News from Parkwood Springs

Dawn chorus walkers
Dawn chorus walkers

Restoration of the closed Landfill

The Friends of Parkwood Springs have commented on Viridor's plans for the restoration of the Landfill site which had been submitted to the Council. These and other comments have been discussed between Viridor and Council officers, and Viridor have now submitted revised plans.

Improvements at the Shirecliffe end of the site

Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust, working with the Council, have applied to Viridor Environmental Credits for over £100,000 to make improvements at the northern end of the site and put in a new footpath linking the two ends. So far the bid has been rejected, but the Friends of Parkwood Springs are trying to get the decision re-opened.


There seems to have been an outbreak of motor-biking on the site recently, particularly on Sunday afternoons and near the playing fields at Cooks Wood Road. Members have reported it to the Police, but we are not aware of any action having been taken.

Not only do the motor-bikes spoil it for other people, but it can and has been dangerous. It is illegal, and the Police have confiscated bikes and crushed them elsewhere in the city

If you see motor-bikes on the site, you can report it to the 101 police line. The Police say they respond according to the number of complaints. The Friends Group is trying to address this problem.

Wardsend Cemetery ‘dig’

A team from Sheffield University and Sheffield College has been carrying out a dig at Wardsend Cemetery, working with the Friends of Wardsend Cemetery. They have been digging near the walls of the old chapel.

Dawn Chorus walk

On 10th May over twenty people braved the 5.00 am start to a fascinating walk round Parkwood Springs to hear, see and identify birds. John Robinson of the RSPB helped pick out birdsong with graphic descriptions, “the machine gun delivery of this bird”, “Like a bowler on the the cricket pitch..”, while Neill Schofield of the Friends of Parkwood Springs pointed out things of a more general interest like the amazing views across the city and beyond.

At last fifteen species were spotted including four types of warbler that had considerately come all the way from Africa.

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