The location - Stocksbridge District within Sheffield Metropolitan District
Stocksbridge in relation to Sheffield's green space system
Stocksbridge is on the edge of the Peak District National Park in the north of England.
It has good road access to Leeds, Manchester and Barnsley as well as to Sheffield.
Its proximity to high quality countryside, moorland and a series large lakes which have been formed by damming local rivers makes it an idea place for people who like outdoor pursuits.
The Steel Valley Partnership and the regeneration of Stocksbridge
Over the past decade the regeneration of Stocksbridge has got underway. The work of the Steel Valley Partnership in enhancing the quality of the visual environment and developing the biodiversity potential of the district has been a significant part of this.
The regeneration has involved community building, skills enhancement as well as the attraction of new business. Much of the work that has happened on the ground has been brought about by the efforts of the Stocksbridge Training and Enterprise Partnership (STEP).
Sheffield MDC and other public agencies have been successful in helping the local community attract funds to enhance the quality of life as well as the social and economic sustainability of the district.
More information about Stocksbridge its population, environment and its regeneration