Archive | October, 2014

Sheffield Budget Conversation

24 Oct

Poverty in Sheffield Today: Meeting on 29 November

24 Oct

Poverty in Sheffield Today: Finding a way forward.

Supporters of SAVE are invited to a major meeting on Poverty in Sheffield Today from 10 am – 12.30 pm on Saturday 29 November at Victoria Hall Methodist Church. It is being organised by Church Action on Poverty in Sheffield, Sheffield Equality Group and the People’s Assembly for Sheffield.

The meeting will be opened by the Bishop of Sheffield. We shall draw on new research through Listen Up interviews with people facing poverty and discuss the impact of benefit sanctions, the role of food banks and the progress so far achieved in following up the Report of the Sheffield Fairness Commission. There will be ample time for contributions from the floor.

Click below for a flier which describes the morning’s programme in more detail and a poster to be displayed as widely as possible.


poverty in sheff5.pdf

Lifelong Learning courses and online drop-in sessions

24 Oct

Please find publicity for Lifelong Learning courses and online drop-in sessions here for you to share.

Sheffield online leaflet standard.pdf

SW and North courses.pdf

Wadsley and Loxley Commoners’ Events

24 Oct

The Wadsley and Loxley Commoners have a varied and interesting series of talks during the autumn and winter to which all members of the public are invited.

The first event is by Chris Hobbs and he will talk about people and events which shocked Sheffield society in the 19th Century. His talk is entitled ‘Gruesome Murders, Sheffield’s Shocking Past’. Chris will have his books available to purchase. The talk is at 7.30pm on Monday 27 October at Wadsley Church Hall, Worrall Road. There is a small charge and free refreshments.

In November Trevor Page will talk about the comedians who appeared at the Sheffield Empire and Attercliffe Palace Theatres and next February there will be a practical demonstration and talk about ‘Brewing, Beer and Brewers’.

More details can be found on the website or on the attachment or contact Hannah on 2335331.

Wadsley and Loxley Commoners events.docx

School Admissions Policy survey – have your say

23 Oct

Sheffield City Council is reviewing its current existing school admission policy and wants to hear the views of any parents / carers, headteachers, governors and school staff who would like to contribute.

The admission policy is the method by which pupils are prioritised and admitted into school. The review is to determine the effectiveness of the current policies and procedures that operate in all of our mainstream schools and academies – and to explore alternative policies.

Details of the review, including the link to the online survey, are all on the Admissions Review webpage.

Please take a few minutes to look at the webpage and give your views on the survey. Please forward the survey onto anyone else who you think might wish to contribute to the review.

Please note: this consultation is open until Monday 1 December 2014.

More activities at Grenoside Reading Room

23 Oct

Please see link below for more information on forthcoming Reading Room events

Greno_Reading_Room greno news item for nov issue.doc

Greno Reading Room Activities – The Silk Road

23 Oct


A talk by George Clark the intrepid traveller

Thursday 20th November 2014 7.30pm at GRENOSIDE READING ROOM

Free admission with Donations please for upkeep of the Reading Room

Refreshments available

Greno_Reading_Room talk by GEORGE CLARK NOVEMBER 2014.doc

East and West Ecclesfield Ward Meeting – 25th September

17 Oct

Thank you to all those who came out to the East and West Ecclesfield Ward Meeting in Chapeltown Library on the 25th of September 2014.

Please click on the link if you would like to read the notes of the meeting:  Notes E+W Eccles Ward Meeting Sept 2014


North Ward Priorities for 2014-15

17 Oct

The Local Councillors for the North Wards (East Ecclesfield, Stannington, Stocksbridge and Upper Don and West Ecclesfield) have refreshed their Ward Priorities for 2014 – 15. You can click on the links below to read about the priorities for your ward:

East Ecclesfield Ward Priorities 2014-15

Stannington Ward Priorities 2014-15

Stocksbridge Ward Priorities 2014-15

West Ecclesfield Ward Priorities 2014-15

If you are unsure of who your local councillors are, you can find out here –

If you would like to comment on your ward plan you can do so by emailing:


October Bus Service Changes

16 Oct

Please find below, revised information for the October bus service changes taking place on Saturday 25, Sunday 26 and Monday 27 October 2014.

First have withdrawn their proposed changes to Sheffield services 17A, 35, 36, 37 and 38.

All timetables are now available via and via

If you have any questions regarding the changes please do not hesitate to contact the SYPTE Communication team on communication.

October 2014 Bus Service Changes.doc