Perfect Nether Edge Christmas Present!
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We bring you news of Aspects of Nether Edge, the new book written by members of the History Group and available before Christmas for only £11.95.  

The ideal Christmas gift for all your friends and relations!  

Advance orders to historygroup@netheredge.org.uk.

Cover of the forthcoming book from Nether Edge History Group
Fraudulent sales
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There is some door-knocking going on at the moment with callers saying they can save householders money on their gas and electricity bills. They purport to come from a company called 'Moneysaver'. Door to door selling by the energy companies was outlawed some years ago but this appears to be of a different kind. The warning is not to have anything to do with it. If you feel intimidated or coerced in any way or believe it to be a con call 101.

 

Thanks to the Banner Cross Neighbourhood Group for this useful Neighbourhood Watch alert

Banner Cross Parking
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Important news from the Banner Cross Neighbourhood Group:

Parking meters
It's four years since we took up the matter of installing parking meters at Banner Cross on behalf of the big majority of traders who were seeing their trade affected by motorists leaving their vehicles outside the shop parade throughout the unrestricted hours. Many of them were then using the opportunity of free parking to get the bus into town?. Many shopkeepers told us how their trade depended on short visits by customers and had stories to tell of lost customers who finally gave up trying to find a parking space.
 
We appeared at Committee meetings in the Town Hall to argue the case and always received a positive response. Funding them was certainly an issue for the council but so too was the long drawn-out legal procedure that had to be gone through before a decision could be made, especially in light of the two objections they received.
 
Finally, the wait is at an end. The decision has been taken and the meters will be installed. There will be a 20 minute period of free parking followed by a charge of 70p per hour. There will be no restrictions placed on timing so motorists could stay there throughout the unrestricted period but the cost would obviously be a deterrent.
 
We hope that there will now be a boost to trade at Banner Cross. The meters will remain in place permanently but the scheme will be reviewed in 6 months to see whether there will need to be a maximum time limit imposed.
Update from Friends of Brincliffe Edge Woods
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At the penultimate work morning this year we had a big push on the clearance of Needham’s Field under the careful guidance of the SCC Ranger. We also plated a holly and a rowan kindly supplied by Marian Tylecote who also gave us primrose, lily of the valley and a woodland geranium to plant. The November work morning will be on Wednesday November 15th after which we shut down until next February.

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

Charity No: 1139239
Company Limited by Guarantee No: 07414080