access on Verdon St shops
Paul Mortby has lived in Burngreave
for eight years, and during that time he has campaigned actively
for better access to local shops...
Sheffield coroner Chris
Dorries recorded a verdict of unlawful killing at the end
of the inquest into the death of Michaela Hague. Medical negligence
played no role, he said...
Woodside demolition begins
The bulldozers and workers
were already dismantling what was now half of one maisonette,
while wire fencing and warnings of the danger surrounded others...
Pakistan Advice Centre
Entering the advice
centre we were greeted warmly by the project management who,
aware of our arrival, were on hand to show us the facilities
and service they provide to this community...
The death has been announced of Matthew
Pedro – well-known and highly respected in the area
through his work with the NonStop Foundation and his associations
with All Saints Community Centre...
Somali After School
Hearing of the success
this initiative has had in the advancing of Somali school
children within mainstream education, Rob Smith makes a surprise
visit to the project...
A Somali-led initiative,
providing our community with free internet access, computer
training classes, literacy learning and employment information,
and not just for Somalis...
Based at the Furnival,
Verdon Street, this initiative has classes that offer subject
support for children between the age of 10 to 16 and concentrate
on Somali and English...
For years people
have called for more team sports in Burngreave and this
summer it’s happening at last. Check out this
page and get involved...
In July Sheffield
United Academy hosted a football tournament for local
schools, organised by All Saints Soccer...
Tuesday June 15th and the sun
had shone all week and what a time for our first local
primary school cricket tournament to begin. This was
to be two afternoons of cricket followed up by a final
a week later...
Details of upcoming
Sports Club Summer Splash
Summer activities developed to
promote health and well-being as well as building socially
TARA Summer Fair
A great day was had
by all at the Firshill TARA Summer Fair with stalls,
food, prize giving and information...
Youth workers at Earl
Marshal Youth Centre,
Shirley Cameron, Elaine Virgo and Nazreen Ali, organised
a fun day in June raising £308 for
Many rivers to cross –
the voice of Jimmy Cliff opened up this memorable festive
occasion, celebrating Refugee Week, at Fir Vale School...
On a sunny Saturday in June,
St Catherine’s held their summer fête full
of fun, games and activities...
open Carwood Centre
John put his head on the line!
John Kidd was a pointsman at the original
Midland Station in the 1840s. He was uncoupling a wagon when
his head was caught between the buffers...
Are you one of the million people in
the UK who don’t know they’ve got diabetes? Lloyds
Pharmacy are offering free health screenings...
The Messenger plans to interview
all ten community reps elected onto the New Deal Partnership
Board in March. The second to be interviewed is Adam Jones,
the youngest of the reps...
New Deal for Burngreave
(including dates for
August Theme Group meetings)
Great Deal for Burngreave
The Council is
entering into a partnership with us to bring more and
better services to the area. Detailed negotiations have
resulted in a three-year plan in which the Council has
made a commitment to continuing to deliver at least
the level of services it already provides...
Level Visit For Burngreave
The man with overall
responsibility for New Deal for Communities spending
was in Sheffield recently to see for himself the progress
being made by BNDfC...
Over the next
few weeks, people living in the Ellesmere area can expect
a visit from teams of Community Learning Assistants
– part of the Community Learning Campaign team
who are working hard to encourage local people back
grants scheme launched
the Spital Hill area could be eligible for grants of
up to £5,000 to help them improve security at
their premises, thanks to the newly launched Security
and Environment Grants Scheme...
worker Farhat Javed was one of the first Burngreave
residents to accept an invitation from the BNDfC Police
Team to join them for a day on the beat...
Jack Windle talks
to Graham Abdullah, who has run a Lau Gar class at St James
Church on Scott Road for over twenty years...
of summer at the Winter Gardens
Sheffield’s Winter Gardens were
filled with Indian Music as Ellesmere Post Master Kamalbir
Singh played violin and a Indian organ for over two hours...
Upset? Angry? Full
Good news or bad, we want you to have your say...!
Joyce Silvera talks to Gaby Spinks
about her allotment and her days spent digging, weeding and
planting her site...
Matters team are moving in!
The Recycling Information
bureau is now nearing completion and the team are moving in,
ready for a Grand Opening Party in September...
Editorial Team Members Wanted!
Would you like to get involved with
writing and producing the Messenger as a volunteer? Most
of the writing and editing, choosing photos and deciding what goes
in, is done by local volunteers.
The Messenger needs
more volunteers and can offer informal training opportunities around
writing and photography.
If you could help express and reflect
the issues affecting our community, give us a ring on
About the Transfer of SYAC (formerly
the Ace Centre) from Sheffield City Council back to Community Control.
This month’s issue was produced by the Editorial
Richard Belbin, Ian Clifford, Patrick Edwards, Andrew Green, Mark
Lankshear, Jamie Marriott, Steve Pool, Rob Smith, Gaby Spinks, Lisa
Swift, Paul Taylor and Jack Windle.