Local residents are invited to shape the long-term plans of an estate once hailed for its design quality and unique features.  And shape is literally the word as people will be designing plasticine models of Gleadless Valley, as well as developing options for long-term improvement.

Workshops are taking place from next week to inform the Gleadless Valley Masterplan. Residents are invited to one or more of the events to have their say

Plasticine illustration
An illustration of how Plasticine can be used in community master planning workshops so as to include everyone

WORKSHOP 1: Looking at what works well and what needs changing
Tuesday 11 September 2018:
2-4pm John O’Gaunt Pub, 151 Blackstock Road, S14 1FX
6.30-8.30pm Terry Wright Community Hall, 569 Gleadless Road, S2 2BT
WORKSHOP 2: Creating a model masterplan for Gleadless Valley using plasticine

Tuesday 18 September 2018:
2-4pm John O’Gaunt Pub
6.30-8.30pm Terry Wright Community Hall
A buffet and refreshments will be provided at all workshops.

The Council is asking people to book their place in advance by emailing consultgleadlessvalley@sheffield.gov.uk or calling 0114 273 6369.  People are asked to arrive ready to start at 2pm or 6.30pm.

Councillor Jim Steinke, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Community Safety, said:

We gained extra funding from Government to develop a masterplan for Gleadless Valley. It’s about improving housing in the neighbourhood, as well as increasing opportunities for local people. Hundreds of residents have already taken part in our consultation to date, and told us about their priorities for improvement. We now want to use this to help develop long-term options, working alongside residents. It’s not about developing a plan and then asking people for their opinions, but planning together – with the people most affected by local decisions.

The workshops will cover how to improve housing, green spaces, transport, facilities and more, as well as tackle anti-social behaviour and litter.  They will be followed by a public exhibition about the masterplan options in October where more people can have their say.

Options will then be worked-up into more detailed projects covering some or all of Gleadless Valley.  Residents will be asked for their opinions again in the new year. People will also be invited to comment on the draft Masterplan before it is finalised next year.

Visit www.sheffield.gov.uk/gleadlessvalley for more information.