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Norfolk Heritage Park officially reopens following major refurbishment

Local councillors, Friends of Norfolk Heritage Park and children from Norfolk Community Primary School at the official opening of the playground

17 July 2018 Playground facilities at one of Sheffield’s most popular outdoor spaces were officially reopened today following major redevelopment works. Works at Norfolk Heritage Park playground started last December following a decision by Sheffield City Council to invest £1.5 million, to upgrade outdoor facilities in the parts of Sheffield where health needs are the greatest. The playground has seen ...

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Sheffield’s parks and woodlands awarded national acclaim

Councillor Mary Lea and Ian Turner, Parks & Public Realm Manager at SCC at the Sheffield Winter Garden

17 July 2018 Thirteen of Sheffield City Council’s parks and woodlands have again received national recognition at the Green Flag Awards, retaining the highest number of flags in Yorkshire and the Humber. Green spaces across Sheffield and in the city centre are among a record-breaking 1,883 UK parks and green spaces that will today receive a prestigious Green Flag Award ...

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Sheffield General Cemetery awarded National Lottery millions for restoration

The Catacombs at Sheffield General Cemetery

12 July 2018 Sheffield’s General Cemetery has been awarded more than £3 million pounds of National Lottery funding, following a successful bid by Sheffield City Council for plans to complete major restoration and improvement work at the site. The funding, raised by National Lottery players and awarded jointly by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund, aims to conserve ...

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Iron compass points the way to park’s history

Judith Gilchrist and sculptor Jason Thomson at the installation of the iron compass

14 June 2018 A project unlocking the history of Sheaf Valley Park was celebrated yesterday with the installation of an iron compass at the Cholera Monument, pointing out the key developments of the area’s interesting past. The iron compass was made possible thanks to Warren Gilchrist, a former Sheffield Hallam maths professor who bequeathed some money for public art in his ...

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Sheffield Park Scheme Nets National Tennis Award

23 February 2018 Press release from Tennis For Free National tennis charity Tennis For Free (TFF) has announced its 2017 awards and one Sheffield tennis group has netted an honour, recognising it as one of the best in the country. Hillsborough Park has won the title of ‘Tennis For Free Best New UK Site Of The Year 2017’. Announcing the ...

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Countdown on to this weekend’s Art in the Gardens

Artwork set against the background of the Botanical Gardens glasshouses

31 August 2017 The countdown is on to this weekend’s Art in the Gardens festival at the Botanical Gardens, which will see around 300 artists and craftspeople exhibiting more than 4,000 pieces of their work. Sponsored by Lexus Sheffield, the event – now in its 14th year – is one of the highlights of Sheffield’s major events calendar, and attracts ...

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Project brings rare black poplar tree back to Sheffield

Black Poplar tree on the Shire Brook

21 August 2017 A project is underway to bring one of the UK’s rarest native trees back to Sheffield. The black poplar is a declining species and, according to the Forestry Commission, is the country’s most endangered timber tree. There are fewer than 1,000 mature trees in the wild, in the UK, and they are most prevalent in areas such ...

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Home and garden showcase brings extra style to art festival

Artwork set against the background of the Botanical Gardens glasshouses

1 August 2017 For the first time this year, the annual Art in the Gardens festival will host a dedicated Homes and Gardens-themed area, featuring a huge exhibition of outdoor living and garden ideas. The centrepiece of the area, created by garden design and maintenance company daVally, will include a range of outdoor furniture, a hot tub and contemporary outdoor ...

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Improvement programme well underway at city’s largest park

Councillor Mary Lea with members of the Friends of Woodseats Playground and their children

14 July 2017 Home to a large lake, sports pitches, a rose garden, play areas, an animal farm and even its own herd of Highland cattle, Graves Park has been a joy for Sheffielders for almost a century. And now, improvements are well underway at Graves, Sheffield’s largest park, following the sale of a derelict cottage on the edge of ...

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Marchant to join Skinner at HSBC UK City Ride Sheffield

Katy Marchant - Great Britain Cycling Team Portraits

11 July 2016 Yorkshire-born Olympic bronze medallist Katy Marchant will be in attendance at this Sunday’s HSBC UK City Ride Sheffield, British Cycling has confirmed. Marchant, who won bronze in the individual sprint in Rio last summer, will join men’s team sprint champion Callum Skinner for this weekend’s event. Both riders will take part in a variety of activities on ...

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More than 8,600 trees planted by community forestry team

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Denise Fox, plants trees in Darnall with help from volunteers

19 June 2017 Volunteers donated their time over the last tree planting season to help Sheffield City Council’s community forestry team plant more than 8,600 trees in 40 locations. In the 2016-17 planting season, which ran from October 2016 to March 2017, a total of 8,658 trees were planted, including heavy standards, whips, and fruit trees. The community forestry team ...

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Art in the Gardens returns for 2017

Rob Walker outside the Crucible

5 June 2017 Artists from Sheffield and beyond are invited to take part in this year’s Portraits of Distinction competition, as part of the annual Art in the Gardens festival. Back for a 14th year, Art in the Gardens will see around 300 artists and craft workers, exhibiting more than 4,000 pieces of their work, at Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens on ...

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Traditional fun for all the family at city’s May Fayre

Dr Phantasma's Sideshow

15 May 2017 Enjoy a day of traditional family fun at this year’s Weston Park May Fayre, taking place on Sunday 21 May. Attractions are set to include live music on the restored Victorian bandstand, classic and vintage cars, art and craft activities, a vintage and artisan craft marquee, children’s rides, an exhibition from the National Fairground and Circus Archive, ...

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Trees breathe new life into urban green space

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Denise Fox, plants trees in Darnall with help from volunteers

29 March 2017 Students from Al-Huda Academy, along with staff from the English Institute of Sport and our own Lord Mayor of Sheffield, helped Community Forestry staff plant new trees in Darnall yesterday (Tuesday 28 March). The trees were “heavy standard” trees and a mix of oak, lime, silver birch, Turkish hazel and amalanchier. This planting of 19 new trees is ...

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