Monday, 22 December 2008
The meeting will take place on Tuesday 6 January in the Darnall Forum Community Learning Centre, which is at 245 Main Road in Darnall Centre, and will begin at 6pm.
Clive Betts said: “The people of Darnall deserve health facilities fit for the 21st century and which are easily accessible by all. It’s important that what is provided really meets the needs of people in the area, so come along and put your point of view."
Councillor Mazher Iqbal said: 'This project will serve people's health needs in Darnall for many years to come. It's important that we get it right, so I would encourage everyone to come, ask questions and have their say.'
Chair of Darnall Forum, Sylvia Hamilton, said: 'This development is long overdue, both for the people of Darnall and the health providers in the area - so let's work together to make it happen.'
For Darnall, this will involve changes to the current boundaries. The relevant Community Assembly area will consist of 4 complete wards: Manor Castle, Arbourthorne, Richmond and Darnall.
Each Community Assembly will have a staff team of 5: A Community Assembly Manager with overall responsibility for the Assembly; a Planning and Performance Officer who will help to develop a Community Plan and ensure that services are adapted to local need; an Assembly Officer who will ensure good communication and consultation with local residents and groups; a Safer Neighbourhoods Officer who will work closely with the Police; and a Team Support Officer. Staff for these teams are currently being recruited. The Assembly will also be supported by a team of people from other services and partner organisations.
Community Assemblies will differ from Area Panels by having greater influence on how council budgets are spent in the area, and by deciding how local services will be provided to meet local needs. Councillors will have more power to make local decisions, based on the views of residents. The Assemblies will use public meetings as well as more innovative events and methods to reach local people. These will include Assembly Roadshows in each Ward and 2 way communication via Assembly websites.
The new Community Assemblies will come into being in May 2009.
Thursday, 18 December 2008
Computing for Beginners starts at Darnall Forum in January 2009.
If you are interested please call the office on 0114 249 0099
Wednesday, 17 December 2008
We wish to support the view of Darnall Ward councillors that the whole project should be dependent on the provision of a sustainable plan for traffic management and public transport provision, which we believe requires the implementation of a bus rapid transit system, a tram service or a rail link between Rotherham, Waverley and Sheffield.
We understand that the Practice is saying that the majority of users will access the site from Station Road, however, the intersection between Station Road and Main Road is already very busy and it might be necessary to reconsider the design of the whole junction between Station Road, Main Road and Staniforth Road.
Both of the existing public car parks on Main Road and Station Road, as well as the on-street parking spaces on Station Road, are often fully utilized. There is also some concern, therefore, as to whether the car park for the Practice will really be large enough to cater for all of the patients and staff. If not, the increased traffic is certain to cause inconvenience to local residents and business, although we have no doubt that – if these concerns can be addressed – traders will appreciate the influx of potential customers into the centre of Darnall. One particular concern, however, is that patients might be tempted to park their cars on any adjacent private land.
563 Staniforth Road
Tel: 0114 2423510
An opportunity to find out about services and look around the Children’s Centre and Darnall Community Nursery
Monday, 15 December 2008
If you share their concern, you are invited to a meeting at our offices at 6pm on Monday 26 January.
Wednesday, 26 November 2008
Thursday, 6 November 2008
Outside Darnall Library between 11am and 1pm on Wednesday 12 November you can meet volunteers and workers involved in Darnall in Bloom, as well as picking up some FREE seed sticks to take home. Inside the library there will be a special collection of books on gardening, wildlife, and cookery for anyone who wants to get more involved. Darnall residents can also find out how to get their hands on FREE fruit trees to plant in their gardens.
From 1.30pm there will be a tree planting session in Darnall Cemetery. Two majestic pin-oaks will be planted at the entrance to the Cemetery. This pyramidal tree is one of the most graceful of oaks, with its slender branches gently drooping at their tips, and a stunning red autumnal colour. Please join us and get green-fingered! Learn how to plant a tree and provide benefits to local people and wildlife. All tools are provided but bring sturdy footwear and dress for the autumn weather.
