Summer 2019 Crosspool Clarion

The summer issue of the Crosspool Clarion is available to download and read below.

Current issue: Summer 2019 Volume 16, Issue 2

Some back issues of past editions of the Clarion are also available to download.

To read PDFs on your computer, you may need to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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Crosspool Festival 2019

Crosspool Festival programme is now online:
It is also in the Crosspool precinct shops and is being distributed with the summer issue of the Crosspool Clarion.

The 2019 festival dates are Friday 28th June to Sunday 7th July 2019.

Festival Charities 2019
Ben’s Centre
Ben’s Centre is a registered charity that offers a home for those who have forgotten what home is.
It provides a clothing store, laundry, free food, hot drinks, free telephone and internet, referrals to Outreach and accommodation signposting to other agencies. Support and advice and a daily Outreach program for people on the streets in Sheffield City Centre

Northern General Hospital Cystic Fibrosis Unit
Sheffield Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre, started functioning as a specialist regional centre in 1999 and is a regionally Cystic Fibrosis Trust accredited unit.
This charity was chosen for the late Dawn boulter, our Festival ex-Chair, whose daughter, Jess died of Cystic Fibrosis in 2017.

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Lydgate Junior School – Rights Respecting School

As part of their work as a “Rights Respecting School”, each year they launch a campaign to raise awareness about one particular issue.  In 2017 they campaigned to make the crossing outside their school safer and in 2018 they took part in the ‘Make Schools Safe’ campaign.Picture1

This year, their campaign aims to reduce the use of single use plastic in their school, their homes, in the local community and in their city. They are aiming to become a Plastic Clever School.

To learn more about becoming a Plastic Clever School visit the site set up by 2 inspirational young people; Kids Against Plastic.

On Thursday May 23rd they are going on an awareness raising march through their local shops in Crosspool. The whole school will be marching together, carrying posters and banners to show their commitment to their campaign.

In addition to the march, all the children across the whole school have written letters to a wide variety of people asking for their support and urging them to consider their own use of plastics.

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Vegetable & bedding PLANT SALES this weekend

The “Hagg Lane and District Gardeners Allotments Society” will be holding the Second of their Annual Plant Sales at their allotment on Back Lane, Crosspool,

Hagg Lane Allotments

Back Lane Crosspool

Saturday, May18th & Sunday May19th, between 9.30am and 2.30ish.

You, your friends & family and anyone else that visits at some point, either over the coming weekend or indeed at any time, will be made very welcome!
Tea and cake will be available throughout.

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Congregational Church Lego Challenge, Saturday 18th May

Tapton Congregational Church, Tapton Hill Road/Manchester Road

Tapton Congregational Church

Tapton Congregational Church

Saturday 18th May 10.30am -12noon

Children of primary school age, (accompanied by parents or carers), are invited to enjoy taking part in another Lego challenge.
Hear the story of Ascension and Pentecost.
Can your machine lift the weights up and down?
Every child will go home with a gift.
Donations welcome.
For further information contact:  Suzanne on 0114 2325790 or email

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crosspool festival 2019


It is time for you to showcase your creativity
in the areas of art, photography, cake making and biscuit decorating.

Anyone who lives, works or goes to school in Crosspool can enter.
All you need to do is enter no more than two of your creations. These will be put on display for everyone to admire and judges will award certificates to the winners.
There is no theme to follow. Just show us what you can create.
The categories for entry are as follows:-

Biscuit decorating for young children:-
• Under-fives.
• Five to eleven years.
You don’t have to make the biscuit, just decorate it using your imagination and make sure you don’t eat them all before showing them off!

Art, Photograph and Cake making: – There are two categories for each.
• Under 16 years.
• Everyone over 16 years.
Photography prints can be either A5 or A4 in size, but there is no restriction on the size in the art or cake categories.
How to Enter:-
Entries for the cakes and biscuits must be handed in at St Columba’s Church Manchester Rd, Tuesday 2nd July between 7 & 8 pm,
or Wednesday morning 3rd July between 9 &10 am.
Entries for the art and photography can be handed in anytime at
Cocker and Carr Estate Agents but before 5pm on Friday 28th June.
The Event:-
This will take place on Wednesday 3rd July 2019 at St Columba church on Manchester Rd. People will be able to view the entries from 2:30 pm and refreshments will be available. Certificates and prizes will be presented to the winners at 4:30 pm.

For further information on all the categories, contact: –


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