Burngreave Area Panel.
Issue 33 - August 2003
Sheffield City Council.
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Area Panel Meetings Update

Building work on the new Longley Park Sixth Form started in June, and will be opening in September 2004. This is some of the exciting news we heard about in May at the Area Panel meeting on Education. Sheena Clarke and Tony Tingle told us about work with adults, including the Community Learning Campaign and Bob Gregory gave us an update on how our children are doing at school.

Steve Farnsworth and Longley Park Sixth Form Principal, John Bishop answered your questions about the new school. People wanted to know how the needs of the different cultures and religions are being taken into account and how it would help provide the role models our young people need. At the meeting you agreed that we should write to the Longley Park Governors and look into what was being done to make sure there are enough interpretators for those that need them.

Making sure children can cross Barnsley Road in safety was something that everyone agreed on in July at a Special Area Panel meeting on road safety. Howard Saffer told us about the two road safety schemes that had been suggested:

  • An improved pedestrian crossing outside Firs Hill School
  • New traffic lights at Scott Road and Barnsley Road junction

After talking about the good and bad points of each everyone agreed an improved pedestrian crossing was the best option.

When the Council’s Planning Board meets to make the final decision on this your Area Panel will tell them your views on what you want to happen.

Longley Park 6th Form College:
view of entrance

College entrance at night

Summer Flowers

You may have noticed the flowers that are brightening up Burngreave’s shops at the moment. Your Area Panel has worked with Green City Action and neighbouring Brightside and Shiregreen Area Panel to keep Burngreave blooming all summer with hanging baskets and window boxes along Spital Hill, Verdon Street and Owler Lane.