Contemporary folk septet The Old Dance School will be filling the Heeley Institute with their lush cinematic soundscapes on Monday, November 11th.The band have released three studio albums and toured the world since forming in Birmingham back in 2006, and will be supported on the night by the the mighty Sieben, a project devised by […]
Heeley Development Trust (HDT) will be hosting an open climbing session at the Millennium Park from 12noon – 3pm on Saturday, August 3rd. ‘Heeley Hang’ will showcase the pioneering open access climbing equipment installed at the park by the HDT, and provide local people with an opportunity to engage with the facilities in a relaxed, […]
With influences such as Sergio Mendes, Pink Martini , Boulevard of Broken Dreams and Nouvelle vague, fabulous 12 –piece World Music Cabaret Ensemble Orchestre Ruffanti are an ever-so-slightly kitsch treasure trove of retro glamour and charity shop audio exotica . The band will be bringing a unique dash of glamour and exotica to The Heeley Institute on […]
Join us in Heeley Millennium Park for our Big Environment Day on Saturday 4th May 2013, 11am to 3pm. There’ll be eco activities for the whole family to enjoy, free of charge. Choose from woodland crafts, discover our new bird, tree and mini beast trails, or give us a hand painting the White Horse of […]
Heeley Development Trust is very disappointed to announce that the Heeley Hang bouldering session, planned for this Saturday in Heeley Millennium Park, will be postponed due to the extremely poor weather forecast. This event had been planned to launch the new Sheaf boulder, situated near to the Sheaf View pub. We had planned to set […]
Heeley Park now has two large artificial boulders, plus smaller boulders and ‘stepping stones’ to provide facilities to climb for all ages and abilities. To promote these features and encourage people to have a go at climbing, we are holding a Heeley Hang bouldering session this Saturday (23rd March, 12-3pm). This a free event that will allow […]
The highly skilled and experienced Heeley Park Team are the people who spend the most time out in the Millennium Park, so who better than to lead on a programme of skills workshops than them? Dominic, Carl, Andy, Dave J and Dave W will be sharing their skills through hands-on demos covering a range of subjects, […]
An amazing opportunity to see four leading musicians playing music they love at The Heeley Institute on Saturday 16th March. Dave Formula is best known as the man behind the keyboard sound that was so much a feature of the music of groundbreaking 80s band Magazine before moving on to create New Romantics Visage and later […]
Come along to our Woodland Management Skills Workshop on Wednesday Feb 20th, 1-3.30pm in Heeley Millennium Park. A hands on workshop to learn about traditional woodland management techniques and skills. Includes: Hazel & willow coppicing and identification Learn to use traditional tools Find out more about looking after the woodland Canes, pea sticks and poles […]
Heeley Development Trust is looking for volunteers to help run events on the climbing boulders in Heeley Millennium Park. We’re keen to promote the boulders and encourage safe usage of them, and will be holding our first Heeley Hang bouldering session on Saturday 23rd March, 12-3pm to kick start our bouldering season. We’ll be down on site […]
During the last few weeks in September we’ve been planting dozens of different varieties of shrubs and flowers around the park and we want your help! If you fancy being a part of our ‘planting team’ come along to the following session: Saturday 29th September 10.00am – 1.00pm Midhill/Myrtle Road green space We will provide […]
**You can find details of the 2013 Big Boulder Music and Arts Festival here** Heeley Development Trust are excited to present the first Heeley ‘Big Boulder’ live music event, taking place on Saturday 22nd September, 12.30-6pm on Taggy’s Field, Heeley Millennium Park Working in collaboration with local music promoters, Four Rivers, the event will be […]
The Come Out to Play programme of family activities in Heeley Millennium Park is now half way through, with local children (and their grown-ups!) taking part in a kite making workshop and a Pirates in the Park day over the last few weeks! Due to heavy rain the kite making took place indoors but children […]
We know that children love to be outdoors – in all weathers. We know that they like to be have fun, be entertained, meet other children and be given exciting play opportunities to really enjoy the summer holidays! We also know that for parents, activities need to be local, accessible, and suitable for children of […]
In the June edition of the New Heeley Voice we advertised a Garden Party for Saturday July 14th on the green space between Midhill Road and Myrtle Road. We have decided to postpone this event until later in the summer, but look out for the new community notice board that will be installed in the space […]
It’s National Insect Week 25th June – 1st July and to celebrate, local children from Anns Grove Primary School will be spending a ‘Lovely Bug Day’ on Heeley Millennium Park working with a mini beast ‘expert’ to hunt down our smallest park residents. There’s an abundance of wildlife living in the park with literally hundreds of species to spot, so this […]
