Kite Capers

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

You can come and make a kite to fly on the Sports fields opposite, create slime or fidget spinners and decorate our Church doors with crowns.
Suitable for any age 5+ but all children must come accompanied by an adult.

Tapton Congregational Church
Tapton Congregational Church

June 5th is a massive part of a celebration weekend. It’s the Queen’s Jubilee plus Pentecost/Whitsun.
Tapton Church (Tapton Hill Road /Manchester Road) is having an afternoon full of activities.

  • 2.00pm-2.45pm: Drop into the Hall to make a kite or make crafts.
  • 2.45pm-3.15pm: Singing and story time in the Chapel and decorating the doors.
  • 3.30pm:  Big Jubilee/Whitsun kite-fly on the fields.

Try out the kite you’ve made earlier or bring your own, unless the weather is wet.
It would be good to have an idea of numbers so please reserve your place by emailing or phoning 0114 2325790. However, you can still turn up on the day!

We’d be grateful for a donation of £1.50 per child for the whole afternoon to cover craft materials.

Art Sale

Art Sale – Sunday 12th June – Hallam Community Hall

Hallam Art Group

This sale is an opportunity for the artist to have a second chance to show work and for customers to have an opportunity to enjoy another look and maybe grab a bargain.

All work has been created by members of the Hallam art group which meets weekly at the Hallam community hall and exhibits annually in October in the same hall and also in May at the botanical gardens classroom sale.

Local PCSOs

Your local PCSO’s Pam Thompson and Phil Whitaker will be at The Nest Café, Sandygate Road, Crosspool, this morning, 12th May, between 11am -12noon.

Come along for a chat or to discuss issues/concerns within your neighbourhood.

Apologies for the late notification, but an opportunity has only just arisen to allow us to book this.

Service of Thanksgiving

St Columba’s Church

Service of Thanksgiving and celebration in St Columba’s Church for those who died during the pandemic restrictions

St Columba’s Church is holding a service at 2.30pm this Sunday 15th May to celebrate and give thanks for those who died during the pandemic, and in particular for those who felt the restrictions meant they could not properly mark the death of a loved one.

 We anticipate this will be the first of a few occasions when we do this, so there will be other opportunities for those who cannot make this particular time, but all are welcome.  If you wish to attend specifically to pay tribute to your relative, please let us know the relevant name so they can be mentioned and prayed for.  The invitation is to all members of the church and the wider community.

St Columba’s Church 503 Manchester Road S210 5PL
Tel: 0114 2670006.  Email:

Crosspool Festival

2022 Crosspool Festival

In this, the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Year don’t miss the chance to showcase your creativity. Enter the Crosspool Festival Art, Craft, Photography, Cake Baking, and Cup Cake Decorating Competitions.

 Anyone who lives works, or goes to school in the Crosspool area can enter, All exhibited creations will have the chance of winning a prize, sponsored by the Crosspool Estate Agent Cocker & Carr.

There is no theme to follow, just show us what you can create. You can enter as many of the categories as you want, but no more than two entries per category.

All competition entries will be displayed and judged at St Columba’s Church on Wednesday 29th June, after which some of the entries in the art, craft, and photography categories will go to be displayed in Cocker & Carr’s window.

How to enter:

Cup Cake Decorating
Under-fives & five to eleven years can enter a maximum of two cupcakes. They don’t have to make the cupcakes, just decorate them using their imagination.
Cake baking
Under 16s & everyone over 16 years; you can submit up to two cakes that you have made.
Hand both cupcakes & cakes in with a card that gives details of Name, Age, an email address, and phone number (that of parents or guardians for children)  at St Columba’s Church on Tuesday 28th June, 6 -7 pm or Wednesday 29th June, 9-10 am

Art and Craft Creations  
Under 16s & everyone over 16 years. you can submit up to two creations that you have made.
Under 16s & everyone over 16 years: you can submit a maximum of two images in either A5 or A4. On the back print, a caption so the judges can clearly understand your description of what is happening in the photo, Name; Age; Category, and your contact email and phone number.
Drop off your entries at the Crosspool Estate Agents Cocker & Carr, from Wednesday, June 1st. The closing date is midday on Friday 24th June.

For further information on all the categories, contact crosspoolfestivalphotos@alexanderhaguepersonal

Crosspool Scarecrow Competition 2022

Scarecrow Completion

SCARECROW THEME for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year: “Historical Moments from the Past 70 Years”.

Entry forms are available from either the “Nest Café” or “Hudson’s Kitchen”, Crosspool Precinct Sandygate Road.

Entry £4 – all proceeds go to Friends of Lydgate Association (FOLA)

Any resident can enter a homemade Scarecrow to display in a front garden or other location which is open to public view, but not in a public space

 Making a scarecrow is relatively easy and affordable. It is something that families can take part in safely. The appearance of scarecrows in your front garden should create an element of surprise and a talking point for everyone to enjoy during their daily exercise.

When making your scarecrow please be sure not to put anything in or on it that could fall off and become harmful to animals and wildlife habitats.

Scarecrows to be displayed for judging during the Crosspool Festival Week, Friday 24th June and Saturday 2nd July.

Thanks to the generosity of local businesses there are worthwhile Prizes up for grabs. The winner and two runners-up will be announced on Saturday afternoon July 2nd at the Crosspool Summer Fayre, Crosspool & District Youth Sports Trust, Hall/Field; Coldwell Lane, Crosspool.

Good luck!

May Local Elections 2022

Stephen Hill church polling station in Crosspool
Crosspool polling station

Polling Stations are open from 7 am to 10 pm this Thursday, May 5th, 2022.

You don’t need your poll card to vote.
You must vote at your assigned polling station.
If you are registered to vote but don’t have your poll card, you can go to the polling station and give them your name and address.
You don’t need any form of ID to vote in the Crookes & Crosspool ward
Where Do I Vote?

Open Meeting

Crosspool Forum Open Meeting this Thursday 28th April 7pm at St Columba’s Church Hall, Manchester Road. 

Local councillors and the police are generally on hand to listen to your concerns on local issues.
Guest Speakers:-
• Representatives from the Youth Parliament Cabinet Team
• Care in Crosspool

To protect ourselves and others in enclosed spaces, consider sanitizing and wearing a face-covering.


Alpaca life drawing, tomorrow Saturday 23rd April, 14:00 – 15:30

Alpaca Drawing

Come down for an afternoon of Alpaca life drawing at Holly Hagg Community Farm of Alpacas. It’s the perfect setting to get creative and look at the lovely view of Rivelin Valley!
Drawing materials will be supplied but please bring your own if you can.
All drawing abilities and children are welcome to this session; you will be gently guided and given some fun techniques to try.
*Bring a blanket/chair or coat to sit on! We have a few spares if you forget though!
PLEASE NOTE! – If you look outside and it’s raining then please check our website we will have to postpone the event….we can’t draw when it’s soggy 😦
If you have any questions contact or call 07504744758

Recruiting for Police Constables

South Yorkshire Police are recruiting!
Be the future of South Yorkshire Police.

Do you want to make a difference in your community? Be part of a team?
Protect people?

If you are ready for a new career, consider making a difference in your community and become a police officer.

We are looking for dedicated and committed people to join us as police constables. All you need is integrity, confidence, and strong communication skills.

Recruitment is open for the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA). This is your chance to join us without a degree and combine on-the-job learning and academic theory. From day one you will be a police constable and at the end of three years, you will have a degree in Professional Policing from Sheffield Hallam University.

To find out more and apply visit: Applications close on 2nd May 2022.