Archive | February, 2014

Upcoming events in Worrall

26 Feb

Worrall Community Association Limited, Memorial Hall, 49 Towngate Road, Worrall, S35 0AR presents:

100 Day Cultural Festival Launch Event Saturday March 29th.

Coffee morning 10.30-12.30. at the Memorial Hall,free admission. Display of planned activities for the Cultural festival,  new cycle and walking routes presentation following parts of the Tour de France race route.

Children’s activities in the afternoon, biking display by Sam Shepherd, smoothie bike, face painting, static bike challenge, guided bike rides.
French themed Wine, Cheese & Quiz evening 7.30 pm in the Memorial Hall to taste 6 French wines with an opportunity to buy presented by Barry Starmore of Starmore Boss Wines. Contact John on 0114 2862498 for tickets for the evening priced at £10.

A Music Evening with Scuppered Friday May 9th at 7.30 pm 

The return to the Memorial Hall of this very popular local band playing a wide range of music. Tickets £5 from Stuart on 0114 2864008. Bar available.

Advance notice biggest and best Worrall Gala, Music & Beer festival 4-6 July.

For information on the Music & Beer Festival on Friday July 4th and Saturday July 5th contact Henry on 07736 072554. For information on the Gala on Saturday July 5th or to book your stall for the Gala at a cost of £15 contact Chris on 0114 2862498.


‘Big Community Clean Up’ at Tongue Gutter; Hartley Brook; Ecclesfield Road Open Space ‘Urban Nature Project’ (UNP)

20 Feb

Just got this info from the Sheffield City Council Ranger Service

Tongue Gutter; Hartley Brook and Ecclesfield Road Open Space ‘Urban Nature Project’ (UNP)

We would kindly like to remind you that Tongue Gutter, Hartley Brook and Ecclesfield Road Open Space – which form an important linked green corridor running from Wordsworth Avenue to Ecclesfield Road – have collectively been chosen to be developed as one of Sheffield City Council’s Year 1 ‘Urban Nature Project’ (UNP) sites.

Following this allocation, the sites will move from traditional management under the Parks Service to a new management approach delivered by the Countryside & Environment Ranger Service. This presents an opportunity to re-address some of the key issues for the sites (for example; illegal motorcycling and fly-tipping) and to enhance their value for both wildlife and amenity.

There is a small capital budget available for making improvements across the three areas and to uplift them to the ‘Sheffield Standard’ designation, which is concerned with delivering ‘safer, cleaner, greener’ green spaces across the city. Proposed improvements include securing boundaries and access points against off-road vehicles; removing fly-tipping; clearing watercourses and thinning tree plantations.

A first step for the Ranger Service has been to look at priorities for making the sites safer and more welcoming for local people and with this in mind we are organising a ‘Big Community Clean Up’ (over the first two weeks of March) to address the fly-tipping and litter problems across the areas. As part of this clean-up we are bringing in a Community Payback Team (Probation Service) to help us with removing the rubbish and litter, and are hopeful that we can encourage local people, partners and other stakeholders to get involved. A small team of NEETS funded by the Environment Agency and led by the River Stewardship Company have already made a start on clearing some of the rubbish from the stream at the west end of Tongue Gutter.

We are very keen to raise the profile of the three sites as a UNP – and to publicise our initial ‘Big Clean Up’ – and would greatly appreciate your help in spreading the word to relevant partners and stakeholders. We have tentatively given the sites the collective working title of North East Wildlife Corridor (NEWC)!

The Big Community Clean Up will start on Monday 3rd March at Tongue Gutter with the Ranger Service supported by the Community Payback Team.

We have then arranged for a couple of ‘all welcome’ community clean-up days as follows…

· Wednesday 12th March 10am to 2.00pm at Hartley Brook. Meeting at 10am at the access to the site adjacent to number 83 Godric Road.

· Sunday 16th March 10am to 12.30pm at Ecclesfield Road Open Space. Meeting at 10am at the residents parking area on Ecclesfield Road.

Please advise anybody interested in coming along to the clean-up sessions to give us a call on 0114 2403578 so that we can confirm numbers. We will provide all equipment (gloves, litter pickers, black sacks, tea! etc…) and a full risk assessment for work to be carried out.

