Issue 38 February 2004
Congratulations to the people living
and working in Burngreave who got honours in the New Years list...
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
Plan for New Deal
As Year Three of New Deal comes to an end, this is the first year
they have achieved spending targets.
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
Education | Health
| Environment | Over-Arching
Employment & Enterprise |
Housing | Crime
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...
Thank you to the 31 people
who voted on our first ever online poll...
For her final article before
going on maternity leave, Gaby Spinks visits massage
therapist Amanda Wells...
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...
of people are suffering from diabetes and
heart disease. This could be reduced by
developing a heathier lifestyle...
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...
Chetna Patel (NSPCT) and
Saduf Khan (Surestart) are running healthy
eating taster events. Get information and
advice on healthy eating and taste different
steps to healthy eating
for a healthier lifestyle...
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
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...
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...
to the Heart
Six Burngreave women artists
will be exhibiting their art work in the Manningham
Gallery, Victoria, Australia, this September...
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...
Deatails of sport, health and fitness
sessions running in the area, catering for
people of all ages, abilities and interests...
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...
Juniors battle to success
4th January and Burngreave Juniors took
on Brampton Rovers of Chesterfield, a team
who have been established since 1966...
PLUS: Burngreave Juniors U7s results
Sunday 29th February there will a big push
to tidy up Petre Street Playing Field...
Aid and Child Protection courses, Football
programmes wanted, All Saints Soccer School
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...
Party photo special
end of year party...
& Fir Vale Sure Start had their "end
of the year party" at the Verdon Street Recreation
centre on the 18th of December 2003...
Dawson presents his guide to surfing safely on
the net, and how to protect yourself from viruses
and unauthorised access...
Champion for 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...
Lunch Club official launch
January all roads led to the official opening
of the Yemeni Community Association’s Hallal
New Deal for Burngreave
from the Chair
(Including dates for February Theme
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...
Holly Pool and Rinica Warner (yr
5, Firs Hill School) report on their visit
to see Aladdin at the Lyceum...
out anti-social behaviour
In an effort to cut anti-social
behaviour in Burngreave, a new Anti-Social
Behaviour Team has now been recruited...
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...
Burngreave Community Learning
Campaign is running a major campaign to
help people improve their skills for life...
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...
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...
4 draft delivery plan (2004-2005)
The Burngreave New Deal
draft delivery plan is available for download
as Portable Document Files (pdf)...
Full of Joy? Good news or bad, we want you to
have your say...!
Four Pages! - 1
and businesses that feature most
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...
This month’s issue was produced by the Editorial
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.
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.
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.
Park House, Abbeyfield Road, S4 7AT
Tel: 242 0564
The Messenger was sad
to hear of the death of Michael Corner, former editor of the Star,
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
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.
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.
at your local
Opportunities for Childcare/Play
ELLESMERE OUT OF SCHOOL PROJECT
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
FREE DUAL LANGUAGE RESOURCE
Half Term Holiday Sport
A full programme of Sport and Play Development Projects.
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...
like to work as an
interpreter or translator?
We can provide you with free locally based
Join Green City Action
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
Free course available to
women who live or work in Burngreave. Free crèche provided.
very own Changing Rooms!
and decorating classes
Join other women to "makeover"
the Black Women's Resourse Centre social room.
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
Be inspired by our Guest Speakers