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City’s parks service recognised for excellence at national awards ceremony


1 December 2016 They’re the lifeblood of Sheffield: The Outdoor City, known for their varying landscapes from manicured beauty through to rugged greenness. And now Sheffield’s parks – and those who work to keep them so special – have been recognised with two more national accolades, at the annual Fields in Trust awards. At the fifth annual awards ceremony, which ...

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Consultation extended on Sheffield’s Draft Trees and Woodlands Strategy

Children playing in Flockton Wood

30 November 2016 Sheffield’s draft trees and woodlands strategy will help us plan how we manage more than two million trees across Sheffield for the next 14 years. Your views are really important and we want to hear from as many of our residents as possible, so we have extended the consultation period for a further two weeks. The public ...

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New parks boss takes root at city council

Lisa Firth, pictured at High Hazels Park

Wednesday 10 August 2016 “It feels like coming home.” That’s the view of Lisa Firth, Sheffield City Council’s brand-new head of Parks and Countryside, who is taking up the post after an established career in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Ms Firth was born and raised in Stocksbridge, and loves to walk, run and ride around Bolsterstone, the Ewden ...

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If you go down to the woods today…

Tree with fairy door in roots

Tuesday 14 June 2016 A beautifully carved door has appeared in the base of a tree near Forge Dam which has got the neighbours talking. Is it a portal to another world of hobbits, fairies or elves? Sheffield City Council is keen to engage local children in woodland folklore. The opportunity arose to create something wonderful after a tree inspection ...

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Town Hall Talks for Two Million Trees

Woodland in Glen Howe Park

Monday 15 February 2016 Sheffield City Council is asking members of the public to help it plan future care for 2.2million trees. The council has been working on a framework for a new Trees and Woodland Strategy, which will set out how it looks after all trees in the city; including those in parks, woodlands, green spaces and on the ...

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Half term sporting fun kicks off

Activity Sheffield generic

27 October 2015 From ghost walks to bug hunting, traditional crafts to rounders, children from across the city are invited to take part in Activity Sheffield sessions throughout the school half-term holiday. Following on from the successful “Your Summer Holiday in the Park” events which were held during the summer break, Activity Sheffield is continuing to make the most of ...

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Revamped courts launched as part of successful city tennis programme

Jeff Hunter (former professional player and MD of Premier Tennis) and Sam Salt (head coach at Graves Tennis Centre) take on junior players Conor Tordoff and Joseph Newman-Billington at the revamped courts at High Hazels Park

14 September 2015 Revamped tennis courts have been officially opened at High Hazels Park in the north of Sheffield, as part of the city’s new tennis programme. The new courts were launched by Clive Betts MP, ward councillors and representatives from the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), Premier Tennis and Places for People at an event and exhibition match on Saturday, ...

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Countdown begins to 12th annual Art in the Gardens

Artwork set against the background of the Botanical Gardens glasshouses

Paintings, sculptures, crafts, demonstrations and entertainment are set to fill the Botanical Gardens when the biggest outdoor art and crafts show in the North returns to Sheffield in less than three weeks’ time. Now in its twelfth year, Art in the Gardens will be back in its home off Clarkehouse Road on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 September, with more ...

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