Burngreave Messenger.
   

Local Politics and New Deal

Issue 41 May 2004

 

N.D.C. Burngreave.A New Deal for Burngreave

 

Family learning for all!

New Deal funded Community Education Co-ordinators have been busy organising the first community Family Learning Days at Byron Wood and Pye Bank Schools...

Musical Fun For All – Firs Hill

Over 120 adults and 200 children turned out for Firs Hill Community Primary School’s biggest event since its launch...

Photography Day – St Catherine’s

Thirteen participants of all ages spent a day learning how to use state of the art digital cameras and software photo packages...

Science Week Lecture – St Catherine’s

Dr. Richard Walton from Sheffield Hallam University spoke about science in the home...

Burngreave Grant Fund

Burngreave Community Action Trust has been contracted to deliver the £1.1 million BNDfC Burngreave Grant Fund...

Information Shop

Participate in consultations. Find out what is happening in BNDfC. Funding/Business support information available. Meet friendly, supportive BNDfC staff...

Sorby House

All tenancy request forms need to be returned...

 

Burngreave Area Panel.Burngreave Area Panel

 

All Postal Vote for Sheffield’s New Ward Boundaries

Sheffield’s electoral ward boundaries change in June. This means that every seat on the City Council will be up for election next month...

A New Meeting Room for Carwood

The new Carwood meeting room officially opened on the 14th April with a celebratory event...

Talk To Your Councillors

The members of the Burngreave Area Panel hold regular surgeries so you can talk to them about issues important to you...

Includes details about your Area Panel

Issue 40 April 2004

X marks the spot

All over Europe the rise of parties like the British National Party (BNP) is a worrying trend. With elections in June 2004, Operation Black Vote urge you to use your vote or register to vote if you haven’t yet done so...

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Burngreave Businesses Join Forces

Businesses in Burngreave will be linking up to boost their profile both within Sheffield and beyond, thanks to the recent launch of the Burngreave Business Forum...

Achieving Results!

There’s a lot going on to try and improve educational achievement in Burngreave – such as the Community Learning Campaign, and Community Education Co-ordinators in schools – but how will we know if all this hard work is paying off?

Greening Burngreave!

The Green Environment Programme has made some real advances over the past year in making Burngreave a pleasant environment to work and relax in...

News roundup

Everyone working for New Deal will soon be employed directly by the company, rather than the Council...
The Year 4 Delivery Plan has been agreedand is now with Government Office for final approval...
Around £1 million has been earmarked over the next five years for a number of initiatives for young people...

 

Burngreave Area Panel.Burngreave Area Panel

 

Area Panel Local Action Plan 2004-2006

The Burngreave Area Panel has been given nearly £400,000 of Neighbourhood Renewal Fund money to spend on improving the quality of life for local people over the next two years...

News Roundup

Over 40 local residents attended a meeting to talk about traffic problems on Grimesthorpe Road and decide on a way forward...

At the last meeting of the Burngreave Area Panel the Council’s Highways Service came along to talk about the Burngreave Transport Strategy...

Issue 39 March 2004

Representing...

As a founder member of BCAF and the Sheffield Women’s Forum, Rose Ardron has gone on to become the Community Chair of the New Deal Partnership Board...

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Success for First Public Meeting

Burngreave New Deal for Communities got the new year off to a good start with its first public meeting which was well attended by members of the local community and projects funded through BNDfC...

Welcome to two new Board members

Two new members have recently joined the BNDfC Partnership Board. Steve Cooke has taken up the BCAF vacancy, and Bob Evans from the Learning and Skills Council, South Yorkshire has also become a member...

Advancing Together

Burngreave New Deal for Communities signed up to a ground-breaking agreement with Sheffield City Council, aimed at ensuring that people in Burngreave benefited from major improvements in local services...

Burngreave… It’s the business

The first-ever Burngreave business directory will be uncovered at the launch of the Burngreave Business Forum...

Reach for the Skies!

BNDfC is funding a whole range of projects which help children with homework, support revision for GCSEs and important tests, and projects which help children who are getting into difficulties with school...

website extra!Early Progress Report on the New Deal for Communities Programme

Available for download: the Audit Office Report on the first 3 years of the Government’s New Deal for Communities programme nationally...

Issue 38 February 2004

Burngreave Honours

Congratulations to the people living and working in Burngreave who got honours in the New Years list...

New Plan for New Deal

As Year Three of New Deal comes to an end, this is the first year they have achieved spending targets.

So where’s the money going?

We bring you news of where the money went last year and what's being planned for Year Four...

