Bannerdale School Site
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Bannerdale School site
Most people anywhere near Carter Knowle Road will already be well aware that work has started to prepare the site for the new school. Piles are being driven into the ground in the area which was formerly a waste tip on top of which a solid platform will be constructed to act as the base for the new school. 
There is still some anxiety about the release of gases from the site once the building is completed although assurances have been given that these have been addressed. 
 
Our friends in the Carter Knowle & Millhouses Community Group are keeping the closest eye on this development. If you have any observations or comments or questions about it, please contact them directly by emailing the Secretary, Mike Hodson, on: mikehodson26@gmail.com
 
To see how extensive the works are a video has been put online showing aerial views of the site. It can be found at: https://vimeo.com/231522916
The password is: Bann3R321.
Farmers' Market Message
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NETHER EDGE FARMERS’ MARKET : Sunday 17th September 2017, 12 noon – 4pm 

Our Autumn Festival Market is raising money for: 

Sheffield Parent Carer Forum and Sheffield Carer’s Centre 

 

ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME (*subject to change) 

*Salvation Army Band *Sheffield Harmony *Endcliffe Brass 

*The Ad Hoc Quintet *Ellesmere Musical Theatre Company 

 

MARKET DAY ROAD CLOSURES 

Nether Edge Rd & Glen Rd will be closed to traffic from 9am - 5pm. Please avoid parking on these roads. 

For traders, we will be operating a one-way system before and after the market. 

The kind support of local residents has helped us raise much needed money for local charities. 

 

 

THE FARMERS’ MARKET GROUP WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO: 

· Thank all volunteers, traders, entertainers, visitors & local residents who help make the market such a success. 

· Encourage more people to join our Market Committee. There is much to do and only a very small team to do it. · You can help us in many ways with an hour or so of your time. Contact David 281 9414 or email davidpierce96@icloud.com 

 

DATE OF THE NEXT NETHER EDGE FARMERS’ MARKET 

Sunday 3rd December 2017 11am - 3pm (N.B. Earlier start and finish times) 

To book a stall at December’s market, please email nengfarmersmarket@gmail.com or tel. Deni 07874 198696 We couldn’t do it without your support – Thank You! www.netheredge.org.uk

Nether Edge Newsagent
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Nether Edge News and its proprietor Steve have been a feature of local life for many years. Local residents may have noticed that the shop has recently closed and everyone at NENG now sends Steve best wishes for his retirement. 

Vehicle Idling Consultation
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Vehicle Idling Consultation
New guidance from health experts at the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) suggests that those who are very sensitive to harm from air pollution should be protected from the effects of air pollution.
This may include the creation and/or enforcement of byelaws asking people to switch their engine off, for example, when dropping off and picking up children outside schools. This is called “no vehicle idling” and could extend to a number of locations across the city and a number of vehicles including private vehicles, buses including school buses, taxis, public service vehicles and private fleets.
Since July 2017, traffic marshals in Westminster City Council have issued on-the-spot fines for those idling in “no idling” zones.
The Highway Code (Rule 123) already advises that drivers must not leave a stationary vehicle’s engine running unnecessarily on a public road.  If a vehicle is likely to remain stationary for more than a couple of minutes, drivers should apply the parking brake and switch off the engine to reduce vehicle emissions and noise pollution.
However, if Sheffield City Council were to undertake enforcement and issue fines we would need to progress a local byelaw.
This consultation asks your views on whether Sheffield City Council should introduce and enforce new byelaws as suggested by NICE for “no vehicle idling” outside Sheffield schools, hospitals, care homes and other locations within Sheffield. This consultation also asks whether educational or enforcement approaches (fines) should be used.
There will be further public consultation events where you can give more detailed comments, and you can give comments on air quality at any time by e-mailing: airquality@sheffield.gov.uk
 
History Group Update
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The NENG History Group held an Open Meeting this May to take stock of all of the activities that they are involved in and plan future work. Click here to find out more....

New Youth Theatre Group
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New DGP Youth Group: Sheff Shakes

Coming to the Lantern Theatre offering taster workshops, a Summer School and classes starting in September

Sheff Shakes is a new inclusive Shakespeare based youth drama group situated at the historic Lantern Theatre in Nether Edge. Our team consists of highly experienced, DBS checked Dilys Guite Player members who want to expand the offering of this active community theatre to younger members. We aim to provide children with a complete drama based theatrical experience on a real stage with regular classes due to begin in September 2017.

To introduce young people to the group we are offering FREE Shakespeare workshops on June 17 and 24 from 10am to 1pm for any interested children aged between 11 and 16. No auditions are required but places are very limited so please book a place. The content is identical on both dates so you only need to attend one.

