Issue 42 July 2004
Following a series of dramatic
explosions at Parkwood landfill, the Environment Agency
is investigating the incident, and might prosecute the
An 18-year old man was
shot three times with a shotgun on Earl Marshall Drive
at about 11.45pm on 27th April. Police are treating
the crime as attempted murder...
On 15th May, The Star
reported that children at Grimesthorpe Goodwill Centre
held a ceremony dedicating their success to a teacher
blown up in the troubled land of Iraq, a claim the Goodwill
Centre organisers deny...
of Burngreave – safe and quiet?
Having heard many complaints
concerning youth gangs and nuisance behaviour,
Rob Smith went in search of these youths...
The Wensley estate in Fir Vale
is like a “ghost town”, according
to a local resident, due to a 9pm to 6am curfew
on young people aged 16 and under, and a power
invoked under section 30 of the Anti-social Behaviour
What has Burngreave Anti-social
Behaviour team been doing to tackle these issues?
Rob Smith went along to speak to team leader Wendy
for young people?
Following our coverage of difficulties
at Sheffield Futures last month, the New Deal
RIF Approval Group refused to approve their detached
youth work project because of concerns about the
management arrangements. John Clark, Chief Executive
of New Deal, explained there were other concerns...
Helen Bale, Sheffield Futures’
Area Director for the Burngreave area, responds
to the article last issue about Sheffield Futures
and the youth services in the Burngreave area...
HK Cleaning Service is
a highly-respected and expanding business with an affiliated
company in Leicester...
“Shady deals and
fast con artists are a plague to all working class people
who are seeking to pay honest money to buy honest motors”
explains Kenny, proprietor of Kennings Cars...
Park – Cleaner, Greener and Safer
Many local residents see
Osgathorpe Park as a much-loved green space that has
sadly been neglected. The ‘Friends of Osgathorpe
Park’ Group was established two years ago to help
Project – Four Festivals!
The exciting new Festivals
Project, managed by Green City Action, will deliver
four seasonal main events each year throughout Burngreave...
for some green action
The Burngreave Green Environment
Programme began two years ago with a £1.3 million
budget. Now concerns have been raised that our green
spaces are still in a shabby state and nothing is being
to PDF download page for the Green
group focus on asthma
Asthma is a common condition
affecting more than 5 million people in the UK. In 2000,
a survey reported Burngreave had the highest levels
of asthma-like symptoms in Sheffield. The BCAF Health
Group recently held an ‘Asthma Awareness Day’
to highlight the issue...
The government have launched
a campaign to encourage employers to retain staff and
give their workers/volunteers a healthy balance between
work and the rest of their lives...
Burngreave-initiated Community Recreation
Volunteers scheme is running from Pitsmoor Adventure
Playground, and this year it’s been more successful
than ever before. Richard Fowler, initiator of the project
and one of the senior workers, explains more...
declare this playground open
As Lena Ali and Rose Almond
cut ribbons on the two gates to the refurbished Abbeyfield
Park playground, the entire Firs Hill Out of School
club descended on the new play equipment...
On April 27th inside Verdon
Recreation Centre, the focus was on a recent spree of
cowardly crimes in Burngreave – a number of attacks
by a gang of young misfits upon Muslim and Yemeni women...
Burnbank Tenants and Residents
Association represents a large number of households
in Burngreave around the Verdon Street, Andover, Rock
Street and Kilton areas...
Community Estate Officers
Rob Smith meets Shaun
Cowan, Herman Clark and Andy Webb, a three-man team
of Community Estate Officers, at the Area K cabin in
Learning celebrate success
Saturday 15th May, and
in the heat of a long over due summer sunshine, all
roads led to Verdon Street Furnival and the surrounding
area of Burngreave, for the start of the Adult Learning
Burngreave has got
smart after the launch of a £50,000 crime
prevention scheme by Home Secretary David Blunkett...
we have a safer area
Working in partnership
with South Yorkshire Police and Sheffield City
Council, BNDfC has funded a number of initiatives
that have already reduced crime and the fear of
crime in the area...
could receive grants of up to £500 to improve
their properties thanks to an initiative by BNDfC
and Sheffield City Council...
you the chance to play your part
The launch of a
unique scheme is set to provide Burngreave residents
with funding so they can play a part in enhancing
the area we live in...
people into work
BNDfC is funding
a new scheme to give people in Burngreave who
are out of work the opportunity to increase their
skills and gain employment...
vehicle due to be launched
Look out for the
BNDfC Information Vehicle when it makes its first
appearance at the Abbeyfield Festival on 11th
BNDfC are asking
for your help in deciding the future of some of
Burngreave’s most important landmarks...
details for July Theme Group meetings
Upset? Angry? Full of Joy? Good news
or bad, we want you to have your say...!
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Rob Smith visits Jake
Smithies, who at eight years old was entered into the
Great Sheffield Art Show...
This month’s issue was
produced by the Editorial team:
Farzana Ahmed, Kate Atkinson, Annie Blindell, Clare
Burnell, Patrick Edwards, Andrew Green, Mark Lankshear,
Jamie Marriott, Carl Rose, Rob Smith, Lisa Swift and
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stalls, music, crafts, circus, games
Those not lucky
enough to be there will be able to keep track on the
You can also
listen to the main stage via a
MP3 audio webcast
(NOTE: Not available until midday on Sunday)
more information contact Green City Action, Abbeyfield
Park House, Abbeyfield Road, S4 7AT
or tel: 244 0353