Can you follow the scarecrow trail ?
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Click HERE to download a copy of the trailNether Edge Scarecrow Trail  September 2020



Nether Edge Farmer's Market
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 Sunday 13th September 2020 12noon – 4pm

       With over 40 hot & cold food stalls, craft stalls and live band music

To help comply with Covid-19 restrictions, please note:

  • DON'T COME if you have any symptoms of the Covid-19 virus
  • We are expecting all adults and teenagers to wear a face covering unless you have a reason not to
  • Think of others and keep your distance as much as possible;
  • There are fewer stalls this time so more space than usual. Please use it!
  • We'll have marshals trying to make sure the area doesn't get too crowded - listen to them and cooperate
  • At busy times we might have to have a one-in-one-out system
  • Please leave your dog at home.
  • Toilet space will be very limited so please ‘go’ before you come
  • Don't touch anything on a stall without asking the stallholder - they will probably ask you to use hand sanitizer first
  • Stallholders are encouraged to accept card payments only - but best bring some cash as well for the smaller stalls.    ,  


Nether Edge Rd & Glen Rd will be closed to traffic from 9am - 5pm. Please avoid parking on these roads the night before.

For traders, we will be operating a one-way system before and after the market.



Proceeds from the market will be divided between: Chelsea Park playground appeal & Flourish (a mental health charity)


HELP: Offers of help on market days (especially marshalling due to Covid-19 restrictions) are always appreciated.

Contact David 281 9414 or email  


Our next NETHER EDGE FARMERS’ MARKET will be on 29th November 2020 from 11am – 3pm (Note earlier times)

            To book a stall at our Xmas market,  please email or see


Sharrow Vale Market this Sunday
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Heritage Open Days Annual Festival
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Each September thousands of volunteers across the country invite you to experience local history, architecture and culture. All for free. 

This year's festival will take place between 11-20 September 2020


Search the event directory here  at

With lots available online, you can explore locally, enjoying some NENG links or venture much further afield.........

For the first time in its history, England’s largest festival of heritage and culture will feature online events as well as in-person activities. Heritage Open Days (HODs) returns in September, thanks to support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Uncovering stories, sites, places and people that traditional history has overlooked or forgotten has always been at the heart of HODs. This year people can experience virtual tours and take part in online discussions as well as visiting historic places and green spaces in person. This means visitors can just as easily explore events across England, as those on their doorsteps.

The introduction of digital events marks a significant shift for HODs and its network of volunteer organisers.

Annie Reilly, Head of Producing at Heritage Open Days, said: “The festival is about connecting people so we can share in the amazing stories of the places, spaces, nature, heritage and history around us. The last few months have shown us how online events can bring us together even when we have to remain apart.”

“For many of our organisers, our encouragement of digital events has meant them thinking differently about their activities and trying technology they haven’t used before. The feedback is very encouraging and we’ve had a sneak peak at some brilliant tours and behind-the-scenes experiences”.

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.


Let's applaud the NHS at 8pm tonight!
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New Writing Festival
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 New Writing Festival 2020

Tuesday 18th February - Saturday 22nd

Lantern Theatre celebrates new words, new faces and new voices

Tel: 0333 666 3366 to buy tickets or buy online at


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