We are also planning a week long Summer School (24 - 28 July with a performance 30 July) based on HAMLET culminating in a show complete with costumes, lights and sound. The Summer School fees are £75 for the week. Places for our free workshops and the Summer School can be booked through our box office. 

0114 2551776 

www.lanterntheatre.org.uk

Neighbourhood Policing
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Message from South Yorkshire Police:

Neighbourhood Policing

South Yorkshire Police will be reintroducing neighbourhood policing to Sheffield in the next few months. To ensure the Neighbourhood teams provide an excellent service in the most effective and productive way possible, the Chief Constable would like to consult with communities and partners within Sheffield to gain a thorough understanding of their needs, expectations and concerns about Neighbourhood policing, so that feedback can be considered fully in developing the new policing model.

 These events are being held to gain local community opinion. In your part of the city, there will be an event on 9th May and we would welcome your attendance.

  •  St Mary’s Church, Bramall Lane – 9th May 2017 at 6pm. 

We look forward to meeting you.

 
Nether Edge Bowling Club celebrates 150th anniversary !
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Happy 150th birthday to Nether Edge Bowling Club ! 

Nether Edge Bowling Club was established in 1867 and is one of the oldest bowling clubs in the city.
 
Today it extends a warm welcome and offers a magnificent setting in which to participate in, not only crown green bowls, but also snooker and scrabble.
 
NEBC  also host the Nether Edge Folk Club every Wednesday evening.
 
Visit www.nedgebc.co.uk/history to learn more about the Club, when 'new fangled' devices like electricity and a telephone were introduced and what club minutes have to say about 'metal spitoons' or use of the wireless. Club events pages are a rich source of more current entertainment opportunities !
Let's clean up !
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Campaign to clean up Nether Edge

New sponsor for planned school
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Sheffield City Council has made the following announcement:

Sponsor announced for new Sheffield secondary school

16 March 2017

Council leaders are today excited to announce that the new secondary school proposed for south-west Sheffield will be sponsored by one of the city’s most successful academy trusts.

Mercia Learning Trust, the Multi-Academy Trust founded by King Ecgbert school, has an excellent track record locally and will now take on the running of the new secondary school, to be known as Mercia School. The school is poised to open in September 2018 on the Bannerdale site, off Carter Knowle Road.

Councillor Jackie Drayton, cabinet member for children, young people and families at Sheffield City Council, said: “I am delighted to be able to say today that the Mercia Learning Trust is the sponsor for the new secondary school on the Bannerdale site.

“In addition to King Ecgbert, Ofsted Outstanding and highest-attaining amongst Sheffield schools in 2016, Mercia sponsors another neighbouring secondary, Newfield, and local Ofsted Outstanding primary schools, Nether Edge and Totley.

“Sheffield secondaries hit the headlines for their great performance in 2016 and both Mercia schools played their part, outstripping schools nationally on both the new “Progress 8” and “Attainment 8” measures.

“We are also really pleased that King Ecgbert and Newfield have offered additional Year 7 places in 2017, to meet the growing need in advance of the new school opening. This means even more local families will be offered a place at one of their preferred local schools.

“We know that with Mercia’s experienced leadership and the trust’s track record in sponsoring outstanding schools, this new secondary school will be the very best it can be, providing an excellent education for children in the south-west of Sheffield.”

Jayne Ludlam, executive director for children, young people and families at Sheffield City Council, said: “Before joining us in the project, Mercia took time to undertake a detailed review of the building plans and the financial situation, to ensure that the trust was in a position to sign up to sponsoring the new school with absolute confidence.

“The Regional Schools Commissioner was very supportive and has approved the plan on behalf of the Secretary of State for Education.

“We are now ready to lend whatever support is needed as Mercia start to engage with communities in south-west Sheffield and talk to them further to shape the exciting opportunities that lie ahead.”

Lesley Bowes, CEO of Mercia Learning Trust, expressed her delight that the Trust had been selected as sponsor for the new school.

She said: “Mercia has the necessary credibility with the parents and families of the south-west to lead the new school into a confident future. Generations of children have been served very well by the Trust’s founding school King Ecgbert and its Ofsted Outstanding primary schools.

“Mercia School will serve the whole of south-west Sheffield with no defined catchment area. Any child currently in a south-west primary school will have the right to apply for a place.

“The offer of Mercia School will be very different. We intend it to be a traditional school with its culture rooted in exceptionally high behavioural standards and an academic curriculum which celebrates mastery of knowledge.”

A series of public meetings will be held just prior to, and after, the Easter break for parents and children to find out more.

Information about dates and venues will be distributed via the local primary schools.

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