Local children have also been doing their bit, drawing flowers to form part of a banner and getting their hands dirty by planting bulbs and trees. An example of their art work is attached.
Councillor Mary Lea said “This has been the culmination of a lot of hard work by local people. The local area panel, made up of councillors for Darnall Ward, decided that it was time the street scene in Darnall got a makeover and we hope that residents appreciate the changes that have already been made.” As a prelude to the official launch there have been barrier troughs and lamppost wraps of flowers funded by the council, Forward Investment and the Open Gate Trust.
Friday, 31 October 2008
To become a member of The Forum just send us an email with your name and address. Membership is open to anyone who lives or works in Darnall.
As well as all kinds of news about the environment The Herald still continues articles about The Carnival, staff changes at The Forum, our Women's Conversation Club and help for jobseekers.
Thursday, 9 October 2008
The two workers, Debra and Mehrun will be working in Darnall for 9 hours a week during the weekends, late afternoons, early evening and holiday times. The new play workers are currently out and about meeting children and seeing some of the play activities already happening in Darnall and Acres Hill. This project will support the Play Darnall group in developing new play opportunities for children and working with children and their families to encourage informal play. The workers are based at DWB Office, 35 Clipstone Road but can be contacted through the
Family Development Project Tel 0114 2448497.
Darnall Well Being Activities
Health Walk every Monday, meet at Old Cafe in High Hazels Park (Free)
DWB Community Gym Sessions at PMC, Woodbourn Road
Monday 9.30-11.30 Women Session with childcare £1.50 plus £1 per child
Monday 2-4 Mens Session £1.50
Monday 5-7 Women Session £1.50
Thursday 5-7 Women Session £1.50
Women Only Chairobics - Wednesday 12-1at SUBUD Centre £1
Tai Chi - Thursday 1.30-2.30 atDarnall Horticultural Club £1.50
Crafty Crafters Card Club - Friday 10.00 at Darnall Baptist Church £1
Women Only Swim Bus - Friday 10.00 Transport to Upperthorpe Swimming Pool £1.50 for transport £1.60 for swim session
Wednesday, 1 October 2008
Christians in Darnall are moving from the season of Harvest, a time of thankfulness to God for crops and the fruits of all human industry and learning, to the period of preparation for Christmas, culminating in the season of Advent which begins at the end of November.
(With acknowledgement to the Christian Muslim Forum)
Wednesday, 17 September 2008
Tuesday 23 September 3.30 - 5pm Story in the Park at Phillimore Park
Join the Park Ranger for story telling and craft activities. Have a go at making sock puppets and bookmarks for Reading Week. For more details ring Claire on 244 6548
Wednesday 24 September 1 - 3.30pm Family Reading Event
Exciting storytelling sessions in Urdu, Bengali, Arabic and Somali. Other activities include creating finger puppets, library puzzles and designing a family reading challenge. For more details ring Yasmin on 243 6091
Friday 26 September 1 - 4pm Poet Performance
Craig is a professional poet, writer and performer who tours the country sharing his passion and infectious enthusiasm for words. For more details ring 203 7429
Saturday 27 September 10am - 4pm Story Telling Open day
Storytelling, craft activities, Chinese writing and much more. For more details ring Janet on 244 8497
Wednesday, 10 September 2008
Due to issues in and around Bonfire night, particularly the misuse of and anti social behaviour related to fireworks, the Darnall, Tinsley, Attercliffe and Meadowhall Safer Neighbourhood Team will be applying for a Section 30 Dispersal Order.
Once an application has been successful, if a police constable or police community support officer has grounds for believing that the presence of a group of two or more people in a public place is likely to result in member(s) of the public being intimidated, harassed, alarmed or distressed, the officer can give the following directions: -
· Require the group to disperse;
· Require those who do not live within the relevant locality to leave the area;
· Prohibit those who do not live in the relevant locality from returning for 24 hours.
