On 30 August Birley Ward Councillors Denise Fox and Karen McGowan attended the opening of a new café in Birley Ward called Remember When… The café was opened by Councillor Anne Murphy. The café is based in a building within the Frecheville Cricket Club on Silkstone Road and everyone is welcome.
Ruth the owner is serving healthy food and sweet treats in a happy atmosphere, where everyone can be themselves without judgement, regardless of age, gender, race, culture, background or disability. Food is based around home cooked and locally sourced ingredients where possible.
Ruth’s aim is to provide ambiance, surroundings and activities to stimulate memories and conversation, particularly supporting those experiencing dementia.
Further details can be found at:
Facebook: Remember When Sheffield
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.
The Streets Ahead Scheme in Sheffield is the city wide highways maintenance project currently upgrading the condition of the city’s roads, pavements, street lights, bridges and other items on or around the streets.
A feedback survey has been re-launched with the aim of asking residents what they think about the upgrades that have been carried out across the city so far.
This survey is open until the 7th October with the results available in late Autumn.
All the team at the Streets Ahead are interested in any feedback you want to share.
You can complete the survey in less than 10 minutes at the following link:
We would like to congratulate Councillor Denise Fox who is now Sheffield’s new Lord Mayor.
Denise is the 120th Lord Mayor of Sheffield, and the 17th female, and has been a loyal Labour Councillor for the Birley Ward since 2005.
Denise said ‘I will carry out my role as Lord Mayor the 1st citizen of Sheffield to the best of my ability, and I look forward to the year ahead’.
Congratulations Denise and good luck in your new role!
Congratulations to Councillor Bryan Lodge, Denise Fox and Karen McGowan on their re-election to represent the Birley Ward.
Thursday 5th May is the chance for Sheffield residents to use their voice (well feet) to come out and vote in the city wide elections.
We hope the residents of Birley, Charnock, Frecheville and Hackenthorpe will support your local Labour party and help us continue to make our community better for all.
Photograph by Peter Wolstenholme
On Saturday 23 April 2016 the Birley Ward Councillors supported the first event of a new community volunteer group. Their first event was a litter pick around the Birley Nursery/Primary schools on Thornbridge Avenue S12. The group have also arranged for the Education Officer from Amey to go into the school to work with the children on recycling and why it is bad to drop litter. Equipment was provide and the event was supported by Amey, Sheffield City Council’s Parks & Countryside and Housing Department.
The group have come together from across the Birley Ward to improve the environment in which we live. They will be planning other events such as bulb planting, litter picks etc through the year so if you want to get involved please contact us and we will pass your details on.
If you could spare a couple of hours each month (over the summer) to support this new community group please let us know.
Amongst the April showers the sun has started to shine in Sheffield.
Birley Labour would like to thank all those who volunteer keeping our local communities looking so great. Frecheville pond has really brightened up the community recently with the blossoming daffodils and variety of nature the pond attracts.
There are many areas across Birley that are well looked after, and it’s thanks to community groups and local residents that these areas are maintained for all to use. Let’s hope we have some more sunny days for everyone to make the most out of the beautiful areas in our community.
On Saturday 9th April the Birley Ward Councillors joined the PCS organised march in the city centre against the hundreds of jobs under threat in our city.
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/
Over the last year your local councillors have been working in partnership with police to reduce crime and make residents feel safer and increase community prevention in our area. One of the initiatives provided by local councillors through the community LAP is a crime prevention pack. The packs have been offered in phases which started last year in Basegreen, Charnock and Frecheville. We are currently offering packs to those on the Birley/Thornbridge estate and over the coming months they will be offered to the remaining Birley Ward residents. The process is:
• Leaflets are delivered to the residents in the allocated phase with a deadline for requesting a pack. Requests can be made by telephone, text or email
• The information of the requests are compiled by the councillors.
• Packs are purchased through the community LAP from the police.
• Once packs are received they are deliver to the residents by the Birley Ward Councillors.
The packs contain items such as smart pens, window locks and useful literature about what householders can do to deter would be burglars.
The packs are a great reminder to us all to be on our guard and protect our property, we are glad to see many local people applying for the packs. It has also been a great opportunity for the councillors to meet and talk to residents about any concerns.
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)