Round at Bill's Mother's - December 23
The relaxed rolling news service for full members - 19 Dec Update
19 Oct update: the planters on the new council approved and rubber stamped Sheaf Valley walking, running and cycling route have disappeared, causing some consternation for people hoping to travel safely below the old dark railway bridge on the route.
I hear now this is very temporary, while some building work is completed nearby, and it’s my impression that some of the planners of the route are somewhat concerned that another way to do this work couldn’t be found. The blocks will return, but I hear they will disappear completely later in 2024 once consultations about a less brutalist alternative is concluded. Expect flowers rather than concrete.
The programme for the South Yorkshire Mayor’s parkrun Challenge is growing, with Barnsley the next parkrun scheduled for 13th January. The run is a 1.5 mile jog from Barnsley station, active travellers.
The majority of Bolehill Wood near Woodseats has finally been granted ancient woodland status, which I understand is now likely to make building development there very difficult.
Wardsend Cemetery Heritage Park has been awarded £20,000 from the Northern Powergrid social impact programme, which will involve a big boost for biodiversity and heritage work on site. More on this in the New Year.
Waxwing winter is slowly growing - the migrants from over the North Sea have been seen in Crookes and Intake, and now Psalter Lane..
New running magazine for Sheffield
Wheelchair and trike users barred from Tinsley canal - why?
Is mass tree planting a good idea?
Political fire fighters - Sheffield Council leader Tom Hunt calls for moorland burning ban, while South Yorkshire Mayor Oliver Coppard is setting up a meeting with local grouse moor owner the Duke of Rutland.
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