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Park packed in hot weather

The park has been very busy during the spell of good weather that we have been enjoying. It is great to see so many people enjoying the facilities.

Millhouses park June 2010

Millhouses park June 2010


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Bird walk, 24th April

On Saturday 24th April, Pete Brown took a group on the bi-annual Bird Walk round Millhouses Park and Ecclesall Woods.

The start was at 8am on a cold but bright Spring morning and the accompanying photos will give you a flavour of a very pleasant two hours.

31 different birds were noted, a little down as many of the migrating birds had not yet arrived due to the cold NW winds, that had been with us for so long, that also brought the volcanic ash. Vapour trails in the sky were commented upon!

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Splash tree planting

Many thanks to those who came down for the Splash tree planting on Friday – sunshine and smiles all round – a feel good occasion.

After five years of pushing, fund raising, consultation and a few tears Splash is due to open in a couple of weeks time and be fully functioning by spring bank holiday.

It is intended to have a celebration occasion to mark the opening of Splash and the Fish Ladder in early June, perhaps combined with our garden plant exchange.

Do not forget the final planting of the Fish Ladder on Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 April.

Splash tree planting April 16, 2010

Splash tree planting April 16, 2010

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Fish pass planting

In partnership with Sheffield City Council, Friends of Millhouses Park, River Stewardship Company, Marks and Spencer staff and BTCV we have started the first of two sessions of planting for the new fish pass on 30th and 31st March 2010.

It was a huge success despite two days of atrocious weather, mud that sucked you under if you stood still long enough and bitterly cold winds. We were asked to add 6 volunteers each day and in all 20 FofMP members (plus one chocolate lolly face tiny volunteer) turned up to dig, plant of support – fantastic.

The camaraderie on both days was very good and everyone involved went home with a sense of achievement in a job well done. As you all walk through the park please keep an on it to ensure it all become established. I have more photos so do ask if you would like them.

This is now not just any Fish Pass, this is now a Marks and Spencer Fish Pass!

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Trio magazine article, Easter 2010

Friends of Millhouses Park has an article published in the Easter 2010 issue of Trio magazine.

We’ have updated the local community on the latest issues including the fish pass, the SPLASH project, the sensory garden, the skate park the outdoor gym, the corn mill project and recent problems in the park.

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