Posted by: North Officer | 04/10/2013

End of Northern Community Assembly Blog

As the Community Assemblies no longer exist, this will be the last post on this blog. The Community Assembly Teams have now been replaced by Local Area Teams who will be managing new blogs. The new blog for the north area has now been created so if you would like to continue to receive information about the North Sheffield area please follow the new North Sheffield Blog. On the page there will be an option to ‘follow’ the blog so that you can receive regular email updates if you wish. If you would like to have information posted to the new blog please email

Posted by: North Officer | 22/07/2013

Thorncliffe Bowling Club – School Holiday Activities

During the school holidays Thorncliffe Bowling Club are extending their successful youth coaching scheme.

All sessions are free of charge with equipment provided.

Qualified coaches who are CRB checked are in attendance.

SESSIONS ARE ON Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 11am to 1pm at Thorncliffe Bowling Green.

Contact Graham Elliott at 0114 2882887 or email

Places need to be booked due to popularity.

How can I find out more?
Visit the website for information about the club.

Posted by: North Officer | 19/07/2013

Grenoside Reading Room



Monday 22nd July 9am to 3pm

Thursday 1st August 6pm to 9pm

Friday 2nd August 9am to 12 noon

Saturday 3rd August 9am to 12 noon

Sunday 4th August 10am to 1pm

Refreshments available

Posted by: North Officer | 09/07/2013

Last chance to register for a workshop on!

100 Sheffield community groups or charities can now take advantage of a limited time offer to join for one year completely free! And to help groups sign up before the offer runs out, SYCF are offering places on the final workshop to help with your registration.

What is is an online giving platform tailored to fit the needs of small and/or local community groups and charities. Thanks to funding from the FUSE partnership, South Yorkshire Community Foundation is offering to cover the first year of membership for 100 Sheffield groups or charities as a part of the Sheffield Gives Campaign. is a not for profit organisation that helps smaller local charities and community groups to reach more supporters, raise more money and help more people by providing them with an online giving webpage. The greatest thing about (why we like it so much anyway) is that it is unique in what it does, because it gives small unregistered charities just as much service and support as larger charities.

Book now! The last workshop will be taking place on Tuesday 2nd July from 2 – 4.30pm. Places are limited and going fast, so if you would like to attend or to find out more please email or call 0114 242 4857.

Posted by: North Officer | 09/07/2013

Best Practice, Barriers and Breakthroughs Seminars

“The biggest programme of reform in education, health and support for children with special educational needs and disabilities in 30 years.” The Children and Families Bill will become law as soon as Spring 2014.

The reforms will affect everyone working with children and young people aged 0-25 years with special educational needs and disabilities.

As the Bill makes its journey through Parliament and the Pathfinders continue, we are holding two seminars in September 2013 to bring together professionals in Health, Social Care and Education, also Parents, Parent Forums and Social enterprises.

Seminar 1 on September 18th for all parents, carers and support organisations. We will hear about ‘best practice, barriers and breakthroughs’ from parents and others on the Pathfinder groups. Together we will share experience and set out the Vision, to carry forward to Seminar 2.

Seminar 2 on September 25th for professionals in the Key sectors of Health, Social Care and Education together with those voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises working in these sectors to discuss ‘best practice, barriers and breakthroughs’.  Michael Cotton has agreed to be the Keynote speaker for Seminar 2. Michael Cotton is the Principal Educational Psychologist for North Yorkshire County Council, the Pathfinder Champion for Yorkshire and The Humber.

The 9 regional Pathfinder Champions have been chosen to lead the debate and planning, engendering dialogue between key sectors to enable effective change, and delivery of health, social care and education services to the SEN sector.

Full Price Tickets start at: £95.00 for each event

Earlybird, Concessions & Discount rates are available if you book by July 30th

Book your tickets Now at:

Contact: Kelly Emerson on 0114 284 4488 or email

Venue: Sheffield Hilton, Victoria Quays, Furnival Road, Sheffield S4 7YB

Time: 9.30am to 3.30pm

Posted by: North Officer | 25/06/2013

The Sheffield Parents’ Conference

In June 2011, many parents attended our City Wide Parents’ Event at the Mega Centre.

The purpose of this was to actively involve parents in the design of education services in Sheffield and to shape the priorities of the new City Wide Learning Body (CWLB). Parents took part in a number of activities and through these set priorities for the CWLB, which were accepted by the Board in July 2011.

