Bus Service Changes – Public Engagement Launches Monday 1st August

100 years of Sheffield motor buses
Sheffield motor buses

South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) is seeking views from members of the public to make sure they are best using the public money they have to support South Yorkshire’s bus network in a public survey, which launches on Monday 1 August.

Why are buses changing in South Yorkshire?
Buses are a lifeline, the backbone of our transport network, used to get people to work, school, – to visit places, family and friends. They help to cut car use, traffic and pollution and are a big part of helping us all tackle climate change.

As you are aware we are facing the biggest cuts to the network for a generation, with nearly a third of services at risk. This is because most of South Yorkshire’s bus network is run by private bus companies who choose where to run services and can make changes to reflect when and where people are traveling most.

The pandemic has had an impact on travel patterns and the income bus companies make from fares. The government has been paying bus companies throughout Covid-19 but when this funding ends in October, bus companies plan to cut routes or sections of routes.

What is SYMCA doing in response to the service cuts?
We are doing all we can with the limited powers and money we have to protect bus services and have already stepped in with emergency funding for school buses. This includes paying bus companies to run services through a contract where there isn’t a profitable route. But the scale of cuts being made by bus companies means our budget can only buy back around half the network at risk.

Between April 2022 and March 2023 our budget to support the bus network is £11.9 million. It would cost around £23 million to pay bus companies to replace all the services they plan to remove.

We, therefore, want to make sure we are making the best use of our budget – the council tax we all pay for public transport – to run bus contracts where people rely on them most. We want members of the public in our region to tell us what kinds of bus services are most important to them.

How can people take part in the survey?
The survey launches on Monday 1 August and will close on Sunday 21 August and is open to anyone over the age of 16. The easiest way to take part is online at https://travelsouthyorkshire.com/haveyoursay. Please note that the survey will not be live until Monday 1 August.

Information about how people can have their say will also be available in interchanges, via Traveline and publicised across social media, radio and the press.

Feedback will help us with our decision-making about buses and how we use public money to support bus services in South Yorkshire.

How can you help?
If asked about the public engagement, please advise people that the easiest way to take part in the survey, from 1 August, is online and direct them to www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/haveyoursay.

Alternatively, anyone without access to the internet can call our Traveline team on 01709 51 51 51 who will be happy to help them complete the survey over the phone or paper copies will be available at our interchanges.

A FEW LOCAL ACTIVITIES  

A Local U17 boys’ football team is looking for new players to join them.

Hallam Rangers

Hallam Rangers are looking for a range of outfield players and a goalkeeper to join them for next season. They will be playing in the Sheffield and District Sunday Football League as well as a number of cup campaigns.

Players’ 17th birthdays must be between 1st September 2022 and 31st August 2023 (Y12 if still at school) to be eligible.

They are a friendly bunch who are looking forward to welcoming new players
If you or someone you know is interested then please get in touch.
Contact Details
Paul Michalowski:-   07950 392803
Phil Barber:- <fact50@hotmail.com>
Venue Details:- Redmires Lane S10 4JZ

Can You Survive in the Wilderness?

Apple Shack

The Apple Shack is only a very small cafe who want to involve the community more in their events  are having a treasure hunt from their café on Friday 5th August 2022,

The Apple Shack, Rivelin Valley, Manchester Road/Blackbrook Bridge, Sheffield S6 5SH.
For more details Phone: 07389 835957  

Football Summer Camp

Foorball Summert Camp

GILLYFEST

Gillyfest on the field adjacent to the Sportsman Inn Lodge Moor, this Saturday 30th July 2022

DROP IN AT FORGE DAM CAFE

PCSO’s

Tomorrow Saturday 23rd July 2022 between 12noon-3pm, Local PCSO’s Phil Whitaker and Pam Thompson will be at Forge Dam Cafe, to discuss any issues or concerns that you may have in the area where you live, or just for a general chat.

Phil & Pam will also have some Crime Prevention and Security Advice available for people to take away.

