Information for Bradway and S17
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Bradway Action Group
‘An Evening with Ian Rotherham’
‘WILDER GARDENS & LOCAL GREENSPACES’
Thursday 28th September, 7pm for 7.30pm.
Entrance Free but donations welcome. Due to limited space, places must be pre-booked via Greener Greenhill or Bradway Action Group.
Our individual gardens and those which are community owned or managed are those natural green spaces where we can take ownership and take action for the better. This illustrated lecture will take a new look at how we can rewild them both for people and for nature, making a positive difference for all of us.
The talk looks at the issues of why, where, and how we can do this; and who can take part. Touching nature in local greenspaces brings enormous benefits. However large or small your garden is, then you can help by rewilding it for nature and at the same time, enhancing your own mental and physical wellbeing.
Ian Rotherham is Emeritus Professor at the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University. Former Principal City Ecologist, Ian has lectured at the Sheffield universities since the 1980s and is an authority on aspects of landscape history, urban ecology, and issues of adapting to climate change. Along with his academic writing, Ian has written and contributed to over 50 books, 100s of academic papers, and 1,000+ popular articles; he contributes to numerous newspapers and magazines, and to both radio and television.
September 4th - Our "Bus and Train Information" page has been updated.
The old picnic table has been removed and taken away for repair and refurbishment. It will return as a movable table alongside the remaining two others.
In its place, a new vandal-proof fixed table with a slab base will be installed shortly. This has cost over £2k in the end, but we were pleased to get £800 allocated towards it following our application for ward pot funds. Thanks again to our councillors for supporting the application.
August 2nd - There are now 34 objections to the latest amendment to the planning application for Outram Fields care home - some of them not even local.
Key objection is that it is contrary to the screening mitigation that was a part of the original approval. Secondary issues are:
(i) they should have no jurisdiction over trees in neighbouring gardens - except of course the usual one we all have re overhanging trees and the ability to trim if we wish (and return the cuttings!)
(ii) that there are errors in the identification of who owns which trees.
We are confident that our councillors are well aware of it all now.
Health and Well being Profile
This profile gives a snapshot overview of key Health and Well Being indicators in Bradway, with comparisons to the city of Sheffield – 2012 data. You can follow links to compare with other neighbourhoods and see how well Bradway rates against other areas. Details for Dore & Totley Ward are available here for 2013. Sadly, budget cuts have prevented production of more up to date statistics since 2013.