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Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Valentine's Day

Why not visit our post office to see our wide range of Valentine gifts and cards?

We also offer 
  • passport check and send
  • foreign currency
  • travel insurance
  • home, car and business insurance
  • moneygrams
  • parcelforce guaranteed next-day delivery
  • the full range of parcel and postal services
  • stamps
  • cards, stationery, toys and confectionery

Monday, 23 January 2012

Community First Programme: Neighbourhood Matched Fund

Community First is a funding programme from the Office of Civil Society. 

£30 Million is now available nationwide  to fund community projects in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the country. 

Community First Neighbourhood Matched Fund is an initiative that provides local communities with the means to address their own priorities. Communities will set up local panels in each eligible ward, which will decide upon projects for funding in their area. 

It is a matched fund programme, which means that every £1 provided in funding must be matched by a similar amount of in-kind donations (this means donations of cash, services, free products or volunteer time).

The East Community Assembly Area has £339,100 in total with £56,240 to be allocated by 31st March 2012. If your group is in the Arbourthorne, Darnall, Manor Castle or Richmond ward and you are interested in applying for a grant of between £250 and £2500, contact the East Community Assembly Team on 0114 2735708 or to find out more.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Please Join us for a Community Meeting on Wednesday 25 January at 7pm

We’ll Discuss Parking Problems Caused By Tenants of Davy Markham and the ‘Twenty’s Plenty’ Campaign for Staniforth Road

Please join us for a community meeting with your three local councillors on Wednesday 25 January at 7pm at Darnall Forum, next-door to the post office. The meeting will report on the progress that has been made in tackling on-street parking by tenants of the Davy Markham office block at 722 Prince of Wales Road.

The meeting will also consider proposal to create a Twenty’s Plenty zone in the streets around Staniforth Road. Darnall has historically been a neighbourhood where there was a higher than average number of road accidents involving children. Twenty’s Plenty is an initiative which is designed to make local streets a safer place for children to play, run errands and visit their friends and family.
There will also be a chance to raise any other issues which you are concerned about.

Clover Group Patient Group

The Clover Group of GPs is setting up a Patient Group. They say: 
We want our patients to be consulted on the way we run our services. This will enable us to look at how we can play a bigger role in creating a healthier community.
 If you're a patient, it’s up to you how involved you want to be. You can become:
• A full member. This will involve attending occasional meetings and providing feedback.
• A virtual member. The Clover Group will email or post you information for you to give them your opinions.
The Clover Group says: 
We value your input
We’re proud of our practice but know it can be even better with your help.
 For more information please contact Anna on
0845 121 4313 or at

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Meeting about fire station closure, Thursday 12 January at 7pm

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue (SYFR), Darnall Forum and the East Community Assembly have work together to arrange a public meeting for residents in the Darnall area about the proposals to cut management and administration costs for the Fire Service by a quarter. The proposals include a new full-time fire station near to the Sheffield Parkway, to replace Darnall and Mansfield Road fire stations in Sheffield, and the meeting will give local residents a chance to comment and ask questions.

The meeting will be held at The Church of Christ, Station Road,  Darnall, Sheffield S9 4JT, on Thursday 12th January 2012, at 7.00pm.

The proposals currently out to consultation, together with other internal staffing changes, will save around £4million per year following a one-off investment of £3.65million, including two new fire stations.

The public consultation document, and related business cases, can be viewed on the Service’s website,

To make their views known, residents can either attend the meeting or
• Write to: Public consultation, South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue, 197
Eyre Street, Sheffield, S1 3FG
• E-mail:
• Twitter: @syfr
• Facebook: South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue