Thanks for sharing your appreciation standing up and applauding for our amazing frontline NHS and key workers every week.
Every Thursday evening at 8pm for the last nine weeks the community of Crosspool have come together to show their gratitude for all those who care for us.
For one last time, we hope you will join with your family and neighbours tonight to show your thanks and appreciation for the front line workers selfless dedication to caring for us with (for now) a final applause.
Even though tonight will see an end to the official weekly Clap for Our Carers and key worker heroes, “Clap-For-Our-Carers” will continue to evolve with an annual national event – “Clap For Our Carers” Day – one year on from the first applause on the 25th March 2021,
Please don’t stop saying thank you in your own way.
Flower planters removed from Broomhill shopping centre to make way for ‘social distancing’
The community of Broomhill were confused and flabbergasted to find that their lovely floral display planters, regularly tended by local residents, has been removed and replaced with squares of Tarmac.
Apparently, the Planters in the Broomhill shopping Centre had been moved to help create more space for pedestrians to safely social distance and as part of the council’s work to create safe active travel routes around the city.
Councillor Bob Johnson, Cabinet Member for Transport and Sustainability at Sheffield City Council, explains why the planters have been moved:
“As we move into the next phase of lockdown and people start to move around their communities more frequently, it is essential that we create the space needed to allow safe social distancing.
“Fulwood Road was identified as one location where extra space could be created to give people an alternative route to the row of shops, which could become congested. “In the first stage of works to create a footpath, planters blocking this pedestrian route have been temporarily moved to Division Street, where they will form part of the road closure in place to encourage active travel in the city centre. The parking meter and sign on the same footpath will also be moved so that the path is unobstructed.
“As the initial temporary road closure measures on Division Street are upgraded, the planters will be reinstated into Broomhill Centre ensuring that space for social distancing can be maintained.”
The competition theme is Key Workers (e.g. NHS, care workers, shop workers, emergency services, postman/woman, teacher etc. This can be someone you know, your own mind’s creation or someone from TV/Film (e.g. Postman Pat, Fireman Sam, Jonny English, Sidney Poitier from To Sir, with Love, etc. etc.). However, this is for fun so create a scarecrow of any other theme if you prefer.
Scarecrows should be on display from June 6th until at least June 24th. Winners will be announced on Sunday, 24th June.
To support local businesses, the winner and runner-up will receive a £50 credit for The Crosspool Tavern or Crosspool Sportsman pub (for food ;-)) when they re-open (this will be arranged and paid for by the competition coordinator). Winner gets first choice out of the two pubs.
2nd runner-up a voucher to spend in Crosspool Pharmacy 3rd runner-up a voucher for two fish & chip suppers from the Crosspool Fish bar,
To Enter, Please Download and Complete thisGoogle Entry Form!! Details of the Roads with Entries will be posted onFriday, 5th June
Make safety and social distancing the number one priority at all times Good luck!
Over the past eight weeks, there have been many ways that we have shown our appreciation and gratitude to thank all the brave front line NHS key workers for their exceptional dedication during these unprecedented times.
Tonight at the dedicated time of 8pm, whilst continuing to show our support in the usual way, with a huge round of applause from our front doors, balconies, windows, and living rooms; let us give a thought for the wellbeing of the front line local authority staff who, during the COVID19 pandemic, have continued to function and carry out their very important roles and manage the increasing need for their services and information whilst dealing with their own personal situations and emotions.