Independent Labour Publications invites you to:
Unbalanced Britain: Education, inequality and
A one day seminar at The Circle, Sheffield, Saturday 4 March 2017
About the speakers
Melissa Benn is a writer and campaigner on education. Melissa is currently chair of the crossparty group campaigning group Comprehensive Forum, is a vice president of the Socialist
Education Association, and founder member of the Local Schools Network.
Julie Thorpe is schools programmes manager at the Co-operative College, heading a
programme working towards establishing co-operative values in the education system.
The seminar takes place at The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield S1 4FW
http://www.thecirclesheffield.org.uk/. It is free but you do need to register in advance,
deadline Friday 24 February. Register via the link to Eventbrite on the ILP web site:
http://www.independentlabour.org.uk (firstname.lastname@example.org; 07799 502 937).
Further information can be found at:
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.email@example.com
This Sunday (3rd July) local band – The Problem with Marie – will be playing at the Cross Scythes pub for the Heeley Constituency Labour Party….and everyone is welcome!
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.
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.
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/
This Saturday (28th) come down to the Frecheville Library Christmas Fayre!
There will be stalls including books, jigsaws, knitted goods and home bakes amongst many others. Fun for all the family!
On Wednesday 18th November at the Frecheville Library there will be a public meeting discussing the green and open spaces of the Birley Ward. 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.
South East Poster 18th November 2015
This week our Birley Ward Councillors Denise Fox and Karen McGowan joined the Lord Mayor of Sheffield Cllr Hussain for a presentation event held at Frecheville Library. The event was for Princes Trust volunteers aged 16-25 to present what they had done as part of their 12-week programme, and what they had planned for the future, with the Lord Mayor presenting certificates of achievement.
Birley Ward Labour would like to say well done to everyone involved, especially with the community project undertaken which was the painting of the outside of the Frecheville library.
The Prince’s Trust Team programme lasts 12 weeks in total, and includes a residential visit, a work placement, a community project and team challenges, as well as team working exercises, employability skills, CV writing and fundraising sessions. The course itself is designed for young adults between the ages of 16 and 25, and is intended to give young people experience as well as a better chance at obtaining future employment.
If you are aged between 16-25 and interested in the Prince’s Trust Team Programme please contact Annabel Smith on 07717680938 or email Annabel.firstname.lastname@example.org
Great news from the Friends group to say that they have been recognied for the work they have done with them being awarded The Queen’s Award For Voluntary Service and the citation reads ‘For developing a recreation ground for children and families in a previous run down area.’ Work has included new play equipment, new paths and landscaping, installation of gym equipment, improvements to the football pitch and the development of a natural play area. This award is eqivalent to an individual receiving an MBE.
We’d like to add our congratulations to the group and thank them for everything they’ve done for the community.
After celebrating the completition of the works to improve the pond, Birley Councillors and members of the Friends group were deeply saddened by recent mindless vandalism that has seen bins ripped up and a recycling bin pushed in to the pond. Cllr Bryan Lodge said “It’s such a shame when all this hard work is spoilt by idiots who have no respect for the pond or the local community. I really hope that these hooligans can be found and would urge anyone who has any information on who is responsible to report it to the police. This can be done through 101 or through any of your local councillors if you feel more comfortable using that route” He added “We can’t let this sort of behaviour ruin local facilities – please, if you know who is responsible, pass it on to the police”