Archive | January, 2014

Debt Awareness Week 20 – 26th Jan 2014

22 Jan

Did you know that we are in Debt Awareness Week? There are some useful links on the Sheffield City Council website about debt advice –


Cycling at Paces

22 Jan

Did you know that the world’s largest single sporting event arrives in north Sheffield on Sunday 6th July 2014 bringing the spectacle of the Tour de France to our doorstep? In fact we will be able to see and experience the event as close as Grenoside. There will be billions more watching worldwide on TV and an estimated 250,000 people in Sheffield lining the streets cheering on the riders.

We can’t all be Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish or a professional rider in the race but we can all ride a bike if we want. Regular cycling can help you lose weight, reduce stress and improve your fitness. Cycling has broad appeal. Toddlers, pensioners, the able-bodied or people with disabilities can all enjoy it. It is also one of the easiest ways to fit exercise into your daily routine because it’s also a form of transport.

It saves you money, gets you fit and is good for the environment. It’s a low-impact type of exercise, so it’s easier on your joints than running or other high-impact aerobic activities. But it still helps you get into shape. It is also a great way for the family to do an activity together.

Pedal Ready are running adult learn to cycle classes at Paces Campus every Thursday morning 10.30am in the sports hall. The sessions are free and they provide a bike and a helmet so you can learn in a safe environment.

Please see the attached poster for details.

Please share this information to your friends, family and other contacts.
cycling poster Jan 2014.pdf

Holocaust Memorial Day Monday 27th January 2014

22 Jan

Holocaust Memorial Day – Monday 27th January 2014

Every year on 27th January, the world marks Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD). HMD has taken place in the UK since 2001.

To mark the day this year, Sheffield City Council have organised a candlelit vigil with speakers on Monday 27th January, 5.30-6.30pm in the Winter Gardens.

There will also be a selection of short films to view in the Activities Room at the Millennium Galleries between 1-5pm on Monday the 27th:

The films will be showing on a continuous loop, so you are welcome to come along anytime during the showing, the event is free.

Millennium galleries have put the HMD film information online:

Also on Monday 27th January, the Showroom Cinema will be showing the film Hannah Arendt (2013).

There will be a collection of posters displayed in the Winter Gardens to mark HMD from Saturday 25 January to Friday 31 January. As part of the display there will be an opportunity for people to write down their thoughts and reflections about their own journeys.

HMD Leaflet FINAL.pdf

Community Groups in Don Catchment

17 Jan

Are you part of a community group that may be interested in joining a partnership to deliver environmental improvements near the Don River, in particular the Upper Don area? If so please see the email below.


Dear all

Matthew North from the Steel Valley Project has contacted me regarding the River Don.  He has been approached to help organise a meeting in Stocksbridge led by the Don Catchment Rivers Trust in partnership with the Environment Agency. They are hoping to link with community groups that may be interested in joining a partnership to deliver environmental improvements near the Don River, in particular the Upper Don area. A map and summary description are attached.

The meeting hosted by the Don Network will be on Friday 14th February from 9.30 – 12.30 at the Council Chambers in the Town Hall, Stocksbridge.

If you would like to attend, please contact Matthew directly:  Please also pass on this email to any other community groups that may be interested.

Don Network 6 1 14.pdf
Don and Rother Operational Catchments-2.pdf



Tracy Charlesworth

Project Development Co-ordinator

 East Peak Innovation Partnership (EPIP)

What’s On at The Venue

16 Jan


If you fancy trying something new why not try out the new adult learning classes at The Venue?

SCRAPBOOKING is all about preserving your memories and photographs, using a mixture of paper crafting techniques create a series of beautiful pages complete with photos, journaling and decorations to keep for years to come – ideal for anyone who enjoys capturing everyday and special moments and wants to make something that the family will treasure in years to come.

Starts 28th January x 5 weeks 7pm -9.30pm £40 plus small materials charge – Please call or email for further details and to book.

