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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 to reserve tickets for collection and payment at the door.






Winter Cricket Coaching for Kids

26 Nov

Millhouses Works Cricket Club are putting on winter cricket coaching every Sunday for 12 weeks from January 6th for boys & girls of all abilities. Booking link here!


Here It Is! August’s What’s On Guide from Banner Cross Neighbourhood Group

2 Aug


See the full list for August here August 18 What’s On

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Ecclesall School Expansion Plans Given Go Ahead

20 Nov

Sheffield City Council has given planning permission for the expansion of  buildings at Ecclesall Infant School which will bring Ecclesall Infants and Juniors together onto one site.

The expansion will see the existing site change from a 240-place infant primary school to a 630-place infant and junior school.

Balfour Beatty will carry out the work, and the new buildings will open in September 2018.

Councillor Jackie Drayton, Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Families at Sheffield City Council, said: “I am delighted to see planning permission granted to expand Ecclesall Infant school.

“This expansion will ensure that all children  in the area will be able to attend their local primary school, and is part of our programme  to keep up with expanding birth rates in the North East and South West of the city.

“This is an opportunity to create a modern school with great facilities, including three libraries, a computer suite, new rooms for small group work and a separate school kitchen for food technology lesson.

“Working in partnership with Balfour Beatty and Ecclesall Infants and Juniors, we have a wonderful opportunity to build on the excellent reputation of  both these schools to create a beacon of excellence at the heart of this community which will make a real difference to the life chances of many children and their families.”

The planning consultation showed that whilst the majority of parents are in support of this expansion there are number of concerns from local residents about high levels of traffic and congestion around the school. The school have put together a travel plan for its students to address these concerns and are supporting pupils to walk to school, as well as creating a drop off point for walking buses. We will be working closely with High Storrs School to make sure enough parking is available in the area.

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7 Nov

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Free childcare for 3 & 4 year olds

24 Jul

FREE childcare for 3 & 4 year olds

From September many working parents of 3 & 4 year olds can get up to 30 hours a week of free childcare.

That’s up to 1,140 hours of free childcare a year!


If you’re working and your child will be 3 or 4 by 31 August apply now so your child can start in September.


Don’t miss out, apply by mid-August at the latest to ensure you have an approval code by 31 August! Missing the deadline means your child can’t qualify until January 2018.


To find out more and apply visit or


Or contact your choice of nursery or childminder.