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Population Questionnaire to understand Impacts of Covid19 – Citywide (will run for 6 weeks)

22 Jul

Public Health have developed a population level questionnaire to support our understanding of the positive and negative impacts of Covid19 in Sheffield within our communities. The survey will run for 6 weeks.

Click link below to complete the questionnaire

https://sheffield.citizenspace.com/performance-research/coronavirus-rapid-health-impact-assessment

This questionnaire asks a range of questions (mainly multiple choice) about how the experience of Covid19 has been in terms of loneliness, mental health, employment, income, health behaviours, active travel, access to services, where people get their information from  on covdi19, digital inclusion, home schooling, people’s experience of shielding or having Covid19, information about health conditions and managing these during the pandemic, future concerns people may have about the virus.

This questionnaire is really important as it will allow us to gain more information in the areas where we have gaps in data locally. We can then ensure we tailor our response and services to meet the needs described by communities.

It should take around 10-15 min to complete the questionnaire.

If you have any further questions or comments please contact Sarah Hepworth below

Thanks for taking time out to complete the questionnaire

Sarah Hepworth

Health Improvement Principal

Place – Public Health

Sheffield City Council

5th Floor Howden House

Sheffield

S1 2SH

 

Tel-0114 2057471

e-mail Sarah.hepworth2@sheffield.gov.uk

 

Mobile TestingUnit in Sheffield

13 Jul

To find out more click on the link below:

New mobile testing unit in Sheffield set to help stop the spread of Covid-19

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

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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Help us improve Sheffield Directory

7 Nov

Sheffield Directory is your place for events, childcare and health and social care support near you: www.sheffielddirectory.org.uk.

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You can help us make a difference to people’s lives. Complete a simple set of questions that’ll tell us if information is easy to find or not – https://sheffield-digital.optimalworkshop.com/treejack/aou45114

Crosspool now has a community defibrillator — Crosspool News – crosspool.info

11 Oct

Thanks to a generous donation from a local resident and a council grant Crosspool Forum has been able to buy and install a defibrillator for emergency use in the community.

The defibrillator is located on the right-hand external side wall of St Columba’s church, Manchester Road S10 5PL.

In the event of an emergency, where you think someone might require the defibrillator:

  • Call 999 as usual
  • Let the emergency services know that there is a defibrillator locally
  • The emergency services will then let you know the access code and the procedure to be follow so that you, your staff or others involved can help

Defibrillators have been shown to save lives around the country and we hope that this will be a valuable asset to the community.

If you have any queries please contact Crosspool Forum on crosspoolforum@gmail.com

via Crosspool now has a community defibrillator — Crosspool News – crosspool.info

APPLY NOW – Safer and Sustainable Communities Partnership discretionary fund 2017-18 (closing date 19 April 2017)

4 Apr

The Safer and Sustainable Communities Partnership discretionary funding is available to non-profit organisations in Sheffield

  • Proposals will be considered for activity to tackle the following priorities:
    • Police and Crime Commissioner Priority – Protecting vulnerable people
    • Police and Crime Commissioner Priority – Tackling crime and anti-social behaviour
    • Police and Crime Commissioner Priority – Enabling fair treatment
    • SCP Priority – Gangs and youth violence
    • SCP Priority – Hate crime against the most vulnerable
    • SCP Priority – Modern slavery and human trafficking
    • SCP Priority – Domestic abuse and violence against women and girls (including honour based violence, female genital mutilation and forced marriage)
  • In addition, there are a number of cross-cutting themes and the partnership would favour projects that seek to address the following as drivers, enablers or vulnerabilities for crime:
    • Cyber crime
    • Students
    • Substance misuse
    • Young people
    • Older people
  • Other factors that will be considered:
    • Evidence based need
    • Evidence of impact
    • Outcome focus
    • Building on or promoting partnership working
    • Exit strategy – there is a plan for funding the project beyond 2017-18
  • All activity and expenditure must be completed during the period of 1 April 2017 – 31 March 2018.
  • Completed proposal forms should be emailed to Deborah.willoughby@sheffield.gov.uk by 19 April 2017

Application form: 10a. Proposal SSCP 17 18