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Issue 32 June 2003

One down…
The first block of the Woodside estate has been knocked down this month...

Queen celebrates Firvale school success
Residents from all sections of the community turned out to celebrate Fir Vale Secondary School being officially opened by the Queen...

Police Letter shocks youth and residents
Many residents in the Melrose/Burngreave Street area were shocked recently to receive a letter from the New Deal Police Squad, urging them to anonymously forward names of young people who gather around those streets...

Drugs in Burngreave

The subject of drugs means many things to Burngreave residents...

So what's the plan?
Burngreave residents hav
e been calling for more drug awareness, prevention and rehabilitation services since the New Deal road shows in 2000 and before. The May Health Group discussed planned New Deal Drugs Projects...

Police claim 'significant success'
Sergeant Adrian Fox, of the New Deal police team, told the Messenger that their recent increased presence on Ellesmere Green had reduced the drug dealing...

Cannabis a low priority says Superintendant
Superintendent Brennan feels cannabis is harmful, but no more than alcohol and cigarettes. Despite large drug seizures, £3.5 million worth in this district alone last year, he says that society is still awash with drugs...

Possession
Rob Smith reports on his own recent arrest for possession...

Cannabis facts

 

Refugee Week -
A Celebration
Refugee Week, 16th–22nd June, is a celebration of the cultural and economic heritage that refugees bring to this country...

Introducing…
The Community Learning Campaigners

At the recent New Deal engagement event on Ellesmere Green the Messenger met Mick Twigg, one of the new Community Learning Campaign team...

Carwood’s failing heating system
Contacted by Jean Wood, chair of All Saints Tenants and Residents Association, Rob Smith spoke to Adrian Ford concerning the distress caused to local tenants due to a persistent failure in the district’s heating system...

Sixth Form go ahead
Longley Park Sixth Form is now clearly on track to open in September 2004 with planning approval, final agreement on the £13m+ budget and the Principal Paul Ashdown and two Vice Principals appointed...

Com Rec gets its act together
Money from BNDfC is helping the Council’s Community Recreation department make a real difference in Burngreave. New workers and renovation of some facilities hopefully means activities will be better co-ordinated and there will be more for our young people to do...

Firshill Tenants
Firshill Tenants and Residents Association currently has twelve committee members and are an extremely active group. They have representatives on all the local authority bodies such as Area Panel, BCAT, Crime & Safety and Primary Care Trust...

 

 

Learning to succeed
Organisers were encouraged and pleased by the success of the Yemeni and Somali Young Women’s Day on 25th April at Verdon Recreation Centre which was filled with the chatter of 100 young women...

It’s my turn now
On Friday 2nd May the Connexions and Black CARD Youth Conference – “It’s my turn now” took place at SADACCA...

Growing pains
Pitsmoor Surgery, which has been serving this community since before the NHS was founded, is planning to expand to provide room for more services, but some local residents are concerned about what the building will mean for them...

Healthy young men?
Men don’t talk to doctors or think about their health as often as women, especially when they’re young. But as they get into their fifties their habits start to catch up with them and they start to suffer from illnesses like heart disease, diabetes and breathing problems. Many of these diseases could be prevented if men looked after themselves...

The Green Environment Programme

Blue Remembered Hills
Folk taking a stroll in Abbeyfield Park during the second week of May may have witnessed adults running around in shorts and generally behaving like a bunch of seven-year olds – their excuse was that they were performing Blue Remembered Hills by Dennis Potter...

Open Up Burngreave
This year Burngreave became part of the city-wide Open Up Sheffield, an annual event where artists invite the public into their studios...

Allotments open day
Gardeners of Grimesthorpe Allotments celebrated the completion of improvements to their site. A team of Park Rangers also helped allotment holders clean up their plots, filling a skip in a record twenty minutes...

Green events
Diary of upcoming events...

 

Community Rep interview
In March, ten community reps were elected onto the New Deal Partnership Board. This month we interview Aisha Special K...

BCAT - here to help
Burngreave Community Action Trust are ready and waiting to support community groups in Burngreave. New Deal will be funding BCAT for the next three years and with a full staff team in place they will be able to manage more projects for smaller organisations...

Close Encounters
@ The Showroom
Burngreave-based DJs 66digriz and The Only Michael are planning to put on an out of this world musical performance at Sheffield’s Showroom Cinema on Friday June 13th...

Creative Burngreave
The Creative Burngreave Project will provide artists and potential artists with training and development to work on community Arts projects. These projects will build on the creative ideas of Burngreave people...

Lighten up with Yoga in Burngreave
The benefits of yoga are unending and anyone, whatever their age and ability can practice it...

Tool Bank reopens
The Tool Bank in Abbeyfield Park House is being reorganised to make it easy and pleasant to use for both borrowers and staff...

Services that feature most
Sewing classes for women, Kung Fu at St James and Yorkshire Care doing business in the community...

Burngreave Messenger

Festival back on
The Messenger is glad to see that the Multicultural Festival is back on course for 20th July 1–8pm, promising a bigger, better than ever festival with a Greenfields site highlighting recycling, sustainable energy and different ways of looking after our environment.

Warning! bogus callers!
Please note the Green City Action Festival organisers are warning people to beware bogus callers. The Festival is free so anyone collecting door-to-door is bogus – say No!

Wicker - All Change!
Here we look at the railway that brought the outside world to the Wicker...

Sheffield Inner
Relief Road
The Council now has planning permission for Stage 2 of the Inner Relief Road, granted on 27th January...

A New Deal for Burngreave

Burngreave Limited!
Burngreave New Deal for Communities has now become a limited company, bringing greater independence and local control to the vital regeneration process...

It’s never too late!
You might be way past school-leaving age – but it’s never too late to learn. That’s the message from the Community Learning Campaign which helped to organise a series of events in Burngreave as part of Adult Learner’s Week during May...

Supporting business in Burngreave
Business in Burngreave should soon be on the up, thanks to the appointment of Saghir Ahmed as the area’s new Business and Enterprise Champion...

Meeting the needs of older people
Representatives from a wide range of organisations joined up with local elders and their carers for an away day looking at the needs of older people from all communities in the area...

New lease of life for Sorby House
Sorby House, a major Spital Hill landmark, is to be given a new lease of life as the hub of actvities in Burngreave...

Details of the next Theme Group meetings


Burngreave Area Panel

New Rounds of Area Panel Community Chest
The Community Chest is there to support small groups and projects in Burngreave. This year we will be working with Burngreave Community Action Forum and their Community Chest so we can help as many groups as we can...

Area Panel Acheivements
Here are the things that you have made happen over the last year through your Area Panel meetings...

Your Area Panel
Details about Area Panel Councillors and the next meetings...

 

The Interview
Steve Pool talks to Charlotte Hall, play worker at Byron Wood's after school club...

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

Portrait Final Four
Local man Michael Gaskell has reached the final four of the National Portrait Competition...

Come and Play!
Children at Ellesmere Out-of-School Project have been enjoying an art project with local artist Cassie Limb. Funded by Burngreave Area Panel Community Chest, the project has given the children the chance to experiment with art and play...

 

 
 
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