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WE take our hat off to those people of Oughtibridge whose dedication and hard work is finally paying off with the start of a new sports pavilion for the local community.

The previous facility was washed away in the momentous floods of 2007 which brought havoc and despair to many places across our region.

The local community and organisations rallied round the rebuilding project and, even though it has taken five years to get this far, they have shown they are a determined bunch in the area.

In particular the local football and cricket teams have been sorely tested with the threat constantly hanging over them of being ejected from their respective leagues due to the lack of a sports facility.

But soon all that will be behind them now work is finally underway to replace the pavilion.

We are sure readers will agree that the community spirit of Oughtibridge, which has won the day in such a spectacular way, is something to be proud of.

Well done to all those involved and we look forward to the opening party!

Still time to get behind Superkids

ONCE more we have been thoroughly moved by the determination of one of the region’s youngsters, who has been nominated for our Superkids Awards.

This time it is 11 year old Thomas Wilson who became a super-fundraiser for cancer charities after his mother was diagnosed with a rare form of the disease.

Despite his tender years, Thomas has big ambitions and this year intends to raise a formidable £10,000.

We are delighted to spread the good news of young people rising to challenges of this nature and look forward to the awards ceremony when we get chance to meet our true superkids.

If you know a youngster who has done something remarkable, there is still time to nominate them.

Saving money

SHEFFIELD council is to be congratulated for the work it has achieved in helping troubled families in a project which is now being held up as an example for local authorities across the country to follow. The idea is to bring together all agencies who deal with such families and put together a unified action plan. Not only does the system work but it also saves money in the long-run by ensuring that families are coached by a wide-ranging team of experts. This is a great example of solving two problems with one approach.