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March 2024

 Sun 3rd:  Broomhill  Community Library  Garden. We will be clearing rubble,  vegetation and soil  from the community garden. Either Meet at the City Hall steps for 9:30am  or meet onsite from about 10am. Broomhill  Community Library's  address is 10 Taptonville Road, Sheffield, S10 5BR. If using public transport then   the 52  or 51 buses   stop nearby. 

 Sun 17th:         Working at the General Cemetery for the General Cemetery Trust.   Work will include whatever Sally, the Landscape Manager wants us to do. Either Meet at City Hall Steps for 9.30am or at the Lions Gate Entrance for 10am. 

Sun 24th       Heathland Management at Wadsley & Loxley Common. Working for the Wadsley & Loxley Commoners. .Probably clearing saplings  We do not know where we are working yet on the Common.  We will update the web page once we have that info.  If using public transport we will meet at the City Hall Steps for 9:30am and then  either catch a 52a to the Hillsboro' interchange  and walk to the common from there, or catch the Tram to Middlewood and walk to the common from there. Subject to a driver being available to transport Tools & tea to the site.

 

February 2024

 Sun 18th:         Working at the General Cemetery for the General Cemetery Trust.   Work will include whatever Sally, the Landscape Manager wants us to do. Either Meet at City Hall Steps for 9.30am or at the Lions Gate Entrance for 10am.

Sun 25th       Heathland Management at Wadsley & Loxley Common. Working for the Wadsley & Loxley Commoners. .We will be  clearing saplings  in the 'stone circle' field which is close to  the trig point on the Common.    If using public transport we will meet at the City Hall Steps for 9:30am and then  either catch a 52a to the Hillsboro' interchange  and walk to the common from there, or catch the Tram to Middlewood and walk to the common from there.  If you have your own transport the Long Lane Car park is closest to the site. The Wadsley & Loxley Commoners are meeting there  at 10 am.

 

 

 January 2024

Sun 21st:         Working at the General Cemetery for the General Cemetery Trust.   Work will include whatever Sally, the Landscape Manager wants us to do. Either Meet at City Hall Steps for 9.30am or at the Lions Gate Entrance for 10am.

Sun 28th       Heathland Management at Wadsley & Loxley Common. Working for the Wadsley & Loxley Commoners. .We will be  clearing saplings  from the meadow area and along the corridor linking it to the picnic table meadow. There is little grassland on the Common, so these areas are good for flowers and also an important place for waxcap fungi in the autumn.   For a map see  WALC diary and events (epizy.com).  If using public transport we will meet at the City Hall Steps for 9:30am. A volunteer driver  will be there to pick up a limited amount of people to driver to the site. If over capacity then the remaining people would  either have to  catch a 52a to the Hillsborogh interchange  and walk to the common from there, or catch the Tram to Middlewood and walk to the common from there. If you have your own transport  the Long Lane Car Park is closest to the worksite. The Wadsley and Loxely Commoners will meet at the Long Lane Car Park entrance from 10am if you need help getting to the site and are making your own way there.

 

 December 2023

 Sun 10th:  Broomhill  Community Library  Garden. We will be clearing rubble,  vegetation and soil removal from the community garden. Either Meet at the City Hall steps for 9:30am  or meet onsite from about 10am. Broomhill  Community Library's  address is 10 Taptonville Road, Sheffield, S10 5BR. If using public transport then   the 52  or 51 buses   stop nearby.

 Sun 17th:         Working at the General Cemetery for the General Cemetery Trust.   Work will include whatever Sally, the Landscape Manager wants us to do. Either Meet at City Hall Steps for 9.30am or at the Lions Gate Entrance for 10am.

 

November 2023

Sun 5th      Working for the Wadsley & Loxley Commoners. Working on a footpath that is getting crowded in. It used to be one of the ganister mine trackways, so is quite important historically. For  the location see the Nov 5th entry on  WALC diary and events (epizy.com).  If you have your own transport then its best to use the  Long Lane Car Park.  If using public transport we will meet at the City Hall Steps for 9:30am and then  either catch a 52a to the Hillsboro' interchange  and walk to the common from there, or catch the Tram to Middlewood and walk to the common from there. 

 

Sun 19th         Working at the General Cemetery for the General Cemetery Trust.   Work will include whatever Sally, the Landscape Manager wants us to do. Either Meet at City Hall Steps for 9.30am or at the Lions Gate Entrance for 10am.

