Archive | February, 2016

Disabled Access Day @Kelham Island 12th March 2016

29 Feb

Invite to Back Then- A Celebration of Art and Engineering 22nd March 2016

29 Feb



Brief Summary of the Hillsborough Ward & Forum Public Meeting held 17th February 2016

18 Feb

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The meeting took place at Hillsborough Trinity Church on Wednesday 17th February at 6pm to 7.30pm. Councillor Josie Paszek chaired the meeting. Cllr George Lindars-Hammond and Ian Lucraft (Chair of Hillsborough Forum) were also in attendance to discuss current issues and answer questions.

The main agenda items were:

  • AMEY, Streets Ahead – Update (Helen Judge)
  • Police – Update and Local Issues (apologies received due to unforeseen circumstances)

The main discussions held were:

  • Motorists Parking on grass verges where trees have been removed
  • Graffiti and fly posting in Hillsborough and surrounding areas including Middlewood shops
  • Litter issues and used dog fowling bags being thrown into residents gardens

Motorists parking on grass verges – AMEY Steward Helen Judge acknowledged that this is a city wide issue and encouraged the public members present to come along to the weekly drop-in sessions every Thursday 3pm – 5pm at First Point, Hillsborough Barracks where they can raise any concerns they have there.

Graffiti – A main issue was brought up around an unused shop in Hillsborough which is being subjected to graffiti and fly posting in which Councillors recognise is an issue and will address with council services and the shop owner.

Litter – Councillors aim to tackle litter issues by continually looking into and arranging litter picks within the Hillsborough Ward.

Other discussions:

Toilet space has been identified within the Hillsborough shopping centre. Talks, plans and negotiations are currently taking place.

A defibrillator campaign will be starting in Hillsborough and will be launched at the Hillsborough Exchange on Tuesday 23rd February at 2pm where a defibrillator unit will be installed.


Come On ! Get Involved ! Community Event in Broomhill, Broomhall & Sharrow Vale 9th March 2016

16 Feb

Groups event


Cabinet in the Community Public Meeting 16th March 2016

16 Feb


Job Vacancy @Foxhill Forum – Active Involvement Officer (closing date 26th Feb 2016)

16 Feb


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Grow Sheffield upcoming events

11 Feb


  • We are pleased to announce the dates for our pruning workshops
  • Sunday 21st and Sunday 28th Februaryin Meersbrook from 11am to 2.30pm

These workshops are offered this year on a ‘pay as you feel’ basis.

To book a place visit and search for Abundance


Save the date!

The Grow Sheffield Annual General Meeting will be on Sunday 3rd April at the Broomhall Centre. Short AGM at 6pm then our partnership Ceilidh with the lovely Well Dressed Band. 

Natwests Skills & Opportunities Fund for communities – closing date to apply 19th February 2016

11 Feb

Skills & Opportunities Fund

Helping people help themselves

Our Skills & Opportunities Fund is one of the many ways we’re contributing to the communities we live and work in. In 2015, we committed £2.5m to fund projects in charities, social enterprises, community groups, state-funded schools and colleges across the UK and Ireland, and we have allocated a further £2.5m to be split across two rounds in 2016. Our focus for this funding is to support organisations that help people in disadvantaged communities develop, create or access the skills and opportunities they need to help themselves; skills that will enable them to get into work or start a business, now or in the future. We believe that helping people gain such skills and access opportunities to learn can help turn their lives around and build better communities for everyone; when we build stronger communities, we all grow.

We want to support as many people and organisations as possible. So even if we don’t shortlist your project, we may be able to help you in other ways. This might include offering our skills and expertise to help you get your project off the ground in addition to a grant. To be eligible for this type of support, make sure your project meets the regional priorities and the set criteria, and – where we believe we can add value and your project has particular merit – we will contact you.

Supporting local communities

We’ve split the country into seven regions, each with its own decision making board, in order to distribute our Skills & Opportunities Fund. Although all regions will be looking to fund projects that enable people to help themselves, each will have differing priorities recognising regional differences. Prior to applying for funding, you must look at your region’s priorities and make sure your application complies with the requirements. Grants up to a maximum of £35,000 can be applied for.

Applications for the Skills & Opportunities Fund will open on 1 February at noon and will remain open until 19 February at noon.


For full details and how to apply visit:

Funding available for Football – closing date to apply 10th March 2016

11 Feb

  Grow the Game

The Foundation’s Grow the Game Scheme provides grants of up to £1,500 for the creation of new football teams and coaching qualifications, with money provided by the Premier League and The FA. The Scheme is delivered by the Foundation.
The FA fund Grow the Game


The Grow the Game application window is open from 1 February 2016 until 10 March 2016.

The following types of team are eligible for a grant in 2016:

  • Male teams from the Under-14 age bracket and above
  • Female teams
  • Disability teams


Eligible projects

Grow the Game provides funding for projects that use football to:

  • increase participation by both players and volunteers


Applications are welcome from organisations that are ‘not for profit’ and planning to set up one or more new football teams over the next two years.

Organisations must have a signed constitution (with an appropriate dissolution clause), child protection policy, equal opportunities policy, bank statements and income/expenditure records (for all accounts held by the organisation).

For full information and how to apply visit:

Current Vacancies at South Yorkshire Police

11 Feb

Current vacancies

Location Salary Closing Date
Call Resolution Officer Atlas Court, Sheffield £17,763 – £19,326 Sunday, 14 February, 2016
Firearms Training Support Officer Rotherham £23,790 – £27,246 Wednesday, 10 February, 2016
HR Assistant Nunnery Square, Sheffield £17,763 – £19,326 Friday, 12 February, 2016
Road Traffic Collision Clerk (x2 Positions Available) Operations Complex £17,763 – £19,326 Friday, 19 February, 2016
Special Constables Forcewide N/A Thursday, 31 March, 2016
Transferees – Police Constables & Detective Constables Force Wide Monday, 29 February, 2016


For full details visit: