Snowdrops close up (winning photo)
Photo competition

Richard Hanson photo competition

Judged by James Woollen and Jess Janson Thank you to everyone who sent in a photo for the ‘Spring’ themed photo competition. Our judges chose Cameron Gregory’s photo of snowdrops as the overall winner. However, … [Read more]
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History & Heritage

Spital Hill Shopping centre

Story by Christine White Spital Hill stretches from The Wicker to Andover Street on one side and Hallcar Street on the other. The word Spital is derived from “Hospital” and it was thought that once … [Read more]
8 people , one is sitting holding a step out Sheffield leaflet.

Never stop stepping out

Story by Mia Tennant|Photo by Amy Palmer A couple of years ago, Owen Barnett, a 74-year-old of Pitsmoor Health Walks (run as part of Step Out Sheffield) had a serious operation on his spine. However, … [Read more]
Lord Lieutenant with ceremonial sword at playground.Patrick meleady and four children in the photo with three cakes in front of them.
Children & Young People

A ceremonial sword at the playground

Story by Patrick Meleady|Photos by Pitsmoor Adventure Playground The HM Lord-Lieutenant Andrew Coombe recently came to visit Pitsmoor Adventure Playground. He judged a cake decorating competition, delivered a speech about his role and highlighted the … [Read more]
two adults and four young girls in ther festival finery
Arts & Culture

Holi, heritage and Happy New Year

Story and photos by Debjani Chatterjee Heritage project launch 2017 is ‘India-UK Year of Culture’ and the 70th year of Indian independence, so it is very apt that Sheffield Hindu Samaj is engaged in a … [Read more]
Food donations for Syria. Sacks of food loaded on a pallet.
Projects & People

Donation drop

Story by Phil Sadler | Photo by Lyn Brandon I spent the most amazing couple of hours two weeks ago with a group of very special people loading a container lorry with much needed food … [Read more]
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Streets Ahead on the road

Story by Graham Jones On 10th and 12th April two roadshows were organised by Streets Ahead outlining the work to resurface pavements and roadways across the council’s designated Pitsmoor area (B24). The Neepsend area (B35) … [Read more]
Three men doing a litter pick on Grimesthorpe Road. 3 men are looking at the camera, smiling. 2 of them have a white litter pick stick in their hands. Each of the 3 men has a black bin liner full of litter in front of them. The background image is sunny and you can see houses and parked cars.

Men take action on litter

Story and photo by John Mellor A team of men from St Peter’s Ellesmere, known as the Men’s Action Team (SPEMAT), have made a start in tackling the ongoing litter problem in the Carwood area. Armed … [Read more]
A smiling white woman with short red hair and a black top dries the hair or a blonde customer in her salon.
Shops & Businesses

HIghlights at Twilights

Story by Carrie Hedderwick | Photo by Amy Palmer My lovely local hairdresser, Diane, spoke to me while styling the hair of a loyal customer of 20 years. I have been going there forever too … [Read more]
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Local Politics

Small business vs. Tesco

Story by Sam Stancill-Vines It has now been five years since Tesco Extra opened so we visited local businesses to see how they are managing with such big competition. Del, the manager of Corner Stop, … [Read more]
Six children in high vis jackets, sitting in front of a green rangouli hand street sculture with firth park roundabout behind.
Children & Young People

Free 30 hours childcare

Story and photos by Sharon Curtis and Abtisam Mohammed Ellesmere Children’s Centre and Fir Vale pre-school are excited to announce that we will be rolling out the new Government initiative for 30 hours of free … [Read more]
Two ladies dancing, threeo ther ladies sitting down, laughing in the background at St James friendship group
Projects & People

St James’ friendship group

Story by Ann Duckenfield | Photo by Linda Jones Our Friendship group at St James Church on Scott Road was launched on 14th March. We aim to provide a place where people can get together, … [Read more]
Claim forms. Icluding "Managing your toileting needs" and "dressing and undressing"

Welfare reforms hit Burngreave

Story by Alice Kirby | Photo by Fran Belbin Disabled people across the area have been losing vital support as a part of controversial welfare reforms. The government’s restructure of social security is having a significant impact on … [Read more]