Messenger spread August 2018The August 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 August 2018 Issue 136

Articles from this issue online:

  • CommUnity was the ‘business’- Story by Alison Higgins | Photos by Frankie Currie, Laura Farah and John Mellor Hundreds came together to enjoy the sun and entertainment at the second CommUnity festival, held around Ellesmere Green on Saturday 16th June. Dozens of local shops… ...
  • The Messenger events calendar- Keep up-to-date with upcoming events and activities in Burngreave by visiting our website events calendar. Organising an event? Publish it for FREE! We need you to help us to keep our calendar up-to-date with all the latest events. If your… ...
  • We’re on Instagram @burngreavemessenger- As well as using Twitter and Facebook, we're looking for more ways to engage with the community and keep you - and us - in touch and up-to-date with what's happening locally. So follow us on Instagram for stories, photos… ...
  • Community journalism graduates- Photo by Marek Payne Pictured above are some of the successful graduates of our latest Community Journalism course. Congratulations to all who attended. We would also like to congratulate our volunteer, Surtag Hack, who has become a nanan for the… ...
  • Messenger info August 2018- This issue's team, plus the deadline and publication date for the next issue in September. This issue’s team Kasar Ali, Richard Belbin, Carrie Hedderwick, Saleema Imam, Diana Ionita, Douglas Johnson, Graham Jones, Jamie Marriott, John Mellor, Tim Neal and Kate… ...
  • Marching for Burngreave clean air- Story by Graham Jones | Photo by Rashad Hassan. Against a background of drastically deteriorating air quality in Burngreave, to which children are particularly susceptible, the march was the culmination of several weeks of preparation including the creation of some… ...
  • George & Brian: A hot day- George just can't stand the heat and needs to cool down in Edgar Lowman's latest installment of the George and Brian cartoon. ...
  • The new ‘Church’ in Kelham Island- Story by Victor Mujakachi | Photo by Richard Belbin The Osborne Works, formerly known as The Rutland Works on Rutland Road, is to have major new changes from what it originally was when built nearly hundred years ago. Now owned… ...
  • Axe You Like It- Story by Adrian Lake | Photo by Richard Belbin The Paint Factory at 163 Rutland Road have agreed to rent their basement to Battle Axe Sheffield. If the application submitted to Sheffield City council is successful, Battle Axe Sheffield plan… ...
  • Astrea Academy – Road alterations- In order to allow full access to the new Astrea Academy, additional crossings are being installed at the top of Rutland Road and on Pitsmoor Road. Bus stops are to be improved on Rock Street and Nottingham Street, which hopefully… ...
  • Happy 70th birthday to the NHS- Story by Graham Jones This year has seen the 70th Anniversary of the NHS. On 6th July, the Patient Participation Group (PPG) at Pitsmoor Surgery held a birthday celebration in the surgery’s reception. Apart from food and drinks, patients and… ...
  • Celebrating NHS at Abbeyfield Primary- Story by John Mellor | Photos by Emma Pursehouse A lively and enthusiastic group of children and their parents spent the afternoon of 5th July at a party to celebrate exactly 70 years since the National Health Service was launched… ...
  • Ski Village to rise from the ashes- Story by Saleema Imam Plans for the old Ski Village site were presented to the community at the Friends of Parkwood Springs AGM, on July 19th. Chair Neill Schofield introduced the two speakers – Chris Lewis from EXTREME Destinations, the… ...
  • Night of the Moon- Story and photo by Deborah Blencowe Chaand Raat is an event where women prepare themselves for the Eid celebrations after the month of Ramadan, similar to Christmas Eve. The event, held at Firvale Healthy Living Centre on 13th June, was… ...
  • Sharing Iftar- Story by Zaheer Uddin The Real Junk Food Project is a project that collects food from local supermarkets that is no longer needed. It has a sharehouse market on Carlisle Street (open Monday to Saturday, 1-3pm) where people can get… ...
  • Goodbye yellow bike rides- Story by Kevin Stapleton | Photo by Nico Hall ofo’s yellow bikes quickly became a common sight around Burngreave following their arrival in January, providing a cheap means of getting around the city. Unfortunately, all too often they were sighted… ...
  • Page Hall picked clean- Story and top photo by Deborah Blencowe | Litter art photo courtesy of Endeavour Over 100 people turned out for the Sheffield Litter Pickers organised pick around Firth Park Road and Page Hall on Saturday 23rd June, including groups from… ...
  • Knitting and Nattering- Story by Val Ellis | Photo by John Mellor The Friday Knit & Natter group held at St Peter’s Church are currently working on a project 'A Door to Somewhere for the Flourish' arts and craft exhibition in October. For… ...
  • Weekly local physical activities- Produced by SOAR volunteers. Please note this is not the whole programme of physical activities in the area. Mondays Zumba – Term time only 1.30 - 2.30pm At Verdon Recreation Centre, Verdon Street, Sheffield S3 9QS Contact Shahina Hanif 07909… ...
  • Burngreave’s Big Brothers- Story and photo by Richard Belbin It’s a sIt’s a simple idea: a project run by teenage boys, for teenage boys, bringing them together to do something positive with their time and in their community.  “I took the concept from… ...
  • Pye Bank Step Up- Story by Smaira Sadique The national Festival of Learning, formerly Adult Learners Week, now in its 26th year is the biggest celebration of lifelong learning in England. It was celebrated in Sheffield on Wednesday 20th June at the Institute of… ...
