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Issue 38 February 2004

Cover Stories:
Burngreave Honours
Congratulations to the people living and working in Burngreave who got honours in the New Years list...

Ellesmere closes early
Residents and families were shocked at the announcement of the sudden closure of Ellesmere Residential Home for older people, the only home specialising in the care of elderly Black people...

New Plan for New Deal
As Year Three of New Deal comes to an end, this is the first year they have achieved spending targets.

So where’s the money going?
We bring you news of where the money went last year and what's being planned for Year Four...

Subsidiary pages - Spending plans for:
Education | Health | Environment | Over-Arching Employment & Enterprise | Housing | Crime

Blunkett visits Jamal Mosque
Local Islamic leaders and Church representatives, press, radio and police gathered inside Fir Vale's Jamal Mosque, playing host to Home Secretary David Blunkett...

SuperTruck poll results
Thank you to the 31 people who voted on our first ever online poll...

Amanda Massages
Maternal Messenger

For her final article before going on maternity leave, Gaby Spinks visits massage therapist Amanda Wells...

Women making history
Events for women continue to be a success, and next month sees the launch of the Domestic Abuse Project, joining other projects and facilities strengthening support networks for women...

Healthy Eating
sponsored by SureStart

Increasing numbers of people are suffering from diabetes and heart disease. This could be reduced by developing a heathier lifestyle...

Healthy eating hits Burngreave and Fir Vale
Six parents at Owler Brook school have completed a 10 week training course on healthy eating. The training included exploring healthy foods, cultural foods and reducing fats and sugars...

Healthy taster events
Chetna Patel (NSPCT) and Saduf Khan (Surestart) are running healthy eating taster events. Get information and advice on healthy eating and taste different fruits...

Ten steps to healthy eating
Ten tips for a healthier lifestyle...

5 fruit and vegetables a day
The 5 A DAY project is showing people easy ways to eat more healthily through cooking sessions, growing projects and community cafes...

Pitsmoor Home Fire Girls
Meeting weekly inside Pitsmoor Methodist Church, Burngreave Road, the Home Fire Girls have been keeping an organisational tradition founded back in 1917...

Soweto Kinch visits Lyons Street centre
Jazz saxophone player Soweto Kinch gave a breathtaking demonstration of his skills. His visit marked the end of a training course for local artists interested in using their talents to work in education and the community...

Close to the Heart
Six Burngreave women artists will be exhibiting their art work in the Manningham Gallery, Victoria, Australia, this September...

‘Not one brick!’
Many in Burngreave, including the Messenger, have been saddened to hear of the death of Brian Wilson, community campaigner and long time scourge of the Council...

Sports News

Get active!
Deatails of sport, health and fitness sessions running in the area, catering for people of all ages, abilities and interests...

Burngreave Mile Run 2004
The initiative is to take place at the end of June 2004, bringing a host of international track stars into this diverse multicultural Burngreave arena...

Burngreave Juniors battle to success
Sunday 4th January and Burngreave Juniors took on Brampton Rovers of Chesterfield, a team who have been established since 1966...
PLUS: Burngreave Juniors U7s results and fixtures

Community clean-up day
On Sunday 29th February there will a big push to tidy up Petre Street Playing Field...

News roundup
First Aid and Child Protection courses, Football programmes wanted, All Saints Soccer School details...

Burngreave Children's Festive Party success
All the noise of shouts and laughter were a sign of a full turnout by up to three hundred young children and families...

Festive Party photo special

SureStart end of year party...
Burngreave & Fir Vale Sure Start had their "end of the year party" at the Verdon Street Recreation centre on the 18th of December 2003...

website extra!Surfing Safety Net
Alan Dawson presents his guide to surfing safely on the net, and how to protect yourself from viruses and unauthorised access...

A Champion for Fir Vale
Fir Vale has someone to fight its corner, Kick Boxing Champion Latif Khan. Known to everyone as Latif or even 'Lethal Latif' he's lived all his life in Fir Vale and is passionate about the area...

The Lunch Club official launch
On 15th January all roads led to the official opening of the Yemeni Community Association’s Hallal Lunch Club...

A New Deal for Burngreave

Message from the Chair
(Including dates for February Theme Group meetings)

Lots of major things which have been developed and planned over the last two years are now beginning to make a real difference to our local community...

A magical event!
Holly Pool and Rinica Warner (yr 5, Firs Hill School) report on their visit to see Aladdin at the Lyceum...