 

October 2023

Sun 8th       Heathland Management at Wadsley & Loxley Common. Working for the Wadsley & Loxley Commoners. We will be working at the Quarry at the Rural Lane End of the Common.  If using public transport we will meet at the City Hall Steps for 9:30am and then  either catch a 52a to the Hillsboro' interchange  and walk to the common from there, or catch the Tram to Middlewood and walk to the common from there.  Alternatively you can meet up with the group  at the Rural Lane carpark for 10am, or meet up  with the group  anytime after 10am at the the place we will be working mentioned above. If you are coming by car it is best to meet at Rural Lane carpark. 

Sun 15th         Working at the General Cemetery for the General Cemetery Trust.   Work will include whatever Sally, the Landscape Manager wants us to do. Either Meet at City Hall Steps for 9.30am or at the Lions Gate Entrance for 10am.

 Sat  21stSocial Some of the group are going to the Sheffield Beer Festival held at Kelham Island Museum. 

 

September 2023

Sun 10th       Heathland Management at Wadsley & Loxley Common. Working for the Wadsley & Loxley Commoners. .  Bracken Bashing and/or Sapling cutting, depending on whether the Bracken is showing signs of producing spores.  We will be working near the trig point at the Long Lane end.  If using public transport we will meet at the City Hall Steps for 9:30am and then  either catch a 52a to the Hillsboro' interchange  and walk to the common from there, or catch the Tram to Middlewood and walk to the common from there. If you have your own transport its best to use the Long Lane Car Park.
 

Sun 17th         Working at the General Cemetery for the General Cemetery Trust.   Work will include whatever Sally, the Landscape Manager wants us to do. Either Meet at City Hall Steps for 9.30am or at the Lions Gate Entrance for 10am.

 August  2023

 Sun 6th      UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED to  Sunday 27th August An event with the Sheffield Bodgers, where we can try our hand at some Green Wood working.  Sheffield Bodgers meet at  Manor Oak Cottages on Manor Lane, postcode (S2 1UL).. You can make your own way there or you can join us at the City Hall Steps for 9:30am  and we will catch the bus to the site. (The No: 25 bus from Arundel Gate/AG3 goes close to Manor Lane get off at Manor Park: Harborough Avenue/Manor Lane stop). For those of you who use what3words  the location is crush.this.bunk THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED to  Sunday 27th August

Sun 13th        Heathland Management at Wadsley & Loxley Common. Working for the Wadsley & Loxley Commoners.   Bracken bashing in the area between the Long Lane Car Park and the Trig Point.  If using public transport we will meet at the City Hall Steps for 9:30am and then  either catch a 52a to the Hillsboro' interchange  and walk to the common from there, or catch the Tram to Middlewood and walk to the common from there.   If you have your own transport its best to use the Long Lane car park.

 Sun 20th         Working at the General Cemetery for the General Cemetery Trust.   Work will include whatever Sally, the Landscape Manager wants us to do. Either Meet at City Hall Steps for 9.30am or at the Lions Gate Entrance for 10am.

 

July  2023

 Sun 16th        Heathland Management at Wadsley & Loxley Common. Working for the Wadsley & Loxley Commoners.   Bracken bashing in the area between the Long Lane Car Park and the Trig Point.  If using public transport we will meet at the City Hall Steps for 9:30am and then  either catch a 52a to the Hillsboro' interchange  and walk to the common from there, or catch the Tram to Middlewood and walk to the common from there.  If you have your own transport its best to use the Long Lane car park.

 Sun 23rd         Working at the General Cemetery for the General Cemetery Trust.   Work will include whatever Sally, the Landscape Manager wants us to do. Either Meet at City Hall Steps for 9.30am or at the Lions Gate Entrance for 10am.

June  2023

 Sun 18th        Heathland Management at Wadsley & Loxley Common. Working for the Wadsley & Loxley Commoners. Bracken bashing close to the trig point at the Long Lane End of the Common.  If using public transport we will meet at the City Hall Steps for 9:30am and then  either catch a 52a to the Hillsboro' interchange  and walk to the common from there, or catch the Tram to Middlewood and walk to the common from there.  If you have your own transport its best to use the Long Lane car park.

 Sun 25th          Working at the General Cemetery for the General Cemetery Trust.   Work will include whatever Sally, the Landscape Manager wants us to do. Either Meet at City Hall Steps for 9.30am or at the Lions Gate Entrance for 10am.

