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April 2018 Issue 134

Burngreave Messenger Issue 134 April 2018

The April 2018 issue of the Messenger is online. You can download the PDF of the issue, or view each article individually on the website.

PDF download: Burngreave Messenger April 2018 Issue 134

Articles from this issue online:

  • Issue 134 April 2018: PDF of the issue - The downloadable PDF version of the April 2018 issue is here. PDF download: Burngreave Messenger April 2018 Issue 134
  • Scouts go karting - Story by 39th Scout Group On Tuesday 3rd April we, the 39th Sheffield scout group, went to Avago Karting Ltd in Rotherham for our end of term treat. When we arrived, we had to register. We could hear tyres squealing ...
  • Scouts go camping - Story by Ehsan Rehman We, 39th Sheffield scouts section, travelled for an overnight camp at Hesley Wood like no other on Wednesday 4th of April. We arrived at 2:00pm and began to pitch our tents where we would stay for the ...
  • Cup glory for Aden Steelers - Photos by Anise Ahmed Congratulations to Aden Steelers who held their nerve to win their cup final today, with a 4-3 victory on penalties over Sheffield United Girls RTC. Hero of the day was Ameen Hadeedah who saved three spot ...
  • Comm2Unity: something for everyone - Story by Fran Belbin Comm2Unity Saturday 16th June, 12pm – 4pm Community members, businesses and services are coming together to organise a magnificent day celebrating Eid and showing off the range of businesses in the locality. There are over 90 ...
  • Full house - The Messenger would like to welcome the latest addition to our staff team, Kim, who has joined us as our Volunteer Support Worker. Kim is a longstanding Burngreave resident and Messenger supporter, and she will be helping volunteers to develop ...
  • Use your right to vote - On Thursday 3 May you will be able to use your vote to elect both our local councillor and Sheffield City Region’s first-elected mayor. To find out where your local polling station is, and more about the Sheffield local election, ...
  • The Editorial - As we go to print, national news is full of how up to 50,000 of the children of first generation Commonwealth migrants are at risk of deportation and refusal of services because government failures mean they don’t have the right ...
  • Vestry Hall re-opens - Story by John Mellor | Photo by Rita Walcock After a prolonged period of unavailability, the situation with the Vestry Hall has now changed for the better. Extensive repairs have been made to the floor in the main hall damaged ...
  • Hospital needs clean air - Story by Graham Jones In February the Northern General Hospital website issued the good news that laser treatments are giving asthma patients a new lease of life. The dedicated staff in all departments of our local hospitals certainly do some ...
  • George & Brian: Something smells fishy - Cartoon by Edgar Lowman
  • Housing plight of the vulnerable - Story by John Grayson and Violet Dickinson | Photos by John Grayson Women and young children are being placed routinely in shared hostels with vulnerable homeless single men. Women, forced to share bathrooms and kitchens with men they don’t know, ...
  • Spring into action - Spring finally appears to have broken out across Burngreave, and here are some pictures by Martin Currie, Richard Belbin and Zaqer Mused to prove it. Flowers bloom, children indulge in water fights at the Adventure Playground and even Batman came ...
  • Women changing the world - Story by Kath Swinney and Deborah Blencowe | Photo by Deborah Blencowe International Women’s Day is a worldwide celebration of women’s achievements that has been held for over a hundred years. Aspiring Communities Together (ACT) organized a vibrant celebration for ...
  • Sea Cadets on parade - Story and photo by Richard Belbin Sheffield Sea Cadets proudly held their first Royal Naval Parade on March 26th. Held at their new ‘training ship’ at the top of Rutland Road, the three groups of cadets (Junior Cadets, Sea Cadets ...
  • Pitsmoor players hit the right note - Story and photo by Liz Smith Katrina Love and Victoria Smith recently took part in the first ever Concert Band Varsity Battle of the Bands, a competition between the Students’ Union of both Sheffield universities. Katrina and Victoria were born ...
  • Pedal Ready womens group - Story by Dave Brennan | Photo by Richard Belbin Pedal Ready have been delivering cycle training in Burngreave for well over a decade. This includes a women only cycling session for nearly ten years. Many women have come along to ...
  • Age UK fresh strategy - A hike in demand and a fall in funding have prompted Age UK Sheffield a leading Sheffield charity to develop a fresh strategy to tackle the issues affecting older people in the city – and it needs your help. Age ...
  • Pupil progress at Fir Vale - Ofsted have praised improvements in teaching, safeguarding and pupils’ progress at a primary school in Sheffield. Oasis Academy Fir Vale, has been categorised as ‘Requires Improvement’ with ‘Good’ effectiveness of leadership and management. In their positive report, Ofsted noted that: “Senior ...
  • Ramadan 2018 - Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam and is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It celebrates the Quran being revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him). The celebration of Eid-al-Fit starts on the beginning ...
  • Fasting at Ramadan is good for every one of us - Story by Farhaan Warsame Fasting is a special act of worship that lasts from sunrise until sunset. It is not only Muslims who pay attention, though, because there are many proven benefits of fasting. Boost your brain A study carried ...
  • Rock visit Al Rahman - Story and photo by Gamal Abdulla On Sunday evening, a group of more than twenty from the Rock Christian Centre on Spital Hill made a visit to the Al- Rahman Mosque on Gower Street. By doing so they hoped to ...
