Royal Mail Proposes Closure of Crosspool Pick-Up Depot

Tapton Sorting Office

Royal Mail is looking to permanently close its long-established Tapton Hill Road enquiry office from February 2023.

If implemented, customers will no longer have the convenience of picking up undelivered post and parcels locally.

Full Story in The Star


New Shop Opens in Crosspool Precinct

Deli Frutta Sandygate Road

Today, Tuesday 13th December, “Ibo Deli Frutta” opened in the former Crosspool Flower Design shop on Sandygate Road.

This traditional Italian mini market will be open every day from 8am till 10pm, to sell, Fresh Focaccia (Italian Bread) – Wine – Beer – Pasta – Fruit & Veg – Cheese-Parma hams – Antipastos, and other Italian specialities 
Orders can be delivered locally for the frail and elderly, Tele: – 07577 296 597

Crosspool Christmas Trees 2022

Just a few of the many volunteers

Just a few of the guys and gals who turned out to brave a cold and dank Sunday morning to help adorn a festival of 22 Christmas trees with twinkling lights, before putting them up in the Crosspool shopping precinct to celebrate Christmas 22.

Through the hard work of our community volunteers and the generosity of Crosspool businesses, the Crosspool Forum has once again provided (Valley Side Garden Centre) Christmas trees, each decorated by groups of individuals, to bring cheer and joy to shoppers using the precinct.

Steve and Ian would like to thank the volunteers and local businesses, without whose help and support the Crosspool Forum simply couldn’t run this event

A special mention must go to the staff of Hudson’s café, who once again generously donated cups of tea and coffee for all the volunteers, and to Direct Travel for allowing us to use their concourse for preparing the Christmas trees.

Crosspool Businesses Reopen

From today a host of lockdown restrictions are eased

In line with the UK Government guidelines, from today, Wednesday 2nd December, the following Crosspool Shops & Hairdressers will fully reopen their doors again and with restrictions Churches and Restaurants/Inns.
Local restriction tiers: what you need to know

Fully Open:-

“Charisma” Tele: 0114 263 1003 will reopen from Thursday 3rd December, initially with the following revised opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm & Sundays leading up to Christmas. Home deliveries available every day, except Thursday & Sunday.

“More Posh than Dosh” Tele: 0114 268 4556

“Layers Flooring” Tele: 0114 2669888

“Direct Travel” Tele: 0114 268 7500

“Inspiration Hair Salon” Tele: 0114 266 3996

“Enhance” Tele: 0114 266 5950

Expert Barbers” Tele: 0114 266 1234

“Ronaldo” Tele: 0114 266 2133

Potentially Open For Takeaway Only:-

“Nest Café” Tele: 07977 737232

“Hudson’s kitchen” Tele: 0114 449 5341

Sportsman (ember inn) Crosspool – Ember Inns app: Tele: 0114 268 8011 

“Crosspool Tavern, Stonehouse”   Tele: 0114 266 2113

“Varanasi Inn” Tele: 0114 266 1017

“Papa Ciccios” Tele: 0114 268 4440

Open with Constraints:-

“St Columba’s” Tele: 0114 267 0006

“Stephen Hill Methodist Church” Tele: 0114 230 5676

“Tapton Hill Congregational Church” Tele: 0114 230 8191

“Church of St Francis of Assisi”   Tele: 0114 263 0383

The numbers and time permitted at premises may be limited, so to make your visit smoother and more enjoyable; you are strongly advised to contact the service provider’s either by telephone, website, face book, twitter or email.

To ensure you and their staff are protected and Stay Safe at all times, please wear a mask/face covering, social distance and observe their entry service rules.

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.

More Local Businesses Reopen

Tomorrow is Service Saturday when a host of lockdown restrictions are to be eased.

In line with the UK Government guidelines, from tomorrow, Saturday 4th July, the following Local Churches, Hairdressers and Restaurants/Inns will be reopening their doors.

Sportsman (ember inn) Crosspool – Ember Inns app:
Phone: 0114 268 8011  

Crosspool Tavern, Stonehouse    
Phone: 0114 266 2113

Hudson’s kitchen
Phone: 0114 449 5341

Varanasi Inn
Phone: 0114 266 1017

Inspiration Hair Salon
Phone: 0114 266 3996

Papa Ciccios
Phone: 0114 268 4440

Phone: 0114 266 5950

Phone: 0114 266 2133

Expert Barbers
Phone: 0114 266 1234

St Columba’s
Phone: 0114 267 0006

Stephen Hill Methodist Church
Phone: 0114 230 5676

Tapton Hill Congregational Church
Phone: 0114 230 8191

Church of St Francis of Assisi   
Phone: 0114 263 0383

The numbers and time permitted at premises may be limited, so to make your visit smoother and more enjoyable; you are strongly advised to contact the service provider’s either by telephone, website, face book, twitter or email.

To ensure you and their staff are protected and Stay Safe at all times, please observe social distancing and their entry service rules.

