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Sheffield-built church organ seeks new home. Can you help save it from landfill?

10th Mar 2024

A Cleethorpes Baptist church needs a new home for their Brindley & Foster organ, built in the 19th century at their Columbia Place works on Suffolk Road.

Council takes major step in implementing the Heritage Strategy

22nd Feb 2024

The Council's Strategy and Resources Policy Committee formally adopted the Strategy and added it to their work programme at their meeting on 21st February.

Films celebrating 200 years of excellence in cutlery making

15th Jan 2024

The second in a series of films funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund celebrating 200 years of excellence in cutlery making.

The Rose Garden Cafe Partnership seeks Independent Chair and Partners

28th Nov 2023

This is the group established to work on saving and restoring the Rose Garden Café following a hugely successful campaign to save this important heritage asset from demolition.

Bishop’s House appeal for volunteers

24th Oct 2023

The Friends of Bishop’s House, Sheffield’s best preserved timber framed building and one of the region's 'architectural treasures', which runs the building urgently need more volunteers.

New Funding to Champion England’s Working Class Heritage

28th Sep 2023

Working class heritage is in the spotlight once again as Historic England announces further funding to uncover the stories of people and places often missing from the history records.

Rivelin Valley Conservation Group seeks new chair

9th Sep 2023

RVCG is looking for a new Chairperson to take the reins of this very successful group and guide it to new heights through the next decade.

Nominate public art for the Keith Hayman award by Monday 18th September

31st Aug 2023

Nominate public art for the Keith Hayman award by Monday 18th September

Could you be the Chair of Sheffield Heritage Partnership?

20th May 2023

Sheffield Heritage Partnership Board wants "enthusiastic friend and supporter of Sheffield's heritage" as new chair

Kelham Island Museum break-in – appeal for information

19th May 2023

Sheffield Museums are appealing to the public for help in recovering the stolen items.

Finding Lost Norton Park: Digging Deeper for All Launch Event

19th Mar 2023

Friends of Graves Park invite you to their 'Meet the Project' Day.

JUHS Bi-monthly meeting Tuesday 28 March 2023 10am-12pm

10th Mar 2023

This will be a "hybrid" meeting, so you can either attend in person at the National Emergency Services Museum, or online via Zoom.

Two exciting new opportunities at Graves Park “Digging Deeper for All” project

1st Feb 2023

Following the £142,770 National Lottery Heritage Fund grant Friends of Graves Park are looking for a Community Engagement Worker and tendering for community archaeology.

Sheffield’s Local Plan – make your voice heard now!

1st Feb 2023

Public consultation on the new Sheffield Local Plan has now begun and will continue until 20th February. Everyone is strongly encouraged to take part.

Friends of Portland Works bookkeeper opportunity

26th Jan 2023

Your chance to be part of the group that supports the ongoing restoration of Grade II* listed Portland Works.

JUHS Bi-monthly meeting Tuesday 24 January 2023 7-8:30pm

18th Jan 2023

Our guest speaker is Dr Lizzy Craig-Atkins, who will give us an update on the innovative Roots & Futures project. There will also be an update on the draft Local Plan.

Friends of Graves Park win Heritage Fund bid: Digging Deeper for All

21st Dec 2022

Project to further explore the history, heritage and archaeology of the historic Norton Park

Sheffield’s Public Art mapped online

3rd Dec 2022

Everyone invited to visit Sheffield Visual Art Group's online map and add more artworks

JUHS Bi-monthly meeting Tuesday 29 November 2022, 4-6pm

20th Nov 2022

Bi-monthly meeting Tuesday 29 November 2022, 4-6pm In person at Portland Works Maker Space and online We are happy to announce that our bi-monthly meeting will be another “hybrid” meeting, improving on what we learnt from the last meeting. You can either meet face to face in the Maker Space, kindly made available by Portland […]

Could you be the new leader that JUHS is looking for?

10th Nov 2022

Could you lead an innovative voluntary organisation in Sheffield that’s working for a bigger role for our city’s diverse and fascinating heritage? Joined Up Heritage Sheffield, a registered charity, is looking for a new chairperson to take forward its exciting work.

Help make Wincobank Old School House a warm Community Hub

28th Oct 2022

Friends of Zion Graveyard appeal for donations to make Wincobank Old School House into a community hub.

Statement on the listing of the former Cole Brothers building

15th Aug 2022

Joined Up Heritage Sheffield supported the bid for Historic England to list the former Cole Brothers store, and are delighted that it has decided to give Grade II listed status to this important and historic building which has played a central and much-loved role in the lives of thousands of Sheffielders.

