Story: Clarete Zvoushe
It has been six months since we set up the Burngreave Tenants and Residents Association (TARA).
We held our first general meeting on 18th April at the Vestry Hall.
We had a lot of responses to our first newsletter promoting the meeting, but the weather was not so good and 22 people attended, including Sheffield Homes and councillor Talib Hussain.
We explained what the TARA had done so far, and how we had spent the Levy money getting the newsletter out, buying things like stationery, providing catering for the meeting and funding the coming trip to Mablethorpe in June.
Margaret Hill explained in detail about the budget and the balanced books were there to see.
Mohammad Bashe translated in Somali throughout the meeting.
People said they would like more children's activities and, most popular, more trips! Suggestions were Flamingo Land, London, Liverpool and Yorkshire Wildlife Park.
They also said they would like us to produce a list of parent and toddler groups and activities, provide courses, bingo sessions and singing sessions especially in Somali and Arabic.
At the end of the meeting there was food and a raffle and five people won £5 vouchers which were donated by Tesco.
Thanks to everyone who attended.
In June: Beginners IT Course, Thursdays 12.45–3pm in Burngreave.
For more info, or to book contact the TARA on 07983 921 653.