The Sheffield Green Spaces Forum

HM Lord-Lieutenant Supports Pitsmoor Green Space with a Flying Visit

The HM Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire Andrew Coombe took time out from his very busy schedule to visit Pitsmoors award winning Adventure Playground. The HM Lord-Lieutenant kindly judged a cake decorating completion and delivered a very informative and interactive speech about his role and responsibilities to our monarchy highlighted the…

Sheffield City Council  – Outdoor Play and Youth facilities – Youth and Play Organisations’ Survey

This is just a reminder that the survey is open until this Friday 24th so there is still time to respond. You can complete the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SheffOrgs This is your opportunity to influence the Council as regards the future development of and improvement to local outdoor play and youth…

City green spaces are amazing – The Star

Our parks and open spaces are not amenities, they are necessities, providing recreation, inspiration, and essential respite from the city’s blare and bustle. They are egalitarian resources available to all of the city’s residents, especially those who do not have gardens or the resources to escape to the countryside. read…

Tescos and Pitsmoor Adventure Playground bag packing for a new swing

Sheffield has many great examples of constructive green spaces partnerships. Two recent good examples are the work between Pitsmoor adventure playground and Tescos where children and the tescos team are working collaboratively to secure a new swing.

Wardsends Cemetery events diary

this year sees the 160th anniversary of Wardsend Cemetery. The cemetery is an important and forgotten part of Sheffield’s heritage. With 30,000 burials and links to the Great Sheffield Flood and Sheffield Barracks it is the last resting place of unsung heroes such as George Lambert VC and Charles Bagshaw,…

Councillor Dawn Dale celebrates with Sheffield Green Spaces Forum Representatives

Councillor Dawn Dale celebrates with Sheffield Green Spaces Forum Representatives outside of Sheffield town hall. The Pitsmoor children were fed up trying to tackle litter and fly tipping and have just left the Lord Mayors parlour after receiving awards

How much green space is enough? Good Enough vs Best Practice

That the question being answered at the free seminar at the ICOSS Building (Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences ,219 Portobello, Sheffield, S1 4DP) on the 7th of March 4pm -6pm. Interested.  Book your self a place here Read the Blurb below How much green space is enough? Good Enough…

Pitsmoor Families Reap Reward with a Surprise visit to the Sheffield Steelers

On Saturday as a special treat a delegation of children, families and volunteers from Pitsmoors award winning adventure playground benefited from visiting the Arena and watched the big match between Sheffield Steelers and Manchester Storm. John Campbell the Unison Branch Secretary kindly arranged the trip after visiting the playground. John…

Happy Children Celebrating Chinese New Year in one of Sheffield’s Lovely Green Spaces

The children and families enjoyed a Chinese circus skills  workshop followed by a community litter picking session. Ammal aged 9 said “We had a fabulous day and my lantern was the best !” Patrick Meleady playground manager saiid “Our children, families and community really loved this event, it was another…

 Yorkshire Adventure Playgrounds Support Each Other

Despite massive budget cuts the adventure playground movement is alive and well in the north of England. This week in Yorkshire a group of playworkers from Adventure Playgrounds convened their regional network for the third time at the Big Swing In Bradford. The delegates in attendance highlighted their good practice,…