Thursday, 24 September 2009

Community Consultation Meeting on Wednesday 30 September at 6.30pm

The first community consultation meeting between you, the local residents of Darnall, and your local councillors will be held on Wednesday 30 September at the Living Waters Centre, 81 Main Road, (next-door to the former Industry public house). The meeting will start at 6.30pm and will cover issues such as health care in Darnall, the proposed redevelopment of Darnall Centre, the recent closure of the post office and other important concerns.

This meeting will pick up where the extremely popular Area Panel meetings left off when they came to an end in March. The LIFT (Local Initiative Finance Trust) plans for a new health centre will be top of the agenda for this meeting, which will also deal with:
  • public questions
  • the community chest fund
  • funding for green issues
  • small highways
  • bring out your rubbish
If you can't come to the meeting, you can make your concerns known, about these or any other issues, by posting a message on this blog.

Councillors Fund Community Work

The East Area Assembly and our local councillors, Harry Harpham, Mazher Iqbal and Mary Lea, have provided an extra £34,000 for community work in Darnall until March next year. This will help to pay for:
  • more work with young people, especially by volunteers
  • more trees and flowers instead of derelict land, as part of Darnall in Bloom
  • essential feasibility work for the refurbishment of the Staniforth Neighbourhood Centre
  • more local consultation with the community by our councillors
  • and the publication of the Darnall Herald
There will be three consultation meetings where you, the residents of Darnall, will be things that matter to you about this area.

PLANS FOR NEW HEALTH CENTRE IN DARNALL

Exciting plans for a state-of-the-art health centre on Main Road have been announced and, on 13 August, a three month consultation process began to get the project underway.

The plans can be viewed at Darnall Well-Being opposite Wilkinsons' and show the ambition of NHS Sheffield, Community 1st Sheffield and Darnall Community Health to offer a wider range of health services to local people in a landmark building.

Construction will commence in 2010.

If you would like further information, come to the Darnall Councillors' Community Consultation Meeting at Living Waters on Wednesday 30 September. The meeting begins at 6.30pm. Living Waters is next-door to the former Industry Public House at 81 Main Road. The meeting starts at 6.30pm.

Air Pollution Protest in Darnall

Monday, 14 September 2009

New Community Language Resources at the LIbrary

Discover the latest list of community language book collections. Books free to borrow in 25 languages,
http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/libraries/community-languages/books

Join the library using our new translated membership forms available in 25 languages,
http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/libraries/using-the-library/joining/translatedapplicationform

Prepare for the citizenship test using our free online course,
http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/libraries/refugees-and-asylum-seekers/lifeingb