• New poll reveals that Sheffield’s city-dwellers love nature but don’t get enough of it

    Thursday 1st June, 2017

    A new poll of 201 people living in Sheffield reveals that city-dwellers have a strong affinity for nature and think that it’s important to help care for it. But the poll also highlights a conflict: while city-dwellers feel that nature is important to them, they find it hard to connect with it as much as they’d like to and a high proportion of people want to see more nature in cities.

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  • Help map Sheffield’s True Bluebells

    Thursday 13th April, 2017

    We are calling for budding citizen scientists to map Sheffield's bluebells throughout late April and May and help protect threatened native British bluebell populations for years to come.

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  • New boost for South Yorkshire schools to get pupils outside the classroom

    Wednesday 29th March, 2017

    Primary and secondary schools in South Yorkshire can now benefit from a range of exciting outdoor learning opportunities with Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust, thanks to valuable funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

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  • Skills for the Future – Working with Nature secures Heritage Lottery Fund support

    Monday 20th March, 2017

    Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust, along with Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire Wildlife Trusts, have received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) under its Skills for the Future programme for the Working with Nature project.

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  • Save Smithy Wood: hundreds demonstrate to save ancient woodland

    Saturday 18th March, 2017

    Over 300 people gathered outside Sheffield Town Hall on Saturday 18 March to demonstrate their objection to the proposal to build a major motorway service area on Smithy Wood - a Local Wildlife Site and ancient woodland in Sheffield’s green belt - in a peaceful protest organised by Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust.

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  • Save Smithy Wood: fast food court, hotel and car park or ancient woodland?

    Wednesday 1st March, 2017

    We are once again calling on the people of Sheffield to help save the ancient woodland, Smithy Wood, as a highly controversial proposal to build an 80-bed hotel, car park and fast food court is set to be considered by Sheffield City Council’s planning committee on Tuesday 28 March at 10am in the Town Hall.

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  • HS2 Consultation Now Open

    Friday 6th January, 2017

    HS2 preferred route consultation Sheffield, Rotherham, Chesterfield

    HS2 Ltd are consulting on the new preferred route through South Yorkshire until 9th March 2017.

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  • Brexit - what next for Nature? Launch of Environment Pledge

    Thursday 8th December, 2016

    #GreenerUK Launch of Environment Pledge

    Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust, along with Wildlife Trusts nationwide, has come together with the UK's other major environmental and conservation organisations – a combined membership of almost 8 million people – to form the Greener UK coalition.

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  • Flood Protection Proposals

    Thursday 1st December, 2016

    Centenary Riverside Natural Flood Defence, Rob Miller

    Flood protection for Sheffield was on the agenda at last night’s City Council Economic and Environmental Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee. We were really pleased to be asked to comment about these important proposals to ensure the city is protected from flooding in the future.

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  • Proposed Gulliver's development at Pithouse West

    Thursday 1st December, 2016

    Bittern-one of the species potentially affected by the Pithouse West development

    We do not object to this application, although we have made a number of comments.

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