More Crosspool Shops Reopen

Direct Travel

Update on Opening hours for Direct Travel, Crosspool

Due to all the Covid19 related cancellations, Direct Travel have been working hard behind the scenes and closed doors to assist their Clients with re-arranging their holidays and making refunds.

Direct Travel is pleased to say ‘Their doors are now Open’ for new bookings.

They are currently working from 9.00 a.m. – 3.30 p.m. Monday to Friday, and are fully compliant with the Government Guidelines with regard to Social Distancing.

Paul would like to thank their loyal customers so much for their ongoing support during these most troubled of times and for all their overwhelming kind wishes. Paul and his staff look forward so very much to seeing them all again.

Layers Flooring

Layers are now fully open to customers who wish to call in at any time. However, to help maintain social distancing by ensuring that appointments do not overlap, if customers would like to arrange an appointment to visit, Tele: 0114 2669888 or Email:

More Posh than Dosh

Open tomorrow 16th June
Compliance on covid-19 Government guidelines to help stop the spread of virus:-

  1. to help with social distancing, a maximum of 2 customers in the shop at any one time
  2. staff operate a strict hygiene routine of regular hand washing wiping of surfaces and the wearing of gloves
  3. regrettably changing rooms obliged to be closed, Returned items are quarantined for 72 hours

Nest Cafe

Nest Cafe is now open for a limited takeaway service only.

Since they closed in March, they’ve taken the time out to redecorate, refresh and adapt Nest, ensuring they are covid19 compliant.
This means they’ll be operating in accordance with government Covid19 regulations, and for everyone’s safety, encouraging all customers to maintain social distancing with visual signage and to use the provided hand sanitiser stations.

Screening has been fitted to the counter and self-service work stations provided. Both will be cleaned regularly to protect both customers and staff

Customer numbers in Nest at any one time will be limited, so don’t be too offended if you’re asked to wait outside for a moment.

While preferring contactless payments, they appreciate that some may want to pay with cash, and that’s just fine.

Crosspool and Friends Scarecrow Competition

Crosspool Scarecrow Competition 2020

The competition theme is Key Workers (e.g. NHS, care workers, shop workers, emergency services, postman/woman, teacher etc.
This can be someone you know, your own mind’s creation or someone from TV/Film (e.g. Postman Pat, Fireman Sam, Jonny English, Sidney Poitier from To Sir, with Love, etc. etc.). 
However, this is for fun so create a scarecrow of any other theme if you prefer.

Scarecrows should be on display from June 6th until at least June 24th. 
Winners will be announced on Sunday, 24th June.  

To support local businesses, the winner and runner-up will receive a £50 credit for The Crosspool Tavern or Crosspool Sportsman pub (for food ;-)) when they re-open (this will be arranged and paid for by the competition coordinator).  Winner gets first choice out of the two pubs.

2nd runner-up   a voucher to spend in Crosspool Pharmacy
3rd runner-up   a voucher for two fish & chip suppers from the Crosspool Fish bar,

To Enter, Please Download and Complete this Google Entry Form!!
Details of the Roads with Entries will be posted on Friday, 5th June

Make safety and social distancing the number one priority at all times
Good luck!

Helpful Messages from Crosspool Businesses

Now more than ever it’s so important to support our local businesses

Flower Design

Hi everyone, great news, as from tomorrow Monday 20th April, in line with government guidelines, I am able to do telephone orders, Tele: 0114 2686 930 or message my Facebook or email .  I am buying to order so any special requirements please order 3 days in advance. Payment by card or bank transfer only, deliveries by a contactless method. Orders or enquiries please call my mobile 079768 21363, regards Kathryn.

Crosspool Butchers   

Opening times until the current situation improves:  8:00 – 15:00.   Take advantage of our free contactless delivery service Tele: 0114 2669 530.  When you phone your order through, just simply leave a contact number and state where you would like us to deliver. Stay safe, best wishes Phil.

GT News
Normal Opening hours. Stay safe, please observe social distancing whilst using the shop, the staff wishes you all the very best. 

Reduced Opening  Tele: 0114 266 4111. Please observe social distancing whilst using the shop. All the very best and may we remind you to stay safe.   

Tesco Express
Open until 22:00 Tele: 0345 610 6738 Please observe social distancing whilst using the shop. All the very best, stay safe.   

