National Day of Reflection

Today is being marked as a National Day of Reflection for people to remember those impacted by Covid-19.

Let’s come together today to reflect on our collective loss, support those who’ve been bereaved, and hope for a brighter future.

The national charity Marie Curie` will mark the occasion with a minute’s silence, held today at midday.

Join today’s talks and conversations


To be entertained by 9 local performers, singing, playing instruments or reading poems (but not all at the same time!), please log onto the Zoom Link below this Thursday -11th March-7 .30 pm.

The concert is Free but donations welcome in Stephen Hill Methodist Church letterbox
All the donations will go towards the One World Choir and the Alzheimers Society:

To enjoy the Concert, click on the Link below in good time to be admitted into the foyer (waiting room) for the concert to start at 7.30pm this Thursday 11th March


Meeting ID: 972 8183 6065     Passcode: concert

Has Crosspool Got Talent

Bob Townrow is in the process of organising a virtual concert on Zoom at 7.30pm, Thursday March 11th. Although the concert is free, Stephen Hill Methodist and St Columba’s Church will be happy to receive donations towards their charities. Please contact Bob for details of how to contribute.

Dependent on the number of people coming forward to perform, it is anticipated that the concert will, with a short interval, last for around an hour and a half.

If you have songs to sing, music to play, poems to recite, or short pieces of writing you would like to read; a dance routine, conjuring or anything visual that would work on Zoom, please get in touch with Bob for the link.

Is there anyone you know that may be hiding their light under a bushel, and too shy or modest to come forward who you would like to see take part in the concert, if so please let Bob have their details. (Your name will not be mentioned)

If you would like to be part of the audience watching the concert, please let Bob know and he will send you the link – for what is a concert without an audience, or performers for that matter,

Bob Townrow  Tele: 0114 2301098 – Email:


You might not have seen us out & about recently but Girlguiding is still here & happening locally!

At the present time we feel it is more important than ever to offer girls & young women a place of their own where they can have a break from everything else, switch off & just have some fun in a safe environment.

Rainbow, Brownie & Guide units have been meeting ‘Virtually’ thanks to the availability of ‘Zoom’ & the girls continue to see their friends, earn badges & learn new skills. We’ve even been able to invite some special visitors along as well! Everyone from Santa, to Yoga teachers to animal handlers have been able to take part as well.

We know that there are so many people who are now getting fed up with the ‘groundhog day’ feeling that the Covid restrictions have created, so why not try something to break up your routine? There are many benefits to volunteering & the adults certainly gain just as much as the girls do in Guiding – if not more so. It’s a good way to build up skills & improve your mental health

A large proportion of our lovely volunteers are also employed as Key Workers so don’t have the same amount of time to be able to run the meetings & would really welcome some help. This could be as a regular volunteer at meetings, helping with some of the admin – especially accounts, or do you have a skill that could be shared with the girls via Zoom?

If you’d like more information, or would like to register an interest, then have a look at our website:

Carols in Crosspool

Joy Newbould, who works at the Charisma shop in Crosspool, has organised a Brass Quartet to play Christmas carols around the Crosspool shops, on Saturday 5th December.

Observing social distancing at all times, Joy and her co-musicians would love you to take this opportunity to enjoy listening to your favourite Christmas Carols with them.  

Having not been permitted  to fulfil any engagements this year, they are so excited to have this opportunity to play once again after the lockdown and are looking forward to bringing a bit of cheer to all you lovely people, who, by shopping locally, help keep Crosspool vibrant and inviting. If you would like a particular carol played please don’t hesitate to approach Joy with your request!

To raise money to keep their respective bands afloat (Carlton, Frickley, Hepworth, GUS, Old Silkstone & Bandafloat), on Sunday 6th December, for a donation towards the running costs of these registered charities, they would be happy to play locally your chosen carols for a 20min session outside anyone’s house or in the garden.

Joy promises you that the tempo will be cheerful and the standard high! 

Poppy Appeal Kicks Off

Poppy Appeal kicks off this Thursday and runs until Wednesday November 11th.

To safeguard Royal British Legion staff, volunteers and members of the public during the current pandemic restrictions, this year their devoted community volunteer Poppy Appeal street collections have had to be curtailed.  

In the unprecedented challenges that COVID-19 poses, the Royal British Legion local organisers face difficulties raising funds from this year’s Poppy Appeal.

To help you, your neighbours, family and friends, get hold of a poppy and contribute to the appeal, the Spar, GT News and Pet Supplies in the Crosspool precinct have generously agreed to support the appeal and from mid-day tomorrow, Thursday 22nd, will have a supply of poppies.

Broomhill Library Reopens

Broomhill Community Library Reopens For An Order And Collect Service Tomorrow Tuesday, 4th August.


Broomhill library
Broomhill Library

TUESDAY 10.00 am 1.00 pm

WEDNESDAY 1.30 pm 4.30 pm

SATURDAY 10.00 am 1.00 pm



Order forms can be collected from and returned to the Broomhill Community Library, 10 TAPTONVILLE ROAD, BROOMHILL SHEFFIELD, 510 SBR, during opening hours, OR from the Broomhill Post Office,

They also welcome orders by,



Telephone: (0114) 273 4276


Food Bank

St Columba’s and Stephen Hill Church have expressed their sincere thanks for the continued generosity and support from the Crosspool community for the Firvale Food bank.

St Columba’s Church Manchester Road

This is a food bank with a difference. It brings together members of the community to interact, share and grow in confidence in a friendly, open and non-judgmental environment. Unlike other food banks who ask for referrals, anyone is welcome. Each week their volunteers cook a meal for everyone to enjoy and whilst they do provide a parcel of food, they like to also focus on the social aspect of the community atmosphere.

As well as the staple basics, products such as loo rolls, cereal, sanitary products, tinned meats, tinned curries, non-perishable foodstuffs and other products etc., are always needed and would be welcomed. (For obvious reasons they cannot take contributions of fresh meat produce).

Food donations can be left in a box outside St Columba’s Church (just below the letter box) by leaving a message on the church answerphone: 0114 2670006, or email:  Collection can be arranged.

If you would prefer to make a monetary contribution, either by cash or cheque, put it in an envelope and mark it for the attention of Food Bank c/o Tara Osborne and post it through St Columba’s Church letterbox.

Cheques should be made payable to ‘St Cuthbert’s PCC’ and with ‘Foodbank’ written on the back.

Please Keep Giving