Nest cafe acoustic night postponed

Sunday’s acoustic night at Nest cafe in Crosspool has had to be cancelled due to a council licensing issue.

The organisers hope to rearrange the event soon, so look out for a new date.

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Glenda de Brouwer receives Crosspool Forum Community award

Glenda de Brouwer receives Crosspool Forum Community award from chair Ian Hague

Glenda de Brouwer receives Crosspool Forum Community award from chair Ian Hague

Residents in Crosspool nominated and elected Glenda de Brouwer the 2016 Crosspool Person of the Year.

The award was presented to Glenda by Crosspool Forum chair Ian Hague during the Lydgate Junior School’s Friday morning assembly, marking the valued and much-appreciated contribution she has made to our community.

Glenda’s dedicated leadership of the Beavers every week in the Benty Lane scout hut for the past 12 years and her positive influence as a teacher at Lydgate Junior School has benefited many children and parents and made her both well-known and respected in the community.

The time and leadership Glenda has given through scouting, teaching and many other things has led to countless young people having life-enriching experiences.

Crosspool would not be such a great place to live without people like Glenda, who just gets on with serving the community week in, week out.

Whilst at the school, Ian Hague and vice chair of the Crosspool Forum Steve Reynolds took the opportunity to present a £300 cheque towards the school funds, a proportion of money raised from this year’s Crosspool Forum’s festival.

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Your votes wanted to help raise funds for Benty Lane Scout Hut

Benty Lane Scout leaders have been in touch to ask for your help raising funds to develop their Crosspool headquarters:

We are fundraising for the Scout HQ extension and modernisation. We’ave been approved to apply for funding through the Aviva Community Fund. This funding is between £10-25,000 so is extremely important and life-changing for our scout group and local community venue.

We however need you and anyone you know to vote for us:

Vote for the project here

You just need to register and please give us your 10 votes. The more votes we get, the more chance we have of receiving this substantial funding to make this project come alive.

Please remember we only have 26 days to get as many votes as possible and it costs nothing to vote.

View the approved planning application on the council website

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2017 Crosspool Calendar available this week

2017 Crosspool Calendar

2017 Crosspool Calendar

A new calendar featuring Crosspool scenes will go on sale in local shops on Saturday 29 October.

Many of the photos in the calendar are once again taken by local residents and there are also some archive shots showing familiar locations looking very different from times gone by.

The 2017 Crosspool calendar is available from Saturday for just £4 from Nest cafe, Crosspool Pets, Enhance, GT News and Charisma and, if they arrive back from the printers in time, at the Open Meeting on Thursday 27 October.

Money raised will help Crosspool Forum funds for local events and improvements to our neighbourhood.

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Crosspool Friendship Lunches on Mondays at Crosspool Tavern

Note, the November event will now be on Tuesday 8 November.

Crosspool Friendship Lunches on Mondays at Crosspool Tavern

Crosspool Friendship Lunches on Mondays at Crosspool Tavern

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Keys found on Ringstead

Have you lost your keys? On Tuesday 18 October at around 5pm a bunch of keys were found at the corner of Ringstead Avenue and Ringstead Crescent.

If you think they are yours, please get in touch with Crosspool Forum Chairman Ian Hague or by telephone on 07713 687 955.


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Open Meeting on Thursday 27 October 2016

Crosspool Forum’s next Open Meeting will take place on Thursday 27 October at St Columba’s church. It starts at 7pm.

Come along and give your concerns on local issues to local councillors, the police and officials.

Download Open Meeting/AGM agenda – 27 October 2016


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