Archive | September, 2016
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Firth Park Academy Open Evening TONIGHT – 5.30pm – 7.30pm

27 Sep

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Macmillan Coffee Morning at Shiregreen Neighbourhood Centre on Thursday 29th Sept – 9.30am

22 Sep

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Health Walks in Sheffield – weekly programme

20 Sep

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Women’s Health and Nutrition Course on Thursdays at PACA

20 Sep

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Have Your Say on The Future of Supertram

19 Sep

Have Your Say on the Future of Supertram

I am writing to advise you that South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), on behalf of Sheffield City Region (SCR), will be undertaking a consultation on the Future of Supertram between Monday 19 September and Sunday 30 October.

The Consultation

The consultation will ask residents, groups and businesses across Sheffield City Region what they think about the Supertram now, what they would change or improve, and how it could fit with other transport.

Consultation feedback will help transport leaders draft an investment strategy that will seek Government funding to prepare Supertram for the future, and allow services to operate for another 30 years.

How people can take part

People can have their say on the future of Supertram by completing a short consultation online at travelsouthyorkshire.com/tramfuture or by collecting a form from an Interchange Customer Service desk. There is a separate consultation form for community groups/organisations.

If you require any further information about this consultation, or would like extra paper copies of the form, then please do not hesitate to contact me by emailing communications or by calling 0114 221 1452.

Feeling Good on Verdon Street – Activities for women.

19 Sep

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Great attendance at Burngreave Public Meeting on Wednesday 14th September

15 Sep

Over 60 local people came to a lively Burngreave Public Meeting at Vestry Hall last night.

There was an update on plans for a new through Primary and Secondary School on the Pye Bank/Woodside site from David Ward – School Organisation Project Officer, Paul Turner Project Officer and Kate Clark – Parks and Countryside Officer. The presentation is here: presentation-pye-bank-woodside

Councillor Jackie Drayton said the school will be a big part of the community and she knows that Reach4 who are the academy sponsor are keen to come out and meet people. Pye Bank School is Grade II listed and it is fantastic to get it back into community use.

If people have questions or comments on the proposals please contact :

Sponsor or school related – schoolreorganisation@sheffield.gov.uk

Shared facilities or Greenspace related – parksandcountryside@sheffield.gov.uk

Inspector Richard Burgess and Sergeant Lee Kayne gave an update on the North East Policing Team. They spoke about the challenges facing the team due to reductions in staff and resources.

A number of residents from the Shirecliffe area highlighted problems they are having with vehicle crime. The councillors and police gave a commitment to have a meeting in Shirecliffe in the next few weeks to start to tackle this.

Burngreave residents also spoke about problems with unlicensed motorbikes driving illegally and dangerously in the area.

Sergeant Kayne said drugs with a street value of £1 million had been recovered in Burngreave this year. On the day of the meeting police had recovered a firearm in the area and 5 men had been arrested on suspicion of firearm offences.

Inspector Burgess and Sergeant Kayne could not emphasise enough how important it is to keep on reporting crime and anti-social behaviour. Dial 101, log things on-line and if anyone is in imminent danger dial 999. Reporting helps target resources to where they are needed most. All contact details for South Yorkshire Police are here.

Local resident and activist Mohammed Issa came to express how the community want the Vestry Hall to remain as a community building. He said the community oppose any change of use for the Vestry Hall and that it should be kept for activities, training and events for the community. There is to be a Friends of Vestry Hall set up. There was strong support from those in attendance for Mohammed’s views.

Tom Hughes from Activity Sheffield came to introduce himself. Tom is our new named Activity Sheffield Officer for the North East of Sheffield. Tom will directly support the health and wellbeing of North East residents by:

  • Identifying and supporting individuals and groups to help themselves by setting up and running health and wellbeing activities.
  • Helping groups to access funding to increase and sustain health and wellbeing activities
  • Leading and facilitating a programme of health and wellbeing activity with groups and partners across Sheffield’s Parks and Green Spaces
  • Delivering community Health and Wellbeing Roadshows, which we’re calling ‘One Stop Shops’, engaging local people with local and city-wide health and wellbeing services
  • Linking with Community Partnerships to support the Council’s People Keeping Well work

For more information please contact Tom on 0114 273 4266 or email tom.hughes@sheffield.gov.uk

Kathryn Mudge from Sport England came to talk about a two year programme focussing on using sport and physical activity as a tool to address community and social needs in Burngreave. There is £120k available to develop sport and physical activity in Burngreave. Locality Officer Naomi Hinch will circulate details when available.

Martin Owen from Superfast South Yorkshire had a stand to inform people of how  high-speed, fibre broadband is now available to the people of Burngreave. Find out more here.