This is the first Heeley Voice since October 2010 as the tricky funding climate prevented the March issue being produced. The funding problems havn’t been resolved (read more on page 2) but we are fortunate enough to have been able to put together this issue whilst we continue to try and secure the funds needed to give the magazine a longer term future
The main feature of the June issue is the build up to the 2011 Heeley Festival, Heeley’s biggest community event of the year. It will be another fantastic day, with more stalls than ever booked onto the Millennium Park and a great mix of music and dance planned throughout the afternoon. It all kicks off at 12 noon and runs until 5pm on the Park and 8pm on Heeley City Farm.
There are more plenty of activities happening, have a look here at what’s planned - Heeley Festival 2011, please come along and join in!
Heeley City Farm is 30 years old this year! and there will be birthday celebrations on the farm site during the Heeley Festival - look out for a special event planned for July.
This issue of the Voice also includes an update on the (slow) progress being made with the redevelopment of the former Anns Grove School buildings and the fantastic news that Meersbrook Park Users Trust have secured all the funding needed to regenerate the Tennis courts in the Park. There are also details of the launch of a ‘Museum of Gardening’ in the Walled Garden on July 3rd, including a request for donations of old tools, gardening books, boots and gloves to add to the collection.
Local schools have been busy over the last six months with students at Newfield School winning a regional dance competition and ex student and now boxer, Jamie Ward, returning to the school with former World Champion Clinton Woods to give pupils an insight into the world of professional boxing.
There is an article about Sheffield Renewables and their plans for a community owned renewable energy scheme at Jordan Dam, details of Sheffield Auction Gallery’s move to new premises just off Chesterfield Road and a look back at the history of Meersbrook Bowling Club and how it’s hoping to encourage more local people to use the facilities it has to offer.
The next Voice is due out in September 2011 so if you have events and activities planned over the summer, please send us any pictures / articles and we will do our best to include them – it will be the 50th New Heeley Voice and the 40th anniversary of the very first ‘Heeley Voice’ produced in 1971 so it should be a good issue.
If it cant wait until September then remember you can send us things at any time and we will add it to this site.