Round at Bill's Mother's - Late November 23
The relaxed rolling news service for full members. 25 Nov update.
This Weekend: A Peak District birder has passed on some hopeful murmuration news. Word is that the Starling roost near Eyam is growing and some early murmurations have been seen, where flocks of hundreds of birds swirl around above the nearby reed marsh. We’re not at the tens of thousands of birds seen a few years ago, I believe, but it’s possible migrant Starlings from Europe will swell numbers to become one of the most magnificent spectacles of our winter skies, not seen in these parts for several years. I’ll have a post about this next week, all being well.
Also: news just in (to me anyway) of a new running magazine for the Outdoor City. Run Sheffield was launched by Sheffielder John Taff in September, and you can get hold of a copy online, or by handing over a fiver at La Biblioteka or at sponsors My Race Kit North. John says he’s going to stay as a paper publication, with stories of local runners initially, maybe three times a year for now. I’ll have more on this in a future post.
Recent News: Sheffield’s ‘Country Park is finally about to arrive, we hear today. Parkwood Springs is to receive over £19m from the government’s Levelling Up funding, it was announced this morning. This will improve access, clear the ski village site and build a new bike hub, and lots more. I’ll be talking to some of the folk involved in this very big news for inner city Sheffield soon.
There’s also an update to our South Yorkshire parkrun challenge story. Is Wyming Brook really heading towards a “post-apocalyptic landscape?” And here comes a new environment secretary.
More recent news in the full members edition below: Are the votes at the National Trust AGM the beginning of the end for the Woke hoax?
And big concerns about luxury housing plans at the old Dyson’s site on the edge of the Peak District.
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