NHV Issue 48, Oct 2010
‘Save our local advice service!’ is the message coming from Heeley Green over the last few weeks as Heeley Advice Centre battles for survival after a significant cut in funding.
Over a thousand signatures of support have been delivered to Sheffield City Council calling for bridge funding to support a restructuring of the Advice Centre. Read more inside about the hard decisions that have been taken so far and the future plans to ensure this vital service continues in Heeley.
This issue of the Voice also includes articles covering the Big Lunch event that closed Albert Road for the day, the accountants who turned up in numbers to give the community garden on Hartley Street a (much needed!) tidy up and an underwater sound festival that stopped off at Heeley Pool on its way across the UK and Europe.
There are also details of Sheffield FC’s exciting link up with Heeley FC (formerly Heeley Boys FC) and their joint visit to Wembley as part of the McDonalds National Football Festival.
The Voice includes details of upcoming events over the next few weeks including the South Community Assembly meeting
tonight (7th) where £130k of funding is due to be approved and the ‘You Choose’
event on Saturday 9th at Newfield Tenants Hall – come along and support local community organisations as they bid to secure the votes that will mean funding for their projects.
There’s an Art in The Park/Off the Shelf creative writing workshop at The Sheaf View pub on 14th October, the Healthy, Wealthy and Warm event at Newfield Green on Friday 15th October and it’s the Carfield Farm Apple Day on October 24th – take along your own apples to juice!
October is also a busy month for the Heeley Online Centre as it gets ready to take part in the national Get Online Week (18th-24th October). The Centre will be supporting IT events right across Sheffield throughout the week and will be hosting one locally at the Heeley Institute on Thursday 21st October (12.30pm – 4pm). If you have family/friends that are new to computers and the internet, pass on the details – they will get some great advice on how to get started plus there will be organisations giving energy saving information and debt advice….and free food!