Making a Difference
by Rose Ardron
is our vision for Burngreave?
80 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. Women enjoyed meeting each other
and working together.
There were calls
for local and accessible transport; improvements to the environment;
educational opportunities for women and for young people; security
and drug related issues were raised together with a call for improved
community facilities and leisure opportunities; young people and
people with disabilities were highlighted as groups to be supported.
There was a strong call for action to be taken now on these issues.
In the afternoon
a panel of key women decision makers and funding managers responded
to the issues raised and each pledged one action that they would
undertake as a result of the day.
The event was
organised by Sheffield Women’s Forum working with women from
the Burngreave community. A full report will be produced and distributed
to everyone who took part – and will be used to follow up
the pledges from the decision makers and funders!