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June 2018 Issue 135

Burngreave Messenger June 2018 Issue 135 coverThe June 2018 issue of the Messenger is online. You can download the PDF of the issue, or view each article individually on the website.

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Articles from this issue online:

  • Power in peace and harmony - Story by Tim Neal | Photo by Nawal Al Fares Ahmad Hussain, who was born and brought up on Barnsley Road, has been named on the Muslim 100 Power list. He joins other influential Muslims awarded this honour such as ...
  • Weapons to be taken off streets - Story by Michael Wright | Photo by Julius Turner On Wednesday 25th April, Michael Smith MBE, CEO of the UK’s leading weapon collections charity Words 4 Weapons (W4W), was present for the opening of the first weapons bin in South ...
  • The Editorial - Denial of NHS treatment to the Windrush generation, the loss of jobs, and the withdrawal of welfare benefits has caused deaths, and huge disruption, upset and mistrust by people who have every right to be here. Any information about the ...
  • Magid the Mayor and the tree of hope - Story by Kevin Stapleton | Photo by Fran Belbin Local lad Magid Magid plans to shake up the city as he takes up the chains of office and becomes the city’s newest, and youngest ever, Mayor. Born in Burao, Northern ...
  • Dan Jarvis, our other Mayor - Story and photo by Richard Belbin Dan Jarvis, the newly elected Mayor for Sheffield City Region (aka, South Yorkshire) visited Burngreave during his campaigning, talking with residents, and visiting shops and businesses around Ellesmere Green. Mar Jarvis heard about ongoing ...
  • George & Brian: Late again - Cartoon by Edgar Lowman
  • Walking Burngreave in the footsteps of refugees - Story by Andrew Crowley | Photos by Graham Jones As my neighbour always says whenever we go walking with him “It is downhill all the way.” Well it nearly was as we walked from the Catholic community of St Patrick’s ...
  • A simple message - Story and photo by Zia Khan On 28th April, Fir Vale based group, An Nasiha (Sincere Guidance) organised a demonstration in the city centre with the message ‘Islam says no to racism.’ Distributing balloons, stickers and messages of harmony with ...
  • All aboard The Lucky Gordon - Story and poem by Asea Abdulla | Photos by Rob Smith and Fran Belbin On the 19th of May me and people from the Pitsmoor community had a pirate party to celebrate the launch of the Adventure Playground’s new pirate ...
  • Pip Salmon supporting communities - Story and photo by James Woollen The Burngreave Messenger was invited to report on the licensing of the new Priest in Charge at Pitsmoor Christ Church, Pip Salmon, on 23rd April. The inauguration ceremony was attended by a congregation of ...
  • Making a difference in Page Hall - Story and photo by Richard Belbin The Fir Vale community development team, funded by the Department for Communities & Local Government, has taken shape, with the new workers all in post. I met community development worker Patrick Moran at the ...
  • Being a good neighbour - Story by Tim Neal About 30 people gathered at the Firth Park working men’s club on Wednesday evening 31st May for the ‘Festival of Debate’ discussion on the subject of ‘What is it to be a good neighbour?’. Local councillor ...
  • Cemetery clock chimes again - Story and photos by Christine Steers John and Elizabeth Barrs, with their son Jacob were the honoured guests at the celebration for the restoration of the tower clock in Burngreave Cemetery chapels on Wednesday afternoon, the 25th April 2018. They ...
  • Pye Bank partnership project - Story by Kevin Stapleton | Photo by Ann Dawson As part of a nationwide study involving 150 schools, Pye Bank Foundation are working with groups of parents to ‘improve the home learning environment,’ offering various workshops and coffee mornings to ...
  • Walking for Purpose coming to Burngreave - Starting in July, Walking for Purpose is coming to Burngreave. Working with Burngreave Works (Sorby House), Aspiring Communities Together and the Fir Vale Community Hub we are bringing a range of Walking and Employment sessions to the area. The sessions ...
  • Community Wellbeing Programme - 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 ...
  • Women’s only Zumba Exercise (part funded by SOAR) - Every Monday (term-time only) 1.30 - 2.30pm Verdon Recreation Centre, Verdon Street, Sheffield S3 9QS. £1.50 For all activities contact Sofeena Aslam Sorby House, 42 Spital Hill, Sheffield, S4 7LG Telephone: 0114 213 2591 Email: Sofeena.aslam@soarcommunity.org.uk
  • Feeling Good Project at Verdon Recreation Centre - 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) Contact Aislinn Addams for ...
  • Springboard Social Cafe - 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 Thursday 14th June, ...
  • Tales from the Windrush Generation - Story by Carrie Hedderwick and Messenger Staff Who are the Windrush generation? On 22 June 1948 the Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks carrying the first Caribbean people who were invited to the UK to help rebuild the country World ...
  • Burngreave Environment Weeks - Every year Sheffield produces an amazing and varied programme for Environment Weeks in late Spring. Burngreave hosted a number of these events, from the Victorian streets and cemetery chapel, to the wild spaces of Parkwood Springs. People from across the ...
  • Hope in the community garden - Story by Adrian Lake | Photo by Graham Jones On 2nd June I visited the allotments and was introduced to Michael Cammack, who told me, “The garden has been here about ten years. It was funded by Tesco of Herries ...
