Sustrans Sheffield

Activities of the Sheffield Sustrans Ranger group.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Ranger Reports Jan 2017

John says:-

I popped out this morning and replaced the sign on the post we noted yesterday. I’m not sure my efforts will last long! I gave the post a good wipe but I didn’t think the sign felt very secure.  Some idiot will no doubt find it easy to peel off.

On the way I noticed that a metal sign in Sussex Street, just after the Cobweb bridge, was pointing in slightly the wrong way.  I straightened it but it was rather loose.  It needs tightening with a spanner.  I’m happy to pop back with a spanner if necessary.

On my way back, as I emerged slowly from the underpass near Decathlon, having rung my bell, a runner with headphones on ran straight into me at full speed. He fell sprawling on the floor.  I didn’t actually fall off but he knocked my front light flying.  He was very apologetic.

I will try and record my time, if I can remember how!

Polly and Tony say:-

Polly and I did our route inspection yesterday morning (we hope other rangers had fun on the 5WW).

Our report :
No significant fly tipping.
There were lots of blown-down twigs/branches on the path through the woods so we'll clear them up when we next do an inspection ride over the weekend 11/12 Feb.
We met 2 trail bikers coming out of the woods just as we were going in. When asked they said they were leaving because they'd just been told they weren't allowed there. The bikes had no license plates and they rode off along Claywheels Lane.

We'll let people know more precise timing for our next inspection so that others can join us if they want to.

Take care, Tony & Polly

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Out on the Five Weirs Walk with the Ranger Crew

4 of us set off from Sheffield Station this morning and made our way along the 5WW to Meadowhall. We were looking out for problems but thankfully there weren't very many - a bit of litter and some of the surfaces a bit muddy but that's about it! Jackie our new ranger is going to look after this section as well as Meadowhall so hopefully we can make it even better.

We picked up Paul and his friend at  Carbrook St and they took us to Planet X who gave us a coffee and showed us their special offers - brilliant stuff!

Although it started off cold once the sun got going it was really quite warn and pleasant.

One thing it was a pleasure to do was to remove the diversion signs from the route as the closures have all been removed - for now! Here's our happy ranger gang hard at it..

Bold St
 Carbrook St

 Temporary Fence Repair under the new "Rapid Car Transit" Bridge

Bold St

We also admired Paul's new Brompton Bag...

With expansion at Meadowhall, the new Ikea store and the Next store already open, we will continue to make it possible to travel sustainably in this area.