable private company pursuing its own agenda in the ‘Ultimatum for BCAT’ article in the April 2006 Messenger.

2007-03-30 21:13:06
Statement from BCAT Chair

BCAT Board of Trustees was much heartened by the overwhelming vote of confidence received at the Quarterly Forum…

2007-03-30 21:09:41
Statement from BCAF Chair

The March 2006 Quarterly Forum Meeting provided an opportunity for the Forum to discuss the current crisis affecting BCAT, which is facing imminent closure due to the potential loss of its funding…

2007-03-30 21:06:27
Playing at Wembley

Situated at the bottom of Sutherland Road amongst factories and wasteland, ‘Wembley playground’ is only a shadow of what it once was.

2007-03-30 20:22:38
Grimesthorpe Road Plans Withdrawn

In the October 2005 issue, the Messenger reported residents’ concerns about a developer’s plans to build two blocks of five-storey flats on Grimesthorpe Road. The planning application for the site on Grimesthorpe Road was due to be dealt with by the Planning Board at the end of October 2005.

2007-03-30 19:26:05
Burngreave Area Panel

Latest news from the Area Co-ordinator for the Burngreave Area Panel. Including:

  • Grimesthorpe Road Plans Withdrawn

  • Last call for nominations for the New Year's Honours

  • Councillors' Surgery Dates

  • Details of the next Area Panel meeting

2007-03-30 19:20:56
Natural Disaster

Grimesthorpe residents have continued to be frustrated and angered by the actions of Redwall developers on Grimesthorpe Road. The stretch of attractive woodland that once lined the road has been cleared.

2007-03-30 19:01:47
Councillors' Surgery Dates

Your local councillors, Jackie Drayton, Ibrar Hussain and Steve Jones, share surgeries on a rota basis. Details here.

2007-03-29 22:05:04

Dave’s under pressure to get the cleaners in – but there’s no point unless there’s power. And Denise is being asked “when can the children come back in”…

2007-03-29 21:53:32
Fire at Byron Wood

Dave and Denise are part of the Council’s “CYPD Capacity Planning and Development – Assets” team. They are on call and as they were making plans for a night out one Saturday in March, their phones go off…

2007-03-29 21:47:13
Burngreave Area Panel

Latest news from the Area Co-ordinator for the Burngreave Area Panel, including:

  • Fire at Byron Wood

  • Councillors' Surgery dates

  • Next Area Panel meeting details

2007-03-29 21:43:52
Burngreave Green Space Safari

The safari will include visits to four green spaces where the Green City Stewards have been working this year. Residents will have the opportunity to hear first-hand from Green City Action staff why the improvement of green spaces is an essential part of the overall regeneration of the area.

2007-03-29 21:34:01
You Can Represent the Burngreave Community

Do you want to be a Community Representative on the Burngreave New Deal for Communities Partnership Board? Do you want to help leave a meaningful legacy for the people of Burngreave long after the BNDfC programme has ended? This year, six local residents will be elected to represent the community to join the five existing members of the BNDfC Board.

2007-03-29 21:26:07
BNDfC Community Representative elections come around

Everyone over the age of 15 who lives in the BNDfC area is entitled to vote in the forthcoming elections for six Community Representatives on the New Deal Board.

2007-03-29 21:19:52
A New Deal for Burngreave

News from Burngreave New Deal for Communities, including:

  • BNDfC Community Representative elections come around

  • You Can Represent the Burngreave Community

  • Burngreave Green Space Safari

2007-03-29 21:09:01
Bumper crowd for Burngreave Business Awards

Winners of the third annual Burngreave Business Awards enjoyed a night of celebrations with a bumper crowd.

2007-03-28 19:56:27
Better Buses Team response

The Better Buses Team has received less than ten responses to the amended proposals. David Budd, one of the planners, told us…

2007-03-17 20:36:07
Spital Hill response

The proposals to make Hallcar Street one way off Spital Hill, instead of closing it entirely have been met with mixed feelings by local businesses.

2007-03-17 20:23:18
United we should stand for divided we have fallen

I’m writing in response to the letter about New Deal and Burngreave Community Action Trust (BCAT). The sad truth is that when New Deal was being established, with community participation and consultation, all that we said did not have any real weight when it came to the crunch.

