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
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 be providing tools, equipment and materials in order to show people … 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?
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
September has arrived and you may have noticed the autumnal turn has started on some of the leaves on the trees. This is a good time to get yourself ready for the winter months ahead, making the most of the last days of light and warm evenings. So, if you have a woodburner, remember that … Continue reading Quality firewood logs for sale
Volunteers from the Steel Valley Project recently spent 3 days clearing overgrown vegetation and relining the pond at Stocksbridge Nursery and Infant School. The pond has been in place for many years, but the lining had sprung a leak meaning that remedial action needed to be taken. What kind of maintenance work was carried out? … Continue reading Pond Reconstruction Work for Stocksbridge Nursery and Infant School
The Steel Valley Project has been supporting work experience placements from Stocksbridge High School for over 10 years now. As part of our ongoing collaboration, one of their pupils recently spent a couple of weeks working with our Environmental Project Officer, Kate Hughes, and the volunteer team. The student, currently in Year 10, spent time … Continue reading Work Experience Placement in Countryside Management