Tuesday 15 October 2013

The replacement for our Community Assembly - and Broomhill Library Update

As you will know the Community Assemblies were disestablished and we are now working as Local Area Partnerships. As part of this, in the Central Area, we are developing and improving upon the ways we communicate with the public. We have a new blog and we are trying to utilise Facebook and Twitter more effectively.

Here are some recent posts that may be of interest, including some funding opportunities:

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Please like us on Facebook and follow us Twitter. You can also use these to start discussions or ask questions. We can post events and notices for you.

Tuesday 1 October 2013

BBest: A neighbourhood planning forum for Broomhill

There's been steady progress in organising a Neighbourhood Planning Forum for Broomhill and nearby areas such as Harcourt Road. An inaugural meeting is planned for 22 October, in the Methodist Church. This is the meeting where we envisage that the boundaries and a constitution will be agreed subject to any immediate amendments. It's a critical meeting where we need 21 signatories to be present in order to formally launch the Forum. Afterwards, the proposal will be subject to any further amendments which the planners require as a condition of acceptance.

We've also got an informal Question and Discussion meeting planned for Monday 7 October at the University Arms. If you'd like to know more about this project and what it might mean for the area, why not attend and get your questions answered. Great beer too.

The future of Broomhill Library looks bleak...

Since the last Broomhill Forum meeting, the Council's report on the future of Sheffield's Library Services has been published and it will come as no surprise to learn that the future for Broomhill Library is bleak. We are not one of the 11 'hub' libraries that are proposed, nor is Broomhill considered to be eligible as one of 5 co-delivered Community Libraries, for which the Council will initially fund running, but not staff costs 

Walkley, Stannington, Upperthorpe and Totley will also probably close, so the only libraries that will remain open on this side of town will be Hillsborough and Ecclesall and of course, the Central Library. The Mobile Library Service will also close, but the Home Library Service will remain for those who cannot get out.

We have therefore agreed to hold a PUBLIC MEETING at 10.30am on Saturday 9th November at The Beacon Methodist Church, Fulwood Road, Broomhill, to discuss the future of Broomhill Library and give local residents and our neighbours the chance to have their say.

Please publicise this meeting and come along.