NENG AGM
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NETHER EDGE NEIGHBOURHOOD GROUP

Company limited by guarantee no. 741080, charity no. 1139239

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

To be held on Thursday 9th May at the

Nether Edge Bowling Club

Nether Edge Road at 7.00 pm

AGENDA

7.00 pm Arrivals and welcome

7.30 pm Business including:

Minutes of the last AGM held on 26th April 2018

Chairman's Report

Treasurer's Report

Group Reports

*Elec????on of officers, trustees and commi???? ee members

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8.30 pm Formal business concludes
followed by a presenta????on by Eileen Jones-Hill from the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme and informal gathering at the bar.

*Nomina????ons for officers (Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer) should be sent to Howard Fry, NENG Secretary at nengsec@gmail.com.
All nomina????ons must include the names of a proposer and seconder and be accompanied by the nominee's declara????on 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 your opinions about our work and sufficient a???? endance is essen????al to give NENG the authority to con????nue its successful ac????vi????es.

Chairman's Report

Looking back at my report for last year's AGM I am struck by its partly dismal tone. The ba???? le (not too strong a word in view of the events through that freezing winter) was con????nuing and our special environment remained under threat. Echoing the good news about NENG however, there was a chink of light, a hesitant op????mism that things were about to change. Now, it has been twelve months since a tree was unnecessarily felled in Nether Edge and by contrast, following the discussions between both sides, many of the previously condemned trees are being saved by applying simple solu????ons to kerb lines and removing tonnes of excessive tarmac. This is excellent news to start the new NENG year.

NENG itself is in very good condi????on as we reach the end of what in some ways has been a difficult period. The loss of our treasurer caused us difficul????es which have been overcome by the willingness of David O'Connell to assume the role for the ????me being. Our secretary and our former treasurer Elaine have done prodigious amounts of work to ensure an effec????ve transi????on. The recent appointment of Magdi Adam as our new bookkeeper will ease the burden in the coming year.

Those looking at NENG and its ac????vi????es from outside the organisa????on should be very impressed. The reports of our groups in this copy of EDGE clearly demonstrate the extent and value to the community of what is being done. All those responsible for the work deserve support and congratula????ons. On the other hand it has been suggested that there are many outside NENG who are not aware of the extent of our work or that the variety of successful ac????vi????es, from the market to the history group, from the Friends of Brincliffe Woods to the fes????val and more, are all a part of NENG. Perhaps we need to blow our own trumpet more. And this is the kind of ques????on being discussed by our recently set up 'vision group'. They were set the task of considering and making recommenda????ons about whether NENG needs to change and if so in what ways. What is good and bad about what we do and the ways we do it? What should a neighbourhood group be doing? What is possible, what is not?

There are many ques????ons to add to that list and we hope to find the answers to some of them in the year ahead.

David Pierce

Open Studios
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Open Up Sheffield 2019

Free event !

Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th, Monday 6th, Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th May

Now in its 21st year, Open Up Sheffield is a well established annual open studio event, where artists and craftspeople welcome the public into their work spaces.

These vary from private homes to mixed studio complexes, across Sheffield and surrounding areas. Open Up Sheffield gives the public an opportunity to see work in progress, ask questions about materials and processes, make a purchase, or commission a bespoke piece of artwork.

Plenty of artists in and around Nether Edge and Sharrow are opening up their studioes and inviting you to see their work  Visit www.openupsheffield.co.uk to see what there is close to you....

Sharrow Experiment Launch
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Sharrow Experiment puts ‘learning by example’ to the test

Launch: 10am Sunday 14 April, junction of Wolstenholm Rd and Sharrow Lane

Contact: Jack Massey 07710 277976

 

Sponges, brushes and the determination to make a difference will be on show in Sharrow at 10 am on 14April. In a community bid to combat a blight on the local environment, the six-month Sharrow Experiment will support local businesses and test the power of ‘learning by example’.

Supported financially by the Nether Edge Neighbourhood Group (NENG), the Sharrow Experimentsupports shops and businesses at the junction of Wolstenholm Rd and Sharrow Lane. The area is plagued by unsightly spray-painted ‘tags’ and doodles and the project will support and equip local businesses to fight back by cleaning up walls, blinds and street furniture and reacting quickly if and when new marks appear. 

 

The six-month project is the brain child of longstanding local, Jack Massey who has been visiting the eleven businesses offering support and encouraging them to work together to clean-up the area. After cleaning up and repainting where needed, the project is providing the paint, brushes and cleaning equipment that can be used to immediately remove fresh graffiti, hopefully discouraging future vandalism and perhaps offering a model for other areas. 

 

Jack explains: 

‘We’ve got some amazing street art around Sheffield. Work by people like Kid Acne and Phlegm are brilliant, but random ‘tags’ like these ones send a signal that the neighbourhood is not cared for. It encourages litter and vandalism, and undermines local shops’ hard work. We are all like monkeys who can learn by copying the world around us. A clean and cared-for environment is a great positive model for everyone. I really hope that this project can make a difference.’ 

Mrs Roxana Munshi of Sharrow Pharmacy is looking forward to the clean up and says ‘I think it's a brilliant idea. I hope it succeeds.’