 

May  2023

 Sun 14th          Habitat Management in South Yorkshire. 

 Sun 21st        Heathland Management at Wadsley & Loxley Common. Working for the Wadsley & Loxley Commoners. Clearing  Bracken  around the perimeter of the heather area NW of the trig point  which is at the Long Lane end of the Common.   If using public transport we will meet at the City Hall Steps for 9:30am and then  either catch a 52a to the Hillsboro' interchange  and walk to the common from there, or catch the Tram to Middlewood and walk to the common from there. If using your own transport its best to use the Long Lane Car park.

 Sun 28th          Working at the General Cemetery for the General Cemetery Trust.   Work will include whatever Sally, the Landscape Manager wants us to do. Either Meet at City Hall Steps for 9.30am or at the Lions Gate Entrance for 10am.

 

APRIL 2023

 Sun 2nd       An event with the Sheffield Bodgers, where we can try our hand at some Green Wood working.  Sheffield Bodgers meet at  Manor Oak Cottages on Manor Lane, postcode (S2 1UL).. You can make your own way there or you can join us at the City Hall Steps for 9:30am  and we will catch the bus to the site. (The No: 25 bus from Arundel Gate/AG3 goes close to Manor Lane get off at Manor Park: Harborough Avenue/Manor Lane stop). For those of you who use what3words  the location is crush.this.bunk

.Sun 16th          Working at the General Cemetery for the General Cemetery Trust.   Work will include whatever Sally, the Landscape Manager wants us to do. Either Meet at City Hall Steps for 9.30am or at the Lions Gate Entrance for 10am.

Sun 23rd        Heathland Management at Wadsley & Loxley Common. Working for the Wadsley & Loxley Commoners. We will be working near  the Long Lane end of the site, so if you are using your own transport  its best to use the Long Lane Car Park.  If using public transport we will meet at the City Hall Steps for 9:30am and then  either catch a 52a to the Hillsboro' interchange  and walk to the common from there, or catch the Tram to Middlewood and walk to the common from there.

 

MARCH 2023

 Sun 12th       An event with the Sheffield Bodgers, where we can try our hand at some Green Wood working.  Sheffield Bodgers meet at  Manor Oak Cottages on Manor Lane, postcode (S2 1UL).. You can make your own way there or you can join us at the City Hall Steps for 9:30am  and we will catch the bus to the site. (The No: 25 bus from Arundel Gate/AG3 goes close to Manor Lane get off at Manor Park: Harborough Avenue/Manor Lane stop). For those of you who use what3words  the location is crush.this.bunk

.Sun 19th        TASK CANCELLED - NO ACCESS TO OUR TOOLSHED  Working at the General Cemetery for the General Cemetery Trust.   Work will include whatever Sally, the Landscape Manager wants us to do. Either Meet at City Hall Steps for 9.30am or at the Lions Gate Entrance for 10am. TASK CANCELLED

Sun 26th        Heathland Management at Wadsley & Loxley Common. Working for the Wadsley & Loxley Commoners.  UPDATE A mixture of work is planned there is another path to clear from becoming overgrown as well as saplings to remove from an area of heathland.  For a map of where we are working see  Wadsley and Loxley Commoners | Facebook  If using public transport we will meet at the City Hall Steps for 9:30am and then  either catch a 52a to the Hillsboro' interchange  and walk to the common from there, or catch the Tram to Middlewood and walk to the common from there. If using your own transport its best to use the Long Lane Car park. Please remember that the Clocks go forward an hour today.

 

February 2023

Sun 19th          Working at the General Cemetery for the General Cemetery Trust.   Work will include whatever Sally, the Landscape Manager wants us to do. Either Meet at City Hall Steps for 9.30am or at the Lions Gate Entrance for 10am.

Sun 26th         At Wadsley & Loxley Common. Working for the Wadsley & Loxley Commoners.  UPDATE   work should be opening up an informal path between the two meadows that is getting hemmed in by tree branches and saplings.     see Gallery: Wadsley & Loxley Common (sheffieldconservation.org)  At the time of writing there are no buses running on a Sunday  to Wisewood (which is  close to the Common). If using public transport we will meet at the City Hall Steps for 9:30am and then  either catch a 52a to the Hillsboro' interchange  and walk to the common from there, or catch the Tram to Middlewood and walk to the common from there.  If you are using your own transport it is probably easier to use the Long Lane car park as  access to the work site is flatter than using the Rural Lane end.

