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New opportunities!

We’re happy to announce we’re at a very exciting stage in our organisational development! We have a good funding base for the next couple of years and lots of ideas for new projects. We are now looking for energetic people to join our trustee board. You would be part of a group moving the organisation forward into our next stage of development – growing our existing work and starting new projects.

GCA is an exciting local charity supporting people to work together to make necessary environmental change. We believe that working together in the environment, makes for a more engaged and stronger Community. We prioritise practical projects which have a positive impact.

We are looking for passionate and committed individuals, that are representative of our diverse communities, who are as excited as we are about the prospects of the charity and the area it serves. 

We want to ensure our board is a balanced reflection of Pitsmoor and Burngreave, in particular and that board members have a good knowledge of local society dynamics and aspiration. It helps if you are local to the area, but not essential

If you think you are the person for this role, please apply using the role description and the form below. If you would like any more information, please email or phone 07751038221


The Tool Bank is Open Again!

Yes were open again and this time its 5 days a week! We open from Tuesday 24th January 2023 thanks to the hard work and time of our Volunteers. Thankyou all!

its been a long journey since we were forced to close during lockdown but we’ve found a way to open the tool bank for longer, making it easier for everyone to work on their gardens and DIY projects when they please.

If you want to borrow a tool, you can just turn up at Abbeyfield house and report to the ‘Reyt Repair’ office on the ground floor and ask for Gareth or talk to a volunteer! ‘Reyt repair’ has partnered with Green City Action to deliver the tool bank service, Tuesday through Saturday, 10-4pm. You can even bring in a treasured possession for repair at the ‘Reyt Repair’ workshop!

Borrow tools for a small service charge. All proceeds go back into keeping the tool bank tip top!

We’ve got lawn mowers, strimmers, hedge trimmers, sanders, power drills, saws and all the usual hand tools and garden implements. Check out the my turn website below for a full listing or….

Come in for a coffee and a chat and discuss your project and we’ll see what we’ve got for you.

We want to keep the stories of DIY and gardening in our neighbourhood alive, so post a few pics on our Facebook site and share the glory of your success.

If you want to be sure of availability book your tool out online here;

Best of luck with your project! Come and see us soon!

Tool bank re opening

We are excited to announce the tool bank will be opening on January 24th Tuesday through Saturday, 5 days a week, from 10am to 4pm. Operating from our new partner’s  ‘Reyt Repair’ workshop headquarters in the heart of Pitsmoor’s beautiful Abbeyfield Park!

Sheffield Toolbank now runs from the front of Abbeyfield Park House in Burngreave, Sheffield. Turn up! Ring the bell and talk to Gareth and the team – or book on line through the website.

We have a large selection of DIY and gardening tools (including electric and petrol tools) available for hire to the general public at low cost.

You can find the tool bank team at Abbeyfield Park House, Abbeyfield Park, Abbeyfield Road, S4 7AT. The house is also easily accessible from Burngreave Road; buses 1,1a,75,76,83,88. Easy free parking on Abbeyfield Road. We cannot deliver or collect tools at present.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via email or phone.

07543 745918. or email

Somethings stirring at the tool bank…

Things are beginning to happen at the tool bank….

The sounds of electrical power tools whirring into action, could be heard at the green City Action Tool bank head quarters for the first time since covid hit in 2020! When tools have sat quiet for a while in the dusty cold store room that was the former kitchen of Abbeyfield house, you wonder, whats working? Are all the fuses in the plugs good? Has anything rusted or dusted beyond repair.

So this month, Green City Action has been putting together a steering group to make sure we can set the tool bank up safely for our volunteers and the local community…Im proud to say that we are getting there!

On Saturday 7th Oct 2022, Mark Knowles and Steve Patey Colton, kindly came in to re boot the store room. Re organising and checking over our tools, ensuring they are safe to use. Surprisingly, most things we tried were in good working order! A bit of a dust down and polish and we got a shelf full or two of loanable tools for the community to use. the rest put to one side, with a few, minor safety repairs needed. There is plenty more to do and the steering group will meet a few more times over the coming months to make sure the tool bank is up and running and working in the way that everyone wants.

We secured funding from B and Q for electric versions of our petrol tools to make storage of flammable materials a whole lot safer and easier to manage.
We hope to be open in a few weeks with more exciting developments to announce. Watch this space and start making plans for your exciting DIY and gardening projects! If you are a community group interested in making use of our tools for a volunteer day or similar, please get do get in touch…

Nigel’s Vinyl Bay Horse Inn Fundraiser!

Come to the Bay horse Pub tonight (Friday 9th Sept) to experience the crackle and thrum of the old black stuff. They are raising money for the relaunch and kick start of the Tool Bank. We are looking to find partner organisations in the area to work together on environmental projects, using the tool bank!

Later on we’ll apply for funding to do bigger stuff and hopefully employ more staff. In the mean time we’re looking or new volunteers and a steering group to manage and discuss progress and maybe do some environmental work in our public spaces.

Come on down if you like a social, or music, or the environment, or drop in to Abbeyfield house or drop us a line, letting us know how you can help!