logo Burngreave Messenger Issue 37 - December 2003.
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Correction:
The telephone numbers for local AKTARA offices in the article 'Help for tenants' were incorrect. These details have now been updated.

Fury over Parkwood Health Study
Angry residents voiced fury when the North Sheffield Primary Care Trust refused to recommend closure of Parkwood toxic waste dump, despite people living nearer the site reporting higher levels of illness...

Burngreave SuperTruck
New Deal are planning to spend around £100,000 on an ‘information and communications vehicle’...

BCAT: "It's business as usual..."
BCAT held its AGM on 1st December to plan the way ahead after the resignation of Director Lynne Hoy and three Trustees. Despite BCAT’s claim Lynne left after finding another job, she has made it clear she felt forced out...

Pollution campaign
The Burngreave Community Action Forum Health Group has been looking at the effects of pollution in the Burngreave area...

Spectrum Centre
The former Irish Centre has now been refurbished and reopened by the Yemeni Refugee Organisation, providing education, integration, training and employment, and has one of the biggest IT suites in Burngreave...

Somali children celebrate study success
IT-Community School and Subject Support celebrated its success on 22nd October at Verdon Recreation Centre. For the first time in five years Somali pupils improved their levels in GCSE and SATs examinations...

Positive reading
Interview with Madge Dale, Community Librarian and Manager of Burngreave Library...

Opportunities for asylum seekers
Home-Start Sheffield are looking for asylum seeker and refugee volunteers to help support families...

Sign up for the Sixth Form
After many years of work and campaigning, Longley Sixth Form College is set to open next September...

Spotlight on
Abbeyfield Park

Ninety year old club forced out
Abbeyfield Bowling Club, founded in 1913, face the start of another season without a green fit to be played on. This year’s attempts by the Council to reseed the green were unsuccessful, twice...

A Park full of history
The Abbeyfield Bowling Club first met on 3rd July 1913, presided over by Councillor C Wood, and by 1914 persuaded ‘the powers that be’ to establish a second green...

Other news from the park
Roundup of events happening in the park...


Sports News

Sports leaders for Burngreave
Burngreave Sports Project is running a course designed to train community workers to include more people in sporting activities, and six people have already qualified, with nine more training...

Basketball school
Every Saturday at Fir Vale Sports Centre...

Burngreave Sports Project December fun
Upcoming events...

Sports roundup
Get free kits for clubs.
Bungreave Juniors U7s results and fixtures...

Making dreams a reality
In August 2003 Fir Vale saw its best GCSE results ever, with 34% of pupils attaining 5 A–C passes compared with just 11% four years ago...

Urban gallery
With demolition well underway, Woodside’s walls play host to an urban gallery of Britain’s top graffiti talent...

Woodside update
Only ten homes remain occupied on Woodside now, with seven families waiting for their new homes to be made ready for their move...

The wilderness that surrounds
Arriving from Iran over two years ago, 36-year old artist Valid Sabbaghian has been exhibiting his work at SYAC called ‘In the wilderness that surrounds – art as an asylum identity card of the spirit’ during November...

Shops and businesses that feature most
This month the focus is on Fir Vale, as Rob Smith pays a visit to the Afro Caribean Hair & Beauty Salon, Page Hall Launderette and Auto Parts Direct...

Kier say it with flowers
As a result of our coverage last month, council contractors Kier Sheffield have changed their working practices, and following a full investigation has issued an apology to Mrs Shaibi and Mrs Kassim of Grimesthorpe Road...

Help for tenants
In response to last issue’s article on housing repairs, AKTARA have asked us to recommend that Council tenants report repairs through their local tenants’ association...

 

New kit at the Adventure
Voluntary Action Sheffield along with eight Sheffield Hallam University students helped erect a new structure on Pitsmoor Adventure Playground...

Crabtree – the hidden hamlet
In days past, the Crabtree Brook, called a river on some old maps, ran down into Bagley Dyke eventually joining the Don at Brightside. The area was scantily populated by farmers, tanners and charcoal burners...

Church on the move
Building work has forced the congregation of Christchurch, Pitsmoor, out of their pews, so for three months they will be meeting in the community centre at the back of the church...

A New Deal for Burngreave

Festive Fun!
BNDfC will be funding some festive fun for all children attending primary schools in the Burngreave New Deal for Communities area, with every child receiving a £10 book voucher and the chance to go with their school on a theatre trip to see the magical pantomime Aladdin...

Out and about with New Deal!
The New Deal team will be out and about even more in the new year – with the opening of the New Deal Information Shop on Burngreave Road Spital Hill, and the purchase of an information and communications vehicle...

At the heart of the community
A team of Community Education Co-ordinators has been recruited to develop community provision within the area’s primary and secondary schools...

BLSA wants to talk to you!
The Burngreave Language Support Agency is working hard to ensure local people have access to language services, as well as providing training to local people to enable them to develop their language skills...
(includes dates for Theme Group Meetings)


Burngreave Area Panel

What you told us…
We will be working with all of the services in this area to find ways make the best of the good things you told us about and tackle the problems you raised...

News roundup
The Area Panel will be holding an event to celebrate Burngreave,
c ongratulations are due to the Chair of the Area Panel who recently married, and at our next public meeting we will be focusing on health...

Community Rep interview
Kelvin Pine helped organise the very first meetings about New Deal and was appointed as a Community Rep on the Partnership Board in August 2000. Since then he’s been elected onto the Board twice and is one of only three Reps who have been involved throughout...

Introducing…
The Learning Campaigners

The Burngreave Community Learning Campaigners each draw from different experiences of living in Burngreave to help adults re-enter education. Campaigner Glenroy Powell said he learned new skills every day through dealing with people from different cultures...

DJ workshops great success
DJ Chillout, of the Chill-Foo-Front organisation, has been providing DJ Workshops within Burngreave, and have been very well received and attended...

Appeal for musical instruments
Burngreave Problem Busters are appealing to anyone with unwanted musical instruments in good working order to donate them to the BPB...

Green Watch Ranger Service
Greenwatch Rangers have been given the task of supporting the work of the Youth Offending Team and Probation Service in providing constructive reparation work in the open green spaces, working closely with Youth Supervisors...

Community Health Educators Programme
As part of the BNDfC Community Health Educators Programme, the Introduction to Community Development and Health Course has been a great success...

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

 


This month’s issue was produced by the Editorial team:
Richard Belbin, Martin Currie, Patrick Edwards, Cathy Everard, Andrew Green, Nab Jordan, Mark Lankshear, 'Lethal' Latif, Jamie Marriott, Steve Pool, Rob Smith, Gaby Spinks, Lisa Swift, Paul Taylor, Louise Vennells and Kyle Williams.

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Abbeyfield Park
Multicultural Festival

Sunday 11th July

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Introduction to Cross - Stitching.

   
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