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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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Green space in The Outdoor City set for transformation

Launch of construction work at Catherine Street Open Space

4 August 2015 Building work began yesterday (Monday 3 August) to improve a run-down green space in Burngreave. Around £30,000, which has come from section 106 cash paid to Sheffield City Council by developers, is being spent on Catherine Street Open Space, which is bordered by Catherine Street and Somerset Road. Representatives from organisations including Burngreave Tenants and Residents Association ...

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National acclaim for outstanding parks in The Outdoor City

Councillor Isobel Bowler with representatives from Green Estates and the local community at Manor Fields Park

A record-breaking 14 parks in Sheffield are among the very best in the UK – and that’s official. Devonshire Green, Ecclesall Woods, Firth Heritage Park, Meersbrook Park, the Peace Gardens, the Botanical Gardens, the Winter Garden, Wheata Woods, Millhouses Park, Norfolk Heritage Park, Weston Park, Tinsley Green, Manor Fields Park and the Cholera Monument Grounds and Clay Wood are among ...

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Businesses in The Outdoor City gearing up for Reward Health Cliffhanger

Bike stunts at the Cliffhanger festival

Having the highest household spend on outdoor equipment in the country, and more than 200 outdoor equipment businesses, Sheffield is undoubtedly the UK’s Outdoor City – and this year, more than ever, is building upon that reputation. Last year an independent study, carried out by the Sport Industry Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University, found that outdoor recreation in Sheffield ...

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Parks boss with “lifelong love of the Botanical Gardens” retires

David Hargate in the Botanical Gardens

He’s got a self-confessed “lifelong love of the Botanical Gardens” – which is perhaps only fitting, as he began working there at the tender age of 16. But for David Hargate, Sheffield City Council’s head of parks and public realm, the gardens will now be strictly for pleasure, rather than work, as he retires after more than 40 years’ service. ...

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Ace summer of sport ahead as new tennis programme is served up

(L-R) Paul Sheard, regional tennis participation manager at the Lawn Tennis Association; Jeff Hunter, managing director of Premier Tennis; Councillor Isobel Bowler and Michael Downey, chief executive of the Lawn Tennis Association launch the summer tennis programme at Hillsborough Park’s refurbished tennis courts.

It’s time to dish up the strawberries and cream and dig out the racket that’s been gathering dust in the loft, as a new programme of low-cost tennis coaching is launched at parks across Sheffield. The coaching is aimed at both beginners and past players who want to get back into the swing on court. The summertime project, being organised ...

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Take a step back in time at annual May Fayre

Weston Park May Fayre  snail newsroom

 12 May 2015 MUSIC played from the restored Victorian bandstand, along with traditional fairground rides, vintage cars and street theatre, will be among the attractions at this year’s Weston Park May Fayre. In conjunction with the National Fairground Archive (NFA) and taking place on Sunday, May 17, between 11am and 5pm, the free-of-charge annual event in one of Sheffield’s most ...

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Armed forces join city’s Parkour movement for “free running” event

Army officer in action at Endcliffe Park

Thursday 19 February 2015 “Free runners” are joining together with serving officers in the Armed Forces on Saturday 21 February for a Parkour event in Sheffield’s Endcliffe Park. The event, which will run at the park’s dedicated Parkour facility between 12noon and 2pm, is being organised in partnership with Sheffield Parkour Movement and is tied in with Sheffield City Council’s ...

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Snow-covered pitches stop play

Friday 30 January 2015 Snow has stopped play for all football fixtures planned for this weekend at all Sheffield City Council parks playing fields. The weather means council officers are unable to mark out pitches for scheduled league matches due on Saturday 31 January and Sunday 1 February. It is hoped that fixtures planned for the following weekend will go ...

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City park to be nominated as Centenary Field

Weston Park is set to be nominated as a Centenary Field, as part of a national initiative to commemorate the centenary of World War One. Forming part of a scheme being led by the Fields in Trust and the Royal British Legion, the Centenary Fields programme aims to designate and protect at least one green space in every local authority ...

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