Community Covid-19 Response Fund

Community Covid-19 Response Fund is available for voluntary and community organisations.

Following the recent expression of interest exercise, the Sheffield City Council Ward Officer is pleased to announce the launch of the Community Covid-19 Response Fund. This short-term funding is designed to support the Voluntary and Community Sector in their work preventing the spread of Covid-19, testing, outbreak management and supporting people to isolate.

All applications are expected to demonstrate how they meet one or more of the outcomes of the fund:

·  preventing the spread of Covid-19, eg educating, encouraging and supporting people to adopt and maintain Covid-safe practice to reduce the spread

·  outbreak control and encouraging testing, eg working in the community to encourage people to be tested, to understand what is happening and to promote communication

·  supporting people to isolate, eg using good relationships and trust to provide people with the practical or emotional support or financial advice they need

Organisations can apply for between £500 and £5,000.
The deadline for applications is midday, Monday 2 November 2020.
Please download the Full Application Pack.

Further information can be found in the guidance notes, if you have any questions about the fund or the application process please email

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Snake Pass Closed

Snake Pass between Glossop and Ladybower is closed

The Snake Pass between Glossop and Ladybower is closed to ALL traffic (including motorbikes and pedal cycles).

Essential work is taking place at various locations along the pass for landslide, drainage & retaining wall repairs; carriageway resurfacing and public transport improvements

The closure will remain in place 24/7 until Sunday 25th October, or earlier completion of all works

A 28 mile signed diversion is in place via Bamford, Hope, Peak Forest, and Chapel -en –le- Frith, although some drivers may find the Woodhead Pass a better alternative.

Drivers should also be aware of overnight (6pm-6am) lane closures and local diversions on the A57 through Mottram which are also taking place this week

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Covid-19 Mobile Testing Centre Relocating

The Sheffield Mobile Testing Centre currently based at Olympic Legacy Park is relocating to Milton Street Car Park in Broomhall. The site will be open at its new location from tomorrow, Tuesday 29 September. Access to the centre is both pedestrian and drive-through.

The site operating hours will be 11am-3pm open 7 days a week.  The testing centre is accessible with a pre-booked appointment only. Only arrange a test if you have covid symptoms.

You can arrange for a test by booking via the national portal online or calling 119. Do not attend the site without an appointment; you will be turned away if you do not have a booking.

If you have any of the following symptoms, you need to arrange a free test:

  • A high temperature
  • A new, continuous cough
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

Testing continues to play a vital part in our fight against the spread of Covid-19 in our city and to help reduce the rate of people contracting the virus, we need your help. If you are showing symptoms, however mild, you need to get tested as soon as you can.

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Lydgate Green Clean Up

The weather was warm and sunny for the Lydgate Green clean up morning!

 “The Friends of Lydgate Green” would like to send a big thanks of appreciation to the small group of people who turned up last Saturday morning (19th September) to help, for an hour or so, with tiding up the flower beds.

Although having to observe social distancing and as a result work individually with their own fork & spade, all were pleased to have had the opportunity to help keep this valuable facility ship shape for the community to enjoy.

With the onset of autumn the “Friends of Lydgate Green” are hopeful that the weather and the regulations remain favourable for their final tidy up hour, planned for 10am Saturday 24th October.

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Lydgate Green Clean up this Saturday

The “Friends of Lydgate Green” are organising a green clean up day for this Saturday!

Friends of Lydgate Green, a small group of local residents who have made themselves responsible for the upkeep of Lydgate green at the corner of Lydgate Lane /Lydgate Hall Crescent in Crosspool, are organising a day to work on the flower beds at the Green.

Lydgate Green
Lydgate Green

This Saturday 19th September, for a couple of hours from 10am, volunteers will be weeding, moving plants, litter picking and generally tidying up the area.

It’s a family affair, anyone interested in helping are invited to come along.

Ever mindful of the current pandemic and social distancing, please bring your own gloves, forks, spades & buckets!  

There are gaps to be filled, so any spare perennials for donation are also very welcome.

Lydgate Green
Lydgate Green
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2021 Crosspool Calendar now on sale!

The new restyled Crosspool Calendar is now on sale at
GT News, Charisma,
Crosspool Pet Supplies, and Enhance.

The calendar photographs have been selected from the forums collection of photographs submitted by local residents.

Any money raised from the sale of the Calendars will go to help promote local events and improve neighbourhood amenities.

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Crosspool Forum Car Boot Sale Cancelled

This Saturday’s (12 Sept) car boot sale at the Crosspool Tavern has been cancelled.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, and last night’s government announcement, reluctantly the Crosspool Forum has had to “Cancel” this Saturdays Crosspool Tavern Car Boot Sale

Crosspool Tavern charity car boot sale
Crosspool Tavern car boot sale

Looking forward to hosting this event, we empathise with everyone for any inconvenience caused.

Hopefully, if guidelines allow, our next car boot sale will be early June next year.

Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.

Stay safe

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Crosspool Tavern Car Boot Sale

Crosspool Forum, Car Boot Sale, Saturday, 12th September 8:00 am to 11:30 am

With  the relaxation of the government lockdown legislation and the  very nature of a car boot sale lending itself to social distancing, we took a decision to go ahead with our car boot sale on Saturday, 12th September, 8.00 -11.30 am, but with strict changes:-

Only pre booked stallholders will be allowed on site, (set-up time 7am). no cars allowed on site after 7.45am. Buyers will not be allowed on site before  8am

To pre-book a £6 pitch
Tele: – 07902 022950/ 0114 2295 670 / 07713 687 955

To help ensure the wellbeing, health & safety of both buyers and sellers, a designated one way system with social distancing will operate. Individuals will be asked to use the provided Gel sanitiser on entering the site and reminded with signage to continue observing social distancing and practice good hand hygiene. Gloves provided if required.

For Covid19 contact tracing details of stall holders & buyers will only be held for 3 months.

Visitors will be reminded to comply with Covid19 stay safe measures when entering the Crosspool Tavern  pub/restaurant .  

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Getting Back to School Safely

Schools and educational settings are reopening this week.

What is the Sheffield City Council doing to help your child’s school  reopen in a way that allows it to function while reducing the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus.

To help prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) your child’s school will have systems in place to help keep children, staff and their families stay safe  and will have contacted you by email or post to tell you what you need to know before your school reopens.

Returning to School Safely

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Sheffield Local Plan

Sheffield City Council launch Sheffield Plan

City of Sheffield UK

From 1st September the Sheffield City Council are launching a consultation on the ‘Sheffield Plan Issues and Options document 2020’.

The consultation is for anyone who lives, works, has business in, or visits our city. It outlines the key opportunities and challenges for the city, and sets out some issues and options for consideration.

Emerging Draft Sheffield Plan

Questions about the Issues and Options document can be submitted in advance of the sessions and throughout the consultation period (1 September to 13 October),

Have Your Say

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