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Magic Lantern Show at Ash Tree Yard

October 4, 2011 by


On  4th September, ReCycle Bikes hosted the Magic Lantern Film Club [] for a special ‘End of Summer Soiree’ outdoor film screening.  Our base at Ash Tree Yard was transformed into a secret outdoor cinema with refreshments provided by Grow Sheffield’s Abundance project (freshly hand-pressed local apple and pear juice), Caffe Carino (good coffee, cool […]

Raspberry Day at the Carfield Farm Community Garden

July 11, 2011 by


Raspberry Day Sunday 17th July 11am-2pm at the Carfield Farm Community Garden (on Heeley and Meersbrook allotment site) Come along to our Raspberry Day. Taste our unusual yellow raspberries, look round the small but lovely community garden with orchard and herb beds, and have a homemade cake and a drink. Bring a picnic if you […]

Wildlife Watch Jumble Sale

June 27, 2011 by


Meersbrook Wildlife Watch group raised over £500 with jumble and cakes in the Pavillion on Saturday morning May 14th. The cake stall heaved with scrumptious biscuits, buns, tasty fruit pies, scones, parkin, flapjack, and fancy cupcakes. The bookstall had a selection fit for Charing Cross Road bookshop. Jumble flew in and out for the 2 […]

If it’s June, It must be ……Heeley Festival!

June 14, 2011 by


The much loved annual Heeley Festival is set to take place on Heeley Millennium Park on Saturday 18th June, from 12noon to 5pm. Performers and festival goers will open proceedings with a parade, starting at the Heeley Institute at 12noon and winding through the Park to the main stage for the first performance of the day. […]

Alexandra Road Community Garden

April 26, 2011 by


Alexandra Road Community Garden (on the left up the hill from the farm). We will be holding our next clear up and tree and shrub planting session – weather permitting – on Sunday 3rd May 10.30 -12. All welcome! If you can bring along any garden tools and gloves all the better but we can […]

Community Garden planting session

March 31, 2011 by


Alexandra Road Community Garden (on the left up the hill from the farm). We will be holding our next clear up and tree and shrub planting session – weather permitting – on Sunday 3rd April 10.30 -12 noon – All welcome! If you can bring along any garden tools and gloves all the better but […]

Walled Garden Open Day – Sunday April 3rd

March 26, 2011 by


To celebrate Mothers Day on Sunday April 3rd, Meersbrook Park Users Trust are holding an Open Garden from 1pm – 4pm. There will be posy making sessions and a chance to visit the Japanese style garden.   You can read more about the Garden on the BBC website. The Users Trust will be selling Japanese teas, […]

Heeley City Farm Spring Fair

March 15, 2011 by


Loads of fun for all the family! Food, Gift and Craft Stalls and a Raffle An appearance by Boggart’s Breakfast and an acoustic set from The Generics Children’s Activities Come and see all our new animals – new lambs!! Animal petting in the small animal house New growing season in the garden centre Delicious cakes […]

Keen Gardeners Needed!

March 7, 2011 by


Alexandra Road Community Garden Group is an informal group of local residents who use and/or appreciate the community garden space on Alexandra Road (on the left-hand side, up near the top of the hill walking away from Heeley City farm). We meet monthly (ish) – usually the first Sunday of the month, weather permitting. Anyone who […]

Going To New Lengths To Clean Our Local Streets

February 9, 2011 by


Sheffield’s South Community Assembly is going to new lengths to give residents in the area the cleaner streets they want.  The assembly has invested £25,000 in employing four part-time street cleaners, known as lengthspeople, to clear litter and improve the look of the area. They are targeting the areas around Greenhill, Lowedges, Meadowhead, Fraser estate, […]

Grow your own organic veg! FREE weekly sessions

February 9, 2011 by


Learn how on our practical, friendly sessions on Friday mornings. Making soil fertile, raising plants, no-dig methods, container growing, composting, avoiding pests and diseases… No classroom sessions, just hands-on learning in the city farm’s kitchen garden with raised beds, fruit and herb garden and two polytunnels and experienced gardeners running the sessions. Taste the results… […]

‘Museum of Gardening’ in Meersbrook.

February 8, 2011 by


Meersbrook Park Users Trust are thinking of setting up a small Museum of Gardening in the old ‘Messroom’ in Meersbrook Community Walled Garden Are you interested in helping to collect and display old garden tools, books, journals, seed catalogues, seed trays, boots, gloves, pots, photos……? Have you any old garden tools or photos for the museum? Get in touch […]

Valentine’s Weekend Event at Heeley City Farm!

February 7, 2011 by


Activity session for children in the reception classroom at Heeley City Farm on Sunday 13th February 11am -3pm. Take part in our craft activities and then stop off for heart shaped treats and cookies in the Farm Kitchen afterwards. It’s free to get in but there will be a small charge for some of the […]

Blackstock Road Recycling Centre – 2011 Opening Times

January 17, 2011 by


   ** Please note these times have now been updated, please see 2012 opening times for current hours **  Opening Hours:  Summer (April – September): 8:00am – 7:30pm Winter (October – March): 8:00am – 5:30pm (please note the opening times adjust on the weekend when the clocks are altered)   Sites are open every day except […]