 Crosspool Pharmacy

Due to the exceptional demands of this unprecedented situation, we have had adjusted our trading hours. Monday to Friday, 9:00 -13:00 pm; 13:45 – 17:30; Saturday, 9:00 – 13:00, we close for a short 45 minutes break to allow staff to undertake vital administrative activities and maintain high hygiene standards. Please note we cannot answer the telephone 0114 266 1744 outside these revised trading hours.
To protect our customers and store teams, please observe the purchasing restrictions when entering the store.
My apologies and thank you for your understanding, Crosspool Pharmacy.  greencrosschemists

Alex Gage Optometrist

We are still open to telephone consultations 0114 266 7066 and you can email if you have any questions about your eyes or eye health.
We have not been able to source any PPE at present but we are working with local hospitals and GPs to offer emergency and essential eye care remotely.
We are able to supply contact lenses delivered to your home for patients who have an up to date contact lens specification and spectacles to those who have prescription details. I can access our patient database so can easily supply similar to any previously supplied.
Take care, Stay Safe, Stay Home   Alex Gage


After much deliberation, I have decided to close the doors of the shop until the current situation improves. Whilst following government guidelines we will be remaining open online at our regularly updated website . If you want anything specific from our shop, please contact either me via our Facebook page Charisma Sheffield or via phone 07905 897 705. We offer a free local contact-free delivery service. Balloon orders can still be taken and delivered.

Crosspool Fish Bar

In an effort to provide support to people who need it at this difficult time, people who are socially distancing due to a vulnerability or needing to self-isolate can now receive free home deliveries within a 2 miles radius of our shop. Please call the shop on 0114 266 2779 to place an order.
We will stay open between 17:30 – 20:30 every night until the government tells us otherwise. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Thank you for your custom.

Roses the bakers   

We would like to say a massive thank you to all our customers for supporting our local business; we will continue to stay open from 8:00 for as long as possible. Don’t forget you can pre-order bread and cakes up to 14:00 the day before. Tele: 0114 266 1980 with your order and pay over the phone, then just pop in and collect. Stay safe thank you.

Crosspool Pet Shop

During social distancing the shop will be closed for face-to-face shopping, but will instead operate a phone or online ordering and contactless home delivery service. To place an order please call/text 0114 268 7322 between 9:00 – 17:00, email: or Facebook Crosspool Pet Supplies. Please make sure you include a contact telephone number. I will then contact you to arrange a time for contactless delivery on either a Wednesday or Friday. Please note that orders for deliveries in the same week must be in by Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. as the wholesaler delivers to the shop on Wednesday. Thank you for your continued support during these challenging times. Take care and stay safe, Bob John and Jenny

Hudson’s kitchen
Deliveries only; order online or telephone 0114 449 5341

Papa Ciccio’s

In an effort to provide support to those who need it in these difficult times, we presently provide a Free food delivery service to your house within a 2 miles radius of our shop. Please call 0114 266 2779 to place your orders, Monday to Saturday 17:30 – 21:00. Thank you.

Varanasi Inn

We are open for takeaway orders only. Visit our website to order online your takeaway or delivery to your home  Tele: 0114 266 1017

Archers Estates 

Dear Archer’s customers, in these unprecedented times, as the safety of our customers and staff is our priority, we have decided to close our doors to the public and endeavour to work and respond to enquiries remotely. Please either leaves a message on our answerphone 0114 268 3833 or email: with your details and phone number and we will get back to you. We look forward to a speedy return to normal working hours. Please keep safe. Thank you Arches Estates.

Cocker & Carr

We are open but currently not letting any members of the public into our office. For all enquiries, call the office on 0114 268 7777
If you would like to display a picture (in portrait) or message in our window. email:

Cuore Siciliano

We tried as long as possible to carry on our service for customers. We hate that we have now to temporarily close, but taking everyone’s health and wellbeing into consideration, we will be closed until further notice. I hope you can all understand and be supportive during this stressful and uncertain time. We hope everyone stays safe. We hope to see you all soon. Thank you from Antonio and Danila.

Direct Travel

In accordance with government guidance, the shop will remain closed until further notice. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our valued clients for their understanding and support at these difficult times. We look forward to welcoming you all back very soon. In the interim, we are monitoring emails between 9:00 – 22:00.  Any emergency, we have a telephone call divert system, so please Tele: 0114 268 7500

Dynasty Takeaway
Due to coronavirus this shop will be temporally closed until further notice.

Sorry we are temporally closed until further notice, for enquiries Tele: 07799 614 787

Expert Barbers

We are temporally closed; following government guidelines, for the safety of our clients and the staff we regret having to take the decision to close. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. Hope to see you all very soon. All the very best, thank you to all our customers.


We will now be closed until further notice. Any updates we will put on the Shearer’s Barbers Facebook page. Thank you to all our customers.  Please stay safe. 0114 263 1222


The saloon will be closed until further notice. Please follow us on our website page for updates or follow us on Facebook. Thank you


Closed until further notice, apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions regarding this or if you have any queries whatsoever about our service, please feel free to email us on or call us on 07814 288 508 at anytime. We are available to discuss anything over the phone with regards to either existing orders or even projects that customers may require post lockdown. Best wishes stay safe, regards Damian and Richard

More Posh than Dosh
The shop is now temporarily closed due to the current pandemic.


To keep our customers and staff member’s safe and in line with government guidelines, the saloon will remain closed until government legislation allows us to reopen. Tele: 07412 509 432 /  0114 3270 410
The Peppermint team send you all loads of love in this difficult period.