Burngreave Messenger.
Issue 42 July 2004

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Issue 42 July 2004

Cover story:
Parkwood tip explodes

Following a series of dramatic explosions at Parkwood landfill, the Environment Agency is investigating the incident, and might prosecute the owners Viridor...

Attempted murder

An 18-year old man was shot three times with a shotgun on Earl Marshall Drive at about 11.45pm on 27th April. Police are treating the crime as attempted murder...

Article damages goodwill

On 15th May, The Star reported that children at Grimesthorpe Goodwill Centre held a ceremony dedicating their success to a teacher blown up in the troubled land of Iraq, a claim the Goodwill Centre organisers deny...

What future for young people?

Streets of Burngreave – safe and quiet?

Having heard many complaints concerning youth gangs and nuisance behaviour, Rob Smith went in search of these youths...

Ghost Town

The Wensley estate in Fir Vale is like a “ghost town”, according to a local resident, due to a 9pm to 6am curfew on young people aged 16 and under, and a power invoked under section 30 of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003...

Behaviour team kept busy

What has Burngreave Anti-social Behaviour team been doing to tackle these issues? Rob Smith went along to speak to team leader Wendy Barlow...

What future for young people?

Following our coverage of difficulties at Sheffield Futures last month, the New Deal RIF Approval Group refused to approve their detached youth work project because of concerns about the management arrangements. John Clark, Chief Executive of New Deal, explained there were other concerns...

Futures respond

Helen Bale, Sheffield Futures’ Area Director for the Burngreave area, responds to the article last issue about Sheffield Futures and the youth services in the Burngreave area...

Local entrepreneurs:

Burngreave Business Success

HK Cleaning Service is a highly-respected and expanding business with an affiliated company in Leicester...

Kennings Cars

“Shady deals and fast con artists are a plague to all working class people who are seeking to pay honest money to buy honest motors” explains Kenny, proprietor of Kennings Cars...

Osgathorpe Park – Cleaner, Greener and Safer

Many local residents see Osgathorpe Park as a much-loved green space that has sadly been neglected. The ‘Friends of Osgathorpe Park’ Group was established two years ago to help improve it...

One Project – Four Festivals!

The exciting new Festivals Project, managed by Green City Action, will deliver four seasonal main events each year throughout Burngreave...

Time for some green action

The Burngreave Green Environment Programme began two years ago with a £1.3 million budget. Now concerns have been raised that our green spaces are still in a shabby state and nothing is being done...

Includes link to PDF download page for the Green Audit.

Health group focus on asthma

Asthma is a common condition affecting more than 5 million people in the UK. In 2000, a survey reported Burngreave had the highest levels of asthma-like symptoms in Sheffield. The BCAF Health Group recently held an ‘Asthma Awareness Day’ to highlight the issue...

Work–Life Balance

The government have launched a campaign to encourage employers to retain staff and give their workers/volunteers a healthy balance between work and the rest of their lives...


Sports news.

Neita Sisters complete London Marathon

Recognition and fame has been beckoning for local sisters Pauline and Annette Neita, who represented Burngreave in the grueling London Flora Marathon...

Cricket update

Burnwood U11s Cricket team are playing their first season in the Barnsley and District league...

Includes Results and Fixtures.

Children’s festival of sport

In support of the World Fire Firefighters Games...

100 Black Men Walk for Health

Burngreave Mile Run

Sun 27th June, 10am onwards

News Roundup

Events by Burngreave Sports Project, and details for Burngreave Ramblers...

Adventurous volunteers

Burngreave-initiated Community Recreation Volunteers scheme is running from Pitsmoor Adventure Playground, and this year it’s been more successful than ever before. Richard Fowler, initiator of the project and one of the senior workers, explains more...

We declare this playground open

As Lena Ali and Rose Almond cut ribbons on the two gates to the refurbished Abbeyfield Park playground, the entire Firs Hill Out of School club descended on the new play equipment...

Women’s Crime Prevention

On April 27th inside Verdon Recreation Centre, the focus was on a recent spree of cowardly crimes in Burngreave – a number of attacks by a gang of young misfits upon Muslim and Yemeni women...


