Ahmad Hussain and band.
Arts & Culture

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 … [Read more]
Opening of the first weapons bin in South Yorkshire.
Crime & Policing

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 … [Read more]
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History & Heritage

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 … [Read more]
Mayor Dan Jarvis on the streets
Local Politics

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. … [Read more]
Race against racism
Arts & Culture

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 … [Read more]
The Lucky Gordon pirate ship
Arts & Culture

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 … [Read more]
Pip Salmon
Faith, Religion & Spirituality

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 … [Read more]
Latest Community News

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 … [Read more]
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Latest Community News

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 … [Read more]
John and Elizabeth Barrs
History & Heritage

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, … [Read more]
Pye Bank School PEEP Project
Children & Young People

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 … [Read more]
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Health, Fitness & Well-being

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 … [Read more]
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Health, Fitness & Well-being

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 … [Read more]