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Friday, 24 February 2012

Work at Darnall Neighbourhood Park

Work is about to be carried out on Darnall Neighbourhood Park, off Greenland Close and Greenland View, next to the cemetary -  

Last year, The Friends of Darnall Neighbourhood Park were successful in securing funding to remove some of the mounds surrounding the new multi use games area on Darnall Neighbourhood Park through the Living Streets programme. The group have long felt that the mounds obstruct views across the site and that local people do not feel safe walking through the park at night.
Streetforce will be starting next week and aim to complete the work in three weeks. There will be machinery and excavated material on site during this time. Please take extra care and keep away from the work areas. The multi use games area will remain open during this time unless a risk to safety becomes evident.
Please contact Chris Roebuck if there are any problems during this time on 0114 205 3772
or by email:

There is one week to go until the first deadline for Community First grants

  • The deadline for this round is Friday 2nd March 2012.
  • You can apply for amounts of £500 to £2500
  • You apply directly to your local ward panel using a simple application form, the panels are being run by local volunteers and they will make the first funding decisions by the end of March.
  • All requests for funding must be matched by volunteer hours, gifts in kind, cash donations or another funding stream.
The current priorities for the Darnall Panel are:

  1. Safer & Stronger Communities
  2. Children & Young People
  3. Improving Health & Well-Being
  4. Environment
  5. Increasing Employability Skills & Reducing Poverty
Your application should explain how you will help to meet these priorities. Your group will also need its own bank account and, preferably, a constitution or set of rules governing the way it works. The staff at Darnall or Tinsley Forum can help you to put this together if necessary.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Redevelopment of Land at Infield Lane

There will be a consultation event from 6 till 8pm on Wednesday 22 February from 10 till 12 noon on Saturday 25 February at the Church of Christ Station Road so that local residents can comment on proposals to redevelop land at Infield Lane in Darnall for a mix of different types of houses and a number of small business units. The consultation will be a drop-in session where the developers can hear from residents about their views, and where residents can ask questions. It is being organised by the development company, DLP Planning of 11 Paradise Square in Sheffield. They have prepared a questionnaire which can also be completed on line at