After government lockdown rules were relaxed on April 12th all non-essential retail shops, hair and nail salons, along with outdoor restaurants for table service, reopened in Crosspool. The Sportsman and Crosspool Tavern are planning to reopen for outdoor table service on Thursday April 29th.
The pandemic lockdown has been difficult and damaging for local shops and businesses. To help them return to as near to normal as quickly as possible, it’s important that we continue to take a cautious approach. Social distancing and Face covering are still required for shops until Jun 21, the earliest point at which the country could return fully to normal living.
The full list of non-essential shops that have reopened since closing their doors on January 6th:
“Direct Travel” Tele: 0114 268 7500
“Layers Flooring” Tele: 0114 2669888
“Charisma” Tele: 0114 263 1003
“More Posh than Dosh” Tele: 0114 268 4556
“Inspiration Hair Salon” Tele: 0114 266 3996
“Enhance” Tele: 0114 266 5950
“Expert Barbers” Tele: 0114 266 1234
“Ronaldo” Tele: 0114 266 2133
Peppermint Tele: 0114 327 0410
Open for Takeaway and or outdoor table service:-
“Nest Café” Tele: 07977 737232
“Varanasi Inn” Tele: 0114 266 1017
“Papa Ciccios” Tele: 0114 268 4440
“Hudson’s Kitchen” Tele: 0114 449 5341 Opens next week, after refurbishment, for takeaways, outdoor & garden table service.
“Cuore Siciliano” Tele: 0114 266 9811 At the moment Cuore Siciliano are open Monday to Wednesday from 9am to 2:30pm and Thursday to Saturday from 4pm to 8pm. In the morning they offer panini with our Sicilian sausage or panino caprese or homemade burgers and sandwiches vegetarian and gluten free as well. They do homemade stuffed Focaccia Bread and pizza, homemade cake and Sicilian sweets as cannoli filled with ricotta cheese or cassata siciliana and other delicious treats stuffed with nutella. They will probably add more sweets, and of course they do coffee. They also sell typical homemade Sicilian products; sausage, salame and pancetta.
Churches will fully open as and when Government Guidelines Permit
“St Columba’s” Tele: 0114 267 0006 (Services at Stephen Hill)
“Stephen Hill Methodist Church” Tele: 0114 230 5676 Services resume at Stephen Hill on Sunday, 18th April at 10.30am. However, because of Covid -19 restrictions, and social distancing regulations in Church numbers are limited, so it’s very important that they know how many folk wish to attend the service. email: email@example.com Services will still be accessible via Zoom
“Tapton Hill Congregational Church” Tele: 0114 230 8191 Services are conducted in line with Government guidance on Wednesday evenings and every 2nd & 4th Sunday in the month: taptonchurch.com
“Church of St Francis of Assisi” Tele: 0114 263 0383 Victual parish gatherings: stfrancisrc-sheffield.org.uk
This is what Tapton Hill Congregational Church are doing for Easter
From Palm Sunday (March 28th) the Church garden will have displays illustrating the events of Holy Week.
In a simple way to tell your children the Easter story; the gates will be decorated with palm branches and a cardboard donkey, Rascals after-school club will produce a banner of the Last Supper and the glass doors will have a tissue-paper scene of Easter morning and the empty tomb. Pop along during the week.
Across has been made by Church members and on Easter Sunday they will decorate the cross with cut flowers and you are welcome to pop down and add a stem too.
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: TowniesRM@TalkTalk.net
Observing social distancing, the Joy of Christmas came to Crosspool.A Brass Quartet played Christmas carols in the precinct and thanks to the Crosspool; Forum volunteers, the shops are adorned with decorated festive Christmas trees.
Making their way to a nativity doorway, up a footpath lined with over 80 decorated jam jars for the ‘Nights of Light’, visitors to Tapton Hill Church were just blown away with people’s creativity as they passed a wooden thanksgiving tree festooned with homemade decorated baubles and amazed by the beautifully decorated doors and windows on a small Nativity trail around the Tapton Hill neighbourhood.
If you would like to show your support to our local smaller business community, and haven’t already taken the opportunity to follow the Crosspool Nativity trail around Crosspool shops, you have until the 24th December to take part.
There will be a Virtual Carol Sing over Zoom this Monday at 10.30am featuring traditional, local and modern carols played. Some from YouTube and some sung live. Sing along to them as loudly as you like in the privacy of your own home where no-one can hear you.
If you don’t receive a copy of the Stephen Hill/St Columba News sheet, E-mail: TowniesRM@TalkTalk.net for a copy of the words of any of the carols which do not appear on screen,