Burngreave Messenger

Issue 27 December 2002





Burngreave Area Panel

All of your Councillors on the Burnrgreave Area Panel would like to send seasonal best wishes to you and hope that you all have a happy Eid, Christmas and New Year. And now let’s get on with finding out what your Area Panel have been doing during November and what is planned for 2003.

Don’t forget you can contact the Area Panel and Burngreave Area Action Team: 12–14 Burngreave Road, Sheffield S3 9DD; tel: 0114 276 9134 or e-mail: s.bolton@unisonfree.net

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

Your Burngreave Area Panel Community Chest is opening its second round and is offering grants of up to £200 to help local groups who are or want to do things that help make Burngreave a better place to live and work in. You can get more information and an application form by contacting us at the office (see above) and remember that the closing date for getting your completed application forms back to us is Friday 31st January 2003. The Area Panel will then have the very difficult job of looking at all the forms and deciding who it will be able to fund.

Local people, children and workers have planted over 3,000 daffodil bulbs at different places around Burngreave during November and come the Spring next year you can look forward to a burst of colour. In October we asked you where you wanted to plant bulbs and you gave us a fantastic response. The planting got started in November with young people who had been to court and were now helping to make amends in their community joining with the Council’s Rangers and the Streetforce Environment Stewardship Team to plant 1000 daffodils on Spital Green and in front of your library. Later on in the week Councillor Jackie Field, the Chair of your Area Panel, and Council workers were helping local people plant bulbs at Parkwood Springs Open Space, Osgathorpe Park and at Devon Gardens. Local children and young people at Byron Wood, Pye Bank and Firvale schools also got involved by planting bulbs in tubs, planters and sites at their school.

Your Area Panel has been listening to what you have said about the problems you have getting about Burngreave by foot, bicycle, bus and car and the ideas you have for making travel safer and easier. Because of this your Area Panel have got together with New Deal for Communities to do something about this and the first step is to develop a Transport Strategy for Burngreave. This Transport Strategy will help by making sure that everybody –from people who plan roads to bus companies – work together on what you feel will help improve travelling around Burngreave and Sheffield. The work to put together the first go at the Transport Strategy will have to take all the things you have already told us and put these together with all the surveys other people have done. When this is done we will be able to talk to you and local groups to ask you what you think of the Strategy, what needs to be left out and what else needs to go in. We will be working on putting together the first Version of the Transport Strategy in the New Year so please watch out for news or contact the office to find out more.

As part of your Area Panel’s work to help brighten up and bring a bit of colour to where you live, next year we are arranging to get you some extra Bring Out Your Rubbish days and put up flower boxes and hanging baskets at Spital Hill and Page Hall shops. Before all of this the Area Panel are working to get festive lights put up on some of the trees on Spital Green and we would like to invite you all to the turning on of these on Friday 20th December 2002 at 6.00pm. There will be food and refreshments available on the evening and we hope to have a local celebrity to come along to flick the switch.


Stuart Bolton, Area Co-ordinator

Local community and Council coming together to plant daffodils at Parkwood Springs Open Space. Local residents and members of Parkwood Landfill Action Group with Councilor Jackie Field and Sheffileld City Council Rangers and Streetforce.

You can meet your local Area Panel Councillors (Ibrar Hussain, Allan Law, Jackie Field and Steve Jones) to talk about any problems you have and see what they can do to help by going to their regular surgeries at:

Burngreave Library, Spital Hill – every Saturday, 11.00 to 12.00pm
Firshill TARA Office, 11a Firshill Glade – Saturday, 14th December 2002, 12.15 to 1.15pm

The dates for your next Area Panel meetings are:

Thursday 12th December 2002
6.30pm to 8.30pm at St Peter’s Cornerstone Building,
Grimesthorpe Road. We will be talking about what local people want to see happen to make Carwood a better place and what part the Carwood Community rooms could play in this.

Thursday 23rd January 2003 6.30pm to 8.30pm at Shiloh Church, 8 Gower Street. We will be talking about what is being done to help families and young children in Burngreave.