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Issue 23 - July 2002

Somali Centre Saved

Tasting the fruits of success

This month there were celebrations at Owler Brook School and at the Somali Community Centre as it won a years reprive. Our arts pages are full of upcoming events and the education section has news of summer activities for young people. We've been given funding for this and an August issue, so it's not goodbye just yet, hope to see you at the Messenger stall at the Abbeyfield Festival

Also in this months issue 

Arts and Culture

Education

Local Government and the New Deal

The Abbeyfield Festival is nearly upon us and you can get your dancing shoes on at the ski slope or SADACCA for the Jam Down Fiesta 2002, celebrating 40 years of Jamaican independance, while The Tower tells of prisoners walking to Wakefield in the 1800's.

 

Owlerbrook is a Beacon to the Nation! and we're nearly there for a sixth form. There are new chances to learn and there's a cash bonanza for summer activities as well as new training courses.

We interview the  new Boss for the New Deal in Burngreave, and this months New Deal pages explain what's going on? While BCAT face closure the New Deal are consulting about who should become the delivery agency.

The Area Coordinators page introduces Jackie Field and news of action on abandoned cars.

Crime and Policing

Health and the environment 

Local projects and People

Following rising concern about violent crime around Burngreave BluesSADACCA are organising a march and there are calls that it's time to listen to Carwood youth

Mediation can help… in the event of crime, and the New Deal Police Team are working in the area.

Community Development and Health Course was a Success!! and there are Small grants for healthy activities..It could be you!!

The North Sheffield PCT are studying wether Parkwood Landfill is bad for your health? and the Sheffield Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Foundation are recruiting blood donors.

Following reports in our last issue the Somali Centre has been Saved

Burngreave Ramblers have summer dates and there's help at hand if you'reThinking of volunteering? 

Shops and businesses that feature..

The Interview - Mohammed and Rifhat Aziz

Editorial

Issue 22

Somalis fight to save centre

Members of the Somali Centre

The Messenger says Goodbye for now and our editorial calls for more respect to local workers. In our last issue for now we focus on two of Burngreave’s buildings, The Vestry Hall fires and the Somali centre, the New Deal is in the middle of a “Local Facilities Audit”, looking at how to spend the £7.5 million set aside to develop the built environment. To have your say, contact Sarah Brown on 2457431.

Also in this months issue 

Arts and Culture

Health and Education

Local Government and New Deal

The Burngreave Ashram are having an Open Day and the St Patricks day celebrations include a Welcome to the Irish Centre, while over 80 people celebrated the life of Pakistan's poet-philosopher on Iqbal Day

Green City Action are making plans for this years festival, you can find out more, book or look back at reports from previous years. 

The New Deal are supporting The Mentoring Project and improvements are underway at the Adventure Playground as the staff build Castles in the sky.

The NHS is launching a Positive images campaign to help recruitment from black and ethnic minorities and there are opportunities for Swimming and Gyming, but in Mind the gap we report on a recent survey showing the health gap is getting worse.

 

 

The BCAF EGM heard calls for Unity, Unity, Unity and Abdul Shaif fron BCF says Now BCAF and BCF must work together!

There are New Deal Resignations and the New Deal pages focus on report of the start of major projects.

The Area Coordinators page brings news of moves to assess health around Parkwood Landfill site.

Crime and Policing

Environment 

Local projects and People

Our local Post Office gets a vote of thanks after surviving it's fifth hold-up. The police warn of Sneak in Burglaries and there's news about abandoned cars in Burnrgeave Burns.

The New Deal pages have news of Positive Policing in Burngreave while Rob Smith calls for The Decriminalisation of A Nation

There's Good news for Crabtree Pond and a Grimesthorpe Allotment open day while our regular gardening column has tips for Vegetables for the small garden.

The Area Coordinators page brings news of moves to assess health around Parkwood Landfill site. 

Pitsmoor Credit Union report success at their AGM and the Burngreave IT Partnership launch a new project. There's a Thank you from Green City Action and a Local woman cycles to Cuba to support medical aid.

In Loving Memory of Patrick Antony Sampson is a moving tribute and The Interview with  Mr Nur challenges many stereotypes. 

