Issue 71, August 2007
- Fir Vale Festival 2007
This year's event is to be held on Sunday 9th of September on the Fir vale School Grounds on Owler Lane in Fir Vale, Sheffield. The show starts at 1pm and ends at 5.30pm. Admission is free to all.2007-08-31 19:20:39
- Home - A quilting journey
A 12-week quilting course, on the subject of ‘home’, created a large quilted wall hanging (article available as PDF download only).2007-07-25 17:46:51
- Festival postponed
The Abbeyfield Park Multicultural Festival has now been postponed to Sunday 2nd September.
Abbeyfield Festival details (press release)
Festival performances (set list)
- Training for Spiritual Reproduction
Shiloh United Church of Christ Holy Convocations.2007-07-23 13:51:06
- Taster Programme
R.U. 14-19? R.U. bored? R.U. looking 4 training? Taster workshops give U the chance to try out a career!2007-07-23 12:55:55
- Burngreave Voices
Free copies of the Burngreave Voices book are now available from Burngreave Library for all Burngreave residents.2007-07-23 12:42:47
- Travel and Try It 2007
The Travel and Try it group provides the opportunity to taste a range of the good things Sheffield has to offer.2007-07-23 12:38:45
- Write Horizons
Do you sometimes have lots of thoughts going round in your head that you can’t sort out? Do you wish you could say how you really feel? Come along to the Pitsmoor Surgery Therapeutic Writing sessions.2007-07-23 12:35:30
- Diploma in Public Service Interpreting 2007–08
Due to continued success, CLS is pleased to announce that our next Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI) course will start in October 2007.2007-07-23 12:29:01
- 2 Full-Time Early Years Practitioners required
Job: Extension to deadline BWRC requires two enthusiastic and dynamic people to take up these full time posts in our busy nursery.
37hrs per week
Closing date: Wednesday 8th August 2007
- Dance, music and art
Creative activities for young people including Bollywood and Hip Hop dance, spray can art and djing workshops2007-07-23 09:24:11
- Sports activities
Various sports activities and events, including trampolining, cricket and table tennis.2007-07-23 09:10:02
- Youth clubs and open access play
Regular activities for children and young people, including games, arts and crafts, sports and play equipment2007-07-23 08:59:56
- Babies and young children
Activities for parents, babies and young children for summer 20072007-07-23 08:51:01
- Summer Trips
Family days out and trips for young people for summer 2007.2007-07-23 08:44:28
- Workshops and Training
Training in sports leadership, first aid, workshops with the Community Wardens and support with employment for young people for summer 2007.2007-07-23 08:29:38
Fun football sessions, coaching and events for children and young people for Summer 2007.2007-07-21 20:34:26
- Summer Activities 2007
Summer events for young people in Burngreave which feature in the ‘What's Going On?’ booklet put together by Streetworx and Active Sheffield.2007-07-21 20:29:16
- Longley Sixth Form Creative Show 2007
‘Imagination is superior to knowledge’ – a statement by Einstein used on one exhibit at the Creative Show, which also aptly described the flourishing of ideas in this wonderful exhibition of students’ work at Longley Park Sixth Form College.
This is a longer version of the article printed in the Messenger, exclusive to the website.
- 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
- Evacuation on Bolsover Road
Rain fell continuously on 15th June, overwhelming the drains and flooding cellars. As the electricity was switched off, over 100 residents were evacuated from water contaminated with sewage. For those who couldn’t get to family or friends, there was Fir Vale School and later Longley Day Centre for an overnight stay. The Pakistan Advice Centre (PAC) was amongst support services on hand to help.2007-07-20 16:08:13
- Students raise refugee awareness
A host of special events took place in Refugee Week (16th – 22nd June 2007) at Fir Vale School as students aimed to raise awareness across the city of refugee issues, as well as promoting understanding about the reasons why people seek sanctuary.2007-07-20 15:25:24
- Burngreave Ramblers Walking Dates
Details and arrangements for Burgreave Ramblers' walks, July – September 2007.2007-07-20 14:41:57
- Burngreave Domestic Abuse Project / Part-time Support Worker
Burngreave Domestic Abuse Project need a female who speaks Urdu/Punjabi, to work with Asian women and children affected by domestic abuse, offering advice, support and advocacy service.
£23,187 pro rata for 17.5 hrs
Closing date: Wednesday 22nd August 2007
- Vacancy for Assistant Caretaker
Job: An Assistant Caretaker is required to manage the cleaning at St. Catherine’s Catholic Primary School.