Subsidiary pages - Spending plans for:
Education | Health | Environment | Over-Arching

Employment & Enterprise | Housing | Crime

Blunkett visits Jamal Mosque

Local Islamic leaders and Church representatives, press, radio and police gathered inside Fir Vale's Jamal Mosque, playing host to Home Secretary David Blunkett...

SuperTruck poll results

Thank you to the 31 people who voted on our first ever online poll...

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Message from the Chair

Lots of major things which have been developed and planned over the last two years are now beginning to make a real difference to our local community...

A magical event!

Holly Pool and Rinica Warner (yr 5, Firs Hill School) report on their visit to see Aladdin at the Lyceum...

Cutting out anti-social behaviour

In an effort to cut anti-social behaviour in Burngreave, a new Anti-Social Behaviour Team has now been recruited...

Working with the community

Eight local people have now started work as Community Wardens - identifying anything which could be making life less than pleasant for people in the area and making sure something gets done to sort it out...

Skills for life

Burngreave Community Learning Campaign is running a major campaign to help people improve their skills for life...

Jobs for local people

The latest employment figures presented to the BNDfC Partnership Board showed that jobs created through New Deal investment are on the up...

Invitation to Tender

BNDfC require the services of an external consultancy to work with staff and residents to set up and maintain a web-site and on-line community directory...

Year 4 draft delivery plan (2004-2005)

The Burngreave New Deal draft delivery plan is available for download as Portable Document Files (pdf)...

 

Burngreave Area Panel.Burngreave Area Panel

 

New Years Honours Awards 2004

Thank you to everyone who joined us in the Town Hall on the 19th January to celebrate the huge amount of effort people living and working in this area are putting into making Burngreave an even better place...

 

Winner profiles:

Awards for local volunteers

Awards for Local Worker and Voluntary Organisations

Community Chest

Fifth round of grants now available - up to £200...

Issue 37 December 2003

Burngreave SuperTruck

New Deal are planning to spend around £100,000 on an ‘information and communications vehicle’...

BCAT: "It's business as usual..."

BCAT held its AGM on 1st December to plan the way ahead after the resignation of Director Lynne Hoy and three Trustees. Despite BCAT’s claim Lynne left after finding another job, she has made it clear she felt forced out...

 

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Festive Fun!

BNDfC will be funding some festive fun for all children attending primary schools in the Burngreave New Deal for Communities area, with every child receiving a £10 book voucher and the chance to go with their school on a theatre trip to see the magical pantomime Aladdin...

Out and about with New Deal!

The New Deal team will be out and about even more in the new year – with the opening of the New Deal Information Shop on Burngreave Road Spital Hill, and the purchase of an information and communications vehicle...

At the heart of the community

A team of Community Education Co-ordinators has been recruited to develop community provision within the area’s primary and secondary schools...

BLSA wants to talk to you!

The Burngreave Language Support Agency is working hard to ensure local people have access to language services, as well as providing training to local people to enable them to develop their language skills...

 

Burngreave Area Panel.Burngreave Area Panel


What you told us…

We will be working with all of the services in this area to find ways make the best of the good things you told us about and tackle the problems you raised...

News roundup

The Area Panel will be holding an event to celebrate Burngreave, congratulations are due to the Chair of the Area Panel who recently married, and at our next public meeting we will be focusing on health...

Community Rep interview

Kelvin Pine helped organise the very first meetings about New Deal and was appointed as a Community Rep on the Partnership Board in August 2000. Since then he’s been elected onto the Board twice and is one of only three Reps who have been involved throughout...

Issue 36 November 2003

Community Rep interview

Rob Smith interviews Dorrett Buckley-Greaves who was elected in April as one of the Community Reps on the New Deal Partnership Board...

Working together

Staff at Burngreave Community Action Trust and Burngreave Community Action Forum volunteers pulled together a fantastic AGM in October, focusing on activities for children and young people...

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A Driving Force!

An innovative partnership between Burngreave New Deal for Communities and Nationwide Ethnic Transport Training will teach 160 local people to drive over the next three years...

Support for would be interpreters

People in Burngreave who would like to use their language skills to find work as interpreters or translators can now turn to the Burngreave Language Support Agency for help...

Facelift for Catherine Street Park

BNDfC has linked up with a team of architecture students in a project aimed at making Catherine Street Park a safer, friendlier place...

Burngreave Small Grants Fund 2

It is expected that up to £400,000 will be allocated to the Grant Fund annually. We welcome applications from organisations wishing to be included on the list of candidates invited to tender...

