Chance for public to shape future of Peaks’ moorlands

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WORKSHOPS have been set up to try to gauge people’s views on the future of moorland around Sheffield and the Peak District.

Sheffield Moors Partnership is asking members of the public to help “shape and develop a long-term strategic masterplan” for the Sheffield Moors, an area 21 square miles to the west of Sheffield and including areas such as Stanage Edge, Burbage, Wyming Brook and Longshaw.

The partnership consists of organisations including the Peak District National Park Authority, the RSPB, Sheffield Wildlife Trust, the National Trust, Sheffield Council and Natural England.

A spokesman for Sheffield Moors Partnership said: “Each workshop will consider the same broad themes, covering things like access areas and visitor facilities, education, interpretation, volunteering, sustainable land management, nature conservation, archaeology, farming, woodland management and recognising the wider value of the moors including the local economy and tourism.”

The first workshop will be held on Wednesday, February 22 between 6.45pm and 9pm at Totley Rise Methodist Church in Grove Road.

Further sessions will run in March and April.

To book a place contact Lucy Chadburn on 01433 670368. For further details visit the website at www.sheffieldmoors.co.uk