Space for Cycling campaign highlights Crookes pinch point

The bend of Crookes Road next to The Grindstone pub has been identified as dangerous for cyclists by a campaign to make Sheffield’s roads safer.

Space for Cycling named the pinch point created by road narrowing by the pub as the main issue in Crookes ward.

Improvements for Fulwood ward were also highlighted.

Organiser Cycle Sheffield is asking all local council election candidates to pledge to support specific cycle improvements in all 28 wards in Sheffield.

Space for Cycling ride on Saturday saw hundreds of people, including children and families ride through the streets of Sheffield to call for a more cycle-friendly city.

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Have you lost a ring with a friendship message on it?

A ring with a friendship message on it has been found in Lydgate Lane park.

If you think it is yours, please email with a description, including details is what the message on the ring is.

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Raise money for CDYST with your old printer cartridges and mobiles

CDYST facilities in Crosspool

CDYST facilities in Crosspool – image from

The trustees of Crosspool & District Youth Sports Trust (CDYST) on Coldwell Lane are asking for your old printer ink cartridges and mobile phones to help raise money and to be more environmentally friendly.

CDYST is working with partners AquAid, Perfect Printer Cartridges and BCMY recycling on the initiative.

You can help by donating your empty printer cartridges and old mobile phones: drop them off at 5 Dransfield Close. For further information, email


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Agenda for Friday 24 April 2015 Open Meeting

Open Meeting/AGM at St Columba's

Open Meeting at St Columba’s – click for provisional agenda (PDF, 678KB)

Crosspool Forum’s Open Meeting on Friday 24 April at St Columba’s will start at 7pm.

Guest speaker this time is South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Dr Alan Billings.

Come along and give your concerns on local issues to local councillors, the police and officials.

Provisional agenda for Open Meeting on Friday 24 April 2015 (PDF, 678KB)

Minutes from previous Open Meetings

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Scout Group Concert on Saturday 18 April 2015

After the success of their first event a couple of years ago, the 259 Scouts are planning another concert on Saturday 18 April to raise funds for the group and Stephen Hill church.

It will include solo performers and bands featuring members come from the group.

Doors will open at 6.30pm, ready for a 7pm start. The concert will finish around 10pm. Refreshments will be available.

Entry is £3 in advance, £4 on the door. The hall has a limited capacity so it’s recommended (and cheaper) to get your tickets in advance. To buy, contact

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Aligarh cookery school launches with masterclass

On Sunday 26 April Crosspool’s Aligarh Indian restaurant launches its cookery school with a masterclass from chef Jaswant Mehra.

The session includes cookery demonstrations, one-on-one training, recipe cards and buffet.

Tickets are £35 each- call 0114 266 6096 to book.

Aligarh cookery school launches with masterclass

Aligarh cookery school launches with masterclass


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Your suggestions wanted for a local hero to reopen Crosspool Tavern

Crosspool Tavern

Crosspool Tavern

Crosspool Tavern is closing for refurbishment at 8pm on Sunday 26 April, with the intention of reopening at 6pm on Thursday 30 April.

For the main opening event on Friday 1 May, Julia the manager is asking for your help.

Rather than getting a dignitary or celebrity to reopen the pub, Julia would like to find a local hero to do the honours. She explains: “It could be someone old or young who has helped in the community or raise money for charity; someone who has suffered a major illness or personal tragedy; or someone who has given their all for their country.”

If you have someone in mind you would like to nominate please pop in to the pub, call  Julia at the Tavern on 0114 266 2113 or message Crosspool Taven via its Facebook page., giving the name of your suggested person and reasons why you’re nominating them. The best suggestions will be put to a vote.


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