Launch of Over-Arching Theme

In Burngreave, the community recognised that there needed to be a theme supporting community strength to help residents to get involved with the regeneration of the area...

 

Burngreave Area Panel.Burngreave Area Panel


Spending doubled to clean up Burngreave

More resources than ever are going into cleaning up Burngreave. That was the message from the Council’s Street Force Service at the public meeting of the Area Panel on 2nd October...

Supporting Local Groups

The Area Panel aims to support local groups who are working to improve the lives of people in this area. One way we do this is by providing small grants to local groups...

Regenerating Woodside

Would you like to have a say in the future of the Woodside...?

 

Issue 35 October 2003

Community Rep interview

This month’s Partnership Board Rep interview is with Tony Hall...

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Not too late to learn!

Around 60 new learners in Burngreave have already signed up for a range of courses, thanks to the efforts of the Community Learning Campaign. And even if you haven’t enrolled yet – it’s not too late to get started...

Jobs Fair

The Jobs Fair at Forum House was a great success, with around 200 people coming along throughout the day to find out more about new jobs on offer in the Burngreave New Deal area...

Shop until you drop trip

On Saturday 6th September, the Freedom Express Luxury coach took forty women from the Burngreave area to London...

Safer Burngreave

Burngreave is becoming a safer place for householders, thanks to the Safer Homes Scheme...

 

Burngreave Area Panel.Burngreave Area Panel


Celebrating the people of Burngreave

The Area Panel is keen to acknowledge and celebrate the work people doing to improve the lives of those around them by awarding Honours to people and groups who have made an outstanding contribution to their local community...

Have your say… and keep the kids happy at the same time!

On Saturday 25th October the Area Panel is hosting a fun day for people from across the area at Firs Hill School...

Do you care about the state of the streets in your area?

Are you concerned about fly tipping, litter and graffiti? If so we want your help to make sure our area is kept clean and tidy...

Issue 34 September 2003

Council Clean Up?

Last month the New Deal and the Council announced they were ‘Advancing Together’, launching a package of extra environmental services for the area...

Community Rep interview

This month’s Partnership Board Rep interview is with Natasha MacFarlane...

 

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Building a future

People from the Burngreave area are taking the opportunity to build a career in the construction industry, thanks to a Burngreave NDfC construction employment project...

Have your say!

BNDfC has bought Sorby House on Spital Hill – with the aim that it will become a central point for the local community. Now New Deal wants to know what you’d like to see happening there...

Summer Fund

The successful trip to Skegness on 16th August (see above) was just one of a number of initiatives supported by BNDfC’s Summer Fund – a grant fund totalling £25,000 to support activities taking place in the NDC area during August and September..

Other news:

Two new staff members, BNDfC's new address and great news for the self employed and those looking for work.

 

Burngreave Area Panel.Burngreave Area Panel


The Big Autumn Clean Up

Throughout October and November we will be working with local community groups, schools and the Council’s Streetforce service to clean up our area...

Other news:

The Burngreave Honours Awards...

Making Burngreave Accessible to Everyone...

Community Chest: FOURTH ROUND OF GRANTS NOW AVAILABLE - UP TO £200...

Issue 33 August 2003

Community Rep interview

The Messenger plans to interview all ten community reps elected onto the New Deal Partnership Board in March. The second to be interviewed is Adam Jones, the youngest of the reps...

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A Great Deal for Burngreave

The Council is entering into a partnership with us to bring more and better services to the area. Detailed negotiations have resulted in a three-year plan in which the Council has made a commitment to continuing to deliver at least the level of services it already provides...

Top Level Visit For Burngreave

The man with overall responsibility for New Deal for Communities spending was in Sheffield recently to see for himself the progress being made by BNDfC...

Look out Ellesmere!

Over the next few weeks, people living in the Ellesmere area can expect a visit from teams of Community Learning Assistants – part of the Community Learning Campaign team who are working hard to encourage local people back into learning...

Security grants scheme launched

Businesses in the Spital Hill area could be eligible for grants of up to £5,000 to help them improve security at their premises, thanks to the newly launched Security and Environment Grants Scheme...

On the beat!

BNDfC regeneration worker Farhat Javed was one of the first Burngreave residents to accept an invitation from the BNDfC Police Team to join them for a day on the beat...

 

Burngreave Area Panel.Burngreave Area Panel


Third Round of Community Chest Awards

Your Burngreave Area Panel met at the beginning of June to decide on the third round of the our Community Chest fund. Seven groups applied and they all received an award...

