Archive | June, 2014

Activity Sheffield Summer Holiday Brochure

27 Jun

Click the link below to see the Activity Sheffield Summer Holiday Brochure. It’s great to see so many activities happening in the north area. There is plenty happening over the summer in lots of the local parks including Chapeltown, Mortomley and Angram Bank. Also lots on at Stocksbridge Leisure Centre, PACES and Ecclesfield School.

Activity Sheffield Summer Holiday Brochure.pdf

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Men at Work Social Cafe – Wednesdays 2- 4pm

24 Jun

Click on the link for more information about the Men at Work Social Cafe

~M@W Social Cafe_April 2014(copy).pdf

Free Computer Courses in north area

20 Jun

Digital Inclusion is one of the key priorities for the North Local Area Partnership so it is great to see Heeley Development Trust running FREE classes in the area to help people become digitally included. Local venues include Chapeltown Library and Burncross Surgery. Click on the link below to see the full list of classes and the poster with more information.

You can join one of the 40 basic computer classes across Sheffield. They are open to everyone and are FREE to attend! At the classes you can:

· Learn basic skills to get you started

· Find out about low cost equipment and internet

· Meet new friends

· Learn at your own speed with plenty of support

If you are interested? Call Heeley Development Trust on 0114 2900 200 to find out more about a course near you.

Heeley Development Trust venues.xlsx

Heeley Online Centre courses leaflet.pdf

Applications are now being invited for the Amey Streets Ahead Community Partnership Fund 2014

10 Jun

Community groups, charities and voluntary organisations across Sheffield are being invited to apply for a share of Amey’s Streets Ahead Community Partnership Fund.

The company which delivers the Streets Ahead highways project on behalf of Sheffield City Council is looking to support five organisations in 2014.

The successful applicants will be offered up to £1,000 towards projects benefitting the local environment, promoting good relationships between residents and businesses or which help people feel safer in public places.

Streets Ahead Business Director Rob Allen said: “Amey works closely with communities across Sheffield and always strives to be a good neighbour.

“We are regularly asked for help by all sorts of different groups so are delighted to announce the launch of this fund which should help some of them make a real difference to the communities they serve.”

The fund is open to registered Sheffield based charities and community groups which can demonstrate the donation will support positive community activities or provide a long-term benefit to the wider community.

Amey Streets Ahead will not fund organisations that discriminate on the basis of age, gender, ethnicity or disability or which are designed to influence legislation or elect candidates to public office.

Please complete the attached application form and return it to helen.judge

The deadline for applications is 5.00pm Friday 4 July 2014 and following informal interviews, a decision will be announced at the end of July.

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

Follow us on twitter @sccstreetsahead

Good luck with completing the form and if you have any queries regarding the Amey Community Partnership Fund please send them to helen.judge@amey.co.uk

Amey Community Partnership Programme app form.doc

Greno Wildlife Watch Group

10 Jun

Come and join the Wildlife Trust in Grenoside Woods for wild fun in the woodland!

The Wildlife Watch Group meet on the last Saturday of each month 10.00am – 12.00pm at Grenoside Reading Room, School Lane.

See the poster for more information.

Open Farm Sunday – 8th June 2014

5 Jun

Sunday 8th June 2014 is Open Farm Sunday and Loxley Valley Community Farm on Rodney Hill, Loxley is opening their gates to visitors, for what promises to be both a fascinating and enjoyable day out for the whole family. Loxley Valley Community Farm, is delighted to be joining hundreds of other farms across the country in hosting events to celebrate British farming and food. Open Farm Sunday is an annual nationwide event, organised by LEAF, it’s a great chance to find out firsthand how our food is grown and produced sustainably and talk to the farmers responsible.

When: Sunday 8th June

– Where: Loxley Valley Community Farm, Rodney Hill, Loxley, Sheffield, S6 6TA

– Opening time: From 12 noon to 3pm

– Admission cost: Free Entry

  • –  Farm Tours
  • –  Meet the animals
  • –  Refreshments
  • –  Games
  • –  Find out about how to become a Loxley Valley farmer!