Refusing to comply with a direction from an officer is a criminal offence.
If you would like to comment on this application, or if you have any questions, please contact the Safer Neighbourhood Team on 0114 2964439
Friday, 22 August 2008
Craft activities with DGSRP and sport with Activity Sheffield will be provided on the day for children and young people. We are planning to ask young people/children what colours and designs of equipment they would like to see provided.
Monday, 18 August 2008
We are sorry that these changes make it more difficult for residents of Darnall to get in touch with us. They have been forced on us by changes in the way we are funded. The European funding which used to pay for our drop-in service has come to an end, and it has not yet been replaced by funding from the City Council or other sources.
Tuesday, 12 August 2008
- Do you want to set up a new group?
- Does your small group need help with running costs such as room hire or materials?
- Or is your group looking to do something new or attract new people?
The Council Small Grants Fund is a simple, fast track grant scheme for projects that want to make a difference in their local community. The Council is keen to fund small voluntary, community and self-help projects run by and for local people. They prioritise activities that:
· Benefit the welfare needs of people who are at risk of social exclusion because of age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability or sexuality;
· Are based in areas of the city where the local population is disadvantaged when compared to the city average;
· Promote integration and greater understanding between people of different backgrounds and cultures;
· Promote inter-generational activities that bring older people and younger people together;
· Promote health and well-being;
· Encourage people to be active in their local communities by volunteering and developing new skills.
You do not need to have a formal constitution or be a registered charity to apply but you do need to have a bank account in the group's name with at least two unrelated signatories. In your application, you need to show that your project or group has at least 15-20 members, aims to tackle a particular need and involves local people working together to solve a problem.
The Council will fund a wide range of costs and activities. Some frequently requested items are:
Volunteer expenses (out of pocket expenses like bus fares)
Equipment and materials
Administration costs (printing, post)
Regular transport costs for disabled members
They do not give grants for food, costs for the benefit of individuals, or groups with large unrestricted funds or a high annual income.
We are available if you need help to fill in the application form. For more information about the Small Grants Fund and an application pack please contact us.
Voluntary Sector Liaison Team Town Hall, Sheffield S1 2HH
Tel: 0114 273 4113 Fax: 0114 273 6421 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You will find more information about us and the Small Grants Fund on the Council Website: www.sheffield.gov.uk/smallgrants
Tuesday, 15 July 2008
The Working Neighbourhoods Fund for Darnall has been allocated by the local councillors for Darnall Ward, Cllr Harry Harpham, Cllr Mary Lea and Cllr Mazher Iqbal. They have asked Darnall Forum to work with Street Force to provide the blooms on Darnall's streets this summer.
If you would like to get involved in helping Darnall to bloom, please contact Anne.
It happens at Darnall Forum on Thursday mornings at 10am and the Autumn sessions will begin on 18 September. Free on-site childcare is available but you must book a place in advance.
Activities include word games, learning about different religious festivals and about Bonfire Night, cooking food for Eid, and picking apples and learning how to make a traditional English apple pie.
For more information please contact Anne or Shabana.
Given our current funding gap, does the Council see community organisations like the Darnall and Tinsley Forums playing a key role in the development of community assemblies and continuing to be key players in the economic regeneration of priority neighbourhoods such as Darnall and Tinsley?
Background Information for Cabinet Members
The Darnall Forum Board has Somali, Pakistani and White members and is majority BME.
Some of the trustees have worked for ten years to get this point.
We have carried out a community consultation, drawn up a community action plan and developed a robust business plan for future sustainability.
For the last two years we have employed a team of seven people, funded by ERDF and the Single Pot.
During that time they have made a real impact on Darnall
More than 840 local residents have received information and advice
More than 275 residents have been helped to get jobs
More than 250 have received informal training
More than 100 have accessed e-learning at our centre
More than 80 new volunteers have been recruited
More than 25 community groups have been supported
This means that Darnall Forum has out-performed all of its targets for economic regeneration.
