• [+] Burngreave Messenger 2016 Archive

    206 archive of the online version of the monthly news magazine delivered to all households in the Sheffield Burngreave ward. Burngreave Messenger Ltd. is a non-profit making, membership owned community organisation.

    • [+] Archives

      Back issues of the Burngreave Messenger community newspaper, along with additional news items exlusive to the website.

      • [+] 2011

        Archive of all news, issues and website exclusives from 2011.

        • [+] April 2011 Issue 93

          Issue 93, the April 2011 issue of the Burngreave Messenger.

          • [] Young people challenge cuts

            On 2nd February Burngreave residents took a petition of 1080 signatures, mainly from young people, against these cuts in educational maintenance allowance (EMA) and study support to the Council. The outcome achieved was certainly something to be proud of!

          • [] Burngreave Messenger: future and donations

            The Messenger is still here, but needs some help… The Burngreave Messenger is delivered free to 9,000 houses in Burngreave and Firvale, six times per year. We remain entirely independent of funders and the content of the Messenger is decided by local people.

          • [] Burngreave Community Action Forum

            From April BCAF will not have enough funding to employ a worker, however it will continue to work for the community through the network it has built up over recent years and with the support of volunteers.

          • [] In support of Ali Bashir

            One of our friends at New Roots Café is being threatened with deportation to Libya. His name is Ali Bashir and he is a dedicated volunteer and friend to all at New Roots. He has been seeking asylum in this country for 10 years, but in March, was once again turned down by the Home Office.

          • [] Reza released

            Local resident Reza Yosefi has been released from detention after a second reprieve from deportation.

          • [] High Flyers

            Local youth group – High Flyers – win a Heart of the Community Award.

          • [] ESOL day of action

            People in citywide English classes take part in a national day of protest against huge fee increases.

          • [] Preventing Cancer

            Chetna Patel talks to community groups about the Cancer Awareness Project.

          • [] Carwood Makeover Complete

            Carwood has new plants in place, replacing shrubs planted when the estate was first built decades ago.

          • [] Spring Clean at Firshill

            Firshill is getting ready for a Big Spring Clean. On 12th April Firshill Tenants and Residents Association (TARA)will get help from Streetforce, Sheaf Training, Sheffield Homes, the Safer Neighbourhood Team, Fire Service and St Catherine’s School to get the estate up to scratch.

          • [] Welcome Residents meeting

            The Welcome Resident’s group held a public meetingin March to review their community bus service and discuss funding for the area.

          • [+] Help to manage your weight

            Being overweight or obese could soon overtake smoking as the major cause of preventable ill health. In 2010, almost a quarter of adults in England were obese.

          • [] International Women’s Day

            On the 8th of March it was the 100th year of International Women’s Day. Verdon Recreation Centre was the venue for Burngreave’s annual celebration.

          • [] New hair salon on Spital Hill

            Priscilla Waring has recently opened her own hair salon at the former BCAF office on Spital Hill. Known as “Cassy's Salon”, it provides a comprehensive service for men, women and children of all cultures.

          • [] Hard Times

            Discuss and understand the impact of the tax, benefit, pension and other economic changes affecting home and work.

          • [] 150 Years Ago

            This year is the 150th anniversary of the opening of Burngreave Cemetery.

          • [] World Record Event

            Byron Wood School performed heads, shoulders, knees and toes in a world record attempt.

          • [+] School and Community Celebrate

            St Patrick's day and Comic Relief celebration by the Firshill Community and St Catherine's School at the Crescent Community room cafe.

          • [] Whiteways Reaches Out

            Whiteways primary school involves parents, carers and the community in school activities

          • [] Watoto Red Nose Day

            Fancy dress, raffles and a cake stall for Watoto preschool red nose day.

          • [] History on your doorstep

            Local resident, Tom Barnard, an archaeology student at Sheffield University lives next to Osgathorpe Park. Digging up pieces of worked bone in his garden led to a fivemonth archaeological dig that could put Osgathorpe Park on the map as an historical site. The Messenger went to meet him at the University Archaeology Department to find out more

          • [] Parkwood walk

            Some days just feel like spring; on such a day the Friends of Parkwood Springs and Sheffield Rangers arranged a guided walk of the site.

          • [] Finding refuge at Greenfingers

            In February, the Welcome Centre hosted a shared meal and short film show to launch a new project run by SAGE Greenfingers. From their base at Grimesthorpe Allotments, SAGE Greenfingers, an established local charity, offers creative therapeutic activities to a community of adults experiencing mental health problems (

          • [] Census 2011

            The census is a count of all the people and households in England and Wales which happens every 10 years. Every household will have received a questionnaire from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) which must filled in for 27th March 2011.

          • [] Abbeyfield Park Festival 2011

            This years Festival will take place on Sunday 10th July 1-6pm. Volunteers for Abbeyfield Park Multicultural Festival are setting up a new, independent organisation for the festival.

          • [] Sheffield Youth Council's Holly

            year old girl from Burngreave, Pitsmoor, who went to Firshill Primary School and now King Ecgbert Sixth Form in Totley where she is doing her A-levels.

          • [] High Hopes

            Young people, parents, staff and trustees from Ellesmere Youth Project headed out on a cold January morning for a sponsored abseil.

          • [] Byron Wood Primary is visited by aliens!

            On 14th March 2011, the children of Byron Wood Primary School were introduced to Mr Zingcroll, an alien ambassador from the alien Croot race, a race without legs.

          • [] Firvale builds a gate

            As part of Citizenship Day at Firvale School on 24th March, and in an effort to build positive relationships in the community, eight students and several staff set out to build and fix a gate. The gate will prevent access to a private landlord’s property used by local young people as a ‘hang-out’ and smoking area.

          • [] NEW Watoto Multi Sensory Room

            Watoto Pre-School's multi sensory provision is a special place where children explore, develop their senses and skills in a relaxing and fun environment

          • [] Family Time events

            Make a Den; African Drumming, Mould your own hands and feet; sing rhymres and songs; listen to stories; come and celebrate ‘Family Time’

          • [] Learn Safe, Drive Safe

            If you want your sons and daughters to get the safest possible start in their driving career then contact one of the Learn Safe Drive Safe instructors.

          • [] Car Boot Sale

            Saturday 14th May 2011 at Firs Hill Primary School.

          • [] Burngreave Jobs Fair

            Wednesday 4th May, 9.30am – 1.00pm. A FREE event where you will be able to find out about vacancies, training and careers advice.