Local residents have already begun meeting about this year's summer festivals. Both Fir Vale Funday and Abbeyfield Park Festival have set dates and are looking to secure funding.
Building on last year's success, volunteers will be taking the lead again this year, keeping the costs low and the involvement of local residents high.
There will be plenty of ways to get involved, by booking a stall, performing on stage, or volunteering on the day, which might include showing people where different activities are happening, litter picking, first aid support, support for stallholders or supporting entertainment. Both events are also looking for new ideas and people to help in the preparation, so get in touch if you can help.
A new feature this year in the run up to the festivals will be a Talent Show for young people, which will be held on 15th May at the Vestry Hall, where young people can develop their stage performance and show off their skills. Winners from this event will perform on the main stage of both festivals. Contact BCAF to find out more on 272 8008.
Fir Vale Fun Day
Sunday 4th July, 1-6pm Osgathorpe Park
This year the event will focus on caring for the environment and your health.
Attractions will include sports activities, games, performances, dance, food and stalls. Activities for all the family.
If you are interested in booking a stall contact Elaine Virgo by email firstname.lastname@example.org, or request a booking form at the BCAF office on 272 8008.
If you'd like to volunteer, contact Rashida Hassanali, email@example.com or 07773 583 699
All volunteers who wish to be allocated a support role involving children (eg supervising a bouncy castle) will be asked to provide evidence of a current CRB check.
Sunday 11th July, 1-6pm, Abbeyfield Park The festival is all about celebrating culture
Stage acts, music, dance, stalls, children's activities, food from around the world
Contact Burngreave Community Action Forum to register your interest in being involved on 272 8008
Basic Food Hygiene Course
Basic Food Hygiene Course available for people who wish to sell food/refreshments at Fir Vale Funday
Wednesday 21st April 2010 from 9am – 4pm
Six hours of teaching followed by 1 hour written test to gain a three year certificate from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, CIEH
Suitable for those with minimum Entry 3 English language. £10 deposit required – please contact Janet Lawson at Fir Vale Enterprise Centre on 284 2030.
Only 10 places – first come, first served!