Archer Lane, Autumn Seeds, Trust Pirates: Latest 19-23 Sept 23
The new weekly round up for paying subscribers. The what's on out there guide, and this week - seeding a wild garden, National Trust election factions, and vanishing traffic.
Happy autumn, full subscribers - second update, including today’s news on the active travel decisions made by the council’s transport committee.
As I reported on Sunday, only the Nether Edge active neighbourhood seemed to be in danger of being thrown out, and indeed both the Sheaf Valley active travel route and the Walkley / Crookes active neighbourhood are to me made permanent.
But the filter on the Archer Lane hill will go, allowing through motor traffic again. I’ve asked transport chair Ben Miskell if this decision is permanent, or if it could be reinstated after further consultation, and will report back again when I know the answer. More on this below.
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This week we have a local wild garden guru on the simple way to get your wildlife garden going, more or less for free, and an explainer on the crucial factor for anyone considering what actually happens when filters go in to enable walking, scooting and cycling : traffic evaporation.
There’s also a helpful guide for the Sheffield National Trust members who’ve just received their voting papers.
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