The Sheffield and Rotherham MS Society is offering people with multiple sclerosis the chance to try a range of free activities to help keep fit and interact with others. Each exercise taster series, organised in partnership with Sheffield International Venues and Places for People, runs weekly for a six week period. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
A week long festival of activities for young people has been launched in Parson’s Cross with the support of Sheffield Council and local community partners. Summerfest offers music, games, sports, a pop cinema, tech workshops and craft activities and is taking place at Chaucer School and The Learning Zone. Organisations involved include SOAR, the University of Sheffield, SWFC Community Outreach, YMCA White Rose, Parson Cross Initiative and Chaucer School. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Ochre Dike Playing Fields in Waterthorpe has been granted official recognition through the Fields in Trust scheme which protects designated open spaces against commercial development. Located near Crystal Peaks shopping complex, the playing fields are an important green space for those who live, work and study in the area and have been the focus of a campaign by local councillors and residents for the site to stay in public use. Fields in Trust status protects a diversity of open spaces across the UK from sports pitches to children’s playgrounds, bicycle trails to country parks. Ochre Dike Playing Field was formally accepted in 2015 and has now been presented with the official designation plaque at a special ceremony. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield mums at voluntary organisation, Little Sheffield, have launched a brand new interactive map of early years classes and facilities across the city. The aim of the interactive map is to put families in touch with local organisations that offer activities for under fives. The map allows parents to search for types of activity and times of opening. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!