logo Burngreave Messenger Issue 33 - August 2003.
  Index of articles.

Burngreave Messenger.
Cover story:
Abbeyfield Park Multicultural Festival

Over 7,000 people turned out for what was again another wonderful day of peace, harmony and musical splendour...

Full Story and Photo Gallery.

Wheelchair access on Verdon St shops
Paul Mortby has lived in Burngreave for eight years, and during that time he has campaigned actively for better access to local shops...

Michaela Hague
Sheffield coroner Chris Dorries recorded a verdict of unlawful killing at the end of the inquest into the death of Michaela Hague. Medical negligence played no role, he said...

Woodside demolition begins
The bulldozers and workers were already dismantling what was now half of one maisonette, while wire fencing and warnings of the danger surrounded others...

Fir Vale Pakistan Advice Centre
Entering the advice centre we were greeted warmly by the project management who, aware of our arrival, were on hand to show us the facilities and service they provide to this community...

Matthew Pedro 1971–2003
The death has been announced of Matthew Pedro – well-known and highly respected in the area through his work with the NonStop Foundation and his associations with All Saints Community Centre...

Somali After School Club
Hearing of the success this initiative has had in the advancing of Somali school children within mainstream education, Rob Smith makes a surprise visit to the project...

SOMDIS, IT on Bressingham
A Somali-led initiative, providing our community with free internet access, computer training classes, literacy learning and employment information, and not just for Somalis...

Somali Education Breakthrough
Based at the Furnival, Verdon Street, this initiative has classes that offer subject support for children between the age of 10 to 16 and concentrate on Somali and English...

Sports News

Football in Burngreave
For years people have called for more team sports in Burngreave and this summer it’s happening at last. Check out this page and get involved...

Football tournament
In July Sheffield United Academy hosted a football tournament for local schools, organised by All Saints Soccer...

Future Cricket
Stars Shine

Tuesday June 15th and the sun had shone all week and what a time for our first local primary school cricket tournament to begin. This was to be two afternoons of cricket followed up by a final a week later...

Sports Project

Details of upcoming Training Opportunities...

Caribbean Sports Club Summer Splash
Summer activities developed to promote health and well-being as well as building socially positive attitudes...

Festive Summer

Firshill TARA Summer Fair
A great day was had by all at the Firshill TARA Summer Fair with stalls, food, prize giving and information...

Humanitarian Aid Day
Youth workers at Earl Marshal Youth Centre,
Shirley Cameron, Elaine Virgo and Nazreen Ali, organised a fun day in June raising £308 for
Islamic Relief...

Many Rivers
Many rivers to cross – the voice of Jimmy Cliff opened up this memorable festive occasion, celebrating Refugee Week, at Fir Vale School...

St Catherine’s
Summer Fête

On a sunny Saturday in June, St Catherine’s held their summer fête full of fun, games and activities...

ASTRA open Carwood Centre



Poor John put his head on the line!
John Kidd was a pointsman at the original Midland Station in the 1840s. He was uncoupling a wagon when his head was caught between the buffers...

Free Diabetes Checks
Are you one of the million people in the UK who don’t know they’ve got diabetes? Lloyds Pharmacy are offering free health screenings...

Community Rep interview
The Messenger plans to interview all ten community reps elected onto the New Deal Partnership Board in March. The second to be interviewed is Adam Jones, the youngest of the reps...

A New Deal for Burngreave
(including dates for August Theme Group meetings)

A Great Deal for Burngreave
The Council is entering into a partnership with us to bring more and better services to the area. Detailed negotiations have resulted in a three-year plan in which the Council has made a commitment to continuing to deliver at least the level of services it already provides...

Top Level Visit For Burngreave
The man with overall responsibility for New Deal for Communities spending was in Sheffield recently to see for himself the progress being made by BNDfC...

Look out Ellesmere!
Over the next few weeks, people living in the Ellesmere area can expect a visit from teams of Community Learning Assistants – part of the Community Learning Campaign team who are working hard to encourage local people back into learning...

Security grants scheme launched
Businesses in the Spital Hill area could be eligible for grants of up to £5,000 to help them improve security at their premises, thanks to the newly launched Security and Environment Grants Scheme...

On the beat!
BNDfC regeneration worker Farhat Javed was one of the first Burngreave residents to accept an invitation from the BNDfC Police Team to join them for a day on the beat...

Burngreave Area Panel

Third Round of Community Chest Awards
Your Burngreave Area Panel met at the beginning of June to decide on the third round of the our Community Chest fund. Seven groups applied and they all received an award...

Area Panel Meetings Update
Building work on the new Longley Park Sixth Form started in June, and will be opening in September 2004...

And Finally...
Stuart Leaving

The Interview
Jack Windle talks to Graham Abdullah, who has run a Lau Gar class at St James Church on Scott Road for over twenty years...

Sounds of summer at the Winter Gardens
Sheffield’s Winter Gardens were filled with Indian Music as Ellesmere Post Master Kamalbir Singh played violin and a Indian organ for over two hours...

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

Hooked on allotments
Joyce Silvera talks to Gaby Spinks about her allotment and her days spent digging, weeding and planting her site...

The Recycling Matters team are moving in!
The Recycling Information bureau is now nearing completion and the team are moving in, ready for a Grand Opening Party in September...


Burngreave Messenger

Editorial Team Members Wanted!

Would you like to get involved with writing and producing the Messenger as a volunteer? Most of the writing and editing, choosing photos and deciding what goes in, is done by local volunteers.

The Messenger needs more volunteers and can offer informal training opportunities around writing and photography.

If you could help express and reflect the issues affecting our community, give us a ring on
242 0564.

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August Events

Celebration in music
an evening of
international music

Sheffield Out of School Network.
Family Fun Day
to Skegness

Friends of Burngreave Cemetery Chapel
Opening every Sunday
Come along and discuss future plans

About the Transfer of SYAC (formerly the Ace Centre) from Sheffield City Council back to Community Control.

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

Burngreave Mentoring Project. Home Start - supporting families. S.Y.A.C. Sheffield Out of School Network.