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
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.
An Afternoon of Fun, Activities & Musical entertainment for the Whole Family
On the Sports Field a variety of over twenty Stalls along with – Bouncy Castle/Slide; Coconut Shy: Tin-Can: Alley: Splat the Rat: Huck-a-Duck: Pirate and the Princess: Plants & Flowers: Traditional Barrel Organ: Bar: Burger Bar: a Band, and The Holly Hagg Alpaca’s
In the Hall – Tombola: Brica Brac stall: Book stall: Jewellery stall: The Illustrious Belly Dancer, Dee and the children’s favourite entertainer, Barney Baloney with Henry
Entrance:- Adults 50P Children free
Crosspool W. I. Fashion Show Stephen Hill Church, Manchester Road, Crosspool , 3.00pm – 5.00pm Tickets £5 (incl. refreshments) Tickets from Crosspool Pet Supplies or on the Door.
Festival Family Fun St Columbia’s Church.Manchester Road, Crosspool Circus Activities and a Film Show “The Greatest Showman” 7.00pm -9.00pm Tuck Shop. Suggested Donation £3
Sportsman (ember inn), Benty Lane, Crosspool Live music with Simon Cottingham 9.00pm -11.00pm Collection for Festival Charities
Saturday 25th June, the second day of the Crosspool Festival
OPEN GARDENS Don’t miss the opportunity to visit 11 Open Gardens…10am -4pm where there will be Refreshments and items for sale. Tickets £4 from the Nest Cafe or any participating Garden.
Whilst out and about, take the opportunity to have a stroll through Lydgate Green. Linger for a while to appreciate all the hard work “The Friends of Lydgate Green” & “Crosspool Forum” have done over the past year, and continue to do, to make the green a pleasant experience for residents and visitors to enjoy.
LYDFEST Enjoy a leisurely afternoon at the pupils’ Craft & Food Market, 1pm – 4pm ..Lydgate Infants School, Lydgate Lane
Scarecrow Competition Scarecrow competition continues throughout the Festival week Winners will be announced at the Crosspool Summer Fayre, (CDYST) Coldwell Lane, Saturday 2nd July.
A proposal for the erection of a 20m high phone mast and associated ancillary works on the Crosspool District Youth Sports Trust Sports Field, Coldwell Lane, Sheffield, S10 5TJ has been refused. Yesterday, 17th January the Local Planning Authority REFUSED the Approval for the above-mentioned development. The Local Planning Authority considered that owing to the siting, height, detailing, and bulk of the proposed mast and associated equipment, the development represented an overly prominent and obtrusive feature which would be out of scale and character with the open space area in which it was to be sited. Consequently, the proposal would have been harmful to the visual amenities of the locality and contrary to Unitary Development Plan Policies, the Core Strategy Policy, and National Planning Policy Framework.
Despite the Local Planning Authority wishing to work with the applicant in a positive and proactive manner, the application was considered contrary to policy requirements, and, there being no perceived amendments that would address these shortcomings without compromising the fundamental intention of the scheme the Local Planning Authority had no alternative but to refuse consent.
Apparently, 23 other sites were looked at and dismissed due to their close proximity to residential property and schools.
The Crosspool District Youth Sports Trust (C.D.Y.S.T.) is a non-profit making charitable trust set up to benefit the local community in providing sporting and recreational facilities in a hall and on outside grounds.
These facilities are in constant use by the youth of the community. Every year hundreds of children use these facilities for, dance classes, playgroups, children’s parties, Makenki Karate, girls’ & boys’ football teams, and many other youth activities.
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The government now class mobile telephones as an essential service and consequently telecoms operators can apply for compulsory rights to install and keep apparatus on another person’s property. This allows them to install and maintain telephone equipment without the landowner’s consent.
Earlier this year the CDYST was approached by a mobile telephone mast installation company to erect a mast on our field for better phone reception in this area and informed us that they would exercise their rights if they needed to, which means legally we are obliged to comply.
As always our priority is to offer and maintain the CDYST facility for the enjoyment of the local community and build up trusting relationships with everyone which we work very hard at. We are obviously concerned that some members of the public are against mobile phone masts being erected and yet others would welcome it. We have no influence in the installation of the mast which puts the CDYST into a position where we can only be neutral and hope that everyone understands our situation.
On behalf of the CDYST trustees Dave Bolsover firstname.lastname@example.org
A new phone mast is proposed to be erected on CDYST land , Coldwell Lane.
Chair of the Crosspool District YouthSports Trust has informed the Crosspool Forum that the CDYST is being compelled to accommodate a new (20 m high) Phone-Mast on their land.
Under the new legislation, it has no say in the matter. However, planning permission will have to be given by Sheffield City Council, so people can comment on the idea in the usual way when it goes before the Planning Committee. This is scheduled to happen within the next few days.
As soon as we have the link the Forum will bring it to the attention of the Crosspool community.
Sunday 21ST November, 3.00PM An Open Afternoon at the Crosspool District Youth Sports Trust (CDYST), Coldwell Lane, Crosspool, S10 5TL
CDYST Invite Anyone Who Wishes to see their Facilities; get involved with their Projects; Propose & Discus Ideas for Future Events, or Simply Just Drop-In for a Cuppa.
Friday 17th December 6.30pm – 7.15pm Christmas Carol Singalong at the Hall with Free Mince Pies – Hot Drinks, etc.
If you would like to Register Your Interest in attending Please Email: email@example.com or scan QR code –
Finally, they are Very Grateful to have Volunteers that Litter Pick around the Grounds. One Lady has kindly proposed that they have a Litter Picking Team, so If this Is of any interest to you, Please Do Get In Touch.
The Crosspool and District Youth Sports Trust (C.D.Y.S.T) on Cold well Lane, is a non-profit making charitable trust with sporting and recreational facilities of a hall and outside grounds available for public hire to benefit the local community, .
The children’s playground at CDYST has a variety of regularly maintained apparatus for children to use safely. Sadly after many years of use, one of the large climbing centres had reached the end of its life and was in need of being replaced.
Having to maintain and run this playground on a very tight budget, sufficient funds weren’t available to replace the climbing centre, so regrettably this popular and well used facility had to be closed.
Members of the “Royal Brunswick Lodge”, one of the local Freemasons Lodges at Tapton Hall, Shore Lane, became aware of the issue, through members families who use the playground.
The grant was applied for just prior to Covid lockdown, consequently the process had to be put on hold. After many other delays the apparatus was finally installed, enabling the playground to be re-opened in September.
Freemasons from the Royal Brunswick Lodge were invited along to inspect the new equipment. They refused to try it out, but were delighted that they were given the opportunity to support the CDYST and the community in this way.