  • Strolling through Victorian Pitsmoor - Story by Graham Jones | Photo by Hayden Senior The Sheffield Victorian Society organised a walk round Pitsmoor to look at historical buildings. Unfortunately the original leader, Graham Hague met with a nasty accident a couple of days before the ...
  • Parkwood Springs eternal trees - Story and photo by Graham Jones On a beautiful Spring day, 19th May, there was a guided tree walk on Parkwood Springs. The friends of Parkwood Springs hosted the event and their chair, Neil Schofield, introduced the walk leader, Tim ...
  • Early birds catch the early birds - Story by Graham Jones | Photo by Hayden Senior On 5th May, for the fifth year running a group of over twenty people set off at 5.00am to listen to the birds on Parkwood Springs. It was a beautiful morning ...
  • Recovery songs pack a powerful punch - Story by Fran Belbin Ralph Dartford’s Recovery Songs recounts the story of how he spiralled into addiction, using spoken narrative and poetry. In a hugely powerful performance, Ralph tells of an outwardly successful theatrical career, the heady heights of showbiz ...
  • Champions of the Beckford Peg - Story by Idrees Sheraz | Photo by Yasmin Saeed On Saturday 12th May, the 39th Sheffield scouts group entered the Beckford Peg challenge. It was a Don District Event with many scout groups participating. It was a hike around the ...
  • The women are revolting! - Story by Julia Woollen | Photos by James Woollen Mikron Theatre Company brought their play 'Revolting Women' to Grimesthorpe Allotments. I had expected a one act amateur production with a few spectators not the professionalism and talent, which flowed in abundance ...
  • Book now for our next community journalism course - Our latest community journalism course, which started on 31st May, was oversubscribed and we had to turn people away. The good news is that, if we have enough people interested, we’ve decided to run another course either over the summer ...
  • Astrea Academy applications open - Burngreave’s newest school is developing at a great pace – as you can see in the picture below of prospective pupils ‘signing the steel’ of the buildings framework. This September they will be opening a nursery for 3 and 4 ...
  • Another chance to nominate in Star Awards - To give the people of Burngreave a little more time about who you might want to nominate The Burngreave Star Awards have been postponed until November, So, while you are enjoying all the community groups, events, and activities this summer, ...
  • You shouldn’t miss Michael Glover - Story and photo by James Woollen I met Michael Glover, author of ‘111 Places to visit in Sheffield that you shouldn’t miss’ at the Tampers Sellers Wheel, an Artisan café bar located on Arundel Street, which also featured in his ...
  • A decade of knitting and nattering - Story by Val Ellis | Photo by Howard Spencer As the facilitator of our Primary Mental Health Care Project, based in St Peters Church, I think it’s fantastic we have reached our tenth anniversary, and still have some members who ...
  • The collectors: Kim - Interview by Andrew Hodgson | Photos by Laura Farah What do you collect Kim? Several things. One of my main collection is of 35mm slides, the sort that you look at through projectors. When and how did you start to ...
  • Cleaning up in Page Hall - Story by Deborah Blencowe Sheffield Litter Pickers – an open public Facebook group – was set up in October 2015 by a small group of Sheffield residents who regularly and voluntarily organised litter picks in their neighbourhoods. There are currently ...
  • I belong to Burngreave: Dr Muna Abdi - Story and photo by Fran Belbin My family came here in 1991, because of the civil war in Somaliland. I was about two and a half years old at the time. I went to Owler Brook, Whiteways, Fir Vale, then ...
  • Help Please - Hi, I am contacting you out of complete frustration, I have a child who has ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and was supposed to have received his school place in April, like all other 5 year olds starting school in September ...
  • Burngreave Cemetery Use - Dear Sir/Madam, Burngreave Cemetery is unique in having a designated cemetery warden who is responsible for locking and unlocking the gates, and reporting issues back to Bereavement Services. This post was created 25 years ago, as a result of gross ...
  • SATs Congratulations - Dear Messenger, As you may know, Y6s around the country did their Standard Attainment Tests (SATs) on the 14th - 17th May. This would include: reading, maths, spelling and grammar. They have worked very hard up to this moment. If ...
  • Help Please - Hi, I am contacting you out of complete frustration, I have a child who has ASD and was supposed to have received his school place in April, like all other 5 year olds starting school in September 2018. My child ...
  • Abbeyfield Bowlers join the ‘ton up’ club - Story by Ray Black | Photo by Richard Belbin Founded during the Great War, Abbeyfield Bowling Club celebrates its 100th birthday on 13th July. Since its inception the club has participated in a range of competitions across Sheffield, last winning ...
  • Happy Times - Dear Richard. After reading the Michael Glover articles, I have to say that, as an adult, I remember life on Coningsby Road quite differently. It was a friendly and happy place to live where the people were very hard working. ...
  • Target 3 - Puzzle by Graham Jones How many words of three or more letters can you compose out of these ten letters? Each word must include the big letter(e). You cannot use the letters more than once (or more than twice with ...
  • Tom Wharton Update - In our last issue we covered the efforts by Sheffield Wednesday supporters to raise money for a headstone to the clubs first ‘superfan’ who passed away in 1933 and is buried in Wardsend Cemetery. We are glad to report that ...