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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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 www.crosspooljuniors.co.uk.

If you’re interested in discussing sponsorship get in touch with Matt Franklin Coach, Crosspool Juniors FC under-8s coach on 07971 605916 and mjfranklin81@gmail.com.

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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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