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Road Resurfacing Work – Manchester Road & Rivelin Valley Road

23 Jul

Dear Resident/Business
Road Resurfacing Work – Manchester Road & Rivelin Valley Road
As part of the Streets Ahead highway works we will soon be resurfacing some sections of the following roads;
• Manchester Road – Sheffield/Derbyshire boundary to Rivelin Valley Road.
• Manchester Road – junction of Rivelin Valley Road to Hagg Lane.
• Rivelin Valley Road – junction of Manchester Road to Holme Lane.
Work will take place in late July on Manchester Road (from Sheffield/Derbyshire boundary to Rivelin Valley Road), and work on the remaining section of Manchester Road and Rivelin Valley Road will take place in early to mid-August. Work will take place between the hours of 8pm and 5am, Monday – Friday only.
The work has been scheduled to take place at night to minimise disruption in the area. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and any noise you may experience.
Please note this work will be completed under a road closure and there will be no on-street parking on the section of road that we are resurfacing during working hours. Vehicles left on-street may be towed away and you will need to pay a fee to have your vehicle released.
Temporary road signs will be displayed ten days before work starts confirming the dates and duration of works, and parking restriction signs will be displayed five days before.
Parking and access arrangements
Access to properties on the roads we are working on may be limited during working hours. On-street parking will be as normal at other times. Please let our on-site supervisor know if you need vehicle access to your property for urgent reasons. Pedestrian access and access for emergency vehicles will be available at all times.
If you are away during the period in which the works are scheduled to take place, please avoid parking your car on the road. Our work schedule is heavily dependent on the weather and can be affected by unforeseen circumstances so it may be necessary to change the start date at short notice. To ensure we deliver our programme to schedule, we will need to tow cars that are delaying our works.

Bus service and bin collection changes
Changes to your regular bus service or diversion routes will be publicised by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport (SYPTE). Please check your local bus stop or http://www.travelsouthyorkshire.com for any route changes. You can also call Traveline on 01709 515151 or follow @TravelSYorks on Twitter.
If there are any changes to your bin collection days these will be communicated by Veolia at http://www.veolia.co.uk/sheffield or on Twitter @Recycle4Shef. Call 0114 273 4567 between 8am and 6pm for more information.

Road Safety
• Be patient and take extra care during road works.
• Make sure to allow extra time for your journey.
• Stick to the designated diversion routes and always drive within the speed limit.

Bogus Callers

If you are approached by someone claiming to be from Amey, the Council or connected to the Streets Ahead programme offering to resurface your drive please do not hand over any money. If possible take the callers details, including their vehicle registration number and we will inform the Police. All Streets Ahead and Amey employees carry identity cards. If you have any doubts about the identity of a person claiming to work for Streets Ahead please call customer services.
Further information
Please follow us on Twitter @sccstreetsahead #SASouthW for further information and updates about local works.
If you would like to discuss any issues, please contact us on 0114 273 4567 or email streetsahead@sheffield.gov.uk
Thank you
We appreciate that any disruption can be frustrating and thank you for your understanding whilst these important works are completed.
Kind regards
Streets Ahead

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NEW– COMMUNITY BOXING CIRCUIT CLASS – DORE

23 Jul

Boxing circuit session- fitness class
for all abilities with a boxing theme.
Whether your a champion or new to
boxing, try this fun enjoyable session
This is not an Age UK Sheffield activity—All ages and abilities are welcome.
Where: Dore Church Hall, Townhead Road,
When: Wednesday’s 10.30am-11.30am
(Starting 3rd of July )
Cost: £5 per participant
No booking Is required just come along
Contact /information: joanna.glaves@ageuksheffield.org.uk
NEW– COMMUNITY BOXING CIRCUIT CLASS

Age Friendly Sheffield – October 2019 Awards Ceremony

26 Jun

What is it all about?

Over the next few years our team at Age UK Sheffield and the team at the Lai Yin Association will be providing opportunities to build the pathway to becoming a World Health Organisation Ageing Friendly Sheffield! This is going to involve bringing local residents, communities, citywide organisations, partners, and key players together to collaborate in the design, delivery and evaluation of the project.

How we’ll do this

We’ll do this by engaging in focus groups, co-production events, mystery shopping, volunteer roles, and a city wide launch – all of which is aimed to empower people aged 50+ to have their voices heard. We’ll also be working with organisations across the city so that we can influence future strategic and political decision making.

