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Projects & People

Introducing our new staff member… Mia!

Hi everyone, I’m Mia, I’m 29 years old and have enjoyed living in Burngreave since the end of 2014. I am also the new Volunteer Coordinator here at the Burngreave Messenger, which means I’ll mainly be supporting … [Read more]
Health, Fitness & Well-being

Zumba fitness

Story by John Mellor and Shahina Hanif Zumba Fitness has become very popular since the beginning of the 21st century. Founded by Columbian choreographer Alberto Perez in 1999 it is now taught worldwide. Burngreave has … [Read more]
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Arts & Culture

A Mighty Girl Project

Story by Vicky Ward | Photos from Pitsmoor Adventure Playground Throughout the new year, Stories from the Street worked in partnership with Pitsmoor Adventure Playground to provide a six-week creative arts and photography based project … [Read more]
Arts & Culture

High flying fundraiser

Story by Hannah Lamare Greentop Circus Centre held a fundraiser on Sunday 12th February in order to raise money to cover the travel costs for the Youth Circus trip to London. Five of our Youth … [Read more]
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Farewell to Ivor

Story by Carrie Hedderwick  Photos by Jan Zambra Ivor Wallace has lived in Page Hall since 1983. Ivor was a key  figure in the Page Hall Community Association, formed in 2005 to prevent the demolition … [Read more]
History & Heritage

Happy days at Woodside

Story and photo by Graham Jones Rhonda Hyatt grew up on Harvest Lane at the southern end of Woodside Lane in the 1950s. She attended Woodside County Primary and Junior School but massive clearances of streets caused its … [Read more]
History & Heritage

The Great Unwashed

Story by the Local History Group In crowded Victorian cities, the term “the great unwashed” meant the poorest classes of society, who had limited access to clean water. What little they had was obtained from a street pump shared … [Read more]
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Education & Training

Lets Keep Burngreave Clean

Letter from Lyn Brandon Picking up a used sanitary towel (with a long litter picker) or watching a friend struggling to lift a used nappy into a bin is hardly anyone’s idea of fun… but that is … [Read more]
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Environment

No more trees

Letter from Sylvia Reaney Thank you Juan(quoted last issue) You are someone with the same views as myself. I have been writing to the Council about trees since 1976. In Osgathorpe Park these trees are … [Read more]
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Arts & Culture

‘Thank you’ Knit and Natter

I, Surtag Hack, having been attending the Knit and Natter Group at Burngreave Ashram, would like to officially express my gratitude for their time, commitment and kindness. The knitting group, led by Val, acted as a community … [Read more]
Arts & Culture

Home Sweet Home

Story by James Woollen Photos by Jackie Jones and James Woollen Jackie Jones’ exhibition ‘Home Sweet Home’ at Harland Café introduced the public to a fine collection of photographs displaying topographical images of historical interest taken around … [Read more]
Education & Training

Bugs,birds and worms

Story and photo by Jenny Tibbles Local school children have been coming down to Grimesthorpe Allotments to take part in Green City Action’s ‘School for Wildlife’. Children from Whiteways Primary School and then St Catherine’s Academy have taken part … [Read more]
Arts & Culture

Spring tips from SAGE

Story by Charlotte Jackson and Louisa Bruce Mental health charity SAGE’s members have been getting crafty in preparation for spring. Our plots on Grimesthorpe allotments are springing into life with members building raised beds, painting the sheds … [Read more]
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Children & Young People

Plans submitted for new school

Story by Amy Palmer Images courtesy of Kier construction After receiving news that Fir Vale school had to refuse 73 pupils places for the next academic year it seems timely that planning documents have now been submitted for … [Read more]