We are absolutely delighted to let you know that your kind donations, in collaboration with SCC Parks and Countryside and with a CIL contribution courtesy of local councillors, mean that we will have a new multi-purpose climbing unit and some other additional play equipment arriving in the park before the summer. We will try and keep you updated as to when access will be limited during installation, and when children will be able to start enjoying using it. A huge thank you to everyone who has helped make this possible.
We are very pleased to say that our local birdman and Friend of Millhouses Park, Pete Brown, has published ‘The Northumbrian Garden Parrot’; a semi-autobiography with a lot of local references and interesting tales of bird-watching around the world. Many of you will have followed Pete on his bird-walks through Millhouses Park and Ecclesall Woods.
The book costs £10 (a bargain according to the author!) with any profits going towards our efforts to raise funds for a new children’s climbing frame in the park.
Please email Pete at firstname.lastname@example.org to buy your copy.
If you have been in the playground in the last couple of weeks you may have noticed the willow tunnel has had a haircut. It may look severe but it was really needed, and don’t worry it will grow back. We plan to replant parts of it in February (when the ground is warmer) to create a more tunnel-like structure.
The original tunnel was planted 9 years ago by The Friends of Millhouses Park, and we contuinue to maintain this with help from Sheffield Parks and Countryside.
In the meantime, please play in it!
On Saturday 2 November the Autumn Bird Walk will take place, setting off at 8am from the bottom of the steps into the park from Archer Road. This leisurely walk will go through the park to Tyzack’s Dam and back through Ecclesall Woods. Everyone is welcome to join in, and binoculars will be available to borrow.
Join in with the Autumn gardening at the Sensory Garden from 10-12 on Sunday 10 November. Pruning, digging and weeding will be the order of the day! Gloves and some tools will be available, but do feel free to bring your own.
Due to the dire weather forecast we will not be litter picking on the 29th of September.
We have our Spring calendar of work and events planned for this year with our first event this weekend for those not running the Sheffield Marathon!
Sunday 14 April: Spring clean
Meet at 10am by the cafe, litter pickers and gloves supplied but bring your own if you have them. As always all ages welcome, spread the word please and bring a friend!
Saturday 27 April: Spring bird walk
Meet at the foot of the steps into the park from Archer Road at 8am. The gentle walk through the park to Tyzack’s Dam, returning through part of Ecclesall Woods will last about two and a half hours and, as ever, all are welcome.
Binoculars will be available to borrow.
Sunday 28 April: Holly hedge gardening
Tuesday 30 April: Friends of Millhouses Park AGM
Date TBC: Willow Den weaving and repair
Sunday 19 May: Spring gardening
Sunday 26 or Monday 27 May: Duck races
Look out for more information about each event!