Who can get involved?

Everyone! Whether you’re an older person, work in the city, or want to get involved to help make a difference in your community, we’d love to work with you. We want as many people to be involved as possible.

Get in Touch

We are currently looking for people who would like to join our working groups and our steering groups. See the information attached to find out more.

How do I apply ?

  1. You can print off the attached  nomination form and return it to us by post @ AGE UK SHEFFIELD , 1ST FLOOR, SOUTH YORKSHIRE FIRE & RESCUE, 197 EYRE STREET, SHEFFIELD, S1 3FG. Please contact me if you need a pre paid envelope.
  2. Click on the attached forms, fill one or more in and email it back to me at glaves@ageuksheffield.org.uk

Age Friendly City Awards

Age UK Sheffield is hosting the first ever annual Age Friendly Awards Ceremony in October 2019. Our Sheffield Age Friendly Awards are designed to reward and celebrate all the achievements and contributions of amazing local businesses, voluntary groups, communities and individuals who make Sheffield a great place to grow older and a fantastic city in which to live. We would absolutely love to hear from you. Share the love and nominate a wonderful person or group to win an award.

There’s three ways to nominate, choose whichever best suits you:

  1. You can print off the attached  nomination form and return it to us by post @ AGE UK SHEFFIELD , 1ST FLOOR, SOUTH YORKSHIRE FIRE & RESCUE, 197 EYRE STREET, SHEFFIELD, S1 3FG. Please contact me if you need a pre paid envelope.
  2. Click on the attached forms , fill it in and email it back to me at glaves@ageuksheffield.org.uk
  3. Go to the Age Uk Sheffield website and fill in our online “survey style” nomination form

This is a very important project for the city and we hope you will assist us in making it a huge success

Many Thanks

Joanna Glaves

Community Development Worker

Age UK Sheffield
Tel: 0114 250 2850
www.ageuk.org.uk/sheffield

 

***PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE MOVED – OUR NEW ADDRESS IS: 1ST FLOOR, SOUTH YORKSHIRE FIRE & RESCUE, 197 EYRE STREET, SHEFFIELD, S1 3FG***

 

Age UK Sheffield is a registered charity 1108413 and company limited by guarantee.  Registered in England and Wales No. 5207254.  Registered office: First Floor, South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue, 197 Eyre Street, Sheffield, S1 3FG

Volunteering Co-ordinator, 21 hours per week, closing date 25th June @ 9 am

19 Jun

Dear all,

We are recruiting a new volunteering co-ordinator. Amala who has done a brilliant job has got another job here at VAS so this will be a great opportunity for someone new to join the team.

Details below and the application pack attached so please share through your networks.

Paul

Volunteering Co-ordinator, 21 hours per week
£22,667 – £24,184 (pro-rata) +6% pension

The Volunteering Co-ordinator has a key role supporting volunteering to make a positive difference to people, communities and organisations in Sheffield.
We are looking for someone with great interpersonal skills who can lead a team of volunteers and maintain good relationships with partners.
You will ensure excellent customer service and with strong personal organisation and IT skills you will raise the profile of volunteering, enabling the people of Sheffield get the benefits this brings.

Job Purpose

To raise the profile of volunteering and the Volunteer Centre Services in Sheffield.
Core functions

  • To ensure effective delivery of a volunteer brokerage service at the Circle
  • To promote volunteering and the opportunities available across Sheffield through volunteer fairs, outreach events and social media

VAS is committed to equal opportunities policies and practices and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Closing Date: 25h June 2019 9:00am
Interviews: 9th July 2019

See www.vas.org.uk for further details, or contact the following to request an application pack: email: recruitment@vas.org.uk Tel: 0114 253 6604

ESOL Training & Curriculum Development Worker – closing date 28th June @ 12pm

19 Jun

Job Advert

ESOL Training & Curriculum Development Worker

£23,111-£24,657 (Full Time Equivalent) + 3% pension contribution

18.5 hours

Fixed Term Contract – 2 years

SAVTE are recruiting a highly motivated and experienced ESOL practitioner to join a team of community development and ESOL specialists deliver the SAVTE volunteer programme.

