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