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Cover story:
Stop the Violence
Flowers placed outside a door.A meeting took place on 13th January at the SADACCA Day Centre in response to the rise in violence affecting our community. The recent fatal shooting on Spital Hill, combined with another of a man with close ties to this community, has raised major concerns...

Just let go of your power
Individual members of our community expressed themselves clearly and passionately at the recent meeting. People wanted to look at what we are getting from the police and exactly what is being given to them to do their job...

Natural Mystic
The news was out, there’d been another execution, this time it was Lester Divers and he’d been killed outright...

Isolated incidents
Sgt Adrian Fox informed the Messenger that since the stabbing and shootings over six months ago, there have been no other high-profile incidents in Burngreave until the two recent murders...

Industrial tribunal
An Industrial Tribunal between Samantha Constance, and BNDfC, Sheffield City Council and Burngreave Community Action Trust, was called off at the last minute after the two sides reached agreement...

PATWAR on the march
Pitsmoor Against the War is stepping up its campaign against the looming war on Iraq. Lobbies, marches, and petitions are all being organised by the Pitsmoor-based group...

Woodside rubbish
Following our recent coverage of the decline on Woodside, the Messenger received a press statement from the Council. We let local Woodside and Pye Bank residents view and comment on this recent release from the bowels of the council housing

New start for Sure Start
Burngreave and Fir Vale Sure Start, the local programme to improve chances for under 4s, hopes for a fresh start with a new Programme Manager and an apology to local parents...department...

Book tokens: “Thanks, but…”
Most children and parents in Burngreave were pleasantly surprised to receive £10 book tokens this Christmas, but some have asked how New Deal got children’s information and where the long term strategy was...

The Interview
Liz Smith grew up in Nottingham. She spent a few years in Southampton and moved to Burngreave in 1987. She has four children, Oliver 13, Tom 10, Seb 9, and Victoria who is 7. Liz has been a child minder for five years. She enjoys the work and says, “I like child minding – it meets a need.”

Dale Knight 1950–2003
Many will be shocked to hear of the passing of Dale Knight, who brought his kindness and good humour to so many campaigns and health projects in Burngreave...

Pitsmoor is my home
‘Pitsmoor is my home’ graffiti was the opening shot on the video made by young people from Ellesmere and Carwood last summer...

Toy Box & Toy Library – Abbeyfield House
Toy Box is a resource centre where children, young people and community groups can loan equipment such as Scaletrix, metal detectors, stilts, cricket equipment and board games. Some educational, some environmental, but all fun...

Children's Parties
Over a hundred under 10s celebrated the first all-inclusive Children’s Festive Party, and in December over two hundred people from different ages and backgrounds attended the Burngreave Problem Busters (BPB) annual Christmas/Eid Present Giveaway...

A New Deal for Burngreave
News from the New Deal executive team.
N.D.C. Burngreave.

Blood donor
The National Blood Service (NBS) is urging local people to think about adding their support at a forthcoming blood donor session...

Shops and businesses that feature most
Keith Laycock Jewellers and Steve Bennett Tyres are the subject of Rob Smith's regular visits to local enterprises...

New Deal calls for community involvement in themes
New Deal has just set up new structures and is calling for the community to get involved with the key themes for spending the money: Employment, Education, Environment, Housing, Health, Crime and an Over-Arching theme...

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

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

Radio Ramadan success
Fast FM, 106.6 FM, hit the airwaves between 6th November and 7th December 2002 with a record number of listeners, the most successful broadcast ever and better programming and organisation...

Build your own patio
A patio is a good place to chill out in the summer, somewhere to have a barbecue or a place for small children to play. You can have flowerbeds round it, stand plant pots on it, or even leave gaps in the paving and plant creeping plants in them...


Burngreave Messenger

This is our first issue of 2003, and the first edition since our new team and development workers started.

The funding for this new project will last for three years. We're all finding our feet, but we hope you will notice the difference.

We now have more time to help you get your voice heard, so if you've got a story to tell, a project or event to promote, or just want your say, get in touch with our office and talk to one of our team.

This month’s issue was produced by the Editorial team: Richard Belbin, Ian Clifford, Andrew Green, Richard Hanson, Mark Lankshear, Jamie Marriott, Shaffaq Mohammed, Rob Smith, Gaby Spinks, Lisa Swift and Paul Taylor.

Burngreave New Deal for Communities elections 2003
Make your mark on Burngreave!
Introduction to Community Development and Health
Training course starting March.

Burngreave Mentoring Project

Burngreave Handyperson Service
Practical help with small DIY jobs for older people who have no friends or family nearby...
Owler Brook School, classes for men only.
Verdon Street Age Well Group (for over 50s)
Chair aerobics, speakers and small trips out
Thursday 2–3.30pm • Verdon Recreation Centre

Contact Delia Chadwick on 0114 273 8353
Volunteers needed
The Recycling Matters project are looking for volunteers to help with building work...

Drop-in service
by JobLink

JobLink is a voluntary organisation offering people information, advice and guidance to assist with access to employment, education and training...