The team has been working with us to find secure ways of sustaining the project in the future.
These are largely dependent on social enterprise, at which they already have some expertise.
They have already secured £230,000 of grants plus contracts worth £240,000 over the next 3 years.
Our expenditure over the same period will be around £935,000, if we continue to work at our current capacity.
We are already halfway to securing the total income we need, and we expect more contracts and commissions to be awarded to us in the coming months.
The Council has, in principle, agreed with Yorkshire Forward a programme of contracts and commissions ring-fenced for services that will be delivered by voluntary and community sector organisations in the City’s “priority” wards.
Darnall neighbourhood comes out No. 1 in the Sheffield Neighbourhood Information System when seven measures of disadvantage are averaged across the City.
Yorkshire Forward has already made an offer to the City Council to allow flexibility of additional resources for Darnall Forum, (letter from Thea Stein to John Mothersole, 2/07/08).
Council officers know already, from past performance and the new contracts already secured, that we are almost certain to emerge as the right people to deliver the work that is needed in Darnall.
We have a professionally managed, highly competent and experienced team in place to deliver the work.
We know the local community and are trusted by it.
As things stand, we do not need to borrow any actual funds from the City Council.
We are for the time being in a position to lend money to the City Council, instead!
However, because we are a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee, we do not have the freedom to use our reserves in this way without firm guarantees in writing from the Council that contracts will eventually be awarded to us and back-dated.
This means that any money which we continue spending now would need to be treated as if it were a loan from the Council.
If the Council does NOT feel able to help us, you will need to ask yourselves:
How will the Council fill the gap left behind when our services are cut back?
Will it cost you more money in the longterm to put in place a team of people with a similar level of competence and experience?
Will there be any volunteers left in Darnall who are prepared to help and support you?
There were all the usual attractions at this year's Carnival - information marquees, stalls, rides and live performers. This year we had a live installation about life in a beehive, and local artists taking part in our very own "Darnall's Got Talent".
One of the highlights, as ever, were the sets performed by the visiting artists, among them the Shaan Punjabi Dancers, Tariq Khan from Legacy and the inimitable "Juggy D". Two of our staff, Nazia (left) and Sidrah (in the centre) are pictured joining in the spirit of the dance!
Forum over the past two years.
• involved 70 volunteers
• given advice and information to over 800 people
• helped more than 250 people to access training
• helped over 230 people towards finding a job
• and helped 25 community groups to develop.
The event was attended by members of the community, funders and organisations that the Forum has worked with over the past two years.
Sylvia Hamilton, chair of Darnall Forum said, “It’s been wonderful to watch the Forum develop into a place where all the community feel welcome. During our recent matrix assessment a number of people even said that they felt the forum was their family in a strange country.”
Neil Bishop from the Darnall Forum added “It is a privilege to work for Darnall Forum. The trustees have been really supportive and helpful and the staff are a fantastic bunch of people. Not only are they really good at what they do but they’ve been totally committed to their work.”
The picture shows some of the people who attended.
(First published in the Darnall Area Panel Newsletter)
Wednesday, 4 June 2008
Crime and disorder levels fluctuate for many reasons. Specially trained analysts closely monitor any emerging trends. If you have any concerns or want further explanation of this information, please contact our Safer Neighbourhood Team.
1. Community Cohesion.
2. Auto Crime.
3. ASB – Environmental, graffiti and flytipping.
4. ASB – Youth Nuisance.
5. Nuisance Motorcycle.
Crime and Crime Prevention Overview for Previous 12 Months to 30 April
Damage - down by 52%
Robbery - down by 60%
Theft from Vehicle - down by 26%
Theft of Vehicle - down by 57%
Assaults - data not available
Racially Aggravated Crime - down by 100%
Tuesday, 3 June 2008
Darnall Forum is challenging the talented people of Darnall to perform at this year’s Darnall Carnival on Saturday 5 July, alongside headline act Juggy D.
