Archive | December, 2013

New Leisure Centre for the North Proposed

20 Dec

Have your say about the proposed new leisure development for the north of the city – ‘North Active’.

Sheffield City Council and Ecclesfield Parish Council are seeking your views on the proposed development of a leisure facility at the Thorncliffe Recreation Ground.

The project will provide a new swimming pool, learner pool, gym, dance studio and health consultation rooms. The project is called ‘North Active’. The new facility will replace Chapeltown Pool which will operate as normal until the new facility opens.

How can you feed in your views?

You can view copies of the plans and complete on online questionnaire by visiting www.sheffield.gov.uk/northactive

You can come along to one of the public consultation workshops:

Monday 6th January 2014 at Chapeltown Library, Nether Ley Avenue, Sheffield, S35 1AE. 7.30pm to 8.30pm

Thursday 16th January 2014 at The Miners Welfare, Angram Road, High Green, Sheffield, S35 4GD. Session One – from 3.30pm to 5.00pm or Session Two – from 5.00pm to 7.00pm.

Copies of the plans and hard copies of the questionnaire are also available the following locations:

  • Chapeltown Library
  • Stocksbridge Library
  • Chapeltown Pool
  • Stocksbridge Leisure Centre
  • Ecclesfield Parish Council Office

If you would like any further information regarding this proposal please contact Paul Billington paul.billington@sheffield.gov.uk, telephone 0114 2735071 or Tammy Barrass, tammy.barrass@sheffield.gov.uk, telephone 0114 2735052.

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Adult Learning in North Sheffield Area

20 Dec

Please see the attached posters for information about adult learning opportunities available in the north area in the new year.

FIONAposter.docx2.docx

North Class Publicity jan 2014.docx

The Sheffield Parents’ Survey – report now available

17 Dec

MESSAGE FROM THE PARENTAL ENGAGEMENT TEAM

The report of the findings from The Sheffield Parents’ Survey is now live at www.sheffield.gov.uk/sps.

We hope you find the report interesting and we’d encourage you to share it with your colleagues and partners. If you would like a hard copy (or copies) then please contact us via return email or on the number below.

Thank you to everyone who contributed questions and topics or who helped us to conduct and promote this important consultation, and of course, to those parents and carers amongst you who took the time to fill in the survey.

In 2014, we plan to work closely with the services who submitted questions and topics to the consultation to see how the issues parents raised can be addressed. We are also developing another parents’ survey, planned for November 2014. Much of this will reflect the 2012 survey as we feel it is important to measure changes in perception or opinion.

You can keep up to date with this work through our Parents’ Assembly webpages, Facebook page and Twitter account.

Once again, thank you for your ongoing support with our parental engagement activity, we really appreciate it.

Tour De France 2014

16 Dec

You can get lots of information about the Yorkshire Grand Depart, Tour de France 2014 here –

http://www.welcometosheffield.co.uk/visit/tour-de-france-2014

Support for vulnerable people over Xmas period

16 Dec

Please find attached a copy of the SAVE Newsletter which includes information about services support available over the Christmas period for homeless/vulnerable people.

Please feel free to circulate as appropriate.

SAVE_Xmas_Issue_Dec13.pdf

DRAFT Food Strategy for Consultation

16 Dec

Message from the Public Health Team. If you have time, here is an opportunity to take part in the Sheffield Food Strategy consultation.

Please find attached the draft Sheffield Food Strategy.

This draft Food Strategy builds upon Sheffield’s Food Plan published July 2011 responding to the changing circumstances that the people of Sheffield are living within as well as local and national policy developments. The new Food Strategy sets out our vision for food in Sheffield and a number of priorities that will help us to achieve this.

A range of consultation activities have informed the development of this strategy to date. We would now like to take stakeholder views on board in shaping the final version. Please let us have your comments by completing the online consultation. This can be accessed by following this link https://www.forms.sheffield.gov.uk/af3/an/default.aspx/RenderForm/?F.Name=KADHZkhcKPZ

The survey will be open from Friday 6th December through to 4pm Friday 3rd January.

Please cascade this information to your networks as appropriate, we are keen to get a breadth of responses.

Many thanks in anticipation of your comments.

The Sheffield Food Strategy V3 December 2013 for consultation.doc

£2 million fund to make South Yorkshire safer launched

12 Dec

The fire service is calling on community and voluntary groups to bid for money to support its work in driving down incidents across the county.

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue is hoping dozens of registered charities, community organisations and partners agencies will come forward and apply for money for grants from the £2 million fund, which has been set aside from the Authority’s reserves.

Groups will be able to bid for as little as £5,000 or as much as £250,000 to support projects which reduce injuries, save lives and make South Yorkshire safer. Key objectives for the ‘Safer & Stronger Communities Reserve’ fund include prioritising the most vulnerable, collaboration and data sharing.

The first funding round will run from 6 January to 10 February, with an assessment board recommending which projects will win funding, and final decisions being taken by Fire Authority members in March.

Fire Authority Chair, Cllr Jim Andrews, said: “For many years, the Fire Service has been very successful at driving down incidents. South Yorkshire is a safer place to live today than it has been at any time in its history. As an Authority, we know that we can only sustain these improvements by working together with partners to make community safety work joined-up and responding to local needs.

“That’s why we’ve decided to set aside this money, because we know it is only by working alongside community groups, charities and other partner agencies that we can continue to make the lives of the most vulnerable people in society safer.”

There is a three-stage application process for funding:

Stage 1—submit an Expression of Interest form. The first round for this stage will run from 6th January to 10th February 2014.

Stage 2—presentation to Assessment Board (WB 24th February).

Stage 3—develop a Service Level Agreement.

Recommendations will be made to the March Authority meeting. A second round will open in April 2014.

For more information and to apply, visit www.syfire.gov.uk

Sheffield 50+ Bulletin

11 Dec

Below is the link to the Sheffield 50+ website news page for this week.

http://www.sheffield50plus.org.uk/#!news/c160c

Bulletin 10 December 2013.pdf

North Active Community Consultation Poster

11 Dec

North Active Poster.docx

North Active Consultation

9 Dec

Have your say about the proposed new leisure development for the north of the city – ‘North Active’.

Sheffield City Council and Ecclesfield Parish Council are seeking your views on the proposed development of a leisure facility at the Thorncliffe Recreation Ground.

The project will provide a new swimming pool, learner pool, gym, dance studio and health consultation rooms. The project is called ‘North Active’. The new facility will replace Chapeltown Pool which will operate as normal until the new facility opens.

How can you feed in your views?

You can view copies of the plans and complete on online questionnaire by visiting www.sheffield.gov.uk/northactive

You can come along to one of the public consultation workshops:

Thursday 12th December 2013 at The Miners Welfare, Angram Road, High Green, Sheffield, S35 4GD. Session 1 – from 3.30pm to 5.00pm or Session 2 – from 5.00pm to 7.00pm.

Thursday 16th January 2013 at The Miners Welfare, Angram Road, High Green, Sheffield, S35 4GD. Session 1 – from 3.30pm to 5.00pm or Session 2 – from 5.00pm to 7.00pm.

Copies of the plans and hard copies of the questionnaire are also available the following locations:

  • Chapeltown Library
  • Stocksbridge Library
  • Chapeltown Pool
  • Stocksbridge Leisure Centre
  • Ecclesfield Parish Council Office

If you would like any further information regarding this proposal please contact Paul Billington paul.billington@sheffield.gov.uk, telephone 0114 2735071 or Tammy Barrass, tammy.barrass@sheffield.gov.uk, telephone 0114 2735052.