2007-03-17 19:27:34
22nd March Area Panel meeting

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

  • Street cleaning report

  • Parking enforcement issues

  • Carwood estate

  • Parks in the area – update

  • Activity Sheffield update

2007-03-16 17:25:23
Ellesmere Green Plans

The Council and New Deal have released their plans for the redevelopment of Ellesmere Green, as part of the Masterplan proposals, after consultation with the Spital Hill Project Group and local residents and businesses.

2007-03-13 13:03:59
Councillors' Surgery Dates

Your local councillors, Jackie Drayton, Ibrar Hussain and Steve Jones share surgeries on a rota basis. Details here.

2007-03-13 12:42:57
Bring out your rubbish

The first ‘Bring out your rubbish’ days are happening in June 2006.

2007-03-13 12:35:42
Clearing the way

But walking, as we know doesn’t mean going to Derbyshire. And one small contribution that the Area Panel’s making to walking – and trying to reduce the 41 premature deaths a year in Burngreave caused by inadequate exercise – is to open up local paths.

2007-03-13 12:22:52

In June 2005 this column addressed, at some length, the number of cars arriving at a local school dropping off or fetching children at 9am or 3pm. Owler Brook school staff and some parents have been thinking about how to tackle this and at the end of April launched their first ‘Walk on Wednesday’ day.

2007-03-13 12:02:10
Burngreave Area Panel

Latest news from the Area Co-ordinator for the Burngreave Area Panel. Including:

  • A focus on walking

  • Walking Groups

  • The Area Panel’s efforts to open up local paths.


  • Bring Out Your Rubbish day

  • Councillors' surgery dates

2007-03-13 11:56:34
Adam’s Design Success

Adam Deeley, a 15-year-old student at Firth Park Secondary school, has just completed a two week placement at MM Design, a leading graphic design agency in Sheffield.

2007-03-12 18:28:29
Refugee Day 2006

Help celebrate the enormous contribution refugees make to Burngreave. There will be entertainment for all the family including performers, stalls, dancing and food and information and advice for refugees.

2007-03-12 18:15:05
Forum House

In January 2006 Forum House was in receivership. The receiver was looking to sell the property and it was suggested that the market rate could be in excess of £750k. BNDfC negotiated with the receivers and offered £450k, which would come from the money already allocated for the development of Spital Hill through the Transformational Projects.

2007-03-12 18:03:53
Theme Meetings

Details of the theme meetings for June 2006.

2007-03-12 17:59:01
Partnership Board Meeting

A summary of the minutes from the Partnership Board Meeting of Wednesday, 26 April 2006.

2007-03-12 17:54:37
Community Safety

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

2007-03-12 17:44:00
Dear Resident

I would just like to take a couple of lines to introduce myself to you. My name is Alison Reid and I have been with Burngreave New Deal for Communities Partnership for a couple of weeks now as the Communication Manager.

2007-03-12 17:16:42
A New Deal for Burngreave

Dear Resident, I would just like to take a couple of lines to introduce myself to you. My name is Alison Reid and I have been with Burngreave New Deal for Communities Partnership for a couple of weeks now as the Communication Manager…


  • How to get advice on community safety

  • A summary of minutes from the April Partnership Board Meeting

  • Details of June's theme meetings

  • Background to the purchase of Forum House

  • Celebrate Refugee Day

  • Adam's Design Success

2007-03-12 17:10:40
Residents win safer roads campaign

Grimesthorpe residents have succeeded in their six year campaign for traffic calming measures on Grimesthorpe Road and Carwood Road.

2007-03-04 12:06:19
Catherine Street wrangle

A Burngreave Road resident has won the fight to save his garage, which was under threat of demolition under the Masterplan for Catherine Street.

2007-03-03 22:01:38
Investing in our Vestry Hall

An expectant buzz greeted people at the Vestry Hall meeting on Thursday 18th May 2006 at Shiloh Church in Spital Hill. The Burngreave community was widely represented with a good turn out.

2007-03-03 20:28:42
The Editorial
  • Burngreave is on the brink of significant change…

  • Volunteers needed

2007-02-24 11:52:16

Report on the Burngreave Community Action Trust (BCAT) AGM which was held on 24th May 2006 at Pye Bank School.