‘We’re offering local people a chance to show they’ve got talent in a five minute slot on stage,’ said Shabana, who is managing the celebrity acts for the annual Carnival in High Hazels Park. But, to take part in the Carnival, local people will have to audition before the judges on Thursday 26 June between 4.30 and 6pm.
‘We’re expecting lots of interest,’ says Anne, who works with Shabana as a community engagement officer for the Forum, ‘So if you want to perform at the Carnival you will need to come along to the Forum offices at 245 Main Road on that afternoon and show us just how much talent you’ve got!’
Friday, 23 May 2008
Thursday, 15 May 2008
The first session is on Wednesday 4th June 9.45am until 11.45am
For more information and to book a place phone Michelle at Darnall Forum 0114 249 0099
Monday, 12 May 2008
Do you or your children suffer from asthma or other respiratory problems which are made worse by pollution? Come to a public meeting to talk about traffic pollution and air quality in Darnall and the Don Valley, and how things can be improved?
Do you have anything you want to say about public transport in Darnall? The meeting will be attended by a representative from the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive. Hear what they have to say about local public transport issues and put your questions and comments to them.
You will also be able to hear about plans to build 4,000 new homes in the area. These plans might make traffic and pollution worse, unless the new home owners are encouraged to use public transport, so we need to know what the developers and the SYPTE are going to do about this.
Thursday, 8 May 2008
To celebrate the new Nature Area in Darnall Community Park we are having an official opening event on Saturday 7th June from 1.30 - 3pm. There will be a brief tour of the Nature Area and after there will be events for children including refreshments.
Improvements on site include:
Mosaic art features made with Greenlands Junior School children and artist Amanda Wray
A wildflower meadow
Come and join us to celebrate the improvements and meet our new Project Assistant, James Starky.
Regards, Darnall Green Spaces Team
Wednesday, 30 April 2008
Mr Betts conducted the team on a lightning tour of the Palace and explained some of its workings. Over lunch on the members' terrace, overlooking the River Thames, he then answered questions about how MPs can work with local people and community forums to strengthen local democracy and make sure that people's wishes are heard.
The first pictures shows, from left, Clive Betts with Michelle Wood, Neil Bishop, Anne Shirling, Shabana Sajer, Sidrah Ahmad and Nazia Fazil. The second picture shows the team posing on the terrace before lunch. The extra member of the group in the second picture is our social work student, Ellen Sellars.
Mary Lea told the meeting that the Liberal Democrats intend to sell land in Darnall which has been earmarked for a new intermediate care centre for older people. 'This is in their budget proposals and it will stop the project from going ahead in Darnall,' she said. Although both the Green and UKIP candidates have reservations about the sort of public and private finance initiative which will be needed to pay for the new centre, all three candidates at the meeting agreed that the new centre should be built in Darnall.
It was also alleged at the meeting that the LibDems have pledged to take resources away from more disadvantaged parts of the city to spend in Dore and Totley.
Challenged by local residents to say what they would do if a minority LibDem administration was proposing to take resources away from Darnall Ward, neither Julie White nor Jonathan Arnott would answer what Mr Arnott called 'a hypothetical question'. 'I don't know yet what the Greens will do if there is a hung Council,' Dr White said. Mr Arnott said that UKIP would have 'to look at things on a case by case basis'.
In a remarkably good natured meeting, all of the candidates praised some aspects of each other's policies. 'This sort of meeting is a really good thing and it should happen more often,' said Julie White. The meeting heard that Misbah Chowdhury, the LibDem candidate, was too busy to attend.
The picture shows Mary Lea making a point to the meeting as (left to right) Richard Arnott from UKIP, Marie Gregory from Darnall Forum (who chaired the meeting) and Julie White from the Green Party look on.
Wednesday, 23 April 2008
The meeting will be held at Darnall Community Forum, which is based in the former Rose and Crown public house on Main Road. It will take place on Tuesday at 7pm.
