Opportunity to transform derelict Sheffield ski village into leading outdoor activity site



A derelict ski village on the outskirts of Sheffield is being given a new lease of life thanks to the city council.
“Parkwood Springs used to be seen as a blot on the landscape,” said Sheffield Council community forest manager Tim Shortland, “but now it really is a country park in the centre of the city. To have a big green space where you can see out over the whole city is one of a kind in the country.”
The site was barren in the 1940s, said 79-year-old lifetime resident Ray Swift. “But it was our playground. My dad put me a bike together to go over the jumps in the quarry, and further up... read more

 
30 January 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 21
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