We are a Community Development organisation which is passionate about empowering speakers of other languages to take the first steps to help them develop the skills and confidence to learn functional English to enable them to become independent and active citizens in their communities. We are committed to grow and diversify our volunteer base to create a mutually supportive community of learning where the emphasis is on developing self-reliance, confidence and greater engagement within the community.

We want to appoint a dynamic worker who has broad experience of working within diverse communities to work in partnership to develop community based learning opportunities, provide volunteer training and coordination and support learners to achieve their aspirations.

Applicants must have an ESOL qualification with a minimum of 2 years teaching experience in a range of community settings and can demonstrate that they have a commitment to community development values and be able to get on with people from all backgrounds

If you would like more information about this position please contact Stella Burton (Manager) for an informal conversation.

Closing date for completed applications is 12:00pm Friday 28th June 2019.

Interviews will be held on 5th July 2019

For an application pack please email savte@savte.org.uk

 

 

Maymona Ghannam – Project Officer

Sheffield Association for the Voluntary Teaching of English (SAVTE)

The Circle

33, Rockingham Lane,

Sheffield S1 4FW

0114 253 6644

www.savte.org.uk 

 

 

Patron:  The Rt Hon. the Lord Blunkett

SAVTE Registered Charity No. 1081597

Company No. 3865216

 

EVENTS

19 Jun

Saturday 22nd    12noon – 8.00pm      Heeley Festival    Join us for Arts, Crafts, Food and Drink stalls, 2 Music and entertainment stages with live bands and DJs (T’other Stage hosted by Mads n da Bads DJs (Gumbo FM) ), Entertainment, Kids Activities and as always – all the animals of the Heeley City Farm will be about.
The event – as always – is FREE ENTRY and is a fundraising event to raise funds for Heeley City Farm

Sunday 23rd             NENG: Open Gardens. Ten gardens around the Nether Edge area which will be open to the public at various times throughout the day. No charge but donations will be taken for a variety of charities.  See attached flyer for addresses and details.

Saturday 29th   11.00 am – 2.00 pm      Summer Fayre at Clifford All Saints School, Ringinglow Road, S11 7PQ. Games, stalls, refreshments, live music, competitions and much, much more! Held jointly by Clifford All Saints School, All Saints Ecclesall and St Andrew’s Psalter Lane Church.

Saturday 29th       7.30pm       Summer Concert     A reminder with more details about the concert in St John’s Church, Ranmoor, starting at 7.30pm with the Abbeydale Singers. 

The first half of our concert will include sacred works by Wood, Tallis, J.L. Bach and new to us, Northern Lights by Ola Gjeilo. Will Todd’s In This Place will add a specially atmospheric dimension to singing in St John’s. Then follows a selection of French songs by Passereau, Saint Saens, Faure and Ravel. As usual, the choir will serve you with free wine, soft drinks and shortbread during the interval.

We start the second half with Eriks Esenvalds’ hauntingly beautiful Stars accompanied, intriguingly, by wine glasses ‘played’ by Sheffield Young Singers. We also feature romantic pieces by Schubert, our good friend Andrew Carter, and Bob Chilcott (sung with the Sheffield Young Singers), and the liltingly evocative folk song Underneath the Stars by Kate Rusby, the ‘Barnsley Nightingale’.

Ticket prices are again being held at £12, £10 (concessions) and £6 for students with card; accompanied children under 16 are free of charge.

To book your tickets please call

0114 2685493, leave a message or email to enquiries@abbeydalesingers.org.uk to reserve tickets for collection and payment at the door.

 

 

 

 

Launch of the Sheffield Community Safety Partnership Plan

11 Jan

The Sheffield Safer Communities Partnership would like to invite you to the launch of the Sheffield Community Safety Partnership Plan, on 01 February 2019, 9.30am-12pm at the Circle. 

Speakers at the launch include

  • Councillor Jim Steinke, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Community Safety
  • Chief Superintendent Stuart Barton, Sheffield District Commander, South Yorkshire Police

 It will be an opportunity to discuss how we can engage better with communities in Sheffield and we value your input in these discussions.

 We would also like to use this as an opportunity to share much of the partnership work that goes on in Sheffield, so there will be a number of stalls around the room for you to browse and make contacts.

 If you are able to attend, please could you confirm your attendance by emailing communitysafety@sheffield.gov.uk by Wednesday 23 January 2019.

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