It’s that time again! The Friends of Millhouses Park Annual General Meeting will be held on WEDNESDAY 12th MARCH 2014 in the PARK CAFE from 7:30pm – 9:00pm.
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Adventure seekers with a head for heights will be able to brush shoulders with world champions and record breakers once again at this year’s Cliffhanger festival.
Sports enthusiasts who like to climb high, run fast and swim deep will be able to take part in a host of daredevil activities at the eighth Cliffhanger festival, which is returning to Millhouses Park between 21 and 22 June 2014.
And for the first time, climbers will be able to take part in the Senior British Bouldering Championships at the Climbing Works, which is based 10 minutes away at Woodseats Road and boasts the world’s biggest indoor bouldering wall, while spectators can watch the competition on a big screen in the park.
Councillor Isobel Bowler, Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and Leisure at Sheffield City Council, said: “Cliffhanger is an action-packed weekend which showcases Sheffield’s distinctive offer as a city ideally located for adventurous sports. People come from across the UK to take part in the competitions and enjoy the events and activities on offer.
“It’s about inspiring people to test their limits, to try new activities and enjoy the great outdoors in Sheffield and the surrounding area. With the return to Millhouses Park, I’d particularly encourage people who haven’t been before to come and experience Cliffhanger this year.”
Cliffhanger is organised by Sheffield City Council in conjunction with Heason Events who expect more than 12,000 people to attend. As well as have-a-go activities the festival will be packed with demonstrations – everything from climbing to caving and biking to fell-running, orienteering, free running and scuba diving. There will be an orienteering course, trail races and demonstrations.
There will be more cycling attractions at this year’s event to celebrate the Tour de France coming to Sheffield.
Entertainment will also include a beer and wine tent and family-friendly fairground rides.
Event co-organiser Matt Heason said: “With a third of Sheffield’s boundary within the Peak District, the city has always been popular with climbers, mountain bikers, runners and cavers. Cliffhanger is the ideal place for people to come and try these activities out for themselves as well as see sportsmen and women compete at the highest level on our big screens.
“The event offers great value for money with 90 per cent of outdoor activities free of charge once you have paid your entry fee. We want to ensure the event is as affordable and accessible to all that’s why we have reduced the entry fee. People can make a whole weekend of it if they wish, with activities stretching across two days.
“We are delighted to be working with the Climbing Works this year and I’m sure everyone taking part in the competition will love the top-class facilities there.”
Tickets for this year’s event will cost £6 for adults and accompanied children aged under 16 can enter for free.
For more information about Cliffhanger 2014 visit www.cliff-hanger.co.uk.
Richard Broad and Pelin Ayca have written an amazing report on the proposals for our Mill Buildings.
Why not take a look by clicking the link here: Mill Buildings Report?
Millhouses Corn Mill in Millhouses Park dates back before the 13th century and is now the last corn mill in Sheffield. The mill was donated to the Sheffield City Council and has been used as a depot for the park from 1950.
The restoration work on the mill has now started and this questionnaire survey is to investigate how people feel about the suggestions proposed for the mill to be a historical, educational learning centre for the public.
A team of Masters students from Sheffield Hallam University are working on an exciting project on behalf of Millhouses Park to produce ideas for the use of the Mill.
Please take a few minutes to give us your feedback on our ideas by clicking on the link below:
So – what does the future hold for the Mill Buildings Site?
Here are a few ideas…
Here are the existing drawings for the LARGE Mill Building:
And the proposed drawings:
Here’s the FULL report by Richard Broad and Pelin Ayca (this is a LOW RESOLUTION PDF – please contact Friends of Millhouses Park if you require the FULL RESOLUTION version):
Why not let us know what you think?
We’ve been making some real progress with the Small Mill Building! Why not watch our video to see for yourself?
Duck races will be held today at 12 noon, then every hour. It’s free, so be there or be quackers!!
We had a fantastic card from Sally at the Trinity Day Care Trust:
“I thought you might like to take this photo to the next volunteer’s meeting. It shows some members of Trinity Day Care Trust with wives and helpers.
We enjoyed a stroll through the park reminiscing about the old days there and noting the recent developments and improvements. Everyone commented on how lovely the park looks, especially at the moment with the profusion of colour and the beauty of the wild flower gardens.
The eight wheelchair users easily got round the sensory garden, and while the culinary experts were crushing, sniffing and naming, others were merely dreaming of Sunday dinner!
The time and effort put in by you and the other volunteers is noted, and is very much appreciated. Thank you.”
A very big thanks to all who helped make yesterdays Duck Race successful, I hope you will see from the attached pictures the magic of our little Fish Pass Stream continues to captivate, involve, entertain and bring a smile to a very many faces and add that little something extra to a day out in Millhouses Park.
Donations for the day were £84 which are going towards the Central Climbing/Balancing/sliding block that is to be restored for another 10 years popular use.
We will be running again over August Bank Holiday with the permission of the British Weather.