IMPORTANT – people impersonating Amey staff

Local Councillors have received information from both the Police and Amey regarding people impersonating Amey staff and entering people’s homes saying they have resurfaced their drives and demanding money, this has happened in the Mosborough area recently.

THIS IS A SCAM – Amey do not resurface private drives or do any work on private property and do not request money direct from residents. Even if the people look official with stolen Amey hi-viz clothing, no residents should hand over any money at any time and if asked should report this to the Police.

Amey will be sending an email to their community group contacts with this information and they will also be co-ordinating with the Police to do a press release/briefing on this as well.

Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for Friends on Charnock Recreation Ground


On Saturday 23 November the Friends of Charnock Recreation Ground were presented with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in recognition of the work they have done in regenerating the local park. The award was presented by the Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire and Humberside and the Lord Mayor of Sheffield Councillor Vickie Priestley. Birley Ward Councillor Karen McGowan attended the presentation and said “It was great for the hardwork of the Friends of Charnock Recreation Ground to be recognised. Since they have been formed they have raised a staggering £229,000. This all stemmed from a conversation about the poor state of the park area by a few mums outside the school gates. Well done everyone”.

East Youth Forum presentation at Birley Ward Labour Party Branch Meeting


On Tuesday 26th November 2013 the Birley Ward Labour Party heard a very thought provoking presentation from two members of the East Youth Forum; Daniel Smith and Harley Cooper. Councillor Karen McGowan said “Members were very impressed with these two young people. Whenever I work with these them they never fail to impress me, they are an absolute pleasure to be around and great young ambassadors for the East of the city.” The meeting should have concluded at 9 pm but due to the interesting discussions it didn’t end until 9.50 p.m. Councillor Bryan Lodge said “We had a very interesting discussion on whether the voting age should be reduced to 16 years. Daniel and Harley conducted themselves with professionalism throughout”.

They also put forward a suggestion regarding an information board at the skate board informing the public how it came about and who had been involved. The Birley Ward Councillors are now in the process of taking this suggestion forward.