Burngreave Messenger

Issue 24 August 2002





Burngreave Area Panel

This is Stuart Bolton, your Area Co-ordinator, reporting on what your Area Panel have been doing for you and what issues you have asked us to take up for the future.

Don’t forget you can contact the Area Panel and Area Action Team at: Room G44, Sheffield City Council, Old Town Hall, Sheffield, S1 2HH, TEL: 0114 276 9134 or s.bolton@unisonfree.net

Also, all minutes and agendas for Area Panel meetings are available on the Internet at www.sheffield.gov.uk.

‘Help us to help Burngreave
become a brighter place’

The Community Chest Fund
Do you love living in Burngreave and have ideas you think would make it look and feel a better place to live in?

The Burngreave Area Panel have set up a Community Chest Fund to give small amounts of money to groups who want to do small things to improve the area.

The most you can get per group is £200 and it can be for all sorts of things – a day trip for young people, running an art project or putting a litterbin or a bench in your street or local park.

Just get in touch with Stuart Bolton for the guidance pack and application form. Please don’t be put off if you have an idea but are worried about filing in the form - talk to us we’re here to make your ideas happen.

Bulbs for Burngreave:
We want to plant thousands of bulbs to create a blaze of colour in Burngreave next Spring.

We need your help to:

  • identify places in Burngreave where the plants should be planted, the corner of your street, in a park or on a piece of open ground.
  • tell us where you think the bulbs would make a difference - you know your area.
  • plant the bulbs in the Autumn. Are you an individual who would like to help, or maybe you’re part of a group and you think you group would like to ‘brighten up Burngreave’ with the bulbs?

Please send us your ideas of where the bulbs should go and your name and address if you’d like to help.
Contact Stuart by using the details at the top of the page for the guidelines and application form.

The Burngreave Area Panel is working to get a sign for where you live that will help to ‘Welcome’ people to Burngreave. We would like your ideas on what sort of sign you would like to see and where you think it could go? Maybe you would like a simple sign on Burngreave Road or a sculptured arch across Spital Hill. Please send your ideas to Stuart and we will use them to put together some designs that we can show you in the next issue of the Messenger. (Whenever that is! - ed)

At your last Area Panel meeting you told us about the road safety problems around Sutherland Road, Buckenham Street and Ellesmere Road and what you felt should happen to make the streets safer. At the end of the meeting the Area Panel asked the Council Highways service to make plans for a scheme for the whole of this area and they will be reporting back at a future Area Panel meeting.

Last month around seventy people from Fir Vale met at the Fir Vale Community Forum’s first public meeting and elected its committee and agreed its constitution. The Chair of Burngreave Community Action Forum (BCAF), Steve Cooke was there to help give people an idea of what BCAF does and what being on the committee was like. 12 local people area on the committee and they will be working with the Council, Police, Health and local groups to help improve Fir Vale and put together a long term plan to regenerate the area

.First Fir Vale Community Forum committee.

First Fir Vale Community Forum committee (left to right):
front row: Yasmin Saeed, Shanaz Iqbal, Laila Wragg, Cllr. Ibrar Hussain, Mahmood Alazani.
Back row: Tammy Pear, Munsif Khan, Peter Lamb, Jackie Stanley, Gladys Newbolt, Gulfraz Ahmed, Simon Clerehugh, Mohammed Suleman

Another first for the Forum was the meeting of the new Fir Vale Community Safety Group. This is a group of local people who are working with Police, Sheffield Futures, Council and the Drug Action Team on making where you live a safer place. They have started to put together a community safety action plan by looking at all the issues to see what needs to happen first and identify who is going to do it.

If you want to get involved or know more about the Fir Vale Forum or the Community Safety Group please contact the Mustafa Ahmed, Fir Vale Development Officer.
Tel: 0114 273 4642 or 0771 501 0964.

Stuart Bolton, Area Co-ordinator

Jackie Field
Allan Law

Steve Jones
Ibrar Hussain

You can meet your local Area Panel Councillors at their regular surgeries. These are at:

Burngreave Library, Spital Hill - every Saturday 11.00 to 12.00 pm

Pakistani Advice Centre, 58 Owler Lane - every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of month 3.30 to 4.30 pm

Firshill TARA Office, 11a Firshill Glade - Saturday 10th August