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Celebrating 50 Years of Stocksbridge Library – Events in Sept 2018

3 Sep


Events are free – please book with staff at the help desk, by telephone on 01142734205, or email


Do you have any questions about the Streets Ahead Highway Works? – Drop in Sessions in East & West Ecclesfield, Stannington and Stocksbridge

3 Sep

Amey drop in

Stocksbridge & Upper Don Ward Pot 2018/19 – Apply Now

25 May

Stocksbridge & Upper Don Ward Pot 2018/19

Councillors in each ward have a budget they can allocate to activities and projects that contribute to tackling their ward priorities

The ward budget for the Stocksbridge & Upper Don Ward for 2018/19 is £5,794

 Stocksbridge & Upper Don Ward Councillors are looking to fund sustainable projects / activities within their ward that will benefit the local community. The projects / activities will also need to fit in with the Stocksbridge & Upper Don Ward Priorities in order to be eligible for funding.

Funding of between £250 and £500 is available to apply for, although Councillors may consider higher bids for larger or joint working projects. 

To apply for a grant, complete the following forms attached below and return them to

Please read the signature and conditions form carefully to ensure that your group is eligible to receive funding before you fill in the form. Please note that a hand signed signature is required on this form for your application to be eligible for consideration.

Following the introduction of GDPR please find attached an update to our privacy notice which states how we will handle any personal information applicants share with us in their Ward Pot Grant Application: 005 – Privacy notice Ward Pot

Stocksbridge & Upper Don ward Councillors will meet on a regular basis to assess grant applications received. The Ward Pot Grants Officer will notify you of the decisions made following these meetings.

If you are unsure about your project and would like to discuss it further please contact the Community Services Officer on 0114 2053598 or email

Stocksbridge & Upper Don Ward Priorities 2018/19

22 May

Stocksbridge and Upper Don Ward Priorities 2018/19

Following consideration of statistics, consultation, Councillor enquiries and input from local service providers, your Councillors for the Stocksbridge & Upper Don ward have identified the following priorities for 2018/19 that we will focus on in partnership with local service deliverers, community organisations and local businesses.

1    Our Environment

  • Develop the capacity and support local community organisations that deliver activities to improve the environment
  • Work with AMEY, local developers and the Council’s Transport, Traffic and Parking Services to ensure that residents are kept well informed about the ‘Streets Ahead’ road improvement programme


  1. Children, Young People and Families
  • Work with service providers and local community organisations / youth groups to ensure young people have access to activities and are supported in their options around education, training and work
  • Encourage local groups and organisations to work in partnership.


  1. Supporting the Local Community and Local Businesses
  • Develop the capacity and support local community groups so that they are able to run a range of community activities or services across the ward
  • Support the development of community facilities, such as the Stocksbridge Leisure Centre and Stocksbridge Youth Club, to ensure they provide a range of activities and are well used, especially during school holidays
  • Provide opportunities for local organisations to promote themselves and their activities
  • Support local businesses and shop local
  1. Financial and Digital Inclusion
  • Partnership working around universal credit support projects
  • Managing your money and digital inclusion projects


Further Information and Contacts

For further information on these priorities, please contact the Community Services Officer for this ward on (0114) 205 3598 or your ward councillors –

Streets Ahead Pavement resurfacing in Deepcar and StocksBridge – April/May2018

23 Apr


Please find attached flyer below regarding the ongoing pavement resurfacing being undertaken in Deepcar and Stocksbridge.

The flyer covers work that is due to start late April / early May.

Working hours will be 7am to 7pm (9.30am to 2.30pm near schools) Monday to Friday. (Streets Ahead team don’t work bank holidays).

Although the roads will remain open Streets Ahead may need to restrict access at times to carry out the work safely.

There will be no on-street parking and vehicle access to properties may be restricted during working hours.

The specific dates of work for each street will be displayed on the on-street signs in advance of work starting.

