The Steel Valley Project has received the news that our recent application for the 'Tesco Bags of Help' scheme has been successful, meaning that our 'Green Woodland Community Project' in Oughtibridge is being put forward to a customer vote in three Tesco stores (Barnsley Road in Fir Vale, Dykes Hall in Hillsborough and Herries Road … Continue reading Steel Valley Project shortlisted for Tesco ‘Bags of Help’ scheme
Thank you to all our volunteers, funders and supporters over the last year.
Our Annual Report for 2016-17 is now available. Click on the link below to take a look at the work we've been doing. 2016-2017 Annual Report
Hello and welcome to my first blog post... My name is Richard Saunders and I'm the new Environmental Project Officer for the Steel Valley Project, but don’t worry it’s not all as formal as it sounds. I'm here to help people like you explore volunteering and to make a difference in the local area. We … Continue reading Volunteering with the Steel Valley Project
A commemorative tree planting ceremony, funded by Liberty Steel and organised by the Steel Valley Project, was held this week to mark 175 years of steelworks in the Stocksbridge valley. Through a search in 'Look Local' and on social media, we tracked down some of the people involved in a similar tree planting ceremony which … Continue reading Tree planting ceremony celebrates 175 years of steelworks
As part of our mission to attain a resilient and flourishing woodland for the future in Sensicall Park, Oughtibridge, Steel Valley Project have resumed the 'Green Community Woodland Project'. This autumnal phase of the project began with thinning out Oak trees where they’re growing too close to other Oaks, thus providing enough growing space for … Continue reading Green Community Woodland Project latest
Please note that bookings for this workshop are now closed. Are you interested in woodlands and green woodworking? On Sunday 19 November 2017 (10am - 3pm), the Steel Valley Project is running a greenwood crafts workshop in a woodland setting at Oughtibridge. The Steel Valley Project and Jasper Prachek, a local rural craftsman, will … Continue reading Learn how to cleave oak wood using traditional techniques
To celebrate 175 years of steelworks in the Stocksbridge valley, Liberty Steel, Fox Valley shopping, Stocksbridge & District History Society and the Steel Valley project are planning a heritage event which will take place on the 2nd and 3rd November at Fox Valley shopping centre. As part of the celebrations, we're looking for people who were … Continue reading Were you in one of these pictures?
At the end of September, our volunteers were out working on the meadow at the edge of Bitholmes Wood (located between Wharncliffe Side and Deepcar). The woods are owned by the Woodland Trust and the Steel Valley Project undertakes an annual contract to help manage the rich variety of species in the meadow. What work … Continue reading Managing the meadow at Bitholmes Wood
With the arrival of autumn, work has started once again on a big project - protecting and improving habitats for the Willow Tit bird, one of the UK's most threatened bird species. Numbers of willow tit are reported to have declined by 88% between 1970 and 2006 and it is now listed on the UK's … Continue reading Drainage work on Willow Tit habitat