Thursday 23 May 2013

Time to Talk Trees. . .Streets Ahead Approach to Tree Management

Time to Talk Trees. . .Streets Ahead Approach to Tree Management
When: Friday 7 June 2013
Time: 1pm - 4pm
Where: JG Graves Woodland Discovery Centre, Ecclesall Woods, S7 2QZ
As part of the £2 billion Streets Ahead programme, Amey is responsible for managing the 36,000 trees on Sheffield’s highways — those on roadsides and in verges. Our qualified tree experts have been working since October to carry out a full survey of these trees to identify any that are unhealthy and unsafe.
We know that many of your constituents may have questions about how Amey is managing the roadside tree population, particularly in areas where it is necessary to replace those which are unsafe and causing damage to pavements or road services.
To help answer your questions, we’d like to invite you to join us at our open day where our tree management team will be able to answer any questions you may have. As well as demonstrating the  anagement tools used to assess the health of trees, they will also demonstrate a range of skills including tree climbing — so come prepared to give it a try if you are feeling adventurous. `

We look forward to seeing you there

Monday 13 May 2013

The York's opening hours: One Year trial extension up for review

One year ago The York applied for planning permission to extend its opening hours and was granted permission on a trial basis for one year. This year is now up and the Planning Committee will consider whether the extended opening permission should be made permanent. You have an opportunity to comment on this planning proposal, the planning application number is 13/01229/FUL and the online site for lodging comments is

Actual opening hours are governed by both planning and licensing restrictions and as a result The York has in fact extended its opening by half an hour, not a full hour, from its original permitted times. In this case the licensing hours are more restrictive than the planning hours.

Friday 10 May 2013

Remembering Hamish Ritchie

We are very sad to pass on the announcement of the death last week of HAMISH RITCHIE at this home in Broomhill.  Hamish's very long association with BANG included many years of service as either Secretary and Chair of our association. We will write at greater length about his huge contribution to our community when time permits, in the meantime if any of the many local residents who knew Hamish would like to honour his memory with a charitable donation, the Ritchie family's wishes are that these should be made either to "St. Luke's Hospice" or "St. Andrew's Child Contact Centre" and sent to Adam Heath, John Heath & Sons, 2-16 Earsham Street, Sheffield, S4 7LS.

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Thursday 2 May 2013

My favourite outdoor space in Sheffield?

School of Architecture, University of Sheffield, invites residents in all neighbourhoods of Sheffield to take part in this on-line survey on the quality of the outdoor environment. Follow the link below and complete this anonymous, well structured, multiple choice questionnaire. You are welcome to invite others from your social network.