Area Panel Meetings Update

Building work on the new Longley Park Sixth Form started in June, and will be opening in September 2004...

And Finally... Stuart Leaving

Issue 32 June 2003

Community Rep interview

In March, ten community reps were elected onto the New Deal Partnership Board. This month we interview Aisha Special K...

BCAT - here to help

Burngreave Community Action Trust are ready and waiting to support community groups in Burngreave. New Deal will be funding BCAT for the next three years and with a full staff team in place they will be able to manage more projects for smaller organisations...

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Burngreave Limited!

Burngreave New Deal for Communities has now become a limited company, bringing greater independence and local control to the vital regeneration process...

It’s never too late!

You might be way past school-leaving age – but it’s never too late to learn. That’s the message from the Community Learning Campaign which helped to organise a series of events in Burngreave as part of Adult Learner’s Week during May...

Supporting business in Burngreave

Business in Burngreave should soon be on the up, thanks to the appointment of Saghir Ahmed as the area’s new Business and Enterprise Champion...

Meeting the needs of older people

Representatives from a wide range of organisations joined up with local elders and their carers for an away day looking at the needs of older people from all communities in the area...

New lease of life for Sorby House

Sorby House, a major Spital Hill landmark, is to be given a new lease of life as the hub of actvities in Burngreave...

 

Burngreave Area Panel.Burngreave Area Panel


New Rounds of Area Panel Community Chest

The Community Chest is there to support small groups and projects in Burngreave. This year we will be working with Burngreave Community Action Forum and their Community Chest so we can help as many groups as we can...

Area Panel Acheivements

Here are the things that you have made happen over the last year through your Area Panel meetings...

Your Area Panel

Details about Area Panel Councillors and the next meetings...

Issue 31 May 2003

Euro-cash for Fir Vale and Firshill

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...

May 2003 Council Election Results

Steve Jones, successful labour candidate holds his seat. Labour hold majority - turnout 28.9%...

Apology to Ms Ellisa Clarke

The Messenger apologises to Ellisa Clarke regarding our 'Voice of the People' report in the March 2003 edition...

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Reaching out to local people

The three new workers bring with them a wealth of experience, having worked in a variety of regeneration and community engagement roles in the past...

Making a difference

Community Engagement Manager Levi Ferguson is confident that all the work which has gone on behind the scenes is now beginning to make a real difference. But he does understand people’s frustrations that things haven’t happened more quickly...

Return to learn in Burngreave!

18 local people have been employed as Community Learning Assistants in a major initiative aimed at raising the number of people with recognised qualifications and improving access to vocational training...

Message from John Clark, Chief Executive

We are moving into year 3 of the Burngreave New Deal for Communities programme with many reasons to be optimistic...

 

Burngreave Area Panel.Burngreave Area Panel


Area Panel Environment Meeting

Everyone in Burngreave will be able to recycle paper and card by using the a new Citywide kerbside collection that is starting this year...

How does the Area Panel work?

The City’s twelve Area Panels are part of the Council’s political structures and the local Councillors you elect each year to sit on your Area Panel...

Also on the same page:

Regeneration Roundtable

A group called the Burngreave Regeneration Roundtable has started meeting regularly to look at the difficult issues that we need to work together on...

Issue 30 April 2003

Angry voices

Over 100 people witnessed angry confrontations and bitter personal accusations at the ‘Voice of the People’ (VOTP) meeting on March 24th. Calls for respect and order allowed a few strong voices to be heard, speaking of the ‘poverty trap’ and lack of jobs and facilities, but the meeting drifted away with no clear conclusion...

Caught in the middle

The last Messenger listed projects the New Deal team say have received ‘community endorsement’, but many have since questioned when endorsement was given. John Clark, New Deal Chief Executive, said he wasn’t satisfied with the system of Theme Groups approving projects either, but was caught between ‘a rock and a hard place’ as people also complained of a lack of action...

War in Iraq, but Pitsmoor remains one community

Despite global tension and conflict, voices across Burngreave and Sheffield are calling on everyone to help keep harmony in our community...

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News from the New Deal executive team. (5 pages)
1 2 3 4 5

Burngreave Area Panel.Burngreave Area Panel

The latest from Stuart Bolton, Area Panel co-ordinator. (2 pages)
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Issue 29 March 2003

Whose voice?

A group calling itself 'Voice of the People' attacked the New Deal regeneration programme. Ruggy Johnson and Ellisa Clarke recently secured a meeting with Government Office, from which BNDfC was excluded. Rumours are that a proposal was brought forward, including funding for two £40,000 salaries and a £12,000 budget for hire cars...

