Archive | May, 2014

Queens Baton Relay at Concord Sports Centre 1st June

30 May

Please check out the link below for information about an event that is happening at Concord Sports Centre this weekend 1st June. There will be a lot of FREE ACTIVITIES including zorbing, ice-skating, boxing, a climbing wall and martial arts to name just a few.

There will also be the World Number One Squash player Nick Matthew taking master classes and a question and answer session.

In addition across the SIV venues activities are £1 to celebrate the Queens Baton Relay coming to Sheffield.

The Queens Baton Relay events will be 11am-3pm at Concord Sports Centre.

54157 – SIV_Queen Batton Relay DL 2pp.pdf

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Electoral review – consultation on ward boundaries

28 May

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking local people for their help to draw up a new pattern of council wards for Sheffield City Council.

Following a public consultation, the Commission has also announced that it is minded to recommend that the council should continue to have 84 councillors.

The Commission now needs information from people and groups across Sheffield to help it to produce a new pattern of wards to accommodate 84 councillors.

In drawing up new boundaries, the Commission aims to deliver electoral equality for voters in council elections so that each councillor represents roughly the same number of voters. The review also aims to ensure that the new council wards reflect, as far as possible, the interests and identities of communities across Sheffield.

Max Caller, Chair of the Commission, said: “The starting point of an electoral review is for the Commission to take a view on the number of councillors who should represent the authority in future. On the evidence presented to the Commission, we are minded to recommend that Sheffield should have 84 councillors in future, the same as the current arrangements.

“We are now asking local people and organisations to help us draw up new wards for the Sheffield. As we develop the recommendations, we will take into account local community identities as well as ensuring electoral equality for voters.

“Your views will make a difference.

“We will carefully consider all evidence that is provided during this phase of the review whoever it is from and whether it applies to the whole of Sheffield or just a small part of the city.

“We will publish all the submissions on our website so that local people can see all the various proposals we receive. Residents will then have a further chance to have their say after we publish our draft recommendations in October.”

Local people have until 4 August 2014 to submit their views. Further information on the review and interactive maps of the existing wards can be found at consultation.lgbce.org.uk and www.lgbce.org.uk.

 

 

 

South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner – Victim Experience and Community Remedy Consultation

28 May

Shaun Wright, Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire has made Protecting Vulnerable People one of his priorities in his Police and Crime Plan. From 2014, Police and Crime Commissioners will take responsibility for commissioning some victims services. The Commissioner’s aim is to simplify and improve the experience of victims by listening to victims, joining up services and ensuring that victims have access to appropriate support. This consultation aims to understand the views of victims to influence future services.

Victim of crime It is important that your experience of the police, criminal justice and support services is taken into consideration as we work to improve support for victims. In particular we would like to know what support you needed at each stage and whether or not you felt it was provided.

Community Remedy The Commissioner would also like to hear your views on alternative actions for a person who has engaged in anti-social behaviour or low-level crime to undertake as an alternative to going to court. A Community Remedy document is a list of actions which may be chosen by a victim of ASB or a low-level crime for the offender to undertake as a result of their behaviour or offending. The actions are aimed at first-time offenders where genuine remorse has been shown as an alternative to going to court. The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 requires the Commissioner to produce a list of actions which may be offered to offenders who have committed ASB or a low-level crime. It is important that the Commissioner takes into consideration your opinion when developing this list.

Please click on the link below to start the surveys:

http://www.southyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk/Get-Involved/Have-Your-Say.aspx

Charity Car Boot Sales

27 May

Charity Car Boot Sales

Next one on Sunday, 8th June

Wisewood Sports Centre

Laird Road, S6 4BS

All proceeds to Sheffield Lifesaving Club-Affiliated to Royal Life Saving Society Charity

Car Boot Sale poster 8th June 14.doc

Let’s Get Digital

27 May

Getting more people digitally included is one of the key priorities for the North Local Area Partnership. Heeley Development Trust are starting up several initiatives in the Chapeltown and High Green area to support people to get online. You can click on the links below to get more information about these activities:

Lets Get Digital

Tech Tea Party

Chap Library Computer Sessions

 

Rural Community Buildings Loan Fund – Information from SYFAB

21 May

Funding News from SYFAB

We’re wary of loan schemes being pushed at the sector, but this does look as though there’s actually a market for it: the Rural Community Buildings Loan Fund can help community groups renovate and refurbish buildings such as village halls, church halls and community centres.

