The telephone numbers for local AKTARA offices
in the article 'Help for tenants' were incorrect.
These details have now been updated.
over Parkwood Health Study
Angry residents voiced fury when the
North Sheffield Primary Care Trust refused to recommend closure
of Parkwood toxic waste dump, despite people living nearer
the site reporting higher levels of illness...
New Deal are planning to spend around
£100,000 on an ‘information and communications
"It's business as usual..."
BCAT held its AGM on 1st December to
plan the way ahead after the resignation of Director Lynne
Hoy and three Trustees. Despite BCAT’s claim Lynne left
after finding another job, she has made it clear she felt
The Burngreave Community Action
Forum Health Group has been looking at the effects of pollution
in the Burngreave area...
The former Irish Centre has
now been refurbished and reopened by the Yemeni Refugee Organisation,
providing education, integration, training and employment,
and has one of the biggest IT suites in Burngreave...
celebrate study success
IT-Community School and Subject
Support celebrated its success on 22nd October at Verdon Recreation
Centre. For the first time in five years Somali pupils improved
their levels in GCSE and SATs examinations...
Interview with Madge Dale, Community
Librarian and Manager of Burngreave Library...
for asylum seekers
Home-Start Sheffield are looking
for asylum seeker and refugee volunteers to help support families...
Sign up for the
After many years of work
and campaigning, Longley Sixth Form College is set to open
year old club forced out
Abbeyfield Bowling Club,
founded in 1913, face the start of another season without
a green fit to be played on. This year’s attempts
by the Council to reseed the green were unsuccessful,
full of history
Bowling Club first met on 3rd July 1913, presided over
by Councillor C Wood, and by 1914 persuaded ‘the
powers that be’ to establish a second green...
news from the park
Roundup of events happening
in the park...
dreams a reality
In August 2003 Fir Vale saw its best
GCSE results ever, with 34% of pupils attaining 5 A–C
passes compared with just 11% four years ago...
With demolition well
underway, Woodside’s walls play host to an urban gallery
of Britain’s top graffiti talent...
Only ten homes remain
occupied on Woodside now, with seven families waiting for
their new homes to be made ready for their move...
Arriving from Iran
over two years ago, 36-year old artist Valid Sabbaghian has
been exhibiting his work at SYAC called ‘In the wilderness
that surrounds – art as an asylum identity card of the
spirit’ during November...
businesses that feature most
This month the
focus is on Fir Vale, as Rob Smith pays a visit to the Afro
Caribean Hair & Beauty Salon, Page Hall Launderette and
Auto Parts Direct...
Kier say it
As a result of our coverage last month,
council contractors Kier Sheffield have changed their working
practices, and following a full investigation has issued an
apology to Mrs Shaibi and Mrs Kassim of Grimesthorpe Road...
Help for tenants
In response to last
issue’s article on housing repairs, AKTARA have asked
us to recommend that Council tenants report repairs through
their local tenants’ association...
kit at the Adventure
Voluntary Action Sheffield along with
eight Sheffield Hallam University students helped erect a
new structure on Pitsmoor Adventure Playground...
– the hidden hamlet
In days past, the
Crabtree Brook, called a river on some old maps, ran down
into Bagley Dyke eventually joining the Don at Brightside.
The area was scantily populated by farmers, tanners and charcoal
on the move
Building work has forced
the congregation of Christchurch, Pitsmoor, out of their pews,
so for three months they will be meeting in the community
centre at the back of the church...
New Deal for Burngreave
BNDfC will be
funding some festive fun for all children attending
primary schools in the Burngreave New Deal for Communities
area, with every child receiving a £10 book voucher
and the chance to go with their school on a theatre
trip to see the magical pantomime Aladdin...
and about with New Deal!
The New Deal team will
be out and about even more in the new year – with
the opening of the New Deal Information Shop on Burngreave
Road Spital Hill, and the purchase of an information
and communications vehicle...
the heart of the community
A team of Community
Education Co-ordinators has been recruited to develop
community provision within the area’s primary
and secondary schools...
wants to talk to you!
Language Support Agency is working hard to ensure local
people have access to language services, as well as
providing training to local people to enable them to
develop their language skills...
(includes dates for Theme Group Meetings)
you told us…
We will be working
with all of the services in this area to find ways make
the best of the good things you told us about and tackle
the problems you raised...
The Area Panel will be holding an event to celebrate
c ongratulations are due to the Chair of the Area Panel
who recently married, and at our next public meeting
we will be focusing on health...
Kelvin Pine helped organise the very
first meetings about New Deal and was appointed as a Community
Rep on the Partnership Board in August 2000. Since then he’s
been elected onto the Board twice and is one of only three
Reps who have been involved throughout...
The Learning Campaigners
The Burngreave Community Learning Campaigners
each draw from different experiences of living in Burngreave
to help adults re-enter education. Campaigner Glenroy Powell
said he learned new skills every day through dealing with
people from different cultures...
DJ Chillout, of the Chill-Foo-Front
organisation, has been providing DJ Workshops within Burngreave,
and have been very well received and attended...
Burngreave Problem Busters
are appealing to anyone with unwanted musical instruments
in good working order to donate them to the BPB...
Greenwatch Rangers have been
given the task of supporting the work of the Youth Offending
Team and Probation Service in providing constructive reparation
work in the open green spaces, working closely with Youth
As part of the BNDfC Community
Health Educators Programme, the Introduction to Community
Development and Health Course has been a great success...
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:
Richard Belbin, Martin Currie, Patrick Edwards, Cathy
Everard, Andrew Green, Nab Jordan, Mark Lankshear, 'Lethal'
Latif, Jamie Marriott, Steve Pool, Rob Smith, Gaby Spinks, Lisa
Swift, Paul Taylor, Louise Vennells and Kyle Williams.
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