January 2023

Sun 15th          Working at the General Cemetery for the General Cemetery Trust.   Work will include whatever Sally, the Landscape Manager wants us to do. Either Meet at City Hall Steps for 9.30am or at the Lions Gate Entrance for 10am.

Sun 29th        Heathland Management at Wadsley & Loxley Common. Working for the Wadsley & Loxley Commoners.   UPDATE  We will be removing saplings  near the Long Lane end of the site See  WALC diary and events (epizy.com)  for the map.  At the time of writing there are no buses running on a Sunday  to Wisewood (which is  close to the Common). If using public transport we will meet at the City Hall Steps for 9:30am and then  either catch a 52a to the Hillsboro' interchange  and walk to the common from there, or catch the Tram to Middlewood and walk to the common from there.  If you have your own transport its easier to use the Long Lane car park.

 

 

Due to unforeseen circumstances Tasks & Events are sometimes changed at short notice

 

LAST YEARS EVENTS

 

January 2022

Sun 16th          Working at the General Cemetery for the General Cemetery Trust.   Work will include whatever Sally, the Landscape Manager wants us to do. Either Meet at City Hall Steps for 9.30am or at the Lions Gate Entrance for 10am.

 

Sun 30th        Heathland Management at Wadsley & Loxley Common. Working for the Wadsley & Loxley Commoners.    Meet at the City Hall Steps for 9:30am. We plan to catch the 52a bus from the West St bus stop  close to the City Hall at 9:48am.  The  bus stop to get off is at Wisewood School on Far Lane. We can then get on to the Common using the Rural Lane entrance. We should be working near the trig point, so its a bit of a walk.

 

 February 2022

Sun 13th         Creating a Pocket Park on Capel Street. We are working for the Burton Street Foundation. This is a new site for the group.  Work should include some tree thinning and habitat pile creation. Meet at the City Hall Steps for 9:30am. We plan to catch the Tram from the City Hall tram stop  and get off the tram  at  the  Bamford Street Tram Stop, which is closest  to the site. 

 

Sun 20th          Working at the General Cemetery for the General Cemetery Trust.   Work will include whatever Sally, the Landscape Manager wants us to do. Either Meet at City Hall Steps for 9.30am or at the Lions Gate Entrance for 10am.

 

Sun 27th        Heathland Management at Wadsley & Loxley Common. Working for the Wadsley & Loxley Commoners.    Meet at the City Hall Steps for 9:30am. We plan to catch the 52a bus from the West St bus stop  close to the City Hall at 9:48am.  The  bus stop to get off is at Wisewood School on Far Lane. We can then get on to the Common using the Rural Lane entrance.    We should be working near the trig point and Long Lane Car Park, so its a bit of a walk. For those with their own transport the nearest car park is at the Long Lane entrance to the Common.

 

March 2022

Sun 13th         Creating a Pocket Park on Capel Street. We are working for the Burton Street Foundation.   Work should include some tree thinning and habitat pile creation. Meet at the City Hall Steps for 9:30am. We plan to catch the Tram from the City Hall tram stop  and get off the tram  at  the  Bamford Street Tram Stop, which is closest  to the site. 

 

Sun 20th          Working at the General Cemetery for the General Cemetery Trust.   Work will include whatever Sally, the Landscape Manager wants us to do. Either Meet at City Hall Steps for 9.30am or at the Lions Gate Entrance for 10am.

 

Sun 27th        Heathland Management at Wadsley & Loxley Common. Working for the Wadsley & Loxley Commoners.   We will be  working at sites near the grassy central area.  Meet at the City Hall Steps for 9:30am. We plan to catch the 52a bus from the West St bus stop  close to the City Hall at 9:48am.  The  bus stop to get off is at Wisewood School on Far Lane. We can then get on to the Common using the Rural Lane entrance, so its a bit of a walk.   For those with their own transport its easier to use the Long Lane car park.  Please remember the clocks go forward an hour today.

 

April 2022

Sun 17th          Working at the General Cemetery for the General Cemetery Trust.   Work will include whatever Sally, the Landscape Manager wants us to do. Either Meet at City Hall Steps for 9.30am or at the Lions Gate Entrance for 10am.

 

May 2022

Sun 15th          Working at the General Cemetery for the General Cemetery Trust.   Work will include whatever Sally, the Landscape Manager wants us to do. Either Meet at City Hall Steps for 9.30am or at the Lions Gate Entrance for 10am.

