High Green

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Coordinates: 53°28′23″N 1°29′38″W / 53.473°N 1.494°W / 53.473; -1.494

High Green
High Green is located in Sheffield
High Green
High Green
 High Green shown within Sheffield
Civil parish Ecclesfield
Metropolitan borough City of Sheffield
Metropolitan county South Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SHEFFIELD
Postcode district S35
Dialling code 0114[1]
Police South Yorkshire
Fire South Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Penistone and Stocksbridge
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High Green is the northernmost suburb of Sheffield, England, located about 8 miles from the city centre. It is found to the north of Chapeltown and is served by a number of buses; the nearest rail station is in Chapeltown 1 mile away.

High Green has expanded rapidly to fill its green belt limits within the last 20 years[when?], now merging building-wise with Chapeltown. The scenery of the Wharncliffe Crags is not far from High Green, and Westwood Country Park is within easy reach. The dam set in the country park is a favourite place for fishermen, joggers, walkers and local children. The older, council-owned houses were part refurbished about 10 years ago[when?], and later modernised to the council decent homes programme.

The centre of High Green has a Post Office that has recently moved to the local shop, local pubs, a dentist, two doctors' practices and a few shops along the main street, Wortley Road. There is also a play area by/on Paces Campus called Hullaballoos. High Green has 5 primary schools: 4 mainstream schools (Angram Bank Primary, High Green Primary, Greengate Lane Primary and St. Mary's Primary) and 1 non-maintained special school, Paces School formerley High Green Secondary, for both primary and secondary age children. High Green does not have a mainstream secondary school; pupils instead usually go to Ecclesfield School, approximately 2 miles away in the Ecclesfield suburb. Other mainstream secondary schools that children in the area commonly got to are Stocksbridge or Notre Dame.

Since 1997, High Green has been the home of Paces, a registered charity managing services for children and young people with cerebral palsy and their families, including Paces School which uses the Conductive education approach. The school is at the heart of Paces Campus, a regular local community centre that offers a range of child-care, IT, training, sports, arts and health activities open to all. Paces Campus is an inclusive community centre and business hub which specialises in enterprise development, children, disabilities, sports and arts. The Campus serves the local communities of Chapeltown, High Green and the wider north Sheffield, south Barnsley and north-west Rotherham areas. People come here to meet others, play sport and other leisure activities, learn and to do business. The Campus offers a range of activities from childcare, after school clubs, art sessions, sports centre groups, computer sales and recycling, training including ICT and micro business incubation. It also houses a specialist resource for children with disabilities (A non maintained special school for children with physical and sensory disabilities registered with the Department for Children, Schools and Families) and programmes for adults with disabilities.

The popular band Arctic Monkeys comes from High Green. Usually, their frontman Alex Turner, presents the band in concert saying "We are the Arctic Monkeys from High Green, Sheffield!". Their song "Red Light Indicates Doors are Secured" includes the lyrics "I said it's High Green mate, via Hillsborough please." At the end of another song, "All My Own Stunts," Josh Homme from the Queens of the Stone Age shouts "Because I'm from High Green, I'm from High Green!" The band's drumhead features the numbers 0114, the dialing code for Sheffield.

High Green hit the national headlines over Christmas 2012 when the organist at St. Saviour's parish church was murdered on his way to midnight communion on Christmas Eve. 2 men were later convicted and jailed for the attack. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ofcom | Telecoms numbering". Stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk. 28 April 2010. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Alan Greaves killing: Attackers jailed". BBC News (BBC). 19 July 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2014.