Details of the roads and remote highway footways included as part of these works are shown on the flyer: B04WcliffeFWresurfFlyer_May18




Free Activities for all ages every Thursday in Oxley Park (Stocksbridge)

11 Apr

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North Sheffield’s “Whats on Where” Guide – find out whats happening near to you

11 Apr


As we get older it is important to remain as active as possible, not only to keep in physical shape, but it has been proven that exercising and socialising with others is key to improving mental health.

In an attempt to combat social isolation across Sheffield, Home Instead have put together a What’s On Where Guide which provides a list of easily accessible activities in Sheffield such as; Choir Groups, Dance Classes, Art groups, Lunch Clubs, Coffee Mornings and many more!

Home Instead hope their guide will encourage people to get involved in the community and ultimately, reduce social isolation.

Take a look at the Home Instead WOW guide using the link below!


If you would like more information about the WOW Guide or organise an activity within Sheffield and would like it to feature in the next WOW Guide then call Home Instead on 01142 469666

Wide Range of Volunteering Opportunities available in Stocksbridge

22 Mar

Volunteers Wanted!!!

  Registered Charity No. 1129637                  

Stocksbridge Community Care Group have been delivering a quality befriending service in your local community for more than a decade. Resulting in additional funding we are interested in recruiting volunteers for the following projects:

Stocksbridge Dementia Café: 1st Thursday of each month 10 am-12 noon at the Venue. People with memory problems or dementia and their carers have the opportunity to meet regularly. Volunteers attend to chat and socialise with people and their carers.

Life Story: TIME Project:  Everyone’s life story is individual and important. We would like these stories to come together into a personalised Life Story Book that is pulled together through conversaton with the person and/or their family. Volunteers visit in the home or place of care and capture their life story.

Dementia Companions: Dementia Companions are volunteers who have been trained as “Dementia Friends”. They are genuinely interested in forming friendships with people who have the condition. Volunteers offer companionship in or out of the home.

Friendly Visitor/Befriending Service: provides company for older people who are lonely and isolated. Volunteers visit them at home for a cup of tea, a chat and possibly an outing.

If you are interested in any of the above roles or would like more information please contact:

Dave Cooper or Chris Currer SCCG,

Stocksbridge Town Hall S36 2DT

T:0114 283 0141  M: 07553 486 579

Registered Charity No. 1129637

Stocksbridge Community Forum Open Day March 4th 10am -3pm

15 Feb


Are you interested in what’s happening locally, what’s on and how to get involved in local groups, activities and events then why not come along to the Stocksbridge Community Forum open day – Sunday March 4th 10am -3pm

An open day for the community of Stocksbridge, Deepcar and surrounding areas to find out about all the different groups, activities and events that happen locally – come along and find out more about what happens in the community and how to get involved. Discussions, talks and demonstrations form part of the day, and there is a cafe for refreshments – FREE entry & ample parking – if you have a group that may want to exhibit please contact us for more information

Tel: 0114 2888394 or 0114 2882498


Stocksbridge Residents – have your say on how you think the Councils 2018/19 Budget should be spent – 23rd Jan 2018, Stocksbridge Library

22 Jan

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The final council budget for the year 2018/19 will be agreed in March but there is still time for local people to have their say on how money should be spent and share their ideas on how savings can be made.

Councillor Olivia Blake, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance said: “We are living in a difficult economic climate. There is more demand for our services but less money to spend.

“Between 2011/12 and 2017/18 we have had to save £390 million. Over the same period we have seen our grant funding reduced by 45%. For the coming year we have to find further savings of £30 million because of the austerity measures forced upon us by central government.

“At the moment our plans include increasing the council tax by at least 52 pence per week, for most households, to pay for social care, as 95% of councils have already done. But even this additional funding will not be enough to meet the demand.

“If anyone has an idea or an opinion on how we can make further savings we want to hear from them. Equally we want to know what people think of the services we already provide, and tell us what they think the priorities for the future should be”.

Anyone who wishes to get involved in the challenge of setting the budget can complete a survey at, or attend a public meeting.

The ‘Budget Conversation’, which started last month with the launch of an online survey, is now going on the road and local people are invited to attend public meetings to share their opinions and give advice to the people who will be making the decisions, Cabinet Members from Sheffield City Council.