Burnbank TARA

Burnbank Tenants and Residents Association represents a large number of households in Burngreave around the Verdon Street, Andover, Rock Street and Kilton areas...

Burngreave’s Community Estate Officers

Rob Smith meets Shaun Cowan, Herman Clark and Andy Webb, a three-man team of Community Estate Officers, at the Area K cabin in Verdon Street...

Adult Learning celebrate success

Saturday 15th May, and in the heat of a long over due summer sunshine, all roads led to Verdon Street Furnival and the surrounding area of Burngreave, for the start of the Adult Learning Week celebration...


A New Deal for Burngreave

Burngreave gets smart

Burngreave has got smart after the launch of a £50,000 crime prevention scheme by Home Secretary David Blunkett...

Why we have a safer area

Working in partnership with South Yorkshire Police and Sheffield City Council, BNDfC has funded a number of initiatives that have already reduced crime and the fear of crime in the area...

Home Sweet Home

Burngreave owner-occupiers could receive grants of up to £500 to improve their properties thanks to an initiative by BNDfC and Sheffield City Council...

Giving you the chance to play your part

The launch of a unique scheme is set to provide Burngreave residents with funding so they can play a part in enhancing the area we live in...

Empowering people into work

BNDfC is funding a new scheme to give people in Burngreave who are out of work the opportunity to increase their skills and gain employment...

Information vehicle due to be launched

Look out for the BNDfC Information Vehicle when it makes its first appearance at the Abbeyfield Festival on 11th July...

Have your say…

BNDfC are asking for your help in deciding the future of some of Burngreave’s most important landmarks...

Includes details for July Theme Group meetings

Burngreave Area Panel.

Masterplanning Burngreave and Fir Vale

How would you like to see Burngreave and Fir Vale change over the next ten years...?

Local school children say
“Keep Burngreave Clean”

The Area Panel is running a “Keep Burngreave Clean” campaign using posters designed by local children...

Local Elections – 10 June 2004 – Results


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

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A star is born

Rob Smith visits Jake Smithies, who at eight years old was entered into the Great Sheffield Art Show...

This month’s issue was produced by the Editorial team:
Farzana Ahmed, Kate Atkinson, Annie Blindell, Clare Burnell, Patrick Edwards, Andrew Green, Mark Lankshear, Jamie Marriott, Carl Rose, Rob Smith, Lisa Swift and Paul Taylor.

All Messenger content is copyright © Burngreave Messenger Ltd or its voluntary contributors and should not be reproduced without permission.



Abbeyfield Park Multicultural Festival 2004 1-8pm, Sunday, 11th July.

food, dance, stalls, music, crafts, circus, games

Those not lucky enough to be there will be able to keep track on the
Indymedia website

You can also listen to the main stage via a
live MP3 audio webcast
(NOTE: Not available until midday on Sunday)


For more information contact Green City Action, Abbeyfield Park House, Abbeyfield Road, S4 7AT
or tel: 244 0353

Osgathorpe Jam, One Love Festival 2003: Sunday 25th July, 1 - 9pm.

B.L.S.A.Language Matters in Burngreave

A half day conference on Language Matters in Burngreave

more details

Pitsmoor Credit Union.

Your Local Savings and Loans Co-operative

Join Now!

Ray of Hope.
For parents and carers of children with challenging behaviour


Christ Church.

St Peter's Church, Lyons Street

See our recently completed ‘Access For All’ Improvements


Burngreave Green Environment
Programme Events

Sheffield Landlord
Event 2004

more details


Helpline volunteers needed


Burngreave Community
Action Trust
2 Part-time Community-Based
Sports Development Officers

Website Extra.Yemeni Community Association
Caretaker and Admin Officer

Website Extra.Burngreave Drug Project
Health Promotion Worker

Website Extra.Association of Sheffield Community Language Schools / Ethnic Minority Achievement Support Service
Development Worker

Website Extra.Burngreave Community Learning Campaign
Learning Assistants

Website Extra.Yemeni Community Association
Admin Officer

Finance Officer/Admin Officer


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