NESST Urban walk - mapping our green spaces
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The next urban walk mapping inside of the boundary of the NESST area will start at 7pm on Monday 19th July.
Nether Edge and Sharrow Sustainable Transformation
Meet outside The Stag's Head pub on Psalter Lane.
In this walk, led by Mark James, we will explore the Porter Valley. Starting from The Stag's Head pub, we will walk down Sharrow Vale Road to the entrance of Endcliffe Park. We will then follow the River Porter as closely as we can past the Snuff Mill, through the General Cemetery to Waitrose and then back to The Stag's Head pub for about 9 pm.
Along the way we will examine community garden initiatives like Kenwood Community Growers, the wildflower meadow at Landsdowne and discuss flood mitigation along the Porter Valley and potential new developments at Waitrose.
Our last walk of a similar nature, along the Abbeydale Road corridor received some really positive comments, so we look forward to seeing many of you on the night.
People Keeping Well
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People keeping well in their community - sponsored by Sheffield AgeUK

For the last 6 years events have been arranged aimed at combating/reducing loneliness and social isolation.  These have been held at various venues across South Yorkshire and in Lincoln.  The events are held during lunchtime in various venues and comprise an hour of live music and a two course meal.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, normal events like the Great Get Together Superjam Tea Parties, are now being held online and are proving to be a huge success.  At one of these, we had almost 4,000 views which is amazing... These events are an hour of live music and are hugely enjoyable.
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The Joybank winter appeal
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Snow willing, The JOYBANK will be open for donations at 630 Abbeydale Road from 12 -3.00 on Friday and Saturday. At other times drop at 33 Edgehill Rd, S7 1SP.
If anyone has an old laptop or pad that a family without can use, please also drop off. Or message me. Thanks
Nether Edge Fair now permanent !
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Virtual Market and Craft Fair
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 Call for stallholders
in association with Nether Edge Neighbourhood Group (NENG), Nether Edge Festival, Nether Edge Farmers Market and St Andrew's Psalter Lane Church (SAPLC)
As you know we couldn't hold the annual Art and Craft Fair during the Nether Edge Festival in September, and now the December Nether Edge Farmers Market has been cancelled.
Never fear - I have decided to run a Virtual Nether Edge Christmas Art and Craft Fair and Farmers Market to cater for all your needs during the Festive Season!
The Fair will be advertised through the webpages and social media of NENG, Nether Edge Festival, Nether Edge Farmers Market and SAPLC, as well as Nextdoor, Only in Nether Edge, Friends of Sheffield 11 and other media, reaching thousands of customers in Sheffield and beyond.
The Fair will run from as soon as I can get the webpages up until a few days before Christmas (individual stall holders can decide when they want to stop taking orders).
This is a way of advertising your wares to a huge number of people who are really keen to buy local, quality handmade products.
If you would like more information please contact me (Jean Allen) on or by Facebook Messenger and I will send more details and an application form.
Sharrow kids holiday activities
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Two new online kids activity resources launched
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Yesterday (24 April), Sheffield City Council announced the shared launch of two new brilliant resources to support Sheffield children and young people (aged 0-24) and their families in lockdown.

Create Sheffield and 50 things to do before you’re 5 are available from today and completely free to use.

Create Sheffield’s new website hosts a series of fun, creative adventures for young people, children and their families, brought together by Create Sheffield and their partner arts and cultural organisations from across Sheffield. The launch comes at the end of the week which should have seen the start of the summer school term. The website’s activities have been transformed into #homeadventures to try in lockdown. Participants are encouraged to share what they get up to on each home adventure on social media, and to invent their own #homeadventures to share with others across in the city.

‘50 Things to Do before you’re 5’ is also launching a Sheffield-focused version of their website and app.  This fantastic resource particularly aimed at the under 5s has been funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and special additional material has been put onto the website to help with its use for families in lockdown.

The app offers alternatives to the exciting visits available in Sheffield, with links to museum websites and ideas for home and garden. The 50 Things include activities that are based on research of how children learn. More importantly, they are low/no cost, accessible to every child aged 0 to 5 across the city and are great fun.

Families can get involved and share their adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #50ThingsSheffield #homeadventures

Go online at and start your adventures today.

Free online library
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Free e-Library during 'lockdown'

Have you exhausted all your literary content in the house? Sheffield's e-library can help.

Sheffield Libraries subscribes to a digital platform called RBdigital.

It is a simple to use app for your Phone, Tablet or Computer, and can give you access to a variety of library services. These include Magazines, ebooks, current magazines, audiobooks and comics.

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Enjoy garden birdsong
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With much thanks to the Carterknowle and Millhouses residents group...

"You really don't need to put a name to the bird to enjoy its song, but most people recognise some birds' songs and usually wish they could know what they've heard. Well, Mark Avery can help you a bit with that because in this time of lockdown he has been writing a series of blogs about bird song: what particular birds sound like and bits and pieces of science, literature and personal stories thrown in. There are 20 short blogs on bird song so far and they lead you through some of our commoner songsters, and tell you something about them. At this time of year, more and more bird species are arriving back with us from their wintering grounds in Africa and he will be writing about them over the next few weeks too.

Here are links to the first 20 published blog posts. See

  1. Introduction

  2. Great Tits

  3. Song Thrush

  4. Songs and calls

  5. Dunnock

  6. Blackbird

  7. More on Great Tits

  8. Chiffchaff

  9. Even more on Great Tits

  10. Yet more on Great Tits

  11. Robin

  12. Great Tits again

  13. Greenfinch

  14. Chaffinch

  15. Wren

  16. Skylark

  17. Blackcap

  18. Sonagrams

  19. Willow Warbler

  20. Cuckoo

This series of blog posts is illustrated with Tim Melling's photographs and the sounds come from the xeno-canto website.


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