Posted by: North Officer | 26/04/2013

Community Assemblies Review

You will have had some previous correspondence about detailed proposals for the future of Community Assemblies.

In January 2013 the first part of a Consultation seeking your views on the impact of the 2013/14 Budget Proposals affecting Community Assemblies was launched.

The second part of the consultation process is now being held and your views and opinions are being sought on more detailed proposals.

Meetings are being held in each Community Assembly area so that you can find out more about the proposals and tell us what you think. The meetings will follow the same format so if you’re not able to attend the one in your area you can attend one that’s convenient.

The meeting will be held:

North  – 1st May 2013 at 6.00pm to 8.00pm in Ecclesfield School, Chapeltown Road, Sheffield, S35 9WD and the 8th May 2013 The Venue, 650 Manchester Road, Stocksbridge,  Sheffield, S36 1DY.

North East – 2nd May 2013 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm in Shirecliffe Community Centre, 349 Shirecliffe Road, Sheffield, S5 8XJ.

South West – 7th May 2013 at 7.30pm to 9.30pm in All Saints Church of EnglandChurch, Ecclesall, Ringinglow Road, SheffieldS11 7PP.

South East – 9th May 2013 at 7:00pm at Beighton Miners Welfare Club, High Street, SheffieldS20 1ED.

East – 10th May 2013 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm in Centre in the Park, Norfolk Heritage Park/Guildford Avenue, SheffieldS2 2PL.

Central – 14th May 2013 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm in Quaker Meeting House, St James Street, SheffieldS1 2EW, Main Meeting Room.

South – 16th May 2013 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm in Newfield Green Tenants Hall, Gleadless Road, SheffieldS2 2BT.

Other ways you can tell us what you think:

  • Request a paper copy Feedback Form for individual responses  by email or telephone 0114 273 5299
  • Request a paper copy Feedback Form for your group or organization to complete together by email or telephone 0114 273 5299
  • Email your comments to  Please title your email ‘Community Assemblies Review’.
  • Telephone 0114 273 5299 and giving us your opinions, or completing a questionnaire over the phone with a member of staff.
  • If you need this information in alternative formats including large print and audio please let us know which format you require.

What happens next? Once all the Consultation responses have been collated, the feedback will be shared with you.

This will be at a drop in event which will take place on the 20th May 2013 between 10:00am and 4:00pm at St Mary’s Community Centre, Bramall Lane, SheffieldS2 4QZ. If you are interested in attending this event just turn up, view the comments on the proposals, talk to Officers and have an opportunity to tell us what you think.

The consultation will end on the 3rd June 2013.


Posted by: North Officer | 24/04/2013

Community Assembly Consultation – Phase 2

In January 2013 we launched the first part of a Consultation seeking views on the impact of the 2013/14 Budget Proposals affecting Community Assemblies.

Responses to the Consultation were summarised in a Consultation Report which was presented to Councillors to consider as part of their decision making process on the overall amounts to be allocated to different service areas.

On 1 March 2013 the Budget for 2013/14 was formally agreed for implementation by Members at the Full Council Meeting. This included the Budget Proposals to make changes to Community Assemblies.

We are now holding the next part of the consultation process and are seeking your views and opinions on more detailed proposals based on the budget allocation of £580,000.

Your views are important to us and the feedback you provide through this consultation will help us to improve the way we make changes to the services. We will take your views into account when making our final decisions.

The consultation will end on 3 June 2013.

Click here for further information and the opportunity to comment.

There will be two consultation events held in the Northern area –

  • 1 May 2013 at 6.00pm to 8.00pm in Ecclesfield School, Chapeltown Road, Sheffield, S35 9WD
  • 8 May 2013 at 6.00pm to 8.00pm at The Venue, 650 Manchester Road, Stocksbridge, Sheffield, S36 1DY

A free course promoting breast and bowel health awareness for healthcare SOAR, in partnership with Breast Cancer Care and Bowel Cancer UK is supporting the delivery of a FREE two day training course for volunteers and workers interested in improving health within the North East of Sheffield. Early detection of breast and bowel cancer is vital in saving lives, but many people are unaware of what signs and symptoms to look for. The aim of the course is to provide participants with the information and confidence to deliver breast and bowel awareness to groups and individuals within their communities.

Topics include:

  • how to be breast/bowel aware,
  • unusual signs and symptoms,
  • breast/bowel cancer risk
  • NHS screening programmes.

The course will be held at:The Learning Zone, 320 Wordsworth Avenue, Parson Cross, Sheffield, S5 8NL on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th April 2013.

For further information or an application form contact – or on 0845 092 0809

Posted by: North Officer | 09/04/2013

Tell us what you think about housing in Sheffield!

The Council are currently working with both the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University on an important housing research study. This research is designed to gather lots of information about Sheffield’s housing market and the housing needs of local people.

