The Sheffield Green Spaces Forum

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…

Pitsmoor playground workers hail impact of fire funding

Play workers behind a much-loved community playground in Sheffield have hailed the impact fire service backing has had on their facility. Pitsmoor Adventure Playground was built in the 1970s, but funding problems earlier this decade meant the site was open for just nine hours per week. Now thanks to help…

Great Use of Green Space Celebrated in Rotherham

A hard working local team that has improved green spaces in Yorkshire has been identified as exceptional. The Clifton Learning Partnership were recognised at Rotherham Town Hall for creating  a better play space for families in the Eastwood and surrounding areas. The Allocation of the very first Yorkshire and Humberside…

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…

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.

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…

 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,…

Merry Christmas from the Worship Lord Mayor of Sheffield Councillor Denise Fox and Consort Terry Fox

Sheffield Green Spaces Forum member Patrick Meleady took up the kind offer of sharing Christmas refreshments with the Lord Mayor of Sheffield Councillor Denise Fox and her consort Terry at the Lord Mayors parlour. Whilst in attendance Patrick shared with guests information on the work being delivered across Sheffield by…

  Pitsmoor to the Palace

A group of volunteers and staff from the North of Sheffield who work tirelessly for their communities enjoyed a visit to the Palace of Westminster last week where they were recognised and commended for their work. The group included representatives from a project exploring Utopia with Pitsmoor Adventure Playground CIO…