Reserve Advisory Group meetings Jan/Feb 2015

Friday 9th January 2015

Wyming Brook photo by Sarah SidgwickWyming Brook photo by Sarah Sidgwick

If you’re interested in your local nature reserve and would like to know more about its management, come along to the next meeting of the Reserve Advisory Group (RAG). The Wildlife Trust for Sheffield and Rotherham will be holding a series of RAG meetings, for all members of the local community who visit the nature reserves, or who wish to know more about them.

The Trust will be running RAG meetings for Crabtree Ponds, Sunnybank, Wyming Brook/Fox Hagg, and Carr House Meadows nature reserves. We will be discussing the management plans for the future, as well as upcoming events and community workdays. We would welcome your views and ideas.

The meetings are as follows:

Crabtree Ponds nature reserve (Burngreave)
Date: Monday 12th January, 6pm – 7.30pm
Venue: St. James's Church, Scott Road, S4 7BG.
1.4 hectares of broadleaved woodland with two ponds, recently designated as a statutory Local Nature Reserve because of its value as a recreational and educational resource, and the richness of the animal community living in the ponds.

Sunnybank nature reserve (Broomhall)
Date: Thursday 22nd January, 6pm – 7.30pm
Venue: Broomhall Centre, Broomspring Lane, S10 2FD.
0.8 hectare of scrub woodland and grassland (some of which is wildflower-rich), with a pond, created in the 1980s.

Wyming Brook and Fox Hagg nature reserves (Lodge Moor)
Date: Thursday 5th February, 7pm – 9pm
Venue: St. Luke's Church, Blackbrook Road, S10 4LQ.
Wyming Brook is 65.4 hectares of upland oak wood, heather moorland, wet woodland and old mixed plantation woodland on the edge of the Peak District National Park. Neighbouring Fox Hagg, recently extended to 33 hectares, includes heathland and scrub in the upper part of the Rivelin Valley.

Carr House Meadows nature reserve (Wharncliffe Side)
Date: Thursday 12th February, 7pm – 9pm
Venue: Wharncliffe Side Community Centre, Brightholmlee Lane, S35 0DD.
15.7 hectares of wildflower-rich hay meadow and pasture, with species-rich hedgerows, on the north eastern edge of the Peak District National Park.

For further information, directions to venues, or to request a copy of the minutes after the meeting, please contact Sarah or Rachel at, or phone 0114 263 4335. More information on all the reserves and the minutes of past meetings can also be found on our reserves pages