Cocker & Carr estate agents confirmed for former Crosspool off license

Cocker & Carr estate agent will open in the precinctCocker & Carr estate agent will open in the precinct

Cocker & Carr estate agent will open in the precinct

An estate and letting agent called Cocker & Carr will open in the former Bargain Booze off licence in Crosspool shopping precinct.

The company website,, doesn’t seem to be up and running yet.


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Stuck in Crosspool traffic – photo

The transportation of this metal item caused delays

Thanks to Jon for the photo

Did you see the piece of equipment stuck outside St Columba’s church on Sunday morning? Thanks to Jon for sending us the photo.

The two large wagons were taking a large piece of kit fabricated in Sweden to Hope Valley Cement Works.

A red transit parked opposite the church had halted proceedings, causing some delays on Manchester Road.

Traffic lights have been removed on Manchester Road

Traffic lights have been removed on Manchester Road

It appears that the traffic lights at the crossing were removed to accommodate the two large wagons.

These were due to be removed as part of the S10 corridor project to allow lorries to turn left from Sandygate Road onto Manchester Road, so it’s possible they won’t be reinstated.

For now temporary lights have been put back on the roadside.

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Crosspool calendar proves to be big success

2015 Crosspool calendar

The 2015 Crosspool calendar has been a big success and is now on its third print run

The final batch of 2015 Crosspool calendars will go on sale this week after the first two print runs sold out.

The initial 100 calendars sold out in a few days, so Crosspool Forum decided to print another 100. The second batch sold out just as quickly and with a waiting list of people wanting calendars the decision was taken to print a final 100.

The first 20 or so of these calenders should be on sale now for £4 in Crosspool Pets and Enhance. The final 80 are scheduled to arrive on Tuesday morning.

The calendar features Crosspool scenes from over the years. Many of the photos in the calendar are taken by local residents, plus there are some archive shots showing familiar locations looking very different in times gone by.

Money raised will help Crosspool Forum funds for local events and improvements to our neighbourhood.

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Winter weather causes problems in Crosspool

Snow caused problems in Crosspool on Thursday morning

Snow caused problems in Crosspool on Thursday morning

Snow and ice over the last few days has caused accidents and delays in Crosspool.

On Thursday morning residents awoke to the first settled snow of the season in higher areas. It soon turned to slush, but the conditions still caused delays for commuters on the roads:

Freezing temperatures turned the wet surfaces to ice on Friday night. There were reports of a car hitting a wall on Watt Lane and problems on Sandygate Road:

This morning (Saturday), many residents are reporting that surfaces are still very slippery, so be careful:

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Tapton students honored with Diana Award

This week eight students from Crosspool’s Tapton School received a Diana Award for an initiative which has provided a safe haven for young people from homophobic and transphobic bullying.

Rosie, Sara, Catherine, Ruairidh, Molly, Oliver, Imogen and Aleksandra, all aged 17, are the Tapton Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Straight Alliance (LGBTSA), nominated by SAYiT in Sheffield.

The group formed an alliance for the protection of young people at their school who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. As well as being a support network, LGBTSA has helped develop the way in which their school can provide a safe and happy learning environment for students.

LGBTSA has also inspired students from other schools who learned of their campaigning success to establish their own alliances.

The Diana Award is a lifetime award set up in memory of Princess Diana and today has the support of her sons The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry and the Prime Minister as Patron.

It celebrates young people who have had a monumental impact on the lives of others – whether they’re a volunteer, fundraiser, young carer, campaigner or anti-bullying mentor – they all share a deep sense of social responsibility.

Diana Award

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Magnificent Meals for Men cookery course returns

Men's Magnificent Meals course

Men’s Magnificent Meals course

The popular Magnificent Meals for Men cookery course will be running again starting on 30 January 2105 for six Friday sessions, with a break for half term.

The course is held at St. Columba’s Church Hall on Friday mornings from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Enjoy learning to cook healthy, nutritious meals using fresh ingredients, in a sociable group. Tuition is from a qualified and experienced tutor.

The cost is £50 for six sessions (£25 in case of financial difficulty), payable by cheque in advance.

Places are limited. To secure your place please contact Kate Hill, 0114 267 0006 or email Cheques should be made out to ‘St Columba’s PCC’.

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Have you seen field spaniel Finn?

Help find Finn

Help find Finn

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