Stephen Hill’s Ever Popular Annual Youth Pantomime

The youth at Stephen hill church are in the final rehearsals for their 2019 Pantomime presentation

“Jack and the Beanstalk”

A Perfect fun packed family show for the half-term!

Tickets are now on sale for, Wednesday 20th, Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd February 2019, 7.30pm evening performances. Saturday Matinee show has already sold out

To order tickets please either: call the ticket line on 07707 840 895, e-mail or purchase online from”


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Crosspool Forum Christmas Tree Shredding and Recycling

We love recycling real Christmas trees because it encourages you, for a small donation, to recycle your old tree for cattle bedding and in so doing prevent it from ending up in a landfill.

Our thanks to the many who brought their tree down last Sunday for recycling by our local tree specialist Andrew Clayton, and to the volunteers who made this year’s fundraising event such a success.

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We’d particularly like to give a big thank you to” Direct Travel”, for allowing the space in front of their premises to be invaded with over two hundred Christmas trees.

Our appreciation to the many local businesses for their continued support displaying Christmas trees and to the team of volunteers who helped put them up and take them down year on year.

 It all adds up to a very successful event for both the community and the environment.

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2019 The Year to Improve Your Health through Exercise

To improve your health through exercise the Crosspool Forum organise weekly hour long physical activity sessions for adults of all ages

Have you never tried Easy Exercise or Tai Chi but would like to give either of them a go?

This being the beginning of a New Year is the perfect opportunity to give them a try in a friendly and relaxed environment.

Chair Based Easy Exercises are aimed at people who wish to either maintain or increase their Independence, with exercises to strengthen muscles and bones. Stronger muscles help to improve circulation balance and walking, making every day activities such as washing, dressing, shopping or doing house work easier and less of a strain.


Tai Chi is a slow physical exercise ideal for improving relaxation, balance and overall health. These sessions are great for beginners and can really help you improve your strength and balance. You don’t need any specific clothing; just wear something you’re comfortable in and non-marking footwear.

No need to book; simply come along to the Scout Hall, on Benty Lane, Crosspool

Easy Exercise Class, Tuesday mornings 10:45 -11:45

Tai Chi Class, Wednesday mornings 10:45 -11:45

For more information contact Ian on 07713 687955


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2019 Crosspool Calendar Almost Sold Out

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Don’t miss out. The 2019 Crosspool Calendars are almost out of Stock.

If you would like a copy or two, then make sure to pick them up from GT News, Charisma, Nest, Enhance and the Pet Shop, before they’re sold out.

Many thanks to those who have already purchased their copies!

Any money raised will go to help the Crosspool Forum fund local neighbourhood events and improvements.

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Children’s Lego Challenge



This Saturday 22nd December, Tapton Hill Chapel, Manchester Road,

Starts at 10.30am finishes at 12noon,

Children of primary school age, (accompanied with parents or carers), are invited to enjoy taking part in the Lego challenge, sing carols, listen to the Christmas story and take home a small Lego gift.

For further information contact:  Suzanne on 0114 2325790 or email

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It Could Be the Start of Something Wonderful !


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Streets Ahead Drop In Session this Friday 14th December


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