  • Chronic Pain Groups - This is an opportunity for those who suffer from pain to socialise with like-minded people and gain new skills to self-manage pain. £1.50 per session. These sessions require a referral through the GP social prescribing scheme. Women’s sessions are held ...
  • Women-only Support Group - At St Cuthbert’s Church Mondays 14th May, 11th and 25th June - 10am–12noon This is a small group designed for women who have some form of hardship in their lives, and as a result of this suffer from low mood, ...
  • Feeling good on Verdon Street project - The Feeling Good on Verdon Street activities for women only is back on! Every Wednesday - Term Time Only Verdon Recreation Centre, Verdon Street. Badminton: 9.30am–10am (Free) Zumba: 10am–11am (£1.50) Coffee Morning with crafts:  11am–12noon (Free) For all activities contact Sofeena ...
  • Springboard Social Café - Do you want more energy and to make new friends? We can help you on the road to recovery. Come and have a chat and make new friends. At Firvale Community Hub From 10 am – 4pm 10th May, 14th ...
  • Same old problem – litter - Story by Deborah Blencowe and Sam | Photo by Deborah Blencowe The issues of litter, fly tipping and abandoned rubbish generally has been brought up once again. I was approached by a local resident who said that on her street ...
  • Vandalism in Verdon Street green space - Story by Mohammed Almaqramy | Photo by Richard Belbin I have being living on Verdon Street for nearly 15 years. I have just starting to witness the green area adjacent to my house being tampered with by kids and filled ...
  • A ton of talent from local bands - By Martin Currie, Steve Pool, Peter Applerock, Lee Furness and Frankie Currie Over the years, a small group of local film makers have produced many music videos for local bands. Here are a few of them: UNDER CONTROL by PAUL ...
  • Black Men Walking group remembered - Story by Maxwell A. Ayamba Last issue, we featured a review of the play ‘Black Men Walking’. Maxwell Ayamba was a member of the group the play was based upon. He tells us about it here. The Walk for Health ...
  • Peter Pollak visits Fir Vale - Story and photo by David Kandrac “Many people left Slovakia and came to the UK not because they wanted to, but because they didn’t have a job or a future. Not just us, Roma people, but many ethnic Slovakians, from ...
  • Grow your own groceries - Story and photo by Aisha Special K I’ve always wanted to do home farming and I believe that growing your own products is the way forward. I admire those people who have an allotment, but it’s not for me - ...
  • Pitiful Souls – Joseph Benjamin Brown - Story by Richard Belbin | Photo courtesy of Ted and Leroy Walcott Joe Brown,who came to Sheffield from Jamaica in August 1960, has passed away, aged 70. He attended Burngreave Secondary Modern before going to work at Brown Bayley Steels. ...
  • Wensley Park Improvements - Wensley is located at the edge of the Burngreave and Firth Park wards. The newly formed Tenants and Residents Association (TARA) are working hard to help turn the image of the estate around and encouraging people to view the estate ...
  • Scouts’ Scrap Heap Challenge - Story by Ibrahim, Siraaj, Raheem and Umar The 39th Sheffield Shirecliffe cubs took part in the Scrap Heap Challenge on Saturday 17th March at the 231st scout hut. We were given the task of building something out of scrap and ...
  • Promote your events on our website calendar - A frequent request we get at the Messenger is for information about upcoming events. We can’t list them all in our issue, but we hope to keep our website calendar up-to-date with the latest events you tell us about. Adding ...
  • Aden Steelers chase final success - Story and photo by Anise Ahmed As we go to print, local team Aden Steelers Under-12s are preparing to play in their biggest game of the year, the Sheffield & District Junior League U12 Demitasse final held at Greasbrough Youth ...
  • Future football stars of Burngreave - Story and photos by Fran Belbin A new football project is more than reaching its goals. Local resident Sahra Abdi has put the project together with funding from the Police and Crime Commissioner. It is particularly aimed at young people ...
  • Tom Wharton – the first superfan - Story by Kevin Stapleton | Photo courtesy of Sheffield Wednesday FC Sheffield Wednesday historian, Jason Dickinson, and a host of other keen Wednesday fans have launched a crowdfunding campaign for one of the clubs biggest fans, who is buried in ...
  • David Godin: he belonged to Burngreave - Story by Graham Jones | Courtesy of Toby Walker of Soulwalking.co.uk One day in the eighties my wife, Linda, came back from a picket line at Nether Edge Hospital and told me about a man, Dave Godin, an anarchist, who ...
  • Letter from Nick Smith - Dear Messenger, As a dog walker who has often let his dog off her lead in the cemetery, I read Amirah Hussain’s letter with concern. I try to be a responsible dog walker. I clean up after my dog and ...
  • Letter from Jo Keane - Dear Messenger, I read with interest the letter from Amirah Hussain regarding dog walking in the cemetery. I have lived in Burngreave for over 30 years, have always had a dog and have always walked my dog in the cemetery. ...
  • Letter from Patricia Smith - Dear Messenger I totally support Amirah Hussain’s concerns regarding dogs in Burngreave cemetery (letters issue 133). My husband and I take a regular walk around this lovely place only to have it ruined by dogs and irresponsible owners. I have ...
  • Letter from Mark Wildman - Hello to Burngreave A year ago I was living and working on the Isle of Iona, a little peaceful jewel in the Atlantic, far from the hustle and bustle of inner city life. It was there that I encountered the ...