Rivelin Valley Conservation Group Rivelin Valley Conservation Group

About Rivelin Valley Conservation Group

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Introduction to RVCG

The group was formed in 1991 with the aim to encourage the effective management of wildlife habitats and to reverse the decline of the nature trail over the past decade. The Rivelin Valley is two and a half miles long and with over 700 lime trees lining the road making it the second longest lime tree avenue in Britain.

The fast flowing river, regulated by its constant release from moorland peat proved ideal for powering the wheels for the twenty mills along its course. One of the oldest being the Hind Wheel 1581 with some still working up to the 1950's. Perhaps the most famous being Mousehole Forge at Malin Bridge which produced world famous anvils and is being carefully restored by its present owner.

What remain are the ponds which used to feed them and with support of the Ponds Conservation Trust and Yorkshire Water, the group intends to restore as many as possible for the wildlife to inhabit and the public to enjoy.

Membership is £ 3 per household per year (this includes quarterly newsletter, work days on the last Sunday of each month, regular walks, talks from enthusiasts and experts and other events throughout the year).

For further information, do not hesitate to contact us.

Committee and Contacts
Graham Appleby - (01142) 660203
Email: rvcg.chair@btopenworld.com

Vice Chairman and Task Force Coordinator
Keith Kendall - (01142) 307144
Email: rvcg@supanet.com

M. Sanderson - (01142) 306790
Email: msanderson35@googlemail.com

Christine & Graham Roe - (0114) 266 5473
Email: g.roe@sheffield.ac.uk

Group Recorder
Joan Buckland
Email: joan.buckland@btinternet.com

David Lyon (01142) 302660
Email: david.lyon@talktalk.net

Derek Hastings

Helen Beardmore
Email: helen.beardmore@gmail.com

Conservation Advisor to RVCG
Roger Kite (01142) 306194
Email: rogerkite40@tiscali.co.uk

Jonathan Paragreen
Email: rivelin.valley@gmail.com

Links to other organisations

Action for Stannington is a public awareness campaign inviting people to take positive action about issues such as littering and thoughful use of resources.


Crosspool Forum

The aim of the Crosspool Forum is to recognise the identity of Crosspool and to improve the quality of life of residents through appropriate contacts, consultation and action


Hagg Lane Allotments Society

A friendly non-profit making society which is run by unpaid volunteers to provide help, advice and competitive products to members and to improve the quality of allotments for the benefit of the local community.


Tilt Hammer for Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet and the Industrial History of Sheffield


Friends of Hillsborough Park


The Woodland Trust is the UK's leading woodland conservation charity dedicated solely to the protection of our native woodland heritage


Rivelin Valley Park Cafe


Sheffield on the Internet

Sheffield's Number One Local Information Resource. The Sheffield, S. Yorkshire & Peak District Gateway. Over 3500 external links on site (January 2003)


S. C. V. (Sheffield Conservation Volunteers) exists solely to enable all members of the community to get involved in conserving the local environment by way of positive action.  The main aim of the group is to provide opportunities for people to work in a supportive, friendly and relaxed atmosphere, while being involved in a practical conservation project.


Stannington Local History Group The History Group was formed in 1962 and meets monthly in Lomas Hall.


SPRITE (Sheffield Partnership for Rivers in Town Environments) A local not for profit group who look after the Rivers of Sheffield and associated wildlife - primarily around the S6 area.


The Sheffield Wildlife Trust was first formed, as a local voluntary membership organization (the Sheffield City Wildlife Group), in 1985.  The Group brought together a range of local people with an interest in their local natural environment, and allowed the co-ordination of their efforts to benefit both the people and wildlife of Sheffield.


Friends of the Porter Valley” was set up in 1994 to preserve and enhance the natural and historical characteristics of the Porter Valley for public benefit. Our area of interest is from Hunter’s Bar to Porter Clough. This paper sets out our considered views about the approach that is now required to assure the future of this unique green space.


Newsletter archive

We produce our newsletter on a quarterly basis.  Back copies of the newsletter will be added here shortly, as will the newest newsletters when they are published.  All newsletters are in pdf format. For a full version of this newsletter you are required to be a member of the RVCG.

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