School is open again and raring to go after two month’s
closure due to asbestos contamination...
In the aftermath
Plans for Woodside
immediately after the demolition are being made. The Council
is under pressure to make the plans, have them agreed by the
community and implemented by the end of March 2004...
lead to The Highway
Amidst the rubble of demolition
and tearing down of Pye Bank and Woodside, I went and spoke
to Paul and Cathy Stead who have been running The Highway
public house for over fifteen years...
Kier Sheffield, who
are responsible for the maintenance of Council properties,
presented a glowing report to the Council. However the Messenger
heard that two families are having severe problems with maintenance
in their Council homes...
the Learning Campaigners
Since the Learning Campaign began,
the 18-strong team of assistants has helped over 400 Burngreave
residents kick-start their adult learning. The Messenger
called in to see campaigner Steph Briddon for her views on
what it all means...
Now that the children are back at school
we unfortunately have the return of the dreaded head louse
into our homes. Alpa Ghelani, the pharmacist at Lloyds Chemist
on Ellesmere Road, has some advice to pass on to everyone...
Rob Smith interviews Dorrett Buckley-Greaves
who was elected in April as one of the Community Reps on the
New Deal Partnership Board...
Staff at Burngreave Community Action
Trust and Burngreave Community Action Forum volunteers pulled
together a fantastic AGM in October, focusing on activities
for children and young people...
for women and girls
Burngreave Sports Development
team has joined forces with a female martial arts instructor
to run weekly self-defence classes, strictly for women
and girls only...
Nations Adult Football League
Yemeni United, Kurdistan United
and The Boyz in Reggae all took part in the Football
Unites, Racism Divides All Nations League tournament
at the Hallam FM Academy, and emerged to be amongst
the strongest teams...
Local woman Pauline
Neita has been involved in the London Sports Forum for
disabled people and took part in her first five-kilometre
run at the age of forty-one...
News from Burngreave
U7s and Earl Marshal U8s...
Table Tennis clubs, Basktball school...
facility for hire
Details for hiring
Firshill's sports area...
Over a hundred
children and their parents, carers and families joined in
craft, sport and IT activities for Family Learning Weekend
at Firshill School...
Aye 'n' I
Working since May
and situated inside SADACCA Community Centre, Paul Anwar,
a well-established photographer, opened his services to the
community as Aye ’n’ I Studio...
through the ages
Petre Street has
seen many changes over the years. As the industrial revolution
got underway, it saw factories and terraced housing spring
up, followed by a wooden shanty town for munitions workers
during the First World War...
to revitalise the Wicker
The City Council
and Renaissance South Yorkshire have recently appointed a
multi-disciplinary team of consultants to develop a regeneration
strategy for Nursery Street and Wicker area...
Gabby Spinks talks
to Rashida Hassanali and her children about what it is like
at Eid in their house...
Drugs Service AGM
board trustees of Sheffield’s Black Drugs Service, gathered
inside St Mary’s Church Bramall Lane, to overview the
year’s works and achievements...
A call to all Children's
Festive Party Helpers and details of new After
School activities at Verdon Street...
are suffering again this year from nuisance fireworks. They’re
loud and dangerous and seem to get bigger each year...
Held inside the
newly-furbished Spectrum Centre, Brunswick Road, Creative
Burngreave launched an initiative to develop arts and creativity...
presented by Lord Mayor Diane Leek to groups from all over
Rob Smith tries
to find what’s been going on in Burngreave to mark Black
School Exclusion - A Professional Perspective
A frank and sincere
discussion reflecting two opposing views of why black exclusions
may be happening and why they should not...
New Deal for Burngreave
An innovative partnership between
Burngreave New Deal for Communities and Nationwide Ethnic
Transport Training will teach 160 local people to drive
over the next three years...
for would be interpreters
People in Burngreave who would
like to use their language skills to find work as interpreters
or translators can now turn to the Burngreave Language
Support Agency for help...
for Catherine Street Park
BNDfC has linked up with a team
of architecture students in a project aimed at making
Catherine Street Park a safer, friendlier place...
Small Grants Fund 2
It is expected that
up to £400,000 will be allocated to the Grant
Fund annually. We welcome applications from organisations
wishing to be included on the list of candidates invited
of Over-Arching Theme
In Burngreave, the community
recognised that there needed to be a theme supporting
community strength to help residents to get involved
with the regeneration of the area...
doubled to clean up Burngreave
More resources than
ever are going into cleaning up Burngreave. That was
the message from the Council’s Street Force Service
at the public meeting of the Area Panel on 2nd October...
The Area Panel
aims to support local groups who are working to improve
the lives of people in this area. One way we do this
is by providing small grants to local groups...
Would you like to have a say
in the future of the Woodside...?
Area Panel Meetings and Events...
Mini Market Opens
Khalid and Nugat Hussain,
along with their young family, have taken on a brave venture
by opening Carwood’s local shop and mini market...
Radio Back on the Agenda!
Radio (BCR) is working with Burngreave New Deal for Communities
(BNDfC) to look at setting up a new community radio station
vision for Parkwood
Steam trains on the railway
at the bottom of Parkwood Springs? A cable car transporting
people from Neepsend to the top of the hill? Just two of the
ideas from the Community Vision Regeneration Action Plan...
month’s issue was produced by the Editorial team:
Richard Belbin, Martin Currie, Patrick Edwards, Cathy
Everard, Andrew Green, Nab Jordan, Mark Lankshear, Jamie Marriott,
Steve Pool, Rob Smith, Gaby Spinks, Lisa Swift, Paul Taylor,
Louise Vennells and Kyle Williams.
Burngreave Kicks Off!
This month’s Messenger
is packed with sporting success from across the area.
New teams are springing up and bringing people
of all ages and cultures together.
Women aren’t left out as this month's Sports
News shows, and there are coaching courses, table tennis,
basketball, self-defence, fun runs and hope for new sports facilities
(Petre Street through the ages).
We were sorry to hear of the recent resignation
of the director of BCAT. This is the most recent example of difficulties
experienced by community organisations. Behind the arguments and
personality clashes lie more basic problems of funding and lack
of training and support for staff.
We hope when such problems occur,
funders such as BNDfC will give the support local organisations
need to run projects competently, rather than giving up on them
and bringing in outside controllers. Local people need to show how
they value their organisations by participating in them positively.
Otherwise projects may be passed to the Council, and our community
will be stigmatised as incompetent to run its own affairs.
Ramadhan on 106.6fm
24 hours per day from 26th October throughout
the Holy Month of Ramadhan
For more information call Mrs N Habib
on 242 5200
Dramatic Arm of the Jamaica Society presents:
A Raisin in the Sun
computer & Internet while you learn
The Voice for Burngreave Artists
there anyone out there who would like to get together to do some
patchwork and quilting at Recycling Matters, 127
Perhaps once a month?
Beginners would be welcome.
Interested? Get in touch
with Saleema on 275 5599
(275 5055 eve)
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educational Trust (KET) – Announcement
Due to some changes in the funding arrangements
for the proposed study support service (see
September Messenger), the weekend school classes opening
soon for children of Kashmiri and Pakistani origin will now initially
concentrate on Key Stage 3–4 pupils (age range 13–16+).
However, once the programme has started,
KET will be working with BNDfC to provide classes for younger pupils
(age range 9–12, Key Stage 2–3).
The KET team is very thankful to people
who have telephoned and offered voluntary assistance after reading
about the project in the Messenger.
KET Project Manager (voluntary).
Tel: 272 8811; 242 3855 (eve).