Water those trees !
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Thanks to Nether Edge and Sharrow Sustainable Transformation (with help from NENG), lots of new trees have been planted in Nether Edge, but we have had very little rain (really !). Some are already starting to wilt.

So PLEASE lend a hand and give the thirsty saplings near you a drink. Why not form a rota with your neighbours ?

SY Police alerts
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Banner Cross Church
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Update from Banner Cross Neighbourhood Group


Some residents may already know of the plans to develop part of Banner Cross Methodist Church but to many it will come as a shock. The notice obtained from the church details what the church has in mind for the old school room with its entrance facing Glenalmond Road. While keeping the façade of the building, it will be converted into four 2/3 bedroom houses. Some additional alterations will be made to the roof line with dormer windows. There will be a particular impact to the front of the building facing Ecclesall Road South where the garden will be cut away to provide parking/turning space for four cars along with what is being termed 'amenity space'. The project is obviously being motivated by the need for funds within the Circuit. 

Our Neighbourhood Group made use of the church and its grounds for five years to hold our summer festival until a couple of years ago when all our funding dried up and we were unable to meet the £300 cost being asked of us by the church for the day's hire. During that time we had many conversations with some of the church people about the underuse of the school room. We all agreed that given its location, it could become an extremely valuable community asset. We were sad to see it so disregarded but it never occurred to us that the church might consider selling it off for housing or that the garden might be eaten into for parking. 

The church building and grounds are a very significant part of the Banner Cross community. Any planning application of this kind will have to go through the Planning Board. By that time, local residents may have decided to offer their own comments to what is proposed. We will be very interested to hear your views.

Sorting Office Closure
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Royal Mail has now said that it is going ahead with plans to sell the sorting office on Ecclesall Road. The sale will take place in July, after the office closes on the 4th

Given what's happening to postal services generally, it's probably not surprising that Royal Mail are going ahead with their plans despite the overwhelming objections of residents in the south-west together with a petition containing thousands of signatures. It will mean that any parcels or packets which have to be collected personally will now be kept at the Pond Street office. We were hoping for a better alternative whereby a local store or some other body or group might take on the responsibility.

Update from Viv Lockwood of the Banner Cross Neighbourhood Group

Car Boot & Plant Sale
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High Storrs Car Boot and Plant Sale

Popular annual PTA event at High Storrs School.

Entry 50p to enjoy car boot sale, stalls and refreshments

New Community & Craft Fair
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Exciting new Community and Craft Fair planned for Nether Edge !

This year's Nether Edge Festival will feature a new Community and Craft Fair at St Andrew's Psalter Lane on Saturday September 24th between 2pm and 4pm.

Organisers hope that the Fair can showcase lots of the charities, community groups, locally-produced arts and crafts and community events happening in Nether Edge. 

Admission will be free and light lunches and teas will be served. There will be a small charge of £5 for each stall (which will include a £2 voucher for refreshments). Any profits made will go to charity.

If you are involved in local charities, community groups and events or arts and crafts and are interested in having a stall please contact Jean Allen, the organiser jlallen1812@gmail.com as soon as possible for more details and bookings.

Notice of NENG AGM
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Company limited by guarantee no. 741080, charity no. 1139239


to be held on Tuesday 7th June 2016 at Nether Edge Bowling Club, Nether Edge Rd at 7 pm for 7.30pm start


7.00 pm       Arrivals and welcome

7.30pm       Business including:

                   Minutes of the last meeting

                   Chairman's report

                   Treasurer's report

                   Election of officers and committee members*

                   Group reports

9.00 pm      Finish and informal gathering in the bar

* Nominations for  officers (Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer) should be sent to Ruth Bernard, NENG Secretary, via email: nengsec16@gmail.com All nominations must include the names of a proposers and seconder and be accompanied by the nominee’s declaration of their willingness to serve

Please do come to our AGM. It will be a relaxed and friendly affair, subject to the minimum of formality. We want to hear you opinions and sufficient attendance is essential to give NENG the authority to continue our work !

Notice of work to clear fallen tree
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Advance notice that some tree work will be taking place in Chelsea Park tomorrow – Wednesday 13th April.


This is to clear and process a beech tree which failed during Monday night, and is now resting on the grassed area to the South East of the mound in the centre of the park.


This has presented  an opportunity to use the remaining timber to leave some large logs/benches right next to the mound. The SCC Community Tree Officer has  discussed this with Marion Tylecote of The Friends of Chelsea Park and she has stressed these would be best if they do not restrict the grassed area where people sit, and children sledge. So SCC will ensure they avoid this.


The tree was last inspected in August 2015 and no decay fungi, decay cavities, structural irregularities or other issues of concern were identified. The Community Tree Officer believes the failure is primarily due to shallow rooting of the tree on this rocky slope and the presence of large roots from an adjacent sycamore restricting the root growth of this tree.  However, as the tree is cut and processed tomorrow further investigations will take place. Failure of this type is incredibly rare.

Easter Family Fun Day
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Spring Open Garden
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Spring Open Garden 


54 Montgomery Rd S7 1LQ

Hosted by Donald and Andrea Watts 

Saturday 19 March from 1pm to 4pm

Donations invited in aid of St Vincent's Furniture Store

All welcome


Charity No: 1139239
Company Limited by Guarantee No: 07414080