Edition 9, November 2008
Next Area Panel meeting
Thursday 20 November, 6pm
St Cuthbert’s Church, Barnsley Rd
The above venue is on bus routes 47/48 and 75/76, and a map is available on request.
The agenda will include…
Report from the East Sheffield Regeneration Team on Skinnerthorpe Road, Page Hall, Ellesmere and Woodside.
Report from the City Development Unit on Spital Hill.
Report from the Children and Young People’s Services on service districts.
Refreshments will be available at the beginning of the meeting.
Contact your Area Action Team on (0114) 276 9134 for further details, or to let us know if you have any special requirements.
Got any questions for area panel councillors on any aspect of the council’s services, or for local managers from Street Force, the Police and Sheffield Homes? If yes, come along and have your say!
Area Panels are one of the main ways for you to have your say on local services and priorities. They give you the chance to talk to local councillors and to hear about the latest activity in your area. Panel meetings are open and fair and we don’t tolerate unacceptable behaviour or comments. We want to provide a welcoming environment that allows everyone to take part fully in our meetings. If you require support in getting to the meeting, accessing the venue or need interpretation, please contact your Area Coordinator (details on the back).
Message from the Panel Chair
This newsletter is produced every two months to coincide with the panel’s public meetings. It will keep you informed on what the Area Panel is doing now and in the future.
In this issue you’ll find details of the ballot on Parkwood High School, articles about upcoming events in our area and much more!
The Burngreave Area Panel is there for you, the community, to get involved in. If you have any queries, concerns or issues concerning council services, come to the area panel public meetings. There is the opportunity at every meeting to ask questions.
Councillor Jackie Drayton, Chair of the Burngreave Area Panel
New Years Honours Awards
It’s that time of year again!
We’re now in our sixth year of hosting the News Year’s Honours Awards. Over 180 people came to the event at the Town Hall last year.
If you know a volunteer, paid worker, organisation or group who has worked above and beyond the call of duty to improve our community, nominate them for an award.
For a nomination form contact Marilyn King on (0114) 276 9134 or email email@example.com.
The closing date for nominations is Friday 28 November.
Parkwood School and Fir Vale School
Parkwood School is in the process of deciding whether to become an academy. All parents of children at local primary schools and Parkwood itself have been balloted, and meetings have been hosted in and around the area.
The results of the ballot were reported on Wednesday 22 October. A quarter of people eligible voted and of those 199 voted in favour of academy status and 83 voted against.
The consultation and ballot result will be discussed at the council cabinet meeting on 10 December from 2pm at the Town Hall. There will also be a proposal to increase the number of places at Fir Vale Secondary School.
Free skips for groups
We have five skips which can be used free by community groups (Tuesday to Thursday).
Bookings need to be made at least two weeks in advance and the skips are delivered at 7am and collected from 12.30pm the same day.
Skips are for household waste only and cannot take fridges, freezers, gas bottles, asbestos, oil, car batteries, mattresses, tyres, TVs or monitors.
For more details contact the Area Action Team (details on back).
Burngreave Community Action Forum Quarterly Forum Meeting
Saturday 6 December, 12pm-3pm, Burngreave Vestry Hall. Call (0114) 272 8008 for more details.
Next Panel Meeting
Thursday 18 February, 6pm at St James Church, Scott Road.
Sheffield Dark Nights Programme 2008
Sheffield Futures have been running a programme from mid October to mid November of activities for young people. Here are some of the activities and who you need to contact for more information. Venues include All Saints, Earl Marshal Youth Club, Verdon Street Recreation Centre and Fir Vale School.
Work with Yemeni girls Aiming High Project Shahnaz Hussain 07919 446 851
NEETs drop-in ------ (For young people who are not in education, employment or training) Lynn Cork 07766 232 171
Boxing Tree for life planting Talent show Youth club Bev Paul 07738 503 492
Open access youth club Embrace work with vulnerable young people Community Foundation Studies Elaine Virgo 07738 503 496
Open access youth club Music and poems Embrace work with vulnerable young people Community Foundation Studies Courtney Sterling (0114) 256 2940
Fir Vale regeneration update
A report of the Fir Vale regeneration work was discussed at the last council cabinet meeting on Wednesday 22 October. You can find more information on the council website at www.sheffield.gov.uk » Your City Council » Council Meetings » Cabinet » Agendas 2008 » Agenda 22nd October 2008.
Road and path improvements
What do you think to your highways?
Let us know if you have any suggestions as to where we could put
A drop kerb
A pedestrian barrier rail
A pedal bike stand
A K-Frame to prevent motorbike access
Contact the Area Action Team using the details given on the back page.
Bring it and bank it in Burngreave!
Think before you bin it! Most of what we throw away isn’t rubbish. It can be reused or recycled. Don’t fill up your black bin – recycle as much as you can for Sheffield!
Working with Burngreave Area Panel, Veolia Environmental Services wants to remind residents about the local bring bank recycling sites available in the Burngreave area
Junction of Popple St/Owler Lane – glass and textiles
First Start car park, Hucklow Road, Firth Park – glass, paper, plastic and cans
Outside Firth Park Library – glass
Northern General Hospital, Herries Road – paper, glass and textiles
Gower Street car park – paper, glass and textiles
Sheffield United Training Academy, Firshill Crescent. (Through the gates, turn right, situated in the bottom car park. This site has moved temporarily from Roe Lane Social Centre whilst the building at St. Catherine’s School continues) – glass, paper, plastic and cans and textiles
Remember to reduce, reuse, recycle! For more information and advice on recycling, like when is my blue bin going to be emptied, call the recycling helpline on 0845 355 5515 or visit www.veolia.co.uk/sheffield
Jackie Drayton (chair) Burngreave firstname.lastname@example.org (0114) 243 5388 (home) (0114) 273 5588 (Town Hall)
Ibrar Hussain Burngreave email@example.com 07866 571 750 (mobile) (0114) 273 5588 (Town Hall)
Steve Jones Burngreave firstname.lastname@example.org (0114) 205 3970 (Town Hall)
You can also contact the councillors in writing at the following address— C/O Town Hall, Sheffield, S1 2HH
If you want to find out more about area action or anything in this newsletter please contact Andy Shallice or Marilyn King on 0114 276 9134 or email email@example.com. You can also find out more on our website www.sheffield.gov.uk/areaaction.
This document can be supplied in alternative formats, please contact Neighbourhoods and Community Care Directorate, Neighbourhood Renewal and Partnership Section, Tel: 0114 273 6849, www.sheffield.gov.uk