New cycle route and footpath to open between Sheffield park and station

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A £2 million cycle route and footpath linking Norfolk Park and Sheffield Railway Station will be officially opened next week.

Lord Mayor Coun Peter Rippon will cut the ribbon at the Cholera Monument in Norfolk Park on Saturday, September 6.

Toby Hyam, chairman of Friends of Sheaf Valley, said: “This is a fantastic boost for the area of S2 and for the people of Sheffield.

“It will create a continuous open space with a path for pedestrians and cyclists running from Fitzwalter Road to Shrewsbury Road, through Clay Woods via the Cholera Monument and it will make it possible to walk or cycle between Norfolk Park and the railway station.”

Celebrations start at the monument at 11am and the official opening begins at noon.

Afterwards a parade, including Sheffield Central MP Paul Blomfield, Dronfield Genquip Band, majorettes and local residents, will make its way to Sheaf Valley Park, for the annual Sheaf Valley Festival, which is from 12.30pm to 5.30pm.