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November 25, 2010 by


The Alexandra RD Community Garden group held one of our biggest work days yet on Sunday the 14th November, which left the garden looking wonderful. Several new volunteers joined the team and all worked really hard.  Overall 12 adults, 4 teenagers , 2 children and 2 toddlers came along to help out.  Together we planted 200 bulbs and […]

Alexandra Road Community Garden Planting Session

November 8, 2010 by


Alexandra Road Community Garden (on the left-hand side, up the hill)   Tree and bulb planting and general clear up 10.30-12.30 Sunday 14th November   All welcome!   (Bring along any garden tools, bulbs or just yourself!) Donations of bulbs (and trees!) are very welcome!

Fun for all at the first Meersbrook Tree Day – 28th October 2010

October 26, 2010 by


‘Wood’ you believe it! Lots of great woodland activities will be on offer to local people this week. The first Meersbrook Tree Day on Thursday (28 October) will offer many unusual activities for all members of the family.  Whether you prefer to try out a fungi walk, a tree trail, fruit tree planting or one of the […]

It’s Apple Day at Carfield Farm Community Garden

October 12, 2010 by


Carfield Farm Community Garden Carfield Farm Community Garden is an area of Meersbrook Allotments, looked after by a group of local volunteer. It’s open to everyone whenever the allotments are open, and on open days and work mornings. The garden, which is on the site where the old Carfield Farm used to stand, was rescued […]

Free insulation scheme moves to Heeley and Meersbrook

October 12, 2010 by


With last winter being the coldest for 30 years, now is a good time to make sure your home is warmer, and your energy bills are lower in time for this year’s cold snap.  One of the best ways to do this is by making sure your home is well insulated.  Now residents in Gleadless […]

Keeping Warm This Winter

October 12, 2010 by


It’s great news that Free Insulation is now in Heeley, Meersbrook, Gleadless Valley and Newfield Green. This City Council scheme offers cavity wall and loft insulation to homeowners and private tenants – and it really is free! If you need some advice about more ways to keep warm at home, why not pop down to […]

Local accountants bring numbers to sort out community garden in Heeley

October 6, 2010 by


A team of 20 green-fingered accountants from Grant Thornton have donned their gardeners’ gloves to rejuvenate a local community space near their office in Sheffield. Volunteers from the firm were joined by staff and Millennium Park Stewards from the Heeley Development Trust, to clear the overgrown community garden at Hartley Street, Heeley Peter Edwards, an Assurance […]

Water the seeds of democracy

September 17, 2010 by


The first AGM of the Hazlehurst Community Supported Agriculture Co-operative takes place on Monday 20th September 2010, 7.00pm for a 7.30pm formal start. Come along to The Grapevine Centre, Church of the Nazerene, Northcote Rd, Heeley, S2 3AT and hear about the progress of this exciting project so far. A new management committee will be elected and […]

New Sheffield Project Creating a Hive of Activity

September 16, 2010 by


Sheffield is all abuzz with the news that 15 new honeybee bee hives have been installed at unusual sites across the city. Groundwork Sheffield’s Bee Buddies project is stationing a total of 35 new hives in innovative urban spaces like green roofs and community gardens. These sites demonstrate that bees can thrive in cities, and […]

Hazelhurst CSA Co-operative

September 8, 2010 by


Connecting local people to locally grown organic food If you are you interested in: local, healthy, organic food a project that could lower Sheffield’s carbon footprint getting connected to where your food comes from getting involved, investing your skills, labour or cash This project may be for you! We are a group of Sheffield people […]

Free home insulation for residents of Gleadless Valley Ward

August 17, 2010 by


In January 2008, Sheffield City Council Cabinet approved the proposal to set up a new Affordable Warmth initiative offering a package of free loft and cavity insulation to private householders in the city.  The scheme was launched in April 2009. The scheme offers free loft and cavity wall insulation to private tenants and homeowners across […]

Meersbrook Park achieves Green Flag Award

August 3, 2010 by


Published Date: 28 July 2010 – Sheffield Star Parks in South Yorkshire have scooped 24 prestigious awards for the quality of their upkeep and management. The prizes, announced today, include the Green Flag Award – the national standard for parks in the UK – and the Green Pennants award, given to parks or green spaces managed […]

Free environmental activities for young people in Heeley

August 2, 2010 by


Sheffield Wildlife Trust will be delivering free, natural play and environmental activities throughout the month of August. The sessions will take place at the top of Heeley Millennium Park (near the White Horse) on Monday mornings (starting 9th August), from 10a.m -12:30pm. Sessions are free, and are aimed at ages 8-13, with all materials and […]

A secret Japanese garden in Sheffield opens

July 18, 2010 by


By Andy kershaw BBC Sheffield & South Yorkshire   Article published on BBC website, Tuesday 13th July 2010 – Volunteers in Sheffield are continuing to transform a walled garden into a peaceful, flourishing oasis of colour. The Victorian walled garden in Meersbrook Park was for many years used a council car park and dump but […]