Autumn 2014 Crosspool Clarion out soon

The new issue of the Crosspool Clarion will soon be landing on your doormat. If you can’t wait, then download and read a PDF of it below.

Download current issue: Autumn 2014, volume 11, issue 3 (PDF, 2.5MB)

Crosspool Clarion Autumn 2014

Download current issue: Autumn 2014, volume 11, issue 3 (PDF, 2.5MB)

  • Festival Proceeds donated to two worthy causes: PACT and CDYST
  • Competition for budding photographers
  • Letters
  • Forum Chairman Ian Hague wins the 2014 Crosspool Community Award
  • Senior Snippets: Advice for the older members of our community: fraud and dementia
  • Fundraising at the Sportsman is a huge success
    Crosspool Women’s Institute (CWI) Centenary in 2015
  • Walk Boost Scheme in Crosspool
  • Named after William the Conqueror’s Grandson?
  • Minutes
  • Family Coach Trip to Chester Zoo
  • Tai Chi in Crosspool
  • Computer/tablet Courses in Crosspool

Download current issue: Autumn 2014, volume 11, issue 3 (PDF, 2.5MB)

The Crosspool Clarion is the official newsletter of Crospool Forum. It is a free, quarterly publication, with over 2,500 copies delivered to local households.

Some back issues of past editions of the Clarion are also available to download.

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Successful day out for Hallam walkers

Hallam Community Association Boundary walkers

Hallam Community Association Boundary walkers

Over 32 walkers and three dogs took part in the Hallam Community Association Boundary Walk last Thursday.

Organiser Pat Wilkins reviewed the day:

The group set off from The Sportsman pub on Redmires Road for the 6½ mile walk at around 10.30am. The weather held which was a bonus.

The walk along the crags was challenging in places and coffee was taken on the large grassy verge near the Claremont Hospital which raised a few eyebrows by passing motorists and pedestrians.

We followed the gennel down to the Carsicks, into the Chorleys, Fulwood village and all the way down to Forge Dam for lunch where herons and ducks were seen.

Then it was the steady climb up to School Green Lane, Harrison Lane, Blackbrook Road and on to the conduit back to the Sportsman Pub where a much appreciated drink was enjoyed.

The Star arrived to take photos so look out for the headlines!

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Crosspool Juniors FC looking for sponsors

Crosspool Juniors FC

Crosspool Juniors FC: could you help with sponsorship?

Crosspool Juniors new under-8s football team are looking for a company or individual to sponsor their playing shirts for the next two years. For £300 you can have your logo printed on the team’s shirts, website and newsletters.

Coach Matt Franklin explained: “Although sponsoring us it will not revolutionise your business, you would be making a massive difference to our kids – being able to run out smiling in brand new football kit will be a massive boost to this entry level age group.

“We don’t want to make playing for Crosspool unaffordable or lessen the children’s experiences and opportunities they have with us but unfortunately we are no longer in a financial position to afford new kit.”

The coaching at Crosspool Juniors is provided exclusively by volunteers but the cost of equipment and pitches are higher than the volunteers can manage without help from our the community.

You can find more information about our club and the Sheffield & District Junior League that we play in at

If you’re interested in discussing sponsorship get in touch with Matt Franklin Coach, Crosspool Juniors FC under-8s coach on 07971 605916 and

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Crosspool roads saved from gritting axe

Back Lane is one Crosspool road which will now be gritted

Back Lane is one Crosspool road which will now be gritted

Several Crosspool roads will be gritted this winter following the results of a public consultation into winter road maintenance.

Council chiefs have changed their mind on the gritting of 141 roads. Local streets including Hagg Hill, Coldwell Lane, Stephen Hill, Watt Lane, Back Lane and Bole Hill Road will now be included on gritting routes.

Sheffield Council Cabinet Highways Committee meeting

List of roads amended as a result of consultation feedback (PDF, 61KB)




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Arson attack and more break-ins on Crosspool allotments

Fire at  Hagg Lane & District Gardeners' Allotments Society hut

Fire at
Hagg Lane & District Gardeners’ Allotments Society hut

Volunteers have been left devastated following an arson attack on Hagg Lane allotment hut.

The main building was set alight on Thursday 14 August at around 11pm. The fire brigade was called and the fire put out but not before serious damage had been done to both the building and stock.