2007-02-24 11:09:09
Grimesthorpe Inquiry

Outline planning applications to build houses on the north side of Smithies Field, next to Grimesthorpe Road, were refused by the Council last November, because the Council considers this land to be a greenfield site, partly open space and having trees on it which are subject to tree preservation orders. The applicants, Redwall Developments, are appealing against this decision.

2007-02-23 11:59:17
Jackie Drayton becomes Lord Mayor

On 17th May 2006 Local councillor Jackie Drayton was made Lord Mayor of Sheffield. Jackie, who has been a Burngreave councillor for many years, was sworn in at a ceremony held at the Town Hall.

2007-02-23 10:34:15
Ellesmere Club closes

The Ellesmere Out of School Project is to be closed at the end of this school year, it has been announced.

2007-02-22 13:43:05
New Tesco planned

Report from the recent consultation by Tesco about a possible new supermarket on Spital Hill.

2007-02-19 14:41:07
BCAF Quarterly Forum Meeting

This meeting will be discussing plans for new housing in Burngreave.

2007-02-15 14:54:05
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
Tesco plan for a big store in Burngreave

Tesco are hosting consultation events in preparation for a possible new store at the end of Spital Hill.

2007-02-06 15:47:22
New Deal reject Woodside offer

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

2007-02-05 16:07:14
New housing meeting

Burngreave New Housing Project Group, (27th Feb) discussing plans for new housing in the Burngreave Ward.

2007-02-04 19:24:31
Mystery Shopper opportunities in Burngreave

BNDfC want to train residents to be mystery shoppers to ensure local people are receiving a high quality service from those services and organisations currently being funded by New Deal. After the first 8 training sessions you will receive £20 per session for the next 8 sessions.

2007-02-04 19:08:18
Developers anger Grimesthorpe residents

Local residents on Grimesthorpe Road express concern over plans to build two blocks of five-storey flats at the top of Smithies Field.

2007-02-04 17:44:12
Decision on Grimesthorpe

Full report on Planning inspectorates decision to overturn the City Councils refusal to grant outline planning permission to Redwall Developments for a strip of land on Grimesthorpe Road.

2007-02-04 16:07:06
Free fridge removal service

Veolia (ex-Onyx) provides a free fridge/freezer disposal service…

2007-02-02 19:39:29
“…that little bit extra”

Many of the 200 people who packed the Town Hall reception rooms for the fourth Annual Burngreave New Years honours event felt it was the best ever, with a wealth of talent and commitment represented by the nominees for 2007.

2007-02-02 19:35:08
Diary dates

Dates for BNDfC Forum events and Board meetings.

2007-02-02 19:28:03
Grants Bonanza

Do you need money to help your new business or community project? We have up to £25,000 available…

2007-02-02 19:25:23
Small Grants Administrator

Job vacancy: BNDfC need a Small Grants Administrator to provide day to day support to our Burngreave Small Grants Project.

  • 37 hours per week.

  • Salary range £13,714 – £15,707.

  • Closing date: 12.00 Noon, Friday 23rd February 2007.

2007-02-02 19:21:47
Information Shop: Drop-in sessions

Details for upcoming drop-in sessions at the BNDfC Information Shop.

2007-02-02 19:15:31
BNDfC enters Year 7 of programme

John Clark reports on the changes in the area over the past six years.

2007-02-02 19:05:48
Sports for Somaliland

The chairman of Democracy Network for Somaliland (DNS), Mr. Mohamed A. Issa, recently met Richard Caborn MP, Minister for Sport, and Councillor Ibrar Hussain at Richard Caborn’s office in Sheffield.

2007-02-01 11:27:09
New Deal asks for money back

New Deal have asked for their £1 million investment in Woodside back after the Council would not commit to building enough affordable homes.

2007-01-31 16:12:27
Weldon Defends Mixed Communities

In recent months the Messenger has reported concerns from local residents at the lack of affordable housing in Burngreave. We asked Chris Weldon, Cabinet member for housing, whether the Council was regenerating Burngreave by moving poor people out of the area and moving higher income people in?

2007-01-31 15:55:03
Striving for more affordable housing

Three articles:

  • Weldon defends mixed communities

  • New Deal asks for money back

  • What does it all mean?

Plus details of the related BCAF and New Housing Project Group meetings.

