The Sheffield Green Spaces Forum

Sheffield Green Space Celebrates the Craic on St Patrick’s Day

One of the best places to enjoy the craic over St Patrick’s weekend 2019  was at Sheffield’ award winning Pitsmoor Adventure Playground in the Barbara Mortis Art Space.  On offer was some amazing live Music and activities included dance, traditional games, food, arts and crafts. Live Irish music was performed by…

Tara’s and parks can work in partnership to achive success

Shahid Khan Sheffield City Council Engagement & Development Officer, Place – Working together with local Tenants and Residents Associations gave a talk at the SGSF General meeting on the 16th of February to a packed forum. Shahid highlighted the benefits and opportunities for friends of groups working with Tara’s to…

Memorial Tree Planting and Commemoration in Herdings Park

On Thursday at 11.00 am  Nov 8th. Gleadless Valley children planted a Memorial Lime Tree. One of 12 to mark 100 years since the First World War. These Lime trees will line the approach at the entry to Herdings Park to be known as Memorial Tree Avenue. Council Leader Julie Dore offered a…

Brilliant BBC Broadcaster Officially Opens the Burngreaver Zipwire

One of the UK’s best playgrounds has just secured a new piece of play equipment. The new Dragon Zip–wire is the latest installation at Sheffield’s award winning Pitsmoor Adventure Playground and BBC Radio Sheffield’s Paulette Edwards was on hand to do the honours as she cut the ribbon and joined in an…

Kids Keep Sheffield Streets and Green Space Clean 

Whilst most children are out and about preparing for Halloween a group of young children from Sheffield’s award winning Pitsmoor Adventure  Playground took an unusual approach to kick start their cultural celebrations by having a massive litter pick. The children from the Burngreave ward took direct action on their local…

Winter Fire and Road Safety Sessions available at Pitsmoor adventure playground

Pitsmoor Adventure Playground have restarted their Winter Fire and Road Safety sessions. The sessions are being delivered on the Melrose Road site with the support of South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue. Please book a place by telephoning  01142 737121

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…

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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…

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