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Monday, 25 July 2016

Petting Zoo Comes to Darnall Carnival, Saturday 3 September 1 - 5pm

Monday, 18 July 2016

Would you like to work at the new Ikea store?

If you can answer 'Yes' to all these statements, why not give us a call!

  • I would like to work in the new Ikea store
  • I live in Darnall or Tinsley
  • I don't have a paid job at the moment
  • I have have never worked in a shop before

The Source  at Meadowhall is offering a training programme for local people who would like to apply for jobs at the new Ikea store. Contact Nazia for details, Monday - Wednesday on 0114 2490099.

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Picnic in The Park on Tuesday 19 July from 4pm

The Friends of High Hazels are holding a Picnic in the Park on Tuesday July 19th from 4pm onwards, to celebrate Love Parks Week and as part of the launch of Sheffield Green Spaces Forum.

It's totally informal,just turn up and picnic in the playground and surrounding area.

The park cafe will be open if you wish to buy your food from there, and the old development office will be open in case of rain.

Please come along and enjoy your local park.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Our local politicians deserve our respect and support

The tragic and horrifying death of MP Jo Cox at the hands of a hate-filled fanatic reminds us that representing the electors is a challenging role that makes local politicians vulnerable to criticism and abuse. It's our responsibility to treat them with courtesy and respect even when we disagree with them. If we are disrespectful and discourteous, constantly questioning the motives of our representatives for taking on this difficult task, we can unintentionally encourage hostile attitudes that have no place in a democracy.

What sadly happened to Jo Cox also reminds us that we need to show more gratitude and appreciation for what politicians do. We need to be more balanced in how we think about them. We have a dedicated local MP and a team of local councilors who do their best to look out for us.

The people who are elected to represent us, or who stand for election, deserve our respect and support for 'embodying' democracy for us. What would we do without them?

Brexit and Darnall Forum

Staff, trustees and volunteers have been wondering what effect the Brexit decision is likely to have on Darnall Forum. Social Enterprise Yorkshire and Humber (SEYH), the umbrella group for organisations like ours, has concluded that it may affect our chances of getting commissions and grants. 

We have already been seriously affected by years of recession and government cutbacks. SEYH thinks things could now get even worse. They warn today that "the effects of Brexit are already being felt." 

In the long run the government will have to decide whether to replace the EU funding which currently pays for a lot of the adult community learning in Darnall. This will affect whoever holds the Council's contract for adult community learning.

However, we will keep on battling to deliver services and support for the people of Darnall.