Cedar Road Pocket Park

2019-20 was a packed year for the Steel Valley Project team and volunteers. The year ended around the Covid-19 lockdown which unfortunately forced us to pause our operations for around 3 months. However, despite the challenges currently faced by many of us, we wanted to let you know a little bit about the difference we made to the environment and communities around north Sheffield over the last financial year.

Overview of our work 2019- 2020

Work during 2019-20 included ongoing collaboration with organisations including Liberty Steel, Sheffield City Council Trees and Woodland , Sheffield City Council Public Rights of Way, The Woodland Trust and Bradfield Parish Council.

We were also involved in the following activities, in addition to our core work:

  • Creating the Cedar Pocket Park in Stocksbridge for Sheffield City Council Housing Services
  • Improving access on the Sheffield Country Walk in the Bradfield area (removing stiles and installing accessible gates) for Sheffield City Council PROW.
  • Planting a community orchard in Oxley Park (members of the public could come along and plant their own tree at this event).
  • Running the Steel Valley Ride, a mountain bike challenge which attracted 150 entrants.

We’ve also made great progress on our work with the Sheffield Lakeland Landscape Partnership.

Annual Report 2019 – 2020

Annual Report cover

 To find out more about our activities, click on the image or use the following link to download the report: SVP 2019-2020 Annual Report

What’s next?

With Covid-19 still affecting our operations, 2020-21 has been a much different start to the previous financial year. Unfortunately, the restrictions mean that we’re still unable to welcome our volunteers back, but our staff team have returned and are tackling the work programmes with gusto. Lots of our current activity includes strimming to clear the paths and bridleways which have become overgrown during the lockdown period.

We’ve also been working on developing proposals for regeneration and funding for community focused activities.

In the meantime, we’d like to thank everybody who supported the Steel Valley Project during the last financial year – from our volunteers, trustees and steering committee members, through to our customers, partners and members of the public.

Support our Work

The Steel Valley Project is a registered charity and much of our work is carried out by volunteers. This work could not be undertaken without funding and you can help.

  • Donate here
  • Purchase on Amazon via AmazonSmile (if you use this link, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the Steel Valley Project).



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