The Joybank winter appeal
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Snow willing, The JOYBANK will be open for donations at 630 Abbeydale Road from 12 -3.00 on Friday and Saturday. At other times drop at 33 Edgehill Rd, S7 1SP.
If anyone has an old laptop or pad that a family without can use, please also drop off. Or message me. Thanks
Nether Edge Fair now permanent !
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https://www.netheredgefair.com/

 

Support local independent makers:

Art & Jewellery; Body & Bath; Crafts & Clothes; Eco & Charity; Food & Drink;

Garden & Outdoors; Home & Toys

 

For Valentine’s Day, Mothers’ Day, Easter, Fathers’ Day, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Every Day

 

FREE Personal Present Shopping Service available: jlallen1812@gmail.com

 

(after website costs) every penny goes to charity

Tier 3 walks from Nether Edge
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Are you bored with doing the same old walks every day during your daily Covid-19 exercise ?

Well, we have some interesting walks for you that can all be done from Nether Edge. Just click on the title and you can download a walk guide with map, detailed directions and photos of points of interest.

Family Voice volunteers needed
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Let's look forward to 2021 Bonfire Night
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A message from Tim Major of 72nd St Andrews Scout Group who normally light up Nether Edge every November.....

"Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this is the first year in nearly three decades the Bonfire could not go ahead. As well as being a fantastic event enjoyed by the whole community, the Bonfire is the main fundraising event for the Scout Group.

We need your help!

In order to enable the Scout Group to continue to provide education, challenge and adventure to the young people of Nether Edge & Sharrow, and to ensure we can still put on the Bonfire in future, we're asking for your support. If you can, please visit our Crowdfunding page and contribute what you can......

We're hoping be back, bigger and better than ever in 2021!"

Abbeydale Street Trees news
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News of a fantastic fundraising cycle ride organised by Sisi, 15, and Hetty, 14, who are pupils at King Ecgbert's (off Abbeydale Road). They have pledged to cycle 12km up and down Abbeydale Road each day - whatever the weather - until they raise £500 to pay for a street tree along Abbeydale Road! 
 
We have raised over 4k now (3.8k on the crowdfunder and the rest through separate donations and t-shirt sales) but there is still a long way to go to hit our 15k target. We are busy hatching future plans but if anyone has any other fundraising ideas please do get in touch.
 
Also our t-shirts are selling fast so if anybody would like to buy one for £30 please send us an email.
That's all for now.
Peace, love and solidari-tree ????
Sharrow Covid Testing Centre
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New local testing site in Sharrow
 
Key messages:
  • Sheffield City Council is putting in place an additional three new local testing units to make testing easier and more accessible.
  • A site is opening near you, at Alderson Road Car Park in Sharrow.
  • Having a testing site in your local area does not mean there is more Covid-19 in that area than elsewhere
  • Testing sites have been cleared by the government; it is not dangerous to visit one or to have one in your local area.
  • Local GPs are also aware of this testing site.
  • We are aiming to encourage free testing for people in a household where they have any of the below symptoms: 
    • A high temperature
    • A new, continuous cough
    • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
  • If you develop symptoms then you must self-isolate immediately for at least 7 days, apart from to get tested. Anyone else in your household must self-isolate for 14 days from when you started having symptoms.
  • If you need support when self-isolating you can ring the SCC Community Helpline on 0114 273 4567.  Lines are open 8:45 am to 4:45 pm.


  
How can I get an appointment?
 
People can book free testing online here    (it’s the top result if you google ‘NHS test’)  or call 119 from 7 am till 11 pm for either:
 
  • a drive through test
  • an appointment for a site test
  • or a post to home test
  •  When booking people will be given the option of appointment slots and site details.

     
    What should I expect when I attend a local testing unit?
     
  • The test is free of charge.
  • The swab test takes less than a minute and is pain free.
  • Results from tests taken at test sites are received the next day.
  • Your local GP will also receive a copy of the results.
  • Testing is available for all groups in society, including vulnerable groups and people with disabilities. We are continuously improving the testing service so that testing is accessible to all.
  • Anyone attending an appointment at a walk-through testing site will be provided with guidance on getting to and from the test site safely
  • Book your test online at nhs.uk/coronavirus or call 119. Whilst we are able to accommodate un-booked attendance, for reasons of ensuring swab availability and for safety of attendees, we strongly recommend pre-booking.
  • Anyone testing positive for the virus in England will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace to help them track their contacts. This will help people to identify who they may have been in close contact with, protecting others from further transmission.
Eid Mubarak !
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Wishing our Muslim neighbours 

Eid Mubarak!

 
Recycling tips
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Recycling tips and info

Lockdown and getting out at and about round Nether Edge has got lots of us thinking about recycling, reusing and taking better care of our environment. 

Hurray for everyone doing their bit to pick up litter and also for everyone trying their best to recyle more. Click on the title above for links to lots of advice and info about what facilities are available. We've updated the links this week with links that neighbours have flagged up. (Thanks you x loads !!)

Look out for more  useful suggestions / tips or links in EDGE magazine.......

Honorary Treasurer needed !
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Nether Edge Neighbourhood Group - vacancy

NENG needs a new honorary Treasurer. If you have an interest in accounts, some basic book keeping experience and have a few hours to spare each month, we would love to hear from you. You would be supported by the current book keeper. Please contact nengtreasurer@gmail.com or phone Howard on 07798 801670 if you are interested or want more detail. Thank you. 

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