Index of Articles

Issue 27 December 2002

Burngreave Messenger

In this issue:

Lessons for David
Home secretery David Blunkett learnt a thing or two when he visited parents in adult learning at Owler Brook School...

All change for the furnival
The shop and laundrette have closed, and the cafe will be changing to a lunchtime only service. So what went wrong with the Furnival Project...?

Fireworks no joke say New Deal police
An explosion blew out the window of the New Deal police office and embedded shrapnel in the walls at the beggining of November...

Tracking support for families
Carolyn Leary, Director of Sheffield Children's Fund, replies to the article in last month's Messenger on the Sheffield Identification, Referral and Tracking project (SHIRT)...

Gardening is like regenerating Burngreave, it's not too late to start
Daffodil bulbs are best planted in August or early September, to allow for good root development...

Sure Start Stopper
Local childcare organisations are currently been thrown into chaos due to withdrawal of Sure Start funding...

ASTRA is Born
All Saints residents dreaming and hard work was rewarded when over 40 people attended the first meeting of ASTRA (All Saints Tenants and Residents Association) in St. Peter’s Church Hall...

Shops and Businesses that feature most
Rob Smith suffers the hard life in the back of a stretch Limo...

Landfill Expansion Proposed
New owners of Parkwood landfill want to open up a fourth tipping area between the existing landfill and the Ski Village at Parkwood Springs...

Recycling progress
Kerbside collections of seperate paper and card waste will be started next year throughout Sheffield...

Police Claim Success
148 arrests were made by the New Deal police team between April and August, and 149 items of information were received from the public...

Best of PALS
The North Sheffield Primary Care Trust (PCT), our local NHS organisation, spends £125 million pounds each year on our health. This month saw the official launch of their new Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) that aims to improve services to NHS patients.

Credit to the Community
Do you want to save money? Do you need a small loan? Then Pitsmoor Credit Union may be able to help...


The Platinum Lounge
Rob Smith reports on his visit to Sheffield's first R&B dance club...

Guru Nanek Dev
In November, the local Sikh community celebrated the birthdate of Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh religion and the first of the Sikh Gurus...

Advent Message
Towering above the conflicts of our age is the message of hope that ‘Advent’ brings. At the time of his first arrival on earth an angelic chorus heralded the birth of Jesus...

Diwali comes to Burngreave
At the Hindu temple in Burngreave over 80 people attended an event to celebrate Diwali. Children and young people dressed in brightly coloured traditional suits and saris strutted their stuff to a mix of traditional and Bollywood style songs...

Winter Solstice
Once more the Wheel of the Year has turned and Christmas is upon us but how do those who don’t want to celebrate a Christian festival go about enjoying the holiday...?

A New Deal for Burngreave
News from the New Deal executive team.

Burngreave Area Panel
The latest from Stuart Bolton, Area Panel co-ordinator.

Logley Park Sixth Form
Following a strong community campaign, Longley Park Sixth Form College became official on 1st November 2002, and plans are progressing for opening in September 2004...

Employee of the year
Local resident and Youth Worker Islam Khan was presented with a plaque by the Lord Mayor Cllr Barker during her visit to the Fir Vale Youth Centre...

Regenerating Fir Vale
Deatails of the Fir Vale Comunity Forum General Meeting, to be held on December the 14th...

Letters Page
Good news or bad news, we want you to have your say...

Lord Mayor launches young people's mural
The Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Cllr Marjorie Barker, has officially launched a mural, which has been designed and created by young people.

All Burngreave’s Night
On 31st October, Burngreave residents turned out in droves to see two contrasting productions at St Catherine’s Hall on Burngreave Road to help raise funds for The Friends of Burngreave Chapel and Cemetery...





Burngreave Messenger

We're Watching Woodside

The Messenger has recieved complaints of growing lawlessness on Woodside, including daytime muggings and stolen cars being driven down steps and set on fire.

Some residents feel that they are being driven out of their homes, missing out on the compensation due to them.

We hope to cover this in more depth in the February issue. Please contact the Messenger if you have more details.

Our new team started at the beginning of December, including the new development workers Rob Smith and Gaby Spinks, who will be helping people contribute to the Messenger.

Lisa Swift is Project Co-ordinator, Annie Blindell is Finance Manager and Paul Taylor is Desk Top Publisher.

If you would like help in contributing to the Messenger, please contact us.

Copy deadlines for issues in the new year are:

February issue: 15th January
March isuue: 12th February
Aprl issue: 19th March

This months issue was produced by the editorial team: Richard Belbin, Ian Clifford, Andrew Green, Mark Lankshear, Jamie Marriott, Shaffaq Mohammed, Rob Smith, Gaby Spinks and Lisa Swift.

Desk Top Publishing: Paul Taylor

Web Design: Jamie Marriott

the Warm Front team

Sheffield Positive Action Training Consortium

A dynamic multicultural training and development agency, currently offering a range of free training courses...

Get Your Project on Air
The BBC Radio Sheffield Actiondesk

Come and join us at Burngreave Library for five FREE WORKSHOPS to take part in with your baby or toddler.

Green City Action
The 'Abbeyfield Stables-Multicultural Environmental Arts and Study' project invite you to the following workshops...

ScHARR - School of Health and Related Research