  • Aden Port crowned champions- Story and photos by Nasr M Alesayi For the third year in a row, the Southern Youth Forum (SYF) held a 4 week volleyball tournament in Verdon Recreation Centre. The league had the active participation of teams from all communities… ...
  • Steelers Super Season- Story and photo by Saleh Alnoud Aden Steelers football club rounded off a successful season with their awards night, held at Firth Park School on June 19th. Presentations were made to over 120 kids aged 6-15, who were awarded trophies… ...
  • Celebrating Active Burngreave- Well over 200 people came together on July 14th to help congratulate the achievements of the groups supported by Active Burngreave. Active Burngreave is a partnership between Comic Relief and Sports England that encourages people to take part in weekly… ...
  • Silver for St Catherine’s- The South Yorkshire Summer Games were held in Sheffield on July 10th, and amongst the 42 medal winners were a team from St Catherine’s primary school. The School Games is a National Lottery funded initiative to motivate and inspire young… ...
  • Don’t get stressed- Story by Angela Barrows Congratulations to those who have completed their exams this year. We know it can be stressful but what an achievement and thank goodness it’s over for another year! Exam results day is round the corner but… ...
  • Health, healing and hope- Story and photo by E. Lee The Burngreave Seventh-day Adventist Church Health Department organised a week of ‘Health, healing and hope’ between 9th -15th July. This coincided with the NHS’ 70th Anniversary, and there was plenty of conversation around preserving… ...
  • ‘Back to Victoria’ – a question of balance- Story by Arianne Zajac | Photo from the film On 22nd June, the Inspector of Education, Language, Training and Consultancy (IELTC) hosted a film showing by award winning director, Jaafar Muraad, with his short film ‘Back to Victoria’. The film… ...
  • Messenger Youth Survey- Story and Photo by Richard Belbin What do young people want nowadays? Where do they find their news from? What facilities do they want in the local area? As part of our mission to improve the Messenger, we recently started… ...
  • Your local area – it’s funny- It's funny As read by community development worker Safiya Saeed, at the recent Active Burngreave Celebration. It’s funny It’s funny how I stopped covering my grey hair to hide my age It’s funny how I understand now to keep fit… ...
  • Local councillor and surgery dates August 2018- Jackie Drayton 0114 243 5388 (Home) jackie.drayton@sheffield.gov.uk 0114 273 5380 (Town Hall) 11am - 12.15pm Saturday 8th September Burngreave Library, Sorby House, 42 Spital Hill. Mark Jones 07500 764 202(Mobile) mark.jonescllr@sheffield.gov.uk 0114 273 5380 (Town Hall) 10.30am – 12noon Firshill… ...
  • Brownies sleeping with the sharks- Story by Gillian Andrews | Photo by Ally Revill On a sunny Saturday morning the 186th St Catherine's brownies joined forces with the 39th Wisewood Brownies to have an adventure in Skegness. We first visited the Lincolnshire wildlife park and… ...
  • Kirton Road pavement artists- Story and photos by Gareth Coleman On 1st July, local residents on Kirton Road organised a street party for their neighbours. Having spoken with the council and local police team, everything was very peaceful and calm on the day. We… ...
  • A different kind of life- Story and photo by Richard Belbin Local man, Abdirahman Ahmed Ali is fundraising to release a physical version of his Somali language ebook Nolasha Iyo Noocyadeeda [A Different Kind of Life], which is available now from lulu.com. Ali was born… ...
  • Burngreave’s nursing ambassador- Story by Alison Higgins | Photo by Paul Harries A young nurse from Burngreave, 26 year old Aisha Thabet, has been chosen as an ambassador for a new national nursing and Allied Health Profession [AHP] recruitment campaign. Aisha works in… ...
  • I belong to Burngreave: Nora Awoko- Story by Deborah Blencowe | Photo courtesy of Mrs Awoko Nora Awoko was born on Alliance Street 1935. Her husband to be, Arthur, originated from Ghana and moved to England in 1950. He worked as a tailor in London for… ...
  • Duck tales- Story by Kim | Photos by Deborah Blencowe On Tuesday 17th of July Abbeyfield Park had some surprise guests - a duck and her eight ducklings were waddling and chirping around the inside perimeter of Abbeyfield Park, clearly a little… ...
  • SAGE, sea and sand- Story by Louisa Bruce | Photos courtesy of SAGE Local therapeutic horticulture and arts mental health charity, SAGE Greenfingers, had a fantastic day in Bridlington on 28 June 2018, for their annual summer outing. The group members, volunteers and staff… ...
  • A great day at St Peter’s Fair- Story by Surtag Hack | Photos by John Mellor On the lovely summer’s day of 14th July, the sights and sounds of everybody having a good time greeted me as I visited St Peter’s annual fair. It was a well… ...
  • School sports day- Dear Messenger, I went to our son’s sports day recently, at Whiteways school. I know it was only Year 4’s sports day but that's a lot of children. I was horrified and felt so badly for the children. After all… ...
  • Housing plight of the vulnerable – a response- Dear Messenger, I would like to thank John Grayson and Violet Dickinson for their article “Housing plight of the vulnerable” (Messenger 134) which brings out the actual situation and environment of B&B’s. We ourselves are the victims of the situation,… ...
  • The quiz – lost in Burngreave- Brought to you by quizmaster Graham Jones I’ve got badly lost in Burngreave! Anyway, I’m touching a local historical object. Perhaps you can work out what it is, if I give you a few clues. This object is a disused… ...