Millhouses Park is the first park in Sheffield to be entered into the Yorkshire Bloom competition and was commended by the judge for its range of facilities, horticultural and environmental excellence and good community links with local schools, Rotary Club and businesses.

Councillor Mary Lea, cabinet member for culture, parks and leisure, said:

It is brilliant that Millhouses Park has received the highest possible award in the Yorkshire in Bloom competition.

It is testament to the commitment of the Friends of Millhouses Park and the SCC Parks and Countryside team that the park was particularly commended on its huge range of facilities for all ages, excellent community links and the fact that it attracts visitors from across Sheffield and beyond.

Parks and open spaces are a great source of pride in Sheffield and I hope that this well-deserved achievement will encourage more Friends Groups to enter their local park in future years.

Representatives from SCC and Friends of Millhouses Park stand with a Yorkshire in Bloom judge in Millhouses Park
Left to Right, Pete Stow (FOMP), Deirdre Walton (Yorkshire in Bloom Judge), Richard Dewsbury (SCC Parks and Countryside Team Leader)

Andy Mumford, parks and countryside area manager at SCC said:

The Parks and Countryside team, Friends of Millhouses Park and other stakeholders have formed excellent working relationships to achieve this award. Hard work and dedication has made Millhouses a destination park which is loved and enjoyed by many.”

The park also received a Green Flag award in July, a symbol of excellence that is given to parks and green spaces of quality.

Pete Stow, from Friends of Millhouses Park said:

The Friends of Millhouses Park are very proud to achieve this award as recognition of how hard we have worked to support the work of a fantastic park staff at Millhouses Park. There is a small team of dedicated volunteers who work throughout the year to maintain the gardens and keep the park clean and tidy, including in recent years the help of Abbeydale Rotary Club. We know that the Park looks amazing and is an incredibly busy destination park so we decided to enter this competition for the first time this year. We were so pleased to achieve the top award and this will encourage us to keep up our efforts in the years to come.

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