CAKE DECORATING ( HEARTS/ MOTHERS DAY THEME)– Starts Thursday 20th February – 27th March 6.30pm -9pm 5 week course excluding half term week – various modelling, sugar paste and quilting techniques will be covered

Course Cost £40 plus materials

MAKING BEADED JEWELLERY – we will be running a beginners and an advanced class please email or call for details – dates and times to be confirmed

VARIOUS COMPUTER CLASSES will be available from end of February – if you are interested in learning how to email, use the internet, are a beginner or wish to develop existing skills please contact us for information

CRAFT CLUB runs every Wednesday term time from 12.30-2.30pm and covers a wide range of crafting skills such as card making, Gelli plate printing, embossing, stamping and anything else we can think to play with! Cost is £5 per session (first session is FREE) drop in / drop out to suit all materials provided

ART & WATERCOLOUR PAINTING sessions every Monday 10.30am –noon Cost £5 per session first session is FREE – drop in / drop out to suit all materials provided

We are also planning to run a Bread making course, Beginners Quilting, Web Design, Selling & Buying on Ebay, and other courses in the near future please email us if you wish to be informed when these are booked.

Ring 0114 2838692 or email

Expert Patients Programme

15 Jan

The Expert Patients Programme is a six week course designed for adults living with any long-term health condition e.g. mental health conditions, diabetes, COPD, heart disease etc. It runs for 2 and a half hours per week for six weeks and the next course will be starting on Wednesday 12th February 10.00am – 12.30pm at Norfolk House.

This course is open to anybody and if you know of anyone who would benefit from this kind of support then please pass their details on to Holly Denniff or Janie Vendeiro whose details are on the attached flyer. Unfortunately there will no longer be funding available for this course after March so please take full advantage!

epp manor flyer.docx

Sheffield 50+ Bulletin for January 7th 2014

14 Jan

Please click below to see the Sheffield 50+ January Bulletin.

Bulletin 7 January 2014.docx.pdf

Sheffield for Democracy – Public Meeting Thurs 23-January

14 Jan

Please see below for an event invite from Sheffield For Democracy.


Events in S6

14 Jan

Sat 18 Jan – 10-11.30am – ‘Fungi in Winter’ walkWadsley and Loxley Commoners led by Steve Clements and Chris Kelley from Sorby Fungus Group, meet at Rural Lane Car Park, off Worrall Road.  This is a circular route, you can return to car park at any time.  Bring appropriate footwear and clothing.  Call 2335331 for more information.

Sun 9 February – 10-11.30am – ‘Birds in Winter’ walk – Wadsley and Loxley Commoners led by John Robinson, meet at Rural Lane Car Park, off Worrall Road.  This is a circular route, you can return to car park at any time.  Bring appropriate footwear and clothing.  Call 2335331 for more information.

Invitation to Sheffield Budget Conversation 2014/2015 event

9 Jan

Please see below for the Invitation to Sheffield Budget Conversation 2014/2015 event from Councillor Julie Dore, Leader of the Council.

Dear Sir/Madam,

Invitation to Sheffield Budget Conversation 2014/2015 event

Following the event in September as part of the conversation on next year’s Council budget, we are holding a second meeting at Sheffield Town Hall on Wednesday 15th January at 6.00–8.00pm. This replaces the planned meeting in December that was postponed.

Over the past few months we have been developing proposals on how the Council plans to meet the challenge of balancing the budget, and starting to talk with a range of stakeholders. This event will provide an opportunity for you to hear where we have got to in the budget setting process. It will also provide an opportunity for people to respond to our thinking. The event will offer you:

· A presentation from John Mothersole, the Council’s Chief Executive setting out where we have got to on balancing the budget

· Workshops with Cabinet Members and Senior Officers where you can get a more detailed picture of the thinking across a number of areas and have an opportunity to discuss our approaches

· A question and answer session.

In advance of the meeting we will be providing information on our website about our approach to making savings across our strategic outcome areas:

· Safe and secure, e.g. community safety

· Great place to live e.g. roads, transport, waste, leisure and libraries

· Competitive city e.g. economic development

· Successful young people e.g. children’s and young people’s services

· Better health and well-being e.g. adult social care and public health

· Tackling poverty and social justice e.g. funding for voluntary sector and employment

· Resources e.g. finance, procurement, IT and staffing.

The event is open to representatives of organisations and members of the public. Because we want as many different people to attend we can only offer a maximum of two places per organisation.

I hope you can join us at the event – please email or call 2735417 to confirm your attendance. It would also help us with the planning if you could let us know which workshop you would like to attend.

If we get more applications than places available we will hold additional events.

Kind Regards,

Councillor Julie Dore

Leader of Sheffield City Council