Tag Archives: Smithy Wood

If trees could talk… Tales from the Smithy Wood picnic

One of the things I like best about working with community campaign groups is the chance it gives me to indulge my secret love of fancy dress. Ok, it’s not so secret – it’s fairly well known in the Trust … Continue reading

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Locals show respect for their elders, ash and oak

I joined nearly 100 locals to protest against a new motorway service area at Smithy Wood, Sheffield. Smithy Wood is situated off the M1 near Chapeltown, and is at risk of being destroyed after a planning application was submitted by … Continue reading

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Smithy Wood: When a village is turned green

The case for not building in ancient Smithy Wood is clear; there is no environmental case, a contentious business case and from what I have experienced, very limited public support. In fact I’m still waiting to hear from a single … Continue reading

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SOS: Save the historically significant Smithy Wood

Our ‘Save Smithy Wood’ campaign has revealed some of the fascinating history of this wood under threat. Thank you to Melvyn Jones for our latest guest blog -Melvyn is a geographer turned landscape historian and was appointed Visiting Professor at Sheffield Hallam … Continue reading

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Support grows for protecting Smithy Wood

This time last week we launched our campaign to save Smithy Wood, an ancient wood, on the outskirts of Sheffield. Under threat from plans to turn 20 acres of the wood in to a motorway service area, we asked supporters to … Continue reading

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Save Smithy Wood!

For those of us who drive, one of the most important things on a long journey is the ability to stop and take a break. It’s important for so many reasons, from comfort to safety.  When we heard recently about … Continue reading

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