Archive | April, 2016

Grimesthorpe Allotment Plant Sale 21st May 12 o’clock

28 Apr


Free Cancer awareness training dates 2016

26 Apr


My name is Louise Metcalfe and I work at the NHS Sheffield CCG as a Macmillan Primary Care Quality Lead Nurse. I am working alongside my colleague Dr Amin Goodarzi who is a practising Sheffield GP and also a Macmillan GP champion. Part of our role for 2016/17 is to bring Cancer & Health and Wellbeing awareness to the Sheffield area .

I emailed you all recently to offer places for staff to attend the cancer awareness training dates, we initially wanted to do the training by specific areas, I understand there is huge changes at SCC, so I would like to offer dates instead where you can send staff.

I’ve been working in partnership with Siobhan Horsley to set up a 1 day training course for anyone who comes into contact with anyone living with and beyond cancer. The course offers a range of outcomes which includes ;

· Improve community-based workforce knowledge of cancer prevention, awareness and early diagnosis e.g. signs, symptoms, screening

· To develop participants understanding of cancer as a long term condition

· To develop participants skills around talking about cancer and talking to people who have experience of cancer (listening and responding)

· To provide space to explore participants personal experience of cancer and how this relates to their professional experience

· To provide information/signpost to a range of other services -to be agreed in advance with local stakeholders e.g. Cancer Support Centre, Cavendish Centre, SOHAS, Age UK, Active Everyday

· To identify opportunities to improve community level of knowledge around cancer

· To explore how to develop and sustain workforce knowledge around cancer – gain ideas and feedback from participants

Elise Gilwhite and staff in the area which she leads attended the event and the evaluation from the event rated the training as extremely beneficial.

Sessions are free to workforce, it includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments, the events are held at the Royal Victoria Holiday Inn Sheffield, FREE parking they are 9.30-4.00pm sessions with maximum 20 people. Includes a free goody bag

If you would like to book staff on any of the events would you please send names and job title to james.barker5

We have the following dates available –

27th April, 4th May – (this is over two half days) (Chinese community centre)

8th June

22nd June

6th July

13th July (Wisewood community and sports centre)

21st September

5th October

26th October

2nd November

16th November

7th December

If you would like to discuss or would like to meet up to discuss further please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Best wishes

Louise Metcalfe

Macmillan Primary Care Quality Lead Nurse.

722 Prince of Wales Road


S9 4EU

0114 3051077

My normal working days are; Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday



Youth Worker Required at PACA

26 Apr


Children’s author backing for fire service writing challenge

26 Apr

An award-winning local children’s author has been named head judge in a fire service led creative writing challenge.

Barnsley born Caryl Hart, now living in Bakewell, Derbyshire has volunteered to judge the South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue competition, which calls on youngsters to send in their best piece of creative writing.

The fire service hopes the competition will inspire dozens of local youngsters to think about fire safety, whilst putting their literacy and creative skills to the test.

A LEGO City fire station will be awarded to the winner, as chosen by Caryl, author of popular children’s books including Don’t Dip Your Chips, Welcome to Alien School and Supermarket Zoo. Five runners up will also win a signed copy of one of Caryl’s books.

Education advocate Julie Claytor, said: “Children are an important audience for us, particularly as they are often the best advocates for fire safety at home. We know from school visits and other education work that they often pass on vital fire safety messages to their families and we hope this competition will be another opportunity for us to spread that learning.”

Caryl said: “I know there are lots of brilliant young writers in South Yorkshire – I’ve met a lot of you. So get out your pens, pencils, computers, phones and tablets and get writing. I can’t wait to read your stories!”

The contest is open to all primary school aged children in South Yorkshire. The theme is ‘a day in the life of a firefighter’ and the stories should aim to include at least one fire safety message.

Children can submit an entry by post to Writing Competition, South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue, 197 Eyre Street, Sheffield, S1 3FG or by emailing with ‘Writing Competition’ in the subject box, before the closing date of 13 May 2016.

Full terms and conditions can be found by visiting


Firth Park Community Allotment BIG LUNCH 2nd June 2016 1pm to 3pm

21 Apr



Eating Disorder Services Focus Group for young people

19 Apr


Spotting the signs of Domestic Abuse Leaflet

19 Apr

Follow this link

domestic abuse spotting the signs and what to do leaflet.pdf


The Bluebell Festival – Woolley Wood

18 Apr

woolley wood

Community Food Growing days as part of Sheffield Food Festival, May 2016

18 Apr


Fancy volunteering in gardening?

