On Monday July 3rd, the three Local Councillors for the Birley Ward (Cllr Bryan Lodge, Cllr Denise Fox and Cllr Karen McGowan) will be spending time in the area to talk to local people about keeping safe and well and distributing free information packs for residents.
Over the last few month the councillors have been working with a range of partner organisations, including South Yorkshire Police, South Yorkshire Fire Service, Trading Standards, the Housing Service and local GP Practices.
On Monday July 3rd the councillors and partners will be at the following local Co-op Stores:
Between 10am and 12 noon – The Birley Moor Road Coop, S12 4WF
Between 2pm and 4pm – The White Lane Coop, S12 3GH
This is your chance to speak to your local councillors, and collect a free pack with information to help you stay safe and well please do come along and talk with them.
Your Birley Ward Councillors will be holding a stall outside the shops at Basegreen, Jaunty Way on 10th September between 10am and 12 noon. Everyone is welcome to stop by for a chat as we want to:
- Talk to as many local residents as possible
- Provide more information on the recently formed Environmental Group and their plans of a litter pick in October in Jaunty Park.
- Offer Crime Prevention Packs to residents who haven’t previously received one from the supply we have left.
- Answer any questions you may have on whats happening in your local area
If you are free and interested in coming along, we want to encourage everyone to come and talk about any of the above issues, any other others you may have, and share all ideas on what we can do in the community.
On Wednesday 21st September at 7pm there will be a community meeting to discuss the green and open spaces in the Birley Ward. These meetings are a chance for local residents to express any views and share ideas they have on your area. Previous meetings have been successful in raising new points and gives all who attend the chance to put their views forward and help make a positive difference in our community.
The meeting will be held at the Gleadless library on White Lane, S12 3GH. For any more information you can contact Councillor Karen McGowan on Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org
Anybody who has walked around the Frecheville pond recently will have seen that we have a family of young cygnets that have recently joined us.
Since their birth unfortunately one didn’t make it but we still have 6 that have made the pond their home.
Thanks to everyone who uses and looks after the pond and park area, it is down to you that the pond is such an inviting area to both humans and animals alike!
And a special mention to the Friends of Frecheville Park and Pond for all their hard work in maintaining the area.
A new MUGA (Multi Use Games Arena) was officially opening in Charnock on Saturday 19th March. Deputy Lord Mayor Councillor Denise Fox, Councillors Karen McGowan and Bryan Lodge and Sheffield South East MP Clive Betts were all in attendance for the launch.
The Friends of Charnock Recreation Grounds were also presented with the Keep Britain Tidy Green Flag Community Award, for the 5th year in a row!
Over 400 people attended the event, and our local Councillors also manned a stall which raised over £75 for the park.
Special thanks was given to businesses which had supported the building of the MUGA, including Viridor Credits, Friends of Charnock, Church Burgesses Trust, Community First Award, JG Graves Charitable Trust and AMEY. Activity Sheffield also provided a climbing tower and obstacle course for the day along with instructors offering sports coaching on the new facilities.
More information including photos on the event can be found at http://www.friendsofcharnockrec.co.uk/blog/2016/03/20/muga-launch-event/
Your Birley Ward Councillors hold regular advice surgeries every month should you need to speak to someone in person. These are held at:
• Hackenthorpe Community Centre, Main Street on the 1st Saturday in the month (9.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.)
• Gleadless Library, White Lane on the 2nd Wednesday in the month (4.30 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.)
• Frecheville Library, Smalldale Road on the 3rd Saturday in the month (11.00 a.m. to 12 noon)
• Open Door Learning Centre, 11-13 Birley Moor Crescent on the last Tuesday in the month (3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.)
(Please note there are no surgeries in August. However, you can contact one of the ward councillors directly for help or advice during this month).
The Birley Ward branch meetings are to be held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Hollinsend Methodist Cricket Club, Fox Lane, Sheffield S12. All meetings start at 7.30pm. The dates are:
19 January 2016
16 February 2016
15 March 2016
19 April 2016
17 May 2016
21 June 2016
19 July 2016
August 2016 no meeting
20 September 2016
18 October 2016
15 November 2016
December 2016 no meeting
DISTRICT LABOUR PARTY (DLP) MEETINGS FOR 2016
Venue: 7.30 p.m. at the Trades & Labour Club at 7.30 p.m.
All members are welcome to attend but only those that are the Branch delegates are able to vote. These are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (except for August)
SOUTH EAST CONSTITUENCY LABOUR PARTY (CLP) MEETINGS FOR 2016
Venue: 7.15 p.m. at Trinity Methodist Church Hall, Tannery Street, Woodhouse
All members are welcome to attend but only those that are the Branch delegates are able to vote. These are held on the 3rd Friday of each month (except for August and December)
Thanks to all those who came to this evenings public discussion regarding a Birley Environmental Group.
Councillors Bryan Lodge, Karen McGowan and Denise Fox were all in attendance and answered questions from members of the public, before the evening turned into a group session on what current problems the community faces and how these can be addressed in future.
A second meeting will be held in January 2016. If you would like to get involved please keep checking our website for updates.
This coming Wednesday (18th Nov) there will be a public meeting on the green and open spaces in the Birley Ward. It will be held at the Frecheville Library and everyone is invited to attend.
We will be sharing ideas on how local people can work together and take pride in our many green and open spaces.
If you have any ideas on how our local environment could be improved and want to get involved, or are simply interested in learning more, please come along.