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Santa to visit Heeley Pool

December 7, 2010


There will be a free gift for every child at the following Aquababes Sessions at Heeley Pool this December: Monday 13th December 10.00-11.ooam Wednesday 15th December 9.30-10.30am & 1.30-2.30pm Thursday 16th December 1.30-2.30pm Sunday 19th December 8.30-9.15am & 9.15-10.00am Aquababes is a special pool session designed for young children up to four years old accompanied […]

Bakery rises again on Cat Lane

November 20, 2010


Cat Lane Bakery Then Tucked away behind the old terraced houses on Cat Lane is an unremarkable, single-storey brick building.  This was built early last century, and for many years was a bakery.  Heeley centagenarian, Eddie Chapman, recalled the bakery in his memoirs recorded by Heeley History Group: “Going back to Cat Lane – Mrs […]

Calling all Heeley Ladies – come and get pampered Asian style

November 12, 2010


Just to remind all Heeley Ladies that this Sunday, 14th November, is your chance to have fun at the ‘Chand Raat’ celebration.  This is a pampering evening for women and there will be music, food, henna and nail art, Bollywood dancing, and stalls selling clothes and jewellery. The event will be held at the Institute […]

Computa says YES – Get Online Event

October 11, 2010


Get Online Week is coming round again – from 18th – 24th October.  This will be the perfect opportunity to find out what your local UK Online Centre can do for you. As part of the week’s activities, there will be a special event at The Institute, on Thursday 21st October from 12.30-4.00pm.  [See a […]

Heeley Sunflowers 2010

October 6, 2010


Members of the Green Triangle would like to thank all those who took part in a new sunflower-growing project this year on Albert, Kent and Shirebrook Roads.   The slideshow features just some of the ones that were planted and flowered.  There were many others appearing throughout July, August, September, and still more into October.  They […]

Local democracy requires Heeley residents to go the extra mile

October 6, 2010


An important ‘You Choose‘ event will take place between 11am – 12 noon this Saturday, 9th October, at Newfield Green Community Centre.  This will be your opportunity to vote on how a significant chunk of local funding will be allocated to community projects across the Gleadless Valley Ward. Heeley Development Trust have four projects for […]

Eid Mubarak (Happy Eid) Heeley

October 1, 2010


On Monday I went to a commumity meal organised by Heeley Development Trust with Heeley Asian Women’s Group and Anns Grove School [see the slideshow at the foot of this post].  The meal was part of the ‘Variety is the Spice of Life’ project and was held in The Institute.  The project aims to put […]

2011 Census recruiting local people

September 30, 2010


[This information is taken from an email circulated by Meersbrook Park Users Trust on 23rd September 2010.] As you may be aware, the 2011 Census is fast approaching. The census provides information to help government make key decisions that will affect public services. Run in England and Wales every ten years, the next one takes […]

Heeley Boy Bobs

September 30, 2010


If this looks like your idea of fun, then the Green Triangle are holding their annual Harvest Festival this Sunday, 3rd October.  The Green Triangle are an informal group of people from Albert, Shirebrook and Kent Roads in Heeley/ Meersbrook. The group look for ways to do something locally about climate change (events, projects, sharing […]

Heeley Big Lunch – Really Big Thanks!

August 2, 2010


Organisers of the Big Lunch street party on Albert Road would like to thank all those who came and helped make the event such a success.  Here is a slideshow of the day’s activities: [NB If you find the slideshow controls obscure the captions, move your mouse pointer away from the slideshow window.] If you’d […]

Albert Road Big Lunch: Will rain stop play?

July 14, 2010


Well no, rain won’t ruin the day because Meersbrook Bowling & Social Club are opening their doors to Big Lunch-ers for the afternoon of Sunday 18th July.  If it’s pouring down, the street-party will de-camp to the Club en masse (some outdoor activities may be cancelled).  Otherwise, party-goers are invited to pop in either during […]

Heeley Street Parties: Then and Now

July 7, 2010


These old photographs are from the Picture Sheffield website and show ‘Victory in Europe” (VE) Day street parties in Heeley in May 1945. Despite the fact that food rationing was set to continue, people still wanted to party. The scene depicting bunting in the street is a view down Oak Street (before all the terraced […]

Big Albert Lunch & Street Party in Heeley 18th July 2010

June 26, 2010


Preparations to join in national Big Lunch celebrations on 18th July with a street party on Albert Road are gathering pace. Never having been to a street party in my life, I’m kind of excited and will definitely be there with my plate of sandwiches (egg-mayo with a hint of sweet chilli sauce being my […]

Snapshot foretells Heeley Festival cold snap

June 23, 2010


I’m not a great photographer, but I noticed this view of ‘contrails’ over Albert Road Tram-sheds the evening before Heeley Festival.  I don’t often notice ‘contrails’ (short for ‘condensation trails’ or also known as ‘vapour trails’), but these lasted so long that they all start to criss-cross.  I wondered what it meant for the weather […]