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Addy Street new play area launch 22nd April 2017

27 Mar

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Afternoon Tea Party at the Moor Market 30th March 2017

21 Mar

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Equipping the City for a Prosperous Future – Event for small businesses at Sheffield Town Hall 4th April 2017

21 Mar

After years of uncertainty, cutbacks and austerity, Sheffield City Region is witnessing a resurgent economy, embarking on a period of growth and prosperity. FSB is working to place small business at the heart of  the renewal, helping Sheffield City Region to become the best place in the UK to do business.

Over coming weeks we have planned a series of events designed to engage the region’s small businesses in being part of the business renaissance and becoming building blocks in the City  Region’s economic strategy for success. The first of these takes place at 6:00 for 6:30pm on Tuesday 4th April in Reception Room ‘B’ at the Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield, S1 2HH. The FSB will be hosting an event entitled “Equipping the City for a Prosperous Future”. Guest Speakers will include  Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, David Grimes, Head of Sheffield City Region Growth Hub and Camille McCawley and Lynne Humphries of Clean Sheffield.

The event will review the economic future for Sheffield City Region, look at the assistance available  for local businesses to grow and prosper and examine the role that businesses can play in making South Yorkshire a more attractive place to do business. We do hope you can join us for this important event, which is FREE to attend.

A buffet and refreshments will be served at 6.00pm.


Take Part in the Big Lunch 2017, the UK’s annual get-together for neighbours

16 Mar



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The Big Lunch, the UK’s annual get-together for neighbours, is fast approaching, and this year we’re hoping it’ll be bigger and better than ever. We’ve joined forces with the Jo Cox Foundation to launch The Great Get-Together: the biggest community celebration since the Jubilee. The weekend will see two days of community celebrations, culminating in The Big Lunch on Sunday 18 June.

When is The Big Lunch?

The Big Lunch takes place annually in June. The date for The Big Lunch 2017 is Sunday 18 June, but you can hold a Big Lunch on any date that suits you and your community. Request a free Big Lunch starter pack here.

The official date for The Big Lunch doesn’t suit, can I still take part?

Of course! The most important thing about having a Big Lunch is bringing people together, so if the date doesn’t suit you or community we absolutely encourage you to hold your Lunch on another date. Many people hold Big Lunches throughout the year, and also at different times of the day. The Lunar Lunch is a great way to bring your community together after nightfall if a day time get together won’t work for you or your neighbours.

What is The Big Lunch’s involvement with The Great Get-Together?

Since its inception, The Big Lunch has been striving to create a ‘Thanksgiving day for neighbours’, to create opportunities for neighbours to come together. We felt that the ‘more in common’ values that Jo Cox advocated throughout her work echoed our own, and thus a partnership with The Great Get-Together and the Jo Cox Foundation made sense. The anniversary of Jo’s death is 16 June, and The Great Get-Together weekend that follows is all about furthering what we are all trying to achieve: community connections and stronger relationships.

We believe that there is no limit to what can be achieved if you do not mind who takes the credit and we hope that combining these events will achieve the biggest community celebration the UK has seen since the Jubilee. Building community spirit and coming together is our main goal. The Big Lunch forms part of the weekend — it has not been replaced by The Great Get-Together, and we expect that many Big Lunches will still take place without necessarily being part of The Great Get-Together.

Why The Big Lunch is great for communities

  • Over 70% of attendees feel The Big Lunch is good for the community
  • 94% of attendees believe The Big Lunch will have a positive impact on their community
  • 88% of organisers feel better about their neighbourhood as a result of hosting a Big Lunch
  • 65% of people who organise a Big Lunch go on to do more in their community
  • 74% of people who do The Big Lunch feel an increased sense of community
  • 38% of people who do The Big Lunch feel a surge in their own self esteem

The value of connected communities

  • £32 billion is the cost of disconnected communities to the UK economy
  • But connected communities share £15 billion worth of resources and help
  • £2.7 billion is saved by health services because of initiatives like The Big Lunch, but this could be £7.9 billion if more people took part
  • People make 20 connections on average when they take part in community activities
  • For 1 in 20 people, talking with a neighbour is the highlight of their day
  • 1 in 8 people involved in community activities go on to exercise together
  • 1 in 8 people involved in community activities go on to do something cultural together

See more about our research on the value of Connected Communities at:

Contact us via: Tel; 0845 850 8181 (local rates apply)

Connect with us on social media : Facebook, Twitter, Instagram @edencommunities

We really do hope that you will still choose to organise a Big Lunch and that the momentum gained through The Great Get-Together will inspire more people to take part in The Big Lunch for years to come.

You can find more information about The Big Lunch at: and more about The Great Get-Together at:

Councils and local authorities will no doubt play a huge part in supporting communities make The Big Lunch happen within their neighbourhoods. We know staff put a lot of time in helping promote larger events, assisting organisers with the nuts and bolts, and of course, helping with temporary road closures. While only 19% of Big Lunches last year took place on a closed road (many take place in parks, gardens, schools and
other communal spaces).

Sheffield City Councils road closure request is a simple process, all information can be found here:

If you would like help in promoting or assistance in setting up a Big Lunch within the wards of Broomhill & Sharrow Vale, City, Hillsborough and Walkley then please contact Teresa Bond, Tel: 0114 2053049 or email


Mini Musicians at Broomhill Library

8 Mar

bhill lib

Tel: (0114) 273 4276



Wardsend Cemetery – The Great Sheffield Flood Tour 11th March 2017

7 Mar

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This month, on the anniversary of The Great Sheffield Flood of 1864, Hugh Waterhouse will be leading the first of this year’s Wardsend Cemetery tours.

Hugh will recount how the wall of water that raced down the Loxley Valley, ripping up everything in its path, was responsible for the massisve destruction of property and the loss of hundreds of lives. The inundation had a devastating impact on the communities that lay just across the river from Wardsend, crashing against the hillside on which the cemetery stands and continuing on its deadly journey towards Sheffiled and beyond.

You will hear too the stories of some of the victims buried in the cemetery, the experiences of some of the survivors who were laid to rest there later and how the poor and the wealthy were treated by the flood commissioners.

This tour won’t be repeated again this year so be sure not to miss it.

The tour starts at 10.30 am and finishes at 12.00 pm.

Suggested donation £2.00 to help conserve Wardsend Cemetery. The Friends group are all volunteers.

There is a small car park just below the cemetery on Club Mill Road as well as some on street parking before the bridge on Livesey Street.

St Marie’s Treasures Revealed – FREE Talk & Cake Event at Sheffield Central Library 16th March 2017

7 Mar


Join us at Sheffield Central Library for a talk on the fascinating history and newly restored treasures of St Marie’s Cathedral, Sheffield.

The talk will be delivered by the cathedral historian, Deacon Bill Burleigh.


Free cake and refreshments will also be provided.


Date: 16 March 2017, 2.30-3.30pm

Cost: Free entrance

Address: The Carpenter Room, First Floor, Sheffield Central Library, Surrey St, Sheffield S1 1XZ

Contact details:

0114 2722522