CROSSPOOL OPEN MEETING

Crosspool Forum Open Meeting thisThursday 28th July at 7pm
St Columba’s Church Manchester Road
Local councillors and the police will be on hand to listen to your views & concerns on local issues.
> Guest Speakers:-
Olivia Blake MP  – Tania Bustamante ( New manager SW LAC)

To protect ourselves and others in enclosed spaces, please consider hand sanitizing as you enter. Wearing a face-covering is now optional.

Crosspool 2022 Summer Fayre

After the pandemic restrictions  were lifted, we all very much welcomed  getting back to some form of normality, so it was a delight to see our wonderful community come together once again to have lots of fun and enjoy the first Crosspool Summer Fayre since July 2019

A couple of the many children who welcomed Eddie to the Summer Fayre

There’s not a child in Crosspool who hasn’t said ‘Good morning’ to Lydgate Infants School crossing patrol legend Eddy Parton. Every school day up to his last patrol on April 1st, 2021, Eddie, with his reassuring smile, would be on patrol to carefully help children to cross Lydgate Lane safely.
In recognition and appreciation of keeping children safe, Eddie was invited to officially open this year’s Crosspool Summer Fayre on Saturday, July 2nd.

Blessed with good weather, everything from the Bric-a-Brac, Craft, Book, and delicious Food and Drink stalls, to a wide range of fun activities, games, and competitions designed for families to have lots of fun, a superb bouncy castle/slide for the children, and the Holly Hagg Alpacas were kept very busy throughout the afternoon. So much so, that despite the usual indoor entertainment being somewhat curtailed, due to the present spike in Covid, the day was a huge success for the community.

Thank you to the many people and businesses, who donated prizes, bought raffle tickets, donated prizes, and came and supported us on the day.  We would also like to thank the many residents, their families, and friends who helped on stalls and who attended or volunteered at this year’s Summer Fayre.  A fantastic achievement for all involved, especially Steve and Ian who worked incredibly hard coordinating all aspects of the day to ensure that the event was a great success.

2023 Summer Fayre, Saturday July 1st,

Crosspool Crawl 2022

TOMORROW WEDNESDAY JULY 6TH at 18:30

Whether you are an experienced runner or a first-time racer, come and have a go at this friendly race with beautiful views. The race will start and finish by the Three Merry Lads pub on Redmires Road,

The route is 4.5 roles long and a mix of road and trail which will be fully marked out and stewarded. Entry is open to anyone over 14.

Prizes will be given to the winners of each category plus some spot prizes.

The cost is £10 (£5 for under 21s)
All proceeds will be shared between Lydgate Junior School and a nominated charity.

If you are interested, email us: at crosspoolcrawl@gmait.com
or use the QR on the poster

Festival Exhibition Success

Over 70 wonderful exhibits from very talented Crosspool folk were on display last Thursday at St. Columba Church.
The four judges were impressed with the range and quality of entries. There was also a display by Mavis Roadhouse on using silk, a very complicated and delicate skill.
The winners each received a certificate and a cash prize sponsored by Crosspool Estate Agents, Cocker & Carr.

Under 16’s Cake

The winners were:
Craft Sandra Bousted for her hand made journal made from recycled materials.
Art under 16s: an exceptional and brilliant portrait drawing by Neha Chonkar.
Art adults: Rosalie Hoyland ‘smoke scene, sparks and soot’.
Photography under 16s: Kai Haste-Wain’s image of a resting bee.
Photography adults: Louise Cousins for her picture of Hallam FC players celebrating winning the league in the snow!
Cake Baking under 16s: Thomas Hague
Adults: Ken Rutter.

PETER PAN

June D Gill School of Theatre Dance, Presents
Peter Pan
Sheffield City Hall
This Saturday 9th July 7,15 pm & Sunday 10th 5.15 pm
Tickets available from the City Hall Box Office Mon–Fri 10 am 4 pm and www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk
Adult’s £16 Concessions £10