a successful 2002 your Area Panel is looking forward to what we
can achieve in 2003.
forget you can contact the Area Panel and Burngreave Area Action
Team: 12–14 Burngreave Road, Sheffield, S3 9DD; tel: 0114
276 9134 or firstname.lastname@example.org
all minutes and agendas for past Area Panel meetings are available
on the Internet at www.sheffield.gov.uk
Area Panel’s Area Plan for this year is at its final stage
and will soon be printed. You helped put together the Area Plan
by coming along and having your say at the consultation events we
had across Burngreave last year. Some of the things we plan to do
this year include:
- Improve how
we work together with Burngreave and Fir Vale Community Forum’s
and New Deal for Communities
- Carry on
working with local people to help regenerate Fir Vale
- Help make
Carwood estate a better place to live
up Burngreave environment and improve Spital Hill
- Work to make
Burngreave Vestry Hall in to a community building
- Help give
people of all ages more chances to exercise and improve their
- Improve how
we work with younger and older people
If you would
like a copy of the plan then please contact us at the Burngreave
Area Action Team office.
Fir Vale Youth
Project, the Pakistani Community Association and Advice Centre and
Fir Vale Forum are all local projects that your Area Panel has been
able to help over the last year using money from Sheffield’s
Neighbourhood Renewal Fund. I would just like to let you know how
all the projects have got on in 2002.
Fir Vale Youth
Project has been able to run regular sessions for the 35 local young
people who meet at the Pavilion. Over the last year the young people
spent two months designing and creating a mural which was unveiled
by the Lord Mayor.
Community Association and Advice Centre has been able to take on
Masarat Rahman as an Advocacy Worker and she started work in August.
Masarat offers translation, home visits, advice and guidance to
local people to help them use other services.
The Fir Vale
Forum has been supported by Mustafa Ahmed, Fir Vale Development
Worker and over the last 8 months he has worked with local people
to develop the Forum and its working groups. The Fir Vale Forum
has seen a lot of successes since setting up in July and these include
the work done with the Council to plan the improvement of local
houses and help clean up the area. On the 14th December the Forum
had its first public meeting to let people know about what they
have achieved and Bob Kerslake, Chief Executive of Sheffield City
Council was there to open the meeting.
At your last
Area Panel meeting we talked about the issues on Carwood estate
and what your hopes were for Carwood Community Centre when it reopens.
Rebuild, a Sheffield
building firm that also trains local people and helps them get jobs,
will be starting work soon and plans of the building were shown
at the meeting. Workers from different groups put up displays and
showed a video made by local young people to help people think about
what Carwood Community Centre could be used for. People then talked
in small groups about what needed to happen and wrote down their
We would like
to thank all of you who came along to have your say and we hope
that you will work with us over the next year to help get your community
centre up and running.
Area Panel Community Chest has opened its second round and is offering
grants of up to £200 to help local groups who are or want
to do things that help make Burngreave a better place to live and
You can get
more information and an application form by contacting us at the
office (see above). Also, the closing date for getting forms back
to us has been extended to Friday 21st February 2003.
You can meet
your local Area Panel Councillors (Ibrar Hussain, Allan Law, Jackie
Field and Steve Jones) to talk about any problems you have and see
what they can do to help by going to their regular surgeries at:
Spital Hill – Saturdays 11.00 to 12.00pm
Office, 11a Firshill Glade – Saturday 15th February and 8th
March 2003 12.15 to1.15pm
YOUR SAY – NEXT AREA PANEL MEETINGS
he dates for
your next Area Panel meetings are:
March 6.30pm to 8.30 p.m. at a venue to be arranged. We will be
talking about Environmental Issues in Burngreave.