The regular Shops and businesses that feature.. again highlights the varied enterprise in our area. 

 

Issue 21

Anthony Green wins landmark ruling

Anthony Green and the first issue of the Messenger

The Messenger is 21! As we come of age we happily bring word of a resident’s success in fighting an injustice we reported on the front page of our first issue, as well as news of community ecstasy over regeneration successes and plans for the Messengers future.

New Deal Resignations. Stop Press 12-4

Unity, unity, unity. Report from BCAF EGM 13-4

Also in this months issue 

Arts and Culture

Health and Education

Local Government and New Deal

The Listen to Us Robot Design party was a huge success and Swamp Circus are looking for young street performers for a carnival.

Green City Action are making plans for this years festival, you can find out more, book or look back at reports from previous years. 

Royal approval for Owler Brook School and a sixth form update

A new Public Health Forum has been launched and Pitsmoor surgery got top marks. The national blood service are looking for past volunteers and news of health activities in April as well as more on Qat.

Community Ecstasy at regeneration successes 

This month the New Deal pages include news of the launch of a small grants fund.  

The Area Co-ordinators report from Stuart Bolton brings news of the Unitary Development plan and a new forum in Fir Vale.

Crime and Policing

Environment 

Local projects and People

Word of Anthony Green's landmark ruling and a response from the police to last months story of the cut off 999 call. The New Deal police squad are accused of turning a blind eye.

The campaign to close Parkwood Landfill gathers momentum and we bring news of planned Shirecliffe demolitions. One correspondent suggests Burnrubber as a new name while another complains of rubbish spilling over from a waste processing centre. 

The BCAF environment group report on the struggle with bureaucracy but our regular gardening column recommends spring flowers and there are chances to grow your own on Grimesthorpe allotments.

We say goodbye to Stanley Tools as we relaunch our history pages and look at the origins of local names.

Pitmoor's last bank needs you.

This month's Interview is with Jose Blaise Moza and a faiths in perspective course is being run.

 

Issue 20 - March 2002

Goodbye Woodside

Woodside Estate

In this months issue of the Messenger we bring long awaited details of plans for Woodside demolitions. Bookings are now being taken for the Abbeyfield Multicultural Festival 2002, early booking priority for local groups until April. 

Also in this months issue 

Arts and Culture

Health and Education

Local Government and New Deal

Green City Action are making plans for this years festival, you can find out more, book or look back at reports from previous years. We bring news of an upcoming international women's arts event in the area.

 

Great news for local schools and exciting plans for Pye Bank schools. News of sports activities, Osgathorpe Park, a story telling project and a memorial for child victims of genocides. 

'Holistic regeneration' considers the role complementary medicines and news that no funding has been found for increasing counseling services. Burngreave Language Support has started and we have details of a range of health activities in March .

The New Deal pages are full of information about new projects getting off the ground and dates for March meetings and the Inland Revenue are offering support to small organisations.

This month New Deal have announced plans for a new staffing structure and frustration bubbled over at the BCAF quartely forum. Upcoming BCAF meetings

The Area Co-ordinators report from Stuart Bolton.

Crime and Policing

Environment 

Local projects and People

The Messenger has again received concerns about the polices response to 999 calls and local drug problems. The New Deal announce details of a 'Burngreave Beat' policing project and we bring details of a women's self defence course.

Details of plans for Woodside demolitions and concerns about new signs in BurnWhere?

Our regular gardening column recommends tree pruning this month.

A new future announced for Verdon Street Rec, and a plan for cyclists in Burngreave. We feature the Yemeni Refugee Organisation, as well as our regular Shops and businesses.

This months interview is as inspirational as ever and the letters page is always lively.

Abbeyfield Multicultural Festival 2002

 


Issue 19 - February 2002

Dumped on us - everyone's toxic waste

In the 19th issue of the Messenger we bring news of further concerns about Parkwood landfill site and the Bernard Road incinerator, as well as alternatives for re-using and recycling. As Shirecliffe Forward claim they have been gagged our editorial examines the role of community newspapers.