A considerable amount of work has been undertaken in the last 2 years to ensure these priorities have been reflected in the work of the CWLB.

Now – on Monday 1 July 2013 – we want to report back to you on the progress of these priorities at The Sheffield Parents’ Conference.

This is also an opportunity to tell you about the work (and how this should impact on the lives of children, young people and families) and to talk about your priorities for the coming two years.


  • The Sheffield Parents’ Conference
  • 10am – 2pm
  • Monday 1 July 2013
  • The Mega Centre, Bernard Road, S2 5BQ


  • Crèche? Available, but places are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Please state the number and ages of your children.
  • Parking? 70 free spaces available.
  • Public transport links? Hyde Park tram stop is two minutes walk away.
  • Special dietary requirements? Available, for you and your child. Please state.

You can now register for The Sheffield Parents’ Conference, either by return email ( or by calling 0114 205 3902.

If you would like to be involved with the work of the CWLB or contribute to other meetings, events or consultations – or would even just like to receive our Weekly Bulletin every Friday – you can do so by joining the Parents’ Assembly.

Posted by: North Officer | 21/05/2013

20mph Scheme for Spink Hall

Sheffield City Council are planning to reduce the speed limit from 30mph to 20mph in Spink Hall. The Northern Community Assembly nominated part of Spink Hall to be one of the first new 20mph areas for Sheffield. Tougher controls to stop people parking on the zig zag lines outside schools will also be introduced.

Why is this happening? A 20mph lower speed limit will mean:

  • Lower speed limits reduce the severity of injuries for anyone involved in collisions
  • Some collisions will be avoided altogther; and
  • People are more likely to feel safe when walking and cycling

What will it look like? In the past road humps have been built to keep speeds low. These schemes are successful but expensive. Central government cuts mean this can no longer be afforded. New 20mph limits will be indicated by traffic signs and road markings only.

For more information ? Click here for the leaflet

If I have a comment? Please contact Simon Nelson on (0114) 2736176 or email

Posted by: North Officer | 15/05/2013

Lillie’s Birthday Bonanza

Inspire and Hallam FM Cash for Kids present an all inclusive event


To raise funds for ‘Lillie’s Wish to Walk’


Paces Campus, Packhorse Lane, High Green, Sheffield, S35 3HY

Saturday 15th June 2013  

11am – 3pm

The event will include:

  • Craft Stalls   
  • Activities    
  • Cheerleading      
  • Face Painting                
  • BBQ  
  • Sports   
  • Tombola  
  • Arts  
  • Soft Play 
  • Wheelchair Dancers

And much more!

Ring 0114 2844530 for more information.

Posted by: North Officer | 01/05/2013

Adult Learners Week 18 – 24 May 2013

Celebrate Community Adult Learning! Come Along and find out about  learning opportunities in the local area on Saturday 18th May at:

Longley 4G Community Centre

Southey Avenue S5 7NN

From 10.00am to 2.00pm

  • FREE Bouncy Castle
  • Face Painting
  • Adult Learning Awards
  • Training Providers
  • Freebies/Giveaways
  • Cafe
  • Activities and workshops for all ages
  • And more …….
Posted by: North Officer | 26/04/2013

Second Chance to Help Tackle Crime Prevention

Second’s out today for funding from the 2013 Commissioner Grant Scheme to help grassroots organisations tackle policing priorities.

Shaun Wright, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, has today, 23 April, launched the second round of his grant scheme and he’s urging non-profit voluntary and community organisations to apply for grants up to £10,000.

In order to be considered for a grant, the projects must target at least one of Commissioner Wright’s priorities outlined in the Police and Crime Plan:

  • reduce antisocial behaviour;
  • protect the most vulnerable people;
  • improve visible policing;
  • prevent reoffending; and
  • ensure victims and witnesses get a better deal.

Said Commissioner Wright: “I welcome these second round of bids, aimed particularly at one-off projects and crime prevention schemes.

“It may be that local people want to establish a group to produce leaflets on various safety measures or buy anti-vandal paint or door locks, supporting the police in their role.

“We want to be able to reassure residents and previous victims of crime by using this money to good effect and I’m sure that people will come up with some great ideas.”

Forms and further information are available to download from and the closing date is 13 May, 2013. Only one application can be submitted by any non-profit organisation to each of the Commissioner grant schemes and proposals which have match funding will be looked upon favourably. The Commissioner will consult with South Yorkshire Police before announcing the successful applications.

For more information, please email

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