 

Notes to Editors: 

· Nether Edge Neighbourhood Group (NENG) was set up in 1973. Volunteers coordinate events like Nether Edge Farmers' Market and the annual Nether Edge Festival and organise active groups including the Nether Edge History Group and Friends of Brincliffe Edge Woods. www.netheredge.org.uk 

 

Rooms for hire at Common Ground
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Guitar concert
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Join the Brink Cohousing Community on Friday 29th March (7.30pm  til 10.30pm)for 'an evening of stellar acoustic guitar playing by Nick Jonah Davis, a formidable guitarist in the tradition of Bert Jansch and Nick Drake, (and songs from Burnt Paw)
 
Tickets are free but need to be reserved in advance using this link to eventbrite.
 

On the Brink Cohousing Community

Brincliffe House 

90 Osborne Rd. 

Sheffield 

S11 9BB

Nether Edge Festival 2019
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2018's festival was brilliant - so what's next ?

Nether Edge Festival 2019 !

 

 

I know that it's only March but behind the scenes preparations are well advanced for this year's festival.We have a very strong team of planners and volunteers but we are always open to new people and ideas. So if you want to get involved or you now someone who wants to help, please get in touch with us....

Richard Taylor, Chair of the organising committee

richardtaylor635@hotmail.com

Look out for Mi Amigo fly past
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Mi Amigo Memorial Flight
     It’s less than two weeks until Sheffield looks to the skies to see a unique flyover of US and Royal Air Force aircraft – to mark 75 years since the Mi Amigo disaster.
The whole city is rallying behind Tony Foulds, who has been tending the Mi Amigo memorial for many years, with Buses for Sheffield and Stagecoach Supertram offering free travel for service personnel and veterans in honour of the occasion. Now Sheffield City Council is advising people to plan their journeys to Endcliffe Park carefully and in advance so they can arrive in time for the flypast on Friday 22 February, which will be broadcast live by BBC Breakfast to an audience of millions.
While final aircraft participation will be driven by weather and mission requirements, the US Airforce is anticipating a unique variety of aircraft from U.S. Air Force and Royal Air Force installations including RAF Lakenheath, RAF Mildenhall and RAF Coningsby.
Due to airspace regulations, these aircraft will not fly in one combined formation together but will still put on a fantastic show of airpower in tribute to the fallen crew of the Mi Amigo.
The flypast has been inspired by the dedication of Tony Foulds, who has tended the memorial in Endcliffe Park for many years.
MEMORIAL SERVICES
On the Friday, a memorial service will take place, starting at approximately 8am, with a Bugler playing one verse of Amazing Grace. There will be a reading from St John’s Gospel by a Royal British Legion and a bugler will play the Last Post and Reveille.
The annual memorial service is on Sunday 24 February at 2pm at St Augustine’s Parish Church, Endcliffe. Prior to the service, at around 1.15pm, a group of USAF personnel, RAFA officers, the Lord Mayor, Lord-Lieutenant, High Sheriff and members of the public will hold a wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial site.
VANTAGE POINTS and POTENTIAL ROUTE
It is believed that the flypast will arrive in Sheffield from the south-east before arriving in Endcliffe Park, although this route may be subject to change. The city has a number of lofty vantage points which might provide a spectacular back drop for the flyover, such as Bolehills Park, Park Hill flats, Skye Edge playing fields and the Botanical Gardens.
The flypast will also be broadcast on BBC Breakfast if you can’t make it into Sheffield on the day.
The council will be launching a photography competition on its social media channels encouraging people to get the best pictures and send them to us at #sheffieldflypast. We will publish the best ones on our website.
The council has set up a dedicated page for Flypast information at http://bit.ly/flypastsheffield. We will also post regular updates on Twitter @sheffcouncil and Facebook at Our Sheffield, as well as on our Sheffield Newsroom site.
Since October the council has been working with Mr Foulds to improve access and information at the site in readiness for the 75th anniversary. Trees and bushes around memorial area have been pruned to improve access, the gravel footpath below the memorial has been resurfaced, new flower planters have been placed by the memorial and work to open up site lines around the river bank are due to be completed before the event.
A new interpretation board has been installed which tells the tale of what happened to the Mi Amigo crew on the morning of 22 February, 1944, and following a plea from Mr Foulds the steps leading to the memorial have been freshly tarmacked to make access easier for visitors.

   

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Current planning applications
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With thanks to Banner Cross Beighbourhood Association- A brief summary of three current planning applications that may be of interest to local residents:

 

Three planning applications have now come onto the council website. They are:

1.  Gilders application from Primesite. ref: 18/04104/FUL
    18/04104/FUL | Alterations to car showroom and workshop (Use Class Sui Generis) to allow use as two commercial units (A1/A3), gym (D2) and offices (B1), erection of 8 dwellings (C3), provision of associated parking for all uses, landscaping and access works

2.   846 Ecclesall Road (the former Royal Mail sorting office)     ref.  18/04144/FUL
     Change of Use to cafe (Use Class A3) with bread making and coffee roasting facilities, function/event facility and provision 2x retractable canopies to front elevation |

3.   944 Ecclesall Road (former Banner Cross News shop)
      18/04036/CHU | Change of use from retail (Use Class A1) to drinking establishment (Use Class A4)

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