Residents have already framed a set of questions for the candidates to answer, which are based on the Community Action Plan they have devised. Concerns have been raised about crime and safety, education, employment and training, the environment, local health facilities and activities for children and young people. 'But anyone is welcome to come along and ask their own questions, too,' says Marie Gregory, who will be chairing the meeting.
'I think this is a really great idea and I am delighted to attend,' Mary Lea said. 'It is good to get back to some old fashioned politics and I look forward to answering people's questions.'
The other candidates who have so far agreed to attend are Julie White from the Green party, who says she is always happy to answer questions, and Charlotte Schofield from UKIP who says that she is also happy to be involved. The Liberal Democrat candidate, Misbah Chowdhury, said, 'I will try my best to attend.'
Mary Lea is pictured on a visit to the Darnall Forum employment roadshow, which has been parked in different parts of Darnall this week.
Monday, 21 April 2008
I've got a favour to ask. I am currently researching the United-Wednesday football rivalry in Sheffield and would like to get a perspective on this from the black and Asian communities. I thought Darnall would be a good place to start.
If you know any ethnic minority United or Wednesday fans, could you please circulate this questionnaire to them, to be returned to your email address and forwarded to me? There are 16 questions in total. Thanks in advance, Joe
1. Name (optional):
2. Male / Female:
3. Ethnic origin:
4. Where in Sheffield do you live?
5. Do you support United or Wednesday?
6. At what age did you go to your first match?
7. Who did you go with?
8. Did you find it an intimidating place? Were there any other non-white faces there?
9. What did your parents think about your interest in football?
10. Did you try to persuade other non-white friends to come to matches as well?
11. Do you think the traditional 'drinking culture' of football fans is a problem for Muslims who might be interested in going?
12. Among ethnic minority kids in your area, would you say there is more support for United & Wednesday or Man United & Liverpool?
13. Among ethnic minority fans, how strong is the United-Wednesday rivalry?
14. Do you think United and Wednesday would attracted more black and Asian support if a local black or Asian lad made it into the first team?
15. Would you say there has traditionally been a strong link between hooliganism and black and Asian fans? Is this changing?
16. Do you think that some parts of the ground are 'safer' than others? Do you feel as though you have to 'blend in' with the white majority?
Saturday, 19 April 2008
Wednesday, 26 March 2008
Come and search for jobs and apply on-line at our e-job shop every Thursday afternoon from 2 till 4pm. Ring Sidrah now on 0114 249 0099 to make an appointment and click your way to a job.
INTERESTED IN BEING SELF-EMPLOYED?
Do you have an enterprising idea but need some advice on how to go about it? Become part of the new BIG initiative. Fur further information, contact Sidrah on 0114 249 0099.
JOBS, JOBS, JOBS
The Source is providing courses and guaranteed interviews for Darnall residents who want to go into retail work, customer service or call centre jobs. Only a six day course, and it's FREE! Please ring Sidrah on 0114 249 0099 to find out if you're eligible.
We need you! If you would like to get involved in any way, or have any ideas about how we could take these plans forward, please contact Anne or Nazia on 0114 249 0099.
Saturday, 22 March 2008
Thursday, 13 March 2008
Tell Us What You Think of Darnall Forum
Monday 17 March 2008 6.30pm
At the Darnall Forum Communty Learning Centre
- Are you happy with our services?
- What do you think are the main issues for Darnall:
- Schools and Education?
- Crime and Safety?
- Rubbish and Fly Tipping?
Come along, meet the staff and have your say.
Call Neil or Anne on 0114 249 0099 for more information.
Monday, 10 March 2008
20 Chapelwood Road, Darnall, Sheffield, S9 5AY
Tel: (0114) 2448497
10am – 2pm Tuesday 1st April
Vegi Dogs & Hot Dogs At Lunchtime
Easter Bonnet Competition
Monday, 3 March 2008
Tuesday, 26 February 2008
Thursday, 31 January 2008
Would you like to
• Save money?
• Do your bit to tackle climate change?
