Archive | April, 2014

Sheffield Live!

29 Apr

Sheffield Live! Update, April 2014

Sheffield Community Media Pioneer and Community Share Offer now open; cross-platform website launches; programming update; 4 new job opportunities; new shows; expressions of interest invited for Commercial Production Services.

Sheffield Live! will be the first cross-platform community media service in the UK including Sheffield’s soon to be launched digital local TV channel.

Sheffield Community Media Ltd: Share offer now open

Imagine a TV channel that YOU can be part of. Sheffield Community Media Ltd is a new organisation set up for community benefit. A local media organisation owned by local people to invest in Sheffield’s local digital TV channel and to build a new cross-platform media service for Sheffield – on radio, TV, web and mobile.

Whether you live, work or have interests in Sheffield, we would like to invite you to subscribe to Shares in Sheffield Community Media Ltd and be part of the ownership of our city’s community media:

• A social investment in community media
• Become a co-owner of Sheffield Community Media Ltd
• Invest any amount from £100 to £20,000
• Option to pay in instalments for those on low income
• We aim to pay a modest rate of interest after 3 years
• We aim to allow you to “cash in” your shares after 5 years

You can access our Pioneer and Community Shares Offer Document and other information at:

Games Britannia 2014

29 Apr

Please see attached flyers inviting young people (over 16 years of age) to be involved as volunteers with the Games Britannia Live Event due to be held at the end of June this year. If you would print off and display for young people to see we would be very grateful.

Contact details are on the flyer


Tash Bright
Sheffieldr Communications Officer
Sheffield Futures | helping young people and adults to achieve their full potential in learning, employment and life.
Star House, 43 Division Street, Sheffield S1 4GE
0114 201 8647 | 07580 714 860 | @sheffieldr_ | |


GB Live Volunteers.pdf

GB Live Non Tech Volunteers.pdf

Equality and Fairness Grants now open for applications

29 Apr

Dear all

Please can you publicise these grants for us? Apologies if you have already received this information.

Thanks & best wishes

Contracts & Partnership Team

The Equality and Fairness Grants Fund is now open for applications from not for profit, voluntary, community and faith sector groups. New and established groups are welcome to apply.

The grants are for activities that contribute to our Equality and Fairness Objective of strengthening the voice and influence of under-represented communities of identity. The grants will particularly focus on people who face additional barriers and can therefore have difficulties accessing traditional engagement routes. Activities should help people to speak out from communities that are not often heard from and to get involved with decision-making in the city.

Grants of up to £15,000 are available. The closing date is Friday 23 May at 12 noon.

To apply please go to

We will be holding 2 information sessions to answer questions about the grant process and criteria.

· Wednesday 7 May 1pm-3pm

· Thursday 15 May 5pm-7pm

To book onto one of the sessions, please email equalitiesandinvolvement or ring 0114 273 5861.

For questions about the grants please email contractsandpartnership or ring 0114 205 7297

Best wishes

Contracts and Partnership Team

Email: contractsandpartnership

Telephone: 0114 205 7297


House fire highlights e-cig dangers

29 Apr
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> Eleven on-call firefighters completed their initial training this month. Find out more below!
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Firefighters announce strike dates

The Fire Brigades Union, which represents nearly all of our firefighters, has announced strike dates on 2, 3 and 4 May.

We have contingency plans in place, as we did during previous strike periods at the end of last year, but our 999 response will be severely depleted.

Please ensure you have working smoke alarms and take a moment to read our top 10 tips for staying safe during the strike.

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House fire highlights e-cig dangers

E-cigDid you see our piece on BBC Look North the other week? This month we are warning about the potential dangers posed by e-cigarettes, after the latest in a string of fires caused by the devices and their chargers.

To read our advice for preventing fires caused by electrical equipment, like e-cigs, read the full story here.

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Horse rescued from gate

CloudFirefighters have rescued a horse called Cloud, who’d become stuck over a gate in a Doncaster field. The horse had tried to jump the gate on Tickhill Road, Bawtry, but became stuck. Read more on our website or Facebook Like Button this on Facebook.

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Graduation for on-call crews

InlineEleven new recruits have completed initial training to become on call firefighters and have been posted to fire stations across South Yorkshire. You can read more about their training here.

Would you like to become an on-call firefighter yourself? Recruitment is open, but you must live within five minutes of our fire stations in Askern, Dearne, Rossington, Stocksbridge or Penistone. Find out more on our website here or Tweet Button this to people you know.

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Large barn fire in Doncaster

Barn fireFire crews spent several hours tackling a large barn fire in Doncaster earlier this month. Two horses sadly died in the incident. Click here for more information about the incident

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Counting down to the Grand Départ!

29 Apr
The ‘Bienvenue Sheffield’ campaign to promote the Grand Départ of the Tour de France and its legacy in Sheffield is delivered by Sheffield City Council. Issue 1
Counting down to the Grand Départ!
Welcome to the first community newsletter for the ‘Bienvenue ἁ Sheffield’ campaign celebrating all things Grand Départ in Sheffield.
Plan your race day experience at one of our Spectator Hubs
  Spectators can now plan the perfect race experience at one of our Spectator Hubs. With free admission, every hub will have a big screen providing live coverage of the race, together with refreshments, entertainment and toilets. Hubs will be accessible to all.Sheffield Grand Départ Spectator hubs will be located at Don Valley Bowl, in close proximity to the Finish Line and Coronation Park before the Peloton tackles ‘Cote d’Oughtibridge’ at Jawbone Hill (Oughtibridge Lane).

Additional Spectator Hubs will be at High Bradfield, Meadowhall, Wincobank Common and Abbeyfield Park as well a four-day event in the city centre.

Please click here for more information.

Road Closures
Road closures will be kept to a minimum, but it is anticipated the closures will be between 10 and 12 hours.Special arrangements will be made to allow emergency services to use these roads. Roads which are within the control of Sheffield City Council are expected to be closed between approximately 07:30 to 19:30 except for the area around the finish line.

For full information on road closures during the Grand Départ please click here for more information.

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Funding News from SYFAB for 29/04/2014

29 Apr
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Sheffield 50 Plus Weekly Bulletin – 29 April 2014

29 Apr

Dear all,

Please visit the news and information page on our website to read to latest news bulletin:!news/c160c

I have also attached the bulletin in pdf form in case you have trouble accessing the website.

If you know anyone that would also like to receive the bulletin please ask them to email me so they can be added to the list, membership is not required to receive the bulletin.

Very best wishes.

Julie White

Admin Officer

Sheffield 50 Plus

The Circle

33 Rockingham Lane


S1 4FW

Tel: 0114 2536736