Archive | November, 2017

Sheffield set to become World Class Extreme Sports Destination

29 Nov


Sheffield ski village and the surrounding area is a step closer to making a ramped up return to the city as part of a world-class sports, leisure and entertainment development bringing hundreds of jobs to the city.

Sheffield Council has appointed the EXTREME Destinations-led consortium to deliver a 48-acre long-term sustainable EXTREME branded sports, leisure and entertainment solution at Parkwood, Sheffield’s country park in the city, following a competitive bidding process.

An initial 100 new full-time jobs are expected to result from the £22.5million development, which should see the re-instatement of Sheffield’s much-loved ski slopes and MTB tracks in phase one of the project.

The agreement between Sheffield City Council and EXTREME Destinations, in partnership with leading UK facilities operator Continuum Attractions, will see the development, provision and operation of a world-class sports and leisure ‘experience’ complex with exciting and modern facilities for residents, tourists and action sports enthusiasts alike in the heart of Sheffield city.

EXTREME’s unique brand and destination experience will incorporate a combination of action and adventure sports facilities, including the possibility of an indoor sky diving facility, live music, E-Gaming and virtual-reality hub as well as a restaurants, bars, social spaces, retail and themed accommodation.

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Chapeltown Community Forum Christmas Fayre, 2nd Dec 2017 at Newton Hall

29 Nov

chap fayre


Dementia Cafe Stocksbridge – 7th Dec 2017, 12pm

28 Nov

dementia cafe

Stocksbridge Town Council Senior Citizens Christmas Meal  Wednesday 13th Dec 2017

28 Nov

senior meal STC

Stocksbridge Town Council Senior Citizens Christmas Meal
Wednesday 13th December This year’s Senior Citizens Christmas Party is being held at The Venue, Manchester Road, Stocksbridge on Wednesday 13th December at 12 noon. The event is free to Senior Citizens living in the Stocksbridge, Deepcar or Bolsterstone areas. Entry to the event is by ticket only. Tickets are being handed out in Stocksbridge Town Hall on Tuesday 28th November and Thursday 30th November between 10am and 12 noon. For more details call the office on 0114 288 7895.


Free Family Christmas Disco at the Venue (Stocksbridge) 23rd Dec 2017

28 Nov

disco at venue


Christmas Tea Dance at the High Green Miners Welfare – 10th Dec 2017

28 Nov

T dance miners


28 Nov

Ecclesfield Library trustees show cover artwork for writers group's anthology


Ecclesfield Library is set to hold its first ever book launch event at 7.00 pm on Wednesday 29th November 2017 when the creative writing group that meets there will unveil ‘Tales from the Library’ before an invited audience. The book is an anthology of original tales and poems. It represents Ecclesfield Library Writers Group’s first foray into publishing.

‘Tales from the Library’ is published through Amazon, and is available in a paper version at £4.50 or as a Kindle download for just 99 pence.

“We are thrilled to be able to support the talented writing group at the library in this venture,” said Ecclesfield Library’s chair of trustees Schani Cave. “We are also honoured that the writing group has taken the generous step of offering to donate any royalties from the book at the time we mark three years of the library being saved by volunteers… an exciting future for us all.

Writers group organiser Sharon Smith said, “As a group, we want the opportunity to see our work in print. ‘Tales from the Library’ will achieve that aim for us and, at the same time, allow us to give something back to Ecclesfield Library who host our meetings: all proceeds from the sale of the book will help support the work of the volunteers who keep Ecclesfield Library open as a community resource.”

Adult writers of all experience levels and writing genres are welcome at the writers group, and the first session is free. The group is friendly and informal, however, members are serious about their aim of publishing an anthology every year.

Ecclesfield Library Book Sale

28 Nov

book sale


The Great British Spring Clean 2018 is coming….!!

28 Nov


Tidy 2

Heroes assemble. On the weekend of the 2-4 March 2018, we want you to get outdoors, get active and help clear up the rubbish that lies around us.

Join our growing army of #LitterHeroes who have had enough of other people’s litter and are willing to do something about it.

Register today for the Great British Spring Clean 2018 and together we can make a difference.

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Can you spare a few hours this Christmas Day and help to make Christmas less lonely

28 Nov

volunteer chistmas