Flood Risk Surfaces

How are different types of front garden surfaces contributing to a flood risk?

Jessica, a Sheffield Hallam University student, is currently doing research for a postgraduate degree. Her research focuses on the different types of front garden surfaces across Sheffield, and how these may have an impact on flood risk.

To help with her research, Jessica has designed a survey and would like to get as many responses as possible from the residents in the Crosspool area.

The Survey is anonymous and will take a maximum of 5 minutes to complete.

As well as bringing more awareness of the flood risk in Sheffield for local residents, If this research is successful, it may provide a better picture for policy makers and planning authorities.

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Respect our Reservoirs and Rivers

Tomorrow is going to be a lovely hot day!! PLEASE behave sensibly when visiting our local reservoirs, rivers and beauty spots.

Redmires Dam

It may be tempting to have a swim in open water but this is not only dangerous, it is also prohibited.

South Yorkshire Police are working with Yorkshire Water and will be out on patrol tomorrow and over the weekend advising people of the By Laws and rules of Yorkshire Water to members of the public who wish to enjoy the beautiful scenery where we live.

Have a lovely day, please be respectful of the By Laws

Please take any litter home with you.

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Broomhill Temporary Changes to Roads and Foot-ways

Keeping people safe and socially distanced

To enable pedestrians to maintain the correct social distance between themselves and others, the council will be making temporary changes to the road and footway layout on Fulwood Road and Glossop Road in Broomhill. This will provide additional space on the pavement for pedestrians as they access local amenities.

The parking area outside Morrisions, Sainsbury’s etc will also be temporarily pedestrianised to allow more space for people to maintain social distancing. This means that the parking bays will be temporarily suspended. The area will remain open for two disabled parking bays, with the addition of two further disabled bays on Spooner Road and Taptonville Road.

Alternative parking is available very close by. This includes the car park above the shops/businesses on Fulwood Road (accessed via Spooner Road) and in Spooner Road Car Park.

The footways on Glossop Road, between Fulwood Road and Peel Street and between Peel Street and the end of the pavement opposite Westbourne Road, will be temporarily extended by 1.5metres to give additional footway space


Monday 3 August – 2 new disabled bays will be marked out on Taptonville Road and Spooner Road. This will be operational by or before 8 August.

Sunday 9 August – Footpath widening on Glossop Road will commence. This will be operational by or before 16 August.

Monday 17 August – Parking bays on Fulwood Road will be closed. Fencing will be erected to prevent access to the work area. Access to the shops will be retained with no disruption.

Monday 24 August – Working arrangements will require access to the footway in front of the shops and there will be some disruption. Access arrangements will be worked up in more detail once on site.

Saturday 29 August – Works complete.

Temporary changes to Roads and Footways

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Plough- Planning Permission Refused

Application No. 19/02130s /FUL -The Plough Inn, 288 Sandygate Rd, Sheffield, S10 5SE

As a result of five councillors voting for and five against and the subsequent chair’s status quo vote, at this afternoons Sheffield City Council’s planning and highways committee meeting (held virtually), planning permission for the demolition of the Plough Inn and redevelopment of the site on Sandygate Road was refused.

Save the Plough and the Sporting Heritage of Sandygate

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Broomhill Library Reopens

Broomhill Community Library Reopens For An Order And Collect Service Tomorrow Tuesday, 4th August.


Broomhill library
Broomhill Library

TUESDAY 10.00 am 1.00 pm

WEDNESDAY 1.30 pm 4.30 pm

SATURDAY 10.00 am 1.00 pm



Order forms can be collected from and returned to the Broomhill Community Library, 10 TAPTONVILLE ROAD, BROOMHILL SHEFFIELD, 510 SBR, during opening hours, OR from the Broomhill Post Office,

They also welcome orders by,

E-mail: enquiriesbroomhiII-Iibrary.org.uk

Website: broomhill-Iibrary.org.uk Facebook:.com/bclsheffield

Telephone: (0114) 273 4276


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Support Local Eating Establishments

The Eat Out to Help Out Scheme opens tomorrow 3rd August 2020.

Under the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme, every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, between the 3rd and 31st August 2020, the government will pay 50% of the bill, up to £10 per head, on any meals and soft drinks at any Participating pub, restaurant or café.

The Eat Out to Help Out Scheme discount means that a meal out for one diner that costs £20 will be reduced to £10, however because of the £10 cap per person, a £25 meal for one diner will be £15

Eat Out to Help Out Scheme Government Guidance link.

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Another Piece of History is set to Disappear

Plough Inn Sandygate Road

Planning officers are recommending that the application to demolish the Plough Inn, Sandygate Road is approved; we are calling on our elected councillors to overturn that decision. Please let your local councillor know, before next Tuesday, August 4th, that our community is opposed to the loss of this landmark building.