Wendy Burroughes from Loxley Valley Community Farm: “There is a lot to celebrate about British farming and food – so do come and join us on Open Farm Sunday and find out more! The team at Loxley Valley Community Farm are really looking forward to welcoming everyone and showing them around the project:

  • Loxley Valley Community Farm is a community growing project based in the north west of the city with the aim of allowing city dwellers to be their own food producers. We keep pigs, sheep, poultry and bees and well as grow vegetables. Visitors will be able to visit our smallholding, find out what we are growing currently and how they can get involved themselves.
  • We are a small scale farm and biodiversity is important to us. Visitors will be able to see how the forest garden and edible hedge, planted as part of Jubilee Woods project is coming along.
  • There will be lots to see and do including guided farm tours, a scavenger hunt as well as refreshments and sale of farm produce.

Annabel Shackleton, Open Farm Sunday manager said: “Open Farm Sunday is a great opportunity for everyone to get out into the countryside and visit a farm. It is vital that we support our farmers and understand more about the work they do,and find out for yourself how your food is produced and what it takes to look after the countryside. Hundreds of farms across the country will be opening their gates on the 8th June to celebrate British farming and food; each farm plans their own unique event and many will include a host of activities from nature walks to farm tours. So visitors will get a fascinating insight into aspects of the countryside that they wouldn’t normally see.”

This year’s event will be the ninth Open Farm Sunday. For up-to-date campaign information and to let us know about your time on the farm, follow us on Twitter – twitter.com/openfarmsunday or find us on Facebook – facebook.com/LEAFopenfarmsunday

To find out more about LEAF and Open Farm Sunday call 02476 413911 or visit www.farmsunday.org or www.leafuk.org

What’s on at The Venue

3 Jun

Are you interested in learning about Family History? The Venue is hoping to run a short course all about Researching your Family History – the course will be either 7 ( £44) or 11 weeks (£69.30) long for a couple of hours each week

The course will show you how to discover the tools to become confident researching your family history- Learn how to develop your own “style”, developing ways of recording, assessing and presenting your findings using a wide variety of written and online resources. It will allow you to assemble information from the internet and other sources to draw up a family. This course will give you the chance to discover who your ancestors were, how they lived and worked, what illnesses affected them and how society worked in their day

If you are interested in this course please email or call on 0114 2838692 leaving your contact details and stating whether you prefer the longer or shorter course and also whether evening or daytimes are more suitable.

Equality Hub Network

3 Jun

https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/your-city-council/policy–performance/how-we-will-deliver/other-strategies-plans-and-policies/equality-and-diversity/engagement-and-involvement/equality-hub-network.html

We want under-represented communities in Sheffield to be able to have a say on issues that affect them and influence the decisions that are made in the city.

That’s why we are setting up a city-wide Equality Hub Network.

The Network will be made up of the following Equality Hubs based on protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010:

  • Age (young people & older people)
  • BME (Black and Minority Ethnic)
  • Disability
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans)
  • Religion/Belief
  • Women

Each Equality Hub will develop at its own pace within the next year.

Quarterly events will bring all the Equality Hubs together on cross-cutting themes.

Representatives from the Equality Hubs will sit on an Equality Hub Board to meet with the Council Leader, Cabinet Member for Communities and Inclusion and senior Council officers and work together on equality and fairness issues.

Launch event

On Tuesday 17 June we will hold a launch event to give an update on the work of the Fairness Commission and to discuss future plans for the Network.

If you would like to attend, please contact us.

Contact us

For more information please contact us:

Streets Ahead Winter Consultation – Have Your Say

3 Jun

Streets Ahead is the major programme to refurbish all our roads and streetscene and to date 156miles of road and 242miles of pavement has already been completed.

The amount of savings they need to find over the next three years in the Streets Ahead contract means that they need to change the way they do some things or do less.

The proposals have been designed to ensure Streets Ahead continues to provide an effective winter maintenance service that reaches the vast majority of people within the city, whilst still achieving the efficiency savings needed.

The proposals include details about:

· Reducing the Priority Two precautionary gritting routes

· Reviewing the location and number of grit bins across the city

  • Not recruiting any new Snow Wardens

Details of the proposals can be found at www.sheffield.gov.uk/winter. The public consultation runs from Monday 2 June to Friday 25 July 2014.

Streets Ahead is also be holding two public meetings to provide further details about the proposals and to gauge the public’s feedback. These will take place on:

  • Wednesday 18 June – 6pm to 8pm, Town Hall
  • Thursday 19 June – 9am to 12 noon, Town Hall

To register your interest to attend one of these meetings, please email winter

Street Ahead would appreciate any feedback you have on their proposals and would encourage you to take the time to complete the online survey.

Please note all responses need to be completed and returned by Friday 25 July 2014.