51 bus route could change as part of university improvements

51 bus

The 51 bus could be rerouted as part of the University of Sheffield’s Campus Masterplan

Proposed improvements to the University of Sheffield campus could see the city-bound 51 bus rerouted from Western Bank/Mappin Street to Glossop Road via Clarkson Street and Durham Road.

The change would allow for the pedestrianisation of part of Leavygreave Road and a possible one-way circulatory system to be put in place using Western Bank for outbound and Glossop Road for inbound traffic.

Other ideas that are part of the new proposals include installing pedestrian crossings on Western Bank and improving Mappin Street.

The University is asking for residents to feed back on the masterplan at upcoming events or using their online form.

Campus Masterplan for the University of Sheffield

Have your say on the proposals


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Former Artisan building in Crosspool to become Indian restaurant

Work has started on doing up the former Artisan building in Crosspool

Work has started on doing up the former Artisan building in Crosspool

A new curry house is to open in the former Artisan restaurant on Sandygate Road.

Work is currently being undertaken on the building. We don’t know yet of the planned opening date.

Over the years the restaurant in that location has been known as Thyme, Smith’s and most recently Artisan, which closed in January. The upstairs area was also reinvented under different themes including fish restaurant Catch and budget eatery Canteen.

Older residents may remember the building operating as an Indian restaurant before chef and entrepreneur Richard Smith took it on.

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Activities for children resume at St Columba’s

St. Columba's church, Crosspool

St. Columba’s church, Crosspool

Autumn activities for children at St Columba’s church on Manchester Road are starting for the new term.

Stepping Stones, the music and story-time for pre-schoolers and their carers, is on Fridays at 1.45pm and is now fortnightly.

Messy Church starts up again on 27 September. This is a time of fun and crafts for families with primary school-age children, on Saturday from 4-6pm. The session includes family tea.

In collaboration with St Timothy’s church Crookes, St Solumba’s is offering a youth Alpha course, for young people aged 11+ who are interested in the Christian faith. There will be food, fun, video clips and opportunity to discuss in small groups. This will be on Thursdays at 6pm starting on 18 September.

You are welcome to drop in at any of these sessions or for further information on any of these events, contact Diane Ryan on 07501 271754 or via st.columbas@hotmail.co.uk.

St Columba’s church

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Bullet points from Special Allotments Open Meeting

Fire at Hagg Lane & District Gardeners' Allotments Society hut

Damage caused by the recent arson at
Hagg Lane & District Gardeners’ Allotments Society hut

Earlier today Crosspool Forum hosted a Special Open Meeting at St Columba’s to discuss recent vandalism to local allotments.

Fifty three allotment tenants from Marsh Lane, Hagg Lane, Rosco Bank and Rivelin attended with a view to discussing how to prevent such problems in the future.

The attendees came up with nine proposals – download the bullet point summary below.

Special Allotments Open Meeting bullet points (PDF, 58KB)

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Local shops targeted in mobile phone theft

A mobile phone was stolen from Bamforths greengrocer last month as thieves targeted Crosspool shops.

On Thursday 7 August two men were seen acting suspiciously as they visited the precinct shops and distracted owners. An iPhone was stolen from Bamforths.

Police are investigating and want to speak with two men captured on CCTV. Anyone with information should call them by dialling 101.


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Rivelin Valley Heritage Open Day on Sunday 14 September

Rivelin valley

Rivelin valley

Rivelin Valley Heritage Open Day takes places on Sunday 14 September. Join in activities and find out about the industrial heritage of the valley.

More information is at heritageopendays.org.uk and rivelinvalley.org.uk.

Rivelin Valley Heritage day

Rivelin Valley Heritage day

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Marsh Lane allotment-holders seek building materials: special Open Meeting arranged

Marsh Lane allotment volunteers

Marsh Lane allotment volunteers

As allotment holders appeal for spare materials to help them rebuild the Marsh Lane allotments cafe, tool store and site toilet, a special Open Meeting has been arranged to discuss the problem of Crosspool allotment vandalism.

The 25 August fire came just a few days after a blaze at Hagg Lane allotments on 14 August.

The council have supplied a skip to Marsh Lane allotments and a group of gardener volunteers have been working to clear the site.

One plot belonging to allotment holder Jeff Walker was left devastated but thanks to a generous donation from an anonymous benefactor Jeff should be in a position to replace the shed with something more substantial and possibly fire resistant.

Marsh Lane allotment holders are now in desperate need for any timber, glass, concrete, breeze blocks, slabs and other building material to help rebuild their buildings. They’re particularly looking for support from local building yards and glass merchants.

If you can help then please call Jeff Walker on 07970 539986.

Meanwhile, local councillors, council officers, and our local police officers, in their determination to end the current blight of vandalism at local allotments, have arranged  for an emergency Open Meeting to be held at  St Columba’s Church Hall, Friday 5 September at 10am. Everyone is welcome.

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