Ochre Dike clean up campaign begins its 2019 sessions

THE project to clear up and maintain a historic Sheffield waterway is set to begin its 2019 series of special volunteer days.

Ochre Dike is a small stream that rises in the Gleadless Townend area and meanders past Crystal Peaks before joining the River Rother in nearby Beighton.

Crystal Peaks shopping mall has a long running project with the Riverside Stewardship Company to restore the neglected waterway as part of its campaign to support the environment and volunteers are welcome to join the scheme when its 2019 sessions begin on Friday, March 15.

Further dates for the first half of the year will include Friday March 15, Saturday April 13, Friday May 17, Saturday June 15, Thursday July 12 and Saturday, August 16.

The River Stewardship Company (RSC) was established by a group of public and third sector partners including Sheffield City Council, Groundwork Sheffield, Sheffield Wildlife Trust, Environment Agency, South Yorkshire Forest, Five Weirs Walk Trust and Upper Don Walk Trust.

It undertakes riverside management work and community projects involving local communities and volunteers.

To find out more about getting involved call 0114 3540012 or email:


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