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In this issue:

Euro-cash for
Fir Vale and Firshill

Firshill and Fir Vale will share in £800,000 of European ‘Objective One’ money in the next few years, along with Whiteways, Wensley Estate and parts of Grimesthorpe and Shirecliffe...

Abbeyfield Festival postponed
Green City Action (GCA) have decided to postpone this year's multicultural festival because of delays in funding from New Deal...

May 2003 Election Results
Steve Jones, successful labour candidate holds his seat. Labour hold majority - turnout 28.9%...

Hog in the limelight
Hardly the Hog is the hero of a comic drawn by Burngreave graphic artist Alex Coward. Six issues of this resourceful animal’s exciting adventures have so far been published, and Alex is now working on a graphic novel...

Listen to Us Conference
Beginning one of many youth conferences planned for this year, the BCAF-sponsored Listen to Us project held its event on Saturday 19th April at the Showroom Cinema...

New Things for Carwood
6.30pm, Monday 4th April, St Peters Church Hall, marked the official re-launch of All Saints Tenants’ and Residents’ Association...

Apology to Ms Ellisa Clarke
The Messenger apologises to Ellisa Clarke regarding our 'Voice of the People' report in the March 2003 edition...

Bat corridor for Roe Wood
Students and staff at Sheaf Training College have been planting trees between Roe Wood and Little Roe Wood to unite the isolated bat populations in the separate pieces of woodland...

Watch out for wildlife
It’s easy to feel that our area is a bit of a dump, we look around and see derelict buildings, litter and dog mess. But particularly at this time of year there are other things to see, and open spaces around Burngreave provide diverse habitats for wildlife as good as any in the city...

Green Spaces
You can get involved now in planning improvements and future projects on your green spaces, and you can have your say at the Green Burngreave events, which will be around in Burngreave all summer...

Waste site abandoned
Northern Waste Recycling, who ran a waste sorting site in Chatham, have abandoned the site and vanished without trace, leaving behind a vast amount of unsorted waste, derelict equipment and sheds, and a rodent problem for local residents...

Shops and buisnesses that feature most
Ellesmere Bakery, John Heath & Sons Funeral Directors and The Continental Food Store are the lasted shops and businesses to be graced by the Messenger's Rob Smith...

Connecting IT to Learning
At the recent BITPart and Burngreave Community Learning Campaign event, BITPart presented their work on the Burngreave Community Wireless Network, and information about IT training...

Spotlight on Spital Hill

Joblink
Joblink are following up the successful outreach sessions at Burngreave Library by opening a new office at 103 Spital Hill, and aims to offer training and support for all unemployed people in the Burngreave area...

Recycling Matters
A new enterprise on Spital Hill, Recycling Matters, opens as a recycling information and waste advice centre this summer...

Malii.com - Internet Café Shop
Since its opening in February, Malii.com is proving a popular venue on Spital Hill. The mixture of a relaxed place to drop in for coffee and conversation and internet computers was drawing in both young and old from all communities...

All Saints Soccer School moves to Sheffield United Football Academy
All Saints Soccer School project manager, Patrick Edwards is proud to announce a Monday evening football programme inside the newly-built football academy...

Women Making a Difference
Women from across Burngreave and Fir Vale came together to share their ideas on how they would like to see the area improved for themselves and their families...

A New Beginning
For Firs Hill
Rain wasn’t going to stop the event of the day, the grand opening of Firs Hill Primary School’s new sports facility...

Sure Start relaunch
Over 100 people from all Burngreave’s communities were hugely impressed by the recent relaunch of Burngreave and Fir Vale Sure Start...

Hilarian March-Jerome
1984 - 2003

Hilarian will always be remembered as a joker but a true friend, he made people laugh and he had no enemies...

Introducing...
The Community Learning Campaigners
The Messenger introduces members of the team who will be out and about in Burngreave, recruiting new learners. This month we met Sarah Aref-Taha...

Multiple Heritage Celebration
Over a hundred children and parents turned up at Verdon Recreation Centre for a celebration of the work of black and mixed race children with the Sheffield Multiple Heritage Service...

Somali community
childcare plans
A Somali childcare project aims to break down barriers and hopes to ensure the Somali community share in the benefits of childcare and childcare jobs...

A New Deal for Burngreave

Reaching out to local people
The three new workers bring with them a wealth of experience, having worked in a variety of regeneration and community engagement roles in the past...

Making a difference
Community Engagement Manager Levi Ferguson is confident that all the work which has gone on behind the scenes is now beginning to make a real difference. But he does understand people’s frustrations that things haven’t happened more quickly...

Return to learn in Burngreave!
18 local people have been employed as Community Learning Assistants in a major initiative aimed at raising the number of people with recognised qualifications and improving access to vocational training...

Message from John Clark, Chief Executive
We are moving into year 3 of the Burngreave New Deal for Communities programme with many reasons to be optimistic...

Details of the next Theme Group meetings


Burngreave Area Panel

Area Panel Environment Meeting
Everyone in Burngreave will be able to recycle paper and card by using the a new Citywide kerbside collection that is starting this year...

How does the Area Panel work?
The City’s twelve Area Panels are part of the Council’s political structures and the local Councillors you elect each year to sit on your Area Panel...

Also on the same page:
Regeneration Roundtable
A group called the Burngreave Regeneration Roundtable has started meeting regularly to look at the difficult issues that we need to work together on...

The Interview
Steve Pool talks to Donnie and Carol McFarland of The Rock public house...

Letters page
Upset? Angry? Full of Joy?
Good news or bad, we want you to have your say...!

The Musical Works…
…are looking for people who would like to work in musical education. They are especially keen to find people who can teach steel pans, samba, bhangra dancing, DJ-ing & MC-ing and hip hop/rap, although they would like to hear from anyone who would like to be involved...

Cammell’s give up their humps
Traffic along Carlisle Street East and Petre Street, Grimesthorpe has been disrupted over the last few months by site preparation and Bomb Disposal Squads on the former Grimesthorpe Works of Charles Cammell & Sons Ltd...

 

Drug Aware.
Community Drug
Awareness Programme

An opportunity to learn about and
discuss drugs issues.


Building Burngreave

An open event for everyone interested in the building trade
The Burngreave Green
Environment Programme

Abbeyfield Stables Project
Drop in Art activities & demonstrations.
Free Outdoor Theatre
Promenade Productions of

Blue Remembered Hills

C.H.I. - Commission for Health Improvement.

Tell us your views

Grimesthorpe Allotments
Open Day

Services For Older People
Away Day

 
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