Archive | January, 2018

Changes In Reporting Anti Social Behaviour in Sheffield

30 Jan

On Thursday 1 February, there will be important changes to the way Sheffield residents report antisocial behaviour issues.

From this date, you will need to report certain antisocial behaviour issues, such as noise nuisance, non-hate crime related graffiti and lost, stray or barking dogs, to Sheffield City Council, not to South Yorkshire Police. You can do this by calling 0114 2734567 or visiting

A full breakdown of antisocial behaviour issues and whose responsibility these are can be found below:

South Yorkshire Police Sheffield City Council
Begging Abandoned vehicles / parking issues
Dealing/taking drugs and drinking alcohol in the street Dead animals
Gangs and youths drinking in parks Dog fouling
Harassment or intimidation Fly posting
Fly-tipping (happening now) Dumped, fly-tipped waste (nobody present)
Hate Crime related graffiti (motivated by prejudice or intolerance towards an individual’s nationality, ethnicity, religion, gender, identity, sexual orientation or disability) Graffiti (Non Hate Crime related)
Misuse of fireworks Syringes or needles
Dangerous, out of control dogs Lost, stray or barking dogs
Threatening / violent neighbour disputes Noise disputes, nuisance or DIY related noise
Prostitution and indecent behaviour Syringes or needles
Vandalism Littering
Suspicious vehicles  
Hoax calls to emergency services  

As well as these changes, from 1 February, if you call 0114 2734567 out of standard office hours to report concerns for vulnerable adults and children, and matters relating to homeless people, you will be dealt with by a Sheffield City Council call handler, not a police call handler.

For more information on reporting antisocial behaviour issues, and the responsibility of Sheffield City Council and South Yorkshire Police from 1 February, please visit or


Down On The Farm – Crookes Community Allotment

30 Jan

Lord Mayor and Councillor for The Crookes and Crosspool Ward, Anne Murphy, visited the Crookes Community Farm on Monday to see how the community project is preparing for the spring and summer planting season following its successful application to the Crookes and Crosspool Ward Pot and its success in receiving a grant from the Aviva Community Fund. An aquaponics system will be fitted to demonstrate different methods of permaculture as well as some renewable energy sources to demonstrate sustainable energy sources. If you’d like to use your greenfingers – see their pages on


Free Health and Wellbeing Day – 6th February 2018 10:30 till 13:00

23 Jan

ponds forge

Sheffield Transport Vision – What Are Your Views?

23 Jan

We would like to know what your views are on Sheffield’s transport network for the next 20 years. We are currently consulting about our Vision and we would like you to complete our survey before 6 February: 


We want to hear your views to help inform the next stages.  Please take a look at the Vision and fill in our survey at:

If you have questions or need further information contact:

Bread 4 Life Group, Doing Great Things at West View in Totley

22 Jan

The Bread 4 Life group meets every week at West View in Totley. Its a Community food and well being project where attendees make bread and soup before enjoying it for lunch together. It offers much more than the chance to learn new baking and cooking skills, members  the opportunity to meet neighbours, build community spirit and a chance to be active and engage when some would not usually get the opportunity, preventing isolation. It has also offered one attendee to gain skills and confidence to get back into work.

The South West Ward Pots have funded the group to buy equipment and ingredients to support the initiative and Guinness Housing supply the space for the group to meet.

Below, organisors knead the dough and prepare vegetables.


The Great Get Together – 22nd – 24th June 2018, Register You Interest Now!

19 Jan


Consider holding a Great Get Together in your neighbourhood in celebration of Jo’s belief that we have more in common than that which divides us.

When: Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th June 2018
Arrange something with your neighbours, find an event taking place near you or join in online. Whatever you decide, you’ll be part of a huge national celebration. If you would like to join in, follow the link to the website which is full of useful tips on organising your event.

gettogether examples

Building a Stronger Britain Together Programme – Grants Now Available

19 Jan

Building a Stronger Britain Together

The next round of the Building a Stronger Britain Together (BSBT) programme is now open.

The programme supports groups who work to create more resilient communities, stand up to extremism in all its forms and offer vulnerable individuals a positive alternative, regardless of race, faith, sexuality, age and gender. Grants up to £50,000 are available.

Grants are available across the country; locally they will be processed by South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation. An information event for Sheffield groups is being held in the Town Hall on Friday 26th January at 11am. If you’d like to come, contact Andrew Male on or 07884252150 to book a place.

Guidance and link to the application form here . The deadline is 5pm on 16th February 2018


Would You Like a Volunteering Opportunity With Training to Teach English as a Second Language?

19 Jan





Sporting Memories Group, Dore & Totley, Thursday 1st February 2018

18 Jan

Guest Speaker John Pearson will be talking at Dore and Totley’s next Sporting Memories Group. See details on poster to book a space. The group is run through Dore and Totley’s People Keeping Well Partnership. Do you know someone who would benefit from meeting up to reminisce over sporting stories. Its a valuable social activity for those who may be feeling isolated or lonely or who want to keep a busy social calendar to keep active and connected with other local folk.

Spoting Memories Feb

Congratulations to the South West Sheffield Organisations Who Benefitted from the Aviva Community Fund.

18 Jan


Two South West Sheffield Groups have benefited from this years Aviva Community Fund. Well Community Allotment Group (Crookes Community Farm) and Lydgate Infant School Association will be awarded funding for their projects, see details below. Congratulations to both!

Aquaponics at the Well Community Allotment

Crookes Community Farm is a Community Association based in Sheffield that is on a mission to connect the community with their food.
The current system of tasteless, chemical pumped food, travelling thousands of miles wrapped in plastic to arrive at your table is broken. It is bad for you, bad for the farmer and bad for the planet. This system must change.
We combine traditional organic farming with exciting technologies such as renewable energies, vertical growing and aquaponics, (which is where fish feed the plants). All this set in a semi urban oasis providing access to the local community.
The group was awarded £4,920 to provide aquaponics at the farm. The aquaponics will play a vital role in the future of food production globally.

The project has also recently been awarded Sheffield City Council Ward Pot funding to purchase secure storage for the site. If you are interested in finding out more please visit their page


Tablets for LISA

Lydgate Infant School Association (LISA) is the school’s Parent Association. As such, it works alongside the school in order to raise vital funds to support development priorities which will directly benefit the children. Plan and organise extra-curricular events which provide additional opportunities for the children to have fun!

Recent developments have focused on outdoor provision as the school is pretty landlocked and has limited outdoor space so we need think creatively. However, our pressing need now is digitisation, and the introduction of better more modern technology for our children. Given the age of the children, this is truest definition of digital first!