We can lend you a SMART METER for a month to help you reduce your electricity bills.
See a SMART METER working at 35 Clipstone Road (Darnall Well Being’s office)
A Smart Meter will help you to reduce energy use, because it gives real-time, instant and accurate information about how much energy you are using. Every time an electrical device is turned on or off, you can see the difference.
If you compare your energy usage day to day you can see how small lifestyle changes can help to save the planet by reducing CO2 emissions.
WHY USE A SMART METER?
• Understand where and how energy is being used in your home
• Identify how you can reduce energy consumption and save money
• Confirm whether your energy saving measures are working
SMART METER FEATURES
• Shows instantly how power is being used, the cost of the electricity and the personal carbon footprint
• The meter's unique memory stores daily, weekly and monthly data
• Its smart alarm will warn you about over consumption.
HOW IT WORKS
There are 3 parts to the Smart Meter:
The sensor clips around your electricity feed cable. The transmitter sends information instantly to the portable display unit which you can take from room to room to see which appliances are
using the most electricity.
WHAT WILL IT COST ME?
Nothing! Except a few minutes of your time. We will come and install the Smart Meter in your home. At the same time, we’ll complete a short questionnaire with you about the choices you make about travel, shopping, the environment and your local community. After a month, we’ll come back to collect your Smart Meter and complete another short questionnaire. The data we collect will be shared (anonymously) with WWF/CAG to help them evaluate their Community Engagement Impact Assessment Tool, and with Efergy who have supplied us with their Smart Meters at cost price.
I WANT A SMART METER NOW!
If you live in Darnall and want to try a Smart Meter at home for a month, get in touch with Jo Clarke on 0114 2496315, NeilParry on 0114 2859911 (email@example.com) or Barbara
Rimmington on 0114 2859931 (firstname.lastname@example.org), or send your name, address and phone number to us at East End Quality of Life Initiative, FREEPOST NEA 13204, 10
Montgomery Terrace Road, Sheffield, S6 3ZZ (no stamp required) and we’ll get in touch with you to arrange a convenient time to call.
SAVING ELECTRICITY AT HOME
Five things that cost you nothing but can save a lot
Try these at home and save £100* a year
When you make a drink, only put as much water in the electric kettle as you need. It will boil quicker and save energy.
Energy Fact Boiling one cup of water instead of a full kettle 5 times a day can save £30 a year. (£6.5m for Sheffield)
When you’re not watching television, switch it off at the set or the wall, not the remote.
A television left on standby can use more electricity when it’s off than when it’s on. Switching it off can save up to £11 a year for each set you have. (£2.25m for Sheffield)
Switch the lights off when you leave a room.
Each 60W light bulb that’s left on for 4 hours a day will waste £9 a year. (£2m for Sheffield)
If everyone in Sheffield did these it would save £21m a year
If you’re not using your computer for a while, switch it off. It only takes a few seconds to come back on when you want it again. Energy Fact A 17” CRT monitor left in sleep mode for 8
hours a day when it could be switched off wastes £9 a year. (£2m for Sheffield)
In a teenager’s room a computer, games console, television, battery and mobile phone chargers, video/dvd, cd player and modem could be using around 75W just on standby.
Switching these off instead of leaving them on standby for 15 hours a day could save you £41 a
year. (£8.75m for Sheffield)
* These figures are based on typical equipment found in homes; some products are more efficient but many are worse.
Switch it off is a joint energy saving campaign by Sheffield’s East End Quality of Life Initiative, Darnall Well Being Group, Darnall Forum and Tinsley Forum
Monday, 21 January 2008
Join Granny and her friends for story telling and craft activities from around the world
Multicultural Family Learning Open Day
at the Family Development Project
20 Chapelwood Road, Darnall.
Tuesday 12th February
10.00am until 2.00pm
Lunch 12 – 12.30pm
Veggie dogs, hot dogs 50p eachjoin in the fun…
Chinese writing Illuminated letters