In addition there were some more break-ins to individual huts.

Hagg Lane & District Gardeners’ Allotments Society would like to say thank you for the over 50 emails of support since the fire and the help they’ve had clearing up.

If you’d like to lend your support then please contact them via their website.

For more information and photos, read their latest posts.

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New courses from September in Crosspool

Heeley Development Trust is planning several courses starting in Crosspool from September.

Outline details are below. Please check with the organisers for more information or to book by calling 0114 250 0613. You can also get in touch with Heeley Development Trust on Facebook.

Spanish for Beginners
Come and learn how speak basic Spanish in a relaxed atmosphere, to enable you to get by on holiday.

  • Thursdays September-December, 1-3pm
  • Benty Lane, Crosspool
  • Tutor: Pete Bird

Art for Beginners 
Come along and join our friendly art group, no previous experience necessary, just a willingness to try out lots of different new art projects from sketching to modrock mask making.  All equipment provided.  Come and unlock your creative side!

  • 10 Weeks
  • Tutor: Jordanna Farimond
  • From September, 10am -12 noon
  • St John Scout Hut, Benty Lane, Crosspool
  • Cost: £60/£10 (10 weeks)

A fantastic mixture of stretching, yoga positions, pilates and relaxation. Don’t forget a bottle of water!  Wear loose clothes and socks.

  • Thursdays September-December 1pm-2.30pm
  • 12 weeks
  • Church of St Columba, Crosspool, S10 5PL
  • Tutor: Rachael Quinn
  • Cost:  £55/£10 (12 weeks)

Evening Yoga Class

  • Thursdays September-December (12 weeks)
  • Crosspool Venue: To be confirmed
  • Tutor: Rachael Quinn
  • Cost: £55/£10 (12 weeks)

Ipads for Beginners (5 weeks)

  • Mondays September-October, 1-3pm
  • Venue: St Johns Scout Hut Benty Lane, S10 5NF
  • Tutor: Neil Bingham

Moving on with Ipads

  • Mondays October-December 1-3pm
  • 5 weeks
  • Venue: St Johns Scout Hut Benty Lane, S10 5NF
  • Tutor: Neil Bingham
  • Cost: £35 or £10 (conc)

Internet and Emailing (10 Weeks)
Come and learn how to create your own email address and surf the internet, this course is designed to help you navigate your way around the Internet and look at ways to help you get the most from it, including money saving tips.

  • Tuesdays: September-December, 10am-12pm
  • 10 weeks
  • Venue: St Johns Benty Lane, S10
  • Tutor: Neil Bingham
  • Cost: £60 or £10 (conc)

Moving on with Ipads (5 weeks)

  • Fridays September-October, 10am-12pm
  • Venue: St Johns Scout Hut, Benty Lane,Crosspool, S10
  • Tutor: Neil Bingham
  • Cost: £35 or £10 (conc)

Ipads For Beginners (5 Weeks)

  • Fridays October – December 10am-12pm
  • Venue: St John Scout Hut, Benty Lane, Crosspool
  • Tutor: Neil Bingham
  • Cost: £35 or £10 (conc)

Family History for Beginners
This course will give you a chance to use the Internet to help research your family tree, plus learn fascinating facts about Sheffield’s past, unearth your family secrets and unlock the skeletons in the cupboard!

  • Starting Monday Mornings in September
  • 10 Weeks
  • Time: 10am-12pm
  • Venue: St Johns Scout Hut, Benty Lane, Crosspool
  • Tutor: to be confirmed
  • £60 /£10 (conc)
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Planning update: application to extend former coffee shop house withdrawn

Crosspool coffee shop

The former Crosspool coffee shop building

The planning application to extend the former coffee shop house located between Manchester Road and Lydgate Lane has been withdrawn.

Previously a public toilet, the building closed as a coffee shop in January 2011 and is currently a two-bedroom residential house. In April, plans were submitted to extend the house but it appears that these have now been withdrawn.

Regarding the Moor View Farm planning application, Councillor Geoff Smith has raised some concerns with the planning department about the drives to the intended houses at the back, the underground springs and coal workings.

The owners of the Jet petrol station and Mace store are keen to sell and have had several enquiries about the site. We’re not expecting to get news on the convenience store planning application until September.

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