About Sheffield Local Group

Our group’s aim is to introduce new people to the RSPB and to raise money to support the RSPB’s work – locally, nationally and internationally. We hold our indoor meetings on the first Thursday in each month except June, July and August. We run frequent midweek and weekend walks in and around Sheffield as well as coach trips to places further afield.

Meeting places

Indoor meetings: Central United Reformed Church, Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JB. For full details, please refer to the indoor meetings information in this website’s News section.

Coach trips depart from outside Hallam University Students Union, 6 Paternoster Row, Sheffield S1 2QQ (opposite the Showroom). For full details, please refer to the coach trip listings in this website’s News section.

The meeting place for local walks varies. Please refer to the local walks listings in this website’s News section for full information.


Committee Members

Helen Ensor – Group Leader
Geoff Vause – Treasurer
Phyllis Brown – Secretary
Richard Brown – Membership Secretary
Bob Russon – Talks Organiser
Sean Ashton – Coach Trips Organiser
Paul Maddox – Website Editor
Neil Fawson – Facebook Editor
Janet Medforth

Other people who help organise group activities

John Robinson – Local Walks Organiser
Imogen Rae
John Ensor
Ann Lockwood
Peter Lockwood
Mary Palmer
Peter Wingfield


To send a message or enquiry to the RSPB Sheffield local group, use the email address below or click on the ‘Contact us’ button at the bottom of this page. 

Are you about to contact us about a sick or injured bird or animal? If so, please note that neither the RSPB nationally or our RSPB local group run bird hospitals or an animal rescue service. We suggest that you contact the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) – a national charity that can help and advise on sick and injured birds and animals.

Group contact


Contact us

If you have any questions or comments, please get in touch.