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Playground Update

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.


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Upcoming Events

Sunday 9th April 2017

If you would like to help keep the park great and learn a new skill at the same time, we will be giving the willow den in the playground its annual trim and weave. A great activity for all ages, we will be starting at 11am on Sunday 9 April. Please just come along.

Sunday 23rd April 2017

Our friends at Millhouses Park Bowling Club are having a free open day on Sunday 23rd April, from 10.30am to 3.30pm weather permitting.

The event is open to all ages, young and old, with coaches on hand and refreshments available. Please ensure you wear flat shoes. If you require any further information please contact

Saturday 29 April 2017

A Spring Bird-watching Walk will take place on Saturday 29 April, 8am start from the bottom of the Archer Road steps into Millhouses Park. A leisurely walk through the park returning via Ecclesall Woods. The walk should take about two and a half hours. Pete Brown, the walk leader, has pairs of binoculars to lend. All are welcome.


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Climbing Wall Theft

Over the past 10 days 67 handholds on the rear of the Climbing Wall in the playground have been stolen as well as other damage in the park … the sign for the kiosk of the Café bent out, new graffiti, and fences round the Sensory Garden and the trellis  in the arch entrance smashed. The cost for the hand holds will be a couple of hundred pounds, the Sensory Garden five hundred pounds and this is money that we have to raise – I have no need to tell you getting money is extremely difficult these days, there is no money available from the Council. The Bowling Club is very generously donating £250 towards the Sensory Garden repairs.

Would all members, when in the park, please keep eyes open for suspicious people or damage being caused and phone it in to the police on 101. Alternatively let us know on this account. Unless we want our park to deteriorate again to the way it was 7 years ago we must all be vigilant!

Climbing Wall 3

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Cycle Stands in Millhouses Park

Two cycle stands are proposed at the entrance to the Children’s Play Area!

These stands have been requested and hopefully will be installed before the end of March – so keep your eyes open!


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Zip Wire Re-Opens!

After replacing the cable, the Zip Wire is now open for “zipping” again!

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New Playground Signage

As our drive to regenerate the play areas in the park continues, we have unveiled the latest signage to tell the story of the regeneration of Millhouses Park…

Playground Regeneration Signboard July 12

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Playground Regeneration

From a derelict site of many years the awarding of a Community Spaces grant has transformed the area into the busiest place in the park on probably the busiest day I have ever known it.

The Gym, the Cycle Park and Oaks plus a sustainability grant from Community Spaces for Milly Jam has seen a fantastic day, adopted by the SW Community Assembly and supported by our PCSO. Totally transformed with a cross section of ages and backgrounds … One of the best projects we have achieved to date. About 1000 people in one area at one time is quite an achievement within 6 months of the project finishing.

Congratulations to all those involved Kate, Geoff & Cath, Toby and Carolyn, Tammy & Matthew, Nicola ……. Brilliant, just brilliant and thanks on behalf of everyone in the community who has benefitted from your labour.

Please pass on my admiration to the guy on the microphone, how he kept going so long, I will never know.

John Brighton, Friends of Millhouses Park Secretary

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Willow Den Reweave Planned

Many of you were involved in the willow den building session last February in Millhouses Park, braving the snow and sleet! Hopefully this time the weather will be kinder, but we will be there rain or shine if you fancy a morning pruning and reweaving the structure so that it will be good for another year. There will be tree planting after lunch too.

Look forward to seeing you on 16th Feb, see flyer for details HERE.

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Friends Up For The Fight!

Here’s a great article in this week’s Sheffield Telegraph! Click here to read it!

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Sheffield Star Cycleway Article

The Sheffield Star has published a great article on our new Kid’s Cycleway! See what you think – click here!
The article was also printed on the front page of the Gazette this week – so some decent coverage. The cycleway has certainly been getting some good use since Christmas – it seems that lots of children got bikes this year!

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