2007-01-31 15:52:48
Redwall get go ahead

The Council’s decision to deny planning permission to Redwall Developments for part of Grimesthorpe Road has been overturned in a public inquiry.

2007-01-31 15:13:31
BCAF meeting announced

A BCAF Special General Meeting is to be held on 16th December 2006 to discuss the consequences for BCAF following the closure of BCAT.

2006-12-15 14:39:43
Winding Up BCAT

On December 6th 2006, members of BCAT formally wound up the organisation and appointed the liquidator. The Messenger attended the creditors' meeting afterwards, at which information about the final financial position, and the events leading up to to the liquidation, was presented by the liquidator, Tracy Ann Taylor of Abbey Taylor Ltd, insolvency practioners.

2006-12-12 08:58:16
Councillors’ Surgery Dates

Your local councillors, Jackie Drayton, Ibrar Hussain and Steve Jones, share surgeries on a rota basis. Details here.

2006-12-03 16:23:58
Councillors’ Surgery Dates

Your local councillors, Jackie Drayton, Ibrar Hussain and Steve Jones, share surgeries on a rota basis. Details here.

2006-12-03 16:23:58
New Year Awards

The next ‘meeting’ of the Area Panel will be the annual New Year Awards.

2006-12-03 16:16:18
Northern General

The latest about the Northern General and parking/transport issues.

2006-12-03 16:14:40
Street Champions

With colleagues from Street Force, Green City Action and Sheffield Homes, the Area Panel has been looking at three options to help keep a clean and tidy environment after New Deal’s gone

2006-12-03 16:10:34
Burngreave Area Panel

Latest news from the Area Co-ordinator for the Burngreave Area Panel, including:

  • With colleagues from Street Force, Green City Action and Sheffield Homes, the Area Panel has been looking at three options to maintain a clean and tidy environment.

  • The latest about the Northern General and parking/transport issues.

  • Plans for the upcoming New Year Awards.

  • Councillors’ surgery dates.

2006-12-03 16:07:20
Diary Dates

Information about upcoming Strategy Group meetings, Residents Forum events and Partnership Board meetings.

2006-12-03 15:48:50
A New Deal for Burngreave

Do you have a good idea for a community activity in Burngreave, or need money to help start your new business? There are three ways in which you may be able to access money to help turn your idea into a reality.


  • Get involved with the plans for Vestry Hall

  • Business marketing workshops

  • Children's Festive Party

  • Diary dates

2006-12-03 15:06:09
Become a Sheffield Homes local board member

Local Boards have played a crucial role in the improvement of services for Council tenants over the last two years. All current members are due to retire in April and we are now looking for new members.

2006-12-01 18:26:21
Your comments

Add your own views about the ‘BCAT folds’ story.

2006-12-01 17:48:00
Messenger Editorial

The collapse of BCAT is a lesson to all community and voluntary sector organisations to ensure that all their expenditure is covered by budgets, and raises that question of who will manage New Deal’s considerable assets after the end of the programme.

2006-12-01 17:14:43
Opposition to the veil – the fear within us

What do we find so offensive about the face veil? Why do people need to show their face to have an identity? Isn’t wearing the veil enough of an identity? And whose identity are we conforming to? Is it to be white? Is it to be Christian? If you are offended by the veil, ask yourselves why? Many women who wear the veil do so because they choose to rather than because of oppression…

2006-12-01 16:47:29
Skinnerthorpe want affordable homes

Residents of Skinnerthorpe have written to Councillor Weldon, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, to ask for more information about how they will be rehoused. The Council have promised that residents displaced by demolition under the Masterplan can stay in Burngreave if they wish and that residents affected will not be worse off.

2006-12-01 14:36:17
What did BCAF and BCAT do?

A summary of the work of Burngreave Community Action Forum (BCAF) and Burngreave Community Action Trust (BCAT).

2006-12-01 14:11:45
Burngreave New Deal for Communities website
Homepage for the BNDfC(Burngreave New Deal for Communities) website.
What's New section
The What's New section of the BNDfC(Burngreave New Deal for Communities) website.
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Homepage of the Sheffield City Council website.
Burngreave Area Panel section
Main page of the Burngreave Area Panel section on the Sheffield City Council website.

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