27.5 hours per week
£6.04 per hour, pay rise pending
Closing date: 14th September 2007
- Training Opportunities
Would you like to help make our green spaces better? Would you like to access training to help move towards employment working on green spaces?2007-07-20 13:53:09
- Ella Road Mural
Green City Action will be working with local artist Shaun Tummins to paint a new mural on the play area and community garden.2007-07-20 13:50:58
- Stewards Wanted
Interested in a Modern Apprenticeship? We are keen to offer to the right individual the opportunity to join our stewards as an apprentice.2007-07-20 13:45:35
- Green City Enterprises Starts Work
June was a very good month, despite the downpours, as Green City Enterprises started trading.2007-07-20 13:43:04
- Green City Action
Green City Enterprises Starts Work
Ella Road Mural
- Ground rent sales
Concerns about the sale of land under Cookswood Road homes sparked a public meeting in June, organised by residents and the Messenger. It was attended by over 40 people from Cookswood Road, Shirecliffe Lane and Rutland Road.2007-07-20 13:25:18
- Increase in rats
With the recent mild winters, rats are able breed for longer, and reports are up by 2000 per year compared to three years ago.2007-07-20 13:19:10
- Trip to the Seaside
Carwood TARA are organising a coach trip to Cleethorpes on 19th August 2007.2007-07-20 13:13:24
- New Life in Carwood TARA
Carwood TARA (Tenants and Residents Association) under went a revitalisation in Autumn 2006, when local residents Gwen Askham-Clark, Dave Fisher, Valerie Henry, and Wynn March decided to get together to tackle some of the problems on the estate. Since then more members have joined and things are starting to happen.2007-07-20 13:01:43
- Record Breaking Firs Hill
Sixty children from Firs Hill School took part in a Guinness Book World Record Breaking Walking Bus.2007-07-20 12:58:03
- Scouts brighten up Ellesmere
Ellesmere residents were delighted to see colourful beds of flowers in the shape of a yellow ‘fleur de lys’ and a blue and white number 100 appear on Carwood Road. 76th Sheffield Scouts planted the flower beds to celebrate 100 years of Scouting.2007-07-20 12:54:31
- Burngreave has Bin Inspired!
Local artists and volunteers braved the rain on 2nd July to deliver bin art stickers to selected streets in Burngreave.
A longer version of the article printed in the issue.
- Bombay Mix
On Thursday the 21st of June, ‘Bombay Mix’ – a bright , colourful event – took place at the Crucible theatre. Many people took part in a performance of dance, music, art and drama created by children from different Sheffield schools.2007-07-20 12:41:42
- A year in office
Burngreave resident Jackie Drayton has just finish serving her term as Lord Mayor and is enjoying quality time with family. Jackie kindly showed the Messenger into her beautiful and magnificent garden, before telling us about her year as Sheffield’s Ambassador.2007-07-20 01:47:34
- 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
- Billy Sharp comes home
Twenty-four months after moving to Scunthorpe, Billy Sharp has sealed his return to Sheffield United. I caught up with the free scoring forward to hear about his future plans and growing up in Burngreave.2007-07-20 01:29:04
- 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.
- 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
- The Great Flood
In March 1864 the Dale Dyke dam collapsed and the Wicker was flooded. A painting in the City's collections shows horses and people being swept along the Wicker in a scene sadly similar to those witnessed recently.2007-07-20 01:03:43
SADACCA was severely hit by the floods. Staff members were shocked at how quickly things changed.2007-07-20 01:00:23
- Station Foyer
Although still waiting for a health inspection, the Foyer should open again in a few weeks.2007-07-20 00:58:15
- SYAC Nursery
There were 14 children in the building at the time and the water began seeping under the door very quickly. Within 15 minutes, staff members were wading through knee high water with children on their shoulders. Half an hour later the water was waist high. The flooding destroyed everything from child development records to equipment and toys.2007-07-20 00:54:25
- Wicker Pharmacy Stays Open
It was a close run thing but the Wicker Pharmacy stayed true to its 52 year history of opening every day. With only 2 minutes warning, staff managed to keep the business going by transferring upstairs and manning their mobile phones2007-07-20 00:50:09
- Rock Christian Centre - A Church for all nations
Lively worship, bible-based teaching, growth groups, childrens activities, youth group…2007-07-19 20:00:28
- “Hold on there is hope”
Gospel music, inspirational singing, health spot, special prayers and inspirational speaker at Burngreave Seventh Day Adventist Church, Andover Street, S3 9EF.2007-07-19 19:49:03
After reading your article in the June 2007 issue of Burngreave Messenger, on the Fiery Jack Tunnel, it brought back memories of the war years.2007-07-19 19:38:17
Why has the Government cut back on so much education/ESOL. In some ways there is some justification for this, but they are stopping people accessing courses.2007-07-19 19:34:54
- Donation to the chapel
On behalf of the Friends of Burngreave Chapel & Cemetery, please give a big, big “Thank You” to John and Elizabeth Barns who have given us a donation of £400 towards the restoration of this fine building.2007-07-19 19:32:07
- Dear Messenger...
Letters from our readers.2007-07-19 19:29:37
- The end of slavery?
As a child of Africa raised in a European country, I can’t avoid reflecting about my ancestors’ reality and wonder how the most barbaric and bloody episode of black history came to an end.2007-07-19 19:21:35
- Javed Akhtar 1962–2007
It is with sadness and regret that after a long illness Javed Akhtar passed away at the Northern General Hospital on Sunday 3rd June 2007 aged 45.2007-07-19 19:16:09
- 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
Many people in the Burngreave area were affected by the flooding, to their homes, their businesses and even the loss of loved ones. Advice for people affected is available from the Humanitarian Assistance Centre on 0800 915 6912.2007-07-19 17:05:18
- 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
- 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 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.
- 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
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
- 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
- Gower Arms closed
On 31st May the Council’s licensing board revoked the Gower Arms’ license and an appeal has been adjourned until September. Although the pub could be allowed to open during the appeal, the police have asked for it to remain closed because they believe there is risk of a ‘serious disorder incident’.2007-07-18 16:53:12
- Wicker under water
On 25th June 2007 the River Don engulfed Nursery Street pouring down into the Wicker and all surrounding streets.
Businesses left reeling – Businesses around the Wicker are still cleaning up.
Wicker Pharmacy stays open – Staff managed to keep the business going.
SYAC Nursery – Within 15 minutes staff were wading through knee-high water.
Station Foyer – Residents were ecacuated to a hostel.
SADACCA: The Day Care Centre lost everything.
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