Archive | February, 2016

Burngreave New Year’s Honour Awards 2016

29 Feb

Burngreave Awards 2016 4Burngreave must have been quiet on Thursday 25th February as everyone was at the Town Hall celebrating the wonderful people who commit time and effort to making Burngreave Ward a great place to live.

Over 120 people packed into the Town Hall reception rooms to cheer and whoop as councillors presented 42 volunteers, local workers and groups with certificates in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the Burngreave Community.

Nico Hall, Group Scout Leader for 76th Sheffield (St Peter’s Ellesmere) Scout Group said, “The Burngreave Honours Awards demonstrated the magnitude and variety of the excellent work and goodwill that takes place – sometimes under the radar – in Burngreave. We are fortunate to have many dedicated individuals who improve and enrich the lives of so many in our community. I hope that the Burngreave Honours Awards becomes an annual event and that through it we can reveal and celebrate many more invaluable members of our Burngreave community.”


List of Winners


1. Kim Vickers
2. Barbara Morris –
3. Martin Currie
4. Rob Bullock
5. Fran Belbin
6. Isilda Laing
7. Graham Jones
8. Saleema Imam
9. Diz Feeley
10. Fran Feeley
11. Dr Vithal Patel
12. Gareth Coleman
13. Sarah Kesteven
14. Laura Watkins
15. Liaquat Ali Khan
16. Norma Hallet
17. Sam Williams (barber)
18. Imran Ali
19. Margaret Hill
20. Margaret Williams
21. Neill Schofield
22. Victor Mujakachi

Paid Workers Who Go Above and Beyond

1. Amy Palmer
2. Chris Marriott
3. Rachel Liszka
4. Sian Bagshawe
5. Patrick Meleady
6. Aislinn Adams
7. Patrick Amber
8. Marcia Layne


1. 76th Scouts group
2. Burngreave Messenger
3. Crabtree Pond Volunteers
4. Dementia Welcome Café
5. Ellesmere Children’s
6. Friends of Abbeyfield Park
7. Friends of Burngreave Cemetery
8. Friends of Burngreave Library
9. Volunteers of Burngreave Library
10. UKKidz
11. Burngreave TARA
13. The Children of Pitsmoor Adventure Playground


North East Cabinet in the Community Wednesday 24th February

29 Feb

39 members of the public attended the North East Cabinet in the Community on Wednesday 24th February at Shirecliffe Community Centre. The meeting was chaired by Shiregreen Brightside elected member and North East LAP Chair, Councillor Peter Price.

From 5.30pm attendees were invited to share refreshments and speak to councillors, officers and local organisations informally. The meeting began at 6.30pm with a one minute silence for Hillsborough Brightside MP Harry Harpham who sadly passed away this month. He had been at the meeting the year before in his cabinet role.

Locality Officer Naomi Hinch gave an update on the work that has happened in the North East Locality Area in the past twelve months.

Questions were then put to the panel of 7 Cabinet Members in an hour long session and included:

  • Community facilities – Future of Ski Village; Future of Pye Bank School; lack of community buildings in Firth Park
  • Page Hall – Selective Licensing
  • Housing – council’s policy for house buying in area
  • Health & Wellbeing – Request for support for Wincobank Hill Cycle Climb; details of why Activity Sheffield is being cut
  • Environment – litter around estate, flytipping; Pollution (potential impact of new service station); Highways trees; Future of derelict Stones Brewery building
  • Community Safety / ASB – Pye Bank Hostel
  • Sheffield Devolution Deal
  • EU Referendum

The last section of the meeting was set aside to allow the attendees to comment on how they would like the council to engage with them. The general feeling was that people liked the opportunity to have area wide meetings that rotated around the locality. However, it was recognised that this doesn’t suit everyone and there should still be walkabouts, stands at festivals and engagement through social media.


Breast Cancer Awareness Session at PACA on 24th Feb 2016

16 Feb


Flipping great fun in Pitsmoor

9 Feb

Laughter and smiles were in abundance on Saturday afternoon as children and families participated in pancake games prior to shrove Tuesday at Pitsmoor adventure playground. The children enjoyed a range of challenges with pancakes assisted by the wind including highest pancake, most flips and the 50 yard dash. Maria aged 12 said “It was very funny watching my friends with a pan and I liked it when the wind was blowing the pancakes all over, everyone was laughing.” Patrick Meleady playground manager said ” Our children had a super time playing pancake games in the strong wind and their smiles were amazing.”