BBC Radio Sheffield’s Football Heaven live from Crosspool



Radio Sheffield’s daily football phone-in will be broadcast from Hallam FC’s Sandygate next week.

Chris Waddle and Keith Edwards will join sport editor Andy Giddings in the 1860 Suite on Friday 5 December for the phone-in from 6pm and a Q&A session from 7.30pm.

Entry is free from 5.15pm for Football Heaven but you’ll need a ticket to stay for the Q&A, priced at £10 each. You can book for the Q&A by emailing

Event on club website

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Wanted: your views on a possible cycle track at CDYST

CDYST facilities in Crosspool

CDYST facilities in Crosspool – image from

The trustees at Crosspool and District Youth Sports Trust (CDYST) would like your thoughts on the possibility of installing a cycle track at the facility.

Read more below then email with your views.

Last summer we were asked to consider providing a cycle track on the grassed area to the left of the sports hall, when viewed from Coldwell Lane.

We have done some research and have hopefully secured some funding to go ahead with this project, but would welcome your ideas and thoughts before we proceed any further.

We envisage tarmacking a grassed area approximately 16m by 15m where children, and those who lack confidence on a bike, can safety practice their cycling skills on a flat piece of ground, away from the traffic. We could also consider painting on some road markings such as a mini roundabout, a give way sign etc.

In addition, we are considering making a long cycling track, again out of tarmac, which would run from the building, down towards the tennis courts, with a small turning circle at the end. This would not interfere with the football pitch in any way.

Is this something which you feel is a good idea, or would you prefer the land to be left as a grassed area? Any thoughts, ideas and suggestions would be very welcome.

We would appreciate the responses as soon as possible, as there is a time limit for applying for the grant. Unless we can secure this funding, we will be unable to proceed with the project.

Please contact the trustees using

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Tapton named top comprehensive school by The Sunday Times

Tapton school

Tapton school: Sunday Times comprehensive of the year

Crosspool’s Tapton School has been named comprehensive of the year in The Sunday Times Parent Power guide, which is out this weekend.

The Sheffield Star says:

It was chosen after rising in national rankings by more than 60 places this year off the back of outstanding results at A-level and GCSE, and now stands eighth in the newspaper’s national rankings of non-selective schools.

Read The Sheffield Star article

Parent Power: Tapton strides clear of the field – The Sunday Times (paid for content)

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Christmas Open Evening at Valleyside Garden Centre

Valleyside Christmas open evening

Valleyside Christmas open evening

Valleyside Garden Centre in Crosspool will open its doors for a Christmas Open Evening later this month.

There’ll be special offers on Christmas decorations and gifts, including a vast selection of traditional and contemporary  decorations, indoor and outdoor lights, real trees, artificial trees, wreaths, garlands, baubles, LED figures, candles and much more.

Plus, there’s a free glass of mulled wine and mince pie in the cafe.

The evening runs 6.30-9.00pm on Thursday 27 November.

Valleyside Garden Centre

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Lost cat on Barncliffe Mews: can you help?


Have you seen Max?

A tabby cat called Max has gone missing from his home on Barncliffe Mews. Have you seen him?

He was last seen on Monday 17 November.

The owners are asking whether local residents could check garages, basements, greenhouses and sheds in case he is trapped inside.

If you think you might have seen Max, please get in touch on  0114 3276713 or 07872 642840.

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Crosspool WI coffee morning, 29 November 2014

Crosspool WI Coffee Morning

Crosspool WI Coffee Morning

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Dead cat found in Manchester Road garden – can you help find the owner?

A dead cat has been found in a garden on Manchester Road near Den Bank Avenue.

The black and white cat has an orange collar with bell attached. It has black fur on the back and sides plus a white nose, mouth and chin, white paws and white tummy. No obvious address was attached.

There were no visible injuries, but it may have been hit on the main road and run into a garden.

The person who found the cat has asked us to post this in order to alert the owners. If you are worried the cat may be yours then you can see a photo of it here to check.

The council were due to collect the cat today. They will check for any microchip and try to contact the owner.

If you are the owner, or know the owner, then you can also contact the council via the form on their website. The council reference number is 101001719494.

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