Looking forward to visiting Sheffield on Thursday evening


I’m looking forward to speaking about driven grouse shooting and all that stuff – sign here please – on Thursday evening in the Carpenter Room of Sheffield Central Library. Kick-off is 7pm – admission is free but you should book please.

Sheffield, of course, sits just to the east of the Peak District National Park, where men sit in the heather guarding their model Hen Harriers, and locals hope for better things, such as the National Trust putting an end to grouse shooting on their (our) land in this national park.  We might touch on those issues on Thursday evening.

Highlighted in the map above is the Sheffield Hallam constituency of Nick Clegg (remember him?) which joined the ‘100 Club’ a while ago.

The Sheffield constituencies are as follows:


Sheffield Central, Paul Blomfield MP – 106 signatures

Sheffield Hallam, Nick Clegg MP – 105 signatures

Sheffield, Heeley, Louise Haigh MP – 62 signatures

Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough, no current MP – 35 signatures

Sheffield, South East, Clive Betts MP – 35 signatures


I’d love to see you on Thursday evening but if you can’t make it then why not sign here anyway?

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4 Replies to “Looking forward to visiting Sheffield on Thursday evening”

  1. Very unfortunately a work commitment means I can't attend, Mark. However several friends will be, and it sounds like there will be a good turnout of Sheffield's ecologists. I hope you enjoy your visit, putting a police force rapidly oscillating between corruption and ineptitude, and a (current) council leadership set on enviro-destruct, we still have some charm! A fairly casual stroll through the western suburbs until reaching the very first heather on the (thankfully long since ex-grouse shooting) moorland fringe this afternoon produced 52 species including Mandarin, Teal, Lapwing, Curlew, Woodcock, Stock Dove (lots), Tawny Owl, Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Stonechat, Wood Warbler (my first of the year), Willow Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, Siskin, Linnet, and Reed Bunting. Plus Brown Hare gets an honourable mammal mention. Not so bad for a big city.

  2. And just a link for booking;



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