Council to assess The Plough pub community asset bid

The Plough, Sandygate Road

Is The Plough on Sandygate Road under threat of closure?

A bid to get The Plough pub listed as a community asset is due to be heard by the council on Thursday 4 June.

If the pub were to be listed as an asset of community value it would mean that, in the event of it being put up for sale, the group lodging the application would be given time to come up with a bid to buy it. There is no guarantee that this bid would be accepted by the seller.

With the rumoured threat of the pub being sold and turned into a convenience store, a group of regulars have launched an online petition and a paper petition in the pub that you’re invited to sign. There’s also a Save the Plough Facebook community group which they’ll use to keep everyone up to date.

The Plough is one of three remaining pubs in Crosspool and it is believed that a public house has stood on the site for around 400 years. The pub is famously located opposite Hallam FC’s Sandygate stadium, the oldest football ground in the world.

Save the Plough Facebook page

Save The Plough (Crosspool) petition

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A57 Snake Pass to close for two weeks

The A57 Snake Pass will be closed from Monday 1 June until Sunday 14 June so that major repairs can be made to the retaining wall in four different places. There will be no through route from Glossop to Sheffield for any vehicle while the work is taking place.

The road will be closed from the junction of the A57 with the A6013 Ashopton Road to its junction with Hurst Road in Glossop.

A signed diversion route will be in place, which is A6013 − A6187 − B6049 − A623 − A6 − A615 − A624 − A57 (to point of closure) and vice versa.

A57 Snake Pass to close for two weeks

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Local and city charities to benefit from festival donations

The two charities that will receive a share of any money made from this year’s Crosspool Festival are Care in Crosspool and Roundabout.

Care in Crosspool provides a befriending service for the elderly, organising regular visits to someone living on their own.

Roundabout is a local Sheffield youth housing charity providing shelter, support and life skills to young people.

Last year, £500 was raised for Parents’ Association of Children with Tumours and Leukaemia and £500 was raised for community facility CDYST.

In 2013, £1,300 was shared between Weston Park Cancer Information and Support Centre and the 36th Sheffield Scout Group based on Benty Lane.

Crosspool Festival 2015

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Volunteers wanted to help water precinct hanging baskets

Hanging baskets in Crosspool precinct

Hanging baskets in Crosspool precinct

Could you spare an hour a week to help water the hanging baskets at Crosspool shops?

The flower displays have been a regular feature in the precinct for many years and since last summer Crosspool Forum volunteers have taken on the watering of the hanging baskets.

We’re looking for people who can possibly spare the time each week – between 30 minutes and an hour – to help with watering. This will be from June to early September, depending on how long the summer lasts.

Equipment and training will be provided. If you’re interested, please email the Forum directly using or telephone Steve on 0114 266 3473.

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Stalls available at Lydgate Infant School summer festival

Lydgate Infant School is holding its summer festival on Saturday 27 June 2015, 1-4pm.

The organisers are looking for food concessions, traders, charities or organisations who would like a stall. In return they ask for a donation of your profits. Contact or Nicola on 0114 266 2450.

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Crosspool Juniors FC recruiting Y2s

Crosspool Juniors FC

Crosspool Juniors FC

Crosspool Juniors FC is looking for current Y2s who are looking to join a football club.

They must be available Tuesday evenings for training and Sunday mornings for matches during the upcoming football season. Also, they must not be registered with any other club in the Sheffield & District Junior Football League.

For further details please contact Chris Pryor on 805917.

Enquiries regarding current Y3 football must now go to Under 9s manager Matt Franklin on 07971 605916/

Crosspool Juniors FC is an FA Charter Standard football club, playing in the Sheffield & District Junior League.

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Labour’s Geoff Smith holds Crookes seat in 2015 local election

Sandygate polling station

Sandygate polling station

Labour’s Geoff Smith has been reelected as a councillor for Crookes in the 2015 local elections.

The results were as follows:

  • Geoff Smith, Labour Party: 3,818
  • Harry Matthews, Liberal Democrats: 2,965
  • Julian Briggs, Green Party: 1,868
  • Will Lockwood, The Conservative Party: 1,348
  • Andrew Pemberton, UK Independence Party (UKIP): 847
  • Nick Hall, Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition: 121

There were a total of 15,398 votes with a turnout of 72.3%.

In the general election, Nick Clegg retained his Sheffield Hallam seat, but with a much reduced majority.

Crookes Ward local election 2015 result

Sheffield elections May 2015

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