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It’s Great Outdoors: Exhibitions, Debates and Events between 3rd – 10th Nov 2018

15 Oct

See Below The Activities Available

It’s Great Outdoors: Celebrating Sheffield’s Green Spaces

Fun, interactive exhibition where you can find out more about different initiatives in your local area and learn how you can get involved in shaping Sheffield’s green spaces.

When?  Exhibition runs Saturday 3 November – Saturday 10 November. Open 8am-8pm (except Sunday 4 November, closes early at 6pm) 

Where? Sheffield Winter Garden, 90 Surrey Street, Sheffield, S1 2LH


Led by Jill Dickinson and Will Eadson (Sheffield Hallam University) and Nicola Dempsey (University of Sheffield)

We have a fantastic array of parks and green spaces in Sheffield. Within these, there is a real hive of green space activities that take place across the city, which are organised by, and involve, the council, third sector/charitable organisations festival organisers, volunteer groups, sports clubs and members of the public.

All of this takes place in the face of ongoing austerity, not only in Sheffield, but in towns and cities across the country. This raises important questions for debate: What are the long-term implications of austerity for our parks and green spaces? Who are the best custodians of parks and green spaces? And how does that happen in practice?

We will have speakers representing the private, public and voluntary sector and have a lively and stimulating debate about these big issues.

When?  Monday 5 November, 4pm-6pm

Where?  Millenium Galleries, 48 Arundel Gate,Sheffield,S1 2PP

Winter Garden Events Throughout The Week

Download the Leaflet here It’s Great Outdoors WinterGardens


HS2 CONSULTATIONS OPEN – Phase 2b – Sheffield Information Event , 31st October 2018

12 Oct

The Secretary of State for Transport has announced the launch of two HS2 consultations for the section of the route from Crewe to Manchester and West Midlands to Leeds, which is known as Phase 2b. These consultations are on:

hs2 map

There will be a series of Phase 2b public information events to support the consultations on the working draft Environmental Statement and working draft Equality Impact Assessment Report. 

Phase 2b Public Information Event Sheffield area; 

31 Oct 2018, 2 – 8pm Venue  King Ecgbert School, Totley Brook Road, Dore, S17 3QU

Both consultations will close at 23:45 on 21 December 2018.

You will be able to talk to members of the HS2 team at this event, ask questions and find out more about HS2 in your area.

Please check the HS2 web page closer to the event in case of any last-minute changes to event dates or venues.

For full details of the consultations and how to respond to them, please view the consultation response pages on


Improvements To Your Bin Collections

13 Jul

We are making changes to improve your recycling service and in the next few weeks you will receive a new brown bin.  These changes will make it easier for you to recycle, and save money for the city. 

brown bin

How will your new recycling service work?

  • Week 1 black bin
  • Week 2 brown bin (glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles and cans)
  • Week 3 black bin
  • Week 4 blue bin (paper and card)

When will your new service start?

If you live in the north of Sheffield you will receive your new brown bins in August or September.

If you live in the south of Sheffield you will receive your new brown bin in September or October

When we deliver your brown bin, we will put a leaflet with your new collection calendar through your letterbox.

What do I need to do now?

Please keep using your blue bin and blue box as normal.

We will put a sticker on your blue bin when it is time for you to start using your blue bin for paper and card and your brown bin for glass, cans and plastic bottles.

Look out for a leaflet explaining the changes which will be delivered through your letterbox next week.

You can find more information on the Sheffield City Council and Veolia websites

To subscribe to bin collection updates click here and add in your email address.

Ecclesall Forum Begin Wild Flower Planting on Ecclesall Road South

9 May

Volunteers began the wild flower preparation and sewing outside Henry Boot on Ecclesall Road South yesterday. The flowers brightened up Ecclesall Road last year and with funding from the South West Ward Pots, the area of wild flowers is to be extended.

Henry Boot have supported the work of the Forum, donating towards the initiative, and yesterday they kindly loaned Malcolm came to assist with the wild seed planting.

If you are interested in local issues and helping the Ecclesall neighbourhood, Ecclesall Forum hold monthly meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7pm at the Ecclesall Library. 

seed sewing

From left; Malcolm from Henry Boot PLC, Shiela Wigmore of Ecclesall Forum, Councillor Roger Davison and Paul May of Ecclesall Forum.


What’s On in May, 2018 – The Banner Cross Neighbourhood Group’s Must See Guide

4 May

This guide really is indispensable, thank you to Banner Cross Neighbourhood Group for pulling together and producing this monthly guide to whats on in the area. You’d be hard pushed not to find an activity, talk or event that doesn’t appeal to you. There’s so much going on in your area and this guide saves you time by pulling together a calendar each month of local goings on. Check out this guide here >> May 18 Whats On


If you would like to join the Banner Cross Neighbourhood Group, BXNG, and receive this monthly calendar as well as other local information, or if you have an event that you’d like publicised, please contact the Secretary either on 0114 2557198 or by email at with your name and address.

Sheffield Environment Weeks 2018 Now On!

2 May


Loads of activities in the following weeks to check out – see the link for more information 


Zero Waste Talk, Adopt a Zero Waste Lifestyle – 24th April 2018

6 Apr

south westPoster: Zero Waste Talk Poster V2