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  • Accounts to December 2014

    SMHCCG have produced accounts for the year ended December 2014 which can be viewed in full from the link below. Total spend to date was £5,580 which excludes VAT as this is reclaimable. The total includes all expenditure for the village heritage trail boards which will be erected shortly and the new website. We are very pleased to of achieved so… Learn more

  • Path Improvements

    Path Improvements

    A wider safer pavement We would like to thank Andy Payne of J & A Road Sweeping, Digger and Dumper Hire from Eyam, who provided the machinery at preferential rates, and also Alan Bettney from DCC highways who was extremely helpful and assisted in arranging the loan of road warning signage for safety. Andy provided… Learn more

  • New Village Gateway Signs

    We recently tested the water with ideas for a replacement village name sign at the Calver end of the village, along with a new one (as we don’t have one) for the Eyam side of the village. We had a good response and all seemed in favour, offering varying ideas and preferences. The idea was… Learn more

  • Social Media Platform

    Twitter and Facebook for village promotion The twitter and facebook pages are up and running with the help of Katherine Goddard, who kindly volunteered to maintain the pages and update information as necessary. However, we would be very happy for anyone to post information on these pages which will expand their reach and ultimately promote… Learn more

  • Kids get their say

    The Schools and colleges project officer working for Venture Matrix at Hallam University has completed her arrangements for the schools project, this includes children from Stoney Middleton School, along with those from two other schools in Rotherham. The children will take an informative walk around the village on Monday 24th November, and additionally will be… Learn more

  • Heritage Trail Information Boards

    We have now received formal permission from the Parish Council (final location for Grove Gardens to be decided) and the various land owners for the boards, and we thank everyone for their help and support. We are particularly excited about the village heritage trail boards which have now been printed, and are at present being fitted… Learn more

  • Sheffield Hallam University students embrace village heritage

    Sheffield Hallam University Students presented their projects to SMHCCG members. We previously reported that SMHCCG were working with the Sheffield Hallam University and its students via their Venture Matrix programme. This programme seeks to provide enterprise projects for students to undertake as part of their degrees. SMHCCG members attended the university in late 2013 to present… Learn more

  • Full planning permission granted for village Heritage Centre

    The Peak Park Planning Authority have granted permission for a new purpose built heritage and visitor centre in Stoney Middleton. The Peak Park news release said – Decision heralds boost for Peak tourism economy and industrial heritage. On the 13th December the Peak District National Park Authority granted full planning permission for the Stoney Middleton Heritage… Learn more

  • £30,000 Heritage Lottery Fund Award

    SMHCCG were successfully awarded over £30,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Two presentations were organized to raise awareness of the group’s aims and specifically increase membership numbers. The first presentation was held at the Village Day on Sunday 30th June 2013 and the second at the Well Dressing village games fun day on the 27th… Learn more

  • Dave Thorpe talks to Radio Derby about village map

    Local village resident and Councillor David Thorpe talks to Radio Derby about the launch of the village heritage trail map. The local heritage group (Stoney Middleton Heritage Centre Community Group) produced a free guided map which takes visitors on a walk around the village and its may points of historical interest. Maps can be downloaded from the group’s website ( or collected… Learn more