Archive | October, 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:



Sheffield 50+ Weekly Bulletin – 14 October

15 Oct

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

Bulletin 14 October 2014.pdf

Activity Sheffield Autumn Winter Activity Guide

15 Oct

Activity Sheffield Autumn_Winter Activity Guide 2014.pdf

Together in Service

14 Oct

The last round is coming up of Together in Service, a programme supported by the Government to:

  • celebrate the practical contribution that faith communities make to society through social action
  • support faith groups in undertaking new multi-faith volunteering projects at local level

Grants of £2,000 – £5,000 are available, though an equal amount of match funding must be found. Organisations must be constituted bodies delivering in England.

Projects must involve faith-based groups/people, and must engage people from more than one faith community.

The deadline is 5.00pm on 1st December 2014.

All details on the website:

Get Online Week events from 13 October

10 Oct

The flagship event is on Monday 13th October at the Winter Garden from 10am-2pm.

Sheffield City Council in partnership with Heeley Development Trust is holding a special event to support people to get digital.

Come along to the Winter Garden in Sheffield City Centre on Monday 13th October anytime between 10am and 2pm.

WIN A LAPTOP! Join us at the Winter Gardens and you could win a Hewlett Packard 15 inch laptop in our free prize draw!

• Try out the latest 3D mask!

• Trace your family tree online

• Tips to stay healthy online

• Expert advice from Barclays digital eagles

• Speak to Maplin about the best equipment for you

• See a demonstration of Google Glass

• Tips on how to manage your money online

Plus lots more activities suitable for complete beginners or if you want to develop your skills.

On Thursday 16th October there will be an event at Heeley Green Community Centre, 344 Gleadless Road, Sheffield, S2 3AJ

from 10am to 3pm.


· 10.30am Women’s Health talk

· 1.30pm Relaxation class

· Stress Busters

Get Online Flyer FINAL.pdf

Get Online Poster FINAL.pdf

Baby and Toddler Nearly New Sale

9 Oct

Baby & Toddler Nearly New Sale

Wisewood Methodist Church, Ben Lane, S6 4SA.

Saturday 1st November

10.00am-12.30 pm

Large Tables £7 or Small £5. If you would like to book a table; contact Diane 07533544737 or email purple_cat_21

Please find a link to the poster and table booking form below.

Baby Toddler Nearly New Sale BLANK BACKGROUND.pptx

Email booking OCTOBER.docx

Invitation to Sheffield Budget Conversation 2015/2016 event

8 Oct

Invitation to Sheffield Budget Conversation 2015/2016 event

Sheffield City Council is facing the most significant budget challenge in our history. Over the last four years we have had to save £238 million, due to Government cuts. The Government are continuing to make cuts to our budget and by next year we will have lost 50% of our funding since 2010. The Government continues to make cuts despite originally claiming that cuts would only last four years. We are required to save another £60m next year. So we have some difficult decisions to make about where we invest our money and where we need to save or do things differently.

Sheffield City Council will continue to make the case to the Government that continued cuts of this scale are having a negative impact on our city. However, we have a legal duty to set a balanced budget. It is important that we take control of our City’s destiny and have a long term approach to developing the best solutions for Sheffield, so that we can continue to provide the right services with the resources that we have. The Council has clear priorities which will guide us and help us to achieve the best outcomes for the city.

I am ambitious for our city and proud of the way that Sheffield people are coming together in these extremely challenging circumstances to work with the Council to finding alternative ways of providing services, where we no longer have the funding to continue providing them in the same way as we have done before. We want you, and as many other Sheffield people and organisations as possible, to have the opportunity to help shape how we meet this challenge.

So I am pleased to invite you to the start of the conversation about next year’s Council Budget – at Sheffield Town Hall on Tuesday 21 October at 6.00 – 7.30pm.

This is the starting point for us talking to people who live and work in Sheffield about the 2015/16 budget – it will provide a range of opportunities for local people, business, partner organisations, and voluntary and community groups in the city to discuss the overall challenge and subsequently detailed consultation on more specific proposals.

The event will offer you:

· A welcome and introduction from Councillor Julie Dore, the Leader of Sheffield City Council, explaining the Council’s overall priorities and approach

· Presentations from Councillor Ben Curran, Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources and from John Mothersole, the Council’s Chief Executive setting out the financial challenge and our overall approach to setting a balanced budget

· The chance for you to have a say on the priorities, changes that need to be made over the next few years and where further savings can be made.

Over the next few months as proposals develop, we will provide information about how you can take part in consultations on specific proposals and say how we have taken your views into account. Details of these will be on the our website

The event is open to representatives of organisations and members of the public. Because we want as many different people to attend we can only offer a maximum of two places per organisation.

I hope you can join us at the event – please call 0114 2735417 or email to confirm your attendance (with the names of your organisation’s representatives.) Please pass this invitation on to anyone who may be interested.

Kind Regards

Councillor Julie Dore
Leader of Sheffield City Council

Sheffield Mental Health Week

7 Oct

Monday 6th – Sunday 12th October 2014


The week will see a spectacular range of events from apple pressing to art exhibitions, educational lectures to library conversations and more. There’s something for everyone so get involved! Click on the link below for more information.

SMHW 2014 programme (2).pdf

Gardening at Ecclesfield Library

3 Oct

Are there any gardeners who’d have some time this weekend to help tidy up the garden and paths around Ecclesfield Library? Volunteers will be there to help out on Saturday morning 10-12 noon and Sunday morning 10-12noon. All are welcome.

The Friends of Ecclesfield Library have had a very generous offer to paint the front door ready for the building’s 30th birthday on 9 October and feel it would be nice if they could do some more clearing, pruning, tidying. If anyone could donate or lend them seasonal flowering plants, in pots, then they could even create an “instant” garden alongside the steps.

This would complement and build on the sterling work started by a few volunteers in summer. They’re not planning a total re-landscape; just to make it look as though someone cares! If there is a group of people interested, longer term plans could be discussed later in the year.

Free swim or gym at Sheffield International Venues (SIV) on Sunday

1 Oct

SIV is running free activities for Silver Sunday which is this coming Sunday 5th October. In a nutshell it’s a turn up and swim or gym for free at any of their venues offer, no need to book. Ice skating is also available free on Monday morning. It is available to those over 65 – for those of us who are not yet 65, we can’t make use of this offer but our time will come!

The SIV venues are:

Ponds Forge

Concord Sports Centre

English Institute of Sport (EIS)

Graves Tennis and Leisure Centre

Heeley Pool

Hillsborough Leisure Centre

Ice Sheffield

Springs Leisure Centre

Scarborough Spa

Westfield Sports Centre

Whitby Pavilion

Have a happy, active Sunday.

Silver Sunday A3.pdf