logo Burngreave Messenger Issue 34 - September 2003.
  Index of articles.
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St Catherine’s contaminated
St Catherine’s School will not open at the start of September due to asbestos contamination caused during work on the roof, and the whole school has been sealed off...

Council cuts complaint upheld
The Council’s decision to cut spending on advice services in February 2000 led to the loss of advice workers at the Yemeni Community Association and SADACCA, and three years later their complaints to the Local Government Ombudsman have been upheld...

Migration Of Vermin
The Woodside Update
For those living near the demolition of the Woodside Estate, everyday has become a living nightmare...

Praise for young peacemaker
Fleeing from Iraq, Ahmed Salim arrived alone in London in 1999. Now, at the age of 20, he has won the praise of local police for helping diffuse dangerous tensions, helping to build bridges and develop support for the Kurdish community...

Sheffield Futures
staffing crisis

Sheffield Futures have run into financial difficulties after just one year. This has led to staffing cuts resulting in the reduction in opening times of some youth centres...

Council Clean Up?
Last month the New Deal and the Council announced they were ‘Advancing Together’, launching a package of extra environmental services for the area...

Toxic dust at Parkwood
Spills of incinerator fly ash containing dioxins and other highly toxic materials, have happened at Parkwood landfill site, as revealed at the annual general meeting of Parkwood Landfill Action Group (PLAG) in July...

The Inspector meets
the Messenger

Rob Smith talks to Inspector Jon Ekwubiri...

Sports News

Football in Burngreave
Details and fixtures for Burngreave U7s and Earl Marshal U8s football teams...

News from the Caribbean U15s team and details for the Cricket Development Programme...

Basketball for Burngreave
Abdul Hassan and Mahamood Ali have been creating the space and time for basketball involving local young Somali youth since 2001...

Other news
Details for women's self defence classes and the Awards for All fund...

EMSAG – Making an impact
EMSAG ran the first Black and Ethnic Minority Parents’ Education Awareness Day at Sheffield College – with parents coming to ask questions, raise issues and concerns...

the Learning Campaigners

This month the Messenger met up with team member Brendan, to find out what they were up to...

Kashmir Educational Trust Study Support
The Kashmir Educational Trust came into existence in the 1980s to raise awareness of the educational and cultural needs of the Pakistani/Kashmiri community here in Sheffield...

Our health matters
The Introduction to Community Development and Health Course has been running successfully over the last six years with over 45 local people trained on the course...

Summer Events

Burngreave Goes To Skegness
Melrose Road bore witness to the arrival of five long white luxury coaches fully booked for a trip to Skegness...

One Love Festival
This was an event that drew a large and enthusiastic enough crowd to again celebrate what has been a wonderful year of vibrancy, togetherness and diversity in our community... (includes photo gallery)

3Dom Festival on Devonshire Green
Bouncy castles and Bronco Billy occupied thousands of young children while skateboarding and break-dancing displays, led to competitions that catered for the teenage element...

Osgathorpe Park Jam
This year’s Osgathorpe Jam has grown in popularity, establishing itself firmly on Burngreave’s summer calendar of events not to miss...

Summer School
is a big hit
Verdon Recreation Centre hosted part of the Sheffield Multiple Heritage Service music and dance summer school during August...

Community Rep interview
This month’s Partnership Board Rep interview is with Natasha MacFarlane...

“Blanco” – Made in Sheffield
In 1842 John Needham produced a polishing paste for the cutlery and Sheffield Plate industries from his home and premises in Harvest Lane, assisted by his niece, Harriet Needham...

A New Deal for Burngreave

Building a future
People from the Burngreave area are taking the opportunity to build a career in the construction industry, thanks to a Burngreave NDfC construction employment project...

Have your say!
BNDfC has bought Sorby House on Spital Hill – with the aim that it will become a central point for the local community. Now New Deal wants to know what you’d like to see happening there...

Summer Fund
The successful trip to Skegness on 16th August (see above) was just one of a number of initiatives supported by BNDfC’s Summer Fund – a grant fund totalling £25,000 to support activities taking place in the NDC area during August and September..

Other news:
Two new staff members, BNDfC's new address and great news for the self employed and those looking for work. Also including dates for September and October Theme Group meetings...

Burngreave Area Panel

The Big Autumn Clean Up
Throughout October and November we will be working with local community groups, schools and the Council’s Streetforce service to clean up our area...

Other news:
The Burngreave Honours Awards...

Making Burngreave Accessible to Everyone...


Shops and businesses that feature most
Beautiflare Nail & Beauty, and the Kurdistan Restaurant...

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

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


We've made
Fostering a Career.

Team Fostering - Putting children's futures first.
Will you?

“Creative Explorations
in Paint”
All women welcome

art course

funding and arts training

All Our Lives

Interested in the history of the Burngreave area?
Do you have a story to tell?

Join our community history and writing workshops

Minority Ethnic
Steel Workers Reunion

11th September

The Irish Centre,
Brunswick Road

more details

Stables Project


Build A Solar Panel Course

Green City Action.
Green City Action
Special Announcements

End the occupation of Iraq
Freedom for Palestine
No more war lies

Saturday 27 September
12 noon Central London

Coach from Firth Park & Pitsmoor
Tickets £20 waged
£10 unwaged
£5 schoolkids
Tel: 249 5172 to book
Organised by the Stop the War Coalition, Muslim Association of Britain & CND
Burngreave Mentoring Project. Home Start - supporting families. S.Y.A.C. Sheffield Out of School Network.