We’ve got a Good Gym clean-up coming up soon (April 30th) and even with help from Regather we are desperately short of tools. Can you help? We need shovels, brooms rakes and secateurs. If you can lend us some let me know and I will organise collection over the weekend of 28th & 29th.
Did you know?
In the last newsletter I mentioned that I don’t get notified by volunteer net when you log some hours. Well here’s another surprise - if you mention a problem you’ve noticed in the “Anything else you’d like to tell us?” box it doesn’t necessarily get picked up by Sustrans staff or notified to me either. Again, sorry for the extra work but please make sure you let me (or the mailing list) know if you come across a problem that you can’t sort out yourself. & that leads me to…
The Ranger Resources Doc!
This tells you all you need to know about being a ranger around Sheffield. I’ve just updated it with info about what to do if you find an OfO bike, so have a read!
We had a great session at Lynwood Gardens and sorted it out in short order.
TPT Closure at Darnall
John and Lenny have been out to have a look at the Europa Link/High Hazels situation.
The TPT /NCN route 67 is blocked by road works associated with the development of the old Sheffield Airport site by Sheffield University contractors. This work cuts the TPT at the south-east end of Europa Link and the route from High Hazels Park.
Since March (at least) the route has been blocked by a flood next to the High Hazels golf course – though this was passable by going round it via the golf course on foot. However, the road works have rendered this blockage academic. Cycle route Diversion signs have been set up between the junction of Europa Link and Britannia Way, and the southern end of the bridge over the A630 Sheffield Parkway at Handsworth.
The diversion is (partially) signed along: Europa Link, Poplar Way, Highfield Spring, an unmarked track to Waverley Cottages, Quarry Road, Finchwell Road, Handsworth Road (going North), pathway around Asda alongside Sheffield Parkway then into Bowden Housesteads Woods and on to the south end of the bridge.
Further signage is required, and Lenny is getting some ordered.
We don’t know how long this diversion will be needed for.
Nearly all of this diversionary route is signed already as a cycleway, The well-surfaced track between Highfield Spring and Waverley Cottages is very pleasant. The Poplar Way and Highfield Spring section wanders through new housing developments and the hi-tech businesses of Maclaren, Boeing, etc.