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Woodhouse Mill and Orgreave Community Forum

Photo: the new plaque

Area: South Yorkshire
Interests: Road building

The group was set up to campaign against the proposed Waverley Link Road that would cut through recreational fields and destroy residential homes and our village as we know it.

Years of campaigning have resulted in 100% support from all 28 wards in Sheffield. We are applying for the recreation ground to be dedicated as a Queen Elizabeth II Field under the Fields in Trust scheme, part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations. This would give the fields protected status.

Contact: Derek Hutchinson
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Tel: 0114 2889848
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Latest news

August 2012:  Sheffield Council has now officially designated the recreation ground a Queen Elizabeth II Field, meaning that the proposed road cannot be built across it. At a ceremony to unveil the field's new plaque (pictured above), cabinet member for culture, sport and leisure Councillor Isobel Bowler said: "We're delighted the fields have been designated during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and that Sheffield has taken part in this national scheme to preserve existing playing fields."

January 2012: Sheffield Council has approved the application to the Fields in Trust scheme, which will give the recreation ground legal protection and mean that the road cannot be built here. This is great news, but we will continue to be vigilant until the field is handed over, signed and sealed with a dedication of deeds... Until then, we continue to fight to save our field and stop a road that is not needed.