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Food for thought
A series of lunchtime briefings for leaders of black and refugee-led groups.

Volunteers needed
Ellesmere Out of School Club at Byron Wood School.

Sheffield Women's Forum
Women Making a Difference

Art Exhibition
'Fair Trade Paper'

Clock Tower Gallery, Northern General Hospital, Herries Road
Monday-Friday 9am-4.30pm, 24th February-10th April
' Ethical sustainable materials are used in this exhibition of drawings'

In this issue:

Not in our names!
Hundreds of people from Burngreave made their feelings clear on 1s5th February at demonstrations against a war in Iraq...

Lester Divers - Rest In Peace
People marched in memory at the needless death of Lester Divers, who had just entered the first day of this New Year, only to have his life cold bloodedly taken away...

Study examines landfill effects on health
North Sheffield Primary Care Trust (PCT), with the support of the Chemical Incidents Response Service, is to investigate whether the Parkwood landfill site may be linked to poor health...

Connexions Youth Conference
Monday the 24th marked the first day of the half-term holidays and amidst an array of youth activity, Connexions held a large youth conference bringing together statutory bodies and local community...

Whose voice?
A group calling itself 'Voice of the People' attacked the New Deal regeneration programme. Ruggy Johnson and Ellisa Clarke recently secured a meeting with Government Office, from which BNDfC was excluded. Rumours are that a proposal was brought forward, including funding for two £40,000 salaries and a £12,000 budget for hire cars...

Featured Business
Ron the Dog Walker
Self-employed Ron has lived in Burngreave for over five years, and has started this initiative to present a dog walking service to the local community...

Find out about Diabetes
Diabetes may be as much as six times more common in South Asian populations and affects many local families.
Local health workers are trying to give extra support by running groups for local Asian people...

NDC Health Theme
The February Health Theme group meeting saw angry protests from community members objecting to projects being passed without any community endorsement...

No Smoking Day (12 March 2003) - Top ten tips for giving up
Smoking kills 120,000 people a year in the UK, most die prematurely, losing on average eight years of life...

Sheffield Carers' Centre
Though you may be looking after someone, you may not recognise yourselves as carers. We aim to support 'hidden carers' across Sheffield, offering emotional support, help getting services, and a wide range of information on our Helpline...

Cruelty to children must stop. FULL STOP.
The NSPCC appeal for volunteers who can help build a trusting relationship with young children who don't experience cultural belonging, who lack confidence and self esteem. Expenses and full training given...

Dennis Marsh 1935 - 2003
A local man who earned the love and respect from everyone who met him...

Now's the time
If you've toyed with the idea of working an allotment then now's the time for action. Grimesthorpe Community Gardens Group, whose aim is to have a fully tenanted and worked allotment site, has secured funds from New Deal...

Boomtown Rats!
Sheffield City Council's Parks, Woodlands and Countryside Service and the Friends of Osgathorpe Park are calling on all local people to help tackle the growing number of rats in Osgathorpe Park...

Ellesmere Children's Centre
The Multicultural Festive Party, held in February, is a yearly event in the life of Ellesmere Children's Centre. But this year it was bigger and better...

Volunteers at St Catherine's
St Catherine's School is appealing for volunteers to help integrate a generation of young children into a modern day society that understands all cultures and the full diversity of the communities we work and live beside...

Citizenship Day at Fir Vale School
A Citizenship Day was held at Fir Vale School in a 'Widening Participation' project designed to encourage young people to think about a university education...

Sure Start Relaunch!
Amanda Boughton-Brown, new Programme Manager for Burngreave and Fir Vale Sure Start, is interviewed by Ian Clifford, Burngreave's LEA Family Support Officer...

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

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

The Interview
Saleema Imam was born in 1941 in Graves Park, in the area which is now the Rare Breeds Centre! In 1970, she started work teaching English as a second language to people in the Burngreave area. Saleema now works at Sheffield Community Recycling Project (SCRAP)

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

Celebrate our Roots
Sheffield Multiple Heritage Service supports mixed-race children and their families and is working to secure New Deal money to work in Burngreave schools...

Burngreave Messenger

In recent months, the Messenger has given extensive coverage to the respect paid locally to residents who have died violently. Some have questioned if we risk glamourising lifestyles that some have linked with criminality.

The part of our community that marched behind the cortege has most to gain from regeneration - but that will not happen if gun crime continues to spiral out of control.

The Messenger will continue to report on these debates. As 'The Voice of the Burngreave Community' we must respect people's loss and grief, but also not be afraid to learn the lessons from these tragic events.

If you would like to have your say on The Messenger's coverage of this issue please come along to Pitsmoor Methodist Church on 22nd March 11am - 2pm and let the editorial team know what you think.

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.

Web Design: Jamie Marriott.

Greentop Community Circus Centre.
Youth Circus Workshop
Every Tuesday until 15th April

Black Women's Resource Centre.
Black Women's Resource Centre
FREE Weekly Training Courses from March, with FREE Childcare

Abbeyfield Stables
'Multicultural Environment & Arts Education Centre'

Free taster workshops


The NonStop Foundation

Professional training and guidance for young people from all backgrounds seeking a career within the creative sector.

Graphic and web design courses, music technologies, photography.

Smiling computer.Connecting IT
to Learning

Are you interested in using computers to learn or want to find out about local courses? Then you need to 'connect IT to learning' with The Burngreave IT Partnership and The Burngreave Community Learning Campaign.

International Women's
Day celebrations

To mark International Women's Day, all women are invited to come and celebrate with us!

Interested in improving the environment?

Do you like working outdoors?

Want to gain a qualification in conservation?

Sheffield Environmental Training