Manchester Road temporary lights in place until Thursday 18 February

Manchester Road temporary lights expected to be there until Thursday 18 February

Manchester Road temporary lights expected to be there until Thursday 18 February

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Milk floats from the doorsteps of Crosspool homes

Thieves who are stealing milk from the doorsteps of Crosspool homes could force our local milkmen to quit.

Local milkman Russell, who delivers dairy supplies to homes across the Crosspool and Lodge Moor area, explained: “In all my years of doing my round, this is the worst for doorstep milk theft. I’m shocked how brazen they are. They follow me round, in what I suspect is a black four wheel drive vehicle. Not only do they steal pints of milk they also take the milk crates and covers. It’s happening all across my round and it’s got to the point where I having to hide the bottles.”

The police would like to hear from anyone who has any information or CCTV footage of the culprits and or of the vehicle used in the crime. Contact the police 101 or if caught in the act ring 999.

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Tesco Express on Manchester Road: construction begins

Construction begins on the Manchester Road Tesco Express

Construction begins on the Manchester Road Tesco Express

Residents living near the former petrol station on Manchester Road have received a letter sent on behalf of Tesco Express confirming that work on the convenience store is underway and will continue until June.

The letter states that planned work includes the decommissioning of the fuel storage tanks, demolition of the kiosk, the building of new foundations and a two-storey building, alterations to the footpath and access point to the shop and a new car park.

Working hours during construction will be 8am-6pm weekdays and 8am-1pm Saturdays.

The planning application to demolish the petrol station and build a convenience store was approved last March.

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Local badminton club looking for new members

Ranmoor Badminton Club

Ranmoor Badminton Club is looking for new recruits

Ranmoor Badminton Club is looking for new recruits. They meet Fridays at 7pm on at Tapton School sports hall.

If you’re interested in getting involved then visit or telephone 0114 230 2961 for more information.

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First aid training and singing sessions at Tapton Congregational Church

Tapton Congregational Church on Manchester Road is hosting two upcoming events.

First Aid Training Friday 26 February, 10.30am

A short course by St John’s Ambulance providing Basic First Aid advice. The cost is £30 to non-church members. Contact Darryl Lomas 0114 230 8191/ Mobile: 07971 408809 to reserve a place.

Just Come and Sing 10.30am-12.30pm, Saturday 30 April

Everyone welcome whatever your singing prowess or otherwise, just come along to the church.

Tapton Hill Congregational Church, Crosspool

Tapton Hill Congregational Church, Crosspool

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Changes to former Motor World/Pop-Up Shop planning application

Pop-up Shop, Crosspool

Pop-up Shop, Crosspool

Amended proposals for the Pop-Up Shop on Lydgate Lane in Crosspool are now available for viewing and comment on the council planning website.

Last year a planning application was submitted to add a two-storey side extension and alter the roof design to create three flats and extended retail space on the ground floor for a chemist.

The changes to the plans include:

  • the main ridges are changed to pointed apex form
  • the west gable is changed to matching coursed stonework where not completely obscured by the adjoining building garage construction
  • the front dormers have been reduced to align more closely with first floor windows below using thinner wall construction
  • the waste bin compound is now shown with stone pier and timber gate enclosure
  • refuge marking is provided to the side entrance to the show and additionally marking to the relocated first floor stair approach

You have until Wednesday 17 February 2016 to comment on application 15/04122/FUL on the council website.

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Tickets available for Crosspool The Little Mermaid panto next week

You’re invited to come and support the young people of Crosspool as they perform the 48th annual youth pantomime at Stephen Hill Church next week, The Little Mermaid.

The show promises to be perfect half term holiday fun and includes lots of traditional pantomime laughs – custard pies, comedy sketches, singing, dancing and plenty of audience participation. This is your chance to support the fantastic effort put in by the young people living in and around Crosspool.

Tickets are still available for the Wednesday night show (10 Feb), Thursday night show (11 Feb) and Friday night show (12 Feb) – curtain up at 7.30pm!

Tickets are £5 (£4 for those aged 11 and below) and are available online or from or Bob Hodges on 0114 2303 207.

The Little Mermaid poster

The Little Mermaid poster

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