Archive | November, 2013

Applications to Designate Dore Neighbourhood Area and Dore Neighbourhood Forum

29 Nov

Dore Village Society has submitted revised applications to designate a neighbourhood area and a neighbourhood forum.

The applications, including Dore Village Society constitution and a map of the proposed neighbourhood area, can be seen at:


For more information download the flyer

POSTER Dore Neighbourhood Area Forum consultation


and at

Friends of Bradway Primary School – Christmas Fair – Saturday 7th December

29 Nov

Bradway Primary School

Saturday 7th December


Click below for more information

Christmas Fair Bradway

Crookes Forum Weds 4th Dec 7.30pm Crookes Social Club Mulehouse Rd (small room)

28 Nov

Open Committee Meeting. 7.35pm Andrew Wood from South Yorkshire Energy Centre on energy saving and insulating terraced housing. 8pm Cllr Geoff Smith on the proposed Library changes. Come and have your say.

The Silver Line – Free Confidential Helpline for Older People

27 Nov

The Silver Line is the only free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Computers at Home for Housebound, Lonely and Isolated

25 Nov

Computers At Home- Free sessions available.

During the next 6 weeks we have a number of free sessions available. Our expert (DBS checked) tutors can deliver sessions in people’s homes.

They will Take either Ipads or Internet ready Lap-tops with them and give them some expert tuition.

The aim of the project is to break down loneliness and isolation by keeping people in touch with friends and family, by helping people remain independently living by Shopping and paying bills on line, or by accessing a host of health websites.

Can you please publicise to all your contacts. Christmas can be a lonely time.

Maxine Bowler

Heeley Development Trust

T: 0114 2500613

F: 0114 2581919


Community Webpages – Fulwood Ward

22 Nov

Excerpt from webpage

The Friends of the Porter Valley are a conservation group concerned mainly with the area of parks, woodlands, and farmland of the valley which is in the south-west of Sheffield. (South Yorkshire, UK). The group was set up in July 1994 and became a registered charity in 1995 (Reg Number 1069865). Our purpose is to preserve and enhance the natural and historical characteristics of the Porter Valley, between Hunters Bar and Porter Clough.

Excerpt from webpage

The original objectives, written in 1964, were “To preserve space for recreation and to provide cultural and social activities for the residents of Fulwood and Lodge Moor”. These few words succinctly capture what the Association is all about. We are proud to have achieved so much in such a little time, and we continue to seek new ways of encouraging a good family, social and community atmosphere in our small part of the universe. If one of our members suggests a new activity, we encourage it, support it, nurture it and watch over it until the new section is able to be self-supporting. We are totally non-sectarian, non-political, and non-profit making.

Sheffield Libraries – Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

22 Nov

Follow the links below for information on Sheffield Libraries, Archives & Information Christmas & New Year Opening Hours


Find a Grit Bin

22 Nov

Find your nearest Grit Bin and ask for it to be filled………..

Community Webpages – Crookes Ward

22 Nov

Excerpt from webpage

Our aim is to expand the site so that it is a resource for the whole Crosspool community. This can only be achieved with your help. For that reason we would welcome your views and ideas on how to develop the website further.

We would especially welcome information of local community activities, local websites, or anything you judge to be of interest to the community and worthy of inclusion.

Crosspudlians this is your website, so why not drop us a line

Excerpt from webpage

We are a community group of local people coming together to see how we can improve things for all those living and working in Crookes.

We are independent from all the political parties, churches, shops and businesses.

Our aim is to bring together the community of Crookes with the common purpose of influencing how services are delivered, supporting and improving the social welfare of people living in Crookes, improving the environment and contributing to the economic wellbeing of the area.

€5m Mayors Challenge – Can you be part of the solution?

21 Nov

Sheffield has been invited to take part in the Mayors Challenge, an innovation competition with a €5m prize and four €1m runner up prizes. We know that there are people with great ideas across the city, we are asking people and organisations across Sheffield, including you, to put forward their solutions to six of the big challenges facing Sheffield today:

  • How can Sheffield reduce social isolation through having better connected communities?
  • How can we create an affordable and sustainable energy supply for Sheffield?
  • How can we improve air quality in busy urban areas to protect human health and the environment?
  • How can we support people be physically active and lead healthier lives?
  • How can we give children and young people the information, advice and guidance they need to start their careers in the right direction?
  • How could we increase innovation and collaboration in Sheffield?

How does it work?

Solutions need to be submitted online at and will be shortlisted in line with the criteria on the website. Then, on the 11th January we will bring 5 shortlisted idea owners together with people who understand the problems we’re looking at and people who are experienced in developing products and services and turning ideas into reality, and take the solutions on a one day journey from idea to implementation plan.

Timescales are very tight –we need to submit our entry to the competition by the end of January – so we’re asking for your solutions by 10th December, and we’ll let you know whether you’ve made it to the shortlist by 19th December.

What do we need from you?

We’re asking for your ideas, and as much evidence as you want to provide to support them, but at this stage you don’t need to outline how you would deliver it, your organisation’s credentials or any of the formal stuff you need to go through for a commissioning process – we’re all about the ideas.

If your idea is shortlisted, you or someone else needs to attend the event on 11th January, so please pencil it into your diary.

How can you get involved?

If you’re interested, please go to for more information.

If you know someone else who might be interested, please forward this onto them.