Also in this months issue 

Arts and Culture

Health and Education

Local Government and New Deal

As local community radios report a huge success  Forum House, a new space for arts from diverse cultures has been opened. 

 

Sure Start: More than a Quick Fix?, The Mentoring Project and Do you have young children or are you expecting one? all report on community activities supporting children and young families, while All change for Firs Hill Schools and Two year stay for head bring news from our schools.

Burngreave Language Support is being launched and new ways of delivering preventative health care are starting, while the Wicker Chemist is 50 not out

New Deal pages.

The Area Co-ordinators report.

Crime and Policing

Environment 

Local projects and People

This month we've left off the police and two of our letters voice support for stronger policing, although even they warn about the police's lack of humour.

Concerns about the Parkwood landfill site and the Bernard Road incinirator. A look at the Children's Scrapstore and our regular gardening column.

Shops and businesses that feature

Jobs and Training

This months interview is again superb and the letters page is our best ever.

 


December 2001

Issue 18

In this months issue we have

Arts and Culture

Health and Education

Local Government and New Deal

Students from Firth Park College prepare for the Little Shop of Horrors

 

A focus on mental health services reviews the national standards, the situation in Burngreveave, the Support Network and reviews of the Smooth guide and a report into advocacy. We bring you a piece about the effects of Qat


New Deal starts spending on projects like a new pitch for the Adventure Playground.

The Area Panel report

Crime and Policing

Environment 

Local projects and People

Rob Smith reports on his experience of CS gas The future of Abbeyfield park.is explored and help with your winter garden.

Plans for a new sports field are being made.

As Rob Smith brings us more of the shops and businesses that feature, Christmas and Eid are marked and a new Hindu centre is opened.

This months interview is superb and the letters page is as lively as ever.

November 2001

November 2001, Issue 17

In this months issue we have

Arts and Culture

Health and Education

Local Government and New Deal

Windscreen 2001, a report from the wind-powered cinema. Earl Marshall Day of Sports
A report about a prize winning local artist. News of an Arts and Spirituality week from the friends of Burngreave Cemetry, the Jewel in our Crown.
Because we're worth it The New Deal votes £1,000,000 for 6th form.
As Burngreave comes Top of the Coughs we run an inhaler decoration competition. £30,000 approved for drug education.
BCAF AGM votes to become the New Deal delivery agency.
The Area Panel report

Crime and Policing

Environment 

Local projects and People

Inspector Dyson protests at our coverage. Toxic waste is our health in danger and do we need landfill?

Pyrotechnics in the garden 

As Rob Smith brings us more of the shops and businesses that feature help is on hand for new enterprises. Radio Ramadan is back and as Islam awareness week highlights the pledge of peace we hear calls for peace and report on protests at the war. An antidote to the rumour mill  is the regular interview, this month with Patrick Edwards. The Black Women's Resource Centre have a job and a Christmas tripon offer.

October 2001

Welcome to Octobers Issue

In this months issue we have

Arts and Culture

Health and Education

Local Government and New Deal

Celebrate The Great British Apple
Read a report on Burngreave Sports Week
"The Windscreen" 2001 is feelgood, fabulous and fun, 2 hours of great entertainment for people of all ages!
The latest news from Byron Wood School
A new Head for Fir Vale School
Fir vale Learning Centre Re-opens
Reports from the Health Group
Understanding the Governments Hospital Rating Scheme
BCAF the successful local charity have their AGM
Would you like to join BCAF's governing body? The Area Panel report

Crime and Policing

Environment

Local projects and People

Concerns about how Burngreave is policed have again been raised after requests for a police presence have been ignored.
Victim Support Sheffield provides practical and emotional support to those affected by crime
Winter gardening tips and free seeds
News on the future of Housing in Woodside and Pyebank
500,000 tonnes of toxic waste on our doorstep. Read how The Parkwood Group intend to operate the landfill site between the Ski slope and Shirecliffe for the next 20 years
Good News from the Burngreave Messenger
Help Homestart and make a real difference to parents and their ability to enjoy their children.
The Interview between Sabiha Saleem and Kim Streets

August 2001

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