Not in our names!

Hundreds of people from Burngreave made their feelings clear on 15th February at demonstrations against a war in Iraq...

N.D.C. Burngreave.A New Deal for Burngreave

News from the New Deal executive team.

Burngreave Area Panel.Burngreave Area Panel

The latest from Stuart Bolton, Area Panel co-ordinator.

Issue 28 February 2003

Industrial tribunal

An Industrial Tribunal between Samantha Constance, and BNDfC, Sheffield City Council and Burngreave Community Action Trust, was called off at the last minute after the two sides reached agreement...

New Deal calls for community involvement in themes

New Deal has just set up new structures and is calling for the community to get involved with the key themes for spending the money: Employment, Education, Environment, Housing, Health, Crime and an Over-Arching theme...

N.D.C. Burngreave.A New Deal for Burngreave

News from the New Deal executive team.

Burngreave Area Panel.Burngreave Area Panel

The latest from Stuart Bolton, Area Panel co-ordinator.

Issue 27 December 2002

ASTRA is Born

All Saints residents dreaming and hard work was rewarded when over 40 people attended the first meeting of ASTRA (All Saints Tenants and Residents Association) in St. Peter’s Church Hall...

Regenerating Fir Vale

Deatails of the Fir Vale Comunity Forum General Meeting, to be held on December the 14th...

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News from the New Deal executive team.

Burngreave Area Panel.Burngreave Area Panel

The latest from Stuart Bolton, Area Panel co-ordinator.

Issue 26 November 2002

N.D.C. Burngreave.A New Deal for Burngreave

News from the New Deal executive team.

Burngreave Area Panel.Burngreave Area Panel

The latest from Stuart Bolton, Area Panel co-ordinator.

Issue 25 October 2002

Pitsmoor people march against war

Pitsmoor mobilised last weekend to join the demonstration in London against the proposed war in Iraq...

N.D.C. Burngreave.A New Deal for Burngreave

News from the New Deal executive team.

Burngreave Area Panel.Burngreave Area Panel

The latest from Stuart Bolton, Area Panel co-ordinator.

Issue 24 August 2002

Time to start performing

Few will be surprised at the announcement that, in the first year of Burngreave New Deal for Communities, only £175,000 was spent on projects out of a planned £2.1 million. That’s something like a 92% underspend. So what’s gone wrong? The Messenger spoke to Partnership Board Community Reps Rose Ardron and Levi Ferguson...

Work on progress at BCAT

Work has commenced at BCAT premises to renovate the first floor, and the NDfC executive team and Government office have given a commitment to protect the current function of BCAT and help to develop the project...

N.D.C. Burngreave.A New Deal for Burngreave

News from the New Deal executive team.

Burngreave Area Panel.Burngreave Area Panel

The latest from Stuart Bolton, Area Panel co-ordinator.

July 2002

We interview the new Boss for the New Deal in Burngreave, and this months New Deal pages explain what's going on? While BCAT face closure the New Deal are consulting about who should become the delivery agency.

The Area Coordinators page introduces Jackie Field and news of action on abandoned cars.

May 2002

The BCAF EGM heard calls for Unity, Unity, Unity and Abdul Shaif from BCF says Now BCAF and BCF must work together!

There are New Deal Resignations and the New Deal pages focus on report of the start of major projects.

The Area Coordinators page brings news of moves to assess health around Parkwood Landfill site.


Local Election results

April 2002

Unity, unity, unity. Report from BCAF EGM 13-4

New Deal Resignations
Stop Press 12-4

Community Ecstasy at regeneration successes 

This month the New Deal pages include news of the launch of a small grants fund.  

The Area Co-ordinators report from Stuart Bolton brings news of the Unitary Development plan and a new forum in Fir Vale.

March 2002

The New Deal pages are full of information about new projects getting off the ground and dates for March meetings and the Inland Revenue are offering support to small organisations.

This month New Deal have announced plans for a new staffing structure and frustration bubbled over at the BCAF quartely forum. Upcoming BCAF meetings

The Area Co-ordinators report from Stuart Bolton.

February 2002

New Deal pages.

The Area Co-ordinators report.

December 2001

New Deal starts spending on projects like a new pitch for the Adventure Playground.

The Area Panel report

November 2001

BCAF AGM votes to become the New Deal delivery agency.
The Area Panel report

October 2001

BCAF the successful local charity have their AGM, would you like to join BCAF's governing body? 

The Area Panel report

 

 
   
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