Who are the Friends of Gillfield Wood?
The Friends of Gillfield Wood is a voluntary group formed in 2011. We work with the support and partnership of Sheffield City Council’s Parks and Countryside Service, who are ultimately responsible for the management of the wood to maintain and improve the wood.
The group aims to protect and conserve the wood, encourage biodiversity, learn about the wood and involve the public in events. We are involved in maintenance, researching the history of the wood, surveying and mapping its flora, fauna and woodland archaeology. It organises many events including conservation work days, surveys, talks and family events. For more information go to the Events page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Anyone can become a member of the group (see Membership tab). If you would like to join please email email@example.com.
We hold regular committee meetings to discuss current and going issues concerning the wood. If you are interested in joining the committee, then please contact the Badger on our contacts page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We hold occasional larger public events with speakers on woodland topics. These events are very popular and well attended by members and non-members alike.
Conservation Work Days
Workdays are held on the last Sunday of every month with Sheffield Countryside & Park rangers in attendance – typical tasks including thinning, drainage, repair of gates and walls, footpaths and involve a mixture of heavy and light work. See Events.
Public Events in the Wood
The group is keen to organise events in the wood for families and others – these may include walks, craft days, surveys, cultural activities. Forthcoming events listed here.