The Sheffield Green Spaces Forum

About Us

Green and Open spaces groups with in Sheffield face an ever increasing number of challenges both technical and financial.
By coming together as equals we can share ideas, knowledge, costs and have a powerful voice for the good of the communities we serve.

Playing Out Like We Used To Do

Children need and have the right to play outdoors. Play Streets across the country are ensuring this. Now in 2017, there are 501 streets across the UK, who ‘playout’ in over 40 towns and cities. Edinburgh and Cardiff are piloting street play schemes. Whilst in Birmingham Active Streets is going strong, Nottingham has recently launched its scheme and new…

Schools Out For Summer

On a fantastic Friday evening the children and families that use Sheffield’s award winning play facility Pitsmoor Adventure Playground in Burngreave officially launched their exciting Summer Programme. On hand to kick start proceedings was local councillor Mark Jones who kindly cut the tape. Mark said. “I love coming here. Everyone…

Good News for Burngreave

The volunteers and supporters from Pitsmoor Adventure Playground CIO were delighted to be invited along to the Burngreave Community Awards evening hosted at Sheffield Town Hall by Councillors Jackie Drayton, Talib Hussain and Mark Jones. The guests of honour were Sheffield’s amazing Lord Mayor Anne Murphy and consort Gavin Holiday….

Coming Together Through Play To Celebrate Diversity and Commonalities

The children and families who use Pitsmoor Adventure Playground have been busy sharing their cultures, religions and beliefs and traditions  over the last few weeks. These valuable experiences serve to promote awareness and respect towards others , while promoting to, the commonalities that bind the children and families together as…


Hope for the Future

Achieving  power in this month of June brings with it not just tenure in Downing Street but great responsibilities Here in the UK over centuries of hard won battles for democracy, we have much to be proud of and much at stake to lose Whatever party holds the reins of…


Open Space Notice

Some of you may have seen this announcement in the Sheffield Telegraph this week . We are looking into this and will feed back when we have contacted the relevant people in the council. It is very upsetting and we will hopefully be able to cast some light on what…

SGSF visit LEEDS parks and green spaces forum

Sheffield Green Spaces Forum Committee members Patrick Meleady and Jon Morris visited the Leeds Parks and Green Spaces Forum at Roundhay Park to gain an understanding of how other forums work and to gain an insight into the issues concerning other parks

Pitsmoor Adventure Playground win ​A​nti-litter art campaign competition

  During the February half-term holiday, 7 Pitsmoor Adventure Playground children were invited to meet the Lord Mayor, after winning an art competition. The children were presented with certificates, prizes and a tour around the Lord Mayor’s Parlour. Yanina (chair of Pitsmoor Adventure Playground) said:”Our children looked forward to meeting…