Street Post Office to close It’s
sad news for Verdon Street residents as, after months
of speculation, their Post Office has been earmarked
for closure. Local residents, workers and visitors to
the area have begun a petition in opposition...
Deals New Deal
are currently negotiating a project with Sheffield Futures
to deliver more youth services, but a Futures insider
has recently informed the Messenger that youth
centres have suffered cut backs as a result of a city-wide
spending freeze and redundancies...
in the Vestry The
Vestry Hall is an important landmark for Burngreave and
one of the most visible signs of neglect in our area.
New Deal have now committed to spending money on it, and
they hope it will be back in use by September 2005...
over Yemeni leader’s arrest At an emergency meeting, over one
hundred residents and representatives of our city’s
Black and diverse communities showed their anger and disbelief
at the arrest and the alleged use of racist language towards
Mr Abdul Shaif...
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
Story: Fury 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...
hopes for the Hill With New Deal projects and
capital investment getting underway, new business thriving and environmental
improvements in the pipeline, the future looks bright for Spital
Catherine’s contaminated St Catherine’s School
will not open at the start of September due to asbestos contamination
caused during work on the roof, and the whole school has been sealed
for Fir Vale and Firshill
and Fir Vale will share in £800,000 of European ‘Objective
One’ money in the next few years, along with Whiteways,
Wensley Estate and parts of Grimesthorpe and Shirecliffe...
for Burngreave All
is set for big developments in sports for Burngreave with new
facilities at Firs Hill Primary School and an important sports
planning event held at Verdon Street recently...
in our names! Hundreds
of people from Burngreave made their feelings clear on 15th February
at demonstrations against a war in Iraq. 120 people joined up with
5,000 from Sheffield and up to two million nationwide in the biggest
demonstration ever seen in the country...
the Violence A
meeting took place on 13th January at the SADACCA Day Centre in
response to the rise in violence affecting our community. The recent
fatal shooting on Spital Hill, combined with another of a man with
close ties to this community, has raised major concerns...
a Terrible Mess!
The property around the Cannon Hall pub, left for derelict over
a year ago, has been the target of fly tipping and petty youth crime
for many months. Adding to this urban decay is the ex - Esso petrol
station, which stood next to the Cannon Hall. It too has now been
discarded without notice or warning to the community it served...