Archive | January, 2015

Learn My Way website

30 Jan

Learn My Way is a website of free online courses for beginners, helping you develop digital skills to make the most of the online world.

Please follow the link below to access the site:



Equality & Fairness Grants

29 Jan

The Equality and Fairness Grants Fund 2015-16 is now open. The guidance booklet and application form are available to download from the Council website.

All funded activities must contribute to our Equality and Fairness Objective of strengthening the voice and influence of under-represented communities in Sheffield.

There are 2 themes for 2015-16:

  1. Equality Hub Network (maximum £15,000/project) – promoting and supporting the Equality Hub Network
  2. Voter registration (maximum £5,000/project) –  increasing the number of registered voters from communities of identity, particularly BME people and young people

The closing date for applications is Friday 6 February 2015, 12pm (midday).

Crosspool Forum Open Meeting cancelled

29 Jan

Crosspool News -

Tonight’s Open Meeting has been cancelled due to concerns over snow, ice and the safety of people attending.

The new date for the meeting will be Thursday 12 February 2015 at St Columba’s church.

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International Women’s Day event – Women’s Hub

27 Jan

Saturday 7 March 2015, 12pm to 5pm

Town Hall, Pinstone Street, S1 2HH


A variety of workshops and activities by, for and about women is being organised by the Women’s Hub to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) this year. All welcome. More information will be available on the IWD webpage and in the next newsletter.


Organising an activity for IWD? Let us know and we’ll share the details – contact

51 bus service timetables adjusted to improve reliability

27 Jan

Crosspool News -

51 bus The 51 bus timetable has been adjusted

Adjustments to the midweek 51 bus service timetable came into operation today.

The revised timetables are part of operator First’s latest efforts to improve the reliability of the service.

Full details are on the First South Yorkshire website:

51 bus midweek timetable from 25 January 2015

Have you found that the changes have improved the service?

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27 Jan

east sheffield


Rising energy bills are a concern for most of us.

Sign up for the Big Sheffield Spring Switch and find out if you could save money on your gas and electricity.

It’s open for registrations until 1st March 2015 with the winning tariffs on offer from the 2nd March to the 22nd March. In the last switch, average savings were £227 a year, with some saving over £500!

It’s free to register with no obligation to switch. It’s open to all payment types, e.g. direct debit, cheque or prepayment meter.

You can register at or by calling freephone 0800 988 7035.

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Equality and Fairness Grants 2015-16 – deadline Friday 6 February noon

27 Jan

Equality and Fairness Grants 2015-16 – deadline Friday 6 February noon

Just a reminder that the deadline for applications for the Equality and Fairness Grants Fund 2015-16 is Friday 6 February 12 noon. Guidance, application forms and presentations from the information session held on 15 January are available on the Council website.