 

June 2022

Sun 19th          Working at the General Cemetery for the General Cemetery Trust.   Work will include whatever Sally, the Landscape Manager wants us to do. Either Meet at City Hall Steps for 9.30am or at the Lions Gate Entrance for 10am.

 

July 2022

Sun 17th          Working at the General Cemetery for the General Cemetery Trust.   Work will include whatever Sally, the Landscape Manager wants us to do. Either Meet at City Hall Steps for 9.30am or at the Lions Gate Entrance for 10am.

 

August 2022

Sun 21st          Working at the General Cemetery for the General Cemetery Trust.   Work will include whatever Sally, the Landscape Manager wants us to do. Either Meet at City Hall Steps for 9.30am or at the Lions Gate Entrance for 10am.

 

September 2022

Sun 11th         Creating a Pocket Park on Capel Street. We are working for the Burton Street Foundation.   Work should include some tree thinning and habitat pile creation. Meet at the City Hall Steps for 9:30am. We plan to catch the Tram from the City Hall tram stop  and get off the tram  at  the  Bamford Street Tram Stop, which is closest  to the site. 

 

Sun 18th          Working at the General Cemetery for the General Cemetery Trust.   Work will include whatever Sally, the Landscape Manager wants us to do. Either Meet at City Hall Steps for 9.30am or at the Lions Gate Entrance for 10am.

 

October 2022

Sun 9th        Heathland Management at Wadsley & Loxley Common. Working for the Wadsley & Loxley Commoners.    Meet at the City Hall Steps for 9:30am. UPDATE We now plan to catch the tram from the City  Hall Tram stop on  West St  and catch the Middlewood Tram to the Middlewood tram stop.   We can then get on to the Common using the Rural Lane entrance, by going up Langsett Avenue  & then  Well Lane which leads onto Rural Lane. We should be working in the  middle of the common, so its a bit of a walk. If you have your own transport its best to use the Long lane entrance car park.

Sun 16th          Working at the General Cemetery for the General Cemetery Trust.   Work will include whatever Sally, the Landscape Manager wants us to do. Either Meet at City Hall Steps for 9.30am or at the Lions Gate Entrance for 10am.

 

November 2022

Sun 6th        Heathland Management at Wadsley & Loxley Common. Working for the Wadsley & Loxley Commoners.  UPDATE  We will be working near the trig point cutting back saplings.  If you have your own transport its best to use the Long Lane Car park.  If using public transport we will meet at the City Hall Steps for 9:30am and then  either catch a 52a to the Hillsboro' interchange  and walk to the common from there, or catch the Tram to Middlewood and walk to the common from there. Its a long walk!

 Sun 13th       An event with the Sheffield Bodgers, where we can try our hand at some Green Wood working.  Sheffield Bodgers meet at  Manor Oak Cottages on Manor Lane, postcode (S2 1UL).. You can make your own way there or you can join us at the City Hall Steps for 9:30am  and we will catch the bus to the site. (The No: 25 bus from Arundel Gate/AG3 goes close to Manor Lane get off at Manor Park: Harborough Avenue/Manor Lane stop). For those of you who use what3words  the location is crush.this.bunk

.Sun 20th          Working at the General Cemetery for the General Cemetery Trust.   Work will include whatever Sally, the Landscape Manager wants us to do. Either Meet at City Hall Steps for 9.30am or at the Lions Gate Entrance for 10am.

Sat 26th   Social: Christmas curry   at  Akbars in the West One complex - 10 Fitzwilliam St, Broomhall, Sheffield S1 4JB. Please contact Lara to book your place and for  the  meet up arrangements.


December 2022

Sun 4th        Heathland Management at Wadsley & Loxley Common. Working for the Wadsley & Loxley Commoners.   We will be working at the Rural Lane end of the Common, removing saplings from the quarry area.   If using public transport we will meet at the City Hall Steps for 9:30am and then  either catch a 52a to the Hillsboro' interchange  and walk to the common from there, or catch the Tram to Middlewood and walk to the common from there. 

.Sun 18th          Working at the General Cemetery for the General Cemetery Trust.   Work will include whatever Sally, the Landscape Manager wants us to do. Either Meet at City Hall Steps for 9.30am or at the Lions Gate Entrance for 10am.

 

Due to unforeseen circumstances Tasks & Events are sometimes changed at short notice