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Upper Don Flood Alleviation Scheme

The a meeting of the SCC Economic and Environmental Wellbeing Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee was held on Wednesday 30 November 2016 5.00 pm has been published. 'Protecting Sheffield from Flooding' was on the Agenda.

Minutes will be available in due course at: http://sheffielddemocracy.moderngov.co.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=136&MId=6553

Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust have some notes about the issues which were raised at the meeting these are available online at: http://www.wildsheffield.com/news/2016/12/01/flood-protection-proposals

Download the response to Sheffield City Council consultation by Rivelin Valley Conservation Group, October 2016.

Rivelin Flood Alleviation Scheme

Rivelin Flood Alleviation Scheme

Next Events

Tuesday 10th January - Fourth Open Meeting
Dave Aspinall SCC Woodlands Manager will give a talk on Sheffields woodlands

Sunday 29th January - Task Day
If you would like to participate and not currently a member then please give Keith Kendall a call on 01142 307144

New Rivelin Trail Posts

We have now installed marker posts at all 20 of the mills and dams along the Rivelin. This has been made possible by the many kind donations and sponsorship of the posts.

Each post marks the site of a particular mill and comes with a QR code and an NFC tag which can be used from a smart phone to access videos, images and further information about the history of the site, and the nature in that area. Click here to see the new interpretation.

Rivelin Trail Post
Rivelin Valley Tree Removal

The RVCG is concerned about the proposed removal of 26 trees in the Rivelin Valley adjacent to the park and opposite the fire station. Following a recent meeting with Amey, the reason given was restoration of a neat curb line and improvement of the pavements. We feel that removal of so many 100 year old trees to achieve a straight curb line is unacceptable and will have a huge detrimental effect on the visual aspect of this unique lime tree avenue. We discussed alternatives to retain the trees and still achieve a straight curb line and the removal of the trees has now been deferred to an Independent Tree Panel and we await the decision. Further information can be obtained from the following sites:
http://www.wildsheffield.com/what-we-do/south-yorkshire-biodiversity/planning-and-policy/sheffield-street-trees
http://www.savesheffieldtrees.org.uk/

Rivelin Litter Pick

A big thank you to all who helped out on our litter pick on Sunday 24th April 2016. An amazing amount of litter cleared.

Photo of participants in Rivelin Litter Pick
Photo of litter cleared from Rivelin Litter Pick

Walking the Rivelin Book

- New Edition!

This completely revised and updated edition features a trail guide with maps, historical details about each watermill site and where to look for the wildlife. It is richly-illustrated in colour with old photographs and maps. Click for more details ...


"Walking the Rivelin" is also now available from:

  • Rivelin Valley Park Cafe (Rivelin Park Rd, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S6 5GE)
  • Beeches of Walkley (290 South Road, Walkley, Sheffield, S6 3TE)
  • The Famous Sheffield Shop (475 Ecclesall Rd, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S11 8PP)
  • GT News - Crosspool (21 Sandygate Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S10 5NG)
  • Kelham Island Industrial Museum and Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet Shops (Kelham Island Museum, Alma Street, Sheffield, S3 8RY and Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield, S7 2QW)
  • Flask End Post Office / cafe, Low Bradfield (Flaskend, Woodfall House, Woodfall Lane, Low Bradfield, Sheffield S6 6LA)
  • Broomhill Post Office (273 Fulwood Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S10 3BD)
  • Just Natural, Crookes (209 Crookes, Sheffield S10 1TE)
  • Sheffield Scene (49 Surrey St, Sheffield S1 2LG)
  • Urban Pantry, Crookes (227 Crookes, Sheffield S10 1TE)
  • Nathan's Craft and Tearoom (654a Stannington Rd, Sheffield, S6 6AE) https://www.facebook.com/Nathans-Crafts-Tearoom-657955527556578/
  • Front Cover of Walking the Rivelin Book




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