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FoPV Work Days

Work Day in actionThe 2nd Thursday and 4th Tuesday in each month is a Work Day. If you would like to join us please just turn up on the day. See the calendar below for dates and meeting points.

We meet up with the Rangers and get involved with whatever practical tasks need doing – clearing brambles, cutting back undergrowth encroaching on paths, litter-picking, and many more activities.

If you have any further questions please contact us via the link at the bottom of this page.

From the last Work Day

(12th Oct)

Thank all of you who turned out en masse to cut the outgrown hazel row along Cottage Lane end of the Urban Nature Park.  Such a lot done and it proved the point about putting the whole team on a job to make a real impact!  And some of us got hazel poles for beans and potential supplies of firewood.

 Chris Roberts has sent his thanks and seen the photo of Hilary, Les and Simon reducing the crown of one stack.  He is going to get the excess of cuttings removed and maybe arrange some in house additional work.

And so for next time in Bingham/Shepherd Wheel territory

Shepherd Wheel has been crowded with damside shrubs on its far allotment side and a serious cut back on that tricky slope might reduce the weed and algae actually flourishing in the water.  So it is Wellingtons and a balancing act time.  For others wary of water there is plenty of other cutting to do around the dam and up on Bingham top.

Finally for diaries:  willow wreaths are to be made on both 9 and (if any still to do and the material bendy enough) on 28 November.  I will be sending out a specific message about all that nearer the time.  The Christmas Fair is on 9 December!

Thanks for your patience all!

Ann le Sage


Planning Consultations

Men at work road signSheffield City Council regularly contact the FoPV regarding planned works within the valley. They also provide us with various documents for some of the works which explain their plans, and what work is due to be carried out.

Where possible we have provided links to these documents for your information.

Wiremill Dam

March 2017

Re surfacing the path around Wiremill Dam, unfortunately the contractor preparing the path noticed serious undermining from leaks in the Dam wall similar to the goit problem’s last year.

Closed the Dam path off as a temporary  measure, awaiting structural advise.

It is then planned to dig approximately 5 trial pits April / May  to aid a structural assessment to advise on a way forward.

Tree Safety Works

Porter Clough (Sept 17)

Contractors will be carrying out health and safety tree work throughout Porter Clough between Carr Bridge and the Top Car Park, as a result of the latest H & S risk assessment. The type of work this generally covers is the felling of dead, dying or dangerous trees and the removal of deadwood or other hazardous parts over thoroughfares and roads. The work will be carried out within the next 10-12 weeks.

Nathan McWhinnie

Community Tree Officer

Should you require any further information please contact the Tree and Woodland Section on (0114) 273 6701.


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