Heritage Partnership Board and the City Centre Strategic Vision

23rd Apr 2022

Members of the Heritage Strategy Partnership Board, set up to oversee delivery of the city’s Heritage Strategy, have now held an initial meeting with the City Council, in the shape of Cllr Mazher Iqbal and the heads of Planning and of Property and Regeneration Services.

Archaeology at Sheffield to close later than planned – the fight goes on

21st Dec 2021

The Implementation Group (made of UEB members) has recommended, and the UEB agreed of course, that Archaeology at Sheffield will close at the end of 23/24. Archaeology will be split between History and Biological Sciences.

Uncovering Sheffield’s Industrial Past during Heart of the City II

15th Dec 2021

The current Heart of the City II regeneration programme in Sheffield city centre has provided an important opportunity to uncover evidence of Sheffield’s industrial past.

“South Sheffield Woodland Walk” aims to join up heritage in Britain’s most wooded city

3rd Dec 2021

It is possible to walk from Sheffield Railway Station in the city centre all the way to the 97 bus terminus above Totley almost entirely through parks, open spaces and particularly woodland, most of it ancient woodland. Timewalk’s Chris Bullivant has pieced together a provisional route literally joining up the heritage along the way, and he’s keen to hear from groups and individuals interested in making it a reality.

Friends of Graves Park need your help!

11th Nov 2021

The Friends of Graves Park have launched a petition to try and get the next section of the Norton Nurseries site released for restoration to parkland. Their goal is to reach at least 1000 signatures.

South Yorkshire Local Heritage List now open for nominations!

19th Oct 2021

The four local authorities in South Yorkshire have been awarded funding to create a Local Heritage List. Anyone can nominate a historic place - which could be a building, structure, garden, landmark, archaeological site or landscape.

Heritage Open Days

7th Sep 2021

The annual Heritage Open Days festival runs between 10 - 19 September 2021 and will see over 70 free events taking place across the Sheffield area, all celebrating our city's rich historic and cultural heritage.

University of Sheffield’s Department of Archaeology – Update

26th May 2021

Yesterday, the University’s Executive Board decided to go ahead with closing the world-ranking Archaeology Department; saving only two small areas of work that would be merged with the Medicine and Geography Departments.

Future of University of Sheffield’s Department of Archaeology

21st May 2021

You may have picked up the great concern being expressed across Sheffield at the threat to the future of the Department of Archaeology at the University of Sheffield. Please sign the petition!

New protection for statues, monuments and memorials

11th May 2021

In January 2021, the Government announced that they were to give new protections to "statues, monuments and memorials" to prevent them being removed without scrutiny.

Public Inquiry opens into controversial plans for 300 homes in the Loxley Valley

16th Apr 2021

In September 2020, Sheffield City Council's Planning Committee followed the advice of their officers and voted unanimously to refuse this outline application. The public inquiry is in response to an appeal by the developer, and is scheduled to take 10 days, with some of these expected as late as June.

Your chance to shape the recovery in heritage, arts and culture

18th Mar 2021

You are invited to take part in vital University of Sheffield research into how the lockdown in heritage, arts and culture has affected you.

Glowing praise for Heritage Strategy in the Sheffield Star and Telegraph

6th Mar 2021

The Star and Telegraph have both featured the recently-published JUHS Heritage Strategy in a two-page spread, continuing the steadfast support we have enjoyed from the papers and their editor, Nancy Fielder.

Windrush Day Grant Scheme

26th Feb 2021

Community-led groups are being invited to bid for a share of up to £500,000 to develop and host events which celebrate the Windrush Generation and recognise their contribution to British Life.

Friends of Loxley Valley need your help

19th Feb 2021

Sheffield City Council refused planning permission for a township of up to 300 homes on the old ‘Hepworth’ brickworks site in the Loxley valley. The developers, Patrick Properties Strategic Land, are appealing against that decision.

Tell us your stories of Birley Spa

12th Feb 2021

Birley Spa Oral History Project starts on 15th February 2021. We would love to hear your memories and stories of this wonderful site.

Friends of Hollin Busk – call for new members

5th Feb 2021

FOHB are urgently seeking volunteers, especially anyone with knowledge of public inquiries or who are able to help with fundraising.

A Heritage Strategy for Sheffield

27th Jan 2021

The Heritage Strategy for Sheffield is a first for the city: its first heritage strategy and the first in the country to be developed by and rooted in the local community.

Government planning reforms pose a significant threat to our built and landscape heritage

4th Nov 2020

The Government is proposing the biggest shake-up of planning law and policy in half a century. Joined Up Heritage Sheffield has submitted a comprehensive response to the proposals, which we believe are founded on little evidence and many wrong assumptions, and pose a significant threat to our built and landscape heritage.

