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Banner Cross Neighbourhood Group: What’s on in October, 2019

10 Oct

if you would like to find out what’s on in October please click on the link below.

 

October 19 What’s On

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AGM: Annual General Meeting Wednesday, 16th October 7.30pm Banner Cross Methodist Church

10 Oct

Our Banner Cross Neighbourhood Group has now been going for ten years. From a small protest group brought together to fight a planning application, we have grown into a substantial force in the area with a membership of 400.

This annual gathering gives us an opportunity to reflect on what we have achieved and to see what we are involved in now.

Please come and join us. Refreshments will be provided.

 

In other news

Criminal Activity

We seem to be going through a bad patch for criminal activity in our area. In the Banner Cross / Brincliffe locality, there have been a number of burglaries, attempted burglaries and thefts recently. One day this week, at 4.00am, a youth was caught on video around Brincliffe Edge trying car doors. He stole from one that had been left unlocked.
Meanwhile, there is more activity in Ecclesall. At the last Ecclesall Forum, the visiting PCSO Adrian Tolson gave an update on events during August and the beginning of September (see below). Anecdotally, such behaviour is continuing so it’s all the more important than usual to safeguard your property and be extra vigilant. And if you are unlucky enough to suffer from a criminal act (or an attempted one), make sure you report it even if you don’t think it’s important. Patterns will emerge which will then prompt greater police attention.

There is one activity which needs to be stopped! There is a small group of youths going round on motor scooters (usually 3 of them on 2 scooters). You can spot them because they wear white helmets. If you see them make a note of time and place and if you have a dashcam press the ‘protect’ button and take a photo. There is good reason to believe that they have been involved in thefts.

21/8 – late report, attempt house burglary on Blair Athol Road, Ecclesall, owner discovered damage to door lock however no entry gained.

23/8 – house burglary on Springfield Road, Millhouses, rear window smashed to gain entry in the early evening, various items taken.

25/8 – theft from motor vehicle overnight on Whirlowdale Road, no damage to vehicle.

28/8 – attempted burglary on Dobcroft Road early evening, eurolock snapped on rear door however property not entered, may have been deterred by alarm?

28/8 – burglary overnight on Mylnhurst Road, Ecclesall, house under renovation, rear patio door lock snapped, various tools taken from property.

30/8 Ecclesall Road, unlocked unattended van taken from outside a shop, recovered later using tracker.

31/8 Whirlow Court Road, 2 pedal bikes left unattended at side of house between 4 and 4.30, stolen.

4/9 Attempt theft from shed, Greystones Drive, 2 males seen attempting to force door around 08:35 in the morning, no entry gained.

4/9 Theft from shed on Marsh House Road, Ecclesall, 2 pedal bikes taken during day.

 

Gilders Development

This week, we had notice from a member that something was happening at the old Gilder’s site at Banner Cross. She had spoken to a workman to ask about the proposed gym which is due to open eventually behind the glass-fronted first floor space. He told her that there had been a change and that it was now going to be a Tesco Express. We contacted the planning officer who said he knew nothing about it so we can only assume that it is just an unfounded rumour.

However, it’s best to be aware of what’s happening. Residents on Talmont Road are seeing a level of activity on the site that they believe does not comply with the work that has been permitted pending full approval and is going beyond the restrictions the developers are meant to observe.

If you hear anything about this development, please let us know. It has been fairly quiet for some months and that is often a sign that something is about to happen.

 

Flu jabs

The news today has carried an item about the increased availability of the annual flu jab this year. Something like 30 million people will receive it.

If you are having trouble making an appointment with your doctor or you don’t want to take up your GP Practice’s time, remember that pharmacies also give the jab. The pharmacy in the grounds of the Hollies practice on St. Andrew’s Road can give jabs on Wednesdays and Thursdays. You can just walk in and ask for it but it’s best to phone first on 0114 2555937.

 

Bents Green Community Day

The Bents Green Community Day will be taking place on Saturday, 12 October between 11.00am – 4.00pm at Bents Green Methodist Church.

There will be stalls and activities etc. Everyone is welcome.

 

 

 

 

Viv Lockwood

Secretary, Banner Cross Neighbourhood Group

 

 

Consultation on the Private Sector Housing Strategy and Assistance Policy

23 Sep

To complete the consultation please click on the links below;

https://sheffield.citizenspace.com/place-business-strategy/draft-private-sector-housing-assistance-policy/ 

https://sheffield.citizenspace.com/place-business-strategy/private-sector-housing-strategy-feedback-and-consu/

The consultation runs until the 6 October

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

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

Removal of Public Payphone:  Junction of Tom Lane and Fulwood Road, S10 3GH

5 Jul

Removal of Public Payphone:  Junction of Tom Lane and Fulwood Road, S10 3GH 

BT and the Council have consulted on the proposal to remove this payphone service. This would allow Ant Kids Charity to take ownership of this telephone kiosk under BT’s adopt a kiosk programme.

The Council are now consulting on the “First Notification” which is the Council’s draft decision on whether to object or consent to the removal of the payphone equipment.

The Council’s draft decision is to consent to the removal of the payphone service. Please see attached First Notification for details.           

If anyone wishes to comment or object to this proposal, please write to Sheffield City Council as the local planning authority.

to Forward & Area Planning Team, Sheffield City Council, Howden House, 1 Union Street, Sheffield, S1 2SH; or to sheffieldplan@sheffield.gov.uk

Please quote the telephone number of the telephone kiosk (0114 230 2399) or the location (junction of Tom Lane and Fulwood Road)

 

Deadline for comments is 7 August 2019.

 

 

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