Come to one or all of our Food Festival Open Days!


  • Green City Action: food growing projects

Open morning: Thursday 19th May 10 – 12noon

Herbal teas and scones!  Tours of site; Meet staff and volunteers.

Location:   Grimesthorpe Allotments, Burngreave, S4 8LE  Bus: 20

Phone: 0114 244 0353 for more details or visit:


  • LEAF Open Evening

Date and time:  Wednesday 1st June, 6pm – 9pm

Tour LEAF’s amazing plots! Check out the unique pallet privy! Discover the makers’ marks in the Anderson Shelter! Make and eat your own stone-baked pizza! Sample local honey! Chat to volunteers and plot-holders! Be inspired to grow your own organic vegetables, fruit, and herbs! Find out about LEAF’s activities and volunteering opportunities! Come along and have some fun!!

Location:  LEAF Community Allotments, Norwod Allotments, Herries Road, S5 7HA

Pedestrian entrance on Herries Road, between Northern General Hospital and Devonshire Arms, opposite Burrows Drive

Buses:  20, 32, 38, 83, 83a, 97, 98

Contact details:    Diane Cocker    07799 851 888


  • HOPE Community Allotment Open Day

Date and time: Thursday 26th May at 11am until 2pm

Come along and find out what we do and how you can get involved. Refreshments will be available and there will be plants for sale.

Location: Plot 80, High Wincobank Allotment Site, Windmill Lane (entance opposite 343 Windmill Lane, S5 6FW).

Bus numbers: 3 and 75

Contact: Sheena –


  • Firth Park Community Allotment

Open Day and the Big Lunch, Thursday 2nd June 1.00 – 3.00 p.m.

The allotment is specially designed with the under 5’s in mind, to introduce parents and carers, families and young children to local food growing

Big Lunch is a national initiative to bring communities together over lunch …please bring  a  food donation to share and join us on site for a picnic

Location: Brushes Allotments, Vickers Drive, Firth Park, S5 6TG, bus routes 1, 1a, 3, 88

Contact Dot Rodman our Local Food Growing Worker & Playworker for more info:

Firth Park Community Allotment is part of the Heeley City Farm family of food growing sites.


  • SAGE Greenfingers

Tours of site and Mikron theatre performance:

Wednesday June 8th  3.30 – 5pm (theatre starts 6pm)

Combine tea and cake and finding out about volunteering at SAGE with an outdoor performance of “Pure – the business of chocolate” from 6pm

Location: Grimesthorpe Allotments, Burngreave, S4 8LE  Bus: 20

Contact details: Emma – 0114 273 7718


18 Apr

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is carrying out research, in partnership with selected schools, sixth forms and colleges, over a 2 week period from Monday 18 April until Friday 29 April.

The Audience

Around 9,500 16-18 year olds attending Thomas Rotherham College, Doncaster College, Barnsley College, Longley Park 6th Form and Notre Dame school will be asked to fill in a short survey that will help SYPTE to understand the current travel behaviour of our younger customers and where they find information relating to public transport, modes and the tickets that they use.

The Aim of the Survey

· To ensure young people are aware of the range of value-for-money travel options available for their age group, in addition to the child concessionary fare.

· To find out their views on any barriers to using public transport.

· To determine what they think are the benefits or restrictions in using and applying for their 16-18 pass.

· To understand travel patterns and any barriers to using public transport e.g. length of journey/travel time.

Please find attached a copy of the survey for your information.

The results of the research will help inform the organisation’s youth ticketing plan and help us to meet the needs of, and better communicate with, our younger customers in the future.

If you have a family member, or know a friend with a student aged 16-18 at the schools and colleges we are working with, please encourage them to help shape travel for young people by taking part in our research. Participants will be entered into a prize draw to win £200 Meadowhall vouchers.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information.

Kind regards

Rachel Cowling

Communications Officer – External Relations

Telephone No. 0114 2211491

Mobile No. 07767 384563

e-mail: Rachel.Cowling

College_Young_people_survey_final version (3).pdf