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Community Website Created by the community for the community!

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This is a Gleadless Valley community website: It’s all about Gleadless Valley! Here you can find out about the neighbourhood, about activities, about community groups and services and read local views.

If you’re a resident or run a community group, you can have a space on here too, it’s really easy you just need to complete a quick and simple 2 hour training session.  If you’re interested please see our up and coming training dates by clicking here or contact Terry or Steve on:

Phone : 0114 2394466        Email: terry.allingham@gvcf.org.uk

or pop into either: Herdings Youth Centre, Morland Road, Gleadless Valley, SHEFFIELD, S14 1TD

or: 187 Blackstock Road, Gleadless Valley, SHEFFIELD, S14 1FX

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SYESCA doesn’t sit talking all the time, it takes action and gets results FAST!!!

If you wanna be part of the ACTION join SYESCA Voluntary Ranger Service today.

Company Dissolved

Notice is hereby given that on 3 December 2013 the Gleadless Valley based registered company, “ESCADON Social Creations (ENG) Limited”, was struck off the list of companies and completely dissolved by the registrar of companies at Companies House, Cardiff, Wales.

The reason for ESCADON’S dissolvement was due to lack of government support and funding.

WOODLAND CONSERVATION, 10.30am, Sunday 3rd February

Volunteer Woodland thinning


Meet 10.30am outside the ‘Best One’ shop, formerly Far Lees Pub, junction of Fluery & Leighton Roads

Join the Gleadless Valley Wildlife Trust to to thin carefully selected trees to create a future healthy and varied mixture of trees in Rollestone Wood. We will be finishing at about 1 pm.

Wear strong shoes & suitable outdoor clothing. Tools will be provided. No experience needed, help given by experience volunteers if required.

For further information please contact the group at: Email: gvwtwildlife@hotmail.co.uk

Phone: 07816 184746

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ELPS – Esca Litter Picking Service

On Tuesday 18 December 2012 ELPS’ organiser Brian Hanson got to work by picking up all the litter that lay alongside the footpath which runs through the small woodland glade known as; ‘THE LUMB’, which is located opposite Herdings Park at the southern end of Gleadless Valley.

Due to its location The Lumb has, over recent years, become a dumping ground for litter and other larger objects of domestic waste. ELPS is working voluntary, alongside Sheffield City Council’s Parks and Countryside Ranger Service and Sheffield Housing Dept. to help make this location of Gleadless Valley a safe and pleasant area to visit.

After picking up the litter, by using a litter-picker and putting it in large black plastic bags the bags are placed at a pick up point. From the pick up point the bags are then collected by Sheffield Housing Dept. and disposed of safely and lawfully.

Springs Academy Landscape Project

Springs Academy Landscape Project

Pupils from Sheffield Springs Academyhave been involved in a unique project over the past few months with assistance from the Sheffield City Council Community Forestry team.Pupils from the school have designed a community garden to be jointly used by the Academy and the Spires Centre on East Bank road as an outdoor teaching and performance space with Art and Biology gardens and an orchard.

The project has been managed by business and enterprise students from the Academy who have raised over £8000 towards the garden. The pupils have applied to the community assembly for funding and were awarded £1000 towards educational activities around the project.

The management team elected to spend the funding on a chainsaw sculpture designed by the pupils as part of a competition within the school to be mounted as an entrance feature to the new garden.

Lorraine Botterill Chainsaw Carving

Lorraine Botterill Chainsaw Carving

The sculpture will be carved by award winning sculptor Lorraine Botterill who will be showing pupils how to chainsaw carve as well as learning about woodland wildlife from the Community Forrester.

The public will have an opportunity to watch the sculpture being carved on the 25th – 27th of April on the land behind the Spires Centre on East Bank road. The event will be open to the public after school from 3 till 5pm for those who might like to have a closer look or askLorraine some questions.

Angus Hunter Community Forestry Officer for Arbourthorne said “We would like to use this sculpting event to launch, and raise awareness of, this exciting new project, which has been designed, managed and fundraised by pupils from the Academy. We intend that the garden will be open for use by the public outside school hours for community events and relaxation. We hope to begin putting in the path network in the next few months and involve pupils in every stage of the garden’s construction.”

There are already 2 new poly tunnels built by pupils studying a BTEC in Countryside and Environment, who will soon be filling them with vegetables for the school allotment and flowers to sell at community events.

This event is open to all local people from the Arbourthorne and Gleadless Valley area.  So come down on the 25th – 27th and learn more about this fantastic new community project!

Want to save money on your shopping & get a £10 shopping  voucher FREE?


Come along to either Valley Online Centre on one of our drop-in sessions or One 4 All Community Hub (Friday mornings) to find out more!

It’s our Online Shopping Spectacular during February & March.

Get a free supermarket shopping voucher, money off your 1st delivery and all the help you need to get online and start shopping.

ITS ALL FREE!!!! Come and see us at the Valley Online Centre 187 Blackstock Rd, or phone us on 0114 2394888 for more details.

The kettle is always on and you can be assured of a warm welcome.

Just a reminder our drop-in times are

  • Monday 10 – 12:30 & 1pm – 3pm
  • Tuesday 1 – 3
  • Wednesday & Thursday 10 – 12
  • Friday  1 – 3

You Can also Drop in at the One 4 All Centre Morland Road on Friday Mornings 10 -12 (Term Time Only)

Come and join us and experience internet shopping (complete with help and assistance) and learn new skills at the same time.

 

HELP NEEDED TO LOOK AFTER GLEADLESS VALLEY’S WOODS AND GREEN AREAS

If you would like to help please lookout for forthcoming greenspace improvement activities on this site and/or contact the group.

For further information please contact the group at: Email: gvwtwildlife@hotmail.co.uk

Phone: 07816 184746

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