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In this issue:

Sports for Burngreave
All is set for big developments in sports for Burngreave with new facilities at Firs Hill Primary School and an important sports planning event held at Verdon Street recently....

Time to revive Carwood
Work has started on refurbishing Carwood community centre. Residents hope that it could function as an advice centre, with drop-in coffee mornings...

Stolen garden
In the middle of the night on 22nd February Pat Dyson had the majority of her garden ornaments stolen. She would really like them back...

Drugs raid on community activist
The home of Matloub Husayn Ali Khan was raided by seven officers of the South Yorkshire Police drug squad on 24th February at about 12.30pm. Detective Constable Carl Wilkinson and four other officers entered and searched the Firshill Road house...

War in Iraq, but Pitsmoor
remains one community

Despite global tension and conflict, voices across Burngreave and Sheffield are calling on everyone to help keep harmony in our community...

Angry voices
Over 100 people witnessed angry confrontations and bitter personal accusations at the ‘Voice of the People’ (VOTP) meeting on March 24th. Calls for respect and order allowed a few strong voices to be heard, speaking of the ‘poverty trap’ and lack of jobs and facilities, but the meeting drifted away with no clear conclusion...

Caught in the middle
The last Messenger listed projects the New Deal team say have received ‘community endorsement’, but many have since questioned when endorsement was given. John Clark, New Deal Chief Executive, said he wasn’t satisfied with the system of Theme Groups approving projects either, but was caught between ‘a rock and a hard place’ as people also complained of a lack of action...

Seeds for Summer
Now that the days are lengthening and it's gradually getting warmer, why not plant some seeds to brighten up your garden? You can get really cheap, good quality seeds from Netto and Lidl, but they do sell out pretty quickly...

Between a rock and a wet place
A Rock Street resident has recently had vandals throwing lumps of brick and concrete over her garden wall into the pond which have split the butyl liner...

Green with envy
The Messenger follows up on a local resisent's concerns for the Abbeyfield Park bowling green...

Shops and buisnesses that feature most
Mr N Khan's Scott Road store and the Sportsman Public House.

Pampering and Health a must for women
Over 120 women and children celebrated international women’s day… with a bit of a difference, by examining health issues...



Minders Inc.
Six local women, Liz, Marjorie, Nikki, Rashida, Sue and Zahida, all registered childminders, have set up a childminding co-operative known as Minders Inc...

To Grimesthorpe and beyond
The Burngreave Historical Society traces the history of Grimesthorpe, its trades and inhabitants from the ancient Brigante tribes with their fort on Wincobank Hill to present times...

Kidz Klub
Kidz Klub is run by City Church and is open to all children who attend Infant or Junior School (ages 5–11 yrs)...

All Saints welcomes top US rap star
New York rap and hiphop legend Jeru the Damaja visited All Saints Community Centre recently to lend support to a unique creative industries training initiative helping young local people further their careers...

Catch the Drift 2003
Do you love music and want to learn more? Do you have an interest in street art?

APOLLO Talent Quest
Are you young and talented? Do you have a song to sing? Would you like to perform on stage, backed by a live band?

Easter Activities
Including: Sheffield Futures Easter Splash Activities, Easter Holiday Sports Activities (Burngreave Sports Development Project).

Positive Negative Film Festival
On Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd of March, Don Valley stadium saw the Positive Negative film festival draw a select audience of local black community representatives, and a preview of the film Colour Blind...

Along this ancient path
“It’s radically different from anything that might be thought of as church”. Rev Martyn Snow of Christchurch, is explaining ‘Labyrinth’ – the medieval practice being recreated in his church this Easter...

Seheli Drugs Impact Video Launched
Hundreds of local young people, parents and local workers packed Fir Vale School’s main Hall for the launch of a new video about the dangers of drugs...

A New Deal for Burngreave
N.D.C. Burngreave.News from the New Deal executive team. (5 pages)
1 2 3 4 5

Burngreave Area Panel
The latest from Stuart Bolton, Area Panel co-ordinator. (2 pages)
1 2

The Interview
Steve Pool talks to Kalambir Singh Nandra...

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

Plant a tree in 2003
The event, organised by the Council’s Trees & Woodlands and Ranger Teams, marked the start of the Burngreave Green Environment Programme’s Community Forestry Project...

Burngreave Messenger

The outbreak of war has affected all of us in Burngreave. Many feel powerless and scared for relatives or friends caught up in the fighting and efforts are being made locally to maintain harmony (see War in Iraq, but Pitsmoor remains one community).

The low New Deal election turnout this year is further evidence of the frustration and anger that have developed because of New Deal’s slow progress (see Angry voices).

As year three gets underway there is promise that big projects like the Community Learning Campaign are getting underway. The new Community Reps (see the NDC pages) face tough challenges as they lead the New Deal programme and try to ensure all voices are represented.

The Messenger wishes them every success and hopes they bring a united and effective community voice to the table.

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

Web Design: Jamie Marriott

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