Archive | March, 2014

Easter Holiday Planner

27 Mar

Click on the link below to see the Activity Sheffield Easter Holiday Planner. There are lots of activities happening in the north area throughout the Easter break. Check the planner for all the details.

Holiday Planner Easter 2014.pdf

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Free events for the over 60’s

21 Mar

Just received some information from Lifewise about free events and activities that are aimed at the over 60’s. Click on the links below for more information about each event or activity.
Scooter Safe A5 Flyer.pdf
BES 5235 – Drive Safe digital A3 poster.pdf
Sheffield flyer 2014.pdf
NOPD Poster V2.doc

North Cabinet in the Community

21 Mar

IMGP2134The Sheffield City Council Cabinet came out to have a meeting in the north area earlier this week.

It was great to see so many people from the area come out to talk to the Cabinet about the issues in the North area. At the meeting, local people got the opportunity to ask questions of the Cabinet.

The notes of the meeting will be available to download from here as soon as they are available.

Thanks go to PACES Campus in High Green who hosted the meeting.

Santander Foundation – Grant Programmes

21 Mar

Here is some information about grant programmes available through the Santander Foundation.

The Santander Foundation has two grants programmes to help disadvantaged people in the UK: We are keen to help communities in flood affected areas of the UK, specifically projects helping areas to get back on their feet during the recovery phase.

Community Plus provides grants of up to £5,000. The scheme is open to small local UK charities or local projects of national charities with funding available to cover salaries, equipment or materials.  For details please click on this link.

Click on the Spotlight section to find answers to regularly asked questions about our Community Plus scheme.

Central Fund offers grants of up to £10,000. The scheme is open to charities and Credit Unions anywhere in the UK for projects related to education, training or financial capability. For details please click on this link.

You are welcome to apply to both grants programmes, but a grant from one programme will prevent you from getting a grant from the other.

If you require a more accessible version of this site, please click Text Version at the bottom of the page.

The best way to contact us if you have a question is by e-mail to grants@santander.co.uk

Streets Ahead, Time to Talk Trees

19 Mar

The Streets Ahead team are inviting all Sheffield residents, businesses and community groups to come along and learn more about the tree process they follow when maintaining, removing and replacing the city’s highway trees.

Two identical meetings will be held on:

  • Monday 31March, 6pm – 7.15pm at the Town Hall
  • Thursday 3 April, 1.45pm – 3pm at the Town Hall

At these meetings the public can learn more about how the team:

  • Look after the city’s highway tree stock
  • How tree surveys are conducted to assess the condition of the trees
  • How the tree experts identify which trees will need to be replaced and which would benefit from a better maintenance regime

Cllr Jack Scott, Cabinet Member for Environment, Recycling and Streetscene, said: “The Time to Talk Trees meetings are a great opportunity for the residents of Sheffield to find out more about our processes and ask questions about how we manage the city’s highway trees.

“I know that any discussion about trees can evoke great passion in people and I welcome that passion. Sheffield is a green city and we want to do everything we can to support our reputation. These meetings are an opportunity for those who are interested to find out more about Sheffield’s trees, how we maintain them and how we protect the public.”

To register your interest in one of the Time to Talk Trees events email kate.hughes@sheffield.gov.uk or call 0114 273 5981. Please let them know

  • Preferred meeting date
  • Number of attendees
  • Contact details

For more information on Streets Ahead works visit www.sheffield.gov.uk/streetsahead

Follow Streets Ahead on twitter @sccstreetsahead

People’s Millions is open for applications

19 Mar

The Big Lottery Fund and ITV have launched the People’s Millions public voting competition for 2014. This year organisations can apply for up to £50,000 for projects that help communities to enjoy as well as transform their local environment.  The competition is open now until 13 May, entry forms are available from http://www.peoplesmillions.org.uk or 0845 0 10 11 12.

People will get the chance to vote for those projects they want to see funded in the region, when they are screened on the ITV regional news between 25 and 27 November.  In your region 4 projects will win an award following the public vote run by ITV television, with a fifth award going to the runner up that receives the most votes.

Last year across the four nights of voting, each area received over 27,000 votes.

Projects can include:

  • Projects to make the local environment cleaner, safer or greener
  • Improving the local natural environment
  • Improving the design, appearance or accessibility of local amenities
  • Providing opportunities or facilities for enjoying the local environment or local amenities

Full Story

18 Mar

Please find “The Full Story” attached. This gives details of all upcoming library events including the Multi-Story Festival.

Full Story Spring 2014.pdf

Job Centre Plus and CV Workshops

18 Mar

Please see the attached posters for information about CV Workshops and Job Centre Plus sessions happening in the Central Library.

WednesdayMonthlyCVWorkshops v2.pdf

100 Day Cultural Festival Launch Event in Worrall

14 Mar

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 – 1.00 at the Memorial Hall,free admission. Yorkshire Tea & Cakes. 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 1.30 – 4.00, biking display by Sam Shepherd at 1.30, smoothie bike, face painting, static bike challenge, guided bike rides on parts of the Tour route. BBQ throughout the afternoon.

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.

Cancer Awareness Event

14 Mar

Cancer Awareness Information Event

Tuesday 25th March 2014, 2pm – 4pm

At McCarthy and Stone Windsor House Assisted Living Centre

Please see the attached poster for more information about the event.

Cancer Awareness Stone Windsor Hse 2014 Poster.doc