As part of the Sheffield Tree Partnership a draft Working Strategy has been developed for the city’s street trees. This sets out a commitment to explain the reasons behind proposals to remove and replace street trees, and provides an opportunity for people to have their say on these proposals, through an open and transparent process.
Current open consultations for street trees in Sheffield can be found here.
It’s the aim of the Sheffield City Council to retain street trees, where possible, by using a flexible combination of highway engineering solutions, enhanced monitoring and maintenance and making decisions on the removal and replacement of trees on a case-by-case basis.
This, along with appropriate tree species selection, should enable street trees to be safely retained for longer while still delivering the planned improvements to the city’s highway network as part of the Streets Ahead contract.
The weather was fine and kind for yesterday’s Crosspool Forum Community Christmas tree recycling event outside Direct Travel.
The Forum Volunteer Marshalls efficiently helped ensure that everything ran smoothly and thanked everyone for their cooperation with the request to wear a Face Covering, observe Social Distancing, waiting patiently in the one-way queue to Drop off a Christmas Tree and for not hanging around or gathering Socially. Everyone’s support and willingness to help everybody keep safe during the tree recycling was really appreciated.
Every recycled Christmas tree helped protect the environment, providing chippings to be used locally as Mulch in the flower beds and woodland areas of Lydgate green.
The Crosspool Forum was extremely grateful for everyone’s understanding of the strict safety guidelines which had been taken to keep safe our Community Volunteers and attendees during these unprecedented times and everyone for getting rid of their Christmas tree in the most environmentally-friendly way.
Having now been officially advised that trips for waste management and Community work/volunteering are permitted during the current lock down, in the interest of protecting the environment, the Crosspool Forum has taken the decision to go ahead with the Christmas Tree Recycling this Sunday, 10th January 2021 –(10am to 11.30am).
To ensure that everything runs smoothly and STRICT SAFETY GUIDELINES are observed, the following steps will be taken to help keep everyone safe during the tree recycling.
Everyone will be required to:-
Observe Social Distancing –
Wear a Face Covering –
Follow the Guidance of the Forum Volunteer Marshals, who will be on hand all morning to supervise socially distanced one-way queuing during a drop and go approach.
(NO Hanging around or Gathering Socially).
Thank you for your interest in protecting the environment by recycling your Christmas tree and for your understanding that these steps have had to be taken to help keep our Volunteers and attendees safe during these unprecedented times.
To find out more about the virus and how you can do your bit, visit the NHS, and National Lockdown Guidance. Gov.uk websites.
Tell the council what you think about their travel plans
The more people involved, the better the needs of the whole community will be reflected.
Connecting Sheffield: City Centre focuses on your journey into and around the city centre. Travel is changing and the council need to prepare for the future by offering the right infrastructure for walking, cycling and public transport. The council have launched their consultation on the plans and would like to know what you think.
The proposed changes to the city centre will;
make it easier and safer to get around on foot and by cycling
prioritise public transport routes into and across the city centre
create high quality ‘green streets’ and more pedestrianised areas to improve the environment.
Detailed information and how you can get involved are found above on the Connecting Sheffield website.
The weather was warm and sunny for the Lydgate Green clean up morning!
“The Friends of Lydgate Green” would like to send a big thanks of appreciation to the small group of people who turned up last Saturday morning (19th September) to help, for an hour or so, with tiding up the flower beds.
Although having to observe social distancing and as a result work individually with their own fork & spade, all were pleased to have had the opportunity to help keep this valuable facility ship shape for the community to enjoy.
With the onset of autumn the “Friends of Lydgate Green” are hopeful that the weather and the regulations remain favourable for their final tidy up hour, planned for 10am Saturday 24th October.
The “Friends of Lydgate Green” are organising a green clean up day for this Saturday!
Friends of Lydgate Green, a small group of local residents who have made themselves responsible for the upkeep of Lydgate green at the corner of Lydgate Lane /Lydgate Hall Crescent in Crosspool, are organising a day to work on the flower beds at the Green.
This Saturday 19th September, for a couple of hours from 10am, volunteers will be weeding, moving plants, litter picking and generally tidying up the area.
It’s a family affair, anyone interested in helping are invited to come along.
Ever mindful of the current pandemic and social distancing, please bring your own gloves, forks, spades & buckets!
There are gaps to be filled, so any spare perennials for donation are also very welcome.