logo Burngreave Messenger Issue 35 - October 2003.
  Index of articles.

High hopes for the Hill
With New Deal projects and capital investment getting underway, new business thriving and environmental improvements in the pipeline, the future looks bright for Spital Hill...

Allotment Outrage!
In August 2003 we visited Joyce Silvera’s allotment at Grimesthorpe, which was lush with edible delights. But in recent months Joyce has suffered malicious attacks on her vegetables and allotment buildings...

A healthy success
Over 40 local people and representatives of voluntary and statutory organisations attended the launch of the Community, Health and Development Poetry Booklet this month...

Creative Burngreave meets the Messenger
Rob Smith talks to Lungani Sibana.
Plus: Details of Creative Burngreave's activities with a download for the arts funding application form...

Where have all the houses gone?
With houses suddenly selling for more than £100,000 and only 31 empty Council properties in Burngreave, its not only the residents of Woodside who are struggling to find homes in the area...

Introducing… the Learning Campaigners
The Learning Campaigners have been busy at their relaunch and other events in the area. They’ve been helping people enrol on courses, but as Imran explained, it’s not all about getting people signed up...

All Looks Good for the YCA
Last month the Messenger reported the Yemeni Community Association’s (YCA) victory in their complaint against the Council. This month Rob Smith visits their centre on Burngreave Road...

Tree of learning blossoms
Owler Brook School now offer students the opportunity to gain NVQs, and this year they have piloted a course leading to a teaching qualification...

NOMAD Tenancy Support Team
NOMAD Burngreave Tenancy Support Team provide advice and support to tenants who were having difficulty maintaining their homes, and who were at risk of losing them, and are looking to recruit sessional workers to join them in their new offices...

Community Rep interview
This month’s Partnership Board Rep interview is with Tony Hall...

Sports News

Armani Williams
Armani Williams, aged 10, got involved in football tournaments three years ago representing her school, St Catherine’s, and has entered regular football coaching sessions at Concord Sports Centre and now Sheffield United Academy...

Football in Burngreave
News and fixtures for Earl Marshal U8s and Burngreave U7s football teams. Plus details for the Petre St. Footbal Festival...

Basketball bounces back!
Regular basketball coaching and competitions will begin this November based at Fir Vale Sports Centre...

Whiteways School win Burngreave's first inter-primary school tournament, and Steve Taylor leads the way for further cricket activity in Burngreave...

Other news
Burngreave Sports Network Steering Group meeting, Burngreave Sports Project Coaching Courses, Awards for All workshop...

SYAC - coming back to the community
SYAC is a busy set of workshops and offices that has hosted many community organisations and businesses since 1991...

A New Deal for Burngreave

Not too late to learn!
Around 60 new learners in Burngreave have already signed up for a range of courses, thanks to the efforts of the Community Learning Campaign. And even if you haven’t enrolled yet – it’s not too late to get started...

Jobs Fair
The Jobs Fair at Forum House was a great success, with around 200 people coming along throughout the day to find out more about new jobs on offer in the Burngreave New Deal area...

Shop until you drop trip
On Saturday 6th September, the Freedom Express Luxury coach took forty women from the Burngreave area to London...

Safer Burngreave
Burngreave is becoming a safer place for householders, thanks to the Safer Homes Scheme...
October and November Theme Group meetings...

Burngreave Area Panel

Celebrating the people of Burngreave
The Area Panel is keen to acknowledge and celebrate the work people doing to improve the lives of those around them by awarding Honours to people and groups who have made an outstanding contribution to their local community...

Have your say… and keep the kids happy at the same time!
On Saturday 25th October the Area Panel is hosting a fun day for people from across the area at Firs Hill School...

Do you care about the state of the streets in your area?
Are you concerned about fly tipping, litter and graffiti? If so we want your help to make sure our area is kept clean and tidy...

Plus: details for the Area Panel Fun Day...

'Click' back to the past
Harry Ainscough took over 4,000 black and white photographs of Sheffield during the 60s and 70s...

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

Half term fun
Details of up-coming half term activities for kids...

Celebrating Play
Groups gathered together at Verdon Street last month to celebrate the success of the summer’s play activities...


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



Matloub Husayn-Ali-Khan has brought to our attention factual errors in the article ‘Kashmir Educational Trust Study Support’ (Issue 34, September 2003). The Kashmir Relief Project took place in 1991 and was organised by the Kashmir Solidarity Campaign established in 1990. The photograph used was of the ‘Roots 85’ project and was taken in Pakistan. Apologies to all concerned in these activities.

For more on these projects, read Matloub's letter.

Featured Advertisers:

Burngreave Green
Environment Programme

Community Forestry Project
Autumn Events

Fun Day
at Fir Vale Sports Centre

What do you think of your local health services and activities?
Have your say!

Wanted: Good Listeners
to become Volunteer Mediators
find out more!

76 Sheffield Scout Group
Autumn Fair

Saturday 18th October 2pm

At St Peters Cornerstone,
Carwood Road.

Bric-a-brac – Tombola – Plants
Cakes – Games – Refreshments

‘Introduction to Urban Permaculture’


Brambles, 82 Andover Street & Recycling Matters, 127 Spital Hill.

Friday 24th to Sunday 26th October.

Details from Saleema on
275 5599/275 5055 (day) or
275 5770 (eve)

or email

Black History Month
at Burngreave Library

Looking at Caribbean Writers with
Palorine Williams

Monday 20th October 2pm

Poetry Reading with
Cyril Redhead from Grenada

Monday 27th October 2–3pm

Free Admission

Friends of
Burngreave Cemetery and Chapel
Annual General Meeting

Saturday 18th October
11am in the Chapel

Small exhibition
Tea and Biscuits