In the last round the average loan taken out by village hall committees was about £15,000, and has been used for things like improving energy efficiency or developing facilities, which can generate funds to meet repayments.

More information about the fund is here. To apply, contact Tess McMahon at Rural Action Yorkshire:

Telephone: 0845 313 0270

Email:  tess.mcmahon@ruralyorkshire.org.uk

Calling Ecclesfield

21 May

Proposal for an Ecclesfield Forum from people in the area.

Can we do more to promote Ecclesfield? As a group of local businesses, organisations, and residents working together, we should be able to.

Will you join us to develop ideas? On Wednesday 28 June, 7.30pm at Ecclesfield Library.

See flyer for more information.
Ecc Forum.pdf.docx

South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner – Victim Experience and Community Remedy Consultation

21 May

Shaun Wright, Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire has made Protecting Vulnerable People one of his priorities in his Police and Crime Plan.

From 2014, Police and Crime Commissioners will take responsibility for commissioning some victims services.

The Commissioner’s aim is to simplify and improve the experience of victims by listening to victims, joining up services and ensuring that victims have access to appropriate support. This consultation aims to understand the views of victims to influence future services.

Victim of crime It is important that your experience of the police, criminal justice and support services is taken into consideration as we work to improve support for victims. In particular we would like to know what support you needed at each stage and whether or not you felt it was provided.

Community Remedy The Commissioner would also like to hear your views on alternative actions for a person who has engaged in anti-social behaviour or low-level crime to undertake as an alternative to going to court.

A Community Remedy document is a list of actions which may be chosen by a victim of ASB or a low-level crime for the offender to undertake as a result of their behaviour or offending. The actions are aimed at first-time offenders where genuine remorse has been shown as an alternative to going to court.

The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 requires the Commissioner to produce a list of actions which may be offered to offenders who have committed ASB or a low-level crime. It is important that the Commissioner takes into consideration your opinion when developing this list.

Please click on the link below to start the survey:

http://www.southyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk/Get-Involved/Have-Your-Say.aspx

Don’t Miss Out! North Area Small Grants are closing soon

21 May

The North Area Small Grants round will be closing on Friday the 30th May 2014 so don’t miss your opportunity to apply. Please click on the links below to download the Application Pack documents. The Application Pack contains:

All wards in the north area (East Ecclesfield, Stannington, Stocksbridge and Upper Don and West Ecclesfield) are running a small grants round with the purpose of meeting the ward priorities. See the Ward Priorites document above for details on the amounts available in each ward.

Please read the guidance carefully to ensure that your group is eligible to receive funding before you fill in the form. If you are unsure about your project and want to discuss it further please contact the Voluntary Sector Liaison Team on 0114 273 4631 or email: wardpots@sheffield.gov.uk

Please help us to publicise this grants round by passing this information on to other organisations / community groups in the north area which may find this information useful.

Further information can be found on the Sheffield City Council Small Grants WebPage.

See the Queen’s Baton Relay in Sheffield on 1 June 2014

15 May

See the Queen’s Baton Relay on Sunday 1st June 2014


Sheffield is one of just 14 English towns and cities selected to host the Queen’s Baton Relay!

Activity Sheffield are proud to be supporting the baton when it comes to Sheffield and we are encouraging everyone to get behind Team England.

Come along to see the Baton at:

Concord Sports Centre

1 June 2014

11.45am – 1.30pm

There will be some fantastic free activities on the day including:

Climbing Tower, Zorb Balls, Street Kick, Music and Entertainment (from 11.00am – 3.00pm)

The baton contains a message from the Queen to the Commonwealth which will be read out at the opening ceremony of the games. By the time of its arrival in Sheffield, the baton will have visited 68 nations and territories and covered almost a third of the world’s population. Its visit to England is the last international leg of the relay before the baton enters Scotland.

http://www.welcometosheffield.co.uk/visit/events/qbr

www.glasgow2014.com/queens-baton-relay

For further information on the commonwealth games visit www.glasgow2014.com