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 […]