Heeley Development Trust are working in partnership with Activity Sheffield to offer free sports taster sessions such as football, cricket, rounders and hockey for children aged 8 upwards on Taggy’s Field, Heeley Millennium Park. The 6 week course will run on Tuesdays from 4.30-5.30pm, starting on 12th June. No need to book, just turn up […]
Starting this week, Heeley Development Trust are working with the Sheffield Wildlife Trust to run a series of environmental activity sessions in Heeley Millennium Park . The sessions will be for children aged 8-13 and will be an opportunity for them to get up close to nature and to get their hands dirty! There will be all […]
** Todays activities (Thurs 7th) will be taking place at The Heeley Institute, come and join us!** Flag Making Workshop – Wed 6th/Thurs 7th June (12—3pm) We will be making fun things to hold, wave & wear, to stand out from the crowd during the Heeley Festival Opening Parade – come and join in! Find […]
The White Horse carving in Heeley Millennium Park will be getting it's annual lick of paint of Monday 28th May. Volunteers are needed to help out in the morning with the painting and then in the afternoon there will a session working alongside the HMP Maintenance Team. Everybody welcome to come along to either session (or both!)
Over the next few months in Millennium Park we’ll be planting trees, looking after the community orchard, wildlife-watching, litter-picking, making bird feeders… Everyone is welcome. All events are free and most are suitable for children. No skills or experience needed – just come along and get involved. It helps us plan if we know how […]
The next phase of improvements to Heeley Millennium Park will include the design and installation of additional climbing boulders in the Park.
There is a session on Monday afternoon/evening where you can come and get involved in helping to design the new boulders and to decide where they will be located. Heeley Development Trust has secured funding to construct the boulders so the designs will be implemented over the next few months.
The session runs from 3.30 - 6.30pm but you can drop in at any point during the 3 hours.
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A fun day for all the family to celebrate the start of improvements to the Millennium Park. Come and join the Park Maintenance Team, Sheffield City Councils Community Forester and Tinsley Tree Project in planting dozens of new trees in the Park. Recycle Rides Instructors will also be on hand to guide people around the new mountain bike trail and BMX pump track - Everybody welcome, hope to see you there!
We have an exciting job vacancy available at Heeley Development Trust for an Events and Involvement Organiser. The post is part of the £500,000 transformation of the Millennium Park. For some background information, please take a look at the press coverage of the project: Community Spaces Announcement Sheffield Telegraph Sheffield Star You can download more […]
Interested in what’s happening in the Heeley Millennium Park at the moment? Would you like to see pictures of what it will look like when the work is done? Want to talk to the people overseeing the project? Got questions you’d like answering? The public meeting at the Institute, Hartley St, next Tuesday 8th November from […]
Electric bikes have been getting more popular for years, and ReCycle Bikes have acquired some of the most advanced e-bikes in the world named Haibike, designed and built in Germany. ReCycle Bikes like them that much they recommended them to Heeley Development Trust, who with support from the South Community Assembly Climate Change Fund bought […]
This year, Heeley Development Trust are facing one of the most difficult decisions we’ve ever encountered. Having spent fifteen years developing the Millennium Park, increasing both tree cover and diversity, we now need to remove some of the biggest trees for safety reasons. As we’ve discussed this problem with local people, a range of views have been […]
Published in Sheffield Star, Monday 20 June 2011 11:21 THERE’S something special about Heeley Festival. Something that makes it stand out from similar events. Maybe it’s the colourful bunch of people who attend – visitors from every walk of life gather there from punks to priests, Rastafarians to revolutionaries. The latter came in the shape […]
You may have noticed that things are starting to happen in the Millennium Park. Shrub beds are being cleared in readiness for new planting but that’s only a small part of what’s going to change. Thanks to a large grant from the Big Lottery’s Changing Spaces/Community Places project we have the money to give the […]
JOB VACANCY Park Maintenance and Improvements Team Supervisor. 30 hours per week. 1 year contract initially with extension subject to funding. £19,053 per annum pro rata. Role involves supervising a team of 2 permanent staff, 10 trainees and volunteers who are maintaining a 4 ha community owned Heeley Millennium Park in Sheffield. Must be a […]