Sheffield City Council has made the following announcement:
Sponsor announced for new Sheffield secondary school
Operation Stamp It Out
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)has announced that it is to campaign throughout 2017 to do something about the amount of litter, fly-tipping and graffiti we nowadays see all around us. Called ‘Operation Stamp It Out’, they hope to make the city a fitting place to encourage business with clean streets and open spaces.
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Public Meeting re Bannerdale development 9 February, St. Oswald’s Church, 6.30-8.30pm
The Bannerdale site off Carter Knowle Road is proposed to be developed within the next year or two to hold a new school and housing development and at the same time still to provide access to the general public as a community open space.
Some have expressed concerns about this development, not least about the intensive use of the space but also about the future viability of the new 11 to 18 school.
Parents of children currently in primary schools along the Abbeydale corridor and around Banner Cross will be interested to know from where the new school will draw its pupil intake while residents in the Bannerdale area who will be affected by the development will wish to see what it means for them.
Keep up to date with Friends of Brincliffe Edge Woods and our planned Ranger days for 2017 through the new calendar page on this website
Thanks to Viv Lockwood (Banner Cross Neighbourhood Group) for this:
- First that the proposed store would a threat to existing local shops, and although this is not by itself an objection under planning law both the National Planning Policy Framework and Sheffield's own planning policies emphasise the need for sustainability and for a diverse retail offer. The proposed Co-op store would be in competition with the local shops, which enjoy a high degree of local support, and could also be itself unsustainable - given the previous trading failures of the former Co-op and its successor the Carter Knowle Food & Wine store which occupied a position just across the road.
- Second we feel the Cherry Tree has the potential to become a valued and successful local pub, with meeting-facilities and a recreational offer, IF it had a more supportive ownership, investment for physical improvements, and a more sustained management regime. Enterprise Inns have failed to support it for several years, with short-term tenancies, unreasonable financial expectations and lack of investment. That is why our Group has nominated it as an Asset of Community Value, which would allow the possibility of those changes. The pub's continued existence was supported overwhelmingly in recent surveys carried out by ourselves and by Councilor Shaffaq Mohammed; and in a unanimous vote at our Group meeting in July. The Planning Application is increasingly being opposed by local objections on precisely that ground.Both national and local planning policies support the maintenance of local facilities and meeting-places - and this area is particularly short of those facilities.
- Thirdly the proposed store will almost certainly result in increased traffic and parking-problems on Carter Knowle Rd and on the adjacent side-roads - which are already becoming busy commuter routes - particularly as the store is proposed to open earlier [7am] and close later [11pm] than either the previous stores or the existing shops. Deliveries to the store will have to navigate the steep side-road and make a sharp turn to enter the store car-park which has little space for manoeuvre; which can only add to traffic problems, especially at rush-hours. If the applicant's claim of "increased footfall" and more commuter use is correct then the car-parking would be inadequate and on-street parking would increase. This potential conflict between retail needs and the interests of local residents can only get worse when the new secondary school planned for the Bannerdale site opens, with increased traffic, parking problems and worsening air quality all contributing to the detriment of local well-being and comfort.
We expect to get a provisional recommendation on the Community Asset Nomination by 29 Nov and a final result 16 December.
Have your say...
The Trees and Woodlands Strategy will guide the management of all the 2.2 million trees in Sheffield City Council's ownership for the next 15 years. They say:
"We know that our trees and woodlands play a very important role in the city and would like your views to help shape the future of how they should be managed.
We held our first consultation day on 26 February and the feedback from that has been used to inform the draft trees and woodlands strategy 2016 - 2030.
We are now consulting on the draft strategy and would like everyone to get involved and have their say.
People can take part in the consultation until Thursday 1 December 2016. Those who cannot complete the surevy online can request an alternative method at email@example.com or by calling 0114 250050."
Click HERE to visit the Council's 'Trees and Woodlands' website pages for more information
Disruption to bin collection services Monday 17 October 2016 – please let your neighbours know.
We are sorry to report some disruption to the bin service on Monday.
If your black bin is due for collection on Monday please put it out on Saturday 22 October instead (before 7am).
On Monday there is a one-day strike by some staff at our contractor Veolia Sheffield which means black bins won’t be collected. Please place recycling blue bins / boxes and green bins out as normal, however some may be collected later in the week.
All Household Waste Recycling Centres will remain open and collections should return to normal on Tuesday.
We would like to apologise for any inconvenience and will collect a small amount of side waste when we catch up on your black bins on Saturday 22 October.
For further information please call 0114 273 4567, 8am-6pm Monday to Friday.