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lost jacket?

Fixit Posted on 7 September 2019 18:07

A brown jacket was left at my house at the fixit party on the 31st. No one has claimed it and I thought maybe it was intended for the stall.
Let me know whoever left it
All the other left over items will go toOxfam in a weeks time, unless I am contacted to say the owner wants them back!
Some people put money in the fixit boot and I will be handing that onto the new co-ordinator, when it is confirmed who is taking over.
The Bradfield tools are now housed at Terry’s house.

Fixit+Friends Party

Fixit Posted on 6 September 2019 19:08

Reminder of Fixit and Friends party on Saturday 31st lunchtime at 1pm
Judy suggested we have a walking related items stall, so bring anything which you no longer need.
that might be useful to someone else.

104 Southgrove Road. On the 80’s bus route down Ecclesall Road. Get off at Tesco.

Its a bring and share. All Ramblers welcome!

Fixit+Friends Party

Fixit Posted on 24 August 2019 14:54

Reminder of Fixit and Friends party on Saturday 31st lunchtime at 1pm
Judy suggested we have a walking related items stall, so bring anything which you no longer need.
that might be useful to someone else.

104 Southgrove Road. On the 80’s bus route down Ecclesall Road. Get off at Tesco.

Its a bring and share. All Ramblers welcome!

Extra Fixit Tomorrow

Fixit Posted on 18 August 2019 12:24

On Fri, 16 Aug 2019 at 17:05, Sheffield Ramblers Secretary <> wrote:

Hi there,

With regard to emails below from Christine Whitaker. I would be willing to go there this coming Monday with some secateurs and loppers – say from 11:00 onwards. Would anyone else be interested?
Call/text me on 0784-253-0128

Possibility of lifts/shared cars. Apologies for very late notice

Many thanks.


Malcolm Dixon

Sheffield Ramblers Secretary or 0784-253-0128

Christine – can you give us a grid reference for where this Park Lane, Hunshelf Bank in Deepcar is, please? see attached map, Malcolm – SK274990

You may want to change your mind when you know where the problem is. The section in question goes across the hillside from just after Wellhouse Farm on Park Lane to Old Park House. It’s very difficult to access as it’s half way up the hill. Tony Andrews may be able to get permission for parking at one of the farms, but the owners of Old Park House don’t seem very friendly. When we went to do some work a few days ago we parked on the road on the hillside (shown in yellow climbing up between Fox Valley Retail Park and what’s left of Samual Fox’s steel works. We walked from there passing Wellhouse Farm and started clearing just after there.


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From: South Yorkshire and North East Derbyshire Ramblers <>

Date: 16 August 2019 at 13:25:38 +01:00

Subject: Fwd: Park Lane (Hunshelf Bank) Overgrown

To:, Sheffield Ramblers <>

Re Park Lane Hunshelf Bank

Dear Malcolm and Judy

Below is a conversation between myself and Tony Andrews regarding the condition of Park Lane, Hunshelf Bank, Deepcar. I wonder if any members of the Fix IT Team may be interested in helping clear the overgrown path mentioned below, before the 25th August. It seems as if Mr Andrews will help out if we can provide a some volunteers (I think he may provide the equipment needed). As Jan has now finished with Fix It, I’m sure who to approach. Could you please contact anyone that may be willing to help?


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From: Andrews Tony <>

Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2019 at 08:44

Subject: Re: Park Lane (Hunshelf Bank) Overgrown

To: South Yorkshire and North East Derbyshire Ramblers <>

Hi Christine,

Thanks for this. One of my rangers did a cut back on this path earlier in the year when we put in the new stiles at Old Park fm.

Unfortunately everything has grown madly this summer.

I have asked him to do another cutback along the route but it may be 3 weeks before it gets done as he has to take time off with kids school holidays.

My other 2 rangers already have a full workload.

If your RA fix it group want or can do this work please just let me know.

