The excellent Bradway Bugle (a local news leaflet for Bradway in Sheffield) has mentioned the Friends in their Summer 2013 issue. This type of targeted publicity is invaluable to spreading the word.
‘Ambitious’ proposals for Sheffield city centre’s development over the next five years are to be made public at an exhibition in the Winter Garden on Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18. As well as the Winter Garden exhibition, there will be a paper questionnaire and online consultation. Plans include details of how the ruins of Sheffield’s old castle* will be exposed after demolition of the market, and how a new Steel Route pedestrian link will run from The Moor to Victoria Quays, incorporating Pinstone Street and Fargate.
Sheffield Council’s 2013 to 2018 City Centre Masterplan involves projects which could be planned over the next five years and developed during the next decade. *Local campaign group ‘Friends of Sheffield Castle’ are keen to see the ruins properly excavated and displayed as part of an increased recognition of Sheffield’s history and a tourist attraction. The castle was the fifth largest in England and famously the prison for Mary Queen of Scots. To find out more about the castle visit www.friendsofsheffieldcastle.org.uk