Ecclesfield Park Consultation Opens

Ecclesfield Park consultation has now gone live and there are posters on the entrance points and other areas of the park, which can also be viewed by clicking here. The aim of the consultation is to gather public feedback & suggestions on how the community use their local greenspace and how they’d like to see it improved. This will give the Council an idea of what people would like and help them to start drafting proposals for changes.

The online consultation which will run initially until 31st January 2021.

To share your ideas & opinions on how the park can be improved to support your health and wellbeing, and that of the wider community visit: https://sheffield.citizenspace.com/place-planning-1/ecclesfieldpark

Christmas Carols Festival – this Saturday, 28th November, 7:30pm 

Christmas is definitely on it’s way now and although it may look a little different, our usual Parish traditions are continuing where possible, although maybe in a different way.
 
This year the Grenoside Community Centre will be holding their annual village carols online via zoom and it is open to all.
 
Click the link below for full details of how to join this festive zoom meeting …
 

Ecclesfield Parish Council – working towards being more dementia friendly

One of our new projects this Autumn is working on becoming much more Dementia Friendly within our community. We are working closely with our local Dementia friendly champions and community workers along with Sheffield Dementia Action Alliance.

We already signpost through our website and Facebook pages to any dementia friendly groups… click here to see our events calendar, for dementia friendly events which are currently running via zoom. If you know of any others which members of our Parish would benefit from please email: emmamainwaring@ecclesfield-pc.gov.uk.

We will also be posting weekly activity packs for those with Dementia, which can be printed at home. Please click here for this week’s pack.

Here at the Parish council we are hoping to become more dementia friendly and in turn help our whole Parish to become more so. We will be initially making changes from the Parish Council, including making our literature as dementia friendly where possible. We are in the process of issuing our first newsletter and over the first few issues we will be making this as dementia friendly as possible. Meaning lots of boxed text and pictures.

If you would like any further information, or advice on how to become more dementia friendly please contact emmaminwaring@ecclesfield-pc.gov.uk

 

 

Ecclesfield Parish Council launches Parish wide School Uniform Swap Shop

At the Parish Council we are aware of the financial pressures on parents particularly this year even more so than any other, and we are hoping to be able to help in any way we can.

We are opening and housing a Parish Wide School Uniform Swap Shop at the Parish Council building in High Green. This will involve anyone who has any unwanted uniform items that they could no longer use, but which still are wearable could choose to donate such items to the Parish Uniform Swap Shop. Those parents who were struggling could then contact us here at the Council and would be given any items suitable for their child and in keeping with their school’s Uniform policy.

Obviously this isn’t going to be an overnight heaving collection however, we are hoping that over time we can build a collection and will be able to support those most in need across the Parish by alleviating some of the pressure that comes with buying uniform. While also meaning the schools are not overrun with unwanted items.

We will wash and sort all of the items and house them here ready for anyone who needs them.

We are hoping that this will have an all-round benefit to our Community, whether that be environmentally speaking, ‘Reuse – Recycle – Reduce’ as well as financially for families who need our help now more than ever.

To make any donations completely socially distantly, please contact emmamainwaring@ecclesfield-pc.gov.uk

Please note we can only accept clothing and not shoes, and please only donate clothing which is of a reasonable standard and which you would be happy to send your children to school in.

Remembrance Day 2020

Due to the pandemic our usual Remembrance Service had to be limited to only key figures unfortunately. We wanted to share how we marked the day with you all, and here are some photographs from the service.
Lest we forget.
Chairman John Housley and Vice Chair John Brownrigg with Vicar Rick Stordy

Chairman John Housley and Vice Chair John Brownrigg with Vicar Rick Stordy

Chairman John Housley laying the wreath of Poppies

Chairman John Housley laying the wreath of Poppies

Vice Chair John Brownrigg laying the wreath of poppies

Vice Chair John Brownrigg laying the wreath of poppies

Royal British Legion member laying a cross for remembrance.

Anthony Roebuck from the Royal British Legion laying a cross for remembrance.

 

 

 

Cheer For Hero’s

Cheer For Hero’s
 
Join with us, on Sunday 8th November your own street, for the Cheer for Heroes at 11am that day. Due to the Pandemic we cannot mark Remembrance day as we normally would unfortunately.
So rather like the Clap for Carers earlier in the year, simply come out onto your doorstep or street with your neighbours, and…
1. Listen for the Last Post, sounded from Chapeltown Park
2. Keep 1 minute’s silence, then
3. Cheer three times, (‘hip hip, hurray’) or make a loud noise, to give thanks for our heroes.

Sheffield City Council launch Community Covid-19 Response Fund

SCC have launched the Community Covid-19 Response Fund. This short-term funding is designed to support the Voluntary and Community Sector in their work preventing the spread of Covid-19, testing and outbreak management and supporting people to isolate. If you are involved in any aspect of this kind of work take a look at this. Funding available from £500 – £5000.
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SOAR’s annual Let’s Build Health Grants – open for applications

SOAR’s annual Let’s Build Health Grants is now open for applications & closes 15th November 2020.
These grants are aimed at creating local activities that improve health and well being.
A project can apply for to upto £1,500. New projects and faces are particularly welocme to the grant round, just click the link for more information:

https://soarcommunity.org.uk/abou…/lets-build-health-grants/