Focus on Rogue Traders
Buses across South Yorkshire are an essential lifeline for many – but, over the last decade, the number of people using them has fallen by 18 per cent.
Earlier this year, Mayor of the Sheffield City Region, Dan Jarvis announced a review into the bus network across South Yorkshire to see what improvements could be made.
Mayor Jarvis selected Clive Betts MP to undertake the review, who in turn appointed a panel of commissioners to support him in his review.
The commissioners are asking all residents, community groups and business their views about how the bus service could be improved.
The Invitation to submit written evidence is here
The closing date for the survey is Friday 18 October 2019.
Bus Review Commissioners
Pop-in to the Community Policing Pop-up.......
The community policing team will be at Tesco Abbeydale Drive (junction of Abbeydale Road and Sheldon Road) on Thursday 3rd October 2019 from 19:00 to 21:00 hrs to offer security advice and speak to you about any other concerns you have in our area.
Last week to respond to Clean Air Plans
Sheffield's Clean Air Consultation closes on Sunday 25 August, don't miss this chance to have your say.
More than 5,000 people have already responded to Sheffield City Council’s clean air plans. The consultation will close on Sunday 25 August. If you want to have your say on the air quality in Sheffield, make sure you respond to the consultation at www.sheffield.gov.uk/cleanair before Sunday.
The plans include the introduction of a clean air zone – where the most polluting buses, taxis, vans, lorries and coaches will be charged to enter the inner ring road of Sheffield. Support in the form of grants and loans is being requested from Government to help local small businesses and drivers upgrade their vehicles to cleaner standard.
The council has been talking to those most affected by the plans – the taxi trades, bus companies and local businesses. Although the formal consultation will close on 25 August, further talks with all affected stakeholders will continue up until the clean air zone comes into force in early 2021.
Information on the plans can be found at www.sheffield.gov.uk/cleanair.
NETHER EDGE NEIGHBOURHOOD GROUP
Company limited by guarantee no. 741080, charity no. 1139239
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
To be held on Thursday 9th May at the
Nether Edge Bowling Club
Nether Edge Road at 7.00 pm
7.00 pm Arrivals and welcome
7.30 pm Business including:
Minutes of the last AGM held on 26th April 2018
*Elec????on of officers, trustees and commi???? ee members
8.30 pm Formal business concludes
followed by a presenta????on by Eileen Jones-Hill from the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme and informal gathering at the bar.
*Nomina????ons for officers (Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer) should be sent to Howard Fry, NENG Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All nomina????ons must include the names of a proposer and seconder and be accompanied by the nominee's declara????on of their willingness to serve.
Please do come to our AGM. It will be a relaxed and friendly affair, subject to the minimum of formality.
We want to hear your opinions about our work and sufficient a???? endance is essen????al to give NENG the authority to con????nue its successful ac????vi????es.
Looking back at my report for last year's AGM I am struck by its partly dismal tone. The ba???? le (not too strong a word in view of the events through that freezing winter) was con????nuing and our special environment remained under threat. Echoing the good news about NENG however, there was a chink of light, a hesitant op????mism that things were about to change. Now, it has been twelve months since a tree was unnecessarily felled in Nether Edge and by contrast, following the discussions between both sides, many of the previously condemned trees are being saved by applying simple solu????ons to kerb lines and removing tonnes of excessive tarmac. This is excellent news to start the new NENG year.
NENG itself is in very good condi????on as we reach the end of what in some ways has been a difficult period. The loss of our treasurer caused us difficul????es which have been overcome by the willingness of David O'Connell to assume the role for the ????me being. Our secretary and our former treasurer Elaine have done prodigious amounts of work to ensure an effec????ve transi????on. The recent appointment of Magdi Adam as our new bookkeeper will ease the burden in the coming year.
Those looking at NENG and its ac????vi????es from outside the organisa????on should be very impressed. The reports of our groups in this copy of EDGE clearly demonstrate the extent and value to the community of what is being done. All those responsible for the work deserve support and congratula????ons. On the other hand it has been suggested that there are many outside NENG who are not aware of the extent of our work or that the variety of successful ac????vi????es, from the market to the history group, from the Friends of Brincliffe Woods to the fes????val and more, are all a part of NENG. Perhaps we need to blow our own trumpet more. And this is the kind of ques????on being discussed by our recently set up 'vision group'. They were set the task of considering and making recommenda????ons about whether NENG needs to change and if so in what ways. What is good and bad about what we do and the ways we do it? What should a neighbourhood group be doing? What is possible, what is not?
There are many ques????ons to add to that list and we hope to find the answers to some of them in the year ahead.
Free event !
Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th, Monday 6th, Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th May
Now in its 21st year, Open Up Sheffield is a well established annual open studio event, where artists and craftspeople welcome the public into their work spaces.
These vary from private homes to mixed studio complexes, across Sheffield and surrounding areas. Open Up Sheffield gives the public an opportunity to see work in progress, ask questions about materials and processes, make a purchase, or commission a bespoke piece of artwork.
Plenty of artists in and around Nether Edge and Sharrow are opening up their studioes and inviting you to see their work Visit www.openupsheffield.co.uk to see what there is close to you....
Sharrow Experiment puts ‘learning by example’ to the test
Launch: 10am Sunday 14 April, junction of Wolstenholm Rd and Sharrow Lane
Contact: Jack Massey 07710 277976
Sponges, brushes and the determination to make a difference will be on show in Sharrow at 10 am on 14April. In a community bid to combat a blight on the local environment, the six-month Sharrow Experiment will support local businesses and test the power of ‘learning by example’.
Supported financially by the Nether Edge Neighbourhood Group (NENG), the Sharrow Experimentsupports shops and businesses at the junction of Wolstenholm Rd and Sharrow Lane. The area is plagued by unsightly spray-painted ‘tags’ and doodles and the project will support and equip local businesses to fight back by cleaning up walls, blinds and street furniture and reacting quickly if and when new marks appear.
The six-month project is the brain child of longstanding local, Jack Massey who has been visiting the eleven businesses offering support and encouraging them to work together to clean-up the area. After cleaning up and repainting where needed, the project is providing the paint, brushes and cleaning equipment that can be used to immediately remove fresh graffiti, hopefully discouraging future vandalism and perhaps offering a model for other areas.
‘We’ve got some amazing street art around Sheffield. Work by people like Kid Acne and Phlegm are brilliant, but random ‘tags’ like these ones send a signal that the neighbourhood is not cared for. It encourages litter and vandalism, and undermines local shops’ hard work. We are all like monkeys who can learn by copying the world around us. A clean and cared-for environment is a great positive model for everyone. I really hope that this project can make a difference.’
Mrs Roxana Munshi of Sharrow Pharmacy is looking forward to the clean up and says ‘I think it's a brilliant idea. I hope it succeeds.’
Notes to Editors:
· Nether Edge Neighbourhood Group (NENG) was set up in 1973. Volunteers coordinate events like Nether Edge Farmers' Market and the annual Nether Edge Festival and organise active groups including the Nether Edge History Group and Friends of Brincliffe Edge Woods. www.netheredge.org.uk