Bingham Park Consultation

Closed 19 Nov 2021

Opened 18 Oct 2021


Through the Better Parks initiative, Sheffield Parks and Countryside would like to re-develop the old ranger’s hut site in Bingham Park. We would like to hear the opinions and preferences of local people and park users, to ensure the development grows in line with community interest and need.

Why a café and activity hub?

Following the success of the catering concession that has been operating in Bingham Park between October 2020 - September 2021, coupled with feedback and previous consultation, we have established that there is a need for a café and toilet facility in this park. Situated on the Green Belt, the route known as 'Porter Valley' that runs from Endcliffe Park, through Bingham and Forge Dam, and out to the Peak District is extremely well loved and we want to ensure there are enough facilities to support the community. A café development would ensure that toilet facilities are available, and that people have access to a food and drink outlet and a place to meet and socialise.

We believe that the combination of a café with other activities will encourage greater use of the space, including key local heritage gems such as Shepherd Wheel, and will support Sheffield’s Outdoor City aims and objectives. Therefore, developing the café as an activity hub will provide a focal point for community activity & visitor information - which could include information on local history (such as Shepherd Wheel) and wildlife of the Porter Valley, indoor and/or outdoor activity space for meetings, fitness classes, events including walks and talks.


What is Better Parks?

The Better Parks initiative is an ambitious and innovative plan to enhance public enjoyment of Sheffield’s parks, woodlands and green spaces.

High quality green spaces make a major contribution to people’s health and wellbeing, provide places that bring people together, act as the focus for community activity and improve the look and feel of an area, making it a more attractive place to live, work, invest and study. Sheffield City Council is committed to improving the facilities and services in parks and green spaces, to enhance the quality of life of people living and working within the city. 

This requires substantial financial investment in an economic environment where the Council’s budget is under unprecedented pressure. In response to this, the Better Parks initiative provides a framework to maximise investment and optimise income, while also preserving what makes our green spaces so special.

Better Parks is all about working with creative, civic-minded businesses and community groups, in strategically identified areas, to explore new and exciting opportunities for both financial and social investment within parks, woodlands, sports facilities, ponds, picnic areas and more.

Why your views matter

We are interested in gathering your thoughts, opinions, and ideas so we can shape proposals and developments around the needs and interests of the local community.

This questionnaire will take between 5 - 10 minutes to complete.

Publishing/Privacy Statement

We may choose to use your comments/ideas within project documents, press releases or online (social media or website). Your responses will remain anonymous, unless you agree at a later date that you are happy for your name to be linked to your comment/s for example Ellie said...."We would like to see a cafe in Bingham Park."

Other formats

If you know someone that may like to take part who requires a paper copy of the survey, please let us know.

Updating and removing contact details

If you wish to have your contact details removed or updated at any time, please contact us on 0114 2500500 or email

What happens next

Our team will review the responses that we receive and identify the most prominent themes and ideas. From this we will develop the tender package for the site. 


  • Ecclesall
  • Endcliffe
  • Fulwood
  • Greystones


  • General Public
  • Residents


  • Leisure and Activities (Activity Sheffield)