Below is a bullet point summary of Thursday’s meeting. Extended minutes can also be downloaded.
Matters arising and Chairman’s report
- Second computer course (St Columba’s) very successful
- More spring bulbs have been planted. Christmas trees are expected to be erected in early December.
- Crosspool Forum website has really taken off – thank you to Robin Byles
- Another successful Summer Fayre and first-time Crosspool Festival; both are planned to continue next year – helpers and ideas please
- The Crosspool Harvest scheme has had some set backs but hopes to rally
- The Motor World site (Turner Investments) – planning officer recommends refusal
- The Forum Committee still has a vacancy for one more member.
- Treasurer’s Report and balance sheet was presented.
- Police report and incidents -PCSO Garry Hizam
- Graffiti artists have been making reparation – ‘restorative justice’
- The week beginning 1 November the police will be cracking-down on school childrens’ behaviour in the Crosspool shops area
- Operation Dark Night from 31 October to 5 November will target disruptive behaviour.
Environmental Enforcement Officer (Sheffield City Council) – Andrew Ashforth
- Crosspool shops and business correct waste-disposal project. All businesses must have special arrangements for the removal of their non-domestic waste, and ensure the rear of their property is kept clean and tidy, as well as the front.
- Scrap collecting vehicles – in four days Andrew has stopped and searched 6 of these. Householders (arranging for eg fridges to be removed) must ensure the company they deal with has the correct licence to do this work – or will be held liable of the item is then fly-tipped.
- Tyres are not to be put in skips – the skip companies will give advice on their disposal.
- Wheelie bins must be removed from the highway as soon as possible after emptying – residents can be fined if they persist in not doing so.
- Portable CCTV cameras – Sheffield City Council have a few available they can fix on lampposts to target fly-tipping sites.
- Nuisance bonfires on allotments to the rear of gardens; talk to the allotment association chair about getting all the allotment owners to have one big fire rather that lots of little ones, or composting the waste.
- Should residents wish to contact Andrew at the council, his telephone number is 0114 293 0347.
Garden Waste scheme (green bags)
This scheme is being phased out and shortly no more green bags will be available. After 8 November residents will need to phone up for the next date of full bag collection in this area, but from February 2011 a waxed/hessian bag scheme may be in place; these will be reuseable.
Anyone needing more green bags this autumn and winter – or indeed with far too many unused ones! – to contact the Clarion so these bags can be put to good use and not wasted.
- Vernon Terrace bus shelter – no further information.
- Crosspool Tavern old car park entrance – this should have been ‘greened over’ a year or so back – this will be chased up.
- Benty Lane/Manchester Road junction; an urgent Highways engineer’s visit is requested; a ‘no right turn’ onto Manchester Road sign, or mini roundabout is needed here.
- Crosspool Coffee Shop – an application to allow this to become a house has been accepted.