Please see below contact details for our local councillors




The report from planning officers states that the condition of the building is not due to poor management or neglect by the owner but is due to break-ins and vandalism, but  there was no mention of the Enforcement Notice issued by the City Council!

The report states that the £50,000 rent for the pub as advertised by the owner was ‘reasonable’ but states that the majority of other comparable pubs were offered at ‘significantly less’.

The report states that there are two other pubs within 800m of the Plough but acknowledges that the Cherry Tree was saved even though there were pubs within 800m because the area around the Cherry Tree is ‘hilly’
It seems that Crosspool is not ‘hilly’

These are just some of the inconsistencies in the officers’ report.

The report will be considered by the Planning Committee next Tuesday, August 4th at 2 p.m. This is a virtual meeting that can view via a Webcast. You can find details here:

This is an artist impression of what is proposed to replace The Plough, if the planning officers recommendation is approved by councillors at next week’s meeting.

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Churches Tentative Reopening

Churches in Crosspool are taking a measured approach to coming out of the present pandemic lockdown.

St Columba’s Church, is now open for prayer and short weekday services.
As part of their gradual coming out of lockdown, from tomorrow, Monday 27th July, the church will be open for both St Columba’s & Stephen Hill church worship.

Morning Prayer, short said services 10am Mondays and Wednesdays.

Evening Prayers short said service, 6:30pm Thursdays,

Evening Prayers Drop in anytime, Wednesdays 6pm to 7pm, and on Thursdays 10am to 12 noon.

Following advice from the Church of England and the Government; for everyone’s safety, the church has carried out a full risk assessment, for social distancing, separate entry and exit and for appropriate cleaning and sanitising. Automatic hand sanitiser dispensers are fitted as you enter and automatic hand soap dispensers and hand driers (or disposable paper towels) are fitted in each loo.
Face coverings are advisable but not compulsory.

Staff will be on hand to guide you in and out of the building.

For further information and advice, either Email: tara.osborne@stcolumbacrosspool.org.uk 
Or if you prefer, leave a message on the church answerphone: 0114 2670006

Stephen Hill Methodist Church remains closed for the time being. 

Tapton Congregational Church

Tapton Hill Congregational Church
Worship services have also resumed in the Tapton Hill Congregational Church (corner of Manchester Road/Tapton Hill Road,

Wednesdays at 6.30 pm, a short 40 minute service that includes looking at a Bible passage together, a ‘thought for the week’ and a piece of organ music…..all to help with everyday life.

They have taken Covid19 precautions very seriously.
You’ll be warmly welcomed by a steward and guided to your seat.

St Francis Church, Sandygate Road, will not be reopening at the moment.
They have a virtual parish gathering (or Vurch) happening through Zoom on Sundays at 11am.

Meeting ID: 700 601 109
Password: StFrancis

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Food Bank

St Columba’s and Stephen Hill Church have expressed their sincere thanks for the continued generosity and support from the Crosspool community for the Firvale Food bank.

St Columba’s Church Manchester Road

This is a food bank with a difference. It brings together members of the community to interact, share and grow in confidence in a friendly, open and non-judgmental environment. Unlike other food banks who ask for referrals, anyone is welcome. Each week their volunteers cook a meal for everyone to enjoy and whilst they do provide a parcel of food, they like to also focus on the social aspect of the community atmosphere.

As well as the staple basics, products such as loo rolls, cereal, sanitary products, tinned meats, tinned curries, non-perishable foodstuffs and other products etc., are always needed and would be welcomed. (For obvious reasons they cannot take contributions of fresh meat produce).

Food donations can be left in a box outside St Columba’s Church (just below the letter box) by leaving a message on the church answerphone: 0114 2670006, or email: tara.osborne@stcolumbacrosspool.org.uk  Collection can be arranged.

If you would prefer to make a monetary contribution, either by cash or cheque, put it in an envelope and mark it for the attention of Food Bank c/o Tara Osborne and post it through St Columba’s Church letterbox.

Cheques should be made payable to ‘St Cuthbert’s PCC’ and with ‘Foodbank’ written on the back.

Please Keep Giving

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Community Quilt Final Call

This is your one last chance to have your own memorable square as part of the Community Quilt

 The 31st July is the last day for you to contribute your sewn, painted, printed, knitted, and crocheted or drawn on square of any light weight 15x15cms fabric, (leaving an internal 1cm border, so working area 14x14cm) to be a piece of this unique memorabilia.

Western Park Museum

Once all the squares have been received, Amy will start the mammoth task of sewing together all the many squares to complete a piece of memorable history. The Community Quilt will then be on public display in the community and at a later date in the Weston Park Museum.

To submit your finished square/s Tele: 07713 687955 or email:  crosspoolforum@gmail.com

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