Months of speculation surrounding the future of one of Sheffield’s oldest pubs, the Waggon and Horses, has finally come to an end thanks to a £350,000 joint investment from Pesto Restaurants and Spirit Pub Company, creating 30 new jobs in the process.
After eating there last night and seeing the place full of customers enjoying the delicious food, I’m more than happy to place a link in our LINKS section as well as saying a big “well done” to the team at Pesto at the Waggon and Horses for bringing this much-loved pub back to life!
We enjoyed Crocchette di pesce (cod fishcakes), Pizzetta Margherita, Pizzetta pepperoni, Pollo alla cacciatora (chicken in a red wine sauce), Penne con pollo al dragoncello (Penne pasta with chicken in a mascarpone and tarragon sauce) and Arancini (balls of saffron risotto rice stuffed with mozzarella). The portions are small and perfectly flavoured, making a for an enjoyable evening sampling nibbles from all the different plates!
Get your heart pumping with this great new VULCAN ROTARY HEART TRAIL through Millhouses Park! Designed by people who have themselves had cardiac surgery, this trail provides opportunity and incentive for those who need structured exercise as part of a rehabilitation programme. There are 21 marker plates alongside pathways in the park at 100m intervals – why not start today? Marker 1 is at the Main Entrance near the Park Cafe!
The great Millhouses Park Spring Bird walk will be taking place on Saturday April 20th. Meet at 8am at the foot of the stairs from Archer Road into Millhouses Park. The walk should take about two and a half hours with a visit to the heronry in Ecclesall Woods. Pete can lend out binoculars for the walk. This is a FREE event!
Milly Jam 2013 will be taking place on 8th June (15th June if it rains).
Format and timings will be similar to last year and once again, we’re running a competition to come up with this year’s logo/t-shirt design. The winner gets a T shirt featuring their design. Designs should be submitted as hi-res files on the Milly Jam facebook wall – deadline is 14th April!!
Ben Calton, Senior Designer at Axis Architecture have come up with these amazing proposal designs for the Mill Buildings! We are deeply indebted to Axis, and Ben in particular, for the invaluable contribution of their professional skills and obvious talent. Click the link below to see the proposals…
“People are living in filth and we have got to do something about it.”
Friends of Millhouses Park is working with Carter Knowle and Millhouses Community Group and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to campaign for an extension to the Supertram network into the South West of Sheffield with stops at Dore, Beauchief, Millhouses, Woodseats and Heeley to serve both as park-and-ride and to give people in the area access to the new High Speed rail station at Meadowhall.
Nick Clegg visited Millhouses Park to see progress on the restoration of our Mill Buildings on Monday 28th January and commented, “I am hugely impressed by the plans and I would urge everyone to get involved, particularly with the efforts to raise the necessary funding. A mill has been on this site for more than 1,000 years. I’m sure that with a little help and support, this exciting project will see the mill remain an asset for the local community for many more years to come.”
Click here for the full article from the Sheffield Star!