Cutting out anti-social behaviour
In an effort to cut anti-social behaviour in Burngreave, a new Anti-Social Behaviour Team has now been recruited...

Working with the community
Eight local people have now started work as Community Wardens - identifying anything which could be making life less than pleasant for people in the area and making sure something gets done to sort it out...

Skills for life
Burngreave Community Learning Campaign is running a major campaign to help people improve their skills for life...

Jobs for local people
The latest employment figures presented to the BNDfC Partnership Board showed that jobs created through New Deal investment are on the up...

Invitation to Tender
BNDfC require the services of an external consultancy to work with staff and residents to set up and maintain a web-site and
on-line community directory...

Year 4 draft delivery plan (2004-2005)
The Burngreave New Deal draft delivery plan is available for download as Portable Document Files (pdf)...

Burngreave Area Panel

New Years Honours Awards 2004
Thank you to everyone who joined us in the Town Hall on the 19th January to celebrate the huge amount of effort people living and working in this area are putting into making Burngreave an even better place...

Winner profiles:
Awards for local volunteers

Awards for Local Worker and Voluntary Organisations

Community Chest
Fifth round of grants now available - up to £200...

PLUS: Area Panel Meetings and Events

Upset? Angry? Full of Joy? Good news or bad, we want you to have your say...!
Four Pages! -
1 2 3 4

Shops and businesses that feature most
Rob Smith pays a visit to Raj Grocers, and the Burngreave Van Centre & Mini Car Wash...

There are many different ideas and initiatives being employed by JobLink this year to help more local people into employment and return to work...


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

Goodbye to Sheena

Sheena Clarke, manager of the Burngreave Community Learning Campaign (BCLC), will be leaving at the end of January to take up a post in Namibia.

Everyone at BCLC wish Sheena all the very best in her new job and thank her for her contribution to the campaign’s success. BCLC is going from strength to strength in the community, Tel. 279 4960.

Contact the Messenger

Write us a letter, send an email or phone us, or come along to one of our meetings every Wednesday, 6.30pm at the Messenger office.

Abbeyfield Park House, Abbeyfield Road, S4 7AT
Tel: 242 0564



Burngreave Messenger

The Messenger was sad to hear of the death of Michael Corner, former editor of the Star, in December.

Mike began supporting the Messenger in August last year, with on the spot advice on how not to get sued. His vast knowledge of journalism and newspaper law has been invaluable and we regret that we did not have more time to learn more from him.

We are grateful for Mike's professional support and advice, and would like to express our deepest sympathy for his friends and family. He will be missed.

Messenger Thanks

Many thanks to Gemma Geary and her mum Janet, who have been delivering Messengers for us for over 2 years. Good Luck for the future!

Also thanks to Louise Vennells, a fantastic editorial volunteer in recent months. Louise has moved on to better things down south and a well deserved job with a newspaper in Cornwall.

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Opportunities for Childcare/Play workers

is looking for Management Committee members

Burngreave Play Development in and BCAF Children's and Young People's Group are compiling a directory of groups and organisations


Events for Children

Half Term Holiday Sport and Play
A full programme of Sport and Play Development Projects.

Children's Events
with Burngreave Rangers

School of Contemporary African Dance

The project has received expansion funding, from Creative Burngreave assisted by Sheffield Arts Education, to establish youth groups...

B.L.S.A.Burngreave Language
Support Agency

Would you like to work as an
interpreter or translator?

We can provide you with free locally based accredited training.

Burngreave Community Action Forum.BCAF Quarterly Forum Meeting

Dealing with issues concerning the elderly and the launch of the elderly persons working group.

Green City Action.Free seeds!
Join Green City Action seed exchange
Abbeyfield Stables
Project Presents

Creative Writing Course
"Tree Stories" - a one day course with a guided walk around local trees from around the world and experienced tuition from local writer and tutor Alison Ross
Burngreave Green
Environment Programme

Everyone welcome

A night of Blues music in memory of those we've lost.
Profits go to MacMillian Cancer Relief.

Free course available to women who live or work in Burngreave. Free crèche provided.

Burngreave's very own Changing Rooms!

Painting and decorating classes

Join other women to "makeover" the Black Women's Resourse Centre social room.

For a radio play set in Burngreave

website extra!Issues and Challenges facing BME Women in Sheffield

The Black & Minority Ethnic Women’s Strategy Group invites you to our first event - come and join in the debate.

Be inspired by our Guest Speakers


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