The Sheffield Green Spaces Forum

Richmond Park Going for Gold

The Friends of Richmond Park Sheffield are going for gold again in the RHS Yorkshire in Bloom competition. FORP Sheffield won gold in 2013  in the open spaces category. This year the group has received fantastic support from Local Councillors, Parks and countryside,  and the local community, to add extra…

Help the Children play

Patrick Meleady, of Pitsmoor Adventure Playground, has  highlighted in his column in the Sheffield Star some of the barriers that exist today that limit the opportunities  of young people  to enjoy play activities. Some of the barriers listed are being actively  tackled by Green and Open Spaces Groups with in…

Pitsmoor Adventure Playground Murial

Pitsmoor adventure playground have  unveiled a fantastic Murial which has been designed by young people about their world,  Created in partnership with my life project and Christ church youth group funded by ellesmere youth project.  

Pitsmoor Adventure Playground Councillor Visit

Councillor Harry Harpham dropped in to Pitsmoor Adventure Playground this week, to view the decorations for the forthcoming Tour de France and to congratulate the staff on their continuing hard work there. He said, “I was delighted to view first-hand the colourful art work and see the children enjoying themselves.”…

Forum breeds unity & active partnership

The Friends of Richmond Park Sheffield and Pitsmoor Adventure Playground both Memebrs of the Sheffield Green and Open Spaces Forum (SGSF) have taken the spirit of the Forum and have ransgormed it into  an activity supporting the users of Pitsmoor Adventure Playground.   The Frineds group Vice Chair Barbara Morris…

BBC News – Top doctor backs ‘garden gym’ idea

One of the UK’s top doctors says an accumulating body of evidence supports a link between urban green space and benefits to human wellbeing. Royal College of Physicians president Sir Richard Thompson said plants helped reduce stress, anger and depression. He added the fourth biggest cause of death in the…

Family Matters: Grounds for success as play delegation triumphs – The Star

Family Matters: Grounds for success as play delegation triumphs – The Star.

My thoughts on a Green Spaces Forum

It is without doubt becoming more difficult for green spaces groups and charities to repeat  the success that has been achieved in the past. We are facing greater strain on our time  and finances with an ever dwindling support network (the quality is still there but without the necessary reach…

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Pitsmoor Adventure Playground

 Gallery Events News  A bit about Pitsmoor Adventure Playground The Adventure Playground is managed by Sheffield City Council, but it has strong community support and involvement. The Playground’s User Group was constituted in 2001, when residents became involved to support the work of the playground, and to help renew the aging equipment…

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Brincliffe Edge Wood

Friends of Brincliffe Edge Wood News Events Galleries               A bit about  Friends of Brincliffe Edge Wood As a part of the Nether Edge Neighbourhood Group (NENG) our aim is to involve the community in assisting with the management of Brincliffe Edge Wood by…