Call for action – Local Heritage Listing opportunity for South Yorkshire

4th Nov 2020

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is inviting bids from county-wide groups of local authorities for up to £70,000 to develop a Local Heritage List. Buildings, sites and structures of national importance have statutory protection, but those of local importance are vulnerable to demolition at two weeks' notice.

Castlegate Video Tours

26th Oct 2020

Video tours from the Castlegate Festival including inside the Old Town Hall and the Terminal Warehouse at Victorian Quays, together with a very interesting kayak trip under Lady's Bridge, where you can see the remains of the original medieval bridge.

Draft Heritage Strategy for Sheffield – Update

10th Sep 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic meant we had to pause – which also gave us an opportunity to think about heritage in what is clearly going to be a changing and uncertain world. We think it will be even more important, as you will see from the revised consultation draft.

Sheffield Plan Consultation

25th Aug 2020

Sheffield City Council are consulting on the new Local Plan. This is the plan that will guide what can be built where in the city, and will have a large and long-lasting impact on heritage and the environment.

Heart of the City II – Update

23rd Aug 2020

The Council’s development of the area between Pinstone Street and Rockingham Street proceeds apace. Permission has been granted for stabilisation works to the historic Grade II* Listed Leah’s Yard, and the planning application has been submitted for the first phase Block A.

Heart of the City II – “Cambridge Street Collective” has heritage at its heart

16th Jun 2020

Heritage campaigners have been working with Sheffield City Council to try to get a better hearing for heritage as the ambitious Heart of the City II scheme advances.

Finding support for heritage during the COVID-19 crisis

1st Jun 2020

Historic England and the Heritage Alliance have put together information that may be helpful to heritage organisations in adapting to the COVID-19 crisis.

Heart of the City II – Public Consultation UPDATE

31st Mar 2020

Sheffield City Council have extended the pre-application consultation on Block H of their Heart of the City II development until April 28th, and made more details available on the website.

Draft Heritage Strategy for Sheffield Published

15th Jan 2020

The Sheffield Strategy is of and for the whole of the city. JUHS published a draft Strategy early in 2020 and plan to launch it by the end of 2020, following a period of public consultation.

Joined Up Heritage Sheffield calls on Sheffield City Council to rethink proposed planning department cuts

17th Nov 2019

Joined Up Heritage Sheffield is gravely concerned at the proposed cuts to the Sheffield City Council’s planning department, affecting all specialist teams, as well as officers handling routine applications, as reported in the Sheffield Star and Planning Resource magazine. Sheffield already has one of the smallest heritage specialist teams out of the 8 core cities, […]

Finding Lost Norton Park

13th Nov 2019

This article describes the recent National Lottery Heritage Fund project at Norton Park. The article has been submitted by Caroline Dewar, Chair of Friends of Graves Park.

Conservation Areas – Joined Up Heritage Sheffield Calls For Action

1st Aug 2019

Conservation Areas have been with us for over half a century. So many irreplaceable historic buildings and so much of our precious landscape were lost during the war and the frenzy of development and urban expansion that followed that it seemed that our heritage could all but disappear. The buildings and places we inherit are […]

JUHS gets the message across at developer event

18th Jul 2019

JUHS core group members attended the Sheffield Property Association event ‘How to galvanise a city and other stories’, held on 17 July 2019 at Kollider in Castle House, the former Co-operative store on Angel Street. This was a superb opportunity to give our message to well over a hundred representatives from the developer community. S-PA […]

Council committees instead of cabinet: more hope for heritage?

29th Jun 2019

What positive outcomes are heritage campaigners looking for if Sheffield City Council changes its system of governance from today’s “leader and cabinet” model, which limits power to a group of ten councillors from a single political party, to a committee system? That was what I needed to get across to the Council’s Overview and Scrutiny […]

Sheffield launches the framework for its first-ever Heritage Strategy

27th Sep 2017

A two-day event in October will mark a big step forward in the creation of the city’s first Heritage Strategy. Joined Up Heritage Sheffield (JUHS), a group of community organisations representing a wide range of heritage interests, will launch its Vision for the future of Sheffield’s heritage, and the Framework for the Strategy, at the two […]

Kelham Island Museum – Sheffield 1916: Steel, Steam & Power

5th Feb 2016

Do you have a story about our amazing River Don Engine? Would you like to be involved in our new HLF funded 1916 project? We are looking for input from people who know the engine to inform our new exhibition… If you have any stories or memories about the Engine that you would like to […]