VoiceAbility NHS Complaints Advocacy Service

19 Feb

VoiceAbility are holding NHS Complaints Advocacy information sessions in association with Healthwatch Sheffield.

The flyer below has more information about the sessions.

Please circulate this information within any networks/to any service users who might find it useful.

Voice Ability drop in events.doc

Have your say on the Future of Adult Social Care Report

19 Feb

Between September and December 2013 Sheffield City Council held a series of events that looked at the challenges facing adult social care services and how they should plan services in the future.

They have now compiled a Summary Report reflecting the views given.

The report can be viewed online at


North Area Cabinet in the Community

18 Feb

Here are the details for the North area Cabinet in the Community Meeting:

Health and Wellbeing Theme

Wednesday 19th March 2014

6:00 – 8:00pm at

PACES Campus

Pack Horse Lane

High Green

S35 3HY

You can submit questions on the evening or for a more informed response up to five working days in advance of the session by emailing The items for discussion will be put to the Cabinet by local people in an hour and a half session starting at 6:00pm. The questions will start on the theme of Health and Wellbeing with time afterwards for general questions. This will be followed by an opportunity to talk directly with individual members of the Cabinet. Refreshments are available from 5:45pm. Please find the poster advertising the event attached.

Cabinet in the Community Poster 2014.docx

Easter holiday activities at Greno Woods

18 Feb

Easter holiday activities at Greno Woods

Thursday 17th April and Thursday 24th April, 10 am – 12 pm

Come down to the woods this Easter holiday, and join us for a morning of den building, scavenger hunts, and wildlife spotting.  Drop in anytime, just follow the trail from the Forestry Commission car park on Woodhead Road to find us in the woods.  Activities suitable for families with young people aged 8+, drop in anytime.

The Wildlife Trust for Sheffield and Rotherham runs a whole host of events across the region, aimed at helping everyone get the most out of their local environment.  Please be aware that you may need to book in advance for our most popular events, and there may be a suggested minimum donation to help us cover the cost of running the event.

  • Please wear suitable clothing and footwear, bearing in mind that weather is unpredictable.
  • Please make sure that your children are accompanied by an adult, as we are not able to take responsibility for them at events.
  • Many nature reserves have uneven or steep terrain, and may not be suitable for wheelchair or pushchair users. Please check beforehand.
  • Most events can be reached by public transport; for further information call Travel Line on 01709 515151.
  • Photographs may be taken by Trust staff at events and used for publicity purposes. Please speak to a member of staff if you are not happy about having your photo taken.
  • To see the location of meeting points given by grid reference, see

For further information, or to book your place on events, please contact our reserves team at:, or 0114 263 4335.

Consultation on Child and Adult Weight Management Services in Sheffield

18 Feb

The Parental Engagement Teamare consulting, on behalf of the Public Health Team, around the weight management services available in Sheffield. These are Weigh Ahead (adults), Community Dietetic Service and Zest Child Weight Management Service (children).

Weight management services support adults and children (and their families) who are overweight to help them change behaviour, adopt a healthier lifestyle and achieve a healthier weight for life. This support includes healthy eating and physical activity programmes, and emotional support.

You can complete the survey, which takes 5-10 minutes, here:

The deadline for completion is Friday 28 February 2014.

Greno Wildlife Watch Group

13 Feb

Sheffield Wildlife Trust have received Heritage Lottery Funding to run this club from The Reading Room in Grenoside. The club is non profit making and for local children aged 5 – 13 years. They meet on the last Saturday morning of every month at the Reading Room, School Lane, Grenoside. This month they will meet on February 22nd and will be making bird feeders and going into the woods to do some bird spotting etc. Past activities have included den building, bug hunting, crafts and a bat walk. Future activities may include campfire cooking and woodcrafts. Please see the poster for more information.

Greno Watch Feb – April 2014 2.pdf

Sheffield 50+ Weekly Bulletin – 11 February 2014

12 Feb

Please visit the news and information page on the Sheffield 50+ website to read their latest news bulletin:!news/c160c


External Funding – Funding Alert – 12th February 2014

12 Feb

News of some funding opportunities available that might be interesting to some.

Funding Alert – 12.02.14.doc