2017 Programme

     

    We will be adding more events over the next few weeks, so please come back and check again.


    February
    Forest Garden Gardening Session led by Tim Shortland – Saturday February 11th 11am until 2:00pm. Meet at 10:45am at the car-park on Cooks Wood Road/Shirecliffe Road. Break at 1:00pm – bring own drink/snack or food to share.

    Conservation Session - Saturday February 18th 10am until 12:30 with break for a cuppa. Meet at 10am at the car-park on Cooks Wood Road/Shirecliffe Road.

    March
    Forest Garden Gardening Session led by Tim Shortland – Saturday March 11th 11am until 2:00pm. Meet at 10:45am at the car-park on Cooks Wood Road/Shirecliffe Road. Break at 1:00pm – bring own drink/snack or food to share.

    Friends Group meeting Thursday March 16th 7pm St Catherine’s
    School, Firshill Crescent, S4 7BX.

    Conservation Session - Saturday March 18th 10am until 12:30 with
    break for a cuppa. Meet at 10am at the car-park on Cooks Wood
    Road/Shirecliffe Road.

    April
    Forest Garden Gardening Session led by Tim Shortland – Saturday April 8th 11am until 2:00pm. Meet at 10:45am at the car-park on Cooks Wood  Road/Shirecliffe Road. Break at 1:00pm – bring own drink/snack or food to share.

    Conservation Session – Saturday April 22nd 10am until 12:30 with break for a cuppa. Meet at 10am at the car-park on Cooks Wood Road/Shirecliffe
    Road.

    Dawn Chorus walk with John and Anne Robinson from the RSPB. Sunday April 30th. Meet at 5am at the car-park on Cooks Wood Road/Shirecliffe Road. Join us for breakfast afterwards - bacon butties, veggie rolls, coffee and tea.

    May
    Friends Group Annual General Meeting. Thursday May 4th.7pm St Catherine’s School, Firshill Crescent, S4 7BX.

    Forest Garden Gardening Session led by Tim Shortland – Saturday May 13th 11am until 2:00pm. Meet at 10:45am at the car-park on Cooks Wood Road/Shirecliffe Road. Break at 1:00pm – bring own drink/snack or food to share.

    Local history walk - Thursday May 18th 6.30pm until about 8.30pm. Led by Neill Schofield, we will explore part of Parkwood Springs, Roe Wood and Crabtree Ponds. Meet at 6.30pm at the car park on Cooks Wood Road/Shirecliffe Road.

    Conservation Session – Saturday May 20th 10am until 12:30 with break for a cuppa. Meet at 10am at the car-park on Cooks Wood Road/Shirecliffe Road.

    June
    Forest Garden Gardening Session led by Tim Shortland – Saturday June 10th 11am until 2:00pm. Meet at 10:45am at the car-park on Cooks Wood Road/Shirecliffe Road. Break at 1:00pm – bring own drink/snack or food to share.

    Conservation Session – Saturday June 17th 10am until 12:30 with
    break for a cuppa. Meet at 10am at the car-park on Cooks Wood
    Road/Shirecliffe Road.

    July
    Forest Garden Gardening Session led by Tim Shortland – Saturday July 8th 11am until 2:00pm. Meet at 10:45am at the car-park on Cooks Wood Road/Shirecliffe Road. Break at 1:00pm – bring own drink/snack or food to share.

    August
    Forest Garden Gardening Session led by Tim Shortland – Saturday August 12th 11am until 2:00pm. Meet at 10:45am at the car-park on Cooks Wood Road/Shirecliffe Road. Break at 1:00pm – bring own drink/snack or food to share.

    September
    Forest Garden Gardening Session led by Tim Shortland – Saturday September 9th 11am until 2:00pm. Meet at 10:45am at the car-park on Cooks Wood Road/Shirecliffe Road. Break at 1:00pm – bring own drink/snack or food to share.

    Conservation Session – Saturday September 16th 10am until 12:30 with break for a cuppa. Meet at 10am at the car-park on Cooks Wood Road/Shirecliffe Road.

    October
    Beacons Lantern Procession Saturday October 14th. Procession
    begins at 5:45pm on the playing field next to the car park on Cooks
    Wood Road/Shirecliffe Road.

    Forest Garden Gardening Session led by Tim Shortland – Saturday October 14th 11am until 2:00pm. Meet at 10:45am at the car-park on Cooks Wood Road/Shirecliffe Road. Break at 1:00pm – bring own drink/snack or food to share.

    Conservation Session - Saturday October 21st 10am until 12:30 with
    break for a cuppa. Meet at 10am at the car-park on Cooks Wood
    Road/Shirecliffe Road.

    November
    Forest Garden Gardening Session led by Tim Shortland – Saturday November 11th 11am until 2:00pm. Meet at 10:45am at the car-park on Cooks Wood Road/Shirecliffe Road. Break at 1:00pm – bring own drink/snack or food to share.

    Conservation Session - Saturday November 18th 10am until 12:30 with break for a cuppa. Meet at 10am at the car-park on Cooks Wood Road/Shirecliffe Road.

    December
    Forest Garden Gardening Session led by Tim Shortland – Saturday December 9th 11am until 2:00pm. Meet at 10:45am at the car-park on Cooks Wood Road/Shirecliffe Road. Break at 1:00pm – bring own drink/snack or food to share.


    What else is happening on Parkwood Springs in 2017?
    The Friends of Parkwood Springs are aware of some events held on Parkwood Springs by other organisations. As these may be of interest to you we aim to keep members informed about such happenings throughout the year. Here’s what we know so far:

    South Yorkshire Orienteers

    South Yorkshire Orienteers are holding an orienteering event on Saturday
    29th April from 1:00 to 3:00pm. All are welcome, cost maybe involved e.g.
    £4 for adults, people can walk or run and complete the course at their own pace. For more information go to  https://www.southyorkshireorienteers.org. uk/images/Documents/SFSSFlyer2016-17Web.pdf


    Sheffield Environment Weeks
    Sheffield Environment weeks will be run from 22 April to 4 June.
    http://www.sheffieldenvironment.org


    Wardsend Cemetery
    Our friends at the Friends of Wardsend Cemetery are holding celebrations of the 160th anniversary of the opening of the cemetery 24th and 25th June 2017. Look out for more information nearer the time or visit the Wardsend Cemetery Facebook page.


    Everyone is welcome at our events. For more information, or to join the Friends Group, please email parkwood.springs@googlemail.com

    'The Bird and The Boy' (Rutland Road)                                                                                 The 'Spirit of Parkwood' sculpture.