Regards Tony

——– Original Message ——–

From: South Yorkshire and North East Derbyshire Ramblers <>

Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2019, 17:02

To: Andrews Tony <>

Subject: Park Lane (Hunshelf Bank) Overgrown

Dear Mr Andrews

Terry Howard suggested that I contact you after I spoke to him about the condition of Park Lane at Stocksbridge. I have noticed that Sheffield ROW Department has installed a number of new stiles along the lane and wondered whether there were any plans to cut back some of the overgrown vegetation.

A few days ago I went along the lane while checking a route that was planned for Sheffield Visually Impaired Walking Group on 25 August, but the condition this year means the route is not suitable. Visually impaired walkers often need a guide by their side on our walks, and there isn’t enough room for 2 walkers side by side.

Two of us went up yesterday and spent a few hours cutting back the brambles that were growing across the the path, but we were only able to clear only about a third of the route (and that was only a rough clearance).

There will be no problems changing the route for the August walk, but if you do have plans to tackle the vegetation in the near future, would you want any volunteers from Sheffield Ramblers?


Christine Whittaker

Party Party Party

Fixit Posted on 18 July 2019 13:49


I thought we should have a summer party for Fixit and Friends to mark a change in the Fixit history and celebrate what we have accomplished over the last few years.

So! It will be on Saturday August 31st at 1.0 pm in the garden at 104 SouthgroveRoad S10 2NQ

There are no parking restrictions on Saturday

Its a bring and share and bring whatever you like to drink.

Lets hope the day is warm and hopefully sunny. I shall put up the long suffering gazebos if it isn’t.

So! Spread the word and hope to see you all there.

Fixit Co-ordinator

Fixit Posted on 3 July 2019 18:08

Hi all Fixiteers

I find myself unable to continue as Fixit Co-ordinator as of now, and would like to suggest that someone else comes forward to continue the valuable work that our group have accomplished.
Thanks everyone for the wonderful work you have done. You have been reliable, good humoured and oustandingly consistent. It has been good fun, we have organised the work to give everyone a job and therefore job satisfaction. Over, now many years, we have improved the footpaths in the area in which we walk and have had gratifying feedback from fellow walkers.
Whoever takes on the role should understand that most of us are long retired and the jobs we do have to echo our years.

I will gladly spend time with my successor and pass on any tips I can.

Regards to all, Jan

Fixit July 1st Monday

Fixit Posted on 23 June 2019 15:56

Fixit for July 1st

Location 35 and 10 to start with.
2 stiles below Spitewinter Farm

Only stonework on both stiles

Parking at Spitewinter Farm

Location 21 and 18
Head towards High Bradfield. After the last turnoff on the left to Low Bradfield, take the next turn right onto the farm track to Cliffe House Farm.
Park at the bottom of the track for both jobs.

21 is repairing a wooden stile. The stile is a long way up a terribly rough track, so Mr Hinchcliffe the farmer will take us and tools up on his tractor.

18 is installing a square post with chamfered top and fixing 2 waymark arrows.

Tools for last two jobs
Drill, saw, hammer, nails and digging tools (Chris if you can come! Lovely, if not please let me have the drill)

I will bring timber and digging tools + sack trolley. Any questions phone me on mobile.

I think we might manage all 4 jobs!

Monday June 3rd Fixit

Fixit Posted on 23 May 2019 19:12

We are going to improve 4 stiles this month. Location 3 Moving existing post further out into the field to allow the gate to fully open Digging equipment. Location 2 Putting in timber hand post with yellow arrows both ways Cutback around stile and some improvement of stonework Digging and cutting equipment Parking for these two stiles is on the road down from Bradfield Secondary school opposite footpath sign on the right Need 3 people for these two stiles. Barry, Laurence and Cynthia for cutback? Location 35; Re-build stone work on both sides of stile of steps (most work on lower side of stile) Muscles and stone-cutting chisels. Parking at Spitewinter Farm ( down track and park on the track off to the left, making sure not to park on the grass) John, David H, David K . Depending on how many workers some can move down from this stile to Location 10 to do an easy job of moving/lowering/raising stones to improve on existing stile. Chris, you can have a holiday this month as there is no carpentry! I will bring the one pole we need and project tools.

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