NDC: A New Deal for Burngreave (prepared by the New Deal executive team).
Issue 40 April 2004

Greening Burngreave!

The Green Environment Programme has made some real advances over the past year in making Burngreave a pleasant environment to work and relax in.

The Burngreave Team, which consists of Sheffield Wildlife Trust officers, Burngreave Ranger and Community Forestry team and Green City Action workers have achieved many things over the past 12 months, the highlights of which include:

  • A comprehensive green audit of all the open space in Burngreave
  • An Action Plan – setting out the strategy for improving the green spaces over the next seven years
  • A series of hugely popular arts and environment taster training courses at Abbeyfield Park stables
  • The ongoing refurbishment of Abbeyfield Park playground with new equipment, and weatherproofing Burngreave Cemetery’s chapel to prevent rain getting in
  • Clearing the paths at Burngreave Recreation Ground after you told us you couldn’t get there easily
  • Repair and painting of benches at Abbeyfield, Ellesmere and Osgathorpe Parks
  • Opening up sightlines into play areas by thinning and
    pruning the trees and shrubs after you told us you didn’t feel safe
  • Carried out access and clearance works to improve usage of Harlestone Street playing field
  • Tidied up lots of parks and open spaces after the consultation told us that litter and fly tipping were some of the main issues that stopped you using your local park
  • Planted native and specimen trees in Burngreave, including an avenue of ‘One World’ planting at Burngreave Cemetery
  • Run fortnightly ‘Greenstars’ children’s environmental club at Abbeyfield Park
  • Provided 6 full-time, year-long paid trainee positions, with 50% filled by Burngreave residents, one of whom has since moved on and secured a job as a City Council Ranger.

If you want to know more about your local park or green space, or how you can get involved with the programme, please get in touch with Moira, Jane or John on 278 9651 or call into our office at Bessemer House, 59 Carlisle Street East.


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Index for Issue 39 March 2004.