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Stuart Bolton.The contents of this page are prepared by Stuart Bolton, Area Co-ordinator for the Burngreave Area Panel.

Fir Vale Forum.

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.

People at the Fir Vale Community Forum meeting.

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.

People at the Fir Vale Community Forum meeting.People 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.


Family Panel

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 done.

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.

 

Your Area Panel

Ibrar Hussain

Allan Law

Jackie Field

Steve Jones

You can meet your local Area Panel Councillors 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 8th March and 19th April 2003 from 12.15 to 1.15pm

Have your say - Next Area Panel Meetings

The dates for your next Area Panel meetings are:

  • Thursday 6th March 6.30 to 8.30pm at Pitsmoor Methodist Church. We will be talking about health issues in Burngreave.
  • Monday 17th April 6.30 to 8.30pm at a venue to be arranged. We will be talking about Housing and Environmental issues in Burngreave.

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
s.bolton@unisonfree.net.

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

Sheffield City Council.

   
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