To help with this we would be grateful if you could spare the time to complete the Sheffield Housing Survey, and share your views about housing in Sheffield. To complete the survey click on the link below.

All your answers will remain confidential and as a thank you, the University of Sheffield are offering you the chance to win £100 in High St vouchers.

It is important that we hear the views of Sheffield’s residents, so that we can make sure we meet the needs of Sheffield’s households in the future. The deadline for completing the survey is the Friday 26th April.

If you would like any further information please contact Rachael McGown at: or on 0114 2736396.

Posted by: North Officer | 28/03/2013

Thorncliffe Bowling Club Fun Day – REARRANGED

The Thorncliffe Bowling Club Fun Day that was due to happen this Sunday has now been cancelled and rearranged for Sunday the 7th of April. All the other details of the day remain the same:

Time: 10.30 to 4.00pm

Location: Thorncliffe Bowling Club, Mortomley Close, Off Mortomley Lane.

Posted by: North Officer | 27/03/2013

Easter Holiday Activities

Come and join us for our Easter Fun Activities at Angram Bank Children’s Centre at High Green.

Family Fun Time Thursday 4th April and 11th at 10:00am till 11:00am

Trip to Wentworth Garden Centre Wednesday 10th April. Meet at the entrance 10:00am (Free except the farm £1.90 per adult under 2’s are free)

To book a place for our Easter activities please contact reception on:0114 2846204.

Posted by: North Officer | 22/03/2013

Thorncliffe Bowling Club Fun Day

Come along to Thorncliffe Bowling Club Fun Day on Sunday the 31st of March 10.30am to 4.00pm. Thorncliffe Bowling Club is on Mortomley Close (Off Mortomley Lane) High Green.

If you have never played before, no problem. Club members will be happy to show you how. Come along, it is gentle exercise with a competitive edge.

For more information contact either John on 284 8472 or Graham on 288 2887 or email

This is an informal training session which will enable people working out and about in the community to pass on important information about smoking and its effects on health. You will be trained and given confidence in knowing the best way to raise the issue with people you come into contact with and the training will help you signpost people for the correct support around quitting.

The Smokefree homes training will help you understand the benefits a Smokefree home brings and will help you to  encourage and support people to make their homes Smokefree

The key themes covered are:

  • Smoking and Health
  • Understanding barriers to quitting
  • How to raise the issue
  • Benefits of going Smokefree at home and in the car.
  • The Smokefree pledge.

Who can attend the training? The training is suitable for anyone who works within the local community and who are in contact with the public, such as:

  • Volunteers
  • Local community  workers
  • People working with families

Cost of the Training The cost for the training is free and all materials for the course will be provided (including refreshments).

To Book a place please contact Lisa Harman at SOAR  0114 2134065 or Email

The course is on Friday 19th April 2013 from 1.00 to 3.30pm at SOAR WORKS, 14 Knutton Rd, Parson Cros, S5 9NU.

Posted by: North Officer | 19/03/2013

Countdown to Success

Are you a parent of a child in Year 6? If you are, please keep reading… Year 6 children across the country will be sitting their SATs (Standard Assessment Tests) during the week beginning 13 May 2013. Children are tested in Maths and English so that the Government can get a clear picture of what standards look like across the country. SATs also help parents to compare their child’s progress with children of the same age nationally.

The Countdown to Success campaign is a week-by-week guide for parents whose children will be sitting their Year 6 (Key Stage 2) SATs in May. As we count down the weeks to SATs, you can follow the 10-week programme to help you make sure your child is fully prepared! The pages will be updated every week with hints and tips to help you and your child along the way. You can read all about Countdown to Success, including exam dates and resources for Weeks 10, 9 and 8 here: If you have any questions around Countdown to Success, please don’t hesitate to contact The Parents Assembly on the details below:

Tel: 0114 205 3902


BB: 07854 051 681


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Posted by: North Officer | 15/03/2013

Easter Egg Hunt at Loxley Valley Community Farm

Loxley Valley Community Farm will hold a Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday 17th March, the latest in a series of events aimed at getting more people involved in the project. Members of the public are invited to drop into the site on Rodney Hill, Loxley anytime between 1pm and 4pm to help locate some hidden eggs!

There will be refreshments available and home-made produce on sale. Entry to the Easter Egg Hunt is £1 with a prize for each entry. Entry to the farm is free. The event was made possible thanks to a grant from the Northern Community Assembly to assist in preparing the site for public events. Other events that have been held as part of the public outreach programme included a Christmas craft sale and tree planting day.

The farm is now working to continue this programme for the rest of the year and details of future events as well as how to get involved as a volunteer at the farm will be available at the event. The farm suffered an arson attack in April last year which understandably set the project back however undeterred its members have worked hard to repair the damage and are now looking forward to welcoming more people to the farm as part of their outreach programme.

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