contents of this page are prepared by Stuart Bolton, Area Co-ordinator
for the Burngreave Area Panel.
Get Away Day
Over 30 local people who aim to make a difference in Fir
Vale met on a Saturday at the beginning of February to plan the
next steps of their Fir Vale Community Forum.
Part of the day was spent working out how to make sure that all
the people who live and work in Fir Vale know about the Forum and
are able to get involved.
then told each other what they could do for the Forum and what they
were interested in doing to help make Fir Vale a better place. There
were a lot of different ideas and the next step will be to organise
an event when everybody can choose which ones the Forum will work
on. A very big thank you to everyone who came along on the day and
also thanks to the Single Regeneration Budget Round 4 government
regeneration scheme who helped pay for the day.
At your last Area Panel meeting we heard from the people who organise
and manage the different things that are available to help young
children and families in Burngreave.
Winston Campbell, Social Services Family Support, told us how his
team would soon be based in Burngreave and Ian Clifford, Education
Family Support, told us about the recent proposal to join his service
with Social Services to make one organisation. Both of these things
should make it make it easier for families and children where you
live to get the help they need.
Sawli Ondluvo, Out of School Network, Amanda Boughton-Brown, Burngreave
and Fir Vale Sure Start and Gordon Henshaw, Young Children Service
spoke about the work they are doing to help set up more places with
childcarers and after-school clubs in Burngreave and also help those
local people who find it difficult to pay for these.
Seheli look to Futures
I am happy to say that Sheffield Futures, the new agency that
works with our young people, has offered to help the Seheli young
women's group to run a photography project in May. The project aims
to bring together young women from the Asian and Afro-Caribbean
communities of Burngreave.
This group applied to the Burngreave Area Panel Community Chest
last year and unfortunately we could not fund them. Because your
Area Panel thought what they want to do was a good idea we asked
Sheffield Futures if they could help and they said that they would.
So thanks to Sheffield Futures and we hope that the group will come
along to an Area Panel meeting in the future to show what they have
Stop press: Hostel protests
The planning application for the change of use to the flats on
Christchurch Road to a young persons' hostel is to be considered
by the North and West Area Planning Board on Tuesday 4th March 2.00pm
at the Town Hall. All your Burngreave Area Panel Councillors will
be there to fight for the community's demands to oppose this application
and stop yet another hostel opening in your community.